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Birthmarks & Collarbones (DELUXE VERSION)

by Amanda Lowe

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1.
Home 02:51
LYRICS 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.
2.
LYRICS 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.
3.
LYRICS 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.
4.
Collarbone 02:48
LYRICS 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.
5.
LYRICS 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.
6.
Dear Lover 02:42
LYRICS 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.
7.
Crawl 04:14
LYRICS 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.
8.
Steady Hands 03:26
LYRICS 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.
9.
Seeya's Song 03:45
LYRICS VERSE 1: Always worlds apart, But that never stopped us. So I got to know you, Through letters and Skype calls You taught me how to love, Chemistry and the stars, Even Calculus, and myself. CHORUS: Oh I've been burning down, Burning down since you left us I've been reaching out, Oh reaching out for you Oh I've been burning down, Burning down without you Oh I've been reaching out, Reaching out for you VERSE 2: I remember reading out, In the garden, Grandma's cooking filling up Our noses, You taught me how to love, Poetry and fiction, Even mu-u-sic, and myself CHORUS: Oh I've been burning down, Burning down without you I've been reaching out, Oh reaching out for you Oh I've been burning down, Burning down without you Oh I've been reaching out, Reaching out for you VERSE 3: You see there's still sadness when, There's no birthday card from you But I see you everyday, Reflected in mother’s eyes CHORUS: Oh I’m still burning down, Burning down without you I'm still reaching out, Oh reaching out for you Oh I'm still burning down, Burning down without you Oh I've still reaching out, Always reaching out for you
10.
Breathe 05:09
LYRICS VERSE 1: I took a chance on your mind You took a chance on this life Everything changes overnight Take me back to you this time VERSE 2: I took a chance on your words You took a chance on my world Tell me all the things you doubt Breathe me in, I'll breathe you out BRIDGE Say it Say it again CHORUS Breathe me in, I'll breathe you out. Breathe me in, I'll breathe you out. Breathe me in, I'll breathe you out. Breathe me in, I'll breathe you out.
11.
Dreams 04:30
LYRICS VERSE 1: How've you been? I know it's been some time. Past the waves, you were always on my mind. Pre-Chorus: Did you know, that I dreamt you back into my life? Did you know, that I dreamt you back into my life? CHORUS: Hold me close and kiss me slow, my dear. Hold me close and kiss me slow, my dear. With clammy hands and your camera swinging wild. You reach for mine, and I worlds intertwine. Pre-Chorus: Did you know, that I dreamt you back into my life? Did you know, that I dreamt you back into my life? CHORUS: Hold me close and kiss me slow, my dear. Hold me close and kiss me slow, my dear. Hold me close and kiss me slow, my dear. Hold me close and kiss me slow, my dear. BRIDGE: I just want to chase all the leaves with you. I just want to climb all the trees with you. I just want to fall asleep in the sun with you. I just want to read on the floor with you. I just want to chase all the leaves with you. I just want to climb all the trees with you. I just want to fall asleep in the sun with you. I just want to lay on your floor.
12.
LYRICS VERSE 1: Dawn doesn’t feel the same, When you’re waking up alone. No legs tangled up in sheets. No cold toes, warm chests. CHORUS: Loved you to your bones Oh I loved you to your bones Loved you to your bones Oh I loved you to your bones. VERSE 2: When night falls I’m afraid again, When I go to sleep alone. No prayers, no kiss goodnight Gotta hold myself. CHORUS: Loved you to your bones Oh I loved you to your bones Loved you to your bones Oh I loved you to your bones. BRIDGE 1: Loving you to the bone, wasn’t easy you know. But I still miss you in ways, didn’t think I could. BRIDGE 2: It’s 3 am and all I hear is you It’s 3am and all I can smell is you It’s 3am and all I want is you It’s 3am and all I need is you It’s 3 am and all I hear is you It’s 3am and all I can smell is you It’s 3am and all I want is you It’s 3am and all I need is you CHORUS: Loved you to your bones Oh I loved you to your bones Loved you to your bones Oh I loved you to your bones.
13.
You Are Home 04:22
LYRICS 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.

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A re-release of my debut album from 2016, paired with 4 new unreleased songs.

Gentle reminder: I hope you all take a chance on love, allow yourself the space to grieve, and most importantly - may you feel at home everywhere that you go! Much love!

Album Cover Film Photography by the wonderful Feza Lugoma!

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released October 3, 2022

Thank you to these lovely souls for powering through this record with me!

Songwriter + Composer + Performer: Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya
Recording Engineers: Naledi Kimberly Sunstrum and Tariq Anwar & Jordan Craig (Save the Whales Studio)
Mixed: Devin Gourley and Tariq Anwar
Mastered: Quest

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Amanda Lowe Ottawa, Ontario

Born in Sri Lanka, raised on Prince Edward Island, and based in Ottawa, Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya writes enchanting and heartbreaking experimental-folk music.

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