Inland Sea

by Mary Win

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A collection of acoustic demos with a focus on the darker emotions.

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released August 21, 2019

All songs written, performed & produced by Mary Win
Album art by Win Win

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Mary Win Seattle, Washington

Ah, you are here. How did you find me? Enjoy these self-produced home recordings mixed and mastered on a MacBook. Have to keep it affordable or it just won't get done.

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Track Name: Vacant Starless Nights
What the hell do I get, get for waiting and believing in
Something I may never have, in this life, there’s no time
For wrongs to become right
My voice shakes like
A silky web of raindrops under
Vacant starless nights
Why do I feel like this in my head? All this dread, where is it coming from?
Most people I’ll just never get, in this life there isn’t time
For wrongs to become right
My voice shakes like
A silky web of raindrops under
Vacant starless nights
So I’ll sing to you again, reaching out, hoping to wander in
Into your desperate dreams, maybe there just isn’t time
For wrongs to become right
My voice shakes like
A silky web of raindrops under
Vacant starless nights
And wrongs can become right
My voice shakes like
A silky web of raindrops under
Vacant starless nights
Track Name: Thin Walls
Thin walls, thin halls
Narrow walkways, narrow stalls
Gray skies, say hello
Take my, land below

How much debt will they weigh on my shoulders?
Time should never be spent, repaying in regret
How much debt will they weigh by the boulder?
Life should never be spent, dreaming under debt

Cold doors, frozen floors
Broken vessel, broken oars
Rain clouds, welcome here
Soothe my, growing fears

How much debt will they lay on my shoulders?
Time should never be spent, repaying in regret
How much debt will they weigh by the boulder?
Life should never be spent, dreaming under debt
Track Name: Don't Be Prey
Hold on, are there are roles I can play to help you find your faith?
It seems every dream you live causes brand new fears to accumulate
How is it possible darkness blinds you in the sunlight
Your gentle nature betrays you, somethings always hunting you

Don’t be prey
Won’t you find a way
To rise up high
Leave those shadows behind

Your freedom hangs in the balance and life seems corrupt
This is hypothetical but maybe you should learn to live with just enough?
Yes you’ll have to make due with different forms of pleasure and rebellion
Should you choose to blaze ahead, too fast, too hard, you just won’t last

Don’t be prey
I’ll help you find a way
To rise up high
Leave those shadows behind

Don’t be prey
I’ll help you find a way
If anyone calls
Just leave them all behind

Leave them behind in the blue
It is I alone who will protect you
Track Name: Dominion of Silence
I happen to be standing by my own opinions, all of the time
If this way of living continues to reveal it’s sore points, I’ll have to leave
Again my heartbeat fades, a little more stress, a little less energy, that’s the trade
I happen to be degrading in my own dominion of silence

What do I have to become to take away this pressure
All the time I could give just never measured up
If I pushed any harder I would crumble from the effort
What more can I deliver before I just give up

But that’s the trade
You and I have made

Are you willing to begin defining a mental uprising of your personal views
Your only way of healing your anxious feelings requires wearing me down
Other methods exist to quiet the dangers in your field view
But you happen to be caught in a nightmare of hurting me too

What do I have to become to take away this pressure
All the time I could give just never measured up
If I pushed any harder I would crumble from the effort
What more can I deliver before I just give up

But that’s the trade
You and I have made
Track Name: Letting Go
Letting go, it’s easier
Than renewing a love that’s fading out
We could walk away now
If we fight our fires will burn us down
I still need your eyes
Though life seems divided and rarely united
Don’t let go this soon
I will be there to stay side by side with you

I will wait where the sky is blue
And hold my hand out to you
Come beside me and feel true
Letting go will only make you blue

Climb over the wall again
Down here there’s nothing but blame with no end
Between us stand several miles
Pressure changes personas to turn wild
I still want you there
Though affection is rare, an occasional whim you share
Don’t let go so soon
I will be there to stay side by side with you

