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by Kirsten Opstad

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released July 16, 2019

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Kirsten Opstad is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter.

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Track Name: Love is Leaving
Once you were a person who arrived on time
With eyes as bright as shoes just shined
All right ideas and tight Levis
When you closed your eyes
You fantasized that things would be all right

You took a road that no one knows about
Wound throughout the woes,
Highest highs and lowest of lows
You learned that hope is often dwarfed by doubt
Heavy hearts resound
Quiet now, you can hear them sound

Once you had motor and the will the drive
A slide-rule mind with fuel to fly
All-night rides and blown stoplights
When you closed your eyes
Never mind, you never closed your eyes

You took a road that no one knows about
Wound throughout the woes,
Highest highs and lowest of lows
You chased the work around a roundabout
Mind outshouts your mouth
Thought so loud you couldn’t hear a sound

Now we an aging forest with boughs so high
With roofs of leaves that frame the sky
The loops repeat: birds crow, wolves cry

When you close your eyes
Curtains rise; you’re blinded by the light
You took a road that no one knows about
Wound throughout the woes,
Highest highs and lowest of lows
Made your peace up on the mortal mount
Sounding through the throws
Love is leaving everything you know

Oh,

Write it on your throat
Love is leaving everything you know
Track Name: Cowboy Devotional
First get your story straight,
Born Oregon coast
Orphanage-raised

Forget un-lived ways
Tiptoe lonesome roads
Make home on the range

Ripping kindling from the Bible
Follow smoke signals for miles

Walk until you’re tired of walking away
Don’t stop if you’re not planning to stay
Walk until you’re tired of walking away

Leave ghosts in ghost towns
Bury your dead
Move on down

Killing rattlesnakes and robbers
Dreaming nightly of your father

Ride until you’re tired of running away
Don’t stop if you’re not planning to stay
Ride until you’re tired of running away

Cupid steal the reins
Cripple my horse
Make me stay

Make sense of mistakes
Study the stars
Find my way

The sole protector of the helpless
Dress the wounds you haven’t dealt with

Hide until you’re tired of running away
Don’t say if you’re not planning to stay
Hide until you’re tired of running away
Track Name: Kaleidoscope
Sorry I’m late
I made you wait
You sure look great

Girlish womanizer
Friendly like a ghost

Untwist your chain
I’ll comb your mane
Tempt you with tame

And nobody’s the wiser
Nobody else knows

We are inside a kaleidoscope
Inside a kaleidoscope
Inside a kaleidoscope
Inside a kaleidoscope

I dig the grave
Ten years too late
What was your name?

Soulful eulogizer
Still writing you notes

Inside a kaleidoscope
Inside a kaleidoscope
Inside a kaleidoscope
Inside a kaleidoscope

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