we went to wyoming

by becky & friends

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released January 17, 2013

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becky & friends Boston, Massachusetts

singer & songwriter becky piscitelli collaborates with jon cooke (illustrated manual) and katie cooke to create this folk- pop/bluegrass album. all songs were written by becky and produced by jon.

"we went to wyoming" could be described as a mix of the vocals of dido or delores of the cranberries with the instrumentation of nickel creek married with alison krauss & union station.
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Track Name: this is how it all began
you gave yourself away
i remember the day
you said you'd do anything
if i'd be okay

you went with me to dark places
through waiting rooms of stark faces
you were with me either way

but the lord always knew
we would never go through with it

on a long car ride home
everything changed
and all of the plans we'd made
had been rearranged

he made a way where there was none
a chance for life to start over again
said goodbye to all of our friends
packed the car to the ceiling and left

and it wasn't easy
to cultivate love from such a small seed
and friends were uneasy
telling us we wouldn't make it

but you set yourself aside
and carried me home
you fought for a shattered heart
and made it your own

and i'm so glad that you won it
where would i be?
where would be
without ellie?
Track Name: rest in me
i thought i did it your way
i thought that i did everything you said
thought i put my faith in you
but it must have been in something else instead

i must be missing something
my body's slowly wasting away
i haven't eaten much today
and everything inside me says
this will never go away
but then there's you

you whisper in my ear
to persevere
that this will work together for the good
because i love you, lord

looking at my daughter's face
if i could only have that faith
like the woman with the flow
reaching out to touch your robe
and if she only could she knows
you have the power to take it all away

well i'm not giving up
and i won't go away
i'll fall down at your feet until
you show me how to pray
cuz i must be missing something

and then in a day
i opened up your word and you said
"hear me, what i've been saying all along
nothing you could do would ever separate you
from the power of my love
when will you let me carry you?

rest in me, my sweet child, rest in me."
Track Name: spread your wings
she woke up in tears and called me to her side
"mom i wanna go back inside my mind
i was dreaming that i was flying
and i don't want to leave that behind

mom, i can't make sense of this at all
why birds can fly but i can only fall
cardboard wings and tape and strings
will never lift me off the ground

and why'd god make them to fly?
mama why can't i? mama why can't i?
and why'd god make them to fly?
mama why can't i? mama why can't i?"

and i'd be lying if i said
she wasn't slightly offended

and i tried to explain
that our bones aren't made the same
and they have to see their prey
from a thousand miles away
but she can't see
past her seven-year-old dreams
of being that free
being that free

i can't keep you from the pain this world will bring
but i will wrap my arms around you
until you spread your wings
Track Name: yahweh
if i gave it all away
you would remain
if i gave up everything
i would gain everything

i'm standing on the edge
if i let go
will you carry me? oh
i don't have the strength
to fight this anymore

you're always one step ahead of me
and i can't catch you
you're only an arm's length away
but i reach out my arm
and i can't reach you
or feel you
is there something in the way?
search my heart
search my heart
and i'll be waiting
i'll be singing

"yahweh yahweh
yahweh yahweh
yahweh"
Track Name: i still know you
my child i've been watching you
though at times i've turned my eyes away
i can't tell you what to do
i can't rescue you
when you say that you don't hear me
and i know you don't feel near me

i've walked with you a long, long way
through your valleys and wide open plains
i was always there
no one's ever cared for you
the way i do, oh

you don't recognize the face that you see
but you're still that little girl to me
when you would raise your hands to me
you knew you were free

but who's voice have you been hearing
and what lies have you been fearing

but i still know you
and you are still mine
when the ground around you shakes
and you have lost your way
i still love you even when

you don't know yourself
you don't know yourself
you don't know yourself
Track Name: death of a loved one
you, you have died
they have buried you outside
some they lay flowers down
others shake their heads as they pass by

as for me
i walk down to your grave
i trace my finger in your name
and all that they've engraved

they did not know you.

memories fade
and our hearts learn to behave
we know where to go
to fill in all the holes we have made

all of the things
that we wish we could have said
and all of the things
we wish we never did

i put you in a box
with all the things you made
all the things i could not throw away
i laid my head down on the lid
channeled everything you ever said

i will put you on the shelf
and go on by myself
in a world without you

i wasn't there
when they put you in the ground
i'd like to think
that you're still walkin' round

and when i see
you on the other side
will we still be the same
or will we have changed

i put you in a box
with everything you gave
all the things i could not throw away
i laid my head down on the lid
channeled every word you ever said

oh, i will put you on the shelf
and go on by myself
in a world where
i never met you
Track Name: follow that star
my king, my baby king this day
this day is born to men
to mend this broken world

wise men
they sought him for miles and
they brought him gifts of grandeur
raised their hands and sang

"he shall reign o'er the earth
and his name shall be
wonderful counselor
our wonderful counselor is here!"

it's he
the one to take away
the darkness of this day
and hardness of our hearts

a clean slate
the chance to start again
new hope--good will towards men
we've waited for so long

for the messiah! prince of peace
we come to you on bended knee
to gaze upon your face

and he shall tear the veil
and by his blood the christ prevails
and we shall be redeemed

follow that star
wherever you are
it will lead you home
to the throne of glory

start the journey
he will lead
if you just take the time
you will find him
you will find

my king
my baby king this day
this day is born to men
to mend this broken world
to mend this broken world
Track Name: i still know you (extro)
i still know you
and you are still mine
when the ground around you shakes
and you have lost your way

i still love you
even when

you don't know yourself
you don't know yourself
you don't know yourself