Waiting on Go

by Amy Gordon

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released November 1, 2013

Backup vocals: Elizabeth Matson, Ashley Stanbury
Mastered by: Hans DeKline
Photography by: Rose Hassani
Album Graphic Design by: Alexia Albert

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Track Name: One Door Opens
Verse 1

Remember that date that you thought went great,
then you never heard from her.
Remember that friend that you had for years
that you haven’t heard from since December.
Remember that first job that you loved so much,
then you were let go.
Remember that first amazing kiss
while you were freezing in the snow.

And isn’t it funny how things have a way
of working themselves out?
And the things that seemed so important then,
now you barely think about.

Chorus

One door opens while another door closes.
Someone’s walking out and someone’s walking in.
One window slams shut, another’s wide open.
You’re looking out and someone’s looking in.
You know not what is in store for you.
You know not what is in store for you.
So keep on knocking on every door
until you find mine open.

Verse 2

Remember the first time that you fell in love
just to have her never call.
Remember your childhood house
that was finally bought off the market last fall.

The people and the places you thought would last forever
have faded with the changing seasons.
And while you think it’s all random and there is no rhyme,
well baby, there’s a reason.

(Chorus)

Bridge
Voice 1: You know not what is in store for you.
Voice 2: Keep on knocking. Keep on knocking on every door.
Voice 3: Until you find mine.

(Chorus)
Track Name: Waiting on Go
Verse 1

It’s 3AM, I’m pacing again
around my living room.
I couldn’t sleep if you forced me to.
I’m too busy waiting for life to resume.

I’m waiting for something to shake me,
waiting for something to break me.
I’m waiting but I don’t know what for.
I’m waiting on go.

Verse 2

It’s 4AM, I’m out on the patio,
staring up at the stars.
The pre-morning light of the amethyst night,
the sound of a few passing cars.

Maybe I’m waiting for sunrise.
Maybe I’m waiting for blue skies.
Maybe I’m waiting cause I don’t know
what else there is to do.
I’m waiting on

Bridge

Go, go, go, go.
My foot’s on the gas. All I need is a yes.
My foot’s on the pedal. I just need the signal.
My life is on hold. I just need to be told when to go.
I’m waiting on go.

Verse 3

It’s 5AM, my mind’s racing again.
I might as well stay awake.
I’m watching a traffic light off in the distance,
back and forth green to red.

Maybe I’m waiting for something.
Maybe I’m waiting for nothing.
All I know is I’m still
waiting on go.
Track Name: I Can See You
Verse 1
I see people for who they really are.
I see what they’re doing when they’re driving in their car.
Nobody notices me noticing them.
Cause I see people for who they are.

I can see beyond the mask that we all wear.
I can see through all your walls as if they were just air.
Nobody notices me noticing them
cause I can see beyond the mask you try to wear.

Chorus
When I ask how are, you say that you’re fine.
But I can always tell when you are lying.
Like when you try to wear that little smile of yours
to hide the fact that you’ve been crying.

Verse 2
I can the world the way it really is.
I can see beyond what everybody says.
No one can fool me while I’m fooling them.
I can see the world the way it really is.

Everything is clear now, clear as can be.
I can see you now. Can you see me?
Nobody noticed me noticing you.
You are the only face that I can see.

Chorus
When I asked how you were, you said you were fine.
But I can always tell when you are lying.
So let me ask again. How are you doing?
Cause I am dying for you to just let me in.

Bridge
I see you (5x)
Who you really are (4x)

Verse 1
I see people for who they really are.
I see what they’re doing when they’re driving in their car.
Nobody notices me noticing them.
Cause I see people for who they really are.

I can see you (7x). I can see.
Track Name: Could Save
If I’m gonna go, will you go with me?
If I’m gonna leave, don’t leave me alone.
If I’m gonna fall, be the ground when we land.
If I’m gonna jump, don’t let go of my hand.

You could save me. You could save me.

