Not At War

by Marye Lobb

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released February 15, 2012

1. Naranjas
Marye Lobb: lead vocals and acoustic guitar and background vocals
George Saenz: bass and accordion
Carmen Estevez: cajon
Arranged and produced by: Marye Lobb and George Saenz
“Naranjas” written by: Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012.

2. Be Bright
Marye Lobb: lead vocals, acoustic guitar and background vocals
George Saenz: bass and accordion
Carmen Estevez: cajon
Arranged and produced by: Marye Lobb and George Saenz
“Be Bright” written by: Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012.

3. NOT AT WAR
Marye Lobb: lead vocals and acoustic guitar
George Saenz: bass
Arranged and produced by: Marye Lobb and Amon
“NOT AT WAR” written by: Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012.

4. Alice
Marye Lobb: lead vocals and acoustic guitar
Marie Kim: cello
Amon: palmas
Arranged by: Marye Lobb, Marie Kim and Amon
Produced by: Marye Lobb, George Saenz and Amon
“Alice” written by: Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012.

5. Let Go
Marye Lobb: lead vocals, acoustic guitar and background vocals
George Saenz: bass and accordion
Amon: congas
Arranged and produced by: Marye Lobb and George Saenz
“Let Go” written by: Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012.

6. Blackbird
Marye Lobb: lead vocals and acoustic guitar
Marie Kim: cello
“Blackbird” arrangement written by: George Saenz
Produced by: Marye Lobb and George Saenz
“Blackbird” written by: John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

7. All You Need
Marye Lobb: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, background vocals and palmas
George Saenz: bass and palmas
Arranged and produced by: George Saenz and Marye Lobb
“All You Need” written by: Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012.

8. Apple Tree
Marye Lobb: lead vocals, acoustic guitar and background vocals
Arranged and produced by: Marye Lobb
“Apple Tree” written by: Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012.

9. So Much Love
Marye Lobb: lead vocals, acoustic guitar and background vocals
Marie Kim: cello
Arranged by: Marye Lobb and Marie Kim
Produced by: Marye Lobb and George Saenz
“So Much Love” written by: Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012.

10. Goin’ Home
Marye Lobb: lead vocals and acoustic guitar
Reymon Sinsay: background vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin
Carmen Estevez: cajon
George Saenz: tambourine
Arranged and produced by: Marye Lobb, George Saenz and Reymon Sinsay
“Goin’ Home” written by: Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012.

11. Farewell
Marye Lobb: lead vocals, acoustic guitar and background vocals
Arranged and produced by: Marye Lobb.
“Farewell” written by: Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012.

All songs written by Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2012. except “Blackbird” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Recorded and Mixed by Amon at the Hook Studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York.
Recording Engineer: Amon
Mixing Engineer: Amon
Mastering Engineer: Daniel Wyatt
Photography by: Alexandra Meske Photography
Hair styled by: Marlene Reilly at Fringe Salon in New York, NY
Graphic Design by: Uhuru McCray
Website Design by: Nathalie Wiles
Executive Producer: Marye Lobb
Please visit: www.maryelobb.com for all song lyrics.

Special Thanks to all who contributed to the production of this album: Adrian Spatzer, Dave Landsberg, Doyeon Park, Howard Curtis, Irene and Daniel Lobb, Irma Munoz, Jack Simel, Jarret and Barbara Lobb, Jeanette Brown, Jennifer Dixon, Joe Fiorie, Judy Mathis, Karoline Riiser, Katerina Stathopoulous, Kevin Lobb, Kiyoko Yamaoka, Leonard Zheleznyak, Matt Blank, Meg O’Brien, Michelle O’Connor, Rob Jirmnson, Samuel Clover, Sandi Henschel, Sara Sluszka, Tamar Wallace and William Jones.

An enormous thank you to all the talent involved in this project: Amon - for respecting where I was coming from and for putting all the love, care, talent and passion into this that you did. AND for playing congas, Carmen Estevez - for your musical sensitivity and for following me SO well, Daniel Wyatt - for treating me like family and for your outstanding work, George - your pair of ears has been my anchor and best friend throughout this entire project. Thank you for every meeting, phone call, rehearsal, email and session - you are a joy and inspiration to work with! Also, thank you for playing so many instruments on this album, Marie Kim - for your well crafted creativity, Michael Jack - for your good advice along the way, Nathalie - for speaking to me in HTML in a way I could understand, Rey - for the birdbook, Sasha - for making me feel comfortably beautiful with your exquisite photographs and sweet friendship, Uhuru - I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect design. Thank you for your sensible talent and for being a good friend.

Thank you to my friends and family for being so supportive and encouraging while I worked on this - it means the world to me! A very special thank you Kathleen for providing me with a home and place to focus while I worked on this project.

to the LobbMob and my New York City family for being my cheerleaders.
to Meditation, Central Park and bike riding for keeping me calm.
to New York City for always challenging me, inspiring me and keeping me creative.

