The Walls of Pompeii

by Juliana Finch

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1.
Ashes 04:42
We got drunk and read graffiti from the walls of Pompeii and toasted to the ruin waiting in the light of day Intoxicated by the moment more than from the wine knowing that all good things, they fall in time I said... Hold me like there will never be another night There's no need to pretend that anything's all right Hold me like the only word we know is goodbye 'Til the ashes fall from the sky And when the clouds come, there'll be no time to save ourselves So when the fire rains down I can only hope I've loved you well If we're going down together at least it'll all be over fast You know a love like this just burns to hot to last I said... Hold me like there will never be another night There's no need to pretend that anything's all right Hold me like the only word we know is goodbye 'Til the ashes fall from the sky And in two thousand years will the evidence still be here? Will our beating hearts be found layered underground? Will people pass by with tears in their eyes and know that this was real and say yes, this is how it feels Hold me like there will never be another night There's no need to pretend that anything's all right Hold me like the only word we know is goodbye 'Til the ashes fall from the sky 'Til ashes fall from the sky Hold me... 'til ashes fall from the sky There may never be another night There may never be another night
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There's a look in your eyes that I recognize and that pair of shoes, well, I've worn them too You got hit with the real thing when you were just having fun now you're sitting here reeling from the things that you've done what you've done what you've done is break a heart that's willing you were so scared of what you'd become now you can't seem to shake that feeling that she was the one so you're putting all these miles between you 'cause all you know to do is run can't take the chance she might see you in spite of what you've done oh, what you've done and now comes the critical part what you choose to do with your heart risk the bite and the sting or go chase the next shiny thing what you've done is break a heart that's willing you were so scared of what you'd become now you can't seem to shake that feeling that she was the one so you're putting all these miles between you 'cause all you know to do is run can't take the chance she might see you in spite of what you've done oh, what you've done open up and heed the call open up, don't you know everybody's scared? everybody's scared to fall but you've got to have a heart that's willing you got to be who you'll become you got to risk it all for that feeling if she is the one if you take back the miles between you and tell her you don't want to run well, I'm willing to bet she'll forgive you for what you've done but you've got to have a heart that's willing if you have a heart that's willing if you have a heart that's willing to be undone
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Let Me Drown 04:07
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Not Yet 03:46
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The Ghost 04:25
the light in the next room makes me stop in my tracks it looked the same way when I met you, I can't help looking back the air turns cool in this haunted town every leaf a memory drifting down the song of summer replaced by a high lonesome sound I'm not gonna say I wish I'd never known you god knows that ain't the case but fall rushes in and your spirit comes walking this place September's when I miss you most it's when I feel the ghost don't wanna close my eyes tonight, don't wanna lay down my head cause I know that I'm just gonna see you again ten years have passed just like a day the wound as fresh as when you went away it's all I can do to fall on my knees and pray, hey hey I'm not gonna say I wish I'd never known you god knows that ain't the case but fall rushes in and your spirit comes walking this place maybe I'll make it this year without crying for you every day then when the winter gets here I can send this phantom on its way I'm not gonna say I wish I'd never known you god knows that ain't the case, no fall rushes in and your spirit comes walking this place September's when I miss you most September's when I miss you most September's when I miss you most it's when I feel the ghost
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Impasse 03:45
On the outside looking in Wondering where the end begins Are we more than just our time? Am I wasting all of mine? I can't move from this place... I can't move from this place... Can't remember where we started Now we're both just brokenhearted In this struggle no-one wins Same old lovers in new skins We won't move from this place... we won't move from this place... We're broken, you know, like that city in the desert built just for show and not for shelter But you won't move from this place... You won't move from this place... You won't move from this place... Would I rather burn than freeze? Do I aim for the stars or do I aim to please? Can I move from this place? Can I move from this place? Can I move from this place? I can move from this place... I can move from this place... I can move...
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Sitting up on the roof at our parents' house counting the days until we can get out One more Monday is coming on fast for the small town survivors at the head of the class They asked were we fine We said yes every time Hoping that someone would see through lie We were the other girls raised on pretending that there was a part for us in that storybook ending But now that we're grown we see we're not alone What do we find? The other girls were here all the time Pushing on through, keeping our heads down Dodging sticks and stones with our hearts on the ground Running out of places to keep all that shame Until just one someone calls us by our name I see who you are and I know your scars because they're the same ones I've got on my heart We were the other girls raised on pretending that there was a part for us in that storybook ending But now that we're grown we see we're not alone What do we find? The other girls were here all the time The other girls were here all the time The other girls are here all the time Sitting up on the roof at your parents' house You're counting the days until you can come out

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released March 18, 2014

recorded & mixed at Evers Sound Studio in Nashville, TN

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Juliana Finch Durham, North Carolina

Pie-fueled indie folk.

Juliana Finch “sounds the way a good bourbon tastes.” A North Carolina-based singer/songwriter with strong Americana roots, Juliana earns her spot in a long tradition of storytelling songwriters with a sultry, soothing voice and carefully crafted lyrics. ... more

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