Song Notes and Lyrics

A Parallel Sunrise master

A Parallel Sunrise

Here’s to Life Again

© 2016, Lauren Passarelli
? 2016, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

When I was young
My courage was strong
Flowing with what was mine
I’d flourish and shine
Music was best
Play and my chakras did the rest

Pull me to you
Seek me sweetly
Hold me true
Reach for light bring it home
You don’t have to be alone
Here’s hopin’ my heart carries the day for you

Here’s to life again

Then there are days
When I melt away
Saddened by what I see
That shakes me inside
My confidence dies
And the rain clears the smile that I once knew

On the rebound
Coming around
Intending to be fully here
Watching doubt disappear
Tune the moment warm and clear
Leave behind old stories for the new

Here’s to life again

High and low, we wake and sleep
The sun comes up and goes down again
The tide comes in and out, in and out
The moon phases choosing to come back back back

Words & music: L Pass
Guitars, line 6 banjo, bass, drums, percussion, vocals, midi guitar keys: L Pass
Pedal steel: Norman Zocher

Totally Love You

© 2016, Lauren Passarelli
? 2016, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Yes I Love you, yes I love you
I totally, totally, totally, totally, love you
Cuz I Love you, yes I love you
I totally, totally, totally, totally, love you

You’ve got a style and a swagger of your own that’s appealing, so appealing
You’ve got a style and a swagger of your own that’s appealing, so appealing

Yes I Love you, yes I love you
I totally, totally, totally, totally, love you
Cuz I Love you, yes I love you
I totally, totally, totally, totally, love you

You better watch it, I’m gonna get ya
I’m gonna swoop you up and kiss you gonna put you in my pocket
You better watch it, I’m gonna get ya
I’m gonna swoop you up and kiss you gonna slip you in my pocket

Yes I Love you, yes I love you
I totally, totally, totally, totally, love you
Cuz I Love you, yes I love you
I totally, totally, totally, totally, love you

Words & music: L Pass
Vocals, finger snaps, scissor: L Pass

Hear Me

© 2016, Lauren Passarelli
? 2016, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I wanna sweeten your heart, I wanna tickle your mind
Oh hear me
Oh hear me

I wanna be in your heart, I wanna reach you with mine
Oh hear me
Oh hear me

You could be lost on a whim, you could be chased by the wind into confusion again, trapped in worrying

Surrendered before you begin, blocking the answer within’, sure that you’re missing again, and I’m worrying

I wanna quicken your heart, I wanna be on your mind
Oh hear me
Oh hear me

I wanna kindle your heart, I wanna reach you through time
Oh hear me
Oh hear me

You could be lost on a whim, you could be chased by the wind into confusion again, trapped in worrying

Surrendered before you begin, blocking the answer within’, sure that you’re missing again, and I’m worrying

Words & music: L Pass
Tuning: DACGAD
Guitars, bass, lap steel, vocals, percussion: L Pass

Reaching For Love

© 2016 Lauren Passarelli
? 2016, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

It makes me sad for so many years
Cried too many tears
Reaching for love

It makes me mad your life had too much pain
Life’s an awful strain
And we’re reaching for love

Oh here we go again heartache
With extra features for hard days
Oh we could turn back now right here
Oh here we go again heartache
And still some part of you is aware
I’m in my broken heart to greet you

I’ve tried to please, not to disobey
Respect the words you say
While reaching for love

You played your part, thought that you knew best
Won’t give it a rest
Still I’m reaching for love

Oh here we go again heartache
With extra features for hard days
Oh we could turn back now right here
Oh here we go again heartache
Yet still some part of you is aware
I’m in my broken heart to greet you

It feels so bad when we reach new ground
You turn it around
Missing the love

The love we had doesn’t work for you
What’s my heart to do
When I’m missing the love

Oh here we go again heartache
With extra features for hard days
Oh we could turn back now right here
Oh here we go again heartache
And still some part of you is aware
I’m in my broken heart to greet you

Lyrics: Kate Chadbourne & L Pass
Music: L Pass
Rhythm & slide guitars, lead vocals, backing vocals, midi guitar keys: L Pass
Lead guitar, harmonica, accordion, backing vocals: Bird Mancini
Drums: Kathy Burkly

The Sway

© 2016 Lauren Passarelli
? 2016, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Music: L Pass
Electric piano, bass, drums, guitar, resonator guitar, percussion: L Pass

Honeywine

Honeywine

Sometimes

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Beyond talk I am tired and needing this change
Behind lights where my star-filled ceiling remains
And the blueprint for healing delivers my eyes from this troubled haze

Beneath clouds where a smile can surrender this frown
Between thoughts when I falter despair hit the ground
In the grasping for meaning puzzled the riddles spin round and round

Sometimes life takes all day
Sometimes life gets in the way
But we carry on

Before darkness stepped and masked out the light
Between breaths where the beauty erases our fright
And the challenge continues arranging forever escape the night

Sometimes life takes all day
Sometimes life gets in the way
But we carry on

Beyond talk
Behind lights
Beneath clouds
Between thoughts
Before darkness
Between breadths

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Canvas of Your Life

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

And when the canvas of your life begins to drop
You know the contrast in the picture is too sharp
Tossing hands in the air never mind I don’t care

With tea and passion you piece it together
A bit of a cry words soft and kind
And it’s no matter where it leads you
Breaking through will find you in another time

Between the good things before long
Between now and after
Happy and sad
The light and dark
Between here and there
Now and then

And when your stride reaches predicable and torn
You calculate the reflections and a mystery is born
It’s a good mind to stop take a road to the wise

With tea and passion you piece it together
A bit of a cry words soft and kind
And it’s no matter where it leads you
Breaking through will find you in another time

Between the good things before long
Between now and after
Happy and sad
The light and dark
Between here and there
Now and then

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Honeywine

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I hurt you so naturally it seems
Hurt flies at the window and rattles the beams of your heart
I stare at the life lines around your crying eyes
Tortured and puzzled by transparent lies

And I never understood
It’s never been clear
Why I say the painful words we both hate to hear
Why I’m softer to a stranger
Why I run you into tears
You’re my lifesaving line
You’re forever in my heart

Honeywine, honeywine
But it’s not always easy
Perhaps it shouldn’t be
To convince you once more to forgive me
Honeywine, Honeywine
Honeywine, Honeywine

I love you like music in the dark
Whipping around my head and beyond my sight
I stare at the life lines around your crying eyes
You’re so fragile
Thin ice in the night

And I never understood
It’s never been clear
Why I say the painful words we both hate to hear
Why I’m softer to a stranger
Why I run you into tears
You’re my lifesaving line
You’re forever in my heart

Honeywine, honeywine
But it’s not always easy
Perhaps it shouldn’t be
To convince you once more to forgive me
Honeywine, Honeywine
Honeywine, Honeywine

Words: Stefanie Badach Mis
Music: Lauren Passarelli

Pieces

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

There are moments of you that find me
In the faces I’ve seen lately
Why don’t you miss me
You’ve lived longer to be doubtful
What don’t you miss about me
When I live longer will I be doubtful
You break yourself to pieces and puzzle on

There are thousands of thoughts that hide me
Disguising the image I see
Why don’t you miss me
You’ve were stronger and I was hopeful
What don’t you miss about me
If I get stronger will I stay hopeful
Or break myself to pieces and puzzle on

Every since grey dawn
Out from the fields around, fields around
We’d balance the stars
Get a grip of the water
Grip of the water

Every since grey dawn
Out from the fields around
We balance the stars
Get a grip of the water
Grip of the water
Grip of the water
Grip of the water

There are moments of you that find me
In the faces I’ve seen lately
Why don’t you miss me
You’ve lived longer to be doubtful
What don’t you miss about me
When I live longer, will I be doubtful
You break yourself to pieces
And puzzle on

Every since grey dawn
Out from the fields around
We balance the stars
Get a grip of the water
Grip of the water
Every since grey dawn
Out from the fields around
We balance the stars
Get a grip of the water
Grip of the water

