TALKABOUT

LITTLE BIRD

THE LAUNDRY BIN

EAT SLEEP WORRY

TROUBLE

RED SPARROW

LIGHTHOUSE

EMPTY NEST

2015

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LYRICS

Talkabout

 

Maybe I'm broken

Maybe the solvent in my blood has been denied

Slip of a potion

Feeling it poisoning the bounty in my mind

 

I don't wanna talk about this talkabout with you

Cause all you ever talk about is what I ought to do 

 

I know, I know

I'm losing my self control

Don't wanna talk

Don't wanna talk

Don't wanna talk about it

 

Running on empty

Now that you've won, I guess I lost my appetite

Maybe I'm angry!

Now that I'm caught inside, I want to start a fight

 

Oh I don't wanna talk about this talkabout with you

Cause all you ever talk about is what I ought to do

 

I know, I know

I'm losing my self control

Don't wanna talk

Don't wanna talk

Don't wanna talk about it

 

I'm chasing a dream of

bright red and green lights

out on the walkway

401 nights 

watching the sun lighting my room

 

Oh I don't wanna talk about this talkabout with you

Cause all you ever talk about is what I ought to do

 

I know, I know, I know

I'm losing my self control

Don't wanna talk

Don't wanna talk

Don't wanna talk about it

 

Don't wanna talk

Don't wanna talk

Don't wanna talk about it

Little Bird
 

My god how it happened so fast

poison filled your arteries 

It stole all the breath from your chest

and now you lay so peacefully

 

They said it was all for the best

we couldn’t have you suffering

Now we wait by your hospital bed

No one has the heart to leave

To leave

 

But I hear you

Now I know that

 

Little bird that I heard

Singing from the oak tree

whistling to your sweet melody

 

Though it hurts

Knowing you're

Living in my prayers

I believe you're somewhere

In between 

 

My dear, my dear

You've never been so clear

I know I'll never forget you

 

I hear, I hear

Your voice inside my ear

I'll keep you around with this 

melody for 

you, you oo o o o o...

 

Wake up you sleepy head

maybe it was all a dream

cause right now my mind doesn’t know

how to face reality

 

I can’t fight with the scars on your head

I trying not to be naive 

But I stand by your funeral bed

waiting for your heart to beat

 

Little bird that I heard

Singing from the oak tree

whistling to your sweet melody

 

Though it hurts

Knowing you're

Living in my prayers

I believe you're somewhere

In between 

 

My dear, my dear

You've never been so clear

I know I'll never forget you

 

I hear, I hear

Your voice inside my ear

I'll keep you around with this 

melody for 

you, you oo o o o o...

 

 

The Laundry Bin
 

If the backseat 

Makes you happy

Then I’m happy too

 

I’m kind to cross

myself in knots

A bow made just for you

 

Pull me this way,

That way, I sway

witless figurine 

 

Till I fell in 

the laundry bin

Into a blue machine

 

When I awoke 

From steam and smoke

My body stripped and clean

 

What silver sound

an empty house

had ushered over me

 

Left foot, right foot

Newborn, I shook

badly at balancing 

 

But soon I found

A sound way out

A mouse had left for me

 

I have seen this

But not like this...

(Trust me, don’t cover your eyes)

 

 

Eat Sleep Worry

 

When I wake in the hall

to a call from my bedroom

lift the blanket pulled over your shoulders

a pillow performance of you 

 

So I pamper the dust 

Or, did I hear the doorbell? 

Severed hope, it was only the postman 

leaving a letter or two 

 

Take me to my lover

Don't know how much longer I can take

I can’t stay here forever

 

Tuck me in your covers

Bring the color back into my face

I could lay there forever

ooooo

 

Will the clock ever rest?

watch him working his angles

My god, it's painful as he peels away the paint

till I'm red underneath 

 

Take me to my lover

Don't know how much longer I can take

I can’t stay here forever

 

Tuck me in your covers

Bring the color back into my face

I could lay there forever

ooooo

 

Eat, sleep, worry

Count to ten (x3)

 

Take me to my lover

Don't know how much longer I can take

I can’t stay here forever

 

Tuck me in your covers

Bring the color back into my face

I could lay there forever

I could lay there forever

ooooo

 

 

Trouble
 

Of business

indecent

a basement hush

 

I witness

Their secret

reap the dividend from us

Ooh ooh

 

The wind with

great intent

the curtain wide

 

I leave with

two pieces

Out with it

Out with it

 

Let it be known!

That there’s trouble at the holy cathedral

people nodding off the news  

 

Am I alone? 

Or is there anybody fit to believe in?

I am calling out to you

 

What cider

feeds your fiber

with a never ending sip?

 

oh fire

of desire

run from it, run from it

 

Let it be known!

That there’s trouble at the holy cathedral

people nodding off the news  

 

Am I alone? 

Or is there anybody fit to believe in?

I am calling out to you

to you.. to you.. 

 

 

Red Sparrow"
 

Great light

of morning

bit the apple of my chest

of the forest where I bred the seeds and elder trees

sinking in his teeth

anything to keep him coming

 

Sweet boy

my lover

guards the sparrow in his nest

but drew an arrow from behind his neck 

with bended string

When I cut between

but the quick release eased through me

 

Great flight

to heaven

in the timeless, ancient grove

where I too will lay my coat and reign  

never again

never again

I cannot amend my duty

 

 

Lighthouse

 

Tongue tied at some gathering

Please don’t talk to me

with bookshelf ready heavy speak

I can’t compete

 

And I'm frozen

Frozen

Oohh

 

Lighthouse, shine out 

Show me what’s inside my name

Tell me not to be ashamed

 

“Come out,” I shout

I'm bleeding out a backdrop I cannot erase 

but I don’t want to be ashamed

Of going, 

going home

 

Humbled in your company 

I didn’t want to eat

the bitter bud of jealousy

But I fell too weak

 

too empty,

empty

ooohhh

 

Lighthouse, shine now 

Show me what’s inside my name

Tell me not to be ashamed

 

“Come out,” I shout

I'm bleeding out a backdrop I cannot erase 

but I don’t want to be ashamed

 

No I don't want to be ashamed

of going, going home 

 

 
 

LINER NOTES

Written, recorded and produced by Mree ©℗ Mree Music (ASCAP)

 

Recorded in my NJ and at Cloud Mountain Sound on Orcas Island, WA.

 

Henri Bardot co-produced, engineered, and mixed Eat Sleep Worry, Trouble, Red Sparrow, and Lighthouse at Cloud Mountain Sound.

 

Mark D. Conklin mixed Talkabout, Little Bird, and The Laundry Bin at Music City East Studio, NJ.

 

Mastered by TW Walsh.

 

Album cover lineart by Katarzyna Katarina Kołodziejczyk.

Watercolors by Lina Hsiao.

 

The Players:

 

Mree - Lead & backing vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, synths, drum programming, sequencing

 

Henri Bardot - Drums and Bass on Eat Sleep Worry and Trouble. Electric guitar on Trouble. Additional synths and programming on songs 4-7. 

 

** A warmest thank you to my family, friends, and fans for your continuous support. To Anne and Jim Bredouw for a home away from home. To Mark and Ellen for your encouragement and hard work. To Mike Errico, my friends and mentors at REMU for challenging me, and especially to Henri for bringing these songs back to life. I couldn't have done it without you all. Much love, and hope you enjoy. 

 

© 2011-2019 Mree. All Rights Reserved.

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