How To Love

by Michelle Amador

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01:27
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04:08
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03:42
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03:47
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02:54
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02:21
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This album is a selection of works written and developed from fall 2009 through October 2012 in Brooklyn, NY. Three of these songs were recorded in the fall of 2011 with the majority recorded in the fall of 2012. Mixing and mastering happened across 2013. There are also two videos "Light to See" and "Midnight Bolero" which were created in 2014 and are provided as a bonus with purchase.

I am grateful to the talented artists who contributed to this album, and the many friends whose advice and support helped me realize this project.

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released May 5, 2014

Michelle Amador, voice, rhodes, and piano
Tim Bulkley, drums
Ben Campbell, bass
Goh Nakamura, guitar on "Shoes"

A.J. Tissian / The Wave Lab, recording and mixing engineer for
Tracks 3-11
Gary Olson / Marlborough Farms, recording and mixing engineer
for Tracks 1,2, and 12
Paul Gold / Salt Mastering, mastering engineer.
May Liu, executive producer

Artwork by Lissi Erwin of Splendid Corp.

All songs written and produced by Michelle Amador.

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Track Name: Light To See
Try to find the light to see and build a new reality.
Heard it callin'
now your day is come.
So tell me what your heart has won.
Take everything you know and have.
Take all of it, the good and bad.
Try to find the light to see
and build a new reality.

Try to find the time to be and build a new reality.
Heard it callin'
now your day is come.
So tell me what your heart has won.
Take everything you know and have.
Take all of it, the good and bad.
Try to find the time to be
and build a new reality.

Try to find the light to see and build a new reality.
I said "try to find the light to see" and build a new reality.
Takes everything you know and have,
takes all of it, the good and bad.

Try to find the light to see
and build a new
reality.
Track Name: Midnight Bolero
The trees are confused again.
They think it's time to bloom, midwinter.
Maybe they're right, considering the way the sun is beaming
in fits and starts
I'll bloom again too.

The sea is confused again.
It thinks it's tide to rise all over, and when,
Maybe it's right, considering,
the way the moon in beaming
into my heart,
I'll rise again too.
Track Name: Poorer
Oh I'm poorer, poorer than I want to be.
Oh I'm poorer, poorer, than I want to be.

Oh the case is torn,
the sheets are worn,
the quilt forlorn, and I been
scornin' all my time away from my true nature.

Oh I'm poorer, poorer than I want to be.
Oh I'm poorer, poorer, than I want to be.

Oh my shoes are worn,
my socks are torn,
and I'm forlorn, cuz I been
scornin' all my life away from
my true nature.

Oh I'm poorer, poorer.
Ooh I'm poorer, poorer
O-oh I'm poorer, poorer
O-oh I'm poorer, poorer
O-oh I'm poorer, poorer
O-oh I'm poorer, poorer

Then I want to be.
Then I want to be.
Then I WANT TO BE.

My true nature
My true nature.
My true nature!
My True
Nature.
Track Name: Shoes
I can't figure out my shoes,
I can't figure out my hair.
Yesterday's jeans are fitting tight,
somehow it still feels alright.
I don't always have the words,
to explain what I just heard some kind of
crazyness
people getting by, saying things that I would shy away from.

Am I always in a crowd where I feel I'm not allowed?
Never understood just why
and I'm wondering just how this came to be.
I know I draw a line,
but I know my life is mine.
Yes, I know I draw a line, but I know my life is mine or do I?

When the sun goes down, I find I'm flying all over this crazy town just to
lay some ground so I can go to sleep.

Who am I anyway?
Who?
Who am I anyway?
Who?

When the sun goes down, I find I'm flying all over this crazy town
When the sun goes down, I find I'm
flying
all over
When the sun goes down, I find I'm flying all over
I can't figure out my shoes, and I can't figure out my hair.
I can't figure out my shoes, and I don't think I even care.

When the sun goes down,
I find I'm flying all over
When the sun goes down,
When the sun goes down,
When the sun goes doooown.
When the sun goes doooown.
I can't figure out my shoes, and I can't figure out my hair.
I can't figure out my shoes, and I don't think I even care.
Track Name: Some Folks
Thought I heard a change in the night,
thought I heard that coming from you.
Thought I heard a change in your voice,
thought what I heard was the truth.

See, some folks have tried before and where they've failed
you will.
Some folks have tried before and where they've failed
you will.
Some folks have tried before and where they've failed you will succeed.
Even if it's only because there's nothing left to believe.
What a kind of strange and un-lonely relief.
What a kind of strange,
What a kind of strange.

