The First EP

by Clara Gallagher

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

1.
2.
05:01
3.
04:08
4.

credits

released April 1, 2014

Cover art by Railey Jane Savage.
Track 3 is half-original/half-cover. The cover part of it is Phil Phillips' classic "Sea of Love".

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Clara Gallagher Ithaca, New York

Musician based out of Ithaca, NY.

contact / help

Contact Clara Gallagher

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: My Dear Brother
I find solace in fate.
Life's so short and I can't be sure it's working out.
I've spent all my time
defending my life from the pain,
from regretting.

O Brother... where art thou?
O Mother... I'm seeing you cry.
I wait to be by your side.
O Brother... why'd you have to die?

Stagnant and alone.
Preferential to company.
Seemingly a nasty joke, though I choke
my own tears down my throat.

Oh, I never thought about breathing in and breathing out.
No, I never thought about breathing in and breathing out. (repeat)

O Brother... where art thou?
O Mother... I'm seeing you cry.
I wait to be by your side.
O Brother... why'd you have to die?

O Brother... I never saw you cry.
O Brother... I didn't know you hurt inside.
O Brother... you didn't ask for help that night.
O Brother... I wish you didn't die.

Oh, I never thought about breathing in and breathing out.
No, I never thought about breathing in and breathing out. (repeat)
Track Name: White Guilt
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you live without ever committing sin?
When you look at me, you only see my skin.
If only you looked in.

Yes, I'm sorry for what my ancestors have done.
Does it help that I am a changed one?
'Cause when I look in me, I only see love.
Love, sweet love.

They call it White Guilt. (repeat)

I can't paint with all the colors of the wind.
Lord, forgive me for I have committed sins.
When I look at you, I can't avoid your skin.
I show my Kansas kin.

Yes, I'm sorry for what my ancestors have done.
Though centuries have passed, I'm really just like them.
Oh, when I look in me, I see who has won:
a prejudiced system.

I'm not that bad,
I am that bad,
I'm really bad.
I don't hate you,
I hate myself.
I hate myself.
I hate myself.

Misdirection.

White Guilt. (repeat)

I don't hate you,
I hate myself.
I hate myself.
I hate myself.

Misdirection.
Track Name: Sweet Shame
Come with my, my love,
to the sea, the sea of love.
I wanna tell you
how much I love you.

Do you remember when we met?
That's the day I knew you were my friend.
I wanna tell you
how much I love you.

Today, you wanted a break.
Torturous escape!
O, I can't explain
the pain,
the pain.
Sweet shame!

I would walk to the ends of the Earth with you,
look in your eyes and
push you off....
Track Name: Fleeting Love (Gates of Heaven)
O, I sit here wearing his shirt and I think of his body warm inside.
Is it weird for me to sit here grasping the note that he wrote when he was high?
O, the guilt when I am happy,
O, the guilt when I am laughing makes me sad.
But I cannot find the words for the feelings that I have in my head.

[Lament]

When I sat there in my dorm and got that fateful call from John, what could I do?
O, I couldn't even cry as I learned of your demise, I was subdued.
O, I couldn't feel for months.
I tried, but not even once, O how I feel!
But now I know with certainty that I'm depressed and wish to be alone.

[Lament]

One day I thought it was gonna happen, but not tonight.
Brother, I miss you now, what could I've done to make things right?
Now I look back and see the Jack people knew and love.
Forgetting both sides of the boy who died who I didn't always like.

[Lament]

Love. (repeat)

I'm standing at the gates and I'm struggling to see though.
When I forget the dates, it don't mean I didn't love you.

And all that I saw,
and all that people say,
is you're standing up above
so full of love.

They say you rest in peace, but that don't mean a thing.
O, I beg and I plead
for you, my all, my everything.

And all that I saw,
and all that people say,
is you're standing up above
so full of love.

So why'd you do what you did?
The pain won't go away.
O, I hurt every day.
The pain won't go away!
I hurt every. day.

And all that I saw,
and all that people say,
is you're standing up above
so full of love.

Love. (repeated without end)

I love you.