The lifeboat is gone, you waved it on.
I’d throw you a line, but your ocean is dry.
Face pressed on the glass, trying to see the end.
Eyelids won’t close, they can barely pretend.

You could save me. You could save me.
You could save me from drowning, sinking, sinking.

I feel you floating away,
slipping away from me, slipping away.
from me, into the sky, slipping away from me into the sky,
Floating away. goodbye. slipping away.

Piano solo

You could save me, you could save me.
I could save you, I could save you
from floating, flying away.

The lifeboat is gone, we waved it on.
They threw us a line, but we laughed and said “some other time”
If you’re flying away, I will hold you down.
If you don’t let go, then I won’t drown.
Track Name: The Maybe One
Verse 1
I met him on a Tuesday, by Thursday he had facebooked me.
Didn’t think that much of it except for the way he looked at me.
Cause I’ve been down this road before; we’ll talk online a couple times.
Won’t be much but it’s just enough with some confusing pickup lines.

He never bought me flowers; he never asked me out.
Never confessed his undying love for me, but still there is this doubt.

Chorus
He’s the maybe one, an email away, an SMS away, a phone call away from love.
The maybe one. The might be right, if the timing’s right and the moon is bright enough.
The maybe one. An old face in a new place, a new face in an old place.
You are the one, just maybe.

Verse 2
He called me on a Monday night and asked me how my weekend was.
Said we should hang out sometime and go do something fun just cause.
He didn’t set a time, he didn’t choose a day.
He didn’t pick a place, but I’m hoping anyway.

He called me on a Monday night and asked me how my weekend was.
Said we should hang out sometime and go do something fun just cause.
He didn’t set a time, he didn’t choose a day.
He didn’t pick a place, but I’m hoping anyway.

Chorus

Bridge
Says he wants to keep it casual but we can still go out on Wednesday nights.
He wants to see other people, he asks if that’s alright.
But in my mind we’re getting married. We’re already walking down the aisle.
I can see our children so all I do is smile.

He just needs time. He’ll change his mind, if I keep trying.
But he won’t answer my phone calls, he won’t send back a text.
He won’t return my emails but I’m sure marriage is next.

Chorus
Track Name: Turn to Rust
Verse 1
Come with me. I’ll take you down
into the darkest parts of my mind.
I’ll walk you through the corridors
and tunnels I’ve hidden inside.

Just don’t leave me alone there.
I’m already so afraid.
So just hold my hand.
I’ll let you see it all.

Chorus
Let the walls come down.
Let this prison cell turn to rust.
Let the windows break
Let the foundation decay to dust.
Let me destroy my identity,
and fall away with you.
Let me lose all my memories
so I can start anew.

Verse 2
Come with me. We’ll walk along
all these deserted streets.
But the darkness will be closing in soon
so keep your eyes on your feet.

Cause that’s when the ghosts come out
and haunt me in my dreams.
They float all around me
like forgotten memories.

Chorus
Let the walls come down.
Let this prison cell turn to rust.
Let the windows break
Let the foundation decay to dust.
Let me destroy my identity,
and fall away with you.
Let me lose all my memories
so I can start anew.
Track Name: Wake Up Every Morning
A
I wake up every morning
with a fresh hope in my heart.
Might of cried myself to sleep last night
but today’s a brand new start.

I keep looking out that door
as if it’s my only lifeline.
Because this could be the moment
that I can finally call you mine.

It could be now.
It could be you,
that I’ve been waiting for
dreaming of.

I go about my existence,
with my eyes all scanning
on the off-chance
you do the same thing.

It’ll play out like a movie.
Suddenly, our eyes meet.
and from that moment onward,
the rest is history.

Because it was then.
It was you.
That I’d been waiting for,
dreaming of.

B

And sometimes life will take you
and sometimes life will change you.
Knock you off your feet,
before you even know what hit you.
Life can amaze you
and life is bound to change you.
whether or not you’re ready to.

