Scarlet

by Family Familiar

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released February 25, 2016

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Family Familiar Seattle, Washington

Arriving like a folky bolt of lightning out of Temple, TX, Family Familiar are songwriters Kelly Brown on vocals and Clif Cottrell guitar.

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Track Name: Ash & Elm
Bright blue eyes and pretty brown curly hair
Girl, you know that you really take me there
To a place where I am better and alive
To a place where I am grounded but I can fly

But boy, you know that you're a feather in the wind
And I followed you to where I thought I'd find a friend
And I knew that you were heaven sent
But now I'm wondering where heaven went

I love the ghost of a man
I don't think I should love him
But I think that I can
He died a few months ago
But he didn't have the heart
No, he didn't have the heart to let me know

Well, girl I never meant to hurt you or do you wrong
I never knew that you had love for me that was this strong
And it makes me want to be better and alive
And it makes me want to love you
Out of disguise

I love the ghost of a man
I don't think I should love him
But I think that I can
He died a few months ago
But he didn't have the heart
No, he didn't have the heart to let me know

Will you trust me?
(I want to.)
Will you forgive me?
(I want to.)
Will you believe in me?
(I want to.)
Could you change for me?
(I could do.)
Will you marry me?
(I want to.)
Will you love me?
(I still do.)
Track Name: Farmer's Wife
I hear the sound of the rebel yell
I smell the smouldering bodies
Just over the hill
And I will hold his promises
Until I can hold his hand
Until I can hold his hand
Again

Oh, children, tell your children
The story of this hell
Because history is not just a story
It tells your future well
Your future

My love, he was a farming man
He put down is pitchfork
To go fight for his land
He left a broken heart and all that he owned
And with tears in his eyes,
He set off to save his home

Oh, children, tell your children
To learn their heritage well
Because history is not just a story
It tells your future well
Your future

I will hold his promises until I can hold his hand
Until I can hold his hand again
I will hold his promises until I can hold his hand
Until I can hold his hand again

I don't believe in empty promises
The blood is on their hands
His blood is on your hand again.
I don't believe in empty promises
The blood is on their hands
Again
Track Name: Will You Stay
Will you stay with me
Until the end of time
And even after that,
Will you be mine?

I know you will
I know that you will
I know how you feel
I know how I feel

Who said, "I love you" first?
We could argue forever
But all that matters now
Is that we say, "I love you" together
Oh, oh

Will you stay with me
'Til the end of time?
And even after that,
Will you still be mine?
I know you will
I know you will
I know how you feel
I know how I feel

Some say there's love at first sight
But I know, I've loved you forever
I've found you finally and I know
That there is no one better
For me

Will you stay with me
'Til the end of time?
And even after that,
Will you still be mine?
I know you will
I know you will
I know how you feel
I know how I feel

You know my heart
And I know yours
But still here's a catchy bridge
To come after the chorus:

I love you
I love you
I love you

I love you now
I love you forever
I love you a hundred years into the future
I love you now
Where is my rhyme?
Here it is:
I'll love you past the end of time.
Track Name: The Dream
The room was small, enclosed
The casket it was her's
And the room was not a room at all
But a sepulchre

As I began to sing
The room began to shake
And her bones -- they cracked
As she sat where she did once lay

They say the dead can talk
Though there's some they cannot say
And if you ask too much,
They simply go away
I asked her how she'd been
And that I had to know:
Is there life after this?
She told me she had to go

I found her in my dreams
A soul not long had past
And we began to talk
So I began to ask
Her restlessness it grew
As I still did persist
And the last thing she said
As she laid down her head
Was this:

One day you'll know,
But today is not that day
You must be patient
And you must wait
To know
To know what lays past the grave

Then she closed her eyes
And for the second time,
She died
She took all that she knew
And all she learned back to
The other side.
Track Name: Waste Our Lives
I cannot say that I've waited a long time
Or that I've ever sang this song before
And I may not be experienced in "lovey" things
But I know, you are where I want to be

They may say that we're too young,
But I'll bet my heart and early twenties
To say that they're wrong

It would be my pleasure
For us to waste our lives together
We can weather the weather, oh
Oh, there's nothing I would rather do
Than spend my forever with you

I cannot say that I've waited a long time
Though it took two years for me to make you mine
And if you find your love at seventeen,
Does that mean that your love lacks validity?

They may say that we're too young,
But I'll bet my heart and early twenties
To say that they're wrong

It would be my pleasure
For us to waste our lives together
We can weather the weather, oh
Oh, there's nothing I would rather do
Oh, there's nothing I would rather do
Oh, there's nothing I would rather do
Than spend my forever with you
Track Name: I Don't Need You
If you think you broke my heart,
Well, think again
You believe you'll never lose
You can never win
You think you cause my whole little world to spin
Well, you're in for a nasty shock as we begin

You think I'll sit here shattered
While you walk away
You think that I will beg for you to stay
Like I can't live my life no other way
Than to pine for you all night and every day

You think you stole my heart
But you'll never tear it apart
You thought you'd string me along
But you didn't see me become so strong
No, no, I don't need you

If you think I'll change my mind
Well, that's a joke
I finally figured out you're just blowing smoke
Don't think that I will just roll over and croak
I hate to tell you now,
But my heart ain't broke

Hear it in these lines
Your love has passed its prime
Oh, no, I don't need you
I don't need you
I don't -- I don't need you
No, no, I don't need you
No, no, I don't need you