Feather & a Leaf - Live EP

by Merry Ellen Kirk

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Recorded live on analog tape in the original song-creation space, so as to deliver to you a truly intimate listening experience.

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released January 8, 2013

Engineered, mixed, & mastered by Bruce Kasprzyk. Additional engineering by Daniel Rice & Nathan McFarland.

Vocals & keys by Merry Ellen Kirk. Glockenspiel on Feather & a Leaf, Sweet on You, & Used to Think by Holley Maher. Guitar on Maybe Someday, Used to Think, & Without You by Nathan McFarland. Percussion on Without You by Daniel Rice.

All songs written by Merry Ellen Kirk, except:
Feather & a Leaf (Merry Ellen Kirk + Korby Lenker)
Maybe Someday (Merry Ellen Kirk + Ryan Horne)
I've Got a Weakness (Merry Ellen Kirk + Marie Hines)
Without You (Merry Ellen Kirk + Rachel Pearl)

Special edition UNTIDE RECORDS vinyl artwork by Julian Koller.

Original album design by Merry Ellen Kirk. Background graphic by Erika Chambers. Front cover photo, art inspiration, & creative direction by Phillip Meece.

© 2012 Merry Ellen Kirk
& Humpty Dumpty Music (BMI). All rights reserved.

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Merry Ellen Kirk Nashville, Tennessee

A young explorer at heart, Merry Ellen Kirk challenges the stigma of the formulaic love song, daring her audience to consider the world in a new light. A tale of heartbreak, fragility, tension, resolution, deep longing & what-could've-beens, Feather & a Leaf continues the dreamy artistic tone that we loved so much in Firefly Garden, to a poignant lyrical exploration of the human capacity to love. ... more

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Track Name: Feather & a Leaf
If I had a pebble I'd throw it at your window
Oh, oh
If I knew a tune I'd play it on a banjo
Oh, oh

Oh I think I like you
Do you think you like me too
We could go together, you and me
Like a feather and a leaf

If I had a penny I'd put it in your pocket
Oh, oh
So you can hear me jingling when you go a-walkin'
Oh, oh

Oh I think I like you
Do you think you like me too
We could go together, you and me
Like a feather and a leaf

Lalalalalalala not gonna settle down
Lalalalalalala never gonna touch the ground

If I wrote a song then it would be about you
Oh, oh
I could be the singer and you could be the audience
Oh, oh

Oh I think I like you
Do you think you like me too
We could go together, you and me
Like a feather and a leaf
Like a feather and a leaf
Track Name: Sweet On You
Ooh, look at me
Pining away again
Like I do
It must be you
Can't think of anything else
That makes me melt
Like an ice cube

And maybe it's just me, but I don't wanna fall without you
Don't wanna fall, don't wanna fall alone
And maybe we could be, you and me, you and me
I don't wanna go home

Cause you tickle my fancy
It's true, that's what you do
It may be silly, but I'm really
Sweet on you

Ooh, look at me
Pining away again
Like I do
It must be you
Can't think of anything else
That makes me melt
Like you do

And maybe it's just me, but I don't wanna fall without you
Don't wanna fall, don't wanna fall alone
And maybe we could be, you and me, you and me
I don't wanna go home

Cause you tickle my fancy
It's true, that's what you do
It may be silly, but I'm really
Sweet on you
I'm really sweet on you
Track Name: Maybe Someday
Once upon a midnight spell
When summer rose and autumn fell
We were gonna sail off to the moon
But dreamers fall and lovers leave
And hearts are fragile, fickle things
That break us apart

If love is for fools
Then I am one too

Maybe someday you'll be my baby
Maybe someday you'll stay
Whenever blue skies turn to gray
I think maybe baby you'll be mine someday

And whenever the storms come a-blowin'
I'm thinkin' of you in my arms
And whenever blue skies turn to gray
I think maybe baby you'll be mine someday

Maybe someday you'll be my baby
Maybe someday you'll stay
Whenever blue skies turn to gray
I think maybe baby you'll be mine someday
Track Name: I've Got a Weakness
You caught me in a spell, I fell for you
Like magic it was all that I could do
And now I'm hanging by a thread
Hanging on every word you said

Uh-oh you know and it's no secret
I've got a weakness
I know that everyone can see it
I've got a weakness for you

You caught me by surprise, you popped my balloon
It fell out of the sky and I did too
And now I'm hanging by a thread

Uh-oh you know and it's no secret
I've got a weakness
I know that everyone can see it
I've got a weakness for you

You stole my heart, I didn't give it to you
Didn't give it to you, no
You broke the door down and now you won't go
You don't leave do you, no

Uh-oh you know and it's no secret
I've got a weakness
I know that everyone can see it
I've got a weakness for you

You caught me in a spell, I fell for you
Like magic it was all that I could do
And now I'm hanging by a thread
Track Name: I Never
What does it take to win
What does it take to lose
What does it take to pretend
What does it take to accuse

I never thought you'd take such offense
I never meant it
I never wanted any of this
I thought you knew me better

I never
I never saw it coming
Not from you
Dear friend
You pushed me down
I hit the ground running
Running

What does it take to begin
When what you have is broken
What does it take to forget
Something that's been burning on the inside

I never thought you'd take such offense
I never meant it
I never wanted any of this
I thought you knew me better

I never
I never saw it coming
Not from you
Dear friend
You pushed me down
I hit the ground running
Running

What does it take to win
What does it take to lose
What does it take to pretend
What does it take to accuse
Track Name: Used to Think
You could go
It would be fine by me
Just knowing
It was never meant to be
It was over
Before the start
And our hearts
Were never meant to be tied

So if you wanna stay then stay
And if you wanna go then leave

We could be, you and me
We could be so happy
I used to think
That was what I used to think
This is all just a dream
This is not happening
I used to think
That was what I used to think

So you know
I gave it everything
I tried
But there wasn't any remedy
I would hope that we could both be free
Just knowing
We're siding with destiny

So if you wanna stay then stay
And if you wanna go then leave

We could be, you and me
We could be so happy
I used to think
That was what I used to think
This is all just a dream
This is not happening
I used to think
That was what I used to think

So if you wanna stay then stay
And if you wanna go then leave
Track Name: Without You
What would I do without you
I don't ever wanna know
Baby I built my life around you
Please don't ever go
Didn't know I was lost til I found you
Baby I searched so long
Now that you're here I already know you
You were here all along

The way you hold me
The way we kiss
Can't replace a love like this

Can't live if you leave me here without you
Can't breathe, you're my oxygen
Can't sing, there's no song without you
Without you

You are my one and only
I never wanna lose
Just know if you ever need me
There's nothing I won't do

The way you hold me
The way we kiss
Can't replace a love like this

Can't live if you leave me here without you
Can't breathe, you're my oxygen
Can't sing, there's no song without you
Without you
Can't swim, I'd drown inside the ocean
Without the prince in my fairy tale
Can't stand, I'm not strong without you
Without you

Can't live, can't breathe, can't sing without you
Can't swim, I'd sink, can't stand without you

Can't live if you leave me here without you
Can't breathe, you're my oxygen
Can't sing, there's no song without you
Without you