Birthmarks & Collarbones

by Amanda Lowe

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This album is for those of us who continue to love, no matter how broken we have been.

It has taken me four years of emotional trauma and pure joy to complete this - I hope it finds you well.

Thank you to my family and close friends for the support, constructive criticism, and inspiration.

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released August 15, 2016

Thank you to Zachary Perron for tracking/mixing/mastering/playing electric guitar, and for adding ten times more enchantment to the album.

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Songwriter: Amanda Lowe

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Amanda Lowe Ottawa, Ontario

Sri Lankan/Canadian multi-lingual singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that writes music that can be sweet, heartbreaking, and enchanting. With just her voice, guitar and vocal looping, combined with Zachary Perron's delicately charming electric guitar/e-bow/maschine accompaniment, they create a warm and inclusive environment highlighting life’s dark, cloudy and sunny days. ... more

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Track Name: Birthmark / Tache de naissance
Verse 1:
I wait for you at the break of day,
And I, I let my moon shine for you.
I write songs about all your little details,
And I, wait for mine about the birthmark on my nose.
Oh.

Verse 2:
Ton linge qui tombent sans effort à chaque regard,
Des femmes dans ton horizon.
Je suis en pleine vue mais je ne suis jamais assez,
Pour rester dans ta vision.
Oh.

Verse 3:
I wait for you at the break of day,
And I, still let my moon shine for you.
I still write songs about all your little details,
And I, I'm still waiting for mine.
Oh.
Track Name: Million Pieces
Verse 1:
I know you're chattered but, I'm a million pieces too.
Come lift my soul, and I'll mend yours too.
You'll bring me peace and I'll bring you comfort.
I'll share my joy and you'll never get hurt.

Chorus:
Would you go away with me for old time sake?
We could chase our dreams, it wont be a mistake.
Cause all I want to do is wake up next to you.
The only thing I've ever done right is love you.

Verse 2:
You have so much intel, but you never share your mind.
Come take my hand, and relax and unwind.
You'll bring me peace and I'll bring you comfort.
I'll share my joy and you'll never get hurt.

Chorus:
Would you go away with me for old time sake?
We could chase our dreams, it wont be a mistake.
Cause all I want to do is wake up next to you.
The only thing I've ever done right is love you.
Track Name: Crawl
Verse 1:
Feeling absent from a lot of things.
From people, from emotions.
I get the notion that you're not the same.
Then why does your name still have the same ring?

Chorus:
You slither on through my veins.
Countdown to my pain.
Stretch the truth a little more baby.
Stretch the truth a little more baby.
Stretch the truth a little more baby,
Cause I'll still crawl back to that wound.

Verse 2:
Your name rolls off my tongue so smooth.
Feels as if dipping my toes into a fountain of our youth.
But the sound of your name pierces my soul.
Yet I still listen to your favourite song.

Chorus:
You slither on through my veins.
Countdown to my pain.
Stretch the truth a little more baby.
Stretch the truth a little more baby.
Stretch the truth a little more baby,
Cause I'll still crawl back to-

Bridge:
How is it possible for someone to paint a picture of your future with them,
From miles away?
How is it possible for someone to promise you the world,
Then leave you behind?
Oh you left me behind.

Chorus:
You slither on through my veins.
Countdown to my pain.
Stretch the truth a little more baby.
Stretch the truth a little more baby.
Stretch the truth a little more baby,
Cause I'll still crawl back to you.
Track Name: Dear Lover
Verse 1:
You can't take me seriously,
Could you ever, oh dear lover?
You don't consider me,
A valid piece in the game of your life.
Ohs.

Chorus:
But I can feel your lips pressed on my neck,
And I can feel your touch graze across my skin.

Verse 2:
Maybe you found someone new,
To keep you warmer, a better lover.
But my heart of ice was to easy,
To melt down with your eyes, your eyes.

Chorus:
But I still feel your lips pressed on my neck,
And I still feel your touch graze across my skin.
Ohs.
Track Name: Steady Hands
Verse 1:
You showed me how, to go bare skin.
You kissed my scars, and I melt right in.
We keep our hearts, in my unsteady hands.
My unsteady hands.

Verse 2:
We went for drives, to settle our things.
Talking for miles, not agreeing.
I broke you down, and infected your pain.
I caused you more pain.

Verse 3:
Your love faded away, while mine grew.
My hands aren't shaking, you know that's true.
I couldn't reach you all this time.
Now we're giving us one more try.

Verse 4:
You still show me how, to go bare skin.
You kiss my scars, and I melt right in.
We keep our hearts, in our steady hands.
In our steady hands.
Track Name: Home
Verse 1:
I was a mess when I found you.
You were talking through the door.
I can't help but see you,
In everything I write.
Oh.

Verse 2:
I was a mess when I lost you.
You were yelling through the door.
I thought I'd find home beside you.
But you don't love me no more.
Oh.
Track Name: Under Your Covers
Verse 1:
I used to look up to you,
Thought you'd someday want to be mine.
But I convinced myself to,
Give you my all.

Chorus:
Silly girl he doesn't care,
Silly girl he won't change.
I hope you find what you're looking for,
But don't keep searching for love in the wrong place.
Mhm.

Verse 2:
You stole a piece of my mind,
Used my body then tore my soul.
I can't keep waiting for you to wonder if.
It's too cold here, under your covers.

Chorus:
Silly girl he doesn't care,
Silly girl he won't change.
I hope you find what you're looking for,
But don't keep searching for love in the wrong place.
Mhm.

Chorus:
Silly girl he never cared.
Silly girl people don't change.
You'll find what you're looking for,
In the right place.
Track Name: Collarbone
Verse 1:
Get out of my collarbone,
It's not safe for you there.
I spent too much time tracing your upper lip,
And biting your shoulder.
I hate the taste of your tongue,
After you've downed your favourite beer,
All I wanted was for you to not be broken dear.

Chorus:
You are not my elevator,
Stop bringing me up and down.
And I'm not a toy you can throw around,
Whenever loneliness makes her sounds.
And you are not my elevator,
Stop bringing me up and down.
And I'm not a toy you can throw around,
Every time she finds someone else.
No-oh-oh.

Verse 2:
You say you value our time,
But I'm still option number 2, number 3, number 4, number 5.
You call yourself a feminist,
But you still treat me like,
Treat me like, treat me like,
An object.

Chorus:
You are not my elevator,
Stop bringing me up and down.
And I'm not a toy you can throw around,
Whenever loneliness makes her sounds.
And you are not my elevator,
Stop bringing me up and down.
And I'm not a toy you can throw around,
Every time she finds someone else.

Chorus 2:
You are not my elevator,
Stop bringing me up and down.
And I wasted too much time on you.
Track Name: Z-Love
Verse 1:
All I ever learned from love was,
How to give and give,
Until you have nothing left for yourself.

I cried it out hollow-hearted,
I let them use, abuse, and tear me apart,
At all the seams I had left.

Chorus:
But there you go,
Making me feel safe and warm,
In between my toes, you know,
How cold it gets here alone.

But there you go,
Making me feel loved,
And laughing at my jokes,
Oh thanks, for making sure I get home.
And you are home, you are home, you are home, you are home.

Verse 2:
All I ever learned from love was,
How to trust and trust your gut,
It won't ever let you down.

I laughed it off whole-hearted,
I sewed myself back together again,
You helped me heal,
You helped me win.

Chorus:
But there you go,
Making me feel safe and warm,
In between my toes, you know,
How cold it gets here alone.

But there you go,
Making me feel loved,
And laughing at my jokes,
Oh thanks, for making sure I get home.
And you are home, you are home, you are home, you are home.