Make Your Mind

by Arrah and the Ferns

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Words by Arrah Fisher. Original music by Arrah and the Ferns,

Arrah and the Ferns is:
Arrah Fisher: Guitar, vocals
Ryan Belski: Guitar
Mike Harkness: Drums
Buddy Szczesniak: Bass

The instrumentation of Make Your Mind was recorded in January 2013 in Pine Plains, New York by Ian McGuire. The vocals were recorded in February 2013 in Philadelphia by Alex Santilli of Spice House Sound.

Mixed and Mastered by Alex Santilli of Spice House Sound.

Produced by Alex Santilli, Arrah Fisher, Chris Weyh, and Stephen Clifford.

Artwork by Maria Tina Beddia (@shelikestodraw).

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released 24 May 2013

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Arrah and the Ferns Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Led by front woman Arrah Fisher, The Philadelphia-based Arrah and the Ferns meld many sounds of folk, country, blues, indie- rock, and pop. Their sound is not easily defined as their direction, and members, have changed a number of times since their inception in 2005. current roster: Fisher (vocals, guitar, wurlitzer), Ryan Belski (guitar), Mike harkness (drums), and Buddy Szczesniak (bass). ... more

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Track Name: Tell Me
Tell me all your troubles my friend
Tell me where your rainbow will end
and I'll do my best to see if I can find a pot for you
to collect the gold that's left from the falling altitude
tell me all the makes you ask why
tell me where your river runs dry
and i'll do my best to see if I can build a dam for you
to convince the cold, cold water to give her arms and legs to you

You don't have to change your mind to find a reason here
you don't have to find a reason to change your mind
you don't have to change your mind to find a reason here
you don't have to find a reason to change your mind
I do it all the time
I do it all the time
I do it all the time

Tell yourself before you tell me why
you wanna leave this place you wanna leave it all behind
tell yourself before you tell me why
you wanna leave this place you wanna leave it all behind

rivers run and rainbows fade
and as the moon thins tides will change
its not a crime to want to understand
roads will merge and cars will stall
and summer always ends with fall
it's not a crime to want to know for sure

tell me how it feels to change seats
tell me how it feels by the sea
are you seeing pink sunrises and North Carolina skies
please do your best to fill me into your eastern life
tell me do you miss me at night
even though our lives don't fit right
do you find that life means more
when you don't know what it means?
are you writing books or are you writing summaries?

you don't have to fill a page to find a reason here
you don't have to find a reason by filling a page
you don't have to fill a page to find a reason here
you don't have to find a reason by filling a page
Track Name: Go Back
I know a way to put the light out to the secret in your cave chest
I know a lie that pulls the teeth out so you're spitting in your own regret
I know a place for those of our kind it's sinking like a coal mine
I know a way that I can show you but you're never gonna go back

Go back, back, back

I see the way your body moves me but your don't have to touch me
your fingers ease their way to soothe me but your don't have to touch me
I see the way your body moves me but you don't have to touch me
your fingers ease their way to soothe me but you don't have to touch me

Go back, back, back

I see the way your body moves me
Your fingers ease their way to soothe me
I know a way to put the light out
I know a lie that pulls the teeth out

go back, back, back
back, back, back
Track Name: Triangle
Why does every car have to drive on by?
Why do i wonder where they're going and who's inside?
Why does every bird have to shit it my wandering eye?
Why can't I ever be fully satisfied?

I wanna see the light on the other side
I wanna see the light on the other side
I wanna see the light on the other side
I wanna see the light on the other side
I wanna see the light on the other side
I wanna see the light on the other side
I wanna plant grass on the other side
It's gonna be greener in the better light
in the better light...

Why do all my thoughts have to run like a wild horse?
Why does my love prematurely run it's course?
Why do I have to grow up and be a married schmuck?
When all I wanna do is fuck...fuck...fuck...fuck...fuck

I wanna meet the man on the other side
I wanna meet the man on the other side
I wanna meet the girl on the other side
I wanna ask them both to come inside
I wanna meet the man on the other side
I wanna meet the man on the other side
I wanna plant grass on the other side
It's gonna be greener in the better light
in the better light...

I had a good man but I couldn't seem to hold him tight
My arms went limp when he tried to hold me in the night
My heart burned up and turned out the furnace light
My heart grew tired of fighting that same old fight
with myself...

