Wayfindings

by Hayley Reardon

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    New seven track EP features six new tracks written and performed by Hayley Reardon (and her five piece band) and a beautiful new cover of Henry Thomas and Taj Mahal's "Fishin Blues."

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1.
Nervous 03:24
Well I know a boy or two with cars But I’ve never wanted love, I only want the stars And some call it focus I guess they never noticed That I can’t move out from familiar feet And everything sways to this broken beat Maybe I don’t do it on purpose Maybe parts of me they still get nervous I got my name down on the page But sometimes the mirror blurs and its not the same That’s when my words outrun the rest of me And some call it focus I guess they never noticed
2.
You said it's all in time It’s what we chose to hold on to and how tight On this sleepless night It’s the way you drive And all the Bob Dylan you pretend to like You’d be glad You’d be glad to hear I’m out of poetry ‘Cause these days words come about as easy as sleep But when I speak I’m saying things I never thought applied to people like me And oh, can you see my fingers numb and blue From trying to hold on to you You say there’s too much music Too much thought inside my head But if you want to be my friend then why’d you lie I should have known you’d be Just as reckless with me And I guess I’m just as naive As the warned me I would be
3.
Folded Maps 03:11
These days my name’s a little clearer On the page than in the mirror Sometimes I run, run like the kid I know I am But I still smile every time you call me friend Folded maps. folded maps of the north side of Boston We were late ‘cause we lost it I stole the stories from your empty cups of coffee All the words I found in that passenger seat, proud to be The last working tape machine on the highway Maybe I’ll learn to read those maps one day
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5.
She took my hand like she does when she wants to say something Crooked smile, like a kid who’s about to break something And she says “how do you feel about the ocean?” And I pull my chair in smiling Because I’ve got a seat Next to the only one asking that kind of question And oh, she is more than the music She is more than Bob Dylan to me She is booze and blueberries From her seat in the last row She sings with her eyes closed The band looks around Everyone in the room knows and I Look them all back smiling ‘Cause I’ve got a seat Next to her and her harmonies And oh, she is more than the music She is more than Bob Dylan to me She is booze and blueberries She is eighteen, asleep in the sand dunes Finding words that she believes enough to scream And she is booze and blueberries She is understated harmonies She is talking, she is telling this to me Oh she is more than the music She is more than she knows she is to me She is booze and blueberries
6.
I thought I got away But you must have caught hold on something Marked my walls with your paint Left some beautiful stain for me later When I wasn’t looking And maybe I’m about to be a different kind of crazy Than you planned on But you’ve been talking smart and slow and we both know If I go insane who the blame’s on It’s all 'cause your kiss it still tastes like the words you just said And I can’t get them out of my mouth or my head And I called just to say that I won’t go to sleep Until you say what you mean Sometimes I find peace in the walk home But not from you, oh no You flooded my blood with some grip that won’t let go
7.
I thought I got away But you must have caught hold on something Marked my walls with your paint Left some beautiful stain for me later When I wasn’t looking And maybe I’m about to be a different kind of crazy Than you planned on But you’ve been talking smart and slow and we both know If I go insane who the blame’s on It’s all 'cause your kiss it still tastes like the words you just said And I can’t get them out of my mouth or my head And I called just to say that I won’t go to sleep Until you say what you mean Sometimes I find peace in the walk home But not from you, oh no You flooded my blood with some grip that won’t let go
8.
I guess it's been a while, I owe you something honest But its always more for me than for you And lately I’ve been trying to simplify I guess that was my only excuse not to So don’t ask me what I did with all that freedom ‘Cause there were nights I couldn’t breathe But I found friends who had never seen the ocean And I took them home with me I’d say I stole you Boston, I cheated you out of your best qualities I’ve got your mischief in a jar and all your jazz inside my car Your spirit knotted ‘round the veins inside of me And you’ll see That I’m gonna make some good of who you’ve made me I made peace with crossing streets And some days woke up wanting rain Just to be drenched in some reminder Of all the ways I’d rearranged

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After being named a 2012 Bostonian of the Year and releasing her debut album “Where the Artists Go,” Massachusetts' own teen sensation Hayley Reardon returns in 2014 with her new 7-track EP, "Wayfindings."

"Wayfindings" is remarkable in its mature approach, coming from an artist barely old enough to drive herself to gigs. An emotional and creative leap forward from her 2012 debut "Where The Artists Go," such highlights as "Numb and Blue", a wryly sincere kiss-off to an ex with lines like "It's the way you drive and all the Bob Dylan you pretend to like," and an excellent cover of the Henry Thomas folk standard "Fishin’ Blues" have far more in common with Patty Griffin or Lucinda Williams than many of today’s young pop singer/songwriters, boasting a lyrical and melodic weight far beyond Reardon's years.

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released March 11, 2014

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Kingswood Records is an independent label that is home to established and emerging artists linked by their common desire to develop and pass on musical tradition. Kingswood was founded upon the belief that there is a continuum in art between those who inspire and those who are are inspired. One generation passes on to the next generation who adds to the tradition before they pass it on. ... more

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