blue and borderlined

by Cynthia Lin

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Cynthia's debut EP.


released January 27, 2005




Cynthia Lin San Francisco, California

Cynthia Lin is a singer, songwriter, vocal coach, and ukulele teacher based in San Francisco. Her new album Midnight Echoes, released July 22 2014, features the Blue Moon All Stars, her 8-piece Bay Area band. The band will tour southern California in September. Thanks to our Kickstarters for helping to fund the new album and the music video for Zombie Heart - check it out! ... more

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Track Name: blue and borderlined
blue and borderlined

i got a suitcase
gotta get out of this place

i'm used to running fast
used to things that don't last

i'm headed to the sea
she traps and troubles me
(that's what i need)

storms to churn and rage
to free me from this cage

fly away
to where the water meets the sky
fly away
got you tattooed on my mind
blue and borderlined

i got these aching wings
you got your anchor strings

and you'll just let me go
you'll never fight you'll never know

fly away
to where the water meets the sky
fly away
got you tattooed on my mind

fly away
so no one can say goodbye
fly away
feel you fading from my mind
horizon fading far behind

blue and borderlined
Track Name: sing my song
sing my song

he's got a smile that lights the night
he's got tender lips that always feel right
he's got arms that circle me tight
as we're dancing till dawn

but nothing turns me on
like the way he
sings my song

when we're swaying under the moon
when the summer nite is humming a lovely tune
a voice in my ear makes me swoon
for what's coming along

he knows he can't go wrong
cuz i love it when he
sings my song

when he sings my song
i lose all control
when he sings my song
i hear it deep down in my soul

i melt in his embrace
i lift up my eyes and see in his smiling face
that i've finally found the place
where i belong

this love will last forever long
cuz he knows just how to sing my
knows just how to sing my
knows just how to sing
my song
Track Name: california

when it's cold and grey
i lose my hope for a better day
i watch tv, read myself to sleep
bury 'neath the covers for some heat

i know you'd help me through this
you'd keep me warm if you were here
inspire my thoughts and hopes but
you're in california
far away from me

sitting on the stoop
i remember when i sang for you
you made me radiate
all through the smoke-filled city

the light in your eyes
made me burn alive
and this poor heart didn't know how cold
it would return to be

wish you could help me through this
i miss you singing in my ear
sometimes i think i hear you
but you're in california
so far away from me

wish i had some wings
a magic wand or magic rings
to make you appear
when i'm needing you here

why is this country so big
and our timeframe so small
that we'd only be together
till the breaking of fall

you tried to help me through this
three thousand miles far or near
i know you're thinking of me
but you're in california
california, i'm coming home

i see you
basking in the sun
smiling on the ocean
are you thinking of me?

i know you're thinking of me
Track Name: sketches

i'm swimming in another place
close my eyes and there's no trace
of light of mind of resolution

mojo brother singing in my dreams
my love in armor screening schemes
my body screaming in confusion

and i give in to you
i give in

silence seeps into my veins
peace and paradise like chains
to pull me deeper through this hole

relinquishing the need for air
leaving life without despair
and not a single prayer to save this soul

open mouth i'm drowning
swallow there's no air in sight
fists fight and meet no match
defeated by the night

and i give in to you
and i give in to sweet oblivion
and i give in to you
and i give in
Track Name: i'm shy
i'm shy

please don't tease me
i'm shy
m mouth gets dry whenever you pass by

i've got a big heart
but no way to show it
maybe i'll keep staring
and somehow you might know it

don't want to scare you
but i think i'm in love
it's written in the stars above

i look up at the sky
as you pass by
wish i could show you
but i'm shy