Lake Michigan's Chill.

by Kara Ali

supported by
Bryant Millet
Bryant Millet thumbnail
Bryant Millet One listen and I am instantly transported back to those cold Northwestern winters in Evanston, when I was so full of doubt regarding my future. Favorite track: Half Way.
/
  • Streaming + Download

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

      $2 USD  or more

     

1.
03:56
2.
03:41
3.

about

The pains and joys of winter culminate in this three song EP as the wind blows off the lake and the time passes slowly. The snow grows thicker and there is a profound sense of clarity in the bitter cold. As I stare out at the rocks, I am both hopeful and afraid of what tomorrow holds.

credits

released January 17, 2011

All Songs Written by Kara Ali

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar: Kara Ali
Lead Guitar, Bass: Joe Stasio
Bass, Percussion: Thomas Stratton
Keys: Taylor John Mandel

All songs recorded at Soundwaves Recording Studio in Union, NJ
December 2010

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Kara Ali New York, New York

Kara Ali is a singer/songwriter hailing from the NY Tri-State Area. She has self-released two albums, "Lake Michigan's Chill." and "Time Grasp." Her song "Burn On" was featured on the 2011 Songs for the Cure compilation to benefit the American Cancer Society. She's finishing up her studies as a Radio/TV/Film Major at Northwestern and currently working on her next release! ... more

contact / help

Contact Kara Ali

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Windowpane
The cold seeped underneath the windowpane
Just as my heart was growing warm
And when you call it, with your poor speech trembling
It never answers anymore

The breeze blew underneath the windowpane
The insulation couldn’t hold
And when you felt it with your frosty fingertips
It wasn’t ready to unfold

And you never knew how the world grew dark
And powder filled my lungs and all that was left
The only reminder was the sober cold of winter falling down

The frost will dance behind your windowpane
Its calling war on every soul
The white is blackening the entry to a world I’ll never know
Track Name: Half Way
Time has been slowing
As I sit here and think of the lies I’ve been knowing
And I’m stuck on the brink
From the quizzical smiles and the nonchalant giggle then frown
And my mind keeps whirling round
Mmm

In the absence of all that I want me to be
Will the vision of you block out all clarity
As time’s slowing down
But my head’s reeling round
And I’m only half-way where I want to be

Seeds I’ve been sowing
In the world that I’ve built in the times I am knowing
With the pain and the guilt
And I open my eyes to your nonchalant giggle then frown
And your arms abound
Without a sound

In the absence of all that I want me to be
Will the vision of you block out all clarity
As time’s slowing down
But my head’s reeling round
And I’m only half-way where I want to be

Take me, but let me be me
Take me, but let me be me

In the absence of all that I want me to be
Will the vision of you block out all clarity
As time’s slowing down
But my head’s reeling round
And I’m only half-way where I want to be

Patience is growing
As I look out ahead just to find where I’m going
Down the path I have led
With a pat on the back and a last kiss or two in the end
There are things we shouldn’t review
In the end, I might have had you…
Track Name: Until Tomorrow's Day
Daylight has faded away
Until another day, until another day
Reflections in jumbles in my head
I lie awake in bed

It seems that in a glance a day has ended
Now time will only tell what time has mended

The calm of the night leaves me alone
To ask myself the questions that I never answered through the day
Stuck with what’s left here for today
Until tomorrow’s day

It seems that in a glance a day has ended
Now time will only tell what time has mended

And I want to believe tomorrow will be a better day
I’ll wake up to sunlight and be satisfied come what may
Come what may

Until Tomorrow’s Day.