Music

Lynette Diaz

The New Mexico Demo Sessions (2007)

by Lynette Diaz

Recorded in 2007 in a home studio session in New Mexico. Re-discovered on an old hard drive..very special early demo recordings in all their raw emotional beauty.
  • 03:11 Story Heartbreak and Hurt (Be Damned) - 2007 Original Demo Recording
  • 02:54 Story My Big Secret (2007 Original Demo)
  • 04:06 Story Lyrics Easier That Way (2007 Demo)

    Easier That Way (L Diaz, 2007)

    Saw You Hurting
    But You Never Cried
    And, I Saw How Poverty
    Couldn't Steal Your Pride

    And, You Never Complained
    About Life Being Fair, No
    Somehow You Knew That
    It Would Just Turn Out Square

    You Cared, You Even Called Me
    Friend
    Said You Loved Me
    Even In The End

    You Gave Me Peace
    When I Felt Awkward And
    Scared
    And, You Sheltered Me
    When No One Else Cared

    Chorus:
    Maybe, I Was Running So Far
    So Fast
    Thinking Our Kind Of Love
    Wasn't Meant To Last

    Maybe, I Didn't Hear What
    You Had To Say
    Maybe, Ties Are Broken
    Easier, Easier That Way

    So, Now We're Living
    Different Lives
    Never Sewed Together
    Them Old Broken Ties

    My Self-Destructive Anger
    And, My Fierce Denial
    Meant I'd Never Go
    The Extra Mile, For You

    Chorus:
    Maybe, I Was Running So Far
    So Fast
    Thinking Our Kind Of Love
    Wasn't Meant To Last

    Maybe, I Didn't Hear What
    You Had To Say
    Maybe, Ties Are Broken
    Easier, Easier That Way

    Bridge:
    Now Times Are Changing
    And It's Me Who's Reaching Out
    I Keep Coming Up Empty
    And Know Exactly What It's
    All About

    Chorus:
    Maybe, I Was Running So Far
    So Fast
    Thinking Our Kind Of Love
    Wasn't Meant To Last

    Maybe, I Didn't Hear What
    You Had To Say
    Maybe, Ties Are Broken
    Easier, Easier That Way

  • 02:43 Story Girl (Without Connections)
NOTES
The songs in this mid-2007 recording session (four in total) were all in their infancy and were as raw and tender as my psyche at the time. So on the last day of this rare and special trip home, a family friend said he'd be keen to record a few of my tunes. We ended up recording in a late night home studio session that went into the morning, up until I had to catch my flight out.

Bringing a few of these demos out again. My reminder of the kindness, understanding and love my family provided me in rough times. These first songs were stepping stones towards a different life, one lived authentically!