Amnesiac

by Amanda Tee

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released August 9, 2014

Written, produced, recorded, mixed by Amanda Tee
Mastered with Mercury Mastering

All instruments by Amanda Tee except for the following:
Hold That Thought/ Slide Acoustic Guitar: Clement Yang Xi, Drums: Melvin Loh
I Can Feel You There/ Male Vocals & Bass: Nelson Tan, Drums: Melvin Loh
Sleep/ Double Bass: Nelson Tan, Drums: Melvin Loh
Jackie’s Lament/ Cello: Peh Xiang Hong

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Track Name: Amnesia
I wake up, but there is no morning on my face
I get up, I don’t see anyone calling my name
I look up, I look up, I look up and the sky is green
I reach out, then I’m falling there’s nothing at my feet

Am-n-esia

I got one day
I don’t know why, I don’t know why
It’s not too late
For a mai tai, for a mai tai
Is there someone
Here in my life, here in my life
Focus my mind
On that bright light, on that bright light

Am-n-esia

I am wandering over the eye
I am wandering over the eye
I’ve been wandering all of my life
I’ve been wandering all of my life
(I am fallen I’m fallen
I have found my I’ve found my)
Track Name: Hold That Thought
Hold that thought, patriarch
You move alone, but you move stones
We paint them black as you watch us
Recollect, return
The ones that crack back to you

Well I know you won’t fall asleep tonight
I’ve followed you home, I’ve seen you shed your skin
Cause ‘neath the black, you are shining
‘neath the rags is laughter,
‘neath that laugh could you see

* Me as the same as you
You as the first thing I see when I open my eyes
Come off that burning step you will find here it’s not
As cold as the ice
My love can be your love
Watch as the calvary bow when your hand touches mine
I’m standing right here and I dare you to love me
But I know what you would say

But hold that thought, Hold that thought

Hold that thought, matriarch
Leave these walls, don’t you worry
Take my hand and i will show you
Take your heart let it soar
Take your eyes let them see

* CHORUS
Track Name: The Only Captain of the Ship
I am the order of the sea
And you are king
The clouds of your fraudu-love surround me
While you are clean

Sail along

And I see
Rivers the colour of your semblance
They’re changing, stream by stream

Stop telling me every teardrop’s a sparkle
That I can’t see

Sail along

You are not getting any younger
So leave me be
Track Name: The Cat
I want, I want things
Want tomorrow to up and get lost
Want some sleep
Cause the en (cause the end is near) cyclopedias
Kissed the flames
And my bo (oh this bothersome thing) ttle is empty
Like my wallet tell me

How we’ve come
To our own Schizophrenia
But you’re all I see (I will see)
You at ten with your keys

I want to tell you
It’s a terribly bad mistake, It won’t do
Cause there’s things (oh they’re bad things) that could bite you
(bad bad things) if I’m gone (oh they’re animals,animals)
Whereas I (whereas i) only bite you (I will bite)
Where you want want me, we know

We’re come
To our own Schizophrenia
But it’s fine by me
Can’t we stay in Arcadia
Where you’re all I see (I will see)
You at ten with your keys

We were so merry
We were so merry
We were so merry
(I don’t understand why this is changing, this is changing)
We were so merry
(I don’t understand why this is changing, this is changing)

I won’t (I will not) I won’t
I won’t call you
I’ll just slip in from your back door, like a cat
I will watch (oh she’s late) as you miss me
(oh she’s late) when I’m late
You will change (take me back) your mind (take me back)
While I take my leave, oh

We’re still
In our own Schizophrenia
But it’s fine by me
Can’t we stay in Arcadia
But you’re all I see (I will see)
You at ten
But you won’t (you won’t see)
See me
I will never leave
Track Name: Sleep
You say you’ve come for me
This is no place for my heart to swim in
You have seen the sun drown in sadness
And stones they weep
But I have learnt the reason in madness
Why drunks they sleep well

I’m back you, say
Come back

I’ve lost my love again
But what is love but unfolding perception
Well time is grounding
Two hours and fifteen minutes for shots to leap
And fifty-one days, internal combustion
Then I can sleep well

Come back you say
But I’m gone
So goodbye, goodbye

Now I can close my eyes, on my own
Warm in my heart as your coffee’s getting cold
I’m just fine on my own
Thank you for asking, oh
What were you thinking, though
How do you love one who loves on a whim?
Your coffee’s been paid for
You’re not what I came for

So goodbye
Goodbye
Track Name: Jackie's Lament
Funny, how it ends like this
Jackie feels like she’s flying; she’s got no wings
Closed eyes, don’t cry, look for the light
Stars they must be beautiful tonight

* All alone, Jackie sings
Game is over, Jackie thinks
Sure is cold this evening
She doesn’t feel a thing

Gently, could it end with ease
Life’s been quiet, why not this
But no, cue thunder, enter rain
Whoever’s up there, spare her pain

* CHORUS

Oh, it’s time for some parting words
Something indelible, maybe like
“All I wanted was all I needed
Now I can’t discern between faith and hope
Goodbye life, Goodbye love
Goodbye all that I’ve ever felt being with you
Goodbye happy, goodbye fear
Goodbye, bye”

* CHORUS