(MEMO​)​RIES

by Quinn Erwin

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This a modern Lo-Fi experiment called (MEMO)RIES. So, the project will go a little something like this...

1. A memory
2. My iPhone (including the recording of the song and creation of the artwork)
3. One voice
4. One instrument (there might be a few different ones as we go)
5. One take recording (a voice "MEMO")
6. One song a month (7 months)

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Thank you for your support,

Q

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released August 11, 2015

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Track Name: We Were Not Best Friends at the Start (Demo)
We were not best friends at the start
I was holy mess
You were a broken heart
I tried to fix you with Jesus
But you were Jesus to me
You broke my black and white
And brought to my knees

We were young and dumb that fateful spring
I tried to stay your friend
You tried to clip love’s wings
You said give me some space
I said give me all the pain
I fell in love with an eagle
And you flew away

My ain’t that funny how
We missed each other so
How we found each other sometimes
And let each other go
My ain’t that funny how
We could not run away
Distance was like gravity
That pulled us face to face

No, we were not best friends at the start
But we cleaned up my mess
And we healed your broken heart
We’ve learned a lot from Jesus
To get the hell out the way
That’s why we’re still together
That’s why we’re here today
That’s why we’re still together
That’s why we’re here today
Track Name: Sally Forth (Demo)
In our parting hours
I gleaned all that I could
Though you were tied by
Intravenous wires
You were already free of earth
To me you didn’t say much
‘Cause you’ve said so much before
But in our last, “I love you's”
I felt you invoke these words

Sally forth, sally forth
Make your presence known
Don’t let folks tell you who to be
While you make this place your own
Sally forth, sally forth
May your hope light the path
And when the past comes out to haunt you
Just laugh, just laugh

After your final hour
When we buried you in our lives
With floods erupting down our cheeks
Washing dark times from our eyes
We knew what you had left us
A monument in our hearts
And if we try to run from it
We’ll crash into these words

Sally forth, sally forth
Don’t forget just who you are
You’ll find another way to live
Even when the living's hard
Sally forth, sally forth
Give yourself some time
There’s so much in this life to learn
If you’ll open up your eyes

Don’t forget

Sally forth, sally forth
Leave no stone unturned
We’re better when we acknowledge
The scars that we’ve all earned
Sally forth, sally forth
Listen to me still
Love the hell out of this world
‘Cause if you don’t then nobody will

And when I think about you
I know you’re still around
The sacred places I call soul
And my heart your hallowed ground
When I think about you
I see the passion in your eyes
A fierce fire for living and the love
That kept you alive
Track Name: Don't Stop (Demo)
Yeah, we packed our bags
Skipped town on a wing and a prayer
Man, I hope we can make it there
Big dreams and neon air
Hard times come and go
But we strive to make love grow
We fight for our dreams to come
As true as the blinding sun

Don't stop
Don't you stop believing
We won't stop till we see it
Coming, Love, coming, Love

Sure, we have our wounds
But you know that we're tried and true
Nothing more to say or do
But stand tall and see this through
Life won't take us down
Toe to toe we'll stand our ground
Baby, can you hear that sound?
The roar of a massive crowd singin'

Chorus

Our love is proof enough
Our love is proof enough that
Dreams come true
Dreams come true
Our love is proof enough
Our love is proof enough that
Dreams come true
When it's me and you
Track Name: Gray (Demo)
I find you in the gray
I find you in between
Growing in the cracks of my humanity
I find you in the places
I was told you’d never be
And I guess that’s why I still believe

You’re changing my right
You’re changing my wrong
Changing my heart
Taking my night
And making it dawn
Changing my heart

I find you in my darkness
Digging in my scars
Siphoning softness
From what was always hard
I find you in the faces
Of my friends and my enemies
And you’re asking me to make peace
With what I’ve known and what could be
Between our brokenness and our glory

You’re changing my right
You’re changing my wrong
Changing my heart
Taking my hate
And making it love
Changing my heart
Track Name: Living Left to Do (Demo)
I can feel the rain like I’m standing outside
Feel it beat on my heart
Like and old tin roof
Hope’s a knock away
And I’m too weak to move
But I wouldn’t mind if
You beat down the door

‘Cause I wake up scared
But I wake up alive
That’s enough to prove
I’ve got more living left to do

Feel like my soul
Sent me a postcard
Said, “Don’t be a stranger—you don’t have come too far”
But the continents and seas
The chasms of misery
Seem too far to cross
And I can barely breathe

But I wake up scared
I wake up alive
That’s enough to prove
I’ve got more living left to do

Somebody please
Don’t you see
I need a hand
‘Cause I’m all alone
But I know
I got to get up off my back

But I wake up scared
I wake up alive
That’s enough to prove
I’ve got more living left to do
Track Name: Free the Kid (Demo)
When you said you didn’t like me
Was it really her you meant?
Because I’m a living reminder
Of a love that could’ve been

You fought like hell I know it
You couldn’t shake what you could see
A mirror opposite of you
You were the opposite of me

I was trying to scare my brother
When you caught me in the hall
In the darkness you lifted me ten feet up the wall

You had my life in the shadows
Of your index and your thumb
Was it fear that had you going
Or a showdown with your son?

And when you said that you could kill me
Was it really me you meant?
‘Cause you’ve never told me sorry
And I’ve always wondered since

And I’ve wondered if you felt it then
Sometimes I’ve felt it too
Did you grapple with the things
Your father did to you?

I know you try to hide it
We’ve fought the best we could
Sometimes you can’t choose
To love the way that you should

Over time we’ve tried to heal it
And we’ve wrestled with the truth
I think if you free the kid
The kid might free the kid in you
I think if you free the kid
The kid might free the kid in you
I think if you free the kid
The kid might free the kid in you
Track Name: Lost Boy on the Edge of Life (Demo)
We were dad-less kids
Running out of our caves
Lost boys loose
On those boardwalk days
Twelve-year-olds
And no boundaries
Our spokes had seen
All of Virginia Beach

And if we didn’t go
We thought we might die
Lost boys living on the edge of life

So, on a day in the spring
We took to the coast
Made the crests our domain
And the ocean our home
I smiled to myself as the blue held my soul
Lost their faces in the deep
Then I was alone

And if I didn’t go
I thought I might die
A lost boy living on the edge of life

The world was murky in my eyes
The tide was churning every side
Caught in the undertow
I thought I might die
A lost boy lost on the edge of life

When I came out
New baptized
My bike was gone
My chains were sliced
I was deserted
Out on my own
A lost boy learns to be a man alone
When I see old pictures
And my mirrored eyes
I still feel like lost boy lost sometimes