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Drawing Down The Moon

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released September 14, 2010

Azure Ray is Orenda Fink & Maria Taylor
All songs by Azure Ray (90% Angel Music ASCAP, For More Than Ever ASCAP)
except Silver Sorrow by Eric Bachmann (Red Pig Publishing BMI)

Produced by Eric Bachmann at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina
Engineered by Jon Ashley
Mixed by Michael Patterson at the Gloryhole in Los Angeles, California
Mastered by Paul Logus at Taloowa Mastering
Sequenced by Nik Freitas

All music by Eric Bachmann & Azure Ray except
Harp by Eliza Sydney
Stand up bass by Matthew Peter Gentling
Cello by Franklin Keel
Oboe by Kameron Ross
Violin by Amy Lovinger
Bassoon by Will Peebles
Drums on Make Your Heart by Jon Ashley
Guitar & additional engineering by Andy LeMaster

Photos by Gary Isaacs
Layout by Jadon Ulrich

Special Thanks: Eric Bachmann, Jon Ashley & Echo Mountain Studios, Michael Patterson, John P. Strohm, The Finks & The Taylors, Gary Isaacs, Nick Asokan & everyone at Niche Magazine, Liz Durrett, Andy LeMaster, Saddle Creek Records, Matthew Kaplan, Alexander Payne, Janet Shurkin, Maria Alonte, Eric Dimenstein & Ground Control Touring, Press Here Publicity, and all of our friends, family and supporters

