choreography

by lauren hoffman

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $7 USD  or more

     

1.
03:45
2.
04:47
3.
03:32
4.
5.
04:09
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
03:15

about

i think this is the album i am most proud of, it is the most 'me'. i had immersed myself in a different world, the world of modern dance and choreography (hence the name) for nearly two years, and through that lens i learned so much about what it means to be an artist. although the music *business* drove me crazy and still does, after those two years i knew that songs were my language, not dance, and that i had a lot still to say...

to make the record, i reunited with john morand at sound of music studios in richmond. after stepping away, returning to songwriting and producing felt like home. this being my third record, i had a different kind of confidence than before; i heard this record in my heart and knew how to translate it so that everyone could hear.

credits

released January 6, 2006

Produced by Lauren Hoffman and John Morand // Recorded and engineered by John Morand // Mixed by Alan Weatherhead and John Morand // Recorded and mixed at Sound of Music, Richmond, VA // All songs Words and Music by Lauren Hoffman

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

lauren hoffman Charlottesville, Virginia

Lauren's albums include her slinky, sexy, and sardonic debut "Megiddo", the raw, acoustic "From the Blue House", beautifully tragic "Choreography", and most recently, the more upbeat and sweet "Interplanetary Traveler".

contact / help

Contact lauren hoffman

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: broken
You’re a little bit damaged, I’m a sucker for that
Wanna take you in my hands, wanna bring you back

You’re a little bit damaged, I’m a sucker for that
Wanna fill up the spaces, and be everything you lack

You’re a little bit jaded, and you’re closing the door
And all that you felt then, you don’t feel it anymore

I’m the picture that’s faded, I’m the love you don’t trust
Take the girl out from under glass and she’ll always want too much

I know… you’re just broken
I know… you’re just broken, you’re just broken

You’re a little bit damaged , I’m a sucker for that
So in the moment I lost you, I wanted you back

But that’s a feeling that’s fading, and I’m closing the door
And all that I felt then, I don’t feel it anymore

I know… you’re just broken
I know… you’re just broken, you’re just broken
you’re just broken, you’re just broken, you’re just broken, you’re just broken
Track Name: as the stars
Baby put a record on,
I’ve been waiting all night long to touch you,
Standing in my pretty dress,
If you asked me I’d say yes, so take it off

Love turn out the light,
And hold me like tomorrow might not come,
Fall upon my breast and let your fever
Find its death against my skin

Slowly as the summer breeze and silent as the stars,
This night is ours

Baby tell me everything, with your hands
You know we don’t need words
You talk about forever with you fingers,
You know I’m already yours, already yours

Slowly as a summer breeze and silent as the stars,
This night is ours

Bridge And sometime when I’m asleep
You’ll curl up next to me, thinking
I know what I’m doing here

Love the sun has come to part
The curtains of the night,
Track Name: white sheets
White sheets, I can’t believe I’m still asleep, still beneath
He’s come to rest, head and heart, he’s on my chest, he falls so hard
I’m crushed-it’s what I asked for: some kind of weight to hold me down
I’m lost-I’m in his mouth, cradled by his sounds…

Soft light, a perfect dawn, a moment held a moment gone
And all day this will be my secret place where I can taste him
Long gone, it’s what I asked for: some kind of space to float around and
Eyes wide, I am awake now, cursed by the freedom that I’ve found

I’ll come when you least expect it,
Close your eyes you won’t regret this
Love comes when you least expect it….

Warm night, a silent breeze, and I’m up against the wall
Strong hands and hips to hold me, still I’m afraid that I will fall
I’m crushed-it’s what I asked for: some kind of weight to hold me down
Eyes wide, I am awake now, cursed by the freedom that I’ve found
Track Name: ghost you know
There’s a room in my house where I stumble over a memory
There’s a light in the night and I wonder if you’ve come back for me

Well it’s a little too late to say sorry, but don’t be so hard on me
Ghost, you know I can’t go back

Come like a whisper in silence, a brush on my skin
A shadow that flies by door, I’m wanting more

Well it’s a little too late to say sorry, but don’t be so hard on me
Ghost, you know I can’t go back
Like a song in my ear you are near me, here like a time machine
Ghost you keep pulling me back

Bridge If you’ve been here all the while, watching me drift by and by
Waiting for something to fill me up, ghost close your eyes

I can silence the voice in my head and hear you instead
Whisper and sing for me again, rise from the dead

Well it’s a little too late to say sorry, but don’t be so hard on me
Ghost, you know I can’t go back
Like a song in my ear you are near me, here like a time machine
Ghost you keep pulling me back
Sometimes you lose everything, or gave it away well it’s hard to say now
Track Name: solipsist
Here in the dark, dizzy from the stars that light your face…
The winter makes you shake, let me be the warm place…
Cuz I burn with the fire of a lifetime waiting for you

If nobody sees you, do you exist?
Don’t ever fall in love with a solipsist.
If you’re falling to pieces, can she make you whole?
If nobody sees you break will you fix it on your own?

