Little One (Ft. Empty Beds)

by Chloe Bowman

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This is a song my friend Chloe Bowman wrote in a very minimalistic way that we came in on and spent a whole day writing stuff together. This song started as a single note on a ukulele and Chloes beautiful, nursery rhyme feeling lyrics over it. We turned it into a maximalist post rock song, im not sure how it turned into that but I think I like how it turned out. This was improvised as it was recorded, adding new layers over Chloe's original idea.

As a band who has a member who is not cis, and a band who is friends with an immense amount of people who are transgender or non-gender conforming this song means a lot to us and it was great to be a part of it.

This was originally going to be for a gender equality issue of a zine we were trying to put out in November 2016 but the whole thing was a mess and we always put a lot of work on our shoulders and its overwhelming. I hope to have work many people put into it released eventually.

Thank you Chloe Bowman, Gabriela Denne, and Elleanor Burke (always).

lyrics

Little girl
Welcome to the world
You poor poor thing
Little girl
Welcome to the world
Enjoy your stay
Little girl
What will you become
Will you get to choose
Soldier,teacher, astronaut, or painter
Will you get to choose
Or will they choose for you
Little girl
Who will you love
Will you get to choose
That boys kind of cute
But so's that girl
Will you get to chose
Or will they chose for you
Little girl
Welcome to the world
Its not ready yet
Its still quite a mess
It doesnt deserve you yet
But little girl
Welcome anyway
I hope you get along okay
I hope you get along

Little boy
Welcome to the world
You poor poor thing
Little boy
Welcome to the world
Enjoy your stay
Little boy
What will you become
Will you get to choose
Soldier, teacher, astronaut, or painter
Will you get to choose
Or will they choose for you
Little boy
Who will you love
Will you get to choose
That girls kind of cute
But so's that boy
Will you get to choose
Or will they choose for you
Little boy
Welcome to the world
Its not ready yet
Its still quite a mess
It doesnt deserve you yet
But little boy
Welcome anyway
I hope you get along okay
I hope you get along

Little one
Welcome to the world
You poor poor thing
Little boy or little girl
It's really just the same
So little one
Welcome to the world
I hope you get along okay
I hope you get along
I hope you get along

I hope you get along okay
I hope you get along
I hope you get along

credits

released June 8, 2017
Vocals and Ukulele: Chloe Bowman
Bass: Travis Rubio
Guitar: Carson Conant
Guitar and Vocals: Levi Nelson
Guitar, Drums, and Synth: Michael Maxwell

Recording Engineer: Michael Maxwell
Mastered by the wonderful Elleanor Burke at Transitive Audio : www.facebook.com/pg/transitiveaudio/about/?ref=page_internal

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Empty Beds Reno, Nevada

drums/vocals/violin: Michael
guitar/vocals: Levi
guitar/vocals: Carson
bass: Travis
vocals: Sosa

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