Hiding Places

by Myla Smith

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released September 10, 2013

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Track Name: Can't Say No
CAN'T SAY NO
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)

Lately, baby, I can fee my age
Bones like bars inside a creaking cage
Move the calendar another page and accept it
Someboday death is gonna come for me
Only thing that you can guarantee
And I'm not the person that I want to be

I can feel it moving me
Like a wheel, with urgency
something real is breaking free
And I can't say no
I can't say no

I'm surveying my squandered youth
Always felt like I was fireproof
Now I'm looking at the cold, hard truth, and its ugly
I'm good at getting but I do not give
I'm burning bridges 'cause I won't forgive
I'm scared of dying and afraid to live

I can feel it moving me
Like a wheel, with urgency
something real is breaking free
And I can't say no
I can't say no

I've been living life half asleep
Counting secrets like I'm counting sheep
But something's waking up way down deep

I can feel it moving me
Like a wheel, with urgency
something real is breaking free
And I can't say no
I can't say no
Track Name: Love In Black and White
LOVE IN BLACK AND WHITE
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)

Was almost Christmas when we met
I never ever will forget
Those late nights in a vinyl booth
First time I ever told the truth
And I knew you heard
Every single word

Oh-oh, never let me go
I know you’ll want to
Don’t you know that you’re the one
That I belong to
Darling, we’ll be all right
This is love in black and white

That summer when you lost your dad
Took almost everything you had
I stood there when you got the call
You threw the phone against the wall
And it broke in two
Just like you

Oh-oh, never let me go
I know you’ll want to
Don’t you know that you’re the one
That I belong to
Darling, we’ll be all right
This is love in black and white

Most nights you’re flying with the owls
I’m in the bedroom folding towels
You come in late, tired and bruised
I’m monogrammed and hardly used
And life is good
Yeah, life is hard
It’s black and white
It’s a work of art

Oh-oh, never let me go
I know you’ll want to
Don’t you know that you’re the one
That I belong to
Darling, we’ll be all right
Hold me tight
We’ll be all right
This is love in black and white
Track Name: Yellow Paper Lanterns
YELLOW PAPER LANTERNS
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)


The moment can’t last
We didn’t know it back then
Hanging onto the past
Is a fool’s game
Can’t go back where you came
But it’s playing me again

I see yellow paper lanterns
Filling up the air
You kissed me like you meant it
Like you didn’t care
That there were a hundred strangers watching
But, baby, I could swear it was only us
Could we go back there?

We are the choices we make
We made ours a long time ago
It only makes your heart ache
To hold on
To a feeling that’s gone
But I can’t let it go

There were yellow paper lanterns
Filling up the air
You kissed me like you meant it
Like you didn’t care
That there were a hundred strangers watching
But, baby, I could swear it was only us
Could we go back there?

But you can’t go back
So don’t pretend
You know it’s a fool’s game
And it’s playing me again
No, I’m never gonna win

I see yellow paper lanterns
Filling up the air
You kissed me like you meant it
Like you didn’t care
That there were a hundred strangers watching
But, baby, I could swear it was only you and me
And yellow paper lanterns
Filling up the air
You kissed me like you meant it
Like you didn’t care
That there were a hundred strangers watching
But, baby, I could swear it was only us
Could we go back there?
Track Name: Sparks
SPARKS
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)


After the fire’s out
How do you make a spark?
I tried crumpled newspapers
And kindling wood
But it did no good
After the flame is gone
How do you make it burn?
‘Cause I ran out of matches
A long time ago
And I just don’t know

How to make sparks fly
Sparks fly
How to make sparks fly again

After you know you’re lost
How do you find your way?
Well, I’ve broken my compass
I don’t have a map
And I can’t get back
I heard you could start a fire
With a stick and a piece of string
But I was never a boy scout
I’m only a girl
In a pitch dark world

I want to see sparks fly
Sparks fly
Want to see sparks fly again

After the fire’s out
How do you make a spark?
Do you play your old records
And hope there’s a chance
That they’ll make you dance?
I don’t want to fall asleep
With you in the other room
Well, it hurts to be hopeful
But I won’t let it go
In my heart I know

