Daughter

by Tara Terra

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"The production alone on Otnes’ new work elevates the album to the top in the CU realm, but what’s most striking is the impact a full-band setting brings to the Urbana native’s sound.

With Daughter, the songwriting takes a noticeable step into collaboration. It becomes clear it’s no longer “The Emily Otnes Show"... The backing band, formerly known as The Weekdays, are now sharing the spotlight with the frontwoman and are making their impression felt."

Buzz Magazine

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released August 30, 2014

All songs by Emily Otnes
Music by Tara Terra
Produced by Emily Otnes and Colin Althaus

Recorded and mixed by Colin Althaus
Recorded at Earth Analog, Perennial Sound, and our living rooms and closets
Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering

Tara Terra are:

Emily Otnes - vocals, guitar, keyboards, flute
Joey Buttlar - drums, percussion
Celine Broussard - vocals
Colin Althaus - guitar
Nick Soria - bass guitar
Alleya Weibel - violin, vocals, trumpet, percussion

*Bare Feet guest vocals by Ryan Groff, There Is A Reason music by Tara Terra and Justin Larkin

We would like to thank: Matt Talbott, Brian Perry, Paul Kotheimer, Ryan Groff, our friends, our families, and everyone that's come to our shows and bought our stuff. We couldn't have done it without you.

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Colin Althaus | Emily Blue | Joey Buttlar | Nick Soria | Alternative band from Champaign, IL

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Track Name: Smoke
I don’t know why I got smoke in my lungs
I think it all the time, I think I need one
Last cigarette, one more minute
And I’ll be done

It’s keeping me sane, keeping me tame
While I’m shaking like a little rabbit
I’m picking my
brain, thinking how strange how I
Got such a nasty habit
But I’ll be done when the trembling stops and the high stays
Oh I’ll be done when my head stops spinning and my hands don’t shake

I’ll be done

I don’t know why I got you in my bed
I think it’s alright when I’m wasted
You’re keeping me safe, keeping me warm when the
Time’s tick-tickin’ away,
I gotta warn not to listen too close
‘Cause I don’t have shit to say
And I’ll be done when the windows open up in the morning
Sheets get washed and we go on,

I’ll be done

I thought I found a way out
Holding my head down
And oh, it’s poundin like

Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey

I don’t know why I got smoke in my lungs
I don’t know why I think I need ya
I don’t know why I got smoke in my lungs
I don’t know why I got smoke in my
Track Name: There Is A Reason
There is a reason why I wake up in the morning
There is a fire in my heart
A couple months ago I'd tell you it was over
But now I tell you it's the start

Oh mother, how did love her
When she'd always wander, wander away?
Oh father, how did you watch her
When you almost lost her, when she went astray?

There is a reason why I dream as big as I do
There is a song on my tongue
I sing it in the morning smoking in the bathroom
I think I'll be forever young

Oh mother, how did love her
When she'd always wander, wander away?
Oh father, how did you watch her
When you almost lost her, when she went astray?
Oh sister, how long did you miss her
Staring at a picture, remembering her face?
Oh brother, how is there no other
Willing to uncover the things buried away?

You are the reason why I wake up in the morning
You are the fire in my heart
You are the reason why I know it's never over
You are the reason I will never stop
Track Name: Daughter
The sun is setting ‘cross the water
Sinking in the ground
to its hiding place
Do you forget you have a daughter
The more the seasons pass
The more time escapes?

Share my skin, share my bones
But you won’t look at me
I see your face in my own
But you don’t look at me
Tell me what have I done?
have I done?

Cuz I don’t know why
The feelings hardened
I don’t know why
I can’t seem to hold your gaze
I don’t know when
You got so quiet
But it’s too bad
I can’t keep holding your place

The sun is setting ‘cross the water
Red like a war that no side won
And you can’t explain the fighting, why the fire was ignited
‘Cause it’s gone and it’s over

I would knock on your door
But you won’t let me
I don’t knock anymore
Oh my hands are heavy
Less you say, the less I’ll wait
The more you stall the more I say
I don’t need you anyway

Cuz I don’t know why
The feelings hardened
I don’t know why
I can’t seem to hold your gaze
I don’t know when
You got so quiet
But it's too bad, and it's too late
I can't keep holding your place
Track Name: Don't Call Me Darlin'
Don’t call me darlin’
Don’t call me babe
‘Cause I’m not your darlin’
And I never will be
All your sweet nothings
Mean nothing to me
So don’t call me darlin’
It ain’t that easy

You saw something you wanted, made a strategy
But your eyes wander all over, it’s no mystery

Baby older don’t mean wiser
And your smile don’t make you kinder
Your disguise don’t mean you’re hiding a thing, oh

Don’t call me darlin, I
Won’t be coming around tonight
I know your kindness comes with second intentions
Some cannot see through you-- let me do you a solid
And point you the other way
Baby, don’t call me darlin today

You think that you’ll hit your target
If you keep on firing now
So sure that I’m gonna soften up
To you over time

But baby stronger don’t mean smarter
When you push you push me farther,
All that flattery won’t get you to me, no
Track Name: Revival
Forty days and forty nights were all it took to flood
And things were gone that stood for years all buried in the mud
What is stronger than the clock?
Oh, over the years, it all will oxidize
I can see you standing, trying to walk
You fall on your knees, burying time

I can see you waking up from years of beautiful lies
Some hearts are so quick to fade but some things never die
The young ones think you’re greying out
Opening the doors to see if he’s alive
You think you’re gonna find him, keep on crying out
Down on your knees

Burying time
Carry my body
Carry my mind
I’m getting my blood drawn

You’ve forgotten where you are, forgotten all our names
But I believe in love, believe in god because of what remains
Oh this invisibility has come to an end he’s there before your eyes
You’re feeling what they swore you’d not feel again
Preparing to leave

Burying time
Carry my body
Carry my mind
I’m getting my blood drawn
And there is still time

I give you mine (I’m giving in)
I give you my body
Awaken my mind
I’m comin to meet you
Track Name: Shades of Blue
Oh my love, won’t you go to bed
Lost in thought my sleepy head
Simple pleasures and simpler pains
All can wait til the morning

What am I to do
Watching you fade into shades of blue
What am I to do? Tell me darlin',
What am I to you?

Oh my love don’t you fall apart
Anymore than you already are
Cause I can’t mend you or set you free
But I can wait 'til the morning


Behind your gaze is a curtain
It’s already closing down on my love
And I can’t stop you from hurting
When you refuse to see the remedy
Is opening up your eyes
Track Name: Bare Feet
Bare Feet and dirty clothes
I’m happy as a child with earth between my toes, I’ve been
running round in the body I miss
Where was it hiding how did I forget this
Windblown hair, no self to find
I’ve got everything when nothing is mine and I am
dancing on the ground that bore me
there’s nothing after this and nothing before me
so listen well and listen close
can’t you hear it singing?
Singing slow, it’s the song of wandering
the song of the dawn
the sound of bare feet on a private lawn
The sound of barefeet on a private lawn
the sound of barefeet on a private lawn

Bare feet and dirty clothes
I'm happy as a child with earth between my toes
This is the song of wandering, I'm wandering 'til dawn
Where was I hiding? Oh, now I'm found
Track Name: The Way Back
Oh my god, it’s a long way
All the way back home
Oh my god, it’s a long way
All the way back

I wish everybody knew
That I had you

But she’s caught up in your ventricles
You’re not sick, you’re not doing so well sometimes
Well, sometimes
I think you could do better
I think you could just forget her sometimes
Well sometimes,
Well sometimes

I see you running around
And you see me running out
Of ways to say to you,
“Tell, me, what to do”