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This album is basically a compilation of works done over time. Some songs are sad, some happy, and one you might even find humorous if you knew the backstory. My goal for these songs as I wrote them was to achieve something relatable for anyone.
As far as the sound of it goes, I wanted something raw, warm and vintage; similar to that of an analog/tape sound... which is exactly what my producer achieved. In all songs(excluding the demos), there are doubled vocals. There are songs produced with a full band, and songs that are mainly focused on just my voice and the guitar.
I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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released May 3, 2014

*All songs written and performed by Raquelle Langlinais*
Vocals & Acoustic Guitar: Raquelle Langlinais
Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, & Bass Organ: Guillermo Murillo
Background Vocals: Alex Modisette & Carson Cannon
Cello & Organ: Justin Egdorf
Drums: Josh Trammel
Recorded & Mixed By: Guillermo Murillo
Recorded at: The Du Jour House
Mastered By: John Naclerio

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Raquelle Langlinais Tyler, Texas

In all honesty, I've been singing since I gained the ability to talk, if not before. Music has always been such a big part of my life by my own choice. Writing my own music started pretty heavily when I learned to play guitar at age 17.
My faith precedes everything, and always will. I hope all of you enjoy hearing my heart through my music.
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Track Name: Mile Too Soon
Not a mile too soon my friend
I hope I see you at the end of our time
These words, unheard until now
These colors that we make, they burst somehow

Hand to cheek
These thoughts pressing on me
And I believe that I have always been in love
With your type of poetry
Walking for days
Caught in your gaze is
Exactly where I love to be

Chorus:
Nothing ever tasted so sweet
Nothing ever meant as much to me as
Breathing carelessly
A night spent under the stars dancing close to where you are
We sing from the top of our hearts
And not a mile too soon

Travel from here
Go to there
These feet will follow anywhere
Keep the beat
Desperately, these hands they desire to strum along
(Chorus)

Call it a thing
Just let it swing
Or just don't question what this means
Stay inspired
Never grow tired of the magic behind desire
(Chorus)
Track Name: Supreme Love
I've been craving you for days now
I hope that you figured out
How much I needed you
And oh, I know it's been said,
"Seek and ye shall find"
So I did, and I found you

Chorus:
And breathing became a little easier
And my head stopped spinning
The moment I held you in my hands
I knew I'd do all I can
To keep holding you

I would drive all night
Just to be with you
And I can live without you always around
But my head is up in the clouds
You are a constant in my mind
(Chorus)

Tell me not to(tell me not to)
Not to love you(not to love you)
And I can't change it(I can't change it)
Even if you want me to
Tell me not to(tell me not to)
Not to see you(not to see you)
And I'd still find you with my eyes closed
(Chorus)
Track Name: Let Go
I've got stories to tell
They're of gold
Perception is not what you'd call normal
I sit here and watch them all walk by
They never listen close enough to hear me sigh

I've held buttons, pins, and string
My memory is never fading
Oh I can live forever but not like this

Chorus 1:
Have they grown so out of touch
That simple is not enough?
Is my purpose just too complex to grasp?
Have their ears become blind
To stories of a different time that I have to show?
Should I just let go?

I've seen baby boys grow to men
And men fall to dust
And I've watched dust rise to take its claim on me
But they didn't look
And they didn't see
(Chorus 1)

Oh they should never fall to this trend
But they do, they do
Skills die over time
So have mine

Chorus 2:
They've grown so out of touch
That simple is not enough
My purpose is just too complex to grasp
Their ears are now blind
To stories of a different time
That I have to show
I should just let go
Track Name: My Bluebird
I get a little too hard on myself
When I don't know what comes next
I bring on the thunder, the lightening and the rain
Some things never change

Pre-Chorus:
I'm no weather man
And I can't predict what I can't
Don't you put that on me
But I know this much is true
Whatever the weather
I'm here with you

Chorus:
Cause you're my bluebird
You sing to me at night
Bluebird, your song holds my heart tight

When my soul reaches the depths
You fly in to save the rest of me
And the rain it'll never let up
And neither will you
(Pre-chorus)
(Chorus)

When a plane flies through a storm
Persistently, like a captain
You take the lead
(Pre-Chorus)
(Chorus)
Track Name: Hold This
Hold this
Hold that
I can't hold back
Not when it's raining like this
My spirit's shaking
My heart is breaking
But you won't see me fall down

What is this music
Oh I'm gonna lose it
Get me out of this crowd

Chorus:
Screaming at their sideways glances
Tripping in these ballroom dances
Where is my mind?
Getting grass stains on my knees
And my hands too dirty
Where do I go now?

