Adaptations

by Maya de Vitry

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Produced by Dan Knobler
Recorded by Dan Knobler at Goosehead Palace in Nashville, TN in 2017 on June 27-29 and August 15-18
Mixed by Dan Knobler
Mastered by Alex McCollough at True East Mastering in Nashville, TN
Photography by Laura Partain
Design by Fetzer Design
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Maya de Vitry - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars
Anthony da Costa - electric & acoustic guitars, harmony vocals, wurlitzer (on "When The Memories Come Around")
Sam Grisman - bass
Jason Burger - drums & percussion
with:
Lindsay Lou - harmony vocals
Courtney Hartman - harmony vocals (on "What The Moon Said")
Oliver Wood - slide guitar & harmony vocals (on "How Do I Get To The Morning")
Russell Durham - violin, viola, string arrangements
Ethan Jodziewicz - bass
Emily Nelson - cello
Levon Henry - clarinet, bass clarinet
Andy Clausen - trombone
Kristin Weber - additional violin (on "Anybody's Friend")
Kai Welch - organ & wurlitzer
Dan Knobler - additional acoustic & electric guitars, vibes, synths, casiotone, organ (on "Anybody's Friend")
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All songs written by Maya Elizabeth de Vitry (BMI)
except:
"What The Moon Said" by Maya Elizabeth de Vitry (BMI) / Courtney Hartman, Fearless Hum Publishing (BMI)
"Anybody's Friend", “Slow Down” by Maya Elizabeth de Vitry (BMI) / Ana Egge, Paper Suit Publishing (BMI)

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THANK YOU
for being there
for encouraging me to write
for encouraging me to sing
for being my big sister, for many pep talks, and for encouraging me to ask for help
for all the postcards, the black shirts, and that walk with the lightning bugs in June
for asking me to play some songs at your residency at the 5 Spot
for creating Miles of Music
for letting me borrow your DI, and your amp, and your pedals
for many hours on your front porch, and for your presence and friendship
for being spiritual sisters in song, and dear, dear confidantes
for meeting me in Cuba, and for the experience of meeting Jorge together
for lovingly sharing a roof and a table and a couch and a house
for believing me
for helping me
for letting me borrow that book
for telling me on the kitchen floor that my voice was like a smiley wink
for your legal advice
for that talk at The Post that Sunday morning
for trusting me as an artist
for telling me your story
for every single mile and everything we learned together
for your vision and persistence and for ignoring the sirens
for inspiring me
for the subscription to Sun magazine
for rich conversations in Jordan
for asking me if I was happy
for your transformative listening and unwavering belief in me
for several great breakfasts, and for illuminating and grounding conversations
for that particularly emotional conversation in those rocking chairs on that porch
for being a witness, a listener, and a dear friend
for reaching out
for building the cabin
for welcoming me so openly into your home, into your country, into your world
for sharing Percy Priest sunsets and Winnipesaukee sunrises and San Francisco rooftop sunsets
for your constant creative friendship over many years now
for filling my days with openness, kindness, and laughter in a time of transition
for your treasured companionship and empowering love
for listening
for bringing me into this world and encouraging me to climb trees, build fires, play music, and play outside
for giving me piano lessons and telling me to play it by heart

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released January 25, 2019

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Maya de Vitry is a singer-songwriter. She lives in Nashville, TN.


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Track Name: Wilderness
Wilderness

It’s time to leave the trail behind
Love is more like a wilderness
And I have never found a way
To love without getting lost
To love without getting lost

It’s love that keeps the heart alive
Time is more like a pilgrimage
And I have never found a place
Holier than this
Holier than this
Track Name: What The Moon Said
What The Moon Said

Letters are made of edges
Letters are made of lines
You and I are made of places and times
Of being held
Of being heard

Rivers are made of oceans
Rivers are made of rain
Look at the way the water outgrows its name
Outgrows a picture
Outgrows a frame

Love doesn’t cover it
Love doesn’t cover it

What the moon said to the water
What the moon said to the water
What the moon said to the water
What the moon said

They’ve all seen us together
Out in the open of the night
We could never get enough of each other’s light
They try to hang a
word above us

Love doesn’t cover it
Love doesn’t cover it
Track Name: The Key
The Key

I am out on a mirror made of water with you
Staring down at the stars from our red canoe
The night opens the windows and throws down her roses
Yellow and pink all scattered below us
The birds are swimming
With the fish in the clouds
Yeah we got the key
That turns the sky upside down

Come up the ladder, come out on the roof
Watch the day walk away with nothing to prove
The sun’s just a whisper now on the pacific
Let’s get back to crying down in your kitchen
Unless we forget
What we were crying about
Yeah we got the key
That turns the day upside down

Whiskey on the rocks and nights on our own
We share the company of everyone who sees the moon alone
But our love is a seed with the devotion of a weed
Pushing like a joke through the cracks in the concrete
And I am here
In the shadow of your doubt
Yeah we got the key
That turns the world upside down
Track Name: Anybody's Friend
Anybody's Friend

I will try to tell you how I feel
Like a child, I’ll try
But these words I’m learning
And the way I’m feeling
Is the difference between
A ceiling and a sky

Just like a child I hold these words
In my fist as if they are stones
But I’d throw them all
Back to the ocean
To hold you in the story
We’re both born knowing

