Swallowed by Swells

by Caroline Hecht

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released 06 April 2013

Caroline Hecht - vocals, guitar, banjo
Eric D - upright bass
Rebekah Zdunich - drums

Produced by Caroline Hecht and Eric D
Recorded by Eric D at The Kitchen in Providence, RI
All songs written by Caroline Hecht
Miniature Rocking Chair Goats Productions
Album art by Alison Paul

www.carolinehecht.com

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Caroline Hecht Providence, Rhode Island

“I am here to use my voice as a gateway from my soul to yours-- to make you cry, and then laugh, all in one song.” proclaims Caroline Hecht, a modern day siren of the soul.

Now in Portland, OR, Caroline finds herself heading up a digital songwriting collaboration with 20 renowned musicians from around the USA, and planning an east coast tour for the late summer/early fall.
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Track Name: Something So
Something so simple as saying hello turns so quickly into don’t go
Not enough time to let it unwind whether or not I’ve made you up in my mind

Something so lovely as late afternoon, across from you in a livingroom
Nothing’s been said and nothing’s been done, I don’t know where you came from

Well I don’t know you that well
But in that short time I fell
Well come prove me wrong
Come prove me wrong
Come prove me wrong

You came to me just like a breeze dances through the trees
Leaving as quickly as you came, how I wish this wind would remain

And I don’t know you that well
But in that short time I fell
Well come prove me wrong
Come prove me wrong
Come prove me wrong
Track Name: Orchard
In an orchard of apple trees
That is where you could find me
How I loved them
I still love them

Hours, days, months, and years
Those branches took away my fears
How they held me
They still hold me

Nothing you could say or do
Could ever change how I feel about you
I’ll always hold you dear
My innocence is what you keep near

The world only heard my hum
Nothing more than “hmmm mmmmm mmmmm”

But amongst those trees I could sing
I had to let my little soul ring
And they would listen
Softly listen

Nothing you could say or do
Could ever change how I feel about you
I’ll always hold you dear
My innocence is what you keep near

Well I was too young to know
Just how much you helped me to grow
I’ll always hold you dear
You gave me my voice
And you taught me to hear

I was too young to know
Just how much you helped me to grow
I’ll always hold you dear
You gave me my voice
And you taught me to hear

How long it has been
Since I was a child within those limbs
Feeling safer than the safest I could be
Well in my heart I’m still with those trees
And even today that is where you’ll find me
When I’m singin’ really singin’

Nothing you could say or do
Could ever change how I feel about you
I’ll always hold you dear
My innocence is what you keep near
Track Name: Lifeline
Holding onto shadows
Bend to soothe my aching heart
Still breathing in your exhale
From miles and miles and miles apart

I hold onto you like you are a memory
One that I can’t stand losing
You are an integral part of me
Just like the child that I was is to me now

Rounding out a corner
Smoothing over an edge
Trying to take all the pieces
And make a safe and comfortable ledge

I hold onto you like you are a memory
One that I can’t stand losing
You are an integral part of me
Just like the child that I was is to me now

I hope it’s okay
All the little ways
That make us never have to come down
I don’t want it to change
All the little ways
That make us never have to come down

Holding onto old ways
Making it better or worse
Tangled in the lifelines
We once made for ourselves

I hold onto you like you are a memory
One that I can’t stand losing
You are an integral part of me
Just like the child that I was is to me now
Track Name: Silent Shouts
I tiptoe across the snow in hopes of waking no one
I speak out in silent shouts, the quieter the better

I’m losing the will to play with this chill
To let it all cave in on me
And I quit this game because it’s lame
And it is poisoning me

I bend myself to send my dearests on their journies
I hold on to what is wrong if it makes them happy

I’m losing the will to play with this chill
To let it all cave in on me
And I quit this game because it’s lame
And it is poisoning me

So I am going to make some noise
I am going to make some noise
I’m going to yell at you, at him, at her, at all of them
And I quit this game because it’s lame
And it is poisoning me

I will learn to lose concern with how my truth affects you
I might trip over your shit but then I’ll kick it out of the way

I’ve lost the will to play with this chill
To let it all cave in on me
And I quit this game because it’s lame
And it is poisoning me

So I am going to make some noise
I am going to make some noise
I’m going to yell at you, at him, at her, at all of them
And I quit this game because it’s lame
It can no longer poison me
I quit this game because it’s lame
It can no longer poison me
Track Name: F Love
Love me honey like you do
And the sweetest dreams of mine come true
Winter’s coming I feel it in my bones
And I’d like for you to share in that feeling of home

Wrap me up, hold me so tight
That I can’t even wriggle around during the night
Oh you’ve got more of my trust than anyone’s ever got
And I’d like for you to do with it what you choose

‘Cause I know that you love me, I know you care
Like the wings of the birds care for the air
And I feel you near me even when you’re far away

So I’ll listen, listen to your song
For the rest of my life be it short or long
And no matter what winds blow between us, light breezes or heavy gusts
Your melody will remain in my heart always playin’

