Soft Ledges

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Recorded Spring 2016 @ Kingsize Soundlabs, Chicago, IL
Engineered/Mixed/Mastered by John Abbey
Produced by Shelley Miller and Chris Geisler
All songs © 2016 Shelley Miller/Whisper to a Crowd Music (ASCAP)

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released November 18, 2016

Shelley Miller: vocals, guitar, piano, drums, percussion, thumb piano, harmonium, bells

Chris Geisler: bass, drums, guitar

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Soft Ledges Chicago, Illinois

Chicago-based indie rock band. Dark, broody, hopeful noise. Shelley Miller + Chris Geisler. Debut album: Nov. 2016. The sequel to lost is found.

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Track Name: La Niña
Be careful when the bone breaks
Don't lie for love less than honest
You'll never fix how that heart's been torn
Be careful when the dam starts to quiver
Don't drive so close to the water
You won't know what hits you 'til its got your tongue

When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
No need to drag you out
No need to drag this out
No need to drag anybody down

Don't wanna be the one to say it
But I'll say it 'til you hear me
Nothing good's gonna come of it
You better run
'Cause you learned to be the good girl
The pretty girl, the nice girl
Girl who never needed nothing
And now you're learning what good that does

When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
No need to drag you out
No need to drag this out
No need to drag anybody down

Comes a time when the rain leaks
Straight through your walls and it hits you
It hits you when you're sleeping
Babe, he's gonna hit you when you're sleeping
Any second the phones gonna ring
It's gonna be you and your problems
And I can't say nothing
No I can't say nothing

When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
When your bones hit the river
You're just another girl in the water
No need to drag you out
No need to drag this out
No need to drag anybody down
Track Name: Tear Me Down
Tear me down, build me up backwards
It's the only way to know
Tear me down, build me up backwards
It's the only way to understand

You see I had a dream that he did what he wanted
And he followed me back to the light
And when I awoke again, I was just shaking
And nothing you do can make me feel alright
Tear me down
I don't know where I am

Hold on, hold on, we can be stronger
Than the monsters in your bed, you said, you said
But I am not and I just start shaking again
You see, I had a secret, put it in my pocket
With some stickers and a handful of change
But the rain made it rust and it cut me up inside
And I'll never be that free again
And I don't know where I am

You say eenie-meenie-miney-mo
Catch me by my fingers, by my toes
And if I holler, let me....
Go

Well there were two little girls playing jump-rope games after dark
Singing 'Miss Suzy Says' under the bare bulb of the streetlight in the corner park
Singing 'Ollie-ollie-oxen-free', mother may I take one step home
I want to come home now
Cause I don't know where I am
Tear me down if you want to understand

Cinderella dressed in went upstairs to kiss a
Made a mistake, kissed a snake, tell me
How many doctors, how many doctors
How many doctors did it take?
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight
Nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen
Out... out... out... out
Track Name: Orion
When the ladder don't seem to add up
And you've had it with your habits
And the white noise is your only voice
And the piecemeal falls all to pieces

Orion, Orion
Orion, Orion

When the white horse is a wild ghost
And the bedsheets burn the air you breathe
And the white noise is a lion's roar
And the worst hits, and you can't learn to forget

Orion, Orion
Orion, Orion

Who's calling me out
When you're saying my name, when you're saying my name
Who's calling me out
When you're saying my name, when you're saying my name

Orion, Orion
Orion, Orion
Orion, Orion
Orion, Orion
Track Name: Deer Fly Blues
In five days, you learn to see
Twenty one, you learn to speak
What never is and never was
Lies limp beneath your tongue

In seven days, you'll run your race
Beat to shit and full of grace
Meditate on black and white
What's dark now will be light

Cross of blood where the deer fly stung
God bless your broken bones
Cross of flowers on the grave
Teach me to be brave

Your teacher comes on swollen wings
She says your name, but not too sweet
She says don't bother looking back
God bless your broken past

Her yellow eyes like sunsets bleed
All your stories into dreams
Dip your feet down in that mud
There's nothing left but love

And a cross of blood where the deer fly stung
God bless your broken bones
Cross of flowers on the grave
Teach me to be brave

Cross of blood where the deer fly stung
God bless your broken bones
Cross of flowers on the grave
Teach me to be brave
Teach me to be brave
Teach me to be brave
Teach me...
Track Name: The Bells and You Beneath
Birds are leaving, the bells and you beneath
Choir is leaning, the bells and you beneath
Somone's saying your name, telling us to be proud
But the story's too shaky, the words are too loud

