Momentum

by Bronwyn Rose

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The follow-up to 2015's "Release," "Momentum" is the sequel in a trilogy called "the Evolution Trilogy."

All songs written by Bronwyn Rose Boyer

Produced by Imre de Jonge & Bronwyn Rose
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Imre de Jonge at The Barn Studios in Huntsville, Ontario Canada
The piano for tracks 12 and 14 were recorded at my childhood home in Bardsville Ontario by Richard Jackson
Some bed tracks were recorded by Bronwyn Rose in Studio B, a division of The Barn Studios.

© 2018 Ear Candy Records

Huge thanks to Imre de Jonge who made this record possible. In addition to all the production work, he also once again performed all the drums, bass, percussion, and electric (lead) guitar on this record. His tireless round-the-clock dedication is remarkable and invaluable to me.

Also huge thanks to Alison Boyer who added extra splashes of color to this palette with harmonica and piano.

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released July 14, 2018

cover art by Bronwyn Rose (2014)

vocals, acoustic guitar, piano - Bronwyn Rose
drums, bass, electric guitar, percussion, keyboards - Imre de Jonge
harmonica & piano on "Only You" - Alison Boyer

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Track Name: Put It On Me
I will lay my burdens down in golden silence
I will seek to ground electric violence

What would you do if I lay down in front of you
What would you do if I opened up my safe

And put it on me, put it on you, put it on me put it on you

I unwind the fabric of time in endless oceans
I deep sea dive in bottomless emotions

What would you do if I lay down in front of you
What would you do if I opened up my safe

And put it on me, put it on you, put it on me put it on you

Sometimes I get so locked
I get so lost
And I can't get out
And I just can't face
I can't get out
And I just can't fake it

Put it on me, put it on you, put it on me etc.
Track Name: High Horse
Lie and cheat
It don't mean anything
She's got to give it up
She's so desire
She likes it scandalous
He feeds her fire

Come to me
Pure and sweet
Her humor is a crutch
Her guilty pawn
Her beauty is a horse
She's riding on

She's got the chops, she wants to live it up
Sucking back the schnapps, hot and dangerous
No turning off the flow tonight
Complicated way to say the simple
Thick waves of raw audiovisual
Quick on the draw and always right

High horse
No remorse
Gotta get her rocks off for free

Play me
Just 'cause this heart is free
No more trust
It's all gone
Nothing but lust
He'll play along

She's got the chops, she wants to live it up
Sucking back the schnapps, hot and dangerous
No turning off the flow tonight
Complicated way to say the simple
Thick waves of raw audiovisual
Quick on the draw and always right

High horse
No remorse
Gotta get her rocks off for free
Track Name: In Eternity
When eyes cloud out with doubt
And tears fall from the clouds
The soul cries out
And fear holds us till we drown

All or nothing
We are all or nothing
But we are free in eternity

Every time it feels too steep to climb
We are alone
Whatever it's about
We'll work it out
We'll make it home
Don't you worry, don't you fret
We're not beaten yet

All or nothing
We are all or nothing
But we are free in eternity
Track Name: I Feel You
Take it, please just take it
Even though it's battered and tattered and worn
'cause each time I reach out it gets scattered and torn

I try to trust
But it's just too much
'cause I can see you wanna keep me
On my knees

You can try to hide
But I feel you
You can try to lie
But I feel you
I know who you are
I feel you

Trapped in echo chamber walls
In an unquenchable void of speech
I'm searching for your heart
In the folds between memories

You know it's wrong but you carry on
To fill your cracking ego faults
And I will feel it all
In each beat of my pulse

You can try to hide
But I feel you
You can try to lie
But I feel you
I know who you are
I feel you

Haters hate but I can't believe
We ain't got no history
Apparently you envy me
But if you had what's mine
You'd starve and freeze
But I am made of fire
So come at me

Go ahead and freeze me
I don't care anymore
Keep pretending you don't see me
I know what you do it for
I got this love that carries me
It opens all the secret doors
You will never get to me
I won't show up to the war
There's nothing you can do to me
I don't scare anymore
You will never get to me
I don't care anymore

