Sweet Things

by Ariana Brophy

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released September 16, 2016

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Ariana Brophy Edmonton, Alberta

Ariana Brophy is the songwriting equivalent of mulled wine; sweet, nostalgic, perfectly paired with a rainy evening and a fireplace. With vocal clarity that would suggest she has been singing a lifetime, she writes songs that weave heartbreak, love, hope and loss onto a canvas of stylized fingerpicking and expert harmony, exploring what it means to genuinely feel. ... more

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Track Name: Home
Home

I’ve left my sisters
And I’ve left my dad
Left them behind again
With all that we had

I’ve run from my home
To forests and skies
To where I can feel free
Where I feel alive

Papa I’m coming
Back home to you
I promise I’m not running
I’m scared just like you

Our house is lost now
But we’ll make a home
So long as I have you
I won’t be alone

I’m dancing, I’m laughing,
I’m giving you songs
I know you believe that
This is where I belong
Track Name: Let Me Stay
Let Me Stay

Lean a little closer baby
So I can smell your smile
Stay a little longer baby
How can't you tell
It's been this way a little while
And I’m not ready to walk away


Laugh a little louder baby
I don't mind the noise
And pour a little more wine baby
Give me an excuse not to drive
Because I haven't been honest with you

See you're just the type of man I'd fall in love with
And I'm not the only one to love your way
But I don't want to throw away the time we're spending
I could fall in love if you'd only let me stay


See the way she's leaning baby
To get a little closer to you
She's not the only one who's dreaming
Of sharing a bed and a life with you
It's true

You don't see the things I'm feeling
And I can't tell you what I can't put down
My words are racing, mind escaping
Let me love you from a distance I won't tell

Cause you're just the type of man I'd fall in love with
And I'm not the only one to love your way
But I don't want to throw away the time we're spending
I could fall in love if you'd only let me stay


Can you tell I’m watching baby
Or that I’m about to turn away
You could find a way to stop me
But this is a game that I don’t play


Still, you're just the type of man I'd fall in love with
And I'm not the only one to love your way
But I don't want to throw away the time we're spending
I could fall in love if you'd ask me to stay
So let me stay
Track Name: Sweet Things
It’s two o’clock in the morning
You’re singing songs
About where I belong
Here comes another song

I’m wandering the white streets
Bottle of wine clutched in my fists
And I wish
It wasn’t like this

Cause you’re writing songs, all about me me me
And I know one day you’ll finally see, see, see
That you were wrong
But it’s too late, I’ll be gone

I woke to sun and such sweet kisses
I thought that they were gifts from you
And then I knew
Sweet things are not things you would do

There were times when I believed you
Could love me, if in your own way
And then you’d say
I just can’t love you, not today

And still you’re writing songs, all about me me me
And I know one day you’ll finally see, see, see
That you were wrong
But it’s too late, I’ll be gone

So many signs I did not see
I made the choice to just believe
That you would find the strength to stay
And say you loved me in your way
Oh silly me
So silly me

And still you’re writing songs, all about me me me
And I know one day you’ll finally see, see, see
That you were wrong
But it’s too late, I’ll be gone
Track Name: Naked
Take off my clothes
Take off my makeup too
Until you see my eyes
My uncloaked size
The curves, the freckles,
The bruises, the lies

Take down my walls
And look around the room
Until you see the faces
And all of the places
I lost, I loved, I dreamed, I tried

Well I am standing here naked
My dreams and my heartache laid out on the floor
And all my mistakes are painted
And hung perfectly by the door
I’ve given you everything I have to give and more
Now I’ll give you my music, naked and sore

Take back my words
I never meant it that way
I can’t express just how much
I love feeling the touch
Of your eyes, of your soul,
Of your pain, of your pride

Take all my time
Tell me your story too
I will give you my ears
Take your joy and your tears
This is one quick way of, giving you, giving love

Take one last look
Hold on to all that you find
Cause I’m here for tonight
In the dark or the light
But the moonbeams hold my dreams and it seems
Time to take flight
Track Name: With Love
A city steeped in rain
I’m stumbling back home late again
She carries down the tattered leaves
A million broken wishes borne by trees
And all I carry home to bed
Is a heavy heart and heavy head

I’ll fall into an empty nest
A haven that’s reserved for rest
I’ll want to sing but it’s too late
My late night habits hard to break
And when I finally fall asleep
I dream of reasons not to weep

Dreams won’t you take me far from here
To where there’s nothing left to fear
To where there’s nothing left to want
Don’t play the game, don’t tease and taunt
With love, I’ve had enough

A city steeped in snow
A feeling that I know all too well
This blanket that circles and holds me close
Replaces those I loved the most
And when the snow is gone away
The rain will come back out to play

Dreams won’t you take me far from here
To where there’s nothing left to fear
To where there’s nothing left to want
Don’t play the game, don’t tease and taunt
With love, I’ve had enough

With love, I’ve had enough
With love, I’ve had enough
With love that’s lacking
Love that’s rough
With love, I’ve had enough

Dreams won’t you take me far from here
To where there’s nothing left to fear
To where there’s nothing left to want
Don’t play the game, don’t tease and taunt
With love, I’ve had enough
Track Name: Did You Ever (Love Me Not)
You keep saying sorry
With your eyes and frozen looks
And you won’t touch my body
You can’t give back all you took
And you can’t give me reasons
For what was or was not
And all I can do is wonder
Did you ever love me
Did you ever love me not

You said it once almost
In the burn of lover’s embrace
You gasped it out so quietly
Then you turned away your face
And after you dismissed it
And with it left me bear
Well I should have known immediately
How little you could care

You keep saying sorry
With your eyes and frozen looks
And you won’t touch my body
You can’t give back all you took
And you can’t give me reasons
For what was or was not
And all I can do is wonder
Did you ever love me
Did you ever love me not
Track Name: Say Goodbye
Say goodbye to me with your hands
Clasp me gently in your palms and understand
I’m missing you
You’ve not gone yet but it is true

So Say goodbye to me with your eyes
With a promise that is everything but lies
About where you will be
And how long until you’re back here with me

Or don’t say goodbye at all
Take me with you, It’s too late not to fall
And it’s not as if you’re backed against the wall
Don’t say goodbye at all

But if you must say goodbye
Make it gentle, like a whisper or a sigh
That’s crossed the years
Promise me there won’t be tears

Say goodbye to me with your lips
Let the last thing that I feel not be
You slipping away from me, Won’t you stay with me
A moment, please lay with me

Or don’t say goodbye at all
Take me with you, It’s too late not to fall
And it’s not as if you’re backed against the wall
Just don’t say goodbye at all
Take my hands and catch my eyes
Kiss me gently, kiss me firmly and I
Will give you all of my heart one more time
Take my heart and say goodbye

But if you must say goodbye
Make it gentle, like a whisper or a sigh
That’s crossed the years
Promise me there won’t be tears
If you have to say goodbye