Love Always, Your Tragedy

by The Glass Child

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Dear You,
yes you.

Cutting my roots and leaving my home and family when I was 18 years old forced me to build my home in other things, like my music. In stories and my journey. The last years I have more or less constantly been on my way, on the road, always leaving and never arriving, which also means leaving people. I’ve loved and lost and I have regrets and I miss and no matter how many times you leave, start over, achieve success or travel places it’s other people that matter. People, friends, family, lovers, strangers – they will forever stay with you, even if only through memory. I’ve grown to appreciate people to the deepest core and I’m trying to learn how to tell people what I want to tell them when I have the chance, before it’s too late. The people I connect with in any kind of way now, even just over a coffee with a travelling youth from New Zealand somewhere in Scotland, become my family. And even if I might never have the kind of friendships that allow me to tell them that I love them, because I do, I think the most simple and beautiful thing is to let someone know that they simply matter. If I got one chance to say what I wanted to say to all the people I’ve stumbled upon, it would simply be ”You matter. I appreciate the way you are and thank you for being that way.” So small and simple words, but with so much meaning.

What I’m saying is, I think it’s sad how we take people for granted. How we throw people away and how rarely we take the opportunity to tell people we love that we love them. Time is all there is but still this might be the only chance you get to say it, tell her, tell him. Forget about ever lasting love or blood family or your closest friends. I’m talking about the way a human being made his or her way into your life and do you even realise how a person gives you a piece of his life when he tells you his favorite book, or band, or where he’s from? If we could only learn to shelter the way another person lets us be a part of their world, their life, their being, and even if it seems like just a little part, such a small thing to be something to care about, we must understand that nothing is little when it comes to a life.

Every song on this EP started out as something I wanted or needed to tell someone. They are all letters of things I never said but wish I would have and I’m learning how to say things when I still have the chance. This EP is my letters to 5 different people who became a part of my life in one way or another, and I want these postcards to be yours. I wish we could all let each other know that we matter, and I hope that you will send this postcard to someone who might not know. Maybe someone you only met once in the line for a coffee but still he made your day with a simple smile. Or someone you once loved but don’t know anymore but still wonder about from time to time. Just simply let her know that she gave you some of the most beautiful days that year, no extra words needed. Or even your neighbour next door, the old man who lost the love of his life 5 years ago and now he lives alone and I bet a simple postcard and 5 simple acoustic songs would make even the rainiest day a little brighter for him.

My way of telling YOU that YOU matter to me, is by giving you the first single off the EP for free. The first single is called ”I Gave My All” and it’s a song that means a lot to me and it’s a letter I never sent.
Until then, take care of the people you meet. Smile to a stranger, send a short text your mom with ”Thank you for being you” and compliment someone for how good they look today. We’re all doing this thing called life together, and it’s so simple to make it a little easier for someone.
Love always,
Your Tragedy

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released November 19, 2013

Bass: Conal Herron
Music, lyrics, production and all other instruments: Charlotte Eriksson

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Im an organized mess.I believe in the future,for Ive seen yesterday and Im still alive.When I was 18 I left everything I knew and moved all on my own to London to create the life I wanted to live & find the person I wanted to be. I learned how to build my home in my music and my words. When I sing or write, I'm not scared anymore. I believe in writing your own story,and that's what Im doing here. ... more

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Track Name: I Gave My All
You cut the pieces out
I couldn’t bend to fit
You’ve had enough of me
Called me a tragedy

I opened up for you
Told you some secrets too
I threw my diaries out
There’s nothing more to hide from you

I swear I gave my all
but still you ask for more
I guess I’ll go
I’m sorry I can’t be
all that you need, all that you ask from me
I swear I gave my all
I can’t give you any more

There’s nothing left unsaid
Your ghost lies in my bed
I bet you sleep just fine
with all your stupid pride

To open up to dare to trust
To be let down, to fade like dust
is what I fear the most
My ability to trust is what you stole

I swear I gave my all
but still you ask for more
I guess I’ll go
I’m sorry I can’t be
all that you need, all that you ever asked from me
I swear I gave my all
Can’t give you anymore
Track Name: I Will Be Ok
I never thought I’d be anyone to need
I never thought I’d be who I’ve grown to be
Maybe I can be someone you can need?
Learning patiently

