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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1.
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
2.
My Best 03:51
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
3.
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
4.
Home 04:38
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
5.
Etowah 04:28
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
6.
The Light 04:18
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
7.
The Most 02:47
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.
8.
All My Days 03:50
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.
9.
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
10.
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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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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