The Problem Might Be Me

by Zoë Ravenwood

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The Problem Might Be Me' is the debut album by Washington, DC-area singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zoë Ravenwood, created in collaboration with Kanizzle of Subatomica and released by Party Time Society.

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released December 15, 2014

Performers:
Zoë Ravenwood - Vocals, guitar, bass, synth bass, drums & percussion
Kanizzle - Drums & percussion
Jeximé - Synths on 'Sooner Or Later'
Stacey Rae Sinclair - Violin on 'Lust Song'
Samantha Hegre - Cello on 'Song For The Earth'

Production:
Produced & Recorded by Zoë Ravenwood and Kanizzle
Mixed by Kanizzle
Mastered by Nick Moon of Tone Proper Mastering
Photography: Devon Rowland of Devon Rowland Photography
Art/Layout: Zoë Ravenwood
Record label: Party Time Society

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Zoë Ravenwood Washington, D.C.

Zoë Ravenwood became a being of pure sound after getting bit by a radioactive David Bowie LP in her youth. 

Zoë's sound can best be described as Alt-Folk or Nu-Folk, blending modern pop & rock songwriting and arrangement elements with sounds and styles from the folk revival and American roots music.  

Similar Artists: Melissa Etheridge, Neko Case, Lucinda Williams, Melanie Safka, Nick Drake
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Track Name: Western Dawn
Long roads at my back, and you're long gone
I'm heading straight into a Western Dawn
The world's upside-down In gold and red
Can't sit still with you still in my head
I've been singing 'bout us since I last saw you
My thoughts have gone black and my heart's turned blue

And this ghost of you, it's chasing me
Carrying me away down to the sea
Turned my back on your Promised Land
I've got more soul than I can stand
Can't hold you now, but I still hold on
Under these skies and a Western dawn

One night stands, empty days drag on
Been keepin' on since you've been gone
My world's upside-down In sunset hues
And all I've got left are these songs of you
It's time I let this city be,
Now the Desert's all that can save me

This ghost of you, it's chasing me
Carrying me away down to the sea
Turned my back on your Promised Land
I've got more soul than I can stand
Can't hold you now but I still hold on
Under these skies and a Western dawn

Can't hold you now but I still hold on
Under these skies and a Western dawn
Can't hold you now but I still hold on
Under these skies and a Western dawn
Can't hold you now but I still hold on
Under these skies and a Western dawn
Track Name: Lust Song (feat. Stacey Rae Sinclair)
I don't know why I try so hard to catch your eye
'Cause I know you know I know you'll go and
Leave me, deceive me, bereave me of your company
I've lost my trust in Love because I'm blinded by my lust

But every time I see your face
I feel as though the void has been replaced
Just one look from you, and I know
I know it's all I can do
Not to give right in and do
Something we both know won't be true

This is not a love song, this is not a love song
This is not a love song, this is not a love song
Can't write one for you, you know
It would just turn out wrong
So I wrote you this lust song

I don't know why I can't seem to let this go
Cause I know you know I know it just can't be so
You'd hurt me, desert me, alert me
To flaws that I don't see
I'd use you, you'd use me, and we'd be
Without each other's sympathy

But every time that we touch base
I see you still light up in the face
Of all of the mistakes that we'd make
My heart might break, your heart might break,
Is that a chance you want to take?

This is not a love song, this is not a love song
This is not a love song, this is not a love song
Can't write one for you, you know
It would just turn out wrong
So I wrote you this lust song
So I wrote you this lust song
Track Name: Throwing Stones
Some songs say it’s all you need
Some say it’s who you know
It seems that either way you see it
Love will come and Love will go
All the names and all the faces
Across the years they all have changed
All my lovers have all been different
But this song’s remained the same

You want me near when you want me
You want me gone when you don’t
You say you wanna love me
But it seems that you just won’t
Sometimes the thing to do is
Burn it down and walk away
And sometimes sometimes feels
Exactly like today

I want to live in that brief moment
When we loved so deeply at the top
Instead we dwell in this long moment
In this moment when we stopped
We keep each other distant
But we’re scared to be alone
Stuck inside of our glass houses
And hell bent on throwing stones

You want me near when you want me
You want me gone when you don’t
You say you wanna love me
But it seems that you just won’t
Sometimes the thing to do is
Burn it down and walk away
And sometimes sometimes feels
Exactly like today

You want me near when you want me
You want me gone when you don’t
You say you wanna love me
But it seems that you just won’t
Sometimes the thing to do is
Burn it down and walk away
And sometimes sometimes feels
Exactly like today
Track Name: Morphine Is My Sister
Morphine is my sister
I really don't like her
She knows my full name
And never stops calling

Morphine is my sister
I really need her
Sometimes she cries in my bed
Other times, she's my Savior

She cuts the pain before I die
Cuts the pain before I die
Cuts the pain before I die
Morphine

Morphine is my sister
She's always with me
She's the one I rely on
She's the only one I have left

She cuts the pain before I die
Cuts the pain before I die
She cuts the pain before I die
Morphine

She cuts the pain before I die
Cuts the pain before I die
She cuts the pain before I die
Morphine
Track Name: Sooner Or Later (feat. Subatomica)
Thought I was in the moment, thought stagnation was fine
Thought I’d keep on waiting for the right stars to align
Figured I’d make something happen further on down the line
‘Cause sooner or later it’ll work every time

Sooner or later it works every time
Sooner or later it works every time
Have to keep believing it’ll all work out fine

