Why Don't You Stay? (EP, 2009)

by Shannon Curtis

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released July 13, 2009

All songs written by Shannon Curtis
Charlie Peacock - producer, keyboards, percussion
Jamie Hill - additional production, mixing
Joe Zook - mix engineer
Robert Hadley - mastering engineer
Shannon Curtis - vocals, keyboards
Steve Brewster - drums, percussion
Jerry McPherson - guitar, bousouki
Mark Hill - bass
Matt Slocum - cello
Reggie Grisham - trumpet

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Shannon Curtis Los Angeles, California

"The Space Between," Shannon's fifth full-length record, is out June 16, 2017.

Shannon lives in Los Angeles with her husband, record producer / engineer Jamie Hill.

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Track Name: I Like To Think
“I Like to Think”
words and music by Shannon Curtis

I like to think you think of me from time to time
And that some of your thoughts are sublime
Like portals onto a world that might have been
I hope that in those dreams you see a smiling face
Where the tears of old are erased
Like I do dream of you now and then

I read your name, it sends a wave of shock through my limbs
I hear a song, a time machine takes me back when
I shake it off, take a breath, like losing you again

I like to think you keep a place hid in your heart
That now and again when it’s dark
You linger on the trace of our time
And though I know the light, it fades, old movies end
Perhaps you rewind now and then
Like I do and think of you sometimes

I read your name, it sends a wave of shock through my limbs
I hear a song, a time machine takes me back when
I shake it off, take a breath, like leaving you again

I like to think you think of me from time to time
And that some of your thoughts are sublime
Like I do think of you sometimes
Well, I do think of you sometimes
Track Name: Lay Me Down
“Lay Me Down”
words and music by Shannon Curtis

Although the world is coming to and end, I don’t think there’s been a lovelier night
Walking slowly with you hand in hand, it’s hard imagining we won’t be alright
And if we never see the morn again, I will join the dead without a fight
If you lay me down
Lay me down

Never has the saying “now or never” been about the ending of time
But here we are the in the eleventh hour, finally somehow we’re giving up pride
Looking back from here is not allowed, and since tomorrow can’t be found in real life
Won’t you lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down tonight

For best or worst, a blessed curse is our fate
Who could have guessed the universe would end up this way?
So this perfect evening we’ll be leaving nothing to waste
Now is when love and history are made

With only minutes, maybe seconds, left, will you press your lips to mine
The beating won’t be held within my chest and all the rest of me is resigned
And though this is the last of all my breaths, it’s the best one of my life
Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down
Track Name: Boomerangs & Seesaws (2009)
“Boomerangs & Seesaws”
words and music by Shannon Curtis

Whatchya doin here at this late hour?
I’ve put to bed the dreams I’d saved as ours
And I’ve been sleeping with the porch light off for a while
Well don’t be standing out there, it’s freezing cold
But watch your step as you cross this threshold
‘Cause I recall last April had you sold on goodbye
So I tried

To let go and when I do you come back
Tell me I’m the right girl when the time is wrong
Our love’s like boomerangs and seesaws
And I just can’t hang on

Leave your shoes and all that you’ve walked through
At the door and I’ll do the same for you
Maybe then we’ll sit and talk ‘til two in the dark
The irony is it’s the scene I’d write
Every day in May and June, July
When I still hoped there was a you and I in the stars
It was so hard

To let go and when I do you come back
Tell me I’m the right girl when the time is wrong
Our love’s like boomerangs and seesaws
And I just can’t hang on
Track Name: Why Don't You Stay?
“Why Don’t You Stay?”
words and music by Shannon Curtis

Why don’t you stay just a little bit longer
Just a little bit closer, ‘til the end of the song
It’s not too late to get something started
Turn the record on over, the night’s plenty long

The clock on the table has stopped, freezing the frame we’re upon
Where now from here, the lines are unclear when I’m in your arms
Hear now the rumble of walls crumbling around my resolve
With logic defied, what might we find between now and dawn?

Why don’t you stay just a little bit longer
Just a little bit closer, ‘til the end of the song

Who knows what one kiss becomes, driven by hearts on the drum
Well, minds can divine what it implies when daylight comes

Why don’t you stay just a little bit longer
Just a little bit closer, ‘til the end of the song
It’s not too late to get something started
Turn the record on over, the night’s plenty long
Track Name: Get Outta Town
"Get Outta Town"
words and music by Shannon Curtis

It's been one of those days for a year
I might scream if I don't get outta here
I need to see some stars and know there's more than what we are
I've got my keys and I've got my car

Why don't we leave town?
Let's get out of Dodge
We'll cover some ground before they notice we're gone
So long to the city, hello open road
Just say you'll come with me, jump in and let's go
Let's get outta town

I've misplaced my faith and hope's gone the byway
Maybe we'll find love out there on the highway
Along the yellow lines you tell me yours, I'll tell you mine
'Til all our woes are left behind

Why don't we leave town?
Let's get out of Dodge
We'll cover some ground before they notice we're gone
So long to the city, hello open road
Just say you'll come with me, jump in and let's go

Just you and me and the breeze, don't it sound nice?
This moment won't come twice

Why don't we leave town?
Let's get out of Dodge
We'll cover some ground before they notice we're gone
So long to the city, hello open road
Just say you'll come with me, just say you'll come with me
Let's get out of town
We'll cover some ground before they notice we're gone
So long to the city, hello open road
Just say you'll come with me, just say you'll come with me
Let's get outta town
Let's get outta town