Chloë Isis


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Chloë Isis

Brunswick, Maine

 
Necklace

Chloë Isis loses a green necklace near the beach, and then with a storm coming, and no one to help her, she realizes she’s lost more than she thought.
 
Writers:
Chloë Isis – story source, Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa
Vocals: Chloë Isis, Alex Wilder
Guitars: Alex Wilder, Malcolm Brooks
Produced by Alex Wilder
 
You’re looking for your green necklace
That you lost
It’s on a long chain
When you were climbing trees
In your bare feet
You dropped it on the ground
 
That necklace was more than jewelry
There’s more to something than what you see
 
It looks like there’s a storm coming
In the west
The water sounds like wind
You can hear it echo in the cove
Down below
You feel some drops of rain
 
That necklace was more than jewelry
There’s more to something than what you see
 
You didn’t think to stop
To take your necklace off
It came all the way from Istanbul
From someone who loves you
Who loves you
 
Everyone is running down there
On the shore
The storm is drawing near
No one’s gonna help you find that necklace
That you lost
You’re the only one, the only one (still here)
 
That necklace was more than jewelry
There’s more to something than what you see
 

Contradance

Chloë Isis tells what happened on the way to a dance and why she goes again and again.
Writers: Chloë Isis – story source. Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa
Vocals: Chloë Isis

 

Only Child

Chloë Isis begins a different life in her house now that her sister has gone off to college.
Writers:
Chloë Isis – story source. Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa
Vocals: Chloë Isis

 

Boston Marathon

Malcolm Brooks tries to love and let go at the same time.
Writers:
Malcolm Brooks – story source. Chloë Isis – musical sherpa
Vocals: Chloë Isis, Malcolm Brooks

 

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Kindness (Ellerbe’s Song) 

Chloë Isis loses someone she hardly knew and finds she keeps thinking about him.

Writers:
Chloë Isis – story source. Malcolm Brooks, Rohan Edwards – musical sherpas.
Vocals: Chloë Isis and Rohan Edwards

 
Two days ago I got the news
That a man who comes to contradances
Died from cancer
I was sitting at the kitchen table
My mom was there too
I started telling her about Ellerbe

I don’t understand how someone I hardly knew
Could feel so hard to lose
I thought of all these things he would do
He made kindness look so easy
 
He would always find me at the dance
So that I could cut up apples
To give to the musicians
He would use his swiss army knife
And I would use it, too
Because I didn’t bring my own
 
I don’t understand how someone I hardly knew
Could feel so hard to lose
I thought of all these things he would do
He made kindness look so easy
 
One time I lost some buttons from my dress
He put them in a letter that he sent in the mail
With the buttons taped to the paper
He found them after the dance
He only found two
So he added one more
 
I don’t understand how someone I hardly knew
Could feel so hard to lose
I thought of all these things he would do
He made kindness look so easy
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Dancing at Home

Hannah Batley of Orono, Maine, longs for an evening of quiet romance rather than a night on the town. This is Hannah’s birthday song for Jason Bolton. He was her fiancé and is now her husband.
 
Writers:
Hannah Batley – story source, Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa
Recording:
Chloë Isis – vocals, Malcolm Brooks – guitar
 
You’re flying around the country
Sitting in airports
Thinking of me
Hopefully
And I’m at home alone counting the days
 
Till we’re dancing, dancing
Dancing at home
Till we’re dancing, dancing
Dancing at home
 
You’re living out of a suitcase
Getting some rest
Feeling your best
Hopefully
And I’m at home alone counting the days
 
Till we’re dancing, dancing….
 
You’ll sing me some Sinatra
Hold me near
Call me dear
Hopefully
How do I love thee?
 
I want to talk about unimportant things
And leave the world behind
Let’s just stay young at heart
 
Just dancing, dancing
Dancing at home
We’re just dancing, dancing
Dancing at home

 

Driver’s Ed Blues

Chloë Isis tells what it took to get her license.
Writers:
Chloë Isis – story source, Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa
Recording: Chloë Isis – guitar, vocal, Malcolm Brooks – guitar

I took Driver’s Ed, I sat for hours in class.
I learn to park and yield and best of all how to pass.
 
There were all these questions, I couldn’t answer them all.
I missed the one about the legal limit of alcohol.
 
I drove with the teacher, he had his own brake.
He made me stop at the stop signs, that was his only mistake.
 
I drove to Waldboro and then back again.
I was counting the hours, I had to get to ten.
 
I love the DMV, you know what I mean.
They gave me a number, it was a hundred nineteen.
 
Long story short, I got my permit today.
Good news for me, but maybe you should consider staying out of my way.

 

Summer

Chloë Isis makes it through the Maine winters, because the summers are so sweet.
Writers:
Chloë Isis – story source. Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa
Vocals: Chloë Isis


My Wish for You

Learning that a long-time friend is gay and has decided to move away, Malcolm Brooks wrestles with losing contact but wanting what’s best for his friend.
Writers: Malcolm Brooks – story source. Chloë Isis – musical sherpa
Vocals: Chloë Isis, Malcolm Brooks


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