Things We Like

by Abagail Link

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about

This album was recorded over the summer of 2012 at my sister's house with a $60 microphone, a weary laptop, a big pair of headphones and recording software a friend gave me. Though I'm glad you might listen to it in your car, I hope you'll give it at least one good listen with a pair of headphones. You might be able to hear the birds outside my window.

If you're just skimming through this to decide if I'm worth you're time, I recommend tracks 4 and 6. Possibly 7.

I do this because I love it, so this album is name-your-price. I only hope you enjoy it and find something here you can relate to. You can choose to pay for the album if you feel inclined to show your appreciation. Thank you for your support!

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released July 30, 2012

Special thanks to Mindy Ralston, my most reliable set of ears and right hand woman.

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Abagail Link Sacramento, California

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

For all of the information and musical fun you could ever desire, please check out my Tumblr, linked below.

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Track Name: So
I'll walk away so you can breathe on your own.
Track Name: Things We Like
I like to wear a pretty dress
what girl doesn't?
No one
I like to feel beautiful
who doesn't?
No one
if they say they don't
they're lying
every one
we all want to feel valuable
we all do
everyone

I like to watch stupid movies
who doesn't?
No one
I like to feel miracles happen
who doesn't?
No one
if they say they don't
they're lying
every one
we like to feel our dreams are worthwhile
we all do
everyone

I like to not feel scared
I like my birthday too
I like to feel prepared
I like spending time with you

I like a smile in my direction
who doesn't?
No one
I like to feel like I accomplish things
who doesn't?
No one
if they say they don't
they're lying
every one
we all like to feel like we're not alone
we all do
every one

I like when time passes slowly
who doesn't?
No one
I like the chance to like this moment
who doesn't?
No one
if they say don't
they're lying
every one
we're all scared about dying
we all are
everyone

I like when things work out
I like peppermint tea too
I like the calm in the storm
and I like being hugged by you

I like the world that I live in
who doesn't?
No one
granted I could think of some improvements
who couldn't?
No one
if they say they don't
they're lying
every one
we all seem to keep on living
we all do
everyone
we all just keep on living
we all do
everyone
I don't mind this living
if you're here
everyone
Track Name: Plan B
I don't mind doing dishes
I don't mind washing clothes
If that's what your wish is
I don't mind any of those.

I don't mind scrubbing toilets
it's not my favorite, i'll admit
I don't mind cleaning the fishbowl
I'm even rather good at it.

But I mind
being discouraged
having plan B encouraged
being walked on
and not feeling strong.
I mind
all your naysing
in this game i'm not playing
they think i'm joking
but I hate choking
on this bullshit.

I don't mind taking insults
if you don't like my clothes
I don't mind when you critcize
my friends who you don't know.

I don't mind if you don't
buy my CD
you don't have to like it
though it's a part of me

but I mind
being discouraged
have plan b encouraged
being walked on and not feeling strong
I mind
your lack of support
when I come up short
they think i'm kidding
but i'm spitting
on your bullshit.

Some people
don't have dreams
silly, stupid things
stuck in their cubicles of misery
I just refuse to let that ever be me.
Track Name: Sailboat
If I could sail a little sail boat
Across a pond or a tiny moat
Beneath the bluest of blue skies
and into the pools of your eyes

Would you hop on board
knowing my heart was sore
and let me take you away from land
and maybe just hold my hand

i'll sail my little sailboat
far far away or close to home
and when night comes I won't sleep
ill pull from the clouds a little dream
and to make sure that your sleep is sweet
i'll sing
you this song.

If I could chart a mighty sea
and find myself down in history
i'd only go if you came too
it wouldn't be the same without you

but without destination we can go
ukuleles in hand and time to grow
I don't mind if we don't get anywhere
just as long as we can stay a pair

i'll sail my little sailboat
far far away or close to home
and when night comes I won't make a peep
i'll pull from the clouds the sweetest dreams
wrap us up so we can sleep
and i'll sing
you this song.
Track Name: Lucky
I keep wondering
how the stars align in such a way
that people cross my path
and then decide to stay.

I guess i'm lucky
I was born under some sign
surrounded me
with love
so much love all the time

I keep wondering
when fate will turn around on me
but it seems my choices
have led me where I ought to be

I guess i'm lucky
some god smiled on my birth
and granted me
such love
i'm rich with all it's worth

and how can I thank you
you may not even know
that when I lay me down
I thank the stars
the gods
the cards
the poker chips
the sun
the moon
whatever you believe
brought me to you

I guess i'm lucky
I guess i'm lucky
Track Name: Song for Someone Long Gone
You still wear the same shirt
you still listen to the same songs
but do you still think of me?
I've asked you so many questions
that you don't want to answer
like do you still think of me?

I still remember
your songs in december
cold as it was beneath the rain and the leaves
I still wonder
how my heart pulled you under
it was the first and last one of these.

I was so young then
I didn't know how to stop then
do you know what you did to me?
I still have that notebook
where your name swarmed like locusts
did you write my name for anyone to see?

I can still taste it
all the time that I wasted
crying over who I wanted to be
The years have brought me to see
how I taught you to hate me
and i'm sorry that was the man you had to be.

I know now what love is
sometimes I'm so far above it
but I can't forget what you first did to me
i'm sorry that I choked you
with so much love I provoked you
to gently let me slip off the leash
but do you still think of me?
Track Name: If You
If you take my heart
you have to promise that you'll be good
oh I know that you would

if you take my hand
you have to promise to squeeze too hard
oh I know that you could

if you take my dreams
you have to promise to see them come true
oh I know that's you

if you take my heart
you have to pin it to your collar
so everyone can see
that you love me

that you love me
Track Name: Anyone Like You
I knew you long before you knew me
think you said “nice voice” once in passing
but you've been on my mind since I was thirteen
you've the loveliest smile i've ever seen

now i've been with boys who hurt me
and i've been with boys who worshipped me
but i've never been with a boy like you, you see
because there isn't anyone like you

i've been falling more and more in love
with your smile
i've been falling more and more in love
for a while

now girls liked you more than boys liked me
you had that look that was so sweet
but I have this crazy fantasy
that no gets you like me

and maybe that sounds crazy
we've never been close really
but you'd understand if you could only see
that there isn't anyone like you

i've been falling more and more in love
with your smile
i've been falling more and more in love
for a while

and I wish that you would come to see
that there isn't anyone like me

i've been falling more and more in love
with your smile
i've been falling more and more in love
with you
for a while