"And her songs, as well as her piano playing, seem to reflect an earthiness and passion for the visceral moments of life that define what makes us all human."

         -Bennington Banner

"Facciolo wants to show her true self on this album and it shows." 

          -Divide and Conquer

"Her first album, Dear House, is a brilliantly written set of soulful songs about home & family, sadness & joy - it invites listeners into the hearth of Siena’s heart, and it absolutely does not hold back."

         -Musicians of Rochester

"The songs, each presented in a fairly slow pace, are like sonatinas with words."

          -The Times Argus

LYRICS

DEAR HOUSE

these wooden floors have held our weight,

they’ve heard our fears

and the love we create lines the ancient doors,

which tend to be so near

 

our house resting strong, on the hill all along

wears its heart out, wears its heart out

 

outside these windows snow piles high,

everything is calm

and the house begins to sigh as the stillness grows,

kneeling in a psalm

 

our house resting strong, on the hill all along

didn’t mean to be here, didn’t mean to be here

 

I know my mother through the sound of her feet

treading

I know my father from the echo of his sun

sets

 

I know you from the breathing of your space,

from the way your walls feel

and Dear House, Inside of you we rest,

Inside of you we kneel.

 

our house resting full, on the hill all along

didn’t mean to be here, didn’t mean to be here

 

constructed alive and left behind,

stillness and stains and giving.

the lifetimes flash by and rewinding

joyful and growing we live!

 

our house resting strong, on the hill all along

wears its heart out, wears its heart out

our house resting strong, on the hill all along

wears its heart out, wears its heart out

WE CRY

save me, I cannot breath
in this world, we cannot see.


uncover the stains in our carpets, we pray we don’t find ourselves.
hoping and waiting for something worth begging for:
aren’t we all beggars here?

 

begging for change, straining our race
taking no chances, bone-dry romances with ourselves

 

this feels like captivity, but what are we meant to be?
staring ahead at blank infrared,
we cry, we cry, we cry, we cry.

 

prisoner of society:
what’s that? who do you want to be?


layered between the despair find your dreams go nowhere, funny.
buying and turning on shit we don’t really want:

what do we want, anyway?

 

maybe it’s change, straining our race

taking no chances, bone-dry romances with ourselves

 

this feels like captivity, but what are we meant to be?
staring ahead at blank infrared,
we cry, we cry, we cry, we cry.

 

just sit back.

they’ll figure it out for us.

don’t freak out.

this riddle is not dangerous, dangerous.

 

this feels like captivity, but what are we meant to be?
staring ahead at blank infrared,
we cry, we cry, we cry, we cry.

HOUSE IN A FIELD

I don’t know where you came from
but I know where you’re going

we’ll build a house in a field
beside the river flowing

 

you may be oceans away,
all the more reason to say:

 

you can go anywhere, and I’ll go with you
you could be anywhere, and I’d be home too.

no matter where, I really don’t care
I’ll be home with you.

 

help me to learn to be loved
show me that loving is easy with a good man
I’ll teach you all that I know
seeing the one who sees me

 

you may be oceans away,
all the more reason to say:

 

you can go anywhere, and I’ll go with you
you could be anywhere, and I’d be home too.
no matter where, I really don’t care
I’ll be home with you.

no matter where, I really don’t care
I’ll be home with you.

MORNING

stumbling down the stairs, I chase the silence to your smile

we sit in a pool of kitchen sunlight, and sip green tea for awhile

the stillness surrounds us, becoming our song

the morning unfolds, and we don’t have long

 

our mugs grow lighter, and our laughs are fuller

with a few kisses, we relive this moment over and over again

the world is our oyster, we have so much to do

as we sit here in the morning

 

no need for words, we listen to the morning

we don’t need frills, we just need the stillness

 

but I know, the gold in the sunlight won’t last

in a blink, morning will pass

 

make the moment freeze, I have no other melody

every second counts, but we have all the happiness that we need

maybe someday we’ll think back to the sunlight

our beautiful memory of the morning

 

no need for words, we listen to the morning

we don’t need frills, we just need the stillness

 

but I know, the gold in the sunlight won’t last

in a blink, morning will -

 

everyday I feel free

your embrace is all I need

I am so damn happy

everything is harmony

we’re still here, just you and me

 

stumbling down the stairs, I chase the silence to your smile

we sit in a pool of kitchen sunlight, and sip green tea for awhile

the stillness surrounds us, becoming our song

the morning unfolds, and we don’t have long

LOVE ME RIGHT

take your time, take your fight
all that’s left to do is kiss until we bite

 

take your cool, cool eyes, and your February hair
oh, you love me right

 

take my mind, flip it upside down
one of us is lost, one of us is found

 

take your cool, cool eyes, and your February hair
oh, you love me right

 

show me, don’t own me

hold me, don’t need me

 

make me sigh, make me stir
not gonna waste my time, so show me what you’re worth

 

take your time, take your fight
all that’s left to do is love me right

METEOR

sit with me

gaze into space
can you feel

the stars embrace

 

stay with me

on the bridge
blankets up

to the edge

 

of our faces

of our chins
breathing places

you’ve never been

 

I know, I know you
I know, I know it’s hard

 

the meteor may never come,
but there are songs yet to be sung
the meteor is slow to fall,
but you and I talk through it all

 

take in

the night sky
as it bows

its head to cry

 

walking past

the morning birds
they understand

how much it hurts

 

to know you can’t

go back and change
who you were

or who you hurt

 

I know, I know you
I know, I know it’s hard

 

the meteor may never come,
but there are songs yet to be sung
the meteor is slow to fall,
but you and I talk through it all

 

I know it’s sad

but have no fear

I know it’s sad

but I’m here

 

we’ll lift up

our heads tonight

and won’t look back

on who we might have been

 

I know, I know you
I know, I know it’s hard

 

the meteor may never come,
but there are songs yet to be sung
the meteor is slow to fall,
but you and I talk through it all

BITTERSWEET

I love you, and I haven’t a clue what to say

these words are true, this feeling isn’t going away

 

why can’t I make believe we’re through?

please let me do it over.

