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1.
I think that it’s healthy when you feed off a dream You think that you’re full but then you see one more scene So then you just walk around Your mouth open wide big enough for your eyes And take to the clouds It may not be long before your feet leave the ground You’re so busy flying and it’s hard to look down But now that the air has finally taken your side Use your soul as your guide And take to the clouds Take to the clouds Sometimes you just wanna stay on your feet Cause up in the sky it feels just a bit too free But if you spark a fire at dawn It’ll burn long after you’re gone So I take to the clouds Take to the clouds (3x) I take to floating The vertigo can be a spin But all I know up there the suns inspiring And I wanna make a fire that bright And I wanna make a fire that bright
2.
Lucky Streak 03:06
I met a man with grey hair He wasn’t smilin but I’m sure he once had Saw his story in the lines at his eyes I asked him how is it fair To have a bench in a park and call it home He gave a shoulder shrug but thanked me At least somebody cares It’s hard to know, hard to grow up in a bubble Cause all I have to show are some scrapes from the rubble So when the lining breaks and my own skins at stake Will scars form after my lucky streak is torn? I saw a pretty blonde girl She looked tired but she knew how to hide it well It took me a couple glances to tell I told her I was from Boston Just came down for some sun on the weekends She didn’t comprehend She said only rain falls here It’s hard to know, hard to grow up in a bubble Cause all I have to show are some scrapes from the rubble So when the lining breaks and my own skins at stake Will scars form after my lucky streak is torn? I’m just floating here Everyday, every year Well maybe one day, one year my soul will know the feeling of fear Who is in the skies? Who’s the one that decides That I’m not a park bench man or a pretty blonde girl who has no sanity It’s hard to know, hard to grow up in a bubble Cause all I have to show are some scrapes from the rubble So when the lining breaks and my own skins at stake Will scars form after my lucky streak is torn?
3.
Well I always knew That I’d go down without a dagger It wasn’t hope it was the truth From all of that war, I was removed I lived my days Behind the shield of a country I had a flag and make it known But soon I learned, conviction was my own Now I have tasted The bitter swells of hatred So won’t you lay me down Cause I have yet to get my rest With all these medals on my chest When I crossed the combat line With twenty brothers at my side We were living in a haze Where all the truths began to fade But I stood my ground with my men Even after dropping down to ten Cause there was purpose in our steps And as we took the road ahead we carried lives of all the dead Now I have tasted The bitter swells of hatred So won’t you lay me down Cause I have yet to get my rest With all these medals on my chest Time flew me home But even then I was alone I couldn’t blame my simple town They feared one wrong word would burn me down Yes I served my country’s cry Maybe even saved another’s life I could’ve sworn I would move on The war is over after all But still I’m trying not to fall Now I have tasted The bitter swells of hatred So won’t you lay me down Cause I have yet to get my rest With all these medals on my chest
4.
Play 04:26
I used to play on a clear street I’d walk a mile and rest my feet Stand with leisure to catch my breath Rest my optimistic eyes Ambition is an evil gift Mine started young there was no one to stop me Work and play were one and the same No need to stop the simple game But then one day the play became work Someone made rules that left me gasping My peaceful walks became sprints I’m running all around But it’s not quite time yet to forget how to play So now I lose my sleep Cause god forbid there’s other time for release My youthful eyes could not see in their dreams That overspeculation would make me pencil in my vacations But then one day the play became work Someone made rules that left me gasping My peaceful walks became sprints I’m running all around But it’s not quite time yet to forget how to play I used to play on a clear street I’d walk a mile and rest my feet But now I’m forced to pick a passion It’s a poison for a hungry soul Tired eyes was not on my list of goals I’m running all around But it’s not time yet to forget how to play

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released May 1, 2007

Produced and Engineered by Dave Piper
Recorded at:
My Parents Basement Studios, Foxboro, Ma
The Icebox, Somerville, Ma The Center for the Arts in Natick, Natick, Ma Mastered by Colin Sapp at Specialized Mastering, Framingham, MA
All Music and Lyrics by Kayla Ringelheim
Piano and Vocals: Kayla Ringelheim
Drums and Percussion: Vancil Cooper
Electric Bass, Guitar
Additional Percussion: Dave Piper
Additional vocals on "Take to the Clouds": Alex Balock, Cat Claus, Katie Lehmann, Emily Pinto, Rachel Child
Acoustic Bass on "Play": Devon Colella
Cover Art: Samer Khudairi

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Kayla Ringelheim New York, New York

A singer-songwriter from the Boston area who now calls New York home, Kayla Ringelheim is a young woman with impressive piano chops, ancient tales to tell, and a voice of honey to tell them with. Since her first open mic at age 13 on the stage at Cambridge’s fabled Club Passim, Kayla hasn't stopped playing. ... more

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