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released November 3, 2017

PERFORMERS...
Carlos A. Machado (guitar, vocals, lyrics)
Madeline Herdeman (cello, vocals, lyrics)
Jeremy Dudman (bass)
Christine Gerbode (viola, vocals)
Danny Patterson (drums)
Adam Carman (percussion)

BEHIND THE SCENES...
Recorded at Rudyard's British Pub by Lucky Run Studio
Mixed by Robert Simpson
Mastered by Alauna Rubin
Photos & Video by Robert Simpson
Produced by Carlos A. Machado

Copyright 2017
Mystery Loves Company
www.MysteryLoves.com
(Houston, Texas)

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Mystery Loves Company is a touring and recording Chamber Rock duo and band from Houston, Texas.

“I was practically mesmerized by this duo. The sound from the electric cello, the percussive acoustic, and the perfect pitch harmonies would rivet one to the stage at times.” -George Douglas Lee, Island Guide Magazine
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Track Name: Sister When (Live at Rudyard's)
you say when, I
will open my eyes just to hold you
if you're scared now
the voice in my heart will sing for you
if you're lonely
there's space in my mind just to know you
and the air that
I breathe you can have as your own

sister when are you coming around
to see what i see coming around with this star
that shines for you...

I remember
those knots in your hair use to haunt you
now you're grown and
they seem to have grown all around you
but the girl that
would climb on the washer for candy
knows quite well what
the right motivation can do

sister when are you coming around
to see what i see coming around with this star
that shines for you to see all that I see
when you're looking at me with those round
little eyes shining 'round the world for me...

if tomorrow
does not understand the way you love
and the past seems
unable to cope with you changing
there's a place where
you only exist in this moment
and the world sings
a song that i'm writing for you
Track Name: Lila (Live at Rudyard's)
with the hands of God's angels
Lila touched everyone
and for all those who wander
laid a path in these words

make something useful of today
always be kind and patient
prove what you learn, love your family
always be kind and patient

Lila tell me your story
and I'll make it a song
play for all those who hunger
so that they may be strong

and make something useful of the day
always be kind and patient
prove what you learn, and love your family
always be kind and patient

go carry your fears into the sun
'cause you're heavy, but don't worry
no, we'll paddle that weight into the blue
then go watch it drift away from view
Track Name: Aliens (Live at Rudyard's)
they set out for a future that would serve the children well
through the waters put some distance between themselves and hell
they had money they were glad to trade for some documents and a name
for family they had photographs, gathered in a frame

They learned to speak the native tongue, they had hoped to make a friend
but the meaning of the words they never seemed to understand
when they tried to make a joke, it somehow didn't seem so kind
and with the help of time became what they tried to leave behind

they were aliens, in a foreign land
searching for a better world, but crashing somewhere else
oh they were aliens, something less than man
a threat to people's happiness, and trouble for their minds

the money wasn't hard to make, but it was hard to keep
the hole they made a home in every day a bit more deep
when the children had adjusted, had a life to call their own
they put to use those documents, across the waters that led back home

but they were aliens, in a foreign land
searching for a world they knew, but finding something else
they were aliens, to their countryman
with different views on happiness that troubled the people's mind

they kept crossing waters to find a place where they belonged
and though they had each other, they couldn't help but feel alone
the search became a joke that somehow didn't seem so kind
but with the help of time they came to understand

that we're all aliens, in a foreign land
coming from a better world, and headed somewhere else
oh we are aliens, and somehow also man
here to bring some happiness, and trouble...

because we're aliens, in a foreign land
searching for a better world, but crashing somewhere else
oh we are aliens, and with our fellow man
we're looking for some happiness, and a little peace of mind
Track Name: If Heaven (Live at Rudyard's)
they set out for a future that would serve the children well
through the waters put some distance between themselves and hell
they had money they were glad to trade for some documents and a name
for family they had photographs, gathered in a frame

