Sincerely Live

by rorie kelly

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Sincerely Live was recorded by Paradiddle Records in the lobby of the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, and mixed by Kevin Kelly in a closet that just fits his ProTools rig (true story).

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released September 24, 2013

rorie - guitar, vocals. Clair Raby - vocals. John-flor Sisante - keys, xylophone. Katie Pearlman - drums. Kevin Kelly - bass, Sean Virag - lead guitar.

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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: and if so
maybe i love a lie
maybe i heard it 'till i thought it was true
i don't know why
i want to be broken into like the berlin wall

i want to know, do you mean it when you sing your songs like that
and if so, how do you hide it when you aren't singing?

i want to be your faerie princess
i tell myself i know better
dress myself up like women do
i like the way it makes me feel, and i wonder about that

i want to know why my heart was made for harshest winter
and where it goes, when it's summer and the lovely weather

drags me underground and i can't get out
and i'm so alone, and i'm so alone

i want to know why
we as a species set ourselves up
with inhuman standards and scenes and labels
'till all we have left in common is we don't feel like we fit

i want to know, is it better to be dumb and play along?
and if so, why even normal people don't seem happy

i want to know how your god's gonna work it all out in heaven
and where you go, when you get there, and you still don't fit in
Track Name: convenient
why don't you cry about it, always works, i will do anything to fix
lie about it, biggest perk, i am walking benefit of doubt
you want so badly for me to feel the same way you do now &
i know, i know what it is to love to be in someone's presence
& later hate their guts for it

but i know what i am to you
don't think i can't see right through your kindness too
convenient is my middle name

so take me out to dinner i will be touched by the gesture & forget
if i had a problem, do you ever feel like you are
in another country speaking french & every now & then
you think of something that's in english, but it doesn't last for long
so yeah, let's play another couple hands & talk about the hazards of drinking
but i won't actually do any, i don't want to be off my balance with you

'cause i know what our friendship means
i know just how much help a willing ride can be
i already know what you're gonna say, so you don't have to tell me, see
convenient is my middle name

so tell me what has happened
in your own words, in your own words, i wanna know
what you think this means to me &
all it doesn't mean to you, when you say
hey what happened happened & the past is in the past
even five minutes ago, hey ain't that why it's called five minutes ago

when you said baby would you
keep quiet for just five minutes
so i can turn it around so i am the victim
keep quiet for just five minutes
so i can make it so we always were at war with
east asia & always were allied with eurasia
& your nature, baby, makes it easier for me

but i know what i am to you
don't think i can't see right through your kindness too
convenient is my middle name

i will keep quiet so you can have the satisfaction
knowing that this has ended politely
so you can go home & fake admit to your mommy
she was right about me, see

i know what i am to you
don't think i can't see right through your kindness too
i know everything, i know everything, that i do for you
convenient is my middle name
Track Name: silence ends
what is this attraction to the edge of violence?
what is this bruised obsession all tied up in romance?
you could call me flattered, but it's more that I'm intrigued by the intensity
you could call my name or you could let me see the notes you keep on me

i lie awake in bed
and let the soreness build up in my back

what are you ruled by now?
where does it all fit in when the story ends?
what are you offering?
where does it all fit in when the silence ends?

now in these blues and greens cast by the sunlight
i must consider my sanity in mornings to come
you could call me simple, but it's more that I know too well how things can disappear
you could call my name or you could let me know you aren't going anywhere

i lie awake in bed
and let the discontent keep me there

what are you ruled by now?
where does it all fit in when the story ends?
what are you offering?
where does it all fit in when the silence ends?

i lie awake in bed
and i am smart enough to know what i need

what are you ruled by now?
where does it all fit in when the story ends?
what are you offering?
where does it all fit in when the silence ends?
Track Name: pants on fire
one dolla one dolla my heart your hands let's go, let's go
i wasn't pretending i really didn't know
and i know you know i didn't know and we both know that makes you a liar
but if you wanna play games with words just go

you're burning up
your pants are on fire

and where do you get off? i feel it too, my heart beats too, i'm crying too
where do you get off? it's not just you, this is real blood, i'm dying too

and i wrote you folk songs sent you pieces of my heart through cell phone towers
and you were where you were the whole damn time
and i felt so bad for feeling bad for missing you for everything
and everything turned out to be a lie

you're burning up
your pants are on fire

and where do you get off? i feel it too, my heart beats too, i'm crying too
where do you get off? it's not just you, this is real blood, i'm dying too

i'm gonna build a time machine into your head into your head
'cause i would like to know what you were thinking
i'm gonna build a time machine into your head into your head
'cause i would like to know what you were thinking

what were you thinking? what were you thinking?
what were you thinking? what were you thinking?

