From a Ceiling

by Rachel Housle

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Recorded live to four track over the course of a few sessions, this lo-fi EP captures the raw and warbling, sometimes out of tune, sometimes haunted mental spaces in which these songs were born as told by the angles between the wall and the ceiling in the room where they were conceived. Out of the yearning of a tumultuous year came the drive to create and share these particular songs that mark the beginning of something bigger.

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released July 7, 2017

Rachel Housle - songs, guitar, vocals
Louis Cohen - lead guitar on "Crooked Words," background vocal on "Lemon Sun"

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Louis Cohen

Special thanks to Louis for all of his help on this project from start to finish dating back to when my songs were incoherent seedlings, Hope Allen for the guitar that allowed me to write all of these songs, Rachel Angel for lending me her four track tape recorder, The Housle family, and all of the countless other people who have supported and inspired me along the way.

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Track Name: Mind Awakened
I don't dare to ask you why you wear yourself like a coat
All wrapped up in changing weather and you're putting on the ghost

But still it's more than time it's more than all these things combined
You know you got it right although it's only in your mind awakened

How can you fix what isn't broken the pieces all sprawled out on the floor
Just glue it up and forget about it girl but I know you wanted more

But still it's more than time it's more than all these things combined
You know you got it right although it's only in your mind awakened
Track Name: Yeah, I Know
Take it slow on the overpass
Dirty windows following
Down illogical fears

Faceless / time to start
Walking away when you were foolish
Trying to save when you don't have enough

Yeah I know, I know
Yeah I know, I know
Yeah I know, I know you don't want to stay

One drop and then again
Only friends can clear the dust
And hold it over your body

And wash it all away
Wringing your hands through all the changes
Getting there slow / taking the detour home

Yeah I know, I know
Yeah I know, I know
Yeah I know, I know you don't want to stay

More than just talking shapes
All that you know and all you don't know
Don't ask me now, 'cause I can't help you
Track Name: Crooked Words
You are the hall of mirrors in the back of my head
And every time you know I'd climb those stairs to the end
Just to see the house of colors you built when you were younger
And to know the noise of those crooked words

That everyone says
It wasn't quite right
I know I was wrong
I know I was wrong

Staying home I know you feel this, too
Watch the words fall from your ceiling
You changed the paint, but can't change this feeling

I began to notice every change in me
And you're still painting circles faithfully
Holed up in the house of colors you built when you were younger
You'll never know the noise of those crooked words

Watch the words fall from your ceiling
You changed the paint, but can't change this feeling
Track Name: My House
Walking down the road you know
Left is right you left off at the show
Put your trust in anyone you've seen in town

Tired of feeling yesterday
Love ain't gonna make it all ok
Try to be like anyone you know by name right now

Shake the anchor down
Clever in your doubt
Where you're hiding our
My house, your house is too small

Drinking from the echo's sound
In between the thoughts we hadn't found
Lighting up the teeth that grin in achey mouths

Hand it to those names you know
Pitching dirty water at the snow
Try to feel like yesterday is breathing on its own

Shake the anchor down
Clever in your doubt
Where you're hiding out
My house, your house is too small

What is real and what is true
Arrows pointed red or blue
Kiss me I'm cut up across the county lines

Walking down the road you know
Where left is right you left off at the show
Try to be like anyone you know by name right now
Track Name: Lemon Sun
Lemon in the sky is full
Every time you wake up
I love you more tomorrow

Taking out a second chance
Salted collar, relay race
Dancing to the heartbreak

Know your man was throwing it out
Hold a stand, evidenced how
Rearranged like only you would know
Holding space in heaven

Measure twice, make the cut
Movie scenes, short enough
Linger left of knowing

Lemon in the sky is full
Itty bitty wanderer
Dancing through the heartbreak

Know your man was throwing it out
Hold a stand, evidenced how
Rearranged like only you would know
Holding space in heaven

Are you waiting out the night until it's over you wake up?
Are you waiting out the year 'til it gets better and you're used up?
Are you waiting out the clock until you're older and you give up?
Are you waiting for somebody just to tell 'em they're your favorite one?

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