Tethers

by Lynsey Moon

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This album was created through the collaborative efforts of nearly 40 people, and funded by almost 70. Within these tracks, you will find an abundance of individual styles, and a variety of musical genres and influences. Each person added something different, and I could not be happier with the end result. I hope you love it as much as I do.

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released September 17, 2019

Mixed & Mastered by Lee Wiggins*
Produced by Lee Wiggins & Lynsey Moon

*"Home" mixed by Jonny Daly

Album art by Levni Yilmaz
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Track Name: Pretend
Please forgive me if I tell this story thirty times
I forgot where we left off
The last time we talked
Please forgive me if my words come out all wrong
I've forgotten how to use them
And I've been away too long

But I know you'll say
"Don't worry, it's okay"
But I can't escape the voices in my head
And it makes no sense
For me to feel this way
You're just beautiful
And sometimes I forget

Any time I'm getting better i'm afraid
because i don't want to see
another part of me

any time i can't remember who i am
i can start again from zero
i can formulate a plan

And I know you'll say
It's better if I stay
But I can't escape the voices in my head
And it makes no sense
For me to feel this way
You're just beautiful
And sometimes I forget

(Chor.)

Please forgive me but I've been here more than thirty times
And I know how it ends
But we can play pretend
Please just tell me that it's worth it not to know
And everything is fine
I'm running out of time
Track Name: Change
No one knows for certain if we're going to be ok
And no one has an answer if the devil's here to stay
We can fight and we can rage but still one thing remains
The more things change, the more they stay the same

Life is long, we sing our songs, and summer turns to fall
Winter lasts so long that we think spring won't come at all
Time is an illusion, but there's one thing that remains
The more things change, the more they stay the same

I can't find the answers or the things you want to hear
But it's a kind of madness that makes it all so clear

How long will it take us before we can see the light
How many more attempts before we finally get it right
All those moments lost in time, like tears in the rain
The more things change, the more they stay the same
Track Name: Missed Connections
You were reading a book while you steeped your tea
I prayed to god you wouldn't look at me
When I saw you turn, I looked away
And hoped that we would meet another day
What could I do? I just couldn't risk
Losing a love that would ever exist

Missed connection, opportunity lost
What would've happened if our paths actually crossed?
Maybe we could meet for coffee but I'd probably make it weird
Wherever you are, I'll be here

You came to paint my bedroom
I was in the den
I knew you were working, but I tried to pretend
That we were long lost lovers, and you'd come home to stay
But I knew that when you finished, you'd be on your way

(Chor.)

Maybe it's too much, they'll never see it
I'll keep it with me silently, where I can believe it
These empty feelings stay behind, I just don't understand
I guess it's more than I had planned

You were walking your dog in the park last May
I ransacked my brain for something to say
All I got out was "hello", but you missed it
A one-word performance, I just couldn't resist it
Now all I can do is sit and wait
For a response to a letter that was sent too late

(Chor.)
Track Name: Another Day
Sunny smile
Stay a while
You know I
Would love to try
To make you stay
For just another day

Running through
The living room
You can't say it
But I love you
So won't you stay
For just another day

Here with me you're not alone
But I know someone else
Can love you and give you a home

Little heart
Work of art
I could tell
Right from the start
That you would stay
For just another day

Even when you have to go
I will remember you
Forever, just so you know

You were mine
For a time
Then you flew
To somewhere new
But you were here
For just another day
Track Name: One Of My Lovers
I always thought that it had to be
Two of a kind, there could never be three
I always wondered but I couldn't be sure
If you can love one, then why can't you love more

We're all just spinning through the universe
To limit yourself only makes it feel worse
I think i like you and that you like me too
So I've got a simple question for you

Would you like to be
One of my lovers
Yes there are others, I won't hide them from you
Would you like to be
One of my lovers
Don't mind the others, and be my lover too

It might sound crazy or a little intense
But I know where I am and it's not on the fence
If you have yourself a little time
Come over and see me, everything will be fine

I guess I'm lucky, that's what some people say
It's not a secret, and I like it that way
It's not a question that I try to avoid
So if you'll let me I'll get right to the point

(Chor.)

We're all just trying to find some peace of mind
And I can tell that you're one of a kind
We don't have to keep it quiet no more
After all, what else are lovers for

(Chor.)
Track Name: She's Gonna Stay
All day long I sing her love songs
While she stares up at the sky
She don't do a thing when I give her a ring
'Cause she isn't able to try
She's cold and she's blue and she looks just like you
But she doesn't move anymore
She doesn't do much except look very pretty
And lie very still on the floor, oh

She's the best girl that I've ever had
But people just don't understand
I may not be able to take her out dancing
But I can still hold her hand
She's not very chatty but she's a good listener
And I talk to her every day
And I will grow older, and she will grow colder
But I know that she's gonna stay

She doesn't drink, and she doesn't think
That I'm ugly or boring or fat
She don't get irate when I come home late
'Cause I always know where she's at
My friends and my family have not come to visit
Since the day i made her my bride
It's so controversial but I'll be with her
'Til I join her on the other side, oh

She's the best girl that I've ever had
But people just don't understand
She may not be able to come meet my parents
But I can still hold her hand
She's not very chatty but she's a good listener
And I talk to her every day
And I will grow older, and she will grow colder
But I know that she's gonna stay

(Chor.)

