Why It Was So - EP

by Steff and the Articles

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released 10 December 2013
STEFF AND THE ARTICLES IS:
Stephanie "Steff" Koeppen - vocals, piano
Tom Beech - drums
Christopher Pierce - bass
Alexandra Tuggle - violin

Songs and lyrics by Steff Koeppen.

Tracks produced by Curtis Douglas.

Cello performed by Michael Levin on "Te Extraño," "Leave You Alone," "Good Company" and "Terrible Thing."

Trumpet performed by Danny Torgersen on "We Won't Know."

String and trumpet arrangements by Steff Koeppen.

Additional violin arrangement by Alexandra Tuggle.

Clarinet by Ryan F. Murphy on "Terrible Thing."

Additional vocal arrangement by Les Scott Hanson.

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Track Name: Te Extraño
I thought I'd be the one who'd have to let you down
Now it seems that overnight, I was the one you stopped thinking about
I took for granted knowing that you'd always call
Not until you stepped away did I realize how much I would fall

If only I had found a way to show you how much you were admired
Maybe you'd have stuck around, but instead, I must have made you tired
I'll wait until tomorrow to hear from you, and if I don't
I'll have you know, te extraño

I thought maybe I had upset you, but it doesn't make any sense
I just thought there was no way I could lose your interest
We went dancing, oh what a lovely night
Now I'm asking what it is I must not have realized

If only I had found a way to show you how much you were admired
Maybe you'd have stuck around, but instead, I must have made you tired
I'll wait until tomorrow to hear from you, and if I don't
I'll have you know, te extraño

Always so careful with my steps
Thought I was comfortable
But now I know how much you might have meant
Such a short time spent

If only I had found a way to show you how much you were admired
Maybe you'd have stuck around, but instead, I must have made you tired
I'll wait until tomorrow to hear from you, and if I don't
I'll have you know, te extraño.
Track Name: We Won't Know
You and I, we won't work anymore
Never really did, and now I know for sure
Can we just be done with all you have to say?
Knowing now, from this point on, everything must change
You think it's easy for me
But it's so much harder to be so unfair

We knew every detail and why it was so
But now, we won't know.

I can hardly tell you to move on
After all the time
But now, look what I have done
Just let it be, 'til we fell more out of line
Now I'm terrified, how could I -
share all that same information all over again?

We knew every detail and why it was so
But now, we won't know.
Track Name: Leave You Alone
Don't mess with me
Make me give into you
Talk about missin' me
Then it seems mutual and loses some value
Make me feel close and comfortable
Then like a fool when I lose a little bit of control

Maybe I'd feel better if I could cry
But I've already been here with you, my friend
If it only takes one night
to satisfy your thoughts, I will leave you alone then

With distance in between
am I more interesting to you?
Your words hardly come soberly
But frequently enough for me to filter out some truth
I could be wrong, I know your functioning
is much different than that of mine
If you're afraid, don't know how to react or something
I'd feel sorry for all the crossing of lines

Maybe I'd feel better if I could cry
But I've already been here with you, my friend
If it only takes one night
to satisfy your thoughts, I will leave you alone then
I'll leave you alone then.
Track Name: Good Company
I went out last night, forgot my patience
Stood in line just to show some guy my identification
Out last night, the streets were cluttered with disappointment
Who am I to say that I'm any different?

It's a scary thing to realize that alone is how you were better off,
when all you wanted was good company

And so tonight, I drive up interstate 10 again
Seventy-five miles per hour, somehow I am addicted to it
And when I arrived, I played some songs for the people at the bar
When I was done, I did not know whether to hang around or hide out in my car

It's a scary thing to realize that alone is how you were better off,
when all you wanted was good company
Track Name: What a Terrible Thing to Do
What a terrible thing to do
to one who loves you
When the touch of your skin means everything to him
And to you, it means almost nothing

What a terrible thing to feel
the guilt of not letting someone heal
A familiar touch, but without a kiss
because that would just mean too much

Oh, and I may never find
someone to love me as much as you do
To go ahead and remind you,
What a terrible thing to do

Tears roll down my cheeks
But I do not want you to stop
Somehow it feels better when you know it's wrong
And I know this is probably wrong

The walls of this apartment
make my stomach turn
Can't look around at the place that I've found
too much good and bad time spent

Oh, and I may never find
someone to love me as much as you do
To go ahead and remind you,
What a terrible thing to do

So hold it against me now, hold it against me
that I held you against me again
But you will not convince me, no
You will not convince me
that this should ever happen again