There are moments of you that find me

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Not This Way

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

How much hatred can one take
How much pain can you create
On our last time around, smiles were faked, hearts did break
No time for theorizing past mistakes
Love will have to wait

How long will ears refuse to hear
How long will eyes look insincere
I used to hesitate, hear all wrong, speak to late
And I know that miles of walls are hard to shake
So love will have to wait

Hey I’m cryin too
And I need you too
But not this way
No, not this way

Thinking some day we’ll relate
End the hurting heal the ache
Time provides escape
Silent blows incriminate
And keeping our distance only separates
Why does love have to wait

Hey I’m cryin too
And I need you too
But not this way
No, not this way

Why does love have to wait
Why does love have to wait
Why does love have to wait

Come Inside

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Bending her will into desire
Her sky’s forgotten how to rain
Weaving her truth into a fire
Forever seeking change
Despair when it stays the same

Somewhere in between the making
She remembers why she came
Smile at the moon before awaking
Dance away the shame
Warm safe hours remain

Come inside
Your world is too cold
Come inside
Come inside

Chances are she’s fallen through it
All consumed too soon too late
Her perceptions hold her to it
She just calls it fate
Blindly she creates

Come inside
Your world is too cold
Come inside
Come inside

Come inside
Your world is too cold
Come inside
Come inside

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

All Life Long

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Hardly any sound no words back
Lead me home guide my path
Words unknown galaxy map
Moonlit snow fills the abstract

All life long with you
All life long with you

Silent words from my eyes make you strong
Looking back all life long
One mind one sky through dancing lights
Patterns the hills as you witness my life

All life long with you
All life long with you

All life long with you
All life long with you

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Soon Isn’t Soon Enough

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I’ll never forget you
Times I’ve tried
Years go by but I can’t erase you
Wonder why often cry yet I can’t replace you
Call your phone write your home my friend
Have I misplaced you
Was I outta line could you change your mind and see

Soon enough isn’t soon enough for me
I’d love for you to see
Soon enough isn’t soon enough for me
I’d love for you to see

Have I hurt you
Who closed the door could take no more my friend
I feel you’re lonely
What’s in store, I can’t ignore the trend

You must believe me
Just like before I’ve never seen the end
I know you hear me
Can we restore the faded smiles again.

Soon enough isn’t soon enough for me
I’d love for you to see
Soon enough isn’t soon enough for me
I’d love for you to see

Soon isn’t soon enough, isn’t soon enough
Isn’t soon enough
Isn’t soon
Isn’t soon enough
Isn’t soon enough

I’ll never forget you
Times I’ve tried
Years go by but I can’t erase you
Wonder why often cry yet I can’t replace you
Call your phone write your home my friend
Have I misplaced you
Was I outta line would you change your heart towards me

Soon isn’t soon enough for me
Soon isn’t soon enough for me

Soon isn’t soon enough
Isn’t soon enough
Isn’t soon enough
Isn’t soon
Isn’t soon enough
Isn’t soon enough

Soon isn’t soon enough
Isn’t soon enough
I’d love for you to see

Soon isn’t soon enough for me
I’d love for you to see

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Stars

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Have you seen the stars tonight
They’re all out inviting us to join them
With a cloud passing by that’s where my thoughts are
With clouds and stars way up in the sky

Have you seen the clouds tonight
They’re all out inviting us to join them
With a star passing by that’s where my thoughts are
With clouds and stars way up in the sky

If you take a chance and look into the wonders of the world
You’ll find they’ll fill your mind
If you take a 1000 years to see what time alone can do
You’re wasting time cause it’s all inside you

Have you seen the stars tonight
They’re all out inviting us to joint them
Let your mind go way up in the sky
Open your heart and let it fly
Open your heart don’t pass them by

Words: Cindy Brown
Music: Lauren Passarelli

I Love You

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

They’ve been at it all day
Each needing the other
Won’t tell one another I love you

He’s been drifting away
She’s cried out to reach him
Oh please won’t you hear me I need you

Timeless
Hopeless
Useless
Endless
Touchless
Careless
Fruitless
Loveless

She has all yesterday
His promise forever
We’ll stay together I need you
He has nothing too say
Can’t find a reason
It’s so hard to tell her I love you
I love you

Timeless
Hopeless
Useless
Endless
Touchless
Careless
Fruitless
Loveless

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Walking The Blues

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

There are diamonds rounding the corner
Wishing to come inside
Carrying tools that mean to uncover
Don’t mismanage this time
Exhausted, often neglected
Bottled in a jar
Bewildered
Misrepresented
Lost in nothing too far

Walking the blues too long
Too bad, too late
Walking the blues too long
Too bad, too late

Inviting, waves of unwinding
Pulses arriving in light
Softhearted laughter enlightens the sky
Silence brings words to life

Walking the blues too long
Too bad, too late
Walking the blues too long
Too bad, too late

Walking the blues too long
Too bad, too late
Walking the blues too long
Too bad, too late

Walking the blue too long
Too bad, too late
Walking the blues too long
Too bad, too late

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Harry

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Oh, Harry
Oh, Harry
We’re lonely
So lonely

Oh, Harry
Oh, Harry
Please come home

Oh, Harry
Oh, Harry
It’s crazy
So crazy

Oh, Harry
Oh, Harry
Please come home
Please come home

Springtime is springing
Birds are singing
Geeses are geesing along
(See the geese, little geese)
(See the geese geesing along)

Moonlight beaming
Sunlight cheering
Ducks have been quacking your song

Oh, Harry
(Wont you listen, can’t you hear me,
Don’t you know that since you left my life is ever weary)
Oh, Harry
(Wont you listen, can’t you hear me,
Don’t you know that since you left my life is ever weary)
Oh, Harry
(Wont you listen, can’t you hear me,
Don’t you know that since you left my life is ever weary)
Oh, Harry
(Wont you listen, can’t you hear me,
Don’t you know that since you left my life is ever weary)

Oh, Harry
Oh, Harry
At least croon along
At least croon along

Springtime is springing
Birds are singing
Geeses are geesing along
(See the geese, little geese)
(See the geese geesing along)

Moonlight beaming
Sunlight cheering
Ducks have been quacking your song

Oh, Harry
Oh, Harry
Oh, Harry
Oh, Harry

Oh, Harry
Oh, Harry

At least croon along
At least croon along
At least croon along

Sometimes Remix

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Sometimes life takes all day
Sometimes life gets in the way
And you carry one

Beyond talk
Behind Light
Beneath clouds
Between thoughts
Before darkness
Between breadths

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Tender Ramble

Tender Ramble

Bolstered By Blue

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Born loving blue
Ocean sky in the moon field
Best of purple tender ramble
Scramble words with love
Find what’s new
Gifts of flowing wonder
Tread the road
Romantic thunder
Lace the truth with glue

Run by deliver me
Sense me shivering blind
Feel the chill of lost sublime
Give me time, give me time

Bolstered by blue
Touched with fire expressions
Silk sand wild beaches of honey
Align and hug the moon

Fly by, deliver me
Patience and command
Kiss the sun, redeem the sky
Give me time, give me time

Fly by, deliver me
Patience and command
Kiss the sun, release the sky
Give me time, give me time

Fly by, deliver me
Patience and command
Kiss the sun, lift the sky
Give me time, give me time

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Can’t Go Back

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

You think you’d be full of words flying them north to me
Challenge your heart bouncing your thoughts to me

All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back

I miss the juicy working chiseled sounds
I miss your voice in the hollow all around

All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back

I can’t fight the placid plight you paint upon life
Fixed in a sinking boredom stressed to strike

All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back

Fight for isolation
Hold on to frustration
Canned communication
Heartless affirmation
Permanent stagnation
Past transformation

All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back

You think you’d be full of words flying them north to me
Challenge your heart bouncing your thoughts to me

All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back
All in all it’s over, can’t go back

