Departed Qualities

by Emily Spector

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released November 11, 2016

Produced by RoxSteady Music
Tracked, Mixed, and Mastered by MPK Recording
Recorded at 2nd Story Sound and POD Studios
Photography and Graphic Design by RoxSteady Music
Artwork by Nathan Price
All tracks written by Emily Spector except "Fine Right Here," which was written by Eric Schwartz and Emily Spector
Voice/Piano: Emily Spector
Guitar: Jeremy Goldsmith and Emily Spector
Drums/Percussion: Terry Silverlight
Bass: Tony Tino

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Emily Spector New York, New York

My new album, Departed Qualities, is out now! Contact me for collabs, booking, licensing, etc.

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to the release show and celebration on Nov. 18! Sold out show- couldn't have asked for a better crowd!
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Track Name: Dragon Baby
With many more months to go | And a body built for war | His mother is keeping him | Away from the noise | From the praise that’ll tear him to bits

Well despite all the warnings | There’s static in his heart | He’s got a destiny for dial tone desperation | He’s working on an opera | To explicate his rainbow | For a whole ‘nother brand new humankind

So take your time | The lights won’t shine unless you want them to | Give me all you have | Then a little bit more | Don’t you see | Now you’re more than you were

All curled up and sleeping by himself | With a rhythm that they hope will never stop | The moment’s approaching | When he’ll leap from the window | To embrace an all too common tragic story

Well despite all the warnings | They’re leaving him alone | With his destiny and early expiration | He’s trying to write an opera | To alleviate the pressure | From the foreign objects forced into his heart

So take your time | The lights won’t shine unless you want them to | Give me all you have | Then a little bit more | Don’t you see | Now you’re more than you were

He’s the one that’s gonna take the blow | He’s the one they’re gonna find alone | He’s the one they’re gonna talk about for days | Then leave him in his place to cry a little longer

So take your time | Because they’re leaving him alone | Despite all the warnings | They’ll be the last to know | Take your time cuz there’s nothing we can do | But leave him in his place for just a little longer

Take your time | The lights won’t shine unless you want them to | Give me all you have | Then a little bit more | Don’t you see | You’re more than you were
Track Name: Fine Right Here
So here I am | One eye closed with the other | Backwards in my head | And no one told me | The day she died was always in the plan | And I don’t know ‘bout the other | Songs she used to sing | But I can tell you | That I am fine right here

That bedroom door will never reopen | I don’t recall asking | Why you cried | When the lights go out | Go home | Don’t talk too loud | Stay low

Now the solitude | Is growing up through the floorboards | Listen again | Trip the wire | But don’t wait for me to say when you can go | Tell me how many stories | Down you think you fell | And I will tell you | That I am fine right here

And that bedroom door will never reopen | I don’t recall asking | Why you cried | When the lights go out | Go home | Don’t talk too loud | Stay low

And that bedroom door will never reopen | I don’t recall asking | Why you cried | When the lights go out | Go home | Don’t talk too loud | Stay low

That bedroom door will never reopen | I don’t recall asking | Why you cried | When the lights go out | You’re home | Don’t talk too loud | Don’t go
Track Name: Guts
I’m in a shark tank yeah | In another universe called Me | The windows don’t open | So lie back and sweat | My favorite place to be | Turn on the lights before they all come out | Admit you want to be around | So pick out your partner | And stand in the line | We’re futurebound

The kid you took care of | Is now drawing blood | Your place at the table | Was sold to the one you thought you’d be

Well you don’t have the guts | You know | You spilled them on your | Way to the door | That’s already locked and | I’m real sorry it’s such a big shock | But the story isn’t mine | I’m wearing black cuz I want to | Mourn what I’ll never get to feel | Before the weight comes down

I spent a day in a filthy room | And it’s no one’s fault but mine | I don’t see the issue | Just dream hard tonight | Or you’re getting left behind | Wait for the sound just one more time | That’s a letterbomb you won’t send | So ashes to stardust and diamonds to steel | I’ve got nothing left to lend

The kid you took care of | Was brought to his knees | Your place at the table | Was sold to the one you’ll never be

Well you don’t have the guts | I know | You spilled them on your | Way to the boat | Got pushed off the dock and | I’m real sorry it’s such a big shock | But the stories are never mine | I’m wearing black cuz I want to | Mourn what I’ll never get to feel | Before the weight comes down
Track Name: Not Gonna Be
On your knees | On your knees | Ya got no memory of me | Close the door | Close the door | Close your eyes and hit the floor | Say it loud | Scream it out | Do it now | Lemme hear you shout | Lost your shirt | Lost your mind | Keep on talking | Waste my time

Well don’t pretend | It’s not your fault | You’ve been away for days | Pick yourself up off the ground | Before you go to waste

