Emily Musolino

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released July 1, 2012

Dedicated to Mama: Virginia Hicks Musolino


Emily Musolino: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine
Vinx De'jon Parrette: Cajon, Yambu, Shaker
Michael "Jesus" Hurwitz: Piano, Hammond, Wurlitzer
Paul Venezia: Bass
Jeff Costello: Brushes
Abby Swidler: Violin
Maritri Garrett: Background Vocals


Recorded at Stankfish Studios, Peterborough New Hampshire; engineer/producer: Vinx De'jon Parrette.
Additional recording at Hanging Frog Studios: Engineer/Producer: Paul Venezia, Producer; Michael Hurwitz.

Dreamsicle Arts and Entertainment Group, LLC

Album art by Dan Blakeslee

So much love and thanks to all y'all who helped me shoulder this labor of love: You've made me the luckiest woman in the world.
Mama, John John Musolino, Vinx, Michael "Jesus" Hurwitz, Paul Venezia, Jennifer Lambert, Shana Tucker, Maritri Garrett, David Pilgrim, Lucy Kilpatrick, Jeff Jeudy, Shelly Nicole Jefferson, Amma Whatt, Vince Sneed, "Pambie" Neal, Abby Swidler, Rachel Aguirre, Esme Allen-Creighton, Ellen Weiser, Jodie Green, Alicia Lemke, Julie Atwell, Bertice Berry, Sam Ravenna, Anna WIse and Dane Orr of Sonnymoon, Laina Barakat, Jake Barakat, Jim "Poppy" Boyd, Gianna "snowflake" Welling, V Jeffery Smith, Kuku, Marshall Johnson, Adam Banks, Claire Dorsey, Marissa Lelogeais, Kipper Jones, Chandra Benjamin, Sage Crump, Catherine "Cathica" Layton, Beverly Brown, Gray Bashew, Derrick Black, Katia McDougall, Eileen Wilson, Dan Blakeslee, Dr. Bill Adams, Ben Cohen, Amy Cohen, Andrea Wiseman, Jeff Costello,Tracy George, Leneal Gardner, Mario Boni, Noel Baker, Chaz Grossman, Edgar Diaz, Jon Teachey, Nate Marsh, Aaron Denney, Garrett Eaton, Tina Armstead, Cynthia Pimentel, Michael Summer, Aleida Bautista, Brendan Badger, Casey Joiner, Alex Kazenoff, Jeshua Whitaker, Hannah Juliano, Adam Merki, Tanner Johnson,Tom Zmuda, Wil Viozzi, Christian Foushee, Hannah Christianson, Kamal Ghammache-Mansour, Ariel Levitan, Charlie Sorrento, Mark Simos, Kadison Kai, Ali Rapetti, Sam Bee, Webster McEvoy, Laura Heckman, Jill Boliek, Janis Pendarvis, Alex Brian Csillag, Nathaniel Franklin, Todd Eastep, Rick Musolino, and all my other Soul Kitchen, Berklee, Boston, Belvoir, Durham and all my other friends and fam worldwide! I'm eternally grateful for your Love, Generosity, Wisdom, Strength, Kindness and Support.

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Emily Musolino Durham, North Carolina

Performing with Vinx, (Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Sting)  Anna Wise
(Kendrick Lamar, Cunnylinguists), and Shana Tucker (Cirque De Soliel) is
already a big achievement, but Durham-based Singer/songwriter and
guitarist Emily Musolino is kicking it up a notch with her sophomore album
the "Jealous Girl EP"! Her band has been described as
"Norah Jones in anger Management."
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Track Name: Emily Musolino - Mr. Smooth Talker
MR. SMOOTH TALKER

On the corner of Tin Pan Station
Where the streetlights shine in the sky
If you’re quiet and listen closely
You can hear all the women cry
If you ask them about their sorrow
If you wonder why they despair
You need only look at the counter
See the silhouette standing there

Hey, Mr. Smooth talker
Did you swallow your silver tongue?
Did your lady finally leave you
When she noticed what you’ve become?
Hey, Mr. all-nighter
Did she stand you up at the bar?
Did you have one affair too many?
Did you take just one step too far?

Your avenues of deception
Are simply works of art
But the pinstripes that you’re wearing
Mold a cage around your heart
Many times other fellas asked you
What’s the secret to your success?
But underneath your rugged looks
There’s only emptiness

Hey, Mr. Smooth talker
Did you swallow your silver tongue?
Did your lady finally leave you
When she noticed what you’ve become?
Hey, Mr. all-nighter
Did she stand you up at the bar?
Did you have one affair too many?
Did you take just one step too far?

What’s come over old Mr. Charming?
Lately he doesn’t seem all there
Can’t you see the way he’s been staring
At the girl with the golden hair?
Now he’s stumbling, chasing shadows
And gazing at stars above
Oh Mr. Smooth talker did she really put you under?
Did you finally fall in love?

