Small Town Kids

by Holly McGarry

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $10 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
02:21
3.
03:24
4.
5.
03:25
6.
7.
04:18
8.
03:11
9.
03:35
10.
11.
12.
04:14

about

Recorded at Indigital Studios in Santa Cruz, CA

credits

released February 24, 2011

Vocals and Guitar: Holly McGarry
Bass: Kyle Volkman
Cello: Lane Exworthy
Harmonies: Laurie and Katelyn Shook

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Holly McGarry Boston, Massachusetts

Imagine a young folk artist with the depth of Nina Simone. Transport the storytelling talent of Dylan to a North Idaho town. Holly presents the dichotomy of a calm exterior with unbounded passion for music, a newly-minted adult with a lifetime of experiences able to lace her lyrics with profound insights, sharing her love, loss, and life through a simple six strings. ... more

contact / help

Contact Holly McGarry

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Small Town Kids
Hopped in my car and I headed for the coast
Thought the wind and water
would clear my mind
but your ghost followed me down to the tide

we were just small town kids
who dreamt of bigger things
life beyond out old backyards, but
I know now that I took things a little too far

Tired, I’m so tired, I’m so tired
of running dear
how could it have all ended up like this
you died in my arms & now I’m dying out here

17 years old & we thought we knew it all, but none’v our plans could prepare us for the pain
& I would loose so much more than I could ever gain

shots rang out and pierced the humid air
as we tried to make out get away
and then I heard you call out my name

Tired, I’m so tired, I’m so tired
of running dear
how could it have all ended up like this
you died in my arms & now I’m dying out here

we were so young, so foolish & so free
but now I’m a sinner, I’m a gambler, slave to the highways
& time can’t heal all wounds, you haunt me every day

Tired, I’m so tired, I’m so tired
of running dear
how could it have all ended up like this
you died in my arms & now I’m dying out here
Track Name: Fingerprints
Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives they touch
But the way you hold me darling that don’t seem to matter all that much

Our eyes are camera lenses,
Our memories reels of film
I’ll keep the cameras rolling,
You try to focus and be still,
take your best shot

but I wonder if love is just a game to you
yeah you’re the joker and I don’t know what to do
and baby I wish I knew your heart
cause I’m tired of living in this house of cards

our hearts are tinder boxes,
our lives a cigarrettte
you like to play with fire so strike a match
and watch it burn away

yeah all up in a cloud of smoke

yeah I wonder if love is just a game to you
yeah you’re the joker and I don’t know what to do
and baby I wish I knew your heart
cause I’m tired of living in this house of cards
one wrong move and it all falls apart
Track Name: It's Alright
a man once told me that life’s what happens while you’re making plans
and that’s alright with me, it’s alright with me
it’s all right with you

some people just don’t know
where they’re gong until they get there
and that’s alright with me, it’s alright with me
it’s all right with you

the sun’s gonna rise & the stars are gonna fall
but here’s where I want to be when it all breaks down

our parents told us that maybe when you’re older, then you’ll understand
and that’s alright with me, it’s alright with me
it’s all right with you

the sun’s gonna rise & the stars are gonna fall
but here is where I want to be when it all
breaks down

they say the mountains will be reclaimed by the sea
but that’s alright with me, it’s alright with me
it’s all right with you

the sun’s gonna rise & the stars are gonna fall
but here is where I want to be when it all breaks down
Track Name: From My Window
Lost in thought I count the ticks of falling hours killing time
Make up crazy stories
for the people passing by my window sill

From my window I see you and me
Where are we all headed,
Hell, heaven or somewhere in-between?

The hands of the clock slip away and I’m doing time lying on my back looking out at my 4 concrete walls and metal bars

From my window I see you and me
Where are we all headed,
Hell, heaven or somewhere in-between?

8 years old sitting at my desk & I’m counting time looking out at the playground teacher says, “lets sing another nursery rhyme.”

Looking back on faded dreams,
Newspapers and magazines,
Love letter and pictures
At my feet opens up the windows to my past
The whispered breath of memories fogging up the glass

From my window I see you and me
Where are we all headed,
Hell, heaven or somewhere in-between?
Track Name: My Will
Remember when we used to run around
This old one horse town?
Singing songs and carrying on
like there was no one else around

Meet me in the cemetery
And well go dance beside the graves
Don’t say no and don’t say maybe
Cause tonight’s the night we say good-bye
Summer days came and went
but your smile remains
but the snow came falling down
upon the cold hard ground
and took your life away

Meet me in the cemetery
And well go dance beside the graves
The stars are shining bright over head
Cause tonight’s the night we say good-bye

And the ground opened up below my feet
And the bones of all of those deceased
Came out and dance the night away
But I couldn’t find you there, and I whispered your name to the summer air and it said,
That you were with the stars now

Meet me in the cemetery
And well go dance beside the graves
Don’t say no and don’t say maybe
Cause tonight’s the night we say good-bye
Yeah tonight’s the night we say good-bye
Track Name: Let the Light In
I would have to say that a writer
Is just another name for a thief
Cause I’m catching the words
as they fall from your lips
and I’m sticking them in my pocket
for another day

our world is so much more
than 4 walls and a floor
so open up the windows and the doors
to let the light in

