Midnight Echoes

by cynthia lin

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released July 22, 2014

All songs written by Cynthia Lin

The Blue Moon All Stars are:
Albert Aumentado - electric guitar
Andy Gee - tenor sax
David Kelly - bass
Lendl San Jose - cajon
Renie Yuen - trombone

Produced by Cynthia Lin and Rachel Lastimosa
Engineered by Nino Moschella at Bird & Egg Studio
Recorded by James Meder at Bird & Egg Studio
Mastered by Denny Muller

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cynthia lin San Francisco, California

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Cynthia Lin is a singer, songwriter, vocal coach, and ukulele teacher based in San Francisco. Her new album Midnight Echoes, released July 22 2014, features the Blue Moon All Stars, her 8-piece Bay Area band. The band will tour southern California in September. Thanks to our Kickstarters for helping to fund the new album and the music video for Zombie Heart - check it out! ... more

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Track Name: Ghost and Owl
GHOST AND OWL

There’s a ghost in this house
But I don’t want to wake him

There’s a ghost in this house
But I don’t want to shake him
Don’t know how to shake him

There’s a bird that cannot fly
Clipped his wings before they touched the sky
So he sits and watches over me
Sings a song of longing to be free

Singing oh

Sing a song for you sing a song for me
Sing a song for you sing a song for me
Do I cry in vain? I believe the universe is listening
Sing a song for you sing a song for me
Sing a song for me

There’s a ghost in this house
Keeps me up at night with his snoring
There’s a bird in this house
I close my eyes and I see him soaring

Sing a song for you sing a song for me
Sing a song for you sing a song for me
Do I cry in vain? I believe the universe is listening
Sing a song for you sing a song for me
Sing a song for me
Track Name: Blue and Borderlined
BLUE AND BORDERLINED

i got a suitcase
gotta get out of this place

i'm used to running fast
used to things that don't last

i'm headed to the sea
she traps and troubles me
(that's what i need)

storms to churn and rage
to free me from this cage

fly away
to where the water meets the sky
fly away
got you tattooed on my mind
blue and borderlined

i got these aching wings
you got your anchor strings

and you'll just let me go
you'll never fight you'll never know

fly away
to where the water meets the sky
fly away
got you tattooed on my mind

fly away
so no one can say goodbye
fly away
feel you fading from my mind
horizon fading far behind

blue and borderlined
Track Name: Doppelganger
DOPPELGANGER

don't try to erase me
it's time that you face me
but i'm not a ghost
i'm not your memory

i'm not your conscience
although you sure need one
you pretend you don't see me
but i'll make you see yeah
i'll make you see

i know you feel me
in another universe
you're the real me
and though you deny it
wish that i were untrue
you know that i'm
the real you

i told your boyfriend
about your insecurities
told your mama
about your dirty deeds

told your exes
about the web of lies
about the other guys
about your alibis
all your flimsy alibis

i know you feel me
in another universe
you're the real me
and though you deny it
wish that i were untrue
you know that i'm
the real you

i'm the real you the real you
you don't wanna see
i'm the real you
you don't wanna see

i know you feel me
in another universe
you're the real me
and though you deny it
wish that i were untrue
you despise me
wish you could exorcise me
don't try it
just think what might happen to you

because i'm the real you
Track Name: Zombie Heart
ZOMBIE HEART

your heart doesn't beat for me
no red blood pumping through those arteries

you're cold and you're clammy
like something from a scary movie

but my heart how it beats for you
a million miles per minute i hardly know what to do
i run so so hot you run so so cool
i feel like such a fool, how do i get your motor

how do i get your motor running
how do i start up your zombie heart

how do i get your motor running
how do i start up your zombie, start up your zombie
heart

charge up the paddles, i think i'm losing you
let me revive this love, let me prove i'll be true
i give my heart, i give my brains, i give my body too
whatever it is i'll do

to get your motor running
how do i start up your zombie heart

how do i get your motor running
how do i start up your zombie, start up your zombie

heart
is this is nightmare or a tragedy, are you a lost cause?
it's not a metaphor, this chill is really killing me.....