Hey, Mr. Smooth talker
Did you swallow your silver tongue?
Did your lady finally leave you
When she noticed what you’ve become?
Hey, Mr. all-nighter
Did she stand you up at the bar?
Did you have one affair too many?
Did you take just one step too far?
Too far…
Track Name: Leaky Faucet
LEAKY FAUCET

There’s a hole in my heart
And a leaky faucet in my eye
Oh, I’ve been unraveling
Since you hung me out to dry
Tell me time and time again that
Things will get better
I should pull myself together
But I fall apart no matter how I try
There’s an impatient love hanging over my heart
And a leaky faucet in my eye

I’m so lovesick baby
But the antidote is one of a kind
My heart has rusted hollow
And my veins are full of iodine
My blood ices over as my body’s getting older
But my loneliness won’t ever seem to die
There’s an impatient love hanging over my heart
And a leaky faucet in my eye

I’d shut my mouth forever
If that’s what it takes to bring you home
You know I’d give up everything
To save me from a life all on my own
But hope grows weaker
My despair grows even deeper
Because all I care about is you and I
There’s an impatient love hanging over my heart
And a leaky faucet in my eye
Track Name: Emily Musolino - Blue Candleflame
BLUE CANDLEFLAME

Blue as the bottom of a candle flame at a table set for one
The bottle’s empty once again,
Love’s reflection in my eye
It’s faded to gray and flickered away,
Still I wait, lingering hope I sustain
Oh I'm blue as the bottom of a candleflame

Beautiful memories of a summers day
We danced through every color, loving every shade
I gave everything away,
you took it willingly,
but then you left, and left me empty
now here I am, my only company

and I'm Blue as the bottom of a candleflame
Now the wick is burning low
That time of night has come again when I’ll be heading home
I’d hoped that you knew I’d be waiting for you
But it seems all of my hopes are in vain
'Cause I’m blue as the bottom of a candleflame
Track Name: Get Out
GET OUT

Last night was more than alright
Baby I got high on you
I hate to say I’m afraid you can’t stay
Baby I’ve got things to do
Oh no sir, I don’t wanna be your girl
I think you misunderstood
So go on now, get your ass out of town
Like a good one nighter should

All I’m saying is
Get out

Out my bed, don’t mean shit what you said
Cause you don’t mean shit to me
Go on, walk, said enough with that talk
You won’t win my sympathy
So no more teases and baby pleases
I’ve been hurt enough to know
It’s better now to get rid of the seed
Before it gets a chance to grow

All I’m saying is
Baby get out

Oh all I’m saying is
Baby get out
Track Name: Emily Musolino - Wildfire
WILDFIRE

Your lovin' lit me up like a late October tree
You made me weak, took my sleep and stole my dignity
There was so much heat I was in disbelief I said baby how can this be?
But I began to choke in the thickening smoke and it started to get to me

You’re a wildfire, but baby I believe now you’ve burnt me out
An electric wire, but you don’t shock me no more
And I gave you love, I guess it's more than you could take, yeah
I must have been mistaken 'cause now I’m cryin’ on the floor
Watching the flames grow higher
You’re my wildfire

The lies spread far, the fuel ran low, I saw it in your eyes
You knew my fuse was getting short and you had to move on sometime
So I tried to tell myself I wasn’t gonna play that game
But a sigh and a kiss I couldn’t resist drew me back into the flame

You’re a wildfire, but baby I believe now you’ve burnt me out
An electric wire, but you don’t shock me no more
And I gave you love, I guess it's more than you could take, yeah
I must have been mistaken 'cause now I’m cryin’ on the floor
Watching the flames grow higher
You’re my wildfire

Summer came around but the flowers won’t bloom
The earth is drier than sand
Feel the salt stingin’ in my wounds
I swear I’ll never love again
Now my heart is just a piece of charcoal in my hand
You left nothin’ but destruction baby can’t you understand

You’re a wildfire, but baby I believe now you’ve burnt me out
An electric wire, but you don’t shock me no more
And I gave you love, I guess it's more than you could take, yeah
I must have been mistaken 'cause now I’m cryin’ on the floor
Watching the flames grow higher
You’re my wildfire

You were my life but now you’re nothing more than a empty desire
You’re my wildfire
Track Name: Emily Musolino - Shoulders
SHOULDERS

Please, let your shoulders down
Lay your head in my hands
Help me to show you how to open up, understand
that I can't heal you 'til you're ready to lay down your guard
You don't have to prove how strong you are
Please baby

Give me the real you
Soft and warm
Sweet and kind
Don't you know that life is short?
So take your work,
Take it off your mind

How can I know who you are when you're pushing me away?
How can three words be so hard to say?

