SOLO​.​B

by Johanna Chase

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This record was recorded in 3 days in Bothell, WA in the month of August 2016. Using my mobile studio, some friends mics and my sister's 1990s boom-box/tape player as an amp, I knuckled down in the tiny home my brother and father built. It has a hobbit door. These songs span from 3 years back to 2016 -- some of them written in a hunting cabin in Sturkie, Arkansas just one year ago. These songs are also particular in their simplicity and in them exploring a return to the place I started when I first began writing songs.

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released October 28, 2016

Written and recorded+mixed by Johanna Chase
Mastering by Eugene Toale

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Johanna Chase Los Angeles, California

Seattle, WA transplant to Los Angeles, releasing her 11th independent record, SOLO.B october 2016. Her tunes have been called "Urban Folk" and her live performances remain a powerful experience. Check patreon.com/johannachase for monthly covers.

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Track Name: Avalanche
blue bell bonnie pale skin chapped lips on that night
found a beginning without an end in those eyes
fever pitch of young love oriented all our stars
found our bed in the spin of the earth and all it's charge

that love, that love
couldn't see it coming, couldn't see it coming
that love, that love
just felt the rumble then it hit me like an avalanche

held you tight brown skin brown eyes oh you cried
sought to love you harder than a mother could ever try
but you grew up like a twisted vine and covered my light
still my glow wants to break through the leaves and feed your fight

(chorus)

baptized you in the river of my grief
didn't know I was doing anything
tried to keep you still so I could stop shaking
the day you left I felt the freedom of that love
Track Name: Made to Last
come along with me
write a song with me
get along with me
make it up with me

cause I am made to last
cause I am made to last

break a leg with me
join the tour bus with me
get away with me
make stories to keep up with

(chorus)

come along with me
right this way with me
make up some shit with me
become who we were meant to be

(chorus x2)

come along with me
write a song with me
get along with me
make it all up with me
Track Name: Gone
gone, my fourth leaf clover
and you've gone your own way
got my red solo
the party is over but I'm still buzzed walkin the neighborhood

ooooohh
ooooohh

damn, my dog is nowhere
but I know she'll come back home
and mom, she misses her daughter
but it's a chain she loves to liberate

and I'm gone with the wind now x3

your bed, make it's covers
so they fall over every corner tight
my body left it's mold
where we laid and watched it all go down

and I'm gone with the wind now
Track Name: To Forget You
record making it like saying says
you didn't have a phone - I couldn't leave a message
disconnected dial tone deflected
holding your breath while I got a bone to pick with
that picket fence, tall around your love nest
iconic protecting those sweet caresses
you showed me lies with your French accent
and pulled me in just to play lesbian

now I'm waiting for all these feelings to fade out x2

Go to the beach to forget you
Call my mom to forget you
Walk my dog to forget you
Work my job to forget you

Sing a song to forget you
Wash my car to forget you
Talk to strangers to forget you
Pretend it's easy to forget you

Kiss a girl to forget you
Say a prayer to forget you
Buy new jeans to forget you
Think nice things to forget you

Hop on a bus to forget you
Dye my hair to forget you
Do all I can to forget you
Im doing all I can to forget you

The mismatch of my past plays tag
With the dreamy flash of hope I made you
Just wanted to date you but got in over my head in spite of you
Boo that I never even called you
Something about you got me all-in
Up in the trees like Swiss family robinson
On my in between like peanut butter and then
The mouth you used less and less
Got original in my smithsonian
How is it when I don't even know you
I create a statue just to see you again

(chorus)
refrain

hop on a bus
fly home
go to my old stomping grounds
sit by myself and throw some stones
buy a coffee down the street
see all the new buildings they're building
and I'm trying to do all that I can, doing all I can
dye my hair
I'm not shaving my legs, shit
I'm just trying to do all I can, just trying to do all I can to forget you

refrain
Track Name: Gangster of Love
You, you take my demons and you clean them up
Like a real gangster of love
You, you take my weakness you don’t leave it alone,
No, you hold it’s hand

