The Parts Interior

by Briget Boyle

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1.
Silence 02:15
Silence the screaming girl in your brain what can I do when I'm looking around and feeling lost here Spinning, drying out from the inside grasping, losing strength with every breath breathing wishing to flow out of myself into the atmosphere blue, clear, and calm manic like a heavy drinker who can't get a sip smoke in my eyes makes it hard to see cars in my way make it hard to breathe touching the boundary I have reached evading possibilities of finally coming becoming me and it tastes like leaves running from the wind trees supporting life, life, killing trees, killing life ending up here a moment to remember for all those memories
2.
It was a foggy Monday morning I stood on the corner like I always had The avenues were canopied by tall trees And I wondered if you ever really saw me And what I was like before I learned to make love What I was like before I learned to hate love I recall a sunny disposition And a smile you couldn't wipe off my face if you tried And then I fell and it ate me alive Everyone said there'd be a brighter side I liked how that sounded so I kept looking Poured myself into your nothing I could have Most days it seems I am longing For the one thing I can't have I remember just when this started  Now I can’t wait for it to end It will end
3.
Black curtain, do you see what you are blocking from me? Dripping faucet, is it clear what you are taking from here? And fallen angel, do you taste the blood in my veins? Silly girl, can you see the mess I've made? Stop thinking, you—get to work already Raise your white flag to the truth, hold on to nothing Fall fall fall, you will be able to get up Stay in one place and you will never move Give it a minute to settle in and then act Push push push, see it through Just when I thought the river was calm And moving toward the horizon A wind picked up and brought me to this path And the shore has passed now And I’m about to be let out Into the sea Black curtain, you and me
4.
Ether 04:01
In the ether I see your demeanor And I am struck by the gentle side I drove around today and sweat like I never thought I would I was running out of gasoline I never stop like I know I should All these would bes and should bes Where am I right now? In me, I know I could be But where am I right now? It's been some time And a whole lot of mind games This endless round makes me dizzy sometimes The feeling that I need to disconnect Is stronger than ever right now And yet I spend my days in your glow All these would bes and should bes Where am I right now? In me, I know I could be But where am I right now? And the question still remains Is this really all there is? Maybe I should just drive away and leave it
5.
Grey Skies 03:30
Grey skies are far away And his blue eyes look long He throws his unsatisfied glances my way It broke his heart today When she left on that jet plane And I was the only one left here to hold Then I started to cry Stole the moment to know me I was looking to find my escape And in my reeling I left him nothing I’m seeping out onto him Will he open up and let me in? I can only dream about the taste of his skin And it fills the hours and it runs me dry  For all of this treason he has no alibi Then I started to cry Stole the moment to know me In his eyes I saw my escape  But he blew off the ceiling and left me nothing But a mess he did not know he made
6.
I got caught in the rain and sang into my scars I fell into my glass as I stood at the piano bar I felt her hand on the small of my back The sun was shining on the bay And my band no longer plays  I fell in love and now I want to stay You asked for this Begged me to untwist my mind And smile when I want to cry I awoke singing this song It’s been in my head all day long I just hope it will write itself  The wheels turning as I ride along You asked for this Begged me to untwist my mind And smile when I want to cry Maybe this song is for you  Maybe it’s for me All I know is what I'm told And this silence is killing me You asked for this Begged me to untwist my mind And smile when I want to cry
7.
No thing can be perfect and call itself alive We breathe in and out and hold firm that love cannot die All the subtle things I see in that face Break me and challenge my strength In giving all we can, we take From its recipient the perception of our grace I know I'm not perfect; I can't breathe without a taste Of all the subtle things I see in that face That break me and challenge my strength Things don't have to be perfect They just have to be real
8.
Matters 03:20
I walk down this road each day Get up, suit up, show up Maybe it’s grace that leads my way Forcing me to grow up I offer myself to thee The good, the bad, the ugly A kernel of faith restored in me Can you tell me what’s the matter? Now I think of a young girl I knew her well A sad story was this girl Treated her love like a hotel Always managed to check out And leave the room in tatters She’d escape with all her might She was the only one that mattered Now the night falls on the girl She is sleeping soundly She wakes up to the light Her feet grounded firmly She learned to hold her own And take no prisoners Through her loving she has grown She leaned in to make it matter
9.
What kind of sound do you make tonight As you lie down for rest in peace? When the world calls your name Do you feel you were loved? What happens to you when you die? You can now see Your voice will be heard a thousand times And your sound will ever ring How did your light turn pitch black? You pushed it until it pushed back What did you say when you turned to dust? Did you feel anything change? Perhaps it is just your spirit here When we hear your name How did your light turn pitch black? You pushed it until it pushed back What kind of sound do you make tonight As you lie down for rest in peace?
10.
It's about time It's about grace It's about lying right to her face I have settled in now and let the guilt consume me And yes, I feel ashamed, but what a fool can you be Follow your ears Follow your eyes Walk down that path And you will find the lies It is like a bomb Waiting for the countdown And I am pretty sure it will destroy us from the top down And when it all comes out I remain alone And the love I gave you leaves me as a stone I followed my ears I followed my eyes I walked down that path And all I got were lies In exchange for all the words I said I have all this pain in my head I followed my eyes I followed my ears I walked down that path And now I've lost the years
11.
Cornerstone 03:57
The words on the page  They jump right into me And I finally learn what I deserve to be Every day I need some time on my own It scares me to say that I enjoy my company Remember the days when I truly hated me Seems I have finally found my cornerstone The night creeps into my  Feeble mind and watches as I try To give myself a little more time Knowing full well that I’m  Just a child left behind All I ever needed was a little more time I’ve started in on rebuilding The shattered glass of days past A colorfully sorted mosaic of a girl I need the tools so I can stick the landing When I fall so I won’t crumble Learning to build around my new found cornerstone The night creeps into my  Feeble mind and watches as I try To give myself a little more time Knowing full well that I’m  Just a child left behind All I ever needed was a little more time The words on the page  They jump right into me And I finally learn what I deserve to be Every day I need some time on my own It scares me to say that I enjoy my company Remember the days when I truly hated me Seems I have finally found my cornerstone
12.
Jill 04:59
I can make anything I want I have something you were never taught You know you want me, I can make it work for you  I take a challenge, turn it on its head Don’t get weary, follow me instead I will lead where you need to go and fix your holes Call me Jill Say the word and I'll be there Write my role, spell it out I'll know my lines before you even get it down I’ll say each word as you would like to hear Strip away any sense of fear But by tomorrow I’ll be gone Make like I’ve moved on Call me Jill This is me, written out, maiden voyage  Reading up, sitting down, bleeding out I can make anything I have something I can make it work For you Call me Jill

