Flowers For The Ones You Loved

by Amber Valentine

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This is an EP comprised of cover songs that hold a special meaning to myself or to loved ones I have lost. Some of these songs I used to listen to with my father. Some of these songs I used to sing as my friend, who recently lost his battle with mental illness, played guitar in my dining room. None of these songs are mine but they all are very dear to me.

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released 19 July 2015

Everything played and sung by me, except for the Bessie Smith sample. Artwork created by me, as usual. If you like what you see, download the EP to get the entire collage.

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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: Tekno Love Song
(I fell in love with a bad bad man and ever since I met him I been sad sad sad
September faded into winter blooms
Blood moons waned and grew
His scent haunted me long after I saw the swing of heaven's gate opening toward me
I was once luxurious in your arms
your smile, a cool sun in the dark
Misery rejoices when you're near and fever's sign of sickness keeps me burning down in my gut

Winter melts and you stay as silent as the sound a dying star makes
I'm a jailbird to your music, a criminal in your prayers
I watch your when you're sleeping even when you are not there)

I fell in love with a bad bad man
And ever since I met him I've been sad sad sad
I'm a jailbird to your music
A criminal in your prayer
I watch you when you sleep
Even when you're not there
Rainbows wept color all over the street
When you went away, maybe one day we'll meet
Lipstick I'd wear for one million years
Just to stop your eyes from falling them tears

I fell in love with a bad bad man
And every since I met him I've been sad sad sad
I'm a jailbird to your music
I'm a criminal in your prayer
I watch you in your sleep
Even when you're not there
Rainbows wept color all over the street
When you went away, maybe one day we'll meet
One day we'll meet
One day we'll meet

(Picture this: Your lips on my lips
A mirror has to do for now for you have vanished like a cloud
Rainbows wept color all over the street, when you went away maybe one day we'll meet
Oh, you've been calling out to me and I haven't slept a wink since 1916
I wasn't born then but it sure feels time's been tickin'
Shadows parade outside my door
I wish we were dancing at the weddings of the poor
Car horns providing a symphony for a bride and groom I'll never meet
And barefoot you'd tell beg me to wash my feet
My flaxen fellow
I always did put my toes on your pillow)
Track Name: Flowers For Joshua
(Cocorosie: K-Hole)

What's God's name?

(Bessie Smith: St. Louis Blues)

My man's got a rock that's like a rock in the sea

(The Decemberists: Shankhill Butchers)

Everybody knows if you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow your ribbons from your curls

(Mountain Man: Animal Tracks)

We'll drink horse bark root beer
and sit on your back stairs
and I'll whisper in the summer air
And the sweat will roll down our backs
and we'll follow animal tracks
to a tree in the woods
And a hole in the leaves we'll see
The bright baby eyes of a chickadee
The bright baby eyes of a chicakdee
The bright baby eyes of a chicakdee

(The Decemberists: Shankhill Butchers)

He used to be just like me and you
He used to a sweet little boy
But something went horribly askew

(CocoRosie: RIP Burn Face)

Flowers for the ones you loved
Flowers for the lost at sea
Flowers for the ones you loved
Flowers for the lost at sea
Flowers for the ones you loved
Flowers for the lost at sea
Flowers for the ones you loved
Flowers for the lost at sea

(CocoRosie: K-hole)

Tiny spirits in a K-hole
Bloated like soggy cereal
God will come and wash away
Our tattoos and all the cocaine
And all of the aborted babies
Will turn into little bambies

Tell my father that I love him
Track Name: Exitlude
You know I see London, I see Sam's Town
Holds my hand and lets my hair down
Rolls that world right off my shoulder
I see London, I need Sam's Town now

It was good to have you with us, even if it's just for the day
Outside the sun is shinin', seems like heaven ain't far away

Aggressively, we all defend the roles we play
Regrettably, times come to send you on your way
We've seen it all, bonfires of trust, flash floods of pain

It doesn't really matter, don't you worry, it'll all work out
No, it doesn't really matter, don't you worry, daddy, what it's all about

We hope, you enjoyed your stay
It was good to have you with us, even if it's just for the day
We hope, you enjoyed your stay
Outside the sun is shining, seems like heaven ain't far away
Its good to have you with us, even if its just for the day

It was good to have you with us, even if it's just for the day
Outside the sun is shining, seems like heaven ain't far away
It was good to have you with us, even if it's just for the day
Outside the sun is shining, seems like heaven ain't far away
Seems like heaven ain't far away
Seems like heaven ain't far away

Seems like heaven ain't far away