Suitcase and Soulful

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1.
Cold as Ice 01:39
LYRICS sleeping all around the bend fighting the thoughts again and again I'm cold as ice she said to me I'm not right so don't ask me every night just you and me cold as ice
2.
Anyhow 03:36
LYRICS you've got a pretty little smile that takes me a little while to believe in now anyhow you've got eyes that anticipate burning through everything that I'm making now anyhow Jesus don't lie love belongs to us please save me, no don't hand me down anyhow baby please just save me, no don't hang me around anyhow hang around anyhow you've got a lot of funny nerve to think that I could ever walkout on you dear no, my dear you play a lot of silly games time now to watch them all wither away now anyhow 'cause I'm yours now Jesus don't lie love belongs to us please save me, no don't hand me down anyhow baby please just save me, no don't hang me around anyhow hang around anyhow
3.
Josephine 02:58
LYRICS she came from thousands of miles suitcase and soul full of smiles though she made her mistakes when she was young time breaks the chain of the sadness she's sung she copes in thousands of ways breaks down those tormented days to a place where her memories have won the images fight for the loneliest one Josephine's little light calls her out of every night pours right out and over all she sees won't believe she's anywhere can't believe she'll ever care tell her leave a little out for me she paints for thousands of days portraits of wayfaring mazes the days they go on, they go on she pulls down the shades just to block out the sun Josephine's little light calls her out of every night pours right out and over all she sees Josephine, oh, Josephine close your eyes, you'll never see baby leave a little out for me
4.
Places 03:36
LYRICS finding out it was all along hidden from you you sat it out for a while without a clue without all the pain of ever falling down you never had to reach for anybody 'cause you hung on to your sins without a single doubt and left me for those cold and lonely other things you left it all turned your back into the woods you sat it out for a long, long time for anything resembling you without all your heart you left it all behind to find it all beneath a Bodhi tree then on another path with lotus in your eyes and fire in your hands of all the places you prefer the desert to the rain I'm trying to find a bed that has the warmth of you again without a game to ever play I know that I will never ever win I'm trying to make you disagree about everything you've said about my name about my name like watching mountains turn to stone again we have time
5.
Eight Miles 03:05
LYRICS she owns a parking lot where all the cars are simply not the kind she'd like to see banged, bruised and on their way banged, bruised and on their way banged, bruised and on their way Walk down a vacant lot holding a photograph of her she shines a timid smile that lights the darkest night that lights the darkest night that lights the darkest night she wears a brand new scarf the kind that folds upon itself your eyes won't ever tell where you are bound to go where you are bound to go where you are bound to go look at the milage sign eight miles from love of life it says seems like a might devise somehow to speed the way somehow to speed the way somehow to speed the way
6.
LYRICS she looks out upon the ledge and dreams of sailing on some big cloud she'll cry out loud for never failing she looks inside her quiet mind to tame her thoughts from wailing her broken heart can't find a start without a chance of ailing nothing hides from truth like me, like me she said nothing in this world can erase me, can erase me nothing in this world can erase me, can erase me she walks in grinning a grin about the oddness she asks out loud with all this doubt how could my God miss? she climbs inside her callous mind to find a place that's sacred but there, instead, inside her head is all the universes saying nothing hides from truth like me , like me she said nothing in this world can erase me, can erase me nothing in this world can erase me, can erase me nothing in this world is real she said it's all inside my head nothing in this world is real she said it's all inside my head
7.
LYRICS into the ether into the sea into the cold, dark places that I cannot see into the air into the sea into the hollow, hollow places no one sees you and I had always taken chances though we had not ever had answers you and I had always taken chances though we had not ever had answers
8.
LYRICS meek and mild you ran from the wild gasping for someone to see so called "Sophie" you once were a trophie but really you mean nothing to me on and on she's singing along to the songs in her head that'll tell her she's alright and on and on she'll carry along to the place that she knows that she's no longer something to me she tallies her fees as she hurriedly sees through promises broken and torn dons her glasses and sorts through the ashes from all the dead bodies she's worn on and on she's singing a song to the songs in her head that'll tell her she's alright and on and on she'll carry along to the place that she knows that she's no longer something to me on and on she's singing along to the songs in her head that'll tell her she's alright and on and on she'll carry along to the place that she knows that she's no longer something to me
9.
Fawn 04:29
LYRICS I'll fawn over you you'll fawn over me after all we've been through we'll wallow you'll see everywhere we go love it gets a little crazy everywhere we go we get a little high sometimes when we fall we fall a little hard just so we know everywhere we go

about

Written and recorded over a two year span, "Suitcase and Soulful" represents nine songs by Birmingham, Alabama songwriter Josh Vasa. "Suitcase and Soulful" surveys a spectrum of themes ranging from love and loss to literary insanity and contemplative, gradual redemption.

"Suitcase and Soulful" includes tracks from two separate, distinct recording sessions. Session 1 began at AudioCzar Productions in the Spring of 2012 with Brad Lyons, Mac Kramer, Josh Vasa, Landon Robertson and Tony Wachter. Subsequent sessions at the home of producer Brad Lyons produced songs "Anyhow", "Eight Miles", "Song Number 4" and "Fawn".

Session 2 began in the summer of 2012. At the suggestion of producer Brad Lyons, three musicians packed a car and headed to the quiet woods of Springville, AL to spend a weekend recording, grilling steaks and tightening up lyrics. With a portable pre-amp stack, a bag of cords, one iMac, two stools, two microphones, two guitars and a keyboard, Deena Emaish, Brad Lyons and Josh Vasa laid down the majority of tracks for songs "Places", "Into the Ether", "Josephine", "Nothing to Me" and "Cold As Ice" in two ad hoc studio rooms: one gutted out living room and country kitchen. Additional accompaniment by Mollie McFarland (viola), Carrie Hill (accordion) - and some elemental magic by Lyons - rounded out the second session.

Enjoy the songs. Comments welcome at SanyasiMusic@Gmail.com.

credits

released June 14, 2013

Produced by: Brad Lyons and Josh Vasa

Engineered by: Brad Lyons and Landon Robertson

Mixed by: Landon Robertson

Album Cover Art: Sam George

All songs written by Josh Vasa except:
"Anyhow" Josh Vasa, Brad Lyons

ALBUM THANKS:
Many thanks to all those who contributed (musically or otherwise):
Brad "Shea Stadium" Lyons
Mac "Right On!" Kramer
Aaron "Drop It Directly Into The Box" Goldberg
Deena Emaish
Brian Murphy
Landon Robertson
Nicole Janeen Stine
Vasundhara Vegesina
Ratnamma Vegesina
Carrie Hill
Mollie McFarland
Freddie Vasa
Second Lieutenant Evan Milligan
Shema Mbyrukira
Aaron Latham
Sam George

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