The Bedroom Sessions - EP

by Solia

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This EP is my 2 AM confessional about life and love (mostly love) from the sanctuary of my bedroom. Now it belongs to you.

-Solia

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released May 27, 2014

Music & Lyrics by Solia Bickersteth
Published by S.B. Heart Music, LLC (ASCAP)
Produced by Solia Bickersteth & Solomon Bickersteth, Jr.
Recorded by Solia Bickersteth, Downstairs Bathroom Recordings, Lanham, MD

Vocals, Guitar, Piano & Violin - Solia Bickersteth
Harmonica & Percussion - Solomon Bickersteth, Jr.

Mixed by Solia Bickersteth, Purple Bedroom Studios, Lanham, MD

© 2014 S. Bickersteth
℗ 2014 S.B. Heart Music, LLC (ASCAP)


This EP wouldn't have been possible without the encouragement of the following people. They believed in me before I believed in myself: my brothers Solomon and Simeon, Tiana, my sisters from another mister: Amanda C., Kelly, & Marg; my unconditional lover, Sam; my long lost cousin Colin, Ken, Bedig, Hunter (thanks for constantly reminding me that life is bigger than just me), Olivia (I’m taking you to Dublin some day, I promise!), Nick N., Topher (and his beard), Mike, Barry and the rest of my Mount family. I honestly can’t thank you guys enough. You people are the wonders of my world. The blood in my veins will forever run blue.

Thank you to everyone who didn’t tell me I was crazy when I told them I was going to record an EP in my basement. You probably thought it, but you didn’t tell me to my face, so thank you.

Thank you to all of the people who buy this EP or just a song. I owe each and every one of you a HUGE hug. Seriously.

A special thank you to my brothers for dealing with me every time I woke up in the morning after 4 hours of sleep because I spent all night writing. Thank you Solomon for suggesting and wanting to play harmonica for me. You da best!!

Thank you Sara Cooper for your friendship all these years and for being an extra set of ears when I needed them. This EP sounds 10x times better than when it started out because of you. You’re awesome!

Last but not least: thank you God for this gift You’ve given me. It’s not for me to understand why I have it. All I can do is use it to reach out and love people as You have loved me so unconditionally. Thank you.

Here's to the start of our crazy and wonderfully marvelous adventure. Cheers everyone!

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Solia Washington, D.C.

Music sets my soul on fire. It’s how I connect with people and the world around me. I like to dance barefoot in the grass. I write songs and sing them, and they belong to you.

Remember: Fitting in is vastly overrated, and being “normal” is an illusion. So don’t ever be afraid to be a little weird.

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Track Name: Find Another Way (To Keep On Moving)
what would you do if I told you that my heart still wanted you?
and what would say if I told you that time hasn't changed a thing for me?
oh and would you cry if I told you of the nights that I cried?
wishing I could turn back time
before I said 'I love you'
before I learned the sweetness of your name

it fills my lungs so heavily
can't seem to get my breath around your name
so I choke it down and find another way
to keep on moving
to keep on moving

maybe I lied when I claimed that I can't have you in my life
because of stupid pride shot to pieces
in my mind I'd put aside the hurt
because who you are is worth it every time
you are worth it every time

you fill me lungs so heavily
can't seem to get my tongue around your name
so I choke it down and find another way
to keep on moving

my feet can't find solid ground
but I know that I've got to keep moving
every breath tears me apart
but I owe it to my heart to keep on moving
to keep on moving, moving, moving
far away from you
far away from you

you fill my lungs so I can't breathe
can't even say your name
so I choke it down and find another way
I'll find another way
Track Name: I Still Do
see me from afar, blood will rise
see me from afar and tears will fall
because last time I...
last time we spoke
you told me you wished that I
wish I hadn't broke us
but I broke your heart

if I could take it all back
I would give you my heart and soul wide open
I would make you my world
I'd let go of my pride
I'd let you in
I'd bleed for you
I'd hold your heart darling
if I could go back and show you the love I have for you
because I still do
I still do

heard your voice cry out
and nothing hurt my soul more than that sound
because I let go
I let go from the start
and you shouldn't believe
that I meant to break your heart

if I could take it all back
I would give you my heart and soul wide open
I would make you my world
I'd let go of my pride
I'd let you in
I'd bleed for you
I'd hold your heart darling
if I could go back and show you the love I have for you
because I still do
I still do
Track Name: Deliver Me
so here goes nothing
here goes everything
there goes sanity

hold your heart open
keep your focus
on where I'm standing
I'm right in front of you

pouring myself into the safety of your heart
to quiet the demons screaming at me from the dark
you drown out the echoes that are calling out my name
deliver me

I, I am broken
a soul split open
and all my life comes bleeding out of me

and I, I'm so sorry
I left my pieces
on your shoulder
someone sound the alarm

I'm tired and weary from this aching in my chest
please hold me together
I can't seem to catch my breath
and I know I shouldn't be in love with you
but please be here with me
please deliver me
Track Name: I Will Wait
I wanted this
I wanted you to know
I needed this
I needed face down on the floor
to show myself that I could take it
to show myself that I would make it

make it through
I'd make it through to where you are
and where we need to be
I'd make it to the heart of you
just to hear you breathe
say my name

and I
I will wait
wait for the day we meet again
passing strangers and old friends
I will wait

goodbye
never seemed to fit with you
and I never seemed to feel quite right
when we let go

so I
I will wait
wait for the day we meet again
passing strangers and old friends
I will wait for you

hello
hello to old familiar
hello to every touch that feels the same
electrifying in my veins
hello

but I
I will wait for you
and I
I promise I will wait for you

wait for the day we meet again
familiar strangers and old friends
until the day we meet again

I will wait for you
I will wait
Track Name: Strong
I reach for someone to
hold on to
belong to
and I ask for someone else
to come in, come in and hold my heart

I long for someone to
hold on to
belong to
stop my beating heart from bleeding out

I just wanna be strong
I just wanna be strong

I wanna be
I wanna be strong
just like the hero in
the story of my life

I can be
I should be strong
just like the hero that
she thought I was

but I caved in and I let go
of who I'm supposed to be
I let those lies take hold in me
I let those words speak truth to me

now I'm left broken-hearted
and I fall down on my knees
I cry someone help me please
I can't get out

I reach for someone to
hold on to
belong to
and I ask for someone else
to come in, come in and hold my heart

I long for someone to
hold on to
belong to
stop my beating heart from bleeding out

I just wanna be strong
I just wanna be strong