egress

by Genevieve Wolff

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This is my first professionally recorded full-length! Aside from "lonely dreamers," guitar, uke, and vocals were recorded simultaneously so it's just like a live session. Egress is the follow up to Ouch! which was released in 2011 and recorded unprofessionally by myself. I hope you can hear the difference and enjoy my gift to you. Thank you for listening!

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released October 31, 2013

Guitar, Vox, Uke, and Piano performed by Genevieve Wolff
Recorded January 2013 at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA
Mixed and Mastered at ALT Recording Studio in Truckee, CA
Album Artwork by Genevieve Wolff

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Track Name: bloom
It seems like yesterday we met
I hadn't fallen for you, yet
Time has created quite an ordeal
It's making it hard to act on how I feel

Your words are like nectar for my ears
They rush through my pulse, they drown all my fears
If you ever doubt the weight of your place
Know your nest in my heart brings a smile to my face

All these songs, they bloom for you
Yes my dear my heart is true
Take my hand I'll show you how
Together we'll make it through somehow

If perfection perfected itself
Your face would be beside the definition it held
Breathless moments create space
Where breathing is meaningless to be amazed

All these songs, they bloom for you
Yes my dear my heart is true
Take my hand I'll show you how
Together we'll make it through somehow
Track Name: tomorrow
The clouds are shaped like tombstones over our heads
Killers are speeding through greens and not stopping for reds

I keep believing
We’re gonna change
I keep feeling
Strength through my pain

Don’t give up
Don’t give in
Don’t give up
Don’t give in

The air is thinning and poisons are starting to spread
Just because we breathe it don’t mean we are not so dead

Just your smile
Can brighten my day
Sit for awhile
With nothing to say

Don’t give up
Don’t give in
Don’t give up
Don’t give in

Don’t give up
Don’t give in
Don’t give up
Don’t give in
Track Name: chicago
Ivy covered brownstones
Chilled heart, warm bones
What is next no one knows
Where we go is where we grow

No spare change to give away
Open mouth, not knowing what to say
Riding the train from dusk 'til dawn
Feeling so small and looking so strong

I could have loved you in Chicago
I could have kept your heart warm
I could have been the one
To hold your body through the storm

I've been searching for my soul
A soul already revealed
Scarf wrapped tight like a noose around my neck
Hands deep in pockets, emptiness

I could have loved you in Chicago
I could have kept your heart warm
I could have been the one
To hold your body through the storm
Track Name: december
I am caving like a flag in the wind
Back and forth between now and then

Tell me I'm your sweetheart
Tell me I'm your everything
Kiss me in December
Kiss me anytime or place

You my dear, you disappear for days
and return with such rage in your veins
I will lie to you and tell you it's OK to hate
Your devotion is not a virtue even though you wait

Tell me I'm your sweetheart
Tell me I'm your everything
Kiss me in December
Kiss me anytime or place
Track Name: all these things
All these things count as pain
I’m certain the sun will rise again
If the light drowns your soul
Simmer down baby, take control

I want to know what it’s like to rattle your cage
I want to know what it’s like to live in your rage
All these things fade away
All these things fade away

A rigid frame, a calloused spine
An ego bruised will heal with time
If your heart skips a beat
Take a breath baby, you are complete

I want to know what it’s like to rattle your cage
I want to know what it’s like to live in your rage
All these things fade away
All these things fade away

All these spaces between our words
Have left me feeling a bit disturbed
If your patience is wearing thin
Count your blessings, start again

I want to know what it’s like to rattle your cage
I want to know what it’s like to live in your rage
All these things fade away
All these things fade away
Track Name: blood shot eyes
Up past Big Sky Road at the top of a hill
The wind will rattle your bones like a freight train passing through
Cold foundations with no homes to hold
Tired dirt so dry, dry it will crack your runny nose

Sparrows navigate in groups of ten
Through lazy clouds painted way too thin

Oh, Simi Valley, where the past will never die
You hunt the lonely and douse their hope inside
I’ve got a desire to curl up and cry, cry, cry
Breathing in this scene through bloodshot eyes

