Green Leaves LP

by The Lost Shores

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A lot can come to pass in a season. When Richard Aufrichtig set out to write a song for every day of Spring, he was unsure what would come of it. He began with the unknown.
What emerged was a story – a narrative of love, loss and the renewal of life – a skeleton key for the seasons to come.

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released September 13, 2011

All Songs Written by Richard Aufrichtig
Produced/Recorded/Mastered: Katie Buchanan
Except: “Slingshot” and the drums on “Island” recorded by Mike Witzer
Strings on "The Two Sisters" and "Epitaph For The Sun" arranged by Cecile Tournesac

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The Lost Shores Brooklyn, New York

The musical project surrounding the songs of Richard Aufrichtig.

"lo-fi troubadour" - Time Out New York

“Fitting snuggly within a loosely defined set of
epic-minded solo troubadours” – The Deli
Magazine

“...the[re is a] radiating sense of inclusion
unique to his performance and
uncharacteristic of the generally cliquey
indie/folksy scene that Brooklyn is known
for.” – YAM Magazine
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Track Name: I'll Surround You
Sitting here with a glass of wine
People on the street are taking all their time
Looking for an answer, when the stars align
I can take a picture of a satellite

Spin through space, I'll surround you
In your place, walls around you
I'll surround you

Sitting, I can take my time
Even though I know we're moving all the time
I can take a picture when the stars align

All my life, I'll surround you
Track Name: Slingshot
Gone
Dad, I'm gone
On the corner with you
I'm a slingshot, too

Lies
Dad, I'm lies
On the corner with you
I'm a slingshot, too
Track Name: Highways and Stars
If I was born in the back of a car
On a highway to nowhere
Lost in the stars of my mother's eyes
Of my mother's eyes

Could I become
Something more real
Than the man that I am
Lost like the stars in the stormy skies
In the stormy skies

I hate the rain
More than the song
That I sing in the morning when all the love is gone

In a billion years
We'll live inside the sun
I'd like to fall in love
But even more I'd like to run

Words paint the pictures of highways and stars
That I see in the back of mind
And they all seem so far away
So far away

I can remember, late in the night,
Standing out on the street
With only the light of the moon to call
Of the moon at all

Now that I'm lost to a city of light
Standing out on the corner
I never get it right

In a billion years
We'll live inside the sun
I'd like to fall in love
But even more I'd like to run
Track Name: Simone de Beauvoir
There is no guarantee that you will love me tomorrow
There is no guarantee that we could ever forget
The flowers on trees as they come when the summertime sets

There is no guarantee that we could ever remember
The simple lines of poetry we spoke when we met
Words are reminders of everything I'll never get back

Like memories of summertime that die in the winter
The leaves on the trees when they're green and they get
Down on my mind 'cause I love you but I don't know yet
Down on my mind 'cause I love you but I don't know yet
Track Name: The Two Sisters
Don't you know I love your toes
Hidden in the shadows
In the night I walk
Where the streets are filling up with carnivals and talk
Where the painters paint the shadow of your fingernails on chalk
Where the coffee drinkers chatter and the alcoholics balk
Where the poets paint our pictures with their words on the sidewalk

Don't you know I stole a rose
Hid it in your shadows
In the night I'll walk
To your window and pretend that we're characters who talk
About our parents and our brothers and our sisters and our walks
In the morning we'll be sleeping in a dream of somewhere dark
Where the poets paint our pictures with their words on the sidewalk
Track Name: Island
When I was down
Out on the water
I heard the sound
Of the trees
If there was time
Time for another
We could take in
The sights we see

But the summer
Is a bummer
For an island
For an island

What can I hold
Out in my hand
I'm an island
I'm an island

Hold me close now
'Fore the trees gone
To the summer gold

Hold my fingers
In your fingers
'Till your fingers cold

I'm an island
I'm an island
I'm an island
Oh no
Track Name: Uptown (Old Things)
If you gotta light a cigarette, wait 'till I'm uptown
I don't wanna you see sitting there
With your hair pulled back
And your t-shirt on
And your silence like the sound

If you gotta go to somewhere far, wait 'till I'm uptown
Sitting in the fields of Central Park
With my shirt tucked in
And my sneakers on
And your silence all around

Here inside my car
I can see the stars
Far from all the light
I miss you tonight

So, if you gotta go and break a heart, wait 'till I'm uptown
Looking at a painting of the stars
And you're all around
Track Name: Epitaph For The Sun
Waiting around on the ocean for you I'm tired
Singing a song for the whiny girls
Waiting around while the world sets the world on fire
Waiting around for the stars to swirl

I bet it all on a bed of roses, ha
Ha ha ha ha ha you stole it, too
Waiting around while my world is a world on fire
Waiting around and I love you, too

Waiting around 'till the water's gone
And the sun sets for the last time
Track Name: Blue Skies in the Afternoon
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Track Name: On The Turn of Spring, Pt. Two
Sitting there on the back of the porch
Soaking in the sun
I'll grow old like the rest of us
I'm just like everyone

On the back of a city bus
On the top of a car
I'm not going anywhere
'Till I see the stars

I've been drinking coffee now
Drinking 'till I'm cool
Walking out into the sun
To the shallow pool

When I get to Hollywood
On the back of a car
I'm not going anywhere
'Till I see the stars

Shining out in the summer night
'Till there's something real
Something growing in my mind
I can hardly feel

When I drive on country roads
Looking at the trees
Singing all my harmonies
Singing as I please

There's no one to tell me what
I should probably do
I'll leave that to everyone
Leave that up to you

Leave that to the summer nights
To the skies in spring
There's no one to tell you now
What a life can bring