I feel you
Track Name: On The Ground
Off the rails, runaway train
You hit the station with your sweet pain
Engines gunnin' through my brain
Crash like lightning
Pour like rain

Forbidden fruit, soothe my sweet tooth
Oh how I love the taste
Fall on me now
Fall on the ground
Don't let it go to waste

Hope eternal, fever chill
I held the embers
They burn me still
Summer soft in the morning air
Your hand like fire
In my hair

Forbidden fruit, soothe my sweet tooth
Oh how I love the taste
Fall on me now
Fall on the ground
Don't let it go to waste

Alone is where I go
It's what I know
As the wolves chase me down
I'm lost, surrounded

Won't you pick me up
Take a bite
Let me feed your appetite
Don't let me rot on the ground
Track Name: My Heart Bleeds
I’ll meet you in the garden
Away from all the parasites
And we’ll embrace like children
Not trying to hide the love inside

You’ll tell me you knew me
Once upon a higher ground
Just another part of each other
You were always around

That must be
Why I gotta have you near me
Even just in imagery
I need your eyes on me
And that must be
Why I wanna cry
All I can do is sigh
At the mention of your name

I love the way you carry on
In every funky song
In every soulful melody
It carries me to my solidarity
It’s all I need

But when I see you move
When I see you groove
My heart bleeds

I’m catching your signals
I love the way you get to me
You’re becoming less subtle
With your synchronicity

I just hope I’m reading
All of the right messages
In this cavern of mirrors
And strange maze of passages

‘cause I love it when you speak
and when you sing it’s everything to me
but ooh, when I see you move
when I see you groove
my heart bleeds

It's true, every time I see you
My heart bleeds

Where are you, please come to me
When will you be embodied
You say, keep the faith
Focus on your purpose girl
But I say, I can’t wait
I need you in my world

I’ll see you in the courtyard
Away from all the prying hands
And we’ll finally be together
In our own wonderland

Baby I gotta have you near me
It's everything I need

But when I see you move
When I see you groove
My heart bleeds

It's true, every time I see you
My heart bleeds
Track Name: Only You
So many years
So many tears
Don’t let me fall
On deaf ears
We took the walk
We hit the wall
We stripped our gears off

Down to the wire
We lit the fire
And never did I call your name
I didn’t want to play those games

So I retreat among the trees
Where sky at dusk
Paints a dusty bruise
I’ll catch the clues
I’ll find my truth

Only you
Hold the key
That can open this heart now
I’ll find you somehow

Riding through this idle town
Enslaved to waves of sound

Only you
Track Name: Stationary
Used to be, I could see my life falling away, falling prey
To strip malls, and movie scenes, and white walls beneath beauty queens
But now I choose to just sit right here
With a full view of a California cut-out couple drinking beer on a beach somewhere

There's more to life
More than breathing
More than getting by
More than believing

You say you're gonna sell all your stuff
And set out for the highway
You'll pack your tent and your tobacco
And you won't be going my way
'Cause I'm a broken down train
At a summer burger joint
By the side of the road
Where the tourists sit down to eat
I'm amusing, I can lighten your load

But I'm stationary
I have no track
I'm stationary
And when I do it always takes me back
To the place where I hide out
I have to unlock my heart
So you can hear it shouting

Sometimes I feel so bloody blessed
And I hold my life tight to my chest
But if I want nothing to change how can I progress
My friends are gone, they've given up
They're off to find the well of success and fill their cups
They're tired of my tireless philosophies
They're tired of my rambling daydream poetry

There's more to life
More than breathing
More than getting by
More than believing

Someday I'll sell all my stuff and set out for the highway
I'll pack my tent and my guitar and my note-book
Is it my way?
Or am I a broken down train
At a summer burger joint
By the side of the road
Where the tourists sit down to eat
I'm amusing, I can lighten your load

