Avenue of the Giants

by Caroline Hecht

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released August 19, 2012

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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: Numbers
down and when I'm under it
my heart's feeling over it
I can't help but contemplate
the disillusion of the day

I was laying in bed last night when
these numbers just popped in my head
so I thought of what scale degrees
they would be if they were singing me

when I was woken up
I looked at the paper that I had
scribbled those numbers on
and this is the song

this song was born
this song was born
out of my nighttime slumberless dreaming

I am drinking tea
and feeling rather pretty
only because I am doing
what I was born to be doing

lately I've been feeling so
down, sad, ugly and out of control
and I know that it is because I have
not been doing what I was born to be doing

this song was born
this song was born
out of my nighttime slumberless dreaming

in the afternoon when sunshine
fills everywhere but in my mind
all I can do is wander around
touching the ground

this is an attempt to make contact
with the wholesomeness that I lack
and it is just the notion
of my undying devotion

you've gotta go
you've gotta go
you've gotta get up and go
this much I really do know

I've gotta take this on
Track Name: Come Cold
I feel the winter growing underneath my skin
I'm on the ice and knowing that it's getting thin
and if I move if I stir if I breathe
life will come and take itself away from me

beneath my feet the river's flowing back to the sea
I feel its pull to crack the ice and swallow and take me
but maybe the cold will come and freeze again
only the cold can help me get safely back to land

so come cold come cold only the cold can save me

there's nothing but the wild wild elements out here
they're taunting me and teasing me and daring me not to feel fear
would my life be their victory
or would my death cause some to mourn for me

I'm holding a rare gift in my hand
to die from nature and not from man
even if I'm swept away I feel that this is love
nothing but the natural forces around me below and above

so come cold come cold only the cold can save me
Track Name: Trouble
never before and never again would I recommend falling like a dizzy child into your arms to her disillusioned alarm

it was just like a bottle of wine that has oops slipped my mind and now I'm swimming spinning swimming in delirium not remembering where it came from

and now we're talking together quietly trying not be believe that the difference lies in the shape of our memory that together we could cause some real trouble oh yeah we already have but the two of us together we could make that trouble double

you can ask me but I might not say you can tell me and I'll probably sway oh 'cause your rhythm and your beat it's like a massage to my feet

it is afternoon and I am waiting around for the echo heartbeat the sound to elapse from the cradle and go out the door

and now we're talking together quietly trying not be believe that the difference lies in the shape of our memory that together we could cause some real trouble oh yeah we already have but the two of us together we could make that trouble double

the illusion of what said and done haunts me like a loaded gun and I feel scared that it was real

time and space can replace what it is we wanted to contemplate but all there was was you and all there was was you and you and you and you and you and you
Track Name: Gone
I was gone like the wind
I was gone like the wind
it was nothing to begin
but it was not innocent in the end

my heart is forever yours
I'm not sure if you want it anymore
If you want it anymore

you were here all along
you were here all along
and I knew that it was wrong
that all the while I had moved on

but my heart is forever yours
I'm not sure if you want it anymore
if you want it anymore

some things never changed
some things remained the same
but others they evolved
went from large to small

but my heart is forever yours
I'm not sure if you want it anymore
if you want it anymore
Track Name: Peel
everything outside has changed
and I am feeling somewhat the same
as how I imagine it to feel
losing your outside
peel

and yet something within me stirs
like a shovel cultivating the earth
rupturing my comfortable still
filling me up with new
will

like the rain I want to fall
collect into a puddle from many things small
reflect from my shiny self
the gazers hidden wealth

it'll come 'round again
this circle never ends
we'll be here again
missing our old friends
Track Name: Man On My Left
going into the city
on my day off
crossing the bridge
lights up ahead
lights all around
sirens sound
traffic stands still
there's a man on my left

there’s a man on my left

he's looking around
everywhere but down
nowhere to run
nowhere to hide
one leg's over the railing
the other one's close behind
he's looking around
nowhere to go but down

there's a man on my left

he's leaning his weight
off of the Golden Gate
his hands release
followed by his feet

oh how nice
it must be
to feel so free
so much wind
in your hair
nothing but air
Track Name: Maggie
come closer to me
let my fingertips trace your body
I will hold the sound of your cry
I will hold it until I die

listen to her sing
it's the sweetest harmony
the songs that come out of her
into me into me

it's the freest love that I've ever known
it's deeper than thunders' moan
come closer to me
my darling guitar Maggie

listen to her sing
she brings out the best in me
and when I hold her in my fingers
it's the sweetest love that I've ever made

take me all night long
let's be where we belong
where I'm cradled by your sound
I've never felt so well loved

take you away from me
and I am nothing but melody
my darling guitar Maggie
my darling guitar Maggie
Track Name: Owned & Operated
miles and miles are falling between
your eyes and mine and all that they see
I don't know what's happening
in your life as we speak

coming home all alone

all I know is from what I read
and from what I might happen to see on TV
and that is just me
let alone the rest of this country

owned and operated by you know who
owned and operated misconstrued

coming home all alone

the one thing I know for sure is that
when you are finished and ready to come back
you are not going to want to
come home all alone

coming home all alone
Track Name: Wound
is it enough to ask for
the tiniest illusion that keeps me coming back for more
is it enough to rain on my soul
and to pour it all out just when when it starts to get full

nobody here is watching
nobody here seems to mind
so take off the layers and reasons
and let it all unwind

heartache or none I'm swallowing stones
and the evening is turning me unusually cold
take it on baby rush to her aid
while the faintest recollection of yourself degrades

nobody here is watching
nobody here seems to mind
so take off the layers and reasons
and let it all unwind

loud wind is roaring inside my veins
while the chaos from volcanoes and laughter maintains careful now tender be soft to your own
gentle with how much of yourself you're willing to loan

nobody here is watching
nobody here seems to mind
so take off the layers and reasons
and let it all unwind let it all unwind
Track Name: Night
shelter me from this little mind
I don't know what to expect every time
I lay my head on that soft fluffy white pillow
letting go giving up giving away my control

well is this ever going to end
is this all really happening
it's the alter ego of my life but I just can't seem to get it right since when is everything so fucked up mad
it's the alter ego of my life but I just can't seem to get it right these crazy crazy crazy crazy nights

well I don't want to be terrified
every time that I rest my eyes
I see the world in all of its horror every day
the last thing I want is to see it in my dreams that way

well is this ever going to end
is this all really happening
it's the alter ego of my life but I just can't seem to get it right since when is everything so fucked up mad
it's the alter ego of my life but I just can't seem to get it right these crazy crazy crazy crazy nights

there are things in life that I would never choose
but in my dreams they seem like the right thing to do
but I don't want I don't want to
get a gun