What's Stopping You?

by Julia Miller

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Wow! I did it! My goal for 2016 was to create, record, and release a demo EP entirely by myself. This project was mainly for me to see exactly what I could accomplish by myself, so that I could better understand myself as a musician. Every part of this EP came directly from my heart and from my bedroom. I feel it's important to establish a solid sense of yourself and your music before trying to collaborate with others.


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Major thank you to my incredible friends and family for the endless support. Shoutouts to my mom, dad, grandpa & grandma, nana & papa. Cooper Franz-Geddes, Claire Bjornson, and Sara Togstad for the album artwork! Jill Gordon, Shelton Brooks, Lora Cross & Nolan Catton, Maxwell Romprey, McKenzie Baker, Kiera Richey, Clare Burnett, and YOU!

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released December 14, 2016

Cooper Franz-Geddes, Claire Bjornson, Sara Togstad - album art

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18 year old indie pop artist from Oregon

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Track Name: Get Bent!
I don't know what I'm doing
but I've gotten good at pretending
and I have this way of screwing myself over
every time

I can be so conceited, but at least I'm self-aware
and I always feel cheated when you're giving me that glare
and I know things have a way of working themselves out
but when you haven't much to say it's sort of hard to figure out

I'm concerned I'm uninteresting
I don't even know why you're listening, no
Just another white girl bitching
over a cliched chord progression
well, if you didn't want songs written about you
shouldn't have broken up with a musician

I can act so defeated, but at least I'm well aware
and I always feel cheated when you're giving me that glare
and I know things have a way of working themselves out
but when you haven't much to say it's sort of hard to figure out
Track Name: All I'm Asking
Where have I seen you before?
In this life of open windows and closed doors
I see you standing there in the doorway
I see you seeing me, and you seem game

All I'm asking is for one song
I'm not asking you stay long
All I'm asking is when you leave
Don't stop thinking of me (x2)

Now I know you've got prior engagements
and I know you're not happy
and I've got a few things to work out myself
but I can't see me with anybody else

All I'm asking is for one song
I'm not asking you stay long
All I'm asking is when you leave
Don't stop thinking of me (x2)

How are we to experience love at first sight
when you don't talk to me after the show
or look me in the eyes? (x2)

All I'm asking is for one song
I'm not asking you stay long
All I'm asking is when you leave
Don't stop thinking of me (x2)
Track Name: Cinema
This very well could be the death of continuity
and the logical plot line that was sold to me all my life
and now it kills me that I can't see
the credits rolling on the screen
when did the sequel end, and where does the prequel start?

I think it's time to go home now
it's too late to discuss over coffee
reviews will be out soon, and we'll see
if it meant something to you
like it means something to me

I thought they killed off your character
four chapters ago
back when things were far less convoluted
well everyone's a critic, and they say you gotta go

I think it's time to go home now
it's too late to discuss over coffee
reviews will be out soon, and we'll see
if it meant something to you
like it means something to me

You've always been the kind to like what you like
you've never been the type to buy into hype
you never found me consistently agreeable
but we're on the same page when i say this was foreseeable
we've seen this cliche too many times to count
it's always the same, we both know how this will play out

So I think it's time to go home now
it's too late to discuss over coffee
reviews will be out soon, and we'll see
if it meant something to you
like it means something to me
Track Name: Buzzed
Everybody's got their stories
and everyone's gotta have their vice
but when you're way too paranoid
to even try to enjoy your high
she never wants to be the downer
but no one else is on her side
when she's begging her acquaintances
not to drink and drive

you can pluck her strings
but they won't buzz
as long as she's
just a little buzzed
and you can buy her things
but she won't budge
pluck her strings, they'll only sing when she's in love

I've gotten good at starting over
gotten good at saying goodbye
you'll think of me when you're not sober
but you won't remember why
and you won't remember me by morning
when your headache clouds your sight
like all your other best kept secrets
I only come out at night

and you can pluck her strings
but they won't buzz
as long as she's
just a little buzzed
and you can buy her things
but she won't budge
pluck her strings, they'll only sing when she's in love

and she won't roll her eyes
and she'll say it's fine
she make the best of every single circumstance
and these college ages girls
with their high school diplomas,
big dreams, and no direction
got nothing on her
and her five year plan

relax, let it happen, relax

and you can pluck her strings
but they won't buzz
as long as she's
just a little buzzed
and you can buy her things
but she won't budge
pluck her strings, they'll only sing when she's in love
Track Name: That Love Song
How did I go from
staring at the stars on my ceiling
to staring at your moonlit silhouette
blame it on my sentimental tendencies
I don't blame you for the artificialities
you bought into
before i had you

and here's that love song
i tried to give
to past infatuations
but they never sounded genuine
but when you play guitar
while i fall asleep
i can feel you falling in love with me

How did i go from
gazing at the sky all alone
to gazing in your eyes
feeling so at home
I guess I'll blame it on the stars and the moon
cause I can't explain the luck needed to find you
in this lifetime
and now you're all mine

so here's that love song
i tried to write
to past infatuations
but they never sounded right
but when you play guitar
like you have nothing to lose
do you feel me falling gin love with you?