Up And Away

by Woody Jiang

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released December 19, 2012

Woody Jiang - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Kelsey Byrne - Guest Vocals
Peter Olynciw - Electric Bass
Dave McNamara - Drums
Mark Bridgman - Electric Bass
Theo Metz - Drums
Will Burgaleta - Piano

Mixed and Mastered by Sam Stauff
Recorded by Matt Speno and Woody Jiang
Additional Engineering by Jon Graber
MIDI Engineering by Spencer Bambrick

Photography by Rohan Parikh

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Woody Jiang Potsdam, New York

Singer-songwriter and guitarist. Bachelor of Arts in Music and English Literature from Swarthmore College and Master of Music in Studio Composition from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College.

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Track Name: She's Gone (feat. Kelsey Byrne)
I should've known by the way she wasn't looking at me
Should've noticed the signs
Gently she wakes me and says she still loves me
Blaming it all on the times

I may be a fool for falling out of her arms
But I can see clearer than that
And if you ever believe that her love will never leave
You're wrong but it might never come back

And now she's gone
And now she's gone
And now she's gone
Yeah she's gone

Shades of her memory come back and haunt me
I try and clear my head
And all that you felt turns out not to have mattered
Only what you did in the end

I took her love and locked it away
Kept it like a thing that I owned
I was a fool to believe her love would never leave
I was a fool in the end

And now she's gone
And now she's gone
And now she's gone
Yeah she's gone

I wish I could tell you
I wish I could see you again
See you again
I wish I could tell you
I should've known
I'm sorry I left you alone

And she said

Damn right you should've known by the way I wasn't looking at you
Seen by the way I wasn't smiling
And I hope that you know
Leaving you was torture for me

And now she's gone
And now she's gone
And now she's gone
Yeah she's gone
Track Name: Not The One
I'll never make your knees go weak
Though not for lack of trying
I'll never break your heart
Or be the reason that your crying

I've never been more than a friend
Your second best your backup plan
I'm beaten and I'm tired of holding on

'Cause I am not the one
I'm not the man that you've been dreaming of
Just the boy that you could never love
No I am not the one

You'll never count the days
Or hang my picture on the wall
You'll never watch the phone
And get upset when I don't call

You always were so good to me
But you and I aren't meant to be
It's over and you're ready to move on

'Cause I am not the one
I'm not the man that you've been dreaming of
Just the boy that you could never love
No I am not the one

All I ever wanted was to be your everything
To make you smile but even more to take away your pain
But now I see more clearly all the hurt that you've been through
And it tears me all apart inside and rips my heart in two

If I could fix it then I would
I'd change it all if only I could
Just erase all of the wrong and make it right

But I am not the one
I'm not the man that you've been dreaming of
Just the boy that you could never love
No I am not the one
Track Name: Blue Illusion
Lost upon your ocean
Gliding cautiously and slow
Please give me direction
Please don't leave me all alone

Nothing lasts forever
The deepest seas will all run dry
Dock the boat and walk away
It will be easier in time

Will you bring me the sunlight
Or will you leave me out in the rain

Never really saw you until you walked out of my life
Didn't catch my eye 'til you were gone from my sight
I never really saw you 'til you walked out of my life
Didn't catch my eye 'til you were gone from my sight

If this ship has sailed
Then it's time we said goodbye
Don't let me touch your waves
If you want to keep me dry

You wade in shallow waters
So the salt won't sting your eyes
Won't you swim beyond the ropes
Won't you live like you're alive

Will you bring me the sunlight
Or will you leave me out in the rain

Never really saw you until you walked out of my life
Didn't catch my eye 'til you were gone from my sight
I never really saw you 'til you walked out of my life
Didn't catch my eye 'til you were gone from my sight
Track Name: Hot Air Balloon (feat. Kelsey Byrne)
Take my hand and I'll take you away
I'll take you away in my hot air balloon
We'll fly to a place where it's endlessly summer
I'll fly you there in my hot air balloon

Up, up, up and away

We'll soar over forests where no one can touch us
Fly higher than mountains and into the sun
If we pass any clouds on our walk through the sky
They'll part like two lovers who've run out of time

Take my hand and I'll take you away
I'll take you away in my hot air balloon
We'll fly to a place where it's endlessly summer
I'll fly you there in my hot air balloon
Track Name: Push
I still the about last November
The night you came home with me to spend Thanksgiving
The highway lanes were white and empty as we drove north
Tires skidding in the snow

I wanted to tell you
I know some things change
I know some things change

But I never meant to push you away
Never thought that I'd forget how to say
I love you
I need you
And to tell you every day

I still recall the way you whispered
In the smallest of tones
On a bench in Fairmount Park
You said we'd never be apart

I wanted to tell you
I know some things change
I know some things change

But I never meant to push you away
Never thought that I'd forget how to say
I love you
I need you
And to tell you every day

Never once
You've never been outdone
I know you know it baby but your still the only one
I'm praying that you'll hear me
I'm begging you to stay

