by Aly Tadros

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Debut single off of Aly Tadros's junior release, Hungry Ghost (Releases Dec 2, 2016).


Left my home on the Rio Grande
in a sleepy desert town
Seventeen, a pitcher full of dreams
and the thirst to wash it down

Some people build up picket fences
The certainty of stone
Some people got driftwood
riddled in their bones

I collect rivers

Broke my heart on the Delta Blues
up and down the Mississippi
2AM in a smoky bar
slingin’ songs at anyone listening, well

Some people drown themselves in lovers
The comfort of a drink
Some people just keep moving,
They’ll swim before they sink

I collect rivers (x2)

I drank tea by the Bosphorus
Floated the Nile
Met a good man on the Hudson,
He asked for a child

I said I can't sit still
I don't want to leave
Waiting on the waters
To wash over me

I can’t sit still, no
I don’t want to leave
Waiting on the waters
To lead me to the sea (waiting on the waters to wash over me x4)
Lead me to the sea

I, (x3)
I collect


released October 14, 2016
Produced by Kevin Salem & Aly Tadros. Lyrics by Aly Tadros, ASCAP 2016.

Aly Tadros: vocals, guitar, pump organ
Kevin Salem: lead guitar
Cody Rahn: drums
Michael Duclos: bass

Mixed & Mastered by Kevin Salem. Recorded at Applehead Studios (Woodstock, NY).



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Take the cool intimacy of Norah Jones, the guttural growl of Fiona Apple, and unorthodox guitar work of Ani Difranco – and you’ve got Aly Tadros. The Half-Egyptian/Half-Texan songstress has performed over 700 shows worldwide since her 2009 debut.


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