Cause I wanna feel the light on the other side
I wanna feel it burn deep in my eyes
I wanna feel the light on the other side
I wanna feel it deep in the darkest night
I wanna feel the light on the other side
I wanna feel the light on the other side
I wanna plant grass on the other side
It's gonna be greener on the other side
Track Name: Apple Orchard
Word's out so say what your have to say
to fill up the empty space that was my love
the road splits wherever you need it to
to do what you gotta do to find relief

I'll be running across the street
through and orchard of apple trees with all my thoughts
the branches are scary when darkness comes
the apples turn into plums then wedding rings

two hearts don't need each other
like they tell you on the TV
and two wrongs will form another
when we make it so easy
I just wanna be the one
I just wanna be the one

sunrise I stay up for every night
it seems it's the only time that I still believe
that someday we'll sail up the ever-coast
I'll still be the one you most love and receive

two hearts don't need each other
like they tell you on the TV
and two wrongs will form another
when we make it so easy
I just wanna stake my claim
all my love remains the same

you dug this grave
in the apple shade
you dug this grave
Track Name: Sailor
sail the seven seas and think of me
hold your hand out to the wind
don't think it's wrong to float along
if I were you I'd leave here too
pray the holy ghost would save your soul
and keep you safely out on the storm
light a candle in the night for me
for you mine's burning
patiently...

nothing is good if it can't get better
all that is true has to be discovered
if you're still confused then please put down your anchor
I'll come to you
I will come to you sailor

throw my letters out over the deck
or keep them awhile under your bed
don't think it's wrong to go alone
if I were you I'd wonder too
that if you gave your heart to just one girl
would she follow throughout the world?
or would she stay on land and plan for more?
could she love you on the ocean floor?...

nothing is good if it can't get better
all that is true has to be discovered
if you're still confused then please put down your anchor
I'll come to you
I will come to you sailor

black vessel on the sea
the bell tolls from the seams
cry out with pride and need
your bones ache to be free
Track Name: Hang Up
thinking about leaving
this beach I just dug my feet in
swimming through an ocean
to get back all your sweet, sweet devotion

bury all those hatchets
throw out our old ashes
this is where our new life starts
anywhere you're thinking
I will come this weekend
I just want to have your heart

I know you like my long hair
So i'll grow it out to lure you back here
I'll put on your favorite dress that
I've been saving or when you finally come back

tell me all your secrets
I will help you keep them
I will help you change your mind
this is where I hang up
and start to pack my stuff up
I will come to you this time

I don't wanna have you on the side
I just want to have a normal time, have a normal life
I don't want to have you on the side
I just want to love or let it die
let it die...

this is where I hang up
and start to pack my stuff up
I will come to you this time
Track Name: Make Your Mind
Make your mind
there will never be a good time to say hello or goodbye

you have lost
all your organizing thoughts that help you find
what is right

quarter life
quarter life and you are just now finding the time
the time to ask why

I'll be setting sail
I'll be on the trail
but I'll be on your mind
I'll be going back
I'll get back on track
but I'll be on your mind

It's raining here
I'm pushing back the thought of calling you to say
won't you come my way

please be strong
please don't push or string along this heart of mine
because it's mine

I'll be setting sail
I'll be on the trail
But I'll be on your mind
I'll be going back
I'll get back on track
But I'll be on your mind

I've seen in the dark
the valley of the night
from the caravan to the satellite
tell me would you make your mind
Track Name: Bound By Something
you are not alive until you've been inside the lion's den
you are not in love until you give that person up
you're going down, down, down, down, down
just to get back up again
you're going down, down, down, down , down
just to get back up again

you are not alone until you're rotting in a grave below
you can't be set free unless you feel like you are bound by something
down, down, down, down, down
just to get back up again
you're going down, down, down, down, down
just to get back up again

I can't win a holy war
if I have nothing to fight for
I can't win a holy way
if I have nothing to fight for
I can't win a holy war
if I have nothing to fight for
I can't win a holy war
if I have nothing to fight for

and I'll die so slow, I'll die so slow
and I'll die so slow, I'll die so slow
I can feel in my bones I'm growing old
I can feel in my bones I'm growing old

I can't win a holy war
if I have nothing to fight for
and I can't fight a holy war
if I have nothing to live for
Track Name: Keweenaw
weight on the water
ice holding ice in a pan
soberly swallow
the note frozen deep in the sand
superior this water
freezing all tangible things
cold seizing motion
fall into a snow stormy sleep

sleep

take the bridge to Keweenaw
I'll be standing 5 feet tall
fish are swimming with eyes so small
take the bridge to Keweenaw

black white compass
lead me to bleak and clean
can't find my way out
from these coats bundled hats and jeans
we struggle and suffer
to touch the intangible dreams
grey billow clouds
breathing but not just to breathe

breathe

take the bridge to Keweenaw
I'll be standing 12 feet tall
ghosts are hiding with eyes so small
take the bridge to Keweenaw
Keweenaw
Keweenaw
Keweenaw
Keweenaw

I'm not coming back
to this life I had
I'm not coming back
I'm not coming back
I will not be sad
to lose what I have
I will not be sad
I will not be sad
there's no absolute
just this life to lose
there's no absolute
there's no absolute
I want to be new
to restart my youth
I want to be new
I want to be new