Some folks have tried before and where they've failed you will.
Some folks have tried before and where they've failed you will.
Some folks have tried before and where they've failed you will succeed.
Even if it's only because there's nothing left to believe.
What a kind of strange and un-lonely relief.

Thought I heard a change.
Thought I heard a change.
Thought I heard a change.

Coming from you.
Track Name: Waves Into Strings
Used to think in waves
Now I think in strings
2 feet - 5 feet - 15 feet
between

2 feet - 5 feet - 15 feet
2 feet - 5 feet - 15 feet

You danced on a train,
I was heading west.
You danced on then danced back off again.
And lingered in my head like a silhouette,
Long arms reaching, both ends with a hand.

2 feet - 5 feet - 15 feet
2 feet - 5 feet - 15 feet
2 feet - 5 feet - 15 feet

Circles into circles into lines.
Starts and ends aren't difficult to find.
But a moment in this amplitude of time,
In the middle's different to define.

2 feet - 5 feet - 15 feet
2 feet - 5 FEET- 15 FEET
2 FEET- 5 FEET- 15 FEET

***Moves me closer***
((( closer to )))
**Moves me closer**
(( closer too ))
Track Name: Long Lost Favor
Like a long lost favor
or a letter to yourself,
what you don't or you won't see now
you know you're gonna see somehow.

Like a long lost favor
She's a letter to Yourself,
what you don't or you won't hear now
you know you're gonna hear somehow.

She's a ground to the pressure,
cuz she don't want to see that comin' round here.

She's a ground to the pressure,
cuz she don't want to see that comin' round here.

Oh long lost favor.
Oh letter to yourself.
What you don't or you won't see now you know
you're gonna see somehow.

She's a ground to the pressure,
cuz she don't want to see that comin' round here.
She's a ground to the pressure,
cuz she don't want to see that
comin' round here.

Oh long lost favor,
Oh letter to yourself,

What you don't or you won't see now you know
you're gonna see somehow.
Track Name: How To Love
I been beautiful,
I been ugly.
I've been hard to tell and
I have been lovely.

Simple thing is that I can or I can't let go.
Toss and turn of it, I think I just don't know how to love.

How to Love.

I've been confident.
I been lonely.
I've been disciplined and oh
I been unholy.

Simple thing is that I can or I can't let go.
Toss and turn of it, I think I just don't know how to love.

How to Love.

How to Love?

How To Love.

So I'll be beautiful,
You can be ugly.
I'll be hard to tell and you
can be lovely.

Simple thing is that we can or we can't let go.
Toss and turn of it, I think we just don't know how to love.

How to Love.

How to Love?

How To Love.
Track Name: Things
Things aren't always completely clears
aren't always as they appear
then suddenly the world opens wider

Oh, to remember you have just two eyes,
to remember there is still surprise where you cannot see.

Life in a miracle of woe,
just a hunger I suppose
for something new to find you,

and what you do to find it.

Hard, to remember you are just two eyes,
to remember there is still surprise where you cannot see.

Life in a miracle of woe,
just a hunger I suppose
for something new to find you,

and what you do to find it.
and what you do to find it.
and
what you do
to find it.
Track Name: Birthday
Oh my life in change,
I won't be the one to hold me down.
Look me up again you'll find me
on a new road, a new plane
swimming in an ocean again.

Oh my life in change,
I have always been a rolling stone.
Where a summer ends you'll find me,
rolling, moving, traveling, gathering more.

My life in change, my life in change,
comes to smile at me again
to remind me:
middle is a part of a whole life in change
life in change
life in change.

My life in change, my life in change,
comes to smile at me again
to remind me:
middle is a part of a whole.
Life in change, life in change
Come do smile at me again.
I can take your summer's end this time around.
Track Name: Montana
I placed my feet in the cold glacier water of Montana.
And there I laid to rest forever all the dead and worries unknown.

And what do I recall?
Wasn't confidence at all that placed a prayer to the wind.

And hope.
And Hope.

Montana, my freedom, and home anew.
I placed my feet in the cold glacer water of Montana.
And there I laid to rest forever all the dead
my fears
and worries unknown.

All the dead,
my fears,
and worries unknown.

All the dead,
my fears,
and worries unknown.
Track Name: Stillness Within Movement
Summer wind against my skin,
And the hope that's always been there.
This kind of stillness within movement is the place where I best live.

Wish I could tell it just to hear it.
I only know it when I'm near it.
A place where dreams move on from dreaming is the place where I best live.

So I don't accept your fate of omens.
Life has so much more to hold when I find the freedom in the choice in language I use everyday.

Summer wind against my skin,
And the hope that's always been there.
This kind of stillness within movement is the place where I best live.

This kind of stillness
within movement
is the place where I best live.

This kind of stillness, within movement.