I will wait where the sky is blue
And hold my hand out to you
Come beside me and feel true
I will wait for you
Track Name: Just Tell Me
Tell me how you are
I can feel your pain from afar
Cause you’ve been running this way
For a real long time
But you still hesitate…

To put your eyes on me
This is your chance to be free
You could wait another day
Or let me help you break away

Just tell me how you feel
So we know we both found something
We do agree is real
Just tell me how you feel

Tell me how you are tonight
Are you too far gone to reply
To the message I placed in your right hand
I’m sure your heart wants to take it’s stand

So put your eyes on me
This is your chance to be free
You could wait for one more day
Or I can help you find a way
Just tell me how you feel
So we know we both found something
We do agree is real
Just tell me how you feel
Track Name: How Hard Could It Be
How hard could it be to find
Somebody close to me
The world is filled with people
Yet where is the one I seek?

Whether they also think of a day
For them and me
To learn each other’s ways
But that day has not yet come to be reality

How hard could it be to find
A mind so wide and deep
The world is filled with avenues
Yet, I’ve lived years on the same street

Whether they also hoped for a way
To find a friend who plans to be
Waiting at the other end of the same frequency
Future remains to be seen…
It’s just my fantasy…
How hard could it be
To reach?

How hard could it be to climb
The trail that winds toward them
Are they hidden high in mountain rocks?
Will I meet them if I reach the top?

Whether they also searched in vain
So our minds could meet and turn the page
But it’s such a fragile time for me
Don’t you see?
The future remains to be seen…
It’s just my fantasy….
How hard could it be
To me?
Track Name: Broke Your Heart Twice
It’s just that kind of phase
The sort of mood that makes an empire crumble
It’s pretty clear to me that the outside’s calm
But you’re breathing and breathing
To keep it all under the pain
When no one comes by to get you untied
Try flying back to the ways you knew
By the end of night you’ll be pleading and pleading

That you won’t be alone, when the sunlight fades and you’re lying awake
And they hand you a thorn covered rose, to soften your pride and help you recognize
That love threw you a stone, you should’ve tossed back, instead you fell under attack
There’s not a reason to drive, down the same road, yet you broke your own heart twice

It’s just another wave
Dig your heels in the sand and let it roll by
Although you’ve stood high for years
The salt sea breeze just stings your ear
Keep pretending under the pain
As love glides and drifts farther away
Try flying back to you
By the end of night you’ll be pleading and pleading

That you won’t be alone, when the sunlight fades and you’re lying awake
And they hand you a thorn covered rose, to prick at your pride and help you recognize
That love threw you a stone, you should’ve tossed back, instead you fell under into a trap
There’s not a reason to drive, down the same road, yet you broke
You broke your own heart twice
Track Name: Scattered Flowers
I scattered flowers, For many hours
By an inland sea, They looked so free
And here I watch the bay, Gently it does not betray
My heavy mind, Maybe this time

If I can find resolve, Where the shore dissolves
These salty waves, Like ghosts they fade
Rushing right through, Gray gravel grooves
Flooding out to sea, Leaving me to be with me

Rain speckled evening, It found me softly breathing
Pressed down by misery, Oh how I can’t sleep

A grayness chills my mind
Soon understanding fills my eyes
With hints of what could be, Waiting there for me

If I can find resolve, Where the shore dissolves
These salty waves, Like ghosts they fade
Rushing right through, Gray gravel grooves
Heading out to sea, Leaving me to be with me
Track Name: Ocean Child
Forever I will be the ocean child
Walking with pocketfuls of unpolished stones
Taking time as if I had an endless supply
Never reaching a solution, I linger by the tide

Somehow hoping a change
Swells up like thick waves
Tomorrow calls my name but it’s here I have to wait and wait
Drifting in the wild
I am the ocean child

Eternally I chase the forest child
His love takes the form of fruiting spring
He only sings to hidden things
He can’t find a way to catch my eyes
Never finding a solution
He has faded from my sight

Somehow he hopes for change
To come down like a rain
Tomorrow calls his name but it’s there he has to wait and wait

Drifting in the wild
He is the forest child

And we are separated by these endless miles

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