I’m not gonna tell you what I did | You already made your choice | Don’t test me | Baby let me | Be exactly what you thought | I’m not gonna tell another story | You never got that far | With the nine lives that they gave you your first day

Now it’s dark | And it’s cold | Are you content to be alone | Wanna scream | Wanna scream | Cut me open | Watch me bleed | In my pocket | Up your sleeve | You’re hiding stories for me to read | Here I am | Here I am | Here I am

Well don’t pretend | It’s not your fault | You’ve been away for days | Pick yourself up off the ground | Before you really pay

I’m not gonna tell you what I did | You already made your choice | Don’t test me | Baby let me | Be exactly what you’re not | I’m not gonna tell another story | You never got that far | With the nine lives you were saving

To save you | Save you from yourself | A life with no one else | And I know how it feels | To be trapped in my head | Not what I said | But I won’t be the one

I’m not gonna tell you what you want to hear oh | I’m just gonna tell you that it’s not so clear no | I’m not gonna tell you what to make | Not gonna tell you what to break | Not gonna tell you what I know too well

I’m not gonna tell you what to do | You already made your choice | Test me | Let me | Be exactly what you want | I’m not gonna tell another story | You just might go far | With the nine lives you were saving ‘til today
Track Name: When the Highway Ends
Where do we go from here | You know the highway ends | When they all have passed you by | And though I’m not there | Baby don’t be scare | When the crowd has said goodnight | You know that bell won’t ring | Don’t you | Ever sing for the | Fighters left behind | Stay in the spotlight | And I’ll be watching the sky

When the power goes out | And you’re the only survivor | And you’re still not really sure | If you can lie to her | But she’s figured you out | You’re the kid left out in the rain | Still searching for that someone | Who can take him home again

Where do we go from | You know the story ends | When the stars refuse to shine | And if I’m still not there | Remember I still care | When the heroes all have died | And if my voice still works | You know I’ll scream with you | ‘Til the farthest soul has heard us | Keep that flag up high | Put your guns to the sky but | Don’t shoot | Don’t shoot

Take a step back | You don’t know what you mean | Cuz the words all have a catch | Take a step back | Oh the battle’s an illusion | Of the writing and the shadows | On the wall

Where do we go from here | You know the highway ends | And the story only goes so far | When the walls come down | Will you hide away | You haven’t realized | It’s not your pain

That’s after you | What are you gonna do | When you’re on the loose | Without an excuse | To hide the meaning | In the darker song | You sing

Don’t sing it tonight | You’re gonna taint the perfect picture | I’ve been keeping in my mind | It doesn’t matter where you are | Cuz I’ll still be just as far | You’re gonna be alone tonight | In the dark | In the rain | On the street

Nothing is alright | With the world | With the song | Oh with the girl | And the actors | On your stage | Are playing parts again

Oh you’re playing the part | Playing the part | Never the heart | Never the heart | Falling apart | Falling apart | Falling apart

When the highway has ended | And the stars refuse to shine | When the fighting is over | And you’re left to pay the fine | When the dreamer still can’t fall asleep | And the crowd has all gone home | Right from the start | Go for the heart | Never the heart
Track Name: Familiar Disaster
Familiar Disaster | You’re glowing in the dark | It’s really not that hard | I want you | Skyscraper Heartbreaker | We both know that I would leap | The secrets never keep | Don’t you know me?

Here’s asking you to make it worth it | When the deal is made | And I can’t sleep | You know we’ll never learn it | It’s something in our blood that runs too deep

Don’t ask me what I’m doing | I’ll tell you when I can | It’s all part of the plan | And I can’t risk lying

So Tortured Horizon | Swear not to think too hard | This is way too avant-garde | I’m leaving | Oh but he’s charming, disarming | His eyes never at rest | With his arms across his chest | He’s watching

He’s watching to be sure it’s worth it | When the sun goes down | He knows he won’t sleep | He says that we can learn | And it’s something that I just | I must believe

Don’t ask me what I’m doing | I said I’ll tell you when I can | It’s all part of the plan | And I can’t risk lying | Don’t ask me what I’m thinking | Cuz my thoughts are not of you | Well that’s not completely true | But I’m trying | I’m trying

Familiar Disaster | My accident in plaster | My vision when there’s | Nothing left to see

If the gods are all demented | Then the triumph’s represented | In your gasoline tears that | I don’t need

Well if it’s not for sale then I want it | And I’ll drag you into the gauntlet | And I’ll help you lose yourself | And then lose me

So sing just a little louder | Cuz your voice is my gunpowder | To send me back to the place | I’ve got to be

Familiar Disaster | Familiar Disaster | Just one more time for old time’s sake | Then we’re free

Don’t ask me what I’m doing | Oh I’ll tell you when I know | There’s nothing here to show | And I won’t | I won’t lie | Don’t ask me what I’m thinking | My thoughts are not of you | But you know that that’s not true | But I’m trying | I’m trying