Being Here

by Miriam Jones

supported by
/
  • Immediate download of 10-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

     £8 GBP  or more

     

  • Being Here
    Compact Disc (CD)

    Includes lyric booklet and immediate download of all 10 tracks in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Sold Out

1.
2.
04:10
3.
03:22
4.
03:54
5.
03:26
6.
7.
8.
04:20
9.
04:16
10.

credits

released 01 February 2007

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist
Track Name: Always Been Between
You are like an angel with your out of nowhere way
Just without the thunder and still I feel my insides quake
When I see you, when I see you.

You are somewhat elfin, forest friendly yet refined
While an element of mofo keeps you coolly out of line

But you don't scare me, not even a little bit
I can't believe I let this get to me
But this fear and trembling, I don't know what to do with it
It's just the way it's always been between

You don't give me nothing when I'm so easy to appease
But I guess a few words man has quite a time of divvying
And I know I can cross your line
Ya I know I you crazy drive

I was sleeping soundly thinking you were still away
I perceived a stranger, called the cops to keep me safe
Safe from you - it was only you
Only you, it was only you
Track Name: Custody
You and your owlish eyes - me and my dislike for being surprised
Oh this was bound to go badly
You and your honeyed way - me and my genius for pulling away
Don’t think I don’t know what you’re up to - I can see you’re into you, yeah.

You and the way you feel - me and my custom of keeping it real
How many times did I tell you?
You and your panic moves - me thinking surely I’d gotten it through
I guess we all hear what we want to

And you’re so into you that you don’t hear anything that I say but you think that you love me
And I begin to lose my taste for your need to make me stay
I’m fleeing this custody

Fine if you’re set on me, but honey your settings ain’t no guarantee
I’m going to be where I want to
You’re fixing to make a mess - love isn’t love when it’s under duress
My heart beats boldly in front of you and you don’t have a clue
Cooing in my face as if with words my wild will to sway
But you’re not big enough for the two of us to stay
Track Name: Fancy Free
You pack your sack and shove my sweater in - I tuck my borrowed bed away
Out the door like frog and toad are friends into a gift of glorious day
Cross the field and pass the chickens, thank them for my breakfast eggs
Passing across the highway, we make our great escape and

We are fancy free - heaven and earth belong to you and me and
Life is here lived twice in hours of mirth drawn out by God’s delight

We pick our place and sit down with the dirt - space between to set a fire
I burn a hole right through my favorite shirt and I am now appropriately attired
Fumbling drum between my fingers, I can never roll these right
You trade me yours and pour me coffee - we stare out at the sky

We’ll go home by the river - drop our clothes in perfect piles
I feel my whole life quiver, drenched with all this mighty wild
Track Name: 5 Interstate
I must be in a bad kind of way ‘cause I’m leaving December down the 5 interstate trying to
free up my soul, refresh these controls, clean my slate
And true to decision that I barely made I am making a distance with sudden escape like I
fear for my life, I know that my life is at stake

I look at my lap - I’m in Washington state - that’s me on the map drifting out of my lane
But you know I feel so unearthly, misplaced

When I left you I left me there too - the way I’d made me to get on with you
Now there’s nowhere to anchor me to but this teatherless blue

I’m not a stranger to taking up flight oh I do it with ease in my dreams every night where it
don’t cause me pain, I’m up and away out of sight
But we’re never free of the life we explore oh I am when I touch you or walk through your door and now you’re out of reach and I don’t keep your keys anymore

So I’m going away somewhere I can’t be found - at least not as I was with you all around
Three hours out of town I’m still breathing you out

When I left you I left me there too - the way I’d made me to get on with you
Now there’s nowhere to anchor me to but this teatherless blue

And I’d give my right arm to keep new year’s at home if I didn’t need it to drive down this road - deep into west coast cold

When I left you I left me there too - the way I’d made me to get on with you
Now there’s nowhere to anchor me to ...
Track Name: Dust & Sand
Miracle that I am - so much I don’t understand
What a piece of work is man just to fall to dust and sand

Life and death keep side by side - black and white and intertwined
Tied to God and tied to land, turn we all to dust and sand

Goodbye for now, he meets us somehow
Goodbye for now, completes us somehow

Eternity in heart and mind working out of place and time
Nightly I must rest my hands conceding to this dust and sand

Goodbye for now, he meets us somehow
Goodbye for now, completes us somehow
Goodbye for now, he meets us somehow
Goodbye for now, completes us somehow

Life is sacred, life is plain.
Dressed in splendor for a day
Worth denying and worth his pains
Owned when all is given away
When only dust and sand remain
All goes dark on my day
Spirit hovers, breath sustains.

