Something New

by Avi Wisnia

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"Something New", Avi Wisnia's debut full-length studio album, was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Glenn Barratt (Melody Gardot, Amos Lee) and an army of world-renowned Philadelphia musicians, and features Avi's signature songwriting supported by lush arrangements in a variety of styles.

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released June 21, 2010

Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Glenn Barratt at Morning Star Studios, Spring House, PA
String and Trombone Arrangements by John Conahan

Associate Producers:
Seth Kroll, Richard Holstein, Kevin & Michelle Young, The Kelly Family, Judith Glassburg Wisnia & Eric Wisnia, Hope & David Wisnia, Mae & Lee Glassburg, The Glassburg Binder Family, The Schiffer Family

Avi Wisnia – vocals, piano

Full album credits: www.aviwisnia.com/music

All rights reserved ©2010 Avi Wisnia Mo Show Publishing (ASCAP)

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Track Name: New Year
they found him with his open hands
he was learning to let go
he had enough but was not full
he found it hard to swallow

never say what really is on your mind
it’s really not the time and place
never face the world with an open hand

but this is a new year

he ran away to lose himself
his fists were punching in the air
his feet would take him to the edge
though he never thought they’d take him there

never turn your back on the way things are
they are what they’re supposed to be
never face the world with an open hand

but this is a new year

this is a new year
Track Name: More Than Me
i’m throwing ninja stars at the wall
just to see what sticks
oh just to get my kicks
in a rollaway

i tear around at the seams
just to tune it out
just to forget about it
just to roll away

and now there’s something coming over me
cause you’re more than me
i’ve got to keep distractions under me
i can clearly see the signs from here but you make them hard to read

i’m staring off at the wall
just to see what sticks
oh just to get my fix
just an any-day

i’m staring off in to space
cause I’ve had my fun
oh I can get things done
any other day

and now there’s something coming over me
cause you’re more than me
i’ve got to keep distractions under me
i can clearly see the signs from here but you make them hard to read

but now I cannot take my eyes off you
cause you’re more than me
i’ve got to keep distractions under me
i can clearly see the signs from here but you make them hard to read
Track Name: I Wish That I Could Stop Writing Songs About You
i’m sitting down now putting pen to paper just trying to think of something
else to say
but instead of words come pictures like stills from a movie
or reruns of an episode I’m trying to erase
so I jot it down kind of sketch it out and it looks like the present I once
knew

wonder where my days have gone as it’s turning towards the dawn
i know it’s time to move along but it’s dark
after all is said and done I still end where I’ve begun
yeah I wish that I could stop writing songs about you

why do I bother there’s other fodder more relevant and pressing still to say
there’s war and inaction and disaffection and ignorance and hatred
and injustice to name away
see I’ve tried it all tried to switch my mind’s track but it seems that all I got
is only one

wonder where my days have gone as it’s turning towards the dawn
i know it’s time to move along but it’s hard
after all is said and done I still end where I’ve begun
yeah I wish that I could stop writing songs about you

i better sew my mouth shut better hold my head up
better go ahead and lock my heart away
but I just can’t keep it down yeah it keeps breaking out
and I’ve got no other choice but to let the gates give way
so I’ll just give in even though it kills me
in the meantime I’ve got page after page after page after page……

they say take it easy and spur me on
i know it’s time to move along but I just can’t see
yeah I know that there will be a melody suited more for me
but for now I just can’t stop writing songs about you
yeah I wish that I could stop writing songs about you
yeah I’ll probably never stop writing songs about you
Track Name: Sink
oh well you tried too hard
and now you can’t remember a thing that you said
you’re still dead
by anyway you take it in

everyone get up and get dressed
you’ve got a pretty big day ahead
so pack up your corn flakes and shine your new face
no life preservers here

everybody sinks to the bottom
of their own well
oh well

oh well you’ve come so far
now get ready for the fall
cause you can’t convince them all
that you’re on the ball

everyone don’t cry don’t get upset
there’s no reason for disappointment
so as you shiver wrap your feelings in the fact
that you made it that you made it out at all

everybody sinks to the bottom
of their own well
oh well

oh well you tried too hard
Track Name: Love Song
whenever I’m alone with you you make me feel like I am whole again
whenever I’m alone with you you make me feel like I am home again

whenever I’m alone with you you make me feel like I am young again
whenever I’m alone with you you make me feel like I am fun again

however far away I will always love you
however long I stay I will always love you
whatever words I say I will always love you
I will always love you

whenever I’m alone with you you make me feel like I am clean again
whenever I’m alone with you you make me feel like I am free again

however far away I will always love you
however long I stay I will always love you
whatever words I say I will always love you
I will always love you
Track Name: Rabbit Hole
some day this will be funny we’ll look back and laugh
how we humped just like bunnies now look at the problems we have
yes we dug ourselves silly as we made our way through
well it looks like I’m stuck in this rabbit hole with you

