Let The Sound Escape!

by Summer Symphony

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released July 6, 2014

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Summer Symphony Oneonta, New York

Summer Symphony is the sunny solo project of Tyler Merrill, a multi-instrumentalist homegrown in the Helderbergs

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Track Name: Treasure in the Earth
I'm pouring out a song she'll never hear
I'm twisting words and crafting melodies she'll never know is for her
And one day she'll find it humming in her ear
Like a memory of digging treasure in the earth together
I'm spilling out a song she'll never know
'Cause something deeper than my loneliness is whispering to me
That I know one day we'll want to take it slow
But for now I've got to rearrange my heart I left in jigsaw misery

And I swear every night I have this strange old dream
Two loves live through life, I think that's you and me
But I know in my soul that that can never be
Until I put my broken pieces back together
I'm dreaming

Oh, unafraid of the world, our hands finger lacing
And I, no I can't do this alone, not without you
Take me to a place we can sit and grow old together
Take me

I'm dripping out a song in secrecy
'Cause the truth is my intentions are but premature at best
And though these lyrics are so damn easy to sing
I'm as ready as a patient trying to lift you up with sutures in my chest

And I swear every night I have this strange old dream
Two loves live through life, I think that's you and me
But I know in my soul that that can never be
Until I put my broken pieces back together
I'm dreaming

Oh, unafraid of the world, our hands finger lacing
And I, no I can't do this alone, not without you
Take me to a place we can sit and grow old together
Take me

Before we write our happily ever after
I'm rereading dreary chapters that were written years before
I understand I'm not the things
In the past or in my nightmares haunting me
So I know what I am
I'm not alone, footprints in sand
So I know that I can be the one you call your man

Oh, unafraid of the world, our hands finger lacing
And I, no I can't do this alone, not without you
Take me to a place we can sit and grow old together
Take me
Track Name: Dandelion Seed
Yesterday I heard the news,
A little birdie sung to me a gossip tune
Singing how you gave your hand away
I assumed that you'd send a letter
Telling your friends that you're doing better
Telling 'em about your wedding day

What happened to the girl I knew
With sassy words and attitude
And summer late night heart to hearts
I'd never guess that you forgot
To tell your friends you tied the knot
Who knew we grew so far apart?

It's safe to say that I'm sad to see that our years of youth flew
But the fact of the matter is I'm so happy for you

'Cause your so loved, and you're so free
To share this world with someone is the sweetest thing
I wish the best to both of you, Mrs.
But I don't know what your last name is
Anymore, oh no, not anymore

Do you remember turning back the clock
Seventeen with our backs against the dock
Staring up and counting out the stars
We opened up and talked about our dreams
About our lives and all the things our eyes had seen
Telling stupid jokes and laughing hard

I said I want to change the earth
That every star above is a person
I could maybe lend a hand
You said to me that in the end
That all you wanted was a friend
Someone who'd really understand

A memory you might not remember, and it's no surprise
But to think of it and see you now simply brings tears to my eyes

'Cause you're so loved, and you're so free
To share this world with someone is the sweetest thing
I wish the best to both of you, Mrs.
But I don't know that your last name is
Anymore

Do you remember life like a dandelion seed?
Constantly drifting from place to place with family
A tad brokenhearted, just praying for some dirt to grow your roots in
But it doesn't matter where you're roots finally land
'Cause home is where the heart is, you're safe at home with him

'Cause you're so loved, and you're so free
To share this world with someone is the sweetest thing
I wish the best to both of you, Mrs.
But I don't know what your last name is
Anymore, oh no, not anymore
Track Name: Let The Sound Escape
The five o'clock alarm says it's time to wake up
Rolling out of bed to find my sneakers laced up
All the birds are crooning in the morning dew of the trees
I'm making my way to the campus kitchen
Past the D&H, and my imagination's
Got me humming music I've never heard of before
Inspiration's got me thinking
All my troubles always sinking fast
I can remember when I felt this way before

Like when I kissed you for the first time in my car behind the pond
Or like when I would Jesus in the bathroom of a hotel room alone
I must admit, I must confess, I've put this off for far too long
To turn this feeling into song

