Twenty Something

by Katie Trotta

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released January 1, 2013

Produced by Jason Miller & Eli Chastain
Katie Trotta - vocals, piano, rhodes, organ, bells
Eli Chastain - guitar, vocals
Steve Mackey - bass
Nir Z - drums, percussion
Savannah Giersch - vocals
Nels Urtel - vocals
Anthony LaMarchina - cello
Brandon Hood - guitar

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Track Name: Boston
you and I looked like a painting floating down Newbury Street
hand in hand past old brick buildings, crooked sidewalk beneath our feet
I remember that December we were buried in the snow
the cold cut like a knife, almost as much as letting go
when I...

flew away, set sail across the states
had a dream to chase before time stole it away
no, I don't regret but still I can't forget
that lately all I want, all I've been dreaming of is Boston

here I am in my new place in the middle of my new town
got my new friends around me and this feels like home now
still I can't shake this feeling, keeps me up late at night
what if I had stayed in the city with you still by my side
but I...

flew away, set sail across the states
had a dream to chase before time stole it away
no, I don't regret but still I can't forget
that lately all I want, all I've been dreaming of is Boston
Track Name: Wherever You Are
I'm fine all on my own but this life's not best spent alone
and I'm sick of the waiting, when can I stop playing
the odds aren't in my favor, can I get a do-over
cause I called dibs on 'not it', why am I the last one standing
ready or not, here I come

was I looking in all the wrong places,under the bed and down the hall
I checked the cupboard and the cracks and creases
come out wherever you are
olly, olly, olly I'm calling, olly
olly oxen free, olly oxen free

I'm still here in my corner, is this game almost over
one then two Mississippi, no I don't want to keep counting
I've got both of my eyes closed cause I've always played by the rules
but my heart gets so impatient with the passing of each second

was I looking in all the wrong places,under the bed and down the hall
I checked the cupboard and the cracks and creases
come out wherever you are
olly, olly, olly I'm calling, olly
olly oxen free, olly oxen

don't run to base, please don't call safe before I find you
my eyes are open, I counted to one hundred
ready or not, here I come

was I looking in all the wrong places,under the bed and down the hall
I checked the cupboard and the cracks and creases
come out wherever you are
olly, olly, olly I'm calling, olly
olly oxen free, olly oxen free
Track Name: Once Upon A Time
once upon a time, in another life you were mine
once upon a time, in another life, it was you and I
and we painted the night
we filled up the skies with millions of diamonds burning bright
once upon a time, in another life
you were mine
Track Name: Love Or War
I've got all my weapons out on the table and both hands in your sight
I make no sudden movements
I'm bare of the armor that brought us here tonight
in your eyes, I still see the fire that started with the war
every battle I waged on your heart still burns, it still burns

you can blame me all you want now
cause I am ready to bear the load alone
set your aim, take your kill shot, I'm an open target
I wasn't fair in love or war

lay it on me, don't hold back for a second, go ahead with your attack
cause I deserve to feel the weight of my actions
and you deserve to get some payback
cause I took what wasn't mine to take, the one thing I can't return
your time, all those years I stole away and it still burns, oh it still burns

you can blame me all you want now
cause I am ready to bear the load alone
set your aim, take your kill shot, I'm an open target
I wasn't fair in love or war

there are no words to take away the hurt
so, come at me, come at me
come at me now

you can blame me all you want now
cause I am ready to bear the load alone
set your aim, take your kill shot, I'm an open target
I wasn't fair in love or war
Track Name: Shouldn't Be Thinking About You
it's been 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 days since we first met
and I've spent 1 2 3 4 5 6 long nights trying to forget
the way that you made me laugh and how alive I felt
the fact that I couldn't admit that I'm with someone else

I've got a life I'm trying to start
I've got a love who's got a good heart
I've got a plan, it's worked this far
I've got a million reasons why I shouldn't be thinking about you
I shouldn't be thinking about you

tried to convince myself it's okay to let this happen, I can handle it
I wouldn't cross that line, you and I would just be friends, completely innocent
but that was all a lie cause now I'm here with you
and I'm scared to death to admit the truth

I've got a life I'm trying to start
I've got a love who's got a good heart
I've got a plan, it's worked this far
I've got a million reasons why I shouldn't be thinking about you
I shouldn't be thinking about you

but what if I wake up fifteen years from now
to look back on my life and ask myself how I could have passed you by

