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Recorded live in the studio with a 10-piece ensemble, this six song EP combines the intimacy of a live performance with the lush arrangements of a large ensemble.

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released September 25, 2010

All songs written by Debra Fotheringham (BMI), except for "Time" written by Debra Fotheringham & Stephanie Mabey
Produced by Scott Wiley
Recorded live at June Audio, Provo, UT
Engineered, Mixed by Scott Wiley
Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, L.A.
Photography by Jed Wells
Design by Ryan Tanner

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Track Name: Paris
Voices drifting through the night.
Voices drifting through my open window.
The Paris streets are full of light.
So let’s get out of here and take the metro.

Let’s not make a single plan.
Let’s not plan a single destination.
Let’s try all the food we can
at the étoile of this constellation.

You’re not here.
It’s only me
and it feels like a scene from Amélie.
I close my eyes, reach for your hand
But it's only me and this empty river Seine.

Let’s try this patisserie
while I imagine all the ghosts of the ages.
All this countless history
and you and I are still just passing stages.

Order me a creme brûlée.
I’ll smile and nod and act like I’m not a tourist.
You know, your French is bien parlé.
But here I go again, right back to the chorus.

There’s an element in me and it won’t let me be, an endless constancy,
a need to wander.
I will miss you while I’m gone.
I won’t be gone too long.
Leaving you feels wrong.
Track Name: Dan's Song
Mom stayed up all night
thinking you were dead.
You didn't leave a note
just an unmade bed.

With your pack and Kerouac
you're gonna ride the rails.
Who does that anymore?
Hope you find yourself.

Do you see where it ends?
There's always more around the bend.
It's all too much to comprehend.

So ride
Like it's all that you need.
Like the freedom and speed
could be your air and water.
Go blow with the wind.
To where you've never been.
But please come back again.

Your bed's the desert sand.
Your ceiling's the stars.
Who needs a home
when you've got boxcars?

But you're a stranger here
in a world of train men.
You know you don't belong
cause you ain't one of them.

Cause for you there is an end.
Home is just around the bend.
It's not too much to comprehend.

CHORUS

BRIDGE

CHORUS
Track Name: Butterfly Effect
It could have been
a better job.
It could have been
a four year degree.

or even the cold and the snow
might have kept you from me.

Pre-chorus:
it could have been
any number of things.
The beating of hearts
or butterfly wings.

If you had stayed in the valley of stars
or never left the sea.
There might have been a different path that led you away from me.
But I think God knew that I needed you.

It could have been
traffic lights.
It could have been
another love.
or even my stupid mistakes
might have been enough.

Pre-chorus:
It could have been
any number of things
the beating of hearts
or butterfly wings
Track Name: You Elude Me
You drift like a breath through my mind.
Your form dissipates and I find,
You elude me

Struggling to find air.
I surface and find you there,
But you elude me.

In the dark I feel your hands reaching out to me,
But my fingers slip through your grasp.
I’m forced to see—
You elude me.

Called in by the sound of your voice.
Its echoes compound my choice.
You elude me.

A mirage is all you seem,
But I’ll never give up this dream
Though you elude me.
Track Name: Subtraction
Subtraction and you’re gone.
Just like that.
In seconds flat.

Reaction. I had none.
No more to add.
Gone from have to had.

June passed by so quick.
The timid talks and my lipstick.
July just wasn’t enough.
In my plans it was never this rough.

Math is not my strong suit.
I don’t know pi from a square root.
But I know Subtraction.

Subtraction. We’re gone.
All of the trust
has turned to dust.

Distractions. They were wrong.
No more to say.
Last look. Walk away.

I read this in a book.
They said pages in one look.
But I saw just one thing.
I knew the meaning.

CHORUS:
Bridge:
You say two can care
And still not make a pair
And I say love just ain’t fair.

LAST CHORUS
Love is not my strong suit.
It never seems to take root.
And I know Subtraction.
Track Name: Time
Some cynics like to say
that there's no life in space
They only see stars through their telescopes.

Out on the ancient seas
mythical, scaly beasts
drove sailors to abandon all their hope.

CHORUS:
You've asked the questions
but the answers can't be found.
It took us ages
to see that Earth was round.
So put it all on the line
Then give it time.

Some cynics like to say
You'll never leave this place
They only see that name tag on your chest.

You know you're meant for more
Than the Fridays you're living for.
But it's hard to see past the schedule on your desk.

CHORUS

Bridge:
Of all the critics that you've met
Seems like the worst one's in your head.
Let them presume and postulate
'til their noises fade.

CHORUS