SEAMLESS

Release: 1995

THE PLAYERS

ELAINE MAHON: Lead Vocals: all songs
Harmony Vocals: tracks 1,3,4,6,7 & 10
Acoustic Guitar: tracks 4, 9, 10

BOB MCPEEK: Acoustic &/or Electric Guitar on all tracks except 9 & 11
Harmony Vocals: track 7

JOSH GREENBAUM: Drums on all tracks except 2, 9, 11 & 14
Harmony Vocals on all tracks except 2, 9 & 14
Percussion on tracks 2,4,10,11 & 12

PAT KOCH: Harmony Vocals on tracks 1,3,4,5,6,8,10,13 & 14

ERIC STEINBERG: Bass on tracks 3,5,6,11
Cowbell and Kalimba on track 11

ALI CHE’REE:  Bass on tracks 4,7,8,10,12,13 & 14

TIM HANKINS: Viola on Tracks 1,6,7 & 14

TRACY COLLINS: Keyboards on Tracks 2,6 and 12

ALAN HILL: Bass on tracks 1 & 2

TUCK TUCKER: Dobro on track 8

RYAN NEWELL: Slide Guitar on track 5

ROB PECK: Harmonica on track 5

GEORGE TORTORELLI: Wooden flute on track 12

All songs, music & lyrics copyright Mary Elaine Mahon

Credits

Produced by Elaine Mahon and Bob McPeek at Mirror Image Studios, Gainesville, FL
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Bob McPeek at Mirror Image Studios, Gainesville, FL

All songs ©Mary Elaine Mahon/Six Pelicans Publishing, BMI
CD Package and Design: Jill Dygert-Sokol
Photography: Gene Benenarek
Back Cover Art: Gladys Villegos

Click for Lyrics and Sound Clips

Clear Autumn Day

©1993 Mary Elaine Mahon
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Harmony Vocals: Elaine Mahon, Josh Greenbaum, Pat Koch
Guitar: Bob McPeek
Bass: Alan Hill
Viola: Tim Hankins

How I love the sunlight on a clear autumn day
When the night sky grows so dark the stars simply blaze
And each time I look into your eyes I can see the signs of rain
And I know this garden of our love will come to bloom again
For that’s the nature of love, that’s the way of our love

I’m a leaf on a river, a cloud in the sky
I’m a dancer unfettered in a dream so alive
And each time I look into your heart I can see the signs of rain
And I know this garden of our love will surely bloom again
For that’s the nature of love, that’s the way of our love

It’s a wildness that’s calling our spirits home
It speaks to our hearts, renews its hold
And each time I look into your heart I can see the signs of rain
And I know this garden of our love will always bloom again
For that’s the nature of love, that’s the way of our love

How I love the sunlight on clear autumn days

Deva Tom

©1992 Mary Elaine Mahon
http://elainemahonmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3s/Seamless/DevaTom.mp3
Guitar: Bob McPeek
Bass: Alan Hill
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum, Kenny Greenbaum (congas)
Keyboards: Tracy Collins

He came sailing on a ship of dreams
Lost winds prevailing over all his schemes

When he looks at me I wonder
Just what is it that he sees?
Is he really filled with wonder,
Or just his longing to be free?

Sailing around this room he’s a tethered bird in flight
A prophet of eternal doom and my impending flight

When I look at him I wonder
Just what is it that he seeks?
Is he really filled with wonder,
or just his longing to be free?

Claiming he speaks the truth in symbology divine
His train of thought is so obtuse I think he’s lost his mind

When he speaks to me I wonder
Just what is it in his words?
Is he really filled with wonder,
or just his longing to be heard?

