Scandinavia

by Michaela Thomas

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all songs by michaela thomas
except "lineage" by michaela thomas and jimmie linville
produced by jimmie linville and daniel mcmahon
engineered by daniel mcmahon, with zach staas
recorded at the midwest sound in rockford, il
additional recording at bobbywood in nashville, tn
mixed by daniel mcmahon
mastered by justin perkins at mystery room mastering in milwaukee, wi

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released September 4, 2014

vocals and acoustic guitar by michaela thomas
various guitars including baritone electric and lap steel by daniel mcmahon
additional electric guitar by jimmie linville
harmony vocals by molly parden and erin rae mckaskle
drums by darren garvey
keys by daniel pingrey

"the lady of shalott" by john william waterhouse
album design by matthew holmen

thank you to each artist who contributed his or her time and talents to this album. thank you mom for nashville, bluegrass, and your voice, dad for the dylan/young/stevens sing alongs, and a special thank you to jimmie for making this record happen.

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Track Name: Amsterdam
Summertime is lovely
And the sun is flowing honey on our minds
Blanketed with laughing
And the sound of waves crashing all around

I will not return to Amsterdam without you
I will not return to South America without you now

Overlooking bridges with the water
Flowing softly on our shores
You were not expected but
Your eyes are dancing me across the floor

I will not return to Amsterdam without you
I will not return to Scandinavia without you now

Rain, oh rain, oh rain…
When you are away
Grey, oh grey, oh grey…
Rain, oh rain, oh rain
When you are away
So come and stay
Come and stay

Summertime is lovely
And the sun is flowing honey on our minds
You were not expected but
I think you’re someone I was bound to find

I will not return to Amsterdam without you
I will not return to somewhere I call home without you now
Track Name: Lineage
Taken from a severed form
This hand is reaching forward
Opening and closing with the day
And all it can’t contain
The matter and the mate to have and hold
And old stones

Take, repeat, pattern keep
We are not alone
Blood and bone, ages of our fathers
Surface now and grow

Southern sweet, the sullen air would rise
And wrap around us
Days we spent in warmth and water claim
A future love would make
Our bodies float away and give us hope,
A new home

Take, repeat, pattern keep
We are not alone
Blood and bone, ages of our fathers
Surface now and grow

All we know
Taken from the wreckage of our family home
Let it go
Can we forget what was shown?

Take, repeat, pattern keep
We are not alone
Blood and bone, ages of our fathers
Surface now and grow
Track Name: Fire
Grey smoke and ash
Fields haunted as
This earth is waken up

Sail on these seas
Bring love to me
I’m haunted by your eyes

When I feel this fire in my bones
I am shaken by all you want
Don’t mistake me
I just need love

I’m not the same
You call my name
I feel it rising up

When I feel this fire in my bones
I am shaken by all you want
Don’t mistake me
I just need love

No use fighting
No use running from this now, it overcomes
I’m not frightened
But your face is all I see and I am lost

When I feel this fire in my bones
I am shaken by all you want
Don’t mistake me
I just need love
Track Name: Wolves
When the wolves came
They were waiting at our doorstep
I had thought you would stay
Now your faces start to look the same

When the snow came
There were footprints in the forest
I had thought you would stay
Now the days all start to feel the same

Cause you came quick as the dawn
Then vanished like the sun in Scandinavia
I’m held here by a dream
And you couldn’t be further away from me

When the spring came
I was far away and dreaming
I had thought you’d return
When the rains all made the world green again

But you came quick as the dawn
Then vanished like the sun in Scandinavia
I’m held here by a dream
And you couldn’t be further away from me

Away, away ooohhh…
Away, away ooohhh…

When the wolves came
You were already saying goodbye
Track Name: Modern Age
Modern age
I can’t see where I fit in your pages
Callous days
Close my eyes and the silence erases

And I don’t bother any day to be anything
Sleep and dreaming have allowed me a place to breathe
Till all my scheming one day falls apart
I can’t keep you locked up with my faults

Take in stride
All the paces they put me to making
Run and hide
From the series of blows I am facing

And I don’t bother any day to be anything
Sleep and dreaming have allowed me a place to breathe
Till all my scheming one day falls apart
I can’t keep you locked up with my faults

Don’t mark me the same
When I’m made for older days

Modern age
I can’t see where I fit in your pages
Track Name: When It All Comes Back Around
Down in the reeds
Swallowed by summer
I wasn’t ready for coming of age
Wrestled with lies
I’m just a dreamer
But I never close my eyes

When it all comes back around
And I see you standing in city skyline
Will I fall
Or will I be safe with you?

I chase you like smoke
Drowned in the desert
I’ll find some reason to not be me
And if I let go
Take it or leave it
You’ll be the first to know

When it all comes back around
And I see you standing in city skyline
Will I fall
Or will I be safe with you?

Down in the reeds
Swallowed by summer
I wasn’t ready for coming of age
Track Name: For the Morning
Dreaming of a place to be
With my love, truly
Cause where I’ve been is darkest hour
And dawn of day is coming, coming, coming

I have spent torturous nights
But when I awake you are near me
Cause what I need is to be found
And to be free for the morning, morning, morning

Dream on, dream on…

Sun will rise, day is new
All our past forgotten
Shake off shadows, open windows
All our failures forgotten

Dream on, dream on…
Track Name: Nesodden
I was walking by the river
You were staring at the wall
Well if we change then we’re still changing
And our days have come and gone

Don’t be afraid
Love will stay
In the sea I’m still the same
And I’m waiting, oh, for you

You were sitting by the window
I was writing in the yard
Can’t deny the seeds I’m saving
Can’t deny the dreams I’ve had

Don’t be afraid
Love will stay
In the sea I’m still the same
And I’m waiting, oh, for you

Somewhere inside you the seasons have changed
And you’re trying to make a sound
Tomorrow your reasons will fade till you don’t know
The way to save it all

I was walking by the river
You were staring at the wall
Well if we change then we’re still changing
And our days have come and gone
Track Name: Winter
Sun fails the sky
It’s cold in the wintertime
When I wake I don’t know where I am

We shared a home
A bed and a tablecloth
Now your name keeps faulting on my tongue

Thought I had grown, but now I know
The child in my heart
You take me down from my throne
And tear me apart

Love comes and goes
But you were the first to know
All those places I would run and hide

Thought I had grown, but now I know
The child in my heart
You take me down from my throne
And tear me apart

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