the second album

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released September 1, 2014

all songs written and recorded by Danielle Plester and Miles Biddulph (apart from "Riding My Bike Wherever I Like" written by Danielle Plester, Miles Biddulph, Mary Anne Stewart, and Hannah Owen).
Recorded demo-style in August 2014: two people, one mic.

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Track Name: Gunners in Springtime
1. Gunners In Springtime
(Plester, Biddulph)
I wonder where you are
When I can’t see the source
Of the sound I found out
I’m not looking around
I’ll follow that river
Straight up to the source of the spring
I hear you in the dark
I see you in the light
But not quite bright
It’s not too hard
To step into unknown until
Each time you go
Go, like the wind in sorrow (oh, I go like the wind)
Hope, like today’s tomorrow
Free, like the wind I heard (free, I fall like the wind)
Th’t spins like a falling bird
I wonder where you are
Coz I‘m standing alone
At the edge of the pier
Looking into unknown
I’m hearing black water
I’m seeing black sky, turn away
All sites are sacred
I felt so whole,our kingdom’s love
for each other’s soul
Oooo, gunners in springtime
I hear you in the light
I see you in the dark
But not quite bright
It’s not too hard (free I fall like the wind)
To step into unknown until
You’re born again each time you go
Free, I fall like the wind
Ooo I fall like the wind
Track Name: Nearly Missed a Little Thing
2. Nearly Missed a Little Thing
(Plester, Biddulph)
The sun is warm on my left arm
As it closes down the day
And there’s a little breeze
That’s ruffling the mountain weeds
I nearly missed noticing.
A cooler day,the long grass sways
As it gives a wave to the clouds
And there’s a little bee
That landed on the clover next to me
I nearly missed noticing
I nearly missed a-noticing
The time was always on my side
And I nearly missed
The light inside our eyes
Oo there’s good things all around
Mm calling us to be here now
Coz all is one and one is all around
The river flows to where it goes
As I laze around on the banks
And there’s a little bird
Sang a song that no one ever heard
I nearly missed noticing
I nearly missed noticing.
Track Name: When Elon Gets to Mars
3. When Elon gets to Mars
(Plester, Biddulph)
He’s probably thought it through
You know he’s had enough with earth
It’s all too easy for him here
And no one’s ever been to Mars
The language of the universe will lead him
On his way into beyond….
Landing on the surface
Several hundred days in space
Most cosmic pioneering feat
Of all the human race-ELON!!!
In isolation, mass communication,
With no community
Drive the Martian Rover, red dust settles over
All that you hope to be
Na na na na na na there’s no changing your mind
Coz the planets would have to align
Waiting twenty years
If you should miss the open window
And you know you’ll never see a life on Earth again
The sound of trains at midnight and the smell of rain
Haunted by the visions that you used to know
Your head is full of dreaming but you wake up slow
Your head is full of dreaming but you wake up slow
Is it kind of lonely
When water ice is your only friend
Underneath the poles?
Hundred below zero
When you’re the lone hero
That could be pretty cold
Na na na na na na there’s no changing your mind
Coz the planets would have to align
Waiting twenty years
If you should miss the open window
Yeah’r and everything you knew before
Will fade into the distance
And you know you’ll never see a life on Earth again
The roar of ocean waves that crash into the sand
Haunted by the visions that you used to know
Your head is full of dreaming but you wake up slow
Your head is full of dreaming but you wake up slow
Landing on the surface
Several hundred days in space
Most cosmic pioneering feat
Of all the human race--ELON!!!
Pssht. captain musk! come in. captain musk! Pssht.
