Fly To Home

by Natalie Ramsay

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If you would rather buy an actual CD from me personally, please let me know or come to a show (www.natalieramsay.com has some listed)! Or just listen and enjoy....this is what I care about most! :)

I decided I would record this album almost exactly one year ago to show myself that I could do it. I spent hours sitting in my mothers basement, father's apartment, or my own home in Montreal using whatever couch pillows and blankets I could get my hands to make a soundproof studio. Recording each part over and over again until it met my expectations, getting talented friends to lay down some tracks on the songs of their insturment, and then finally hours and late nights of putting all the pieces together has been the process of something that I like to call "Fly To Home".

I'm happy to say that its the first time I've recorded a full album that I am truly proud of. The songs are stories from my point of view and they stem from a place deep inside of me. Writing and recording has been a musical journey that has been one of the most healing and empowering experiences I have ever had in my life. It began in a time when I had no belief in my own music and what I could do as a musician. I began writing the songs during my travels and they speak of my journey while seeking inner peace and understanding of myself as a person and as a spirit.

Thank you to...

My mother - for her love, shaping me into who I am and her support in all the choices I've made whether or not she agreed
My father- for his amazing banjo playing, his hard work on this album and my website and his everlasting love, support and encouragement.
Ainsley - for her beautiful harmonies and her sincere friendship throughout such a large chunk of my life
Tim - for his incredible guitar playing, his effort put into recording and his bottomless heart that I will forever love
Juliette - for her beautiful heart wrenching cello playing as well as her patience for my late night recording sessions
Tyler - for his rad stand-up bass skills, his hard work and patience
Jasmin - for being my musical soulmate and always encouraging me to look above what I think are my limits
Karine & Ariane - for being wonderul roomates and putting up with having no cushions on the couches for weeks :)
Megan D- for her work and incredible patience while helping me with the album art
Refik - for the inspiration to keep going on my own musical path alone
Lisa G & Nick - for the inspiration, in a time when I had none, to keep writing solo music and finish this album

To the rest of my friends, family and acquaintances- although not specifically mentioned, everyone and anyone who has come into and stayed, or passed out of my life, I want to thank you. You, in some way or another helped me to get where I am today and I am so grateful. Thank you, a million times over.

credits

released September 1, 2014

Vocals, guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica, ukulele - Natalie Ramsay
Lead guitar - Tim Claridge
Harmonies - Ainlsey Borus
Cello - Juliette Badbarn
Banjo - Brian Ramsay
Stand-up bass - Tyler Parent
Album photo taken by Andrea Nibleas
All music written and recorded by Natalie Ramsay. All right reserved.
(cp) 2014

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Natalie Ramsay Vancouver, British Columbia

Soft, sweet yet captivating, Natalie Ramsay is a singer & guitar player whose songs are breathtakingly alluring and melancholic. She will take you away to the places where you feel calmest; let her healing voice be your guide to the spaces you seek to travel within. Natalie’s music is inspiring and speaks deeply to those who listen.

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Track Name: Red Sun
A red red sun rose slowly up from dawn
A sad sad son rose high until he was gone

But then a melancholic taste, it brought to my lips
It was like fire shooting across the sky

A dead dead road so cold froze out of hope
It was a mad mad raging flame out of the coals

But then a melancholic taste, it brought to my lips
It was like fire shooting across the sky
All of these moments waiting for this moment
When I'd recognize the truth inside
Track Name: Love Comes Every Time
Love comes every time, I know
Love comes every time, I know
Love comes every time, I know
I know, we know
We don't want to fight, I know
We don't want to fight, I know
We don't want to fight, I know
I know

Chorus:

When the sea of loneliness takes you away
When the sea of loneliness takes you down into its depths
Remember

Love comes every time, I know
Love comes every time, I know
Love comes every time, I know
I know, we know
We really don't want to fight, I know
We really don't want to fight, I know
We really don't want to fight, I know
I know

-Chorus-

Love comes every time, I know
Love comes every time, I know
Love comes every time, I know
I know, we know
We really don't want to fight, I know
We really don't want to fight, I know
We really don't want to fight, I know
I know

Love comes every time, I know
Love comes every time, I know
Love comes every time, I know
I know, I know
Track Name: Hummingbird and the Wandering Willow
Suckle or sweet , Hummingbird takes flight
With a flick of her fickle feather
She travels through time
Endless time

Your finger plucks a peculiar rhyme
In the state of a travelers mind
Harboring and harvesting peace
Capturing time

The whisper of the wandering willow
Speaking out to the sea
Her wrath was a wrecking sight
Roots introduced to tide
To the ocean she would then abide

Freedom cannot be found, its a lustful lingering lie
It appears when its no longer in sight
Out of mind, mysterious mind

Suckle or sweet , Hummingbird takes flight
With a flick of her fickle feather
She travels through time
Endless time
Track Name: Broken Mirrors
Bury me deep in the sand
Step on my beautiful castle
Break apart our hardened hands

