Down By The Riverside

by Katie Buono

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released 01 January 2012

Music composed, performed, and produced by Katie Buono
Cover art by Katie Buono

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Track Name: Daydreams
Whisper while we may, darling
Painting days of gray, darling
Timid tired tongues trapped up
As the clouded skies crack up

And now we're dreaming up another day
Drink up, tastes just like the sun
And now we're dreaming up another day

Can you see the sky, darling
Shaping you and I, darling
Eager eyes ablaze, feasting
On the land our mothers gave, bleeding

Feel it in your chest, darling
Hunger makes unrest, darling
Under cracked up skies bursting
Jaws open up wide, thirsting

And now we're dreaming up another day
Drink up, tastes just like the sun
And now we're dreaming up another day
Night falls as it comes undone
Track Name: Something In The Air
Pale sky outlined by trees overgrown
A conscious shadow travels all alone
It's searching for a new kind of home
That resonates pure and true tones

Years back, Jack was swept away by mystery
World of wonder, gems of thought and sights to see
Intent to find more than what he had to start
But from his disconnected path he was left with no heart

Oh there's something in the air
Yes he can sense there's something there

Jack is followed everywhere he goes
By a body traveling on its tippy toes
It wants to find a new kind of mind
For though it has two eyes, he is still blind

Questions, answers projected on the world outside
Jack's no clue the projections come from deep inside
But without eyes, there are no truths to see
And without reason, body has nothing to believe

Yes there's something in the air
Yes they can sense there's something there
Yes there's something in the air
Yes they sense someone else is there
Track Name: A Memory
A memory, something undone
A history where we come from
So far away, a faded dream
When we awake, what will it mean?

And I want to go where the stars shine only for themselves
And I want to go where the moon glows for nobody else
And I want to go where the lights turn on and off alone
And I want to go where we're free to truly be our own
Truly be our own

And I want to go where the stars shine only for themselves
And I want to go where the moon glows for nobody else
And I want to go where inside each eye's a little light
And I want to go where together we can light the night
We can light the night

A memory
Track Name: Down By The Riverside
Let's go down by the riverside, where the cool clear water kisses the earth on both sides
How they sweetly collide, I want to go for that ride

Flowers bloom in the river bed, oh a moist mother nature brings a blossom crimson red
At least that's what they've said to my monochromatic head

Shades of gray color every day, and this thirst for the water brings an itch that won't go away
I'm cracking up like clay, oh how I need the riverside
I'm dreaming of the riverside

Dear god I begged and begged you, now I've got to ask my friends
I'm not concerned about the journey I'm just wishing for the end
I got to take that ride, don't care who's by my side

Picking up the loose ends and the strings attached into a box
I'm gonna ship em to the city where they're sure to get real lost
I gotta lose myself so I can find myself down by the riverside
My heart beats slow and wide, a whisper from inside,
I know you want to hide

Down by the riverside, how I want to hide down by the riverside
Track Name: We Have Flown So Far Away
We have flown so far away, I wanna see you
Same old heights in different days, I'm gonna be you

Shake me static, push away, I wanna see you
Rounded grateful words you say, I'm gonna be you

We have flown so far away, I wanna see you
Sinking tall to stand the day I'm gonna be you

With reaching hands from where we've been and where we're going
These simple pulls we thread and fabricate unknowing
A trusting cleavage that we push upon our mothers
To be a part from something

We have flown so far away, I wanna see you
Distance brings another day I'm gonna be you
Track Name: Hide and Seek
Red fleshy film shades my eyes from the daylight
Pull back the skin just in time for the dark night

I know you're hiding, still I feel you warm on my skin
The trees are dying, yet there's still oxygen to breathe in

Gold flaky flecks speck my eyes from your sunshine
Fade into gray, colors lost in the moonshine
Black, shades of white, glowing by your reflection
Scared in the night, but still your light gives protection

I know you're hiding, still I feel you warm on my skin
The trees are dying, yet there's still oxygen to breathe in

You're scared of the praise that you deserve
How refreshing to praise someone unheard of
Sunshine, how my heart recalls the glow
But without you how am I supposed to grow?
I sense that you aren't far away
Please ascend and bless me with another day
I'm sorry for having closed by eyes
But now I'm looking and sun it's time to rise
Sun it's time to rise
Track Name: Of All The Things We Are
I only want to see you if you wear a smile
I can't bear to see you if you're in denial
of all the things you are

But I'm here, I'm gonna see you
No matter what face you wear
I'm sick and tired straining to see you, even though I'm scared of knowing who you are

I come from a place where distance is a weapon to survive
The more I care for you the more my heart says run and hide
Can I see the glass half empty and label you the pessimist?
Of all the things you are I taste a sugar-coated twist

I only want to see you if you want to see me
And if you don't want to see me,
I'll be smiling on all the things you are

I'll see your face when I wake up
And wonder how much you feel
I'm centered in my confusion, I'll tell you what's real
I know how much you are

Of all the things we are, I know how much we are
Track Name: When It All Goes Down (and up again)
You salt the sea and I sift the sand
You say the word and I understand
'Cause it all goes down and up again

You stir the wind and I sing a breeze
You whisper soft and this I believe
When it all goes down and up again

You light the air and I'll light the ground
I'm not alone when you make a sound
And it all goes down and up again
Track Name: So Many Days
Can you see the night just over the hill
As the day we're in grows faded and still
So many days

Yesterday's a whisper stuck in my mind
Memories selected moving in time
Frame to see tomorrow, color of mind
While this afternoon is taking its time
So many days

Futures make a canvas, patient and pale
Painted by our voices, sing nightingale
Thinking-born perspectives caught in a day
Want to weave a dream or tangle away
So many days

And they keep moving on like tides without the moon
And I might fall asleep if we don't wake up soon
These days keep moving on like tides without the moon
And I might fall asleep if we don't wake up soon
So many days

Can you see the night just over the hill
As the day we're in grows faded and still