Track Name: On Holiday
4. On Holiday
(Plester, Biddulph)
All my stuff is sat there in the doorway
Sunny, and it’s freezing cold today
Leave a bag of worry on the doorstep
We’re going on our holiday
Through the sun and the rain
Up the hill and back again
Here we are
Pointing on the map a long way out there
Your feet are planted on the ground
Passing all the boy scouts in the canyon
Trailing off into a better sound
Through the sun and the rain
Up the hill and back again
Here we are
Track Name: Vashti&Nick
5. Vashti&Nick
(Plester, Biddulph)
Leave horse and cart by the tree
Warmer in the sun we shall be
Misty the grass in the spring
Quieter the music you bring
Hebredes beckon me
This morning I must fall
Into the dappled woods
For I can hear you call
Breathing a song in the air
Meet me in the wood over there
Peaceful the birds in the breeze
Breathing with the bluebells and trees
Cool underfoot as I
Tread upon the dew
Turning to face the golden hue
Forest of Arden, a valley somewhere
Now we rise and we are everywhere
Misty the meadow in spring
Quiet like the song that you sing
Leave horse and cart by the tree
Wander through the meadow with me
Hebredes are calling to me
Track Name: The Magic January Song
6. The Magic January Song
(Plester, Biddulph)
She woke up on one whitewashed day
And the sky was grey
You couldn’t see her anyway
For the morning cloud
She woke up in her singing
Through the fog she heard
The seeds of a new tune begin
She started whistling
A little slice of sun
A song she knew quite well
It blew away the snow cloud
Back in the morning spell
She pulled on her favorite jeans
Heard the birds sing again
In the morning
A bit of blue is all she needs
In the morning
Sing the magic January song now
Promises that nothing can go wrong now
Everything is fine
She knows the sky is blue
Up above these whitewashed days
She knows that dreams come true
If sheets of ice are splitting down, splitting down
In between your soul and you
Up above these whitewashed days
Melted dreams, they come true
Bah bah bah, sing yr magic song
Track Name: Halfway to the Darkest Day
7. Halfway to the Darkest Day
(Plester, Biddulph)
Halfway to the darkest day
To the darkest day we’re halfway
And it won’t be long
Before the sun is gone
No it won’t be long
No it won’t be long
Stardust, we are falling stardust
Gathering, golden as we are
Halfway to the darkest day
To the darkest day
We’re halfway
Waiting in the dark, we feel the light will come
Dying of the stars, the cycles of the sun
We know that we are going back, returning from whence we came
Stardust, we are falling stardust
Gathering, golden as we are
The cycles of the stars
The dying and the birth
We’re waiting for the sun to come back to earth
Halfway to the darkest day
We’re halfway, and we’re on our way
Track Name: Riding My Bike Wherever I Like
8. Riding My Bike Wherever I Like
(Plester, Biddulph, Stewart, Owens)
Riding my bike wherever I like
Riding my bike wherever I like
Or taking a hike
I know I’m gonna get there soon
I know I’m gonna get there soon
But there isn’t where I’ve ridden my bike
But where is the there the there isn’t where I’ve ridden my bike
And it can take us anywhere
It can take us anywhere
Riding my bike wherever I like
Riding my bike wherever I like
Or taking a hike
The only place we go is now
Track Name: Birds Don't Know Each Other Either
9. Birds Don’t Know Each Other Either
(Plester, Biddulph)
Wish you were happy lying there
I whisper out into the air
I would be the sunlight in your universe
Birds don’t know each other either
When they’re meeting at the feeder
But they know that life is neither
Hot or cold, Up or down, North or south
Let’s fly around
Wish I could whisper to you
Happy lying underneath the air
I would be the sunlight in your universe
Let’s fly… around
Coz birds don’t know each other either
When they’re meeting at the feeder
Let’s fly… around
Wish you were happy lying there
I whisper out into the air
Track Name: Apple Carrot Garlic Grape
11. apple, carrot, garlic, grape
(Plester, Biddulph)
I picked an apple from the tree
I cut it into three
Passed it round
When you came for tea
He gave the garlic clove to me
So I could plant and see
What would come back round
To him, you and me
Underneath the birds in the sky
Spread across the morning sun, ahooo
We’re flying by, and…
We picked the grapes right off the vine
The juice like sun will shine
As it flows
To your jar from mine
He pulled the carrot from the ground
The yin and yang were sound
Like the world,
It all goes around and around
All from the apple on the tree
Track Name: Bedraggled Gypsies
12. Bedraggled Gypsies
(Plester, Biddulph)
Sunkist mile markers on the road back home
When I look up and see no stars
The distance long and black
Fighting rain clouds in my head
My torch burnt out
A long way back
I remember on the park bench at night
We talked of hope
And this is what you wrote
Imagine this:
Fortnight by fortnight
Wandering through the forests
Of this land
