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The Problem Might Be Me

by Zoë Ravenwood

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Lindsay I received this CD today and it is absolutely excellent. Zoe's vocals are outstanding and every track on the album is fantastic. I shall look forward to more albums in the future
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1.
Western Dawn 03:27
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
Time Again 07:17
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

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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.

Her distinctive alt-folk style driven by intricate guitar work and soulful, vulnerable vocals and lyrics has been described as “if Joni Mitchell grew up listening to math rock and metal, and had a punk rock mentality.”


She is presently working on her second album to be released in 2020.
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