The album Skipper Canyon Road contains six original songs and one cover. Of the original songs, the lyrics are 100% Laura’s own, and the music is always a co-creation of Laura and one or more other musicians. Scroll down to read the lyrics to Laura’s debut album songs.

No Warning

These muddy shoes and these songs are all I need / Speed it up before I change my mind / I’ve had it with your cool girl trope, I don’t believe / the stories of your perfect life

Hating on women won’t make you a man, babe / listen as I explain / I’m on my way to the promised land / and I won’t listen to a word you’re saying

Hear the kids scream and see the kids play / The time has come and today is the day / Drive into the night and drive into the morning / Leave this town and leave no warning

It’s been a hard day’s night, time and again / I don’t think I’m gonna handle any more of this pain / I’m too young to fear and too old to trust / I’d rather live wild if die we must

I’m looking for a lover to join me on the road / with eyes wide-open and secrets untold / I’ve got a ticket for a long way ride / and I might see you some day in another life

Hear the kids scream and see the kids play / The time has come and today is the day / Drive into the night and drive into the morning / Leave this town and leave no warning

Hear the kids scream and see the kids play / The time has come and today is the day / Drive into the night and drive into the morning / Leave this town and leave no warning

Colder

I can’t be your girl right now / And I cannot fake it / Yes I know I broke your heart / I wish I could unbreak it

Keep your memories of us / and store them somewhere good / Someday maybe the tides will turn / If I could, I would

It’s been two days, I didn’t sleep / I hardly ate, just cried / Never thought it would go like this / I hope you know I tried

To do it right, to give you all / all that you deserved / But happy ever after / got brutally disturbed

And now, the air is cold outside, but inside I feel colder / And though I’m only twenty-six, today I feel much older / Like everything that moves around me moves without me / And I wonder, are you thinking about me

We were together, you and me/ us against the rest / We saw what no-one else could see / we thought we knew best

I made mistakes, the whole way through / and you have made yours / To crash and burn, then disappear / like waves on rocky shores

And now, the air is cold outside, but inside I feel colder / And though I’m only twenty-six, today I feel much older / Like everything that moves around me moves without me / And I wonder, are you thinking about me

We used to say always / and that we’d never leave / It hurts because I miss you and I failed you / Believing in this love of ours / and that it’d be enough / It wasn’t – I’m sorry I betrayed you

And now I feel more alone than I have ever felt / And you were the only one who held me when I needed to be held / Now I don’t know, what you think about me / But I hope that you’re OK without me

Without You Near Me

I’ll go to London, where I’m never alone / I’ll learn to play the bass, disconnect my phone / Maybe I’ll take the train just to get away / Think of you on a rainy day

I’ll go to LA, cause I’m a rising star / Learn to drink whiskey, drive a cabrio car / I’ll get a year round tan and I gotta go vegan / Find a handsome man and do some California dreamin’

Travel to a new place, where I can breathe / Where I can scream and somebody will hear me / Travel to a place, where I can believe / Will I be OK without you near me

I’ll go to the ocean, and watch every sunset / Bring Russian writers and sleep on a sand bed / Refresh the water with my salty tears / Maybe some day it will all be clear

Disappear – and look for the moon / In the sparkling sky, I gotta go soon / This life is not what it used to be / I just need to get the fuck out of here

Travel to a new place, where I can breathe / Where I can scream and somebody will hear me / Travel to a place, where I can believe / Will I be OK without you near me

But I lost my suitcase / Have no money for a ticket / And I tried Russian writers before / But I always come home / happy or alone / Not really a rising star / It never gets that far

Still I wish I could

Travel to a new place, where I can breathe / Where I can scream …  / Travel to a place, where I can believe / Will I be OK without you near me

Travel to a new place, where I can breathe / Where I can scream and somebody will hear me / Travel to a place, where I can believe / Will I be OK without you near me / Will I be OK without you near me

Field Flowers 

I’m sick of the songs being sung and the smell of our sweat / It has to be somewhere, something I haven’t found yet