So let's jam like it's summer, open on the center stage
And let's break through the tabernacles double doors, and let the sound escape
'Cause we are too damn young to keep our voices down
So let's jam like its really meant to be our summer symphony

It's two o'clock and I have put the last dish away
I'm punching out of work and kicking through the door fram
As I head on over to the worship house of the Lord
I power up the keys, I'm jacking in the cables
Cranking up the gain up on that mixing table
As you beat out rhythms at the corner side of the room
Count me in and set the temp
Take a breath and let my fingers go
I can remember when I felt this way before

Like counting shooting stars with you in your backyard and talked of life
Or like when I felt stupid and alive at once, as I put down the knife
I must admit, I must confess, I've put this off for far too long
To turn this feeling into song

So let's jam like it's summer, open on the center stage
And let's break through the tabernacle's double doors
And let the sound escape
'Cause we are too damn young to keep our voices down
So let's jam like it's really meant to be our summer symphony


So let's jam like it's summer, open on the center stage
And let's break through the tabernacle's double doors
And let the sound escape
And though I'm older, I've still got some kid in me
So let's jam like we still are seventeen
Our summer symphony
Track Name: Waiting, I'm Waiting
I wait for you at this piano
With fear and shame fresh painted on my face
You know how when I'm nervous my hands tap uncontrollably
Imagine when my hands are at the keys
They fly from me, they fly from me

Where do I begin?
You knew I was mysterious and guarded from the start
My mental troops perimetered with guns around my heart
Her snipers shot from years ago is finally sinking in
Where you and I begin
And now my heartbeat starts to quicken
As the memories ensure
Of how I turned to silent treatment
A painful quiet summer spend avoiding you
What did I gain now and how can I explain
I was hurt and afraid

Here I wait alone, this piano's strings can speak for me
So many nights I've spent awake and emotionless
Guilty fingers striking the keys
Oh yeah, and every not is painting a portrait
Spelling out your name
Yeah, since you've been away I haven't been the same
No I'm not the same, no not anymore
Inside of me, my conscience starts to scream
You're gonna lose her now, so what the hell you waiting for?

I'm waking up to see the truth
I'm at my best when I'm with you
I'm begging darling won't you stay and see
How desperately I want to show
I'm not the boy you used to know
I'm climbing out this pit for you

I'm waking up to see the truth
I'm at my best when I'm with you
So desperately I want to show
I'm not the boy you used to know


I'm waking up to see the truth
I'm at my best when I'm with you
I'm begging darling won't you stay and see
How desperately I want to show
I'm not the boy you used to know
I'm climbing out this pit for you

How desperately I want to show
I'm not the boy you used to know
I'm climbing out this pit for you
Track Name: I Drank You In
It's 2:56, I'm dancing with you on the living room floor
My hands on your hips, your head on my chest
As we sway back and forth
And I confessed the words, "I want you to dance with me"
My hands lost in yours, I'm finding everything

'Cause I've wandered a desert searching for more
And I realized it's you that I'm searching for

We're dancing at dawn, in darkness with socks on
And we sway to no music at all
Just the beat of our hearts, alone in the dark
And I can't believe the sure possibility you could be the one
'Cause I realized I loved you the moment we touched skin
And I'm so thirsty for you, I cradled your chin and I drank you in

It's 2:56, we're drifting asleep in the warmth of our arms
A smile on our lips, we shuffle our feet 'neath the wintery stars
And though this dance is our first, it feels like the thousandth one
Perhaps when we're old, the silence can be our song

'Cause I've wandered a desert searching for more
And I realized it's you that I'm searching for

We're dancing at dawn, in darkness with socks on
And we sway to no music at all
Just the beat of our hearts, alone in the dark
And I can't believe the sure possibility you could be the one
'Cause I realized I loved you the moment we touched skin
And I'm so thirsty for you, I cradled your chin and I drank you in

This is the moment I came back to life
Time in slow motion with you by my side
I knew I loved you the moment we touched

This is the moment I came back to life
Time in slow motion with you by my side
I knew I loved you the moment we touched

We're dancing at dawn, in darkness with socks on
And we sway to no music at all
Just the beat of our hearts, alone in the dark
And I can't believe the sure possibility you could be the one
'Cause I realized I loved you the moment we touched skin
And I'm so thirsty for you, I cradled your chin and I drank you in