The Little Things We Do

Record Details

Release
2013 (Subterfuge Records)

Produced by Valentí Adell
Recorded at Vapor Studio, Barcelona
Mastered by Vapor STudio
Music & Lyrics by Luthea Salom

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LYRICS:

The Way Things Are

don’t change your hat
don’t change your love
cause i like the way things are
i like it just like that

don’t wish the sky was a deeper blue
light changes when we least expect it to
and i like the way things are
i like it just like that

my head’s up in the sky
i’m in love and i feel giddy
i love the silly names you call me
and wasting time in bed with you

i like the way things are
i like it just like that
i like the way we are
i like you just like that

Backyards

he got a girl and she got a kite
and they got the big fat world lying right outside their own backyard
instead they watch it on television
they talk about it then decide that they hate pigeons
from their own fat couch
and in the meantime
days turn to night
seasons turn to years
years turn to light
i read about them in a magazine
when i was a little pig-tailed girl running around our own backyard
dreaming about the day
that i would meet my man
and we would ride away beyond those gates
but, oh, that day never came
and in the meantime days turn to night
seasons turn to years
years turn to light
i got a boy and he got a bike
and we got the big fat world lying right outside our own backyard
now this daughter of mine is running wild within the corners of our own backyard
and in the meantime
days turn to night
seasons turn to years
years turn to light
and all the busy bees keep pollinating trees
the sun keeps dangling from big fat skies

Two Monkeys

lock up your baggage
throw out the key
i got you now and you got me
and we’re racing out into the future
you hold my hand i’ll hold yours in mine
we’ll look for each other in each other’s eyes
and look for songs that make us happy
because there’s love in the little things we do
we don’t need much to feel lucky
a long straight road and a radio
and we’re bouncing around like two monkeys
we’ll hit the park
we’ll look for scars
those hidden stories written on our bodies
and we’ll make plans and make them happen
because there’s love in the little things we do
we don’t need much to feel lucky
a long straight road and a radio
and we’re bouncing around like two monkeys
throw your walls down to the floor
we won’t need them
throw the roof up to the sky
we won’t need that
this road is our world
it’s so full of colors
so let’s roll down our windows
and see what comes flying our way
because there’s love in the little things we do
we don’t need much to feel lucky
a long straight road and a radio
and we’re bouncing around like two monkeys

Dawn

the stars have shone
the trumpets have been blown
some mysteries have been solved
the new day has come
the dragons lie in the sun
my troubles have been swallowed by dawn

this world moves in circles
brown gives way to green
rivers rise to the atmosphere
then fall

the i met its dot
the castaway reached the shore
my troubles have been swallowed by dawn

Crazy

i don’t care if i hide at my birthday parties
i don’t care if i still cry like a baby
i don’t care about the things they say i should care about cause i’m aging
i am the way i am
and i don’t care if i seem crazy
i could build a house of dreams and live in it
and i could fill the tub with tears and drown in it
i don’t care about the things they say i should care about cause i’m aging
i am the way i am
and i don’t care if i seem crazy
i don’t care about the things they say i should care about cause i’m aging
don’t care everything i own fits in two suitcases
don’t care if i still need a hand, my mom and good night kisses
i am the way i am
and i don’t care if i seem crazy

Never Blue

wanna take you to the roof top
wanna take you to mars
wanna show you how pretty it all looks from afar
wanna tango in paris
wanna jump off a plane
wanna join the circus
then run naked in the rain
but you want to stay at home and make me soup
and you’d rather read a book and that’s ok
cause i’ve been to the far east i’ve been to the west
i’ve met many cool people i’d much rather forget
fell in love with a rainbow
fell in love with the sun
fell in love with a boy but they all had to run
but you make me feel as special as the moon
and you take me the way i am and i thank you
i’m in love with a man that loves me too
when i’m with you i’m never blue
wanna serve you the whole world
wanna serve you the stars
i’ll serve you an omelet made of songs and gummy hearts
but you want to stay at home and make me soup
and you’d rather read a book and that’s ok
cause you make me feel as special as the moon
and you like me the way i am
and i like you too
i’m in love with a man that loves me too
when i’m with you i’m never blue

