Live at Chaplin's!

by Emily Neblock

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Ryan M Robson I've fallen so in love with this lovely Lady's music.. Favorite track: Walk Tall.
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My friends, please download my live CD,
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Love,,, Em.

This live performance was recorded at a concert at Chaplin's Music Cafe in Spring City, PA on August 22nd, 2014.

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released November 15, 2014

Cover photo by Joseph Wolensky
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Track Name: The Way
Hey there, stranger.
Do you know the way back to the path?
I am lost in the wild with the heart of a child.
I have wandered so long
from the place that I come from.
Won't you show me the way?

So she took me to the river and told me to jump in.
And I said, "No! The river is much too swiftly flowing.
What if I go under?
I can't help but wonder...
will I breathe the river into me?"

But can we truly ever be ready
to take a leap of faith?

And she took me to the edge and said, "This is it.
You must go, or never know what you missed.
And you can't stay forever
lingering on the precipice.
That's just the way it is.
That's just the way."
Track Name: Paradise St.
I'll walk me down to Paradise St.,
come dawn, dawn of a new day...
when the sun hovers in my wake,
being the illumination of all things.

I will have me everything I need
with just myself.
Some things I have to tell the world myself!

Speaking in the language of renewal,
I am sure of nothing but the world
in this present moment.
I've become transparent...
nobody can see me anymore.

But there is one of me passing through
every drop of autumn dew.

I will hang out with the early morning club:
the wake-up-early's,
the stay-up-late-ers,
and all the lovers
and all the waiters.

I will walk me down to Paradise St.
and then I'll loop around
and come running home on Church.
Oh, welcome to the village of rebirth.

I found a paradise!
I found a paradise,
or so I thought...
Didn't take long
for it to get covered in ice...
my kind of paradise.
Track Name: The Whole World Sighs (When You Do)
I can't imagine why
you're a lonely guy.
It's true,
the whole world sighs when you do.

And flowers grow from your hands
when you are furthest from the land.
How on earth do you not see your worth?
And then, the lack destroys us both.

Or maybe I'm hallucinating beauty
when there is none...

No, I know my soul is
seeing the truth about you!

But still I have no clue
whose thoughts are whose,
and the nice me always seems to lose...
And now my heart is aching
from singing the blues.

But, flowers grow from your hands
when you are furthest from the land!

But when madness clings, like lifeless leaves
to self-doubt, like autumn trees,
I think I understand
how on earth you did not see your worth
and how the lack destroyed us both...

And how I was just inventing my own sadness
when there was none.
The world only cries when I do.
It's true,
the world only cries when I do.
Track Name: Morticia
Morticia,
I think about you every time I drive by
the place I met you when I was on my bike,
out on a sunset ride,
Morticia.

Morticia,
are you surviving the snow and the ice?
Please, kitty, won't you give me a sign?
It's so very cold outside,
Morticia.

Morticia,
I wonder if you are alive!
Can I just take a look inside the box,
my quantum paradox?
Morticia...

I swear it on my life-
I would keep you warm and dry
if only I could find Morticia.
'Cuz I promised that cat
I would remember that
I am not immortal, I'm just like Morticia.

Morticia,
I think about you every time I drive through
the place that I happened upon you,
all black and white and blue,
Morticia.

Morticia,
I've pictured you living in the woods
killing and eating little animals.
Well, I hope it tastes better than that canned shit.

Morticia,
I wonder if you are alive!
Could I just take a look inside the box,
my quantum paradox?
Morticia...

I swear it on my grave
I will savor this day for Morticia.
I promise you, cat,
I will remember that
I am not immortal, I'm just like Morticia.
Track Name: The Everyman
(Absolute!
Yeah, why's it gotta be so absolute?
What dichotomy!
I was under the impression
that it was every man for himself.)

Hi, I am the everyman!
I am what lovers can.
All them other stories you hear is scams!

I want your passion, please!
I want action and I want change.
It's back in fashion, I hear,
and I think it's time for all of us
to start acting my age.

Yeah...
I know your mother never told you this,
and I'm sure they probably never taught you this in school,
but that don't mean that it's not true.

(Absolute!
Yeah, why's it gotta be so absolute?
What dichotomy!
I was under the impression
that it was every man for himself.)

Hahahaha!
My child!
You've got the whole thing split!
The magic must feel like it's
lost to you now for good,
or could not even exist.

It seems we've gone and messed things up,
but come talk to ME about getting unstuck-
I used to be married to lady luck!

I am the everyman,
so don't worry, darling.
I have a plan.

