refuge

by Lis Soderberg

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1.
goodbye 03:02
hello i see you’re all packed up to go just thought i’d drop by to tell you this is something i will try to get used to goodbye, goodbye i wish you all the best goodbye, goodbye i’ll miss you you changed everything and it’s so strange it’s so hard to tell you how with only words but they are all i’ve got now goodbye, goodbye i wish you happiness goodbye, goodbye i’ll miss you goodbye, goodbye i wish you all the best goodbye, goodbye i’ll miss you goodbye, goodbye i wish you happiness goodbye, goodbye i’ll miss you © 2004 soderberg
2.
you wanna know if you're loved by somebody sometimes all that it takes is a touch you are breathless with anticipation but you try not to show it too much   easily embraceable me do you feel the way that i do easily embraceable me wanting irresistible you   if i ask, will you tell what you're thinking i would love to know what's on your mind every word that you say to me fascinates every move sends a thrill up my spine   easily embraceable me ...   for all the time i've spent on this obsession it has been a one-sided romance i have wanted to tell you so many times now you're here and i'm taking the chance you wanna know if you're loved by somebody and you find yourself standing so near i can't hide anymore from the way i feel so let me whisper this in your ear   easily embraceable me ... © 2009 soderberg/barkman/swick
3.
refuge 04:01
i ain't had no visitors and i'm looking for a place to lay the blame i'm safe here in my refuge where everything stays the same i ain't had no visitors and i'm wondering if it was something i said it gets so loud here inside my head and i'm waiting for somebody to come to my rescue i just might drown in my refuge well, i won't be no prisoner so i found myself a place to call my own where i was safe and protected with an answering machine and a phone i won't be no prisoner but i find it hard to get outside sometimes it gets so crowded here inside my mind and if i'm ever all alone in a roomful of friends i might not stay till the party ends oh oh oh oh ... and i'm waiting for somebody to come to my rescue i just might drown in my refuge... i ain't no philosopher but i've done a little thinking just the same i'm still here in my refuge where everything stays the same i ain't no philosopher but i can document a hundred points of view and i will tell ya between me and you i got no way of telling wishes apart from the truth and i just might drown in my refuge i just might drown in my refuge i just might drown in my refuge and if i'm ever all alone in a room full of friends i might not stay till the party ends © soderberg
4.
little bird 03:48
little bird, you can’t fly anymore all those cages clipped your wings for sure all that sky, too far away for you now and you can’t sing, not like before anyhow little bird, all the places you have been you can’t go back, it’s all behind you now but it’s not the end little bird, you can stay here with me and i’ll love you, be the best friend i can be da dum dahh .... little bird, all the places you have been you can’t go back, it’s all behind you now but you can start again you’re the most precious thing i’ve found and there’s some beauty you may not have been close enough to see before here on the ground yeah, there’s some beauty you’re now close enough to see here on the ground © 2004 soderberg
5.
girl ok 02:57
what a surprise to see you here where all the lovers come to under a melon coloured sky i'm in the mood for walkiin' you can do all the talkin' while all the other girls go by if that's okay, then anything you say is what i wanna hear if that’s all right, just say the word any word will do, and i will stay right here i wonder where you were last night oh yes, you told me that, that's right out with the boys, i should have known had lots of fun, now did you what did you all get up to me, i just watched tv at home and that's okay, 'cause anything you say is music to my ears yeah that's all right, just say the word any word will do, and i won’t disappear i had, for your information a meaningful conversation with someone who says he knows you well you're gonna laugh when you hear this he said he saw you last night kiss somebody at the Taco Bell ... .... yes, i'm okay, i will be, anyway i just need a moment here don't say a word, not another word please just forget i told you what our friend said about you, it's only circumstantial evidence it’s true, you’re much too charming your smile is so disarming & i'm standing here with no defense what's that you say, it's getting late how long have we been here is that the time, i didn't realise i gotta run, before you whisper in my ear any parting words that i don't want to hear © soderberg 2008
6.
castaway 04:15
i set sail one night for nowhere lookin’ for a light profound and there was nothing when i got there high and dry on shaky ground the wind was cold, the ocean rolled i’m a castaway, waiting for the light of day thought i’d find myself a message in a bottle but it must have blown astray i was looking for salvation i was searching for a cause i thought i’d had a revelation alcohol was all it was and when there is no hiding place the journey’s there upon your face there are things time will not erase and time has many castaways you can sit at god’s own table but you might not get your fill there’s a lesson in this fable a lesson learned against my will the moon shone bright that endless night i’m a castaway, waiting for the light of day thought i’d find myself a message in a bottle but it must have blown astray it must have blown astray cause it didn’t come today © lis soderberg
7.
long night 03:50
long night hold tight this might be a lonely ride head low head out head for any place in sight now do you believe in all the things you’re working for let’s go real slow just so there’s no room for doubt inside insight (just) in time for you to clear out but you can’t get away from all the things you’re working for everything has its meaning everything has its price every day is a new beginning if you’re wiling to sacrifice explore once more before choices disappear so close so what so far between there and here sometimes it’s hard to believe in all the things you’re working for long night hold tight © lis soderberg
8.
nothing 03:11
you say nothing, and i agree nothing says it so completely so we let it ride, let it ride on the wings of a butterfly you say nothing, i can’t argue talk it over, there’s no need to we let it go, under the bridge where waters flow ain’t it funny how the time goes you say nothing, and i sympathize can’t imagine otherwise we let it be everything it is for you and me ain’t it funny how the time goes you’re everywhere the wind blows i feel like i’ve discovered what only silence knows © lis soderberg
9.
a candle burned one starry night a life upturned and you took flight the end of the road’s so far away a candle burns now to this day life is hard, this much we know but a friend in need has a place to go and if you’re losing to your fears rest assured i will be here you can’t see what’s best in you but i who know and love you, do you thought you’d left me far behind but i’ve held you close for all this time life is hard, this much we know but a friend in need has a place to go and if you’re losing to your fears if lonely days turn into years rest assured i will be here i heard a sound i thought i knew opened the door, but it was not you ever the hopeful one i’ll be that the end of your road will lead to me i hope you’ve finally healed your pain i hope you’re feeling good again and i wish the glow this starry night was on you and me in candlelight life is hard this much we know but a friend in need has a place to go and if you’re losing to your fears if lonely days turn into years rest assured i’ll still be here i’m holding on and i won’t let go i’m holding on and i won’t let go © lis soderberg
10.
treasure 03:26
you offered me treasure it was made to measure and i, i accepted changing names and faces temporary places in time, we're reflected thank you for all the lovely things i carried home wishing you a lovely journey wherever you roam from a conversation a destined nation and you, unexpected to the earth returning for some higher learning and meaning, resurrected nature reclaiming what is rightfully her own a meeting of the minds, a river of stone upon stone ahhh ahh ahhhh ... you offered me treasure it was made to measure and i, i accepted thank you for all the lovely things i carried home wishing you a lovely journey wherever you roam thank you for all the lovely things i hadn't found wishing you a lovely journey, i'll see you around © soderberg 2008