They learned to speak the native tongue, they had hoped to make a friend
but the meaning of the words they never seemed to understand
when they tried to make a joke, it somehow didn't seem so kind
and with the help of time became what they tried to leave behind

they were aliens, in a foreign land
searching for a better world, but crashing somewhere else
oh they were aliens, something less than man
a threat to people's happiness, and trouble for their minds

the money wasn't hard to make, but it was hard to keep
the hole they made a home in every day a bit more deep
when the children had adjusted, had a life to call their own
they put to use those documents, across the waters that led back home

but they were aliens, in a foreign land
searching for a world they knew, but finding something else
they were aliens, to their countryman
with different views on happiness that troubled the people's mind

they kept crossing waters to find a place where they belonged
and though they had each other, they couldn't help but feel alone
the search became a joke that somehow didn't seem so kind
but with the help of time they came to understand

that we're all aliens, in a foreign land
coming from a better world, and headed somewhere else
oh we are aliens, and somehow also man
here to bring some happiness, and trouble...

because we're aliens, in a foreign land
searching for a better world, but crashing somewhere else
oh we are aliens, and with our fellow man
we're looking for some happiness, and a little peace of mind
Track Name: Someday (Live at Rudyard's)
someday, I'll be someone who helps to make it
okay, for all the people that have found their
own way, to show that hate isn't real

and it won't be a matter of luck
I hear the promise and I hear the call
I see the goal and I see the path to walk
and now the time has come to make that someday today

someday, I'll hold the scepter of the king and
hold sway, in all the rooms where only money
has a say, and I'll speak up for the real

and it won't be a matter of luck
I hear the promise and I hear the call
I see the goal and I see the path to walk
'cause now my time has come to make that someday...

today...

it won't be a matter of luck
I hear the promise and I hear the call
I see the goal and I see the path to walk
and now that time has come...

so make that someday today...

'cause you know the world becomes what the world becomes
and all we ever have is this moment
to give it a world in a day
to let the world becomes what the world becomes
and give it a world in a day
Track Name: Stay Awake (Live at Rudyard's)
I stay awake, and I think about the day that was
But shortly went away.
Will tomorrow feel the same?

Well you’re breathing deep into the night…
Is it morning where you are?
And are you happy where you are?

One kiss, my love, good night.

I stay awake, and I think about the fact that
We can think of who we are.
Well you know, if we were gone today…

The world goes on, but there’s no one home
To look up at the stars…
And wonder who we are!

One kiss, my love, good night.

I stay awake, and I think about how close we are…
One kiss, my love…

Y’say good night but I stay awake,
And you’re gone but I stay awake,
I can see you fly though I stay awake.
Goodbye… Stay awake….
Track Name: Numbers and Lines (Live at Rudyard's)
it's the kind of sound that sinks a hole in my head,
it comes around to take a word that you said
and explains the world for me
with numbers and lines that become a sea
of glitter and gold

I tried to lead a life of water and bread,
to leave a light on where the fathers have fed
but instead I have sown the seed,
that spread like a vine 'till it reached the sea,
as others foretold

and it feels right
to begin
for a while
without a single thing in mind that could make the wheels run
the ticking hands
of space and time...

it's Friday night and I'm alone in my bed,
the phony silence of the battery's dead
and the world has come for me
but nothing escapes from this ebbing sea
that has taken control

and it feels right
to begin
for a while
without a single thing in mind that could make the wheels run
the ticking hands
of space and time...

now we've opened up the doors
and now these lines have found the floor
and if you feel like you're someone else
then join the numbers that hear the sound
and realize that from the same life we all are born

and it feels right
to begin
for a while
without a single thing in mind that could make the wheels run
the ticking hands
of space and time...
Track Name: Exposed (Live at Rudyard's)
I took your picture, I put it on my wall
to make it known to everyone that there was only one
with each reaction the human race could see
something greater in the two of us than you and me

but you felt exposed
and I was left wondering where I went wrong
your smile has changed

I wrote a letter, an answer to your call
and with every line this life of mine began to fall
a simple notion that would cease to be my own
become an anthem for the lonely ones, a way back home

then you felt exposed
and I was left wondering where it all went wrong
your smile has changed
the very memory of your skin reflecting light on my bed

when I took your picture
when you gave that smile
that now belongs to everyone but me
Track Name: The Island (Live at Rudyard's)
I went a mile to the horizon
but the horizon moved away
then all the voices started laughing
‘cause all my travels were in vain

so I sailed...

