Bittersweetheart

by Eva Walsh

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released July 1, 2016

All songs, music and arrangements by Eva Walsh
Produced by Eva Walsh
Engineered and mixed by Josh Cohen at Black Hat Music, Medford, MA
All strings arranged & recorded at The String Garden, owned & operated by Eva Walsh
Mastered by Chris Griffin at Griffin Mastering, Atlanta, GA
Eva Walsh is an Ohana Ukuleles artist

Vocals, guitar, baritone ukulele, mandolin, 5-string fiddle, cello – Eva Walsh
Banjo & vocals – Mark Whitaker
Upright bass – Chris Sartori
Drums – Joe O'Neill

Cover Photography – Jon Dorn
Album Design – Eva Walsh

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Track Name: When I Grow Up
I'm writing you a postcard from each place that I have been
So you know that I saw more than just the town you were born in
Saying hi from every corner of this crazy little ride
And I promise I will write no matter where you've gone to hide

When I grow up I'm gonna be the best I ever was
When I grow up I'm gonna do whatever a woman does
Hit the road and make my way and fall in love
When I grow up

A day and then a month goes by and pretty soon a year
Making victories new memories and facing all my fears
I didn't feel you with me so I thought that you were gone
But through the bumps and twists and turns you were writing me a song

When I grow up I'm gonna be the best I ever was
When I grow up I'm gonna do whatever a woman does
Hit the road and make my way and fall in love
When I grow up

I didn't hear you missed me til I strayed to far from home
Thinkin' I had learned so much forgettin' everything I know
But I found a little motel and I'll call you up tonight
And we'll laugh about the fun we had just tryin' to get it right

Some leave them behind
Nothing but tomorrow
We're following our stars
But we're just children, we're only children

When I grow up I'm gonna be the best I ever was
When I grow up I'm gonna do whatever a woman does
Hit the road and make my way and fall
When I grow up
Track Name: Chemical Reaction
It's the middle of the summer
You're in a winter coat
Oh you could be my lover
If I could swim the moat

The flowers keep on bloomin'
Your roots are buried deep
And I can't keep assuming
Your heart is mine to keep

Oh Oh we're losing track of time
Baby I don't know oh
Where I should draw the line

Oh wasted love is a chemical reaction
The two of us can't resist the sweet attraction
But when touch the fire begins to burn
When will we learn?

I start to see us clearly
We're reaching in the dark
Whenever you are near me
That's when I feel the spark

Oh Oh I wanted to be blind
Baby I don't know oh
The ending we won't find

Oh wasted love is a chemical reaction
The two of us can't resist the sweet attraction
But when touch the fire begins to burn
When will we learn?

Taking two steps forward and twenty back
It's gonna take much more to fill up the cracks

Oh wasted love is a chemical reaction
The two of us can't resist the sweet attraction
But when touch the fire begins to burn
When will we learn?
Track Name: Bittersweetheart
I don't regret us having met or leaving you behine
The tears the tortured memory of knowing you weren't mine
I learned a dozen lessons from just cleaning up the mess
I'll organize, roboticize to make it hurt much less

My bittersweet, my bittersweetheart
My bittersweet, my bittersweetheart

You drew a map that led me to a place you said was near your heart
But what I found was nothing but a maze that led me back to start
I'm sleeping and I'm wide awake my mind won't tell me what to do
I'm tired of dreaming through the day and still I'm waking up to you

My bittersweet, my bittersweetheart
My bittersweet, my bittersweetheart

Ten days ten nights I waited for you
Time flies when you don't really want to
Give up the fight give up the dream
Give up on you

My bittersweet, my bittersweetheart
My bittersweet, my bittersweetheart
Track Name: 'Til I Met You
'Til I met you I was doing just fine
Now I met you I'm even better
Things weren't so bad with the things that I had
But everything is good when we're together

I let the lock on my heart rust out
Nothing and no one could get through
You came along and you busted it out
Stealing what I would gladly give you

I didn't know what you'd mean to me then
Now I can feel it every morning
This is the love I could never dream up
Changing my life without a warning

