First Words e​.​p.

by Pam Shaffer

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Recording in my attic in college. Oh yes.

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released May 1, 2002

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Pam Shaffer Los Angeles

Pam is a singer of lullabies sprung from a sunken pirate ship, a pixie with a haunting voice, nimble fingers, and a killer shoe collection.

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Track Name: Azure Sky
The world outside tinted blue
in the morning twilight
the moon still bright
We talked about my life
the way you feel when you know it's over
and how I never write
when I'm happy and calm
Where does the time go
it escapes too fast
The next think that I notice is the warmth of my bed
Enveloping me asleep at dawn

So tell me a story and I'll sing along
It doesn't really matter if the words are wrong
All I wanna hear is your voice tonight
When you sing to me it will all be alright

The future dances round in my head
Turning turning turning
My thoughts for him are dead
like bookmarked pages burning
What am I thinking this Monday night
Why so many choices laying here for me
When what I want
will never be defined
At least never in my mind

So tell me a story and I'll sing along
It doesn't really matter if the words are wrong
All I wanna hear is your voice tonight
When you sing to me it will all be alright

Is there anything for me to say
And how did this all start anyway
Rhyming words by accident
A moment sprung from stillness
My mind drifts back to you
Should I invite you over
And the choice is mine tonight
And I want to see that azure sky again
Painting the world
A calming blue

So tell me a story and I'll sing along
It doesn't really matter if the words are wrong
All I wanna hear is your voice tonight
When you sing to me it will all be alright
Track Name: Behind The Curtain
So she broke your heart
Sent you off to bed
dead flowers on your floor
You went to her
broken strings in hand
And she just closed that door
What do you see in her smoke rimmed eyes
that I cannot see that I cannot believe
Why do you say she means nothing to me
When I can hear her in your sighs?

I'm never the girl in the songs you sing
though you stare at me all night long
Never the woman behind your dreams
I can never be all that you want

I'm always the one behind the curtains
Thought I'd like the darkness by now
But I've seen the light
And it spoiled me so
I can't stay away from your alchemy
I've seen the light and it spoiled me so
I can't stay away from your alchemy

I'm never the girl in the songs you sing
though you stare at me all night long
Never the woman behind your dreams
I can never be all that you want

So you broke my heart
Sent me off to bed
A kiss left at the door
I went to my room and shut myself inside
And curled up on the floor
What did I see in your wide vacant eyes
I didn't want to see I didn't want to believe
Why do I say you mean nothing to me
When I know that is a lie?

I'm never the girl in the songs you sing
though you stare at me all night long
Never the woman behind your dreams
I can never be all that you want
Track Name: Poseidon's Wind
Questions you ask yourself
When you are free
Do I know the shadows
The pools and hollows
Idiosyncrasies that are me
Can I love without understanding
the details of it all
Or is knowledge the emotion
The push that makes me fall

Poseidon's wind whipping me around
If I jump from this cliff
Will I ever fall down?

Am I invisible
A deity all my own
Or will I die tomorrow
Full of pain and sorrow
Throw away this flesh and bone
What do I really want from this
big little world of mine
an artist
a lover
or just a bottle of red wine

Poseidon's wind whipping me around
If I jump from this cliff
Will I ever fall down?

So many questions swirling around inside of my head
is that what I did
is that what I meant
is that truly what I said
I stare into the ocean
with my curious grey blue eyes
and question every moment
as the time passes by

Poseidon's wind whipping me around
If I jump from this cliff
Will I ever fall down?
Track Name: Famous Blue Raincoat
Leonard Cohen cover
Track Name: Intimacy
When I turned left
you turned right
biting the side of your lip
That's when it hit me like a wall of water
You were going to a place you loathe
There was nothing I could do
Nothing in the world to stop you

If every tear I cry
gives you one less sleepless night
Let your pain flow into me
I will be strong
I will not hide

Your energy burning me
like the match you held to your pinkie
So intertwined
So vulnerable
My hands reach for your back
Shadows on your shoulders
I want feathered wings
To protect you always

If every tear I cry
gives you one less sleepless night
Let your pain flow into me
I will be strong
I will not hide

Wishing I weren't so afraid
Knowing that I must be brave
I wait for you
I worry about you
When you hurt yourself
You wound me too
But there's nothing in this world
To stop me from loving you

If every tear I cry
gives you one less sleepless night
Let your pain flow into me
I will be strong
I will not hide