autumn has gone: early acoustic tracks

by rorie kelly

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Autumn 04:41
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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...
5.
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...

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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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