The Mighty Small

by Mae Klingler

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This is the debut album of Mae Klingler. Dreamy, surprising, fun adventure folk.

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released November 4, 2014

Produced by Mae Klingler, Josh Seurkamp and Greg LaFollette
All songs written and recorded by Mae Klingler
Recorded at Crossroads Studio, Cincinnati, and Gingerwood Studios, Nashville
Mixed by Greg LaFollette
Mastered by Chris Graham Mastering

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Track Name: Wrecking Ball
I build a wall too high to climb
It’s paved in stone my heart designed
But I carved your name on every side

You’re a wrecking ball to my tender heart
You’re a wrecking ball to my tender heart
You’re a wrecking ball to my tender heart
You tear it down piece by piece
Bring me down to my knees

I leave a light on so you’ll notice
I know inside that I’m broken
Hearted, leaving crumbs that you won’t see

You’re a wrecking ball to my tender heart
You’re a wrecking ball to my tender heart
You’re a wrecking ball to my tender heart
You tear it down piece by piece
Bring me down to my knees
Tear it down piece by piece
Bring me down to my knees
Tear it down piece by piece
Bring me down to my knees
Tear it down piece by piece
Bring me down to my knees

You’re a wrecking ball to my tender heart
Track Name: I Don't Miss You At All
I don’t miss you at all
Not even a little tiny bit
I don’t miss it when you call my name
So you can tell me all the lines that you have written

No, I don’t miss you at all
Not even a little tiny bit
And if you stand beneath my wall
Then a stone just might come fallin’
You’re gonna lose your head

Leave me be, don’t remind me what we had
Oh, I never loved you anyway
Lose my number, mistake me for another
Oh, I’ve gone and put you in your grave

Maybe my decision’s wrong, dear
Or maybe it’s the best I’ve ever made
Here’s where truth will make a mark here
Undoing all the lies you ever said

No one wants to be alone now, darlin’
No one wants to leave their years undone
But to choose between myself and that prison that you own
It’s not a choice that I need sleeping on

Leave me be, don’t remind me what we had
Oh, I never loved you anyway
Lose my number, mistake me for another
Oh, I’ve gone and put you in your grave

Oh, don’t go carrying on
You’ve got a dozen on the line
A list as long as the miles to the sun of affections
You won’t miss mine

I’ve gone and put you in your grave

Leave me be, don’t remind me what we had
Oh, I never loved you anyway
Lose my number, mistake me for another
Oh, I’ve gone and put you in your grave
Track Name: Dragons
If there be dragons beyond this
Daggers upon us
I’ll keep my eyes upon us
You’ll keep me honest

When we see trouble before us
Liars in chorus
We’ll see hope in the darkness
A life left to harness

Burn the ships
We don’t need them
Cause we aren’t going
Back the way we came
Burn the ships
We don’t need them
Cause where we’re going
We’ve got roads to pave

We’ll take the ground that’s before us
Inches and more, just keep
One foot in front of the other
I’ve got you covered

Burn the ships
We don’t need them
Cause we aren’t going
Back the way we came
Burn the ships
We don’t need them
Cause where we’re going
We’ve got roads to pave

One foot, one foot in front of the other
One foot, one foot in front of the other

Burn the ships
We don’t need them
Cause we aren’t going
Back the way we came
Burn the ships
We don’t need them
Cause where we’re going
We’ve got roads to pave
Track Name: Adventurers We
If you’re loved by anyone
If anyone calls you son
You’d do well to resign yourself
The stars were designed just for you

So give back this heavy load
Cause life is a loan we hold
Darlin’, let’s be adventurers we
Shall see

All my heart for you
Torn apart for you
All my heart for you
Break my skin for you

For too long you’ve followed the cries
Of someone you don’t recognize
So disown all the voices that leave you
Unsteady

All my heart for you
Torn apart for you
All my heart for you
Break my skin for you
Track Name: The Wagon Told the Wheel
The wagon told the wheel,
“I like the way you roll”
The ankle told the heel
“I think I see your soul”

They understand what I haven’t yet
Steady and sure, I’m only moving slow

The kernel told the corn
“I think I’m stuck on you”
The bottle told the cork
“They’d have to pry me loose from you”

They understand what I haven’t yet
Steady and sure, I’m only moving slow


One day I’ll say it to your face
Without a breath or hesitation
I’ll say it to your face
The words we say alone
Won’t ever see the light
But they’ll be how we make a life
They’ll be how we make a life

Oh, for an honest word to make its way to you
It’s got a lotta mess to get through
If it goes unheard, then I will too

The leaves they told the tree
“I don’t mind the fall”
The flower told the bee
“You can have it all”

