Summer 2012 ep

by EMay

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released September 15, 2012

Recorded with Mark Palmeri at dB Studios, September 2012
except Mockingbird, recorded with Bill Danylo, Summer 2012
All songs written & performed by EMay
Photograph by Siobhan Cline at All Good Music Festival, 2012

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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: Be My Guide
I sail away on the ocean of your tenderness
Your breath fills my sails
Forgives my humanness
The love we make,
equal to the love we give,
oh darling, it’s so sweet.
But the war gets under my skin
I can’t believe we’re still killing
But when I ask for peace, I see the way,
I try to live this simple truth every day

Cause you are the only one Who can see everything
You were the only one - The only one

So take this love - drink it up It’s all you've got
The only reason that life is worth living
is This love, oh, is this love

And even these troubled times -
When I can't see through the dark
Even though you feel so far away
In the night, you’re the moonshine Lighting my way

Oh you are the only one who can see everything
You are the only one - The only one
So take this love, drink it up it’s all you’ve got
The sweetest wine, the whitest bride, oh be my guide
Oh love, be my guide - Be my guide
Every single way - Every single day
Love, be my guide
Track Name: Alexander
We used to ride out to the ocean every Friday night
Just to get a glimpse of something bigger than ourselves.
We’d walk for hours along the sandy beach, skipping stones
Trying to find a little bit of life within these shells.
When the tide was low we’d walk out for a mile or so
Just to get some water between our toes.
Alexander, I knew your father well
Many moons ago.
Alexander…

We talked about you once or twice, thought we were looking into your eyes
But we were really just talking to ourselves
And I was crazy talking babies when I could barley even
See the sides of my own cell
So when he asked, I wasn’t ready, I said so
So he gave me the rest of my life
And drove off to Alabama
To make your mother his wife

Alexander…
I knew your father well
Many moons ago…

And I’ve known you for so long
I’ve loved you since before you were born
I've loved you for so long
And I've known you since before you were born
Alexander
Track Name: Hole in the Sky
Rolling thunder, Howling wind
A long ride down a dusty road
There was a hunger, an aching mother
Screaming for you to come home

You’ve always come back to life
But not this time, no not this time
You’ve found the hole in the sky

She’s watched you burn, she's watched you burn
She's watched you fly, she's watched you tumble from the sky
Just cause he turned, your life adjourned
So much for that dusty road

She said, “If I wasn’t absolutely sure
There was love in the world
I’d have no idea where to go from here.”

You’ve always come back to life
But not this time, no not this time
You’ve found the hole in the sky
No, not this time, not this time
You’ve found the hole in the sky
Track Name: Amazed
I am amazed at what is praised
and all the myriad of things
people trade in for their wings

I know that you've a blame to bear
But your nature isn't blind
There is something wrong in your mind...
Track Name: Call Me
I’ve seen you a thousand times
You caught my eye
And I wanna get to know you better
So won’t you call me sometime
Like an old-fashioned telephone,
put in a dime, mama
Say you’ll be mine

Just for tonight, oh I just wanna see you tonight.
I’ve got nothing better to do
& I know something better is you...
So just call me
If you’re thinking of me too.

It’s been a long and lonely night
But I lit a fire
I want to be sitting here beside you
So won’t you come for me daddy
Ease my troubled mind
Say you’ll be mine

Just for tonight, oh I just wanna see you tonight.
I’ve got nothing better to do
& I know something better is you...
So just call me
Say you’ll be mine

Just for tonight, oh I just wanna see you tonight.
I’ve got nothing better to do
& I know something better is you...
So just call me
If you’re thinking of me too.