Spring 2017 Pre​-​Release EP

by Courtney Yasmineh

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Four track EP featuring Gospel backing vocals and full band instrumentation.
These four songs are a preview of Courtney's upcoming seventh full length album, but these recordings will only appear in these musical arrangements on this EP. The album itself will most likely be somewhat stripped back from this bigger, looser, Gospel inspired sound.
The Spring 2017 Pre-Release was produced as a CD to accompany Courtney's March-April 2017 Europe tour and was initially only available at shows.
Surprise attention from indie radio and blogs in Europe, the UK, and now the US has prompted the digital release of these four tracks. Appreciated by fans and critics alike, this EP represents a moment in the evolving sound that is uniquely Courtney Yasmineh.

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released June 1, 2017

Produced by Rob Genadek Minneapolis, MN

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Courtney Yasmineh Minneapolis, Minnesota

Singer/songwriter, touring and recording artist, published author. In 2017 Courtney Yasmineh releases a seventh album of original indie rock/pop/folk and a first novel based on her own teen runaway experience. www.courtneyyasmineh.com for more info and tour dates. ... more

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Track Name: Tangled Web
I probably loved you more than I let on
Gratitude and sympathy make a potent recipe
Was I saving you?
Were you saving me?
Either way we were headed for misery
But what advice would I give?
Love's a tangled web
Lord have mercy, mercy on the lovers who aspire to love everlasting
To love everlasting

I probably loved you more than I care to admit
Cruel games and ugly lies made it all a compromise
After all this time you're still on my mind
What we had could have been so fine
But what advice would I give?
Love's a tangled web
Lord have mercy, mercy on the lovers who aspire to love everlasting

So hear me when I say to you
I think there's only one thing you can do
Hold onto your faith in love 'til the day you die
It will lift you up, it will lift you up, it will lift you up higher
Oh, but what advice would I give?
Love's a tangled web
Lord have mercy, mercy on the lovers who aspire to love everlasting
To love everlasting
Track Name: Remedy
Do-do-do-do...
Love, love, love
Love, love, love, don't let me fall

Fear is my enemy, and money is my rival
Gratitude is the remedy and love is my survival
Hold me up, hold me high
Don't let me fall

One man's ceiling is another man's floor
Some got enough but only want more
I knew a man with money to burn
He couldn't sleep at night, he would toss and turn
Worried over the great unknown
What if the roof falls in and the sky falls?
What if I lose my wife my kids my house my job my life my soul?

I know another man, don't have much to call his own
Sleeps like a baby every night so sound
Does good work, thinks good thoughts, says good words
Says it's all gonna work out
He's not worried over the great unknown
What if the roof falls in and the sky falls?
What if I lose my wife my kids my house my job my life my soul?

Fear is my enemy and money is my rival
Gratitude is the remedy and love is my survival
Hold me up, hold me high, don't let me fall
Track Name: The Broken
I am the broken
I had it buried
So deep I couldn't feel it
I said I was on the top
But I was on the bottom

I tried to keep up with the healthy
With their cheerful dispositions
With the sun in their eyes
They don't want to see the pain and suffering
So they put on their sunglasses and drive

I wanted to be one of them
Not the broken not the helpless
But it follows you where ever you go
Breaks you down lower than you ever thought you'd go

Girl bathing in the sink at the shopping mall
Boy with haunted eyes stoned on the sidewalk no one to call
Wounded man with his cardboard sign
Woman picking through the trash for anything she can find

Where there's a will let there be a way
Stand up reach up find the words to say
This is not how we are going down
Where there is loss love can be found

We are the broken
I still want to believe we have the power to rise above
Gather our strength until we're no longer
On the outside looking in

Forgive us we have sinned by thought word and deed
By the time we reach the temple we will all be on our knees
No easy answers, well I beg to disagree
Compassion and willingness to lend a hand are all we need

Come together people
Come together, come together people
Track Name: Glory
I walked out
of the beautiful room
cuz it was empty now
and I tossed away the key
and I thought of all the times
that I had seen the hand of God
played out before my eyes
and I said I know now why the caged bird sings

And I walked out to the shore of the shining water
and I felt the hand of God on my shoulder
I saw the sea birds high above me
and I felt the smooth stones beneath my feet
and all at once, all at once, all at once
we were all singing

Glory
to the new day Hallelujah
Time heals all things
yes it does, yes it does
Glory
to the new day Hallelujah
Time heals all things
woah woah

And I looked out of the beautiful room
cuz it was empty now
and I tossed away the key
and I thought of all the times
that I had seen the hand of God
played out before my eyes
and I said I know now why the caged bird
Sings
Glory, glory, glory, Hallelujah
Glory, glory, glory, Hallelujah
Glory, glory, glory, Hallelujah