Night Drive

©1993 Mary Elaine Mahon
http://elainemahonmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3s/Seamless/NightDrive.mp3
Guitar: Bob McPeek
Bass: Eric Steinberg
Harmony Vocals: Elaine Mahon, Josh Greenbaum, Pat Koch
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum

When I came home tonight I had a cloud over my head
Couldn’t even find my point of view
Guess that I could live with it but decided that instead
I would tell you what I really want to do

Chorus

I want to take a night drive over to the ocean
Just to watch the waves as they come pounding in
I want to take the lid off my pent up emotions
Want to free my spirit to the wind

Vocal Interlude

When you came home tonight you had a frown upon your face
In a mood that could eclipse the moon
I think it’d do us both some good to get out of this place
I tell you what I think we ought to do

Chorus

We ought to take a night drive over to the ocean
Just to watch the tide as it comes rolling in
We can strip our clothes off and swim beneath the moonlight
Catch the waves and ride them in

Coda

You can take me home just before the dawn
When the morning light is sweeping across dewy lawns

Sometimes

©1992 Mary Elaine Mahon

http://elainemahonmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3s/Seamless/Sometimes.mp3
Guitar: Bob McPeek, Elaine Mahon, Pat Koch
Bass: Ali Che’ree
Harmony Vocals: Elaine Mahon, Josh Greenbaum, Pat Koch
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum

Sometimes when you find
Your life dangles undefined
No longer can you walk the line
You’ve stumbled one too many times

Wings of dreams lift you
Over casualties that miss you
But your sea of sorrow grows

Don’t wallow in sentiment
Your desires won’t be heaven sent
I thought that you had learned that long ago
But now, when your friends walk out when you walk in
You find that you’ve got no place left to go

Wings of dreams lift you
Over casualties that miss you
But your sea of sorrow grows

Smoke rises dark on the horizon
It is the bridges you have burned?
Your eyes sting as the smoke rises
From the anger and the hurt

Wings of dreams lift you
Over casualties that miss you
But your sea of sorrow grows

Feel A Stranger

©1994 Mary Elaine Mahon
http://elainemahonmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3s/Seamless/FealAStranger.mp3
Guitar: Bob McPeek
Slide Guitar: Ryan Newell
Bass: Eric Steinberg
Harmonica: Rob Peck
Harmony Vocals: Pat Koch, Josh Greenbaum
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum

From out of my mind a cold wind blows
From out of the places I’m afraid to go
Into the darkness I sometimes feel
Oh what’s imagined, what is real?

From out of the dark its swing is sure and slow
The pendulum arcs from high to low
From what I believe to what I know

Oh no now, suddenly I feel a stranger
Walking down the avenue
Things they couldn’t be much plainer,
Or more obscured from view

I’m needing your love but I’m feeling so bad
My mind’s wracked with pain and I’m making you sad
Maybe your arms could ease my heart’s despair
Oh but sometimes love seems tenuous as air

The abyss yawns while the sleeper dreams
The silent night pierced by my own screams
Ah but things are never really as they seem

Oh no now, suddenly I feel a stranger
Walking down the avenue
Things they couldn’t be much plainer
Or more obscured from view

From out of my mind

Seamless

©1995 Mary Elaine Mahon
http://elainemahonmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3s/Seamless/Seamless.mp3
Guitar: Bob McPeek
Bass: Eric Steinberg
Harmony vocals: Elaine Mahon, Josh Greenbaum, Pat Koch
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum
Viola: Tim Hankins
Keyboards: Tracy Collins

Walking down the avenue composing views of life
Of dark contrasts and light in vivid hues
The more I try to understand the less I seem to know
Unceasing winds of change indifferent blow

So seamless
So dreamlessly falling
So seamlessly falling awake

Your life was like a meteor streaking ‘cross the night
A brief but brilliant flight then you were gone
So I assume an attitude to fight my fall in faith
I stall in fear, I wait ‘till it moves on

So seamless
So dreamlessly falling
So seamlessly falling away

Ah when the day breaks and the light comes shining in
The substance of dreams starts assuming form
You stave off the panic that rises with the wind
Of your spirit rushing out to be reborn

Ah when the day breaks and the light comes shining in
The substance of dreams starts assuming form
You stave off the panic that rises with the wind
Of your spirit rushing out to be reborn
Rushing out to be reborn

So seamless
So dreamlessly falling
So seamlessly falling awake

Climbing Rose

©1992 Mary Elaine Mahon
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Guitar: Bob McPeek
Bass: Ali Che’ree
Harmony vocals: Elaine Mahon, Josh Greenbaum, Bob McPeek
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum
Viola: Tim Hankins

It’s maybe better left unsaid
You should give it time
This confusion in your head
Doesn’t mean that you are blind

Your voice is sounding strangled
That’s the way it shows
How did your life get so damn tangled
Like the vines of a climbing rose?

