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released September 30, 2016

Produced by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill and Jeff Oehler

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Jeff Oehler
Beehive Productions, Saranac Lake, NY
Assistant engineer: Redia Spada

Additional recording by Evan Casás, Portland, ME (Track 8)

Album artwork by Sorcha; design and layout
by Susan Bibeau, Beehive Productions
Photography by Tricia Jamiol Photography

All songs written by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill (BMI)

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill: Vocals, Acoustic and
Electric Guitars, Ukulele (3, 7), Drums (5, 6, 7)
Jason Rafalak: Upright Bass (2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12)
Raky Sastri: Drums (2, 8, 10, 11, 12)
Meg DeFrancesco Book: Harmony Vocals (7)

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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: Learn the Language of Your Enemy
Learn the language of your enemy
To protect you
Learn the language of your enemy
To inform you

Learn the language to read
Learn it to speak
To make peace

Learn the language of your enemy
To understand them
Learn the language of your enemy
To inform them

Learn the language to read
Learn it to speak
To make peace
Track Name: Carving
Carving out a home
Carving wood and stone
Carving down the bone
Carving

Learning how to heal
When to think and when to feel
Learning life through rod and reel
Learning

Delivering new babies
Delivering news of heartbreak
Tending to concerns and emergencies
Delivering

Stroke and heart attack
Tree on a lumberjack
Stabilize a broken back
I'll be there soon

Fever, splinter, broken glass
House fire, car crash
Water broke, she's coming fast
I'll be there soon

I only dress the wounds...
I only dress the wounds...
I only dress the wounds...
I only dress the wounds
Track Name: Lockdown
Lockdown, breakdown, freak out
Don't let nobody out
Don't let nobody out

Lockdown, breakdown, freak out
Don't let nobody out
Don't let nobody out

Hey hey, hey hey,
hey hey, hey hey

Lockdown, try to hide you
Don't let nobody move
Don't let nobody move

Lockdown, try to hide you
Don't let nobody move
Don't let nobody move

Hey hey, hey hey,
hey hey, hey hey
Track Name: Keep Your Heart Tucked In
Keep your heart off my sleeve
And out of my pockets, please
Don't you dare try to sneak it
Anywhere you can't keep it

You're all needles and pins
Stay over there and keep your heart tucked in

Don't you start pretending
You're the one in need of mending
If I sew up your seam again
We'll find mine is torn again

Threadbare and thin
Stay over there and keep your heart tucked in

Come one more yard, two more inches
I will cut you down to stitches
Be aware of how you weave it
Be careful where you leave it

For the next tailoring
Stay over there and keep your heart tucked in
Track Name: So Damn Long
So damn long
It took me to open up to your love
Now you're gone
You won't be back for so damn long

So damn long
It took me to say out loud what's too much for me to take right now
What feels right, what feels wrong
I thought I knew until you came along

Ain't nobody telling you
That you should stay or you should go
Ain't nobody telling you where you should call home
Ain't nobody telling you that you should stay or you should go
You are the only one who knows

So damn long
I have pondered and planned what to do with these empty hands
I could work, I could write
I could play, I could fight
But that will only get me through half the night
Track Name: Quiet
VERSE 1
Something happens when you quiet down
in an empty house
Something happens - things get figured out

VERSE 2
Something opens when the light goes
out in an empty house
Something opens for the clearing out

CHORUS 1
And you clear it out
And you clear it out
And you clear it out
And you clear it out

VERSE 3
When you listen with a quiet mind
think of all you find
When you listen...really make the time

VERSE 4
When you answer, when you ask yourself,
when you ask for help
Something happens - you finally figure out

CHORUS 2
What to figure out
What to figure out
What to figure out
What to figure out

CHORUS 1
And you clear it out
And you clear it out
And you clear it out
And you clear it out
Track Name: Great Big Bubble
Stuck in the middle of a great big bubble
That won't break, it won't break
Trying to roll with it everywhere you go
During the day, the during the day
The only way you're gonna fit it into your apartment
Is to make it deflate

How did you fit it on the bus
Did you it in your office
Did everybody stare (oh oh)
How did you make it up the hill
Are you working up it still
Will you ever, will you ever get there

Gathering speed and it's harder to see
And you can't stop, you can't stop
What will you do on the morning commute
When the bubble gets caught, it gets caught
And the only way to get out of it now is a mind game
Today you'll make a break

How did you fit it on the bus
Did you it in your office
Did everybody stare...oh oh
How did you make it up the hill
Are you working up it still
Will you ever, will you ever get there
Track Name: How Long
How long must we wait here
Nothing is left here so let's walk away
My heart so acheful
And so thankful we are okay

Ooh there's nothing more we can do
Ooh there's nothing more we can do

How long did we feed it
Did we need it...to break
My heart so acheful
And so careful to make it okay

Ooh there's nothing more we can do
Ooh there's nothing more we can do

Coffee and gasoline oh how they linger
Like the bend of a string under your finger
When so many cymbals (symbols) crash how could anyone listen
How could anyone hear what they've been missing

How long must we wait here
Nothing is left here so let's walk away
Track Name: Breathable
You exhale this truth: honesty is breathable
You are living proof heartbreak is beatable

Let your body remember
Not to pretend
It doesn't want or know
Let your heart surrender
Be the breaker and mender
In the letting go

Carefully you move
Through the hard and the beautiful
You don't need to choose
Cause it's already there for you

Who, who, who are you now?
Who, who, who are you now?

You are so yourself
laughable and cryable
The story tells itself
But it's so re-writable
Track Name: Relief
There is nothing fundamentally wrong
You feel unusually perfectly calm
Your mind is clear and your heart is strong

No one's giving any bad advice
For once, you didn't stop and think twice
There is something fundamentally right

Call it what you will
Call it apathy, call it grief
Call it what you will
Just find relief
Call it what you will
Call it melancholy
Call it what you will
Just find relief

There is nothing anyone can say
Or do but get out of your way
There is something fundamentally brave

No one's taking up your critical time
For once you thought to draw the line
Your mind is clear and your heart is fine
Track Name: Thin Disguise
VERSE 1
Say it one more time
I hear discrepancies
Say it one more time
Without that shake in your knees

CHORUS
Look me straight in the eye
Say what you really mean
Your silence is a thin disguise
For the lies I will never believe

VERSE 2
Say it one more time
Or is this all I get
Say it one more time
Without hiding under your breath

CHORUS
Look me straight in the eye
Say what you really mean
Your silence is a thin disguise
For the lies I will never believe

BRIDGE
You're always looking for something
To give you that fix
But you really got nothing
At the end of it
You're in a constant battle
If you leave it alone
You'll always hear the rattle
Of the other bones
Track Name: Tenfold
They say you gotta play their way
If you want anything done at all
They say you gotta play their way
If you want anything done at all

How hard can it really be
How easy for you and me
To stand right up and say our piece
How hard can it really be
How easy for you and me
To stand right up and say our piece

They say you better go away
If you don't want anyone to fall
They say you better go away
If you don't want anyone to fall

How hard can it really be
How easy for you and me
To stay till they admit defeat
How hard can it really be
How easy for you and me
To stay till they admit defeat

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They say they're coming down this way
Coming to cool our fire to coals
They say they're coming down this way
Coming to cool our fire to coals

How hard can it really be
How easy for you and me
To light it up again tenfold
How hard can it really be
How easy for you and me
To light it up again tenfold

La da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da da

Tenfold