Beautifully Undone (Songs I Wish I'd Written)

by Lobelia

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1.
I don't remember what it used to be like The things that I'm not proud of And the only reason I kept coming back to you Is I thought I was in love But I don't think about you anymore And I don't know what the hell I came here for When I'd rather just fall right off of your floor And come beautifully undone And I don't recall San Francisco at all It falls right from my memory And the only thing that really exists Is where you thought you'd found me But I don't think about you anymore And I don't know what the hell I came here for When I'd rather just fall right off of your floor And come beautifully undone
2.
Junk 01:55
Motorcars, handlebars, bicycles for two Brokenhearted jubilee Parachutes, army boots, sleeping bags for two Sentimental jamboree Buy, buy says the sign in the shop window Why? Why? Says the junk in the yard. Candlesticks, building bricks, something old and new Memories for you and me Buy, buy says the sign in the show window Why? Why? Said the junk in the yard.
3.
I've never been too good with names If the cellar door was open I could never stay away I guess it's probably not my place But either/or I'm hoping for a simple way of saying It's a shame about Ray In the stone under the dust his name is still engraved Some things need to go away It's a shame about Ray If I make it through today I'll know tomorrow not to leave my feelings out on display I'll put the cobwebs back in place I've never been to good with names but I remember faces It's a shame about Ray In the stone under the dust his name is still engraved Some things need to go away It's a shame about Ray
4.
Moon River 01:33
Moon River Wider than a mile I'm crossing you in style someday Dream maker, you heartbreaker Wherever you're going, I'm going your way Two drifters Off to see the world There's such a lot of world to see We're after the same rainbow's end Waiting round the bend My huckleberry friend Moon river...and me.
5.
Consider Me Gone (free) 03:24
There were rooms of forgiveness In the house that we shared But the space has been emptied Of whatever was there There were cupboards of patience There were shelf loads of care But whoever came calling Found nobody there After today, consider me gone Roses have thorns, and shining waters mud And cancer lurks deep in the sweetest bud Clouds and eclipses stain the moon and the sun And history reeks of the wrongs we have done After today, consider me gone I've spent too many years at war with myself The doctor has told me it's no good for my health To search for perfection is all very well But to look for Heaven is to live here in Hell After today, consider me gone
6.
Toledo 04:03
Because of Toledo I got sober and stayed clean The pick ups in the wild prairies The shadows dancing in between Girl leans on the jukebox In a pair of old blue jeans Says I live here but I don't really live anywhere Because of Toledo Tuesday it's raining And I'm pulling on my shoes I guess I quit believing in The early morning news There's a boy orders coffee And he settles down to think How the women that you love sometimes Are the water that you drink Then another faded waitress dressed in pink Cries for Toledo The lipstick and the cocaine traces One face in a thousand faces I stumble through so many places Cause of Toledo Yeah Yeah yeah (oh)Yeah Yeah yeah Because of Toledo The highway looks so thin I see another motel sign Think of pulling in Write your name upon the mirror there It's the only name I know But I guess that I'd be only chasing rainbows Back to Toledo I think I'll go
7.
If I get to know your name And I get to trace you private number baby All I know is that to me You look like you're lots of fun Open up your loving arms Watch out here I come And I have set my sights on you (and no one else will do) And I have got to have my way now baby All I know is that to me You look like you're having fun So open up your loving arms I want some I want some You spin me right round baby right round Like a record baby right round round round You spin me right round baby right round Like a record baby right round round round. And I get to be your friend now baby and I think I'll move in just a little bit closer All I know is that to me You look like you're lots of fun So open up your loving arms Watch out here I come You spin me right round baby right round Like a record baby right round round round You spin me right round baby right round Like a record baby right round round round. I want your love I need your love I want your love You spin me right round baby right round Like a record baby right round round round.
8.
Beautiful 03:57
you never tell me that im beautiful anymore you only treat me like a medical condition you understand me like a metaphor youre a student in a class will i get better in a year or two? forgive me if i ask automatic you vote for conversation you ask me how i am but keep to twenty words or less why ask? new and improved another product you consume its true and it happens every day it does you never tell me that im beautiful anymore you only treat me like a medical condition you understand me like a metaphor youre a student in a class will i get better in a year or two? forgive me if i ask in a panic that smells like competition on your mark, get set, depend line me up with other brands on the shelf new and improved another product you consume its true and it happens every day it does you never tell me that im beautiful anymore you only treat me like a medical condition you understand me like a metaphor you're a student in a class will I get better in a year or two? forgive me if I ask
9.
God loves everyone Like a mother loves her son No strings at all Unconditional Never one to judge Would never hold a grudge 'Bout what's been done God loves everyone There are no gates in heaven Everyone gets in Queer or straight Souls of every faith Hell is in our minds Hell is in this life But when it's gone God takes everyone Its love is like a womb It's like the air from room to room It surrounds us all The living and the dead May we never lose the thread That surrounds us all The killer in his cell The atheist as well The pure of heart And the wild at heart Are all worthy of its grace It's written in the face Of everyone God loves everyone There's no need to be saved No need to be afraid Cause when it's done God takes everyone God loves everyone

