songs from my bed

by mia longenecker

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about

i wrote & recorded these songs alone in my bed

with the exception of these gods among men :
josh and ansel
you guys make me look somethin fine

also featuring background ladies extraordinaires :
arielle, melody, and raymond

a note:
i recorded these songs as i was writing them, as the emotional/psychological events were occurring, as i was needing to communicate these things to these people, as music was taking shape from the cacophony in my head. they are imperfect, momentary, and irreplicable. the microphone fuzz remains intact on purpose, as do the extraneous room sounds and the warbles and cracks and wrong notes and funny breathing and clumsy samples. these are real moments happening in real time. this is musical theatre. this is performance art. this is folk music. this is, frankly, rudimentary and hopefully that can be part of the magic for you.

a final note:
if you love me
this music
or the idea that i might someday live somewhere i don't get upskirt photos taken by pervy strangers during my commute
feel extremely free to purchase this album
by clicking a button
and downloading these musics for your eternal listening pleasure
on all personal electronic bleep bloop devices

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mia

credits

released December 16, 2014

music & lyrics : mia longenecker
button pushing, plugging in of things : mia longenecker
vocals : mia longenecker
feelings : mia longenecker
insomnia : mia longenecker
guitar : mia longenecker
ukulele : mia longenecker
soprano recorder : mia longenecker
light percussion (tambourine, shaker-egg) : mia longenecker
lead glockenspiel* : mia longenecker
cello / rain sounds : ansel cohen
assorted vocal cameos / banjo / accordion / bass / strings / other glockenspiel / space sounds / undying love : josh freilich
......singing : arielle martinez, melody compo, and raymond arnold
unintentional backyard / next room / plumbing sounds : my neighbors, roommates, and the pipes in the wall**
professional fake photographer : raymond arnold
studio : bed
squishiness, general support : bed
perpetual & omnipresent : bed
craft services : javier @ the corner deli, when do you sleep? / eternal thanks for letting me be the only person with an honor-code-tab at your place of business <3

in regards to those whose dirty laundry is being uh...subtly and tastefully aired in the form of my incredibly respectful poetry : do not hesitate to contact me if you would like a handmade dart board with my face on it*** but also you're welcome. enjoy the beautiful art i made. be flattered. play it for your mom/cat/roommate-that-always-thought-i-was-chill-and-maybe-definitely-had-a-crush-on-me-oops-we-made-out-once-bye.




*it's a dying art.

**none of these participants have signed release forms. inquire no further.

***supplies limited****

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Track Name: dream me
dreaming
isn't the same without you
scheming
of how to escape, i'll find you
hold me close dear
i'll be your sweetest nightmare
sailing
'cross oceans so bleak and winding
affix me
secure with your ties so binding
keep me
safe in your rapture's whirlpool
waking
is obsolete
i'm your fool

dream me
into being
dream me
into being

don't sleep
unless you're en route to see me
haunt me
singing your somber melody
i'm filled to the brim with breath to feed you
touch me
and i will forever bleed you

you're all i need
i'll take eternal slumber
over a life
without you, growing ever number
speak of me
as though i am there beside you
sleeping
i'll send out my love to guide you

dream me
into being
dream me
into being

dream me
dream me
dream me
dream me
Track Name: i'm gone (feat. ansel cohen)
not gonna write you
another sentimental song
you've got the right to
start stringing other girls along

my heart hurts
but words work
and i'm gone

not gonna fight you
not gonna tell you that you're wrong
not gonna kiss you
and tell you baby to be strong

not gonna go there
it's not like we both care
and the radio is silent all night long

my heart hurts
but words work
and i'm gone

and i will always--
yes i will always--

and i'm gone
Track Name: if you don't like me...stop following me around
oh sam would tell you Leave Your Lover
you won't hear none of that from me
you'll see i'll treat you like a brother
'till you admit that you're in love with me

watch close
like a ghost
before you know
you'll be the one that's haunting me

we paid our dues in days of longing
for months i barely knew your name
collecting stolen moments as you're walking out the door
playing to you, though it was someone else's game

watch close
like a ghost
before you know
you'll be the one that's haunting me

you tell me things about your mother
i let you take me different ways
you play my guitar like you are making love
by morning you'll have vanished in the haze

watch close
like a ghost
before you know
you'll be the one that's haunting me

you'll be the one that's haunting me
you'll be the one that's haunting me
Track Name: flowers
so you wanna be a gypsy girl
makes sense they sent you straight to me
the life is lovely but it's risky girl
so only if you're dying to be free
come on say

i didn't mean to make you love me
it's been a marvelous affair
so let me know when you'll be needing me to go
and i'll be off again with flowers in my hair

even our stars they swear we're asking for
a never-ending smart heartache
oh oh oh oh
manipulating consequences or
we could avoid this great mistake
so i'll say

i didn't mean to make you love me
oh oh oh oh
it's been a marvelous affair
whoah
and yes i know now you'll be needing me to go
and so i'm off again with flowers in my hair

don't despair
take my memory with you there
and send me off with all the love we made
and with flowers in my hair

i didn't mean to make you love me
i didn't mean to make you love love
i didn't mean to make you, darling
i didn't mean to take you there

i didn't mean to make you love me
it's been a marvelous affair
so let me know when you'll be needing me to go
and i'll be off again with flowers in my hair
(x2)

"oh"s until we all fall over
Track Name: loves me :: loves me not
rose colored boy you're my best friend
your heart getting harder each time it mends
i patiently placate i willingly bend
but i sleep with one eye open
singing

he loves me
he loves me not
he said he was sure but i guess he forgot
petal by petal i need to be caught
oh when will he open his hands
when will you open your hands

mmmmm

cellophane girl i can see what you need
plaintive obedience obscuring greed
you're not what you seem but i hate when you bleed
so i'll keep looking over my shoulder
singing

she loves me she loves me not
she never was sure so i'm sure she forgot
petal by petal i need to be caught
oh when will she open her hand
when will you open her hand

when will you open your
when will she open her hand
haaaaand

~ohm ~