Muscle & Skin

by Hannah Fairlight

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1.
This Silence 05:11
there's nothing crooked about my vision it's the only way of livin it's the only me that I can live with so excuse me I've made my decision you can fire me if you want to I've got things to accomplish so make haste in the night escape the fight if this is gonna happen it's gotta happen right now I'll seal your comfort with a kiss so I'm not missed and I'll dream of our kids as I climb amidst the mist and clouds and mountains I'll come back someday this to you I promise till then no other way to break this silence I'll meet you there between the peace and violence till then no other way to break this silence no no no straight up and down fields and roads Iowa's got a lot of lost lost lone lonely souls straight-laced just like a straight jacket and the only saving grace is the classic rock station on the radio and driving fast and far is the only way to go and where I'll wind up god only knows the nostalgia weighs so heavy on my soul that the pedal goes down easy under my toes no no no I'll come back someday this to you I promise till then no other way to break this silence I'll meet you there between the peace and violence till then no other way to break this silence no other way no other way I'll meet you there between the peace and violence till then no other way to break this silence no no no
2.
do, do what you said you wanted to go, come back to me if you want to I know you need a little time away from me but I know you'll be back so do, do what you said you wanted to I won't be lonely when you're gone I still got the fire burnin' strong I know you'd like to think that you're my only guy but do, do what you said you wanted to I'd like to find a place where we can rewind you'd cast your spell on me but do, do what you said you wanted to do, do ya still love me dear? I hope ya come back round here I know I said words that were harsher than they seemed but you cast your spell on me won't you come come home where you belong when you comin' home baby I'll be waitin' for you Come back home baby.
3.
suitcase and the feeling that I'm leaving something embrace so appropriately like a handshake and all I ever wanted was to find a common ground I found one without you my adventures only I will know of history locked inside of my selective memory and all I ever wanted was to have your pretty voice remind me coffee (breakfast) never so romantic inside a taxi (like it should be) meetings with the people (deal with my decision) all convinced they know me (that I want to live a public life)
4.
no need to worry bout this pain in my chest I"d as soon be found by the ocean side no need to worry bout this weight in my shoes it's the water dripping down from my heart inside no need to worry bout the cost of my crime if livin' ain't losin' then I'm wastin' my time and I'll let you know let the rain pour out of my chest cause the sun burns out the best of us let the soul lose the need to impress gotta find real love in the rest of us no need to worry bout this crease in my brow it's the mark of my mom when the west was won no need to worry bout the then and the now let the wild horses beat be dead and gone no need to worry bout this thorn in my side cause I can't cut it out though lord knows that I've tried and I'll let you know let the rain pour out of my chest cause the sun burns out the best of us let the soul lose the need to impress gotta find real love in the rest of us no need to fret if freedom ain't free it ain't hard to lose sight of what you wanna be and I'll let you know let the rain pour
5.
Walk Away 03:31
blame the rain the pain is everybody else's fault aim to change your ways let down your heavy walls you're rockin' around just like a boat out on the ocean trying to find your way back to the shore you're lost and you're found but don't give in to the emotion show your ghosts and your demons the door and walk away walk away walk away from everything you've done before clear the slate tear the page when the darkness clears you'll see we're the masters of our own reality now it's time to say goodbye time to take a different road journey's long but stand strong leave behind your heavy load nothing is ever quite as hard as what it seems though at times it's not easy to see you've come too far now don't give up on all your dreams now you've traveled so far for the key you wanna walk away walk away walk away from everything you've done before clear the slate tear the page when the darkness clears you'll see you're the master of our own reality life is but a rollercoaster hold on tight until it's over just let go and give in to the wind paint it what you wanna see the colors will come naturally and all you ever needed was within
6.
couldn't find each other should've asked you from the get go if we had each other's names grew up way too early didn't mean my heart was ready for these games it was too late too late too late now it's too late too late too late too late to wonder late to wonder now we've gone to wander gone to wander out we grew up way too grew up way too proud too late to wonder late to wonder now but no one holds a candle to you now sitting in the parlor we are waiting for my mother to go to bed breathing there together we are waiting for each other to go ahead it was too late too late too late now it's too late too late too late too late to wonder late to wonder now we've gone to wander gone to wander out we grew up way too grew up way too proud too late to wonder late to wonder now but no one holds a candle to you no one it's too late it's too late when no one hears you no one sees you it's too late to wonder late to wonder now now now but no one holds a candle to you no one holds up to you now
7.
