This Time Around

by Lauren Balthrop

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released September 21, 2018

Produced by Josh Kaufman
Engineered and Mixed by D. James Goodwin at the iSoKoN in Woodstock, NY
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe

Musicians:
Lauren Balthrop - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Josh Kaufman - Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Backing Vocals
Pete Lalish - Electric Guitar, Wurlitzer Keyboard
Jason Lawrence - Drums and Percussion
Karen Waltuch - Viola and Violin
D. James Goodwin - Tenor Saxophone
Elizabeth Ziman - Backing Vocals
Lucas Madrazo - Backing Vocals
Elizabeth Ziman - Backing Vocals
Annie Nero - Backing Vocals
Tom Krueger - Backing Vocals
Maia Friedman - Backing Vocals

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Lauren Balthrop Nashville, Tennessee

Lauren Balthrop – Alabama grown, New York tested, and Nashville bound – quiets even the loudest room. Her debut album, This Time Around, produced by Josh Kaufman, is rich in dark sonic beauty and above all, devilishly playful. Each track on the album oscillates between the moodiness of experimental dark folk instrumentation, and the levity of Balthrop’s crystal-fueled voice. ... more

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Track Name: Down
Was it you I saw today
Pushed around on a crowded train
thinking how we used to be

And it's been such a long time
Since I've heard from you
Calling but I can't get through
Been here before, what's new?

All the things that we hoped for
They didn't come through
Laughing as tears roll down

Gold wheat in the meadow
Time on our hands
What's it mean to be a good man
You take and taken from the land

Gets cold under this blanket
Laying next to you
fire went out a while ago
who was it that let go

All the things that we hoped for
They didn't come through
baby we keep falling down down down

We tried so hard
But at the end of the day
The sun goes down
Track Name: Don't Ever Forget
There goes your shadow now
I thought there was so much more to come
I guess all the things we’ve done
belong to another sun

Lost in the fading light, come on baby
why don’t you just hold on to me
I can feel you shaking free
already missing you tomorrow night

But don’t ever forget
we’re not even there yet

Look to the sinking sun
as we go around this carousel again
and we’re laughing and we’re having fun
oh I know, I know that I’ll never be the same

but don’t ever forget
we’re not even there yet
ooh don’t ever forget
we’re not even there yet

and with the rise and fall of the tides I will be here
with open arms to guide you home
won’t you come near
and let’s disappear
Track Name: Tumbleweed
I’m just a tumbleweed
you’re the only thing that’s guiding me

I’m just a tumbleweed
you’re the only thing that’s guiding me

Tomorrow came and you changed your mind
standing still in the storm
You’re the only one that I ever loved

Lost in the turn of a breeze
caught up in the only thing that’s guiding me

Lost in the turn of a breeze
caught up in the only thing
caught up in the only thing that’s guiding me
Track Name: Accident
Last night the stars fell down
out of the sky
and my heart, it turned inside out
but I don’t have the words
to say what I’m feeling
it was just an accident

Last night I fell down
down to the ground
and you carried me out of the crowd
but I don’t have the words
to say what I’m feeling
it was just an accident, just an accident
waiting to happen

Will this ever end?
This dream I’m living in
Taken by the night
Fallin’ through midair
I swore I saw you there
or was it just the light
playing tricks on my eyes

Last night I fell, oh I fell in love again, love again, love again

But I don’t have the words to say what I’m feeling
it was just an accident
just an accident oh
just an accident
Track Name: Come Around
Take me for a fool tonight
The sun can’t wait
and it’s getting too late
to come around

There was fruit on that tree
it was waiting there for me
in the sweetest of droughts
but the season sold us out

Won’t you come around? x2

All the moments with you, without you
they turn around in my head, in my heart
I can feel you there
even when you’re not, but that’s all I’ve got

Won’t you come around? x2

All those things we said last night
will we ever make it right
let’s get back to the start
before it falls apart
Track Name: Maple Tree
The view from my room looks so different
Than it has for 100 hundred years
For today the maple came down
Now it's gone, now everything has changed

And it just don't feel the same
Empty grey skies in an empty frame
Are we the ones to blame

The stump is all that's there for us to behold
Imagine all the lives it has seen
Lovers come and gone, childhood fantasies
And this, the only place it's ever been

And it just don't feel the same
Here without you, I've lost my aim
Time is the one that claims

What's to be gained from all that is lost
Light comes pouring in now
But I miss how the shadows crossed
Weaving lace through my bedroom
Now I feel so exposed
But that was how it had to go

It couldn't stay forever, nothing ever can
Though part of its still here in the ground
And I wish that it could tell me all its stories
For the past is written in its rings of memories

And this is the new same
It's branches taken down and likely set to flame
Time is the one that claims
Track Name: Long Day
What’s it to you what I do anymore?
I could lie like before, what would you do?

We can sit and talk and talk and talk it out
But I don’t know what’s left to say
We can sit and talk and talk the whole night through
but what good does that do?

The sun is setting across your face and mine too
but I don’t mind waiting, as long as it takes for you.

I don’t want to sit and talk and talk it out
‘cause I don’t know what’s left to say
and I don’t want to sit and talk the whole night through
‘cause what good does that do?

Why can’t, why can’t you
hold me now
put those words to rest
they’re just for show

It’s been a long day
Track Name: Waiting Game
Life oh life is a waiting game
Roll that die
You'll never be the same
Same as you were
The day you were born
That's your boat there waiting
On a distant shore

Come oh come all ye faithful men
I see the storms of sorrow are blowing in
Can the light of love be my North Star
in the shadow of my long walk home so dark
in the shadow of my long walk home

and my oh my
Do you know where you're going?
Can I follow you
‘Cause I'm scared of not knowing
I’m directionless, I got no compass now
tell me where to go

and my oh my
Do you know where you're going?
Can I follow you
‘Cause I'm scared of not knowing
I’m directionless, I got no compass now
tell me where to go

Life oh life is a waiting game
Track Name: We Fell
I have waited and wasted my time
put my life and my heart on the line
and there’s nothing you can say
to change the way that I feel

And we’re fools in love again
different day but the same in the end
It’s so easy to lose yourself
on a gambling game we fell

And I keep coming back to you
it’s so easy it’s hard not to do
but it’s worth it just the same
not calling blame but it’s all your fault

And we’re fools in love again
different day but the same in the end
It’s so easy to lose yourself
on a gambling game we fell

And I’ll pull you apart, make it easy to leave
if there’s anything left, another trick up your sleeve
I’ll be ready for that this time around
I’ll be ready, ready, ready
you won’t fool me again

And we’re fools in love again
different day but the same in the end
It’s so easy to lose yourself
on a gamblin’ game, a gamblin’ game, a gamblin’ game,
a gamblin’ game we fell
Track Name: I'm Ready
I'm ready
ready for the story to begin
Ready for the whole thing
No telling when this all will end
Don't want to wait another minute
Let's jump right in
Oh yes I'm ready

I wanna see all the places
I've never seen had
climb out my window
And take it all in
I need a change or something
coo
I want to start a family
Share a bed
Get inside your head
Go down the road
My hand yours in

Take me there
Take me anywhere

Oh yes, I’m ready
Ready for the story to begin
Ready for the whole thing
No telling when this all will end
Don't want to wait another minute
Let's jump right in
Oh yes, I'm ready

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