I took a step out on the water
to prove that I was who I thought
but all the salt in all the oceans
was not enough to hold me up

so I swam...

one day I washed up on an island
and found the voices were all gone
they’d given up on trying to change me
and I was scared to be alone

but there’s a little one that still remains...

saying, “you don’t have to be afraid
you don’t have to change…
where you go, there I am
you are not alone…

“you’re home...”
Track Name: Muddy Blue (Live at Rudyard's)
everything's broken, nothing’s right
you don't get a wink of sleep at night
and you don't know what you're doing

what touches my hands turns to mud
what touches my lips tastes like blood
and everything is ruined.

I'm so neat and I'm so cute
and God gave me two feet to shoot
so I don't get where I'm going

and you’re so muddy blue,
so muddy blue,
muddy blue,
muddy blue…

I'm telling you to get away
you're free to leave and you're free to stay
now just where do you ink you're going

what scare you more? What you don't know,
or knowing you'll be where you go
forever and forever

and you’re so muddy blue,
so muddy blue,
muddy blue,
muddy blue…
Track Name: The Once of a Kiss (Live at Rudyard's)
Hold me so my head is high, and let this costal wind inspire
Higher hopes in this desire for the once of a kiss
That takes my breath away…

Hold me so my feet are dry, and let this southern sun and fire
Burn a hole through this desire for the once of a kiss
That takes my pain away…

‘Cause in the end, when all my friends are gone,
Oh in the end, when all my friends are gone,
I hope I have found what love is – that I understand what love is,
Not just a kiss, and not just a hand to hold,
But Love itself, and on its own…

Hold me so my head is high, and let this costal wind inspire
Higher hopes in this desire for the once of a kiss
That takes my breath away…
Track Name: Rambunctious Cowboy (Live at Rudyard's)
his face, so full of miles,
he’s been around the circle,
gone around the block,
he’s so calm, yet so wild,
he will make you scream
while he makes you smile somehow,

his hands have seen the earth,
and in every place,
they have made a space,
where the pen has given birth,
to a generation
that will know they’re worth someday,

he’s got the words for the world to see,
that we haven’t changed,
no we haven’t changed, oh no…
we’ve got awards and we have sailed the sea,
but things haven’t changed,
no they haven’t changed, oh no…

yet somehow, you will smile and scream…

he will show the world; he will show the nothing changes…

they will see, he’s a cowboy,
they will see, he's an unforsaken cowboy...
Track Name: You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / The Place You Left It (Live at Rudyard's)
You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips
And there's no tenderness like before in your fingertips
You're trying hard not to show it, baby
But baby, baby I know it

You've lost that lovin' feelin'
Whoa, that lovin' feelin'
You've lost that lovin' feelin'
Now it's gone...gone...gone...woah

Baby baby, I get down on my knees for you
If you would only love me like you used to do
We had a love, a love, a love you don't find everyday
So don't, don't, don't, don't let it slip away

Baby (baby), baby (baby)
I beg of you please (please), oh baby please (please),
I need your love (I need your love),
I need your love (I need your love),
So, bring it on back (So bring it on back),
Bring it on back (so bring it on back).