how did we end up here I thought we were fine
turns out you’ve got some issues and you can’t deal with mine
see I hate the words you feed me you hate how loud I chew
but it looks like I’m stuck in this rabbit hole with you

i’d throw in my towel we don’t see the same way
but underground dwellings aren’t selling well these days
yes we dug ourselves silly with mud on each shoe
so it looks like I’m stuck in this rabbit hole with you

you know it’s a good thing we’re in here it’s starting to pour
and I’ll show you my worries if you show me yours
yes we’re in these close quarters but somehow we’ll make due
well it looks like I’m stuck in this rabbit hole with you

so where do you think I’m going I’ll give you one clue
i’m going to bring the rest of my things
back to this rabbit hole with you
Track Name: The Back of Your Hand
thinking back to the way it all began
that i already knew what i know now
except blinded by possibility

you took a chance yeah you went out of your way
you showed your cards enough to make me stay
you opened me up to a pretty little thing

just as the fools rush in you won me over
i was right where you wanted me to be
but then you skipped town guessing I would figure it out
and so you fade away

brush off the rest of my heart
with the back of your hand let’s say
there’s no use in crying when it’s over
the rest of my heart
with the back of your hand let’s say

everybody changes nothing lasts forever
send it in a postcard write it in a letter
so next time i hope you tell him at least when it’s over
cause my door will be closed a while
and i’m turning the key

brush off the rest of my heart
with the back of your hand let’s say
there’s no use in crying when it’s over
the rest of my heart
with the back of your hand let’s say
Track Name: Something New
cinnamon was seated by a shady tree
waiting for the breeze to roll by
she had everyone down on their hands and knees
searching for a piece of her time

now all the lonely people
they couldn’t bear with seeing her frown
and she never noticed yeah sure they could stop
but they’d miss the pain of bending down

everyday is the same as tomorrow
and every tomorrow is yesterday’s news
that’s cause we’re always singing the same old song
i guess it’s time for something new

cinnamon worked in a movie studio
that’s where she fell in love with Joe how it happened I don’t know
he was a boom operatah, a boom operatah

they’re making a sequel with the same plot as the first
only with different actors saying the lines
if there’s anything i’ve learned he says
it’s that only the weak survive

joe left cinnamon later that month
because he couldn’t pick her out in the crowd
he couldn’t find her latte in the sea of frappucinos
so he left her there to figure it out

go on now Joe walk out the door
don’t turn around now cause you’ll only cry
you’ve got to pull out on that high road get yourself to kinkos
and buy a box to think outside

it was saturday in the car
and joe was kicking his dust to the wind
with the windows down the unfiltered air will take him
wherever he’s never been

all he had was this tune in his head
but not knowing how to make it his
and as he drives into the sunset every single station sings to him how
ironic it is
Track Name: Não È Coisa
i’m like the sand on the dune
i’m like the leaf letting dew just roll off

i’m like the grass on the hill
i will be here standing still till the rains come

i’m like the tides to the moon
i won’t tell one thing to you till you ask

i’ll move my mouth just enough
i won’t give out any love till i get some

não é coisa

i’m like the sound of the breeze
i’ll do whatever you please if it makes you smile

you can say any bad thing you want
i’m like the leaf letting dew just roll off

não é coisa
Track Name: It's Only Me
if i could breathe i’d inhale everybody
if i was a wall i’d stare at everybody

give me perspective
who matters more

it’s only me
you can just lend me your deaf ear
it’s only me
no need to raise the alarm

if i could see i’d drown myself in vision
if i could be i’d be alive in my own skin

when all is subjective
what matters more

i’m more myself now
i’ve been coaxed down from my perch above
let’s make it last now
with lots of pills and a little love

so I stand corrected
but I still need more give me more

it’s only me
you can just lend me your deaf ear
it’s only me
no need to raise the alarm
Track Name: No Scrubs
a scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly
and also known as a busta
always talking bout what he wants
and just sits on his broke ass

so no i don’t want your number
i don’t want to give you mine
and no i don’t want to meet you nowhere
i don’t want none of your time

i don’t want no scrub
a scrub is a guy that can get no love from me
hanging out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride
trying to holler at me

there’s a scrub checking me but his game is kind of weak
and i know that he cannot approach me
cause i’m lookin like class, he’s lookin like trash
i don’t wanna get with his deadbeat ass

no i don’t want your number
i don’t want to give you mine
and no i don’t want to meet you nowhere
i don’t want none of your time

if you don’t have a car and you’re walkin
oh yes son I’m talking to you
if you’re living at home with your mama
oh yes son I’m talking to you
if you got a shorty that you don’t show love
oh yes son I’m talking to you
you wanna get with me with no money oh no