Living Alone

by MaryLeigh Roohan

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released September 25, 2015

This record was born from rough times.


The Band:
Chris Carey (drums)
James Gascoyne (bass)
Mike O'Donnell (guitar)
featuring
Erin McKeown (keys)
Olivia Quillio & Jason Brown (backing vocals)

Recorded at Edie Road Studios
Produced, Mixed, and Engineered by Jason Brown
Mixed at Starling Studios (www.starlingrecording.com)
Mastered by Jocko at More Sound Recording Studio

Photograph by Amanda Picotte

All songs written and performed by MaryLeigh Roohan except Bang Bang, written by Sonny Bono.

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Track Name: Not A Home
I’ve faded into the bed sheets
Starting to sound like the floor creaks
I never though I’d empathize
With the furniture in the rain
That you leave outside

Oh, honey, what do you see?
I look you dead in the eye
You look right through me
Baby, why don’t you tell me what do I do?
I know I’ve become a house
Not a home for you

I’m that hole you punched in the hallway
Our toilet that runs all day
I am the crack in the window pain
A big, old break that became
A part of the landscape

Oh, honey, what do you see?
I look you dead in the eye
You look right through me
Baby, why don’t you tell me what do I do?
I know I’ve become a house
Not a home for you

What if you came home, five o’clock
Pulled up in the driveway, your jaw drops
In front of your eyes is ablaze
The shitty, little, broken home that we made

Oh, honey, what do you see?
I look you dead in the eye
You look right through me
Baby, why don’t you tell me what do I do?
I know I’ve become a house
Not a home for you
Track Name: The Hunter
He’s a loaded gun
A dangerous thrill who I love
His shooting is sharp and my head is his mark
But transfixed by some magical spark
I try running but my feet never start

The animal is me
A slow-thinking, slobbering beast
I feed from the hand of a murderous man
But a good man I say to myself
As he slides his gun into my mouth

The hunter I love in spite of his gun
He keeps me coming when I know I should run
Make my get away clean
I know it’s bad
But it’s the nature of things

Two portraits of us apart
Would make for meaningless art
A man with no kill and a girl with no thrill
We in each other define
The meaning we see in our lives

The hunter I love in spite of his gun
He keeps me coming when I know I should run
Make my get away clean
I know it’s bad
But it’s the nature of things

And like a moth to the flame
When he whistles my name
It’ll kill me to stay
But I do anyway

The hunter I love in spite of his gun
He keeps me coming when I know I should run
Make my get away clean
I know it’s bad
But it’s the nature of things
Track Name: My Friends
Summer sun
Doesn't feel the same
Find myself thinking
I should've stayed in that day

My friends all say they know me
It's not true
They all say she's so lovely
It's not true
My lovers think they know me
It's not true
They say you love me so well
But I can't do

Knock knock now
Doesn't sound the same
Find myself thinking
I should've thrown the keys away

My friends all say they know me
It's not true
They all say she's so lovely
It's not true
My lovers think they know me
It's not true
They say you love me so well
But I can't do

Now, all I am
Is the backwards memory of backwards man
Still, I can't escape
You sully every ounce of love I make
You sully every ounce of love I make
Track Name: Bang Bang
I was five and he was six
We rode horses made of sticks
He wore black and I wore white
He would always win the fight

Bang bang
he shot me down
Bang bang
I'd hit the ground
Bang bang
That awful sound
Bang Bang
My baby shot me down

Seasons came and changed the time
Wasn't long before I called him mine
He would always laugh and say
Remember when we used to play

Bang bang
I'd shoot you down
Bang bang
You'd hit the ground
Bang bang
That awful sound
Bang bang
I used to shoot you down

Music played and people sang
Not for me, no church bells rang

Now he's gone, I don't know why
To this day sometimes I cry
He didn't even say goodbye
He didn't take the time to lie

Bang bang
He shot me down
Bang bang
I hit the ground
Bang bang
That awful sound
Bang bang
My baby shot me down
Track Name: Somebody Save Me
It comes from nowhere
I feel it all at once
A desperate sorrow in the company of none
Fighting’s futile so in my crippled state
My thoughts go to the ocean for relief in an escape
Slowly sinking in
Deeply breathing in

Somebody save me
I can’t get out on my own
But I feel so alone
Somebody save me
Somebody save me

A merciless spiral
With ever tighter binds
I know the feeling’s fleeting but see no end in sight
There’s no peace in reason so in my crippled state
My thoughts go to my bed
For some relief in an escape
Slowly drifting off
Never waking up

Somebody save me
I can’t get out on my own
But I feel so alone
Somebody save me
Somebody save me

This miserable state
So simply disguised
To mask under laughter
Or veil in a smile

Somebody save me
I can’t get out on my own
But I feel so alone
Somebody save me
Somebody save me