11 Across: Violet

by Andrew White

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(free) 04:25
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released July 5, 2012

Thank you Tait, Becca, and Mom, for helping me record.

All songs were written, recorded, and produced by Andrew White.

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Andrew White Portland, Oregon

Bred more by wandering than by his native Ohio, Andrew White weaves pop-folk tune-stories that feature enough personalities to populate a small town. Armed with his sister's haunting falsetto, he renders scenes and stories of staggering emotional variety. His multi-instrumental blends of the ordinary and supernatural provoke the thinking mind as much as it will the dancing feet. ... more

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Track Name: Documented Loss
On a road to no where
I'll never get the part
I wanted at the start

I'll never get the chance
And everybody knows
I'll wait under the glow

I'll pick up what you dropped
I'll take it to your home
And see if you're alone

Trippin' through the woods
Dying to get lost
And document the cost

Go to sleep
I should go alone
You'd agree
My hope has overgrown
At night, I'll leave you inside
On your own

Beauty on the run
I never close my eyes
When I see you at night

Please don't pity me
Every man agrees
He sees you in his dreams

I know you gotta leave
Perfect every way
I wish that you could stay

I wish that you could know
The terror in my bones
From the beauty you own

Go to sleep
I should go alone
You'd agree
My hope has overgrown
At night, I'll leave you inside
On your own

Go to sleep
I should go alone
You'd agree
My hope has overgrown
At night, I'll leave you inside
On your own
Track Name: What I Hold
It's been a while since I saw
Somebody like you
Now, I don't know who to call
You know I got nothin' new

With your hair let down
You take me around
On a boat, with it's sail
On the deck laying down

My dear, have you forgotten me?
It's been while since then
You know it's only you I see
Wish you were more than a friend

Hell, if you were even that
I'd know where you're at
But I'm lost out at sea
And there's now going back

And I know you're looking at me
But I know you won't say a thing
And I won't tell you what I hold
So, I'll sing it for you
But you'll never know

Just how long, O'Lord
Must I wait to see her?
Don't you know that I am torn
Between the thorn and the bur?

You'll never hear the words
I sing to the birds
I sing about you
And all that you've never heard

And I know you're looking at me
But I know you won't say a thing
And I won't tell you what I hold
So, I'll sing it for you
But you'll never know

And I know you're looking at me
But I know you won't say a thing
And I won't tell you what I hold
So, I'll sing it for you
But you'll never know
Track Name: Violet
I stole time for you
But you'll never know
What I mean

Get a glimpse of a river run dry
With your finger tips
Making me clean

Make a move. You better go now
Or you're gonna lose
Darlin' it's your call

On a limb, never getting out
Of everything I'm in
Maybe I'll fall

All I wanna see is the other side
Take me through your mind
Violet never cared about the war

All I wanna see is the other side
Take me through your mind
Violet never cared about the war

Make a scene. Everybody's gonna know
What I mean
Forcing your hand

I'm a ghost, impossible
To diagnose
What are your demands?

Would a spy meet you in a letter
For another try?
Making me sing

She's a girl, and she couldn't have another
Man rule her world
Making her leave.

All I wanna see is the other side
Take me through your mind
Violet never cared about the war

All I wanna see is the other side
Take me through your mind
Violet never cared about the war

Shaking on the sea from a simple thought
Feelings that I fought
Violet never cared about the war

You're making it hard to stay in touch
And baby, I don't need much
Violet never cared about the war

All I wanna see is the other side
Take me through your mind
Violet never cared about the war

All I wanna see is the other side
Take me through your mind
Violet never cared about the war
Track Name: Oslo
Maybe you're right, maybe you're right
But we'll never know
Maybe you're right, maybe you're right
But we'll never know

I do what I can, don't you see
The pillar in the green?
Someone to hold, someone to know
Forcing me to lead

A city with the fallen
You know where I am
A city with the fallen
You know where I am

Maybe you're right, maybe you're right
But we'll never know
Had to open the door to your mind
I'll wait to see it close

I'll throw away the flaw
You're forcing me to creep
Past the empty room
Where somehow I know you sleep

A city with the fallen
You know where I am
A city with the fallen
You know where I am

Everything that's sinking
Will one day emerge
Though I long to hold you
We'll forever diverge

Maybe you're right, maybe you're right
But we'll never know