Neighborhood

by Jen Deale

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Jen Deale's new EP, Neighborhood, is a tribute to her live performances. This album offers a real, raw, and authentic performance of her deeply personal songs that are a representation of her experiences in Portland.

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released October 8, 2013

All vocals, instrumentation, lyrics credit: Jen Deale
Sound engineer/producer: Matt Greco
Album art: Tim Anderson

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Jen Deale is a singer-songwriter in Portland, OR.

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Track Name: Down by the Fire
Down by the fire
Too close for comfort
But I won't move away
Cause I like the warmth
Down by the fire
Feeling blood rush to my skin
Knowing the state I'm in
It's worth the burn

I would walk through fire if I thought'd be lovin' you
I would welcome flames if they'd take away the cold
Of a heart that's frozen deep with memories I don't wanna keep
Down by the fire, I'd burn to stay warm

Down by the fire
Feelin like a new man
Watching the one I've been
Burn to ash
And I see your face there in the deep blue flame
Brings a breathless kind of warmth to my veins

I would walk through fire if I thought'd be lovin' you
I would welcome flames if they'd take away the cold
Of a heart that's frozen deep with memories I don't wanna keep
Down by the fire, I'd burn to stay warm

Down by the fire
Watchin as the sky
Fades into twilight, it'll soon be dark
Down by the fire
The flame is our only light
It'd burn us with all its might
To make us new

I would walk through fire if I thought'd be lovin' you
I would welcome flames if they'd take away the cold
And awaken inside me a heartbroken symphony
Down by the fire, I'd burn right along
Track Name: Listen to Me
You're trying to connect
You're trying to reach out
You try to build a bridge from me to you
But you don't know where to start
We're too many worlds apart
And you've got too many questions of your own

And I want you to know me
And I want you to understand

If you just listen to me
It won't be a mystery
If you just listen to me
You'll find everything you need
Comin right out, comin right out
The words from my mouth
Comin right out, comin right out
The words from my mouth

You want to understand
You've tried to be a friend
You've given all you can, you still feel alone
But I'm screaming out your name
And you look at me, your face is blank
I'm wondering can you hear me at all

And I want you to know me
And I want you to understand

If you just listen to me
It won't be a mystery
If you just listen to me
You'll find everything you need
Comin right out, comin right out
The words from my mouth
Comin right out, comin right out
The words from my mouth

I would tell you all my stories if I thought you wanted to hear them
I would let you right into my heart if you could see the door
I do much better with a deeper conversation
Tell me don't you want so much

If you just listen to me
If you listen, listen
If you just listen to me
It won't be a mystery
If you just listen to me
You'll find everything you need
Comin right out, comin right out
The words from my mouth
Comin right out, comin right out
The words from my mouth
Track Name: The Light
It's dark at five in January
Like it is every year
And it holds onto my soul
Like a transparent iron veil
And I'm looking for the sun
But it's hiding in the clouds
It's lost in all the sorrow I've seen all around, seen all around

Where is the light?
Where does it hide?
How can I find it?
Where does it lie?
If it hides here in me, and it hides there in you
Why is it waiting to shine, waiting to shine, waiting to shine?

You're a familiar face
Your voice I've known so well
After all these years
Never heard a word about hell
But we throw around this fear
As if it makes us draw near to you
But fear has got no hold
Where love has made its home, love has made its home

Where is the light?
Where does it hide?
How can I find it?
Where does it lie?
If it hides here in me, and it hides there in you
Why is it waiting to shine, waiting to shine, waiting to shine?

I'm not interested in easy answers
I'm not interested in wrong and rights, no
If all I'm left with are all these questions
I'll keep looking for you tonight

Where is the light?
Where does it hide?
How can I find it?
Where does it lie?
If it hides here in me, and it hides there in you
Why is it waiting to shine, waiting to shine, waiting to shine?