But I'm stationary
I have no track
I'm stationary
And when I do it always takes me back
To the place where I hide out
I have to unlock my heart
So you can hear it shouting
Track Name: Ides of Midnight
Yes I know it’s midnight
the crow black eyes curl around her head
foreseeing the fog of a gridlock dawn
she jumps the hurdles to her bed

Yes I know it’s daylight
Patches of sun appear on the wall
Reflected down from an orange window
filtered through the crystal ball
Into the ides of midnight

I dreamed I lived with blackbirds
Inside an ancient pie
There were 7000 horses
Opening gates a millennium wide
I saw them whipping power
They had it on its knees
To open the gates of enslaved hours
But no one could find the key

Owls call around her
Underneath the hooded sky
100,000 horses
pull the weight of ties that bind
into the ides of midnight

You don’t have to open up your eyes
You don’t have to try to harness the sky
Just cut the chains off of your mouth
And ask the mountains why
Just cut the vault out of your throat
And ask the oceans why
And try to make the hours come alive

I don’t even want speculate about it
I don’t even want to reciprocate
Your thrown stones
I don’t even want to talk about it
I don’t even want to be there when you
Harvest the seeds we’ve sown

Yes I know I’m still here
Reflexes answer to the dawn
She sleeps in the bone yard of my hours
As I mark the page of another day gone
into the ides of midnight

Owls call around her
Underneath the hooded sky
100,000 horses
pull the weight of ties that bind
into the ides of midnight
Track Name: 5th Dimension Blues
There are songs in my heart that are waiting to be born
I don’t know where to start so I wait for it to wash up on the shore
Messages written in code up and down the spine of my soul
Oh so much to know not much to know better spark up a bowl

I am travelling, unraveling, in ribbons and bandages
No more self inflicted appendages
I’m saddling up my chestnut horse
No more wasted action obstacle course

You don’t miss me in your club
That’s alright, I can rise above
I wish that it was different, but it was ever thus
Holding on to thoughts & feelings makes them real for us

That’s why I cried so many times from thinking about it
And that’s why I felt so unalive when I hid from it
And that’s why I’m here to thrive today
And that’s why I use this muse to say,
"I came here to taste the many waters & the salts of the earth
I came here to be the only daughter of my own birth
I didn’t come for the pretension there’s nothing beyond the third dimension just to be a slave to someone else’s wheel
I didn’t come here to work at something I don’t like to get my meals
I didn't come to put my passion on the shelf, no
I came here to experience myself."

You don’t even know what hits you till it hits you & it’s gone
You don’t even know what kind of Earth you’re standing on
You don’t realize the truth you’re searching for
Is already there inside your very core
How can you ask for more?

You don’t miss me in your club
That’s alright, I can rise above
I wish that it was different, but it was ever thus
Holding on to thoughts and feelings makes them real for us

And that’s why you cry so many times from thinking about it
That’s why you felt so unalive when you hid from it
That’s why you're here to thrive today
And that’s why you use your muse to say
You came here to taste the many waters & the salts of the earth
You came here to be the only child of your own birth
You didn’t come for the pretension there’s nothing beyond the third dimension just to be a slave to someone else’s wheel
You didn’t come here to work at something you don’t like to get your meals
You didn't come to put your passion on the shelf, no
You came here to experience yourself
Track Name: Holy Wine
Blood staining the street
Left there whenever death and the innocent meet
Sex and struggle and drugs on TV
The cost of living is high
But love is free
For you and me

It's in my blood like holy wine
And I feel fine

Some people walk around listening to the news
And breathing in the stink of gasoline
Depending on the media to determine their views
Depending on church to keep them clean
Jesus said, "eat my body and drink my blood"
But at what price
At what cost

It's in my blood like holy wine
And I feel fine
Track Name: Thick Skin
It’s alright if you decide to come around and interrupt me
From this lonely old abandoned merry-go-round
That spins me endlessly while my courage is stuck up a tree
Tell me why did you take me up so high
Then tell me there was no such thing as the sky
I may be closed and so-called shy
But I always find the lie hidden in light on skin
Or a densely loaded sigh
Or flashes of motive hidden in a sparkling pair of eyes

