Love Songs + More New Songs (2002​-​2003)

by Abigail Lapell

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  • Love Songs and More New Songs - 2002-2003

    Limited edition DIGITAL-ONLY box set of early recordings. Includes 11 tracks from two EPs plus bonus material. Sparse, plucky elecrtic guitar and a wavering voice. 

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Side One: Love Songs EP (2003)
1. Boston Song
2. Beautiful
3. My Love
4. Pride
5. I don't miss you

Side Two: More New Songs EP (2002)
1. Home
2. Warm Night
3. City Girl
4. Ghosts
5. Migrant Breeze

Side Three: Extra Songs
1. Dress Rehearsal (2003)

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released 01 January 2003

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Track Name: Boston Song
Boston Song


Waking up in Boston, asleep on the floor

Same clothes I wore last night and the night before

All the neighbours watching, wonder what they thought

Headed for the border, smoked American pot



I want to be alone—all alone

In the town where I was born


Riding on the el train, but the walls are washed clean

From point A to point B, and all the pointless places in between

I’d rather be underwater, rather be anywhere

I’d rather be in Boston; Maybe I’ll see you there


I want to be alone—all alone

In the town where I was born
Track Name: Beautiful
Beautiful

If I could be other than I am
I’d take your photograph, take your hand
Follow you in my mind’s eye
See your face in the morning sky

Oh, you’re beautiful

And if I could be other than I am
I’d take you all through this great dark land
Wander from the well-worn path
Find each other in the aftermath

Oh, you’re beautiful
And I don’t know why, and I never will
But I can’t be other than I am

If I took you in my arms tonight
It would be all wrong, but that’s all right
I know a place you’ve never been
All full of things that you’ve never seen

And oh, you’re beautiful

If I took you in my arms tonight
It would be all wrong, but that’s all right
Hide from the hail storm
I can’t keep my word but I can keep you warm

Oh, you’re beautiful,
But if I never have then I never will,
I can’t take you in my arms tonight

And if you were anybody else
You’d say all’s well that ends and I’d say, well,
I never knew you but I wish that I had
And if I ever do I would be so glad

Because you’re beautiful.
Track Name: My Love
My Love

You walked out of a sorry state
With your eyes on fire, and your head on straight,
My love, my love, my love…

You don’t know what it’s all about
You’re always talking when you should shout,
My love, my love, my love…

What was I thinking of,
That day? My love, my love…

You dropped out of a great escape
With a strange look and a smile on your face
My love, my love, my love…

What were you dreaming of,
That night? My love, my love…
Track Name: Pride
PrideBreak my silence, voices shouting in my mindBut I will be the first to admit that I am cursedYou might say I had no pride
So many mixed blessings, I think that’s the only kindBut I will be the last to admit my chance has passedYou might say I had no shame
Track Name: I Don't Miss You Anymore
I Don’t Miss You Anymore

Over and above my wildest dreams

That’s where you will always stay

There has to be a better way

All or nothing, thought I heard you say

I don’t miss you anymore

I don’t miss you any less


Over my objections half-hearted raised

That’s where you’ll stay

There has to be a better way

Good for nothing, but I swear, I heard you say



I don’t miss you anymore

I don’t miss you any less

I don’t miss you anymore
Track Name: Home
Home


Don’t take me home, I don’t want to go there
I don’t wanna go anywhere


You had enough, I’ll do it your way
I’ll stand waving my hand in the doorway


And you stand like the wasted tower of some ancient power
And in the explosion we’ll fall in slow motion
Like the rain on some toxic ocean


And you had enough, I’ll do it your way
I’ll stand waving my hand in the doorway


Just don’t take me home.
Track Name: Warm Night
Self-Sympathy

Oh well, it’s not that bad
Aw hell! It’s (really) not that bad.
A warm night, all alone with my own self-sympathy
It’s all right, or at least I think that it will be.

I’m going down to see if you’re okay
And I really don’t know what I’ll say
And everyone comes here looking for love
But they’re not looking hard enough
Track Name: Ghosts
Ghosts don't scare me like you do
I've tried to be brave, I've tried but I'm through

Take me someplace where there's no one around
Just don't tell me that you love me
In this ghost town

Fire doesn't burn me like you did;
I'm only human and I was only a kid

Take me someplace where there's no one around
Just don't tell me that you love me
In this ghost town

Ice doesn't freeze my heart like this
Like your face, your embrace and your haunted kiss

Ghosts don't scare me like you do
And I'm frightened of nothing like I'm frightened of you

Take me someplace where there's no one around
Just don't tell me that you love me
Won't you tell me that you love me
In this ghost town
Track Name: City Girl
I wasn't born a city girl
Wasn't raised that way
I grew up with shy suburban eyes
Looking away

And I can't complain
But I can't go back again

I met a girl who never had to
Light her own smokes
Met a boy who was glad to
Laugh at his own jokes

And in the pouring rain
When everybody looks the same
I am a city girl
I'm in love with the sound of the train

And there are feasts and there are famines ahead
You can lead or follow
When it comes down to sink or swim
You spit or swallow

And in the dying light
The city is black and white
Track Name: Migrant Breeze
This migrant breeze
Flies to the seas
And these crashing waves
Fall where they may
But I want to be grounded like you are

In my fondest dreams
Strange as it seems
I am dust on your doorstep
With a prayer to quicken your step
Oh, I want to be grounded like you are

No need to explain
I'll leave the way I came
With no hearts left to break
No love left to make
Oh I just want to be grounded like you are

And this daylight fades into night
Just look at all the stars above you
Look at how they love you

And I'd love to be grounded like you are
Track Name: Dress Rehearsal
Dress Rehearsal

Nine-thirty on a Tuesday night
Going over the game plan
Everything’s gonna be all right
Going over the drill

Overcome, overjoyed, over my dead body
Overdone, over and out, over my dead body

He’s gonna be there on Saturday
Just thought I should tell you
Everything’s gonna be okay
Just thought you should know

Overcome, overjoyed, over my dead body
Overdone, over and out, over my dead body

From the top, from the heart, from my cold, dead hands
From the top, from the heart, from my cold, dead hands

Nine-thirty on a Tuesday night
Going over the game plan
Everything’s gonna be all right
Going over the drill
Track Name: Fire Escape
It's a cold night in August
And it hasn't rained in days
I never thought I'd miss the rain
But I miss it anyways

Now everything's on fire
Burns the August chill
And if the fire doesn't get you
Then the fire escape will