January 11, 2013

Flume by Peter Gabriel, as covered by Bon Iver, as covered by moi

October 19, 2011

Untitled

I don’t know where my mind has been lately
Sometimes it goes off on its own
Usually it comes back around by the end of the day
When the nights get too cold

I have the attention of a fly
Sometimes I can’t sit still
Though my mind is always wandering around
My heart comes back to you 

December 9, 2010

It’s Not That I Didn’t Love You

A little better than the previous recording, at least in terms of sound quality.

December 8, 2010

JD created the music track, and I sang the ooh’s and aah’s. :) Enjoy.

November 29, 2010

This song is called Just A Boy. I wrote it what seems like eons ago, back in 2003 or 2004.

Thank you JD for playing the high end, and for purchasing speakers today so we could finally plug the keyboard in and play together. :) I recently downloaded some crazy filters for my photobooth. It’s time to jazz things up around here. I’ve been neglecting this blog for too long. Maybe I won’t be able to do a song a day, but I bet I can do a song a week. Ready, set, go!

October 12, 2010

I wrote this song this morning…kind of cheesy, maybe, but a good reminder for me :)

Love First Yourself

I will not fall in love with the you in 10 years
I’d just love to love you baby right now and right here

If you wanna love somebody
not just anybody
love first yourself

I’ve learned to see past preconceived notions and little white lies
everything that ever happened happens all thetime

cuz if you wanna love somebody
not just anybody
you gotta love first, love first, love first yourself
love first yourself
learn how to love yourself
learn how to love yourself
learn how to love yourself

I will not fall in love with the me tomorrow or yesterday
the only thing that ever happened happened today
 
if you wanna love somebody
not just anybody
you gotta love first yourself
love first yourself
baby you gotta love yourself
love yourself
love yourself 

September 27, 2010

It’s Not That I Didn’t Love You

you came into my life like a hurricane, destroying everything in your pathway
when I could finally see, you were gone
you left quite an impression, your shifty eyes sure liked a bright selection
when I could finally breathe, you were gone

it’s not that I didn’t notice, it’s not that I don’t care
it’s not that I didn’t love you
it’s not that I didn’t love you
it’s not that I didn’t love you
I was just scared

you like the distance between us but I find your irreverence beneath us
maybe one day we won’t need a reason 

it’s not that I didn’t notice, it’s not that I don’t care
it’s not that I didn’t love you
it’s not that I didn’t love you
it’s not that I didn’t love you
I was just scared

September 21, 2010

Let It Go

you can’t buy the trees from growin’
you can’t buy a river from flowin’
you can’t buy life’s greatest lessons
you can’t buy life’s greatest joys

all the riches in the world are right inside you
what will they amount to if you never find ‘em? 
there’s only one thing left to do
gotta let it go

you can’t buy the tower from fallin’
you can’t buy a parachute once you’re jumpin’
you can’t buy another body
you can’t buy another mind or another soul

all the riches in the world are right inside you
what will they amount to if you never find ‘em?
there’s only one thing left to do
you gotta let it go 

September 11, 2010

I wrote this last week—I recorded it a few days ago. Someone suggested I post lyrics, so I’ll try to do that from now on.

If I
if I pulled my head out of the clouds
I wouldn’t feel so transient
if I just let go of my expectations of ya
I could just love you
I could just love you
if I’s and maybes and should haves and one days
have shown me lately they’re meaningless
if you’re not changing this today

September 11, 2010

Nothin’

Been vaguely working on this song for a few weeks. It was born one night when a bunch of friends were over and we were all jamming on guitars, cajon, harmonica, etc. Out of nowhere I started singing this line, “nothin’ gonna hold me back..” I think it came from my own desire to let go when I am playing & singing in the presence of others. I like what my voice does on this song and it would be really nice to finish it. ;)

September 8, 2010

Drive, Drive, Drive

I wrote this song a few months ago when I was wanderlusting.

September 8, 2010

Too Much To Drink

I’ve been writing this song for years…literally. Since 2006. The chorus part, “gonna let my feet roam…” is a new addition (within the last couple months).

I think this song might be about a few different people who I’ve loved in different ways. Kind of an amalgam of experiences… even though here you can only hear one verse. Gotta work on that. :)