Autumnal

by Ardent

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Recorded in the spirit of imperfection and simplicity, Autumnal is a raw record, featuring only acoustic guitar, bass, drums, and rich vocal harmony, with no effects. Some songs tell stories in the spirit of folk tradition, some make light of everyday things, and others speak from the heart.

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released November 1, 2016

All lyrics and music written and performed by Skye Burnett, with the exception of:
Track 2: Lyrics co-written with Chelsea Mizrahi
Track 5, 7: Co-written with Samuel Salinas

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Ardent Montreal, Québec

Ardent: having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate.

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Track Name: Old Hearts
The sky has turned grey for now
I miss the blue it shared
The wind has turned cold on us
I miss the warmth of you

Autumn leaves fall
Like old hearts
It's the end of a young lifetime
When you cry for the hundredth time
Autumn leaves fall
Like old hearts

It looks like a monsoon will come
I hope on the otherside the gloom is gone
I wish for an ocean lullaby
Hold my hand one last time
Track Name: The Dilemma
Woke up this morning, feel so blue
Made me wonder what I'm meant to do
To shave or not to shave that's what I asked you
And you said: 'I have no clue'

Woahhh the hair on my face
Woahhh nothing can replace
Woahhh what should I do
No one knew

So I kept my beard from that day
But I still wonder if it should stay
Should I let it grow till it hits the floor
I just don't know what I should do anymore

So I took a razor to my face
I dragged it down my cheekbones like it's a race
I gave the beard a shape and asked what do you think
You gave me a stare and said: 'Have a drink'

Well it looks like I'm going baby-faced
All that hair gone, oh it's such a waste
I wanted to find the sexiest in-between
I'm looking forward to stubble over clean
Track Name: Sad Chelsea
She's looking out at sea, her blue eyes foggy windows
The fruit tree is bare, and she's stuck in limbo
Oh help me god, help me god, she says to the cloudless sky
A seagull comes down low, lands on the sand to say goodbye
It takes off over the blue, and she reaches after longingly
Oh take me too, take me too, she says oh so haltingly

You're stuck on an island
Sad Chelsea
An island of your own devise

She's looking at her feet, she's wondering where she went wrong
The heat is becoming too much, she can hardly have rest one day
Oh help me god, help me god, she says to the cloudless sky
No one answers her, and she curls up with a sigh
A boat in the distance, and she pulls herself up to the tide
Oh take me too, take me too, she pleads with watered eyes

She has her eyes closed, she doesn't have hope anymore
The sun has fallen down, she's cold and she's sore
Oh help me god, help me god, she says to the darkened sky
A seagull comes down low, lands on the sand to say goodbye
It takes off over the moon, and she keeps her hands at her side
Oh take me too, take me too, she whispers though no one replies
Track Name: Played Me For A Fool
He doesn't know if he's in love
But he knows that he needs a shove
There's a girl, oh so kind
He thinks the stars might align

He may be so very quiet
But he loves so very loud
He sees her from afar
He feels like his heart's behind bars

She catches his gaze and she smiles
He can't help but feel so juveline
His ears grow hot, he looks down low
He can't see it, but her cheeks are aglow

You played me for a fool
A fool

They start talking about nothing much
He's very wary of feeling rushed
But he sees how she looks at him
Everything else seems to dim

He's afraid of the crash and burn
He's been down here, he has concerns
But the way she beams
He can't stop the dreams

A friend tells him that she's not right
That behind his back, she isn't forthright
There's another man who's hand she holds
As he's told, he feels so cold

He wishes he could say something to her
He wants answers
He doesn't want to believe what he's been told
He wants honesty

He hasn't told her anything
He isn't sure what words to bring
She hasn't given him cause for distrust
Maybe his friend's words were unjust

They're talking with warmer words
Chirping away like little lovebirds
Though he can't shake his friend's tale
He wants to see what the end entails

Maybe it was all a lie
Maybe there is another guy
But when she looks at him
Everything else dims
Track Name: Skeletons
Closets full
No room left
For your skeletons
Better come clean
Who's bones?
Was I next?

I see your eyes
They're red with hate
You've made up your mind
Before even trying to relate

You walk in and generalize
A whole generation with your lies
Let me tell you how it feels
To be told what you can or cannot do

Saying my prayers into the wind
Saying please lord help me
Give me the power
To set these wrongs
To set them right

Better hit the road Jack
There ain't no room for you
You've got a trail of skeletons
Following you
You're the next one

You have judged for the last time
Can't you see that your claims
Are lies
You were here first and
You messed up
Don't pin the blame on us
Track Name: Gallows Boy
The child was born at his mother's hanging
His crime was living, but a greater sin to kill him
The executioner took him in, and raised him till
Disease knocked on their door

Oh Gallows Boy, Gallows Boy
You brought the plague on us
Oh Gallows Boy, Gallows Boy
Return to the grave
Oh Gallows Boy, Gallows Boy
You brought the plague on us
Oh Gallows Boy, Gallows Boy
Make honest of your name

Moving selfish legs, he fled his curse
He came to the bank where the dead go
A man on a raft said I'll bring you to the other side
The waters were choppy, his heart heavy

Their words roared alive within his skull
The ride came to a halt, they had reached the end
The man extended hand for pay, looked into the boy's eyes
He shooed him off, and said: not today
Track Name: Skeletons (A Capella)
Closets full
No room left
For your skeletons
Better come clean
Who's bones?
Was I next?

I see your eyes
They're red with hate
You've made up your mind
Before even trying to relate

You walk in and generalize
A whole generation with your lies
Let me tell you how it feels
To be told what you can or cannot do

Saying my prayers into the wind
Saying please lord help me
Give me the power
To set these wrongs
To set them right

Better hit the road Jack
There ain't no room for you
You got a trail of skeletons
Following you
You're the next one

You have judged for the last time
Can't you see that your claims
Are lies
You were here first and
You messed up
Don't pin the blame on us