Rejection Letter

by Mackenzie Shivers

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1.
Afraid 03:53
It’s hard to picture a world Where you’re not there I call your name It hangs in the humid air Three cheers for the guardians The ones that got us here Their days are numbered Fuck it feels so unfair Life’s a morbid affair Get used to it Put your hands on my body Remind me I’m still here It’s no one’s fault It’s everyone’s crime There’s no use in hindering The hands of time Can I be afraid And still be free? I am afraid What will become of me? We all want heat But we don’t like fire What if these offenses Are secret desires? A bloody fool Is all I see Staring straight back at me Can I be afraid And still be free? I am afraid What will become of me?
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The Roses
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I’m trying to get mad But I’m afraid of anger Oh what will I do If I stop feeling sorry and blue? My thoughts are flaming red This party’s now a rager Cannot see ahead Been by myself for months and months on end Your face looks awfully nice from here I’ve got it in my memory where I can see it clear You tell me, “Martha’s Vineyard must be kinda nice around this time of year.” Seasick in a storm Yeah that would be my preference To staying lame and warm I live the same day over and over and over But your face looks awfully nice from here I’ve got in in my memory where I can see it clear You tell me, “Martha’s Vineyard must be kinda nice around this time of year.” I dream of when you sang to me about the Eastern Shore I played along until my long white fingers became sore And when we spoke of troubled times I cried there on the floor I think of when you told me that I should not get married You told me I was naughty Didn’t end it with a wink And I shouted “you’re not worthy” And you drank it like a poison Didn’t speak to me for weeks
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Mess
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Blistered Sun
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100 Miles
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Butterscotch
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Kids
9.
Gold
10.
Rejection Letter

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releases April 2, 2021

Music and Lyrics by Mackenzie Shivers (BMI)
Produced by Kevin Salem and Mackenzie Shivers
Recorded and mixed by Kevin Salem
Additional recording by Mackenzie Shivers, Oliver Kraus, and Kyra Sims
String arrangements by Oliver Kraus
Mastered by Hans DeKline

Recorded at The Distortion Tank in Woodstock, NY and Hidden Quarry in Boiceville, NY
Additional recording in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA

Mackenzie Shivers: vocals, piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar
Yuka Tadano: electric bass, upright bass, synth bass
Cody Rahn: drums and percussion
Kevin Salem: electric guitar, additional keyboards, pump organ, magical sounds
Oliver Kraus: cello, viola, violin
Kyra Sims: French horn

Background vocals on “100 Miles” courtesy of Jess Clinton, M Derby, Kevin Salem, Nancy Shivers, and Sarah Wells Shivers

Orchestral soundscape on “100 Miles” courtesy of Ronny Janssen (Oslo, Norway)

Cover photo by Lissyelle Laricchia



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Like her influences Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, Shivers invites you into her world and empowers your soul. Listening to her work leaves you in no doubt that you’ve entered the vibrant and imaginative world of its creator.

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