Sleepy Conscience (2019)

My debut EP, recorded at The Sound Shop in Macomb, MI with producer Kevin Wesley Williams. This project is influenced by R&B and reggae music and consists of songs I wrote from my senior year of highschool to my junior year in college. 

Nopesetic Cringe Scale: 3.5/5 

Mom's rating: ★★★★★ 5/5

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01. Everyone but Me | Lyrics

Written by: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Produced, Mixed by: Kevin Wesley Williams ♥ Vocals, Acoustic Guitar: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Background vocals: Erin Accomando, Lish ♥ Keys: Evan Mercer ♥ Bass: Josh Ford ♥ Electric guitar, E-bow: Phil Steuer ♥ Drums: Eric Savage ♥ Mastered by: Tom Volpicelli ♥

02. Cinnamon Sugar | Lyrics

Written by: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Produced, Mixed by: Kevin Wesley Williams ♥ Vocals, Acoustic Guitar: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Background vocals: Erin Accomando, Lish ♥ Organ: Evan Mercer ♥ Bass: Josh Ford ♥ Acoustic guitar: Phil Steuer ♥ Drums: Eric Savage ♥ Mastered by: Tom Volpicelli ♥

03. Stay | Lyrics

Written by: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Produced, Mixed by: Kevin Wesley Williams ♥ Vocals, Acoustic Guitar: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Background vocals: Erin Accomando ♥ Organ: Evan Mercer ♥ Bass: Josh Ford ♥ Drums: Todd Glass ♥ Mastered by: Tom Volpicelli ♥

04. Melt (Bonus Track) | Lyrics

Written by: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Produced, Mixed by: Kevin Wesley Williams ♥ Vocals, Acoustic Guitar: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Background vocals: Erin Accomando ♥ Strings: Molly Hughes ♥ Bass: Josh Ford ♥ Percussion: Darrin Curtis ♥ Mastered by: Tom Volpicelli ♥

05. No Reason | Lyrics

Written by: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Produced, Mixed by: Kevin Wesley Williams ♥ Vocals, Acoustic Guitar: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Background vocals: Erin Accomando ♥ Keys: Evan Mercer ♥ Bass: Josh Ford ♥ Drums: Eric Savage ♥ Mastered by: Tom Volpicelli ♥

06. Get Lost | Lyrics

Written by: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Produced, Mixed by: Kevin Wesley Williams ♥ Vocals, Acoustic Guitar: Melanie Mercadante ♥ Background vocals: Erin Accomando, Lish ♥ Keys: Evan Mercer ♥ Bass: Josh Ford ♥ Spanish guitar: Phil Steuer ♥ Drums: Eric Savage ♥ Mastered by: Tom Volpicelli ♥

 

Everyone but Me

She was scared to close her eyes

'Cause she once saw him in a dream

They say the best way to know who you are

Is to see through a new set of eyes

Will you be my mirror, I think you could be me see clearer

Watch me from your window, make sure I get home

The lightning struck me once, then twice

With candy-coated dreams

Ultra-violet thoughts of you

And now nothing's as it seems

Will you be my mirror, I think you could be me see clearer

Watch me from your window, make sure I get home

The thunder keeps on rolling in

Like the tide to the sea

Giving love to everyone

Everyone but me

Will you be my mirror, I think you could be me see clearer

Watch me from your window, make sure I get home

Will you be my mirror, I think you could be me see clearer

Watch me from your window, make sure I get home

 

Cinnamon Sugar

 

Open up your eyes, tell me what you see

I'm afraid I'm blind to reality

Caught in a daze, clouds come my way

All it takes is one dirty look and they'll evaporate

So beware of the full moon

We're gonna be in repose soon

Pack your bags, we're on the road

And where it leads nobody knows

Break my heart if you wanna

It's never made a difference to me

Play your part, I know you're gonna

The grand scheme's such a big mystery

'Till I fuck up, director yells cut and he pulls the trigger

I'm feeling feverish until I get my fix of cinnamon sugar

Sunbeams in my veins, never knew I'd like pain

These are tears of joy, baby let it rain

So beware, come June

The sun will be poking her face out soon

She likes it when you ride and hide

So come over to the dark side and 

Break my heart if you wanna

It's never made a difference to me

Play your part, I know you're gonna

The grand scheme's such a big mystery

'Till I fuck up, director yells cut and he pulls the trigger

I'm feeling feverish until I get my fix of cinnamon sugar

As confused as confused can be

We're all just searching for sanctuary

And I just want you to see that nothing even matters

Break my heart if you wanna

It's never made a difference to me

Play your part, I know you're gonna

The grand scheme's such a big mystery

'Till I fuck up, director yells cut and he pulls the trigger

I'm feeling feverish until I get my fix of cinnamon sugar

 

