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released September 13, 2010

Joylissa Vleck on vocals, acoustic guitar and songwriter

Featuring
Tiffany Stephens on drums
Chris Lowe on lead acoustic guitar, tuba, mandolin, organ/rhodes and glockenspiel
Isaac Skavdahl on violin
Greg Power on cello
Brett Pinkleton on trombone
Josh Nieuwsma on piano
Bart Budwig backup vocals, bass, banjo, trumpet, baritone, and percussion

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Bart Budwig at Blue Box Studios in Pullman, Washington
Produced by Bart Budwig and Joylissa Vleck

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Joylissa Los Angeles, California

I’ve always loved writing and I’ve always loved music, and putting them together is like seeing fireworks for the first time. It takes your breath away, and you can’t help but feel like you’re in a world of content excitement.

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Track Name: Magic
She smiles at him.
He smiles back at her.
He says, “I love you more than words.”
She says, “I love you more than there's fish in the sea.”

That's magic if I've ever seen.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

Cause magic is more than folklore.
Something that we lost.
It's what you prayed for, and finally got.
It's the love that you share.
Or the child that you care for.
It's your hopes and your dreams.
All of regrets redeemed.
There is so much more to everything,
cause magic is what you choose to believe.

He got down on one knee.
Pulled out a ring nervously.
He said, “Love, will you marry me?”
She said, “I will, I love you from now til eternity.”

That's magic if I've ever seen.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

Cause magic is more than folklore.
Something that we lost.
It's what you prayed for, and finally got.
It's the love that you share.
Or the child that you care for.
It's your hopes and your dreams.
All of regrets redeemed.
There is so much more to everything
Cause magic is what you choose to...

And I do believe that there's magic in store for you and me.
And I do believe that things are more than they seem to be.

Cause magic is more than folklore.
Something that we lost.
It's what you prayed for, and finally got.
It's the love that you share.
Or the child that you care for.
It's your hopes and your dreams.
All of regrets redeemed.
There is so much more to everything
Cause magic is what you choose to believe.

They both cheered so loud.
For their son running down the field.
So proud of who he was growing to be.
So madly in love with their family.

That's magic if I've ever seen.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Track Name: Dear You
Gonna write you a letter even if it's an old art.
Emails are impersonal, this is from my heart.
Couldn't tell you what I felt through typing.
Had to form the distant words with my own handwriting.
Gonna write you a letter.

And Dear you.
How have you been?
I've been sitting around here waiting on you my friend.
And there are times when I forget why we had to end.
Then I slowly remember,
you asked me for something I couldn't give.
And Dear you.

Life's been a blur of pictures since you left.
I'm in the room, where we had our last argument.
You said you loved me, and that I was your forever.
I whispered back, “I don't know what to say to that.”

And Dear you.
How have you been?
I've been sitting around here waiting on you my friend.
And there are times when I forget why we had to end.
Then I slowly remember,
you asked me for something I couldn't give.
And Dear you.

Scratch, scratch go the words on the paper I just couldn't say.
Flow, flow come the memories that I pushed away.
Breath in, breath out this is what I have to do.
What do I say?

Dear you.
How have you been?
If I wasn't afraid, I would have told you I loved you then.
And I got an invitation today.
Asking me to attend yours and Sarah's wedding at the end of may.
And Dear you.

I lost my chance on that day.
So I'll let you live your life.
I'll throw this letter away.
Track Name: Colorful World
What's that behind the curtain of my brain?
Was it a world of colors, or am I going insane?
It couldn't be this world is only black and white and grey.
If it was a rainbow room, well, it's no where near this earth these days

So I said to that
boy in the orange shirt
give me a pink heart
love me a red way
show me your green gaze
please be my blue sky
purple when the sun hides
show me the rainbow
make the colors grow
cause if you're my boy
and I am your girl
I know you'll create me
a colorful world

The dirt that covers brightness
will be washed away
The paintbrush soaked with colors
sweeping with each step I take
the oil spills in the parking lot
give me glimpses of my new world
the one that's waiting for me
if you take me as your girl

So I said to that
boy in the orange shirt
give me a pink heart
love me a red way
show me your green gaze
please be my blue sky
purple when the sun hides
show me the rainbow
make the colors grow
cause if you're my boy
and I am your girl
I know you'll create me
A colorful world