I am “NOT AT WAR” with myself anymore. To all the listeners out there that I have yet to meet and those I already know: I hope this album helps you to find “home” inside yourself - wherever you may be. xo marye

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If an alpine lake high in the Chilean Andes had a voice, it would be Marye Lobb's, crystalline and cool, intimate yet accessible, with a folk-infused style reminiscent of Judy Collins seasoned with the flavors of Brazil.

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Track Name: Naranjas
Comimos naranjas en la playa que nos dio el sol.

Y me dio un beso, tan dulce y jugoso.

Does it feel that good, does it feel that fine?

That you go out every night and you leave me behind.

Tell me your name if yo have one, tell me your secrets if you dare.

Tell me your dreams if you know which ones to share and not to share.

Hay luz, hay sol. Hay luz mami, Hay sol. Hay luz…

Don’t let me go. Hold tight don’t let me go.

Porque comimos naranjas en la playa que nos dio el sol.

Y me dio un beso, tan dulce y jugoso.
Track Name: Be Bright
I could be so mad for all that he had said to me.

I could be so sad for that voice that still speaks inside of me.

But I won’t and instead I will take each part of her advice

That she said that night when our hearts were honest and the moon was so

Bright, so bright, she said don’t put out your light

she said be bright, she said be bright, she said don’t put out your light

your light, your light, your light, your light, your light, your light, your light, your light

I could see my soul like the river.

Where you found me floating that night.

Do you remember the words we sang together?

You helped me step back and take a look at my fright.

You said be bright, be bright, you said don’t put out your light

be bright, be bright, don’t put out your light

your light, your light, your light, your light, your light, your light, your light, your light

I’m not the only one who can feel this way

Don’t turn your head cuz it hurts or it’s hard to say

We don’t need to change, we only need to grow

If you feel afraid the love will find it’s way

It’s standing, it’s steady, you know the words to the song.

You’ll keep on going, even if no one sings along.

You’ll be bright, be bright and you won’t put out your light.

You’ll be bright, be bright and you won’t put out your light.

You’ll be bright, be bright, never put out your light.

Be bright, be bright, never put out your light.

If you feel afraid the love will find it’s way.
Track Name: Not At War
3am. There I am, lying there, rememberin’

I was all, that you told me to be.

Too many nights. Too many days. Too many hours.

Too many ways. To listen to words that were not my own.

I’m not at war with myself anymore.

I’m not at war with myself anymore.

I’m not at war with myself anymore.

I’ll let it be what it is.

I’ll let be what it is.

I’ll let it be what is is.

What it has to be.

What it wants to be.

What it has to be.

What it needs to be…
Track Name: Alice
I wonder if you knew all I was going through that day.

The way I held you in my arms and wouldn’t let go.

Could you feel the heaviness of my lingering loneliness.

As I tucked you in and I sang to you so low.

Oh my child, I don’t want you to know, the way the world goes, the way the world goes.

Oh my child, I don’t want you to know, the way the world goes, the way the world goes.

I wonder what you thought when you handed me that money.

Just a wad of cash that my parents had stashed just for me.

I wonder if you’ll look back and think that all of that was funny.

Or was it just life for you then and just life for me.

Oh my child, I don’t want you to know, the way the world goes, the way the world goes.

Oh my child, I don’t want you to know, the way the world goes, the way the world goes.

Every day that passes you’re on my mind.

I think of us, think of them, think of how, think of when, think of now.

I don’t know how life will unfold for you or me.

Maybe here, maybe there, maybe us somewhere just somehow.

Oh my child, I don’t want you to know, the way the world goes, the way the world goes.

Oh my child, I don’t want you to know, the way the world goes, the way the world goes.
Track Name: Let Go
I didn’t wanna let go. Didn’t wanna let go. Didn’t wanna let go. Didn’t wanna let go.

I didn’t wanna let go. Didn’t wanna let go. Didn’t wanna let go. Didn’t wanna let go.

I didn’t wanna let go. Didn’t wanna let go. If this is our last night, then hold me in your arms real tight.

Right now I gotta break free. Take a good look at me, look at the shape of the ship that’s pointing out to sea.

But I don’t wanna be me. I’m scared of what I might see. I’m too afraid to let go of what I already know.

I don’t wanna let go. I don’t wanna let go.

Hold me. Hold me.

I don’t wanna let go. I don’t wanna let go.

Give me some space and time, I promise you that we’ll be fine.

I gotta find a way to be myself again. I gotta find my way back home.

If there’s a way that you can stand right next to me.

If there’s a way that you can stand right next to me.

Then let me take you home.

I gotta find a way to be myself again. I gotta find my way back home.

If there’s a way that you can stand right next to me.

Then let me take you home.

If there’s a way that you can stand right next to me then let’s go make our home.
Track Name: Blackbird
Blackbird singing in the dead of night.

Take these broken wings and learn to fly.

All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night.

Take these sunken eyes and learn to see.