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*all copyrighted material used with permission...digital and mechanical licenses secured through Limelight.

I've been thinking of doing a covers record for a long time, though the mix of well known and should be well known songwriters on this album are quite an eclectic mix to say the least. This record was a great leap forward for me...in that it sounds exactly as you'd I do when you hear me live, with the exception of the harmonies but the sounds are largely unprocessed and many are quite simple in arrangement.

My wish is that the songs have enough of my own spin to make them come through as something that somewhere along the line, with enough inspiration and a healthy dose of muse, I could have been lucky enough to have written myself. They certainly all feel close to my heart in lyric and melody and I thank all the wonderful songwriters of these fantastic songs for making my life better for them being in it.

I hope that if you don't know the songs that this record will inspire you to go and check out the brilliant songwriters who wrote them. There are links on the liner notes of each song. Enjoy!

credits

released June 1, 2011

Guitars and vocals: Lobelia
Bass: Steve Lawson
Mixing and mastering: Steve Lawson
Engineering: Lobelia and Steve Lawson
Recorded at Muswell Hall Studios, London.

Special thanks to Tim Hall (mearsie and zola too!) for the use of the lovely studio and lots of space to work and create.

This album would also not have been possible if not for the wonderful Baby Flapjack, whose birth turned me into a blubbering bowl full of inexpressible emotions and has kept me from releasing any of the drivel I've written since his birth. (Slowly getting back on track with writing now thankfully)

Thanks to Steve Lawson for his unending support and for helping me gain the confidence needed to grow and enjoy every aspect of being a musician. His love and guidance have made a huge difference in my life and in my writing and performing as well. Plus, he's lovely. Sorry Illico. He's still mine. ;)

Thanks to all the lovely people who support us by coming out to see a show, listening to our music, interacting with us online, buying an album or (quite legally) sharing our stuff with their friends. :) We love you and we appreciate every last bit of it.

Thanks to bandcamp for being amazing as usual, and to Limelight for making it so much easier to license music! Wheee!

Lastly, thanks to all the amazing songwriters that inspired this album by writing the incredible songs contained herein. I REALLY could not have done this without you.


Beautifully Undone: Lindy
Junk: Paul McCartney
It's a Shame About Ray: The Lemonheads
Moon River: Henri Mancini
Consider Me Gone: Sting
Toledo: The Blue Nile
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) : Dead or Alive
Beautiful: Rob Szabo
God Loves Everyone: Ron Sexsmith

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Award winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lobelia has been featured in Billiboard Magazine, PBS and worked as a studio musician for 10+ years, She books and hosts a variety of songwriter nights for Birmingham's best small artist-led venue, Tower of Song and is an advocate for sustainable touring, She travels the world performing at house concerts and small venues. ... more

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