autumn has gone: early acoustic tracks

by rorie kelly

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Recorded prior to her debut album "Wish Upon a Bottlecap", these 5 tracks capture rorie at her redheaded tornado of sound best by stripping down to just vocals and acoustic guitar.

Included in this collection are popular standards Sincere and Pennsylvania, as you've never heard them before, along with two stunning exclusive tracks only available on this EP.

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released December 24, 2013

All songs written by rorie kelly
Produced by: kevin kelly & rorie kelly

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rorie kelly New York

rorie kelly is on a quest to bring her songs to ears around the world through the cunning use of the internet and a small blue Toyota with over 200,000 miles on it.

rorie writes songs that are melodic and catchy but more thoughtful and introspective than the average pop tune. Her vocals are bigger than you would expect out of her small body and her guitar playing is powerful and percussive.
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Track Name: Autumn
autumn has come
autumn has gone
did you blink and fail to catch my shooting star act
count me among
the well-known no ones now

how far can you go in five months
how far can you take me in one voicemail mentor
we're both here for the same reasons
but you do it so much better than me

we are all alike in that we aspire to be on sale
we are your mainstream variety we are
hot topic, we are upscale
vintage, we are newport news
depending on your mood

we resent the system
that gives us our ambition
we don't see the irony
there is no celebrity
in a third-world country

and we can turn our smiles on and off like vibrators now
and you are so together when you sing;
i let myself go and it works for me that way
we both long for someone at home we can show our true faces to
but we fear we'll forget how to make them by the end of the day, we:
commercials for ourselves
commercials for ourselves

and you say i look nice tonight 'cause i look nice tonight (i think)
still, when i catch you off-guard you flounder for the right words
i long to know what you think
i long to know that you think
i long to talk to you eye to eye, man to man
but i don't think it's gonna happen
still we both know, we both know why i look nice tonight

commercials for ourselves
we're both here for the same reason
but you do it so much better than me
Track Name: Pennsylvania (acoustic)
sit, stare at the windshield
dressed to impress
singing to stay sane & drive
like there's no tomorrow
want to go back east
want to spend tonight in pennsylvania with you

but today i am working
not making money
i've given my notice & am
looking for something that's new & yet the same
something with a long drive
singing to stay sane
& drive like there's no tomorrow
want to go back east
want to spend tonight in pennsylvania with you

but you have to study
you have to find a job
just like me, so a trip
is out of the question
& anyway it wouldn't be the same
once we stopped being on our way
cause 80 is my in-between place
it's my getting somewhere
my letting the journey do the thinking for me
& life is just road & arby's fries
that you feed to me
as i drive...

oh, & that's where i was, all this time,
in pennsylvania, i was driving i was driving
conveniently letting it slip my mind
there's more to my life
than interstate 80

& pulled up to my new apartment
made some new friends
took my work home with me & drove
like there was no tomorrow
never knowing why
it was the only time i let myself think
& now, now, you have to study
i have to find a job
but i'll come home tonight, find pennsylvania
with you
Track Name: This Is Not A Love Song (acoustic)
i tuned my guitar down for you
you know i envy your ability to make the whole world disappear, except for you & your song
i envy your ability to speak & act your mind, & play piano like you do, & i
envy your ability to not be afraid of anyone who interests
you & here i am, so lame
writing about you

misha tells me that envy gets me
nowhere, calm me down, turn me on, turn me on like you do
like you do

i must have made you up inside my head, no one who plays that way ever appears near me
if i show up asking who's that jerk playing blackbird it is
only out of some ilk of jealousy, you are playing just for yourself out here
you sound serene, & here i am, so lame
listening for you

oh, i am so not grounded
calm me down, calm me down, turn me on, turn me on like you do
like you do

i want you
i want you wherever you are...
skittish me, this not a love song
this is just a way that i am in
i don't even know what i want

oh, i am so not grounded
calm me down, calm me down, turn me on, turn me on like you do
like you do
& everyone has days like these
calm me down, turn me on, turn me on like you do
like you do
Track Name: One False Move
why talk about it, desperation always had to wait
and this is just like every other day, the fact
that it's the morning makes me want to cry even less
'cause it will make my eyes hurt and it will negate any rest
i got last night between bad dreams and waking you from yours

why can't i quit when i'm not ahead but
not so significantly behind
why do i need my favorite books that
do these things to me and take my mind
away to where it's normal to be so passionate, so passionate
and feel all the pain associated with it

when it's really just a weekday morning
and the way to succeed is by not having feelings
so pretend to ignore them and act like it's the normal thing
just to talk about how our cars do in the snow, not really think about anything
then i come home and this flood awaits me, 'cause

i can't leave well enough alone, i was sad
just loud enough to wake you up last night so
i thought of bringing i-love-you-roses home but
didn't know what you'd think
'cause this is the world and this is a fantasy book
and this is the line i keep tripping over
and you're on the real side and I try and dance everywhere
and it isn't working, but i've got some good songs, so...

i'll be your ragdoll if you
hold me close and say you love me at night
brush my hair every which way and say
it's the most beautiful thing that you've ever seen
you know i have this idea if i act like i'm a little kid in front of you
you'll think there's something big and strong underneath
but i can't keep it up if every time i say something i mean
you're laughing and messing up my hair on me, so...

why talk about it, one false move and i am one of my
histrionic friends with black-dyed hair and lousy poetry
that you hate so much and i pretend that i do too
for fear you'll laugh at me

'cause this is the real world and this is east village saturdays
and this is the line i'm dying to trip over
and you're on the real side and i try to dance everywhere
and it just screws me up, but i've got some good songs, so...
Track Name: Sincere (acoustic)
you said I like the middle one best
& I said thank you & your eyes are brown, & I forget what comes next
but unfazed you spend the evening making jokes
comparing different brands of cigarettes & i never tell you that I don't smoke
so now you think i do

& you think i don't mind when you say
that all those boys on the radio need to learn how to play
& you think that your hubris is so justified
'cause you're so indie, you're so undiscovered, you're so male, therefore so self-satisfied

i don't know why you think you can see me through
all of this trying, when i can't see you
& i don't want to change myself for you
but i do & i do & i do & i do & i do

& you say the unadorned human body is such a beautiful thing
yeah, then you snicker, then you make it ugly, & i'm supposed to laugh or something
& you talk about sex like i'm supposed to think i'm weird, so i get
to feel weird for not thinking that you're weird, how fucked up is that, then you offer me a cigarette

i don't know why you think you can see me through
all of this trying, when i can't see you
& i don't want to change myself for you
but i do & i do & i do & i do & i do

& if you like me now, it won't be on my own terms
& when i see you on friday, i'll smile but i won't know half what to say
but something will surely take over, it's dreadful, but i'll sound sincere when i say

yeah, i like your new song a lot
yeah we should do something together sometime, yeah, why the hell not?
& everything everything you've been saying to me so far
has been leading up to this beautiful moment, so free of faux pas
so free of something real

i don't know why you think you can see me through
all of this trying, when i can't see you
& i don't want to change myself for you
but i do & i do & i do & i do & i do

& when i see you on friday, i'll smile but i won't know half what to say
but something will surely take over, it's dreadful, but i'll sound sincere when i say...