A Storm Came Through

by Emily Best

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1.
Boat on the water is drifting Drifting out to sea Don't ask me where it's going It's moving far from me Water rushing in It's weighing me down But there's time between the end And where we are right now Bridges and cars, and boats on the water Bridges get over, boats take us farther In another life, I was a careless daughter But I can't watch you go under Bridges and cars, and boats on the water Bridges get over, boats take us farther In another lifetime I tried to leave you behind But I can't watch you go down this time I can't watch you go under now I can't watch you go under now I can't watch you go under now I can't watch you go under now
2.
One Step 03:50
Reaching up from the pavement Cold hands cracked face I could feel the silence below As I looked, I could finally trace My way back through the dark Nobody's around I felt free as I could be Just my feet and the ground It would be one step in the right direction If I didn't have your protection Just your respect when I call I don't know why you treat me like a new invention Terrified of my ascension I get back up if I fall You always held my hand too tight Walking too fast for my stride Everything I told you I wanted to be Was slowly swept aside Flying up through the sky It never looked so blue Everything you told me was a lie But I know you believed it too It would be one step in the right direction, If I didn't have your protection Just your respect when I call I don't know why you treat me like a new invention Terrified of my ascension I get back up if I fall I'm burning down the walls and Smoke is filling up the halls it's Making it's way to you I come tumbling down oh When I finally hit the ground I'll get up, get up, get out It would be one step in the right direction If I didn't have your protection Just your respect when I call And I don't know why you treat me like a new invention Terrified of my ascension I get back up if I fall I get back up I get back up I get back up I get back up if I fall I get back up I get back up I get back up I get back up if I fall
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Heartbeat 04:04
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Couldn't find my way back Couldn't get myself on track I was running like a freight train, Fallin' off the rails I crashed, to the sea Couldn't find my way home Gave up all I'd ever owned I was a sinking stone falling below the horizon I was falling slow Da da da da dom da Da dum da da dum da Da da da da da da da da da Da dum da da dum da Nothing' I could do, no matter how hard I tried I couldn't keep from falling out of your life Nothing' I could say, no matter how hard I tried Day by day, I fell out of your life Tried to make it right, Tried to put up a fight, But the tighter I held on The farther I slipped way And you were already gone So many sleepless nights Walking icy sidewalks at midnight With the falling of my feet And every passing street I guess I was Leaving you too Da da da da dom da Da dum da da dum da Da da da da da da da da da Da dum da da dum da I wanted you to see that I was standing here I wanted you to see that I was standing here I wanted you to see that I was standing here I wanted you to see that I was standing here I wanted you to see that I was standing here I wanted you to see that I was standing here I wanted you to try and keep me there in your life
5.
The Wake 04:34
Please don't try to take me back this time There is nothing you can do to make it right You could tell me everything is just like it was But you know we cannot get ahead of what's got us feeling so raw When I tried to get back All these feelings I had lost In the wake of all these setbacks I wanted to shake you off I hear voice it is carried on This cold dark wind And I'd look for you there But I wouldn't know where to begin Some people think they own This path I'm walking on But you know these paths They don't come with us When we're gone When I tried to get back These thoughts that I miss all the time And in the back of my mind I hear you saying you're doing just fine I wanted to curl up and die When you told me you were saying goodbye All I could do then was cry Now I don't need you or any of your time You took a walk To help you clear your head Said I wanted to talk You told me to listen instead You talked the night away You talked me right away You talked me into feeling I was doing okay Everything you said Went right to my head Your words weaved through my heart Like a needle and thread
6.
Coffee and tea Folded napkins and plastic cutlery Feels like the end of something I'll have cake, or cookies, or nothing The radio's on I wish I could remember the song The one that used to remind me Of what went wrong When the storm came through It carried me to you And when I looked back There was nothing I could do Nothing I could It was late in the winter The sun hung low The air was so bitter Despite that orange glow I knew you when I thought we could be friends But I wish you could see me now Like I saw you then cause When the storm came through It carried me to you And when I looked back There was nothing I could do When the storm came through It carried me to you When I looked back There was nothing I could do Nothing I Nothing I Nothing I...

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“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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released March 13, 2020

All Songs Written and Arranged by Emily Best
Engineered by Jesse Gander, Raincity Recorders
Mastering by Brock MacFarlane, CPS Mastering
Produced by Emily Best and Jesse Gander


Performed by:

Alison Gorman (trumpet)
Chris Rzepa (cello)
Dominic Conway (saxophone)
Elisa Thorn (harp)
Emily Best (vocals/keys)
Joshua Zubot (violin)
Paul Rigby (pedal steel/mandolin)
Sally Zori (drums)
Stephen Lyons (drums)
Toga D'Hoore (bass)
Tony Wilson (guitar)

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Emily Best Vancouver, British Columbia

A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver B.C., Emily Best’s distinctive melodies and orchestral leanings paint a backdrop that intermingles the driving energy of jazz and rock with the familiar nostalgia of 1960's southern country-soul. Her songwriting delves unassumingly through jazz, pop, folk and rock with earnest lyricism that ponders the human condition. ... more

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