Starla

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Our utmost thanks to John and Jen McDonald for letting us use their basement as a practice space, sharing meals with us, and John for making this EP what it is. Thank you to our friends & family who have listened to our music, come to our shows, and who give us opportunities to share what we’re making.

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released September 5, 2017

Vocals, Guitar - Abby Meysenburg
Violin, Mandolin - Jack Bardi
Drums, Guitar - Harrison McDonald
Bass - Noah McDonald
Organ - John McDonald

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by John McDonald

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Track Name: Changing Form
I am an autumn tree
Changing form so slow
Where my body leads me
Know that's where I'll go

But these constants are my crutch
And I hold them so dear
Because when the frostbite comes
I'll disappear

You are falling in and out
Of a state you can't describe
Like a terror in the middle of the night
And you're not alive

You are falling back and forth
With a vision you can’t deny
You can slow down your whole life
And it will still pass you by

So I will hide as long as I can
And hear the sounds of closure coming in
On the edge of comfort, facing all my doubts
To find what's true, to find where I stand my ground
And now I'm moving on

And I am a evergreen
I'll change when I die
Green to brown and back again
I'm just passing by
Track Name: Foolish
Tell me to let you down easy
Honey, it’s not what you think
Tell me I need to get crazy
I’m constantly on the brink

You don’t know my situation
I’m trying to understand yours
This back and forth that you’re giving me
I am climbing off of my high horse

Cause I won’t give it that easy
For something that doesn’t feel right
And if I were to tell you the whole truth
I wouldn’t need to figure it out all the time

Wide awake, stuck between
What I think I want, and what I know I don’t need
Oh how foolish of me
Hiding from something bigger that I couldn’t see

It’s been a long time coming
I’m no longer stuck on this
Because I pushed myself into
A stream I never wanted to swim

But I think you dove in too deeply
An unrequited relish
So I’ll stand by your careful disguise
Trying to get me interested

Tell me how did this begin
What do you see in me?
Cause I excel at playing safe
And you’re good at running free

Wide awake, stuck between
What I think I want, and what I know I don’t need
Oh how foolish of me
Hiding from something bigger that I couldn’t see

I want to see you after I’ve gone
But I can’t have you hanging on
You’ve never stated clearly what you feel
So I’m unsure of the ground I stood
Cause we were filled with many thoughts
Didn't utter a single word

How foolish of me
How foolish
How foolish of me oh
Track Name: As Far As You Can
A dreamer, a doer, deserter
All I wanted was to know you well
Gone is proportion of what I should feel
Still have to see this through

A bond foraged over force
Your Catholic guilt and my remorse
Pondered for days the thoughts in your head
But I'll never let you know

And where did things go south?
I thought I had you so figured out
This made up guy, idealized
sure wasn't the one I would find

So forget you, but I need you the same
You are a thought that just won't leave my brain
Hit the road, and don't come back
Stay as close as you like, get as far as you can

Driving with your brights on, through the middle of town
And then sitting on our best friend's front lawn
Your so back and forth, I can't see it coming
But I find myself stuck trying

So drop me a hint, send me a sign
I'm fucking tired of wasting my time

So forget you, but I need you the same
You are a thought that just won't leave my brain
Hit the road, and don't come back
Stay as close as you like, get as far as you can

I'm sorry I'm boring and tell pointless stories
I'm just filling the gaps that you leave
But with all my efforts and bends over backwards
Well I think you're the one to blame.
I couldn't see it before
Blinded by hope that things would stay as they were

So forget you, but I need you the same
You are a thought that just won't leave my brain
Hit the road, and don't come back
Stay as close as you like, get as far as you can

On the shores of California
You'll throw your pain to the sea
And while I can't stand the thought of you
Please don't forget me
Track Name: On My Own
Lived my days under your thumb
Been told where to be and where not to run
And everyone's telling me which way that I should go
But I won't choose any of it, this they don't know

I am on my own
Forging the path to the place I call home
No one can tell me what to do
Burned every bridge, I've got nothing to lose

I decide what needs to be
I am my sole priority
When you question the choices I make
I'll turn my back and walk away

I am on my own
Emotionally stable, I’m perfectly able
No one can tell me what to do
Burned every bridge, I've got nothing to lose

Called in one too many favors
And all I get are "no"s
Cause when you say you're doing it on your own
Nobody wants to save your soul

Now I am on my own
Broke, beaten, on the bottom
Couple of things to lose
Burned every bridge, I've got nothing to choose
Track Name: Dogma
Give me desire deep in my bones
Thought by now this would've gotten old
Know what I've been taught and what I think
Now you're something I can't see

So I've stopped wasting breath
Have you left me yet?
And I don't really know what's true
Subconsciously chasing you

If all those things you said were right
Please explain this ongoing strife
Right wing religion, we don't learn from our mistakes
Did you die for the blame placed on your name?

So I've stopped loosing sleep
Are you condeming me?
And I don't know where to call it off
Will clouded faith be faith enough?

So I'm not done with you
Just the things I can't see through
But I can't be done with you

So I have the questions, do you have the time?
If you've got the answers, I'll listen all night

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