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by Amber Valentine

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released 26 May 2015

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Amber Valentine Detroit, Michigan

Amber Valentine is a girl who likes spooky things. She writes a lot of songs about ghosts, bones, and teeth on her out of tune upright piano.

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Track Name: Chapter Nine
(You're really swell, I have to admit you
Deserve expressions that really fit you
So I've wracked my brain, trying to explain
All the things
That you do
To me...)

So now I count count rosary beads
And I put too much stock into my dreams
In which the dead visit me
And talk about you
We talk about you
We talk about you
Track Name: Baby Won't You Please
I have tried in vain nevermore to call your name

Baby won't you please come home
Cuz yr lover's all alone
I have tried in vain nevermore to call your name
When you left you broke my heart
But that don't have to mean we'll part
Landlord's gettin' worse, I gotta move May first
Baby won't you please come home
Baby won't you please come home
Track Name: Armed Forces
I miss the scarecrows in the cornrows that used to call out to me
With their minor melodies on stringed things
But they have all left me now
O, they have all left me now

And my father’s fondest wishes were followed out

So where’s that urn of ashes? Does it rest on foreign mantles?
Or has it all been scattered to the wind and to the water?
It seems my memories are somber
And it seems that they’re being forgotten
But the photographs remain and I am haunted
Yr photographs remain and I am haunted

Though you’ve forced me out with your armed forces
And you’ve shortage of sympathy for me

O, you forced me out with your armed forces
Track Name: Dance With The Devil
(You don't own me - Don't try to change me in any way
You don't own me - Don't tie me down cuz I'd never stay
You don't own me - I am not your many toys
You don't own me - Don't say I can't go...)

Please don't ask me to stay
I can't see the day from the bed we made
And now I lay here
The hours are long and my baby has gone
And I have encroached upon the realization I was doomed
I knew when I met you, I should have turned away

But yet - I clung on!
And the hours are long for my baby has gone

And he lashes out like viper
He's just like a sniper locking in on a shot
I gave it all that I got but it was never enough
And he'd always call my bluff
So in the blinding light of the sun I will have to move on
Though I've always preferred the twilight dusk of the evening
But you forced me to leave

(So don't tell me what to do
And don't tell me what to say
And when I go out with you
Please don't put me on display
I'm young and I love to young
I'm free and I love to be free)
Track Name: Lady (Sings The Blues)
The blues ain't nothin' but a pain in yr heart
When you get a bad start
When you and yr man have to part
I ain't gonna just sit around and cry
I know I won't die
Track Name: In Heaven Everything Is Fine
In heaven, everything is fine

Oh can I photograph your smile before it disappears again
And you are gone for years again
I know I'll never hear from you
Can I take your picture before you go?
Oh, no

In heaven, everything is fine
You've got your good things & I've got mine
Track Name: A Stone
I think I believe that if stones could dream, they'd dream of being laid side-by-side, piece-by-piece
And turned into a castle for some towering queen they're unable to know

And when that queen's daughter came of age, I think she'd be lovely & stubborn & brave
And suitors would journey from kingdoms away just to make themselves known

And I think that I know the bitter dismay of a lover who brought fresh bouquets every day only to be turned away to remember some knave who brought just one rose, one day, years ago
Track Name: Phantasm
If you're looking for me, you better check under the sea
Cuz that is where you'll find me, underneath the sea

So I've let the roses die in their vases
Catching dust just like catching light
Day to day, I pretend that I'm alright
Though the how's and the why's, they still sting my eyes
If I think of you too long

It's always always been feast or famine
Just like it's always always been drought or drown
Just like I've always been waiting for you come to around

But baby, you're not coming and it seems that I've been done in
By the silence and the sacraments
Though yr younger brother's 'round here
Clad in black just like a gravedigger exhuming my memories
And they burn and blister upon me
Disguised as nightmares so I can't sleep
Since the day you left me
Disguised as nightmares so I can't sleep
Since the day that you left me