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

How’s It Gonna End

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I can see through
I can see you
I can’t touch you
But you can see me
I can almost hear you

We can wave
You can smile
But it may be a while before
We breathe the same air

How’s it gonna end
What’s it all about
How’s it gonna end
What’s it all about

I am so close
Desperately near you
I can’t smell you or actually tell you
Anything real

How’s it gonna end
What’s it all about
How’s it gonna end
What’s it all about

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

It’s Only Rain

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

It isn’t easy
But complications do disappear
A glimpse of light
I feel you near
I reach for a change and watch you appear
Floating from somewhere there to here
In a moment born for me
If I wait for you
And play with you
Your heart beats with mine

It’s the rain that brings the sadness to my sky
It’s only rain asking why
It’s the rain
It’s the rain that makes me feel so small
It’s only rain after all
It’s the rain

I made it through the worst winter
It’s only rain

It’s the rain that brings the sadness to my sky
It’s only rain asking why
It’s the rain
It’s the rain that makes me feel so small
It’s only rain after all
It’s the rain

I made it through the worst winter
It’s only rain
It’s only rain

It isn’t easy
But complications do disappear

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Happy Birthday

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Too much darkness, where’s the moon
Your star has left your sky too soon
Song on the wind poem in your heart
Words are love and conscious works of art

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

Cause, “We’re nothing but music wrapped in a body made of snow”
Brother Blue said,
“We ain’t nothin’ but music wrapped in a body of snow.”

Moving forward sailing through
Years are many and your life is full
Wrap your scarf, press on at will
Live it up, cap dance away your chill.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

Cause, “We’re nothing but music wrapped in a body made of snow”
Brother Blue said,
“We ain’t nothin’ but music wrapped in a body of snow.”

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Reach Me

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I close my eyes, it’s my far away look
I feel far and far away
A cloud of words eclipses my heart
I sound far and far away

Catch me while you can before I go
Don’t let me drift too far, hold me in love
Reach me with your eyes
Touch me with your smile

Wind whispers rain in the shade of their sigh
Someone’s far and far away
Oh, catch them while you can before they go
Don’t let them drift too far, hold them in love
Reach them with your eyes
Touch them with your smile

I close my eyes, it’s my far away look
I am far and far away

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Middle Of Me

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

From the middle of the middle of me
To the middle of the middle of you
Love can move the earth
Take heart, take comfort
As one would wish, raise thirst

Can you jump out of time and be there and be there
Can you jump out of time and be there and be there

Pocket the love and remember
Bring together, return a soft answer
Cry for the moon outta that came me
Cotton on to love, on the watch for love

Can you jump out of time and be there and be there
Can you jump out of time and be there and be there

From the middle of the middle of me
To the middle of the middle of you

From the middle of the middle of me
To the middle of the middle of you

From the middle of the middle of me
To the middle of the middle of you

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Press On

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

In the middle of the corner of the problem
There’s an answer dangling by a thread
I need to fix what isn’t working
But I’m lost in what you said

It’s reason enough to think it through
There may not be a reason when we’re through
What’s there to say among millions of things to say
Shy, holding back won’t do

I will press on
I will press on
I will press on
I will press on

Trust me, don’t question me
Stop comparing our pain
She praised me for never giving up on her
She doesn’t know how close I came

It’s sad our lives so far apart
Decades gone piece my heart
It’s strange she keeps our love on a shelf
It’s a strain to be here by myself

I will press on
I will press on
I will press on
I will press on

Be certain there’s no certainty
And we will all disappear
Make your passions known to me
Around soon while we’re still here
It’s been too dark and windy
Too damn cold and dingy
Today outside was so bright I inhaled the light

I will press on
I will press on
I will press on
I will press on

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

To Be Sure

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Blanket me, I need warm
Reassure me hold me close
When there’s no hope, no hope, no
Sing to me through the storm
Whisper softly, please stay close
When there’s no hope, no hope, no

To be sure
To be certain again
You’re the best reason yet
You’re the best reason yet
To be sure
Be at home in my skin
You’re the best reason yet
You’re the best reason yet

Feelin’ outside it all, outside of how
Outside of why, outside

To be sure
To be certain again
Don’t let me down
To be sure, to be home in my skin
Don’t let me down
To be sure, to be certain again
You’re the best reason yet
You’re the best reason yet
To be sure, to be home in my skin
You’re the best reason yet
You’re the best reason yet

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Where Are You

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I wait I reach for you
I wait, I’m holding you,
I wait, I sent for you,
I wait, I’m kissing you

Where are you now
Where are you now

I wait, I sing for you
I wait, I’m loving you
I wait, I’m needing you
I wait, I’m soothing you

Where are you now
Where are you now

Hold me from there
Don’t you be scared
Hold me holding you
It’s the first thing I’ll do

I wait, I breathe for you
I wait, I’m warming you
I wait, I’m seeing you
I wait, I’m feeling you

Where are you now
Where are you now

Hold me from there
Don’t you be scared
Hold me holding you
It’s the first thing I’ll do

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

What Falls Apart

© 2013, Lauren Passarelli
? 2013, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Keep it strong, make it last
Keep me strong, when change blows past
When I’m needing comfort
I’ll be back to the start

I perceive what you want
You believe I am smart
To untangle your intentions
That you sing from your heart

Take me back
Hold me there
Talk me clear
Pour me love
Reach my shaken path
Catch what falls apart

Calm me down
Face the facts
Ease release when I hold back
To discover my courage
Reach through the dark

Take me back
Hold me there
Talk me clear
Pour me love
Reach my shaken path
Catch what falls apart

Take me back
Hold me there
Talk me clear
Pour me love
Reach my shaken path
Catch what falls apart

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Come Be Loved

Guitar: Martin 00028H
Tuning: EBEF#BE
Capo: First fret.
© 2009, Lauren Passarelli, on Feather Records.

Blast of Love

Blast of Love

Come Be Loved

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

My ears brought me pooled spring rain
To be caught among the poems
This year no walls will keep you out, will keep you out

Please come, please come
Warm yourself in this shelter
Come be loved

You tickle the knowing until it triggers the known
For her keys to the moon
This year I am broken open
Broken open

Please come, please come
Warm yourself in this shelter
Come be loved

All night with you under the moon
Frees the heart to love
This year no walls will keep you out, will keep you out

Please come, please come
Warm yourself in this shelter
Come be loved

Love as you imagined it behind and through chance
what’s just beyond that door
This year I am broken open
Broken open

Please come, please come
Warm yourself in this shelter
Come be loved

Please come, please come
Warm yourself in this shelter
Come be loved

Please come, please come
Warm yourself in this shelter
Come be loved

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Essential One

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Essential one let’s dream at last
You mean more to me than I’d ever expect
And the promise of you is almost as lovely as you

You embrace all the natural elements in this world
Your tenderness captures the magic within this world
Enchanting the hearts of the masses you win in this world
Essential one

Essential one with your open sky
I’m in your poetic arms
I’m in between the lines
Another place and time a plan to meet again and we did

You embrace all the natural elements in this world
Your tenderness captures the magic within this world
Enchanting the hearts of the masses you win in this world
Essential one

Essential one as we get onto dusk
The moon is here with heart beams of trust
Light moves across the land
As I admire so many things about you

You embrace all the natural elements in this world
Your tenderness captures the magic within this world
Enchanting the hearts of the masses you win in this world
Essential one

Oh, essential one
Oh, essential one
Oh, essential one
Oh, essential one
Oh, essential one

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Leaps & Twirls

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

How is it that you are this treasure
Lovely gem placed in my hand
Your gentle voice brings me such pleasure
Your kisses send me to distant lands
In wonder with thunder leaps and twirls

So hold me grow old with me
Unfold your words and hopes to me
I will hold you grow old with you
Unfold my heart and soul to you

How is it that you are so special
Mighty wind that shapes my sea
Your tender heart I searched forever
Your laughter fills me with ectasy
And wonder with thunder leaps and twirls

