Alone To Dream

by Abigail Stauffer

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1.
I don't wanna sit here on this roof and talk to you talkin' is the very thing I came here not to do trees and their green leaves they always let me be alone to dream You try to change the way I feel you make me want to steal every moment I can to be with the trees again I don't wanna sit here on the floor and work it out wouldn't we be better off outdoors talkin' bout trees and their green leaves they always let me be alone to dream You try to change the way I feel you make me want to steal every moment I can to be with the trees again alone to dream alone to dream alone to dream alone to dream
2.
I sit beside the window and stare at the snow thinking of the time not long ago when not even snow would keep me at bay like I am today the white field like a blank piece of paper our canvas for us to make our mark like a work of art with our boots and our mittens and our hearts The snow on the ground makes me feel home the snow on the ground makes me feel like a child again like a child again When I wore my slippers I fell on the ground just like all the snowflakes falling around me I was not alone when I fell on the ground they were falling all around me all around me (2x) The snow on the ground makes me feel home the snow on the ground makes me feel like a child again like a child again Why's it gotta be so cold outside? Why's it gotta be so cold, so cold outside? So cold outside Accidents, can't see through my window out to the highway what's coming my way should've worn a thicker coat today 'cause I'm afraid of accidents The snow on the ground makes me feel home the snow on the ground makes me feel like a child again like a child again
3.
Beloved 05:03
Before you were born I knew you Before you were formed I loved you Before you sinned I forgave you Before you could hear me I called you I called you my own Before you fell, I caught you before you doubted I told you the truth before you left I welcomed you back before you were lost I made you a way to come home I don't think you understand how much I love you sometimes you turn your back for fear that I'll be ashamed I don't think you realize I already forgave you your sins aren't a part of you I have given you a new name Beloved, Beloved you are my Beloved Beloved If you're lost and afraid If you can't find your way tired and confused broken and bruised scared of the darkness that seems to surround you blinded by all of the lies that confound you open your eyes and see the king is pleased the king is pleased with you There's nothing that anyone can do to separate you from his loving arms Beloved, Beloved you are my Beloved Beloved
4.
I've been thinkin for weeks about what I should say how to explain to you do you understand why I'm so afraid? I've anticipated every possible response do you see all the ways things might not be the same between us sometimes it's easier just to wait I am waiting for the day when I can finally hear you say you take me as I am would you take me as I am? Though most people I tell are supportive sometime their support is not the kind I'm looking for and I'm thankful when you say that you will pray for me but if you're praying for me to change please know I'll be praying for the same for you I am praying for the day when I can finally hear you say you take me as I am would you take me as I am It's not because I do not care about you It's not because I do not care about you It's not because I do not care about you It's because of just how much I care that I'm so scared to share what might break us I am waiting for the day when I can finally here you say you take me as I am would you take me as I am please take me as I am would you take me as I am?
5.
Mama 03:39
Mama, don't worry 'bout me I'll be fine, you'll see I'm learning to be strong like you are when you are like me Mama, sometimes you don't realize the beauty that's inside and outside of you no matter what you do you can hide or deny it but it still shines through Mama, you're too close to me for changes to ever be strong enough to separate us I will love you and love you no matter what I will love you and love you I will love you and love you no matter what
6.
Hips 02:31
Go on and take my breath away Cause I’ve been waiting for this moment all day Go on and move, move your hips Cause I need something to take my eyes of your lips Time is wastin’ let’s not make this difficult tonight I was hopin’ you’d be open I’ll be yours if you’ll be mine 2x Go on and shake up my world Cause I’m a thrill seeking adventure kind of girl Go on and break down my walls Cause I’ve been dying to find someone who could make them fall
7.
Your love is like the stain in my carpet that I just can't get rid of Your love is like my college tuition cause I've found that it's more than enough Your love is like the smell in my freezer I'll never find the source Your love is like my roommates massages without which I'd feel sore Some say that your love's like a mountain or the rivers that run to the sea but I know that your love's so much nearer it's in everything I see, ohhh it's in everything I see Your love is like the air when I'm nervous and I forget to breathe Your love is like the boy in the next hall who never goes to sleep Your love is like the hair in the shower it's all over the walls and the floor Your love is like the last piece of cheesecake I'm so full, but I still want more Some say that your love's like a mountain or the rivers that run to the sea but I know that your love's so much nearer it's in everything I see, ohhh it's in everything I see Your love's like my overdue homework 'cause I'm overwhelmed Your love's like the debt that I'm gaining 'cause I'm overwhelmed Your love's like relationship issues 'cause I'm overwhelmed but your love is enough for the moment and I'm overwhelmed Your love is like a broken guitar string but I don't know why Your love is like sunburns and bee stings but I don't know why Your love is like laundry detergent but I don't know why You love me though I don't deserve it and I don't know why
