Reason for rain​.​.​.

by kori.eryn

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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: Reason for Rain
Take your time to tell the tale
Don't leave out those words you said
Don't forget the part you played
in lies of love and beds un-made

'Cause nothing's right if nothing's changing here
Something's wrong if we don't recognize-
Our actions speak the lies our lips refuse

Treat me right - I'll be your lover
Play your cards right and I'll stay
Swear to me that you'll be faithful -
No lies of love and beds un-made

But how can I be certain when ever there's a velvet curtain shutting out
The light behind your eyes that tells it better than you
And our actions speak the lies our lips refuse.

I don't mind - I understand indecision
What I despise is lies of love and beds un-made
and that I'm entwined in lies of love and beds un-made

I'm no stranger to loving with my eyes closed
I'm no stranger to sleeping all alone
The danger's in the season when I can't find the reason for rain...
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Lyrics and music © K. Eryn 2010
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: 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...
Track Name: Static
Melancholy, true to topic
Ain't no use in talking 'bout it
I'm still not used to this alone
Walking forward, making progress
Ain't no sense in crying for the crack in my guitar
When you tell me it's the way you want it
Just how I told you "keep on packing"
When I wanted to hold you.
You tell me I'm all static, I had it coming to me...

We're always so sure when we are hurting
We are always so damn proud when we're slamming that door behind us
Damn my indecision for seeing every flaw
And carry me home just as before

Open a window, let the wind blow, let the light show that there's dust in the air
Take a picture, I want to be there, although you don't care if you ever see my face again
Or tear my living heart out of my body with words
Scatter my "sorry" on the floor, I'll carry my burden til I'm sore

You believe all that you say - I know better
It's a shame living like it's just today
When you tell me I'm all static, I had it coming to me...

We're always so sure when we are hurting
We are always so damn proud when we're slamming that door behind us
Damn my indecision for seeing every flaw
And carry me home just as before

One more minute - don't delay
Can't you see this future's grey?
Don't regret what things are done - we've got to learn this way
Track Name: He Cries
i've got nothing but this house and it ain't even mine
i keep a smile on though it's hard sometimes
i know a man who has a name but it don't mean nothing
with a snake bite on his leg and a storm cloud made itself at home above his head
oh, cry...

he cries...
he cries to me inside his sleep
and kills the man he wants to be
all the while he cries
and he sees the devil in disguise and wants to make a compromise
all the while he cries

i'm covered in raindrops and they're all made by his velvet eyes
rusted armor-steel receding-steed has run away
i know a man who has a face
but it don't mean nothing
with an ear that strains to hear
and don't he know that storms are second best to armor
oh, cry...

he cries...
he cries to me inside his sleep
and kills the man he wants to be
all the while he cries
and he sees the devil in disguise
and he wants to make a compromise
all the while he cries...

you've got this poison in your blood
oh no, no
you've got his poison in your blood
oh no, no...
so flush it out now
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: 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: Breaking Mine
Straight out, here's how it's sounding right now -
You've got your 'always-been-there', but you never treat her right.
Although, you think you try.
So how am I alright with biding my time?
You try to spare her heartache, meanwhile you are breaking mine.
You've gotta walk the line straight.
How'd I end up here again?

At the end of the day it's time to love somebody.
You sure as hell ain't loving me so why am I still loving you?
Bruises, breaks, and bleeding arrows -
I'd take it all in stride if it could ever be enough to turn my eyes.

Leave out the details 'cause when you speak them I will suffer-
Hands shake and rooms start spinning.
Say what you want about me.
I'd make the same mistake again if you would let me
And I'd be always hoping this time you would see me true
But somehow you never do.
You know I'd always be here though you never treat me right
But you've gotta walk the line straight.
How'd I end up here again?

At the end of the day it's time to love somebody.
You sure as hell ain't loving me so why am I still loving you?
Bruises, breaks, and bleeding arrows -
I'd take it all in stride if it could ever be enough to turn my eyes.

Straight out, here's how it's sounding right now-
You've got your 'always-been-there'.
This time you'll see me walk that line
'Cause it'll never be enough to turn my eyes.
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All music and lyrics© K. Eryn 2009
Track Name: To Be Saved
I won't believe in fairy tales and dreams when I can see the seams
The lights are deceiving - just another pawn to distract us from what's wrong
I don't want to be saved...

We're not weak, you see, we're all strong
We need all these curtains down - hide the charades away
Challenge everything - fight the air you breathe
Inhibitions fly - life will blow you away
We can't all be nodding our heads, or we'll miss everything

I know the secret but can't make you hear it
Love's breaking my spirit
Irons and shackles are only as tough as you give them credit for
Find no peace in a cage

We're not weak, you see, we're all strong
We need all these curtains down - hide the charades away
Challenge everything - fight the air you breathe
Inhibitions fly - life will blow you away
We can't all be nodding our heads, or we'll miss everything

There's spots on the ceiling - the red dye is bleeding
I'm planting the seed in the back of your mind
If you won't heed it - no flower can grow
Perhaps you know better than to reap what I sow
You don't want to be saved

We're not weak, you see, we're all strong
We need all these curtains down - hide the charades away
Challenge everything - fight the air you breathe
Inhibitions fly - life will blow you away
We can't all be nodding our heads, or we'll miss everything
Track Name: Chasing
Second hand shoes - I trip on the laces

I pick myself up. I can't help falling down.

Look to the sky... I've no wings to fly



I built a future out of nothing

Merely air and heartache to bear

Gotta chase this record's turning

Can't hurt myself no more

This is how it always went-

My father wasn't there

My mother didn't care

So I forced new holes in my ears

More pain to chase the pain away.



I said, "hey, let's go downtown"

Where the trees burn safe in their skin

With the night out I can breathe again



I was touched too much

But felt too little

They took my childhood away

I didn't cry out - I hid it away



I built a future out of nothing

Merely air and heartache to bear

Gotta chase this record's turning

Can't hurt myself no more

This is how it always went-

My father wasn't there

My mother didn't care

So I forced new holes in my ears

More pain to chase the pain away.


I won't hurt myself no more.
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: The Other Line
You could be anyone on the other line
when it's just our breathing in the dead space.
And you're grand when you're not screaming
And I feign you're someone else
who paints me would-be-memories
but the memories, they fade.
I start believing that the lonely person on the other line
looks just like you - the way you used to be.

I'm sadder when you're speaking.
If I had tears left, I would cry.
If I had feelings, I'd stop breathing
'cause the healing isn't easy when it's you
still on my line...

Run from the sword that cuts you
if you want to live, they say.
I'm done playing the ignorant maid
that runs willingly towards the blade.
I'm turning this car around.

I'm sadder when you're speaking.
If I had tears left, I would cry.
If I had feelings, they'd deceive me.
The leaving isn't easy when it's you
still on my mind...

There's been echos heard where I thought home should be.
There's been curses to break my fragile soul.
I've got nothing left to give unless you give your all to me.

I've got dreams, but you better look somewhere else if you're looking for gold...

What I want is simple, but that will never be.
And you're grand when you're not screaming, but that won't work for me
If your sun don't shine through rain...
If your smile don't heal my pain...
If you can't turn night to day and still want to stay,
Then you'd better be going on your way.

I'm tarnished silver.
You better look somewhere else if you're looking for gold.

Lyrics and music © K. Eryn 2010