A

So I’ll go on smiling
as if I’m born to believe.
I don’t care what others tell me.
I know it sounds naïve.

So I’ll wake up tomorrow,
with this fresh hope in my heart
I cried myself to sleep last night,
but today’s a brand new start.

Vamp on: Dreaming of, waiting for (2-3x)
Track Name: There's Still Time
Verse 1

There’s still time for us to breathe again.
There’s still time for you to fall.
There’s still time for me to love again.
There’s still time for life to call.
I woke up from a dream last night
and our time had run out.
I woke up from a dream last night,
fighting off the doubt.

Chorus

And time had all but left us.
With our diamonds and our gold.
And time had all but run its course,
Leaving us grey and old.

Verse 2

There’s still time for words to fill the air.
There’s still time for tears to dry.
There’s still time for you to learn to care.
There’s still time for me to try.
I tried to fall asleep last night,
but it was getting late.
I couldn’t fall asleep last night.
but I knew I had to wait.

Chorus

Time had all but left us.
Shivering in the cold.
And time had all but run its course,
Leaving us grey and old.
Track Name: Fall
Verse 1

Look right at me, look away
Either way, I don’t care, either way.
You can stay here.
Or walk away.
Either way, I don’t care, either way.
Vivid colors, faded pictures,
either one is fine, either one.
Past or present,
or the future,
you can be in all or you can be in none.

Chorus

Fall away from me tonight
Fall asleep with me tonight.
We’ll be safe by candlelight.
So fall with me tonight.

Verse 2

Listen to me, close your eyes.
I don’t know if I want to know.
Walk out the front door, come inside.
I don’t know, if you should stay or go.
Your light is blinding, I cannot see you .
I only see what you never show.

Chorus

Fall away from me tonight
Fall asleep with me tonight.
We’ll be safe by candlelight.
So fall with me tonight.
Track Name: Back
Verse 1

A little house on the edge of town.
A white picket fence with roses all around.
A two-car garage, with a mountain view.
The life I dreamt I’d share with you.

A big backyard with a tire swing
In my mind, I’ve pictured everything.
A little boy and a little girl.
You sitting with them would be my whole world.

Chorus 1

But sometimes dreams don’t turn out like that.
Sometimes life makes you give them back.
So that’s why I am at your porch at 3am,
with a bag of your clothes and a goodbye note.
All of the mem’ries I’ve kept of us in my mind,
the perfect future that I’d outlined,
I’m giving it…back.

Verse 2

The songs we sang, the games we played.
The nights it got too late and I shouldn’t have stayed,
The aimless drives, the late night walks,
The things we never said in our star-scaped talks.

A confusing past I could never define,
that painfully thin and blurry line.
The way you made my head spin with frustration
Has made me come to this realization…

Chorus 2

But sometimes dreams don’t turn out like that.
Sometimes life makes you give them back.
So I wish you well and I wish you love,
And I pray that you find the life you’re dreaming of.
But this must end, we both know.
It’s best for us if I just go.
I’m giving it…back.
Track Name: Someone Just Like You
Verse 1
I’ve been sitting in my room waiting for the phone to ring
Or the sky to fall or anything,
Besides this emptiness that I’ve been feeling
Ever since we said goodbye.

And I’m ready for the next phase of my life to start
And I’m ready for the fallout if it all falls apart.
And I’m ready to continue with someone just like (you)

Chorus
You were the only one who really understood me
Or ever even tried
And you were the only one who
Ever gave me the time of day
And you were the only one
Who I ever let slip away.
And I pray I find someone just like you again.

Verse 2
I’ve been staring at a screen for the past three hours
Looking at old emails and pictures of ours
Trying to pinpoint when I became a coward
And why I said goodbye.

And I don’t know why I didn’t count my blessing when they were mine
And I don’t know why I didn’t realize at the time
And I’m ready to start new but with someone just like (you)

2nd Chorus

Instrumental Bridge

3rd Chorus
tag: and I pray I find someone just like you again. Again.