Jewels Under Glass

by Stacey Dowswell

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released June 15, 2017

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Stacey Dowswell (vocal, guitar, percussion)
Jeff D. Elliott (additional instrumentation)
Michael Peter Olsen (cello)
Iain Gardner (violin - I Wish)
Raha Javanfar (violin - The Space Between)

Produced by Jeff D. Elliott and Stacey Dowswell
Recorded and mixed by Jeff D. Elliott at Eggplant Studios, Toronto Canada
Additional Recording BY Michael Fong, Michael Peter Olsen, and Stacey Dowswell
Mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering, Toronto Canada

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Stacey Dowswell Toronto, Ontario

Stacey Dowswell is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter. Her flexible vocal stylings give way to an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, and country. Born and bred on and off stages in Sarnia, Ontario, she wears her dramatic flair and many influences on her sleeve; introspective lyrics and non-standard tunings support a voice that soars or soothes as the moment requires. ... more

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Track Name: I Wish
I WISH
Music and Lyrics by Stacey Dowswell
I wish I could write you a love letter
I wish I could speak my mind
But every time I try words seem to fail
They seem to fall between the lines
And every dusty memory that sticks between my teeth
Reminds me of the lips I’d kiss; the lips I long to keep

I wish I could hear you say
All the things that I dream you’d think
If only I’d the courage to admit to
All the wishes I have made
And every moment of discovery that falls between our feet
Reminds me of the breath I hold whenever our eyes meet

I wish that you could hear me
Singing songs I cannot say
I’d offer every word to you
If they weren’t standing in my way
If only I could look to you and
Open up and say...

I wish I could keep you near
I wish I could touch your cheek
I wish I could hold you close
I wish you were mine alone
Track Name: The Space Between
Don’t mind me staring
It’s not that I care too much
Or that I see you seeing me
It’s just that you caught me
Caught in a moment
And I was lost in the space in between

In the space between
Where we can be we
And we can hold on to the brightness we’ve seen
In the space between
Where nothing else matters
And no one is watching except you and me

What does it matter
If the chaos outside
Comes crashing over
The walls we’ve contrived
In here we’re protected
In a blanked of stillness
In here we retreat; in here we can hide

If I find you there will you meet my eye?
If I hold you there can we stop time?
Track Name: Greater Good
So many faces pass me day to day
Avoiding my eyes without a thought or a compromise
So many traces of stories left untold
Here’s one of mine
One of mine

How could I have known
That five minutes indiscretion could hurt so much?
Superficial as it was to me
I should have foreseen it would cut you so deep
So very deep

So for your benefit I’ll fade away
And for your greater good
I won’t say a single solitary word
But don’t you go think for a moment
I’m not peering from my nest
On my side of the world
Wishing you the best

We’re all doing our best just to touch the sky
Soaring on ricepaper wings
Counting down the days till we say goodbye
We all know that one day the fall will come
But we never suspect the hands that stand
Beside us in the here and now
Track Name: Winter
Across a frozen field
There’s a forest wreathed in snow
It burned in autumn fire
Now lost in winter’s cloak
But summer heat beats on
In the steam of every breath
That mingles in the spaces
Where both our minds had met

So take my hand And we will go
Make tracks together In the fallen snow

And where we tread will grow
Though frost may find the seeds we sow
The light that lights your face
Denies December cold
Wind plants our cheeks with roses
Kisses lips that words have laced
Winter may preserve the darkness
But our will can sustain

Across a frozen field
There’s a forest wreathed in snow
It burned in autumn fire
Now lost in winter...
Track Name: Ties That Bind
A little white lie
Landed by your side
You gave it a glance and turned away
As with so many things
That you didn’t see
Here was a sign you didn’t recognize

And what can I say that hasn’t been said
Like “I love you, but our time is growing thin”
And what can I do to honour you
When the distance you feel can’t be denied

You cradle your words
I fumble with mine
We trade them like jewels under glass sometimes
We set them in gold
To have and to hold
In the past tense where our story is told

And what can I say that hasn’t been said
Like “I love you, but our time is growing thin”
And what can I do to honour you
When the distance you feel can’t be denied

So we stand
Hand in hand
Daring to peer round every bend
‘Cause ties that bind
Are seldom denied
The bittersweet cadence at an end