For The Winter (2014)

by Brenda Xu

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Side Liner / Renil Edis i am happy to bypass this winter with this album in my playlists, would be warmer and easier.
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𝐈𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐡𝐮𝐥𝐣 An exceptional suite of seven beautifully crafted, heartfelt songs. Delicate melodies unfold into elegant, richly-instrumented compositions. Gorgeous!

Lyrically, the set cycles through a melancholy winter theme of love and loss - tempered by glimpses of hope, and of resolution that will come with the thaw.

- Favorite track: But A Girl.
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Hassles coz' it's simply amazing, it's beautiful, it's captivating, it's classy, it's ethereal. Brenda is wonderful & everything above. A remarkable outing..
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1.
05:21
when summer brings you back I'd like to see you when the tides change in our favor I nearly drowned you in the corners of my brain I tried to lead you to the outskirts I locked you in me in the shadows of myself I tried to wish you away oh let you bring you back oh let it please be so so let me see you now so let the season change I'd like to carry you down I'd like to carry you down with me I'd like to carry you down I'd like to carry you down with me
2.
mother can you tell me so days when I once knew I've been away for so long can't seem to remember you sometimes when I look at the sky I see your face in it remember the things you told me said 'hush dear..' I've been away for so long baby when I was a child you told me remember when the skies were falling outside, outside driving through the valley couldn't make my way away again I've been away for so long baby see you in the dark see you in the forest I flash down, the water shining CHORUS I'll meet you in the night I'll meet you in the dark I'll meet you by the light by the light of the moon, by the light of the moon I take my time to forget you so that I won't be lonely CHORUS I'll meet you in the night I'll meet you in the dark I'll met you in the forest, in the fog, oh in the light I'll meet you in the night I'll meet you in the dark I'll meet you by the light of the moon see you in the dark see you in the forest CHORUS
3.
05:29
baby come around I've got the mess you want I realize I know by now come on figure it out oh you see where all my secrets lay and I can take you in boy I thought I knew already what was best for me now I remember you.. your touch your kiss the nape of your neck the scent of your hair the soft of your hands the ring of your voice in my ears.. I can remember it like yesterday and I remember you.. here in my dream what did the signs say, what did the signs say are we too late to pack the knives away? here goes the magic here goes the magic here goes the magic trumpet part I can remember you I can remember you I can remember you, my dear
4.
it's just the way he leads you following down the path carried a chore that leads him got a ways to go although it's cold in Virginia carry your scars near me and these days when it rains I remember when you were so innocent back then you let them do those things to you forgot what it was you chose well you're mature for your age and you should know you carried me down Chorus oh when cotton is cut drove by near me gave me forever these days it seems like we both run around in circles and we pass by the neighbors... Chorus It's just the way he leads you following down the path
5.
I just need to get it right give it up let it be let you go on I just need to try to leave don't be so easily swayed by you but I want to love you oh the right way I just need to let you go let it be let it leave something I can't manage I don't wanna be afraid be alone, be deceived I don't wanna hurt you I don't wanna repeat things I did wrong before we met but I want to love you oh the right way won't you stay for the winter, for the winter I don't wanna give you up while you're still breathing for me won't you stay, won't you stay, won't you stay for the winter
6.
this station wait to call me down it's getting late for the rounds so no one can fix what you are thinking so no one can fix what you believe oh what if I am this way all my days oh what if I am this way all of my days oh mother it's getting a little scary oh mother it's getting late oh what is heart oh I die from it I die from it we die from it we die from it we die from it
7.
05:25
when I met you I was but a girl writing all her golden tales in the hills oh you had loved me a long time ago and all I had was this heart to fill I was 17 when the weeds were high fallen leaves that stole my heart from the skies fall became winter and then it was gone and soon I lost sight of you and I changed in my heart years passed by before it was known slow like the leaves in the fall I didn't notice that I changed at all Chorus it's been alright, and I am doing fine all this winter I can't breathe now told in my ear I could be yours as you said it I believed that it was me who you would keep and all I saw was a boy Chorus

credits

released September 18, 2014

all songs written by Brenda Xu
produced by: Don Farwell & Brenda Xu
recorded at Earwig Studio in Seattle, WA
mastered by Levi Seitz @ Blackbelt Mastering

vocals, acoustic guitar, piano: Brenda Xu
drums, percussion: Ben Kent
acoustic guitar & backing vocals: Kacy Sommers
bass: Clint Hoyler
piano, glockenspiel, backing vocals: Lauren Oglesby
trumpet, flugelhorn: Tyler Nugent
viola, violin: Andrew Van Kempen
cello: Clark Battle
pedal steel: Lucas Lincoln

cover artwork by Elizabeth Woody "Ice Lake"
right panel photo by Elle Hanley
left panel photo by Brenda Xu (forest photo)

cello & pedal steel arrangements by Don Farwell & Brenda Xu
flugelhorn arrangement on "We Die From It" by Stephen Hebert & Brenda Xu

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Ambient/folk artist with sounds reminiscent of Cat Power, Daughter, and Aimee Mann.

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