Cowley Road E​.​P.

by Gayle Skidmore

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Gayle Skidmore's sixth independent release, "Cowley Road E.P.," was on the ballot for the 2009 Grammy's for "Best Pop Album." It is a folksy collection of hypnotically hooky tunes with a bit of old-timey charm and meaningful lyrics.

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released May 31, 2008

All songs written by Gayle Skidmore, ©2008. Produced by Gayle Skidmore and Aaron Bowen. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Aaron Bowen.

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Gayle Skidmore San Diego, California

Seven-time San Diego Music Award nominee Gayle Skidmore has written over 2000 songs since she began songwriting at the age of 8. She just won Best Pop in the 2015 San Diego Music awards, and her latest album and coloring book, “Sleeping Bear,” won Best Pop Album in 2014. She won Best Singer-Songwriter in the 2013 San Diego Music Awards, and her song "Paper Box" was featured on HBO's "Looking." ... more

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Track Name: Cheap Imitation
I was chastened; I was warned
By another lover, scorned
But you held me close, and softly so
And so, unheeded did they go
Not sure I know what I would give
To have never known such pain as this
Was I just a cheap imitation of what you once knew?
I see clearly now that we’re through
We’d never really begun
I guess I just wasn’t enough
And it was just a cheap imitation of love
I knew better, or so I said
Wrote you a letter I’m glad you never read
‘Cause I was just a cheap imitation of the girl you loved
I see now what a fool I was
And it was just a cheap imitation of love, love, love
It was just a cheap imitation of love, love, love
It was just a cheap imitation of love
Track Name: Just For Now
Look what we’ve done
Where will we run?
Look what we’ve done
Hope now for none
Just for now I kind of want to leave it broken
Just for now I kind of want to let it be
There are words I kind of want to leave unspoken
Though it’s an uneasy peace
Echoes of anger
Resounding clearly
I am resolute; I am absolute
Yes, I’m absolutely certain we should just let it be
Just for now I kind of want to keep from saying
One more thing I’m going to have to say I’m sorry for
And for once I kind of want to keep from hearing
Words that sting that my mind is going to keep on playing
And playing and playing and echoing over and over and over
Look what you’ve done, look what you’ve done
What have you done? What have you done?
We had better leave it broken
We should just let it be
I kind of want to leave it broken
I kind of want to let it be
There are words I kind of want to leave unspoken
Though it’s an uneasy, it’s an uneasy; it’s an uneasy, uneasy peace
Track Name: Still
What if I told you?
What if I did?
What if I held your head in my hands?
If I could just stay steady… if the world would just stay still
Until I am ready to feel what I’m starting to feel
What if I told you?
What if I did?
What if I held your heart in my hands?
If I could just stay steady
If my heart would just stay still
Because I’m not ready to feel what I’m starting to feel
So don’t cry
I’m not saying goodbye
Just “not yet”
Don’t let the moment pass you by
I just need time to tell you
To tell you
Track Name: So Beautiful
Oh you know I
Would like to call you mine
You surpass my every ideal
Tell me you’re real
You’re so beautiful
I just might love you ‘til I die
Slow, so slowly
Love crept up on me
Unaware I fell under a strange, quixotic spell
No flood can quell
You’re so beautiful
I just might love you ‘til I die
Heaven can wait for now
As long as your love rains down
Oh how I love your face!
Heaven can wait for now
Long as your love rains down
Let me adore you, please
You’re so beautiful
I just might love you ‘til die
You’re so beautiful
I just might love you for all time
Track Name: Crazy
You and I always seem to see
Less than eye to eye on everything
You and I always seem to fight
And you and I both know we’re both right
Sunshine and daisies
You think I’m crazy
And maybe, just maybe, you’re right
Heaven knows best, I guess
But I think it’s kind of funny to see you and I
Walking to your door side by side
And slipping through the side door Saturday night
And you’re calling me “baby”
I think you’re crazy
And maybe, just maybe I’m right
When I looked up, baby, the sky was falling down
And you saved me from all the pieces scatterin’ ‘round
We both know it will never all work out
But at least we’re together now
You think I’m crazy and I think you’re crazy
And maybe, just maybe
Well, you think I’m crazy and I think you’re crazy
And maybe, just maybe, we’re right
Track Name: Cowley Road (Live)
I walked through your streets
Kissed the leaves of your trees
And remembered the things that I lost
The doorways, the hallways; the memories I always forget
Though I loved them the most
It’s like beating the glass of these unbreakable panes
I can see but can’t touch them
And I cry out your name
Cowley Road—I’m coming home!
This nostalgia is eating my bones
I’m in love with your name
Separation is unbearable pain
And I’m coming home, I’m coming home, I’m coming home
To walk through your streets
Feel the cobblestone under my feet
And delight in the sound
Of the yellow leaves kissing the ground
To wade through the rivers of people I knew
And to you know you remember that my heart was true
Cowley Road—I’m coming home!
This nostalgia is eating my bones
I’m in love with your name
Separation is unbearable pain
And I’m coming home, I’m coming home, I’m coming home
I’m coming home; I’m coming home
Someday