about

Special thanks to my family: Karen Tobin and Brian Soucy, Tim Boyle, and Lyndsay, Martin, Mika, and Valentin Cavanagh, for your never-ending love and support. To Harlow, for being the most incredible partner I could have asked for. I really could not have done this without you. Am I right?

To all those who contributed time, skills, friendship, work flexibility and emotional support over the years: Mike Shiono, Gari Hegedus, Lyz Luke, Darla Safire, Renee Walton, Mark DeSaulnier, Terrance Kelly, OIGC, Rachel MacFarlane, Ali Blake, Even Taylor, my RR family, Peter Jaques, Juliana Graffagna, Leslie Bonnett, Tim Silva, Steven Miller, Terry Becker, and my cat, Mali.

Most importantly, my deepest gratitude to all those who contributed to my Indiegogo campaign: Barbara M. Adkisson, Kelly Atkins, Caitlin Austin, Melissa Ayres, Annette Bauer, Brent Bertolami, Betsy Blakeslee, Leslie Bonnett, Tim Boyle, Cary Butler, Colin Cahill, Lynn Cantrell, Travis Carpenter, Lyndsay Cavanagh, Suzanna Choffel, Shira Cion, Hasina Cohen, Lacey Cope, Dolores Cox & Norman Carpenter, Lisa Ekstrom, Ali Sinan Erdemsel, Cheryl Espinosa-Jones, Matthew Fass, Joey Friedman, Jack Gallant, Kristy Gill, Julie Graffagna, Michael Granros, Mary Goldman, April Renae, Biz Hertzberg, Laura Inserra, Shira Kammen, Debra Krisman, Julie Lancaster, Nancy Leeper, Nesa Levy, Chad Liffman, Geoff Lilley, Carl Linich, Tessa Loehwing, Harrison Marks, Jennifer McKinnis, Ian McLaren, Eric Oberthaler, Jill Poris, Steve Ramsey, Susan Reagel, Carl Resnikoff, Elizabeth Ryan, Annabelle Sanchez, Michael Sensor, John Seto, Jacob Shandling, Ellie Shapiro, Holly Shaw, Tim Silva, Michele Simon, Sarah Small, Corinne Sykes, Teri Sykes, Karen Tobin, Nan “my look-alike” Urban, Edvin Vehabovic, and Alex Zendzian

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released December 16, 2014

Briget Boyle (voice, acoustic and electric guitars, piano)
Michael Shiono (bass, Rhodes, electric guitar)
Aaron Kierbel (drums, percussion)
Matt Szemela (violin)
Lewis Patzner (cello)
Avi Vinocur (mandolin)
Harlow Carpenter (trumpet, piano)
True Life Trio: Juliana Graffagna, accordion and vocals; Leslie Bonnett, violin and vocals (“Resting Sound”), truelifetrio.com
Karen Tobin, background vocals (“Untwist My Mind”), karentobinmusic.com
Iron Henry: Caitlin T. Austin, Tom Purtill, and Tim Silva, background vocals (“Jill”), ironhenry.bandcamp.com

Produced by Briget Boyle and Harlow Carpenter
Recorded, mixed, and produced by Scott McDowell at Studio C, Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, CA (fadersolo.com)
Background vocals on “Untwist My Mind” engineered by Brian Soucy
Mastering engineer: Eric Oberthaler
Photographs: April Renae
Graphic design: Lynne Gurewitz

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Briget Boyle Oakland, California

Briget Boyle’s background ranges from the folk music of the Balkans to the folk music that surrounds her on the West Coast of the United States. A prolific songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player based in Oakland, California, Briget recently released her second solo album, The Next Line. The record was hailed as a “fascinating and gripping listen” by Gabriel Aikins of Substream Magazine. ... more

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