But you were different
You just walked right in
And sent my fingers flying over feelings
That felt too finished to begin
Loss and retrieval were in your half-hearted grin
I tried to untangle the words with which I’d use
To nourish your parched roots
But I could see nothing was sinking in
So I put on my walking boots
And zipped up my thick skin

You could just come in to make a sound
You could just come and surround me
With sheer and boundless possibility
While my poetry is out on the town
And it told me from a pay phone that it won’t be home
not for love or money

Both of which I have none of
So I guess it’s just as well
That I am going home with pockets full of pennies for the wishing well
That big moon is up there
biggest piece of copper a girl could need
I imagine flicking it into the ocean
Never again to go hungry, never again to bleed

And all along you knew, saying, I told you it holds and molds you
Until your life is on fire
And when everything I do cramps my style
I aim my sights on the telephone wire
But it doesn’t make me more connected
It doesn’t take me any higher

There’s no way to stop the flow of time
Or the hands the hold the strings that never let me sing
Till I’m raw and groundless
Sounding out the soundless motions to all the old songs
You can say I’m crazy but you can’t say that I’m wrong
I think that I intimidate you, exasperate you
as much as I may elate you ‘cause my breath is baiting you
and my laughter’s burning in my throat just waiting for you

'cause you were different
You just walked right in
And sent my fingers flying over feelings
That felt too finished to begin
Loss and retrieval were in your half-hearted grin
I tried to untangle the words with which I’d use
To nourish your parched roots
But I could see nothing was sinking in
So I put on my walking boots
And zipped up my thick skin

Heart to slaughter
You took it so far away from home
Prodigal daughter
Went farther than she has ever known
Track Name: Hum & Lo
Behold a little fox, lost and found by the king and his hounds
Bearing dirty knees under tipsy skies, there she lies shading gypsy eyes
While I pass by, a vacuum of a boy in adult disguise
Oh wise chorus, please witness this not-so-innocent kiss
And realize she opened wide for all my lies concerning her mother's demise

It was for her own good when I thought perhaps I should give her something to make her sleep, and she did, curled up in the shape of a wedding ring, what a pretty thing
While all the night the elevator doors rang on every floor
Like a school bell, reminding me of my Annabelle
And my hunger swelled ever more for that pesky little whore

Baby, your mother is losing her form in a hospital dorm
So stay with me
And I'll keep you safe and warm forever more
And until this journey's through
If you should ask me I'll just tell you
Softly, sweetly,
"If she's sick or if she's well
Only time will tell"

Oh ladies and gentlemen of the jury you cannot know the fury that burned in me when she, a cruel little student, stood far too close to me
The flurry of youth flies by in the blink of an eye
In repetitive scraps like papers in the wind
But jury, imagine perhaps those scraps were written in the ink of sin by the demon within that sweet Lo, singing sweet and low
And behold how low she can go on the road but she'll never know

That baby's mother already lost her form before the hospital dorm
I wanted her to stay with me
To keep her safe and warm forever more
And until this journey's through
If you should ask me I'll just tell you softly, sweetly,
"If she's sick or if she's well
Only time will tell"

How softly coarse is the chill of remorse
When I had no choice but to melt into a deep reverie of dark blue
While my soul moaned over you
Oh you little vamp, even from the summer camp your evil infected me
I couldn't sleep, it took all of me to be complete when she stood in front of me accusingly just before her defeat
Oh what a sad, sad story
Of a brute like me and his brunette Nymphet
who pushed him over the edge into a sea of sweet regret
And oh, Lo, sing sweet and low
But behold how low she can go on the road
But she'll never know, she'll never know

That baby's father is losing his form in a psychiatric ward
But you stay with me in memory
While the elevator doors ring on every floor
Like a school bell, reminds me of my Annabelle and the love I crave
While outside in the corridors I hear them say,
"If he's sick or if he's well
Only time will tell"

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