In the diner where Burroughs never went
Cold cups of coffee console broken"hearted men
Their faces tell the tale of a time that never came
Treading on a path previously paved

Sparrows navigate in groups of ten
Through lazy clouds painted way too thin

Oh, Simi Valley, where the past will never die
You hunt the lonely and douse their hope inside
I’ve got a desire to curl up and cry, cry, cry
Breathing in this scene through bloodshot eyes
Track Name: give me a reason
Give me a reason
Show me a sign
Give me a seed
To grow and call it mine

Pour me a shot
Give me a beer
Give me a minute
I'll only take a year

Everybody says it's gonna be all right
But they don't have the dreams that I do when they close their eyes

Give me some words
I'll write you a song
Tell me you're perfect
I'm gonna tell you you're wrong

Listen close
To the silence that grows
Feel the sting
Burn into your skin

Everybody says it's gonna be all right
But they don't have the dreams that I do when they close their eyes

Close your eyes
Close your eyes
Don't you tell me it's more than lies
Close your eyes
Close your eyes
One of these days we're all gonna...

Close your eyes
Close your eyes
Don't you tell me it's more than lies
Close your eyes
Close your eyes
One of these days we're all gonna die
Track Name: better be home soon
(Written by Neil Finn)

Somewhere deep inside
Something's got a hold on you
And it's pushing me aside
See it stretch on forever

I know I'm right
For the first time in my life
That's why I tell you
You'd better be home soon

Stripping back the coats
Of lies and deception
Back to nothingness
Like a week in the desert

I know I'm right
For the first time in my life
That's why I tell you
You'd better be home soon

So don't say no, don't say nothing's wrong
Cos when you get back home maybe I'll be gone

It would cause me pain
If we were to end it
But I could start again
You can depend on it

I know I'm right
For the first time in my life
That's why I tell you
You'd better be home soon
That's why I tell you
You'd better be home soon
Track Name: perfect tens
Running away from shadows in the night
Taking this trek one step at a time
Speaking in equations, horrific mutilations
Where is my body, my soul, and my mind

I am strong
I will remain brave
Weaving my way closer to the grave
I am lying, I am crying, I am petrified
That someone cheers as, as I capsize

A little early for perfect tens
Better late than never so we said
If miracles happen each and every night
Why are we waiting most of the time

Driving with no intention of a destination
But I do expect to get there on time
Twisting my devotion, evading all emotion
Wondering why I always end up crying

A little early for perfect tens
Better late than never so we said
If miracles happen each and every night
Why are we waiting most of the time

Dreaming awake, waiting all day
Dreaming awake, waiting all day

A little early for perfect tens
Better late than never so we said
If miracles happen each and every night
Why are we waiting most of the time
Track Name: shipwreck wreck
The sea will swallow us whole
The sea will swallow us whole

No digestion, no contemplation
Her belly distended and full
She’s salted my limbs, marinated my skin
Her tides are taking their toll

The sea will swallow us whole
The sea will swallow us whole

I arrived on this island in a wooden vessel
That split itself right at the hull
I find it disturbing my heart’s still beating
Immersed in something so cold

The sea will swallow us whole
The sea will swallow us whole
By we, I mean me and my soul
By we, I mean me and my soul

Her tide gets higher, more than inviting
We’ve no ship to sail
Straight from the womb into, into a salty tomb
I do believe we’re swimming in hell

The sea will swallow us whole
The sea will swallow us whole
By we, I mean me and my soul
By we, I mean me and my soul
Track Name: lonely dreamers
Lonely dreamers stir in their sleep
The wind is howling through the trees
The moon has never seemed so bright
He smiles down safely from the skies

Though the cold can pierce the skin
I will seek your arms and take you in

Cards will shuffle and hearts will break
Keep in mind there are no mistakes
When we’ve reached the end, when we’re old and grey
I will warm your heart, I will never stray

Take me in…