23 years on your handle

Sturdy as the water
When the marble drops into the ocean
The shattered pieces come to rest on the sand
When you marvel at the commotion

You fret for years over broken mirrors
While I'd overcome those same desires
And you hold your head higher and higher
Well I cut the cord with my pliers

Oh you know, I love you so
Oh you know, I love you so
Oh you know, I love you so

And when you screamed ferocious lions
I wanted to go
Track Name: Fly To Home
Fly, fly, fly to home
Fly, fly, fly to home
Fly, fly, fly to home
Track Name: Song to the Sea
Stars like diamonds in the night
Got my mind on the sea
Ocean blue coral eyes
Spread across the darkened sky
Watching you, watching me

Stars above the clouds at night
Love is there in the sea
Ocean Blue marble eyes
Spread across the darkened sky
Watch the clouds, fall asleep

Stars like symbols in the night
Fear the waves fear the sea
Ocean blue sapphire eyes
Paint a message in the sky
Let your heart be at peace

Stars so simple in the night
We found it in the sea
Ocean blue open eyes
Underneath a painted sky
Let your peace rest with me
The secrets stay with me
Track Name: Hand It Over
As the road goes, all the love grows
Hand it over , hand it over

As the pages , reach the end
Did you read them, did you read them?

All the trees , standing tall
Love their leaves, give them all

You have been , so naive
But don't you see, don't you believe

Oh the mountains, they'll ever be
You will not, you will not

Love, is your gold
Take it with you, take it with you

Gold, is your God
Hand it over, hand it over

Your road, will reach the end
And you'll go, you'll go

Life, was a gift
Hand it over, hand it over
Track Name: Differences Of Trees
Dear time keeper,
Can you take me back
Can you take me back
The man that I wanted to marry
Stayed behind in India
He saw the sun
He saw the sun

Dear ocean,
You hold the land
You hold the land
The woman who wanted to marry
Stayed behind in India
She saw the sun
She saw the sun

But you showed me
How to see clearly
Like the differences of trees
And now it hurts so much to clear my mind
So all I do is dream

Dream of the sun

In the end I could see it clearly
The differences of trees
I see a sun rising up again
Wake up from this dream

Dream of the sun
Track Name: Here and Now
Holding onto dear moments of the past
But time goes on, time goes on
Reaching for memories craved to be lived again
So far away, far away

Chorus-
Isn't it time that we started living right now
Right now
Isn't time that I start living here and now
Here and now

Is there a way that I can change
To free my mind, free my mind
Teach it to love everything that I hate
All in time, all in time

-Chorus-

Some things just aren't the way that you see
Time goes on, time goes on
Turns out it may just be what you need
So smile on anyways, smile on anyways

-Chorus-
Track Name: Meadowlark
Nothing left to share
Dry and parched
Going right through me
The music was dark
Colors dimmed
While the sky was falling in
How could we love
When we were so withdrawn
How could we speak the truth
When lies were all we saw

She silently wept
With nothing to share
No change to spare
The meadowlark flew from her nest
The meadowlark flew from her nest

But the rain won't last forever
Neither will the sun
The rainbow too shall fade
And her body turn to mud
The earth will stop its turning
While the universes multiply
Her heart will stop its beating
To live is to die
To live is to die

Soul of the divine
Your lightness brings brightness
Soul of the divine
May your lightness come here
Track Name: Farewell
Fly to home
I've lost myself
Fly to home
And farewell

Truth be told
That when I die
They'll say she lived a life of truthful mistakes
But not a life of lies

And when I go
They'll say she was a troubled spirit
With a heart of gold
But she tried and lived before she died

Oh she tried

Ooo fly to home
Fly to home
While her wings in the wind
Fly far to home

Fly to home
Cleaning a mess
Fly to home
Farewell, I'll miss

While I live
I'll find a way
To balance myself everyday

While I die, I'll breath with ease
As my body and spirit cut tie
Till then I'll try
To live before I die

Oh I'll try

Ooo fly to home
Fly to home
While her wings in the wind
Fly far to home

A meadowlark flies towards a crescent moon
A slice of light across her womb
Watching as you stand behind the light
Patiently observing time
I could only learn to love
When I learned you are not mine
Track Name: Blue Cave
Rain mists down this mountain road
Not a place to hide
Not a place to go
But inside this silent blue cave
That crosses into the unknown
Fierce winds in the palm
Yet the trees stay standing long
And I have to wonder as I wander
How they came to be so strong

I miss my friends
Cause they were the ones who saw me through
I miss my love
Loves me more than I seem to know
When he holds me like the earth holds the ocean
And the ocean hold the land
Eyes of wonder and I wonder
If there is love

He says he wish he'd stayed
I say I wish I'd gone
Eyes to learn what eyes desire

There is peace here within me
Even though it wasn't there yesterday
But here it is where I sit
My only home is right here in this heart
I've come to take you there
I see a path drawn up in my mind
And I'll rover over the hills
To get where I am going
Trudge with two feet in the snow
And aurora borealis in the sky
Red in the sky
Read in the sky

Eyes to learn what eyes desire