This CD Saved My Life (Previously Unreleased Demos)

by Tiny Stills

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These are songs that were recorded in 2010 and previously unreleased until 2012.

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released December 11, 2010

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Tiny Stills Los Angeles, California

Indie pop rock. Crunchy guitars, catchy melodies, lyrics you would quote on AIM if AIM were still a thing. That Dog meets Letters to Cleo meets Veruca Salt. Nobody is more youer than you.

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Track Name: Made of Water
I am made of mostly water
I'm amazed that I can stand
a fugitive inside the body that I have
counting down the days until I cave in

With each planetary turn
I get closer the earth
and disappearing into dirt from which I came
as I extend my temporary stay

We were rich with nothing in our arms
With empty hands we kept each other warm

We've got business in our bloodlines
want to make the family proud
should i wake to see my final morning sun
would they sing my praises loud?

Cuz I'm no hostage to the contracts
We sign our names before we're born
I'd tear them up, I'd give away my worldly things
until their strings dont tie me down anymore

We were rich with nothing in our arms
With empty hands we kept each other warm
We were rich with nothing in our arms
With empty hands we kept each other warm
Track Name: You Weren't Ever Right for Me
Your head hangs heavy in your calloused hands
from all the words you'd like to say
but feel you can't
and I'm reaching out to try and carry half the weight
day to day to remind you- that you're not alone. no
day to day to remind you

That I'm home for your restless heart should it decide to stay
but its so busy dreaming of all the places it could be
and I know all I want and I want is you
but you were never right no
You weren't ever right for me
Oh no, you weren't ever right for me

I will not be your better half
I won't be that girl that you bring home on your arm
I won't be the picture in your wallet you bring along
day to day to remind you that you're not alone, no
day to day to remind you

That I'm home for your restless heart should it decide to stay
but its so busy dreaming of all the places it could be
and I know all I want and I want is you
but you were never right no
You weren't ever right for me
Oh no, you weren't ever right for me

You weren't ever right for me
You weren't ever right for me
Track Name: I Am A Train
Blowin smoke up at the stars
signal distress to those who wonder where you are
and still you'll sit alone, you'll rub your hands
always breaking your back
wondering how they knew somethings wrong but wouldn't ask
yeah they knew somethings wrong but wouldn't ask

I am a train tonight I hold my ground while I run down the line
Nothing in my way nothing makes me want to stay
I am a train
I am a train

You'll beg don't say I told you so
That you knew all along how this story unfolds
and they'll point and laugh at their crippled case
you'll curse their names wondering how they saw all the signs but
no one came
Yeah they saw all the signs but no one came

I am a train tonight I hold my ground while I run down the line
Nothing in my way nothing makes me want to stay
I am a train
I am a train

No I can't say I didn't try
I lost myself with my ropes untied
with no chains and nothing here to remind me why
it took so long to say goodbye

I am a train tonight I hold my ground while I run down the line
Nothing in my way nothing makes me want to stay
I am a train
I am a train
Track Name: Square One
I never won anything in my whole life
So why should it begin with you?
You've got your head on straight
while I'm timidly trying to make sense of what he left inside my heart
square one, such an unfair way to start

With one bottle of wine to yourself
you'll keep that candle lit in case I come around
My love its bittersweet and i still wonder why me
When you keep me from falling all apart
Square one such a unfair way to start

Oh its such a shame
I'm not myself
I'd hold you but I'm someone else
lost in a dream my mind can't reach
oh my body is singing but I'm sound asleep
and you're waiting up for me
but square one just won't let believe

I never won anything in my whole life
so why should it begin with you?
Track Name: What it is Not
I just woke up and its raining like my insides
since the day you went away
and all you left was an indent in the carpet
where you stayed

its not called love when you move like a businessman
The way your hands touch my skin
like I suffer a case of the human condition
supply and demand

its a bad taste you can't drink away
can we be professional in our exchange?
lets not get caught up get caught up
dont want to get so carried away
its not what it is its what it is not

Been losing count of the things I missed out
While I've picked up what you broke
Been blaming myself for not being stronger
not good enough to say no

its a bad taste you can't drink away
can we be professional in our exchange?
lets not get caught up get caught up
dont want to get so carried away
its not what it is its what it is not

I am most myself in times of weakness
You give an inch I make a mile
I am most myself in times of weakness
hiding in your shadows I'm waiting for a dare to wake up

its a bad taste you can't drink away
can we be professional in our exchange?
lets not get caught up get caught up
dont want to get so carried away
its not what it is its what it is not

I am most myself in times of weakness
I am most myself in times of weakness
I am most myself in times of weakness
hiding in your shadows I'm waiting for a dare to wake up
Track Name: Paint the Town
Tonight I fly solo
wearing my best dress like a funeral suit
Gonna paint the whole town black and blue

I wish you thought I looked good
I wish this act was more convincing
that I didn't dress up to feel so damn let down
I wish that you were impressed
that I didn't try every trick i know
wish you'd change your mind but you won't

Dangerously sober
I laugh louder when you're near
I do whatever it takes to not feel like a joke
you found my weakness love, it only happens on the weekends
I've got four nights to reconstruct

I wish you thought I looked good
I wish this act was more convincing
that I didn't dress up to feel so damn let down
I wish that you were impressed
that I didn't try every trick i know
wish you'd change your mind but you won't

even I surprise myself sometimes
I put on a show for something less than love
Who are you to try and get under my skin?
who let you in?

I wish you thought I looked good
I wish this act was more convincing
that I didn't dress up to feel so damn let down
I wish that you were impressed
that I didn't try every trick i know
wish you'd change your mind
wish you'd change your mind
wish you'd change your mind
but you won't