Wandering, Wondering

by Whitney Lyman

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released January 23, 2012

Engineered by Eric Corson in Seattle, Mastered at Hanzsek AV, Snohomish, WA. All songs written by Whitney Lyman. Devin Anderson: drums, Jason Gray: bass, Paris Hurley: violin, Tracy Hagen: cello, Beth Fleenor: clarinet, Jamie Maschler: accordion, Greg Larson: trombone, Steve O'Brien: trumpet, Samantha Bosch: flute, Whitney Lyman: piano/banjo/guitar/vocals/vibraphone/marimba/percussion.

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Whitney Lyman Seattle, Washington

Whitney Lyman is composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Seattle. She blends influences from traditional world folk, baroque chamber music, indie rock, and dream pop creating ethereal soundscapes and cinematic visuals.

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Track Name: Sky Blue
Arms wide open
I understand
That your scared
That you're scared

Vast as the ocean
My love for you
Are you prepared
Are you prepared for what you might find?

Bruised and broken
Your weary heart
Can you feel
Oh can you feel love of some kind?
Track Name: Magic Tricks
Even though it doesn't work
You can buy it for a low, low price
Given that I saw it first
I will rightfully now claim my prize

So, you wanna try your magic tricks
Try spinning that plate and watching it break
Now I'm trying to make sense of it
But all of your slack is holding me back

Have you seen the ground glistening?
Have you heard the sound of listening?
It sounds like...

No one lives inside my world
But me and I will say what happens here
Having faith is very hard
When the base of it is laid in fear

So you wanna try your magic tricks
You're flipping those cards straight from your heart
Now I'm trying to make sense of it
But I can't explain the one that remains

Have you seen the ground glistening?
Have you heard the sound of listening?
It sounds like...
Track Name: A Spot of Shade (In the Digital Age)
You live in a world filled with a thick, black haze
Spend all of your time stuck in a kind of daze
Remember what it was like to look in another's eyes?
remember what it was like looking up to the skies?

You live in a world where all the doors are locked
You've built all around yourself a cold, steel box
Remember what it was like to look in another's eyes?
Remember what it was like looking up the the skies?

Bye-bye to decent conversation
Bye-bye, the use of imagination

You live in a world surrounded by pecking crows
Not seeing the wolves covered in sheep's clothes
Remember what it was like to look in another's eyes
Remember what it was like before all of the lies?

Bye-bye to decent conversation
Bye-bye, the use of imagination

You live in a world where the green grass grows
And the cool wind blows
Your tears all away, all away

You live in a world where the sunshine plays
All across your face
And the shadows make a spot of shade
For you to lay
Track Name: The Fool
Waiting on the morning light
I've sat for ages holding tight
Wanting to feel the sun
I've sat for ages feeling none

Give me one more reason I should stay
Wait for one more day to throw it all away

Staring at this paradox
Has complicated all my thoughts
It's just another sign
It's complicated all the time

Why even bother with this pain?
Try to understand that we are both to blame

No, I won't be fooled by love again
I'll plant Imaginary seeds that'll turn into trees
That are growing from me that will cover my head
No, I won't be fooled by love again
I've learned that when you let your heart make the rules
Then you both become fools
And you don't get to choose in the end

The road is at another block
We're never moving, why have we stopped?
Why can't we get along?
The score is losing, what went wrong?

Maybe we could make it something fine
Back within our memories if we give it time
Track Name: Midnight Ferry
The city glitters bright when you look up
Waters turnin white as you stir it up
Cause you're floating through golden foam
Yeah, you're floating, floating on home

The rapid ripping wind steals your breath from you
The salt that's blowing in, you can taste it too
Cause it's blowing from the sea
And your floating closer to me

Wind and water over my head, what can I do?
Lift this old load over my shoulder, filled with blues.
Track Name: Quiet Stars
Wise beyond your years
Here's where you start looking back

Eyes up to the sights
Right where you stand, in your tracks

Wait. Hold yourself still
Til there's a quiet beating drum

Among the stars
We are of and we are
Among the stars
We are of and we are
The Earth