still standing still (ep)

by Randi Russo

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Five song EP, including the song "Come Away" which was featured by NPR's All Songs Considered radio program.

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released June 6, 2005

Randi Russo - guitar, piano & vocals; co-producer
Lenny Molotov - bass, lead guitar, lap steel, dobro, glockenspiel
Randy Jamrok - drums
LaFrae Sci - percussion
Karl Meyer - violin
Ellis Traver - engineer, co-producer

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Randi Russo New York

Already known for her “honest, provocative lyrics” (The Big Takeover) and her upside-down guitar-playing which is “sweet when it needs to be but nasty in all the right places” (The Village Voice), Randi Russo continues to create songs with equal parts toughness & tenderness. While she often draws comparisons to PJ Harvey, Lou Reed & Patti Smith, Randi definitely has a voice of her own. ... more

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Track Name: Born Free, Blood Flow
Born Free, Blood Flow Lyrics

Born free, as free as the wind blows, as free as the blood flows… from your head to your toes.
Born free, but then we must grow old, look how the time goes, you were once born free.

Feeling so much indignation over each and every obligation, and there ain’t any indication of when it’s gonna end.

I…I… I… I…
Can’t breathe, So I take medication
Just 4 inhalations… just so I can breathe

Born Free, but then we must grow old… look how the body goes ….from your head to your toes.

Feeling so much indignation over each and every complication, and there ain’t any indication of when it’s gonna end.

I…I… I… I…

Hold me tight, I won’t charge you for it.
Say goodnight, I won’t hold you to it
Say goodbye …it’s the same as saying hello.

Don’t want to be a Xerox, of what I was
Don’t want to look to the past because you know the future’s enough
It’s enough, for me… like you I was born free…
So quit judging me.
Track Name: Come Away
Come Away Lyrics

Why can’t you be more like me, then I wouldn't have to try
Try and close your eyes, and imagine yourself in another life.

Come, come, come… come away with me.
Come, come, come… come away with me.
Come, come, come… come away with me.

The night is pressing on… say goodbye to everything that’s gone wrong
And just try to close your eyes and imagine yourself in another life.

Come, come, come… come away with me.
Come, come, come… come away with me.
Come, come, come… come away with me.


Come, come, come… come away with me. (3x)
Life can be free. … if you’d just…
Come, come, come… come away with me.
Track Name: Waiting for a Sign
Waiting For a Sign

I... I formed a line, inside his head, behind his mind
Waiting for the hidden truth about his youth,
About everything that’s left for us to find
While we wait, while we’re waiting for a…

Waiting, waiting, wasting time waiting for a sign.

He, he tied the noose, that poor recluse,
Just to get away from his past
Not form a truce 'cause what’s the use
When the past is dead and gone
So now he’ll wait, for a saving grace
Yeah he’s waiting for a…

Waiting, waiting, wasting time waiting for a sign.

All he ever wanted was simply a little piece of mind.
But he got more than he bargained for,
A wasting of his precious time…
Away, waste away…

He said, “They’re keeping me down. Yeah, they keep keeping me down. And I don’t have the strength.”
Time took the wind from his sail; prevent to prevail. There are no winners in this game, when the rules are to shame
Oneself again and again, until there’s no love left.

He said, “I’m done wasting my time, waiting for signs… that don’t come around anymore.” Then Elijah walked through that door, but it was too late… the recluse couldn’t wait.

He said, “I lost the balance and found the challenge… in my mind. So I ran to the back door, hoping to avoid once more… all the pain I seem to find.”
Track Name: Parasitic People
Life is too short to let in parasitic people, parasitic people into your veins
Life is too short to let in parasitic people, tiny little weasels who will gnaw out your brains

Yeah, you dangle that carrot/ Like I’m some unsuspecting rabbit
Yeah I got my eye on it/ I got my eye on it
And it leads to your hand, which holds the string
Strings attached to everything.

Life is too short to let in parasitic people, parasitic people in your bloodstream
Life is too short to let in parasitic people, tiny little creatures who will tear up your dreams

Yeah, you dangle that carrot/ Like I’m some unsuspecting rabbit
Yeah I got my eye on it/ I got my eye on it
And it leads to your hand, which holds the string
Strings attached to everything.

You’re the king of kings
With your crown in the ground
Worms grow on everything
When you leave them
…lying around.

Life is too short. Life is too short.
Track Name: Locked-Down Fade
Locked-Down Fade Lyrics

They can laugh about it. And say that I am too much.
I don’t want to think about it, so I’ll lock down.

Hear me out; I’m falling down. Help somehow. Cause I’m feeling too tired.
All my powers were used to devour, all the hurting from their deserting…
Lock down and fade.

Behind a wall… you know it’s where I feel safe.
Yet it makes me feel so small, sometimes I like it that way.

Then I won’t have to feel miles and miles of steel
Running from your heart to my eyes… my sad, sad eyes.
Not to be forgiven
When you got such a sad, sad mind…
Oh to go on living, when you got such a sad, sad life-- (life) force in tact, I fear my mind’s death trap of my pride and will bent and all of my energies spent.

Calling it like it is… now there is no room left for doubt. Feel a bit stronger now… just wish I wasn’t tired.

All my powers led to this hour. And all my shaking is to hide my aching.
Lock down and fade.

Go twist and fall.
And go out with a bang.
See if they cared at all…
…no, not now.

Fade in, fade out… I feel like I am not around. Locked into feeling locked out, so I’ll just sit down.

I don’t have time for this conversation, where you always seize upon my hesitations, and never ever send me any indication that I matter to you at all.