In A Heartbeat

by Drea Macdonald

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Recorded and mixed in Charlottetown, PEI at Lyon's House and 38 Hillsborough by Adam Gallant.

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released 06 March 2013

Produced by Nathan Wiley and Adam Gallant
Engineered and mixed by Adam Gallant
All songs written by Drea Macdonald

The Band;
Drea - vocals, guitar, organ, hand claps
Dan Currie - guitar
Joel Walker - drums
Simon Joseph - bass
Matt Amond - guitar and vocals

Special guests;
Scott Doyle - percussion
Nathan Wiley - guitar, organ, keys and hand claps
Adam Gallant - guitar, percussion
Kris Pope - lapsteel guitar
Laurie Forsyth - cello

Mastered by J. Lapointe at Archive Mastering

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Drea Macdonald Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Drea Macdonald is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She has recorded three collections of folk/pop music since 2008, with the fourth scheduled for release in October, 2014.

Contact: dreamacdonaldmusic@gmail.com
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Track Name: You Got A Way
You Got A Way

There's no easy way to tell you
There's no easy way to understand
When it's over, it's over, baby
You're the one who taught me that

You've been walking the streets at night and
I've been grateful for the time alone
Away from you
You've been smoking cigarettes
You got you're own seat at the bar
Where we used to go

And you got a way of making me feel like a little girl
You got a reason to keep it all inside
I got a habit of breaking hearts and running far and wide . . .

There's no easy way to leave you
There's too much here to divide
You can take it all now baby
'Cept this guitar and my pride

'Cause you got a way of making me feel like nothing at all
And you don't even notice why
I got a habit of cutting you off and cutting you down to size

There's no easy way to tell you
There's no easy way to understand
When communication breaks down
It's the beginning of the end

You got a way of making me feel like a little girl
You got a reason to keep it all inside
I got a habit of breaking hearts and running far and
You got a way of making me feel like nothing at all
And you don't even notice why
I got a habit of cutting you off and cutting you down to size
Track Name: Cry me a river
Cry Me A River

There's a symphony of snow
This shit is getting old
How the weather brings you down, I don't know

You say it's all about the rain
Like the world's in pain
And you know what it is to be alone

Well cry me a river while the snow is falling down
Let it all go, let it soak into the ground
It's almost freezing, it's almost stickin' around
Cry me a river, let me listen to the sound

Used to hate it when you'd lie
And say that you were feeling fine
Now I'm taking everything that I can get

No promises no rules
I might be leaving soon
When it's time to go, we both know

So cry me a river while the snow is falling down
Let it all go, let it soak into the ground
It's almost freezing, it's almost stickin' around
Cry me a river, let me listen to the sound

I feel a little cold, I feel a little old,
I've been too long stickin' around
But something holds me here, there's something about you dear,
Much more than you appear

So cry me a river while the snow is falling down
Let it all go, let it soak into the ground
It's almost freezing, it's almost stickin' around
Cry me a river, let me listen to the sound

Cry me a river while the snow is falling down
Let it all go, let it soak into the ground
It's almost freezing, it's almost stickin' around
Cry me a river, let me listen to the sound
Track Name: In A Heartbeat
In A Heartbeat

I write these songs about you
'Cause you told me not to
That's like telling me to forget
Everything that I regret

Like falling in love from far away
And what is love anyway?
Is it like what they say -
You can't love it 'til it's gone away

In a heartbeat, I knew I didn't love you - I knew
Oh yes in a heartbeat, I knew I didn't love you, I didn't love you

You want what you can't have
I don't want what I can
You are a sensitive man
God knows this will never never last

You give me more than I want
More than I need, you're too much for me
Gimme some time, gimme some space
Let me disappear without a trace

'Cause in a heartbeat I knew I didn't love you - I knew
Oh yes in a heartbeat I knew I didn't love you, I didn't love you

Now don't come crying to me
'Cause it wasn't meant to be
I'm bad for you, you could be free
To disconnect from your history

'Cause in a heartbeat I knew I didn't love you - I knew
Oh yes in a heartbeat I knew I didn't love you, I didn't love you

Oh yes in a heartbeat I knew I didn't love you - I knew
Oh yes in a heartbeat I knew I didn't love you, I didn't love you
Track Name: That's what i do
That's What I Do

I wrote it all down, that's what I do
To try and make sense of me and you
The color of the night went from black to blue
Since the snow fell, and our love did to

The snow keeps falling now as morning comes
And my heart is beating like a kick drum
We pretend to sleep and we wait for some
Good time to say that we've stayed too long

I will sing it out again, try to make you comprehend
It's not like me to ever fall so far
Here I go another time, try to take what could be mine
If you say yes than I will say let's ride

We built the night then we saw it through
And I never met anyone like you
You make me feel strong and happy too
And it's nice to think, if it ain't the truth

I'm thinking too much, well it's what I do
If I stayed, we might make it through
This small town has got a hold on you
And since the snow fell, it's got me too

