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City Limits

by Kelly English

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1.
Hidden beneath what you believe, Loving you got away from me Like trains down the line And cars down the street Come Tell Mama everything Like where it hurts, And did you get burned From flying too close to the sun But baby my love, lovely my dear Hold me now ‘cause soon I’ll disappear But who’s gonna love you when I stop? It is a tall job that just I can do Because I don’t want them to, no I'm selfish like you You had a gun And each word you spoke Left bullet holes, bullet holes But my love’s a bookend If you were looking to get Something in the middle understood But who’s gonna love you when I stop? It is a tall job that just I can do Because I don’t want them to, no I’m selfish like you But who’s gonna love you when I stop? It is a tall job that just I can do, do I don’t want them to, no I’m selfish like you Who's gonna love you when I stop? It is a tall job that just I can do Because I don't want them to, no I'm selfish like you
2.
04:29
You’re in love with confrontation You’re an explicit conversation You’re swimming through my veins like a stream I’m in need of vindication I’m just trying to be patient I’m trying not to let myself believe That all we are is a simple song, All we are is a sing along. We’re nothing less than a symphony I’m not lying when I speak- You’re breathing life back into me. And I like it, yea I like it, yea We have reached the city limits We count seconds in a minute We have to go our separate ways So I head downtown And you turn around It's where the lost are found Don't make a sound And they say all we are is a simple song All we are is a singalong We're nothing less than a symphony I'm not lying when I speak You're breathing life back into me And I like it, yea I like it, yea And I like it, yea I like it, yea And I like it yea I like it, yea And I like it, yea I like it, yea And they say all we are is a simple song All we are is a singalong We're nothing less than a symphony I'm not lying when I speak You're breathing life back into me And I like it, yea I like it, yea And I like it, yea I like it, yea
3.
03:41
Wish that I had read the warning signs Wish when I’m in bed I could close my eyes Instead I got a blatant disregard, yea For anyone who asks me where you are I got no idea how I broke this bone But it hurts to play I thought you should know They say that your scars are all unique, And when they do I feel you stare at me ‘cause we’re built like twin houses And we fill each others mouths with Words we never knew we could say But now we say 'em everyday I am all alone in a crowded room And our friends make us leave too soon And we could say goodbye, But we never do I got no idea how the story goes But it hurts to tell, I know you know ‘cause we’re built like twin houses And we fill each others mouths with Words we never knew we could say But now we say them everyday Wish that I had read the warning signs Wish my love was enough Wish it was ‘cause we’re built like twin houses And we fill each others mouths with Words we never knew we could say (I am all alone in a crowded room And our friends make us leave too soon And we could say goodbye but we never do) But now we say them everyday cause we’re built like twin houses And we fill each others mouths with Words we never knew we could say (I am all alone in a crowded room And our friends make us leave too soon And we could say goodbye but we never do) But now we say them everyday
4.
03:38
Never cared about where you’ve been, And it’s safe to say I never did As long as you loved me, loved me I made the best of it As long as you loved me, loved me. You can’t even approach me in public, Why you so scared? Remember when your face went numb? I was standing right there Thought that you loved me, loved me Why you so scared? Now you just hover above me Wish that we could hang like we used to? Bed sheets on a clothing line And do you think about it same as I do? I feel sorry sometimes And now I get to be sorry all alone, Sorry all alone Decided without you, Inspired by your truth Still in love, But lying about it I’m trying Don't you want to hang like we used to? Bed sheets on a clothing line And do you think about it same as I do? I feel sorry sometimes And now I get to be sorry all alone, Sorry all alone Everyone’s a critic ‘til they dip a toe in it And I’m finding out the hard way There’s no way to spin it Everyone’s a critic ‘til they dip their toe in it And I’m finding out the hard way There’s no way to spin it Wish that we could hang like we used to Bed sheets on a clothing line And do you think about it same as I do? Sorry all the time, Sorry all the time Now I get to be sorry all alone, Sorry all alone Sorry all the time
5.
03:15
