Zebra Stone

by Mella

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This is my first album, released in 2015. It's very personal and I hope it resonates with you in some way! It was definitely a collaborative effort and I'm so thankful to Aman Sahi, Scott Masson, Dirk Moore, Danny T. Levin and Ken Lewis for their help and hard work. You can find more about my session work and other projects on www.mellamusic.com!

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released May 26, 2015

Mella Barnes, Aman Sahi

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Track Name: Tangerine
You’re my rainbow calculator
You’re my sunshine locator
You’re the pond I’m the alligator
and I’m diving into you and
You’re the carpenter who builds my love
You’re the sharpener when life gets dull

You’re my love machine and
I’m a jumping bean
I’m on you like a trampoline
I don’t need gasoline
cause you keep me running clean and
You’re so smooth like Vaseline
You’re so sweet like a tangerine
You’re my tangerine

You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine
You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine

You’re a flower pressed into paper
I can save you there for later
You’re the salt I’m the peppershaker
and I’m shaken by your love and
You’re the architect of my design
You’re the market sector of good vibes

You’re my love machine and
I’m a jumping bean
I’m on you like a trampoline
I don’t need gasoline
cause you keep me running clean and
You’re so smooth like Vaseline
You’re so sweet like a tangerine
You’re my tangerine

You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine
You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine

You’re my love machine
I’m a jumping bean
don’t need gasoline
keep me running clean
so smooth like Vaseline
You’re my tangerine

You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine
You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine
Track Name: The Wind, the Clouds and the Sea
She throws all her clothes in a suitcase
Sets her ring beside his side of the bed
She says, “It’s been nice, but it’s over”
Tears his open heart right into shreds
He says, “Hey hold up, where’d this come from?
Give me one good reason why we’re done”

She turns around and says,
“Let me tell you why…”

I belong to the wind, the clouds and the sea
so I can’t belong to you when I long to be free
I long to be free

She finds a new home and she’s happy
in a brand new town full of sound and light
It’s just not enough to contain her
When he turns his head she’s out of sight

He unfolds her letter
and reads through teary eyes

I belong to the wind, the clouds and the sea
so I can’t belong to you when I long to be free
I long to be free

I belong to the wind, the clouds and the sea
so I can’t belong to you when I long to be free
I long to be free
Track Name: Find Me
I don’t know how long you’ve been gone now
and I don’t know when you came back
All I know is that I’m so glad you’re home now
My whole world is back on track

When I forget how much I need you
you remind me
When I lose my way
you’re the only one who can find me
You’re the only one who can find me

Clean the anger out of my eyes
Take my worries, lay them down
Give me a new song to sing now
I’m so glad you’re around

When I chase all my simple dreams
you’re behind me
When I run and hide
you’re the only one who can find me
You’re the only one who can find me

Oh I come inside
cold and worn down to the ground
You see just what I need
and I’d be so lost if you weren’t around

When I forget how much I need you
you remind me
When I lose my way
you’re the only one who can find me
You’re the only one who can find me
Track Name: Outer Space
A hurricane in the middle of a moment
My heart and soul wrapped up in a bag
to go out the door with you

They all stared in silence waiting
as you stole my heart away

Cause I never knew I would
wanna be here in this place
on a ledge just looking over
outer space
Everyday it’s easier
letting go of what I know
starting over with a new
point of view

So now I’m here
in the middle of this moment
The flames are turning blue
and it feels like I’m flying
through the stars with you
I’m leaving my old skin
on the rock by the tree
where you found me

Hold my hand and pull me forward
and don’t let me slip away

Cause I never knew I would
wanna be here in this place
on a ledge just looking over
outer space
Everyday it’s easier
letting go of what I know
starting over with a new
point of view

I can see through this galaxy
you created in me
The stars are all aligned
and this moment is mine

