Out Of Car Wrecks & Hurricanes EP

by Mieka Pauley

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1.
03:35
You fall in and out of all the thoughts that I have had today Mostly, you're just in the way You are simply watching some old fashioned black and white TV He's all gold to me I come back stronger I come back stronger That is all you'll see The strong side of me It's no wonder that your eyes are green, when you're so clearly blue What kind of hell have you been through? I could be sentimental, or righteous, but I don't have to be Cause you're just cold to me I come back stronger I come back stronger That is all you'll see I come back stronger I come back stronger That is all you'll see The strong side of me Why me? Why today Any other soul Any other day Oh, another day You fall in and out of all the thoughts that I have had today Mostly, you're just in the way You are simply watching some old fashioned black and white TV He's all gold to me We come back stronger We come back stronger That is all you'll see It's all the same to me We stand here stronger We face you stronger That is all you'll see The strong side of us The strong side of me
2.
I can't believe the mess I'm in Hope I don't end as I begin I'm walking on, looking back Speaking a code you cannot crack Oh, what the hell, I'm clear as a bell I'm probably screaming it as well I've never been good, anyway At not saying things I shouldn't say The way it is, can't complain I would love to drive you insane But I'm not on your mind, it's in my head And it's me who's insane instead I'll count to three, I'll count to ten Then I'm never talking again Silence, please, won't you take away These stupid words that ruined my day The way it is, can't complain I would love to drive you insane But I'm not on your mind, it's in my head And it's me who's insane instead I'll be wishing on a random star tonight You'll be sleeping under different skies tonight And I'll pick you up when you don't fall And I'll come running when you don't call The way it is, I can't complain I would love to drive you insane But I'm not on your mind, it's in my head And it's me who's insane instead I can't believe the mess I'm in Hope I don't end as I begin
3.
04:00
I found myself outside Walking in the dark, and staring at the sky I'll never understand how my life unfolds But fate just is, fate does not console Then they pulled me to the side Put their arms around me, and led me inside They told me I was not the only one in pain But they console, they do not explain Faster than I can spin The word turns and changes again Sweeter still, till the end I still want it all again And there beside me, in letters ten feet tall The words of God were scrawled on the wall But I was not oblivious, I chose to ignore For words explain, words do not restore Faster than I can spin The word turns and changes again Sweeter still, till the end I still want it all again And I could wait until I regained my balance, and made the world stand still But I would wait forever for my will to be that strong And as I waited, the rest of my life would be gone Faster than I can spin The word turns and changes again Sweeter still, till the end I still want it all again Faster that I can spin The word turns and changes again Sweeter still, till the end I still want it all again
4.
03:49
God bless me, I got my own This child is rich, and all alone Lady Day, sing away You call back those days Anyway, anyhow I said it then, I mean it now I struck the sole blow And she threw the first stone God damn these old familiar songs Each note lingers as I go on Lady Day, I waste away Haunted by refrains Anyway, anyhow I said it then, I mean it now I struck the sole blow And she threw the first stone Anyway, anyhow I said it then, I mean it now I struck the sole blow And she threw the first stone That stone My past won't leave me alone That song, that song I can't help but sing along Anyway, anyhow I said it then, I mean it now I struck the sole blow And she threw the first stone The first stone Anyway, anyhow I said it then, I mean it now I struck the sole blow And she threw the first stone
5.
In my head the gates are standing In my mind I am out of time In my head the mobs are chanting What's there to find? Even if I knew A haven it's draped in blue Cause I'll have to leave If not now eventually Somewhere else I left him standing In my mind he's still standing there He moved their souls and left them chanting They'll follow him anywhere, anywhere Even if I knew A haven it's draped in blue Cause I'll have to leave If not now eventually Even if I knew A haven it's draped in blue Cause I'll have to leave If not now eventually Once, I had a daughter Raised her, loved her, and lost her Everyone's got to leave I wish you well, said I I'll meet you next in hell, meant I Everyone's got to leave Even if I knew A haven it's draped in blue Cause I'll have to leave If not now eventually Even if I New a haven I Know I'd have to leave

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released March 1, 2006

Produced by John Alagia

Mixed by John Alagia and Brian Scheuble
Engineered by Stewart Myers, Mark Goldenberg and Brian Scheuble
Recorded at The Mousetrap, Louisa, VA
Mixed at The Village Recording Studio, West Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Dave Kutch

Mieka Pauley: Guitar and Vocals
Tyler Wood: Piano, B3, Wurlizter, Rhodes
Mark Goldenberg: Electric Guitars
Steward Myers: Bass, Omnichord on "The Way It Is"
Brian Jones: Drums
Rick Woolstenhulme: Percussion
John Alagia: Wurlitzer on "The Way It Is"

Artwork: Alexis Yraola
Thanks: Victor Campanile

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Mieka Pauley Brooklyn, New York

Mieka Pauley possesses a voice that flows like good whiskey and a frankness that makes Alanis Morissette look shy. She conjures up a sonic immediacy with the same masterful command as Ani DiFranco with driving, yearning melodies that stand alongside the work of Michelle Shocked, Neko Case and Emmylou Harris. ... more

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