Having Had Loved EP

by Natalie Raines

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released November 21, 2011

The genius of Mike McClellan (from The Whits)

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Natalie Raines Houston, Texas

Major influences include Laura Marling, Vanessa Carlton, Tyler Heath and Greg Laswell.

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Track Name: Jade and Gold feat. Kris Paries
Cold hearts on a Winter day
Lament the face of spring
Resisting change, what’ere it be
And what the sun may bring
Unless you rest a bit, my dear
You’ll never find your way
A mark, a scar, is what you are
But never on display

Sometimes I wish I’d never known

Be it jade, it shatters
Be it gold, it breaks

Sweet and sighing, warm as rain
A pleasant, gentle bird
Throughout the night in unseen flight
A humble cry is heard
Demure, reserved, but never weak
A catalyst of care
And everyday discovering
Just what was hidden there

Sometimes I wish I’d never known

Be it jade, it shatters

Be it gold, it breaks

Sometimes I wish I’d never known
Sometimes I wish I didn’t know
You knew I didn’t need to know
I don’t wanna know

Be it jade, it shatters
Be it gold, it breaks
Track Name: Come Home
I know it must be unattractive
to see me so discomposed
But darling I must admit that
It hurts to be so alone
And I’ve learned so much without you
But I didn’t ask to know
And I know I’m becoming a bigger person
But it’s kind of painful to grow

Can’t you come home for a little while?
I know adventure is in your soul
But while you’re out there living up life
All I’m left with is this hole

My dear you left me defenseless
Against the memories I have stored
But they remind me of a purpose
And what it is I’m moving toward
And in the quiet moments
When I wish that you could call
Nostalgia keeps me company
Keeps me back against the wall

Can’t you come home for a little while?
I know adventure is in your soul
But while you’re out there living up life
All I’m left with is this hole

They say the best things in life come to those who wait
But I am not the type to sit and wait for fate
There is a certain fatal beauty in a heart that loves
A kind of rare, perfect credence in approval from above

Can’t you come home for a little while?
I know adventure is in your soul
But while you’re out there living up life
All I’m left with is a hole
Track Name: Misery is in The Water feat. Kris Paries
(Kris)
Dearest Jane, I should've known better
But I couldn't say hello, I don't know why
But now I think, I think you were sad
Yes you were, you were, you were

(Natalie)
All that I have is a river
The river is always my home
Lord, take me away for I just cannot stay
Or I'll sink in my skin and bones

(Kris)
What I say, I say only to you
Cause I know and I love only you
Dearest Jane, I wanna give you a dream
That no one has given you
(Natalie)
Please help me build a small boat
One that will ride on the flow
Where the river runs deep and the larger fish creep
I'm glad of what keeps me afloat

(Kris)
Remember when we found misery
We watched her, watched her spread her wings
And slowly, slowly fly around our room
And she asked for your gentle mind
(Natalie)
The water sustains me without even trying
The water can't drown me, I'm done with my dying

(Both)
Now that the land that I knew is a dream
And the line on the distance grows faint
So wide is my river, the horizon a sliver
The artist has run out of paint

(Natalie)
Now deeper the water I sail
And faster the current I'm in
That each night brings the stars
And the song in my heart
Is a tune for the journeyman's tale
Track Name: Step Lightly
You offered up your voice
As if it even mattered
As if there ever was a choice
As if the whole weren’t shattered
You helped me again to see
And you were on both sides of me

Dear, step lightly
You only get one shot
Please choose wisely
This is the only chance you’ve got

Ask him when it is we’ll leave
And he’ll just shrug his shoulders
Ask him what it is he thinks
He’ll tell you when you’re older
One day you’ll decide you’re through
But for now the guts aren’t inside of you

Dear, step lightly
You only get one shot
Please choose wisely
This is the only chance you’ve got