I would give anything for you

please say it isn’t over.

 

I guess you’re the one who never cared, and always knew just what to do

why you chose the separation (when you know I love you so),

I will never know

 

‘cause anytime you’re on my mind,

yeah it’s a bittersweet symphony

I cannot set myself free

‘cause yesterday I realized I lost myself in your eyes

and baby you’d find it harder to breathe

without you, there is no me

 

I guess my heart is bound to melt into your tender touch

yeah I think about you all the time, I think about you way too much

(but you will never know)

 

what happens when you think about me?

is it a bittersweet symphony?

have you tried to set yourself free?

‘cause if you took the time to see you lost yourself inside of me

then baby you’d find it harder to breathe

without you there is no

 

bittersweet symphony

I cannot set myself free

‘cause yesterday I realized I lost myself in your eyes

and baby you’d find it harder to breathe

without you I can’t be me

DRAGON

I always imagined you as a dragon

who fell from grace

always insisting on dragging your violence

across the floor

give me your shoulders I’ll keep them from sagging

give me your sadness I’ll stumble around it

bearing it

 

when you wake up, I’ll still be here living in fear of your fire

when I wake up, I’ll find me hiding from everything I should be

and you’re not

 

what do you mean you’re hungry again?

you’re never full

ask for a morsel and I’ll give you ten

appeasing you

don’t you remember that winter we spent?

going mad

starving and broken and not knowing when

to feel again

 

when you wake up, I’ll still be here living in fear of your fire

when I wake up, I’ll find me hiding from everything I should be

and you’re not

 

I always imagined you as a dragon

who fell from grace

always insisting on dragging your violence

across my face.

PHISH FOOD

I wanna be your first bite of Phish Food

I wanna be your constant good mood

I wanna be there when you’re feeling blue

I wanna be there when the Red Sox lose

 

fly with me, be the side of me I’m still discovering

share your life with me, and your kiss will be the only thing I’ll ever need

 

so I’ll be soundtrack to your words

I’ll share the pain when it hurts

I’ll build a house inside your heart

green shutters keep out the dark

 

and if the ground gets colder now,

I’ll be by your side to let your heart thaw

just believe in me, and I’ll never let you down

‘cause I believe in you, oh won’t you stay around?

 

and fly with me, be the side of me I’m still discovering

share your life with me, and your kiss will be the only thing I’ll ever need

 

so I am your sweetest melody

and you are my favorite harmony

I nestle my heart in your hands

ask me to run and we’ll begin

 

to fly, fly, fly with me

fly, fly, fly with me

ALL OF THESE YEARS

she’s not a queen
but she’s got the world at her fingertips
I see her running towards me, a little girl, just a little girl

grass in between our toes
we play among the tall trees, tall trees.

 

she holds my hand
and speaks with a voice that can carry me
through all the broken frames, she understands, she understands

growing up never comes easy
it never goes as planned, she taught me to stand.

 

I’ll be here with my fear of darkness and baby dolls
she’ll pretend that she doesn’t need me, but through the walls
I can hear her crying,
I can feel her tears, all of these years, all of these years.

 

she takes the stage
letting her hair flow freely down
she carves the air with her fingers, a woman now, a woman now

she paints my days just by living
we’ll take on the world we see, my sister and me.

 

I’ll be here with my colored pencils and lost loves
She’ll pretend that she doesn’t need me, but through the walls
I can hear her crying,
I can feel her tears, all of these years, all of these years.

 

I’ll be here for her, always have been, since we were young
no pretending, we’ll stick together, forget the walls
we can cry together, I can feel the years
my sister dear, my sister dear
we can cry together, I can feel the years
my sister dear, I love you, Dear.

MOM SONG (look for it on the next album)

tuck me in and turn off the light

pull the blankets to my chin

snuggle in with the night

but there's something else I wanna say

 

oh, mom come back in

oh, I gotta question

 

why can't I sleep, why can't I sleep, why can't I sleep now?

why is the sky so blue?

why do you try to tell the truth?

why do the waves escape my feet and

are you proud of me?

drop me off at my first day of school

you look right into my face

everyone here seems so cool

the playground is a scary place

oh, mom come back in

oh, I gotta question

how do I play, how do I play, how do I play now?

how do I find a friend?

will you be here when school ends?

why are these people so sure of themselves and

are you proud of me?

you look up when I come home and cry

ask me what is wrong

I sob and say its a guy

and say I wanna be alone

oh, mom come back in

oh, I gotta question

how do I love, how do I love, how do I love now?

why am I so confused? 

why do I want to kiss him?

why did he make me do those things and

are you proud of me?

you've always known everything to be known

you've always known what to say when everything comes to pieces

oh, how do I tell you?

oh, mom I got something to say

you're the best in my life, best in my life, best in my life now

you're the strongest I've known, strongest I've known, strongest I've known now

look at this whole wide world

look at me now, I'm ready to take it on

you've shown me what it's like to be loved

now let me go out, and see what I can do

oh, mom come back in

oh, thank you for being you

© 2019 by Siena Facciolo

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