Live, with love, from Milkboy Studios

by Rachel Platten

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In autumn of 2010, Craig won 10 free hours of time at Milkboy Studios in PA & we decided to make a live EP with the time. No frills, no special effects, no added goodies, just the three of us (Martin Rivas, Craig Meyer & I) playing some of our favorite songs live to hopefully represent how we've been touring the big wide world this year. We hope you enjoy it!
Lots of love,
Rachel

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released February 15, 2011

Engineered & Mixed by Karl Peterson
Produced by Rachel Platten, Martin Rivas & Craig Meyer

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Track Name: Take These Things Away (Live)
Take These Things Away
Copyright BMI Platten Music Publishing 2010

I want someone to know my favorite ice cream
I want someone to laugh when I act like I’ m thirteen
I need someone to stay till I can fall asleep
Make being awake like living in a dream

CHORUS:
At the end of everyday no one can take these things away
We all want love and that’ s okay,
maybe there’ s someone.
Cause when my song has slipped away
And the darkness swallows the day
Another one’s not very far away, so baby just hold on.

I want somewhere to go when it’ s too noisy in my head
Verbal vertigo I need to hear my voice instead
I need some way to lose this fear of falling down
Cause I can still dance when my feet are on the ground

If you could see behind my eyes
Indigo and ivory
Overwhelmed in outer space
Spinning round and round and chasing
Fairy tales and shooting stars
How I wonder where we are
In this life we’ ll be alright
All we gotta do is hold on tight
Track Name: Overwhelmed
OVERWHELMED
Rachel Platten Platten Music Publishing BMI 2010

We make patterns out of stars
and we whisper little prayers
To be somewhere that we're not
and if we're good it will take us there

But then the light comes through the dark
and our questions fall apart
It's just the beating of our hearts and the still of the midnight air

And I get so overwhelmed till it's hard to tell
what I'm thinking

We get down down down
we feel sorry for ourselves
we get down down down
we all need somebody's help
Let's get loud loud loud till there's love and nothing else
'Cause the more that you give the more that comes back around

So we hide away our hurts
and put bandaids on our fears
and we lie to all our friends
move along there's no problems here
but then the orchestra will start
and the violins appear
and a simple little melody has us fighting tears

And I get so overwhelmed till it's hard to tell
what I'm thinking

We get down down down
we feel sorry for ourselves
we get down down down
we all need somebody's help
let's get loud loud loud till there's love and nothing else
cuz the more that you give the more that comes back around

But the hardest part is the way things are
and how quickly fingers will bleed
and the grace we need is not in magazines,
it's just space, in between, when we breathe

I am down down down I feel sorry for myself
I am down down down and I need somebody's help
let's get loud loud loud till there's love and nothing else
cuz the more that we give, the more that comes back

Down down down
We feel sorry for ourselves
We get down down down
We all need somebody's help
Let's get loud loud loud till there's love and nothing else
'Cause the more that you give the more that comes back around
Track Name: Big World Spin
Give it a listen love
if you're quiet for long enough
all the echoes & noise and stuff
might combust

Give it a listen love
Your head has worked hard enough
and your heavy eyes might adjust
if you trust

Close your eyes
nothing needs to be solved tonight
turn down the lights

Let the Big World Spin
there's a rhythm in everything
Even the sun must sink
to begin again

Be a big girl now
it's a big world anyhow
hen our words run out
we will slow, slow it down
Track Name: 53 Steps
53 Steps
Copyright Rachel Platten/ Fredrik Tomander

I am 53 steps from my apartment
I have memorized the cracks that age the road
I couldn't quite grasp what my heart meant
but I think that it was telling me to go

now I’m going up down spinning round trying to communicate
but these words aren't quite what I'm trying to say
I’m coming close, close close
I feel it in my toes toes toes

Theres a light that shines when I'm on the road
There's a brand new sky that I need to know
I'm reading signs and I’m seeing patterns in the snow
As I walk into the great unknown

17 blocks from the station
48 stops from the coast
till I could jump with all my clothes on in the ocean
And let the water rock me in her throws

And go up down spin round leave it up to fate
like a sailor finding comfort in the waves
Im coming close close close
I feel it in my toes toes toes

Theres a light that shines when I'm on the road
There's a brand new sky where I need to go
I'm reading signs Im seeing patterns in the snow
As I walk into the great unknown

I can feel it in my toes, I know i’m coming close
so I’ll leave this old town with her saints and her ghosts
I’m coming close, signs say I need to go