Paints In The Sky

by Erisy Watt

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released July 26, 2019

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Erisy Watt Portland, Oregon

Erisy Watt is a Nashville-raised folk artist based in Portland, Oregon. Consistently referred to as “the next-in-line to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones, her music is an exercise in what contemporary folk today sounds like at its peak.” (No Depression) ... more

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Track Name: Am I
Am I written in the river or told in the tides
Am I molded in the mountains or a song in the sky

Am I hardwired or do I get to choose
And are these rigid walls serving me any use

Everything that is I found myself in
And the stone was thrown and the waves began
And I’m tracing this tale step by step
and it’s taking me back
to the stars again

I once drifted on the ocean floor
then I took the sea inside my soul
I went looking for more

Am I how I spend my time
And if I want to be a mountain climber
well I better start my climb

Everything that is I found myself in
And the stone was thrown and the waves began
And I’m tracing this tale step by step
and it’s taking me back
to the stars again

Everything that is I found myself in
And the stone was thrown and the waves began
And I’m tracing this tale step by step
and it’s taking me back
to the stars again

Am I a dancer just twirling around the sun
And it’s been 24 times
but I feel like I’ve just begun
yeah I’ve only just begun
Track Name: Treasure Maps
Take off that suit and put on the shirt I gave you
Who are you trying to be

Your pockets are full at the cost of all your dreaming
You left them all here with me

And that map that you hung above your bed
you took it down folded on the floor

But don’t you remember me marking all the place
we’d never been to before

Oh the fireflies in my jar the strings on your guitar
oh the simple things
With a song I can sing and a light so we both can see
I got all I need

And remember you’d tell me that I was like your sun
you like to watch me rise
And you’d lay there hoping my eyes would open
bringing light to everyone

Our hands our hands
they are meant to draw
treasure maps in the sand
Our feet our feet
they are meant to dance
until we both can’t stand
Our eyes our eyes
they are meant to see
by the lanterns at night
So hey hey oh come on babe
when you gonna start living it right

We’d stay up scheming adventures
most don’t believe in
wrote them in a book
And you’d tell me babe that
when we were feeling lost
we’d know where to look

Now you’re always trying to change the waters
but the tides they hold the sea
And maybe if you slowed down
turned that car around and
come on back to me you’d see that

Our hands our hands
they are meant to draw
treasure maps in the sand
Our feet our feet
they are meant to dance
until we both can’t stand
Our eyes our eyes
they are meant to see
by the lanterns at night
so hey hey oh come on babe
when you gonna start living it right


Our hands our hands
they are meant to draw
treasure maps in the sand
Our feet our feet
they are meant to dance
until we both can’t stand
Our eyes our eyes
they are meant to see
by the lanterns at night
so hey hey oh come on babe
when you gonna start living it right
Track Name: Cypress
Fog, fog rolls slow
and I’m falling for you

Coastline disappearing
under the shade
of a cypress for two

Sunsets are finer
when we share the show
paints in the sky come down and color
oh they color our clothes

and maybe it’s simple
but baby it’s true
I really like
I really like
I really like
I like the things we like to do

I’m stringing up the lights
wherever we roam
because baby with you
the unknown
oh it feels like home

and maybe it’s simple
but baby it’s true
I really like
I really like
I really like
I like the things we like to do

and maybe it’s simple
but baby it’s true
I really like
I really like
I really like
I like the things we like to do
Track Name: Never Know
A caravan and your coffee pot
raindrops on my woolen socks
oh yes I recall a time

When I’d wake to the honeybee
not the alarm clock yelling at me
oh yes these foolish things
remind me of when

So forget my address
and take my party dress
I’d like to trade it for days worth living
rid myself of any permanent condition
adventure comes in when I just let it
and I’m learning as I go
yes I’m learning as I go
If I never tried, I’d never know

And simplicity is swinging in between
a eucalyptus tree
and underneath I’d fall asleep

Because there is something so very healing
in the way the winds whisper in
like they’re singing a song
mmm I’d hum along

So forget my address
and take my party dress
I’d like to trade it for days worth living
rid myself of any permanent condition
adventure comes in when I just let it
and I’m learning as I go
yes I’m learning as I go
If I never tried, I’d never know

So forget my address
and take my party dress
I’d like to trade it for days worth living
rid myself of any permanent condition
adventure comes in when I just let it
and I’m learning as I go
yes I’m learning as I go
yes I’m learning as I go
If I never tried, I’d never know
Track Name: Ellwood
Surrender
lift my hands up
palms to the sky
let the sun come in and
kiss my cheek
I grow weak
it always tickles me
to find that I don’t have to
fight anymore
what were we really fighting for
I don’t know but one thing
here I am and here I stand
I’m laughing
trying to

understand
understand
understand
the majesty
the mystery
of a place
so much bigger than me

So I run
kick off my shoes and
I dash to the sea
I can hear her
singing out to me