The light is within
The light is all around us
He sings a beautiful song
That love is all we have, love is all we have, love is all we have
Track Name: Neighborhood
They're tearing down my neighborhood
Brick by brick, every piece of wood
The tree that's budded there since 1957
He's on his way to heaven now

I don't wanna live in a plastic case
Don't you fence me in with a wraparound gate
Let them see my cluttered yard
Filled with noise and toys from little girls
And boys

They're tearing down my neighborhood
Trying to move me out to the suburbs this time for good
Watching em break down our heritage
Replaced with square footage now

I don't wanna live in a plastic case
Don't you fence me in with a wraparound gate
Let them see my cluttered yard
Filled with noise and toys from little girls
And boys

If you bury me in a ground that has no old trees
Then I'll rise right up and make my way back to this street
Find me floating here in my old front yard
Baskin in memories of babies laughin'
Foundations crackin'
And little bare toes runnin' fast as only God knows
on old sidewalks

I don't wanna live in a plastic case
Don't you fence me in with a wraparound gate
Let them see my cluttered yard
Filled with noise and toys from little girls
And boys
Track Name: Stay
There's a million reasons why you should go
There's a million ways we can do this now
There's a million voices in my head sayin' "I told you so"
I can do this, I can do this
Just don't look at me

But love isn't lost in a day
And no one ever made me feel this way
So if you know that you want to be with me
Then won't you stay
Won't you stay, stay, stay, won't you stay?

There's a hundred men who've crossed my mind from time to time
There's a hundred men who've dreamed of me too
But baby in this whole world there's no else like you
No one I could give this heart to now

But love isn't lost in a day
And no one ever made me feel this way
So if you know that you want to be with me
Then won't you stay
Won't you stay, stay, stay, won't you stay?

I've never known someone so well
And even I couldn't tell you what you were thinking
But if we are more than a love that's thrown away
Maybe we could give it
Maybe we could give it another day
Maybe we could give it another day

But love isn't lost in a day
And no one ever made me feel this way
So if you know that you want to be with me
Then won't you stay
Won't you stay, stay, stay, won't you stay?

There's just one man who's ever really known me
Beyond all the things this world thinks are so damn pretty
There's just one thing that I've gotta decide
If I can remember what built this beautiful life

But love isn't lost in a day
And no one ever made me feel this way
So if you know that you want to be with me
Then won't you stay
Won't you stay, stay, stay, won't you stay?
Track Name: Open Your Eyes
I'm lookin' your way tonight
Can't help but thinking
That you're so full of light that you can't see
You're lookin away from me
Hiding your face, you don't want to be seen

Open up your eyes, Open up your eyes

Pain is a prison you choose
Keeps you feeling like
You'll only ever lose
That you don't have a friend
To see you through any bitter ends
All you have to hold on to
Are the four walls around you

Open up your eyes, Open up your eyes

And you will see love, feel love, be loved

Open up your eyes, Open up your eyes

I'm lookin' your way tonight
Can't help but thinking
That you're so full of light that you can't see
Track Name: Ghost Town
It's a ghost town
On a Sunday morn
As I walk these streets
With just the wind rustlin' around me feet
All the city's at rest
Nature doing its best
To make me feel
Not so alone

Oh but did I know that my heart would be so like
Surrounded in the quiet hour of you and you're gone
Oh but did I know that there's no com in home
When all that's left of home is a ghost town?

It's a ghost town
As I drive my car
Dont' get very far
As the night moon plays tricks on an empty free way
And I own this town
Even if just for now
And I speed through the city's silent symphony made for me

Oh but did I know that my heart would be so like
Surrounded in the quiet hour of you and you're gone
Oh but did I know that there's no com in home
When all that's left of home is a ghost town?

I remember when the windows of our den would be inviting and warm
I remember when we lived in such a dream, that never did we think we'd find ourselves living in a ghost town

Oh but did I know that my heart would be so like
Surrounded in the quiet hour of you and you're gone
Oh but did I know that there's no com in home
When all that's left of home is a ghost town?