I'm Only Glancing

by Lauren Foster

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Finished in the first semester of my freshman year of college, I'm Only Glancing, contains many of the first songs I ever wrote.

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released April 1, 2008

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Lauren. The photo was taken by Marcus DeSieno.

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Lauren Foster Boulder, Colorado

Lauren is currently based out of Boulder, CO. In addition to playing music she makes time for playing ultimate frisbee, getting outside with a pack, skis, crampons, or just a light jacket, and waitressing at a local brewery.

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Track Name: Can You Hear Me?
The water’s shadow rises
Its form is dark against the sky
And there’s a moment before the crash
When all it has has been lifted

I want to tell you
That I’ve been thinking of you
And I want to know you again

Your palm feels soft against my fingers
The surface moist where we are touching
And there’s a moment before my hand
Let’s go the sand it was clutching

Can you hear me?
I’ve been calling your name
Seems my voice has been wasted
On this empty coast
And can you see me?
I can always see you
Seems my eyes have been wasted
On a ghost
Track Name: Circles
Faces, swirling into dreams
Forgetful of reality
Swirling colors caught by
Stopping time
Ask me to remember

Moments, endless moments
And each one has a story
Let’s add up the pieces of infinity
And then we’d be

Faces…
Stopping time
Show me circles
Track Name: Blind
You are wandering blind
And I am wondering why

Why don’t you open your eyes?
Silence the cries of your televised lies
Soak up the skies
‘Cause your disguise, can not hide you
if it’s blind

Have you ever seen the sun?
‘Cause the picture’s imitation fails
They tell you run, run, run, run, run
But you are already chewing on your own tails

Chorus

Behold a concrete city of steel
The sky is burned by the firelight
And heaven’s ashes will be all too real
When a falling star marks a burning night

Don’t condemn us to fail

Chorus
Track Name: Without Thought
Echoes bounce across my walls
Outside the rain pounds, and falls
This room is a cage
My thoughts are searching
For an empty page

I need no rain coat
As I go out

The grass is wet, the soil soft
I gaze up into the tree’s loft
Up towards the driving rain
To the top
And then I breath again

Chorus

Up among these branches high
My mind can rest, I sigh
And though the rain is harsh and cold
At last I’m free
From thought’s hold

Chorus

Without my body, my soul would fly
I let my hand slip, I say goodbye
My thoughts are clear, no longer bound
I fall towards freedom
Not the ground

I need no rain coat
As I go out
Track Name: Red Tree
The sunlight sparkles on the dew dropped leaves
The world is new but I am spinning
I reach for faces they were there before
The sky forgets them as the leaves are falling down

Now the red tree is blooming
The wind makes patterns. Can you hear the sound?
I remember that you’re beautiful
But the colors are brightest just before they hit the ground

A friend once told me that all will fade
There are no memories that hold a special place
I won’t believe him, no, my love was true
Hold out my branches but the leaves still fall right through

Now the red tree is blooming
The wind makes patterns. Can you hear the sound?
And I remember that you’re beautiful
But the colors are brightest just before they hit the ground

So hold on
The winter’s chill won’t tarry for long
And stand strong
The spring is given to those who carry on
Track Name: Hold Your Breath
We could live in a bottle
Live underwater
Can’t get enough
Hold your breath
I know that it’s tough

Breathe in, breathe out
Hold on ‘cause your time is running out

Ten years, I was alone
When the man came and showed me
A sieve in the sand

He said he’d give me a dollar if I could fill the sieve with sand

I tried for hours and hours
Faster and faster
Kept slipping through
Hold your breath
I can’t it slips too

Breath in, breath out
Hold on ‘cause your time is running-

NO! I will not go
Get out, get out
I’d rather stay here sighing
I see no point in dying
Time don’t leave me
Time don’t leave me now

I could live in a bottle
Live underwater
Can’t get enough
Hold your breath
I know that it’s
Hold your breath
I can’t get e…
Hold your breath
I can’t get enough
Track Name: Find Our Way Home
I dreamt of falling water
We were laughing at the sky
You touched my hand and you looked me in the eye

There’s a space between our lives
But I still feel you holding my hand
There’s a bridge that spans this divide
We need to brave this crossing
Before we can understand

The smile behind your eyes grows dim
Your words are condescending
I’m thrown by your empty praise
How could you let me drown?

Chorus

I remember when your face changed as you
Looked down at her name in the stone
I’ll be here to ease your pain when you
Find your way home

Chorus

I dreamt of falling water
We were laughing at the sky
You touched my hand and you looked me in the eye
Track Name: I Believed In Love
I don’t always speak or listen
I don’t always dream or strum
There are times when I am quiet
Like the wind whispers silence
To the lonely wood

And there are times for going
There are times for change
There are times for coming
But I’ve found they’re much the same
And we may greet the morning
As if there’s new light and new ways
Though our lives turn in circles
The new day is today

You may feel alone at some times
You may go on looking lost
But as you wander lonely through the wood
Know the wind will find your footsteps
With its quiet tug

And there are times for going…

You don’t need to speak or listen
You don’t need to dream or strum
Remember there is time for quiet
Like the wind whispers silence
To the lonely wood
Track Name: Hold Me Closer
I dreamt of falling water
We were laughing at the sky
You touched my hand and you looked me in the eye

There’s a space between our lives
But I still feel you holding my hand
There’s a bridge that spans this divide
We need to brave this crossing
Before we can understand

The smile behind your eyes grows dim
Your words are condescending
I’m thrown by your empty praise
How could you let me drown?

Chorus

I remember when your face changed as you
Looked down at her name in the stone
I’ll be here to ease your pain when you
Find your way home

Chorus

I dreamt of falling water
We were laughing at the sky
You touched my hand and you looked me in the eye
Track Name: Quiet
I find myself writing songs in G
It’s the first key I ever learned
I find it doesn’t really matter now
If these songs bring you down

CHORUS:
I believed in love, well didn’t you?
I guess the difference between us was
You let our fantasy fall through
And I know it will be all right
They say it works out in the end
I know it will be all right
We did begin by being friends

I guess I don’t need to judge this song
It doesn’t matter anyway
It’s just a way for me to tell you so long
And this is all that it takes

CHORUS

Writing this my eyes have filled with tears
I didn’t believe your goodbye
But writing this makes it all too real
And sometimes we have to cry

CHORUS
I believed in love, well didn’t you?
Track Name: I'm Only Glancing
My fingers glide across the strings
Like a swan tracing ripples on a pond
My words echoing off the parting clouds
Can’t you see it?
The light is breaking through
And I can see I can feel
A beauty that is finally real

My mind is clear like a concert hall
Empty at the breaking of the day
The spark survived
The silence may it rise
Can’t you hear it?
Forgotten voice that sings
And I can see I can feel
This long forsaken ideal

And I am dancing
Won’t you take my hand
I’m only glancing
At a world that I will never understand

Your tears will fall like the rain
On a dry, dusty summer’s day
The rain it must persist
Can’t you feel it?
Spirit solacing
And as we fall we will fly
This world will never pass us by