Unstable EP

by Becca Roth

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"Unstable EP" is Roth's debut release on LA based indie label, Pop Cautious Records. The EP features 5 full band tracks with storytelling lyrics and pop melodies.

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released October 14, 2016

Written and arranged by Becca Roth
Recorded and produced by Luis Augusto (Tracks 1, 3 & 5), Brian Lopez (Track 5), and Juan Ceballos Perez (Tracks 2 & 4)
Engineered by Bill Langdon
Mixing and vocal production by ESTICO
Mastered by Pablo San Martin
Photograph by Caitlin Timmins

Becca Roth - Voice, Acoustic Guitar
Yusuke Sato - Electric Guitar
Dag Hanken - Drums
Mike Caprarola - Piano
Dan McCallum - Bass

Special thanks to my professors at Berklee College of Music for helping me find my voice and inspiring me to write these honest lyrics; Caroline Harvey, Karen Carr, Scarlet Keys, and Peter Eldridge.

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Becca Roth is an LA based singer/songwriter originally from Philly.

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Track Name: No One Has To Know
We came into the room like water rushing through a flume in the night
And the Neighbors were all sleeping 'til we woke them with our fleeting sighs
And the shadows on the walls were dancing circles around us
Reflecting the dust in our eyes
'Cause in the heat of the moment you were all that I needed
But in the morning, that same feeling was depleted

I never wanted anything but the real thing
Somebody to love me like that
I never really ever knew what I wanted
But I think I'll know when I want it back

When no one has to know
No one has to know
The things we did
When you were mine
And I was yours
And we were ours, together

Well, I snuck out the door
And held hands with my shame for too long
And tried to scrub off the sadness
'Cause I thought it would never be gone
'Cause the people in the church would tell us we were both sinners
And try to save us with their Jesus songs
And we'd roll our eyes and try not to resent them
'Cause we'd already been to heaven

I never wanted anything but the real thing
Somebody to love me like that
I never really ever knew what I wanted
But I think I'll know when I want it back

When no one has to know
No one has to know
The things we did
When you were mine
And I was yours
And we were ours together

'Cause I'm usually no good at keeping secrets
And I've been known to swim in the deep end
You could be my silver lining
And I'll let you love me
If we turn out the lights
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Track Name: Unstable
Nothing's working out the way I planned it
The future is a tease I can't get back at
I'm terrified of all the things I can't predict
And what scares me the most is that I'm getting used to it
Nightmares follow me down the hall
like that boy in school who used to taunt me
And in my head I'm always searching
Now I'm thirteen again

Who will know how to love me
When I can feel myself going crazy
Who will keep me steady

When not a bone in my body can hold me up
And I can't help but wondering
Who could love someone who's unstable
Keep me steadfast love

Tip toe on the high-wire
My legs are shaking and I'm overtired
I'm obsessed with all the things I can't control
And what I want the most is what I can't be told
Nostalgia is always biting and
Never puts me back where it finds me
Who am I to complain
We're all running in circles

(pre chorus, chorus)

Yesterday I fell apart in the middle of my own song,
In the middle of my own show
and who's to know where to go
'Cause I thought when I was older I would understand
but age is just a number and I'm more confused than ever
But I will know how to love you
When you feel yourself going crazy
And I will keep you steady

When not a bone in your body could hold you up
And you can't help but wondering
Who could love someone who's unstable, unstable..
Be my steadfast love,
Keep me steadfast love...
Track Name: Ever Since I Saw Your Face
Ever since I saw your face
Everybody wears a halo
Something's swelling in my chest
I think I'll be okay though

Ever since I felt your breath
Sneak softly through my ear
Everybody sounds like heaven
Cause your voice is all I hear

I'm not a fortune teller
I'll never know my place
But I believe in angels
Ever since I saw your face

Ever since I heard you singing
Everybody's sprouting wings
And I only feel like flying
Cause I don't know how to sink anymore, no

I'm not a fortune teller
I'll never know my place
But I believe in angels
Ever since I saw your face

You're all the good I see, You're all the good I see in this world
Track Name: I'm Not Yours
Tipsy lover
Vagabond
Stays the night but then she's gone
You can try to change her
Keep her at her will
But she's no good at standing still

And you can kiss her at her feet
But why even bother
Before you have the chance to speak
She'll scream and holler

I'm not yours, I'm not yours, I'm not yours, I'm not yours, I'm not yours

Wild woman
No she won't behave
Won't be kept up in a cage
You didn't mean to hurt her
You just held on too tight
She couldn't wait to get out of your sight

And you can give that diamond ring
But she don't want your money
Before you get down on one knee
She'll be out the door and running

(chorus)

It's not your fault but maybe it is
She's just a runner and you can't resister her
She's not your lover and you can't keep up with her
Track Name: When You Need To Feel Something
Oh, what I would do to hold my hands over your wounds
I don't care if it's not pretty
Stay with me
Not all of life is the cold bathroom floor
Or the aftermath of your parents divorce
Not all of it is pretty, but stay with me

Let your body move to the sounds around you
And let the blood rush through your veins
I'm a sad girl, too and I'll hold onto you
When you need to feel something

Little babe, little someone's daughter
I know it's hard to feel safe in open waters
Not everything will drown you out
Not all of life is the razor thin
Repercussions of a kitchen knife on your skin
Not all of it will drown you out

Let your body move to the sounds around you
And let the blood rush through your veins
I'm a sad girl, too and I'll hold onto you
When you need to feel something

Babe whenever you want, you can talk to me
Anytime of the day or night, you can talk to me
You're never too much for my arms
Never too heavy on my heart
Talk to me or don't say anything

Let your body move to the sounds around you
And let the blood rush through your veins
I'm a sad girl, too and I'll hold onto you
When you need to feel something