So hold me, grow old with me
Unfold your heart and soul to me
And I will hold you grow old with you
Unfold my words and hopes to you

I can’t get enough of you
And I’m just so in love with you

And I can’t get enough of you
And I’m just so in love with you

I can’t get enough of you
And I’m just so in love with you

I can’t get enough of you
And I’m just so in love with you

Hold me, grow old with me
Unfold your words and hopes to me
And I will hold you grow old with you
Unfold my heart and soul to you

I can’t get enough of you
And I’m just so in love with you

And I can’t get enough of you
And I’m just so in love with you

I can’t get enough of you
And I’m just so in love with you

I can’t get enough of you
And I’m just so in love with you

Hold me, grow old with me
Unfold your words and hopes to me
And I will hold you grow old with you
Unfold my heart and soul to you

Hold me, grow old with me
Unfold your heart and soul to me
And I will hold you grow old with you
Unfold my words and hopes to you

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Don’t Look Down

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Tell me again all the ways this couldn’t possibly work
Every reason in the world to let it fall apart
Before it starts
Before it goes too far
And how it’s better to have nothing than a broken heart

Cause I can barely see the ground
And we both know we should turn around
What if we just
Don’t look down
Don’t look down
Don’t look down
Don’t look down

You fascinate me
You captivate me when you smile
I’m enchanted by your eyes
The magic in your mind
We giggle all the time

Tell me again all the ways this couldn’t possibly work
Every reason in the world to let it fall apart
Before it starts
Before it goes too far
And how it’s better to have nothing than a broken heart

Cause I can barely see the ground
And we both know we should turn around
What if we just

Oh, you fascinate me
You captivate me when you smile
I’m enchanted by your eyes
The magic in your mind
We giggle all the time

Tell me again all the ways this couldn’t possibly work
Every reason in the world to let it fall apart

Tell me again all the ways this couldn’t possibly work
Every reason in the world to let it fall apart

Words: Elizabeth Lorrey & Lauren Passarelli
Music: Lauren Passarelli

I Love You Because

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

You ask me how I know I love you, love you
You ask me how I know I love you, love you

Because of your eyes
The way you look at me
Because of your smile and your particular silence
That makes me feel close to you
Because of your words
Because of your songs

You ask me how I know I love you, love you
You ask me how I know I love you, love you

Because you bring me flowers
Because I love your voice
Because I love your music
And the way your hugs surround me
How much we laugh
The things we love about life

And we’re so on fire
We’re so right now we can have it all
While we’re here, while we’re in love
You have the power, it’s up to you

You ask me how I know I love you, love you
You ask me how I know I love you, love you

Because like no other, I want you
We’re we want and need
Because you dream in color
Come round to your heart’s desire
I want to celebrate you, come by

And we’re so on fire
We’re so right now we can have it all
While we’re here, while we’re in love
You have the power, it’s up to you

Don’t let me wait too long
Don’t let me wait too long

And we’re so on fire
We’re so right now we can have it all
While we’re here, while we’re in love
You have the power, it’s up to you

And we’re so on fire
We’re so right now we can have it all
While we’re here, while we’re in love
You have the power, it’s up to you

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Feel For Me

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

We mustn’t keep apart
You there, I here
The whole of me forever

Feel for me
Lover be
What if I say I shall not wait
Don’t hide within your flower
When laughter was an hour ago

I wont forget the warmth you gave
My river runs to thee
My river waits reply

Feel for me
Lover be
Now do you doubt your bird was true
I envy light that wakes you
The moon is distant from the sea

It’s all I have to bring today
This being comfort than this and my heart besides

Feel for me
Lover be
Have you got a brook in your little heart
Poor proud little heart
Wild nights were I wish thee

Two worlds surrended if you were coming in the fall
Might I but moor tonight with thee
Might I but moor tonight with thee
Might I but moor tonight with thee
Might I but moor tonight with thee

Feel for me
Lover be
Stroking the melody
Is this the way

Feel for me
Lover be
Stroking the melody
Is this the way

Feel for me
Lover be
Stroking the melody
Is this the way

Feel for me
Lover be
Stroking the melody
Is this the way

Words: Emily Dickinson
Music: Lauren Passarelli

New World of Adventure

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I want to know you reach out and hold you
Wrap you in the silkiest of poems
I want to kiss you
I already miss you
I’ll warm your every thought that feels cold

You understand searching for our whole lives
Asking for our own kind wanting you
You understand I’m asking you to love me
Your asking me to love you, I already do

I want to hear you, fly gently near you
Hear your songs the moment they are born
Your eyes unstitch me and
Your smile believes me
We’re only on the edges that we know

I understand the magic that’s about you
Your voice so delicious it can sway the trees
I understand a new world of adventure
It would be my pleasure to stroll through the breeze

I want to know you, reach out and hold you
Wrap you in the silkiest of poems
I want to kiss you
I already miss you
I’ll warm your every thought that feels cold

You understand searching for our whole lives
Asking for our own kind wanting you
You understand I’m asking you to love me
Your asking me to love you, I already do

I want to hear you, fly gently near you
Hear your songs the moment they are born
Your eyes unstitch and
Your smile believes me
We’re only on the edges that we know

I understand the magic that’s about you
Your voice so delicious it can sway the trees
I understand a new world of adventure
It would be my pleasure to stroll through the breeze

I want to know you
Reach out and hold you
I want to kiss you
Fly gently near you
I want to hear you and hear you and hear you and listen

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Leaf Feather Wing Stone

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Flow with flowers and crepes
Music and chai soup makes
Smoothies on the ferry to the sea

Hugs and kisses awake
Story and poetry shake
Passion with vision
Breathlessly

Leaf, feather, wing, stone
Might we ever be together
Might you rather be alone

Our names in the sand below
Love hand in hand wind blows
Leaves, feathers from wings
Over stones

Leaf, feather, wing, stone
Might we ever be together
Might you rather be alone

Flow with flowers and crepes
Music and chai soup makes
Smoothies on the ferry to the sea

Hugs and kisses awake story and poetry shake passion with vision
breathlessly

Leaf, feather, wing, stone
Might we ever be together
Might you rather be alone

Our names in the sand below
Love hand in hand wind blows
Leaves, feathers from wings over stones

Leaf, feather, wing, stone
Might we ever be together
Might you rather be alone

Leaf, feather, wing, stone
Might we ever be together
Might you rather be alone

Leaf, feather, wing, stone
Might we ever be together
Might we’d rather be alone

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Blast of Love

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I love the way you throw your light around
Your eyes cast charm like moonlight
It’s a blast of love
You’re a blast of love
I feel a blast of love
You’re a blast of love

I’m in love with your affection
I jump the edge and magic factors new
Your fairy spell beats my heart in your direction
And I see beyond anywhere I’ve been

I love the way you throw your light around
Your eyes cast charm like moonlight
It’s a blast of love
You’re a blast of love
I feel a blast of love
You’re a blast of love

Voicing my world with infinite connections
A mystery dance in deep pools of trust
I need the light and heed the hope I feel
In every beat of your heart

Singing the best kisses of our lives in a love letter
From the book of your heart
Smiling good night for now in a love letter
Here’s my heart for you

Singing the best kisses of our lives in a love letter
From the book of your heart
Smiling good night for now in a love letter
Here’s my heart for you
For you
For you
For you
For you

I love the way you throw your light around
Your eyes cast charm like moonlight
It’s a blast of love
You’re a blast of love
I feel a blast of love
You’re a blast of love

It’s a blast of love
You’re a blast of love
I feel a blast of love
You’re a blast of love

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Maine Moon

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

In May under a Maine moon in May
You are, you are for me

We met by the lake
It might as well have been the sea
Floating in love’s galaxy
With waves of possibility
We danced and we sang
Felt every chance to start again

In May, under a Maine moon in May
You are, you are for me
In May, under a Maine moon in May
You are, you are for me

