Hello Goodbye

by Suzanna Choffel

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released May 12, 2017

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Suzanna Choffel Austin, Texas

Suzanna Choffel is many things: a rising star, an undeniable musical force and a unique voice (a “honeyed husk,” as it’s been posited) who feels equally at home singing in a dimly-lit, smoky club as she does front and center in front of (literally) millions. She’s “graceful” and yet, as Rolling Stone asserts, possessing “all the vibe in the world.” ... more

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Track Name: Continental Drift feat. Davíd Garza
VERSE 1:
When the earth begins to shift & the pale water laps & lifts,
When my head starts achin’ & my bones start shaking.
When the moon it rises bigger brighter than it did before,
That’s when I know what’s in store.

CHORUS:
Oh the continental drift within my heart
Pulling my desires apart, pulling my desires apart.
So I can’t cross between the two,
Is there nothing I can do
Oh to make them hold like glue so I don’t lose those things I knew once In my life. (In my life)

VERSE 2:
And it was all right there, the way I thought it’d always go,
Oh those hearty dreams & party schemes I cleverly devised.
Oh but as the years have flown I find that all I’ve ever known
Is being cut apart in pieces by a knife...called life.

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
And so you have to decide on which plane will you reside,
One will rise an empire & the other one will fall.
And you can visit now & then like a wild & lovely island,
But you’ll never make your home there in the sand,
No you’ll never make your home there in the sand where you can’t stand.

When the earth begins to shift & the pale water laps & lifts,
When my head starts achin’ & my bones start shaking.
Track Name: Inspire Me
Inspire me, light a little fire in me,
Show me to the higher me that's been here from the start.
I am worthy of every little ounce of love,
I've never been light enough to to turn into a spark.

Oh & while I've been waiting my head's been creating some room for you.
I'm tired of debating, the sun is now fading into the blue.
And out of the dark I'll rise, to meet your starry eyes,
That guide me through the night like fireflies.

La da da da da....la da da da da.

Inspire me,
Light a little fire in me.
Show me to the higher me that's been here from the start.
I am worthy of every little ounce of love I've never been light enough to let inside my heart.

Oh and while I’ve been waiting my head’s been creating some room for you,
I’m tired of debating, the sun is now fading into the blue.

Out of the dark I'll rise
To meet your starry eyes
That guide me through the night like fireflies, burn off burn on,
Oh we will turn off turn off, and leave a trace of light when we are gone.
When we are gone…when we are gone.
Ohhh…

Inspire me,
Light a little fire in me.
I'll show you the entire me that's been here from the start.
Track Name: Follow
I remember what you said about this scene,
It could eat me alive, now I know what you mean,
But I see it all like a movie screen & I just follow.

I followed the earth, I followed the sky,
I followed the hurt of you and I.
I followed the you & I followed the me that never came to be.

And I've been thinkin' baby,
It don't mean a thing.
If I make a fortune from these songs I sing.
Because the greatest gift is in the weightless lift of the air that I follow.

Sittin' in my room at the age of 10.
Casio keys & a purple pen.
Writing down everything I could take in, everything I could follow.
I followed the sun, I followed the moon.
I followed the heartache that came too soon.
I followed every small discovery that would become me.

And I've been thinkin' baby,
It don't mean a thing.
If I make a fortune from these songs I sing.
Because the greatest gift is in the weightless lift of the air that I follow.

And if you follow me, I've got something I want you to see,
if you take this world in you'll never be hollow.
(repeat)


And I've been thinkin' baby,
It don't mean a thing.
If I make a fortune from these songs I sing.
Because the greatest gift is in the weightless lift of the air that I follow.
Follow, follow, follow.
Track Name: Go Forth
Every decision made with indecision.
Every division leaves another incision.
Impossible to see where the path will lead
So follow the signs that you read.

Go forth, move on, a simple step, get gone.
When you arrive you will find just another road that will unwind.
So go forth, move ahead, stay the course, don't me misled.
When you arrive, you will find just another road that will unwind.

Aint no heartache like the one where the heart breaks.
Aint no lies like the ones the heart makes.
But once it’s busted & broken,
It’s also wide open.

So go forth, move on, a simple step, get gone.
When you arrive you will find just another road that will unwind.
So go forth, move ahead, stay the course, don't me misled.
When you arrive, you will find just another road that will unwind.

And you can’t be sure of What you don’t know
So insecure of where your heart goes.
Lead it blindly, boldly, kindly Find your way.

Go forth, move on, a simple step, get gone.
When you arrive you will find just another road that will unwind.
So go forth, move ahead, stay the course, don't me misled.
When you arrive, you will find just another road that will unwind.
Just another road that will unwind.
Track Name: I Could Be Loved
Signals get crossed.
Messages lost in translation.
But actions come through...true
With no hesitation.

You say "mean what you say before you say what you mean".
Well here's the thing...

You tell me that you need me,
you really wanna see me,
Got me runnin' to your door.
Then you act like you don't care,
It's a wonder that I'm that there.
it's getting hard to ignore
Your apathy
For me...

When I could be loved.
I should be loved.
I could be loved.
I should be loved.

I know how you get,
Inside your head and far away.
And I understand the need to leave,
but if you're gone why should I stay?

You say "mean what you say before you say what you mean".
Well here's the thing...

You tell me that you need me,
you really wanna see me,
Got me runnin' to your door.
Then you act like you don't care,
It's a wonder that I'm that there.
it's getting hard to ignore
Your apathy
For me...