And I’ve been chasing time running far behind
Couldn’t find my way, nothing made me stay
Spending half my life trying to survive
just to stay alive

And if you see my mom back home
tell her now I know what it’s like to be alone
If you see my friends back home
Three years ago
I left all on my own

I never found somewhere to stay
you always saw me walk away
they never thought I’d be okay
Be okay
Never found a place that made me stay

If they only knew what I’ve been through
Would you close your eyes if you saw my view
I know I’ll be alright ’cause I found you
Because of you

I wil stay
I will be okay

I could never walk away
oh my love you make me stay
with you I will be okay
be okay
With you I know I’ll find my way some day

You make sense of what I say
Makes me wanna find a way
Reasons to why i should stay
I never knew a place that felt this safe
You’re giving me a place where I feel safe
I’ll be ok

And I’ve been chasing time running far behind
Couldn’t find my way, nothing made me stay
Spending half my life trying to survive
just to stay alive

And if you see my mom back home
tell her now I know what it’s like to be alone
If you see my friends back home
Three years ago
I left all on my own

I never found somewhere to stay
you always saw me walk away
they never thought I’d be okay
Be okay
Never found a place that made me stay

You make sense of what I say
Makes me wanna find a way
Reasons to why i should stay
I never knew a place that felt this safe
You’re giving me a place where I feel safe
I’ll be ok
Track Name: Time Tore Us Apart
Tear me in pieces
Rip me apart
You’re so together
Losing grip of my fading heart

I called you a lier
You said I’m living in the dark
I tried to explain,
I’m afraid time has torn us apart

We were so unbroken
Now memories are choking
We’ve grown to much to make it last

I’m losing a friend
You’re just a song in the end
You stole the best years of my past

You took train,
left me with the blame
I couldn’t explain
you can’t handle the change

We were so unbroken
Now memories are choking
We’ve grown too much to make it last
Now you’re just my past.

Now I’m walking slowly down the street
Observing everyone I meet
Now I notice so much more
You’re not holding me back anymore

I’ll keep a place for you in my heart
Remember the love we felt from the start
You go yours, I’ll find my way
You go your way, I’ll find my way

We were so unbroken
Now memories are choking
We’ve grown to much to make it last

I’m losing a friend
You’re just a song in the end
You stole the best years of my past

You took train,
left me with the blame
I couldn’t explain
you can’t handle the change

We were so unbroken
Now memories are choking
We’ve grown too much to make it last
Now you’re just my past.
Track Name: Dreamers
Cold, sitting on the rooftop
Watch the world beneath my feet
I’m clinging to the mountains
I hear them calling me

What happened to the dreamers?
oh we used to live so free
High sitting on the rooftop
City-lights are blinding me

The places I could go
Watch this world from far below
Lose my grip of what’s controlling me
Jump reckless falling free

I will love and lose again
I’ve carried you to every place I’ve been
Meet me where this city ends
We can start anew again

I could have been someone to need
I could have been someone you need

I will love and lose again
I’ve carried you to every place I’ve been
Meet me where this city ends
We can start anew again

All these things that we could be
Endless possibilites
Watch my life spin fast beneath my feet
Oh this place, controlling me

Cold, sitting on the rooftop
Watch the world beneath my feet
I’m clinging to the mountains
oh I hear them calling me

What happened to the dreamers?
oh we used to live so free
High sitting on the rooftop
City-lights are blinding me

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Track Name: I'll Be There For You
I wish I could make it all undone
How could you take the blame for so long
and still stay so strong?

I couldn’t see the ways I hurt you
How can you still say you love me
after what I’ve done

Like an angel you stood by me
when I shot you down again and again
Then left you bleeding without looking back

and you cried right in front of me
Life left me blind I couldn’t see
Ignored your tears

If I could find a way to take it back
take the blame away from you
If I could spend my life make it up to you
and everything I put you through
You’ll never be alone again
I’ll be there for you
I’ll be there for you

Every morning you were still there
your eyes so sad of sleep and tears
I was still mad after all of these years

God knows if I could change my ways
I’d go back in time, I’d make things right
I’ll rrase the pain embrace the rain

If I could find a way to take it back
take the blame away from you
If I could spend my life make it up to you
and everything I put you through
You’ll never be alone again
I’ll be there for you

When you’re on top or in the pouring rain
I’ll be there
I’ll be there for you