Following a Tangled Thread EP

by Mariah Mercedes

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released June 29, 2017

Produced by Collin Kadlec & Mariah Mercedes. Mixed by Collin Kadlec. Mastered by Keith Gretlin.
Recorded at McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, MN between November 2015 and February 2017. Additional recording at Clover Leaf Audio, St. Paul, MN. Engineered by Nathan Lundstrom. Additional engineering by Elijah Deaton-Berg and Matt Grosso. Horns arranged by Ethan Elseth. Photography by Leeja Miller.

Performed by:

Mariah Mercedes - vocals
Blake Huebl - drums
Peter Campanelli - bass
Trevor Weist - guitar
Juan Carlos Pajuelo - keys

With additional musicians:

Anna Christy - vocals
Kaytee Amaro - vocals
Haylee Dee - vocals
Emily Villano - vocals

Gerard Ahlgren - trumpet 1
DeCarlo Jackson - trumpet 2 on "Now, Now" and "Sleepless"
Macalaster Wilms - alto saxophone
Lucia Sarmiento Roccatagliata - tenor saxophone
Cody LeDuc - trombone on "Now, Now" and "Sleepless"
John Baumgartner - trombone on "Following a Tangled Thread"
Riley Swain - baritone saxophone

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Track Name: Now, Now
Now, now baby why you givin me shade
Now, now baby I’m familiar with the game
Now, now baby I’m not here to be played
Now, now baby baby

good morning all you crazy suckers
sprawlled out on the bathroom floor
we sure ain’t getting any younger
or so we are informed

Through the cigarettes and lipstick stains
the charming boy had flashed his smile
a new addition to the old gang
he’s passing all the trials

She ain’t bad but she ain’t good
They say she's growin up too fast
She’ll pin you down with just one look
She’s a master of her craft

She knows all her favorite sins
But when she falls she’s falling hard
Mister charmer thinks he’s winning
But he’s not getting very far

Now, now baby why you givin me shade
Now, now baby I’m familiar with the game
Now, now baby I’m not here to be played
Now, now baby baby

Just let me know when you’re ready
I’m saying I won’t be waiting for long
We both need something steady
steady so c'mon
Track Name: Sleepless
How strange it is
To be anything at all
Nothing seems to fit
That ain’t my portrait on the wall

How could it be
Things are not how we supposed
Cause honey when you hurt yourself
Y’know you hurt the one you love the most

While I try to find my way back home
Other boys may offer rings and stones

I blink slowly with eager, tired eyes
So I hold out for one more sleepless night

I wanna be
A lady so defined
I wanna be
A Hepburn kind of outline

He needed something
something he couldn’t find
at least we had the courage
to let it go this time

While I try to find my way back home
Other boys may offer rings and stones
I blink slowly with eager, tired eyes
So I hold out for one more sleepless night

So give me all you got, babe
I’ve got a new-fangled way of saying this
Give me all you got, babe
Show me that loving that I can’t resist

I might
Might have made mistakes before
But I don’t
Don't know who I am anymore

So give me all you got, babe
I’ve got a new-fangled way of saying this
Give me all you got, babe
Show me that loving that I can’t resist
Track Name: Following a Tangled Thread
Following a tangled thread
Down, up, over every bend
Till I might forget
That my baby, he’s gone away

Following a tangled thread
Some things they say time won’t mend
This I know
Once shy, blinded by love, then never again

But it never ends, I’m afraid
I cannot circumvent so I won’t wait
The journey is your only friend
When you’re following a tangled thread

When in sleep, I am wrapped in arms of heather grey
They keep me warm
But in my dreams, I feel the sting as sweet things turn to bygones

But it never ends, I’m afraid
Cannot circumvent so I won’t wait
The journey is your only friend
When you’re following a tangled thread

Following a tangled thread
Some things they say time won’t mend
Once shy, blinded by love, then never again