Let’s teach our children
They’re good enough
They’re strong enough
To be anybody
Anybody’s friend

Sometimes I cry when I open my eyes
Like a child, I cry
Who are these colors, they’re alive
And what are these lines
They’re trying to show me
All i see is light
All i see is light

Let’s teach our children
They’re good enough
They’re strong enough
To be anybody
To be anybody’s friend

Let’s teach each other
We’re good enough
We’re strong enough
To be anybody
Anybody’s friend
Track Name: Go Tell A Bird
Go Tell A Bird

Go tell love
You wanna see her papers
You wanna see her papers
You wanna see her papers
Go tell love
You wanna see her papers

And then go tell a bird about the land of the free

Go tell love
She’s in the wrong body
She’s in the wrong body
She’s in the wrong body
Go tell love
She’s in the wrong body

And then go tell a bird about the land of the free

Go tell love
She’s in the wrong country
She’s in the wrong country
She’s in the wrong country
Go tell love
She’s in the wrong country

And then go tell a bird about the land of the free
Track Name: Slow Down
Slow Down

Follow the sweetness
It’s all around us
Let’s taste the peaches in our hands
Follow the light map
Wherever it leads us
Cut through the trees
Until we see it

I know this world is not as bright as where you started
But if you slow down your eyes will adjust
I know this world is not as bright as where you’re going
But if you slow down, if you slow down

And open the sorrow
It’s all around us
How did the light get in our eyes
I wanna know you
And you wanna know me
Is this how love shows us
Through this life
Track Name: My Body Is A Letter
My Body Is A Letter

There’s an ancient wind the sailors read
Every shape a wave can be
Carving on the water the meaning of a dream
Will you read it to me
Will you read it to me

There’s an ancient language lovers speak
Open me like poetry
Message in a bottle on the rolling sea
Will you read it to me
Will you read it to me

My body is a letter
Will you read it to me
My body is a letter
Will you read it to me
My body is a letter
Will you read it to me
Will you read it to me

There’s an ancient drum in love with rhyme
A prison break in the bars of time
Will you show me what you find
When you read me between the lines you see
When you read me between the lines of

My body is a letter
Will you read it to me
Track Name: How Do I Get To The Morning
How Do I Get To The Morning

All these people on the town tonight
How do they know their way around
Any way I hold this old map
The roads are upside down

Somebody says there’s a back road
Somebody says there’s a highway
Somebody says I just keep on walking
Until I feel the sun shining

But how do I get to the morning
How do I get to the morning
How do I get to the morning without my baby

All these signs on the city streets
And none of em show me the way
Any way I turn there’s a dark dead end
Since my baby went away
Track Name: Anyone At All
Anyone At All

No I haven’t been seeing anybody
In fact it’s been a couple days since I’ve seen anyone at all
I just been out in the woods walking in the wild
Where I don’t have to be seen by anyone at all
Where I don’t have to be seen by anyone at all

No I haven't been drinking much lately
In fact it’s been a couple days since I’ve had anything at all
It sure is easy to do too much thinking
But no I haven’t been drinking much at all
But no I haven’t been drinking much at all

No I haven’t been crying in the morning
I just sit out in the sun and have a coffee in the yard
I am tired of you telling me it’s gonna get harder
Believe me, it’s always been hard
Believe me, it’s always been hard
Track Name: When The Memories Come Around
When The Memories Come Around

They might come raining
Right out of the singing blue
Right out of the starry night
They might come raining

They might come flashing
Right out of a photograph
Right after the edge of laughter
They might come flashing

But don’t put your glass down
And don’t put your past down
Just try to tell me what it tastes like
When the memories come around

They might come rocking
When it’s quiet for too long
When you’re still singing along
They might come rocking

They might come rolling
When the river is rising again
When the heart is a broken dam
They might come rolling

But don’t put your glass down
And don’t put your past down
Just try to tell me what it tastes like
when the memories come around
Track Name: This Side of a Dream
This Side of a Dream

We are wind in the moonlight
The birds call it flying
There’s no end in sight
Time oughta stop trying
And the air feels like a color
That I’ve never seen
This hardly happens
On this side of a dream

Now the babies are calling the shots
And it’s crazy
They put all the money
In a big mausoleum
And the wars are forgetting
Their lines in the final scene
This hardly happens
On this side of a dream

I can carry your baggage
Through desert rain
I don’t mind if it’s more
Like a freight train, my heart
Would break before taking
The name of love in vain
This hardly happens
On this side of a dream

Our eyes are the rope
Our hearts are the canyon
And I hope you are hoping
We both understand that
Between us is only
Whatever we believe there to be
But this hardly happens
On this side of a dream

Stay with me
On this side of a dream
Track Name: You
You

There was an ocean in your eyes
I swam across to the other side
Now I’m lying beside you under your sky
and I’m seeing it all in a different light
What was I doing
calling my stars a night
Without you
You

There was a country in your hands
We held each others foreign lands
What was the shape of the world I was making
What was inside of the fist I was shaking
What was I doing
Calling my heart a home
Without you
You

When will the light of tomorrow see
This map of the world love draws for me
And who will the morning ask me to be
Now that love is the only land of the free
What was I doing
Calling my life a world
Without you
You

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