Drift Away (ep)

by Emma Dilemma

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All songs written, performed and co-produced by Emma Berkey

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released November 1, 2015

Art by Stefan Nodarse
Produced by Kakuon and Emma Berkey
Mastering by Patrick Damphier

Love Song to the Stars produced by Emma Berkey

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Emma Dilemma Nashville, Tennessee

Emma Dilemma, led by Emma Berkey, brings you country klezmer punk inspired folk songs in Nashville, TN. Darkly cheerful and cheerfully dark.

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Track Name: Drift Away
I can't sing in tune enough
write a rhyme good enough
that's what I say

I'll give you all I got
and then I'll let it go
and drift away

I won't ask why we drift away
I won't ask why we drift away

You made a dozen promises
but you were never really mine
You were always meant to fly
and I won't ask why you drifted away

And I won't ask why we drift away
I won't ask why we drift away

One day you'll sail away
to a cold and distant sea
or fly away where you can be free
where there's no pain or misery

When you're gone for good
I'll light a candle on a paper boat
and watch it slowly drift away
drift away from me

And I won't ask why we drift away
I won't ask why we drift away

We all have walls to break down
prison cells to tear down
that's what I say
If we only look inside
there's a bird that has to fly

And I won't ask why we drift away
I won't ask why we drift away
Track Name: Not My Baby
You're not my baby
You're not my own
When I hold you, you be like stone
Little body sinks into mine
I'll be your nest for a short time

Fingers curled across my breast
Lay your head down to rest
You're someone else's breath of air
You are their blood, their skin, their hair

Oooh
You are not mine
You are not mine
You're just a moment passing by

Cradle rockin' with history
There's a rhyme that sits in three
What be your downfall
when the bough breaks?
We all fall down when love forsakes

Oooh
You are not mine
You are not mine
You're just a moment passing by

You're not my baby
You're not my own
When I hold you, you be like stone
Little body sinks into mine
I'll be your nest for a short time
I'll be your nest for a short time
Track Name: Roger
My old dog waits for me
Lives and breathes and stays for me
My Roger, sweet freckled dog
I love those muddy paws

When I was a travelin' gal
dragged you on the road to hell
I fed you in our gypsy home
You cried all night when you were alone

Ahwooo
Ahwooo

Can't leave town for a day
puppy knows when I'm away
Oh baby, you got me on your chain
I'll be right here when you call my name

Ahwooo
Ahwooo

Puppy sleeps in my bed
Lays right down next to my head
Puppy snores all night long
Keeps the men from hangin' on
Guess you'll be my man
Don't know when I'll ever love again

Ahwooo
Ahwooo

Been by my side all these years
through the hard times and the tears
I know that you'll be right here
You're love will never disappear

Ahwooo
Ahwooo
Track Name: Love Song to the Stars
Sing a love song to the stars
I know them well but they’re so far
If I sang a song for you
Would it be a love song too?

Give in to the devil
Give in to the dark
See where it takes you
See where we part
Give in to the silence
Give in to the noise
Give in to the stirring, clattering void

Sing a love song to the stars
I know them well but they’re so far
If I sang a song for you
Would it be a love song too?

It’s not about how long it takes
It’s just about the moment when we break
I’ve known you now for long enough
You call the truth out, as if it were love

Sing a love song to the stars
I know them well but they’re so far
If I sang a song for you
Would it be a love song too?

There’s a clutter of sound out on the street
Workers with hammers and boots on their feet
This city has grown, there’s shimmering lights
With fresh copper domes on cloudy nights

Sing a love song to the stars
I know them well but they’re so far
If I sang a song for you
Would it be a love song too?