Chasing the Dark

by Leslie Early

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Recorded in the winter, these songs can be sparse and a bit dark at times. But like a good scarf or radiator, some things in winter can still be very warm.

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released 17 December 2011
I'd like to thank everyone who has supported me in my journey to make this EP. Two years ago, I decided to take my dream of making music seriously, and since then I have been surprised and blessed by the support of not just my friends but also of strangers. I wrote and recorded these songs with the enthusiasm of a beginner, with a beginner's mind. I hope anyone who listens can also feel some of the joy that I felt at the time of recording.

I'd especially like to thank Soojin Kwon for her artistic contributions in packaging, design and illustration. I can't begin to express the ways in which she continues to inspire me.

I'd also like to thank Hannah Shin, because she is as strong as a rock and as sweet as a flower.

I'd also like to give a big thanks to my Kickstarter backers, here listed in no particular order: Kristina Cohen, Irene Chin, Mihyun Ryu, Cecilia Bowen, Ha-oon Kim, Rozanna Leever, Kei Takahashi, Phivan Pham, Hannah Shin, Myungro Yoon, Naho Sugahara, Kanghyum Kim, Geof Jordan, Yoonji Han, and Mark Early

(And thanks mom and dad for getting me that recorder, flute, piano and guitar - and letting me practice until the wee hours.)

All songs written, performed and recorded by Leslie Early

EXCEPT "Bizarre Love Triangle" written by S. MORRIS, P. HOOK, B. SUMNER, ; G. GILBERT Published by: BE LE BE MUSIC

Produced by Pebbles, Leslie Early, Hannah Shin, Myungro Yoon, Naho Sugahara, Kanghyum Kim, Geof Jordan, Yoonji Han, Mark Early

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Track Name: Tangled
You sigh and you say
That you feel smothered and strangled
But there once was a day
When we were tied up and tangled

If you walk in that door
I don’t know if I could face you
But if you walk out that door
I don’t know if I would chase you

Oh no, oh no, oh no
I can’t let you go
Oh no, oh no, oh no
I won’t let you go

Cause all things considered and counted
All cards laid on the table
All things considered I love you
And I want you to know
I’m still tangled
I’m still tangled

You're the one who said
That you didn't believe in forever
But you stayed in my bed
I guess a warm body is better

Oh no, oh no, oh no
I can’t let you go
Oh no, oh no, oh no
I won’t let you go

Cause all things considered and counted
All cards laid on the table
All things considered I love you
And I want you to know
I’m still tangled
I’m still tangled
Track Name: Chasing the Dark
long days, can’t get enough of these
long days, we’ve had such luck on these
long days, i feel them slip, slipping away

the sun sets, i should go to bed
but i get dressed, in my shirt instead
and i head west, back to the place i love best

where everyone is having such fun
as the night wears on, the bottles we’ve drunk
make my head spin
here comes the sun again

eyes down, don’t look in her face
keep your eyes down, your hands on your plate
cause she’s out of bounds, and no you don’t want to tempt fate
no you don’t want to tempt fate
no you don’t want to tempt fate

cause everyone is coming undone
as the night wears on, the bottles we’ve drunk
make my head spin
here comes the sun again

no i don’t want to go home
oh no, i don’t want to go home alone
cause all that’s waiting
is darkness that’s fading
to daylight that’s breaking my heart
if you don’t mind me saying
i think i’ll be staying
right here chasing the dark

chasing the dark
chasing the dark
Track Name: Bizarre Love Triangle
every time i think of you
i feel a shock right through with a bolt of blue
and it’s no problem of mine
but it’s a problem i find
living a life i can’t leave behind
there’s no sense in telling me
the wisdom of a fool won’t set you free
but that’s the way that it goes
and it’s what nobody knows
everyday my confusion grows

every time i see you falling
i get down on my knees and pray
i’m waiting for that final moment
you say the words

i feel fine, yeah, i feel good
i feel like i never should
whenever i get this way
i just don’t know what to say
why can’t we be ourselves
like we were yesterday?
i’m not sure what this could mean
i don’t think you’re what you seem
i do admit to myself
that if i hurt someone else
then i’d never see what we’re meant to be

every time i see you falling
i get down on my knees and pray
i’m waiting for that final moment
you say the words that i can’t say
Track Name: Last Year's Snow
last year it barely even snowed here
just enough to make you smile like a child
but last year we said some things that i fear
was just enough to make you disappear a while

but don’t let it, don’t let it, don’t let it get you down
i’m still here, i’m still here, i’m still here to help you out

it’s all water, it’s all water under the bridge
it’s all water, it’s all water under the bridge

sometimes the one who loves you most might
break your heart and sometimes they might change their mind
so don’t cry, it all comes back like sunshine
can come back after a long, cold winter time

and so, just let it all go
let it go, like last year’s snow

it’s all water, it’s all water under the bridge
it’s all water, it’s all water under the bridge
Track Name: Dreaming of New York
i still dream of new york
but i’m not sure what i’m dreaming for
cause all the girls have grown up
and found someone to adore
and i can’t keep up
with the kids on the dance floor
so why do i still dream of new york?

i still dream of new york
but i’m not sure what i’m dreaming for
this taxi can’t take me
where i want to go
no magic can make me
the one you wanted most
so why do i still dream of new york?