Tales of a Thief EP

by Robyn Cage

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Robyn Cage’s expressive voice and impassioned live performances have captivated audiences from Boston’s Symphony Hall to the stages of New York City. A Utah native, Robyn travelled to the East coast to earn her BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Upon graduating she relocated to NYC, where her performances earned praise from The New York Times and Variety. Robyn turned to songwriting in 2010 and recorded her “Raining Sideways” EP with producer Alex Houton (Jet, Panic at the Disco). In 2014 Robyn teamed up with two-time Grammy-nominated Producer Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, Sarah McLachlan) to record “Burning Now”, then headed to L.A. to record with Grammy-nominated and Juno Award-winning Producer Dan Burns (Carina Round, Lenka, Michelle Branch). Robyn now resides in Park City- her music is a synthesis of New York's culture and Utah's desert wilderness. Find out more at www.robyncage.com

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released September 25, 2014

ALL SONGS BY ROBYN CAGE (ASCAP)
Except “Burning Now” by Robyn Cage & Darryl Neudorf (SOCAN)
Vocals and Piano: Robyn Cage
Vocal Arranging: Cari Cole

“BURNING NOW”
Produced by Darryl Neudorf
Recorded and Mixed by Darryl Neudorf
Vocals Engineer: Eric Limburg
Vocals Recorded at Granger School of Music, Park City, UT

ALL OTHER SONGS
Zac Rae: Guitar, Synthesizer, Organ, Wurlizter, Mellotron, Marxophone
Curt Schneider: Bass
Blair Sinta: Drums
Produced by Dan Burns
Recorded and Mixed by Dan Burns
Assistant Engineer: Billy Mims
Recorded at The Bank, Burbank CA and Valleyheart Recording, North Hollywood, CA
Mastered by Dave Collins Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
Photo: Shaun Anders
Hair and Makeup: Amy DeVore
Design: Shaun Thomas

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Alternative/Pop with ethereal yet powerful female vocals melting into dreamy soundscapes, featuring vintage pianos. Telling stories of love and empowerment, and delivering an indelible message: Embrace your uniqueness, and love that what makes you different. ... more

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Track Name: Burning Now
In whispers you told me
I really hurt you this time
Not sure where you’re going
But this is where you draw the line

You’re angry and bitter
You need some time alone
To weigh and consider
And maybe someday you’ll come home

Chorus: As I watched you go, my coldness melted
I didn’t know you’d ever felt it
You didn’t show I’d hurt you, ohhhh

I held back, denied it
Tried to play it safe
Was selfish, divided
Tried to take more than I gave

I see now, I used you
Never realized what I did
Oh my love, did I abuse you
More than you’re able to forgive?

Chorus: As I watched you go, my coldness melted
I didn’t know you’d ever felt it
You didn’t show I’d hurt you

Bridge:
But I’m learning now
My love is burning now
I’d do anything
To make you turn around
All my walls are burning
My heart is burning now

Our closet looks empty
As your side of the bed
My longing, attempting
To fill the void you left
I’m cleaning our bedroom
So it looks nice if you come back
Track Name: The Arsonist & The Thief
They met in the desert- their encounter was brief
He was an Arsonist, She was a Thief
He struck a match and she burned with desire
She stole his heart, he set hers on fire

Love burns, but it don’t burn long
A spark in the dark seems so strong
If you find it, keep it, hold on
Turn your back for a second and it’s gone

The desert heat was a feeble flame
Their bonfire blazed like the future, like fame
They danced ‘round the fire, got high off the fumes
They drank communion and howled at the moon

Love burns, but it don’t burn long
A spark in the dark seems so strong
If you find it, keep it, hold on

Before long, he was looking around
She wasn’t the only thief in town
Everyone wants love that’s real
So we beg, we borrow, we steal

Just before leaving he stole back his heart
She began looking for fires to start
She fed her own flames ‘til her spirit choked
Her heart and soul- cinders and smoke

Love burns, it don’t burn long
A spark in the dark seems so strong
If you find it, keep it, hold on
Love burns, love burns….
In the end it don’t matter if it’s real or a con
Turn your back for a second and it’s gone
Turn your back for a second and it’s gone
Turn your back for a second and it’s gone
Track Name: If You Don't Try
There’s a storm in your soul
hurt taking hold
love isn’t enough
to lift you back up

You’re sinking fast
I can’t pull you from the wreckage of your past

You drag me down
Do I sink or say goodbye?
You can turn it all around
but you won’t, you won’t, you won’t
if you don’t try, oooooh

