Honey & Knives

by Allie Chipkin

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Written for a Senior Capstone Project at Skidmore College, Honey & Knives is Allie Chipkin's first full length EP.

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released April 25, 2014

Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Kevin O'Connell.
Additional Engineering by Ian Bakerman.
Special production & engineering thank you to David Slitsky.

Our Year
Vocals, Allie Chipkin.

Play
Guitar, Vocals- Allie Chipkin. Piano, Bass, Drums- Kevin O’Connell. Slide/Lead Guitar- Amir Rivera-Lieberman. Additional Engineering by Ian Bakerman.

Honey & Knives
Vocals- Allie Chipkin. Guitar- Kevin O’Connell.

Control
Piano, Vocals- Allie Chipkin. Drums- Kevin O’Connell. Bass- Will Sacks.

Come After Me
Piano, Vocals- Allie Chipkin. Drums- Kevin O’Connell. Bass- Will Sacks.

Discordant
Ukulele, Vocals- Allie Chipkin. Piano, Drums: Kevin O’Connell. Bass- Will Sacks.

Say It
Guitar, Vocals- Allie Chipkin. Piano, Bass, Drums- Kevin O’Connell.

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Allie Chipkin Poughkeepsie, New York

A Poughkeepsie native, Allie ventured to The Boston Conservatory after high school to pursue a career in Musical Theater. After several years in Boston Conservatory's BFA program, Allie transferred to Skidmore College where she began writing her own songs. Major influences include Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, John Mayer, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. ... more

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Track Name: Our Year
I breathe in
and I know
that our love
is going with the seasons
it’s going on its own
but it’s not lost.

Sometimes
sweethearts know
when their love
is ripe enough to leave them
to head out and discover things alone.

Far or near,
I will remember you here.
Far or near
This will always be our year
(repeat)
Track Name: Play
You don’t have to see me tonight babe if it’s gon’ be out of your way
You thank me, tomorrow seems a little freer
Plus we can kiss on any other day
Any other day

Go ahead and run away
So you don’t catch the pain
Only hurts you when you see
And I see you seeking out something
But isn’t there something in me?

There is a place way way away
A place that has hiking and people and things on artistic display
But when you say you wanna go
It kills me ‘cause I know you mean alone
You alone

Go and run away from your pain
Nothing can hurt you that you can’t see
So run away from me

If you need southern skies
More than you need me, I understand
But if you’re just pushing me away
In case I become part of your past someday
You’re losing to yourself

You are the fever passing through.
A couple weeks and I’ll be over you.

You are the fever passing through.
A couple weeks and I’ll be over you.
Track Name: Honey & Knives
I see you picturing me in bed
And that’s how I know you haven’t heard a single word that I’ve sang or that I’ve said
The truth is, if you ever got inside
You’d see a lot more dark than light
And that’s fine
By me, that’s fffine.
Just feels good just to say.

That I’ll surprise
You can’t separate me from my
Beautiful eyes
Exterior guise
But baby I taste like honey and knives
Honey and knives
Honey and knives

The cutting edge of her mind
Slips from her tongue all gooey-like
And she sings with a voice so sweet
You’d like to lick
But unfortunately voices
Can only be swallowed
By those who own them.

So that’s fine
You can’t separate me from
My beautiful eyes
Or my lame fuckin’ disguise
But baby down inside
I’m honey and knives
Honey and knives

Ooooo
You just think I’m nice
So it’ll burn twice as much
When I slice you open
And pour honey in the wounds
Can you imagine something sweeter?
What could be sweeter?
What could be sweeter?
What could be sweeter?
Sweetersweetersweetersweetersweetersweetersweeterssssssssssssssssss
Track Name: Control
I have tried to grip the air
but some sunshine always leaks
and I was certain I could keep you here
with those perfect words I was gonna speak

But that’s a control that I’ll never have
Everyone tells me just let it be
but what if I love you uncontrollably?

I have pounded on the rain
as if that might make it cease
though I’ve reasoned with the pain
it refuses to release

That’s a control that I’ll never have
I know I should listen and let it be
but it feels like the love’s controlling me

I let you go because I had to
Restlessly reaching for some hold
but you were never mineto control

There’s a somethin’ that I hate
about all the things I need
I shouldn’t want to be with anybody
who doesn’t want to be with me

That’s a control that I’ll never have
Everyone tells me just let it be
but it feels like the love’s controlling me
Track Name: Come After Me
At the door you said to me
We could love again when you got back
A couple years away from all this
Just to get your mind back on track
I couldn’t believe that you think I’d be the kind
Who would sit and hold her breath
And maybe I’m not over you but I got better things to do
Than think about the one who left.

I ain’t stickin’ ‘round for you
So baby you can come after me

I had dreams too but mine included you
See that’s a thing that lovers do
They make decisions based on who they love
And when you realize you were happier with me
You’ll come runnin right back here
But baby you’re gonna see

I didn’t stick around for you
You’re gonna have to come after me
After me
After me
Track Name: Discordant
Discordant:
not my chords,
it’s you
and the way you say you love me
but I never really know it.

Synchronicity’s
not a sin.
You don’t have to let me in
just let me know

Lose the lies
drop the disguise
Don’t you feel it’s time
to come
live outside

Suffocating
is easier for you
than putting me through pain,
but I can’t love someone
who won’t breathe;
let the oxygen go in out
for you and me

Lose the lies
drop the disguise
Don’t you wanna try
to come
live outside

Forget what’s right
and forget what might
hurt my pride
you have to come live outside
‘cause we’re all alone in our minds.
Track Name: Say It
Say it once so I can hear it
Say it twice and then I’ll know
Say it louder so I feel it
And again before you go

Sure it buzzes in your kisses
And I taste it on your skin
But the words they make it different
Both my heart and pride cave in

We’re swinging swift on delicate vines
And I’m scared of you
But they tell me that’s alright
With your words, I’ll be fine

So you swing a little closer
So you can sing it in my ear
I’ve been waiting so long now
For a thing like this to fear

We’re tracing tracks on unintelligible lines
And I see you’re scared
But they tell me that’s alright
We’ll let our love make words tonight

It’s palpable that you love me
I need to feel it shake the air
It’s gotta be there when you breathe
And I need to scream to the skies
That you love your girl
More than silence can describe