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Narratives

by Alisa Amador

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1.
Timing 03:53
I don’t know where it is I’m going. I don’t know what it is I know Most of the time, I think I blindly feel around just to see how life will go. You came to me without a warning So overwhelmed, under-prepared And in our hearts, three words are forming, and now we’re both just scared. What did I tell myself when I first felt the flame? “Don’t you open yourself up to another strand of pain.” I knew that the timing wasn’t the right one, what a shame. I’m getting tired of being right. Why am I right again? You write to me every morning You write to me every night Most of the time, I wish that I could read your mind and I worry if that’s right. And I can’t help it if I worry, no And I can’t help it if I care I know that there is not a hurry with this love, and that’s just what makes me scared. So, what do we tell ourselves, now that we’ve found the flame? “Let’s not open ourselves up to another strand of pain.” I knew that the timing wasn’t the right one, what a shame. But I am so tired of being right. Why am I right again?
2.
Slow Down 03:08
Morning comes, I make the bed, I wish it wouldn’t end Every morning is a battle I can’t seem to win Morning comes and I’m afraid of what’s in store for me Will it be another day of running ‘round like everything is gone? If I write it in a song, will it slow down? Morning comes, I make the bed, I take a look around Every morning brings a question I can’t live without Morning comes and I’m afraid of what’s in store for me Will it be another day of running ‘round pretending all is fine? When the thought won’t leave my mind, can it slow down? Another day that I get lost in lists of what to do Running away, I’m at a loss of what to say to you Then another night I give up the fight Will it be alright? Morning comes, I make the bed, I wish it wouldn’t end Every morning is a battle I can’t seem to win Morning comes and I’m afraid of what’s in store for me Will it be another day of running ‘round like everything is gone If I write it in a song, will it slow down?
3.
What a world we live in with its endless charms Blinded lies keep winning over open arms Crescent moons and party tunes and strange hands in the dark Morning suns beside the ones far too afraid to notice who you are They refuse to fix what broke A ruse: a plume of smoke The bruise of words unspoken The truth is burnt & broken What a world we live in with its endless charms Sticks and stones and systems built to cause you harm Locker rooms and cryptic runes of texts sent in the night “boys will be boys,” “men and their toys,”– Narratives that make this shit alright When they refuse to fix what broke A ruse: a plume of smoke The bruise of words unspoken The truth is burnt & broken They refuse to fix what broke A ruse: a plume of smoke The bruise of words unspoken The truth is burnt & broken
4.
Alone 03:51
I can’t relax with you staring at me like that I know that mask And I gotta commend you for your act, but I don’t fall for shit like that no more So turn your back I’m sick of giving you a chance I know that dance And I gotta commend you for your moves, but I am gonna kill these blues alone Alone, isn’t all that lonesome When you’ve got some love in store Alone, you’ll never be lost If you’re the one you’re looking for I can’t believe That those who say that love is weak Are first to speak With the weapon of liquor in their fist They can kill you with a kiss, but no more: So clear to see now That all this fear of being free Took over me With the armor of truth inside my heart I know I don’t have to play that part no more Alone, isn’t all that lonesome When you’ve got some love in store Alone, you’ll never be lost If you’re the one you’re looking for Ooh, just think about it with me for a moment You’re the first one that you talk to in the morning You’re your number one life companion And if you live together there’s no if or whether you should treat yourself better try to treat yourself better Alone, isn’t all that lonesome When you’ve got some love in store Alone, you’ll never be lost If you’re the one you’re looking for Alone, you’ll never be lost If you’re the one you’re looking for
5.
Nada que ver 03:57
Dicen que mientes – ¿es la verdad? Dicen que cantas – quiero escuchar Quiero saber más de lo que me dicen Quiero que sea una gota de miel Que dure más que un avión de papel Que la melodía tenga nada que ver Con tu amor Tantas personas en la ciudad Cantan canciones sobre amar Quiero saber menos de lo que cantan Quiero que sea una gota de miel Que dure más que un avión de papel Que la melodía tenga nada que ver Con tu amor Ay, no quiero más granos de sal cómo recuerdo de amar El fuego siempre da calor hasta quemar Pero hay algo de ti Quiero dudar Quiero que sea una gota de miel Que dure más que un avión de papel Que la melodía tenga nada que ver Con tu amor
6.
Together 04:12
All of the people of all of the Earth, each with a piece of all this hurt Some take it in, some give it away, among other things that I can’t explain. Child-like wonders that wither and flicker and fade But when we’re together: opening heart. It doesn’t matter that all falls apart When we’re together – there lies the art. We’ll make it better when it falls apart. Will it always fall apart? All of the people of all of the Earth, each with a reason, a heart, and a worth Some devastate when you’re in their way, and dig themselves deeper in hopes that you stay Child-like blunders that cover up feeling afraid But when we’re together: wandering soul. We’ll build a ladder and climb out of that hole. When we’re together our only goal Is to make it better when it all unfolds. For it always does unfold (hum) (Together) (Opening heart) (For it always falls apart)

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NARRRATIVES - OUT SEPTEMBER 17 - A 6-SONG SURVIVAL KIT.

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released September 17, 2021

Alisa Amador: vocals, guitar
Noah Harrington: upright bass, electric bass, backing vocals
Jacob Thompson: drums, backing vocals
Jamie Oshima: keys and lead guitar on “Alone”
Andrew Bedard: saxophone
Bastien Rieser: trumpet
Kaiti Jones and Hayley Sabella: backing vocals on “Burnt and Broken” and “Together”
Emily Baker: fiddle
Daniel Radin: additional percussion and backing vocals

TOGETHER SINGERS

Brian Amador, Rosi Amador, Zia Amador, Sadie Gustafson-Zook, Noah Harrington, Mica Ipiñazar, Kaiti Jones, Jamie Oshima, Facundo Parla, Daniel Radin, Hayley Sabella, Jacob Thompson, Alex Wilder


Produced by Daniel Radin and Alisa Amador
Engineered by Daniel Radin and David Minehan at Woolly Mammoth Sound, Waltham, MA
Mixed by Daniel Radin at Brighton Hills West Recording, Watertown, MA
Mastered by Piper Payne at Infrasonic Mastering, Nashville, TN
Label Services provided by Label Logic, Los Angeles, CA
Additional pandemic recordings made from our homes in Boston, Maine, Germany, and Argentina.

Album design by Paula Champagne
Photography by Jacquelyn Marie
Handwriting by Alisa Amador

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Alisa Amador Boston, Massachusetts

Alisa Amador’s music is a synthesis of the many styles she’s voraciously absorbed: rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. With a sound that NPR calls, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams,” her soulful singing, poetically incisive lyrics, and syncopated rhythms, are likely to make you cry, laugh and dance all within one set. ... more

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