one dolla one dolla my heart my heart let's go let's go
it'll all come back to me i hope
'cause i don't know how to be suspicious don't know how to call out signs
i just know how to pack my car and go
Track Name: the weather
they're giving out diagnoses like they're halloween candy
they're building a market and a nation of addicts
and we all owe our smiles to the company

all dressed up and no one to care about
you ask me how the job is going
it's going, it's going, don't worry, i say

so how d'you deal with the weather up here?
it's always bright and a little frenetic
it's always dry and cool and clear
it always makes my heart beat off beat

and i'm flipping off the guy on the subway who's angry
'cause men walk down the street with other men
he says, god is pissed, and he's coming, he's coming

and on the train with nice shoes and shiny nails
something in your hair to make it stay like that
you look sharp and ready, so i guess the pills are working

so how d'you deal with the weather up here?
it's always bright and a little frenetic
it's always dry and cool and clear
it always makes my heart beat off beat

it's always sunshine
earlier and earlier these days
can't you see it baby, this is what you get for being so good
sunshine, sunshine
can't you see it, keep trying, keep trying

it must be you
it must be you
we all can see it
it must be you

so how d'you deal with the weather up here?
it's always bright and a little frenetic
it's always dry and cool and clear
it always makes my heart beat off beat
so how d'you deal with the weather up here?
it's always bright and a little frenetic
it's always dry and cool and clear
it always makes my heart beat off beat
Track Name: this is not a love song
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: less than 3
everyone's saying the same words to each other
different permutations of an old conversation
everyone's throwing up their hands
ready to take the blame

i've got a car and you don't have a plan so
I'mma drive around some and see what happens
I'm gonna throw up my hands
Leave it all to fate

Only when does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
When does the world start to make sense again?
When does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
When do I see you again?

I'm gonna tell you the next time I see you
Thoughts that rearranged themselves inside my head relating to you
I'm gonna tell you all the things you thought you already knew

I've got a plan and it might not be a good one
But it beats whatever else I might be doing anyway
The more I drive around, the more I know what to say

I say when does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
When does geometry make sense again?
When does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
When do I see you again?

Don't worry baby, you make it an art
You bring the music, I got the car
Don't worry baby, you make it an art
You bring the music, I got the car
Don't worry baby, you make it an art
You bring the music, I got the car
Don't worry baby, you make it an art
You bring the music, I got the car

I've got a car and you've got a CD
Full of pretty songs about which you wanna tell me
I know it's true because that is the story of me and you

But when does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
When is geography my friend again?
When does it end, when does it end, when does it end?
When do I see you again?

Don't worry baby, you make it an art
You bring the music, I got the car
Don't worry baby, you make it an art
You bring the music, I got the car
Don't worry baby, you make it an art
You bring the music, I got the car
Don't worry baby, you make it an art
You bring the music, I got the car
Track Name: milk
hard to tell if it is you or everybody else
but you are a numbers man and the numbers are against you
so you lied to us to facilitate lying to yourself
didn't work out all that well but you seem to have convinced you

when it comes down to it and they're handing out pills
with the milk, will you be on line and grateful

housewives on amphetamines again
every couple generations an epidemic sweeps the nation
she can't seem to concentrate
doesn't bother to do her face, she stays in bed, she sleeps real late
doesn't want to be this way
doctor i am falling apart, is there something i can take

when it comes down to it and they're handing out pills
with the milk, now i lay me down to sleep, so young

will you remember me
and see what could have been
and in the morning will it all seem like a nightmare again

when will i get over this
i see what could have been
and i'm just glad that i got out while there still was gettin'

when will i get over this
i see what could have been
and i'm just glad that i got out while there still was gettin'

when it comes down to it and they're handing out pills
with the milk, will you be on line and grateful

when it comes down to it and they're handing out pills
with the milk, now i lay me down to sleep, so young
Track Name: my little heart
oh oh my little heart is doing just fine
oh oh this ones for you
and only i
would do it like this
and I know you like it

so you're going to tell me that you're as easy to read
as all that
always gets me right here
you're not going to tell me
but your leaving like me
for your own little reasons
and I get more tongue tied
the further I get from my one drink tonight
but there's so much here to distract myself with
don't worry baby I got it

oh oh my little heart is doing just fine
oh oh this one's for you
and only i
would do it like this
and I know you like it

so i wrote a song about you
just to call you baby
what you gonna do about it now
but you wont catch me running from you
im so sorry Im busy
all these important things demand my attention

oh oh my little heart is doing just fine
oh oh this one's for you
and only i
would do it like this
and I know you like it

this is all i know, this is all i need
i'll just keep banging my guitar until you look at me
this is my whole life and it's charging on
and you sure have those eyes but I sure have this song

oh oh my little heart is doing just fine
oh oh this one's for you
and only i...