I’m alone like I long to but I don’t belong / Too many dreams and desires to suppress and to follow / Is it patience we need to let the spirits flow

These field flowers feed the sight but they blur the mind / Blue cloudy skies and a summer I left behind / The craze is over but the rush inside me never stops / Too much to see and to be and it’s me who fears loudness when it drops

I’m one of those who have it all but the days go by / Years I have wasted without looking time in the eye

Move full speed ahead and get stuck on the way / Collect voices and souls and pretend they’re not hollow / Should I listen to them and let the hunger go

These field flowers feed the sight but they blur the mind / Blue cloudy skies and a summer I left behind / The craze is over but the rush inside me never stops / Too much to see and to be and it’s me who fears loudness when it drops

Sing, sing louder, to the evening sun / Did we dance through our years when we were young / Give me some wine I will give you some truth / Oh how ruthless is time, it was only my youth that I spilled

Unfulfilled

These field flowers feed the sight but they blur the mind / Blue cloudy skies and a summer I left behind / The craze is over but the rush inside me never stops / Too much to see and to be and it’s me who fears loudness when it drops / Too much to see and to be and it’s me who fears loudness when it drops

Hold On

I tried to be perfect but I failed / harder than I ever failed before / I made our lives a battlefield and I / cannot even promise I won’t do that anymore

But I / Cannot live without you so I’m begging you hold on to me / We really messed it up because we can’t be what we want to be / And you / Ask me ‘is it normal to be so afraid of love’ and I don’t know / But I / Know that I can’t miss you so I’m asking you, please love don’t go

I stepped on your heart and broke your trust / Destroyed it all with powers that I didn’t know I had / Go on and detest me if you must / I hurt you and deserved all the angry things you said

And I / desperately tried to find the answers / But it’s so damn hard if the questions aren’t clear / I lay awake at night and I am trying / to work it out, but if we can’t, please don’t leave me here

And I / Cannot live without you so I’m begging you hold on to me / We really messed it up because we can’t be what we want to be / And you / Ask me ‘is it normal to be so afraid of love’ and I don’t know / But I / Know that I can’t miss you so I’m asking you, please love don’t go

We did all the right things wrong and all the wrong things right but I still love you / Where did go the days when love was easy and so light, oh how I love you / Why are there so many tears when we don’t even fight, oh but I love you / Yes I love you

And I / Cannot live without you so I’m begging you hold on to me / We really messed it up because we can’t be what we want to be / And you / Ask me ‘is it normal to be so afraid of love’ and I don’t know / But I / Know that I can’t miss you so I’m asking you, please love don’t go

Skipper Canyon Road

I left my baby home alone, I’m going on this ride / I will be back in his arms if I make it out alive / Turned a corner and looked down, where the river flows / I’ll look for my fate out of town on Skipper Canyon Road

Oh I gotta find myself, I need to see the world / Gonna wash the dirt away where the Skipper River swirls / The man he told me not to worry as my terror showed / He said ‘people died down in the canyon, not on Skipper Canyon Road’

They say life is useless / If you ain’t got no companion / Gonna find myself some peace of mind / Down in Skipper Canyon

If I fall down, I’ll fall to death, this road will give you shivers / Gonna test my luck, gonna get my truck and drive down to the river / Be informed, the risk is yours, your car will not be towed / If you do decide to go down Skipper Canyon Road

Rocks two hundred feet below and only sky above ya / If I fall off of a cliff, please know that I love ya / Nobody joins me on this ride, I carry a heavy load / I’ll get to the other side, on Skipper Canyon Road

They say life is useless / If you ain’t got no companion / Gonna find myself some peace of mind / Down in Skipper Canyon

I know the risks / I have no choice / Gotta end this episode

If it goes wrong / You’ll find me here / Near Skipper Canyon Road

They say life is useless / If you ain’t got no companion / Gonna find myself some peace of mind / Down in Skipper Canyon / Down in Skipper Canyon / Down in Skipper Canyon