Spirals​/​Dreams

by Emily Shreve

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1.
Giant Ants 04:00
Certain I was right Clinging to and unfinished puzzle Screaming "It's Complete!" Ignoring all the missing pieces He closed the windows and the doors The roof blew off I saw the open sky And I don't wonder why Always striving to please The queen and all her bees Perpetually out of reach Captured is the beauty Held in their hands Crumbled to pieces at first glance My feet came off the ground And I looked back I saw the giant ants And now I understand And I smile at them
2.
Snakebite 03:58
Slowly moving downward spiral The black is seeping in Eyes are shifting Truth is hiding I'm the eye of the storm Everything is fine Then my eyes are bleeding white We antagonize Until he finally bites Until he finally bites Something calls me Can't ignore it The fly is circling She tried running She is losing She's the eye of the storm Everything is fine Then my eyes are bleeding white We antagonize Until he finally bites Until he finally bites Shakes me to the core But I can't shake this storm Every single time Everything seems Fine
3.
What words can change When you're missing parts When the ground shakes And you're running in place Without a name It'll melt away For heaven's sake Don't you know your lines Yellow laces growing from the ground Meet the eyelets floating down the walls Stomping faces staring back at me I was falling for 100 years Tattered clothes with rips and tears And the spotlight shines brightly on your future years There are missing instructions so you'll never know It's opposite day so you'll never know Turns to grey In the swirling lines And mirrored shapes Fall flat in time Shattered trees shedding in the cold Resting silently on the dirty sheets Open eyes reaching violently In anticipation as the parts collide Strings tied tightly to your hands and feet Buried in knots but you're still asleep Trapped on the vine but it never falls The ground here is quiet but it never falls

about

I had done a couple of shows,and I was feeling good about it. This particular night I was thinking about how to create a life that was abundant with music, how to discover the depths of what I can accomplish as a musician, and how in the world I could integrate myself into a creative community. All of these things were running through my mind at a little brewery in Boulder, Colorado when I ran into Daniel Herman of MIneral Sound, a wonderful person who ran sound at a show I played maybe 3 months before. He said he had been trying to track me down since then and offered to record 3 of my songs on a real grand piano at a church in beautiful Nederland, CO.

As someone who always plays on a keyboard, I was so inspired by the elegant magnitude of this grand piano, and the way the songs asked to be performed, I decided to record the keys and vocals simultaneously and record them as the live performance would be.

The songs on my EP are my most personal, coloring in the struggles I had as a former addict, choosing the kind of person I want to be, and the void I had to enter in order to reach the other side. This EP is only the beginning of my musical releases as I am about to begin recording a full length album.

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released September 12, 2014

Written and Performed by Emily Shreve
Recorded and Mixed by Daniel Herman of Mineral Sound
Painting and Art by Elizabeth Woody
Design by Emily Shreve

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Emily Shreve Denver, Colorado

Emily Shreve is a pianist, singer-songwriter from beautiful Colorado. Her performances create intense moments and plead listeners to tune in completely. Sharply intimate, powerful and honest, Emily’s voice acts as the perfect vehicle for her poetic lyrics. Her songs are passionate, dynamic, and surreal, drawing from her experience with societal expectations, addiction, love, and her own dreams. ... more

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