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by Myla Smith

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about

Myla Smith's 2010 double-EP, which the Commercial Appeal called "the most commerically viable recording to come out of Memphis"

credits

released September 4, 2010

ALBUM CREDITS
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Publishing

All songs written by Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) Sweeter Green Music 2010
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Musicians

Myla Smith - lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar
Richard Thomas - bass guitar, cello
James Joseph - keyboards, percussion, synth
Sam Weaver - electric and acoustic guitars
Timmy Jones - drums
Eric Lewis - pedal steel, dobro, acoustic guitar
Tommy Burroughs - mandolin, fiddle
Nate Powell - pedal steel
Philip Enzor - background vocals
Jamie Randolph - acoustic guitar
Dave Lewis - acoustic guitar
Tony Rapp - drums
Arron Powell - viola, violin
Luke Smith - background vocals
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Engineered and Mixed by James Joseph in Memphis, TN
Mastered by Yes Master in Nashville, TN
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Track Name: Closer
LYRICS
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New day. Vow to keep away
Steady hand doesn't go as planned
You choose to call
I choose to answer
Every word another
Step in a dance that is new
Why is it easy, easy with you?
One and two, and it takes you

Closer to me
Takes me closer to you
Takes us close

"Fool, dumb" beats you like a drum
You will pay if nature has its way
You are the moon
I am the ocean
Tossed like a wave that you
Set into motion, and sick
Calm me down, darling, be quick
Or you're gonna kill what could take you

Closer to me
Takes me closer to you
Takes us close

Rain soaks through my hair
Anger melts into despair
So much energy expended trying not to care
That you're not there

Then somebody calls your name
I hear you answer
Without a word we fall
Into a dance that is new
And familiar. Always you.
One and two, and it takes us
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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Track Name: Radio
LYRICS
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Old friend in town
One night only
Its good, its harmless
But not when you're lonely
And he's alone
And he doesn't want to be
Holding a phone
Music for company

Radio, tell them how it might have been
Its not a game that you can win

They talk for hours
The years haven't changed her
She makes it clear that
He shouldn't be a stranger
And he's alone
And he doesn't want to be
Holding a phone
She give him her room key

Radio, tell them how it might have been
Its not a game that you can win

He isn't happy
And isn't he supposed to be?
Tonight back at home
She doesn't want to be
Watching her phone
Panicing slowly

Radio, tell them how it might have been
Its not a game that you can win
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) Sweeter Green Music 2010
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Track Name: You Can't Hold It
LYRICS
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Isn't life a mystery
This little ball of mercury
You push it 'round your open palm
Look for a space where you belong

You can't hold it
No matter how you try you can't let it go
No, you can't hold it
Its too big for you to hold onto
Its holding you
Its holding you

Forty years behind your back
And overweight insomniac
If you could sleep then you would dream
Guitars would play the hero's theme

You can't hold it
No matter how you try you can't let it go
No, you can't hold it
Its too big for you to hold onto
Its holding you
Its holding you

Then it finally hits a nerve
You don't get what you deserve
It wraps around you like a glove
This deep and unrequited love

You can't hold it
No matter how you try you can't let it go
No, you can't hold it
Its too big for you to hold onto
Its holding you
Its holding you
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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Track Name: Oh Sugar!
LYRICS
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I laugh in your face
I step on your toes
Cheap mean, so obscene
Waiting for you to go

Then you take me on
And you call my bluff
And you don't back down
Oh, Sugar, I just can't get enough

I won't be forgiven
I won't be ignored
I swear I don't care
I get so easily bored

Then you take me on
And you call my bluff
And you don't back down
Oh, Sugar, I just can't get enough

Tug my sleeve, pull me in
there you go reading my mind again

There's a crack in the mortor
At the crack in your voice
Damn this serpent's kiss
Leaving me no other choice

Then you take me on
And you call my bluff
And you don't back down
Oh, Sugar, I just can't get enough
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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Track Name: Ghost
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He walks in alone, like always
Lit up on something new
Has he been drinking alone again
I wish I knew
Why his eyes are widening and
They are changing colors

He sees a ghost
He sees a ghost
She sees an explanation

Should have gone home
These bar lights are playing with his mind
Its a blur, everything else but her
And he can't he find
A reason to go. Its fightening how
She is changing colors

If she's a ghost
If she's a ghost
There'd be an explanation

In this dirty city life is a wheel
They send you up shots, but nothing's a bullet
You can't feel the music you play
Pretty little darling, sing it pretty for 'em
It didn't used to be this way

Now a heart is widening and
It is changing colors

He sees a ghost
If she's a ghost
He sees an explanation
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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Track Name: You Are Turning Me Into Myself
LYRICS
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Moving pictures
Wishes in the sky
Hang like fixtures
Every single one burned out a million years ago
Tell me what I want to know

Who are you turning
You are turning me into
Into myself

Blue umbrella
Guard against the rain
Acapella
Voices sing an old refrain to possibility
Mother Mary, let it be

Who are you turning
You are turning me into
Into myself

Darling, promise
Tell me with your eyes
Doubting Thomas
Wears a feminine disguise, and you can prove her wrong
We've been lonely for too long