I love you, baby I do
I love you, please love me too

I love you, baby I do
I love you, please love me too
Track Name: Emily Musolino - Desert Water
DESERT WATER

Desert water, hiding deep underground,
Aren't you lonely so far from the sea?
Won't you trickle towards this lonely traveler?
Wash away, wash away my misery

Then the valley will echo with beautiful sound
Fresh with life like our love used to be
and pure joy will bring the clouds to crying
Desert water rain down on me

Desert water, underneath that hot, hot sand,
Most precious of all rarities
So clear, so cold, so hard to hold
Wash away, wash away with me please

Then the valley will echo with beautiful sound
Fresh with life like our love used to be
and pure joy will bring the clouds to crying
Desert water rain down on me
Desert water rain down on me
Desert water rain down on me
Track Name: Emily Musolino - Sip From The Bottle
SIP FROM THE BOTTLE

For a sip from the bottle I traded my cares
A young girl in the cabinet under the stairs
In an instant I knew the solution was there
For a sip from the bottle I traded my cares

For a sip from the bottle I traded my gold
Losing honey and bread for the debt that I owed
But it was worth all the courage a belly could hold
For a sip from the bottle I traded my gold

For a sip from the bottle I traded my friends
Though I'd swear not to beg, steal or borrow for ends
Every morning they'd find they'd been lied to again
For a sip from the bottle I traded my friends

For a sip from the bottle I traded my man
I finally eroded my rock down to sand
when the jewels on the bar outshone my wedding band
For a sip from the bottle I traded my man

For a sip from the bottle I traded my youth
In pursuit of the blackness to hide from the truth
Twenty years swept away by the one hundred proof
For a sip from the bottle I traded my youth

Now I've traded it all and I still don't know why
Through the hospital curtain I hear mother's cries
But I can't bear the shame or the pain or suffering dry
For a sip from the bottle I'll trade my life
Track Name: Emily Musolino - F**ked Up
BABY I FUCKED UP
Baby I fucked up
learned the hard way how much I need your love
And I'm sorry I neglected away your trust just 'cause I was afraid
I said now baby you were right
Every wall I built around myself
I'm tearing it down tonight
no more copouts, no more that's just who I am
I'm ready to listen to change

I had to be goddamn stone-cold crazy
Drunken with pride, out of my head
'Cause I'd give years off of my life baby,
For one more minute together

I said baby I'm all yours
Took some time to notice I was capital I immature
Now I realize it's time to grow up
Please forgive me baby so it won't be the last time
Baby, baby, baby, oh,
Maybe a little bit
Baby I…
Baby I fucked up
Track Name: Emily Musolino - Underground Railroad
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Classic love story, isn't it?
Well, not if we let society decide
Baby I'm not sorry that we met
I'm only sorry that we have to hide

So how can we prove that's it's not a choice?
Well just look at the consequence at hand
Deprived of identity, stripped of our voices
Their moral lines drawn in our sand
So history repeats itself again

Girl we're riders on the underground railroad
Look both ways, okay, kiss
If the others think that we're standing too close
Don't expect a slap on the wrist
They're gonna put us on the blacklist

I just wanted to sing for you
so why do I have to pronoun change?
but dammit when did it get so political?
can't we just be lovers without the parade?

'Cause I don't have patience for markered-up cardboard
and I don't want a flag to wave
I just want to hold hands without fear or defiance
Don't force me to choose between closet or crusade

I don't wanna ride on the underground railroad
look both ways, okay, kiss
if the others think that we're standing too close
don't expect just a slap on the wrist
They're gonna put us on the blacklist

Unjust social pressures, pissed off family members
Discriminating employers, crooked lobbyists and lawyers
Conservative christian talk shows exodus international
Our love is right as rain it's their hatred that's unnatural
and girl I can't take it no more

I'm not gonna ride on the underground railroad
Look both ways, okay, kiss
If the others think that we're standing too close
I don't give a damn if they're pissed
They better mind their own damn business
Track Name: Somehow Did You Know
SOMEHOW DID YOU KNOW

How did you know I needed you when I did not know myself?
How did you know I wanted you, though I cried for someone else?
I never meant to hurt you but I imagine that you know
Somehow did you know, somehow

How did you know on the other side the grass would be brown?
How did you know then the cats away, I'd be afraid to make a sound?
You let me bitch and moan
I guess you knew Id come around
Somehow did you know, somehow

How did you know I'd try to scare you with words that weresnt true?
How did you know to ignore me though I blamed you for my blue?
It's true I meant to fight you, but I never thought you'd win
Some how did you know, somehow

How did you know I needed you when I did not know myself?
How did you know I wanted you though I cried for someone else?
It's true I meant to fight you, but I never never never never thought you'd win
Ooh somehow, somehow you beat me baby

I never meant to hurt you, but I imagine that you know
Somehow you always know
Track Name: Emily Musolino - Read Me A Story
READ ME A STORY

Mama will you read me a story?
Can I pick out the book?
Rohl Dahl or Eric Carle,
If I'm good can we read them all?

Mama can you knit me a sweater
to keep me warm in this cold cold weather?
I need you more than ever,
so mama please be strong

How did I grow up, leave home and never notice the change?
All those little things you did that made me who I am today
And how do I show you I care and that I'll always be there for you
No matter what we go through?

Mama tell me do you remember brushing the knots out of my hair?
you told me not to rush, better hurry up cause the yellow bus is almost here
Mama I want you to get better
I wish that I could come back home
Cause I need you more than ever
Oh, mama please be strong

How did I grow up, leave home and never notice the change?
All those little things you did that made me who I am today
and how do I show you I care and that I'll always be there for you
No matter what we go through?

Mama please be strong
so you can read me a story