Shifting Circles

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1.
04:09
CHAINS Words & Music © Sarah Tyler Cuffs at the ready White knuckle numb A bought conclusion For a wanted man. My pen is frozen In disbelief Too many hazards To write relief. I’m tired of tracing shifting circles So break the chains and come on! I’m sick of using lame excuses Loose those chains and come on! Bars at the windows Locks on the doors A padlock clicking Now it’s all secure. Blood chilling spaces Veins icing down To lack of knowledge For a helpless clone.
2.
03:08
59 Words & Music © Dave Hay/ Sarah Tyler Here they come The black leather clones It’s a race against boredom all the way home Demons are grabbing at your sleeve. Bad boy riders Girlfriend screams From the Ace Café to oblivion schemes They’re living, living in their dream. It’s the 59 They’re on borrowed time It’s the 59 They’re on borrowed time Round block races Before the tune ends The ritual pauses for the funeral of a friend. Living and dying in their dreams. The suits are complaining Father Bill takes a stand Try a mile in their shoes, then you’ll understand They’re just living, living in their dream. It’s the 59 They’re on borrowed time
3.
HERE COMES THE RAIN Words & Music © Sarah Tyler Here comes the rain Sweeping into gullies spinning round – ooh Here comes the rain Mirroring concessions we have made So hard to find. Here comes the rain Running into rivers chasing down – ooh Here comes the rain Dampening our silence once again – ooh And I tell myself while we drench our dreams That our hearts could reach a place of no return As the words seep through gaps we never saw Could still be filled with another kind of hope – ooh Here comes the rain Sweeping into gullies spinning round – ooh Here comes the rain Mirroring concessions we have made So hard to find. And I tell myself…
4.
04:34
ATMOSPHERE Words & Music © Sarah Tyler I ruin the atmosphere when my large mouth spews forth dissension I ruin the atmosphere when I decline to toe the line I ruin the atmosphere with words that slipped into the silence I ruin the atmosphere by speaking long before my time But tell me, where else can I begin To bridge the gap that hems us in? No learned words can breathe new life To those who know the truth of strife. You ruin the atmosphere by building towers that pierce the skyline You ruin the atmosphere by looking down and feeling proud You ruin the atmosphere by hurling doctrines at the starving You ruin the atmosphere with lofty words that keep heads bowed But tell me… He ruined the atmosphere when his small mouth cried loud in anger He ruined the atmosphere when he declined to toe the line He ruined the atmosphere by stooping in forbidden corners He ruined the atmosphere by speaking long before his time.
5.
03:57
HANG MY HEAD Words & Music © Sarah Tyler If I could turn the clock back, I could take those words away If I could turn the clock back, I could find the ones to say. But could it be so easy? And would it be so sure? So I hang my head… If I could turn the clock back, would I understand your pain? If I could turn the clock back, would we build those walls again? But could it be so easy? And would it be so sure? So I hang my head… And even when you spoke at last, Revealed the truth you’d kept from us, Was love enough to heal the wounds And make amends for what we’d done? And it could be so easy, and it could be so sure So I hang my head…
6.
04:28
UNFORGOTTEN Words & Music © Sarah Tyler Errant plasticine, plastic-coated sheep Old world heroes queued to die. Stacked towards the clouds Still-frame landscape crowds A panorama, etched in mind. Funny how it goes, Caught between the gap That pulls our head down to our toes. Funny how it seems, Caught inside the framework Of those Oppenheimer dreams. Paid to paint the town, The naïve drag us down A widescreen drama fills our screen. Propelled into the smoke Imaginations choke A hazy wreckage locked in mind. Funny how…
7.
MILLION MILES Words & Music © Sarah Tyler Looking through a lonely doorframe See a woman weeping slowly Her child caught in her arms In the debris of the ghetto See the daughter holding tightly Onto what is left of life A million miles from here A million miles away A million miles from here A million miles In the joke they call existence See the man who’s walked for miles A ricebowl in his hand He has no voice to speak up for him Holds out his hand and begs for mercy Dignity is fading A million miles from here… I want to know your name Through the bullets of the warzone See the soldier crawl to safety Muttering his prayers, stuttering his prayers Holds out his hands to sooth the dying Too young for death yet aging quickly He has to question why, has to question why. A million miles from here
