Laughing and Lamenting

by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill

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released June 1, 2010

Recorded and Mixed by Pete Morse
Busted Barn Recording, Portland, ME
Mastered by Lincoln Clapp

Acoustic Guitar, Banjo & Vocals - Sorcha Cribben-Merrill
Electric and Pedal Steel Guitars - Pete Morse
Piano (track 10) - Patia Maule
(Track 10 recorded live by Chris Watkinson at Bowdoin College)

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Sorcha Cribben-Merrill Portland, Maine

Sorcha composes stirring music steeped in folk, blues and soul and sings in a sultry, jazzy voice of unexpected power.

From haunting ballads to funk grooves, she unveils “a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes.” (Portland Phoenix).

She will release her new album, co-produced by Beehive Productions, Fall 2016.
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Track Name: Patience
VERSE 1
There is a reason that you're here
There is a reason that you're not
Feeling everything you could
If you had the time you would
But there are other things to do
You know where and with whom
While the energy is strong
And because it moves you

VERSE 2
How did it ever come to be
This feeling of uncertainty
Where every thought that you think up
Is second guessed and that locked up
I have different news for you:
You are sacred, you are true
Pay attention when you find
Something moves you

CHORUS
Patience is a stone - it's tied to a string
It's a pendulum inside never questioning
When the swinging will be over or what the swinging's for
Just allowing you the time to need to find
Your way down to the core

VERSE 3
I've been to heaven and to hell
There's really nothing much to tell
Both times you stumble through the gate
And you sit there and you wait
For something beautiful to come
Or pain that makes you come undone
But you could be anywhere
Cause it's you mind that takes you there
Track Name: Hold Me Close
VERSE 1
I heard you coming down the corridor but I wasn't sure if it was you
But I started talking, talking like I knew
I turned around and there you were dusting off your jeans
A sorry sight, but a sight for sore eyes just the same, just the same

VERSE 2
I said I can't believe you're still wearing those boots that you had back when
I was eighteen and you were nineteen - going on ten
You chased me all around that sleepy town like it was your jungle gym
But don't you dare shake that balance beam on me again
Cause I'm still balancing

CHORUS
Hold me close, don't ever let me go
Cause I've always known if I couldn't be with you I would be alone
Hold me close, don't ever let me go
Cause I've always known you'd find a way to make it home

VERSE 3
I can still hear you laughing at me from your pickup truck
When I drove my Mercury onto the beach and I got stuck
You pulled me out of that mess alright just like Mike Mulligan
And you promised me right there and then you'd pull me out again