All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to be free.

Blackbird fly. Blackbird fly. Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night.

Take these sunken eyes and learn to see.

All your life. You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

By Paul McCartney and John Lennon
Track Name: All You Need
She put her lipstick and wore her favorite dress

He picked up that night and took her to the best

restaurant in town and listened while they ate

Then he drove her home in his chevy ’68

He leaned across the wheel then his hands went everywhere

She didn’t want to, she felt that she had to,

she didn’t want to, she felt that she had to,

she didn’t want to, she felt that she had to, had to…

But don’t you give it away, don’t you take off that dress

Until you know that you will not be made a mess

But don’t you give it away, don’t you take off that dress

Until you know that you will get more than you need

La-dun-da-la-dun-da-la-da-da-da-da-da-da

La-dun-da-la-dun-da-la-dun-da

Johnny took the long way home from class that day

Knowing that his crush was waiting for him on the way

Holding hands they walked through the park all night long

His date dropped him off at his door they shared a kiss

And god it felt so good, god it felt so right

Johnny wasn’t sure, was he ready for more

But don’t you open that door, don’t you let them inside

Until you know that you will get more that you need.

Don’t you open that door, don’t you let him inside

Until you know that you will get all that you need.

La-dun-da-la-dun-da-la-da-da-da-da-da-da

La-dun-da-la-dun-da-la-dun-da
Track Name: Apple Tree
Do you think that this could be? The best thing in the world for me?

The best thing in the world for me. You think that this could really be.

I chose a different life for me.

I gotta find my way to be at peace beneath the apple tree with all the playful bumble bees.

He gave me no indication that he would be changing the road.

Without an invitation I just had no way of knowing.

Which way we’d go, go, we’d go, go, we’d go.

Which way we’d go, go, we’d go, go, we’d go.

If you let me in I’ll trust you, again.

If I let you in you’ll remind me to love.

I was feeling disappointed. The world had let me down.

I couldn’t even keep it in. There it was shattered in front of me on the ground.

There you were just standing there. As though you knew it all.

You couldn’t sweep it up for me but you sure did break my fall.

I don’t know your situation were you feeling out of control.

With all this hesitation I’m not sure how far I can go…

down this road, road, this road, road, this road.

down this road, road, this road, road, this road.

If you let me in I’ll trust you again.

If I let you in you’ll remind me to love.
Track Name: So Much Love
Dejalo, seu momento vai chegar, vai chegar

Dejalo, seu momento vai chegar, vai chegar

Let it out, breathe it in. Let it out, breathe it in.

Let it out, breathe it in. Let it out, breathe it in.

There could be so much love, there could be so much love.

My oh my, how the tables turn.

But there was so much love, and they’ll stay so much love.

My oh my, the tables turn.

All I want is to remember all the sweet times that we shared.

Like the opera and the dinners, holding hands, walking in pairs.

There could be so much love, there could be so much love.

My oh my, how the tables turn.

But there was so much love, and they’ll stay so much love.

My oh my, the tables turn.

And I feel I’m getting closer to what I need in this life.

And I know we didn’t waste time, we were just growing and growing and growing so fine.

There could be so much love, there could be so much love.

My oh my, how the tables turn.

But there was so much love, and they’ll stay so much love.

My oh my, the tables turn.

Let it out, breathe it in. Let it out, breathe it in.

Let it out, breathe it in. Let it out, breathe it in.

Dejalo, seu momento vai chegar, vai chegar.

Dejalo, seu momento vai chegar, vai chegar.
Track Name: Goin' Home
This time I’m goin’ home.

This time I’m goin’ home. This time I’m goin’ home.

This time I’m goin’ home. This time I’m goin’ home.

Wake up in the mornin’ drink a cup of coffee, birds are chirpin’ and I feel alright.

Go down to the garden to see what’s in the kitchen, I’ll be makin’ supper tonight.

Tomato on the vine, beans are the stalk, there are big ‘ol squash everywhere.

The sun is so bright and the air is so sweet I feel like I’m goin’ somewhere.

This time I’m goin’ home. This time I’m goin’ home.

This time I’m goin’ home. This time I’m goin’ home.

7 in the mornin’ roll out of bed and put the kettle on.

Sidewalk is a hummin’ subway is a buzzin’ a familiar city song.

I caught a seat on the train and it feels as sweet as the honey in my tea.

I’m readin’ the paper to learn about my neighbor and I’m feelin’ oh so free.

This time I’m goin’ home. This time I’m goin’ home.

This time I’m goin’ home. This time I’m goin’ home.

This time I’m goin’ home. This time I’m goin’ home.

This time I’m goin’ home. This time I’m goin’ home.
Track Name: Farwell
Don’t let go of your feelings. They are all we have in the end.

If you have thoughts that burn your eyes to see them – your heart will soon make amends.

With those stories, your mouth can’t open to tell.

We have learned our lessons here. It’s time to say farewell. Farewell.