I Am A Fire

by Grainne Buchanan

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songs from 2013-2014
recorded at home or at the institute for the musical arts

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released November 11, 2015

all songs written and performed by grainne buchanan

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epilogue:
sajo jefferson and emily moran on drums
jess lacoy on guitar
michal jones on cello
amber rounds on bass

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Grainne Buchanan Northampton, Massachusetts

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Track Name: Epilogue
blind spots
blue eyes
you wore my t-shirt
crooked teeth
passenger seat
i barely said a word
that night

black holes
white smoke
ghosts i never thought i'd know
old roads
new pavement

and i swam in the dark
i'm never enough
i swam in the sea
until i couldn't breathe
i swam in the dark
i'm never enough
i swam in the sea
but she tried to drown me

it's august
and i forgot
what it felt like in the dark
love recalled
but lost
to us

and i swam in the dark
i'm never enough
i swam in the sea
until i couldn't breathe
i swam in the dark
i'm never enough
i swam in the sea
but she tried to drown me

she drowned me
Track Name: 11.12.13
don't know you anymore

loved you like a hurricane
loved you like a mistake
loved you even though it shouldn't have been
loved you liked a summer day
loved you like a cold morning
loved you even though we'll never see the spring

let me go and let me breathe
let me go it's drowning me
all of this heartache
let me go and let me breathe
let me go it's killing me
all of your mistakes

sun sets over mountains
it rises over oceans
i had never been that far north
stars shine over campus
they shine over our heads
you had been everywhere before

and i will always love you
and i will always want you

let me go and let me breathe
let me go it's drowning me
all of this heartache
let me go and let me breathe
let me go it's killing me
all of your mistakes

and i will always love you darling
and i will always want you darling

i loved you like a hurricane
loved you like a hurricane
loved you like a storm and a rage
i loved you like a hurricane
loved you like a hurricane
i loved you
i loved you
like a hurricane

but i
don't know you anymore
Track Name: Talking In My Sleep
shake the dust from off your shoulders
lay your head down somewhere warmer
you're a stranger but you're right next to me
i'm talking, i'm talking in my sleep

what did i say
what did i say

wash the dirt from off your shoes
go back home to where they know you
this is something i can't explain
i'm running, i'm running away

but nothing happened
nothing happened

i was 15 , can't you see me
i was 19 , won't you hold me
i was 15, can't you see me
now i'm 19 , and i don't know

bad habits always get me
i should have just said everything

so shake the dust from off your shoulders
lay your head down somewhere warmer
you're a stranger but you're right here
and nothing, nothing is clear
Track Name: Fire Proof
i'll build you a house of stone
that way it won't burn down
i'll tell you every day i love you
i'll build a house of sticks
sometimes stones aren't worth it
i like to feel the breeze at night

let's lay under stars and
make wishes on our hearts
let's wish this night would last for days
let's lay under dark skies
with no stars to shine
let's love each other every night

i've lost friends to fights and fires
and i don't want to wage a war
i don't want to lose this
i don't want to lose you
i want to keep you

i'll build you a house of stone
that way it won't burn down
i'll tell you every day i love you
i'll build a house of sticks
sometimes stones aren't worth it
i like to feel the breeze at night
Track Name: Lost
tell me all your secrets
tell me all the lies you've told
tell me all the things you've never said aloud
i'll tell you all my secrets
i'll tell you all the lies i wish i hadn't told
tell you all the things i've never said aloud

will you still love me when it's said and done
will i still love you when it's said and done
i don't know

tell me if you like her
tell me if you love her
tell me if you love me or if you don't
tell me if you want this
tell me if i am enough
i don't want to be just another one

i am lost
and i wish i could be found

tell me all your secrets
tell me all the lies you've told
tell me all the things you've never said aloud
Track Name: Who Even Were We
you move in slow motion
your eyes fill up with oceans
and i can't stay here
i move so slowly
you won't even notice me
when i pull away from you in the night

who even were we

you move in slow motion
you're getting out of focus
i don't know where you end, where you begin
i move so slowly
i can't believe you told me
and i didn't run, i didn't run

hands on glass
and i'm looking back
but what is left to see
and hands on steel
i don't know what's real
i don't know what to believe

you move in slow motion
your eyes fill up with oceans
and i've never seen water so blue
i move so slowly
you won't even notice me
when i leave you

who even were we
Track Name: I Am A Fire
i am a fire, are you a fire?
i am a fire, are you a fire?

'cause i burn
if you feed me i'll burn warmer
yes i burn
if you leave me i'll burn til i'm over

i'm not a liar, are you a liar?
i'm not a liar, are you a liar?

'cause the noise is getting louder
and i'm still growing taller
and the noise is getting louder
and i
i'm a forest fire
Track Name: (I wrote this exactly five months after we met.)
bring the wood from the stack
leave it by stones
and i will sit by the fire
but you don't have to come
no

lay down upon the earth
by the chimney of a house that burned
nothing left to prove
nothing's fire proof
nothing's fool proof
no no no no no

darling please come home
i'll rebuild the house
stone by stone