City Limits

by Kelly English

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released October 6, 2017

All songs written by Kelly English.
Produced & mixed by Gar Ragland.
Engineered by Jim Georgeson & Clay Miller.
Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios; Asheville, NC.

Kelly English – voice and acoustic guitar
Gar Ragland – electric and lap steel guitar, percussion, keys & synths
Charles Gately – keys and synths
Wayne Redden – drums and percussion
Brett Tingley – acoustic and electric bass

Record label: NewSong Recordings
Album illustrations: Dan Sheridan

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Track Name: Selfish Like You
Hidden beneath what you believe,
Loving you got away from me
Like trains down the line
And cars down the street
Come Tell Mama everything

Like where it hurts,
And did you get burned
From flying too close to the sun

But baby my love, lovely my dear
Hold me now ‘cause soon I’ll disappear

But who’s gonna love you when I stop?
It is a tall job that just I can do
Because I don’t want them to, no
I'm selfish like you

You had a gun
And each word you spoke
Left bullet holes, bullet holes

But my love’s a bookend
If you were looking to get
Something in the middle understood

But who’s gonna love you when I stop?
It is a tall job that just I can do
Because I don’t want them to, no
I’m selfish like you

But who’s gonna love you when I stop?
It is a tall job that just I can do, do
I don’t want them to, no
I’m selfish like you

Who's gonna love you when I stop?
It is a tall job that just I can do
Because I don't want them to, no
I'm selfish like you
Track Name: City Limits
You’re in love with confrontation
You’re an explicit conversation
You’re swimming through my veins like a stream

I’m in need of vindication
I’m just trying to be patient
I’m trying not to let myself believe

That all we are is a simple song,
All we are is a sing along.
We’re nothing less than a symphony
I’m not lying when I speak-
You’re breathing life back into me.
And I like it, yea I like it, yea

We have reached the city limits
We count seconds in a minute
We have to go our separate ways

So I head downtown
And you turn around
It's where the lost are found
Don't make a sound

And they say all we are is a simple song
All we are is a singalong
We're nothing less than a symphony
I'm not lying when I speak
You're breathing life back into me
And I like it, yea I like it, yea
And I like it, yea I like it, yea

And I like it yea I like it, yea
And I like it, yea I like it, yea

And they say all we are is a simple song
All we are is a singalong
We're nothing less than a symphony
I'm not lying when I speak
You're breathing life back into me
And I like it, yea I like it, yea
And I like it, yea I like it, yea
Track Name: Twin Houses
Wish that I had read the warning signs
Wish when I’m in bed I could close my eyes
Instead I got a blatant disregard, yea
For anyone who asks me where you are

I got no idea how I broke this bone
But it hurts to play I thought you should know
They say that your scars are all unique,
And when they do I feel you stare at me

‘cause we’re built like twin houses
And we fill each others mouths with
Words we never knew we could say
But now we say 'em everyday

I am all alone in a crowded room
And our friends make us leave too soon
And we could say goodbye,
But we never do

I got no idea how the story goes
But it hurts to tell, I know you know

‘cause we’re built like twin houses
And we fill each others mouths with
Words we never knew we could say
But now we say them everyday

Wish that I had read the warning signs
Wish my love was enough
Wish it was

‘cause we’re built like twin houses
And we fill each others mouths with
Words we never knew we could say
(I am all alone in a crowded room
And our friends make us leave too soon
And we could say goodbye but we never do)
But now we say them everyday

cause we’re built like twin houses
And we fill each others mouths with
Words we never knew we could say
(I am all alone in a crowded room
And our friends make us leave too soon
And we could say goodbye but we never do)
But now we say them everyday
Track Name: Bed Sheets
Never cared about where you’ve been,
And it’s safe to say I never did
As long as you loved me, loved me
I made the best of it
As long as you loved me, loved me.

You can’t even approach me in public,
Why you so scared?
Remember when your face went numb?
I was standing right there

Thought that you loved me, loved me
Why you so scared?
Now you just hover above me

Wish that we could hang like we used to?
Bed sheets on a clothing line
And do you think about it same as I do?
I feel sorry sometimes

And now I get to be sorry all alone,
Sorry all alone

Decided without you,
Inspired by your truth
Still in love,
But lying about it
I’m trying

Don't you want to hang like we used to?
Bed sheets on a clothing line
And do you think about it same as I do?
I feel sorry sometimes

And now I get to be sorry all alone,
Sorry all alone

Everyone’s a critic
‘til they dip a toe in it
And I’m finding out the hard way
There’s no way to spin it

