A New Day

by Liz Enwright

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This demo explores the journey from darkness to light, addiction to recovery, fear to faith, and self-doubt to self-love -- in reverse.

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released June 30, 2015

(In memory of Beth Ferguson.)

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Liz Enwright Ithaca, New York

Classically trained in piano & voice, Liz moved to Ithaca on a whim and spent nights living out of her car. Now she dedicates her music to all the beautiful people who have ever supported her.

When asked why she does it, Liz recites the words of Janet Fitch, "Nobody becomes an artist unless they have to."

Liz has to play & sing, and she is honored to share the gift of music with all of you.
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Track Name: Gift
i came in unknown
it was the last place i tried.
wish you'd left me alone.
i averted my eyes.

when you came up to me
said "we're so glad you're here."
thought you were full of it.
i was so full of fear

you taught me sober was a gift;
i'd just thought it was a lie.
you gave me freedom from the hell
that i'd been wanting all my life.
you said to "dust off those dreams"
that i had put up on a shelf.
you told me it'd all be fine...
"we'll love you til you love yourself."

that was 5 years ago,
when i needed a friend.
always told myself,
"i'll be happy when..."
when i get a new job,
when i just lose ten pounds,
when i met a new love,
when i find a new town.

you taught me happiness was here,
yeah, i'd just been blind
you taught me joy was in the now,
was in faith, not in fear.

i never knew what i had missed,
this thing i "had" to do
turned out to be a gift
& it's all thanks to you

all this time i thought
"sober" was what i had to do
but now i've been taught:

it's something i GET to.

something i GET to.

how lucky i am,
unlucky some aren't.
we've all lost someone,
& i know it's not far.

know what's waiting for me
if i ever start to believe
that sober's something i "have" to do
when it's something i GET to.


sober was a gift;
i'd just thought it was a lie.
you gave me freedom from the hell
that i'd been wanting all my life.
you said to "dust off those dreams"
that i had put up on a shelf.
you told me it'd all be fine...
"we'll love you til you love yourself."
Track Name: A New Day
I was passed out on the couch when you met me; early morning,
weak from parties & pills.
& just like you promised, you never judged me,
despite how i have, do & will
judge you;
and i'm sorry, if--
you're sorry too.
...
the truth is you're all that i've wanted,
all that i've never deserved.
& the distance that keeps your kiss from me
is nothing we cannot reverse.
so belive in me & love me more
(despite giving no reasons to stay)
& trust that i'll never desert you
as we go along our way.
forgive & forget:
it's a new day.
...
i've done things that i'm not proud of;
i've sought out others,
hoping to take all control.
i've whispered falsehoods,
i've made excuses
& jumped down my own rabbit hole,
seeking shelter,
finding nothing
but more & more reasons to stay
with the one who
knew me better
before chemicals
took me away.
Track Name: More
It's clean & bright,
but I'm feelin low tonight.
he said, "it's not a problem.
i can bring you high.
come on, babe:
give it a try."

& so we ride
until that feeling's died.
but now that it has ended
I feel lower than before...
"come on, babe,
you just need a little more."

distraction in a bottle,
wrapped up in a pill.
more than you can swallow
but you'll never get your fill.

so Tune in, Turn and, Drop
to your knees.

"come on, babe,
save a little bit for me."

tonight when he comes home,
we'll pick the same old bone.
"did you go off without me?
i thought this time you swore...
come on, babe, let's go get a little more."
and i say, "no, babe.
i can't do this
anymore."