Let Me Rest [EP]

by Casey Smith

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Unmixed EP, recorded in one take at the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, OH. (I tried to be an easy test subject for the students.)

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released October 20, 2014

Original Songs by Casey Smith
Track Art: Casey Smith

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Casey Smith Ohio

Casey Smith is a singer-songwriter living in Central Ohio, where she misses the rolling hills of southern Ohio.

Smith grew up in Meigs Co., then spent a decade in Portsmouth, where she found her voice in her Appalachian roots.

Accompanied by either her grandfather's old 1960s Kay or her Martin baritone ukulele ("Bari"), her music has been described as "Contemplative melancholy from the hills."
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Track Name: Pacify
The hills have finally turned to red
Clearin' a path that's in your head

Never sure where it's gonna lead
But know it's not me you need to appease

Pacify
Pacify

Broken compositions and poor transitions
Construe ambiguous definitions

Never sure where it's gonna lead
But know it's not me you need to appease

Pacify
Pacify

Toxic blood rests under your skin
But it doesn't say a thing about where ya been

Never sure where it's gonna lead
But know it's not me you need to appease

Pacify
Pacify
Track Name: Singin' in Her Sleep
Singin', singin' in her sleep
Yeah she's singin', singin' in her sleep
But now she's got in way too deep
Yes she's got in way too deep
Cause everybody knows
That she sings
In her sleep

Pillow, what do ya say?
Let's sneak on out of here
I'm so tired, I could stay
But I'd rather see my dear

Singin', singin' in her sleep
Yeah she's singin', singin' in her sleep
But now she's got in way too deep
Yes she's got in way too deep
Cause everybody knows
That she sings
In her sleep

Ooooo

Seein' you singing, in your sleep
Is somethin' I'm going to keep
For myself, to stash away
Before my memory decays

Singin', singin' in her sleep
Yeah she's singin', singin' in her sleep
But now she's got in way too deep
Yes she's got in way too deep
Cause everybody knows
That she sings
In her sleep

Ooooo

Let's run away to your dreams
I will meet you by the stream
Brush your hair, from your face
Don't let your words be a waste

Singin', singin' in her sleep
Yeah she's singin', singin' in her sleep
But now she's got in way too deep
Yes she's got in way too deep
Cause everybody knows
That she sings
In her sleep

Ooooo
Track Name: Let Me Rest (The River Song)
I went down to the Ohio River
Where I found my poor mother layin'
She looked up at me and said
Won't you please leave me here and let me rest?

You could see she was scared to meet her maker
And that walk was long down to the river bed
So why not meet the devil instead?
And just be done with the worry and the pain

Well I didn't believe, but she sure did
And no matter that she was ready to go
Whatever it'd take just to end this walk
She hushed my mouth and asked me not to talk

I went down to the Ohio River
Where I found my poor mother layin'
She looked up at me and said
Won't you please leave me here and let me rest?

She took my hand and asked me to go
Hated me to see her at her low
Instead I walked her down to the river
I held her hand, helped her in, and let her go

I went down to the Ohio River
Where I found my poor mother layin'
She looked up at me and said
Won't you please leave me here and let me rest?
Track Name: When I Get There
Mossy trails
Beneath my feet
I'll find harbor
In this heath

Not sure where I'm going
But I'll find you when I get there

Rotten apples
Line these aisles
The moisture is heavy
And rocks trip me up

No matter how far I walk
I can't shake your thoughts
The silence surrounds
Yet I all I hear are screams

Not sure where I'm going
But I'll find you when I get there

I tried to find Kentucky
But all that I found
Were some empty bottles
And an old grizzly bear

He was a wanderer
Much like me
He told me to run home
There is nothing to find here

Not sure where I'm going
But I'll find you when I get there