Release The Dove

by Bethany Sky Whitman

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Lee Lucas One superb 6 track EP from one superb young talented musician and songwriter with a fine head on her shoulders. Bethany has a truly great Rocking style and crafts out well addictive songs that simply grab you instantly. She not only as the ability to Rock and be Raunchy but she knows how to tone it down too with some fine ballads amongst the great rocking songs on this superb EP. Worth it's weight in Gold and highly recommended.for your record collection 100%. Favorite track: The Road Home.
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Here is my new six song EP featuring music from Alternative rock, Indie rock to Acoustic Folk. All of the songs have a story to tell, it’s the story of my life and it took me a long time to finally let it all go.

~“Burning out”
Written, performed and produced by Bethany Sky

This is an alternative melodic rocker with strong lyrics about being lied to. This song started as just a simple acoustic song and then I just couldn't stop myself lol... Unfortunately we have all been lied to at one point or another in our lives and every lyric in this song is what I see and feel through lies.

~“Not Ready”
Written, performed and produced by Bethany Sky
Backing vocals by Trevor Stark

This song is an indie rock song about the battles of being terminally ill or having someone close to you that is suffering from an illness. The strength you carry in your heart along with the brave face you provide your loved ones to keep them grounded shows in the purest of light how amazing you truly are. This song reflects on feeling all the little things that can sometimes be taken for granted in good health.

“The Road Home”
Written, performed and produced by Bethany Sky

The Road Home is an acoustic ballad, I wrote this song after I lost my Mother and drove away from my childhood home knowing I would never return again.

~“Water From Leaves”
Guitars: Chris A.K.A H2708
Bass guitar, vocals and lyrics: Bethany Sky

Water from Leaves is an all out alternative rocker! Chris, an amazing guitarist from Germany, sent me the riff to this song and I fell head over heals for it! This song is about my childhood and being terribly bullied, I spent most of my time hiding away in the woods up in the trees where I felt free to be me. I would stare at the clouds and make shapes and when it rained I would drink the water drops from the leaves. “Water from Leaves” is my metaphor for nourishment. Children need their dreams to be cultivated and nourished with love that helps build their inner strength. When a child is belittled and bullied something deep inside them stops growing and even dies. This can bring on a lifetime of emptiness and pain. Like the trees need water to grow and flourish, a child needs someone to believe in them to know they’re safe and loved.

~“You Are”
Electric guitars, first lead guitar, bass & backing vocals by Ramon Beiboer
Acoustic guitars & backing vocals by Trevor Stark
Main vocals & second lead guitar by Bethany Sky

You Are is a catchy indie rock song, one I get yelled at a lot for because people say: BETHANY I CAN’T GET THIS SONG OUT OF MY HEAD...LOL!!! My favorite saying is to “Believe In The Possibilities” and that is exactly what this song is all about. We all have to learn to give up all hope for a better yesterday and no matter what you have gone through in your life NEVER EVER stop believing that you are everything you fight for and everything you believe.

~”Release The Dove”
Written, performed and produced by Bethany Sky

Release the Dove is an acoustic melodic ballad about letting go of all the pain we can carry in us. I thought it was the perfect title and ending song for my EP because it is my way of saying that no matter what life has thrown at me, I will stay strong and let it go. This album ( my life’s diary ) was very healing and my way to finally releasing my dove.

Thank you so very much for your support and coming on this musical journey with me. I hope you will take comfort in knowing we are not alone and we can all overcome anything life throws our way xoxLOVExox

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released July 15, 2013

All music, lyrics, instruments, recordings, production & art work by Bethany Sky Whitman with the exceptions of the songs listed below.

~“Not Ready”
Written, performed and produced by Bethany Sky
Backing vocals by Trevor Stark


~“Water From Leaves”
Guitars: Chris A.K.A H2708
Bass guitar, vocals and lyrics: Bethany Sky


~“You Are”
Written by Bethany Sky Whitman
Electric guitars, first lead guitar, bass & backing vocals by Ramon Beiboer
Acoustic guitars & backing vocals by Trevor Stark
Main vocals & second lead guitar by Bethany Sky

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Bethany Sky Whitman Fort Lauderdale, Florida

I have been creating art and music since I was about 7 years old. I don't really know if I can say it's some kind of escape from reality for me or if it's just a part of what makes me feel whole and alive. What I can say is that I am driven to create without boundaries. ... more

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Track Name: Burning Out
The silent thoughts that break the day
The stone that carries your name
Flowers in the shade
The light out in the haze
And I'm burning out
Candles flicker through the silk
The voice that gives me chills
Stranger in the dark
A shadow from afar
And I'm burning I'm burning out
I'm burning out

You lied to me
And I can see right through you
Your words are empty as your heart
You lied to me
And I can see right through you
Your words are empty as your heart
You cold nothing