8.
PERFECT PEACH Words & Music © Sarah Tyler The words from your mouth They’re a perfect peach They don’t even reach The pain inside – But I guess you’re right… And smoke from your lips Keeps the weeds right down But it won’t burn The pain inside – But I guess that’s life. And I guess that’s life If you’ve forgotten how to feel. And I guess you’re right As long as you can steal A little kiss from me To remind me how it was. And I guess you’re right Some way… because… This is me. The tear from your eye Runs down your face It can’t negate The pain inside But I guess you’re right… And that squeeze goodbye Your tender sign To realign the pain inside But I guess that’s life. I am ashamed to play your games And leave your number on my phone Must be insane to entertain The thought of footsteps in the hall.
9.
04:55
FRAGILE Words & Music © Sarah Tyler Something very small Has emerged today to be cradled in the world In our palm Is a fragile peace encircling the harm Do you believe that we can be The first to trust and to see That what we say and what we do Might be enough for love? Something very real Has evolved today to be cradled in the world In our palm Is a fragile hope encircling the harm Do you believe that we can be The first to trust and to see That what we say and what we do Might be enough for love? Candles in the night Shedding light where shadows used to be In our palm A fragile flame encircling the harm. Do you believe that we can be The first to trust and to see That what we say and what we do Might be enough for love?
10.
03:55
PORCUPINE Words & Music © Sarah Tyler I hear the tiptoes pounding down The air is thick when trust leaves town Although my heart is set on you To my mind I must be true Resentment rattles through my brain How could I be so wrong again? Although my heart is set on you To my mind I must be true Poor old porcupine Live your life don’t live mine I hear the tiptoes pounding down The air is thick when trust leaves town Although my heart is set on you To my mind I must be true Poor old porcupine Live your life don’t live mine
11.
06:01
THE THORN Words & Music © Sarah Tyler The snow was falling thickly The hillsides glistened white The travellers left no footprints As they passed into the night And then on the horizon A stooping shape appeared His body clothed in linen His eyes so wet with tears. He said: “Follow me, this path is hard to find. Follow me, don’t fall too far behind.” They saw his heart was broken He shivered with the pain They saw his flesh was bleeding In drops as large as rain And then they saw the rosethorn That had splintered in his breast It knived into his being And promised him no rest. He said: “Follow me…” And so they stumbled onwards Across the frozen land Their footsteps trudging slowly Beyond a rocky strand. He said: “Follow me…” They lost sight of the stranger As day began to dawn Yet on the ground was blooming A rose without a thorn

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Our first studio album - we hope you enjoy the diversity of styles and arrangements...

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released March 7, 2014

Produced and edited by Martin Neil
Drums and bass engineered by James Mottershead at Blast Studios,
Newcastle-on-Tyne UK. Assisted by Miles Pratt.
Guitars and vocals engineered by Martin Neil at The House on the Hill, Durham UK
Mixed by Kevin Penner and Martin Neil at Green Bean Studios, Sunland, California.
Mastered by Dale Becker and Bernie Becker at Bernie Becker Mastering, Los Angeles, California.

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Airplay on 'BBC Introducing', BBC Radio Scotland and Spark FM; Track of the week on Premier Radio and unsigned band of the fortnight on Shoreditch Radio
'A female-fronted band who show that they know their way around a great tune' - The Crack, Feb 2014
'An eclectic approach to their rock art' - Cross Rhythms, March 2014
'An equilibrium of despair and hope' - emergingindiebands.com March 2014
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