Daughter

by Kira Velella

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released April 24, 2013

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Scott Barkan
Produced by Kira Velella
Artwork by Sarah Martinez
All songs by Kira Velella

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Kira Velella New York, New York

"Daughter is a short poetic journey filled with gorgeous warmth..."
- Wordkrapht

Kira has been writing and performing for audiences around the country since she was 17.
Always rooted in emotion, at once joyous and sad, her writing is song-salve to sing you safely through.
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Track Name: Lover, Move
Lover move
Oh lover move
Into a softer shape
Lover move

Now maintain
Please maintain
The curving of your body,
Maintain

The way you generate heat
It reminds me of
How I'd like to breathe
The way you generate heat
It reminds me of
How I'd like to breathe

My lover east
My lover west
When he'll come again I cannot tell
In the spring, or
In the fall?
If the earth is waking I'm sure he'll call

Oh but something's gotta give
My heart is weaker than I've known it could exist
Oh but something's gotta give
If he is aching from his wondering and
ready to come home I'll be here

My lover wants
Or so I'm told
A woman who can pull him in from the cold

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Lover move
Oh lover move
Into a softer shape
Lover move
Track Name: Act Your Age
You're too young, much too young
You're too young, much too young
Act your age
Act your age

You're too cold, much too cold
You're too cold, much too cold
Come outside and site
Come, take off your hat
The sun is only here for a while and then
The night grows back

So we wanna know, are you gonna play?
It's getting late, and we can't wait no more.
Flowers bend their heads at the mention of your name
The sky is sorry for gathering rain.

You're too full, much too full
You're too full, much too full
You can't fit through the door
What do you think it's there for?
I'm tired of watching you weighing your heart like that
Down to the floor

You're too young, much too young
You're too young, much too young
Act your age, act your age
Act your age

So we wanna know, are you gonna play?
It's getting late, and we can't wait no more.
Flowers bend their heads at the mention of your name
The sky is sorry for gathering rain,
And everyone's sorry for gathering rain

You're too young, much too young
Track Name: Come Down
When you come down, when you come down
Come to pass
With your bare feet marking the ground
You are sewn into the seams
Of this, it seems

And it's rained here, night into night
While they sleep
You play mother, covering roots
I've seen you sing, song along the leaves
Song along the leaves

And you admire the shadow scratching,
Where you lay your body 'neath the
Thatching branches
Covering you

When you come down, when you come down
Come to pass
With your bare feet marking the ground
You are sewn into the seams
Of this, it seems
Track Name: Blood Moon
Set forth in stone
I am not
Set in stone
I will change, I will move
I will live
By the light of this
Blood moon

When, I'll say when
Enough's enough
Final straw
To hit the flame, smoke to rise
Smoke to clear
I'll be here, with this
Blood moon

Clarity, I need you
Clarity, I need you
Speak out loud to me
And I will let you in for sure

Eyes, with which to see
And a mouth
It's there to breathe, that's all you'll need
That is all
And trust in me
That is all, with this
Blood moon
Track Name: Barn Swallow
When the light goes out, I'll leave
As you're falling fast asleep
I'll be out of your hair,
And into my car

Steady girl, don't lose your will
Bag's half empty but my brain is full
If this is just a test,
I think that I've failed

Found a bird the other day
She was frantic trying to fly away
Inside the attic of a barn,
I watched as she crashed

Well I guess she didn't know
Every window that she found was closed
Seems that's always the way when
You're looking to go

Don't cut me loose
I may not be
Coming back soon

Come inside, the TV's on
We don't even need to talk
Everything you don't want,
Just leave in the snow

Can't it wait till early spring?
It's too cold to sever anything
Wait a couple of months for
The fever to break

See me
Bending toward the light
Leaning,
I can't stay the night
Your hair and
Everything i like
Fading,
Almost out of sight

There are roots that stay alive
Hiding underneath the frozen soil
They're just biding their time and
I hope they survive

When the light goes out, I'll leave
As you're falling fast asleep
I'll be out of your hair
Track Name: Found Her, Found Her
When I came on over
And I fell like an empire
All my shadows surrendered
Everything they remembered,
Everything they remembered

Where the snow had lifted,
What our feet had imprinted
Fell asleep in the drift and
Woke up holding your warm hand
Woke up holding your warm hand

Singing, louder, louder
Singing, found her, found her

I was flying over
Over every tower
With the birds who fly higher
Over birds on the wire,
Over birds on the wire

I left all the hard lines
Carried only soft light
There was no sun in sight,
Winter closing her eyes,
Winter closing her eyes

Now our breathing's easing,
Your hands are weaving
Every stitch is revealing
All I woke with I'm keeping

Singing, louder, louder
Singing, found her, found her