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Featuring Tim Uecker on Guitar

 

Special thanks to Tim Uecker and Gabe Johnston

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New song released!

 

In the Last Moments... You Were There by Kelli Caldwell

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In the Last Moments... You Were There - single released February 2014

Copyright © 2013 Kelli Caldwell

Thanks to Tim Uecker on guitar and Gabe Johnston for production.

 

This song is released in honor of my aunt, Kathryn A. Wood, who passed away in September 2012. She was one of the most important people in my life. She was like a parent and I miss her with all of my heart.

 

In the Last Moments cover artwork - Kelli Caldwell

 

I write this song for the day I die

To let you know that I loved my life

I write this song for the left-behind

To let you know, you were on my mind

 

In the last moments

Of the last day

And the first day of Forever

You were there

 

I write this song just in case you didn't know

My greatest joy was to watch you grow

Nothing else lit me up inside

The way you did -- I was filled with pride

 

In the last moments

Of the last day

And the first day of Forever

You were there

In the last moments

Of the last day

And the first day of Forever

You were there

 

And if we had a difference or two

I'm hoping that we let it go

And if I ever hurt you at all

I'm hoping that you let me know

 

In the last moments

Of the last day

And the first day of Forever

You were there

In the last moments

Of the last day

And the first day of Forever

You were there

 

 

 

Was it Love in Your Eyes? - single released October 2012

Copyright © 2012 Kelli Caldwell

Produced by Anne Weiss. Featuring Anne Weiss on piano, Adam Sweeney on guitar, Julio Appling on bass & Spank Hopkins on drums. Sound by Adam Sweeney.


Home If You Were Here cover artwork - Kelli Caldwell Songwriter

 

Sitting on the subway yesterday—
A little something caught me
I had never seen before
Just outside a tunnel
As I turned to face your way
Hey, hey--- hey, what’s that?

 

Chorus:
Was it love in your eyes?
No, it could be the light
Was it love in your eyes?
I don’t know
Was it love in your eyes?
Or a trick on my mind?
I don’t know—
Oh I want—to, though?

 

Through the years I’ve known you, we’re just friends
And never had that conversation
Could we be much more
To tell the truth I’ve wondered
But I’ve been afraid to say it
Hey, hey--- hey, what’s that?

 

Chorus:
Was it love in your eyes?
No, it could be the light
Was it love in your eyes?
I don’t know
Was it love in your eyes?
Or a trick on my mind?
I don’t know—
Oh, I want—to, though

 

Bridge:
Fear of losing
What we’ve got
Keeps me quietly wondering
But now and then
I feel like jumping off
Maybe we should try——

 

Chorus:
Was it love in your eyes?
No, it could be the light
Was it love in your eyes?
I don’t know
Was it love in your eyes?
Or a trick on my mind?
I don’t know—
Oh, I want—to, though

 

Was it love in your eyes?
No, it could be the light
Was it love in your eyes?
I don’t know
Was it love in your eyes?
Or a trick on my mind?
I don’t know—
Oh, I want—to, though

 

Home... If You Were Here - Listen/Buy on iTunes...

Copyright © 2012 Kelli Caldwell

Produced by Anne Weiss. Featuring Anne Weiss on piano, Julio Appling on bass & Spank Hopkins on drums. Sound by Adam Sweeney.


Home If You Were Here cover artwork - Kelli Caldwell Songwriter


The roof gets hot in the summer
No place else to escape
And me and myself
Listen to the world race by—below
Little do they know
Up here—we're conquering our fears—
In one more day I plan to say
I'm over you

 

Chorus:
But if you were here
Here could be anywhere
If you were here
Here could be here
And I'd like it
No, I'd love it
I'd want to make it my home—

 

The concrete stretches forever
Grey on grey getting old
And me and head
Scouring the steeled and stoned—for more
It may be for the hundredth time
But I’m making up my mind—
In one more day I plan to say
I’m over you

 

Chorus:
But if you were here
Here could be anywhere
If you were here
Here could be here
And I'd like it
No, I'd love it
I'd want to make it my home—

 

Bridge:
I could sleep on cold, hard granite
And I could live on a distant planet
And I would love it all
If you were here—

 

Chorus:
But if you were here
Here could be anywhere
If you were here
Here could be here
And I'd like it
No, I'd love it
I'd want to make it my home—
Home if you were here

 

Chorus:
Oh if you were here
Here could be anywhere
If you were here
Here could be here
And I'd like it
No, I'd love it
I'd want to make it my home—
Home if you were here
If you were here


Lyric notes: I started writing this song sitting on my rooftop in the East Village in New York in the middle of August...

 


The Future Will Repay - Listen/Buy on iTunes...

Copyright © 2012 Kelli Caldwell

Cello: Gideon Freudmann
Seagulls (at the end): Gideon Freudmann on cello
Recorded at Fresh Tracks Studio in Portland, OR

The Future Will Repay - Single cover artwork

He’s a sailor
Stuck in a factory
Never been to the ocean
But he lives in the sea——
Swimming in Familiar

And drinking day-to-day

Floating on a promise

The future will repay—

Hey——hey———hey——

 

He's a father
If he remembers right
Never seen his little daughter
But he does mean to write——
To tell her he's a champion
A hero on his way
With his head above this water
The future will repay—
Hey, hey——hey——

 

He’s an island
In the river wide—— of his life

No way to ride, no way to roam

 

He’s a goner
If they explained it right
30 years in a bottle
He never could seem to fight——
He’s waiting for the whistle
To send him on his way
A journey for redemption/To make his reparations
The future will repay—
Hey, hey——hey——


He’s an island
In the briny deep—— of his life
No way to ride and no way to roam

 

He’s an island
In the briny deep——
Floating empties on the waves
With a prayer inside


Lyric notes: Driving in my old white Bronco II, I saw a beaten-down looking guy on the side of the road, waiting for someone or something...


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Was it Love in Your Eyes?

Produced by Anne Weiss.
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