And I Glow : the basement sessions

by Mally Smith

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released May 19, 2017

recorded at MM Studios (www.middlemountainmusic.com)
produced, engineered & mixed by John Nolan
additional production by Mally Smith
Mally Smith vocals, acoustic & electric guitar
Dustin McCormick percussion
John Nolan electric guitar, dulcimer, piano, korg, keys & everything else!
*Scars co-written by Callum Grant

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Mally Smith Somerville, Massachusetts

Mally Smith is a singer-songwriter living in Somerville, MA. Reminiscent of Shawn Colvin or a young Joni Mitchell, Mally combines tasteful guitar playing and poetic lyrics with a voice that will melt your heart. Mally released her first solo album on December 8th at The Burren in Davis Square. ... more

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Track Name: Follow The Stars
Oh sailor, oh sailor
The glow of the moon and the swell of the sea
If you follow the stars where will they lead?
Oh sailor, oh sailor
I know well the pull of the tide
The high and the low and the thrill of the ride
Oh sailor

Oh mother, oh mother
I’m so different from you I fear
My heart on an ocean so far from here
And oh father, oh father
If I brave the waters will you be the shore?
A light in the tower, a port in the storm?
Oh father…

Could I sail away
With breath and wind to guide me?
Could I sail away home?

Oh love, oh love
Will I ever anchor, will I ever stay?
Or could you be the sails, could that be my way?
Oh love…

Could I sail away
With breath and wind to guide me?
Could I sail away home?

Oh sailor, oh sailor
The glow of the moon and the swell of the sea
If I follow the stars where will they lead me?
Track Name: White Dress
She wore a white dress only for an hour
She never left the store, she just stared into the mirror
She saw the other life that was only in her mind
It wasn’t real, not real, she could feel
The tears, oh the tears as she fell

She walked along the road, dragging lace through the snow
Trading white for soaked sad tatters
Her seams ripped and edges began to fray
As she stumbled home through her daze
The tears oh the tears, they fell

And there were men to pass the time
And there were men to ease the mind
But the white dress, the white dress had lied
You can find her down in the reeds
With her whiskey, on bended knee
In a white dress that would not let her breathe

The tears, oh the tears they fell
Track Name: Ashes & Feathers
I pull my dress over my head
Put it on the pyre with the rest
I stand in my skin beside it all
I light a match and watch it fall
I watch it fall.

The flames climb higher, they crackle and scream
Your words burn away with my lingering dreams
I step my body into the blaze
The heat of the burn
The fury of the flame.
The fury of the flame

After I die, then I’ll rise
I’ll be clean of heart and clear, clear of eyes
I’ll spread my wings, I’ll spread them wide
And take to the sky.

And on that day when finally you return
All you’ll find left of me here
Are ashes and feathers
And embers that burn
Track Name: And I Glow
I am the moon and I glow
I am your blood I will fill you up

Tremble the sound when my heat strikes ground
Bend in the trees, I am the storm that buckles your knees

But am I too bright for you?
Am I too big for you to hold on to?

Remember my mouth on your mouth
I bare the teeth that make you bleed

But am I too bright for you?
Am I too big for you to hold on to?

For I am the moon and I glow…
Glow
Track Name: Empty House
I know I was in love, but I’ve forgotten you’re touch
You’re so far away from me now
Once I was the sea calling you home to me
You’re so far away from me now.

Well I traveled the world, held fire and pearl
You’re so far away from me now
I made love to God, felt her wings in my arms
You’re so far away from me now.

So far away

So I sit in the empty house alone
All the dust, all the ashes now long gone
I just sit with my empty heart to hold
I don’t know you anymore.

I know I was in love, but I’ve forgotten your touch
Track Name: Scars
I carved out my skin with a blade that wasn’t mine
In a box where we soaked in a world gone by

A burn on the littlest of my fingers
Lullaby, tearful choke
My welcome confession, I couldn’t the smoke

Scars, a permanent shelf
I should learn
But I still make a fool of myself

My once upon a time
Your get out of jail free line
You spent yours and I lost
I lost mine

So now I’m empty and full
I’m full to burst
There’s nothing for me here, only thirst
Only thirst

Familiar sound
Lost and found
Is it gone, the solid ground?

Sleight of hand
A loaded glance
The clearest glass
Another chance

It’s not healing, just trying hard to forget
It’s not moving, just faking it ‘til you don’t regret

You can be so blunt
I am blind
Putting up a front, well...
I’m pretty far behind
I didn’t know I’d fallen behind