Yes there's no one above us, so feel free to judge us
'Cause I know that she's gonna stay
Track Name: House On Fire
I don't mind
If you take your time
While I'm building bridges and making rhymes and I
Couldn't care
If you take your share 'cause there's
Something different moving in the air and
As I go, I can still see below, now I know

A house on fire can feel so cold

Just the thing
You need to hear
When you're having trouble and you can't see clearly and you
Can't decide
Who should be your guide
So you try to find a little peace of mind
But your story was written, so you burned it away
Just to say

A house on fire can feel so cold

Sometimes it's all you can do to keep from crying
When you feel like dying
Help me, I'm lying

Burn it all down
Why don't you burn it all down
Track Name: Take It Slow
When it's all said and done
You did it and you don't even know
You never were much fun anyway

Take it slow
Do you want to have some fun or don't you?
I'm not here to help you to feel safe
What do you feel?
Stop thinking so much
What do you feel?
Right here? Right now?

When it's all said and done
You did it and you don't even know
You never were much fun anyway

You had better not be sussing out some problem now, when everything's alright
Baby I've got needs and your bullshit, it sure does keep the lights on
But let's cut it out tonight
Tell me what do you feel?
What do you feel?

Take it slow
Why do you take it slow?

When it's all said and done
You did it and you don't even know
You never were much fun anyway
Track Name: Home
It's so easy when you're going down
Never knowing when you'll hit the ground
Time will tell you everything
But will it ever let you sing

All I've known before was gravity
Never let it get the best of me
When you're running free
You can't remember how it used to be
It's like a dream
I can't wake up

Stop you're crying, dry your eyes
We're gonna make it home tonight
Turn around and face the sun
And tomorrow we'll be gone

Another day, another chance to fly
Living's easy when you close your eyes
And I can't complain
I feel you swimming in my veins
When it goes away
Where does it go

I'm so distracted
Can't get my head right
I need direction to be free
I've lost track of all the good times
Can you bring them back to me
I'm too young for all this grieving
But I'm too old now to go back

Stop you're crying, dry your eyes
We're gonna make it home tonight
Turn around and face the sun
And tomorrow we'll be gone

All along, all along
Every gain, every loss
We were singing, we were singing
Track Name: Tethers
They can see you comin’ miles away
With a stone on your back
It’s not easy maintaining a wall
But that habit is murder to break
You tried it once and it was a mistake
To let down your guard
You don’t have the wherewithal

You got burned
It was bad
And what confidence you had
Was wrecked
Left you feeling timid and small
Is it too much to ask for

Even one or two people you can trust
In bleak or fair weather
And when you fall it’s not so far
‘Cause you’re in it together
Just a friend who won’t leave you in the dust
If you let me I’ll come through
And be this someone that you need
To walk alongside not all over you

It might make sense to hesitate
but not for your whole life long
Those who would hurt you aren’t worth your tears
Reaching out now with no ill intent
Any malicious subtext you’d invent
Is just a fiction
Anxiety lies, but I’m right here

Merely wounded
Not destroyed
Love’s not something
To avoid
This time
Let me help you lessen that fear
It’s not too much to ask for

Someone who’ll stick around when things go bust
Who can act as a tether
So if you fall it’s not so far
‘Cause you’re in it together
Just a friend who won’t leave you in the dust
If you let me I’ll come through
And be this someone that you need
To walk alongside not all over

You have no reason to put faith in me
And I understand that your thick skin
Is reaction to, the times that you
Believed in someone then got screwed
I’m going to make some mistakes sometimes
‘Cause there’s no such thing as perfection
Wanna grow with you, ‘cause I need someone too, help me, ooh
To see this solitary world anew

A little team of two people who can trust
In bleak or fair weather
That if we fall it’s not so far
When we’re in it together
I need a friend who won’t leave me in the dust
So please let me, I’ll come through
To be this someone that you need
to walk alongside not all over you
Track Name: Ripcord
What were you going to say
Can I convince you to stay
I'm unprepared and I'm scared
I might just float away

It's just a bit sad and strange
Everything feels out of range
Give me your word, cut the cord
Think I'll just float away

Maybe once in another time
You were here in the back of my mind
You can't tie me down
I'm too far up off the ground

And it all looks so much smaller
You won't believe how much better it feels
And you can't tell when you're falling
Uou only know what you believe to be real

And it goes
So it goes
See how it goes

See how it's falling away, can you make your escape
Find out how long it will take
Right to the brink til you think
You can just float away
Track Name: Now I'm Gone
Out again
It's so peculiar
To feel so familiar and yet so unknown
It begins
Ask all your questions
Just keep me guessing 'til it's time to go

Now I'm gone

Tell me how
Each time it happens
I'm on the outside and I'm looking in
Even now
It's hard to describe it
I can survive it if I let it win

Now I'm gone

Even when I'm feeling small
You'll find that I'm not there at all
Still everything keeps moving on its own
Even still I'm keeping track
Of every time that i come back
I wonder if I'm better off alone

Breathe it out
Lean into feeling
You don't have to go home but you can't stay here
I am here
Just for a moment
Just til you know me, then I'm off again

Now I'm gone
Track Name: Die Anywhere Else (Bonus)
Dust on this tired old street
Mark corners where we used to play
Dust trace our tired old feet
In circles as we pace our time away

I just wanna die anywhere else
If only I could die anywhere else
So come with me let's die anywhere else
Anywhere, just not here

Stuck on this dead end street
Where all the new kids come to play
Stuck where the past and future meet
Watching all our autumns drift away

I just wanna die anywhere else
If only I could die anywhere else
So come with me let's die anywhere else
Anywhere, just not here

And if they ever hear my name,
will they know I walk alone?
Around these dusty streets,
my tired old home
And will they ever stop to think
what was here before?
No, they won't remember that I'm gone

I just wanna die anywhere else
If only I could die anywhere else
So come with me let's die anywhere else
Anywhere, just not here
Oh no

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