I called you just the other night
And caught you crying all alone
Through all the sorrows of your life
You have always stood alone

Your heart is full of sadness
Your voice is full of pain
You tell me, “If this isn’t madness,
Then the whole world has just gone insane.”

Maybe there will come a day
When you will see the light
Then you can take a breath and play
All day – into the night

At first you sounded strangled
But the memories start to flow
And soon I find myself entangled
In the vines of your climbing rose

In the vines of your climbing rose

She's In Love

©1993 Mary Elaine Mahon
http://elainemahonmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3s/Seamless/ShesInLove.mp3
Guitar: Bob McPeek
Bass: Ali Che’ree
Harmony vocals: Pat Koch
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum
Dobro: Tuck Tucker

Searching out those inner spaces only lovers know
Awkward yet accruing graces as they go

They’re sun struck , they’re golden
They glide along the shore
They’ve just begun to open doors

There’s so much to understand , so little yet is known
Holding in each other’s heart this tender seed love’s sown

They’re love struck, they’re golden
And shining like the sun
For she’s in love and he’s the one

They’ve not known each other long, but each one is sure
That the one for whom they’ve longed is waiting at the door

They’re love struck, they’re golden
Their life has just begun
For she’s in love
For he’s in love
For she’s in love and he’s the one

Sweet Thing

©1992 Mary Elaine Mahon
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Acoustic Guitar: Elaine Mahon

Sing me a song
It’s for melody that my heart longs
It’s such a sweet thing you’d bring to me
Make it simple make it true
Give me words that I can hold onto
It’s such a sweet thing you’d bring to me

When we walk in the dark
I will sing it in my heart
It will rise like the moon overhead
The stars up above
Will shine like crown jewels of our love
Oh what a sweet song you’d sing to me

Sing me a song
It’s for harmony that my heart longs
It’s such a sweet song you’d sing to me
Like a clear stream let it flow
Over every measure we both know
It’s such a sweet song you’d sing to me

At the end of the day
When there’s nothin’ much to say
And the light from the moon fills our heads
We will lie in the dark and rekindle that old spark
Oh what a sweet thing you’d bring to me

Oh what a sweet thing you’d bring to me

She's Got

©1992 Mary Elaine Mahon
http://elainemahonmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3s/Seamless/ShesGot.mp3
Guitar: Bob McPeek
Harmony vocals: Elaine Mahon, Josh Greenbaum, Pat Koch
Bass: Ali Che’ree
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum

She’s got postcards taped above her sink
She says things that you’re afraid to think
She’s got drawings of the missing link
She asks you what you’d like to drink

She’s got sprays from eucalyptus trees
Christmas wreaths and balsam beads
She’s got strands of multicolored leaves
And baskets full of flower seeds

She’s running with the wind
Her spirit surges from within
Alive she flies, sanctified

She’s got crystals in a shallow bowl
She’s got precious stones you long to hold
She wears amulets about her neck
She passes you the triple sec

You’re running with the wind
Your spirit surges from within
Alive you rise, sanctified

Her laughter sounds just like a thousand bells
She begs you please just one more dream to tell
Now she’s peering down your deepest well
But she’s not asking for your soul to sell

She’s running with the wind
Her spirit surges from within
alive she flies, sanctified

Perpetual Motion Man

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©1994 Mary Elaine Mahon
Guitar: Avi Bortnick
Bass: Eric Steinberg
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum, Eric Steinberg(cowbell & kalimba)

