My Best

by Amy Andrews

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    - I Just Want to See You -
    - My Best -
    - The Moon Song -
    - Home -
    - Etowah -
    - The Light -
    - The Most -
    - All My Days -
    - Picture of Your Face -
    - Always Been You -

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released January 23, 2018

All songs written by Amy Andrews (BMI)

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Fainting Goat Studios
Tracks 1-8 engineered by Will Gurley
Tracks 9-10 engineered by Catherine Backus

Album produced by Catherine Backus and Amy Andrews

Amy Andrews - vocals, acoustic guitar
Catherine Backus - acoustic guitar, electric guitar (1,3,9), mandolin, piano, trumpet
Alex Gross - electric bass, upright bass
Will Gurley - drums (1,2,4), percussion (3)
Brian Mesko - electric guitar (2,4,5), drums (5)

Generous support for this project from Kickstarter backers of all levels, but especially the following supporters:
Doug Adair, Angelina Ahrens, Blythe Apple Rollert, Kimberly Barrett, Toby Bianchi, Mallory Blyth, John Casey, Becky Cloud, Rocco Colello, Elizabeth, Will Feuer, Melanie Finney, Tom Garland, Elizabeth Hackett, Meg Hackett, Lizzy Hall, Carri Hurst, Shane Jensen, Andrew Kelly, Tom Lawrence, Greg McLucas, Andi Lea Miller, Julia Morris, Clare Marie Myers, April Nelson, Ted Ownby, Mikko Paakkola, Kerry Pannell, Matthew Pietsch, Jennifer Pridgeon, Anissa Richardson, Verity Sainte Marie, Jackie Savage,Julie Schuetz, Tami Stanko, David Wallace, Laroux Whitman, David Worthington, Chris Wurster, and Anonymous

All songs written by Amy Andrews (BMI)

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Baltimore native Amy Andrews has a sound that has been described as “beautifully melancholy,” “heartbreakingly honest."

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Track Name: I Just Want to See You
5 AM in a stranger's house
No coffee or change of clothes
Feeling around for a lightswitch in the dark

Just a block off Rock Creek Church
Looking northbound
I've made mistakes
And I'm digging in now

But I just want to see you
I want to see you so badly
I want to see you again

8AM talking myself down
No business coming here or calling you back
Getting in the car to fight beltway traffic

Just a couple of lovesick fools
Lonesome and blind
One looking for warmth, one looking for kindness

But I just want to see you
I want to see you so badly
I want to see you again

Part of you makes part of me feel purposeful
Part of you makes part of me feel so damn strong
Part of you makes part of me question it all
I should know better, but
Oh, I know better, but...

I want to see you
I want to see you so badly
I want to see you again
Track Name: My Best
I've been making a lot of excuses
For not doing, what I'm not doing
I guess I'm not able or willing to deal with you

I've been making a lot of time and space
Going out, way out, of my way
For people and things who don't ask much of me

I say to myself, "get a hold of yourself - you can't outrun your past"
But that don't stop me
From giving it my best

I've been spending day after day
Working at filling my hours with ways
To keep my hands busy without you

Okay, yes, I've been burning some bridges
I was raised by arsonists, and, if you ask me,
It didn't look sound anyhow - that's why I burned it down

I say to myself, "get a hold of yourself - you can't outrun your past"
But that don't stop me
From giving it my best

Don't have to tell me 'cause I have found
Everything leads to right here and now
I wouldn't take it back for a song
But no amount of sunshine or forest-bathing,
Saltwater, fresh air, or incantation,
Bonfires, bourbon, weed, or wine
Can heal what just takes time

I say to myself, "get a hold of yourself - you can't outrun your past"
But that don't stop me
From giving it my best

They say "get caught trying"
Well, ain't I trying - trying with all I have
Nothing's going to stop me
From giving it my best
Track Name: The Moon Song
Have you seen the moon tonight?
Have you seen the sky alight?
Have you seen the moon tonight?
Baby, take a walk with me

I don't know where this story goes
I don't know where I'd be without you here with me

Have you seen the moon tonight?
Have you seen the sky alight?
Have you seen the moon tonight?
Baby, take a walk with me

I don't think too much about losing your love
Oh, what a waste - to give time to things that I can't change

But before you walk away

Have you seen the moon tonight?
Have you seen the sky alight?
Have you seen the moon tonight?
Baby, take a walk with me
Track Name: Home
Oh, you feel like home
Oh, you feel like home to me
You feel like home to me

Hadn't felt safe to put my feet down
Nothing felt familiar in this two-mile town
My days had been split looking for someplace that I could fit
Longing for the way things once had been

