Symbolic

by Copper Leaf

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1.
Mirrors 03:23
Well I didn't break a mirror this time It's always So hard to look myself in the eye, in the eye Said you shouldn't be with me and I’m sure That you're right I don’t know where I'm headed to But it'll be with someone new The other day I met an old friend Well, not just a friend I guess we dated for a while, for a while She was thinking of trying me out One more time I told her I was trying out a new thing Trying to get married, maybe kids, maybe something I never told you What you did to me The things I've been thinking about So when you said you were leaving I just kept my mouth shut If you wanted out, then just get out Well I was walking to the grocery store Right on time You passed me with your headphones on, and you were gone Well I knew it was coming, but I thought I'd be the one If I knew it was coming, how come I always come undone? Yeah if I knew it was coming, how come I always come undone? I never told you What you did to me The things I've been thinking about So when you said you were leaving I just kept my mouth shut If you wanted out, then just get out Oh, I never told you What you did to me The things I've been thinking about So when you said you were leaving Well I just kept my mouth shut If you wanted out, then just get out
2.
White Noise 02:34
I got white noise playing in my headphones And I'm staring at a winter coat Hung over the back of a chair underneath Some girl I'll never know And as she stands up I can just barely see Some skin between her shirt and her jeans And I fall in love immediately I waste half of my money And all of my time On white noise, white noise, white noise I am sitting in my bed alone Thinking of girls I've known And how every time I leave them I regret being on my own And as I lay down I am warmed by the heat Of an old love holding me under the sheets And I get excited like it's the real thing But it's white noise, white noise, white noise If I say that I will love you To the end of both our days Well I probably don't mean it It's probably a phase Well I'd love to be a focused man And I'd love to have a goddamned plan But this white noise, white noise, white noise White noise, white noise, white noise White noise, white noise, white noise
3.
Charlie 04:04
Red sun glints off his father's watch He is standing there with white tube socks and Nikes That he bought new Arms held upwards and both knees bent Hands are cradling leather meant for the net He leans forward slightly Tuesdays and Fridays Charlie goes to the park Drives straight from work and leaves when it gets dark He is forty-five and he knows that he could be a star He is working on getting his free throw up to par Children sit on the playground swings Staring and laughing as Charlie sings to himself That song she loved His mind is focused, he does not hear Their ridicule falls on deaf ears as he shoots And thinks of her Tuesdays and Fridays Charlie goes to the park Drives straight from work and leaves when it gets dark He is forty-five and he knows that he could be a star He is working on getting his free throw up to par Oh, and Charlie knows how it goes He lost his chance at the ninth grade dance With Sarah Green, he acted so mean But now he'll win her back when he shoots that three Tuesdays and Fridays Charlie goes to the park Drives straight from work and leaves when it gets dark He has nothing left but dreams of basketball stars And the memories of high school and Sarah's strong pale arms
4.
Low 03:54
I've been feeling like a weight on my friends and family I've been feeling like they don't want to see me I've been feeling I've been feeling I've been working on myself, trying to make it through the day I've been working on chasing those blues away I've been working I've been working Just say what you mean You can make a list of scenes You'd like to act out with me I kept you around Thinking you'd keep me from falling down But look how low I am now I've been running in circles, I've been running around I've been running myself into the ground I've been running I've been running Now I'm looking for happiness in a new place I'm looking for beauty in a new face I've been looking I've been looking Just say what you mean You can make a list of scenes You'd like to act out with me I kept you around Thinking you'd keep me from falling down But look how low I am now Oh, just say what you mean You can make a list of scenes You'd like to act out with me Well I kept you around Thinking you'd keep me from falling down But look, but look how low I am now
5.
Rough Women 05:18
I keep falling for rough women, pierced lips and tattoos Get me excited and leave me with bad news Rough women don't need you, rough women won't feed you A rough woman might love you, but not how you want to All I wanted was to give my heart To a rough, rough woman Even though she'd never give her heart to me I've been with nice girls, long walks and dress twirls Nothing to beg for, no pain, no reward Well maybe I'm just a soft man acting like I got rough hands She'll see right through me, she knows where I've been All I wanted was to give my heart To a rough, rough woman Even though she'd never give her heart to me And she will take and take and take and take and take and take and take And I will give myself to her and she will not reciprocate And I will bend and bend and bend until I break I'll keep falling for rough women 'til the day that I'm a dead man It's not that I want to, it's just something that I'm drawn to
6.
Sometimes I go to call him But his number's been given To some random stranger Who don't care how my day's been I'd say, "Dad, I'm a writer I write to delay This disease that you gave me Where my head it stays in shadows It stays in shadows" Whatever I do, you're here too I wrote him a letter: "Dear Dad, I'm feeling better I don't blame you much anymore But it's not like I never Think of you as a curse That began when you left that hearse We lowered you into the ground And now everything runs in reverse It runs in reverse" Whatever I do, you're here too Oh, now my phone's disconnected My letter's not sent Still I play out these conversations in my head But my imagined responses Are never as deep As the songs he would sing to me, falling asleep Whatever I do, you're here too Whatever I do, you're here too
7.
Easy 03:36
I was out drinking last night and I ran into you Said some things that I regret and I'm sure you did too Brought up some memories that we would both rather forget Nothing I do seems to get your voice out of my head Love, love, beat it out of me I'm done trying to let it down easy Thought I could get rid of you just by walking it off Started when it was still summer and now there's a frost Now I am hungry and cold and you're still on my mind I walked for miles but I could not leave you behind Love, love, beat it out of me I'm done trying to let it down easy Love, love, beat it out of me I'm done trying to let it down easy Break my bones until Marrow starts to spill Let the dogs run wild upon me They can have their fill Love, love, beat it out of me I'm done trying to let it down easy
8.
New Arms 04:51
It was inevitable I guess That I would bear witness To a new arm ‘round your shoulder We're only getting older I thought I'd be OK Didn't think I'd get this way But jealousy's the stronger man Ruins all the best laid plans Of course I love you How could I not? Saying, "no," on the corner in the rain Was the adult choice I thought He will brush the hair behind your ear I will down the rest of my beer And then I'll watch him drive you home And I will be alone Of course I love you How could I not? Saying, "no," on the corner in the rain Was the adult choice I thought

credits

released July 12, 2019

For this album, Copper Leaf is:
Sawyer Bernath - vocals, rhythm guitars, keys, percussion
Liz Berube - vocals
Eric Dorr - lead guitars, vocals
Jake Hyman - drums
Tyler Masterson - bass, harmonica, banjo, melodica

Carl Sorenson played drums and percussion on 1, 2, 3, 6
Niki Tredinnick played clarinet and flute on 3

All songs written and produced by Sawyer Bernath

Recorded at:
Silo Sound, by Todd Divel
Mighty Fine Productions, by Kyle Zender
Cinder Sound, by John McVey
Tessitura Studios, by Kyle Emerson

Mixed by Paul Gregory
Mastered by Dan Coutant, Sun Room Audio
Cover art by Rama Giantara
Photography by Nikki A. Rae

Thank you to everyone listed above, who contributed to this album in such unique and incredible ways. Special thanks to Laura, Josh, Bridget, Meredith, and Rebecca, for your tolerance and support, and to John McVey for your invaluable studio wisdom.

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Raw, cathartic confessions delivered with a dark wit and lush vocal harmonies. Denver. For fans of Band of Horses, Pinegrove, and Blind Pilot.

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