late at night when I should be sleeping memories begin to creep in bout the life I used to lead it was you standin' next to me the way we'd tear around brooklyn a couple kids just make believin' bout who we were and what could be never thought you would set me free what we want ain't always what we need do you ever think of me? like a cool wind carryin' a sweet memory riding out like a wave on the bayou heading out to an endless sea you watched me rise just like a flame out from the wreckage and the pain and then I broke your lion heart it was destined to burn from the start now I still burn but I don't run I've got a husband and a son sometimes I wonder where you are even though we have come so far still got a piece of your lion heart do you ever think of me? like a full harpoon fading out memory like a shot to the wing like a Jack Kerouac takin' us back to the place we were free and I'm sorry it all fell apart didn't mean to break your lion heart do you ever think of me? like a cool wind carryin' a sweet melody filling up your sails as you're free riding out to your endless sea riding out to an endless sea
8.
started drinkin at 3 wasn't thinkin' bout anyone but me put to sleep by the sound of the rain a comin' down down what's happened to me? (you wanna talk about it?) what a happy one I used to be all I can do is save but I don't have any change urgent call from the boss tellin' me not to get too lost urgent call from my friends askin' me where I been what's happened to me? (you wanna talk about it?) what a happy one I used to be (have another fake fake conversation) all I can to is spend (this bitter chatter does not add up to) and start all over again (good communication) got to get out of this town it ain't changin' got to get out of this love without breakin' got to get out of this town it ain't changin' got to get out of this love without breakin' us down got to get out of this love without breakin' us down
9.
Bells 04:28
your shining eyes help me to forget that time is passing and any past regret and when we wake we are like children innocence anticipating our whole lives ahead of us and I love you we will be just fine a call to action and I called you in my sleep I drank too much again my emotions got the best of me this broken record of us trying to make plans becomes a song again when you touch my hand and I love you we will be just fine these desperate times call for desperate measurements of our relationship and if it's making sense but when I'm with you I feel just like a child that's all I need to know to know that it's worthwhile and I choose you we will be fine we will be fine oh will you be mine cause I believe we will be fine we will be fine we will be
10.
Money & Run 06:05
take me out show me off to all your fancy friends I'll make 'em laugh let's see how long I can pretend put me on a pedestal high above them all plenty to replace you girl if ever you should fall you took me in and taught me to hold my tears in but won't you give me a moment please take it easy while I toughen up take it easy while I break down make it easy while we settle up please don't take the money please don't take all of the money & run don't you fret 'cause I know what I'm supposed to do but are you my ally or am I just a fool? keep your wits about you child the ice is always thin ain't no room for innocence where only bad girls win and where can I turn? if I can't show my sad faces to you take it easy while I toughen up take it easy while I break down make it easy while we settle up please don't take the money please don't take all of the money & run but now I am wiser and I've grown beyond the boundaries of my yesterdays and you've made me stronger for better or for worse in oh so many ways but still I have to say take it easy while I toughen up
11.
coulda lined up maybe I'd have won shoulda sized up my competition but I chose my own pace and we all like to run but we're in the same race goin' the same direction and we like to take it easy on ourselves as we try to make amends wonder why we're always lookin' somewhere else for what lies within we're just muscle & skin I am just a girl out on a limb but the weight of the world won't break me in cause I know what's on the outside is some kind of joke cause mostly all I see is beauty and mostly all I feel is hope and we like to take it easy on ourselves as we try to make amends wonder why we're always lookin' somewhere else for what lies within we're just muscle & skin we're just muscle & skin holding all our skeletons in we're just muscle & skin
12.
Mother Moon 03:52
mother moon and father son through the night until the day is done we can throw our cares away save them for another day til the breaking of the dawn mother moon and father sky baby's growing time is flying by but if you smile or when you frown know we'll always be around when you sing this lullaby and from the moment when we met you and time stood still for a little while we prayed the angels to protect you they always will my little child and when the stars have gone away fading out into the palest gray know the sun is almost here and the clouds will disappear bringing in a bright new day
13.
my hands are tied and I'm searching for the answers my plate is full dare I swim in deeper waters I don't know what's coming after today maybe then we'll go our opposite ways my mind is set gonna leave first thing tomorrow my feet are wet gonna swim on past the sorrow I don't know what's coming after today maybe then we'll go our opposite ways I pay my debt but they're takin' legal action blood tears and sweat only cover just a fraction and I don't know what's comin' after today maybe then we'll go our opposite ways my tongue is tied gonna loosen up my collar my love has lied gonna trade him for another and I don't know what's comin' after today maybe then we'll go our opposite ways my time is up can I take life on the outside? have I corrupt all my freedom on the inside? well I don't know well I don't know I don't know maybe I'll move down to mexico I don't know what's comin' after today maybe then we'll go our opposite ways

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released June 12, 2020

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Hannah Fairlight Nashville, Tennessee

Hannah Fairlight's raw sense of risk and vulnerability cuts through today's plastic-pop driven industry. There are no gimmicks here. After a young start in rock clubs in New York City, Fairlight gravitated toward the southern rock of Nashville, TN where she and her band are currently based. ... more

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