Who'd have thought in this place
With the soil turned up to the heat of the day
And all the names worn away
That I'd find hope here

Oh, you feel like home
Oh, you feel like home to me
You feel like home to me

There's no water here
No breeze off the Chesapeake Bay
But they've got Sweetgum trees
And heat that goes for days

Watch the leaves change
Before autumn ever breaks
Sit beneath this old pine
Soak up her shade

Oh, you feel like home
Oh, you feel like home to me
You feel like home to me
Track Name: Etowah
Day is calling
Dawn is coming
You're going to miss your chance to tell me

Tell me a story, tell me a tale
Tell me along the Etowah, tell me well

Tell me a story, tell me a tale
Tell me, baby
Tell me, baby
Tell me, baby
Tell me well

Tell me 'til the sunrise
Tell me 'til the dawn
Tell me, baby, tell me
Tell me before the night is gone

Tell me a secret, tell me a lie
Tell me words you can't bear to speak in the daylight

Tell me a secret, tell me a lie
Tell me, baby
Tell me, baby
Tell me, baby
Tell me tonight

Tell me 'til the sunrise
Tell me 'til the dawn
Tell me, baby, tell me
Tell me before the night is gone

Day is calling
Dawn is coming
You're going to miss your chance
Track Name: The Light
Feels good to be heard, to be seen
For once to feel I'm good enough just as me

Feels good to have someone say those words
That have your back in all the places you've been hurt

I want to thank you for the light

Feels good to see in a stranger's eyes
Kinship and kindness, instead of spite

Feels good to feel a little less alone
When someone bravely speaks a truth so close to your own

I want to thank you for the light

May your goodness dust off some good in me
It takes so little to see a little good in everything
But I've been so practiced at seeing the bad
I was blind to so much good

I want to thank you for your light
Track Name: The Most
I love you the most
Of any liar I've known
I love you, I love you, the most
I love you the most

I love you the most
Of any summer I've known
I love you, I love you, the most
I love you the most

I love yours the most
Of any sounds I've known
I love you, I love you, the most
I love you the most

I love you the most
Of any heartache I've known
I love you and I curse you the most
I love you the most

I love you the most
Of any soul that I've known
I love you, I love you, the most
I love you the most
I'll always love you the most.
Track Name: All My Days
Take me down to the river and hold my hand
In the shade of the mountains that made us

Take me down to the water where first we began
And hold my hand

I've been waiting for you for so long
Since the Carolina thunder has been calling
I've been waiting for you
For all of my days
All my days, for you

Been so long since I've known the warmth of a word
Since New England graced the land of my birth
Take me down to the water where first we met
And hold my hand

I've been waiting for you for so long
Since the Carolina thunder has been calling my name
I've been waiting for you
For all of my days
All my days, for you.
Track Name: Picture of Your Face
I wanna take a picture of your face
Take it with me when I'm on the road
I wanna put you in my pocket
Take your sweet face home

I wanna show you to my mother
So she can see your dancing eyes
I wanna show you to my girlfriends
So they can put a face with the stories I've been telling all night

I wanna take a picture of your face
I wanna take a picture of your face
I wanna put you in my pocket
Take your every place that I go

I wanna take you to my workplace
Every stage, state line crossing, and bar
Every greenroom, rest stop, baggage claim,
And rental car

I wanna carry you to San Antonio,
Chappaqua, and Grand Traverse Bay
If only in my sun visor
Or blocking my gasgauge

I wanna take a picture of your face
I wanna take a picture of your face
I wanna put you in my pocket
Take your every place that I go

I wanna take you for adventures
And all that everyday routine stuff
Every after dinner dog walk
Every single grocery run

I wanna take a picture of your face
I wanna take a picture of your face
I wanna put you in my pocket
Take your every place that I go

I wanna take a picture of that face
Don't want to forget a single line
Or constellation of freckles
Or troublemaking smile

I wanna take a picture of your face
I wanna take a picture of your face
I wanna put you in my pocket
Take your every place that I go
Every single place that I go
Track Name: Always Been You
I feel it creeping in in the morning hours
I feel it holding fast to the afternoon
I feel it sweeping up in the evening winds
And when i press my weary body to you

I do

I feel it in springtime and winter just the same
I feel it with each passing sign that bears your name
I have felt it in your arms and when you couldn't be further away
I feel it in the saving and the being saved

I do

With every hand on the wind out a speeding car
Every heart break I happen upon
With every selfless act or selfish one, done with desperate eyes or hope filled heart
With every turning leaf or blooming tree
In every spell she casts with poetry
At every cause for grief or revelry
And every warm cheek brushing warm cheek

It has always been you
For me and me for you
I know you know it, too

I do

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