Grasshopper high, mud on the ground
When you go up, you're not coming back down

Black car too shiny, the bells and you beneath
Felt a little dizzy driving, the bells and you beneath
The sky is too grey, the words are too clean
They mean what they say, but they can't say what you mean

Grasshopper high, mud on the ground
When you go up, you're not coming back down
Grasshopper high, mud on the ground
When you go up, you're not coming back down

Handful of dirt
Head in my hands
Find a good tree to lean on
'Cause it's too hard to stand
Choir is singing
The bells are so high
The sun's slowly sinking
The words are too bright

Grasshopper high, mud on the ground
When you go up, you're not coming back down
Grasshopper high, mud on the ground
When you go up, you're not coming back down
Track Name: Long Way to the Ground
It's a long way, it's a long way to the ground
It's a long way, it's a long way to the ground
And you can't feel a thing 'cept the feelings
Burning you up like a fever, gonna tear you down
It's a long way, it's a long way to the ground

It's a short fuse, it's a short fuse in your mind
It's a short fuse, it's a short fuse in your mind
Got you running, got you running, hey babe, you're gonna be alright
It's just a short fuse, just a short fuse in your mind

So give up, give up the fight
Against every little thing that you can't do right
It's a long way, it's a long way to the ground
Give up, give up the fight
Against every little thing that you can't do right
It's a long way, it's a long way to the ground
And you're never gonna get back up 'til you come down

It's a long way, it's a long way to the ground
It's a long way, it's a long way to the ground

So give up, give up the fight
Against every little thing that you can't do right
It's a long way, it's a long way to the ground
Give up, give up the fight
Against every little thing that you can't do right
It's a long way, it's a long way to the ground
And you're never gonna get back up 'til you come down
No, you're never gonna get back up 'til you come down
Track Name: Seven Stories
I could drop you from the cradle
Seven stories, you wouldn't even wake up
I could feed you so you'd never be hungry
I could hold you so you'd never be lonely

But I can't give you anything you want
No, I can't give you anything you want

I could drive you through the lightning
Sixteen hours, spinning all the way
Just to watch you flick me off like a match head
Say your peace, and then be on your way

'Cause I can't give you anything you want
No, I can't give you anything you...

Hands on my shoulder to keep me from running
Hands on my shoulder to keep me from guessing
Hands on my shoulder to keep me
But you're never gonna bring me home
Hands on my shoulder to keep me from running
Hands on my shoulder to keep me from guessing
Hands on my shoulder to keep me
But you're never gonna bring me home

'Cause I can't give you anything you want
No, I can't give you anything you want
I can't give you, I can't give you
No, I can't give you anything you want
Track Name: Highlight Reel
When the words give in, don't tell me how to feel
When the picture fades, there'll be no highlight reel
To say this was love
This was love
This was love
This was love



When the stars go out, don't have to tell 'em how to shine
When the cards are dealt, don't run around screaming 'this one's mine'
Just say it was love
It was love
It was love
It was love
It was love
It was love
It was love
It was love
Track Name: Don't Wait
Love's gonna come for you
Don't wait, go and get it if you can
Someone's gonna run to you
Don't wait, go and meet 'em if you can
'Cause sorrow's a deep muddy water
Trying to flood the valley

Don't be alone when it hits you
Don't be alone when it gets to you
If you're alone, I'll come as fast as I can

A change is gonna come for you
Don't wait, go and change things if you can
A light is gonna shine on you
Don't wait, shine your own light if you can
'Cause sorrow's a deep muddy water
Trying to flood the valley

Don't be alone when it hits you
Don't be alone when it gets to you
If you're alone, I'll come as fast as I can

Don't be alone
Don't be alone
If you're alone, I'll come as fast as I can
Don't be alone when it hits you
Don't be alone when it gets to you
If you're alone, I'll come as fast as I can
I'll come as fast as I can
I'll come as fast as I can
I'll come as fast as I can
I'll come as fast as I can
I'll come as fast as I can
I'll come as fast as I can
I'll come as fast as I can
Track Name: Ladder
When the ladder descends
And I learn to crawl again
Let the sun mark my grave
Let the birds take all words away
Let the shadows fall where they may
Let the wind take my name

When the ladder
When the ladder
When the ladder
When the ladder descends

If I fall with my heart in my hands
It will save me in the end
And a sparrow will come to me
And carry me under her wing
And a lion on her back
To the banks of the lookingglass

When the ladder
Whe the ladder
When the ladder
When the ladder descends