Nothing now comes to your face, silent as the work of grace
Subject to our debt’s demands we’ll lay you down in dust and sand
Track Name: So Well As You
By and by she means to leave me, butterfly her sky receiving
Fly away my sweet, sweet baby, beauty born to be a lady
I can tell you one thing sister - I could die for how I’ll miss her
She rush my May right to December
But as you’re leaving please remember

That I love nothing in the world so well as you, nothing in the world I tell you true
Nothing in the world so well as you

Tell me how to do without you - who will I go running into?
Well I’m a grown up girl admittedly, but I confess that you take care of me

And I love nothing in the world so well as you, nothing in the world I tell you true
Nothing in the world so well as you
And I could pack my things and travel very far, there is nothing more than what you are
Nothing in the world

I’ll try to keep my reason while you ride the winds of your season
You and I knee deep in meaning, in our love
Track Name: Love Let Me In
Baby watch your back for me, mind what you might mean to me
What if I should love you, love enough to change my life
Honey put your head to use, beware what I could mean to you
What if you should love me, want to love me all your life

I’d promise to get in your way and I would swear through everything to stay

Love let me in, I’m standing in the cold I’m waiting at your heart
I’m guaranteed to love you guaranteed to make it up
I would drink you in like sunshine and I would love you in the dark
But you stay just where I can’t reach you and I beseech you
Love let me in

Darlin’ what you doubting for, there’s always one thing true for sure
Ain’t nobody gonna tell you what you want but you my friend
Love is patient love is kind, but love demands a sacrifice
Best you do this boldly and I would hold thee ‘til the end

I’d ask no less than everything and I would overwhelm you with the me that I would bring

Let me marvel at your mysteries, bore me with your daily life
Trust me with your insecurities and blind me everywhere you shine - love let me in
Track Name: I Am One
I am one of his disciples
I am one who bears his name
I am one of Satan’s rivals
I am one and I am unashamed

I am orphan made a daughter
I am a harlot made a wife
I’m a poor man called to dinner
I am a stranger recognized

Oh I am the image of a hidden glory
Yes I am danced over died for willingly
Oh I am the keeper of a coming kingdom
and hallelujah I am home to coming King

I am one of his defiers
I am one of his runaways
I have fought him to the wire
And I have cursed him to his face
But I am one who he has pardoned
I am one who knows his grace
Though the world my heart would harden
His love avows to keep it safe
Track Name: Squander
I have squandered a lot - another foolish attempt to make love out of thoughts
What we’re willing to trade for the warmth of another, the hope for an always
Good will is lost on this one, and I want but I don’t and I try but it won’t be made

Anything but what it is, I need much more than this and you don’t need no one at all
Anything is what I’d take to not feel like yesterday’s ‘might have been’
Kiss me again and say I’ve not squandered it all

You were a light I had never seen - a face for the free shoved down inside of me
You made me feel like a real girl, and your laughter expressed my delight for the world
All of my ideals are so lost on this one, and I want but I don’t and I try but it won’t be made

We all wish for our dreams to come true and I hate that my dreams were just one size to big for you
And I would do well to guard who I am - don’t need to be what you want and I don’t need no man
Because I’m not beautiful to you anymore anyhow
And still I want but I don’t and I try but it won’t be made
Track Name: Dead Man Walking
Autumn loves what it does - sober light on summer lust
Flowers fade, leaves are laid - we cannot stand forever
Winter gives definitive death to life that should not live
Ever we set our plea against the turning time

No baser stuff than makes us up could anywhere be found
And true it is that such as this belongs back in the ground

And I am a dead man walking in a waning land
Awake me, remake me Yahweh
This earth tomb - a birth womb - tired life of spent cocoon
Release me, repiece me, I wait to see this dead man walking, walking away

Every day ten new ways to stay a few more sorry days
What we implore to linger for I cannot hope to tell
All we’ve sought to fill our loss, see him hanging on a cross to bid me make my great escape
to the word that stands forever

Set me free, bury me
The life he bleeds the remedy