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Track Name: Wake Up, Sleepyhead
baby, now i can tell you my secret
don't turn around you might miss it
graceful and proud like a sunset
baby, i'm scared to let go
if you're leaving
all that we see is it fleeting?
hard to believe it was worth it
baby, you took my heart
i was sleeping
now i don't know what i was missing
clouded and vague reminiscing
wake up wake up
this is only a dream
Track Name: Don't Leave My Mind
we can make plans
i'll give all i can
you were my man
on the gulf coast sand
you can go to new orleans
take the riverfront line
but don't leave my mind
you can go where each day takes you
someplace i can't find
but don't leave my mind
we can break plans
i'll keep all i can
you'll be my friend
and start over again
you can go to new york city
get a place on the east side
but don't leave my mind
you can go where no one knows you
where the winter is kind
but don't leave my mind
you can go where i can't find you
there's no space, there's no time
but don't leave my mind
Track Name: In the Fog
when the hour is late
and all is lost to find
nothing more than a song
can find its way out tonight
to find you
icy mists like ghosts
move along these country roads
they part their ways for me
as i search for my love
for you
go now, i tell my song
to find you
Track Name: Larraine
you grew up in a patch
some say that it was cursed
you spent your whole life
trying to wash away the dirt
they said that you were nothing
with a rag under your shirt
so you tied yourself away
with a rag under your shirt
oh larraine
your daddy loved you wrong
while he pointed his gun
your mother turned her face
being princess of grace
oh larraine
they left you in the woods
to find your way back like a dog
you cried in the dark
while they drank beers on the lawn
oh larraine oh larraine
the nightmares wouldn't stop
so you drank them to a haze
but when you cut the lines
they put you away
you had a little girl
who writes songs about your pain
an episode of greys
now she's livin in LA
oh LA oh LA
most of them i never knew
and that is just as well
even as i cry for you
i know they're all in hell
oh larraine
don't you know it was all for you
larraine?
everything i did was for you larraine
cause what they did to you
they did to me
Track Name: On and On Again
there was wonder beneath the quilted sky
did we stand too close
to see the seams that night?
can we keep it light
with constant hints of time
creeping in too soon?
i've counted 37 signs
it's probably just my mind
that's what it likes to do
were they out there?
if i could give this a shot, could you?
a safe to place our trust into
we were victims of bad, bad timing
all these reminders like the pink sun rising
can we keep it light
with constant hints of time
creeping in too soon?
i've counted 37 signs
it's probably just my mind
that's what it likes to do
were they out there?
if i could give this a shot, could you?
a safe to place our trust into
because i have been lied to
and i've been made a fool
but i would give this a shot if you would too
Track Name: Make Your Heart
if i could make your heart feel always loved
i would give my world up
to make you feel always loved
if i could make your heart feel always joy
i would walk a thousand miles
to make you feel always joy
if i could make your heart feel always love
i would give my whole world up
to make you feel always love
if i could make your heart
Track Name: Silver Sorrow
see shiny waves of silver sorrow
come tomorrow, i'll be out of here
as easy as it came, it's tough to swallow
that it's gone
feel it sting, a tongue of fire to your heart
every turn a try a brand new start
see the strangers in a strange way share
some of nothing that they ever had
crown me queen in the valley of the fire
soft desire- drawing down the moon
a fool to complain, it won't get better
until you surrender all your remaining days
feel it sting a tongue of fire to your heart
every turn a try a brand new start
see the strangers in a strange way share
what we do we do the best that we can
Track Name: Signs In the Leaves
i'm a little worried that i killed
something inside of me
when i let you go
days were dark with you in my mind
i thought it best to be free
but now the birds don't sing
and the trees don't speak
and i don't see signs
in the leaves anymore
i'm a little worried that i killed
something inside of me
when i let you go
it's a stranger's eyes
that won't meet mine
there's nothing there left to divine
cause the birds don't sing
and the trees don't speak to me
and i don't see signs
in the leaves anymore
i'm a little worried
i'm a little worried that i killed
something inside of me
when i let you go
Track Name: Love and Permanence
oh i wanted love and permanence
you wanted the night when
the stars fell to their death
and now i'm in the city
where the lights burn so bright
that i don't have to see them ever again
but i miss them
oh it breaks their hearts
oh just how far i had to go
from this place i came from
darkness illuminated
what our eyes missed
oh terrible love
has a way of showing you things
so break my heart
oh break my heart
oh break my heart again....
Track Name: Shouldn't Have Loved
young girl by your side
she asks no questions, so you don't lie
how effortless it can be
she feels lucky
and you are free
i shouldn't have loved
i shouldn't have loved you that way
i shouldn't love
i shouldn't love you still
i shouldn't have loved
i shouldn't have loved you that way
now it's been 2 years
do they know you... still come here?
day gives in to night
then guilty morning light
you shouldn't have loved
you shouldn't have loved me that way
you shouldn't love
you shouldn't love me still
you shouldn't have loved
you shouldn't have loved me that way
i shouldn't have loved
i shouldn't have loved you that way
i shouldn't love
i shouldn't love you still
i shouldn't have loved
i shouldn't have loved you that way
Track Name: Dancing Ghosts
this first winter's fire
i can't pretend that i
didn't know just what you were
when you walked into my door
these hours that i stare
into a land turned red
oh i hear that train at night
give promises of flight
was i lost enough to believe in us?
silhouettes dancing ghosts
it echoes through my mind
falling far behind
oh i knew it would end this way
but i chose it anyway
was i taken up to your empty god?
your haunted voice singing ghosts
if you think of me
sunspotted memory
just don't- don't
was i lost enough to believe in us?
silhouettes dancing
was i taken up to your empty god?
your haunted voice singing
if you think of me, sunspotted memory
silhouettes dancing,
silhouettes dancing ghosts
Track Name: Walking In Circles
sinking eyes, heavy spirit
your drifting mind
we lament with the passing of time
hoping we never show it
swallow these words from your mouth
i thought i was strong
until my strength wore out
i was chasing this shadow as if
i didn't create it
it was long, long, long enough
i had lost sight of what it's worth
it was long, long, long enough
do you want to be named
in the end as the hunter or game
you hurt or you're hurt, it's the same
there's still part of you dying
and where have you been?
did you look, did you take it all in?
are you walking in circles again?
like you've lost the horizon
it was long, long, long enough
i was lost in a flash of light
it was long,long, long enough