Come and play
leave your plans
they don’t matter anyways
if you don’t take time to appreciate
So I’m giving my thanks
I count them up
on my hand
because now I

understand
understand
understand
the majesty
the mystery
of a place
so much bigger than me


the majesty
the mystery
of a place
so much bigger than me
Track Name: Redwoods
I found a rhythm in the redwoods
I heard the humming of the birds
there’s a symphony when we’re silent
and I’m wondering if you’ve heard

Heard the water rushing down
after hours of heat
and we promised ourselves
when we’d get down to it
we’d jump in and we’d never leave

Well I don’t have all the answers
but questions I surely do
because I’m a creature of curiosity
the unknown is a pretty view

I felt the western winds a blowing
I felt them stirring in my bones
but when the sunlight hits the valley
oh I swear that I’ll be gone

I found a rhythm in the redwoods
I heard the humming of the birds
there’s a symphony when we’re silent
and I’m wondering if you’ve heard
yeah I’m wondering if you’ve heard
yeah I’m wondering if you’ve heard
Track Name: Sunrise
How many times
have we watched the sunrise
Stumbling through the dark
through sleepy eyes

but we said

Limestone is like gold in the morning
and the water feels warmer than the air

And the sun is coming
I can hear it humming
from the birds in the trees everywhere

But seldom do they see
That the wildness of the earth
Is the wildness in me

How many times
have we stopped just to dance
Shuffling through the dirt
like it was our only change

But we said

Reflections on the surface
they distort our purpose
and if fish want to fly well I don't care

We’re tracing shapes
out of silhouette of mountains
pinnacles like ponytails

But seldom do they see
That the wildness of the earth
Is the wildness in me

And seldom do they see
But I know one day we’ll make them see
that the wildness of the earth
is the wildness in me

The wildness of the earth
Is the wildness in me
Track Name: November Nights
November nights
Tennessee
Boots by the back door
so quietly
I could sneak

Enchanted were the times
I’d wait for your call
both a little shy
but the moon
said it all

And I know that I don’t know better than
to fall in over my head
Because the more that I’m with you
oh the more I can’t pretend

We’d climb the water tower in the wee hours of the night and following your footsteps
I forgot my fear, my fear of heights

And magic are the moments just before daylight you stole me from my slumber
to show me secrets of the sky

And I know that I don’t know better than
to fall in over my head
Because the more that I’m with you
oh the more I can’t pretend

And I know that I don’t know better than
to fall in over my head
Because the more that I’m with you
oh the more I can’t pretend

November nights
Tennessee
Boots by the back door
so quietly

so quietly
Track Name: Light
From the little that I know
and all there is to learn
I found it’s how I shape my mind
molds my world
and in the time


we will see
these moments as our memories
and only I come in between
my thoughts and my dreams

that’s why I owe it to my brain
to unravel any refrain
that binds me to a page
with no room to rearrange
ain’t it strange


all the constraints
we build then beg they break
I know I am so much more that my fear
of my mistakes

and fear is right here my dear
I’d be lying if I told you otherwise
but don’t you fear my dear
It’s up to you to decide
who will drive


through the night
don’t let your worries be your guide
I know it’s cold and dark outside
but you are made of light

because it’s a fact that you are you
and that I am me
let us seek the truth
above all other things
Track Name: Couldn't It Be Easy
Shall we
couldn’t it be easy
just you and me
on a quiet street

oh strolling
lazy sunlight
falling foolishly
in your company

and time seems
like a distant thing
a far off melody
we keep forgetting

won’t you
forget what’s been told
all those dos and don’ts
won’t fit within our mold

come on and just be
get lost in simplicity
get lost with me
come on baby let’s get lost

and sunrise wake us up
bringing something new
I got the day to fill
with only thoughts of you

and we’ve got the time
to find a little peace of mind
or take a piece of mine
I’ll spare it all for you

but people will talk
always this and that
always wrong and right
well it’s black and white
but if you open up your mind
to the changing tides
you will surely find
you’ve got the time

oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh oh-oh-oh

shall we couldn’t it be easy
just you and me on a quiet street
Track Name: Changing Shape
I always thought
that I think too much
Overanalyzing
out of touch

with how the water
feels on my skin
And I’m sure it ain’t as cold
If I just ran and jumped in

And I wish my thoughts
were more like dandelions
free to roam around my head
then take off flying

What am I but a changing shape
And it’s my life it’s up to me what I create
I can be silly and soft
or serious and straight
Or swirling uncontrollably
into someone else fate

Imagine a place built by stars
constellations collide
so you can hold me in your arms

And it’s wonderful and strange and
devastating all the same

To live with so much love and
to live with so much pain

What am I but a changing shape
And it’s my life it’s up to me what I create
I can be silly and soft
or serious and straight
Or swirling uncontrollably
into someone else fate

Growing up is a state of mind
my sense of wonder
expanding every time I
draw a little outside the lines
every time I don’t let
fear decide

What am I but a moment in time
a chemical reaction multiplied
And I ain’t sure if there’s any
reason or rhyme

we’re all just sorting out
what it means to be alive

we’re all just sorting out
what it means to be alive
means to be alive

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