GROW

2011

AGAINST THE CURRENT

DAYDREAMER

ATMOSPHERE

OF THE TREES

BREATHE EASY

YOU ARE (FEAT. JARED FOLDY)

GROW

GROW (INSTRUMENTAL)

ON YOUR OWN

GOODNIGHT & GOODBYE

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LYRICS

Against the Current

So they say
There are other fishes in the sea
But the only one that's missing
is the one that swims for me


And so you say,
"Oh dear just wait patiently,
Love will come along, eventually"

So I tried to swim against the current
To live my life and let me be
So don't cast me a line
'cause I've run out of time
To live a lie

I can't deny
You've hooked me so deep again
With your smart and witty lines
You have spoiled my disguise


and then the waves
oh the waves they come crashing down
when I see the look in your eyes
when you're watching her walk by

"If you're looking to fit
in then join the rest
'Cause you know you'll
only end up second best"
They said,

If you want to swim along the current,
then act and speak the way we do
You may be untrue
but if you'd rather be us
Then why be you

What a beautiful lie
What a beautiful lie
What a beautiful lie, to live.

So I've learned to swim
against the current
To live my life and now I'm free
Because honestly,
there's no one else I'd rather be.
So watch me leave

 

 

 

Daydreamer

 

You
You came as you are
Spilling all of your stories
Hoping I'd fall to your arms


"Dear,
Let play with your heart"
Said the dark in the door-frame
"Yes sir, I know who you are"

 

Fear
The shake my bones
Threatening all that I stand for
Questioning who I've become


Feel the warmth in the sun
Winding all of your worries
and all of your troubles undone


Fears
clutching my heels
Trying to pull me down under
and teach me what's right and what's real


Here,
with my head in the clouds
some say that maybe I'm dreaming
but I'd rather fly than be found

 

 

 

Atmosphere

 

I've been walked upon
Tell me I'm wrong
But I know that you're already late


Guess it's true
I won't blame it on you
Since you were my biggest mistake

 

Thanks to your
I am bitter now too
I trace all the lies on your face


It's not about

who was right or who's wrong
Just knowing your place to stay


For I'm just a bird
From a flock or a herd
Of these wild animals


Or I'm just a molecule of air
Drifting in the atmosphere
In the atmosphere


In the atmosphere


Force a smile
Let it sit for a while
Hoping to sink in a stain


For the blue and the black
Of the darkest of colors
Are all that remain


Take your fall
And watch me wreck it all
It's always what you claim to say


It's not about all the sorrows you make
Just knowing that I'll fade away


For I'm just a bird
From a flock or a herd
Of these wild animals


Or I'm just a molecule of air
Drifting in the atmosphere
In the atmosphere

In the atmosphere
In the atmosphere

 

 

Of the Trees
 

I haven't said
The lines that read
You haven't read the lines upon my face


For you I've traced
The lonely space
For you, my feet have lost their place


Lost their place
Lost their place
Lost their place


So don't fall on me
So don't fall on me
So don't fall
On me


I haven't tried
To break the ties
For all I've done is lie and lie


To you the leaves
That fell from trees
To you their life has come to leave


Come to leave
Come to leave
Come to leave


So don't fall on me
 

 

B

Breathe Easy
 

Summer
Come around
Lift me off my feet

Winter
Turn away
Melt away from me

Sorrow
Follows me
Wants to bring me down

Heartache
Breaking me
Force me to the ground

We're not
Falling down

We are
Stronger now

Dreaming out
Loud

Breathe easy
Now

 

 

 

 


 

You Are

You, you look like an angel
You look like an angel, tonight

You, you look like an angel
You look like an angel, tonight

But I know, I know that they lie
Saying the world spins on its side
Cause I'm only aligned with your eyes

You, you speak like an angel
And you sound like an angel
When you sing

You, you talk like an angel
And you sound like an angel
When you sing

But I know, I know that they lie
Saying the moon is pulling the tide
Cause I am only aligned with your eyes