I’m gonna see sparks fly
Sparks fly
Gonna see sparks fly again
Track Name: Lose Ya
LOSE YA
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)


Always sounded like some kind of fairy tale
Something only fools believed
But real love has a funny way of creeping into
Even the most guarded hearts
‘Til you want nothing more than

This is more than a feeling
Yeah, we got the real thing
I can’t lose ya now
I’m not gonna lose ya
You love me just as I am
Yeah, baby, like a real man
I can’t lose ya now
I’m not gonna lose ya

Romance doesn’t look a whole lot like the movies
It’s a much more simple thing
It’s courageous, someone selling his guitar to buy a ring
And now my dreams are ours
I think I understand why

This is more than a feeling
Yeah, baby, it’s the real thing
I can’t lose ya now
I’m not gonna lose ya
This is what we were missing
Worth all that we’re risking
I can’t lose ya now
I’m not gonna lose ya

Not gonna lose ya
Not gonna lose ya now
Not gonna lose ya
Not gonna lose ya now
Not gonna lose ya
Not gonna lose ya now
Not gonna lose ya
Not gonna lose ya now, baby

This is more than a feeling
Yeah, we got the real thing
I can’t lose ya now
I’m not gonna lose ya
This is what we were missing
Worth all that we’re risking
I can’t lose ya now
I’m not gonna lose ya
This is more than a feeling
Yeah, baby, it’s the real thing
I can’t lose ya now
I’m not gonna lose ya
You love me just as I am
Yeah, baby, like a real man
I can’t lose ya now
I’m not gonna lose ya


You and me
You and me, baby
You and me right down the line
Track Name: Hiding Places
HIDING PLACES
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)


My baby never leaves without a kiss
Don’t often have to wonder where he is
Not a man of many words, but when he gives you his
You can be he’ll keep it
He never comes home smelling like perfume
No pack of matches from a motel room
I only know because he sleeps ‘til noon
He’s keeping a secret

Oh-oh-oh, When you love someone
You learn all their hiding places
Oh-oh, When you love someone
You see through their guilty faces

I guess he started back when work got tough
It got him reaching for the stronger stuff
I’d like to think my lovin’ would be enough
But it’s no contest
There’s empty bottles in his history
Under the couch right where I thought they’d be
I lined ‘em all up by our family tree
It’s time to get honest

Oh-oh-oh, When you love someone
You learn all their hiding places
Oh-oh, When you love someone
You see through their guilty faces
Oh-oh-oh, When you love someone
You know ‘em what amazing grace is
Try to make it safe to come outside
So they don’t have to hide

Things will only get worse if we give into the fear
I love you too much to ever let you disappear

When you love someone
You learn all their hiding places
Oh-oh, When you love someone
You see through their guilty faces
Oh-oh-oh, When you love someone
You know ‘em what amazing grace is
Try to make it safe to come outside
So they don’t have to hide

You don’t have to hide
You don’t have to hide
You don’t have to hide anymore
You don’t have to hide
You don’t have to hide
You don’t have to hide anymore
Track Name: Just Us
JUST US
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)

A skirt and a suit
Get into a pose
Smile for the group shot
Move in closer
But the flash don’t work
Smiles are getting tighter
I’m smiling ‘cause you got your
Arms around me, baby
Arms around me, darling
Arms around me, sweetheart

Then it’s just us going home
Me going to be
Vicious thoughts go through my head
Like if you’re going out
After I turn in
If someone else has got her
Arms around you, baby
Arms around you, darling
Arms around you, sweetheart

‘Cause when it’s just us
You don’t kiss me right
Maybe things will be different tonight
But I don’t think so
Is it just us
Or is all love this hard
Is everybody really falling, falling, falling apart
Or is it just us

Has someone got her arms around you, baby
Arms around you, darling
Arms around you, sweetheart
I can’t seem to get my arms around you, baby
Arms around you, darling
Arms around you, sweetheart

‘Cause when it’s just us
You don’t kiss me right
Maybe things will be different tonight
But I don’t think so
Is it just us
Or is all love this hard
Is everybody really falling, falling, falling apart
Track Name: Human Condition
HUMAN CONDITION
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)


There’s no cure for what I got
Call it the human condition

Give it to me straight, Doc, I can take it
I gotta know what I’m up against
Even if the truth hurts, it’ll be better than suspense
Surely there was something on my x-rays
Something funny in my vital signs
Is there any harm in looking ‘em over one more time?

