Who We Are

by Mosa

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Musicians:
Melissa Frabotta- Vocals/Guitar
Jackson Hoffman- Guitar (3,7,8)
Nir Felder- Guitar
Jesse Kessler- Organ, Piano
Phil Anthony- Bass
Josh Dion-Drums

Produced by Phil Anthony and Melissa Frabotta

Engineered by Jackson Hoffman, Phil Anthony, and Carriage House Studios

Mixing by Jackson Hoffman

Mastering by Jonathan Jetter

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released August 13, 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped bring this music to life- with every road bump along the way, it was your constant encouragement and love that allowed me to see these songs to full fruition.

Big thank you to my music family- your grit, creativity, humor, friendship, and night owl attitude made me feel at home. Thank you to anyone who’s ever come out to support a show, all the chats after shows, and all the beautiful people I’ve met along the way- nothing is cooler than seeing people connect through music, and I’m just so grateful that you took the time to stumble into wherever I was playing, by chance or by choice, and to connect with my music. Thank you to mom, dad, joe, chris, and phil for all the love- famiglia through and through. Big thank you to the musicians, engineers, and artists who contributed to the album- art first, always.

I hope these songs hit home, and that they can connect you further towards something, whatever that may be.

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Mosa New York, New York

Soul-satisfying. Using creative elements of rock, folk, and soul, Mosa blends her take on the world into lyrically captivating and instrumentally feel good songs. Hailing from NY, she's always had an obsession with the grit and glamour of live performances. Vocal clarity. Old-school spirit. Musical sincerity. Solid sounds. Thanks for listening :) ... more

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Track Name: Human
Got no home, but I’m where I wanna be
I got some freedom, but that freedom don’t come free

When the road starts turning, carry on
If the wind don’t guide you, look towards the sun
Wherever your heart seems weary

Know you are human, know it’s ok to be alone
I’m a lot like you, you’re a lot like me
Know you are human, know it’s ok to turn to stone
I’m a lot like you, you’re a lot like me
So if you’re offended, I can’t let that bother me

People talk of goals and security
While they dream of, dreams they never get to see

When the road starts turning, carry on
If the moon don’t move you, look towards the sun
Whenever your heart seems weary

Know you are human, know it’s ok to be alone
I’m a lot like you, You’re a lot like me
Know you are human, know it’s ok to turn to stone
I’m a lot like you, you’re a lot like me
And if you’re offended, I can’t let that bother me

Oh know you are human, know it’s ok to be alone
I’m a lot like you, you’re a lot like me
So if you’re offended, I can’t let that bother me
Track Name: NYC
I woke up in NYC with a new tune in my head
I’m not sad cause you left me, but I can’t say I’m not mad
We both knew we had each other but I’d never have your heart
You had one arm wrapped around me while your fingers, they were crossed.

When we separate the layers of what we had and what was lost,
can you even recognize me? Was it worth all the cost?
To trade beauty for protection, to cash in on letting go,
I’m afraid that you began to settle before you could try to grow

I’m not proud of who I am,
but at least I know the difference between lovers and a friend
How could I trust my foolish heart,
Oh that’s ok, and that’s alright, at least I left my mark
I left my mark

Now for four whole months I’ve been on my own
Tryin’ to figure out how to not be alone
Well I loved real big and I loved real blind
And that’s alright, that’s alright
To love blind, that’s alright.

I’ve been staring out the window seeing springtime in slow bloom
And while time has passed and seasons change,
something leads me back to you
Oh hudson hudson river, won’t you guide me anywhere?
NYC you have ruined me, but that’s ok,
You are my home

I’m not proud of who I am,
but at least I know the difference between lovers and a friend
How could I trust my foolish heart,
Oh that’s ok, and that’s alright, at least I left my mark
I left my mark
Track Name: 24
24 years and working for the system
24 years of living in fear
24 years of letting my doubts control me
24 years of missed opportunities

She hopped on a train and headed out to California
She packed up her life and ran away
She said, “This is what I gotta do, this is what I gotta be,
if you don’t like it leave it or you’ll never be free.”
24 years and searching for the answer

It’s alright, it’s alright you can run if you want to
Just know that your heart comes first
Break down, lose trust, get back up when the world lets you down
Cause the hardest part of life is standing your own ground

24 years and working for the system
24 years of fighting for the man
24 years of awkward conversations
24 questions of who I am

I can feel the air it’s changing around me
Seems to be the road keeps moving, and it’s so wild
Roll the windows down and just smile
Do what you can to survive
Love whatever you find it’s alright
Love whatever you find

It’s alright, it’s alright you can run if you want to
Just know that your heart comes first
Break down, lose trust, get back up when the world lets you down
And stand your ground

24 years and it’s only the beginning
Track Name: Dreamer
Dreamer, are you having fun?
Is this what you want, do you feel you’ve won?
When your days are through, will your heart be full?