I’ll take you to an island
Our cares will sail off in the breeze
Safe enough to feel the ease of love remembering
We won’t shy away
We’ll dance and we’ll sing
Won’t run away from what love brings

In May, under a Maine moon in May
You are, you are for me
In May, under a Maine moon in May
You are, you are for me

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Wish Upon Me

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I feel you and it’s a grand day out
It’s tempting, special and wild
You say shy, yet fly bold
It’s so lovely to be with you
It’s amazing all that you do
With surprise so alive

You make me higher than the moon
Have the charm to make me swoon
When you wish upon me
When you wish upon me
When you wish upon me

I was made to love you
We’re exciting the day way
Laughing our fears away
Loving our tears away

You send me over and back when you call me
Soothing me with your smile
And those eyes

You make me higher than the moon
Have the charm to make me swoon
When you wish upon me
When you wish upon me
When you wish upon me

You make me higher than the moon
Have the charm to make me swoon
When you wish upon me
When you wish upon me
When you wish upon me

You make me higher than the moon
Have the charm to make me swoon
When you wish upon me
When you wish upon me
When you wish upon me

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

The Sea Road

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

When we tumble who’s the wave and who the water
I don’t know
Nor the seed bourn aloft by the wind
Or the wind somersaulting into a cloistered garden

I confuse the music
Veering between night and morning
With the ear that longs to hear it
I confuse the music
Veering between night and morning
With the ear that longs to hear it

Whose sigh is less important now
I have lost the need for sorting shadows from light
Tangled I touch you and me together
Somersaulting into a cloistered garden

I confuse the music
Veering between night and morning
With the ear that longs to hear it
I confuse the music
Veering between night and morning
With the ear that longs to hear it

I walk home along the sea road
And see myself you my heart running to meet me

Words: A poem by: Kate Chadbourne
Music: Lauren Passarelli

Galaxy Eyes

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

You’re my favorite magnet
I love your self-possession
You have sun and moon rises in your galaxy eyes

There’s a palace of dreams glowing warmer than the northern lights
I’m flying through the milkyway
in your galaxy eyes

And I’m spinning at the speed of sound
I hear universal music singing
To every cell I am
And I’m dancing through your vast dimensions
Expanding worlds of surprise
In your galaxy eyes

Pulling on my heart with sensual distinction
Gentle soothing affection
Hypnotic impressions
In your galaxy eyes

And I’m spinning at the speed of sound
I hear universal music singing
To every cell I am
And I’m dancing through your vast dimensions
Expanding worlds of surprise
With your galaxy eyes

I can see forever
I can see more than I remember
I can travel through time and see
That you would have been good for me at any age
With your magical transforming
Galaxy eyes

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Let The Music Begin

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Let the music of our life together begin
Let the magic of our life together begin

Almond moon behold splender take me to your heart
The kissing rock for our pleasure
A fortune in the light

Let the music of our life together begin
Let the magic of our life together begin

Ocean smile you’re my treasure
Love flows from your pen
I beckon you with a feather
And passion fills the night

Let the music of our life together begin
Let the magic of our life together begin

Hold me now and remember
My shelter keeps you warm
A feast of words soothe our hunger
Attention keeps us strong

Let the music of our life together begin
Let the magic of our life together begin

Let the music of our life together begin
Let the magic of our life together begin

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Heart of the Sky

© 2012, Lauren Passarelli
? 2012, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I have found what you are like
I should rather than anything have your kiss
I carry your heart with me
I carry it in my heart
I am never without it
Heart of the sky

I love you much most beautiful darling
More than anyone on the earth
And I like you better than everything in the sky
I don’t know what it is about you
That closes and opens
Only something in me understands
Heart of the sky

Breathing is wishing
Wishing is having
Heart of the sky

Having is giving
Giving is living
Heart of the sky

Your slightest look will easily unclose me
Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
Yes is a world
The voice of your eyes
We are for each other
Heart of the sky

We are wonderful one times one
Higher than soul can hope or mind can hide
We’re anything brighter than even the sun
Such a forever
Heart of the sky

Breathing is wishing
Wishing is having
Heart of the sky

Having is giving
Giving is living
Heart of the sky

Breathing is wishing
Wishing is having
Heart of the sky

Having is giving
Giving is living
Heart of the sky

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Pieces cover

Playing With The Pieces

Low Tide

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

It’s a low tide for too long
It’s a low tide what’s wrong

You’re waiting by the sea and I can’t see you from the words
You’re drifting out at sea
And I can’t hear you from the words
I’m living patiently
And I wish I understood
I miss you terribly… when you vanish… why you would

It’s a low tide for too long
It’s a low tide what’s wrong

I’m writing to the sea and there are no words to the woods
I’m calling carefully and there are no calls to the woods
Your silence troubles me
And I’d be there if I could
Your absence tangibly drowns the impulse that I should

It’s a low tide for too long
It’s a low tide what’s wrong
It’s a low tide for too long
It’s a low tide what’s wrong

I know I don’t know but I could if you’d tell me
And I wish for release yet I know it’s not about me

It’s a low tide for too long
It’s a low tide what’s wrong
It’s a low tide for too long
It’s a low tide what’s wrong

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Sweetest Thing

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Wide eyed you tumble down by my side
Making me laugh so childlike
Rolling on the floor

Garden, deep as a jungle
You run, every moment a new day
Together in the sun
You are the sweetest thing

Silk soft climbing for kisses
Leather nose, I’m who you miss the most
And you love everyone

You are the sweetest thing
You are the sweetest thing
You are the sweetest thing

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Bellabye

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

When you call my name
When I feel you smile
Laughter sees me in your eyes

Bye Bye Bellabye
Bye Bye Bellabye

With your gentle stare
With your charming heart
Love has torn my doubt apart

Bye Bye Bellabye
Bye Bye Bellabye

How – Say – Now – Say – How – Say – Now

Bye Bye Bellabye
Bye Bye Bellabye

When you call my name

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Time To Groove (For Ellen Degeneres)

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

It’s time to groove with Ellen
Dance, dance
Keep on laughing

Time to groove with Ellen
Dance, dance
Keep on laughing

Time to groove with Ellen
Dance, dance
Keep on laughing

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Mainly Distance

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Mainly distance separates these hearts
That have loved for so long

Mainly distance keeps the laughs
From hearing new ideas that never start

It’d be cool if I knew you
We’d have danced if we could
We’d have laughed harder than we should
I was pleasing yet wild
Younger than a child’s fearless smile
Smarter than I’ve been for a while

Your heart calls me
Your heart calls me

Mainly distance pretends to desire
When she stabs at regret
Mainly distance debates the thoughts
That can’t decide

It’d be cool if I knew you
We’d have danced if we could
We’d have laughed harder than we should
I was pleasing yet wild
Younger than a child’s fearless smile
Smarter than I’ve been for a while

Your heart calls me
Your heart calls me
Your heart calls me
Your heart calls me

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Hold On

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I’ve never felt the wind blow so hard
I’ve never felt the wind blow so hard
I can feel your storm from here I can feel
Crushing is your storm from here
I can feel

Hold on my friend
Your body’s on the mend
This one’s a song for you
I sing to be near your heart
You’re a major part of me
White light to you

I’ve never known the sky to fall so far
I’ve never known the sky to fall so far
I can see the dark from here I can see
Blinding is the dark from here I can see

Hold on dear friend
Your body’s on the mend
This one’s a song for you
Sound to cheer your mind
Ease your time
White light to you

Take your time Sarah
Come back again
Take your time Sarah
Come back again

It’s your game
It’s still your turn Sarah
It’s your game
It’s still your turn Sarah
Take your time

Hold on my friend
Your body’s on the mend
This one’s a song for you
I sing to be near your heart
You’re a major part of me
My song for you

Sound to cheer your mind
Ease your time
This one’s a song for you
I sing to be near your heart
You’re a major part of me
White light to you

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Great Day to Land/Happy Birthday

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Great day to land
Holding my heart out reaching for your hand
Great day to land
Smile to soothe your mind
Often to bold to know why