Imagine this:
We could be such gypsies
Making music heart to heart
Hand to hand
I know it’s just a dream but it’s my hope
I’ll look straight through the clouds now
Long way out, and this is what you wrote
I’ll remember this
Track Name: We're Not Like That Now
13. We’re Not Like That Now
(Plester, Biddulph)
Back then is just like today
but it happened before now
already walked through that door, yeah
we are right now
I see you laughing, smiling,
kicking to the sun
throwing to the clouds for everyone
but you’re not like that now
don’t tell me that
this is how you used to be then
all happiness and full and free when
you’re not like that now
talking til it’s late at night
the moon has moved
it’s like we’re 22
back then, I used to laugh
until I’d nearly cry
I’d run headlong into the wind and fly
But I’m not like that now
Back then is just like today
but it happened before now
already walked through that door, yeah
we are right now
talking til it’s late at night
the moon has moved
it’s like we’re 22
we’re not like that now
Track Name: Hospital Walls
14. Hospital Walls
(Plester, Biddulph)
hospital walls, floating the halls
drifting around with my feet off the ground
searching silence or sound
hear what you've found
you find a room and you are
where the colorwheel you design,
it will shine a kaleidoscope,
it’s the one you follow to the sun
sparkle alive
further to thrive
wandering child
taken to flight
lost in the halls
could be day, could be night
make most of the white
at least it feels bright
try to touch down and make real on the ground
when it all gets too much, silence and such
run to the room (in your mind again) and you are
and yr friend will throw ajar that door again
never fake, but you can’t take this home
this is our life now, this is our life now, this is our life
Track Name: God in the Stars
15. God in the Stars
(Plester, Biddulph)
God in the stars
We don’t know where you are
Too big to see when your hand spans the galaxy
It’s a heavy universe to move
It’s a heavy universe
It’s not unkind, just misaligned
And there’s a billion years to unwind
You can’t see the leaves shine apart from the light
Morning connects to the night
It’s the same tree that we walked past, you know
But it’s golden when the sun is low
Oh my, it’s beautiful
My, how the universe seemed misaligned
But the light changed the world from behind
And it felt like a new piece of mind
Can you soften the lines of your worth in the shadow?
You’re part of the earth,
Understand this and then you can be
It’s a heavy universe to move
It’s a heavy universe
It’s not unkind, just misaligned
And there’s a billion years to unwind
Too big to see when yr hand spans the galaxy
God in the stars, we don’t know where you are
Track Name: Daytime with Lucy
16. Daytime With Lucy
(Plester, Biddulph)
During the day
There’s lots of things I do
I jump and I play, I read to Peter too
And dance all around, helping mommy out
I sing to the sound, it makes me happy when i…
Read at the library
Climb the climbing wall
Ride on my bike, hope I don’t fall
During the day
There’s lots of things I do
I jump and I play, I read to Peter too
And dance all around, helping mommy out
I sing to the sound, it makes me happy when i…
Swim at the pool
And I’m getting ready for school
Play with my dolls, make cinnamon rolls…
Track Name: Thigh-high in Flowers
17. Thigh-high in flowers
(Plester, Biddulph)
I found a meadow today
Thigh-high in flowers
My mind took you there
Through crystal streams
Across a mountain
Follow the trail
Meet me there, meet me there
I’m walking in my dreams
You’ll finally get there
Farther it seems
You’ll finally get there
Foxglove and hemlock
And your morning glory
Briars and thistles could tangle your story
Tumble of weeds, he never comes.
Tumble of weeds, he never comes
I found a meadow today
My heart wanted to stay
In the sea of yellow
Lilac and green
Part the waters,
Find me lying in between
Find me dying in between
Bury me there, yeah,
Bury me there, yeah,
Nothing’s ever fair
Foxglove and hemlock
And your morning glory
Briars and thistles could tangle your story
Tumble of weeds, he never comes.
Tumble of weeds, he never comes
So bury me there, yeah,
Bury me there, yeah,
Nothing’s ever fair
Track Name: Too Sad and Jagged
18. Too Sad and Jagged
(Plester, Biddulph)
Misty in the morning, foggy after dark
I see you on the edge
My fingers hold the nerves that never feel a spark
I hear you on the edge
I wander on the edge
I wonder on the edge
Yr too sad and jagged on the ledge.
Helpless, hopeless sight
Freezing, falling night
Tempted to dive headfirst
After my heart has burst
As I lean over the edge
Move on down by me, on our muddy knees
I see you on yr knees
The beauty of the valley is in what we see
I’ll drag you from the edge
Drag me backwards from the edge
It’s too sad and jagged on the ledge.
Helpless, hopeless sight
Freezing, falling night
Tempted to dive headfirst
After my heart has burst as I lean over the edge
It’s too sad and jagged