Welcome Me Out

by Meredith Avila

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02:47
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03:53
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This is my first recording ever. It is just the beginning.

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released September 20, 2015

Produced by Dale Hannegan and Meredith Avila.

Tracks 1-5 written by Meredith Avila and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License (2015).

Track 6 written by Iker Lauroba © ELKARLANEAN, S.L. 2012

Guitar and vocals by Meredith Avila.
Recorded and mixed by Dale Hannegan and mastered by Nolan Brett at Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas, TX during April and May 2015.

Heart design by Victor Ruiz-Acosta.


Love to my family: My mother Linda, Moisés, Cesia, Ari, Andrea and Spencer.
Special thanks to Ignacio Tripodi, Iker Lauroba, Cesc Muñoz, Alan de Moiras and Iker Mentaberri for listening to my music and giving useful feedback.
mavila1978@gmail.com


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Meredith Avila Texas

Singer-songwriter from north Texas.

I sing the things I won't say.

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Track Name: Dream
It started out in a dream
But I woke up before anything interesting
I wanted all you had to show
You closed your eyes in monochrome
I took a breath, awoke at home
3:10, surprised from sleep, awake
If there were words, they were erased
But I could not forget that face

Then you're all, "Wouldn't you like to come?"
I'll try to change the sun for night and meet you where you are
Picking it up again
What never had time to start

We started out in a dream
But I woke up into reality with a memory
One that I can't keep if it's not kept
If it's not real, retrace the steps
Create a path, expect the best
You'll take my hand to span the miles
I'll take the chance to stay a while
Give me some time
I'll make you smile

And you're all, "Wouldn't you like to come?"
I'll try to change the sun for night and meet you where you are
Picking it up again
What never had time to start

My home is wind and water, days of gray and green
But my feet have never touched the ground
Where nights are even longer, nothing is routine
All full of sound

And you're all, "Wouldn't you like to come?"
I'll try to change the sun for night and meet you where you are
Picking it up again
What never had time to start

And you're all, "Wouldn't you like to come?"
I'll try to change the sun for night and meet you where you are
Picking it up again
What's only begun to start
Track Name: Half Life
You use your words
They fill my cup
I scratch them off
As they come up
And after years of this game
The list has slowly worn down
There's only two that remain
It's something that we don't talk about
It's so close to your name
I'm so far from you now
Would you see me the same
If I said it out loud
When you're two hours late and upside down

And though I want to, I'm not ready
My heart is saying yes but my mind tells me not yet
And though I want to, I'm not ready
Oh yeah, I want to, but am I ready?
And I wonder what it's like to control this half life
I want to but am I ready?

If I had it all, what would I gain?
I'd sit at your table
Do it every day
To name an integral part of what I want to be true
If you can't have the star you know it's not the fault of the moon
These years have been hard
But we'll understand soon
Taking care through the dark
There's no way I can lose
When it's time to start to be like you

And though I want to, I'm not ready
My heart is saying yes but my mind tells me not yet
And though I want to, I'm not ready
Oh yeah, I want to, but am I ready?
And I wonder, is it right to restore this half life?
I want to but am I ready?

So I'll leave it to you first
Track Name: Welcome Me Out
My heart runs toward the impossible now and then
Move through time and space
What could be better than
Your mouth speaks my name
And sounds with meanings I don't understand
But that's part of the plan

Could I be wrong
Thinking I'm right?
What if this adventure counts for nothing?
Another aimless waste of my life?
But what if it's not?
What if this one chance is all I've got?
The highway is long
But home is in sight
I'm making my way to find you

My heart runs toward the impossible
Now and then, it welcomes me in out of the storm
But I can't dance in the rain inside
You look my way
Turn around
And welcome me out

Could I be wrong
Thinking I'm right
What if this adventure counts for nothing?
Another aimless waste of my time?
But what if it's not?
In all of my dreams
I never thought I'd change up the time
Along with your mind
And open the way to find you

Could I belong?
You asked me to come
Everything potential could be perfect
The moment we collapse into one
And what if it is?
What if I play the role of Icarus?
Mount up with wings
Head for the sun
Risking the fall to find you
Track Name: Gemini
I guess the time was right
The story from the other night
What was I looking for? Anything
The way I opened up
I've given this a lot of thought
To the perfection you bring out of me

But you are not the one
I just needed to hear you
Being around such impressive ideal improves me
But you are not the one

Why did it happen now?
I thought I had it figured out
Everything
Tell me more
How it's the same again
And when it's not it makes the same begin
Go on and on
Come on

Will you show me how it's done
Permanently increase viability?
Open the door, reveal all I could not see before
Take it and run

See our minds align so quickly
Then when speed is uncertain
We know where we are
My twin star
Some connection

And everything under the sun
Has potential for anything
They say it's been done
And I know it has
But never like this one
Under the sun
They have said everything's vanity
And will it be worth it
Intense, full and perfect then done
Leaving us with none

I used to look up in the sky
And wonder if I could find Gemini
So take this chance with me 
Track Name: On the Road
Is it easy or difficult, how you can make history
In five years of real time
But a lifetime of effort more than me?

Has good enough ever been good enough for you?

And is it easy or different? Do you cross out words?
And hold your imperfect head between your perfect hands
Just like I would

And I'd like to see the way you open up the space
You give it your name then you bring it home
To the audible impossible, overcoming every obstacle
On the road to where my heart has found its place
I'm on my way, you're sitting there on the floor
I see you create and then transform
And you're home
On the road

Show me how to make it different
You'll be my favorite memory
And I'll show you the future
And a hurricane that's waiting for a sea
Because none of that could ever come from here
In the middle of nothing different comes a nice surprise
From somewhere small and blue and beautiful
You'll find the way to take time from time

That's why I'd like to see the way you open up the space
You give it your name and then you bring it home
To the audible impossible, overcoming every obstacle
On the road to where my heart has found its place
I'm on my way to sitting there on the floor
And see you create and then transform
Then you're home
On the road

And I'd like to see the way you open up the space
You give it your name and then you bring it home
To the audible impossible, overcoming every obstacle
On the road to where my heart has found its place
I'm on my way
You're sitting there on the floor
(Will you go against time?)
I see you create and then transform
(If only for one moment)
Then you're home
On the road