One Room

by Thea Riley

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My first ever release, recorded in the space of 2 months through june and july 2012. All of the songs came from personal experience, and barely there is probably the saddest song i've ever written. But, i love this cd, it's very close to me, and i'm sure that you'll all be able to relate to it in some way.

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released August 1, 2012

All material written, recorded, produced, edited and mixed by Tim Hilberts. Mastered by Paul Butler at Butler Mastering in Sydney.

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Thea Riley Australia

Trans artist, Thea Riley grew up unaware of the amazing world of people like her. it is through hardship & learning that the path to follow was found. Through music & honesty, she hopes to bring awareness to her community.

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Track Name: One More Day
V1
Open a blank page, and sit down to something i've never done before.
Fill in the gaps between major and minor keys til there's nothing left in me.
It feels sometimes like going backwards, to be here again is bittersweet.
If I don't get it right first time, then, i'll come back and i'll do it over.

Chorus
This attempt won't be my second best, it's my first priority.
nothing but my voice, I will hold my own and keep it
just one more day to get through

V2
The problem is I'm losing motivation to keep on.
Been going for quite sometime, the end is in sight, but i'm still unsure
sometimes it feels like going backwards, to be here now is just peachy

I didn't get it right first time, so, im here again doing it over


Chorus
This attempt won't be my second best, it's my first priority.
nothing but my voice, I will hold my own and keep it
just one more day to get through

Bridge
But what if I never move on? this time span could become my home,
repeated over and over, there's so much more, get me out of here!
Track Name: Don't Cry
V1
Child don't cry, my arms are close always
When you're feeling dry, I will be your courage
Know that I know the perfect day for your life to start and your life to end and all things in between.

Chorus
Take a look and see how well I know you
Walk in to my deep water and i'll be your love
I will be your everything if you just let me, just surrender

V2
So don't cry, because you know my presence is fullness of joy even in dying and torment
but we cry if we have to because we all are human in the way life starts and the way life ends and all things in between.

Chorus
Take a look and see how well I know you
Walk in to my deep water and i'll be your love
I will be your everything if you just let me, just surrender
Track Name: One Room
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Track Name: Follow Til It Fades
V1
On the edge of a conversation, looking for what i've found: a returnable glance.
your words left to drown in mine, shades of a similar thought once shared between us.

Chorus
A take on the 4 main lines: a guilt complex lies in the dark pulling you down
a spark in the right direction, follow it's light, don't put it out, follow til it fades,
then wait, still, wait.

V2
It's hard to hear, thickness of the air, but everything bears life - see here: right where you are.
poetry made from the edge of two conversations perfectly aligned parallel lines
intersecting frame of mind.

Chorus
A take on the 4 main lines: a guilt complex lies in the dark pulling you down
a spark in the right direction, follow it's light, don't put it out, follow til it fades,
then wait, still, wait.

Bridge
But I Just Can't See this cooling off, or you holding on.
show me the future, should i just let it slip away silent in to the night?

Chorus
A take on the 4 main lines: a guilty conscience lies in the dark pulling you down
a spark in the right direction, follow it's light, don't put it out, follow til it fades,
then wait, still, wait.
Track Name: Barely There
V1
Calling out to see what it's like when you're free from the burn so deep
Calling out to see if there's anyone who hears you, but you don't hear a thing

silence shows what no one knows to you when you're alone
and distance makes the hurt fade, along with the beauty in your face.

Chorus
It numbs you til you barely breathe, locked away from the people that hurt me.

V2
Calling out once more to see the hurt you can't ignore, it makes you wish you were invincible.
You drop to your knees, bloodied from bad sleep with dreams of the war ever present.

silence shows what no one knows to you when you're alone
and distance makes the hurt fade, along with the beauty in your face.

Chorus
It numbs you til you barely breathe, locked away from the people that hurt me.

Bridge
There is a part of you, and you hate it oh so much, but maybe in another day, in another life, you'd see it as perfection. Don't you walk away, Don't leave it all on the ground, your past will make you strong, build a home from your ashes and move on.