Cause I never knew I would
wanna be here in this place
on a ledge just looking over
outer space
Everyday it’s easier
letting go of what I know
starting over with a new
point of view
Track Name: I Don't Know
Driving in the dark and I’m headed home
Driving kinda fast cause I know this road
The thoughts in my mind won’t let me go slow
I’m halfway there when it starts to snow

Life won’t tell you where you’re gonna go
Nobody knows and it’s getting cold
The wind won’t tell you where it’s gonna blow
and I don’t know
no I don’t know

My blurry vision’s getting worse here tonight
I’m changing lanes and I don’t know if I’m alright
I’m starting to skid and I hold on tight
Can’t see the road curve to the right

Life won’t tell you where you’re gonna go
Nobody knows and it’s getting cold
The wind won’t tell you where it’s gonna blow
and I don’t know
no I don’t know

And as I’m skidding way off track
in this tragic happenstance
I crash and burn and fade to black
but will I get a second chance?

Life won’t tell you where you’re gonna go
Nobody knows and it’s getting cold
The wind won’t tell you where it’s gonna blow
and I don’t know
no I don’t know

Life won’t tell you where you’re gonna go
Nobody knows and it’s getting cold
The wind won’t tell you where it’s gonna blow
and I don’t know
no I don’t know
Track Name: Learn to Let Go
Hello
Where are you going today?
Oh I know
you feel so trapped in this place
so displaced

I know your pain
I feel the same
but we can make it better babe

Let’s run away at midnight
Meet me behind the swing set
where the blue roses grow
Let’s take the train to Fairline
We’ll never learn to live
if we can’t learn to let go

I see
the world in shades of grey
Take me
some place so far away
We’ll be okay

I know your pain
I feel the same
but we can make it better babe

Let’s run away at midnight
Meet me behind the swing set
where the blue roses grow
Let’s take the train to Fairline
We’ll never learn to live
if we can’t learn to let go

Let’s run away at midnight
Meet me behind the swing set
where the blue roses grow
Let’s take the train to Fairline
We’ll never learn to live
if we can’t learn to let go
Track Name: The Definition of a Misfit in Rome
I’ve been down this road before
lost inside my head
Tried to fight this feeling off
leave it all unsaid

I don’t know where I’m going
I don’t know what I’m doing
but I want so much more

I lost all of my senses
Marbles of glass are
scattered like ashes
all over my plans and
I wake up exhausted
Would you be so kind
to help me find
my peace of mind

I’ve been trying to let go
but I always wind up here
in the middle of this place
made of smoke and mirrors

I just want some attention
just a little affection
tell me I’ll be okay

I lost all of my senses
Marbles of glass are
scattered like ashes
all over my plans and
I wake up exhausted
Would you be so kind
to help me find
my peace of mind

Why do I always try
making sense of life
Everyday while they look away
If I hold on I might just make it through

I want to be more than
torn regrets from your perspective
Bits of love notes washed down the drain
Don’t wish me away

I lost all of my senses
Marbles of glass are
scattered like ashes
all over my plans and
I wake up exhausted
Would you be so kind
to help me find
my peace of mind
Track Name: The Sunrise in Your Eyes
You live on the same street
where the sun rises and sets
next to Heaven
and I come by
hoping to be caught in your nets
Please take me with you honey cause

I wanna fly with you
in your hot air balloon
straight to the moon
I wanna dance all night
and make you want to
never leave my side

Cause I love the sunrise in your eyes, your eyes
I love the sunrise in your eyes, your eyes

I don’t know how
how to come down
when I only want to be around
all around you
Take my old broken heart
and just turn it inside out
in your fingers, cause

I wanna fly with you
in your hot air balloon
straight to the moon
I wanna dance all night
and make you want to
never leave my side

I wanna fly with you
in your hot air balloon
straight to the moon
I wanna dance all night
and make you want to
never leave my side
Track Name: Brother
I can see you from here
standing there with no fear
We’ve both come a long way
looking to a brighter day

No one thought we’d make it
They said it was just a lost cause
They were all mistaken
cause we’re both here after all

