Bridges

by Lisa Forkish

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Lisa Forkish – Vocals
Patrick Anseth – Guitar
Paul Eastburn – Bass
Carrie Jahde – Drums
Cava Menzies – Piano, Vocals on “No More Blues”
Sarah Vela – Vocals
John Schroder – Cello
Aaron Saul – Alto Sax

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released May 31, 2012

Produced by Lisa Forkish and Cava Menzies. All songs written by Lisa Forkish ©2012 except “Cold Light of Day,” written by Lisa Forkish and Erica Stenquist, “For What It’s Worth,” written by Stephen Stills, “If I Should Lose You,” written by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin, “I Could Have Danced All Night,” written by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, and “No More Blues,” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim with English lyrics by Jon Hendricks and Jesse Cavanaugh.

All songs arranged by Lisa Forkish except “No More Blues,” “For What It’s Worth,” “Fools In Love” and “I Could Have Danced All Night” arranged by Lisa Forkish, Paul Eastburn and Carrie Jahde.

Recorded at Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, CA by Timin Murray. All vocals recorded at Stanford University, CA by Charlie Forkish. Mixed by Rune Aleksandersen and Charlie Forkish. Mastered by Armando Cordoba.

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Lisa Forkish San Francisco, California

Lisa Forkish is an award-winning songstress, composer and arranger, originally from Eugene, OR. She is a recipient of Portland's "Songwriter of the Year" award and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Lisa is a faculty member in the Vocal Department at Oakland School for the Arts where she directs the Concert Choir and founded the a cappella group Vocal Rush. ... more

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Track Name: Adrenaline
You kissed me today on my finger
Wasn't it great how we let that moment linger
You touched me today on my shoulder
Strange as it was, made me want to grow older with you.

You kissed me today, you kissed me today
Wasn't it great.

And every time our eyes meet, I feel like an athlete
Running, running, running full of desire
With a love that's so sweet
We can go miles before we retire

You loved me today, body and soul
And I feel so alive and so out of control
You loved me today, you loved me today
Like Rock 'n' Roll, this thing is here to stay

And every time our eyes meet, I feel like an athlete
Running, running, running full of desire
With a love that's so sweet
We can go miles before we retire
We'll never retire.
Track Name: Cold Light of Day
Six years on the farm, your mother watchin' bees makin' honey
Carefree, you make-believe Cowboys and Indians
Papa's books caught your eye, the horses and the gunning
Little boy, you were good, you were human
In the cold light of day.

Back at home after school, you felt the sting of brass and leather
Papa's nod you never got and your brother left you lonely
They said you couldn't make your art and stole your hope forever
Young man, you were good, you were human
In the cold light of day.

Running fast, fleeing fire underneath the gunpowder skies
You took to heart all the hate and sent it back out there
All the lives in your hands droppin' hard like flies
You denied they were good, they were human
In the cold light of day.

Isn't it true we begin knowing love in our hearts?
Can we keep it from falling apart?
Would your war have unfolded if you hadn't been scolded for making art?
Track Name: City of Bridges
Wheels are turnin' cross the Hawthorne
I'm out of my mind
Got to get me to the river
Unravel, unwind
Breezes on the Esplanade leave me with a soft shiver.

Spokes are circlin' over the Sellwood now
I'm needing a path
Letting go of all my fury and pain
No grudge, no wrath
Peace right through the skin and bone
Grief has nothin' to gain here, 'cuz we're

Finding forgiveness in the city of bridges
Searching for love, love, love that'll help me across
Finding forgiveness in the city of bridges
Don't wanna be burnin' ours down

Some days aren't what you ask for
This life can be cruel
People aren't always perfect
And that is a rule
Peace is running everywhere
We just need to find it, start by

Finding forgiveness in the city of bridges
Searching for love, love, love that'll help me across
Finding forgiveness in the city of bridges
Don't wanna be burnin' ours down
Track Name: Unraveling
Without you, I'm unraveling
Without you, I come apart

Without you, I'm searching
Without you, I'm in the dark

I know I don't need you
Time always heals
But I'd rather not be with anyone else
Knowing the way it feels

Without you, unraveling
Without you, I come apart.
Track Name: You Give Me Breath
Sometimes I need to cry
Sometimes I can't even look my life in the eye
Sometimes I need to run
Frightened of facing the day before it's begun

But you, you give me breath
You're all that I need when there's nothing else left
You give me breath.

Just when I lose my ground
You say my name and I feel your warmth all around
Solace may come and go
But you're here with me and that's all I need to know

'Cuz you, you give me breath
You're all that I need when there's nothing else left
You give me breath.

I know there's something running through my veins
Pumping my delicate heart
I know that I won't feel so suffocated
Except when we're apart

'Cuz you, you give me breath
You're all that I need when there's nothing else left
You give me breath.
Track Name: Fools In Love
Slept in today two hours late
A real bad habit I just can't shake
The world is outside and I'm in here
Watching this day just disappear.

But you are lying next to me
A fool in love with everything
In love with everything about me.

I raise my voice when I'm in love
I walk away when push comes to shove
The door's unlocked, the lights left on
When my heart's okay, my mind is gone.

And you are walking next to me
A fool in love with everything
In love with everything about me.

I'm not sure I deserve what you're giving me
But you've got the nerve to love me so hard anyway.

You'll love me when I'm old and gray
You ask a second question if I say I'm just okay
I thank my lucky stars that you're my man
Go on, ask me to love you harder
I know, I know, I know I can.

And you are holding on to me
I am gonna hold on to you too
We're fools in love
You're not fooling me -- you're a fool for me
And I'm a fool for you.
Track Name: Solidarity
You see clouds rolling in like they're coming to stay and stake a claim
Maybe even the big night sky has something it's trying to defame
The smell of damp concrete is making it impossible to breath
And the things that you have seen tonight are making your insides seethe.

It was hard to count the bodies you saw all tangled up in the shadows
But the voices were clear, you heard a gang of grunts and one girl's cry -- "no!"
You watched with all the others, wondering why everyone just stood there
The loudest silence you ever knew, a weight she will have to bear.

But we are here, let's stand our ground
We are here, with power and sincerity
Hear us and join in our song
Raise your voice in sweet solidarity.

In the way of every wave is a mass of land with a cruel reality of violence
And in the way of putting an end to it is the reality of too much silence
Call it a global epidemic, or call it just a case of assault
More than any call that the media makes, we've gotta make this one -- it's not her fault.

And we are here, let's stand our ground
We are here, with power and sincerity
Hear us and join in our song
Raise your voice in sweet solidarity.

Break the silence, there's no time to lose
Break the silence, there's no time to lose.
Track Name: All The Stars Allow
All it took was one look
And she was hooked on you
There it was, no need for a because
It was a love so true.

In a time of war, her love was more
Than you swore you'd ever know
The years flew past so very fast
Until the last smile you showed.

Sixty years together was all the stars would allow
But after five long years apart
She's coming back to you now.

Release the pain, there's no more strain
Your love sustains for eternity
While the world turns your candle burns
Along with hers for eternity.

Sixty years together was all the stars would allow
But after five long years apart
She's coming back to you now.