Every Tear is a Drop of Fear

by Anna Wallis

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released September 30, 2016

Written and performed by Anna Wallis
Recorded during the summer of 2016 at
Howdy Neighbor Recording Studio in Portland, OR
Except Schizophrenia and Tail Lights recorded in Jan 2016
Engineered by J. Han

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Track Name: Schizophrenia
SCHIZOPHRENIA

I wish that I’d have known that you had schizophrenia
I wish that I’d have known that you were ill
I’d have been a better friend to you when we were young,
But now the past is gone and I don’t know you
You’d always been a little crazier than me…
Track Name: Tail Lights
TAIL LIGHTS

I don’t wanna be around today
I’m goin’ someplace else faraway
Faraway from here
But I don’t really have another place to go
So I’ll stay…I’ll stay right here
And think about when we go over the bridge at night
I see the taillights
And it feels like we’re in a great machine
Do you know, baby, do you know just what I mean?
Track Name: Emergency Window
EMERGENCY WINDOW

When the bridge comes the thoughts come
Of what it would be like to die
With the passengers on the right side
And the left side of the isle
Who would I save, and who would save me
As the bus finally finds the river?
Will we cry in the cloudy water?
Will we hold hands as we die?
Emergency window
Track Name: Miserable Hunger
MISERABLE HUNGER

One animal eats another until teeth gleam
Such a miserable hunger oooooooooh
It’s hard to have courage
It’s hard to know pleasure when it comes
It’s hard to have a sun burn
And also love the sun
A home is gone
No light, no home
It’s gone
So long sad home
Track Name: The Best Old Shoe
THE BEST OLD SHOE

A shattered dream, a shattered dream come true
A friend like you, a friend like you
The best old shoe
It’s good to feel, It’s good to feel the sidewalkless streets
It’s good to sit, It’s good to sit wordless with shattering dreams
Count on me, count on me
But don’t hold your breath-2-3, breath-2-3
Track Name: Time To Come Up
TIME TO COME UP

I’ve got a monster in my bed
And this is what she says:
Honey why are you afraid?
Honey why are you afraid?
You musn’t cringe in cold disgust
At the lovers on the bus
Go share your terror, it won’t kill you
Four years below ground…it’s time to come up
I’ve got a foul mouth in my head
And this is what she says:
You’ll have a flowerless grave
You’ll have a flowerless grave
You musn’t cringe in cold disgust
At the lovers on the bus
Go share your terror, it won’t kill you
Four years below ground…it’s time to come up
Track Name: Kiss Kiss Kiss
KISS KISS KISS

I woke up last night crying
It was a silent dream
I woke up last night crying
About some memory
Where you said to me
I was at the top of your list
You said stop, and then we kissed
What is this?
I don’t want to dream
I don’t want to dream like this
I don’t want to dream
I don’t want to dream like this,
But it’s the only way I’ll get a kiss
Track Name: Loner Vibe
LONER VIBE

Each hand made from different stars
Black and white
Near and far
The dirt gets deeper
In an instant
Life leaves weaving memories
Happiness, or on your knees
It doesn’t matter
You feel the distance
Between
Everything you were
And everything you want
Goodbye goodbye
Hello loner vibe
I’m paranoid all the time
Goodbye goodbye
Hello loner vibe
I’m paranoid
And that’s fine
Track Name: Don't Fall Apart
DON’T FALL APART

Waiting, I am waiting
Waiting for the circling to start
Hating, I am hating
Beating back my anhedonic heart
There’s a trickle in there somewhere
Of pulsing love
There’s a river rising darkly
With that happy blood
You can kiss me if you want
And I promise not to fall apart
You can kiss me if you want
And I promise not to fall apart
Oooooh don’t fall apart
Track Name: I am a Diary
I AM A DIARY

Give your tears to me
I am a diary
Give your tears to me
I am a diary
Keep your secrets safe with me
Tell me what you’ve seen
Blood beats below, around between
Tell me what you’ve seen
Blood beats below, around between
My pages breathe back honesty
Please don’t ask any questions
No more reciprocation
I wanna be a cemetery
It’s hard to be the me
That can open up to anything
The salt inside true tears
Protects me from decay
Dear diary
Track Name: Thin Ice
THIN ICE

Baby that’s thin ice
Baby that’s thin ice
Cracks are creepin’
Open your eyes
Baby that’s thin ice
Baby that’s thin ice
Cracks are creepin’
Open your eyes
Purple circles below your red eyes
Pillow for a home
Come back baby it’s not safe out there
Put your sunglasses on and pretend not to care
Leave the socializing to the butterflies
Time to celebrate, you’re alone all night
Track Name: Every Tear is a Drop of Fear
EVERY TEAR IS A DROP OF FEAR

There’s a song that keeps holding on
It’s inside it’s inside oh yeah
And when I feel that I don’t belong
It’s inside it’s inside oh yeah
I can feel the weight in every face I see
And every tear is a drop of fear I bleed from
My heart
Track Name: Something Like a Wound
SOMETHING LIKE A WOUND

Something like a wound
Healing up to soon
Weary of those woes
Abruptly letting go
Don’t wanna say goodbye
I’m left bereft alright
You’re a sensation
Summer vacation
Love inheres in you
In you inheres love
All heart holes would heal
Don’t be afraid of bleeding
All heart holes would heal
Don’t be afraid
Don’t be afraid
Something like a wound
Healing up to soon
Weary of those woes
Abruptly letting go
Track Name: Red Turns into Blue
RED TURNS INTO BLUE

These little wings are barely beating
Here we veer clumsily there
Old hearts hang themselves
On a golden nail
The red of love brings back the blue
The red of love brings back the blue
Try hard to not to think of you
‘Cause when I do, red turns into blue
Track Name: Kaleidoscope
KALEIDOSCOPE

Hey look what I’ve got
Hey look what I’ve got
I’ve got a kaleidoscope
Turns black back into hope
Or is it a rope?
Or is it a rope?
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
There’s a shadow lurching through my heart alley
Hesitant cheeks surge pink in a dream
There’s a shadow lurching through my heart alley
Heavy heart blue smoke screen
Covers you