Empty Nest

by Mree

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released December 8, 2015

Written, recorded and produced by Mree ©℗ Mree Music (ASCAP)
Recorded in my bedroom and at Cloud Mountain Sound on Orcas Island, WA.

Henri Bardot co-produced, engineered, and mixed Eat Sleep Worry, Trouble, Red Sparrow, and Lighthouse at Cloud Mountain Sound.
Mark D. Conklin mixed Talkabout, Little Bird, and The Laundry Bin at Music City East Studio, NJ. Mastered by TW Walsh.

Album cover lineart by Katarzyna Katarina Kołodziejczyk. Watercolors by Lina Hsiao.

The Players:
Mree - Lead & backing vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, synths, drum programming, sequencing

Henri Bardot - Drums and Bass on Eat Sleep Worry and Trouble. Electric guitar on Trouble. Additional synths and programming on songs 4-7.

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Track Name: Talkabout
Maybe I'm broken
Maybe the solvent in my blood has been denied
Slip of a potion
Feeling it poisoning the bounty in my mind

I don't wanna talk about this talkabout with you
Cause all you ever talk about is what I ought to do

I know, I know
I'm losing my self control
Don't wanna talk
Don't wanna talk
Don't wanna talk about it

Running on empty
Now that you've won, I guess I lost my appetite
Maybe I'm angry!
Now that I'm caught inside, I want to start a fight

Oh I don't wanna talk about this talkabout with you
Cause all you ever talk about is what I ought to do

I know, I know
I'm losing my self control
Don't wanna talk
Don't wanna talk
Don't wanna talk about it

I'm chasing a dream of
bright red and green lights
out on the walkway
401 nights
watching the sun lighting my room

Oh I don't wanna talk about this talkabout with you
Cause all you ever talk about is what I ought to do

I know, I know, I know
I'm losing my self control
Don't wanna talk
Don't wanna talk
Don't wanna talk about it

Don't wanna talk
Don't wanna talk
Don't wanna talk about it
Track Name: Little Bird
My god how it happened so fast
poison filled your arteries
It stole all the breath in your chest
and now you lay so peacefully

They said it was all for the best
we couldn’t have you suffering
Now we wait by your hospital bed
No one has the heart to leave
To leave

But I hear you
Now I know that

Little bird that I heard
Singing from the oak tree
whistling to your sweet melody

Though it hurts
Knowing you're
Living in my prayers
I believe you're somewhere
In between

My dear, my dear
You've never been so clear
I know I'll never forget you

I hear, I hear
Your voice inside my ear
I'll keep you around with this
melody for
you, you oo o o o o...

Wake up you sleepy head
maybe it was all a dream
cause right now my mind doesn’t know
how to face reality

I can’t fight with the scars on your head
I trying not to be naive
But I stand by your funeral bed
waiting for your heart to beat

Little bird that I heard
Singing from the oak tree
whistling to your sweet melody

Though it hurts
Knowing you're
Living in my prayers
I believe you're somewhere
In between

My dear, my dear
You've never been so clear
I know I'll never forget you

I hear, I hear
Your voice inside my ear
I'll keep you around with this
melody for
you, you oo o o o o...
Track Name: The Laundry Bin
If the backseat
Makes you happy
Then I’m happy too

I’m kind to cross
myself in knots
A bow made just for you

Pull me this way,
That way, I sway
witless figurine

Till I fell in
the laundry bin
Into a blue machine

When I awoke
From steam and smoke
My body stripped and clean

What silver sound
an empty house
had ushered over me

Left foot, right foot
Newborn, I shook
badly at balancing

But soon I found
A sound way out
A mouse had left for me

I have seen this
But not like this...
(Trust me, don’t cover your eyes
Track Name: Eat Sleep Worry
When I wake in the hall
to a call from my bedroom
lift the blanket pulled over your shoulders
a pillow performance of you

So I pamper the dust
Or, did I hear the doorbell?
Severed hope, it was only the postman
leaving a letter or two

Take me to my lover
Don't know how much longer I can take
I can’t stay here forever

Tuck me in your covers
Bring the color back into my face
I could lay there forever
ooooo

Will the clock ever rest?
watch him working his angles
My god, it's painful as he peels away the paint
till I'm red underneath

Take me to my lover
Don't know how much longer I can take
I can’t stay here forever

Tuck me in your covers
Bring the color back into my face
I could lay there forever
ooooo

Eat, sleep, worry
Count to ten (x3)

Take me to my lover
Don't know how much longer I can take
I can’t stay here forever

Tuck me in your covers
Bring the color back into my face
I could lay there forever
I could lay there forever
ooooo
Track Name: Trouble
Of business
indecent
a basement hush

I witness
Their secret
reap the dividend from us
Ooh ooh

The wind with
great intent
the curtain wide

I leave with
two pieces
Out with it
Out with it

Let it be known!
That there’s trouble at the holy cathedral
people nodding off the news

Am I alone?
Or is there anybody fit to believe in?
I am calling out to you

What cider
feeds your fiber
with a never ending sip?

oh fire
of desire
run from it, run from it

Let it be known!
That there’s trouble at the holy cathedral
people nodding off the news

Am I alone?
Or is there anybody fit to believe in?
I am calling out to you
to you.. to you..
Track Name: Red Sparrow
Great light
of morning
bit the apple of my chest
of the forest where I bred the seeds and elder trees
sinking in his teeth
anything to keep him coming

Sweet boy
my lover
guards the sparrow in his nest
but drew an arrow from behind his neck
with bended string
When I cut between
but the quick release eased through me

Great flight
to heaven
in the timeless, ancient grove
where I too will lay my coat and reign
never again
never again
I cannot amend my duty
Track Name: Lighthouse
Tongue tied at some gathering
Please don’t talk to me
with bookshelf ready heavy speak
I can’t compete

And I'm frozen
Frozen
Oohh

Lighthouse, shine out
Show me what’s inside my name
Tell me not to be ashamed

“Come out,” I shout
I'm bleeding out a backdrop I cannot erase
but I don’t want to be ashamed
Of going,
going home

Humbled in your company
I didn’t want to eat
the bitter bud of jealousy
But I fell too weak

too empty,
empty
ooohhh

Lighthouse, shine now
Show me what’s inside my name
Tell me not to be ashamed

“Come out,” I shout
I'm bleeding out a backdrop I cannot erase
but I don’t want to be ashamed

No I don't want to be ashamed
of going, going home