Passersby

by The Villettes

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released May 6, 2015

written and performed by: The Villettes
produced by: The Villettes and No Play Music
recorded by: No Play Music
mixed by: Steve Christensen (SugarHill Recording Studios)
mastered by: Heba Kadry (Timeless Mastering)

The Villettes are Courtney Leigh, Erin Howell, Katie Shepherd, and Savanah Shanks.

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The Villettes Austin, Texas

savanah, katie, courtney, and erin: musicians! humans! friends!

This year The Villettes released an EP with local DIY collective, NO PLAY MUSIC. They are an active and engaged band who are proud to be involved with local music.

Courtney Howell - guitar and vocals
Erin Howell - guitar and bass
Katie Shepherd - guitar, keys, and vocals
Savanah Shanks - drums
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Track Name: Carried Away
I used to be so healthy, mother,
Running with wild deer.
Chasing dawn's rosy mirth
Across the forest floor.
And hey, brother, the brown trout
Never seemed bothered that we traipsed through their home
Toes getting soggy and voices moving
But we haven't opened our mouths in a while.

And I will, I will be carried away
This earth won't stand still, won't stand still.

And, oh, sister, of earth and of sweat we have toiled.
My children you will hold
My skin and my bones please bequeath to the soil.

And I will, I will be carried away
This earth won't stand still, won't stand still.

Now, father, let us walk to Alathea's pool.
You said liars who drank these waters
Have now withered to so much dust.
So I see you and I see me,
But I cannot look upon
This life you have led, this life you have led.

And I will, I will be carried away
This earth won't stand still, won't stand still,
Won't stand still.
Track Name: Dragon
A dragon stole the moon from the sky
Said you are mine, you are mine.
Then the ocean rose up with a wave
For his moon he wanted to save, his moon he wanted to save.

With a gulp as wide as desire
He swallowed the dragon and his fire, he swallowed the dragon and his fire.

And the ocean said...

I will always hold you, and you will hold me here.
I will always hold you, and you will hold me here.

When the ocean gave the moon to the stars
She gave him her heart, she gave him heart.
Said if only dragons were no more
Then I could ever turn your shores, I could ever turn your shores.

And the ocean said...

I will always hold you, and you will hold me here.
I will always hold you, and you will hold me here.

So the ocean dried the waters
From the lakes and the rivers
Causing all the dragons
To flock to the sea
He drank and drank and drank
Pulling those dragons
Down to the water
Down, down to his depths.
Down, down to his depths.

I will always hold you, and you will hold me here.
I will always hold you, and you will hold me here.
I will always hold you, and you will hold me here.
Track Name: Lay Your Head
Her eyes watch his sleeping frown
But the tremble of upturned lips
From a moment's happy dream
Keep her anxious arms at bay.

Should she hold him?
Should she keep him away?
On this night a woman does pray.

Lay your head, man
Lay thee down beside me
We've the morning for bravery and parting
But for now just lay your head
Lay your head

Bye and bye she will surrender
The privilege of his every moment
He will leave her as all men must
But every footstep echoes through her.

And does she follow?
Does she find the strength to wait?
On this night a woman does pray.

Lay your head, man
Lay thee down beside me
We've the morning for bravery and parting
But for now just lay your head
Lay your head.

He will listen always. It will not fail to call.
He will listen always, and when it does, stand tall.
He will listen always. He cannot turn away.
He will listen always. A woman does pray.

Lay your head, man
Lay thee down beside me
We've the morning for bravery and parting
But for now just lay
But for now just lay
But for now, but for now
But for now just lay your head.
Track Name: Captive
They shoved us brightly out the door
In lines of three and four
So trodding down the street we go
But where to? I'm sure I do not know.
The other ones just march ahead
With nary and untoward eye.
But you can find me a-winking
At all the passersby.

Then up in a gilded tower
Under a hawkish, headmistress glare
We are given tools and orders
To make life seem fair.
But I onto Earth's embroidered mantle
With a furtive, woven thread
Begin my work, my motion
Transplanting stories from my head.

Soon emerges a girl
You see her there
Sailing distant seas
The fabric does unfurl
To set me free.