Numbers

by Lily Byrd

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Five songs in the order they were written.

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released October 25, 2018

Electric Guitar: Harry Dry
Acoustic guitar (Don't Move, Numbers): Ido Goldberg
Saxophone: Sylvie Leys
Backing vocals (Don't Move, Better Now, Numbers): Nan Macmillan
Backing vocals (Don't Move, Numbers, Light): Gracie Hays
Violin: Gracie Hays
Trumpet: Francesca Pavesi (Beatswin)

Ronald Ayala, Srikar MN, and Gracie Hays for helping in the studio during the recording process.

Ben Cantil and Pierce Warnecke for sound design help and mixing advice.

Otherwise written/performed/produced/mixed/mastered by Lily Byrd

Thank you to all who inspired this work.

KWT!

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Lily Byrd is an indie electro-folk musician who combines the old and the new, the electronic and the acoustic. Her music collages together a weirdly beautiful vibe that is simultaneously haunting and feminine.

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Track Name: Two People
I am two people wrapped in one
A calculated honey and a single smoking gun
I carry half of all that you bear
And I live inside a house that we've built and that we share
I try to recombine myself so I'm not torn apart
So I can see a future with a single beating heart
But I get in trouble because you make me leave
A part of me outside the door I don't have time to feed

So please
Leave room for us to breathe

I have two visions in my mind
In one I roam round' England
In the other I am tied
To a ring around my finger that keeps me firmly on the ground
To a life my thoughts get lost in never to be found
But in the other I am lonely and have killed you once again
I'll have freedom
I'll have silence
But I'll lose my only friend

So please
Leave room for me to breathe

And I know I'm young and I'm naive
But I'm standing on the edge

Please
Track Name: Don't Move
Blankets and beds
I'm still for you
Hypnotized by a headlight
Your headlight

And I don't move
And I can't move

A well lit collision
You take blood and bone
As a condition for soft lighted love

And I don't move
And I can't move

Now in beds I run
My hands critique
Hypnotized by a lack of love

And I don't move
And I can't move

And I won't move
Track Name: Better Now
Lonely sleeps with me
I kiss it in the morning
It follows
A shadow

And she was blind to me
She followed
She ran from
Her shadow

And he caught a glimpse of me
But I know he's with another
I followed
Until I was cold

I gave you everything
It sits inside you
It's locked inside you
But you don't want it anymore
Because you don't see me anymore
And so few care to see
But I am better now that you don't love me

Love me
Track Name: Numbers
Hard to leave a maybe lover
Hard to see anything but you
A quick vacation in the winter left me looking at the mountains
Seeing your ghost in the mountains wondering when
You'd see me again

When the snow is gone in August
Or if you pay the Spanish plaines
My hair will tangle like you promised from sleeping beside you
Your hands in my hair beside you
But until then
I'll see you in numbers my friend

And maybe if we shared a country
I'd make me coffee, make you tea
We'd watch the sun rise over Iceland
And I wouldn't have to cry when you'd leave

So I'll sit in your silence
But I won't wait for you
I'll see you in numbers
Because you're good at straightening them
And I'll kiss you when the snow falls again

I'll see you in numbers my friend
Track Name: Light
I, in my mind have a voice that tells me
the eyes that see mine will glaze and roll away

And I, in my mind have a voice that tells me
quiet down girl
you're louder than life

And I see the way that my eyes can darken
blacker in the night
And I feel my body cave in in places
starving for the sight

A view of a road clear and straight
Where the sun can reach my skin
and I'm afraid when I leave that light will fade

Because I feel connected through silvery wires
to your voice in the night
And I feel a hunger for your eyes upon me
The way you look at me like I am

Light

So bottle the bright
that glows orange in the night
I'll keep it close to my heart boy
And I will remember this city
the way that you showed me the
orange in the night and how I

Shine

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