I am not pretending, I am not relenting
This is not the kind of fire we can starve and let grow cold
Baby, I won’t leave you, no, I will never go

And you know that I love you, you know I care
Like the wings of the birds care for the air
And you feel me near you even when I’m far away

And I know that you love me, I know you care
Like the wings of the birds care for the air
And I feel you near me even when I'm far away
Track Name: Sewer Song
You were supposed to be professional but you ended up not at all
Respectful, you were totally out of line
I came to the meeting with modesty beseeching
You still thought asking me out was fine

Well I don’t want to dumb it down for all you weak clowns
Who can’t handle a woman in her sway
And I refuse to acquire what it is I desire
By playing your manipulative game

You held my fate wrapped up in a date
The one that I will never go on
You took my innocence as ignorance
You could not have been more wrong

And I don’t want to dumb it down for all you weak clows
Who can’t handle a woman in her sway
And I refuse to acquire the things I desire
By playing your filthy game

I was at your mercy and you were feeling thirsty
So you thought we could both win
Well I would rather down in the sewer downtown
Than to ever live up to your kind of sin

Well I don’t want to dumb it down for all you weak clowns
Who can’t handle a woman in her sway
And I refuse to acquire what it is I desire
By playing your manipulative game

And I don’t want to dumb it down for all you weak clowns
Who can’t handle a woman in her sway
And I refuse to acquire the things I desire
By playing your filthy game

Your filthy game
Your filthy game
I will not play
Your filthy game
Track Name: Careless
Down beneath the sea I’m drowning in your gravity
Holding your line, the second I let go of you I’m fine

And I don’t think you’re happy
And I don’t think you care
If life doesn’t take you anywhere
And I wish that I could change it
But I know not to dare
Because I would end up nowhere
And wouldn’t we then be quite a pair

Down beneath the sea you’re drowning in your own gravity
Holding your line, the second I let go of you I’m fine

And I don’t think you’re happy
And I don’t think you care
If life doesn’t take you anywhere
And I wish that I could change it
But I know not to dare
Because I would end up nowhere
And wouldn’t we then be quite a pair
Track Name: Providence
Fighting back the urge to take to flight
As this day turns once again into night
Pack my bags, hitch a trailer to the car
Or leave it all behind save for my guitar

Somedays I look around
And feel so goddamn proud of this town
And then there are the moments where I yearn for more
And that’s when I get up and head for the door

But how my heart it breaks when I think of leaving you
And you, and you, and you, and you, and you
You’ve rocked my soul like a baby in arms
Cradles me wild with charm, wild with charm

So I’ll quit the bottle, you’ll quit the dice
Maybe we’ll meet back here some beautiful night
I might remember and you might forget
But the simplicity of things will remind us of it, of it

Oh the feeling of the wind in my hair
Comes from travelling over yonder there
Aching for that light in my life
Come for me please this precious night

Despite this bitter ache in the bottom of my soul
I can’t seem to get up and take control
For that would mean leaving all of this behind
This town, these people, all loves of mine

But how my heart it breaks when I think of leaving you
And you, and you, and you, and you, and you
You’ve rocked my soul like a baby in arms
Cradles me wild with charm, wild with charm

So I’ll quit the bottle, you’ll quit the dice
Maybe we’ll meet back here some beautiful night
I might not remember and you might not forget
But the simplicity of things will remind us of it, of it
So I’ll go tell the mountains, you go tell the sea
All of these things so beautifully
Loving me like never before
Making this whole wide world crazy wanting more, wanting more
Track Name: Apothegm
Some may say it’s a woman’s job to teach a man
How to love a woman with more than his best hand
Well I don’t love the woman in me who plays by this rule
So let’s cut out the problem starting with you

Well if you ever gave a damn
Enough to make amends
With the ghosts that haunt you still
You’d have my heart and be holding me at will

Some may say it’s a woman’s job to leave a man
If she’s not being cherished with more than his best hand
Well I, I am this woman it took me too long to become
But some may say, ‘better late than never’, I’ll play by this apothegm

Well if you ever gave a damn
Enough to make amends
With the ghosts that haunt you still
You’d have my heart and be holding me at will

But you can’t have it no more
Track Name: Swallowed by Swells
A shipwreck that foraged its way to the sands
Left me behind on your commands
I was ripped at by currants, swallowed by swells
As you stood on dry land and waved me farewell

You watched me sink lower, lower, lower down

I was cursed by your kindness, lashed at by love
And as I sank deeper down all I could think of
Was the empty shell where your heart had been
Its evacuation had been a long time comin’

You watched me sink lower, lower, lower down

Well after all this time, all these memories
You finally prove you’re sick through and through with disease

Well I was the fool who thought I could fix
Your broken parts and churn love out of it
Well would you look at me now, swallowed by swells
With you on dry land waving me farewell

You watched me sink lower, lower, lower down