And one day I’ll say it to your face
Without a breath or hesitation
I’ll say it to your face
The words we say alone
Won’t ever see the light
But they’ll be how we make a life
Track Name: The Head and the Heart
The head only knows
What it’s been told
It beats on the chest
To tell it the rest
To make it feel whole

The heart will give all it has
For the chance to get something back
It takes any hand
It breaks on demand
For the chance to be had

Somewhere between
The facts and the dreams
There lives an inkling
Fast and fleeting

All we are is what we’re dying for

The half that can see
Is the half that believes
The other half hopes
The words that it chose are the ones that it needs

I only see
What they’re showing to me
If it’s just a hoax
Entertainers and jokers
Then we’re dying for free

Somewhere between
The facts and the dreams
There lives an inkling
Fast and fleeting

All we are is what we’re dying for

All we are is worth some dying for
Track Name: End Up Here
I can’t say that we’ll end up rich
But we’ll make a mile out of every inch
And I, I want to be here with you
Oh, darling, we’ll be fine
If the good Lord’s willing and the creek don't rise
As long as I’m here with you

Darlin’, when my looks start goin’
And collectively our minds start slowin’ down
I want to be here with you
So kindly take this skin and bone
There's nothing that's not yours to hold
The heart that bends won’t break until it’s through
I wanna be here with you

If the world’s an oyster, then you’re my pearl
If life gets nuts, we’ll squirrel away and I
I want to be here with you
Oh, a promise is just a word you keep
And it’s the only thing that we’ll ever need
And I, I want to be here with you

Bodies only last so long
So that’s not what I’m counting on
It was never that what made your song so sweet
So kindly take this skin and bone
There's nothing that's not yours to hold
The heart that bends won’t break until it’s through
I wanna be here with you
Track Name: Minefield
Have you ever considered
The path that a heart takes
The moment a heart breaks in two
It changes the landscape
And makes it a namesake
Forever it carries the name of the one

Love is a minefield
A perfectly fine feeling
That turns on a dime, sealing
The fate of two

The earth becomes mute
Silence pays tribute
Trees become soldiers
Lovesick turns sober
Gravity comforts
A heart that’s outnumbered
The head is a drunkard
Silence is thunder

Have you ever considered
What remarkable hearts can do
After a war is through with it
It bargains the bad for good
And staining the ground it stood
It bleeds for the wound it could not take

I left a limb here
Buried a friend here
I can’t ever get it back

But still there’s a beat
A flicker of heat
A scar to remind us
Of what’s left behind

Love is a minefield
A perfectly fine feeling
That turns on a dime, sealing
The fate of two
Track Name: Ghost
Our bones have been cracking
Under the weight of the chances lost
And tattooed in black ink
Across all our faces the loves that we’ve lost, oh
You dance with a ghost

Don’t let the doubt lead, don’t let the doubt lead you

Nobody knows and I can’t forget the things I hear
When my eyes are closed
And I should be dreaming of you, my dear, oh
But I dream of a ghost

Don’t let the doubt lead, don’t let the doubt lead you
Don’t let the doubt lead, don’t let the doubt lead you

Don’t let the doubt lead, don’t let the doubt lead you
Don’t let the doubt lead, don’t let the doubt lead you

Don’t be afraid of beauty or terror, neither can take
The credit for ending what they never made
Hold onto hope
We’re more than ghosts
Track Name: Home
I am a long lost son
Hoping you left me something to live on
If only the hem of your shirt
If only a small piece of dirt to begin from

But I shouldn’t have anything to show for who I’ve been
But somehow it seems you have taken me in
And you are home

I am a wayfaring soul
Bearing the weight of the world on my shoulders
Happy to be an unknown
Happy to be just a wandering soldier

But I shouldn’t have anything to show for who I’ve been
But somehow it seems you have taken me in
And you are home
Home
Home

I am a heap of bones
With a skeleton cage holding my heart
It’s my only one
It’s my only one
Be careful, it’s my only one
Track Name: Pansy
He had a frame like mine
And none were with half his fire
She was the fairest kind
With only his glance required
To see the smile behind her
Never alone beside her

I can’t begin to recognize what happened that night
How a look can kindle everything so fast without warning
Named for a flower the two of them, the man and his wife
Oh, but for the two of them, I’d not see a morning light

Chose her to fill his dreams
And gave her a new name
And covered her life with scenes
And they made a history
That no one had seen the likes of
Never alone beside her

I can’t begin to recognize what happened that night
How a look can kindle everything so fast without warning
Named for a flower the two of them, the man and his wife
Oh, but for the two of them, I’d not see a morning light
Oh, but for the two of them, I’d not see a morning light
Oh, but for the two of them, I’d not see a morning light