Because I never meant to push you away
Never thought that I'd forget how to say
I love you
I need you
And to tell you every day

I don't want to spend the rest of my life
Wishing you were here by my side
I love you
I need you
So help me make this right
Track Name: Don't Let Her Fool You
Give up give up
She'll never be yours
She'll lead you along
But you'll always want more

She'll make you feel special
It's part of her charm
She'll blow you a kiss
And then she'll break your heart

Don't let her fool you
Don't let her fool you
She'll never love you
She'll only use you

The girl is deception
Out of the question
She's gonna bring you to your knees

Give up give up I thought you understood
A girl like that won't do you no good
You'll only have her at night when you dream
She's out of your league

Just when you think that it's over you'll get her message in the night
Try hard to ignore her lay back down and turn off the light

Then you toss and you turn and you tell yourself no
While her voicemail congratulates you on your show
And her words are like candy you'll always want more
And the sound is so sweet it'll make you explode

She's done this before but you want to believe her
You're right where she wants you still trying to please her
She can't be resisted believe me I've tried it
And you can't say no you can't fight it

Don't let her fool you
Don't let her fool you
She'll never love you
She'll only use you

The girl is deception
Out of the question
She's gonna bring you to your knees
Track Name: Better Off
You're on your own again
Sitting at the bar with your new friends
And from across the room he tries to catch your eye

You weren't expecting this
And you don't normally go for guys like him
But he buys you a drink and says something that makes you smile

And he might not take you home tonight
But we both know it's just a matter of time
Yeah he might not take you home tonight
But we both know it's just a matter of time

Miles away from the you and I
And who can say we're not better off this way

Better off
Better off
Better off
Better off

I'm on the road again
I see her swaying in the front row perfect 10
And I can tell by the way she moves she like the way I rock

Ain't it just the way that it goes
You ride out the highs and embrace the lows
I pick up and leave but it takes everything I've got

And I might not take her home tonight
But we both know it's just a matter of time
Yeah I might not take her home tonight
But we both know it's just a matter of time

Miles away from the you and I
And who can say we're not better off this way

Better off
Better off
Better off
Are we better off

You could meet your husband and I could meet my wife
And we'd both be happy in our own separate lives
Chances are we'll stay apart and who can say
We're not better off this way

Better off
Better off
Better off
Are we better off this way
Track Name: Missing You
If all the mountains turned to sand
And all the seas became the land
I'll just smile 'cause I won't care
I won't care

And if the moon became the sun
And the night was really day
I wouldn't be more upset
Than the day that you left

'Cause I've been missing you every day
This is how a heart breaks
Not all at once with sweet release
But day by day and piece by piece

Oh how I wish it could've ended
A little differently

One last kiss and you walked out the door
Boarded a plane and you were gone
I never knew without you I'd feel so alone
So alone

'Cause I've been missing you every day
This is how a heart breaks
Not all at once with sweet release
But day by day and piece by piece

Oh how I wish it could've ended
A little differently

I'm so lonely
I'm so blue
I tried to hard to push you away and now I'm missing you

And though I may be out of line
Still thinking all the time
Of maybe and what might have been

'Cause I've been missing you every day
This is how a heart breaks
Not all at once with sweet release
But day by day and piece by piece

Oh how I wish it could've ended
A little differently
Track Name: Unravel
You and I
Two threads intertwined
For so long that it's made me forget

That we're two different strings
Who want different things
And the stress and the weight
Pulls us further each day

Unravel unravel
Unravel unravel

Used to be wrapped up so tight
Every day and every night
In the places young lovers will go

But if pulled on too hard
Stretched thin and apart
Love gets older and frayed
And in the end slips away

Unravel unravel
Unravel unravel

And just like two hearts can combine
They break away all the time
With the right season or reason
Or the wrong state of mind

I don't know what to say
When our love's gone away
But I can't stand here
Just watching it die

Unravel unravel
Unravel unravel
Track Name: Sweet Dreams
I remember when you'd speak to me about who we were going to be
I was sure there was nothing else but now our time has all run out

I'd always thought that in the end we'd have more to show than this
I wanted us to be the best but here we are with so much less

And is it everything you thought that it would be
Does it make you happy
Does it set you free

And is it everything you thought that it would be

'Cause when you told me
Like you didn't know me
You were gonna leave me
It nearly broke me

Don't think I don't understand
You've gotta be your own man
And no one spends their life asleep
Not even for the sweetest dreams

I used to feel it when we'd play guitar we'd go higher than the highest stars
And all our hopes were more than dreams and someday we would find our wings

But what are dreams without a plan they just lead you back where you began
I'm tired of saying I think we can and now it's just I think I can

And is it everything you thought that it would be
Does it make you happy
Does it set you free

And is it everything you thought that it could be
Are you happy
Are you free

'Cause when you told me
Like you didn't know me
You were gonna leave me
It nearly broke me

Don't think I don't understand
You've gotta be your own man
And no one spends their life asleep
Not even for the sweetest dreams