You burn through the film in shades of the sunrise,
I am the moon, ablaze in the first light

I’ve been watching their faces, I’ve seen through their eyes
Wandered through places where the desperate tell their lies
They pass like an ocean, over my skin
I’ve been holding my breath for years so they won’t get in
Track Name: another song about the darkness
Well you don’t fit in, thank god.
But you don’t know what you’ve got,
So you try to be like them, but you’re not

And you’re almost dead, almost dead, you’re almost dead

And I wish I could hang out up in the sky and be the light to shine you home
So I write another fucking song about the darkness
And how you’re not alone

You try to find a hole
Deep enough to lie in
There’s comfort in the cold, I know
When you’re almost dead, almost dead, you’re almost dead
Track Name: hiding in plain sight
Like a master of disguise in a torn-up old dress,
I’ve been hiding in plain sight, and making a mess,
Bring me back my heart, put it on a stick
I am ready for the cure, I am sick of being sick

Come to my senses and feel the things I never felt
I can’t pretend this is anything but love itself
So don’t go tonight, stay make everything all right

Like a veteran of war, haunted by day
I’ve been trying to ignore what never goes away
Visions in my head, blind as I’ve been
Try to shut them out but they already got in

Something in my chest, a sound I’ve never heard
I’ve been living in my head, always the same words
Save me from my self, this is my disease
Ringing in my ears and body in deep-freeze.
Track Name: out of the sky, into the sea
Don't want to go where they are cruel and cold
Turning me into stone, making me dry
Give me this warmth, a sunbeam to live in, a window to look out of

Misery blooms on the stem of suppression
The world that you see is the one you believe
Sleeping in poppies, lost in the forest

Out of the sky, into the sea,
Disappear under here pulled by the tide
Give me an island; I am an island

Don't want to go where they pull out the mould,
Casting me out of clay, making me dry
Give me this warmth, a sunbeam to live in, a window to look out of

Shut out the sights, pull tight the sheets,
They live in the dark and their faces you see
By the sliver of light through a cracked open door

Castles and kings await you my sweet
Dragons will fly you far, far from here
Where the concrete enfolds you
And they mould you of steel
Track Name: reasons to fall
We’re on a wire but it’s better than drowning
And I don’t care if I fall cuz I’ve never been higher
Everythings changing but I don’t care for sameness
Cuz safety makes graves of the fearful I find

A ride on a wave, a home on a wind-blown cloud
Make your body loud for me

Could you be safe in my arms, and scared at the same time
Running towards and away ’til you’re standing still

The mystery’s calling, come if you dare
And find what is there when you tear down the walls
No you’re gonna wait til the moment is certain
While I’ve been out searching for reasons to fall

Hard is the ground you’re wrapping your arms around
Track Name: love gone wrong
Sleepwalking, I’m running on automatic Like Prozac-girl, indifferent, nothing much matters What is this clinging to images sacred? No longer making love, just getting naked

Why am I still holding on to a love gone wrong? (2x) As if it’s all in you…

Hand to hold, raison d’etre, romantic notion Like beautiful swimming in love like an ocean What is this clinging to images sacred? No longer making love, just getting naked

Why am I still holding on to a love gone wrong? (4x) As if it’s all in you…

I’ve got to crawl out of this whole (3x)

What is love? I want to feel something real Like a car crash, when I land I will be shaken, awakened to Now, like a flash In a dream of the waking world
Track Name: joshua
Whenever I fall, taking all the chances I can
I put my world in your command
Back in the dark and far from taking that path
Again, to where we

Shine in the face of all that’s to come saying
‘My love, this song is for you’
I lie in the space of daydreams gone wrong thinking
‘My love, what happened to you?’

And standing up tall, taller, learning my glow,
Living in light I made on my own
You do as you please, go be a slave to your mind
All of the while, I’ll be
Bridge Holding this moment, remember me, when we’d

Love isn’t thought, and it’s not just a place to call home
Love isn’t pain, or a face you can own
Love isn’t touch, not the crutch of a shoulder to lean on
You’re gone, but it’s not