you can purchase Samantha Ray's debut EP, ROYALTY, via iTunes & CDBaby

ROYALTY EP LYRICS

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FALL FALL

Don't get me wrong

it's not that I don't want to be here in the place I'm in

but I can't wait

I can't wait, I can't can't wait, to fall, to fall fall in love with you

I think about it more than usual these days

is this an overdose of hope or future tip-toeing,

who knows?

And I don't want to waste any more time

in the gray line of impatience

is this excitement

or a weakness?

Don't get me wrong

I know about the seasons of things and I'm happy here

but I can't wait

I can't wait, I can't can't wait, to fall, to fall fall in love with you

Daydreaming, this feeling,

I see it everywhere I'm looking

in an old couple

in a hand-hold

in a winter cold

I can't wait, baby I can't wait

When I find you

it will be the most beautiful thing

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THE GARDENER

(adopted from Isaiah 5)

Come around with your gardening shears

take me down where I don't grow

How you've loved the garden you've planted

you put your best seed in all the rows

Gentle hands to cut me so justly

pruning the dead in me

til I am green

bare skin to the sun

and cool of the autumn breeze

I feel newborn

and so in need

I had grown into what is unpleasing

what have you expected to see from me?

so take the brush

throw it into the fire

til the harvest comes closer

and cold blows in

so I may be spared from winter's frost

and finally bloom in time

the vine tells me who I am

and the gardener waters me with his blood

oh, he waters me with his blood

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PICTURE SHOWS

Open my eyes to the picture show

that's playing, passing by my window

of streaking lights

and the fading blues of 

daytime turning in for another night

The road I'm on

cracked and faded

and I'll take one small step at a time

and enjoy the ride

things sure are beautiful

who would guess on this cold a lonely ride

Black and diamonds

yellow lines

no plans, just drive

Nothing's making sense

but everything is falling into place

hold onto it as tightly as I can

before it slips away into the wind

and it's all making sense

and nothing falls to places they were in

these winter trees are looking like my friends

I swear I saw a falling star up there

Black and diamonds

yellow lines

no plans, just drive

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DOOR OPEN

I wanna be there

with the door open

letting the wind in all afternoon

just taking it easy

it don't take much to please me

the sound of the dishes 

and you laughing in the other room

Let's take our time there

I'll meet you right there

I wanna be there

Then you'll take my hands

and we'll dance like the old days

then stop in a light sway

to your heart beating

I get lost in your breathing

I must be dreaming

cause I'm so sick of this cold

two-bedroom apartment I'm in

Let's take our time there

I'll meet you right there

I wanna be there

Living with the door open

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ROYALTY

Royalty is just grace

I do not have it together

My heart is a wellspring

I forget this, wearing the paper-thin walls

bearing skin in the dead of winter

Aching, aching

frostbite arteries

pumping icy

whoring out until spring

Tragically I fall on my face

I do not have it together

The first gentle touch of seasons changing

shows me how I've worn through slavery

My own shackled wrists

how did I get myself into this?

Royally I'm embraced

I do not have it together

My heart is a wellspring

I have forgotten that

jewels and gold are kept tightly in chests

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KEEP YOUR HEART QUIET

Oh, keep your heart quiet

oh, keep your heart low

oh, keep your heart quiet

cause only he, only he needs to know

Oh, you with you heavy burden

oh, you self-shackled

Remember everything he's promised

Peace comes opposite the way of the world

See, I grew up

I grew bigger

rough around the edges

appearance regression

this beast of a woman

with war-torn hair

looks like a bride to you

in the secretest of places

where I talk to you

my heart is on fire

everything's new

you know me better than me

(you make everything new)