Not Hymn

by Lana Cosic

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released February 14, 2015

music & lyrics by Lana Cosic
produced by Alex Wasserman
cover art by Alexandra Pink

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Track Name: Slowly
When I was small,
My mother pressed a seed in my hand
She told me, “Love, don’t give this
Just to any old man.
Make sure he loves you
Make sure he loves you

This seed will grow
In ways that you can’t understand
Until you’re older,
Don’t give this just to
Any old man.
Make sure he loves you.
Make sure you love him.”

Well, I’ve been racking my mind
Just to realize why
You walked away so quickly
Never thought it could be
Any more than things before
You walked right out
That open door
Tell me
Tell me tell me
Slowly

Free spirited,
I loved you like a nightingale
You pressed my lips with your
Fingertips, ’til I thought
I’d fail to love you
To love you

Hand in hand,
We skipped dipping our feet in the water
Figured head first
Would make all our decisions smarter
Test our blood for the strength
To love each other

Well, I’ve been racking my mind
Just to realize why
You walked away so quickly
Never thought it could be
Any more than things before
You walked right out
That open door
Tell me
Tell me tell me
Slowly

Heart will ache
And leaves will wrap around
Your shoulders
Keep you warm,
Until your spirits feel
Much bolder
Give you faith for the strength
To love another

Vines will mingle
And wines will all begin to mix
White and red, all black beneath
Your dirty tricks
Give you faith for the strength
To love another

Well, I’ve been racking my mind
Just to realize why
You walked away so quickly
Never thought it could be
Any more than things before
You walked right out
That open door
Tell me
Tell me tell me
Slowly

Tell me slowly
Tell me tell me
Slowly
Tell me slowly
Tell me tell me
Slowly
Tell me slowly
Tell me tell me
Slowly
Tell me slowly
Darling, darling
Tell me

I’ve been racking my brain
Just to train myself
To walk a little quickly
Stop thinking it could be
Any more than things before
You walked right out
That open door
Tell me
Tell me tell me
Slowly
Track Name: Less Lonely
Brown eyes, why's your skin so cold?
Let me warm that bottle up,
I'll take it to the stove where we can
Heat things up the way we'd like and
Talk our bullshit through the night,
Slowly losing both our sights
To each one of your bedroom lights

Darling don't you go away
I'm falling into crevices
In each one of your sways
Won't you persuade me?
I've been feeling left alone,
And I'd like to feel less lonely
A little less lonely

Well, teach me ‘bout your favorite books,
And I'll teach you my secret looks
Play me all your jazzy songs
And hope that I won't sing along
'Cause your voice is honey
And mine's a dirty joke
Kiss me all you want, but darling
I'll be losing hope
'Cause in the morning you'll leave me
And I will walk alone,
Wishing you had fallen for me,
Balconies and stones

Darling don't you pull away
I'm falling into crevices
In each one of your sways
Won't you persuade me?
Darling, I will stay the night
If it means feeling less lonely
Any less lonely

‘Cause now I'm left with secrecies
To block out what you mean to me
Pray that you don't catch my eye
When I step out to pass you by
'Cause I'm moving on, love,
I'm on to better things
You took your time, love,
While I was suffering

So, I’m moving on, love,
I’m on to better things
You took your time, love,
while I was suffering

So I said–
I’m moving on, love
I’m moving on, love
I’m moving on, love
I’m on to better things

I said–
I’m moving on, love
I’m moving on, love
I’m moving on, love

I won’t feel lonely
Track Name: Sitting Pretty
I ripped out the pages
Of all the love letters
That I told you
that I wrote you

I scattered them over
The rooftops of cities
Where I told you
that I loved you

And I've been thinking
More often than I would like
To admit
To your friends,
To your soul
Perhaps there has been something wrong
This whole time

And now there's a place in my chest
Where your heart used to rest
Sleeping right next to mine
And perhaps I left
My rib cage far too open and
It decided it would fly away
From me
In any case I am so sorely
Sorry

I'll be sitting here
Sitting pretty
'Till you come around
I'll be sitting here
Sitting pretty
'Till you come around
Looking for me
Again
Looking for me

You were always
Stubborn
The way that your
Eyes rolled back
Into your head
When I spoke

But honey,
You needed me
Wrapped in your arms
Each morning
Whenever
You woke

And I've been thinking
More often than I would like
To admit
To your friends,
To your soul
Perhaps there has been something wrong
This whole time

And now I am left with the keys
In my hands
And my fingertips are growing black
go tell her you love her
You idiot, hold her
And kiss her till you've got her back

I'll be sitting here
Sitting pretty
'Till you come around
Looking for me
I'll be sitting here
Sitting pretty
'Till you come around
Looking for me
Again
Track Name: How To Play
There's nothing like your smell,
So intoxicating
Rippling through my sleeves and 

My knees are shaking
You've got it all down to a science,
I know I've got it bad

Tell me that you've never been kissed
And I will do it right by you,
If you ask me to do
Something that I've never said I could do
Out loud

I'm a little slow to the game now
Show me all the steps
And I will know how
To play

There's nothing like a head
On your chest to test if
You are what's best
For me
You let it all out,
I let it all in
It all comes naturally

Tell me that you've never held hands
And I will stand and
Offer mine to you
But darling, if you sit down far too fast
Then I'll be dragged down too

I'm a little slow to the game now
Show me all the steps
And I will know how
To play

There's nothing like the joy
Of a boy who knows
What futures will lie ahead,
Who can talk the talk and
Walk the walk, but knows
When it's time for bed

Tell me that you've never been loved
And I will try my best
To show you how
You mingle with another soul
But then you keep all of your vows

I'm a little slow to the game now
Show me all the steps
And I will know how
To play

I'm a little slow to the game now
Take your time to walk a little way now
If you show me all the steps
Then I will know how
To play
Track Name: Happy
Take your time, walk the aisle
Take a breath, breath a while
Have you thought up any doubts?
Youth is young, youth is bold
Youth won't wait until you're old
For you to decide about it now

Take the time you need to breathe
And take the space you need to see
Perhaps there's something out there more than me
Hold the hands you need to hold
And kiss the lips you need to be sold on
To find there's something more

'Cause I can't make you happy
If you won't make me happy
We have to let the happy
Happen for us both
If you can't make me happy
Then why should you be happy
If happiness is being set forth

Take your time, take a walk
Learn to think before you talk
Your mind at all
Count the hours, count the days
See the spaces where I'd stay
And wait for the fall

Take the time you need to breathe
And take the space you need to see
Perhaps there's something out there more than me
Hold the hands you need to hold
And kiss the lips you need to be sold on
To find there's something more

'Cause I can't make you happy
If you won't make me happy
We have to let the happy
Happen for us both
If you can't make me happy
Then why should you be happy
If happiness is being set forth

Take my hand, let it go
Take your love but don't you dare throw
It to waste
Youth is young, youth is bold
But youth won't wait until your old
For you to decide your fate

I could make you happy
If you would only let me
But darling we are growing apart
You could make me happy
If darling you would just try
Your toes are only inches
From start