Almost Gone

by Dana Lee Hom

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released June 6, 2013

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Dana Lee Hom Boston, Massachusetts

Dana Lee Hom is a singer-songwriter based in New York, NY. Her debut album "Almost Gone" released on June 6th, 2013. Her latest single "Body" is now available for free download.

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Track Name: Grow Old
Wasted in this summer rain,
Lay memories of our younger days.
The story of our love untold~
I always thought I'd see you grow,
I always thought I'd see you grow old.

I remember where we started,
Fragile and so open hearted.
Hand in hand, and nose to nose,
We paved our way through city roads.

Played between your parents' sheets,
I'd breathe while you breathed into me.
You came with the afternoon~
Tangled up like children do.

I would have held on if my hands weren't built for breaking.
You would have too if you believed I was worth saving.

Chorus x2

I remember where we started,
Before we became the broken-hearted.
Now I wait for haunted memories,
To feel a pillow where you should be.

Does she know your favorite song?
Make love to you with the light on?
I bet she lets you sleep on Sundays~
I was never one for waiting.

I would have held on if my hands weren't built for breaking.
You would have too if you believed I was worth saving.

Chorus x3

Promise me you won't grow old without me to hold.
I know you're bitter now~ but someday, someway, somehow. x2
Track Name: Give It Up, Give It All Away
Give it up, give it all away.
Give it up, give it up already. x2

One, two, three, four (spoken).

Break the bench we sit upon,
With the weight of lovers gone.
We’ve torn what we have sewn~
I’d cry but it’s too cold.

Let me kiss you where it hurts.
Close your eyes and I’ll go first.
I’ll reach for what is lost~
What we’ve been looking for too long.

I’m ways away from letting go of you.
I’m far too smart to stay in love with you.
Could you put your heart away?
I can’t watch the scars I’ve made,
I can’t watch you slip away.

Your words are air between my broken wings.
You’ll dance in the sun while I sing songs about the rain.
You watched while all my walls came crashing in.
And every chance I got I hid your silver lining.
You never were who I want you to be-
I’ll never be the girl we know you need.
So why can’t we leave?

Novembers not the best of months.
The cold has got the best of us.
I’m tired and you’re numb,
We are remnants of what was.

You kissed me by a rivers edge-
I closed my eyes and pulled you in.
You were my first of second chances,
Your voice could make me breathless.

Chorus x2

Why can’t we give it up, give it all away?
Give it up, give it up already. x3
Track Name: Empty Space
I woke up to find my heart still sleeping.
I guess it missed your goodbye and the leaving.
Your merry go round went too fast and too long~
The more you spun me, the tighter I held on.

And now you’ve gone away,
And all that’s left of me is empty space.

I heard your footsteps fading,
I couldn’t feel anything.
I’m empty space.

Once upon a time, you swept me off my feet.
I poured me into you, into every little crease.
I thought if I could hold on tight, we ‘d be alright.
I didn’t know how long ago I’d already lost you.
I was hanging onto empty space.

They speak in whispers, tip-toe round the room.
Ask me if I’m okay without you.
I smile because tears won’t find their way-
I’m paralyzed so still I can’t explain.

How much you meant to me,
How all that’s left of me is empty space.

And when you walked away,
I couldn’t feel the weight of empty space.

Chorus x2

And I’m a spinning circle running from the pain.
Tell myself that what I’ve lost is what I’ve gained.
But my scars are the blackest of blues.
And when the tears come, they’ll make a river out of you.
Ooooh.
Track Name: This Old Recording (Ben's Song)
One minute and twenty seconds.
Two years gone and all that’s left is-
This old recording of you strumming aint enough for me, no.
Ain’t enough to stop the missing and the wondering where time goes.

You always loved this descending bass-line.
Two years gone it’s still haunting me, I cry:
“Where you’ve been, who’ve you loved since we fell apart and,
Do you hold onto her like you held onto me back then?”

I think everyone has something worth believing in.
And I think you are mine- to miss, to waste the weekends wondering,
If anyone can ever learn to love me like you did.
I don’t think so. I don’t think so.
I don’t think so.

One minute and twenty seconds.
Of your guitar and your shallow breaths in.
And I know we were young and years alter our hearts anew.
But could it be that you’re out there singing songs about me too?