I’m gonna stand up
unafraid of the thunder
I’m gonna have hope
in the pouring rain
Don’t ever let go
of your sense of wonder
My brother I know
we can get through the pain

Growing up underground
Broken dreams held us down
We broke free you and me
held down by nobody

No one thought we’d make it
They said it was just a lost cause
They were all mistaken
cause we’re both here after all

I’m gonna stand up
unafraid of the thunder
I’m gonna have hope
in the pouring rain
Don’t ever let go
of your sense of wonder
My brother I know
we can get through the pain

I’m gonna stand up
unafraid of the thunder
I’m gonna have hope
in the pouring rain
Don’t ever let go
of your sense of wonder
My brother I know
we can get through the pain
Track Name: Desert Interstate
Oh no, there goes everything
No more rainbows in this desert rain
Holding on so tight
hot days and colder nights
No one knows what’s right
I’m all alone and out of time

Desert interstate
Oh I had to run away
run from all the pain
before I go insane
Everything I own
and everything I know
are miles and miles away
behind this desert interstate

Heroes have all abandoned me
Glitter and gold is a fantasy
Moving on, goodbye
You’ll never see me cry
No one knows just why
I could never live a lie

Desert interstate
Oh I had to run away
run from all the pain
before I go insane
Everything I own
and everything I know
are miles and miles away
behind this desert interstate
Track Name: Café
Every day now
I sit and wait
I hope I run into you
at this small Café

I had a latte
You had a tea
My world was set on fire
when you turned and smiled at me

And oh when I go home
I feel something new inside of my bones
and hey I wanna stay
right here in this small Café

I try to study
keep my head down
But every time you walk in
my head spins around

I’ll take a number
I’ll get in line
I’ll walk another mile
just to see if you’ll be mine

And oh when I go home
I feel something new inside of my bones
and hey I wanna stay
right here in this small Café

And oh when I go home
I feel something new inside of my bones
and hey I wanna stay
right here in this small Café
Track Name: All I've Ever Known
One of these days
I'm gonna fly away
One of these ways
I'm gonna go someplace

I'll hop on a cloud
and ride it downtown
and never touch the ground

Don't you worry
I'll be fine all on my own
This recurring
dream is all I've ever known
Track Name: It's Complicated - Live Acoustic Performance
You came in my life as a stranger
lemon in my iced tea
Your sweetness hid all the danger
you complicated me

It’s clear but it’s hard to see
You complicated me

And I don’t know where
you get off thinking
my ship is sinking
when you go overboard
Give me some space
get out of my brain
It’s complicated

Tell me who you think you are
telling me that I’m the one
Treating me like I’m a star
when I just wanna have some fun

I used to love being free
but you complicated me

And I don’t know where
you get off thinking
my ship is sinking
when you go overboard
Give me some space
get out of my brain
It’s complicated

And I don’t know where
you get off thinking
my ship is sinking
when you go overboard
Give me some space
get out of my brain
It’s complicated
Track Name: Tangerine Remix
You’re my rainbow calculator
You’re my sunshine locator
You’re the pond I’m the alligator
and I’m diving into you and
You’re the carpenter who builds my love
You’re the sharpener when life gets dull

You’re my love machine and
I’m a jumping bean
I’m on you like a trampoline
I don’t need gasoline
cause you keep me running clean and
You’re so smooth like Vaseline
You’re so sweet like a tangerine
You’re my tangerine

You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine
You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine

You’re a flower pressed into paper
I can save you there for later
You’re the salt I’m the peppershaker
and I’m shaken by your love and
You’re the architect of my design
You’re the market sector of good vibes

You’re my love machine and
I’m a jumping bean
I’m on you like a trampoline
I don’t need gasoline
cause you keep me running clean and
You’re so smooth like Vaseline
You’re so sweet like a tangerine
You’re my tangerine

You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine
You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine

You’re my love machine
I’m a jumping bean
don’t need gasoline
keep me running clean
so smooth like Vaseline
You’re my tangerine

You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine
You’re the sweetest thing
You’re my tangerine

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