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The Homemaker Sessions

by Caryl Archer

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released February 24, 2015

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Track Name: The Impossible
Harsh winter, late spring
Changed the tempo of everything
And moved me to sing
Even with no one listening
But then you stepped in
Now I'm...

Falling in love with the impossible
Irresistable to me
You sweep me off my feet
And beyond the animosity
The velocity is dizzying
'Cause everything is happening so fast

Please teach me to trust
Give me courage to do what I must
Entrusted with much
When you made me the bearer of such
A beautiful touch
Keep me...
Track Name: On to a Good Thing
They can't take me to where I
Need to go
Not gonna panic if I'm
Only going slowly
I'm taking my, taking my time
Like you told me

It's not easy to be a pioneer
It ain't gonna happen if I
Emphasise my fears
I'm making my, making my way
To the good years

What exactly would I be proving?
Get on the wrong bus
Just to feel like I'm moving
What in the world would I be thinking?
To get back on that ship
In the instant it's sinking

So what will I do while I'm healing?
Got to admit, it's a perculiar feeling
Won't worry my head over nothing, 'cause
I'm on to a good thing
I'm on to a good thing
Track Name: Leave
When the quiet public places are more peaceful than the private spaces
What do you do? Where do you go?
When you go to work to find some rest and it's going home that takes your best
What do you do? Hope do you cope?

It's only just a taste of the sickness laying waste to others every aching day
But that doesn't make the problem go away

If you only had the wherewithall to leave the house and make that phone call
Where would it lead? What happens then?
If you have to face another day dreading life exactly in this way
What will you do? Where will it end?

You try to reconcile, but those tired old excuses won't make sense after a while
He took away your right to raise a smile

It's your right to raise a smile
It's your right to breathe in deeply
It's your right to live in peace
And dream when you are sleeping
It's your right to save your heart
It's your right to shield your body
It's alright to change your mind
And leave it all behind
Track Name: Good People
All you good people around me
Surround me with something
To hope for
All you good people around me
Surround me, abounding in love
I'm in need of it

Can't conceive of a world quite this hard
So relentlessly, endlessly dark
When you're mending the bend in my heart
Nothing offends me

All you good people beside me
Provide me with
Guidance and wisdom
All you good people remind me
There's light at the end of it all
I believe in it

Can't conceive a more beautiful end
Than to call everyone of us friend
With the singular signal
We're sending
Track Name: Regret/Respect
There was something about you
That annoyed me from the get-go
Now I am paying the price
For keeping you around
The was something in your demeanor
That unnerved me from the outset
And now I'm regretting
Ever letting you inside
Ever letting you inside

My kindness can't extend to compromise
So please respect my choice to sever ties
I'm trying to be wise about this
I've plenty of tries to get this right

There's a habit I adopted
When surrounded by aggressors
I attempted to make a friend of he
Who sought to bring me down
A defensive mechanism
That was met with mixed reception
Repercussions that result
From keeping enemies on side
Keeping enemies on side

Respect the sacred spaces of people you call friends
If you can't understand then this is where discussion ends
You blew too many chances for us to make amends
It won't be me who bends
This is my heart to defend
Track Name: The Sparkle
Your romanticised ideas make me giggle a little
You imagine my career with such grandeur and glitter
Ruminating with your peers while I sit in the middle
And listen

Ah,
How do I explain this strange infatuation
With the sparkle
That plays upon the water
The picture on the cover
Isn't all the novel has to offer

I obey the laws of physics so I visit the limits
You can read it in my lyrics 'cause I'm pretty prolific
You misimagine the idyllic
But I posit that isn't implicit

Ah,
Maybe I'm a stranger making your acquaintance
If the author is never quite the person
That maybe you imagined
Is is harder to look beneath the sparkle?
Track Name: Void Staring
You can peer into the darkest part
Of humanity's hideous heart
To the brimming of the inky void
As injustice and chaos destroy you

Face not the faceless enemy
This is not your story
Look to the light love's labours leave
His unchanging glory

You can at to the calamity
To the viciously clamouring noise
Or you can choose to be something else
To be hopeful, a heavenly voice

Live not to cure the planet's pain
It's too great a burden
Seek first the kingdom, call his name
Keep your watch and pray
Track Name: Idealist
Maybe I'm idealistic
Thinking that we could change our minds
And work together
Maybe it's foolish wishing
Maybe my mind's gone fishing
But it's my only vision now

Everyone wants the world to change
But what if it means they have to change their act
And that's the catch

Oh
Don't you wanna see the world shine?
Oh
If you don't have the courage, take mine
Don't you wait for a sign
Now is the time to try anything

You should have seen their faces
When I said hopeless cases
Housed the greatest glory
I know from trusted sources
That there are no lost causes
Case Study One, of course, is me

Everyone wants the world to change
But what if it means we have to change ourselves
Engage ourselves?

Oh
Don't you wanna see the world shine?
Oh
If you don't have the courage, take mine
Don't you wait for a sign
Now is the time to try anything

Try anything
C'mon, c'mon
Track Name: Suburban Explorer
I'm your suburban explorer
You know I'll take the inititive
Devising doorstep adventures
Mix modern life with the primitive
To fall in love with the textures
The bleak industrial images

C'mon lets synchronise watches
'Cause I'm your digital immigrant
Don't need no phones where we're going
With new discoveries imminent
Don't think you get the idea
Abandon all social media

Reconnecting, getting rid
Of attitudes that leave you timid
Disconnect, get off the grid
Preset filters are insipid

Exercise, a small incentive
To be daring and inventive
Try a new thing, be creative
Use innate and dormant skill set
Reconnecting, getting rid
Of attitudes that leave you timid
Disconnect, get off the grid
Preset filters are insipid