On Returning

by Steps of Doe

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released March 24, 2015

All songs written by Keena Batti & Molly Falck
Arranged by Keena Batti, Molly Falck, Burleigh Drummond & Devon Geyer
Produced by Devon Geyer
Sound Engineered by Mike Malchicoff
Mastered by Jeff Price

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Steps of Doe Los Angeles, California

Keena Batti and Molly Falck met four and a half years ago while studying abroad at Cambridge. Molly thought it would be a great idea to lug her guitar overseas, and so, instead of exploring the 800 year old culture surrounding them, they spent their time bonding over music. Don't worry, they took a tour of a cathedral at some point too. They now perform at all the coolest LA venues. ... more

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Track Name: Love So Fine
It started at night
We waited by the fire
Quiet outside
Our bones salt and dry
Our bones salt and dry

Under the waves
Silent rest
Watery graves
Depths under depths

Soundless you’re carried to sea
So painfully parted from me

I had a love so fine
Lost to the tide
I had a love so fine
Washed away white
Washed away white

The darkening swells
Swallowed up our shore
Dampening wails
Spirits moored
Spirits moored

Roof leaks the sea
Shutters they shriek
House it weeps
For the deep

Soundless you’re carried to sea
So painfully parted from me

I had a love so fine
Lost to the tide
I had a love so fine
Washed away white
Washed away white

Ooh ooh, ooh ooh, ooh ooh

I had a love so fine
Lost to the tide
I had a love so fine
Washed away white
I had a love so fine
Lost to the tide
I had a love so fine
A love so unkind
Washed away white
Track Name: Beneath the Shadow of the King
When I offered you my hand
It felt a little smaller in a man’s
Trusted I’d get it back
But I can’t bear to ask

I’ve still got a lot to say
I just misplace my words under your gaze
Open wide to mouth your praise
Tongue feels to thick for noise

I forgot my name
I forgot my name
Beneath the shadow of the king

Long you held me in your grasp
Your conquest ended fast
With a scepter made of brass
My nerves of fragile glass
Long you held me in your grasp
But you tired of me at last
Always tired of me at last
And now you’ve turned your back

Won’t you tell me where you’ve been
Always keeping me out or in
Easiest when you’re sleeping
Or if I ever look to leaving

I forgot my name
I forgot my name
Beneath the shadow of the king

Long you held me in your grasp
Your conquest ended fast
With a scepter made of brass
My nerves of fragile glass
Long you held me in your grasp
But you tired of me at last
Always tired of me at last
And now you’ve turned your back

(solo)

Long you held me in your grasp
Your conquest ended fast
With a scepter made of brass
My nerves of fragile glass
Long you held me in your grasp
But you tired of me at last
Aren’t you tired of me at last
And now you’ve turned your back
Track Name: Sweet Sedona
Oh sweet Sedona
Where my love lies
Oh sweet Sedona
Where it all died

My heart yearns
Waiting for you

You told me you loved me
You were never gonna leave me
You were always gonna need me
Just a year ago today
Where, where are you going?
Couldn’t stop running
Dissolve into nothing
I wish we could’ve stayed

I wish we could’ve stayed

Oh sweet Sedona
Where our love was born
Oh sweet Sedona
Before it was torn

My heart aches
Waiting for ease
You told me you loved me
You were never gonna leave me
You were always gonna need me
Just a year ago today
Where, where are you going?
Couldn’t stop running
Dissolve into nothing
I wish we could’ve stayed

I wish we could’ve stayed
Track Name: Chasing Ghosts
Down the narrow alleyways and avenues
In darkened corners of my mind
Wading through the deepest pools of memory, they hide
Pale eyed and restless quiet

Sleepily they wander into daytime
Seeping into every daytime lie
Puncturing the cheeriness of sun and sky
I welcome them I don’t know why

These constant shadows, tightening their grasp
Won’t they let me rest?

Am I chasing ghosts, oh am I chasing ghosts
Am I chasing ghosts or are they chasing after me

They cunningly disguise themselves as old friends
Wishing you the best and then they’re gone again
Patiently haunting, breathing cold upon your neck
They’ll meet you round every bend

These constant shadows, tightening their grasp
Won’t they let me rest?

Am I chasing ghosts, oh am I chasing ghosts
Am I chasing ghosts or are they chasing after me

Oh how I do enjoy their company sometimes
In the lonelier hours of the night
Those shapeless shadows, those faceless friends of mine
Those nameless lovers by my bedside

Am I chasing ghosts, oh am I chasing ghosts
Am I chasing ghosts or are they chasing after me
Am I chasing ghosts, oh am I chasing ghosts
Am I chasing ghosts or are they chasing after me

Are they chasing after me
Are they chasing after me
Track Name: Walker
If you walk with me darlin'
Then you'll see 
If you walk with me in the garden on a november's eve
If you walk with me darlin'
Then you'll see
Why the world decided to let me be

When the walls came crashing
When the walls came crashing
When the walls came crashing down I was still in his cell
And his words were thrashing
Words were thrashing
Words were so thrashing when he pushed and I fell

If you keep my pace and we
Leave no trace 
If you keep my pace towards a place where we can't be chased 
If you keep my pace and we
Leave no trace darlin'
There's no telling what time could erase

And the ruins were crumbling the
Ruins were crumbling the
Ruins were still crumbling when you pulled me out and my
Love is stumbling
Love is stumbling 
Love can be stumbling but please don't doubt

If I sprint toward the end then my
Strength will bend if I
Sprint toward the end to a place where others can't sent if I
Sprint toward the end then my 
Strength will bend but if I 
Sprint toward the end with you my heart will mend 
Track Name: Down the Road
I found me a love in the summer
Many a lonesome mile down the road
I found me a love and a promise so bold
Many a mile down the road

He spoke so my hope wouldn’t falter
His voice my companion so constantly near
He spoke with the hope that would quiet my fears
His voice oh so constantly near

I’ll tell you that love can get lonely
If you don’t have a hand to hold
You’ve cast off your heart to the highway
You’ve given your love to the road

He kept me so faithfully his
Spent many a night in separate beds
He kept me so faithful till summer’s certain end
For good we returned to our beds

I’ll tell you that love can get lonely
If one side of your bed is so cold
You’ve banked all your warmth for a story
You’ve given your love to the road

Travel has made my heart weary
Many a lonesome mile down the road
Travel has fixed my heart firmly at home
Many a mile down the road
Track Name: Bring Me Home
Time is drifting through my veins
Maybe I am lost again
Don't know if I'll find a place to lay my hat aside
If my wandering life will ever change 

Oh bring me home 

Friday night creeps into dawn
Yesterday still lingers on
The taste still on my mouth I wonder what it's all about 
As if I used to know where it belonged 

Oh bring me home 

Thoughts go knocking door to door
Don't know what the search is for
Echoes and empty halls
Step on a crack and the whole thing falls 
Thoughtful patterns on the floor 

Oh bring me home