Thank, thank God for gravity
For pulling you back to me
So I'll write it all down
And I'll sing it all out
For the world to see

That you

you are an angel

to me

 


 

Grow

Tell me how
How to live on the edge of my seat
Teach me how
How to stand on my own two feet


Cause I'm tired of falling and I was a fool
You taught me that love is a game without rules

Tell me how
How you'd like to walk in my shoes


Teach me how
How to look on the bright side of life
Tell me how
How everything will be alright


Cos the whole world is changing
And I'm standing still
Small talk and stories are making me ill
Tell me how
How to believe in myself


I'm just a kid and I want to fit in with the crowd
Mother and father, I just want to make you proud


Maybe it's time that I
Grow
Grow


But I'm too scared and the water's too cold to jump in
Mother says dear no one's ever been ready to live


Maybe you just have to
Grow
Grow
Grow
Grow

 

 


On Your Own


You were a lucky boy
To see and watch her grow
You were a lucky boy
To know her like they don't

Softly she wept
For the feelings she kept
Bottled up inside

With tears in her eyes
From the heat of the lies
Burning her up from inside

All she wanted
Was someone to value her thoughts
To love her truly
And take her with all of her flaws

I'm starting to think
That from what I can see
That I can't have my way

At least not here
So while the road is still clear
I've got to get out of this place

"Farther!" she cried
As she lost and divided herself
From the rest of the world

I'm just not cut out
To fit in with the crowd
I'm ready to hit the road

Oooh
Oooh

I hope you regret when I'm gone and I left
That you didn't say hello
All of the while
With no one by her side

So you miss me
But you're on your own
You're on your own
You're on your own

 

 


Goodnight & Goodbye

Oh how I love how the sun lays upon us
Staining the inches of skin
Oh says the clouds as they whisper above us
Oh what a life it's been

And all of the lies we've lied
And all of the time that's timed our lives
How do we know what's wrong or right this time

When all of the trees falling down to the ground and
Fall to your knees like a child that is crawling
All the while we never stop to smile

Oh how she loves how the spring comes to greet her
With lands overflowing with green
All of the drops pulling down 'till they meet us
Latching themselves onto me

We may not have missed this time
But then when they all run dry
And that beautiful light that lights our eyes is gone
What have we done?

When all of the trees falling down to the ground and
Fall to your knees like a child that is crawling
All the while we never stop to stare
Do we even care?

When all of the tears from her eyes have collected
Form in the skies and leave us unprotected
I can't fathom why we say goodnight
When we mean to say goodbye

 

 
 

LINER NOTES

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


Mixed by Mark D. Conklin at Music City East Studio, NJ


Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studio, NYC

Additional recording by Anthony Krizan at Sonic Boom Studios, NJ

 



The Players:

    Mree - Lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards, programming, cello, banjo, vibes and mallets, percussion

    Mark D. Conklin - Bass guitar

    James Hencken of Vows - Drums

    Mark Beasley - Vocals on "The Search"

    Matt Ryan of Your Gentlemen - Backing vocals on "In the Morning"

    James Loewen - Clarinet on "To See the Light"

    Alan Hsiao - Trombone on "Night Owls"

 

Album cover artwork by Lina Hsiao


Photograph by JoeySee
 


Thank you to:

Mark D. Conklin, Lou Takacs, David Jacobs at Mark Music and Media Law, Joe Delerme and Rebecca Jordan at Rights Management, Marc Emert-Hunter at ASCAP, Ruby Marchland,

The Grammy Foundation, Lydia Kanuga and Patrick Ehrlich and everyone at Effective Immediately PR, Ellen Schwartz, my friends and professors at ReMu-NYU, my family and my fans


All songs written by Mree © 2013 by Mree Music (ASCAP) except "Lift Me Up" and "Monsters" © 2012 by Mree Music (ASCAP)

(P) & ©: ©℗ 2017 Marie Hsiao under exclusive license to Nettwerk Music Group Inc.

 

© 2011-2019 Mree. All Rights Reserved.

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