Someday the time will come where we'll be apart
I hate to think about it but it's gonna be hard
In my heart I will keep us as we are
A love beyond our years will go on
And on

'Til I met you I was doing just fine
Now I met you I'm even better
Track Name: Hi, Hello
I walked this street so many times in my head
The birds singin’ the same the spring in my step waits there

Hello, hello to a new time in a old place
I’m home, home I’m here to stay

I’ll never know if the road that I go is the right one for me
But maybe I walk with a positive thought and intention to say

Hello, hello to a new time in a old place
I’m home, home I’m here to stay

It’s true I once loved another, I hope you understand
You’ve been so constant, waiting for me to land

I know you’ll give me some trouble as I settle down
Though I deserve it you’ll let me back into your arms

Hello, hello to a new time in a old place
I’m home, home I’m here to stay
Home I'm here to stay
Home I'm here to stay
Track Name: Stand Up
Stand up stand up put your feet on the ground
The winds are stirring here in town
The sherriff’s gone the flock has fled
Better stand your ground or might be dead

Row by row your friends have gone
Muttering about that sacred song
And here you are all alone
Don’t you fall asleep cause you’re not at home

Oo there’s a whole lot of trouble here
Oo in the dark whoa
Here by night we want to see, want to know and believe
How can someone make it to the dawn
Fear can lead us to the creek, drown us in our relief
Never gonna see the sun

Hey John, Hey Jane how does feel?
God is drunk behind the wheel
Your time is running out of control
Better find a saint to save your soul

Oo there’s a whole lot of trouble here
Oo in the dark whoa
Here by night we want to see, want to know and believe
How can someone make it to the dawn
Fear can lead us to the creek, drown us in our relief
Never gonna see the sun
Track Name: Brand New Day
I have a robin and a hummingbird on each of my shoulders
They're like my devil and my angel telling me what I should do
Should I stay in perpetual motion?
Or should I rise and sing?

It's a brand new day and I'm happy for the sunshine
Happy for the chance to see the twinkle in your eye
I can truly say that the clouds have silver linings
My scientific findings suggest
That in the spirit of friendship, good times and music too
We got a little livin' to do

It's so easy to get caught up in the jetlines to the deadlines
Does it matter what it cost you on the fastest way to hell
Were you blind to the scenery around you?
Or did you love it well?

It's a brand new day and I'm happy for the sunshine
Happy for the chance to see the twinkle in your eye
I can truly say that the clouds have silver linings
My scientific findings suggest
That in the spirit of friendship, good times and music too
We got a little livin' to do
Track Name: Fire Escape
It's so simple yet the best laid plans
Always crumble leaving things to chance
Yeah you meant it like you said that it would be

We went walkin' down the alley ways
You were talkin' like the better days
Would surrender and surprise us in the end

'Cause you were lookin' for a window
You were runnin' down the fire escape

Put your picture in a small gold frame
By my bedpost whispering my name
As I'm sleepin' by myself again tonight

I wanted you so badly that I couldn't close my eyes
I took your picture off my wall and said at last goodbye

Cause you were all I ever wanted
You were all I hungered for
You were all I ever wanted right or wrong

'Cause you were lookin' for a window
You were runnin' from the fire
You were lookin' for a window
You
Track Name: Cry
Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm right
But I'm the only one who's having trouble sleepin' tonight
Maybe you kicked me when I was down
But I learned long ago what goes around comes on back around

I'm happy for you just leave me alone so I can
Cry

You had your words like a knife on your tongue
Readin' from behind a script, oh what you think you're hiding from?
Look at my face, see what you've done
You can't walk away into another setting sun

I'm happy for you just leave me alone so I can
Cry
Cry

I'm happy for you just leave me alone so I can
Cry
Track Name: On and On
Someday, this is all gonna pass
But the pain that you feel will fade last
Even if you carry on and on
You say where am I to begin
The end of my rope is frayin'
You gotta keep on holding on and on

You say when is this gonna end
I think I might break as I bend
Gotta keep hope burnin' on and on
I know it's not my place to weigh in
But you're not alone where you've been
And we'll walk this road you're on and on and on