Up And Away

by Woody Jiang

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1.
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
2.
03:23
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
03:44
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
6.
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
7.
05:39
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
8.
04:42
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
9.
08:12
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
10.
05:53
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

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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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