I will sing it out again, try to make you comprehend
It's not like me to ever fall so far
Here I go another time, try to take what could be mine
If you say yes than I will say let's ride
Track Name: Down, down, down
Down, Down, Down

Been sitting in the darkness
You call me on the phone
You've been working long days
I've been left alone

Don't see you in the morning
Don't see you in the night
Just see you in my dreams and
You just pick a fight

I'm going down, down, down with this love
I'm going down, down, down with this love

Used to tell me that you loved me
But babe it's been a while
Now I'm thinking someone
Has got you with her smile

Don't tell me that I'm crazy
Or I'm playing the fool
I know there's something missing
And honey, I know you

I'm going down, down, down with this love
I'm going down, down, down with this love
You're spinning around, round, round up above
And I'm going down, down, down with this love

Been lost inside my head now
You're out into the night
Oh you never tell me nothing
And you think you're always right

Been feeling pretty good
Now I'm sinking fast
You are bringing me down, love
This'll never last

I'm going down, down, down with this love
I'm going down, down, down with this love
You're spinning around, round, round up above
And I'm going down, down, down with this love
Track Name: Don't let me down
Don't Let Me Down

Don't let me down, don't let me fall
Don't take the blame for this at all
Don't ask me to explain this time
Why we both crossed that line

We might have drawn it in the sand
Between a broken girl and a broken man
But the tide is coming in fast
It'll wash away our broken past

Tell me your secrets - tell me why you want to end this way
You said no regrets - but that should only make you stay

Don't tell me lies, I won't tell mine
We might be a little crazy but we're fine
This back and forth, it ain't so bad
You're still the best I've ever had

Tell me your secrets - tell me why you want to end this way
You said no regrets - but that should only make you stay

Tell me your secrets - tell me why you want to end this way
You said no regrets - but that should only make you stay
Track Name: Miles to go
Miles To Go

Are you standing on the shoulder?
Are you feeling little cold?
Out there there ain't no shelter and it's a long way home

You're heading west, but
The sun's long gone
No cars are stopping and night's gettin' on

Oh . . .

No question in your mind
Gettin' out is gettin' right
Out there on the highway there ain't no lies

Just miles and miles
Rocks and stones
Hills turning to mountains and stars so cold

Oh . . .

Out there there's a full moon shining
(In here there's a heart worth fighting for)
Are you thinking of the one you left behind
(the one waiting for the truth to be on her side)
Slow it down, take a breath and think of
(the one you left and the things you left unsaid)
Miles to go and darkness coming down . . .

Are you crossing the border?
Are you thinking of me?
Or of a time and place that'll never be

No question in your mind
Everything will be fine
Just get out on the highway and make some time

Oh . . .

Out there there's a full moon shining
(In here there's a heart worth fighting for)
Are you thinking of the one you left behind
(the one waiting for the truth to be on her side)
Slow it down, take a breath and think of
(the one you left and the things you left unsaid)
Miles to go and darkness coming down . . .
Track Name: Left Behind
Left Behind

A worn copy of "The Dharma Bums"
An old hat, faded by the sun
A sinking feeling that I wasn't the one

$2.50 in assorted change
A t-shirt that fit real strange
And two lives broken in the rain

All left behind
All left behind

A broken capo and a couple of picks
A bandana with my name on it
A bus pass from the East to the West

You're sleepy smile in the morning
How you'd like to write when it's pouring
And it rained all the time

All left behind
All left behind

Five empty bottles of wine
And a lover who wasn't just mine
And the hope of ever feeling fine

Like, feeling footloose and fancy free
Without this weight on me
And this distance is too far to see

All left behind
All left behind
Track Name: Falling in love (is like that)
Falling in Love (Is Like That)

One step forward and two steps back
(Falling in love is like that)
Head hurts, feeling like a heart attack
(Falling in love is like that)
Head is aching, but it just won't quit
(Falling in love is like that)
Wondering if this could be "it"

Well never mind the aching in your heart
Don't know where to go, don't know where to start
It'll beat you down, it'll bring you back
'Cause falling in love is like that

Two weeks falling and it's raining still
(Falling in love is like that)
But the constant rain can't kill the thrill
(Falling in love is like that)
If the world ends now we'll have lived and loved
(Falling in love is like that)
And you think that could be enough
(Falling in love is like that)

Well never mind the aching in your heart
Don't know where to go, don't know where to start
It'll beat you down, it'll bring you back
'Cause falling in love is like that
Track Name: There's a party
There's A Party

Just one more smoke
One more drink
Before I sleep
Just one more night
To be loved
Before I leave

The mountains at night
Loom so high
And so frightening
In this state and time
No one can
Soothe my mind

Oh we came and now we're leaving
It's in our nature not to stay too long
And there ain't no time for grievin'
There's a party out there going on

Just one more friend
I'll forget
In time
But here
We'll stick in close
Time will tell
What we'll find

Oh we came and now we're leaving
It's in our nature not to stay too long
And there ain't no time for grievin'
There's a party out there going on

Now one more time with feeling
Let's celebrate being young and being strong
And there ain't no time for reelin'
There's a party out there going on