A Lesson in Keeping Quiet EP

by Candace Griffin

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Sometimes when we say how we feel out loud, it runs the risk of making others uncomfortable. So a lot of times I don't talk, I just write. These songs are all based off different times in my life when I've had that trouble but thankfully I've always had music to get me through it. I also have the support of many wonderful people and I'm grateful for you all. Special thanks to Danial for producing three of the songs, and for just being awesome. Thanks to all my open mic buddies for helping me come out of my shell a bit. Most of all, thanks to all my loved ones who supported me from the beginning.

UPDATE OCT. 2014: Tracks "In The Morning", "Burn the Candles" and "What's Wrong" have been gloriously remastered by The Fur Trade. I thought they were cool to begin with, but now they sound even better. Thanks, Dan!
UPDATE DEC. 2014: Tracks "Blame It On You" and "A Lesson In Keeping Quiet" have been edited by Charlie Petitt. Thank you, Charlie! I have such awesome friends!

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released June 27, 2013

All songs written by Candace Griffin
Tracks "In The Morning", "Burn the Candles" and "What's Wrong" produced by The Fur Trade

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Candace Griffin Janesville, Wisconsin

"Alternative and folky, Candace Griffin's music comes straight from the heart. As a songwriter, she takes inspiration from the life around her, and with honest words and acoustic-driven emotions, she puts her listeners right in the moment. You'll think the songs were written just for you." (Bio by Caitlin Wildhagen) ... more

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Track Name: In The Morning
Well I missed you in the morning after I said goodbye.
On the way home, all I could think about was when you kissed me last night.
When you called me to see how I was, I should have told you right then.
Could you explain what I'm feeling? Is something about to begin?

I fell into you in the morning, so please tell me you'll stay
Cuz darlin' no one else has ever made me feel this way
I'll sing along with you, if you sing along with me
I promise no one else could ever make me feel this way.

Now it keeps me awake at night, though I shouldn't think of you.
But I've never seen someone with your light, and I love the way you sing.
I've got nothing to offer to you. Nothing you don't already have.
Hope you're happy right where you are, and I'll keep searching for a feeling like that.

I fell into you in the morning, so please tell me you'll stay
Cuz darlin' no one else has ever made me feel this way
I'll sing along with you, if you sing along with me
I promise no one else could ever make me feel this way.

I sure missed you in the morning after I said goodbye.
On the way home, all I could think about was when you kissed me last night.
Track Name: Blame It On You
Couldn't sleep, so I slept in today. Didn't wanna work, so I called in today.
They'll probably fire me, but I don't really care cause shit always happens and it's not fair.
Car got a flat tire again today. But I've got nowhere to be anyway. So maybe I'll stay home and try to figure out what this life really is, what it's all about.
But tomorrow will be the same like the day before, nothing good seems to happen to me anymore.

I'm just going to blame it on you. It's all your fault.
I'm going to blame it on you. It's you by default.
If tomorrow I wake up and the sun is shining through, then maybe it's a sign that I don't need you.

Don't know why I ever gave you my heart. Cause you left me alone from the start. Now every other man is a big let down, and I think it's all because you were never around.

I'm just going to blame it on you. It's all your fault.
I'm going to blame it on you. It's you by default.
If tomorrow I wake up and the sun is shining through, then maybe it's a sign that I don't need you.

And why did it have to be this way? Was I not enough reason to stay?
I could have been your girl but all I see is a silly little boy that doesn't agree.

I'm just going to blame it on you. It's not my fault.
I'm going to blame it on you. And all bets are off.
If tomorrow you come home and I'm still here, then maybe it was really meant to be, my dear.
But the sun is coming up, and it's shining through, so maybe it's a sign that I don't need you.
Track Name: Burn the Candles
It's quiet in this bedroom of mine. The only friend I have is this bottle of wine. I had to let you go, cause all you ever did was waste my time.

So I'll burn the candles till they're gone. I'll spend another night alone. Cause you're not coming home again.

My head hurts when I get up at 8am. Before the day is through, I pour another drink again. I should go outside, but all I want to do is hide again.

So I'll burn the candles till they're gone. I'll spend another day alone. I'm not leaving home again.

I don't need nobody else. All they ever bring is pain. I swear to God I'll never fall again.

It's quiet, and I'm all out of wine. If anybody asks, I'll say I'm doing fine. And if I see you again, I'll continue lying.

So I'll burn the candle till they're gone. I'm spending my time alone. You're not coming home again.
Track Name: What's Wrong
I quit my job. Don't have much money in my bank account. I cry a lot. Still don't know what my life's about.
I sleep in Sunday mornings. Don't go to church but I still pray. I tend to snap without warning. Have a nervous breakdown every other day.
If you knew how I really felt, you'd just walk away.

I don't wanna tell you what's wrong.
You don't need to hear my problems today.
Don't tell me to be strong.
You wouldn't understand me anyway.

There's no invitations to my pity party. My Facebook status remains pristine. I won't be blamed if a war gets started. There's no drama to be seen.
If they knew how I really felt, they'd send me away.

I don't wanna tell you what's wrong.
You don't need to hear my problems today.
Don't tell me to be strong.
You wouldn't understand me anyway.
I can't tell you what's wrong.
My problems wouldn't get solved anyway
I can't always be strong.
I'll be lucky if I make it through today.

If you knew how I really felt, you'd just walk away. If they knew how I really felt, they'd send me away.

I don't wanna tell you what's wrong.
You don't need to hear my problems today.
Don't tell me to be strong.
You wouldn't understand me anyway.
I can't tell you what's wrong.
My problems wouldn't get solved anyway
I can't always be strong.
I'll be lucky if I make it through today.
Track Name: A Lesson In Keeping Quiet
I wanna say something, wanna reach for your hand. But I never do anything or speak what I planned. Lessons in disappointment, stumbled leaps of faith, they haven't brought me very far, that goes without saying. But if you don't mind my saying...

I like it when you talk to me with your voice real low. I like you even more when you don't even notice I'm singing right along with you when I'm in the crowd. I wanna tell you everything, but I can't say it out loud.

How can I see you every week and still not know everything I should about you, what's in your soul? So play me every song of yours till my heart can see. Ask me anything you want, but don't ask about me. Don't ask about me yet.

When it's my turn to sing, I stare at the wall. But I couldn't miss you if I wanted to cause you're so tall. You're singing right along with me when you're in the crowd. I wanna tell you everything. But should I say it out loud?

Should I give it a shot? Tell you all I''ve got to get off my mind?
But something's telling me stop. This is not going to be any different this time...

At the end of the night, I watch you till you're gone. You're shrinking in the distance, and that's the end of my song. I'll keep my foot in my mouth and I'll be just fine. I just can't risk it anymore. I'll keep quiet this time....