Adaptations

by Maya de Vitry

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1.
Wilderness 03:26
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
2.
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
3.
The Key 03:53
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Slow Down 03:07
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
You 04:16
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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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 Nashville, Tennessee

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


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