The Tracks

by Stephanie Hatfield

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With a vivacious personality to match compelling singing, songwriting, and performance, Stephanie Hatfield will make you wish for love just so you can feel the deep ache of heartbreak. Although originally from the Detroit area, this eclectic singer hails from a Kentucky hillbilly heritage with a rich poetic history, and now calls the desert southwest her home. Throughout a life of travel and exploration, music has been her loyal creative expression, and Hatfield certainly has a story worth telling. Although classically and operatically trained, she easily navigates genres as diverse as Americana, jazz, country, and rock. This varied musical background can be clearly heard in her latest endeavors, The Tracks, a flawlessly formed album showcasing dreamy lyrics and tremendous vocals layered with expansive American rock and Indie instrumentals. Her music embodies the emotional release of having your heart ripped apart and lovingly put back together again, but it’s the raw power of Hatfield’s expansive voice that makes her the perfect soundtrack for an adrenaline junkie who craves the rush.

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released August 1, 2011

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Stephanie Hatfield Santa Fe, New Mexico

Although originally from the Detroit area, this eclectic singer hails from a Kentucky hillbilly heritage with a rich poetic history. Her music embodies the emotional release of having your heart ripped apart and lovingly put back together again, but it’s the raw power of Hatfield’s expansive voice that makes her the perfect soundtrack for an adrenaline junkie who craves the rush. ... more

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Track Name: Leave Somehow
Two years doesn’t seem that long
Now that thirty have come and gone
Thumbing through a magazine
Feeling like she can’t be seen

He’s nowhere so she’s everything
Knowing now it was just a ring
Night falling like cool rain
Falling like the same old thing

Why can’t he feel it now
And why can’t she leave somehow

This wasn’t much to be
Poured into his reality
Cold home with these nice things
Another lost when she’s leaving

Chorus

Was he simply not awake
He had a life she wouldn’t take
All alone in a room at night
Leaving love without a fight

Chorus
Track Name: Wrong Side of Dawn
It’s cold and dark and you don’t know why you’re here
Something hard and familiar in your ear
You wake up too early his smell is nearly gone
Another last minute love
Made on the wrong side of dawn

The one you left can’t stand to hear your voice
The one you’re dying for is struggling with a choice
Waiting’s hard when what you want to do is wrong
Stealing a love that was
Made on the wrong side of dawn

Hard to tell if you want to be so raw
You hate the way you can’t breathe until he calls
A day’s not worth much if it has to be so long
Living for a love that was
Made on the wrong side of dawn
Track Name: Be Enough
I drive, I drive
Another town I’ll never know
A sigh, a sigh
Not anywhere till I let go
We try, we try
All the more fun I suppose

Will that be enough
Will I be enough
Will that be enough
Enough for us

I’m afraid, I’m afraid
For you it’ll never be the same
You say, you say
It’s always a new game
So I pray, I pray
Your words are enough to tame

Chorus
Track Name: Fall Into Me
In the bed we made
I stole a kiss from you
Secrets come and go but only love is true
You said I do
And I fell into you

In the morning moonlight
I saw into your eyes
You were standing near, had to pull you closer dear
And hear what I longed to hear
Standing oh so near
And it was very clear

When I’m far away and you’re sleeping sound
Will you dream of me, dream of all the possibilities
Of what we’re meant to be, falling into me
Falling into me
Track Name: Shadow
Why when I feel you can I not dream you anymore
Why when I see you does my heart hit the floor

Trees were the background for the color of your eyes
I couldn’t see now, you were beyond my many tries

Cause I am on the ground, I am high
Snow seeps in my skin
Here there is no sound, I can fly
But nothing can begin

The wind can’t be colder than the shadow in our bed
Words cannot save the sound of the things you never said

Chorus

Nothing I have here could ever take my wrong away
Cause even this blizzard could never make you stay

Chorus
Track Name: Still Can't Breathe
Like red roots that touch, you will always be tied to the core of me
Three miserable days, one closer to you and I still can’t breathe