The breath I take with pain I've known
To ships that don't come home
Fire in the sun
I'm not the only one no
And I'm burning out
Your eyes staring deep within
A bedroom stained with sin
Cold is where I lay
Ashamed in misery
And I'm burning I'm burning out
I'm burning out

You lied to me
And I can see right through you
Your words are empty as your heart
You lied to me
And I can see right through you
Your words are shaking me to the core cold nothing
You lied to me
And I can see right through you
Your words are empty as your heart cold nothing
You lied to me
And I can see right through you
Your words are empty as your heart
You cold nothing
You cold nothing
You cold nothing....
Track Name: Not Ready
Every time I take a breath I feel, I feel alive
Every time I look up to the sky oh I, I feel alive
And I know there will come a day when things will change and
I know there will come a day I'll have to face
Every time I take a breath I feel, I feel alive

And I am not ready to say goodbye
I'm not ready today
I am not ready to say goodbye
I'm not ready to die

Every time I take a step I feel, I feel alive
Every time I touch my skin, I oh I, I feel alive
And I know I can't take another day of this
This pain its killing me its just such s***t
Every time I touch my skin I, I feel alive yeah yeah

And I am not ready to say goodbye
I'm not ready today
I am not ready to say goodbye
I'm not ready to die

Every time I write a song I feel, I feel alive
Every time I sing to you I feel, I feel alive yeah yeah

And I am not ready to say goodbye
I'm not ready today
I am not ready to say goodbye
I'm not ready to die
And I am not ready to say goodbye
I'm not ready today
I am not ready to say goodbye
I'm not ready to die
Track Name: The Road Home
Is there anywhere I can go from here
Is there any light to shine the road home
Can I count my steps to find the way
Can I take a breath I need to breathe

Someday I will find you again And we will be always
Someday I will find you again And we will be always

Is there any place for me Is there anybody out there Is there anything to see Is there anybody out there –out there Is there anywhere I can go from here Is there any light to shine the road home
Track Name: Water From Leaves
She walks down the street staring at the pavement
Everybody’s walking by her no one pays attention
And everything she ever does was so kind yet goes unnoticed
She only has herself escapes into the forest..

I'm the girl in the trees
My feet bare and running
Around as I please
I'm never on the ground
I'm kissing water from leaves
Before the drops hit the sand
In the forest I'm free ohh ohh ohh

She asks the kids to play
Gets laughed at pushed back pushed away
Sticks stones and all alone
Bullied from the children and bullied from home and
She runs a way from the day breaker star makers
Running faster climb higher through the trees you know you are…

I'm the girl in the trees
My feet bare and running
Around as I please
I'm never on the ground
I'm kissing water from leaves
Before the drops hit the sand
In the forest I'm free ohh ohh ohh

She dreams of scraped knees from the bark of her trees and
She needs to escape to run to and hide away....

I'm the girl in the trees
My feet bare and running
Around as I please
I'm never on the ground
I'm kissing water from leaves
Before the drops hit the sand
In the forest I'm free

I'm the girl in the trees
My feet bare and running
Around as I please
I'm never on the ground
I'm kissing water from leaves
Before the drops hit the sand
In the forest I'm free
Track Name: You Are
Be strong my friend
It won't be long - before
Everything will come together
You just hold on
These things take time - before
Everything will get better so…

Don't be afraid of
Time that is wasted
Your mind is invaded
It's never clear it's never clear

You are you are
Everything you fight for
You are you are
Everything you strive for
You are you are
Everything you believe
You are you are

Live your life my friend
You'll start to think - before
You realize there's something better
You just hold tight don't let it go - before
This life will come together so…

Don't be afraid of
Time that is wasted
Your mind is invaded
It's never clear it's never clear

You are you are
Everything you fight for
You are you are
Everything you strive for
You are you are
Everything you believe
You are you are

Don't be afraid of
Time that is wasted
Your mind is invaded
It's never clear it's never clear

You are you are
Everything you fight for
You are you are
Everything you strive for
You are you are
Everything you believe
You are you are…
Track Name: Release The Dove
Time never cease to amaze me
Drives me crazy all my life
I wish I could stop the hands
Make amends do what’s right

Do what’s right
Do what’s right

Make your stories a memory
A legacy you leave behind
Take a peace of this emptiness
Find what’s left of it
And hold on tight
Hold on tight

Cause everybody needs a way to shine
Everybody needs to take there time
Everybody needs a way to love
Reach inside release the dove..

Please well I can’t change the past
If I could I take some back
To ease the pain

And I’m traveling down this empty road
Trying to find what once was home
But I can’t go back
Can’t go back

Cause everybody needs a way to shine
Everybody needs to take there time yeah
Everybody needs a way to love
Reach inside release the dove..

Time never cease to amaze me
Drives me crazy all my life
I wish I could stop the hands
Make amends do what’s right
Do what’s right
Do what’s right