Self​/​less EP

by Alva Leigh

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1.
Scene shot in slow motion A circle of eyes The weight of attention When the ribbons are tied Peel back the paper You're trapped in their moment Anticipating the Birthday Girl Birthday Girl Birthday We light the candle to watch it go out Where does the magic go? A glow on the surface What's growing inside The attraction of newness The promise of life Take what you're given Forget what you wanted Holding a mirror To all of their choices Birthday Girl Birthday Girl Birthday We light the candle to watch it go out Where does the magic go? After the party they all go home Your back to the door feel the silence grow Nobody tells you how you will cope After the magic goes Where does the magic go For the birthday girl
2.
Take My Time 02:49
Too old, too young Too much, not enough Too tight, too loose Too tough, lighten up It ain't easy inside my mind It ain't easy to be left behind Take my time, take my time I'm looking out eyes open wide Take my time, take my time Give me freedom for the words that I would never say Hiding in my head won't help me anyway Take my time, take my time Too late to leave To linger tonight Minutes then hours Then days pass me by It ain't easy to be lost and found It ain't easy it'll come around Take my time, take my time I'm looking out eyes open wide Take my time, take my time Give me freedom for the words that I would never say Hiding in my head won't help me anyway Take my time, take my time Let's be odd, time's not even Moving fast can numb the feeling Leave the rules quit the reasons Become someone to believe in Take my time, take my time I'm looking out eyes open wide Take my time, take my time Give me freedom for the words that I would never say Hiding in my head won't help me anyway Take my time, take my time
3.
Soft Focus 02:44
Caught out in the rain I haven’t slept in days Staring into space As I miss another train I feel like I’ve become A hollow empty song A beat without a drum   That’s going on and on I’m tired of living for the game I’ll wait forever if I stay Trapped in broken yesterdays In the end we will be who we’ve chosen Take the lens move the light to soft focus Across the empty track You take a photograph As I hear the shutter snap I’m done with looking back As I sit and wait The edges change their shape Though the clouds remain I’m making a new frame I’m tired of living for the game I’ll wait forever if I stay Trapped in broken yesterdays In the end we will be who we’ve chosen Take the lens move the light to soft focus Soft focus Blur the edges of it Soft focus Put yourself inside it Soft focus Cut the colours of yourself I’m tired of living for the game I’ll wait forever if I stay Trapped in broken yesterdays In the end we will be who we’ve chosen Take the lens move the light to soft focus
4.
Wilderness 02:59
For all of the years That I’ve lived inside this house The curtains the halls  The pictures on walls No more surprises now Memories and dreams I’ve gathered Are sitting on a shelf                        Then I found a room that I didn’t know about You opened the door And you pulled me in If I am a garden Then loving you is a wilderness I can’t sleep sometimes Wondering how you’ll turn out Mistakes I will make Plans I will break My fear of falling down If time is medicine then baby You’re forever and you’re now        You’re like a room that I didn’t know about You opened the door And you pulled me in If I am a garden Then loving you is a wilderness A wilder wilder wilderness A wilder wilder wilderness A wilder wilder wilderness When I thought there was nothing left You opened the door And you pulled me in If I am a garden Then loving you is a wilderness Something from nothing Magic within If I am a garden Then loving you is a wilderness

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Self/less is a collection of songs from the emotional tumble dryer of new motherhood.

As of June 19th, sales from my Bandcamp will be donated to Gideon's Army in Nashville and the Southern Poverty Law Center until further notice.

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released April 3, 2020

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