Who are you turning
You are turning me into
Into myself
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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Track Name: Can't Keep Me Down
LYRICS
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Broken, bitter heart
Whisper into every part
But you can't keep me down
Great, almighty clock
You can tick and you can tock
But you can't keep me down
Old games dressed up new
Borrowed me and dyed me blue
But they can't keep me down
Hard pride combed my hair
Tied me to his rocking chair
But he can't keep me down

You cold, unfeeling world
You've got a lot to learn
And I've got a lot to learn
But I'm trying not to hide
And open us these windows from the inside

Pretty words I couldn't trust
Covered me with fairy dust
But they can't keep me down
Best laid plans fell through
Get back like I told you to
You can't keep me down

You cold, unfeeling world
You've got a lot to learn
And I've got a lot to learn
But I'm trying not to hide
And open us these windows from the inside

White gold diamond band
I wore you on a younger hand
But you can't keep me down
Half pale, teasing moon
Better light is coming soon
And you can't keep me down

You cold, unfeeling world
You've got a lot to learn
And I've got a lot to learn
But I'm trying not to hide
And open us these windows from the inside

Worn out, hopeless love
You're still the one I'm dreaming of
But you can't keep me down
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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Track Name: Who Could Believe In Love
LYRICS
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She won't sleep tonight, lying in the bed she made
Softly humming a melody that's never been played
Holds it to her chest, swallowing the unspent tears
Until breath is displaced by the salt and the water
And twenty-seven years

And she wants him
and he wants her
And it isn't enough
Oh baby, who could believe in love

Where can he escape when he can't turn off his thoughts
Can't turn around, can't turn back, can't turn down
What's real for what's not
But who would pour his heart into a retreating hand
When stitches are reasons, and Plan B's earrings
are laying on his nightstand

But he wants her
And she wants him
And it isn't enough
Or baby, who could believe in love
Oh darling, who could believe in love

Is the heart swayed so easily by pheromones and timing
It's a summitless mountain, and I am always climbing
I am always climbing

But he wants her
And she wants him
Is it ever enough
Oh baby, who could believe in love
Oh darling, who could believe in love
Oh tell me, who could believe in love
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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Track Name: You Know What I Need
LYRICS
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I don't need your shoulder to break my fall
Every night it's colder and twenty feet tall
You're building me up, you're tearing me down
Sending me round, and round, and around

You know what I need
You know what I need

I don't need your reasons, I don't need your lies
Excuse your treasons and cover your crimes
If you're gonna go, just go
Do you think I don't already know

You know what I need
You know what I need
You know what I need
You know what I need

You're building me up, you're tearing me down
Sending me round and round and around

You know what I need
You know what I need
You know what I need
You know what I need

If you're gonna go, just go
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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Track Name: Big Red Bow
LYRICS
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You called me up from Rio Grande
"Baby, last night got out of hand
and one thing led to another mistake"
Honey, I ain't some piece of cake

Take your stuff
Take your sorries, I've heard enough
Wrap 'em up with a big red bow
Give 'em to the woman you used to know
Give 'em to the woman you used to know

You swore that she didn't meant a thing
Like that's supposed to be comforting
You said you hoped that I'm sleeping well
I'll sleep just fine when you go to hell

Take your stuff
Take your sorries, I've heard enough
Wrap 'em up with a big red bow
Give 'em to the woman you used to know
Give 'em to the woman you used to know

When it's good, it's good
And that's been good enough for me
But it ain't who I want to be anymore

Lately I've been on my knees
Oh, change him Lord, or end this please
Praise to God who heard my plea
For He's been merciful to me

Take your stuff
Take your sorries, I've heard enough
Wrap 'em up with a big red bow
Give 'em to the woman you used to know
Give 'em to the woman you used to know
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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Track Name: You're The One
LYRICS
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I took your name, you took my hand
Life took turns we hadn't planned
I'm so tired. I don't want to fight
About who's wrong, about who's right

You're the one, you're the one
It's what you're doing, it's what you've done
Take the past, take your gun
Lay it all down, 'cause you're the one

Times got hard. We lost hope
Turned a ribbon into a rope
Weathered, frayed pieces of twine
Bind your story to mine

You're the one, you're the one
It's what you're doing, it's what you've done
Take the past, take your gun
Lay it all down, 'cause you're the one

This unraveling exposes our excuses
They're no use to me now

If love's a spark, then I'm on fire
If love's a promise, then you're a liar
If love's a gamble, we're both gonna lose
It feels like something we choose

And you're the one, you're the one
It's what you're doing, it's what you've done
Take the past, take your gun
Lay it all down, 'cause you're the one

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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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Track Name: Rhythm of Love
LYRICS
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Over the fields the Eastern winds blow
They understand what the moon doesn't know
When they pass through flesh to bone, all that time has inscribed
Gets caught in the song
That they soar to the rhythm of love
And howl in the rhythm, the rhythm of love

Mixing a drink with a near stranger's smile
Might make you feel something else for a while
Then it's back to the part of you that you cannot quite overcome
It holds you in place
When you could dance to the rhythm of love
and sway in the rhythm, the rhythm of love

"If you ever change your mind, I would fly to you somehow"
You can't help but wonder if he'd still say that now
But things are meant to be the way they already are
This is the pain
And the hope in the rhythm of love
The hope in the rhythm, the rhythm
Keeping my stride in the rhythm of love
My stride in the rhythm, the rhythm of love
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music and lyrics: Myla Smith (ASCAP)
(c) 2010 Sweeter Green Music
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