FREE- Smiles and Polaroids

by Kayla Ringelheim

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This is the opening track of "Wandering Feet", my most recent studio album. Please enjoy this free track as a heartfelt thank you from me for your support.

Some background for this song: My summer job in recent years has been managing farmers markets. At my market in Downtown Providence one year, every week a man would visit rolling a suitcase behind him carrying a polaroid camera. He talked to himself a fair amount and was always friendly with us. Often he would ask to take pictures of people, and he would then keep the pictures for himself. I asked him if I could have a copy, so he took two for me. He was an innocently haunted fellow.

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I got a whole world inside this suitcase
Filled with smiles and polaroids
I take it everywhere I go so I'll never feel alone

Every road I’ve ever walked
Every corner I have stalked
Stay light when the shadows fall

Cause all it takes is wind and sun to make this paper feel
Smile for me one more time and
Let me know its real
Let me know its real

Last night out on the balcony
Oh how the echoes raged
Like a chorus down at Carnegie Hall bouncing round a white stone cage

Every voice I ever met
Every sound I can’t forget
Like chains to a circus parade

Cause all it takes is wind and sun to make this paper feel
Smile for me one more time and
Let me know its real
Let me know its real

Old man daddy walker was my father’s name
He had a heavy drink hand, turned out a pawn in his own game

A captive now of time and wear
I look for kindness everywhere
My suitcase filled with photo prayers

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Cause all it takes is wind and sun to make this paper feel
Smile for me one more time and
Let me know its real

credits

released October 7, 2012
Kayla Ringelheim--piano and vocal
Vance Gilbert--harmony vocal
Kevin Barry--lap steel
Jesse Williams--acoustic bass
Lorne Entress--drums, percussion, bells

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Kayla Ringelheim Providence, Rhode Island

A singer-songwriter from the Boston area who now calls New Haven 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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