Stay

 

I think you should know

You've got a lot of nerve letting this go

And you think I'm the problem but can't you see

That baby, all my homies are down for me

And you wonder why, I'm never one to believe in your lines

I've always strived for perfect, but I always knew

Whatever you put in will come back to you

If you'd just learn to love yourself

You won't have to worry 'bout anyone else

If you'd just stop trying to give away

Your million sorrows of every day, I'd stay

When you're not asleep, it feels like you are running in your dreams

Am I supposed to catch you 'cause you don't care,

that burdening my heart just isn't fair

You don't see me in tears, despite all of my pain over the years

I choose to look right through it until I find

That happiness comes from my peace of mind 

If you'd just learn to love yourself

You won't have to worry 'bout anyone else

If you'd just stop trying to give away

Your million sorrows of every day, I'd stay

I prove loyal, I never went away but baby

I've gotta start thinking about me

This ain't healthy

If you'd just learn to love yourself

You won't have to worry 'bout anyone else

If you'd just stop trying to give away

Your million sorrows of every day, I'd stay

 

Melt (Bonus Track)

 

Always a million questions in the back of my mind

If I crack it open wonder what will I find

My curiosity just gets the best of me

Assume I'm floating in a never-ending sea

Sometimes I can't pay attention to the outside world

Understand I'm only human, yeah I'm only one girl

All these realities just get too much for me,

And I'm just trying to keep my sanity

So I retreat, I let the world melt away

I'm stuck inside my own brain, won't come outside to play

Now there's all this art I've made throughout my life

Hanging up on every single wall inside

Little notions of wisdom say you'll live another day

So why would I let you get in my way

Sometimes I hear you knocking on my front door 

I choose to ignore you there's too much to explore 

But sometimes you pull me out, although I scream and shout

And turn my eye to what life is really about

So I retreat, I let the world melt away

I'm stuck inside my own brain, won't come outside to play

There's all these obstacles but baby, if I ignore them they don't get in my way

And you might start to think I'm crazy, but I don't let it bother me

So I retreat, I let the world melt away

I'm stuck inside my own brain, won't come outside to play

So I retreat, I let the world melt away

I'm stuck inside my own brain, won't come outside to play

 

No Reason

If a star fell straight out of the sky and struck me dead I hope you wouldn't cry

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason, cause I do

If the fog got so thick that we couldn't see, I hope you wouldn't come to find me

When I see your face at the pearly gates, I hope there's some way to avoid you

Amethyst waves, melodic pain

I've tried to run away we were too much the same

Kaleidoscope, candy rope

Tell me a good time to give up my hope

Angel beside me, can you hide me?

I know your purpose is to guide me

Give me seasons to start believin'

That things happen for no reason at all

If my heart burst impurities, I hope you wouldn't come to find me

You taste just like my melancholy in every single thing that you do

Emerald skies, they pass me by

I tried to give you up but gave another try

Golden hour, champagne shower

Tell me a good time to give up my power

Angel beside me, can you hide me?

I know your purpose is to guide me

Give me seasons to start believin'

That things happen for no reason at all

 

Get Lost

 

I'm not standing still, more like the chills or an earthquake

Falling behind, losing my mind on my birthday

You've never made it good, never done me like a boyfriend should

And I'm sure there's nothing more to report

 

There is no true vacation from the mind

My universe seems to have realigned

I could pick you out of a crowd or let you get lost in it

So get lost in it

 

I'm not thinking straight, more like the tops of tornadoes

How do I feel? That just depends how the day goes

And you've never made them good

Never done me like a boyfriend should

And I'm sure there's nothing more to look for

 

There is no true vacation from the mind

My universe seems to have realigned

I could pick you out of a crowd or let you get lost in it

So get lost in it

 

You've never made it good, never done me like a boyfriend should

You've never made them good, never loved me like a boyfriend should

And I'm sure there's nothing more to record

 

There is no true vacation from the mind

My universe seems to have realigned

I could pick you out of a crowd or let you get lost in it

So get lost in it