8.
Tonight 03:08
Tonight, Imagine you're outside saying bedtime prayers no need to go upstairs and tonight you can't turn out the light no pillow for your head a sidewalk for a bed tonight Tonight, tonight, tonight will you sleep alone? tonight, tonight, tonight will you find someone who cares Today, did the hunger go away? did you find something to eat? did you finally make ends meet? and today did they make you feel ashamed? did they take away your name and define you by your need? And tonight, tonight, tonight will you sleep alone tonight, tonight, tonight will you find someone who cares
9.
I Am There 04:48
You wake up each day with a battle inside between hope and the darkness that's trying to hide the joy you once felt Mistakes pile high and regret left a note don't forget that you've missed a lot of chances well it doesn't really matter now I'll be there in the depth of your despair in confusion and in doubt I will stay to lift you out When you feel alone I am there When you feel alone I am there When you feel alone I am there When you feel alone I am there when you feel worthless when you feel hopeless and helpless and lost when you feel like everything's gone wrong and it can't go right I'll be there in the depth of your despair in confusion and in doubt I will stay to lift you out When you feel alone I am there When you feel alone I am there When you feel alone I am there When everything goes wrong and it can't go right when you've given up on ever winning this fight when nothing you could find could ever satisfy you I'll be beside you I'll be beside you
10.
Shove your opinions down my throat I don't mind It's not rape if there's permission but I find that I am wishing I had never let you close you broke my trust and I want you to go You're in my space I lost control you took my choice and made it yours I may be wrong, but let me be this time You had your chance now let it go I should have stopped this long ago my life is my own I won't let you hurt me anymore Break down the windows of my home It's alright I gave you the key so obviously you make the decisions instead of me but I'm beginning to disagree I'm finally asking you to leave
11.
Bruised Reed 03:51
You see in me something I want to be you picked me out said there was no doubt Now I can see that I can be so much more than just a bruised reed I am not frail I am not weak not so easily defeated now I used to hide to scared to try I'd close my eyes and stay safely on the inside
12.
Psalm 139 03:46
I flew away one day and I left the world behind soaring up into a great unknown and as I left the treetops all the birds looked up beyond the clouds I felt truly alone but if I go into the heavens I will find you there where can I go from your presence if you are everywhere? you know when I come and when I go you are familiar with all of my ways I dug a hole and climbed inside and it was very dark the worms beside me didn't make a sound but even darkness couldn't hide the secrets of my heart you made the night as day and I have found that if I go into the depths you will meet me there where can I go from your spirit if you are everywhere you hem me in behind and before and I can't run anymore If I rise on the wings of the dawn or if I settle on the far side of the sea your right hand will hold me fast and even there your hand will guide you guide me Like a lover you pursue through the forest and the fields and I am blushing, I am beautiful, beautiful And no matter where I go I am closer to you and you are loving, you are beautiful, beautiful .If I go into the heavens I will find you there where can I go from your presence if you are everywhere you hem me in behind and before and I can't run anymore but I'm not running anymore
13.
You look like a pile of crayons today your clothes are in disarray you inspire me you inspire me to color outside the lines and write lyrics that don't always rhyme to live in cities that no one else would I guess that I could You give me gifts when it isn't my birthday you always treat me as if it were you inspire me to give outside the lines and write lyrics that don't always rhyme to live in countries that no one else would I guess that I could You talked to a stranger today you put a smile on his face I don't think that a frown could last a minute when you're around you inspire me you inspire me to live outside the lines and write lyrics that don't always rhyme to love the people that no one else would I guess that I could

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released March 15, 2011

All songs written by Abigail Stauffer

Mixed by Jim Roll at Backseat Productions in Ann Arbor, MI
All tracks mastered by Jim Roll and Keither Kinnear

Produced by Abigail Stauffer, Jim Roll and Tom Stoepker

Cover design by Ashley Hewitt (www.heshley.com)
Song Titles: Theresa Hansen

Abigail Stauffer: Vocals, Guitar, Ukelele
Jim Roll: Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Tambourine, Electric Guitar
Tom Stoepker: Recording (tracks 9-11) and Production (tracks 1, 4, 9, 10, 12), Electric Guitar, Synth, Vocals
Jackson Norton: Electric Guitar
Wolfie Geskie: Acoustic Guitar
Bobby Horning: Violin
Hans Anderson: Cello
Johannes Stauffer: Piano, Wurlitzer
Matt Stauffer: Electric Bass
Greg Burns: Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Glockenspiel
Mark Damian: Percussion
Jeffery S. Martin: Recording (track 9, 12), String Electric Guitar

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