this is all i know, this is all i need
i'll just keep banging my guitar until you look at me
this is my whole life and it's charging on
and you sure have those eyes but I sure have this song
Track Name: home is where the heart is
i got older, this year, this year, than any other year

i don't care, you know, if it hurts you
that you've turned me inside out
i don't care if you think i should be gone forever and i won't leave you alone
to rewrite history
it shouldn't be this easy
to erase me

i've been so homesick
and home is where the heart is, home is where the heart is
and i am adrift
and that's the way i like it, that's the only way i like it now

i don't care if she is prettier or skinnier or other
things that make me cry
i don't care 'cause it's still easy to be nice, and anyway it shouldn't make me
cry
when i know that i
am better than this

i've been so homesick
and home is where the heart is, home is where the heart is
and i am adrift
and that's the way i like it, that's the only way i like it now

tell me that i am running away again when you're hiding from me
tell me how you can't trust anyone when you're lying to me
tell me that thing you tell me with your eyes every time they look at me
my heart is drowning in the inconsistency
my heart is drowning in the inconsistency
my heart is drowning in the inconsistency

i've been so homesick
and home is where the heart is, home is where the heart is
and i am adrift
and that's the way i like it, that's the only way i like it now

i've been so homesick
and home is where the heart is, home is where the heart is
and i am adrift
and that's the way i like it, that's the only way i like it now
Track Name: girl robot
something about squeaky wheels getting grease
and i am still running on a flat flat flat
can't figure out what it is that you see in me
but you sure aren't seeing that

i am outside and i can't get in
i'm the creep at the window looking in
looking in

and i am the phone call after the fight
and i'm trying to talk you through through through
and i'm giving up on myself for tonight
'cause it's obvious there's no room, and somehow I'm

still the bad guy on the outside looking in
I'm the creep on the subway crying
crying

here the summer comes again
what have we learned from this?
i'm walking around fine
like my feelings don't exist

i'm your girl robot, baby
no blood, just circuitry
so don't worry, it's fine
if it's too much for you to help me

i am outside and i can't get in
i'm the creep at the window looking in
i'm the bad guy on the outside looking in
i'm the robot on the subway crying
crying
Track Name: sincere
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...
Track Name: pennsylvania
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: if you teach a bird to sing
if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn how to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

you think you've got it,
cage of brass and a lock and a key
think she's too dumb to set herself free
but you locking her up shows you're the dummy

you think you're all of that and a bag full of chips
but you've gotta control just to get your kicks
and thinking that way shows me you're the dummy

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn how to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

you try to pretend it's the way that i am
that i'm built this way, just to wanna please
but i've got some ideas of my own that don't include you

'cause i see sky out my window
and the sun is risin' risin' risin',
just like i will

and i see sky
out my window
and the sun is risin' risin' risin'
just like i will

if you teach a bird to sing she's gonnna learn how to fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly
if you let her sing, she's gonna fly away

and i see sky
out my window
and the sun is risin' risin' risin'
just like i will
Track Name: american daydream encore
this american daydream wrapped me up in gauze & paint
it gave me a relapse, said i liked it better that way
& that may be true i thought but it shouldn't be that way
so where do i go with the ripped IV dangling from my vein?

i don't care what you say to me
it's easy it's easy it's easy
to walk away, to walk away, to walk away from

these conversations have been telling in many ways
but they are not pushing me closer to my goals
& this pile of parking tickets & bills in my face
are making me think i should just do as i'm told

i don't care what you say to me
it's easy it's easy it's easy
to walk away, to walk away, to walk away from

five, six, seven, eight, i can think of better ways
to make me like you, than to tell me that i'm pretty
one, two, three, four, i'm not gonna fall for
any of this because i know myself too well

these american bad boys think they've got one over on me
they come with their red sharpies to make editor's marks on my body

i don't care what you say to me
it's easy it's easy it's easy
to walk away, to walk away, to walk away from

i don't care what you say to me
it's easy it's easy it's easy
to walk away, to walk away, to walk away from this