‘Cause something doesn’t feel right
I feel it on the inside now
Feel it getting stronger
And I want it out

Ain’t no cure for what I got
Call it the human condition
Ain’t no virus that I caught
I got the human condition

I feel it getting worse as I get older
Like I got a great big hole inside
I eat until I’m full but I am never satisfied
My heart feels hard inside my body
It’s pumping out concrete in my blood
‘Cause I don’t break the way that I used to
I don’t love

It’s making me harder
Slowly from the inside out
I feel it getting stronger
Won’t you cut it out

Ain’t no cure for what I got
Call it the human condition
Ain’t no virus that I caught
I got the human condition
There ain’t no cure for what I got
Call it the human condition
I know you think I’m looking good, I swear I’m not
I got the human condition

Something doesn’t feel right
I feel it on the inside now
Feel it getting stronger
Feel it on the inside now
It’s making me harder
Slowly from the inside out
Feel it getting stronger
And I want it out
Track Name: Ferris Wheel
FERRIS WHEEL
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)


The midway’s alive tonight
Like a rainbow of fireflies
Isn’t it beautiful
I can see it so clear
From way up here
In this single car
I lowered the iron bar
Such a long time ago
When I wanted to ride
And a good place to hide

The wheel goes round
I’m on top of the world looking down
Always moving
Perfectly still

Hear the young lovers laugh
He wins her a stuffed giraffe
Isn’t she beautiful
In the carnival lights
The whole world looks right
Dad and his little girl
In line for the Tilt-A-Whirl
Up on his big broad shoulders
I bet she can see
Farther than me

The wheel goes round
I’m on top of the world looking down
Always moving
Perfectly still
On the Ferris wheel
On the Ferris wheel

The midway’s alive tonight
Like a rainbow of fireflies
Isn’t is beautiful
As I fly through the air
It’s just like I’m there

The wheel goes round
I’m on top of the world looking down
Always moving
Perfectly still
On the Ferris wheel
On the Ferris wheel
Track Name: Face of Love
FACE OF LOVE
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)


Fear is here tonight
Can’t you feel her
Near, just out of sight
But I can hear her
Hissing like a serpent in the leaves
Moving closer
She’s scared of you
Knows what love can do

Looking in the face of love
I wanna race my heartbeat
Pounding in my ears
Courage for the chase, my love
Steady my cold feet
Take off like a gun

Years, all the same
Scared and lonely
It’s clear to me now
That you have shown me
Fear is just a misty-colored shadow
Always changing
Makes her hard to fight
Well, I am tonight

Looking in the face of love
I wanna race my heartbeat
Pounding in my ears
Courage for the chase, my love
Steady my cold feet
Take off like a gun
Gonna run, run, run
Gonna run, run, run
Gonna run, run, run
Gonna run to you

It wasn’t ‘til you looked me in the eye, my Beloved
Makes me fight
Well, I am tonight

Looking in the face of love
I wanna race my heartbeat
Pounding in my ears
Courage for the chase, my love
Steady my cold feet
Take off like a gun
Gonna run, run, run
Gonna run, run, run
Gonna run, run, run
Gonna run to you
Track Name: Happy Song
HAPPY SONG
(c) Myla Smith/Sweeter Green Music (ASCAP)


This is a happy song
I’m gonna be happy
I’ve made up my mind
It’s time to be happy
I’ve waited too long
To sing a happy song

This is an honest song
‘Cause I need to be honest
I’ve made up my mind
I’m tired of hiding
I’ve waited too long
To sing an honest song

‘Cause we never can be sure
What tomorrow’s got in store for us
I’m not waiting anymore
It’s time to be happy
I’ve waited too long
To sing a happy song

This is a fearless song
‘Cause I can’t keep on living
With something to lose
I wanna be brave
I wanna be strong
This is a fearless song

‘Cause we never can be sure
What tomorrow’s got in store for us
I’m not waiting anymore
It’s time to be happy
I’ve waited too long
To sing a happy song

This is a happy song
I’m gonna be happy
I’ve made up my mind