You always got that soft spot for me
That’s where I wanna be darling
I wanna be there now
You always keep the best memories
That’s what I want to see baby
I want to make believe

Oh you are my gangster of love
My under cover lover
Keep me out of trouble
Oh you are my gangster of love
My under cover baby
You got my back always

You, you take my dreams and let ‘em be, see them as reality
You, you take my hand and keep walking all these places that we go

You always got that soft spot for me
That’s where I wanna be darling
I wanna be there now
You always keep the best memories
That’s what I want to see baby
I want to make believe

Oh you are my gangster of love
My under cover lover
Keep me out of trouble
Oh you are my gangster of love
My under cover baby
You got my back always (x2)


You, you take my demons and you clean them up
Like a real gangster of love
Track Name: Suzanna
You cut me out
And the sun folds me in
You find the doubt
on the pixels in my skin

And I’m alone laying here next to you
On my own in this party of two

If you want me to
Just tell me which way is the door
And I’ll leave you do what you want

Suzanna
You rock me I roll
You catch me and I still fall
All matters
Of indecision bring intuition I don’t want
Suzanna
You rock me I roll
You catch me and I still fall
All matters
Of this condition got me wishing you would just go

You hold me out
As the days pull me in
You find the doubt
In the markings on my skin

And I’m alone in this party of two
Just tell me to go and leave you to you

If you want me to
Just tell me which way is the door
And I’ll leave you do what you want

(chorus)

I tried I tried to tell you
We’re not having fun, what the hell are we doing now
Trying to make something work just to prove we can
Oh baby I say it, I’ll say it again

(chorus)
Track Name: Give it Away
No one owns me and I own nothing
Not even the car I drive through this country
Even the skin I have costs money
Just to keep standing well and good under the sun

When good work is done
There is no exchange
Of those green bastard notes
Gold clinks down the drain
And you know in your heart you’ve got a good name
Not because you proved it, but because you gave it away

I’ve got these neighbors, who play outside my window
It’s amazing to watch children as they grow
I hope I make this place more acceptable
For the wonder burning in their eyes

Cause when pure eyes see
There is no shame
In the unknown beauty
The lack of knowing its name
Oh and you know in your heart you’ve got a good name
Not because you proved it, but because you gave it away

I’ve grown older and so have my theories
Vintage plots to displace the mysteries
Of the lives and loves I long to please
Though we grow into undefined families

But when family is made
There is no shame
No depth too vast
To keep me from treading
Oh and we’ll know in our hearts we’ve got a good name
Not because we proved it, but because we gave it away
Track Name: Go
go ahead of me
and I don't need any games
go ahead of me
cause I don't need to win nothing
go ahead of me
cause I've been here before
go ahead of me
cause I've been cross this floor

pack lite, hold on tight
it'll never be the same x3
it will never be the same

go without me
yeah I am pulling for a different thing
and go don't be about me
if I'm not part of your plan

(chorus)
Track Name: Never Be the Same
When I think of you I think of fireflies
When I think of the purest love I see your eyes
When I think of preciousness I see you
When I think of sounding out gods name, your name comes through

Oh precious is the hand that I hold in mine
Precious is the hands I saw in summertime
Precious is the voice that says my name
Oh I will never be the same
No, I will never be the same
Oh no I will never be the same

When I think about the world I see your future
When I think about living for something I think of your nature
When I think about finding what’s really good
I know that you are pointing to the answer
I know that you are pointing to the answer

Oh precious is the hand that I hold in mine
Precious is the hands I saw in summertime
Precious is the voice that says my name
Oh I will never be the same
No, I will never be the same
Oh no I will never be the same
I know I could never be the same

When I think about healing I think about being with you
When I think about jesus I think about you, too
When I think about setting prisoners free I hope you will
believe that anything is possible if you just will it

(chorus)