I Could Have Been A Castle

by Lisa Salvo

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1.
Lullaby 02:50
Crawl and I sleep I can stand, I am tall No surprise in my thought I am poised, I am strong There's no movement at all In my loins, in my calves I am lost I am flawed, I am scarred I'm a flake, I'm a fraud But my self hate is bland There's no progress in that Leave that book on its shelf When I lay down to sleep Things that bother me keep Showing up in my dreams
2.
I won't cry over you My eyes are as dry as they were in the summer I won't mourn very long You'll be replaced in two weeks by another Maybe you're a coward or you really don't want me Either way I'm just a bit bored of reasoning I should be glad in the least that you don't wanna use me I saw stars over you I wasn't mistaken I see something sacred around you I am partial to you I misread connections I hope that I did not undo them Maybe you are flattered or maybe you are just peeved Either way it's hard to not think something's wrong with me I should have kept all my thoughts to myself, but I rarely ever do If you can forget all the things that I have said I promise I'll never mention this again I have a habit of being too honest I doubt that you cannot see past that Maybe you're a coward or you really don't want me Either way I'm just a bit bored of reasoning I should be glad in the least that you don't wanna use me
3.
The sight, the sound Of the words leaving my mouth I've said the wrong thing again The way he looked And then his lower lip shook Now I am watching his face thinking, what have I done? The way he looked And then his lower lip shook Now I am watching his face as he's coming undone
4.
When you are next to me I can not feel the ground beneath I only can perceive your hand It's making circles on my blouse When you are next to me I can not see, I can not speak I only know I need you so You are my world, my second home Give me your love Don't hold out on me, don't hold out on me Give me your love Don't hold out on me, don't hold out on me Give me your love Don't hold out on me, don't hold out on me Give me your love Don't hold out on me, don't hold out on me Give me your love Don't hold out on me
5.
Don't Go 05:02
Don't, don't, don't go Don't, don't, don't go My temperature's rising, a fever's begun My heart rate's increasing for you are the one And when I am with you I forget my name For I could be anyone if you would stay Don't, don't, don't go Don't, don't, don't go My joy has extended as far as the sun My longing for you is an insistent hum My fingers are sensitive just to your touch The height of my gladness is almost too much My senses are dull to all other surrounds Of you my awareness is so tightly wound My chores and demands are not shouting as loud My mind and my body away with the clouds Don't, don't, don't go Don't, don't, don't go Stay by my side Don't be homesick, it's alright You've seen I've tried But I can't let you go, no I can't let you go Can't let you go, can't let you go But I can't let you go, can't let you go Can't let you go, can't let you go But I can't let you go, no I can't let you go
6.
Wake me my darling, in the early morn Trust in that feeling, it was put there by the dawn She calls to your core, she calls Shame for us darling, to stay within these walls For in here, oh darling, there's an endless void We can't defeat on our own We need the dawn Outside my lovely, there's a greeting on the crisp breeze Shaking my worry and replacing it with ease She takes hold of our feeble minds We grow
7.
Free 04:09
We can discover what we have got If we can also see what we have not There's nothing special given to me Save for a mind to process misfortune and remain Free, free, free, free I am not evil, nor am I good I am just neutral and trying to do as I should No competition with my fellow man And no desire to belittle other women or be better than them Free, free, free, free We can discover what we have got If we can also see what we have not There's nothing special given to me You know that I'm, that I'm just trying to be free Don't know my future, renounced my past I only have, I have this moment, make it last I don't believe in the after life I only try, I try for happiness in mine
8.
When 08:24
When will relief come When will it rain on this barren land When will release come When will I wake up and be glad 'Cause I'm not old but I am tired I am clearly uninspired When will relief come When will somebody know and love me for who I am 'Cause I'm not playing the game that's going I'm on a path and I am growing It is your choice, take it or leave it It's your last chance to go and seize it When will relief come When will I sing a happy song It's always heartache There's always something going wrong So I'll remain alone forever And all my hopes for love I'll sever Because the one that I desire is one that I could not acquire When will relief come When will it rain on this barren land When will release come When will I wake up and glad You know my heart, it is on fire But I know hearts, they can be liars And on that day he was beneath me I knew he'd break my heart completely When will relief come When will it rain on this barren land When will release come When I wake up and be glad My stars are crossed, they are mistaken And now my faith in them is shaken Everyone says that he is crazy And I agree, but that won't change things Everyone says that he is crazy And I agree, but that won't change things

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released October 26, 2014

vinyl released November 13, 2015

Lisa Salvo: voice, acoustic guitar
Dave Williams: electric guitar, keys
Ida Duelund Hansen: bass
Joe Talia: drums
Scott McConnachie: guitar on Track 3

All songs written by Lisa Salvo except Track 3,
written by Lisa Salvo and Ida Duelund Hansen.
Produced by Lisa Salvo and Joe Talia.
Recorded and mixed by Joe Talia. Vocals recorded by Lisa Salvo.
Track 8 Recorded and produced by Peter Knight.
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering.
Artwork by Brandon F Wilson.
Vinyl design by Ella Egidy.

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© and ℗ Lisa Salvo 2014

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.

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Lisa Salvo Melbourne, Australia

Lisa Salvo is a vocalist and songwriter specialising in avant pop music and spacious dream folk. Since releasing ‘I Could Have Been A Castle’ in 2014, she has been pushing the envelope in these genres with her band On Diamond. Coined as 'experimental pop' On Diamond released their self-titled debut album in 2019 to critical acclaim.

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