Talk To Your Babies

by Rachel Mousie

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This album features sparse but meaningful piano parts, looped vocal harmonies, and percussive rhythms (snaps, claps, shaker) behind melodic vocal lines. It also has some incredible cello and string parts.

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released October 7, 2017

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Rachel Mousie Cincinnati, Ohio

I like to sing and write songs. I play the keys and use a looping station to create live harmonies and hand percussion rhythms. Sometimes when I'm practicing my cat sits on my lap and gives me feedback in the form of cat sounds. Once I find a way to incorporate that I'll have it all figured out.

I aim to make you feel something, whatever that may be. I hope I am successful :)
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Track Name: Long View
We are all complicit in
We are all compliant with
We are all contributing
We are all in line for the last show

Miles worth of mourning
Someone keeps a record
For those who are still to
Come into this place we failed to keep safe

And I can take you under my
And I can take you under my view
Long view
Track Name: Progress
She said, “stop the train please”
I think I see someone I used to call on
Mighty glad to see you learned a way to make a living
Plenty people have to fight- day in, day out

So we hope to see some progress
Yeah, we hope to see some progress from each and every one

Trading words of youth
With the wave-maker, land-shaker
Low and steady
Low and steady

So we hope to see some progress
Yeah we hope to see some progress from each and every one
Track Name: Talk To Your Babies
And you’ve been going down
And they’ve been holding out
The red is all around, round
But we can’t stop it now

Talk to your babies, talk to your babies
Let ‘em know that they gotta keep their hands up
Talk to your babies, talk to your babies
Let ‘em know that they gotta be nice and quiet
And you’ve been feeling low
And they’ve been slow to grow
We lend our voices out
But we can’t stop it now

Talk to your babies, talk to your babies
Let ‘em know that they gotta keep their hands up
Talk to your babies, talk to your babies
Let ‘em know that they gotta be nice and quiet
Track Name: I Can Do What You Can Do
Midday she came into town to see about a man
She’s got paper, she’s got lots of time logged away

She said “I can do what you can do
I can do what you can do”
He said “honey that might be the truth, but it’s important that you do away with who you knew yourself to be- become brand new”

“No, you can’t get a man with a gun”, Annie said
Better to show him your softer side
So to speak

She said “I can do what you can do
I can do what you can do”
He said “honey that might be the truth, but it’s important that you do away with who you knew yourself to be- become brand new”
Track Name: Make Sure You're Warm
Run away, run away with me
We’ve got enough, got enough between us
To make it out of this town
We will make it out of this town, and we’ll keep going

And we will see the oceans
And we will see the oceans
And we will breathe the weight of this

Come and stay, come and stay with me
I’ll gather all of your favorite things and
Make sure you’re warm
I’ll let you know you’re home

And we will see the oceans
And we will see the oceans
And we will breathe the weight of this
Track Name: Do Something
You can you’ve got a lot of living left to do, do do
Why don’t you do, do do something

And you throw your weight around
Forgetting those beneath your step
Under these bright lights this all looks faded
Track Name: Meteor Song
Walking out your door
It’s 6 in the morning and it’s kind of chilly
But you don’t want to wear your coat
And we’re happy to see you
Just to say hello and wish you well before you leave

Warm covers and some gloves for borrowing
On this cold night, when the light was falling
Older than we can be bothered with

Sleep long
Talk heavy and breathe loud
So I can find my way- back to your, back to your
Track Name: Capable Young Bodies
We fought for your right to argue
We sought after all of your principles
Standing guard

With our capable young bodies
Capable young bodies
Capable young bodies
Capable Young

We’re home
And now you want to argue
We made it home
And now is the time you choose to argue
All about what we can and can’t do

With our capable young bodies
Capable young bodies
Capable young bodies
Capable young

Nobody’s marching down my street
Nobody’s marching down my street
Well, someone just marched on down my street
And they won’t listen to me
I say, “Somebody’s gotta come and make them
Somebody’s gotta come and make them
Hear reason, hear reason”
Who can we ask?

But the capable young bodies
Capable young bodies
Capable young bodies
Capable young
Track Name: There There
Met by chance
Only seconds could have stopped what happened then
Carried lots of heavy things
Words forgotten all the time, but we still try to
Say the ones that we knew meant a little bit

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Laying close
Holding all of the breath that we have to hold
Learning patience among others
Write this down
I’ve got something to remember
Down the road, when kind souls only know to say

There there there, now
Track Name: Slippery Fingers
Get up, get up, get up now
I know that I said you could sleep in, sleep in, sleep in, sleep in while you can
Pick up, pick up, pick up now
The light was good until those clouds shifted into my view of this cozy scene

I wanna keep some tabs
I wanna keep some tabs on you
Wanna keep some tabs
So you don’t, so you don’t, so you don’t
Slip right through my slippery fingers

Slip right through my slippery fingers
Track Name: This Much Light
Can’t you tell I missed you?
I did
Taken by your words and silence
I intend to wake and feel the green
Smaller motions mean much more to me

And to be true, I’ll tell you
This much light I did not think was possible
And to be true, I’ll tell you
Far away doesn’t feel so impossible
And to be true, I’ll tell you
That there’s plenty of time to hear one more song
And to be true, I’ll tell you

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