The Waiting Room

by Anne Schaefer

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05:48

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Welcome to the Waiting Room!

Each song represents a different character sitting in a waiting room. They are all suffering from the glorious human condition.

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released January 4, 2014

Anne Schaefer - voice, piano, guitar, boots
Scott White - upright bass
Kelby MacNayr - drums
Joby Baker - drums on 5, pipes
Adrian Dolan - strings on 3, accordion on 8
Kevin Fox - voice on 4 and 11, cello on 4, 6, 7, 11

All compositions by Anne Schaefer except 8, lyrics by Anne and Caroline Dufour.

Recorded at Baker Studios, Victoria, B.C. Canada
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Joby Baker

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Track Name: Fragile
If you say my name, I might shatter.
If you touch my hand, I will melt.
If you look into my eyes, I may fall down flat.
and if you say my name, I might cry.

If you hear my voice, I might vanish.
If you see my pain, I will die.
If you feel my darkest day, I may run like the wind.
and if you hear my voice, I might cry.

My parchment paper skin is flaking off like weathered paint.
My big old rhino hide is at the cleaners.

So I'm fragile.
I'm fragile…I feel so fragile.
Fragile.
Track Name: Where are you
I didn't see it coming.
Not in a million years.
I've been so lost in my garden.
Teaching my seedlings to thrive.

I didn't know it'd be this long.
And I'd be standing alone.
Where is the one who'll love me best.
I'm calling out where are you.

My flowers bloom in winter.
Melting the frost away.
Every sweet petal unfurling.
I've taught them all how to pray.

I didn't know it'd be this long.
And I'd be standing alone.
Where is the one who'll love me best.
I'm calling out where are you.

With my hands in the dirt and my heart on my sleeve.
I'm waiting.

I've left the garden gate open.
Track Name: Black Canary
I move through the night turning darkness to light, Black Canary.
My bombshell attire may confuse your desire to flee.
Please be apprised that my sensual guise is just a smoke screen.
Cause I'll clean your clock if you think you can just walk away.

Justice for all if you give me a call is what I promise.
I make no exception for any deception, you see.

So please keep in mind all you criminal kind, I'm Black Canary.
You can rely on my Canary Cry to deter.
I'll vaporize any plan you devise I'm Black Canary.
So do shrink in fear, once I scream in your ear, you are done.
Track Name: Elixir
If I kissed her lips.
Would I taste her salty youth.
And would it run down the back of my throat and on into my veins.

And if I held her hands.
Would they warm my bony claws.
Make them young and alive full of life spent in days that are gone.

How did I get so old.
When did my hair turn silver and grey.
Why do I feel just like the boy I once was.

If I caught her breath.
Would it fill my lungs with air.
Make me dizzy with oxygen spiraling straight to my head.

If I touched her skin.
Would it soothe my aching cells.
and rejuvenate and generate heat that I've not felt in years.

How did I get so old.
When did my back bend over to bow.
Why do I feel just like the boy I once was.

Is it so wrong.
To want it all back.
Is it so wrong.
It's such a sweet, beautiful elixir.

How did I get so old.
When did my hair turn silver and grey.
Why do I feel just like the boy I once was.
Track Name: Get out of my face
scuze me there
but you're standing on my freedom
you got your big loafer
on my liberty and I can't really see
how you get around
with such a heavy step
indebted to misjudgement
queen of regret

sure i got some problems
some issues haven't you
so sue me and bring me in for questioning
on all my petty sins
call the cops why don't you
i dare you to bring it on cause you're wrong
i'm not what you're thinking

don't look away
can't you see straight
while you're looking at my face
what do you see that makes you so afraid of me
i'm just a big old pussy cat
i'd curl up in your lap
and purr away the hours

sometimes i dream of what might be
if only you could see
all the beauty i have inside…

but i can't escape my crude exterior
that makes me so inferior, to your eyes
i am not inferior

so i say
screw you pal
go and take your dirty looks with you
return them to your eyeballs
where they can fall back in your brain and drain
right out your ears into the airy atmosphere
to float away and disappear

get out of my face
get out of my face
get out of my face
get out of my face, please.
Track Name: I Wish
I wanna be a movie star kissing on the big screen
And I wanna be an astronaut orbiting the moon
I'd like to be a mermaid with silky seaweed hair
And I wish I was an orphan with lots of magical powers

I wanna meet some aliens and see inside their spaceship
And I wanna know telepathy and read everyone's minds
And I'd like to have an angel to keep me out of trouble
And I wish I was a ninja fighting all the forces of evil

I wish I wish
And I wish I wish
I wish I wish
Oh I wish I wish

And I'd like to be a mermaid with silky seaweed hair
And I wish I was a ninja fighting all the forces of evil

I wish I wish
AndI wish I wish
I wish I wish
Oh I wish I wish

I wish I wish I could eat all the ice-cream in the world
I wish I wish I could walk through walls
I wish I wish someone would buy me a pony
And I wish I wish that I was a boy
Track Name: Away
It was four in the morning and I wanted you still
Your eyes were closed
I had sampled your skin with the touch of my hands
There was no one to witness the look on my face
As I watched you there
It was four in the morning and I wanted you still

Then I watched you go, away
I watched you go, and step onto a plane
The time was gone, there was nothing to say
So I watched you go, away.

We succumbed to the dinner and laughed with the boy
The room was warm
I served smoked conversation and silent intent
There was no one to witness your hand in my hair
As you tried to care
We succumbed to the dinner and laughed with the boy

Then I watched you go, away
I watched you go, and step onto a plane
The time was gone, there was nothing to say
So I watched you go, away.
Track Name: Chanson d'Amour
C'est un chanson d'amour
Un chanson pour moi meme
Je m'aime plus que personne
Ne m'a jamais aimer

C'est un chanson d'amour
Un chanson pour moi meme
Je m'aime plus que personne
Ne m'a jamais aimer
Track Name: Tattoo
Liquify me where I stand
Turn me into inky gold in your hand
I want to seep into your skin
And stay there, forever.

I want to be your tattoo.
I want to be your tattoo.
I want to be your tattoo.
I want to be your tattoo.

Pour me out into your pen.
Let me drip down through the eye of the needle.
I want to sink into your skin.
And stay there, forever.

I want to be your tattoo.
I want to be your tattoo.
I want to be your tattoo.
I want to be your tattoo.

Slide me slowly through your pores.
I want to feel you on a cellular level.
I want to sink into your skin.
And be permanent and become permanent.

I want to be your tattoo.
I want to be your tattoo.
I want to be your tattoo.
I want to be your tattoo.
Track Name: Mambo No. 7
Mambo
Numero siete
Mambo
Numero siete
Mambo
Numero siete
Mambo
Numero siete...

Quiero bailar el mambo mambo
Quiero bailar el mambo mambo
Quiero bailar el mambo mambo
Quiero bailar el mambo mambo
Quiero bailar el mambo mambo
Quiero bailar el mambo mambo...
Track Name: Loveliness
Whisper in my ear
While the night descends
Wait a minute dear
For our love again

Lay your hand in mine
Let the candle die
Lead me to your side
And love again

Let me bathe in all your loveliness
I still bathe in all your loveliness

Talk me to our room
Tales of time gone by
Tell me how we fell
In love again

Let me bask in all your loveliness
I still bask in all your loveliness

Fall into my arms
Feel my lover's breath
Feed me all your charms
And love again.

Say you're mine alone
Sold in heart and soul
Sail me to your door
And love again

I still drink in all your loveliness
Let me drown in all your loveliness

Loveliness.