Silver Cord

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Ecclesiastes 12:6-7

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released March 10, 2014

All songs copyright 2014 Rebekah Elizabeth.
Produced by Brandon Burnett.
Special thanks to the Safe 'N' Sound Collective.

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I Happy Am Fort Worth, Texas

I happy am is the rockin' fuzz folk project inspired by the dreams of artists Rebekah Elizabeth and Zachary Zanetich. Their lo-fidelity lullabies and art rock rambunctiousness will register high in the pleasure centers of your brains.

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Track Name: Knife
How can you take part in such an empty sport?
How can you be so naiive?
You talk about nothing

How can you? You don't know

How can you not see the life
Draining from your body? You hold the knife
How can you waste your stay?
How can you spit it down the drain?

How can you? You don't know
Track Name: Somethin' in the Water
You said it was there behind the woodshed
In the shadow just outside the door
You said it woke you from your sleeping
Heard the footsteps creakin on the floor

Maybe you were scared of nothin
Maybe it was just an apparition
Maybe it was somethin in the water
How can you be sure

You said it whispered your name
In a voice that chilled you to the bone
You said it reminded you of mother
You said it reminded you of home

Maybe you were scared of nothin
Maybe it was just an apparition
Maybe it was somethin in the water
How can you be sure
Track Name: Bread and Buttercups
You had a dream that you were dead
And David Lynch was in your head
And cinema in black and white
Played on the moon all day and night
You have no Polaroids to prove
That Stephen King was in your room
And minotaurs that smoked cigars
Laughed and danced among the stars
And carnies with their wooden eyes
Let you go free on all the rides
You saw Houdini do a trick
And make you well when you were sick
And you ate bread and buttercups
And sang to God till you woke up.
Track Name: Icarus
You silly little girl
You don't have a pair of shoes
Your feet are beautiful
But they need protection too

Maybe you need a tourniquet
To cut off the flow of blood
You tease the untame animals
You don't wanna see the face of God

Icarus you came too close
Unaware you're far from free
Look down, the ground is further than you know
Angels have the sharpest teeth

Please shut up the muses
Put em on cruise control
Made a mess on the furniture
Can things go back to how they were?

Maybe you need a tourniquet
to cut off the flow of blood
You tease the untame animals
You don't wanna see the face of God

Icarus you came too close
Unaware you're far from free
Look down, the ground is further than you know
Angels have the sharpest teeth

You silly little girl
You don't have a pair of shoes
Your feet were beautiful
But now they're black and blue
Track Name: Dust to Dust
From dust we were created
And to dust we will return
And that makes since because I feel like dirt
It hurts, this pain inside of me

And even though you feel it too
I know I'm not the same as you
Two pairs of feet on different paths
Beating ceaselessly into the past
Ooh...

From dust we were created
And to dust we will return
I'll bury this beneath the ground
Where moths and rust will eat it now

And even though you feel the same
I will not try and shift the blame
It's both of us, it's you and me
Drifting far away to sea
Ooh...

From dust we were created
And to dust we will return
I'll say goodbye until we die
When you and I will be as one again
Track Name: Silver Cord
I don't wanna sleep
Cause I don't wanna dream of you
In multicolored lights
Syncopated to
Our sentimental songs
That came from our brains
And floated up to space
And dwell above the nebulas

On this piece of paper
I wrote your eulogy
But you can't read it
With pennies on your eyes
But I wrote about the truth
The truth of you and me
And the things we couldn't see
Like wind and thoughts and God

You're in a chariot of fire
Dancing with a Silver Cord
I'll try not to cry
Cause you're not crying where you are
What made you wanna leave
What made you long for home
I'll try to understand
But the universe is bigger than my head
Track Name: The Edge
Shadows of the afterlife
Creep into my bed at night
And tickle like a feather in my ear
Things too good for me to know
Like making angels in the snow
It's cold, but it's wonderful and weird

Making wishes in a well
I'm a child again, it's show and tell
I wanna see what's in the bag
But dreams will tease and fall apart
They're fading faces in the dark
Cheshire grins that leave me feeling sad

And I, I don't know
How close to the edge I wanna go
And I, I don't know
How close to the edge I wanna go

I'm jealous of the birds in flight
Direction is engrained inside their bones and ligaments
The green light is a hologram
It's careless, and it's reprimanding me
For nothing

And I, I don't know
How close to the edge I wanna go
And I, I don't know
How close to the edge I wanna go

There's nothing here to tie me down
I could leave now with just the sound of
Fluttered pages when I skip to the end
I don't care about my body
I don't care about anybody
But when I get there, will I find a friend?

And I, I don't know
How close to the edge I wanna go
And I, I don't know
How close to the edge I wanna go
Track Name: Maybe
Maybe you saw me there on the mountaintop alone
Maybe you thought I could use some company besides my own

Or maybe I'm here by choice
Maybe you should shut up so I can hear my voice

Maybe a part of me wants to be with someone else
Maybe a part of me kinda hates myself

Well maybe I need to heed my flesh and blood
Or maybe in sacrifice I'll learn to truly love
Track Name: Insomnia
You were you were you were my skin
I curled up real small and crawled right in
You were you were you were the words I was reading
I read them until they lost their meaning

You were you were you were my favorite sweater
Comfortable and familiar
You were you were you were my mother
Hey I know I've been a bad kid
I said I hate you to your face

And you, you were all along
But I, I guess I read you wrong
And you, you were all along
But I, I guess I read you wrong

You were you were you were my insomnia
You were you were you were my sleep
You were you were you were my shouts of laughter
You were you were you were my screams of pain

And you, you were all along
But I, I guess I read you wrong
And you, you were all along
But I, I guess I read you wrong
Track Name: Star
When I was young, I made a wish on a star
The star was bright, and it was perfect to me
Then I looked up and saw the star wasn't a star at all
It was an airplane, it was an airplane

But oh, it's still a star to me
And oh, it's still a star to me

And on that day, I wished for you, I wished for you
I don't know if it came true
All I know is that it might someday
That bit of hope pulls me through

And oh, it's still a star to me
And oh, you're still a star to me