The EP

by The Mumblin Owls

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released July 31, 2015

Produced by Brian Carr

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The Mumblin Owls Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Mumblin Owls, an indie-folk band based in the Twin Cities, are known for their impressive vocal harmonies, thought- provoking lyrics, and blending of musical genres. Their music is more than just a fun experience—it’s a story of hope, of longing, and of community and connection. ... more

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Track Name: Raise Your Voice
Defeated is the word
You're a hurricane
And all I've got is my umbrella
Why can't I tell ya that it hurts
Surrendered is the word
You're a jet plane
And my small voice gets drown out
I might as well drown

If I scream real loud
Will you hear what I say
Will it make it ok?

I’m standing in the rain
You’re just watching me
from the comfort of your bed
you get in my head
It gets so loud here in my mind
I can’t hear my thoughts
So I let things go unsaid
A story unread

If I scream real loud
Will you hear what I say
Will it make it ok?

You'd like to tell me, "Raise your voice"
But honey, I don't have that choice
As you get louder, I freeze over
My walls go up and you get bolder
You're gonna need an ice pick to break into this mind
Or maybe just the sun with some time

I want you to see me
Want you to see me
When I seem so far away
I want you to hear me
Want you to hear me
When I don’t know what to say
Maybe I can try again another day, but for now

Defeated is the word
You're a hurricane
And all I brought is my umbrella
Why can't I tell ya that it hurts
Track Name: That Fool
She left you on a Friday night with all weekend to lose your mind
She said the feeling’s gone but she still wants to be the best of friends
And you wonder after all this time, did she ever even notice you
Acting like everything was fine
With your whole world crumbling the only thought left inside your head is you want to know why

But she doesn’t know, and even if she did would she even care
Hard to see with all of the stars in your eyes, nothing compares
And you just can’t see how this could ever come to be
You’re the guy who follows that girl around, well
That fool was me

At first you wanted her back so bad that you couldn’t hardly think straight
Never saw it coming until it was way too late
Tried to get your stuff returned but she won’t call you back
Keep telling yourself that it’s alright until you
Realize the truth that she never gave a damn about you, that must be why

But she doesn’t know, and even if she did would she even care
Hard to see with all of the stars in your eyes, nothing compares
And you just can’t see how this could ever come to be
You’re the guy who follows that girl around, well
That fool was me

It’s almost funny how you thought she really loved you
But it does seem like a terrible waste of time
The only thought you can’t ignore is a question to yourself
How the hell did you ever let yourself become so blind
So blind

But she doesn’t know, and even if she did would she even care
Hard to see with all of the stars in your eyes, nothing compares
And you just can’t see how this could ever come to be
You’re the guy who follows that girl around, well
That fool was me
Track Name: If You Love Her
You've known her for just a few months,
But you know she's different from all the others.
She lights up when you're around,
every minute's precious when she's there beside you.

But even after all these months
You haven't said, "I love you."
You're scared to say the words,
Even though you know they're true.

If you love her
You’ve got to show her
If you say you love her
You’ve got to show her

You've been married for a long, long time.
The excitement's dying and you're barely trying.
The wounds are getting deeper each day,
yet you sit in silence and ignore her sadness.

You know that something has to change,
But you're scared to face your demons.
You’ve said, “I love you,” before,
but you know that’s not enough.

If you love her
You’ve got to show her
If you say you love her
You’ve got to show her
Track Name: Hannah
It's a long journey with your heart wide open to the world
Looking for redemption in the words a boy says to a girl
But words were never meant to fill the empty space living in your heart
Love is born of silence and it's there you will see who you are

And I know sometimes
Can't see the light
Just believe you are
Held in strong arms

Oh what it takes to feel loved, to let grace win your heart
It's give and it's take and it heals you and breaks you apart

So many years and you wonder if he'll ever get it right
It isn't much to ask all you pray is that he'll hold you in the night
You wonder if there's love or if everything you knew was just a dream
What is there to fight for when it all pulls apart at the seams

And I know sometimes
It don't feel right
But remember why
He's the one you chose life with

Oh what it takes to feel loved, to let grace win your heart
It's give and it's take and it heals you and breaks you apart

The fear of all the What Ifs and the thought of Never looks you in the face
So you pull yourself together and you get up and you fight another day
But baby there'll be times when to face it all alone just won't work
Then love will come around you, it'll hold you in the time of your hurt

And I know there are times
You have to fight
But with love you'll learn
It'll carry your burdens

Oh what it takes to feel loved, to let grace win your heart
It's give and it's take and it heals you and breaks you apart
Track Name: All Shall Be Well
A rose is a rose is a rose
or so the saying goes
but how can that be when all I see
turns to dust before your touch?

I sang you a song as you drifted to sleep
and I know you long to be
free from this world, its secrets and sins
and the ghosts that haunt you still.

So you’re running
till it hurts, till it burns

All shall be well and
all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.
All shall be well and
all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well

Days get away, can’t carry the weight
and I cry from the pain inside.
Where’s hope when we need it?
You’ll barely see it before your well runs dry.

When Death's sting’s a need that turns into greed,
I know I won’t see you again.
I’ll save hope for tomorrow
with strength I can borrow as I look to the stars.

and I’ll sing
till it hurts, till it burns

All shall be well and
all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.
All shall be well and
all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well

this world hurts, this world burns
this world hurts, this world burns

but through this long night, your memory’s the light
that I’ll follow till it glows
till I know that

All shall be well and
all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.
All shall be well and
all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well
Track Name: Screwtape
There's a message born of old
Hide your secrets, hoard your gold
Man, if I work hard I can play
Ain't no thing how I spend my days

Ooh my my my my my my my my

Time is money God is dead
Live my life with no regrets
Can't help if I hurt you 'long the way
Watch my back and get my pay

Ooh my my my my my my my my

My my is this how you want to live?
My my taking more than you can give?
My my are you wondering what it's for?
Maybe you've been misinformed

Keep it close, don't give away
All that brings security
Don't you be fooled, we make our own way
Ain't no point in having faith

Ooh my my my my my my my my

Always whispering in your ear
Saying death is to be feared
Building up lies you can't knock down
Ain't worth nothin' if you're in the ground

Ooh my my my my my my my my

My my is this how you want to live?
My my taking more than you can give?
My my are you wondering what it's for?
Maybe you've been misinformed