From the recording The Next Line

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This track is about my mother and my coming of age
from The Next Line, released September 21, 2018
Briget Boyle - vocals, acoustic guitar
Kyle Caprista - drums, percussion
James DePrato - electric guitar
Ben Misterka - lap steel
Jon Monahan - electric guitar
Michael Shiono - bass
Avi Vinocur - mandolin, banjo
David Zirbel - pedal steel


I remember sneaking in after dark; he held my hand
We sauntered through the park; I knew that you would never understand
I think that was a moment when I learned to lie
I was always fighting you as you sang your lullabies

I sat at your black piano; you loved your wooden rocking chair
I was not much smaller then, but I had longer hair
Even though you loved the look of my messy curls
You always tried to find the way to tame your wild girl

You tried to raise me right
You taught me how to fight
Then I grew up right before your eyes
Can you just let go and realize
That I learned from you just how to be and what to do
Let me be the one to choose
I promise I'll try and do right by you

Every morning started with a mirror serenade
Into my hairbrush, I was the little mermaid
I tried my hardest to sound just like you
To be the beauty you pushed into view

I remember growing up and learning how to love
The mystery in all the things we dream of
I'm starting to feel it now between my toes
It's clear you've taught me everything you know