houseplant

by maya renfro

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The majority of this album was recorded and mixed in the autumn of 2011 by Tyler McDonald.
All of the songs were written in the autumn of 2011 by myself, though major musical contributions were made from Anna Roberts-Gevalt, F.m. Turner, and Tyler McDonald. Musicians are listed on each track. Each player contributed original material during their time in the studio.

The album art was also created by Maya Renfro! At this point I have a lot of experience with the creation of album artwork and will gladly do yours if need be.
To see more of my work:
( cargocollective.com/mayarenfro )

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released October 2, 2012

Produced by Tyler McDonald & Maya Renfro
CoProduced by F.m. Turner ( www.sonicvitamins.net )
Mastered by Flat5 ( flatfivepress.wordpress.com )

I thank you all so much for helping to fill these songs to the brim!

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Track Name: Mockingbird
wish i was a mockingbird
high up in a tree
then i'd be safe from my own words
and you'd be safe from me
problem is with wishes
they may never come true
if i hid myself in a wishing well
maybe i could live to tell the tale of
wishing for you

if i was really able
to sit up in a tree
i wouldn't want to tease you
for having sighted me
i'd close my eyes from the sun and tell you about the view
for you were never born with wings
you could never see these things
and i could never hold it, no,
i would never hold it
against you

i'm holding my head up
cause i can't seem to
get a better idea of what to do
keepin my hands empty too
keepin my heart humble
for you

tell you what i ain't afraid
to die before my time
long as i'm buried in the earth
and you keep me in mind
people got to thinkin
that life's a nursery rhyme
but honey if you truly live
with lean and fat and thick and thin
the world around as it spins
was made by the brothers grimm

i'm holdin my head up
cause i can't seem to
get a better idea of what to do
keepin my hands empty too
keepin my heart humble
for you
Track Name: Chasing Differences
"Man changes and is variable
but Nature remains the same.
The Sun and the Moon and all the Things go on
in spite of Man, he crumbles..."

covered in soil
soil for salt
til the forces wash it off
no one can tell who will be saved
when the final bell tolls who will cave
i've been loving you
i can see through
every wall you built with barnacle
and your tabernacle
with your little limbs
and your tiny toes
cause you
have a choice...

you gonna take it off?

i been
chasing differences through the night
does it make a difference
if you're a fox or a hound?
it may take all night
to work these problems out
no sight of home, chasing...
being chased...
no sight of home, chasing...
being chased...
Track Name: Bridges
I begin
to forget
your face

the attitude of summer
all the world in wonder
and you

i tried to hold onto the bridge of a song
but the notes were so fleeting
they up, up and away from me
i tried to hold onto the tails of your coat
but the stories they told me were only of leaving

i tried to hold on to the bridge of a song
i tried to hold on to the bridge of our love
i tried to hold on to the bridge of your nose
in my mind's eye
in my mind's eye
in my mind's eye
Track Name: As I Get Nearer
unleash my spirit
unleash my doubt
as I get nearer
to
being without you
to being without you

it seems impossible
to try and see
the inbetween
that disappeared
with all that's tangible
my clothing
my hands my heart they've
come to mean
nothing

all the parts that make me up
how they seem to bring me down
and you've never seemed so free
like you
never knew the way
like you
never knew the way
we walk around
we walk around
we walk around
we walk around
Track Name: Roman Candle
the acrobat dove
he reached for the wooden handle
and he knew
the net was removed
the net was removed...

halt your laughter
he's no clown
and he's sure to fall down

hold your applause
oh the dancers
are an act you might like...

three painted rings
in the spot light,
under the ringleader's eyes...
to the children's delight!
a bloody zoo...
a bloody zoo...

roman candle
not a wick in some still wax
and off he flew
lookin comfortable with his decision
may i follow suite?
oh, i've never known what it's like
to take your life in exchange for living life
i've never known what it's like
like to fall down...
roman candle
not a wick in some still wax
may i follow suite?
i've never known what it's like to fall down.