I've got a life I'm trying to start
I've got a love who's got a good heart
I've got a plan, it's worked this far
I've got a million reasons why I shouldn't be thinking about you
I shouldn't be thinking about you
Track Name: Twenty Something
Johnny got married and Jenny's got a baby on the way
and I just heard that Joe got a new job
Julie won the lottery and Jason's out on vaca in some new exotic hot spot
but where am I

I'm lost in the middle of twenty something
spinning my wheels, barely moving, watching this world pass me by
I've been trying to get a grip on this life I'm leading
just trying to make it make sense
can someone throw me a line out in the middle of twenty something

when I was little and big dreams filled up my heart
when I still had stars in my eyes
I mapped out every step in my foolproof plan of where I'd be by this time
but somewhere along the way all the stars began to fade

I'm lost in the middle of twenty something
spinning my wheels, barely moving, watching this world pass me by
I've been trying to get a grip on this life I'm leading
just trying to make it make sense
can someone throw me a line out in the middle of twenty something

something tells me I'm not alone out here
am I alone out here
are you out here

lost in the middle of twenty something
spinning my wheels, barely moving, watching this world pass me by
I've been trying to get a grip on this life I'm leading
just trying to make it make sense
can someone throw me a line out in the middle of twenty something
Track Name: Say Yes To Me
hello, I'm Miss Independent but lately I'm spinning out of my comfort zone
the moment they introduced us, I lost all focus
looking at you is such sweet vertigo
I don't know what I'm thinking, have I gone completely mad
cause I'm not the girl who admits to ever needing a man to...

love me, need me, never let me go
and with the morning light let me be the first thought you know
embrace my insecurities
and say yes to me, say yes to me

well, if I tell you a secret, my dear could you keep it inside your mind
if I tell you I love you, tell you I need you, you're the best thing in my life
I don't know what I'm thinking, have I gone completely made
cause now I'm the girl who wants to ask you if you can

love me, need me, never let me go
and with the morning light let me be the first thought you know
embrace my insecurities
and say yes to me

after weighing out the options evenly
turns out surrendering's not so bad
and now you'll find me skipping through the streets
singing sweetly to myself just because, just because

love me, need me, never let me go
and with the morning light let me be the first thought you know
embrace my insecurities
and say yes to me, say yes to me
Track Name: Six Years Old
when did my feet grow to be so long
when did I lose my last baby tooth, I just noticed it was gone
where did that wrinkle come from
when did these freckles show up
even my voice sounds wrong

cause the last thing I knew, the sky was so blue
I was in the back yard rolling down the big hill
momma tucked me in bed, kissed me on my forehead
life was simple and sweet, just as it should be
I swear, a moment ago I was six years old

when did I move out of mom and dad's
when did I stop listening to boy bands
when did I make friends with grown-ups
where did these bills all come from
something about this feels wrong

cause the last thing I knew, I was painfully blue
covers over my head, crying in bed
told the boy of my dreams I love him hopelessly
but he don't feel the same, now I'm drowning in shame
I swear just a moment ago, I was sixteen years old

call me crazy
lately I've been weighing the possibility I have yet to see
all of my best days are still on their way
Track Name: Change
standing still is for cowards, I know cause I have been one
but I'm braver than I was back then, now I'm brave enough to admit that
I think I'm ready to move on, it feels like time to start over
pick up the broken pieces and put them back in order

it took a while to get to this place
and I've got some scars that time can't erase
and I know I've made my share of mistakes
but I am ready now, I am ready for a change

I set up camp in the city, over a thousand miles from home
with a dream and a duffel bag, I promised to never look back

it took a while to get to this place
and I've got some scars that time can't erase
and I know I've made my share of mistakes
but I am ready now, I am ready for a change

I think I'm ready to move on, it feels like time to start over
pick up the broken pieces and put them back in order
Track Name: With You
what if this doesn't work out
what if this all falls apart right before my eyes
I'd be lying to say I'm not scared
I'd be lying to say I don't have my doubts
for once in my life, I want to speak up
I know what I want

I want to dive in
I want to run fast
I want to love deep
I want to laugh
with you

what if the dreams I'm dreaming
turn out to be too big for reality
I'd be lying to say I'm not scared
I'd be lying to say I don't have my doubts
for once in my life, I'm gonna speak up
I know what I want

I want to dive in
I want to run fast
I want to love deep
I want to laugh
with you

and if this doesn't work out
and if this all falls apart
at least, I'll know I tried

I want to dive in
I want to run fast
I want to love deep
I want to laugh
with you