Debut EP

by The Merry Way

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Recorded from July - October 2010.

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released December 7, 2010

Produced by Brian Eichelberger. All songs by Brittany Alvis, except Firecracker Girl by Brittany Alvis & Mark Alvis.

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Track Name: Firecracker Girls
She's always asking him if he still loves her,
and he doesn't get why.
He begs her to believe that he's not leaving,
but she doesn't get why.
So he'll sing her a lullaby tonight..

"My girl is dynamite in a world full of firecracker girls,
Oh they might light a spark but you,
you blow up apart my world,
You've got me hypnotized with blinding light,
My girl is dynamite"

She's always asking his advice, "Honey does this look nice?"
and he doesn't get why.
Cause he see's an angel where she see's her shadows,
and she doesn't get why.
So he'll sing her a lullaby tonight...

"My girl is dynamite in a world full of firecracker girls,
Oh they might light a spark but you,
you blow up apart my world,
You've got me hypnotized with blinding light,
My girl is dynamite in a world full of firecracker girls"
Track Name: Yellow
Yellow is the color of the brick road
that I’m walking on it felt so strong but I think I lost my way.

Faces in all the lonely places, searched high and low nothing to show Oh I think I lost my way.

I’ve walked all over the world looking for another you.
I’ve searched from city to shore Dreaming of someone to fill your shoes.
There’s no place I could walk, run, fly, ride, jump, or roam.
I find I’m clicking my heals dreaming of.
No place, there’s no place quite like home.

Finally, cause its all I wanted to see,
I found OZ but it went wrong just like it always does.
I was certain when I pulled back the curtain it’d be you but that’s not true, it could never be.

I’ve walked all over the world looking for another you.
I’ve searched from city to shore Dreaming of someone to fill your shoes.
There’s no place I could walk, run, fly, ride, jump, or roam.
I find I’m clicking my heals dreaming of.
No place, there’s no place quite like home.

I could never remember why I walked this way at all. So I’ll come back and stay forever. That yellow road brought me home.
Track Name: Hell to Pay (the fall)
“I’ve got Hell to pay, now won’t you come along? It only hurts for a minute”
He slithered through his teeth, She smiled and took a bite. It tasted good for a minute.
She calls her lover in says take a bit my dear...
And this began it all...
This is how they fall...

“I’ve got Hell to pay, now won’t you come along? Its only hot for a minute”
He whispered to the boy who smiles and lays her down, It feels good for a minute
She cries out at night he’s no where to be found,
And this continues on...
This is how they fall....

There’s always apples to take,
Its running through our veins
To make us love what we hate
We’ve got hell to pay
Track Name: Stay God
This cycle keeps going round and round
The same problem that put the snake on the ground
I just keep on walking off this ledge
You keep on saving me from death

You stay God and I stay man
You give love, though I give less
And I have been the most and the least of these,
But You’re the same to me
You stay God, though I stay man

For 22 years I’ve followed suit
Another daughter of Eve forgot the truth
This sin of mine keeps beating in my chest
I know that I will fail and be like all the rest

You stay God and I stay man
You give love, though I give less
And I have been the most and the least of these,
But You’re the same to me

You stay God, though I stay man.
Track Name: Bullet Wound
Another Band-aid on my bullet wound today.
I tried to talk to you but you just don’t get my pain.
Falling deeper in this pit you named despair,
I look around for help but its all of you that I followed there.

I was closer than you thought when the gun went off.

You didn’t mean to hit me but you did,
Didn’t mean to break me but I am.
You never thought you’d find me here but this is where I’ve been.

I have passed the place where salt could fix my wounds.
What you did’s been done and that won’t be healing soon.
I feel heavy with you’re word on my back
Oh I know this can’t be how you save the damned.

You didn’t mean to hit me but you did,
Didn’t mean to break me but I am.
You never thought you’d find me here but this is where I’ve been.
Track Name: For You
Oh what I would do to draw a smile from you tonight.
The way that I’d move will make this bad place feel alright.
I promise to dance until I see that look in your eye.
Whether loving or laughing I swear that you’ll have what you need to night.

You will be the one,
I love till morning comes.
I will hide tonight
deep within your eyes.

You will be the one.