I’ll catch words and glimpses of your world
Learn it’s possible to wander
Yet hard to unwind
Watch as time transforms another
Playing we are defined

Great day to land
Holding my heart out reaching for your hand
Great day to land
Smile to soothe your mind
Often too bold to know why

I’ll seek joy and wisdom from this world
Wildly close my eyes
Charging out the light
Dancing into dreams
Kissing me goodnight

Great day to land
Holding my heart out reaching for your hand
Great day to land
Smile to soothe your mind
Often too bold to know why

Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday

Great day to land
Holding my heart out but I don’t know why

Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

The Secret Quantum Song Enjoy

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Sing to me your love song as you whisper me to sleep
Gently fold my arms around the dreams I wish to keep
I will always have deep love for you
I will always have respect for you

Kiss me into wonderland
Hide me from the boogieman
Tell me that you understand and gently teach me

Stand up be strong
Belong to yourself
Believe in the wealth of joy

Stand up be strong
Belong to yourself
Believe in the wealth enjoy
Enjoy

I will always have deep love for you
I will always have respect for you

Guide me with your loving hands
Simplify my urgent plans
Tell me that you understand and gently teach me

Stand up be strong
Belong to yourself
Believe in the wealth of joy

Stand up be strong
Belong to yourself
Believe in the wealth enjoy
Enjoy

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

The Secret Quantum Song Thank You

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I’m ready
I’m ready for some quantum fun
I’m ready
Cause in my mind it’s already done

I’m ready
I’m ready for the light to stay on
I’m ready
Cause in my mind it’s already done

Thank you for every little thing
Thank you for every everything

Been meaning to coach out the warmth in you anyway
Been meaning to put you back on your path anyway
Keep it
Say it
Map it
Take it
Be there
Cause in my mind I’m already there

I’m ready
I’m ready for the light to stay on
I’m ready
Cause in my mind it’s already done

Thank you for every little thing
Thank you for every everything

Been meaning to coach out the warmth in you anyway
Been meaning to put you back on your path anyway
Keep it
Say it
Map it
Take it
Be there
Cause in my mind I’m already there

I’m ready
I’m ready for some quantum fun
I’m ready
Cause in my mind it’s already done

Thank you for every little thing
Thank you for every everything

Been meaning to coach out the warmth in you anyway
Been meaning to put you back on your path anyway

Been meaning to coach out the warmth in you anyway
Been meaning to put you back on your path anyway

Been meaning to coach out the warmth in you anyway
Been meaning to put you back on your path anyway

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Playing With The Pieces

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Whether it’s coupled together I’m flattered you’re on your way
I hit it just right
I hit it just right hello, hello

This is the greatest thing every
And I won’t hear anymore
Lies that are uptight
Lies that are uptight hello, hello

I love playing with the pieces
I love rhythms in a line
I love playing with a melody
Finding chords that smile at me

I love playing with the pieces
I love rhythms in a line
I love playing with a melody
Finding chords that smile at me

You come from the very best places
All the most beautiful lands
Colors and fine light
Colors and fine light hello, hello

Singing the truth of the moment
Life in a dream come to life
Passionate highlights
Passionate highlights hello, hello

I love playing with the pieces
I love rhythms in a line
I love playing with a melody
Finding chords that smile at me
I love playing with the pieces
I love rhythms in a line
I love playing with a melody
Finding chords that smile at me

I love
Playing with the pieces
Rhythms in a line
Playing with the melody

I love playing with the pieces
I love rhythms in a line
I love playing with a melody
Finding chords that smile at me
Playing with the pieces

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Two Years Deep

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Listening softly I’m hearing the snowfall that’s coming down
Covering all that you’ve said

Simply believing our hearts were endearing so certain how
Open and easily read
You’re buried and frozen
Intentions were golden where are you now
All words trampled instead

I’m not easily snowed
I’ve been treading the road without a sound
Lonely the darkness has spread

Two years deep and over my head
Two years deep you’re still lost and misled

I found you confused
I found you abused and I’m worried now
You won’t leave the darkness
You won’t pick up the phone
You won’t email my home and it’s crazy how
You’re locked in this madness

Draining your life force in order to cope
Suffocating child
Why do you allow this

Come out of your hole ‘cause life is right now
And it doesn’t wait for you
To dig out and get back on your feet

Two years deep and over my head
Two years deep you’re still lost and misled

Listening softly I’m hearing the snowfall that’s coming down

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

All The Words

© 2010, Lauren Passarelli
? 2010, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

All the words thread the scenes
Harmonize frames and dreams
Fiction rhymes
Real it seems
Efforts lost
Hearts redeem
Picture fades
Love’s in between all the words

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli

Back to the Bone

Song Notes

There was a time, a long time ago, when I thought my guitar instrumentals were unfinished songs that needed lyrics I hadn’t written yet. (Thank you Cindy, for hearing and knowing they were finished compositions.) I do love to sing and write lyrics and those are best delivered in our Two Tru, art/rock band setting. But I remember, before loving to engineer, layer and produce, falling in love with guitar because of the Beatles and George Harrison in particular. Dedicated instrumental CDs are a wonderful way to embrace my first love, getting right to the heart of it and where the fire often begins, with me and my guitar.

Back to the Bone

Northwest Passage

1990
Guitars: Guild Nightbird, Epiphone Casino,
Hofner Pauli & Gretsch Country Classic Jr.
© 1993

Please Feel Free

1997
Tuning: EBEF#BE Capo 1
Guitar: Yamaha 340 II
© 1999

Feels Like Always

1984
Tuning: GBDGBG
Guitar: Yamaha 340 II
© 1985

Song For Susan

1998
Guitar: Epiphone Casino
© 1999

Think Again

1985
Tuning: DADGAD Capo 2
Guitar: Martin 00028H
© 1985

Early Morning Dark

1995
Tuning: EBEF#BE Capo 1
Guitar: Guild Nightbird
© 1999

All Day Sun

2000
Guitar: Danelectro
© 2005

Tea & A Sunrise

1985
Guitar: Martin 00028H
© 1985

Leni Knows

1995
Guitar: Guild Nightbird
© 1999

Day Like Today

2003
Tuning: CAEGAA
Guitars: Gretsch Country Classic Jr. &
Gibson ES446
© 2005

Haven’t A Care

1984
Guitar: Epiphone Casino
© 1985

Back To The Bone

2003
Tuning: DADEAD
Guitar: Martin 00028H
© 2005

Music: Lauren Passarelli 2005

Shadow Language

Shadow Language

Your Own Dance

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

They believe in their own rule to control you
Love, you’ve got power from your heart soul place
It matters who you are not another dim light
There’s a fire within to carry on

One more time this time is too many times
There’s no role no expectations
Dance now don’t keep it down
You can’t hear what you won’t listen to

They’re monotone and it’s hard to be around them
They’re only proud of you when you’re not there
They’ve good intentions but nothing ever changes
Face it love get about and dance

One more time this time is too many times
There’s no role no expectations
Dance now don’t keep it down
You can’t hear what you won’t listen to
They can’t hear what they won’t listen to

Sometimes travel feels better than the get there
Mountainsides do shoulder the top
Don’t you see love cures you when you choose it
Face yourself darlin’ get about and dance

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli (1990)

The Garden

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

I was a little girl when they told me
That love was in the garden
I would fall in love convincingly
Love was in the garden
It would grow and ripen heartily
And I would never be alone
So I never feel alone

Until I find you say you love me
I’m anticipating love to take me to another side
Let the words repeat

Until I find you say you love me
You’ll keep filling me with kisses
When my face is filled with lines
Take me to another side

I know you’ll find me in the best of dreams
I’ll be waiting in the garden
Where our hearts and minds will meet
Find me in the garden
Where I can feel your love so sweet
And I would never be alone
So we’ll never feel alone