I’d give you my blood to hold in a cup, if you drink you’ll see
I love you too hard to simply give up but I still can’t breathe
But I still can’t breathe

Can’t find the air that I crave
Things that get me through these days
Can’t find the air, I crave

It’s better to drink, than not know your tongue and how it feels on me
Waste after waste, the days are still young but I still can’t breathe
I still can’t breathe

Chorus

Inch after inch, you crawled in my skin, becoming me
You left for a dream I could never be in and I still can’t breathe
And I still can’t breathe

Chorus
Track Name: Sinful Paradise
Never needed your comfort
Only needed your time
You slithered up like a snake
Wrapped me in your vine
The devil in the details
With a head all full of wine

Sinful paradise
It’s a sinful paradise

In the backseat of a Chevy
Living down the line
You gave me a dozen roses
One at a time
The devil in the details
With a head all full of wine

Chorus
Track Name: She Loved You Hard
You drove her to extinction
So she can’t stand anyone
Looking through her window
Was the eye of your gun

I don’t care where you aim
She could be a ghost to you
Cause what you want from her
She’ll never do

She loved you hard
She loved you fierce
She let go of her heart
Now she has nothing left to fear

You can step back now
Leave here while you can
Cause all that’s left in there
Is a soul lost to man

Chorus

She’d hide for you
Looks like she’ll die for you

Chorus
Track Name: Compare
She wakes up in the middle of the morning
Crying out from a look in his eyes
He’s fast asleep doesn’t even roll over
Not strong enough to tell him why

He doesn’t want to know
What she can’t let go
When he is always there
Why does she always try to compare

One more beer she sucks another cigarette
Comfort comes in such small packages
They tell stories of the sweet free moments
Never more than she knows she should give

She doesn’t want to know
What she can’t let go
When she is always there
Why does he always try to compare

Most days she looks at them and knows
They love her too for all she gives to them
But when their mama comes they go running
Never more than she is to them

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Track Name: Lonely One
She never really gave a damn about money
She never really had an eye for gold
She said that rock n roll was her religion
That’s the only way she’d sell her soul

Nobody ever really paid her much attention
She sang to records in her bedroom at night
She bought a guitar, taught herself how to play it
She always knew she had to do it up right

Lonely one, you’re the only one
Sing your song, you won’t be lonely long

Sometimes it’s better if you know how to say it
Sometimes it’s better if you don’t give a damn
You see a vision and you learn how to play it
You hear the calling, get the hell out of town

Chorus

She found a way to clear her mind for the minstrel
Ride the rhythm, recognize her muse
To tell about it when her heart was tender
How it felt to be walking in her shoes

Chorus
Track Name: Never Untangled
Come into this house we shared for seventy years
You can look around and still you wouldn’t know that he’s not here
Come sit down in that old chair I swore that I’d throw out
They keep telling me he’s dead but I’ve begun to have my doubts

I know it’s over but it was more, more than just his life
A high lonesome wind is riding through the rest of my time

It’s a story I know you’ve heard how he came one summer day
Came to build a bridge that in the end would carry me away
I still get up at five am like that girl from Kentucky
Now I find myself alone and old in this cold northern city

I know it’s over but it was more, more than just his life
A high lonesome wind is riding through the rest of my time

Is it the man I miss or how he needed me for everything
My fingers are worn from serving him still bear my wedding ring
I can’t reckon I know just where he went but still it seems to me
One life so long with someone else can never untangled be
Track Name: Walls Are Not Mine
It came all after she walked out of the room
His glass had shattered as the sun crept past the moon

I don’t want anyone who’s capable of leaving
She says to no one, doesn’t know who she’s deceiving

She cries - these walls are not mine
I live in my control
You were never my love
Staying’s not something to be sold

He cannot be held for all that he might say
Cause he is just some boy in boots he found along the way

Chorus

You have not had anything like I can be
A gaze across the room, what do you think that you can see
What do you think that
What do you think that you can see