Bring back that lovin' feelin'
Whoa, that lovin' feelin'
Bring back that lovin' feelin'
'Cause it's gone...gone...gone
And I can't go on, woah

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okay I’ll wait ‘till I get home
to conclude that I am all alone,
and I ultimately see
that two people thought that they were me,

and I’m always playing catch-up,
and I hope that I don’t mess up,
my one chance to uncover…

okay I’ll wait ‘till I explode
to admit that everything you told me
was everything I’d need
for the step that was in front of me,

and you don’t have to look around to find what you have found
it’s always in the place you left it,

and I’m always playing catch-up,
and I hope that I don’t mess up,
my one chance to discover…

so now I’m on my own
and it’s possible what I’ve been shown’s
not comparable to what I can see…

and I’m always playing catch-up,
and I hope that I don’t mess up,
my one chance to be lovers…

and you don’t have to look around to find what you have found
it’s always in the place you left it…

no you don’t have to look around to find what you have found
it’s always in the place you left it…
Track Name: Roll On (Live at Rudyard's)
you and me… we roll on, onto the street again,
and these glass shields we roll up; we can’t even hear the same.

from here to there it is all gone; from there we will start again.
it’s all wrong and it’s all a game; we leave this world the same…

so I don’t care what we’ve been sold
it isn’t more than some time alone,
and you can’t tell if it hurts at all…
could it be that the feeling is gone?

and we roll on…

you and me… just hold on, mistaking the pain for rain,
and all these pills we’ve taken, so we’re faking the feeling sane.

they say “you’re dying,” you say, “Go on. Do you think that I’ll make it through?”
we drown our fears, but we drown our hope of ever knowing it’s all a shame…

so I don’t care what we’ve been sold
it isn’t more than some time alone,
and you can’t tell if it hurts at all…
could it be that the feeling is gone?

and we roll on…
yeah we just roll on…

between all these pills we’ve swallowed,
and the glass with the skull and bones,
we’ve drowned ourselves just to kill the sorrow…
could it be that the feeling is gone?
Track Name: Fly / Worlds Collide (Live at Rudyard's)
… so you take me by the hand
and you show me all is right,
high above where blue turns black
the air is thin, my thoughts are bright
and we fly!
we fly…

I see the oceans, I see the sand,
I see the rivers across the land,
I see the mountains reach for the sky,
I see the birds and that are passing by,
I see the moon and I see the stars,
I see the earth with all its scars,
I don’t see lines like you have drawn,
but I see the wars that they have spawned…

… so you take me by the hand
and you show me all is right,
high above where blue turns black
the air is thin, my thoughts are bright
and we fly!
we fly…

I see the house where I was born
and I see a place that is overgrown,
I see the town that I left behind
oh I see the dreams that I left to find,
I see my mother and how she worries
that I’m never coming home,
though she taught me from a child
that I carry home with me,
oh I carry home with me,

now, I don’t see love, I feel it,
and it makes a place for all I know,
to kneel and pray…

---

worlds collide…
we’re woken up to find a better, truer, higher sense of Life…

and kingdoms fall…
in picking up the ashes we’re discovering the reign of Mind…

and I’m falling, I’m falling again,
but there’s always another loving hand,
to pick me up… erase my past…
while I’m sliding into grace…

well she’s been gone…
I couldn’t help but rise to find a fuller, purer way to Love…

and when all is done…
we’ll see the objects that elude us from this clouded view of who we are….

and I’m falling, I’m falling again,
but there’s always another loving hand,
to pick me up… erase my past…
while I’m sliding into grace…

oh I’m falling, I’m falling again,
yet there’s always another loving hand,
pick me up… erase my past…
while I’m sliding into grace…
yeah I’m sliding in… to grace…
Track Name: Day by Day (Live at Rudyard's)
oh stay just for a while,
and stay so that I can see you smile,
‘cause I’m whipping away your tears with my lips…
oh stay so that I know I can fix this…

and won’t you stay until the night has passed
and there’s no turning back,
so I can see what your face does to light
and taste your morning lips…
oh I would love to see you live: day by day…
and I would like to see you smile…
another day…