I’ve done all I can do
you have to choose
I’m trying to stay
you push me away

You’re sinking fast
I can’t pull you from the wreckage of your past

You drag me down
Do I sink or say goodbye?
You can turn it all around
But you won’t, you won’t, you won’t

I know how it feels to be broken and bruised
We have to believe it gets easier soon
I wish to god I knew how to help
How can I save you? I can’t save myself

You drag me down
Do I sink or say goodbye
You can turn it all around
But you won’t, you won’t, you won’t, no
You drag me down
I don’t want to say goodbye
You can turn it all around
Just try,
Try, try, try oooooh
Track Name: The Cave
The moment has arrived- time to leave the cave
Push my fear aside – it won’t keep me safe
All I’ve ever wanted is to walk in the light
I’m taking one step at a time

I saw the sun today, I saw the sun today
Saw the sun today- all the clouds have blown away
Something’s just begun I saw the sun
Telling me it’s time to be someone

Hiding in the darkness, silent all these years
Took the power from my voice, gave it to my fears
Searching for a reason why I am alive
Today I think I found the reason why

I saw the sun today, I saw the sun today
Saw the sun today- all my doubts have blown away
Something’s just begun I saw the sun
Telling me it’s time to be someone

Alone, memories are all I have of hope
Time is passing so slow
Waiting for a sign to let me know
When it’s time to go

The sun was setting when I left the cave
Don’t know where i’m heading, as I walk away
The sleeper has awakened, the fire is reborn
I see the light, I’m not hiding anymore

I saw the sun today, I saw the sun today
Saw the sun today- from now on I’ll never be afraid
Something’s just begun, I saw the sun
Telling me it’s time to be someone,
Someone, someone, someone
Track Name: Cinderella Story
Hate is a strong word
It’s not the wrong word
You can love someone and hate them just the same
I believe in forgiving
But I can’t help reliving
Memories of those dark and lonely days

Tell me, Cinderella
Does the anger ever fade?
Does it ever go away?
Tell me Cinderella
How long will it take
‘Til this Cinderella story doesn’t feel so fake?

It’s not that I’m not grateful
I am thankful
For all of the love I have today
I know how much you care
And you’re not going anywhere
So why can’t I just put the past away?

Tell me, Cinderella
Does the anger ever fade?
Does it ever go away?
Tell me Cinderella
How long will it take
‘Til this Cinderella story doesn’t feel so fake?

Tell me, Cinderella
Does the anger ever fade?
Does it ever go away?
Oh, tell me Cinderella
How long will it take
‘Til this Cinderella story doesn’t feel so fake?
Track Name: Theatre Noir
Welcome to Theatre Noir
the Traveling Circus Sideshow
Land of the Freaks, Home of the Depraved
Welcome to Theatre Noir

Nagina can charm any cobra
Sabra can swallow any sword
Masters of the Macabre! Gladiators of the Grotesque!
Prodigies of all Perversions!

and now Lydia, the Tattooed Lady, takes the stage
a serpent wound ‘round her neck
defiant roses decorate her arms,
flames lick their way up her legs
with a proud full gaze she confronts her audience
Welcome to Theatre Noir

we take pride in our deformities
profit from your disgust
Natural-born Monstrosities! Self-created Oddities!
Morbid Curiosities!

Next up, Young Aidan, raised in sheltered bliss
in the unassailable Midwest
the red carnival ticket was admission to a brave new world
One look at lovely Lydia he could hardly see the ink
he saw beauty beneath her branded skin
her eyes whispered to his soul within,
they said “Welcome to Theatre Noir”

Onward the caravan crawls
with Aidan following after
his lunatic obsession only grew with each rejection
Welcome to Theatre Noir

backstage he proclaimed his love
but Aidan was tragically rebuffed
“we are all abominations, and without some aberration,
you’ll never be one of us”

“I’ll do anything” Aidan replied
“I’d walk though fire to stay by your side”
and that’s precisely what he did
His hair melted and his flesh dripped
He rose like a phoenix from the smoking ash; thus was born the Smoldering Man
Welcome to Theatre Noir

Come see the Tattooed Lady,
and at her side, the Smoldering Man
The Legendary Lovers, so scandalous, so strange
so twisted and taboo and so deliciously deranged
witness their wickedness, their pleasure and their pain
And Welcome to Theatre Noir!

We’ll glorify your scars
You’ll be the Greatest Star!
Yes, Welcome to Theatre Noir!