Happiness doesn’t wait for you,
Doesn’t owe you, won’t be true to you
You can let it in, but prepare to let it go

Stay with me and never let me go
Stay with me
Stay with me, till the other side,
Till the other side

Oh but sometimes,
when the moods right,
you’ll find life’s your best friend
But happiness,
is a far stretch,
from working like a dog till your dirty end
So won’t you ask yourself

Dreamer are you having fun,
Is this what you want, do you feel you’ve won,
When your days are through, will your heart be full?
Track Name: I'm No Fool
I’m a fool I’m foolish like I seem
I start questioning myself and what I wanna be
And when I’ve got nobody else, I hope I see me

If I let you go back to my start
You’d see a free and flowing child with a flowing heart
And when she’s got nobody else, I hope she sees me
When you can’t picture your own self, I hope you see me

Back and forth around in my mind
I’ve circled this same old track so many times before
Racing idly and then falling behind
And I don’t mind

No I don’t mind
No I don’t mind
No I don’t mind

Racing idly, and then falling behind
And I don’t mind, I don’t mind

No I’m no fool I’m not foolish like I once seemed
I don’t question my own self, question my own self and what I wanna be
Cause when I’ve got nobody else, I always see me
When you can’t picture your damn self, I hope you see me
When you ain’t got nobody else, I hope you see me

Back and forth around in my mind
I’ve circled this same old track, so many times before
Racing idly, and then falling behind
And I don’t mind

I’m no fool
Track Name: To Be Found
Take it off, push em up, let the girls hang out
Shine your hair, pout your lips, that’s what people talk about
Screen fed to believe, the media just wants you to behave
Cause everybody knows someone else’s place

Like a half smoked cigarette, wasted lying on the ground
You just try to feel anything, but a bad taste in your mouth
Wait for the smoke to clear, but there’s still ashes
Still ashes, there’s those ashes to be found

Shouldn’t be too rough, shouldn’t be too sweet
Don’t smile too much, can’t look you in the eye
Don’t talk too much, don’t interrupt
Dare disagree then be prepared to be questioned about your ability

Take me without a warning
Won’t you take me as I am?
Oh take me
Won’t you take me?

Like a half smoked cigarette, wasted lying on the ground
You just try to feel anything, but a bad taste in your mouth
Wait for the smoke to clear, but there’s those ashes
There’s still ashes, there’s still ashes to be found

Oh take me without a warning
Won’t you take me as I am?
Oh take me
Won’t you take me?

Like a half smoked cigarette, wasted lying on the ground
You just try to feel anything, but a bad taste in your mouth
Wait for the smoke to clear, but there’s still ashes
Still ashes, there’s those ashes to be found
Track Name: What's That To You?
There are places in my heart where I dare not go
Never let it show
So I talk real cool but I’m feeling so low
Who am I to know, where I belong?

Promise me, Promise me
It’s not that I’m scared
Not that I’m lost and searching for much more
So what if I am? What’s that to you?

There are places in my heart where I dare not go
Never let it show, never let them know
So I say what I say and hope that they don’t see
How I feel, what's underneath

Promise me, Promise me
It’s not that I’m scared
Not that I’m lost and searching for much more
So what if I am? What’s that to you?

There are places in my heart that I dare not go
Never let it show, no
Track Name: Porcelain Dolls
Funny how it came to this
You’ve got boxes full of loved ones
filled up to the brim

Old friend
bring me some new strength
back to me

Silly you’re holding on to that old and shrunken shirt
Your whole life’s a time capsule, buried deep down in the dirt
Untouched on closet shelves are thirteen porcelain dolls
Crying from the closets are their tiny porcelain hearts

Old saint
bring me some new faith
back to me

Outside my window there’s a bluebird singing free
She knows when to move on
And she knows when to let go let go

Dust off
your old wings
fly back to me

I said go on and dust off
your old wings
fly back to me
Track Name: Shine
There are some days, when you wake up feeling alone
And when you find yourself here, remember what’s in your soul

There are some people, who don’t see the light that you shine
Most people don't and that’s ok that’s alright
Just gotta keep living your life
Keep on living your life

Whenever the road leaves you stranded
When the bottle becomes your best friend
When you’ve got no more love to push on through

You better shine
You better shine down on me
You better shine till tomorrow
Send your shine on down to me
Shine on down to me, down on me

There are some lovers, who only steal your heart away
But I know the love that I deserve
So fake lovers get out of my way

There are some times, when your bones ache and you feel you wanna cry
Like a stray dog you keep running, feeling lost and pushed aside

Whenever the road leaves you stranded
When the bottle becomes your best friend
When you’ve got no more love to push on through

You better shine
You better shine down on me
You better shine till tomorrow
Send your shine on down to me
Shine on down to me, down on me

Only you can see, the love that you deserve
Only you can see, the love that makes you

Shine, till tomorrow
Track Name: Till The Morning Comes
Where you goin out so late, you don’t got no money aint got no date
Gonna drive on down this road till the morning comes

Kick it in drive and roll away, speeding down the interstate
going way past the county line, way on past the county line

Sometimes you get knocked down
big plans they don't work out
Funny how it all went south but I still love you
yeah I still love you

Go as far as I’ve got to go, to get back to where my roots grow
Cause everything I am, ain’t the way I used to be

It’s something bout the way it feels, a cross between hollow and insincere
Won’t you give me something real? Something real

Sometimes you get knocked down
big plans they don't work out
Funny how it all went south, but I still love you

Three cheers for the broken hearted
Three shots for the ones who always know you
I’ll be thinking bout you always
Dark nights when you leave the light on
Call me to see if I’m safe at home
I’ll be thinking bout you till the morning comes

Till the morning comes
Till the morning comes

There was humor there was love and sometimes hate
Life unsweetened no sugar coating nothing
All I want now is to feel something real again
Don’t the world wanna feel something?

Three cheers for the broken hearted
Three shots for the ones who always know you
I’ll be thinking bout you always
Dark nights when you leave the lights on
Call me to see if I’m safe at home
I’ll be thinking bout you till the morning comes
When all I need, is this road to carry me
carry me

Where you going out so late, you don’t got no money ain’t got no date
Gonna drive on down this road, till the morning comes

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