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released July 10, 2014

Recorded & mixed by Jacob Winik, March 3rd, at Tiny Telephone, SF. Mixed by Jason Ward, Chicago Mastering.
Artwork by Sara Press.
All songs written by Amy LaCour.
All cello arrangements by Misha Khalikulov.

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Track Name: My Summer Dress
All of the words left unsaid
Hang like loose thread
From the hem of my summer dress
The season’s passed; we’ll be reborn again
For now, my friend
All those loose threads
They’ll need mending
No use pretending
That we can’t see just how this life has worn us in
And out

Out of my head, out of my heart
Right in the middle is where I’ll start
From now on
Don’t let me lean on one or the other for too long
My mind
My heart

One or the other always wins
The mind grown strong
Can wear feeling down to dust
The heart indulged,
Will lose reason to its lust
They can become a crutch
For the living
And so damned unforgiving
Like the seams of my summer dress


Bodies shift year in year out
Leaving us filled up with doubt
Of our own beauty
Those summer dresses waiting for the sun
They’ll hardly fit
What good is it?
To mend, to sew
When we hardly know
The fashion of the seasons yet to come
Such minor matters to distract me from
My head
My heart

All of the words left unsaid
Hang like loose thread
From the hem of my summer dress
Track Name: Long Time Ago
I see the question
There in your eyes
Oh, will you speak it?
And ask me why?

Why would I leave you
Here all alone
Left with an aching
In flesh, in bone?

Oh I do love you
I want you to know
That cup ran over
A long time ago


Some say I took more
Than I did give
If that’s the truth, dear
Oh please forgive

I cannot pay back
All that you gave
Love makes no loan, dear
Demands no slave


Oh I do love you
I want you to know
That cup ran over
A long time ago


I’ll leave this with you
I’m on my way
May it quench some thirst, dear
On darker days

I hear the call now
A trumpet sounds
There in the distance
Where hope abounds
Track Name: California Days
Just how many ways
Can I think to say this?
California days seem all the same

I cannot remember
August from September
These California days seem all the same

Sometimes, oh, the sun is too damn bright
Shining down upon us like an accusing spot light
Oh my sins
Felt so good last night

You say it’s no wonder
That time has pulled us under
That all I seem to do now is complain

Once upon a time
I was patient, I was kind
But these California days seem all the same

Sometimes, oh, the sun is too damn bright
Shining down upon us like an accusing spot light
Oh my sins
Felt so good last night


Well it’s a mean trick to fool us out of winter
Then we can try to tell ourselves that summer lasts forever
Oh my sins
They bring such shame
These California days, they’re all the same


Just how many ways
Can I think to say this?
I’m held up in a state that does not change

And you won’t understand me
You like your living carefree
These California days seem all the same

Sometimes, oh, the sun is too damn bright
Shining down upon us like an accusing spot light
Oh my sins
Felt so good
If it only would rain
These California days, they’re all the same
Track Name: Right By You
Here it is your light to hold
You, less than one minute old
I want to do
Right by you

I see in your tiny hands
The will to touch sky and land
Oh, let me do
Right by you

Any way the wind blows could lead you from me
Oh that I be brave and set you free
Oh shine your light, child
Oh, find your light


I’m afraid of my mistakes
So afraid your heart will break
Oh, let me do
Right by you

I find this a heavy task
When to know, when to ask
Oh let me do
Right by you

Any way the wind blows could lead you from me
Oh that I be brave and set you free
Oh shine your light, child
Oh, find your light


Go out and make joy of life
Shaped with your own carving knife
Oh let it do
Right by you

Oh let me do right by you
Oh let us do right by you
Track Name: Kerri
Kerri
I’m so sorry
I have been so absent
I have been so far away, mm hm

Now is the time
Time to tell you
What is in my heart
In my mind, mm hm

Kerri
I have been so lonely
And I’ve missed your kindness
Your fight, mm hm

How did the days disappear?
The long time between then and here
Is gone
So long
So long

Kerri
You have been so patient
You have watched me land
And take flight, mm hm

And I come crashing down
Down so low now
Down from the highest of highs, mm hm

How did the days lead us here?
Must this passing of time fan our fear?
We’ve held on
So long
So long

Oh, I’d recognize you
Even in the lifetime after this
It feels as if you’ve led and I have followed
Out of a history we borrowed
From the wind
I feel it on my skin
On a cool night
Whispered through the trees in moon’s light
Played once and again and again and again
No sense of the start or the end, or the end

Kerri
I will meet you Tuesday
Right there at our café
That sits on the sliver lake bend, mm hm

Don’t hurry down
I’ll wait for you
All day if I have to
My friend, mm hm

So precious the days are, my dear
Let us savor each smile and each tear
And be strong
All along
All along

For so long
So long