I’m sorry to say that I’m leaving
I’m bound for the very next train
Cause I’ve been running so long
toward tomorrow that I haven’t looked back
at yesterday cause yesterday’s gone

and our world is so much more
than 4 walls and a floor
so open up your windows and your doors
and let the light in

cause time’s a fleeting thing
take a look around at the years that have gone
away with the wind

my home has become a smoky bar,
faded memories and my old guitar
but I’d not trade a day of my rambling ways
for a briefcase and a white picket fence

and our world is so much more
than 4 walls and a floor
so open up your windows and your doors
and let the light in

cause time’s a fleeting thing
take a look around at the years that have gone
away with the wind
so let the light in
Track Name: Lolo
Went on a trip down the road a ways
And I followed the tracks of gypsy caravans from older days
Older days, older golden brighter days x2

But the road gave way and left stranded but not alone like in a dream where all is gold and you never want to go away

There were lions, there were bears and multicolored splendor everywhere
And lights like fireflies were dancing through the trees
through the swaying trees x2

and I wandered around following the sounds, the sights the scenes
yeah the peopled smiled I felt at once warm and at peace

ran into the tin man
who was looking for his oil can
he and the gypsy queen and introduced me
to their friend maryjane

the mad conductor came along with his glow stick baton and as he swung the notes were spinning around I watched the images created by the sound in the sky
in the sky in the sky so high x2

it filled me up from my head down to my toes
yeah I took one breath and it picked me up
up off the floor

saw the poet who ran on broken dreams
and the ghost of all the people all the places all the things that we’d been that we’d been that day that we’d been along the way

and their hungry hearts took in all that I’d seen and left me standing there trying to figure our what it all means to me x2
Track Name: Sun Door
Through the sun door is a light
Inside your heart and inside mine
Inside there is a light, inside there is a light
of the heart and the mind, just let it in

wonder how it would be to see another’s eyes
to see all that we could be
if we would just try it again
Inside there is a light, inside there is a light
of the heart and the mind, just let them in

cause I try to look within
and I’ll try to find the right path
but I don’t know what I’ll find along the way

I want you to see me the way I see myself
Cause this skin and flesh and bone’s just a disguise for the soul within
Inside there is a light, inside there is a light
of the heart and the mind, just let me in

cause I try to look within
and I try to find the right path
but I don’t know what I’ll find along the way

through the sun door is a light
inside your heart and inside mine
Track Name: Childlike
time is such a funny thing when all you do is wait and play these silly games when all I want to do is sing you say I was born too late

childlike we stop and stare
at all those things we mustn’t dare
but those nursery rhymes were full of lies
and I’m trying to connect the dots
but it all comes at such a cost and who am I
to throw it all away

lately I’ve been running around in circles
one step foreword two steps back & around again
but all those things that’ll hurt ya, they’ll be waiting around the bend

childlike we stop and stare
at all those things we mustn’t dare
but those nursery rhymes were full of lies
and I’m trying to connect the dots
but it all comes at such a cost and who am I
to throw it all away

each night I go to sleep and I close my eyes
I see your face and it reminds me of the times and places that we’ve been

but baby they had plans for you and I wish that I could have made true the wishes that we’d made along the way
lately I’ve been running round in circles
wonder how many times I’ve stumbled blindly for the light
Track Name: Dreaming Eyes
am I in your dream or are you in mine?
Cause I see the nebula’s inside your eyes
coaxing me inside
inside your dreaming eyes

I’ll read this moment
Let it pass through my veins
Then let it wash on through me
Down to this page that I’m writing on
Yeah this song

Cause I wonder where we are,
Are we floating in time and space?
Keep wondering who I am
Can you see me, can you see it in my face?
We lose ourselves from time to time
But can you see the child locked behind my weary eyes, yeah my dreaming eyes x2

Stood at the feet of lady liberty watched the waves crash over the beach and over me
And I looked up at the starry skies watched the streetlamps turn to searchlights turned their glowing faces down on me

Tell me are we one are we all one mind,
Or are we floating souls lost in time x3

Cause I wonder where we are,
Are we floating in time and space?
Keep wondering who I am
Can you see me, can you see it in my face?
We lose ourselves from time to time
But can you see the child locked behind my weary eyes, yeah my dreaming eyes x2
Track Name: I'm Calling You
Love I’m calling you
My heart is growing heavy
Cause when you left home you took the sun along with you

love I’m calling you back to where you belong
back home where you’re safe in my arms

cause darling I need your love
I’m slowly fading away
The colors that you gave my life
Are all turning grey, grey
And I really need you now
Love I’m calling you far across the great highways in the hopes that each road that you take leads you back to my door

cause darling I need your love
I’m slowly fading away
The colors that you gave my life
Are all turning grey, grey
And I really need you now

Love I’m calling you take me with you wherever you roam cause locked in your heart dear that is where I call home
Track Name: By the Sea
I know I wont forget that day
As I stood there silently in the pouring rain
& watched as the tears fall upon your grave
I wondered if the sky knew how I felt that day
Was it crying for you or was it crying for me

Hey am I gonna meet you down the road a ways there was so much more that I had to say to you so tell me why you had to go away so soon tell me why you had to leave this way

All that’s left is mud and stone
to take the place of flesh and bone
I wonder if you ever really knew
how I felt about you

Remember those happy summer days just kids laughing, skipping, running, jumping in play when we’d ride down to the water to watch those crashing waves but they swept you to the bottom and that’s where you’ll stay
And all I hope now is that you’ve found your peace

Hey with all those words unwritten & unsaid
I still cannot get your face out of my head
why didn’t I see that you were sinking down, How was I to know that you’d drown?

All that’s left is mud and stone
to take the place of flesh and bone
I wonder if you ever really knew
how I felt about you

so wont you come and meet with me?
Just the two of us again down by the beach
Where we can listen to the music floating through the trees
And we’ll be cleansed of all our sins by the sea
Yeah we’ll be cleansed and we’ll be free
we’ll be free by the sea