Dead of Winter

by Lydia Imber

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vixy_gogo There's something very intimate about these songs, I feel like I'm sitting in a room just me & Lydia and she's telling me her secret thoughts. I think "Settle Down" is my favorite, though Ocean Girl is almost a tie. I like Lydia's voice and the tunes are not super complicated but they are lovely and then sometimes there is a voice shift that is unexpected and really nice. Favorite track: Settle Down.
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2 of these songs were actually written in the spring // thanks to Yunyi for your advice on love & life and for letting me use the pic of your legs as my album cover

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released December 26, 2016

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Track Name: Nobody Nowhere Nothing
I've got a hundred daisy petals from my guesses of your thoughts
I'd give you a penny but I couldn't keep up with the cost
When you say my name my mind shuts down, my eyes look up, I can't look down
I wish that I could say I'm good at this but my words will come around

I don't know whether to go up or down or through
oh I need nobody nowhere nothing but you
When the sky is gray & I don't know what to do
oh I need nobody nowhere nothing but you

I used to read so many books with perfect lives and perfect love
In each there was a happy ending for all, even the doves
And I know that's not how real life works, real life is sad, real life is work
But I still wish I could write a story with a happy ending for you

I don't know whether to go up or down or through
oh I need nobody nowhere nothing but you
When the sky is gray & I don't know what to do
oh I need nobody nowhere nothing but you

My friend once said "love is a waltz for you"
I'd dance with nobody nowhere nothing but you
I don't know whether to go up or down or through
oh I need nobody nowhere nothing but you
When the sky is gray & I don't know what to do
oh I need nobody nowhere nothing but you
Track Name: Dead of Winter
it's 17 degrees when my fingers start to numb
I'm walking home from the train feeling so dumb
the song the winter sings promises an embrace
the kind that spins you around and pricks your face
and though the sky is gray and the city's gray
my mind is warm and red with you

we go to sleep each day tired of holding up
the muscles that let me say hello to you, but
under the streetlights' glow all is dashed with new snow
a blanket much colder than the one you've sewn
and though the sky is dark and the city's dark
my mind is bright and happy with you

I'm always kind of grasping at straws
any excuse to say I'm not lost
in the dead of winter all I need is you
I'll come home again and miss you like
you left to go round the world again
in the dead of winter all I need is you
you know I'd talk to you any time of the day
I know your secrets & you don't let mine go astray
in the dead of winter all I need is you
and though the sky is lonely and the city's big
and though I'm just a small girl I've got a lot to give
in the dead of winter all I need is you
Track Name: Ocean Girl
wade in the water she said
don't be afraid of the sea's sandy bed
one day you'll join it in your head
but until then, just wade instead

wade in the water, cross the sea
walk amongst the sea life and find your way back to me
wade in the water she said

let the waves roll over your shoulders
cross the rocky ceilings of boulders
let the tide take her in and console her
but until then, just grow older

wade in the water, cross the sea
walk amongst the sea life and find your way back to me
wade in the water she said

one day you'll see me again
after love's gone and dead
one day you'll kiss me again
after love's released its grip
and the sea rolls again
Track Name: Settle Down
settle down, close your eyes
settle down, now watch him grow
settle down, water your eyes
settle down, now watch him grow

dark night skies bring his ghost
you can still feel his fingertips and his cold bones
close your eyes, rewatch him go
open your mouth, sing to his ghost

settle down, close your eyes
settle down, now watch him grow
settle down, water your eyes
settle down, now watch him grow

wipe your tears, ignore your mind
let months go by and break your ties
close your eyes, rewatch him go
learn not to cry for his ghost

settle down, close your eyes
settle down, now watch him grow
settle down, water your eyes
settle down, now watch him grow

settle down, become your own
settle down, let that energy go
settle down, unlearn his bones
settle down, let that love go
settle down, let that love go
settle down, let that lover go