Dreams, wishful thinking
Shipwrecks, on the shores of your heart
Nonsensical, whimsical words
From five-line poetry

You say this is the best picture
That we've ever written
But I disagree fully
Because I know
From here to the ocean
With every step
Dreams become reality
(Chorus)

One time we sing to ourselves(4x)
(Chorus)

Outro:
One time we sing to ourselves(4x)
Track Name: In This World
It seems that I'm the only one
Left fighting this battle
I stand alone, armed and confused as to
Why they've backed out
They're broken and bruised
Oh but

Chorus 1:
They fought the good fight
But now they've gone and left me
To guard this pearl in plain sight and
I don't know if I could do this alone
Unless I know there's an angel
Still with its wings
Somewhere in this world

I remember when you told me you gave up
To a stranger, you gave your love
I fell on my knees asking God why would He
Let another angel fall from the sky
Oh but

Chorus 2:
You fought the good fight
But now you've gone and left me
To guard this pearl in plain sight and
I don't know if I could do this alone
Unless I know there's an angel
Still with its wings
Somewhere in this world

My ears are tired of hearing the same story
You don't have to justify your actions for me
Tainted is what you've turned out to be oh but
That is not love and it's not the love for me
Oh but
(Chorus 2)

Who told you that you were not worth the wait?
You let the toxic in
So now the pain begins
And your comfort left your side

Chorus 3:
But I will fight the good fight
And I will guard this pearl with all of my might
Because I know that I'm strong enough to do this alone
Because I feel there's an angel
Still with its wings
Somewhere in this world
Track Name: Childhood Stories
Doubts fill your mouth
And I just don't feel like listening right now
Breathe in and out
You find your clarity on this broken bow

We've helped you all this time
But you can't seem to find the line

Chorus:
How many times do I have to tell you
No lullaby is going to help you
I would know I've sang them all before
No bedtime story or foreign fable
Is guaranteed to make you stable
Quit trying to find your sanity in
Childhood stories

You pull the blankets
Higher than they were ever meant to go
You fear the monsters in your closet
They're beating on the door
And you know that they know

The things that tear you down
So you stay under your blankets hiding safe and sound
(Chorus)

I know this is where you feel safe
But you can't stay here until the end of time
Because the world, she's gonna end some day
And don't you wanna say that you lived your life?
(Chorus)
Track Name: Out Of The Way
Your well has run dry
And your soul thirsts for the rain
You've never felt so poured out
You wonder when your thirst will be quenched
Your grip on the ledge has never felt more tight
Than it does now
And you're torn between two parts of you
And you're just about to let go

Chorus 1:
Just lose control so the father can catch you
When you are falling deeper in love with
The rain he can pour down on you
There's so much freedom in falling
So much shelter in the rain
These are the blessings that
God can pour down on you when you just get
Out of the way

You have a vision
A heart for the distant
A longing to show them what
The Father has done for you
You speak in stories of your olden days
Well that's fine and good
But God can move
In the words that you don't have to say

Chorus 2:
Just lose control so
The Father can catch them
When they are falling deeper in love with
The rain He can pour down on them
There's so much freedom in falling
So much shelter in the rain
These are the blessings that
God can pour down on them when you just get
Out of the way

Chorus 3:
Just lose control so
The Father can catch us
When we are falling deeper in love with
The rain he can pour down on
On every generation
There's so much freedom in falling
So much shelter in His rain
These are the blessings that
God can pour down on us when we just get
Out of the way
Track Name: On The Edge (Demo)
Step into this fire
Cause it's clear you love the flame
Burning yourself again
Why is it always the same?
You climb the highest branch
To take the hardest fall
Why did you even let go?
You act like you want to lose it all

Chorus:
You're living your life on the edge
Like you always have a second chance
But honey, you're on the path that
Leads to your demise

It only takes one step
And both of your eyes closed
To walk far away from
All you've ever needed
And all you've ever known
(Chorus)

Do you have no sense of sensibility?
Were you really born that wild and free?
Or are you running from someone
Or something?
Oh is the fact that you can't look back?
Or face the one that hurt you the worst?

Chorus 2:
You're living your life on the edge
like you always have a second chance
But honey you're on the path
that leads to your demise
Because he's living his life on the edge
Like you'll always give him a second chance
Honey, he's on the path
that leads to your demise
Track Name: Rest In You (Demo)
Take the breath from my lungs
I don't need it anymore
I only ever breathe for you
You astound me
Beautiful as you could be
Radiant in the ways I know I'm not
Without you

Chorus:
When I'm dry as a rock
I will lie on the bottom of the river
To let your water flow over
I will not move
Unless your currents push me to
Where I need to be
I will rest, I will rest in you

I am broken
That is all that's been said
When I've been down on my knees
I hear gnashing of teeth
The enemy playing on my insecurities
But these demons, they will not conquer me
(Chorus)

It's a choice to love
It's a choice to raise your hands
In praise to the God above
In the sunshine and the storms
I will choose to love you more
Holy Spirit, My God, My King

Chorus 2:
Cause when I'm dry as a rock
I lie on the bottom of the river
And let your water flow over
I do not move
Unless your currents push me to
Where I need to be
I will rest, I will rest in you
Oh God I will rest in you