Grace Tamlyn




Grace Tamlyn, Houston, Texas
story source

Chloë Isis – musical sherpa, vocals

Olivia Goodwin-Cook – backing vocals

Clio Berta – vocal arrangement

Alex Wilder – bass, keyboard

Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa, guitar
 
Produced by Alex Wilder
 


Cat Sitting
Grace Tamlyn vacillates between compassion and ambivalence. She raises the question, can you care for someone even if they never care back?
 
The cat was never playful
But I was getting paid
A friend came over
The cat bit my friend
So she didn’t come over again
 
So I always cat sit in the summer
I did this for what felt like six years
Never spent much time with the cat
Till the day he died
Never spent much time with the cat
I was told to play with him
But he napped the whole time
 
I would try to pet him
And he would try to bite
Why are you trying to bite me?
I’m just being nice
Am I just a stranger in the house
 
So I always cat sit in the summer
I did this for what felt like six years
Never spent much time with the cat
Till the day he died
Never spent much time with the cat
I was told to play with him
But he napped the whole time
 
He sits in the house
All day by himself
I think he was angry
His mom wasn’t home
 
He would greet me,
With his meow
I’ve never been a cat person
He was really loud
I could be a cat person but I just I don’t want to.
 
So I always cat sit in the summer
I did this for what felt like six years
Never spent much time with the cat
Till the day he died
Never spent much time with the cat
I was told to play with him
But he napped the whole time
But he napped the whole time

 
 
Links to:
Chloë Isis
Alex Wilder
Malcolm Brooks
 
Songs with Chloë:

  • Boston Marathon
  • Contradance
  • Only Child
  • Kindness (Ellerbe’s Song)
  • Dancing At Home
  • Driver’s Ed Blues
  • Summer
  • My Wish For You
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    Caroline Rex-Waller



    Caroline Rex-Waller – story source

    Chloë Isis – musical sherpa, vocals

    Malcolm Brooks – musical sherpa
    Alex Wilder – piano, guitars, bass, vocals
     
    Produced by Alex Wilder


    The Same Way
    Caroline Rex-Waller follows the suggestion of a popular girl in school and regrets what happens next.
     
    It was the last day of school.
    Josh had a crush on a popular girl.
    He asked me if I would take
    His yearbook to her and ask her to sign.
    She said, “You know what would be funny?
    If we wrote something mean
    And signed my name.”
     
    I should’ve known that
    The same way joy ripples outward,
    So does cruelty,
    So what will be
    The ripples that I want to cause.
     
    I don’t recall the words I wrote,
    “I hate you” or something as thoughtless as that.
    He said, “Did she write these words?”
    He looked at me sadly when I said she did.
    Then the realization
    Of what I had written
    And could not unwrite.
     
    I should’ve known that
    The same way joy ripples outward,
    So does cruelty,
    So what will be
    The ripples that I want to cause.
    (Joy I want)
     
    I never got in trouble and I always thought
    I ‘d meet Josh again and apologize,
    But he died in an accident.
    Wish I’d known
     
    The same way joy ripples outward,
    So does cruelty,
    So what will be
    The ripples that I want to cause.
    (Joy I want to cause,
    Joy I want)


    Chloë Isis



    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
     
    Recording:
    Chloë Isis, Alex Wilder – vocals
    Alex Wilder, Malcolm Brooks – guitars
     
    Production:
    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