Pleasant Company EP

by Laurie Ray

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released July 8, 2014

Maia Schneburger for Violin, Athieno Ngowe for bass.

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Laurie Ray Decatur, Georgia

Singer/songwriter from Decatur, GA

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Track Name: I Still Believe
i wanna be useful
but i'm useless
i wanna be careful
but i'm careless
i wanna be myself
but i can't look my own reflection in the eye
is it time to go?
i don't wanna leave my home
can't go alone, please
i need a hand to hold
i fear that when you leave
you'll never come back home to me
i leave a message at the tone
and i wish i never picked up my phone
i still believe
in all the pretty things
in this world
i still see your smile
and your misty grey eyes
the way you looked when i
called your name
and it's all just clear blue skies
i still believe that i can be anything
yeah, i know, i'm the cliche queen, now, aren't i?
i still believe that this is where i'm supposed to be
and don't you dare
don't you dare take this away from me
i still believe
in all the pretty things
in this world
i still see your smile
and your misty grey eyes
the way you looked when i
called your name
and it's all just clear blue skies
once upon a time
in a faraway venue
i took the stage and the lights
shone in my eyes
and i thought "hey, maybe this is
what i'm supposed to do with my life."
Is this how my fairytale ends?
with my finding my destiny
i still really don't believe in destiny
i still believe
in all the pretty things
in this world
i still see your smile
and your misty grey eyes
the way you looked when i
called your name
and it's all just clear blue skies
Track Name: Smile, Smile
you looked me in the eyes
with your blue eyes like oceans
and you told me the biggest lie
"it's not your fault,"
but it was
and we both knew it
your hand reached for mine
to provide some comfort
but your hands,
they've outgrown my own
so you'll smile, smile
even though you don't mean it
there are miles, miles to go
before you are sleeping
and try, try
to keep from slipping
you'll get where you going if you don't look back
your compass pointed north
so you followed it's directions
without question
you pack your bags and you leave
you leave nothing behind
except me
you pack your bags and you leave
you leave nothing behind except me
so i'll smile, smile
even though i don't mean it
there are miles, miles between our towns
now that i feel it
try, try to keep from slipping
you'll get where you going if you don't look back
don't look back
ocean blue eyes
tell the prettiest lies
full of promises
of flowers and better days
but here i am and
you pack your bags and you leave
you leave nothing behind
except me
Track Name: Pleasant Company
If I let down mine
Will you let down yours?
I promise to filter nothing
And to open all my doors
I’m proud of you, y’know
Proud of what you did
Not everyone remembers how to be open
After they’ve hid
I’ve had my walls up and had my doors closed
I don’t remember why I even use those
Ah, but for most
It’s a struggle, y’know
to find the person who can
help take your mask off
Why did you hide?
I completely understand
Not everyone gets it
Not everyone can
You were hiding from judgement
Hiding from the lies
Hiding from all those who might’ve said
“You’re going to hell when you die”
Oh, but if that’s true
Then it won’t just be you
You’ll have quite a lot of pleasant company
You told your dad
After being scared for years
And he hugged you and shed happy tears
He said “I’ve always known, and I love you”
And nothings been bad ever since between the two of you
And if I haven’t said it
Well, I’m sayin’ it now
People who love you won’t mind
People who you don’t need in your life will
But you’ll be okay
Just get out there and say
“I love who I love”
And that’s how you’ll end it today
That’s how you’ll end it today
Why did you hide?
I completely understand
Not everyone gets it
Not everyone can
You were hiding from judgement
Hiding from the lies
Hiding from all those who might’ve said
“You’re going to hell when you die”
Oh, but if that’s true
Then it won’t just be you
You’ll have quite a lot of pleasant company
Oooooo
ahhh
oh
I love who I love
and that’s how it’ll stay
Track Name: La Lune Qui J'aime
I’ve fallen in love with the moon
Her silver light enchanted me and took me home
But she, she overlooked me
And she pulled my heart like the sea
Push, pull, longing, forgetting, taking, releasing
She does not know that I am here
She does not know how enchanting she is
She does not know that I love her heart even though it has tears
She seems to get smaller and smaller, thinner and thinner
Until one day, she just won’t be here
Ah, but then she’ll come back
And she’ll be full and I will be able to see
every part she’s hidden from me
She noticed me and said "Come hither"
I said "Darling, I cannot,
My heart is for you, but my feet are chained to the ground"
And then, she withered away
She does not know that I am here
She does not know how enchanting she is
She does not know that I love her heart even though it has tears
She seems to get smaller and smaller, thinner and thinner
Until one day, she just won’t be here
Ah, but then she’ll come back
And she’ll be full and I will be able to see
every part she’s hidden from me


But she’ll be back
It’s just a part of this cycle
Of coming and going
Full and hidden
She’ll come back, because she’s given me her heart
And now, her heart is tied to mine
Like I was to begin
What a confusing knot we’ve got ourselves tied in

The push and pull is equal
My feet are chained to the ground
And she is caught in the clouds
And our hearts are tied to each other
She knows that I am here
But my feet are chained to ground
and she is caught in the clouds
our hearts are tied to each other
What a confusing knot we’ve got ourselves tied in
Track Name: Trading Fears
I fear for myself
I fear for this place
I fear that the rain
will drown me
I fear that I will
be replaced
I fear the thunder
and the lightning
listen to me
loud and clear
take a deep breath
and stand a bit taller, dear
make a deal with the monster under your bed
trade your childish fears for bigger ones instead
hide from the politician, the preacher, your family, and your friends
won’t you miss the monster under your bed? That takes over your mind? and controls your head?
won’t you the monster that lives under your bed?
you think you’ll be alright
you can make it through another night
but something in the back of your head asks you
“is that right?”
can you really be ok after this
with no hand to hold
no face to kiss
can you really make it through this?
the world is so
cold and lonely
without anyone to call yours only
this wasn’t in the bargain, was it?
you made a deal with the monster under your bed
you traded your childish fears for bigger ones instead now
you’re hiding from the politician, the preacher, your family, and your friends
don’t you miss the monster under your bed? Who controlled your mind and took over your head
you sure do miss the monster that used to live under your bed
Track Name: Gather Yourself (acoustic)
gather yourself up
in the bathroom
gather your wits
gather them about you
you can't leave just yet
although you really want to
try and get this makeup
off my face
I didn't want to wear it
in the first place
eye linear burns my eyes
as I start to cry again

it'll alright
it'll be just fine
just try and make it through tonight
when you get home you can cry

they don't know
what you're going through
they wouldn't know
even if they tried to
leave the bathroom in haste
and try to hide your tear stained face
y'see, there's always been something wrong with this place
there's always been something wrong here
maybe that's why I feel so out of place
maybe I'll find a place where I belong
I'm so sick of it
oh so sick of it
it's time for a change
I'm tired of being labelled
I'm tired of being pushed away
tired of being at the bottom of the food chain
I'm so sick of this
I'm , i'm so sick
I'm so, i'm so sick of this
it's time for a change

gather yourself up
gather yourself up
gather yourself up
gather yourself up
you will
gather yourself up