Lovers

by Merival

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this album is a collection of songs written about people I loved before the age of 20. the songs were the best way I could find to process my heartbreak and confusion. I hope they can make you feel some feelings.

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released January 29, 2016

songwriting & performance - Anna Horvath
piano on tracks 2 & 3 - Asher Gould-Murtagh
recording and engineering - Asher Gould-Murtagh
mastering - Glen Watkinson (www.sheepdogstudios.ca)

~ special thanks ~

Matthew Drago, MY MOM <3. Matt Henderson, Emerson Maxwell, Daniel Halyburton, Jon Jasper-Lawless, Matt Carson, Adam Bentley, Louie MacPherson, Sharon Nutzati, Jeremy Nir, and anyone who's ever encouraged me to do this thing that I love best.

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Track Name: A Better Deal
if I go, would you follow
would you leave all you know?
run through woods, through the forest
and the trees and the snow?
I could never reason anyway with you
each piece of every puzzle always seemed to
fall into place
exactly in the way you want it to

to tell you I'm cold wouldn't get me far
cause that's the way things usually are
this time of year
in a little while you can see me
and I'll feel better then
with my fingers crossed for a better deal
and something sure

sink or swim, for I have been
the sweet one down the line
tearing up tones
and cracking all my bones
for something that is mine alone

four times round and I carry by the pound
every word
and I sleep in the sunshine for hours and hours
can you tell me, is it true?
have you heard?

that you can get lost in a place you know
like the back of your hand while the sirens grow
in the front of your mind, do you ever unwind?
is it all for show?

sink or swim, for I have been
the sweet one down the line
holding out and half past doubt
that sometime you'll be mine alone
Track Name: Alay Alas
there should be a reason for
a memory you can't ignore
or wash off the block
like a child's sidewalk chalk
your poetry reads like prose
and somewhere I know a door is closed
but I'm content to breathe through all the cracks

oh alay alas, your tongue is tied
and this'll be our last foray outside
and I've been thinking so for sometime
we've always been done better by our kind

if you can't talk your way out
you're better to talk about the colour of the sunset
driving home
if I can't walk my way out
it's better to go without
and stumble on the next one to come along

oh alay alas, your tongue is tied
and this'll be our last foray outside
and I've been thinking so for sometime
we've always been done better by our kind
Track Name: Kicking You Out
well I wanna be famous someday
and I wanna make good, steady pay
and I'm thinking of kicking you out

oh I'd like a house on a street with a view
and I'd like the room with the walls painted blue
and I'll be kicking you out of there too

well the carpet is dirty, and so is the bed
and my lips, cheeks, and eyelids are painted with lead
and I'm thinking of kicking you out

oh I'd like a wordless vacation for one
it would feel like a week with no rain but no sun
it'd be better than kicking you out
Track Name: Dream of Yourself
you had a dream about me last night
I fell in water and you pulled me out

they say that you dream of yourself, but I think that I fell
you had a dream about me last night

I couldn't help myself, I had been hurt
you couldn't help me over and again

they say that you dream of yourself, but that's not what I do
they say that you dream of yourself but I'm dreaming of you
Track Name: Calendar
all eyes on the time
where did you go?
I could take a ruler to the things you give
my love

seven months ago
looking only on
I was all above, I was one
but one is not enough
against you

up from the woods and down into the city, I go
with you
tease and teach me how to be a lady
I know I'm not
and I can't get a measure of the things you took
my love, my love

couldn't keep you back
couldn't give you that
if I could take a ruler to how much of you has passed