I want your passion, please!
I want action and I want change.
It's back in fashion, I hear,
and I think it's time for all of us
to start acting my age.

Yeah...
I know your mother never told you this,
and I'm sure they probably never taught you this in school,
but that don't mean that it's not true.
Track Name: Bells
All on our knees today.

Even I stayed silent long enough to pray.
I found composure for
just a moment more.
It stuck in me like a splinter from the floor.

A silent pain in the skin...
A realization,
as I place my knees before you
where my feet should've been.
Track Name: Walk Tall
I had a much easier time making up my mind
back when my face was covered up
in makeup all the time.

I was pretty sure who I was trying to be.
But now I see,
retrospectively,
that I was never happy...

My head was hung so low
it might as well have reached the floor.
And I made sure to breathe no more
than was needed to keep myself alive.

But if I could go back
and see myself when I was 13,
this is the one thing I'm certain I'd say:

Walk tall!
Keep your head up, baby doll.
You can have it all someday.
Walk tall,
keep your head up, baby doll.
You will never be as small as you feel.

So never stop questioning
why you don't like the way things are!
And never stop wondering
what it is that makes your life feel so hard,
'cause if you did,
I would have never existed...

But you didn't!
So, I can show you
how to know your destiny.
So!
Get ready for me!
Get ready for me!
I'm coming to help you set you free.

Imagine you're a tree...
now reach,
and keep on reaching.

Walk tall,
keep your head up, baby doll.
You can have it all someday.
Walk tall,
keep your head up, baby doll.
You will never be as small
as they made you feel
when they made you feel
the way they made you feel.

(The way they made you feel,
the way they made me feel...)

What if I told you
that time travel was real?
Track Name: Remedy
It seems I still haven't healed
from the wax that I spilled
from the candle that you lit
to live a little longer,
feel a little younger,
building castles like a kid.

But tell me now,
how should I spend my time here,
if I don't have the money
to buy myself a puppeteer?

But luckily,
the remedy
for my humanness
is on the wings of birds
and is flying from the west.

And I've been using my claws,
all my drawings
and my flaws
to build a quiet nest,
so that you might return,
full of caution and concern,
lay your head down and rest on me...

You are the last piece of art I need
for my museum.
Track Name: Siddhartha
Siddhartha left the palace his father raised him in,
shielded him from evil with material things.
So a-journeyin' he went to find out the truth
behind all the lies he was told all his life.

So he tried to renounce
all the things he disliked about himself.
Saying, "Couldn't we just kick all the perpetrators out?!
Leave me BE! Please!! Just go somewhere else.
I said, the party is OVER now. So get out of my house.

'Cuz I'm tired of these games
that I've been playing
and I feel so ashamed I ever let it begin."

Yeah, I'm done with that shit!
No doubt about it!
Here is the fountain, now drink devoutly!
...And pull a Siddhartha with me.
Track Name: Breaking Through
Can you feel it?
We're breaking through.
I know I do,
and you can come with me if you want to.
It's gonna be something new
but don't be afraid, my dear,
let me show you...

C'mon, let's ride.
I say, it's alright!
Come in my valence shell;
we stick together when we go in
no man's land.
Down in the canyon...
and then we find ourselves somehow
on the other side.

Just like an electron,
we leave our orbitals
trusting in a higher energy level.
So get excited!
'Cause no one's not invited
through.
Breaking through
Track Name: Home
Surprise, surprise.
As soon as I try to control my life,
it slips away.
Surprise, surprise...
as soon as I open my eyes,
I lose my sight of what I thought I knew.

Well okay, fine.
Rip the science straight out of my mind!
Oh no... oh no you didn't.
Listen, if you're gonna introduce a new logic system,
I should really know about it way ahead of time.

'Cause I've built my life
around foresight,
in anticipation of all possible mistakes.
It's given me anxiety
and apathy,
the kind that something in me
is decidedly too terrified
to try and shake.

But what do you gain by locking horns with fate?
This is a pilgrimage you have to make,
or else eternally delay.

It seems some kind of inherited hate
is guarding the gate
to my childhood dreams...
memories forgotten
but not set free.

Maybe lost down a stream in a paper boat,
or hiding in the lining of an old coat,
somehow both defining you and unfindable too.

But here's the secret!
Here's the trick.
To meet that demon with a smile,
look him in the eyes,
comfort him awhile
and exchange gifts.

Home is a state of being.
Home is an iridescent feeling.
Home is the great deep healing.
Home is a faithful lady kneeling.
Home is an evergreen.
Home is a meaning machine.

Home is waiting patiently
and it wants you to come back.
What do you gain by second-guessing that?