If I've Been There​.​.​. EP

by kori.eryn

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If I've Been There... was originally released as a EP/preview to kori.eryn's upcoming full length album Reason for rain...due out late December 2011.

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released November 16, 2011

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kori.eryn

kori.eryn is an independent singer/songwriter with an acoustic folk pop vibe from the southern coast of New England. She has been charming audiences with her honest vocal performances and ‘heart-on-her-sleeve” songwriting since early 2010. She released her solo album “Reason for rain...” on December 31, 2011. ... more

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Track Name: Should Be Home
Bottles on the wall-
Someone save me from this.
Skeletons that crawl anchor my bones to this.
Catch me by the hand-
Don't wanna live this life alone,
Haunting a place that should be home.

Animals that claw live above my patience.
Enemies - they're called -
They betray me daily.
Fur is growing in.
I think they've got a hold of me.
Where do they stop and I begin?

Keep on shaking me for waking-
Sleep's been taking foul turns.
My head-too heavy- full of thoughts that
All together pull me down in dread

Bottles growing dense.
These empty vessels -
They are no defense from swords and stones.
Circling my crown, a pair of jewels cry.
The silver in my head falls down...

They say I shouldn't linger
If he won't try and save this
And all he's done is take from me.

I don't know much about it
And I don't want to be a fool...but I'm a fool
'Cause I don't listen to them
Though i know what they say is true
He makes me a fool...
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All music and lyrics© K. Eryn 2009
Track Name: California
There was a time before the war
Before lines were crossed and goodbye innocence and talk was hushed
There was a time before the storm
Before trees were fell and hello missing you and homes were shells

Well, if I've been there, I don't remember
If I've been there, I was too young
And I didn't appreciate it
If I've been there, I was too young

I'm dreaming of California
I don't know if I'll make it alive
I never much cared for changing
But it's changing that helps me survive when I know that I'm wrong
I know when I'm wrong.

There was a time when the willing would stay
And sacrifice made was always repaid by lovers missing the lost
There was a time we believed in the American dream
And talk was sincere. It was worth it.

But, if I've been there, I don't remember
If I've been there, I was too young
And I didn't appreciate it
If I've been there, I was too young

We're all dreaming of the west coast - never will we let it go
Though they say Cali is sinking - it sure as hell don't let it show

I'm dreaming of California
I don't know if I'll make it alive
I never much cared for changing
But it's changing that helps me survive when I know that I'm wrong
I know when I'm wrong
You'll know when I'm wrong

'Cause wind will blow and shots will ring
While all of nature laughs and sings
If we don't bend, we'll lie in wake while sister, brother weep and shake
You stole my heart - I let you take it
Knowing well you'd probably break it
And when you did, the moon still rose. . .

I never saw the grass so green, the colors so clear, the clouds so near
As on the day I knew I'd survive
And I'm going to California.


Lyrics and Music © k. eryn

November 7, 2010
Track Name: Full Alive
I've woken up to find I've been afraid of living all this while,
but i'm not afraid to smile.

I wasted it away while wasting me away under the shade
Of the "do nothing, been nowhere"
As though I had no time for it.

I'll never say I have it made,
But I can't stop - can't stop - I have become addicted.
Seems like just thinking its enough
And the world just plays along
As if I'm changing all that's wrong til it goes my way...

I've been thinking, "what a fool I've been"
Can't believe I wasted time on them

Now my smile is full alive - neglected phrases find their rhymes
This capsize is hypnotizing
Never thought I'd love drowning

I'll never say I have it made,
But I can't stop - can't stop - I have become addicted.
Seems like just thinking its enough
And the world just plays along
As if I'm changing all that's wrong til it goes my way...

Now my smile is full alive, neglected phrases find their rhymes
This capsize is hypnotizing
Never thought I'd love drowning

I'll never say I have it made
But I can't stop - can't stop. I have become addicted
Seems like just thinking its enough....

I can't change all the things I've done
Like I can't stop the rising sun

Now I am skydiving
I don't need a hand behind me
I've got this motivation
Can't stop the earth's rotation
Now that I have all my pieces
I think that I could need this
But am I strong enough to believe you?...

Music and lyrics © Kori Eryn April 2010
Track Name: Don't Call Me Heartbreaker
So my tongue speaks free and yet it does no good for me
but hold my tongue and I become a prisoner of my enemy
with nothing to lose but everything we have
I'm shaking cause I'm guilty of holding on to sand that's slipping through my fingers

Oh, I know you're saying
"babe, your words - they break me"
Oh, I know you're praying I'll never leave you

Oh, please hear me saying
"I'm all for staying"
I don't want to hurt you - don't call me Heartbreaker

We drove around this little town for hours at a time
cause some good song's on the stereo & we played it over and over
But now I'm coming for September when maybe I'll remember
what held us there til the morning broke out over the ocean

Autumn, won't you bring me clarity?...

Oh, I know you're saying
"babe, your words - they break me"
Oh, I know you're praying I'll never leave you

Oh, please hear me saying
"I'm all for staying"
I don't want to hurt you - don't call me Heartbreaker...

Music and lyrics © Kori Eryn July 28, 2010
Track Name: Gypsy Queen
Rogue is night as stars are fair
And all my instincts I laid bare
Before your eyes, beside the sea
We shared the warmth as you held me

Blankets shroud us in the night -
Minstrels hidden from the lights
I kissed you 'til we saw the sun
And we taught August how to be young

I'm scared of caring 'cause what we're sharing is brand new
You're scared of loving 'cause what we're sharing could change you
My irises are moons
In your eyes the sun I've seen
And you say I'd learn to hate you but still I'd be your gypsy queen...

Emeralds lie - and diamonds fight
But your hand in mine is so true, it's right
Ships are in the bay and they seem so far away
But I'd walk to them on water for the things you'd say

They say slow and steady wins the race
But if I died tomorrow I'd have lost today
So hold on tight though I am frail
Fear no anchor and I'll fear no gail

I'm scared of caring 'cause what we're sharing is brand new
You're scared of loving 'cause what we're sharing could change you
My irises are moons
In your eyes the sun I've seen
And you say I'd learn to hate you but still I'd be your gypsy queen...

Let me be your gypsy queen...
Stay with me your gypsy queen...
I could be your gypsy queen...