Thought it was the words I chose, thought I wasn’t getting through
Thought it was the way we talked, turns out it was just you
No use in lamenting words we never could find
‘Cause sooner or later it works every time

Sooner or later it works every time
Sooner or later it works every time
Just been waiting on some kind of sign
‘Cause sooner or later it’ll work every time

Thought I had it figured out, thought I’d be somewhere by now
Thought I knew the 'why' of things, guess I haven’t found the ‘how’
Keep looking for excuses and that’s all you’ll ever find
Saying sooner or later it’ll work every time

Sooner or later it works every time
Sooner or later it works every time
Keep on telling myself it’ll all work out fine
‘Cause sooner or later it’ll work every time
Track Name: Song For The Earth (feat. Samantha Hegre)
There's a rainbow outside where the storm clouds divide
At it's end lies no crock of gold
Just a sad Willow tree tired of weeping that we
Have forgotten the lessons of old
There's a river comes down from the mountains that crown
The Earth with an aura of pride
But for miles around it seems all the sound has died

And the mountains roll on to the crest of the Sun
As it reddens the sky with its warning
But nobody pauses to heed it because
There'll always be another new morning
So let's say it once more
It's a warning we've all had before
There'll always be another new morning

There's a woman who's goal is the warmth of my soul
But I won't let her near to the flame
There's a child that gives all the joy that she lives
When all she can take is the blame
And we live in the wake of the moments that break
The patternless course of our days
And keep out of reach of the music that each one plays

And the river flows on to the heart of the sun
Reflecting it's shimmering glory
But nothing can breathe in the water beneath
And it's time someone rewrote the story
So let's speak out once more
It's a story we've all heard before
And it's time someone rewrote the story

The evening, it fades into amethyst shades
And the Earth is a deepening blue
And children are born to inherit it's scorn
Oh forgive them, for they know not what they do
And the Moon, it shines on like the ghost of the Sun
And it haunts us with yesterday's sorrow
And all we can do is pretend that it's true
We'll be starting a new world tomorrow

So let's sing it once more
It's a song we've all sung before
We'll be starting a new world tomorrow

There's a rainbow outside where the storm clouds divide
And the Sun gazes down like a friend
And the Willow tree's tears and Eternity's fears
Dry up in the warmth that it sends
And my lover and I, we sit stare at the sky
And it seems we hear birdsong again
But it's just a scene that recurs in a dream now and then

And the Moon it shines on like the ghost of the Sun
And it haunts us with yesterday's sorrow
And all we can do is pretend that it's true
We'll be starting a new world tomorrow
So let's sing it once more
It's a song we've all sung before
We'll be starting a new world tomorrow
Track Name: The End Of Something Beautiful
I was just in time to get a taste
Of how it all was meant to be
Just in time to see the ‘Meant To Be’
Becoming ‘How It Used To Be’
Like moths to a flame we flew
Again, again, as moths will do
Ever closer, ’til burnt and broken
We found we could no longer fly

All things must end,
On that you can depend
Entropy always wins out in the end

Here we all are at the end of something beautiful
Here we all are at the end, at the end
Here we all are at the end of something beautiful
Let’s drink to how it shall never be again

When we weren’t listening
It was shouting loud as thunder
Never breaking through the Glamour
Of the spells that we lived under
But now I see the cracks
And hear the artifacts and errors
When the Sun’s come up,
And we’ve all come down
Everything becomes much clearer

All things must end,
On that you can depend
Entropy always wins out in the end

Here we all are at the end of something beautiful
Here we all are at the end, at the end
Here we all are at the end of something beautiful
Let’s drink to how it shall never be again

Let this serve as eulogy
To yet another thing I’ve lived to see
Come and go too rapidly
Dead before its time…

All things must end,
On that you can depend
Entropy always wins out in the end

Here we all are at the end of something beautiful
Here we all are at the end, at the end
Here we all are at the end of something beautiful
Let’s drink to how it shall never be again

Let’s all go find the next big something beautiful
The next big thing that disappoints before its end
Let’s all go build the next big something beautiful
And drink to how it shall never be again
Track Name: Time Again
We only get so many days
Before all that’s left of us is echoes
We only get so many days
And now there’s one less than before
Don’t want to spend my final moments
Wishing I’d done something more

And is this all that I’ve become?
The sum of scars, and wrongs,
And things I’ve left undone
The regrets hang on one by one
Bending me until I’m broken

Time and time again,
I start running but I’m just chasing the wind
Time and time again,
I keep slipping, and I start over again

We only get so many mistakes
Before all that’s left for us is consequence
We only get so many mistakes
And I think I’ve made this one before
I’m looking back at my life
And I’m hoping I still get one more

And is this truly all that I’ve become?
The sum empty sex, and highs I’ve chased,
And foolish things I’ve done,
Trying escapes on one by one
Numbing me until I’ve lost myself

Time and time again,
I start running but I’m just chasing the wind
Time and time again,
I keep slipping and I start over again

Sometimes it feels like I’m waking up
From somebody else’s dream
My thoughts are full of impressions of
Highs and lows I must have seen
You never know how far you’ve fallen
'Til the bottom rushes up to meet you
And ghosts of choices never made
Come rushing out to greet you
A life of throwing stones
And casting blame at all I see
But if no one else deserves the blame
The problem might be me

Time and time again,
I start running but I’m just chasing the wind
Time and time again,
I keep slipping, and I start over again

Time and time again,
I start running but I’m just facing the wind
Time and time again,
I keep slipping,
And I start over again