You always loved this descending bass-line.
Said the notes came out better than any words you tried to rhyme.
Curly hair and green eyes, you caught me in summer-
Came and went but I still loved you in September.

Chorus x2

And I’ll be thinking of you on my wedding day.
And I’ll keep loving you like it was yesterday.
And I’ll be breaking hearts to find one that feels like yours.
I’ll keep missing you until I can’t miss you anymore.
Track Name: Like We Did
If you're Pluto, then I'm the moon~
Never not holding onto you.
If I throw all your ghosts away,
They'll find me in the morning shade.

If I'm buried, you're oxygen~
Suffocate me in your absence.
If I'm drunk, you're my alcohol~
You've hung over my head too long.

'Cause all I know is that Romeo never took one step away from Juliet.
And though I know that we came close~
A love story ain't one that ends like we did.

Silence has been your best friend.
Quiet aches worse than anything.
Picked me up and pulled me apart~
I had thought I misplaced my heart.

Maybe you're broken, maybe you're not.
Maybe I am your something lost.
But fairytales end where they begin~
We are just faded pages.

'Cause all I know is that Romeo never took one step away from Juliet.
And though I know that we came close~
A love story ain't one that ends like we did.
A love story ain't one that ends like we did.
A love story ain't one that ends like we did.
Track Name: Ten Times Forever
Two cups upon a café shelf,
My hearts a penny in your wishing well.

I’m not a girl to toss my luck,
But for you, I would wish just once.

And I’d wait ten times forever, stand outside in stormy weather.
To make you see, you could love me, and I’d love you if you’d let me.
And I’d wish on fifty stars, hold my breath for you to fall,
Heartbreakingly, painstakingly, madly,
Desperately, hopelessly, in love with me.

I thought that when he left he took,
Those butterflies with him but I have never been so wrong.

And I could swear every time you smile,
You light this city up for miles.

Chorus x2

And I’ve grown accustomed to the giving up, the give away.
But your blue eyes shine too bright to think my love could ever fade.
And I’ve grown accustomed to my broken heart that can’t stand still.
But you make me immoveable.
Track Name: Halves We Had
I never watched it fall.
I never wished it all away.

Stacked it high and thin-
I never thought the wind would blow it all away.

I’d throw my shoes off and you’d laugh.
And we halved the halves we had in half.
And we wrote chapters we will never get back.

So paint my heart black for I’ve nothing left to lose.
And he won’t take me anywhere I haven’t gone with you.
A string of white lights burning out-
Your last words come raining down.
I was the heart you used to hold.
Now I’m the hand that you let go.
Why did you let go?

The moon brings longer nights,
As I lay wondering why you left.

I’d dance across the street,
Beg you to dance with me- and you always did.

I’d throw my shoes off and you’d laugh.
And we halved the halves we had in half.
And we wrote chapters we will never get back.

So paint my heart black for I’ve nothing left to lose.
‘Cause he won’t take me anywhere I haven’t gone with you.
A string of white lights burning out-
Your last words come raining down.
I was the heart you used to hold-
Now I’m the hand that you let go.
Why did you let go?

You and I could stop the seasons.
But you couldn’t find a rhyme or reason.
A moment that was worth believing
Track Name: Almost Gone (Live Session)
You've grown your hair out, but I guess you look the same.
You still smell like summer mixed with a little bit of rain.
Three years hasn't changed the way you say my name.

It's funny how we used to sit on the same side of the booth~
'Cause nothing felt worth waiting for unless I could wait with you.
Now we sit, face to face, and I feel my heart break~
Because it feels okay.

'Cause though I have moved along,
And though I'm not holding on.
I can only be almost gone,
I'll only ever be almost gone.
We will always be almost gone,
We'll only ever be almost gone.

You sip your coffee though you never used to like it.
You tell me that your dogs passed, that you can't stand the silence.
My hand moves to brush your cheek, but I catch myself.

It's funny how I used to be the ground on which you fell.
It's funny now I'm listening to the stories that you tell.
I'm just the girl you used to love and it breaks me up~
Because it's enough.

Chorus x2

You'll pull me in to reach for a goodbye.
And I'll breathe you in like it's the last time.

Chorus x3

And we'll walk away like we're a little older.
But never will I go a day when I don't look over my shoulder.