[heartbeat, heartbeat, heartbeat
heartbeat, heartbeat, heartbeat] x 4


how do i get your motor running
how do i start up your zombie heart

how do i get your motor running
how do i start up your zombie heart

how do i get your motor running, pumping jumping,
how do i start up your zombie heart

how do i get your motor running
how do i start up your zombie, start up your zombie
heart
Track Name: The One
THE ONE

stop getting into trouble
you know better than that
cover yourself up now
i know, you know better than that, it's so hard to be

the one the one the one
all eyes on you the one the one
you are the one the one the one
all eyes on you the one the one, don't fall apart

again oh pretty baby
it's not your fault it's not (it's not your fault)
there are too many to blame
namely the drugs the press the access the fame
the dangerous boyfriend, his withering flame, he was

the one the one the one
before you hit the one the one the one
you are the one the one the one (don't fall apart)
all eyes on you the one the one (don't fall apart)

give me a chance
give me a real script
i'm not damaged i need a challenge
i can be plain

give me a fake ugly face
give me a real character
give me a chance,
i can play the everyday girl next door

give me a chance (i can play the everyday)
give me a chance (i can play the everyday)
give me a chance (i can play - don't fall apart)
give me a chance (i can play – don’t fall apart)

give me a chance
i can play
Track Name: Chemicals
CHEMICALS

i woke up numb
just three years ago
thought my time had come
my doctor said it wasn't so

so he gave me pills
to change the chemicals in my brain
they made me feel alive
they made me feel sane

i'm gonna change
(the chemicals in my brain)
i'm gonna change
so tired of feeling strange
i'm gonna change

i would try to eat
so i could feel complete
so i could feel anything
but that's no easy feat

i would try to kiss
so i could feel bliss
and everybody had a good time
but my abyss is bottomless

chorus

i'm gonna change
i wanna feel something real
i'm gonna stick a needle in my vein
i'm gonna feel the pain
slip away
Track Name: Skipping in NYC
SKIPPING IN NYC

i was skipping down the sidewalk on 6th avenue
everybody looked at me like i was looney tunes
they didn't understand
i didn't have a care
they put their noses in the air
they didn't know

i was in love
i was in love
i just realized it

i found myself skipping down to Chinatown
on the sidewalk there it's easy to get pushed around
i stopped so i could get
a tshirt made in red
a message i could wear
so everyone would know

i am in love
i am in love
i took me by surprise
the way i suddenly realized
i am in love
i am in love
i just realized it
today i'm in love

yesterday i was not in love
yesterday i simply cared for you
but today today in the dirty subway
my heart beat in a brand new way

so now everybody knows why i skip around
they smile and nod instead of looking down
they understand why i
can't keep my skip inside
and rather than a shout
i move my legs about

i am in love
i am in love
i just realized it today
i am in love

and when you see me skipping up to you
you'll realize the change my heart's been through
and you'll say you'll say in your savoir faire way
that you love me too

side by side we skip back down to Chinatown
i throw my brand new tshirt on the ground
we get new tshirts made
which accurately say
so everyone can read
so everyone can know

we are in love
we are in love
we are in love today
we are in love
Track Name: Sanctuary
SANCTUARY

the truth is only temporary
stand still and the tides will change

beating down your door, carving up the shore
shifting the ocean floor

my love my love is a sanctuary, out of space and time
no place but in my mind, but in my mind
in my mind

i give you all i have to give
that's the only way i know how to live

I pour my heart, into the sand
soaking deep into the roots of all the land

my love my love is a sanctuary, out of time and space
this is our escape, come, let's hideaway
hideaway

i give you all i have to give
that's the only way i know how to live

I pour my heart, into the sand
soaking deep into the roots of all the land

my love my love
my love my love
my love my love
my love my love

this is our sanctuary
Track Name: Holiday
HOLIDAY

i wanna take you away
we need a vacay
need a holiday
that's what they say
on the other side of the ocean
let's go to the other side of the ocean

let's get on a plane
we'll go to spain
but not to the plain
where it mainly rains
on the other side of the ocean
let's go to the other side of the ocean

and we can drink champagne
in champagne
and we can eat bologna
in bologna

we can go to london
we'll go to france
and we can buy some knickers
which are underpants
and if we're feeling fancy
we'll buy lingerie
we can do whatever we want
we're on holiday

[kazoo solo]

i'm starting to miss my bed
miss my home sweet home
and i'm sorry to say
but the pizza is way
better in new york
than it is in rome

we need a holiday from this vacation
need some rest and relaxation
from the other side of the ocean
let's go back to our side of the ocean

where we can look at pictures and reminisce
about eating figs at the acropolis
and it was hot as hell there
but the ouzo made it okay
and we'll sit at home till it gets boring
then we'll plan a trip to do more touring
and next summer
we'll have another
holiday