Everyone’s a critic
‘til they dip their toe in it
And I’m finding out the hard way
There’s no way to spin it

Wish that we could hang like we used to
Bed sheets on a clothing line
And do you think about it same as I do?
Sorry all the time,
Sorry all the time

Now I get to be sorry all alone,
Sorry all alone
Sorry all the time
Track Name: Harlem Hotel
The shadows are cast
And we’re outlined in black
Think I loved you before we even met
You are the moonlight to my silhouette,
And I felt

Something in the water
Pulling me deeper
And deeper, and deeper

But all that I seem to do now
Is ask where, when, why how,
Did you let it go down like this?
And I’m sorry that I did

Now I twist and turn here like hell
In this Harlem hotel
Where we once got on well
Long before the stars fell
Long before the stars fell

Broke through the brick in the home that we built
Cause our room felt a little too small
The expansion brought down all the walls,
And I found,

Picture frames thrown away
You didn’t even save the photo
No you threw away my photo

But all that I seem to do now
Is ask where, when, why, how
Did you let it go down like this?
And I’m sorry that I did,
But I did

And now I twist and turn here like hell
In this Harlem hotel
Where we once got on well
Long before the stars fell
Long before the stars fell


No you didn't even save my photo
Oh no, oh no, no no no
Long before the stars fell

The shadows are cast
And we’re outlined in black
Think I knew you before we even met
Track Name: Sober
We were trekking far
And we were treading water
Gave a lot of thought
And came up with why bother?

Wasn’t it you with the world on your shoulders?
Wasn’t it you making nights much colder?
Swearing to me you’ll be better when youre older
Now you’ve grown up and you can’t get sober
Now you’ve grown up and you can’t get sober

You spend nights away
While I am at home finding
An alternate way to getting my way
That doesn’t involve screaming and fighting

But babe it’s me with the world on my shoulders
And it’s still you making nights much colder
Swearing to me you’ll be better when you’re older
But now you’ve grown up and you cant get sober
Now you’ve grown up and you can’t get sober

You didn’t hold me down
You'll never hold me down
You didn’t hold me down

Youll never hold me down
You’ll never hold me down
You’ll never hold me down

Swearing to me you’ll be better when you’re older
But you’ll never hold me down
Say you’ve grown up but you can’t get sober
And you’ll never hold me down

You’ll never hold me down
You'll never hold me down
You'll never hold me down
You'll never hold me down

No, no
Track Name: White Wine
There you go telling me
I’ll never be anything
I wanna be, at least let me try

You aint the boss of me
Always been wrong about me
And it’s time I make it right

Why would I live in a world that you built
Your craftsmanship’s shotty
You ain't got the skill
It's eternal darkness
You don't pay the bills anymore

But people have been yelling things
Tugging tighter at my sleeves
Tryin to get a piece of me

Then they shove me down the line
Run me out like borrowed time
Goes down easy,
Like white wine
White wine

Moments like these escape me
When I am staring you in the face, yea
Moments like these turn me cold
When I’m used to being a thousand, a thousand degrees
But you got to me

But people have been yelling things
Tugging tighter at my sleeves
Tryin to get a piece of me

Then they shove me down the line
Run me out like borrowed time
Goes down easy,
Like white wine
White wine
White wine, wine

Why would I live in a world that you made?
I need you like Florida needs a hurricane
But I will try

But people have been yelling things
Tugging tighter at my sleeves
Tryin to get a piece of me
Tryin to get, tryin to get

Then they shove me down the line
Run me out like borrowed time
Goes down easy,
Like white wine
White wine
White wine, wine
Track Name: Quite Like Ours
There’s something about the way
You’ve always loved me, baby
There’s something about the
Fires that have burned so tall

And when you'd call
Your voice was calm
But you were sounding strange to me
And when I needed you,
You never gave enough

If I had one more chance, I’d take it
If I had one more night, I wouldn’t let it go
If I had two more eyes to see you with,
I would watch you in your bright fluorescent glow

There’s not enough time for me to tell you how I feel now
No not enough words create the way you are to me
Wade in the water til your feet can’t reach the soft ground
Don’t float away, you are the anchor that I need

If there was anything that I could say,
I would have said it all by now
If there were two more hearts like ours in the world,
There’d still never be a love quite like ours

Cause what we have
It breaks my heart in a million different places
And what we have
It makes me strong so I am winning all these races against time
But I can’t find the words to describe
The pain and the love and
The way that you crush all the air from my lungs
I can’t get enough
No, no, no

If you left me with anything,
It’s the strength of a million bulletproof hearts
And if I lose my place again,
I will turn around and go back to the start