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by Maddie Swinger

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little demos recorded at home over winter break 2013-2014

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released January 18, 2014

maddie swinger: vocals, piano, blood sweat and tears
all songs written by maddie, except:
track 5 by maddie swinger/duke ellington/paul francis webster
track 8 by joanna newsom

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Maddie Swinger Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Just a girl and her piano doin' the things that girls and pianos do.

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Track Name: Say You Miss Me
Well I was wondering will you meet me on the other side?
I fear there is a light, and it silently measures the time till I'll be gone soon.
Will you suffer through an endless night?
If it makes me happy that you're by my side.
Well I'm suffocated by the human life in your hands.

And now I am craving, I am craving the...
Feeling of not knowing how a story ends,
The feeling of your lips against my skin.
Say you miss me, say you do...

Is it enough just to say "i love you" on the phone?
Would the words sound different suspended through a wire?
Would my voice sound distant, despite the the sentiment?
I'm trying to keep this thing alive.

But loving you is lonely.
I'm not content when I'm alone anymore,
You are the only thing I can rely on anymore.
How strange to be sure of what's not there,
But I don't care...
Track Name: Your Voice Sounds Better Muffled
Your voice, your voice sounds better muffled,
And bundled under blankets.
It reminds me of you sleeping, of you snoring, of you heaving
Your voice...
Your voice sounds better when I cannot hear it till I strain.

Your voice, your voice sounds better muffled,
And tougher to decipher.
It reminds me of a patience, of a time before I started aging
Your voice...
Your voice sounds better when I know I've got time to take.

And we live like this, you and I, we get by...

Your voice, your voice in perfect clarity is a rare, and tearing thing.
It reminds me of you skating on thin ice, your blades are breaking
Your voice...
Your voice sounds better when I tiptoe so it doesn't break.

Your voice, your voice sounds better muffled...

But oh, sometimes I still dream
Of a time when all that's left is just your words, shy in their nakedness
And purer than a waterfall descending to a stream.
Oh, sometimes I still dream
Of a time when I've no choice but to romanticize your voice
Because the rest of you is less than poetry.
Track Name: Beds
You could be the mountains, and the rivers running through.
I'll be daring and I swear I'll conquer you
Could be the ceiling and the four walls of my room
In a world where trains won't have to bring me you.
It would be too good to be true.
The hardest thing is mustering the energy required to leave you.

But oh, I'm not speaking dare I say something cliche.
Like when I am in my bed and you in yours, love,
There's something wrong with that.
I said when I am in my bed and you in yours, love,
There's something wrong with that...

Oh, absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Fondness makes the absence longer,
I am spouting words that have not come from my own head,
I am delirious and weary of this bed.
And I regret everything I ever said.
Will it matter in the end if I cannot connect?

The hardest part is telling everyone that we're apart,
And all the wasted comfort pouring from their mouths to my poor heart
And I am spent.

But oh, why can't I stay in your arms?
Why go away?
Cause when I am in my bed and you in yours, love,
there's something wrong with that.
I said when I am in my bed and you in yours, love,
there's something wrong with that...
Track Name: Ain't It a Shame/I Got It Bad
Ain't it a shame that you don't love me
Ain't it a shame that I still care
All day and night waitin' by my lonesome phone,
Hopin' for a sign that you're there.
The world it starts to crumble
As I walk outside my door.
The atmosphere has shifted
Now that you ain't mine no more.
Ain't it a shame that you don't love me.
Ain't it a shame that I still care.
All day and night waitin' by my lonesome phone,
Hopin' for a sign that you're there.
Well tell me baby, tell me that you're there.
Well ain't it just a shame you don't care...

Never treats me sweet and gentle
The way he should.
I got it bad and that ain't good.
My poor heart is sentimental
Not made of wood.
I got it bad and that ain't good.
But when the weekend's over
And Monday rolls around,
I end up like I start out,
Just cryin' my poor heart out.
He don't love me like Iove him
Nobody could.
I got it bad and that ain't good...
Track Name: I Had a Dream
Did you hide it under the floorboards?
Or the space between your fingers?
Was it hid behind the paint on the walls?
Or the silence on the phone?
Did you hide it where I wouldn't find it,
Or even think to look
In the pages of a book that I've already read?
Where did you hide that love of yours
When you weren't giving it to me?

Well I had a dream
That everything was back to what it was before it changed,
And I noticed something different in the way you said my name
Like you savored all the vowels, like they coursed inside your veins.
Like you were really sorry for causing all that pain.
I don't know if it was worth it.
But I slept it off, all the same.

Did you hide it where I wouldn't find it,
Or even think to look
In the pages of a book that I've already read?
Where did you hide that love of yours
When you weren't giving it to me?
Track Name: Philadelphia
Philadelphia, sounds so nice when it rolls of your tongue.
But will it be worse when the cold winter comes?
Oh, will you have enough?
Isolation from mother nature's tired lungs,
In search of concrete's bitter tongue.
Oh, will you have enough?

Say hello, good morning
And hello, I love you
And roll over back on your side once again.
Hello, good morning
And hello, I love you
And roll over back on your side.

I, I wanna be wrecked and ruined
I wanna be fucked over sideways by you great and noble beast.
Cause how can I ever learn
How to phoenix, how to phoenix if I don't get burned?
You'll take up smoking, forget what's above you
And after all that will you be happy then?
Scream hello good morning and hello I love you
And roll over back on your side once again.

In the morning, I'm violated by the sunlight through my window
I welcome it, knowing it's got nowhere else to go.
And in a morning lit by sunlight's copper veins
A nighttime, in hindsight, don't look too bad.
Like the world seen through a shining headlight.
All is clean, all is bright. It's alright.

I don't know what the future brings,
But it usually brings good things if you ask it to.
But how can I, in my right frame of mind,
Ever beg and plead and grovel at the knees of you?
What are you groping for, what are you hoping for?
Nothing can make you forget who you are.
This city's tired of you, what made you think you'd be held up
Until you could stand on your own two feet.

Say hello, good morning
And hello, I love you
And roll over back on your side once again.
Hello, good morning
And hello, I love you
And roll over back on your side.