When I could be loved.
I should be loved.
I could be loved.
I should be loved.

SOLO over verse

And I know your time
Is worth more than a gold mine.
And I need time too, but I made this time
to be with you.
Track Name: Lately For You
When the sun hits my face in the morning, And the birdsong finds my ear. And I see that you’re still snoring, I quietly disappear. Cause I know that you sleep sound when no one is around And I’m just makin’ eggs & bacon & scoopin’ up coffee grounds. And when you wake my dear you will find me here.

I do this for you baby, I do that for you baby too. I do everything lately for you.

When I’m comin’ home late in the evening, And I know you are waiting for me. I quickly take the shortcuts back so you won’t be too lonely. Cause I know you wanna talk to me about your day. And I’ll be listening in the kitchen to everything you say. And when you sleep my dear you will find me near.

I do this for you baby, I do that for you baby too. I do everything lately for you.
Track Name: New Word
Oh boy I see you there,
You’re trying to catch my eye.
But I can tell right now that that would be unwise.
We’d have a drink or two, you’d try to make me smile,
But drinks aren’t strong enough to cover up your style.

CHORUS:
You wanna throw me around like a new word you heard
But haven’t learned how to use yet, you get,
To define the meaning, find the meaning.

You wanna throw me around like a new word you heard
But haven’t learned how to use yet, you get,
To define the meaning, find the meaning.

Now let me take a guess, I’m not the only one.
The only girl tonight you’ve tried to get a yes from,
The way you talk so loud so everyone can hear
The names you drop, well you can stop cause I can see clear.

CHORUS

Now every time you come around it’s always the same,
Talking me down with that silly game.
I don’t mean to be rude, don’t mean to sound cruel,
But let me save you some time before you feel like a fool.

Ooh-yeah...
CHORUS

Can you define? Can you define me in one night, baby?
Cause I don't think I mean what you want me to, mean what you want me to mean.
Oh no, I don't mean what you want me to mean.
Track Name: Keep on Movin'
You’re runnin’ hard baby,
You’re runnin fast.
I can’t keep up, can’t even keep up with your past.
You’ll never stop, to take in the view.
Must be a whirlwind that’s living inside you.

And I don’t even know if you know where you’re going.
No destination, you just keep on blowin.

Your blood is hot from your head down to your soul,
It’s hard to stop a fire once it’s out of control.
And if you stop who would you be
Just a ghost of a man without a single memory.

And I can’t even say if you know what you’re doing,
No you don’t question they way, you just keep on moving.

Movin & movin & shakin.
Track Name: Sinkin' Down
Verse 1:
I don’t mean to make excuses but baby I’m useless tonight,
I got a lot on my mind & I don’t wanna fuss & fight.
So you go your way I’ll go mine,
And I’ll catch you later when the sun comes shinin’ in.
Comes shinin’ in.

Verse 2:
Sometimes a girl just needs to be alone.
Turn off the lights & crawl back inside her bones.
And it’s hard to decide which way to go, hard when you’ve already been down every road, every single road.

Chorus:
You’re sinkin down, down down,
Baby come up for air don’t drown.
You’re sinkin’ down down down,
Baby come up for air and look around/look around.

<Short Interlude>

Verse 3:
And I know tomorrow I’ll awake okay,
My sleep will sweep the dust out from today.
Oh but it’s hard to see when you’re in that cloud,
Your words get lost cause the band’s too loud.
And every time you feel a shift, the weight comes down
And it just won’t lift.

Chorus:
You’re sinkin down, down down,
Baby come up for air don’t drown.
You’re sinkin’ down down down,
Baby come up for air and look around/look around.
(repeat out)
Track Name: Hello Goodbye
Verse 1:
You don’t even have to say it,
As long as you look deep into my eyes.
It’s a thought more than a word,
Like the air beneath a bird that keeps her flying through the skies.
And you never even have to touch me
As long as you get close enough.
The heat that’s there inside your body
Could melt a diamond down to dust.

Chorus:
Oh you are the light I'm trying to find,
The sight inside my blind blind mind.
Oh you are the hello hello hello to every goodbye.

Verse 2:
There was a bar we used to go to
Down on the corner of the street.
We'd drink our beer & sip tequila
While our bodies dipped into the beat.
We never even had to start it.
We knew there was a fire there all along.
Laughing late into the night on a stage of changing lights
And even now that it's all gone...

Chorus:
Oh you are the light I'm trying to find,
The sight inside my blind blind mind.
Oh you are the hello hello hello to every goodbye.

Solo/Instrumental

Hello hello, hello hello goodbye.
Track Name: Wish You Well feat. Davíd Garza
I wish you well, I wish you dear, I wish for you always to be near.
And when you go, I hope that you find
love and adventure of every single kind.

Oh we are the hearty and we are the weak, We are only as good as the words that we speak. If my heart is a temple, my tongue will be the bell.

And I wish you well, I wish you sweet.
I wish that you hardly miss a beat,
And when you do, I hope that you find
A new kind of rhythm to get behind.

Oh we are the hearty and we are the weak,
We are only as good as the words that we speak.
If my heart is a temple, my tongue will be the bell.
And I wish you well.

Oh we are the hearty and we are the weak,
We are only as good as the words that we speak.
If my heart is a temple, my tongue will be the bell.
My tongue will be the bell, my tongue will the bell.
And I wish you well.