Perpetual motion man you’re never in one place
Long enough for me to talk to you
You’re always on the run
Is this a human race?
Tell me, “Where’re you running to?”
You hide behind a mask of reasons,
Reasons I don’t buy
Can’t you see it’s yourself you are deceiving?
Whoa no, not I

Perpetual motion man, you move me in some way
And I know in some way I move you
So why do you now shut me out and try to run away?
I might as well be shooting at the moon
Don’t you sail on by inside your ship of reasons
Blind to the sight of land
Can’t you see, this kind of love is healing?
Come on, come on, give me your hand
Come on, give me your hand

Perpetual motion man, no matter where you stand
I won’t always share your point of view
I’m not the kind to stand in judgment of a man,
Especially one as kind as you
Don’t you sail on by inside your ship of reasons,
Reasons I won’t buy
Can’t you see this kind of love is healing?
Don’t let it pass you by.
For I believe this kind of love is healing
Don’t let it pass you by

Between the Lines

©1992 Mary Elaine Mahon
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Guitar: Bob McPeek
Harmony vocals: Elaine Mahon, Josh Greenbaum
Bass: Ali Che’ree
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum
Wooden Flute: George Tortorelli
Keyboards: Tracy Collins

You say you need more space between the lines
You feel she’s trying to rush you, you need more time
She’s laid it all out for you there, right on the table
You’ve countered the urge to run now, as fast as you’re able
As fast as you wanted to

You feel her tugging your heartstrings, she plays too well
Just what you’re afraid of you just can’t tell
You say her love is like a shadow that grows in the dusk
She tells you what she wants to but that’s not enough
That’s not enough

You say you need more space between the lines
You say you need more time to make up your mind
Right now it feels all right but maybe it’s wrong
Even though you still feel unsure now, you play along
You play along

You say you need more space between the lines
To make up your mind,
Make up your mind
Make up your mind

Some Kind of Good Feeling

©1994 Mary Elaine Mahon
http://elainemahonmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3s/Seamless/SomeKindOfGoodFeeling.mp3
Guitar: Bob McPeek
Harmony vocals: Elaine Mahon, Josh Greenbaum, Pat Koch
Bass: Ali Che’ree
Percussion: Josh Greenbaum

Summer swept by you trailing soft silken winds
The air’s heavy laden, storms brew within
The gray skies grow misty as the darkness descends

You’ve got to get back some kind of good feeling about him
Before the fall begins

You tell him you love him when he calls you on the phone
Still you ask too many questions: he begs, “Leave me alone”
So you exchange some hard words, that cut right to the bone
They echo loud and hollow, to your child alone
Your gray eyes grow misty as your darkness descends

You’ve got to get back some kind of good feeling about him
You just can’t let it end

Lord its such hard thing not to let it show
That you know your love won’t hold him when he decides to go
So you go on with your life, he follows when he can
The only thing for certain is you love that man
Your gray eyes grow misty as the darkness descends

You’ve got to get back some kind of good feeling about him
You just can’t let it end

Silent Bay

©1992 Mary Elaine Mahon
http://elainemahonmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3s/Seamless/SilentBay.mp3
Guitar: Elaine Mahon
Harmony Vocals: Pat Koch
Bass: Ali Che’ree

Your smiles are hard to find when trouble plagues your mind
I don’t know what to say, I always get caught up that way
Tonight we’ll lay in this silent bay
And watch the ripples of emotion turn to waves

We may lie awake for hours
Watching our lives pass us by
I wander why we let them slip away

I can be such a fool when I try to comfort you
It’s all these words I choose when just a warm embrace would do
Tonight we’ll lay in this silent bay
And watch the ripples of emotion turn to waves

We may lie awake for hours
Watching our lives pass us by
I wander why we let them slip away

Now far from this room, you see the dogwoods are in bloom
And yes it’s true that I am still in love with you
I start to fight the tears from last night but
Look how easily the morning light brings me close to you

We may lie awake for hours
Watching our lives pass us by
I wonder why we let them slip away

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