Patchwork

by Lauren Mettler

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released October 15, 2016

Lauren Mettler- Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Joseph Mettler- Electric Guitar, Auxiliary percussion tracks 4 & 6, Backup vocals track 3
Alex Lavon- Electric Bass
Brendan O’Connor- Percussion
Mason McDowell- Keyboard, Backup vocals track 5
Taiward Wider- Cello

Recording by: Alex Lavon
at Hamilton Music Studios
Mixing and mastering by: Jeremy Johnston
at Subcat Studios

Music, lyrics, and imagery © Copyright Lauren Mettler 2016. All rights reserved.

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Lauren Mettler New York

Lauren's voice, nuanced and beguiling, captivates her listeners as she leads them through epic romantic ballads, comedic anecdotes, and poignant anthems. A versatile indie songstress, her repertoire displays shades of the blues, world music, and is sprinkled with sweet little ditties reminiscent of favorite jazz classics. ... more

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Track Name: Sacred Ground
I feel you quaking in the seams of my shirt
I’ve worn this lie so thin that it hurts
And I’m aching for this shield to unravel
and for its pieces to fall to the earth

I cannot see you but I know you’re there
And as far as I can tell you are everywhere
And I don’t quite know where this darkness ends
And your skin begins

Fa la la la la la la
Follow my footsteps
Lightly we tread this sacred ground
La la la la la la la
There’s no need to look back
Within this moment
Is the only thing to be found

This feeling is ancient
Your skin like the earth
Oh, what I’d give to lay down in the dirt
And how do you measure the worth
Of the ground that you stand on?

The air hangs like a veil in between us
Skin so pale, you look like a poltergeist
and I don’t dare reach out and touch you
For fear that you might turn to dust

Fa la la la la la la
Follow my footsteps
Lightly we tread this sacred ground
La la la la la la la
There’s no need to look back
Within this moment
Is the only thing to be found

Oh, these barriers, they are so thin
Can you manage to let me in?
Oh, this world of ours quickly spins
Oh, can anyone tell me what is sin?

Fa la la la la la la
Follow my footsteps
Lightly we tread this sacred ground
La la la la la la la
There’s no need to look back
Within this moment
Is the only thing to be found
Track Name: Lay Me Down
The backroad that’s laid out behind your house
Is a road I long to walk
Won’t you take me out through the cornfields
There ain’t no path to follow but the way that we feel
Lead me up through the mazes
I will trace your steps

Lay me down in the flower beds
Let us clear our souls
Rest our heavy heads
Lay me down like a sleepy child
Let me hold you near and breathe awhile

I’ll go with you
To where the stars shine bright
I’ll walk with you
Barefoot in our flight
Don’t need no shelter, we could be paupers
Our only comfort is the way that we feel
Chase me out through the valleys
To where we can catch our breath

Lay me down in the flower beds
Let us clear our souls
Rest our heavy heads
Lay me down like a sleepy child
Let me hold you near and breathe awhile

Lay me down, lay me down, lay me down

Let us tiptoe into the deep dark night
Let us disappear, be free from sight
Let us wander, let us understand
Underneath the stars, fill our empty hands

Lay me down, lay me down, lay me down
Track Name: Icarus
Icarus, you got too close
Now you’ve got to close your eyes
Oh Icarus, you drew too near
Now you have to draw the blinds to the light

Steady now, you’re losing your faith
It’s painful to watch as you pad away
Oh and you only wanted a taste
Of the one who seemed to bring the day

Icarus, Icarus

The memory still burns so bright
A permanent spot in your line of sight
And though the gold’s being swallowed by night
How could you forget your flight?

Your lovely smile’s beginning to fray
You’re clearly aching ‘neath your perfect frame
Oh and you only wanted a taste
Of the one who seemed to bring the day

Icarus, Icarus

I can’t see your wings anymore
I can’t see your wings
I can’t see your wings anymore
I can’t see your wings
Track Name: Outlaw
Where in the world can you turn
when you’ve found just what you were looking for
In a face that you are not allowed to see?

Where can you go
When the one you want to know is stuck behind the bars
of a cage to which there may not be a key?

Oh, think I’ll hit the high road
There’s no safe place for me
This town has brought me to shambles
It’s got me livin’ on my knees
Oh, you can’t keep love a secret
I want everyone to know
But my love makes me an outlaw
That’s why I must pack my bags and go
And go, and go

How can you say that you’ll turn away
From the one you want to hold onto
From the one you never want to go away

How can you give the word that you’ll live
Without the one who you’ve searched for
Since your first living day?

Oh, think I’ll hit the high road
There’s no safe place for me
This town has brought me to shambles
It’s got me livin’ on my knees
Oh, you can’t keep love a secret
I want everyone to know
But my love makes me an outlaw
That’s why I must pack my bags and go
And go, and go, and go
And go
Track Name: In Awhile
Heat is Streaming through the pipes of your motorbike
As you make your way to places much warmer than where I stay
You lay on rooftops, your hands don’t stop ’til the rain comes down
Or the sun makes its way ’round behind the bend of the horizon

You are strong in ways that I’ll never be
But oh, I guess you might say the same about me

I tend the tables and read the labels of all the fine
Tequilas and wine that line the shelves of the restaurant
I pace the floorboards and take the orders and clear the plates
Wipe up the salt that’s scattered about and I ask them to please come again

You are strong in ways that I’ll never be
But oh, I guess you might say the same about me
Oh, our hearts ache for places that we’ve never been
But oh, they also ache for the people that we haven’t seen
In awhile

I fold my apron, my smile is tapering to a line
And I wait for a sign that’ll tell me it’s time for me to leave here
The road is winding and I am finding that I am lost
A single light pierces the night and I find myself looking to see who is there

You are strong in ways that I’ll never be
But oh, I guess you might say the same about me
Oh, our hearts ache for places that we’ve never been
But oh, they also ache for the people that we haven’t seen
In awhile
Track Name: A Prayer For You (The Pancake Song)
Every night
Before I sleep
I pray the lord
My soul to keep
As for my tears
For you I weep

And if I die
Before I wake
I pray the lord
My soul to take
As for my heart
It’s yours to break

I wanna wake up next to you
I wanna make you pancakes too
I wanna spend the rest of my days
seeing your face
Darling, I’ll never go away

I don’t need no diamond ring
Baby I don’t need a thing
‘Cept for the one who I sing for now
Oh, all I need is my darling
All I need is my darling!
Track Name: It Won't Be Long
Close your eyes, I hold you
Even though I’m not there
Just take my word like you took my hand
And hold on

Hold onto the good,
Don’t rest in the bad,
Don’t wrestle with your head my darlin’
It’s the best part of ya
And if you keep strong I know
It won’t be long before
I hold your hand again

If something hurts, let me reassure you
It will be soon to pass
Just take my word like you took my hand
And hold on

Hold onto the good,
Don’t rest in the bad,
Don’t wrestle with your head my darlin’
It’s the best part of ya
And if you keep strong I know
It won’t be long before
I hold your hand again

Now you close your eyes and I’ll hold you
Even though I’m not there
And deeply breathing you drift into sleeping
But if you wake before morning
Then only recall these words

Hold onto the good,
Don’t rest in the bad,
Don’t wrestle with your head my darlin’
It’s the best part of ya
And if you keep strong I know
It won’t be long before
I hold your hand
Til I hold your hand
Til I hold your hand again