Spring 2013 ep

by EMay

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released June 20, 2013

All songs by EMay
except Safe & Sound, by EMay and Ben McKean

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Electric Eye Recorders
in the Polish Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA
by Michael Hickman
Spring, 2013

Photo by Meghan Sullivan

Dedicated to the West Virginia Mountaintops, and all their rivers which lead to Pittsburgh

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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: The Time Has Gone By
Tomorrow, tomorrow, does not come too soon
When tomorrow, tomorrow, I get to see you
Tomorrow, tomorrow, comes and it goes
Something my love surely don’t

My lover, my lover, comes from far away
My lover, my lover, I’m seeing him today
My lover, my lover, has come a long way
Think I’ll greet him with a smile on my face

The time has, the time has, gone by so quickly
The time has, the time has, gone by so slow
The time has not been making any sense at all
But when you’re here, somehow we know it all.

I love you, I love you, my darling it’s true
I love you, I love you, please say you do
I love you, I love you, come tell me true:
Do you love me, do you love me
The way I love you?

Do you love me the way I love you?
Track Name: Long Gone
It was dawn, you were gone down a long highway
You tried to wake me in the middle of the night just to say “Farewell”
But I was so damn tired that it didn’t take,
You walked out of the door with no words, just a story to tell.

And I never thought I could feel so clean
I feel like I’m in love and I’m seventeen

I rolled out of bed in the middle of the day
Put a kettle on the stove and some dough in to bake
It got so warm, I threw the windows wide
And I thought I heard your motorcycle rollin’ through the sky

& Never mind the fact that I thought I knew you so well
You couldn’t even find yourself and I could not tell
So what’s the use in words if they cannot spell out our happy destiny
I see your face on the screen
I hear your voice as you call in my dreams
And that’s how you still come
to wake me in the night

So long - long gone

And I never thought I could be so clean
I feel like I’m in love & I’m just a baby
Track Name: Peace By The River
There’s peace by the river, That’s why I come home
It opens my heart, It melts even stone
There’s love in the valley, Like the heat in your eyes
It’s hot as the sun, The space between my thighs

Oh, I think I could love you, Think I already do
So come on & show me how well you know me even though this is new

There’s light in the darkness, shining on through the night
Out on the horizon where adventure’s in sight
And I know I can feel you right here by my side
You can’t taste it or see it, but love can never hide

Is this what it feels like to choose?
There is a space in my heart
& it’s the perfect fit for you
You see me darlin & I see you
& it’s clear that this here love affair
Just isn’t through

So I smile for a while as I watch you riding on
& baby I cry for a while when I realize you’re gone
But tomorrow soon, I’ll see you again
And we’ll play our favorite game,
it’s called Never Pretend

I think I could love you
Know I already do
You made it so easy
You know how to please me
You know that is true.
Track Name: Safe & Sound
Listen to the river as it winds on down
Climbing up the sides of the mountain, feet press into the cold, hard ground

And my love for you is profound
And I feel safe and sound

Walking down Flat Rock Run, knowing the earth is round
To the falls of love, we’re forever bound

Said my love for you is profound
And I feel safe and sound

Only drink the water where it rises from the ground
And only eat the fruit where the seeds of love are found

My love for you is profound
And I feel safe and sound
Track Name: The Same
I lay your bones beside the river
Water washes over your ashes and your skin
I think of all the times I let you in
I take your heart, your beating heart
To the home we used to live in
Water washes over my feet, carries me downstream

And in the end, all is known
All the cards have been shown
And this is not a winning kind of game
When you drowned yourself in alcohol
I just knew
I’d never be the same, no

There are times you’re still inside me,
your voice still rattles through the halls
Echoing out of your room, bouncing off the walls
So I drink this one in memory
Of the good times, long gone,
And the ones that linger on and on

This is my heart, my beating heart
And it still loves you through the pain
I tried to stop, tried to stop
Still it loves you all the same
I enter through my wound
To follow you to your grave

In the end, all is known,
All the cards have been shown
And this is not a winning kind of game
When you drowned yourself in alcohol
I just knew
I’d never be the same
This is my heart, my beating heart
And it still loves you through the pain
I tried to stop, tried to stop
Still it loves you all the same
I enter through my wound
To follow you to your grave
Track Name: Sandy
The hurricane hit like the horsemen rode in
The coastline was buried alive
Manhattan sunk, fire stations were burning
Deliveries could not arrive

My friends were alright, they had power and wine
They had food and no reason to cry
An extra day on their weekend, a mini-vacation
They will come out when the subways are dry

My love, however, high in the mountains
Was hit like a steam-rolling train
My mind takes me from the best to the worst case
I have not heard from him in days

I call all the people who may have heard from him
I reach out in so many ways
I call the state trooper, but he knows no better,
Says, “Ma’am, the best you can do is pray”

Oh God
All I can do is pray
Track Name: Where Do You Go?
Darling, where do you go when the light is gone and the moon is low
Darling, where do you go out in the dark this time in the evening?

And what should I do with our love
when the demons run through your heart?

Darling, where do you go when the day is young and the sun is low?
Darling, where do you go out in the morning before the first sound of the crow?

Babe, I don’t want to fight
I just want to hold you and let you know
Everything will be alright
And when the last skeleton goes,
I want to welcome you home

Cause darling I do, I do love you
And I do not lie to you like you’re used to
Darling I do, I do love you
Through and through

Is the light rising or falling?
You know I can’t tell which way the days run.
And here you come wearing a smile
time for the joy to return

And when the reapers comes to my door,
I’m going to stand tall and true
And tell him that I still adore you
Even after all he’s put you through.

Cause darling I do, I do love you
And I do not run from you like you’re used to.
Darling, darling I do, and I will not beat you down like you’re used to
Darling, darling I do, and I will give you my heart to hold on to
So tell me where, where do you go?
Oh, where, where do you go?
Darling, where, where do you go?...
Darling, where do you go when the light is gone,
and the moon is sinking low...