The shadows are cast And we’re outlined in black Think I loved you before we even met You are the moonlight to my silhouette, And I felt Something in the water Pulling me deeper And deeper, and deeper But all that I seem to do now Is ask where, when, why how, Did you let it go down like this? And I’m sorry that I did Now I twist and turn here like hell In this Harlem hotel Where we once got on well Long before the stars fell Long before the stars fell Broke through the brick in the home that we built Cause our room felt a little too small The expansion brought down all the walls, And I found, Picture frames thrown away You didn’t even save the photo No you threw away my photo But all that I seem to do now Is ask where, when, why, how Did you let it go down like this? And I’m sorry that I did, But I did And now I twist and turn here like hell In this Harlem hotel Where we once got on well Long before the stars fell Long before the stars fell No you didn't even save my photo Oh no, oh no, no no no Long before the stars fell The shadows are cast And we’re outlined in black Think I knew you before we even met
6.
03:26
We were trekking far And we were treading water Gave a lot of thought And came up with why bother? Wasn’t it you with the world on your shoulders? Wasn’t it you making nights much colder? Swearing to me you’ll be better when youre older Now you’ve grown up and you can’t get sober Now you’ve grown up and you can’t get sober You spend nights away While I am at home finding An alternate way to getting my way That doesn’t involve screaming and fighting But babe it’s me with the world on my shoulders And it’s still you making nights much colder Swearing to me you’ll be better when you’re older But now you’ve grown up and you cant get sober Now you’ve grown up and you can’t get sober You didn’t hold me down You'll never hold me down You didn’t hold me down Youll never hold me down You’ll never hold me down You’ll never hold me down Swearing to me you’ll be better when you’re older But you’ll never hold me down Say you’ve grown up but you can’t get sober And you’ll never hold me down You’ll never hold me down You'll never hold me down You'll never hold me down You'll never hold me down No, no
7.
03:35
There you go telling me I’ll never be anything I wanna be, at least let me try You aint the boss of me Always been wrong about me And it’s time I make it right Why would I live in a world that you built Your craftsmanship’s shotty You ain't got the skill It's eternal darkness You don't pay the bills anymore But people have been yelling things Tugging tighter at my sleeves Tryin to get a piece of me Then they shove me down the line Run me out like borrowed time Goes down easy, Like white wine White wine Moments like these escape me When I am staring you in the face, yea Moments like these turn me cold When I’m used to being a thousand, a thousand degrees But you got to me But people have been yelling things Tugging tighter at my sleeves Tryin to get a piece of me Then they shove me down the line Run me out like borrowed time Goes down easy, Like white wine White wine White wine, wine Why would I live in a world that you made? I need you like Florida needs a hurricane But I will try But people have been yelling things Tugging tighter at my sleeves Tryin to get a piece of me Tryin to get, tryin to get Then they shove me down the line Run me out like borrowed time Goes down easy, Like white wine White wine White wine, wine
8.
There’s something about the way You’ve always loved me, baby There’s something about the Fires that have burned so tall And when you'd call Your voice was calm But you were sounding strange to me And when I needed you, You never gave enough If I had one more chance, I’d take it If I had one more night, I wouldn’t let it go If I had two more eyes to see you with, I would watch you in your bright fluorescent glow There’s not enough time for me to tell you how I feel now No not enough words create the way you are to me Wade in the water til your feet can’t reach the soft ground Don’t float away, you are the anchor that I need If there was anything that I could say, I would have said it all by now If there were two more hearts like ours in the world, There’d still never be a love quite like ours Cause what we have It breaks my heart in a million different places And what we have It makes me strong so I am winning all these races against time But I can’t find the words to describe The pain and the love and The way that you crush all the air from my lungs I can’t get enough No, no, no If you left me with anything, It’s the strength of a million bulletproof hearts And if I lose my place again, I will turn around and go back to the start

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released October 6, 2017

All songs written by Kelly English.
Produced & mixed by Gar Ragland.
Engineered by Jim Georgeson & Clay Miller.
Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios; Asheville, NC.

Kelly English – voice and acoustic guitar
Gar Ragland – electric and lap steel guitar, percussion, keys & synths
Charles Gately – keys and synths
Wayne Redden – drums and percussion
Brett Tingley – acoustic and electric bass

Record label: NewSong Recordings
Album illustrations: Dan Sheridan

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Kelly English Hartford, Connecticut

Kelly English is a singer/songwriter from Hartford, CT . . A finalist in the 2015 NewSong Songwriting Contest, North America's premier performance and songwriting competition, Kelly traveled to Asheville to compete at the Lake Eden Arts Festival. She also took home 1st place at the Eventide SW contest.
Her debut album "City Limits" came out on October 6, 2017- Mixed and produced by Gar Ragland.
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