Be Set Free

by MAMA CROW

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This acoustic EP was recorded live in one night. Intimate capture of guitar, vocals and haunting harmonies in less than 24 hours.

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released April 30, 2016

All Songs Written, Performed and Produced by MAMA CROW.
Co-Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Richard James Ralls.
Additional Mixing and Mastering by Kyrstyn Pixton.

Recorded at Space Cave Studios in Covelo, CA.

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Carmen Crow aka MAMA CROW is a wild-hearted woman that dances and sings beauty into live creation.

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Track Name: Composure
There are days when I feel I take all the right steps
There are days when I feel I do it all wrong
I'm in a haze most of the time
Because my body and mind can't take the lies
On just how fucked it is
We mustn't acknowledge this

(I must) keep my, keep my composure!
(I must) keep my, keep my composure!
(I must) keep my, keep my composure!
(I must) keep my, keep my composure!
Like nothing's wrong

Have you ever felt like everyone around you is just playing a game?
Have you ever felt like they make the rules as they go?
They cast their spells
Then we rebel and they want us to show and tell
Hierarchical main stream bullshit
Always reaching but you cannot have it
Oh! You're so close!

If only I just...

Keep my, keep my composure!
(I must) keep my, keep my composure!
(I must) keep my, keep my composure!
(I must) keep my, keep my composure!
Like nothing's wrong

We're passers-by, we're confident that we won't see each other again
We're passers-by, identify with what we choose to
I'm mystified, electric eyes and I can always begin anew
I was born with this power to love unconditional
Right down to this last hour, I know I will see it through

If I...

Keep my, keep my composure!
(I must) keep my, keep my composure!
(I must) keep my, keep my composure!
(I must) keep my, keep my composure!
And sing my song
Track Name: Far and Wide
Step inside, open your eyes
I'll take you fully for a ride
Just one thing, I need your song to be pulling on my tide
And while you sing, I wanna hear bells ring
Is that too much to ask?
It's barely half the faerie tales I've been told
Though they only make you laugh

He came and went, so relevant
I lost ten bucks, good money spent
Just one thing, he's got my heart so handle me with care
And while you sing, I sometimes see his face
Is that too much to say?
It's barely half the truth of all the ways that I'm still loving him

(While I sing) I let the angels come alive
(While I sing) I let him go just one more time
(While I sing) I feel the emptiness of mind
And I ride, ride, ride far and wide

Once upon a present time
We re-examine all the lines
Crossing, cutting, in between and coloring outside
And while you paint, don't hesitate to add that love will reign supreme
It's not too much to ask from a system busting at the seams

(While I sing) I let the angels come alive
(While I sing) I let you fill in my outlines
(While I sing) I feel the emptiness of mind
And I ride, ride, ride far and wide
Track Name: Magnolia
I dove down deep to the center of your nectar
Faster than your pedals could open
A tear falls down, stem to ground
Stem to ground

Magnolia, Magnolia

I bent backward, read between silver lining
I failed my eye test, I loved you so God-damn blindly
A tear seeps down, into the earth
Into the earth

Magnolia, Magnolia

I gave my all and I gave more than you wanted
Fantasy got the best of me
And now I need a year or two to ground
In sacred sound from what went down

Magnolia, Magnolia
Track Name: Be Set Free
Hiding out in crowded rooms
Talking into convolution

Starting over once again
Masking myself in mystery
Making up for all the flaws I hide
Taking time to comprehend
Fucking questions that follow me
Backing up against the walls of this life

Seeking signs for guidance
Leading me away from duality
Tracking all the pieces of this heart

Maybe I'm a liar trying to convince my ghosts
To no longer haunt me
And all the while all they want
Is to be set free
To be set free

I am it all, I am it all
Adventurer
I am it all, I am it all
Nurturer
I am it all, I am it all
Introvert
I am it all, I am it all
Murderer

Feed the wolf that doesn't bite
Put my fists down - there is no fight
All I want is to be set free
All I want is to be set free
All I want is to be set free
Track Name: Time Stops
Weeping willow
Why do you hang your head so low?
Caught off guard in the center of a cyclone
Singing swallow
How do you let your lungs hollow?
Caught in song, you never let go

And time stops
At the drop of a hat, the drop of a hat
What do you think about that?

White rabbit
Don't you know you already have it
In the palm of your hand
Searching down endless holes
Only to fin endless tunnels

And time stops
And you lose control, you lose control
So you can only hear your soul!

All I need is time
The length of my root is the strength of my stride
Yea all I need is time
The length of my root is the strength of my stride

Let me unwind! Let me unwind!