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1. goodbye 3:03
2. easily embraceable me* 3:18
3. refuge 4:02
4. little bird 3:48
5. girl OK 2:58
6. castaway 4:16
7. long night 3:51
8. nothing 3:12
9. a place to go 3:22
10. treasure 3:27

all songs by lis soderberg
(found objects music/SOCAN/ASCAP)
*except 2: lis soderberg/brent barkman/gwen swick
(found objects music/SOCAN/ASCAP/BMI)

© 2010

made in canada

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released September 21, 2010

produced by brent barkman and scott boyling

the band:

rob piltch: electric guitar (1,3,6,7,10); acoustic guitar (2,9); banjo (4); steel string (8)
ian de souza: bass (3,4,6,7,8,9)
randall coryell: drums/percussion (3,4,6,7,8,9)
warmflash: acoustic guitar (1,7,10), dulcimer (9), bass (10), piano (10)
mark korven: national solo (4)
brent barkman: keyboards, programming
lis soderberg: acoustic guitar (3,4,5,6,7,8,9)

audio & technical wizardry:

recorded at: TA2 sound + music; badger music; room 2708
mixed at: the orange lounge; blue sound
engineered by: scott boyling; paul offenbacher; erich preston;
dan horton (assisted by graham adams); russ mackay
mastered by: chad irschick at inception sound studios

all songs arranged by brent barkman (exc. "treasure"; clive desmond)
all vocals arranged by lis soderberg

cover photos/typography/layout: lis soderberg
inside photo original: allison janzen / www.allisonjanzen.ca
“love” painting by christina thoen; necklace by mariana sniezek

for lyrics, press/bio, gig info etc. please visit
www.lissoderberg.com

contact: info@lissoderberg.com

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Lis Soderberg Toronto, Ontario

A warm cup of quirky, melodic alt-folk-pop snuggled up with bits of country & jazz.

Four songs from my CD "Refuge" are in Season One of Schitt's Creek.

I sing with Jeans 'n Classics on symphony stages across North America & do singer/songwriter gigs in pubs & coffee houses when stars & schedules align.

A pretty fortunate life so far, most of all because of the people I have & love in my life.
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