Personal Spring

by Molly Mackler

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Ben Tesner soothing and beautiful music, do your ears a favor! Favorite track: A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor.
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released October 17, 2014

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Richie Rich Recording
Written by Molly Mackler and Ryan Carignan
Co-produced by Teddy Roberts and Richard Rich
Album artwork by Nathan Cieslak and Jon Gray
Made possible by Mackler, Labadie & Co.



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Track Name: Blame
Blame it all on me, my flowered heart its petals froze
you couldn't see it then but in my chest I felt the cold
open me up and a modern thief you would expose
here's an idea I will propose
Blame it on me
loosen your tie, take off your coat
and come on in from out the cold
and blame it on me
whistle to me your favorite tune, just because you know
that I'll be seeing you
and blame it on me
Track Name: Come Home
You know I haven't been myself since you left
you took your feet from under mine so I had no toes to dance on and pass the time

A one man dance doesn't stand a chance when I am feeling blue
the judge and the jury will only laugh when they know that I haven't got you

It hardly aches when I realize that I wasn't blind I was only focused on time
couldn't forget how you kiss me, I'll be fine baby, I will be just fine
Track Name: Leafless
I've got a world of questions but you were always looking at the moon
before you'd sigh and tell me
too soon, darling, much too soon
I can't help the way my legs dance when I'm waiting on you
impatient 'cause I'll never have any of the time that you do

There you stood in front of me, a thousand miles tall
your hands were leafless branches but it was well before fall

Your eyes have become the hands of your watch
and your mouth it moves in the minutes that you talk
and no I can't take it, please give me back my minutes

I'll rob you of your seconds I'll steal every pocket watch that I find
before you'd have the time to tell me you'll never get out alive
Track Name: A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor
I am not asleep, I've been drifting through your dreams
a young sailor once told me
that he had found more truth in a bottle
than he had ever found out at sea
I am not asleep

It took two days and three very long nights
the words from your mouth, well they weren't so polite
and I told you that all you needed was to stop
crawling towards the light
I am not asleep

You burned all of your fingertips
trying to seal your letters with a sign of your kiss
so you sailed away and into the night
but you won't break dawn by the morning light
I am not asleep