Words: Stefanie Mis
Music: Lauren Passarelli (1992)
Tuning: EADACE capo 3

Dreams I’m Living For

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

On the edge of sadness
Awakened from a dreamless sleep
I’m reaching out, I’m reaching out, for your sky

Too much time out of mind
Together time is all we know
Still it’s time to go
Surely we both know
How demanding hearts can be

Day I’ll ask for more,
Carve the plans, shape the songs, place the calls,
Create the dreams I’m living for
Moonless night when I should be sleeping
Distortions whirling, trapped unsure
Your arms saved me when swallowed before

On the edge of sadness
Awakened from a dreamless sleep
I’m reaching out I’m reaching out for your sky

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1995
Tuning: EADGBC capo 1

Hose & Iris

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

It was funny then
I keep thinking that my mirage in play
shaded my emotion

I had a thirsty voice
We jammed into bread on the boojie show
A very dear illusion

I’m never wrong, so even when I am I can’t be
Takes me so long, oh it takes me down, clobber down

So goes the paper trail, twelve moths in a year
Now the system’s down, there’s no bird for me

Go ask my cousin jeep I’m in a hungry
She was the greatest waitress in the world

I’m never wrong, so even when I am I can’t be
Takes me so long, oh it takes me down, clobber down

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1991
Words: Cindy Brown
Tuning: GBDABF#

Loyal Heart

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

We are one to a kind
Born in days older
And I can’t stop the world
But I’m your deep listener understand

While you walk far back in time to find you now
Searching seasons of the soul
Clouds around your loyal heart
You’ll need the queen of heaven to hold you now

Wrap my passion around you
Hold on to your heart
Rest in these fine linens
‘Cause it’s a little too much like London today
To find what matters most
Was it better than now

Mile zero
The rain continues before the sun
No shadow highlighting one
‘Cause we can’t stop the world
And you’re my deep listener understand

(Chorus)

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1993
Tuning: EBEF#BE capo 1

From The Water

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Far away is this place from the water
From the water
Call my name, feed my strength, from the water
From the water

Loneliness has no face
Drifting can’t find my place
Hold me now
Hold my beating heart

Fill the gray futility, breathe the water
Breathe the water
Reach the lost idea of me, breathe the water
Breathe the water

Loneliness has no face
Drifting can’t find my place
Hold me now
Hold my beating heart

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1995
Tuning: DADGBD capo 3

Baby’s Blue

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Oh rest those baby blues settle down now
I hear your dreams calling you
No need to bother now relax your mind
I hear your dreams calling you

You get used to things the same
You can only count on change
You’ve believed the things they’ve said
Now there’s emptiness instead

But it’s hardly the time for it now
I’m right here and I won’t leave you
(Chorus)

Only so much you can do
There’s no way to know tonight
Fearing memories will abandon you
Tend to hold on too tight

But it’s hardly the time for it now
I’m right here and I won’t leave you
(Chorus)

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1988

Rhythms Of The Sun

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Flying through the night to another sky
Walk through walls wake up before I die
Every mind knows everything and nobody knows anything

The heart has it’s own reasons, don’t be tossed away
Truth has it’s own reasons, don’t be tossed away
Soul has it’s own reasons, don’t be tossed away
Life has it’s own reasons, don’t be tossed away

Could you carry me while I rest my toes
I can tread the dark but sometimes it shows
Habit of my heart to chance the risk
Understand the layers of life I’ve lived

Love has it’s own reasons, don’t be tossed away
Pride has it’s own reasons, don’t be tossed away
Fear has it’s own reasons, don’t be tossed away
Tears have their own reasons, don’t be tossed away

I thought there was an answer I learned from the emptiness
Feed me with the rhythms of the sun

Words and Music: Lauren Passarelli 1995
Tuning: DADGBD capo 3

All This Time

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Darlin’ I heard you chased away the rain again
Stars were always in your eyes
You were walkin’ tall
Eager to impress the man to let you on the ride
Three times click your heels babe
You’ve been ridin’ all this time

Darlin’ I watched you paint the blues again
That picture had you keepin’ score
An image you believed fulfilled the longing
When your heart was wanting more

Yet you are the deal
The race don’t make it real
And there’s no get there to rest upon
You know the grass is greener with your shades on

Baby you fall low and doubt your way again
You get blinded by the game
But it’s sound enough just to be around

‘Cause you are the deal
The race won’t make it real
And there’s no get there to rest upon
You know grass is greener with your shades on

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1999

I Carry On

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Between the drops I take out my reasons
Polish them once in awhile
I don’t know but for sure and why
I don’t get used to the sadness
I don’t get used to you being gone
I can’t unknow what I know
And wandering doesn’t help

Everybody leans on everyone and
Through a long focus lens
I see we get from each other
What we don’t think we have in ourselves

I carry on dodging it well

Oh they waited but it never happened
I must admit it would be hard to take
A lifetime for now remember
If you don’t want very much
You can get what you want
I just wish every once in some years
They’d understand what’s going on

Everybody uses everyone and
Through a long focus lens
I see we get from each other
What we don’t think we have in ourselves

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1988

Too Sad To Know

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

All day long I’ve talked to no one
Placed many calls and spoke to no one
December’s lambing in, it feels like spring again
I need to be laughing
Some things are too sad to know

What have you heard that’s exciting
I’ve danced a few but the rest are frightening
He used to be the one inspired what I’d done
He needs to be laughing
But things are too sad to know

Where have we gone
Is this me
Is this still me
What have we done
Could it be it’s still me

All day long I’ve talked to no one
Cried singing songs I played for no one
I could begin again it’s just this place I’m in
I need to be laughing
Some things are too sad to know

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1998

Tomorrow’s Touch

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

There’s no water left to my eyes
I cried the last drop hours ago
I’ll think the next thought in a minute or so
It’s easy believing what we hear’s deceiving
In the traffic of words and fears
Behind boredom’s crawl of endless tears

If a moment creeps on like an hour
And a day wrinkles into a year
A friend can leave or fade away
Give tomorrow’s touch today

I love you in the present tense
I’ll love you ’til it makes no sense at all
Forgivable, unconditional
Beyond understanding love meets every need
Release the past and it’s shroud of pain
Let go strengthen love that remains
(Chorus)

Words: Stefanie Mis
Music: Lauren Passarelli 1985

Hold Onto Me

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

It’s been an angry winter, you’ve been a restless wind
I want to find my own kind, you need space from it all
There’s still comfort here
When your tears fade in like movie rain again
Hold onto me

When you need me don’t wait until it feels so bad

Tried to tell me, I don’t hear you
Tell me again, keep telling me ’til I do, I love you
You’re laughing but you’ve lost your smile
Won’t you wake me
When your tears fade in like movie rain again
Hold onto me

When you need me don’t wait until it feels so bad

It’s been an angry winter, you’ve been a restless wind

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1994

Serving The Groove

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

You look at me
Decide what you see
An image in your mind
You’re world of color blind

Hang on little darlin’
We’re on the square
Our words embrace
Others feel our care

At dusk I can feel the past
Literature and life
The shadow side of dance
While serving the groove

Tides of detail
Blueprints of hope
Without notice there’s a stranger
Who was one you loved the most

Heart and vision
Both old as time
Still what we imagine
Is clearly what we find

Words: Cindy Brown & Lauren Passarelli
Music: Lauren Passarelli 1992

My Norwegian Friend

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

My Norwegian friend beginning at the end
Searching for your song you’ve traveled on
You can love again, fill the sky again
Chance upon the dream your reaching for

My Norwegian friend you’ve disappeared again
Hiding out won’t do, you’re path needs you
Look for love again, fill the sky again
Rest upon the dream you’re keeping warm
Inside the pocket of your charm
I know a gem is sleeping there

Won’t you love again, fill the sky again
Chance upon your dream and they’ll be more
‘Cuz you’ve been everywhere but here

Won’t you love again, fill the sky again
Chance upon the dream your reaching for

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1998

Us & Me

© 2004, Lauren Passarelli
? 2004, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Longer than longer
Beyond everyone’s bet
Stronger and stronger each day we get