oh stay another while,
and stay so that I can see you smile,
so I can smile; so that I can smile…
‘cause I won’t smile; no I won’t…

if you don’t stay until the night has passed
and there’s no turning back,
so I can see what your face does to light
and taste your morning lips…
another day...
Track Name: Hoy Dejaste de Morir (Live at Rudyard's)
hoy dejaste de morir
hoy tu ser te pide más
regresó el color a tus labios
y tu piel abandona el gris
que fingía la humildad

hoy dejaste de sufrir
hoy te late el corazón
hoy la vida toma un paso
más allá del liderazgo
del orgullo y del dolor

y hoy eres tú, la misma que arriesgó
y no se dejó vencer por el mundo y la ilusión
hoy se ve de nuevo un razgo, una y otra vez
de esa luz que se apagó

hoy comienzas a vivir
se oye solo tu canción
marcha el tiempo más despacio
y se abren los espacios
de la mente en tu honor

y hoy estás, aquí, la misma que amo
y no se pudo perder lo que el día le ofreció
hoy se ve de nuevo un razgo, una y otra vez
de esa luz que fuiste tú

y hoy creo en ti
hoy creo en el amor
hoy se ve de nuevo un razgo
una y otra vez
Track Name: Slow / Better Man (Live at Rudyard's)
this life, so short, so long, yet so timed.
the centuries are racing through the clouds,
but the hours, so slow...
so slow...

your love so far, so close, so good,
is built into the highways of my blood.
and I’m ready for the selfless life
with a dog and a kid and a morning drive,
but would you mind just taking this one
slow?
so slow…

'cause once I was younger, but I’m older now,
the world changed around me and I froze,

your eyes, so big, so kind, so blind,
are looking at a world they cannot see,
for shadow marks the path of life
that’s following a satellite
we’re moving at the speed of light
so slow...
so slow...

well once I was older but I’m younger now,
the world changed around me and I froze…
to be born again in a different time
where the future had arrived...
I opened my eyes, I learned how to walk,

your love, so big, so close, so good,
is flowing through the highways of my mind,
so kind, and so slow...

---

waitin', watchin' the clock, it's four o'clock, it's got to stop
tell him, take no more, she practices her speech
as he opens the door, she rolls over
pretends to sleep as he looks her over

she lies and says she's in love with him, can't find a better man
she dreams in colour, she dreams in red, can't find a better man
can't find a better man

talkin' to herself, there's no one else who needs to know
she tells herself, oh
memories back when she was bold and strong
and waiting for the world to come along
swears she knew it, now she swears he's gone

she lies and says she's in love with him, can't find a better man
she dreams in colour, she dreams in red, can't find a better man
she lies and says she still loves him, can't find a better man
she dreams in colour, she dreams in red, can't find a better man
can't find a better man

she loved him, yeah, she don't want to leave this way
she feeds him, yeah, that's why she'll be back again

can't find a better man
Track Name: Tonight I Know (Live at Rudyard's)
I went walking on my own
thinking of the things you told me
that you loved me deeply yet
but your needs were never met

so I had to let you go
but I thought that you would hold me
somewhere deep inside your chest
close to where you knew me best

but tonight I know, that you have let me go,
you have sold me, you are gone

I went driving late last night
singing all the songs I wrote for you
taking all the streets I took with you
with the windows rolled down

you would lean back on your seat
with your feet up on the dash and play
with your toes against the glass and leave
a reminder you were there

but tonight I know, that you have let me go,
you have sold me, you are gone

and all our hopes and dreams, have become a scene
from a movie… that was never seen

so here is my goodbye
I won’t tell you that I’m lonely
and I won’t tell you that I’m sad
or that I wish I had you back

I take it all in stride
I take the pieces that you left
I make them into something great
and I leave you all the rest

because tonight I know that you have let me go,
that you have sold me, that you are gone.

oh tonight I know, that you have let me go,
you have sold me, you are gone, you are gone.

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