Wondering

another rainy day but i can’t keep blaming the weather anymore
looking at old pictures on the floor
wondering what life could’ve been if
i had been a bird whistling to my eggs on a tree
or the sun lighting up the moon
or those boots walking back home with you

another rainy day but i can’t keep blaming this weather anymore
putting up old postcards on the walls
wondering what i could have seen if
i had been a crown passed from head to head for centuries
or some old tapping shoes out of use
or right here right now playing house with you

wondering if the sky will be dressed again in blue

Let's Stay In Bed

let’s stay in bed all day
and let the world keep spinning without us
pretend that we just met
two strangers on a bed
and recreate what used to make us shake

life’s a box of riddles and clues
things we do, things we can’t undo
but nothing compares to us

don’t make this harder than it needs to be
life is sweeter when we are asleep
so, let’s stay in bed all day
share our dreams before we part our ways

life’s a box of riddles and clues
singalongs, break-ups and shoes
but nothing compares to us

let’s just stay in bed all day
and figure out a way to play this game again

life’s a box of riddles and clues
catching birds then letting them lose
but nothing compares to us
nothing compares to us

Alone

what is wrong with this picture?
where’s everyone?
why am i alone?
where is the color?
who erased the flowers?
why isn’t the sun keeping me warm?

where went the hearts drawn on the foggy mirror?
where went the hours counting stars?
where went the writers writing happy endings?
where is everyone?
gone!

Hey! Wake Up

hey! wake up
the sun is up
with all the warmth and colors that it brings
we’ll go plant our dreams
and watch them grow
into weird shapes that haven’t yet been seen
let’s get ourselves up on the roof
let’s greet the sun

darkness fills up the room with worries
it builds walls
it has no color at all
so, hey! wake up
the night is up
it left some dirty dishes in the sink
hey! wake up i’ll make you a cup of tea
let’s get ourselves up on the roof
let’s greet the sun

Taking Shape

summer’s here
the sky is red
they’re hanging flowers on the deck
and i feel lighter
winter’s skin shed
we’re walking hand in hand
and i want to take him to the riverbed
to watch the clouds make shapes
and i will secretly celebrate
the grass grew back again

like albert einstein once said
life’s like riding a bike
to keep your balance
you must keep moving
so i kept pedaling away
and now we’re headed to the riverbed
to watch it all take shape
and i will secretly celebrate
the grass grew back as they said
summer’s here
the sky is red
everything is taking shape

Room For Two

i wish my heart had room for two
a big open space like the sunroom
i wish my heart was beautiful
untouched, unscratched, unbreakable
i wish

but it takes some time to pull the weeds from the roots
and fish old love notes from between the books
so it’ll take some time to make room for two

i wish i was as green as iceland
a sunny field splashed in lilacs
i wish i was smart enough
to take the good out of the bad
i wish

but it takes some time to see the wolf in the woods
and kill the pain that’s slowly killing your tooth
so it’ll take some time to make room for two

it takes some time for roses to reach the roof
and squeeze that last best bit out of the tube
it takes some time to make room for two
it’ll take some time
it’ll take some time
but i’ll try to

True Lovers

i don’t know how to tell you this
something’s missing in this mix
true lovers kiss
true lovers please one another
i don’t know how to bring this up
you and i lost our touch
true lovers laugh
true lovers please one another
all the stars keep shining for when we look up
all the birds keep waiting for when spring comes back
all of us keep tripping over the same rock
over and over again
true lovers swing
true lovers fit in each other
true lovers discover new colors
true lovers please one another

Down Down

sometimes this place weighs
like the words you say instead of okay
like pulling out a thread by mistake
then watching it all fray away
like looking for answers and finding more questions
like thinking beauty is just a reflection of age
it all weighs you down

sometimes it’s best not to complain
it takes time for mud to become clay
sometimes it’s best to let things sway
what will happen will happen anyway
like saving a bird
one seed at a time
building a nest
then letting it fly away
it all weighs you down
down down

like thinking you got it all figured out
then someone much younger
takes your part in the play
it all weighs
like running away
to the edge of the world
then watching it curl
and you’re back in the same old place
it all weighs you down
down down

Together

we breathe every 2 seconds
we take each day by the hand
we make it seem like we’re living
the best way we can
we burn one dream at a time
we learn to love and to lie
we breath it in we breathe it out and then we leave
the best way we can
so let’s be together
and make it all seem
like it’s forever new bright and green
let’s be together
and walk through these bumps
the best way we can