Pink, blue, red, orange,
purple, yellow, turquoise,
well there's more.
Every time I see the grass is green
or the blush of child's cheeks
I remember what I see
cause you gave the color to me

So I said to that
boy in the orange shirt
give me a pink heart
love me a red way
show me your green gaze
please be my blue sky
purple when the sun hides
show me the rainbow
make the colors grow
cause if you're my boy
and I am your girl
I know you'll create me
A colorful I said

Boy in the orange shirt
give me a pink heart
love me a red way
show me your green gaze
please be my blue sky
purple when the sun hides
show me the rainbow
make the colors grow
cause if you're my boy
and I am your girl
I know you'll create me
a colorful world

A colorful, colorful world
A colorful world.

What's that behind the curtain of my brain.
Track Name: When Did I
When did I learn to hate, and say things I swore I'd never say?
When did I learn to love, for things I didn't know fully of?
When did I learn to smile, to hide the pain I feel inside?
When did I learn to need, the faith in things I couldn't see?

When Did I?

Why can't this world just stop for a moment?
Why can't I just figure out the part I play in it?
When will I understand who I am inside?
Cause I'm sitting in my living room wondering
When did I?

When did I learn to speak for those I thought needed me?
When did learn to run from things that weren't easily won?
When did I learn to fight without having a reason why?
When did I learn to dream for things so far out of reach?

Why can't this world just stop for a moment?
Why can't I just figure out the part I play in it?
When will I understand who I am inside?
Cause I'm sitting in my living room wondering
When did I?

I know I may never fully understand.
So please lead me, just take me by the hand.

Why can't this world just stop for a moment?
Why can't I just figure out the part I play in it?
When will I understand who I am inside?
Cause I'm sitting in my living room wondering
When did I?

When did I learn to need the faith in things I couldn't see?
Track Name: Summer Again
This is the end of the beginning
only the first chapter's written
Now I'm standing here,
watching as your tailights disappear.

As August fades into September
I go to our spot to remember,
the bright green of the leaves
Your arms around me.


And we promised we wouldn't get serious
And we promised we wouldn't fall in love
And I'm sorry I broke that promise to you
But I couldn't comprehend what that summer would do
And I said, and I said, I said
I wish it was summer again

If I could simply press rewind
go back to a time with our fingers intertwined
talking 'bout our dreams
wondering what life means

The days blurred into weeks then months then August rushed
into our lives, the 31st is when we said our last Goodbye.

And we promised we wouldn't get serious
And we promised we wouldn't fall in love
And I'm sorry I broke that promise to you
But I couldn't comprehend what that summer would do
And I said, and I said, I said
I wish it was summer again

And I thought I was too young to fall in love
And I wouldn't settle for anyone
but you were the one.

And we promised we wouldn't get serious
And we promised we wouldn't fall in love
And I'm sorry I broke that promise to you
But I couldn't comprehend what that summer would do
And I said, and I said, I said
I wish it was summer again

And I thought I was too young to fall in love.
Track Name: Hidden Pocket
The winter chill was seeping through the window
in this brown house, and the heater in the corner going so loud.
I was there on the carpeted ground.
Notebook in my lap, and pencil pointed down.
I slowly etched “Dear God” and let my doubts out.

Now that note is in my hidden pocket,
on the inside of my jacket, and I've always got it
cause I'm waiting for the day when the
doubts that I wrote down are just a memory and have faded away.
So until then I will keep it locked up
in my hidden pocket.

The February winds were fighting with the trees
and I wore the jacket, where the secrets sleep inside.
I touched the pocket where the note is kept,
and I went through the list of my doubts again.
I heard silence

Still that note is in my hidden pocket
on the inside of my jacket, and I've always got it
cause I'm waiting for the day when the
doubts that I wrote down are just a memory and have faded away.
So until then I will keep it locked up
in my hidden pocket.

And I don't know, I don't know, I don't know if
I can take it.
And I don't know, I don't know, I don't know if
I can take it.
And I don't know, I don't know, I don't know if
I can take it if my doubts aren't relieved.

So I carry my doubts with me
right here in my hidden pocket
on the inside of my jacket.
And I've always got it
cause I'm waiting for the day when the
doubts that I wrote down are just a memory and have faded away.
So until then I will keep it locked up
in my hidden pocket.
Hidden pocket
Hidden pocket
Hidden pocket