Frankly

by Abagail Link

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Recorded in 2011, this was the first thing I recorded entirely by myself, and was also the first time I sort of defined my style (fingerpicking, harmonies, and sadness, essentially). I have since improved my technology and songwriting significantly, but these songs still sincerely capture the loneliness of my freshman year of college. Personally, I still think Down I Go is a rather good song.

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released January 16, 2012

Cover art by Nora Miller. Thank to: Mindy Ralston for listening to every single freaking demo 'til her ears bled and Josh Cosico for helping me sort of figure out how to record stuff.

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Abagail Link Sacramento, California

I am a girl. I write songs about the things on my heart.

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Track Name: FNT (Semisonic Cover)
Fascinating new thing
You delight me
And I know you're speaking of me

Fascinating new thing
Get beside me
I want you to love me

I'm surprised that you've never been told before
That you're lovely and you're perfect
And that somebody wants you

Fascinating new thing
The scene makin'
Want a temporary savior

Fascinating new thing
Don't betray them
By becoming familiar

I'm surprised that you've never been told before
That you're lovely and you're perfect
And that somebody wants you

I'm surprised that you've never been told before
That you're priceless and you're precious
Even when you are not new
Track Name: The Loneliest Girl
Oh I'm the loneliest girl
I'm all alone in this world
But I'm the loneliest girl
By my own choice, not because I've been abandoned, left, or hurled.

I'm the loneliest croon
I'm all alone in this room
But I'm the loneliest croon
Because I like solos, not because no one wants to sing my tunes.


I take the lone road
Because I like this heavy load
On my own little back
I take the lone way
Because it's my own way
And no one can tell me to do this or that.

I'm the loneliest heart
I play both the boy and the girl's part
But I'm the loneliest heart
By my own choice, not because I've been thrown over or torn apart.

I'm the loneliest she
I'm the loneliest in history
But I'm the loneliest she
By my own choice, not because I did anything to make them leave...
Track Name: Down I Go
Growing old ain't what they said it would be
I didn't run to it or ask to break free
The world didn't suddenly turn its back on me
I'm just having to let go so gradually.

I pack my life in boxes kiss my past goodbye
A kiss for my mother and a hug for my father before I fly

Is this goodbye or really hello
To the life I am meeting, down I go, down I go

Leaving home ain't what they said it would be
pack a suitcase and run to where the road leads
It's garbage bags and letting go of memories
I hate having to let go so tediously.

I pack my life in boxes kiss my childhood goodbye
A kiss for my mother and hug for my father before I fly

But I will carry you with me wherever I go
In this life I am leading, down I go, down I go

Wandering, wandering off to war
War with the world that won't let me soar
But in the end of the fight I promise I'll come home
Never forget where my dreams were grown
Down I go
Down I go
Track Name: Honest Girl
Oh darling, I know that this ain't easy
But I believe in life and love and healing
Oh darling, I know that you don't want to lose me
But I promise it'll be better in the end

oooo

Oh darling I know that I've hurt you
But I believe in what I've done for us both
Oh darling I know that you're crying
But I believe the sun can dry up those tears.

Ooo


I never meant to do you wrong
I never meant to do you harm
But I'm an honest girl, you know
I never meant to break your heart
I told you that at the start
But I'm an honest girl, you know.

Oooo

Oh darling, you're a very fine young man
And I wish you only happiness
Oh darling, I know it'll be okay
I'll wish for you upon the brightest star.
Track Name: Mindy
You don't get credit for all of things you are
but you're the most brightly shining star
you don't get credit for all of things you do
but my friend
in love i'd give you all the credit due

you're so quite about your sadness
I worry that you don't give yourself the luxury
of being bitter for everything you're truly owed
for the world owes you
so much joy and gladness

ooooooooooo

truly, you are the sunshine of my day
there's nothing about you that i'd change
i'd give you the whole world if it was mine
but hopefully I can show you in time

oooooooooooo


you're amazing
don't forget it
beauty abounds in every brown curl
you're so full of magic to share with the world
and I will always be here to remind you, mindy girl

oooo
Track Name: Apology
I owe you an apology
for being such a goose
i'm still tied too tightly to reservations
and I can't shake myself loose
I melted when you kissed me
it's been a long, long time
but i'm not ready just yet
to make up my mind.


I apologize
I'm a mess in every way
And you're just too great
To ever be
wasting your time on me.

I owe you an apology
For my lack of preparation
this happened so fast I didn't know
now i'm making reparations
I sang that song to someone
it's been a long, long time
but it's better not to break our hearts
over a brief moment in time.

I apologize
I made a mess in every way
and you're just too amazing
to ever see
how you're wasting your time on me
don't waste your time on me.
Track Name: Frankly
Frankly, I'm more sorry than I can say.