Fall 2011 ep

by EMay

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released November 22, 2011

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EMay Dryfork, West Virginia

emay is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who migrates from city to city by day, and at night settles into the bright starlight deep in the heart of the mountains. These are songs from the heart, from the earth, and from the great beyond.

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Track Name: Don't Lock the Door
I will cure your loneliness someday
With my hands, my lips, or how my hips sway
When I see you, there's a smile on your face
And I hope it stays there always

So don't lock the door when you're leaving
Don't lock the door when you go
Don't lock the door behind you, babe
And come back home when you need your mama some more

You lift me up when I have fallen
You seem to know everything I am wanting
You've seen me grow, you're the sunlight for that I know
May that light always shine in your soul

And don't lock the door when you're leaving
Don't lock the door when you go
Don't lock the door behind you, babe
And come back home when you need your mama some more

If I come to you, will you hold me
If I follow you down, would you scold me?
If I give too much, would you control me?
If I lose my faith, will you console me?

Don't lock the door when you're leaving
Don't lock the door when you go
Don't lock the door behind you babe
And come back home when you need your mama some more
Track Name: Incantations
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Track Name: Jewelry
I came dressed down
Wearing my birthday gown
You laid at my feet
Have mercy on me
You wrapped me in your finest furs
Drew me into your little world
You gave me a crown before you tore me down

Bone by bone, you rid me of my skin
When you were done, you strung necklaces
Now my gift to you, my king
Hangs from your mistresses collarbone
And here I am, dressed in her finery
Black sheets, cold heart what do you want from me?
I gave you everything and you gave me costume jewelry

Those diamonds in your eyes, they are mine
They are mine - magister, you've crossed the line
But when we're along you tell me they are still mine
And here I am dressed in her finery,
Black cheeks, cold love what do you want from me?
I gave you everything and you gave me her jewelry

Bone by bone, you rid me of my skin
When you were done, you strung necklaces
Out of bones, out of diamonds
And here I am, dressed in your finery
Black sheets, cold love, what do you want from me?
I gave you everything and you gave me
all these bones
all these diamonds

I came dressed down
wearing my birthday gown
Track Name: If You're Gonna Go
all lyrics at erikamay.com
Track Name: VNV Nation - End of Days (cover)
lyrics available at erikamay.com
Track Name: Child's Eyes
Pressed against the ocean, swelling like the tide
A woman shrugs her shoulder, turns it off to the side
A thousand words between the echoes inside
Her belly, where he buried his goodbyes

There’s a million ways to go on, she knows,
Not one realistic
Those moments I’ve seen, superimposed and idealistic
“But I’ve got them with me still,
And if they do not kill me they will find a way.
Yes they must find a way to stay.”


Every color, every smile is magical
The dreams of a newborn child, so malleable
We could learn a thing or two by looking at you
Vivid like the falling leaves, the first time, in a child’s eyes

We open an old log to squeal like the bugs
They’re just a family torn up like us
“I’ll bring you to the water when you’re older, my daughter
I will tell you all about him when you’ve grown.
Though a thousand times an hour, I use words that came from him
And there is nowhere I would rather be than lost within his chin
But you’ll find every treasure he gave you locked deep within
Your gentle heart, graceful smile, quiet eyes and soft skin”

Every motion, every night, is magical
The dreams of a newborn child, intangible
“I can still find you, oh I’m looking at you:
You are everywhere I see,
most particularly in this child’s eyes”

Sleep softly, like a baby
Sleep softly and when I come home
You will know who I am