Self​-​Medicate

by Liv Lombardi

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This album has been a long journey from its conception in Nicosia, Cyprus to its birth in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The biggest thank you to Ben, Daniel, Dave, Adam, Benito, Stephanie, Mark and Lindsey—this would not have been possible without all of you. Thank you to my family for your unwavering support in my pursuit of my dreams. To Ari, my sweet sister, love always. A very special thank you to Sandra Twibell, Heidi Grant, Freedom Hopkins, Cinnamon Lofton, and Annie Ritchie for your wisdom, knowledge, and moral support. To all the friends and fans I have made throughout the process of writing this album—there is a little piece of you in every song. The love I have shared with all of you across the world and back was, and still is, the inspiration behind these songs. Thank you for listening.

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released September 29, 2012

“Self-Medicate”

Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by, David Badstubner.
Recorded at CMP Studios in Santa Fe, NM

Liv Lombardi: Vocals and acoustic guitar
Adam Cook: Drums
Ben MacMahon: Bass
Daniel Siuba: Piano, Keyboard, Accordion
Stephanie Nagler: Violin
Benito Plaza: Electric Guitar on “Self-Medicate”
David Badstubner: Electric Guitar on “Break”

Co-Produced by Daniel Siuba and Liv Lombardi
All songs written by Liv Lombardi
Except for “Take” written by Liv Lombardi and Daniel Siuba
String Arrangements by Daniel Siuba
“Distance” conceptualized by Liv Lombardi with the help of Mark Williams

Cover Design by Rebecca Alverez
Photographs by Ysidro Barela

Copyright Liv Lombardi 2012

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Singing and slinging songs because sometimes a person doesn't have a choice. Listen up! Feel the love, spread the good vibe.

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Track Name: Distance
Mind is in rewind, mind is in rewind.
My mind is in rewind.
Track Name: Self-Medicate
Self-medicate
these days through my lost states of mind.
With the lines around your eyes,
and the chaos in your mind,
You’re tired ‘cause you’re tryin’ to run away from your life.

And you ran away to the island of love,
and you spent late nights talking to God,
crying all those salty tears.
So have another glass of wine,
another joint to help you unwind,
Help to show you that sometimes your answers are inside.

Self-medicate these days through my lost sense of time.
And have I found what I’m looking for?
Have my worries walked out the door?
Leaving me to set my heart free?

Whoa-o-o, whoa-o-o, whoa-o-o
I’ve been here before.
Whoa-o-o, whoa-o-o, whoa-o-o
I’ve walked these shores.

Found myself islands of love.
Track Name: The Bearer of Bad News
You bring me the news,
say what you’ve done.
Making blinded decisions, you’re tryin’ to run.
I wanna give in, give up on love.
but I’m calling on help from above.

Cause you run, run, run away
Run, run, you ran away
And I can feel your heart as it breaks inside, but I’m 6,800 miles away.

I saw that you’re broken, empty inside.
Aren’t you tired of running in circles form self-telling lies?
Jut to give in, give up on love,
you left me lost, scattered, I’m broken and tied up in knots.

Cause you run, run, run away.
Run, run, you ran away
And I would hold you close,
I would kiss your face,
But I’m 6,800 miles away.

I gotta whole lotta love to give
A whole lotta love.
A whole lotta love to give.
So I’m praying I can let you back in.

Cause you run, run, run away.
Run, run, you ran away
And what am I to do?
What am I to say when I’m 6,800 miles away?
Track Name: Break
You put a hole in my heart, A knife in my chest,
My thoughts are on fire, and I can’t seem to rest without thinking I hate you.

‘Cause for all of February, March and April
I mourned that far away love.
I ignored my chances of growing up and on from you,
And I still feel like a stick in the mud.

But I can’t be so strong right now,
‘cause you broke me down.
Cut my heart right out,
So go fuck yourself.

Look at our pretty little mess,
Can you believe this little mess?
And you’re such a pretty little mess.
It’s funny ‘cause I still wish you the best sometimes.

But I can’t be so strong right now,
‘cause you broke me down.
Cut my heart right out,
So go fuck yourself.
Track Name: Siga, Siga
I know what I want.
I'd like to know what I want when I want it
And I know that I need,
I need me some of your affection
Gimme your touch, we'll pretend it's perfection

I just wanna know your name,
so we can keep on playing this game over and over again

Touch me
Touch me
Siga, siga

Tell me your desires,
undress me with your intentions.
I won't care for love, not in this convention

I just wanna know your name
Siga siga

Touch me
Touch me
Touch me
Indulge me in lust tonight.
Track Name: Tamam
Tamam, teshkular

Tamam, teshsekular for showing me how
to accept all the things that had me ahead of myself cause I
I just wanted to die when I got on the plane
the plane, the plane, the train to you.

Leaving the nation I couldn't escape your face in my eyes
Leaving the nation, well, it's time to put it all behind.

In the city, in the city
In the city, I was free.
In the city, in the city, the city that showed me my way
Serefe

Caught up in time
I was stuck in rewind
Wasting my time on thoughts of you
well, I don't want to waste my time
I said good-bye

Cause in the city, in the city
in the city, I was free.
In the city, in the city, the city that showed me my way
Serefe
Track Name: Solitude
The windows stayed open and the doors ajar.
We let our hesitation drift away.
Give me the smell of the summer air.
I want it to fill me up and intoxicate me with the warmth of it's smile.
Can this energy be smiling?
Can I have found contentment?
The is safety inside these sounds.
The silence of solitude.
Track Name: Take
This is an interesting feeling,
one I don’t agree with.

Take what’s mine
I’m looking to find where my mind lies in a world without you
And I want something new to hold onto

Fear it, I’ve feared it.

Take what’s mine
I’m looking to find where my mind lies in a world without you.
And I want something new to hold onto.

Sleep, little baby, don't you cry.
Sleep, little baby, don't you cry.
You were right.