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Fates

by Johanna Warren

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writerjune I woke up this morning with the song Both Worlds going through my head. It is a good morning and the soundtrack for happiness is this.
John O'Connor
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John O'Connor There IS magic in this world. I found it right here. Favorite track: Woods.
JOHN MATHIAS
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JOHN MATHIAS Pure musical healing. Get off the mad ride for a while and chill out. Favorite track: Have to Lose.
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Danny I don't think there's such a thing as a bad Johanna Warren album. All of them are absolutely spectacular and this is no different for her debut album. Favorite track: Have to Lose.
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Kate Wilde gorgeousness... her words and sweet voice are a gateway into feeling... thank you thank you
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Nicole I met Johanna Warren at Bennington College and she smiled at me with such happiness and light... Then gave me an mp3 copy of this album for free. She inspired me to start my own journey in embracing myself and my own inner light. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Favorite track: We Fell.
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1.
Both Worlds 02:48
“A” was the letter he carved in my heart with his cold metal instrument And red was the blood that rolled down my forehead after I had another incident Gray was the color of our dead skin when we exfoliated thoroughly And clear was the water that washed it all down the drain so we wouldn’t have to see Take my hand in your two hands; I’ve got no one You’re the best of both worlds Deep was the hole I’d lain myself down in before you came to my rescue Now deeper is the ocean I’d swim across holding my breath just to get to you Take my hand in your two hands; I’ve got no one You’re the worst of both worlds
2.
We Fell 03:41
How can we get so lost in the light? I’m waiting to make up for lost time ‘cause I’m awake for what feels like the very first time How long have you been hiding here in plain sight? I’m trying to resist your gravity, but for nought I’m a luna moth drawn to your light You fell into my life like a jet engine through a roof And I fell down a mountain, I got this broken heart as proof, So tell me where did you go so late last night? I woke up without you next to me; I wandered out like a crazed ghost into the moon light You fell into my life like a coin a wishing well And I fell silent as a snowy field and instantly under your spell
3.
My Storm 03:42
You think you know that it is but it's not You got away with it til you got caught It is what it is but it's not what you thought Savor the scent of a fruit cracking open, the sound of the soft, sacred words that were spoken, the spindle prick and the kiss by which you were awoken, and the taste of the blood from the glass that was broken You were gone before I ever even got to know you So what should I do with this song? It was for you, but now I'll never get to show you You told me you'd always protect me from harm, Rock me to sleep, keep me safe, keep me warm But I wondered, while wrapped in your strong, stubborn arms Are you my shelter or are you my storm? You think you know what it is but you don't You're gonna get over this but I won't You're gonna get over this but I won't You're gonna get over this but I won't You were gone before I ever got a chance show you that I could be true, but I was wrong when I said I never even got to know you 'Cause I know you, I know you, I know you I know you better than the red apple knows the green worm, better than the yellow jacket knows the swarm But one thing I don't know and may never learn Are you my shelter or are you my storm?
4.
To the Bone 02:50
True love never waits for the opening of the gates; it rattles in its cage, spills its blood over scribbled pages and staining your sad prose, spreads like a rose. I misplaced my friends— hands were shaken, chapters ended. Call me what you will; I could have kept them all and still be stranded in this strange, terrible place. True love never waits for a verdict from the Fates; it shakes you to the bone, throws you on the street and gives you a home.
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Pitfalls surround this humble home and I was awoken by the sound of the wolves howling at my door Two words hung trembling from her grayish lips and I felt ashamed to have been a part of it After all was said and done After all was said and done So I know you think you've got it bad But you'll be alright Everyone I know has got it wrong But I think you've got it right Footfall down the halls of your consciousness Drives you mad and bludgeons your budding confidence How will you win the war? How will you win the war? So I know you think you've got it bad But I like you fine You're the only one who's ever yours But i want you to be mine But i want you to be mine
6.
Your Glow 02:43
my malaise was molten metal twisting into golden petals kiss me softly like a sparrow suck my soul like mellow marrow your glow, yellower than yarrow, burns me like a stinging nettle oh what a harrowing ordeal to have a brain and have to feel love and pain and fear and sorrow buried below freezing barrows bellows billowed blazing arrows blowing birds in noisy kettles you send my signal through your pedals sad sediment slowly settles behind your gray eyes so cold and narrow steal what you cannot borrow soon today will be tomorrow throw away whatever isn't real
7.
Woods 03:46
Lost in the woods, with every step I took I felt you there with me I raised your kiss to my thirsty lips and laughed as it ran down my throat I'll never forget the Payne's grey day we met: a dove with a bell in its beak A strange, ancient song that blossomed on my tongue led me to a hidden stream A cold, fickle breeze knocked me to my knees and the salt on my skin turned to smoke But the memory still lingers in the valleys of my fingers: a cut paper heart, a broken bell So I raised my hood and walked into the woods to gather flowers in a basket to bring home
8.
Past Tense 03:00
I went away for months, or maybe it was years; my house was overrun by fears. But while I was not home, I left a faucet running and i wont call it "hope," but I'm still alive, so that's something One thing I learned after so many months or years: regret is the past tense of fear And I know memories are like running water and I don't want them to freeze, but I could use something to hold on to Strange faces in the crowd... and you walk around like you own this town In my kaleidoscope heart, you're a shard of fire and I won't call it "love," but there's more to it than desire
9.
Have to Lose 03:39
With forsythia bursting into bloom, I first set foot outside of my cobweb-covered room O, lonely road O, lovely road All roads lead nowhere; it doesn't really matter which you choose. The more you love, the more you have to lose. O, lonely road O, lovely road Take what you want I will keep what you don't Just don't leave before you've said Whatever you came to say... Because you're never coming back home Once you go away

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released October 29, 2013

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All songs by Johanna Warren

Johanna Warren- guitar, vocals, flute, clarinet
Bella Blasko- vocals, piano

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Co-produced by Bella Blasko and Johanna Warren.

Recorded by Bella Blasko at Dioramaland in Hudson, NY with additional tracking at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY.
Mixed by Bella Blasko at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY.

Mastered by Sarah Register at The Lodge in New York, NY

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Cover photo by Gretchen Heinel - gretchenheinel.com

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