THE MIDDLE

2019

IN THE KITCHEN

THE MIDDLE

KIKI'S SONG

WHEN YOU COME HOME

LIKE A RIVER

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LYRICS

In the Kitchen

With a fragrant recipe
A curtain call to memory,
a vision

A bounty from the cherry tree
A blanket full to carry
in the kitchen

With caroling laughter
Heart of the home
A banquet sweeter than my own

I'm barreling after
all I had known
Why did I have to go?

Oo oo Oo oo Oo oo Oo oo…

Bounded by the gravity
of all the other dreams that I was given

Memories start calling me
I have to find my way
to find my rhythm

Night on the avenue
on the wrong side of town
I thought,
I thought,
I though I heard them call

Oo oo Oo oo Oo oo Oo oo…

I keep my head on backwards
to find the answer

 

The Middle

What a night did unfold
I ended the call,
stone in my hand

I could not understand
the turn of your voice
on the line, of another man

Did I wait?
Did I falter?
Did I say all I needed to?

Oh I
I’m cutting the tape
I’m turning the tables right back to you
Stepping into the daylight,
I saw my life
and I don’t even miss you

To my left, and
to my right, I
see it now I am caught in the middle
Two worlds undue

So I gave it my all
I laid down the law
and I’ll never look back

I didn’t know you like that
I thought you were old
to be running your mouth like that

Was I wrong?
Was I heartless, oh
How I shout when I’m feeling small

Oh I
I’m cutting the tape
I’m turning the tables right back to you
Stepping into the daylight,
I saw my life
and I don’t even miss you

To my left, and
to my right, I
see it now I am caught in the middle
Two worlds undue

I didn’t know you could hurt me
I didn’t know you would turn on me
I’m rubbing my eyes
seeing you right

All of the world before me
I’m cutting the cord, don’t lean on me
I’m setting it right
saying goodbye

I’m cutting the tape
I’m turning the tables right back to you
Stepping into the daylight
I saw my life
and I don’t even miss you

Like a River

Like a river,

like a home

I remember

now I know

 

 

Kiki's Song

Up in the clouds I am free, I am open
The start of a life on my own
Way down below little town full of people
People that I’d like to know

OooooOOoooOOo

With a peck on the cheek
and a bag full of pastries,
the goodies I bring on the bend
One last goodbye and a turn to my family
all waving like birds on the fence

Oh I make my way down
with a smile, to the market
Saying good morning, good day
But oh when I wake up alone,
there are tears on my pillow
No use in dreaming today

OooooOOoooOOo

But I’m wild
I am free
like a fire in the dark,
I am turning the key

And in time
I will see
I have everything I want,
I have all that I need

OooooOOoooOOo

Like a leaf
in summer dreams
I’m floating back to you

Oh, lay with me
in melodies
all humming back for you

 

 

 

When You Come Home

 

When You Come Home
I feel the earth start to change
I am alive, I am alive
I am in love with this place

I love it most
how you whisper my name
and so I catch it in a bottle
for my lonelier days

The moment slows
inside the palm of your hand
oh I could stay like this forever
or as long as we can

And in the morning
I pour a warm cup of tea
and hope you’ll stay a little longer
stay a lifetime with me

Cause when you go,
like summer gives to the rain
I am uncertain,
But I’m certain
I am losing my way

When you let go
I don’t see straight anymore
I am unwinding,
I am broken
I am losing my core

There is a door
That opens at the sight of your face
I feel it all, I feel the warmth of every
long summer day

And like an angel,
you circle back with a kiss
You are the one I’m dreaming of
You are the one, you are the one

You lift me up
with every step that I take
You are the reason,
you’re the answer when I’m
drifting away

And through it all
when I start making a mess
you are forgiving,
everlasting,
you’re my everything

You are the one
You are the one
You are the one who holds my heart

You are the one
You are the one
You are the one who holds my heart

You are the one
You are the one
You are the one who holds my heart

You are the one

When you come home
I feel the earth start to change
I am alive, I am alive
There is a reason to stay

 

 

LINER NOTES

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

 

Recorded in Portland, OR and Cloud Mountain Sound on Orcas Island, WA.

 

Engineered and Mixed by Henri Bardot at Cloud Mountain Sound.

Mastered by Taylor Dupree

 

Album cover photo by Bao Ngo

 

The Players:

 

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

 

Henri Bardot - Drums, addl. guitars, synths, drum programming

Alan Hsiao - Trombone on "Kiki's Song"

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

 

© 2011-2019 Mree. All Rights Reserved.

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