Finer and finer
Sometimes we’ll know
Which choice was wiser
Which one’s will go

I can’t explain
Options shower like the rain
And I know there won’t be an answer soon
So why complicate things in June

Who is this person I call me
Who is this us that we call we

All of the time
And all the time in-between
If we don’t dream of living more
We’ll keep on living the same

Now it’s longer than the wind you’ve been here
At times seems longer than it’s been
But seeking our answers too soon
Why complicate things in June

Who is this person I call me
Who is this us that we call we

Make up your mind
And share your mind with me
Travel the world see what you find
Will you travel back to me

When we’re lonely like the wind
We’re little sparrows tossed around again

Seeking our answers too soon
The whole south end is howling at the moon

Who is this person I call me
Who is this us that we call we

Words & Music: Lauren Passarelli 1997
Tuning: EBEF#BE capo 1

Among The Ruins

Among The Ruins

Serious Song

© 1989, Lauren Passarelli
? 1989, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Every time I walk through a room
Somebody hits me
And tells me to smile
I rub my arm and walk around
And happily oblige awhile

Please tell me
Do I take myself too seriously
Conduct myself mysteriously
Do I act too cool
Maybe out of touch
Do I think too loud
Wear black too much
Do I take myself too seriously

I’ve got some friends
Don’t wanna live no more
If I say let’s go they ask what for
If I offer help they stare at me
Do I, do I take myself too seriously
I read the papers
And watch the news
But my arm still sports
A black and blue
‘Cause there’s people out there telling me
That I take it all too seriously

Somebody tell me
Do I take myself too seriously
Conduct myself mysteriously
Do I act too cool
Maybe out of touch
Do I think too loud
Wear black too much
Do I take myself too seriously

I come in from New York City
Thinking ’bout the sidewalk class
The truth about a sidewalk winter
The lies about fate and chance
They say it’s ’cause I’m
Smart and tough
And they’re just weak and lazy
I wonder am I serious enough
What they say can make you crazy

Street blood and bloody mud
Contradictions pain inflictions
All too loud to let me sleep
And I take it all too seriously

Somebody tell me
Do I take it all too seriously
Conduct myself mysteriously
Do I act too cool
Maybe out of reach
Do I think too loud
Wear black too much

Please tell me
Do I take it all too seriously
Conduct myself mysteriously
Do I act too cool
Maybe out of touch
Do I think too loud
Wear black too much
Do I take myself too seriously

Lyrics: Stefanie Badach Mis
Music: Lauren Passarelli (1985)

Looking Back

© 1989, Lauren Passarelli
? 1989, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Looking back
It’s time
It’s blood
It’s money
Twist the plot
It’s love
It’s trust
It’s life
It’s work
But can you say you’re happy

Looking back I would
Looking back I would
Would I
Looking back
I might could be that way

Turn the page
I’m in a spin of wonder
Hear them say
What is
Won’t be
Might sell
For free
Will mean a lot to someone

(chorus)

Time ago
A child watching
So sure they knew what to do
So sure they’d hear what I’d say
What did I say
So sure they lived
More than the motions
Filling everyday

Roll the tears
Unwind
The pain
And treasures
Play the game
It’s choice
It’s fixed
It’s long
It’s quick
But would you say it’s worth it

(chorus)

Words & music: Lauren Passarelli (1987)

The Dream

© 1989, Lauren Passarelli
? 1989, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Awaking from a dream
Left to face the night
Still a child

How can you be naïve
Look into the night
See your life

Dropped into a world
Clinging to illusions
Trying to make sense of confusion

And when you hear a sigh
Of someone standing near to you
Please turn around it’s me
And if you see me cry
It’s only ’cause I’m needing you
Don’t walk away it’s me
It’s me
We’re our only hope
To get back to the dream

Aching from the truth
Harden to survive
I can feel my blood freeze inside
(chorus)

Words & music: Cindy Brown (1988)

Won’t Go Away

© 1989, Lauren Passarelli
? 1989, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

They work so hard not to face it
Rewriting memories
No more heart to heart
It would be soft to let me know

That there’s so much that they want
And there’s so much more to say
They can spend each day in denial
But it won’t go away
And there’s so much that I want
And there’s so much more to say
I’ve drowned my pain
In time-worn tears
But it won’t go away

I get so tired to see through it
While the habit of love remains

Tender on the raw
I guess I’m soft to let them know
That there’s so much that I want
And there’s so much more to say
I’ve drowned my pain
In time-worn tears
But it won’t go away, won’t go away

There’s so much that they want
And there’s so much more to say
They can spend each day in denial
But it won’t go away

Words & music: Lauren Passarelli (1987)

Distant Wind

© 1989, Lauren Passarelli
? 1989, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

You dress your words to please me
Still you need to tell me goodbye
Your eyes smile when they see me
Still your lips must tell me goodbye

And it’s cooling down now
The ice is moving in
As we each button down
Against the hungry distant wind

Please don’t be like the winter
Teasing with the sunlight

I press my heart for reasons
Still I have much cry and little wool
It’s too obscure to mention
What it was that we misunderstood

And it’s cooling down now
The ice is moving in
On the warmest intentions
That take it for granted
That I’ll see you

Please don’t be like the winter
Teasing with the sunlight

Words & music: Lauren Passarelli & Cindy Brown (1989)

Another Heartsound

© 1989, Lauren Passarelli
? 1989, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

Lonely hearts
And heart attacks
Broken hearts
And heart react
Like nobody else’s matters
Loneliness is scattered
Among the ruins of despair

And yet I want to be alone
But when I am I’m lonely
Music won’t console me
And the telephone won’t ring
I long for the quiet
While the television’s screaming
But it won’t go away
The picture remains

And I can’t wait to hear
Another heartsound

Inconsolable
Uncontrollable
Every tragedy’s a T.V. MOVIE
Every issue is a documentary
Every teardrop is for public consumption
Can’t wait to see this daytime drama end
(chorus)

Lyrics: Stefanie Badach Mis (1987)
Music: Lauren Passarelli

All I Do

© 1989, Lauren Passarelli
? 1989, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

It’s the plant that wouldn’t grow
It’s the river that couldn’t flow
It’s the poet whose mind is locked
By something no one knows

It’s the mother unable to love
It’s the child unable to cry
It’s emotion in us all that’s
Tapped and running dry

It’s learning to be aloof
It’s learning to be discreet
It’s the one unable to move
At the cry of help in the street

It hurts to be alive
It’s sad to be awake
It’s scared to be asleep
It’s knowing you should move
And all you do is weep

It’s the hero refusing to live
It’s the coward unable to die
Looking up it pulls you down
Looking forward
It comes from behind

It’s the men who make their riches
Off the people who gotta live
Instinct is to take
When survival needs to give

I hurt to be alive
I’m sad to be awake
I’m scared to be asleep
I’m knowing I should move
But all I do is weep
All I do is weep

Lyrics: Cindy Brown (1986)
Music: Lauren Passarelli

Paper Window

Music: Lauren Passarelli
Acoustic Guitar: Lauren Passarelli (1987)

Sad Stranger

© 1989, Lauren Passarelli
? 1989, Feather Records
Published by Cotton Moon Music, BMI

They tell me they feel cheated
Harmed and hurt, so mistreated
They ask me what the answer is
I tell them
That hearts love
Though hearts deceive
Hearts give truth
But make believe

Hearts give everything
Take it all in return
Hearts give light
But hearts can burn

A heart’s just a home
And I’m at home in yours
What else do you tell
A sad, sad stranger?
What can you do
What do you say?

They tell me they feel cheated
Harmed and hurt, so mistreated
They ask me what the answer is
I tell them
Hearts will joke
Then hearts will hurt
They leave you space
Or sell you short
Hearts will heal
Then rearrange you
Is that what you tell a sad, sad stranger?
(chorus)

Lyrics: Stefanie Badach Mis (1986)
Music: Lauren Passarelli