Soft Ledges

by Soft Ledges

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1.
04:36
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
2.
03:50
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
3.
04:49
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
4.
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...
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
03:19
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
10.
04:33
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

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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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