It Doesn't Seem So Dark ( a stairwell e​.​p​.​)

by Katie Dill

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recorded by Corwin Wickersham in Trabant Student Center stairwell, University of Delaware, Newark DE

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released April 6, 2011

all songs original except John Wayne Gacy Jr. written by Sufjan Stevens

album art: dill+uke on Venice Beach CA, by Angela Corradino

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Track Name: All I Have Is Love (love is all i have)
all i have is love
all i have is love
all i have is love
all i have is love
love is all i have
every single day
deep within my heart
love is all that lays.
love is all i have
though you've gone away
still i bring you love
still no love you take

but still love all is i
all is love i have
though no take you love
take is all i ask
love is all i have and
all i have is love
i got it from
from no god above
...but from his Love.

all i have is love
love is all i have
though you never call
though you never asked
for me to give you love
and to leave it there
forever, for you to take
all that you dare.

all that i dared
was to give you love
which, it turns out, is a lot harder
than i ever suspected.
and i guess you can't take it.
i guess you can't take it yet.

and until you do,
or if you never do,
if you never do,
or until you do,
or if you never do,
or until you do
i will give you love
cause all i have is love
love is all i have
(when you're gone)
love is all i have
(when you're gone)
you take away the rest
but i have my love
and i'll pass it along
if you can feel it comin'
in the air while you're runnin'...

surely i'm lovin'...

...so you can feel my love.
Track Name: John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (Sufjan Stevens cover)
his father was a drinker and his mother cried in bed,
folding johnwaynes t shirts when the swingset hit his head,
the neighbors they adored him for his humour and his conversation,
look underneath the house there, find the few living things
rotting fast in their sleep, oh the dead.
twenty-seven people, even more, they were boys,
with their cars, summer jobs, oh my god...
are you one of them?

he dressed up like a clown for them, with his facepaint white and red,
and on his best behavior, in a dark room, on the bed,
he kissed them all.
he'd kill ten-thousand people with the slight of his hand,
running far, running fast to the dead,
he took off all their clothes for them,
he put a cloth on their lips, quite hands, quiet kiss
on the mouth.

and in my best behavior, i am really just like him.
look beneath the floorboards for the secrets i have hid.
Track Name: Falling
i
i'm falling,
and i don't know where
i'm falling.
i
i'm falling,
and i don't know why
i'm falling.

and it's never going to stop!
and it's never going to stop!
and it's never going to stop!
no, it's never going to stop.

we're
dying
and we don't care why
we're dying.
cause we're
we're flying!!!
and we don't care why
we're flying

and it's never going to stop
and it's never going to stop
and it's never going to stop
no, it's never going to stop.

aah..
Track Name: This Body's Only Rental
my life is full of soft, full of hard, and full of gentle,
my life is full of gentle,
my life is full of gentle,
and when i touch, i must make it, i must make it sentimental,
cause this body's only rental,
this body's only rental.

and lonely is what you make it, what you make it, what you make it,
and i am sure to make it,
yes i am sure to make it,
but a smile ain't a smile if you fake it, if you fake it,
so pick your risk and take it,
so pick your risk and take it.

oooh oohh oohhh

and in September, summer sits like autumn leaves upon the water,
like leaves upon the water,
like leaves upon the water,
and in December, breath is short, eyes are cold, and hearts are harder,
but ice is still just water,
but ice is still just water.

and on the third, in the rain, in the rain, we were swayin',
oh swayin', swayin', swayin',
oh swayin', swayin', swayin',
there we heard what the rain, what the rain was really sayin':
that they were on their way in,
that they were on their way in.

that they were on their way in,
that they were on their way in,
that they were on their way in,
that they were on their way in,
and the rain is warm in heaven,
the rain is warm in heaven,
and they were on their way in,
and they were on their way
in.



that they were on
Track Name: Katie Anna Perry / Babeez Only!
song 1: KATIE ANNA PERRY:

Katie Anna Perry,
locked within the city,
the walls came down around her,
the walls came down around her.

Katie Anna Perry,
always in a hurry,
her mother didn't know her,
she was so very pretty.

and oh, i know i've lost her.
and i know it doesn't cross her
mind, cause love always surrounds her,
but i'm so glad i found her.

Katie Anna Perry,
New Orleans without me,
Kentucky made her crazy,
and so did i, i'm sorry.

Katie Anna Perry,
her answer always "maybe",
we couldn't be together,
but she said she'd have my babies.

and i can't breathe without her,
and all my dreams are about her,
sometimes can't stand to be around her,
but i'm so glad i found her.

the walls came down around her
the walls came down around her
the walls came down around her
the walls came walls came down around her
walls came down around her
walls came down around her
walls came down
around her
the walls came down around her
around her
around her
walls came down.



song 2: BABEEZ ONLY!

we live for eachother
inside every day
and we forget the other
who keeps us asleep
when really we know we are awake

and we long for a baby
who lives in our minds
and we're told that maybe
somewhere in this life
we'll get it right.

but our footsteps are running
all over the place
and my arms they are empty
and so is the kiss on my face.

and i'm Lonely,
and i'm scared,
that the future, it doesn't hold
what i want to be there.

and i'm sorry
for my words,
i wish i didn't even know
how to hurt.

but i do!
and i did!
and it's almost over..
the time when we've been together,
i fear.

one thing is clear:
you are not here.
it's ok
it's ok
cause you can't take it away
what keeps me awake
and what makes me stay
and what brought me to this place

you can't take it away
its inside
and it lives through your lies
and your deaths and my fights

and i've never been lonely cause i've never been alone
though sometimes it feels like it
when i'm all at home
by the phone
waiting for someone to make me my own.

and really it's silly
cause i'm sitting
with a Dilly
and a mitten
in my spot
in my open
world is off
can is frozen
life is chosen for the people
who deserve it, here is the steeple
here is the church and all who are in it
hopin' they're gettin to the finish line
with something extra before them
a little package that they have saved
and scrimped to be here with them
at this moment
so they don't feel so alone!
so they don't feel so alone

so they feel at home
anywhere they can raise their hands in prayer,
they don't feel alone in their hearts
when they're takin it apart,
it doesn't seem so dark!
it doesn't seem so dark.

love comes from all kinds of places'
and from all kinds of faces
come the words of love,
but it don't mean that they will give you love.
they might not give you love.

but they can't take it away
it's ok it's ok
they can't take it away
it's ok it's ok
no one can take it away
till i say.
it's my love, ok?
can't take it away
not today,
not today.