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The title may be strange but its entirely meaningful. I wrote this song after discovering a journal from years ago in an old dusty box. The journal had a letter in it, one I wrote when I was 10 years old and it was addressed to my future self, i.e the person who had now discovered it. This is a song about reminiscence, remembering, and acknowledging the power of time and how it allows us to grow.


Roamed through a dusty box of memories the other day
I found a letter I hadn’t seen in years
The sloppy cursive lines led my eyes astray
And soon the words, they brought me to tears

Have you grown tall? Is your hair still long? Do you still like the color blue?
Do you still dance? Dream of romance? What do people think of you?

Because everything changes.
Because nothing really ever stays the same.
As I sort through these pages.
I see that time is only kind to your name.

I drove my car to a world afar with no fear of looking back.
Remembering that letter made me smile.
The road is long but beautiful, I’ll keep my heart intact.
And bring those words with me through every mile.

In these new walls, filled with song and ain’t none of them the blues
I’ve got the chance to finally dance.
And let what’s in my heart break through.



from Off I Go, released August 3, 2014



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Cara Smith New Jersey

Jersey Shore born and bred, Cara Smith combines her eclectic and diverse musical interests, her studies in music therapy and the deep and complex stories of her life to create a unique sound. Hailing from Berklee College of Music, Off I Go is her very first EP. Each song is carefully crafted and it shines a little light into her artistic journey which has now officially begun. ... more

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