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One More Song: Fortune-Found Lover by Elizabeth Herman Tracy - Recorded Live

Our 9 tunes are currently in the capable hands of Pat Dicenso (who mixed my first EP, Fiercely, back in 2015). This weekend, we’re finishing up the album now with a special recording of a song my mother wrote probably 30 years ago. I made the band learn it to play at my wedding last June, and decided shortly after that I really wanted to get it recorded for prosperity.

Because it’s so different from the rest of the tunes (though really not that different – we have a lot in common, including a preference for triple meter), I wanted to do something special to record it. Live recording felt like a great way to capture the experience we had as a band of listening to this song, unpacking it, and arranging it to make it our own. It happened very organically, and I’m hopefully that the recording will go the same way! I’ll post pics and tracks from the studio this Sunday, but in the meantime, here are the lyrics, written by my mother for my father. It’s got a beautiful melody, but I’m even more struck by the lyrics – the way the last line of each verse links directly to the first line of the next, with the last line of the song linking back to the very first line. She was a smart one, my mom.

A fortune-found lover, I dreamed that he entered my life
And my life was a dream
A room in a house and a garden that grew all year long
With tomatoes and greens
Our kittens grew fat and our children grew tall
But we didn’t grow old, not at all

We only grew younger and wiser and stronger and then
As the years passed along
We started to thin and grow clear as a stream in the spring
With a melting snow song
The light that shown in our faces reflected the light
That we built our lives on

We had sunlight to laugh by and moonlight to dream by
And fire to sing in the cold
And candles that burned by our beds where we loved every night
Til each night had grown old
And after the candles burned out we would lie side by side
And together we’d dream

A fortune-found love, I dreamed that he entered my life
And my life was a dream

Hey, We're the Missed Connections: PledgeMusic Theme Song!

If you’re here, you’re probably already in the club–but for any of you checking out our store for the first time, here’s a DIY video we made to introduce you to our wares. We recorded it before our show at ONCE Somerville last Sunday (which is why we all look so pretty). It’s our song, “Fall”, repurposed. Mainly because the actual first line of the tune (“What’s wrong with misdirection?”) sounds like “Hey, we’re the Missed Connections”, and Ed would sing that at me to tease me while we were tracking. Ed-spiration! Oh-so-clever lyrics below. Thanks for indulging us!

Hey, we’re the Missed Connections
Thank you for your affection
And your time
And your hard-earned dimes

We’re making our new album
And now that it’s so close to done
It’s time
To invite you inside

Would you come in and see
See our PledgeMusic store
CDs and so much more
Would you come pledge so we
Can get our record done
So much for everyone

You can pre-order yours on
A signed CD that we’ll send
To your door
And if you want more

House shows and shirts and mugs and
Lessons and liner notes
And hopes and dreams
From behind the scenes

Would you come in and see
See our PledgeMusic store
CDs and so much more
Would you come pledge so we
Can get our record done
So much for everyone

Hey, we’re the Missed Connections
Thank you for your affection
And your time
And your hard-earned dimes.

Thanks, and Welcome!

Hi! Thanks so much for joining us–we’re thrilled to have you here while finish up this album. Thanks to you all, we’ll be able to get this thing mixed, masters, and straight to your doorstep and/or inbox by early next spring.
We’re at the tail-end of recording, but we grabbed studio pics and videos throughout a lot of it, so I’ll be posting some here, in addition to updates from the less-visually-stimulating-but-also-really-interesting rest of the process.

In the meantime, here are some great shots from one of our last days in the studio last month (well, I thought it was the last day at the time. But then we had MOAR IDEAS.) Carissa Johnson of Carissa Johnson & the Cure-All and Fuel Heart Productions came by to take pictures.

So consider this our hello, our thanks, and our welcome to the next two months of pledge updates and stories!

<3
MTMC

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