In My Garden

by Isobel Anderson

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In My Garden tells familiar tales of love lost and found, but also of Isobel’s struggles with tinnitus and chronic pain over the last two years. Here Isobel expands both the textures and the subject matter of her songs, combining layered harmonies, field recordings, swooping violin solo’s from violnist Ruby Colley and even a little sinister Hammond organ.

10% of all album revenue, and 100% of all download revenue from 'Little Sounds of Pain', will go to the British Tinnitus Association.

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released December 1, 2013

Voice, Guitar, Filed Recordings: Isobel Anderson
Violin: Ruby Colley,
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered: Paul Pascoe
Produced: Isobel Anderson

Recorded at Church Road Studios, Brighton, in March 2013

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“Beautiful, shimmering and wonderful... I highly recommend the album… a stunning new record.”


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"As I go through the pile of CD's I receive every week sometimes you come across something really special. I love this record... Real effortless simplicity. Dark path is a great album".

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Track Name: Botanical Romance
I met you on a Friday,
It was at the city market,
You were buying oranges,
I was wearing makeup,
We talked about the weather,
You said it couldn't get much better,
And then you asked me,
If I would go for a walk.

Maybe it's time to move on,
For he was long ago,
And isn't there to care anymore.

We walked through the city street,
To the Botanical Gardens,
We walked past the old folks,
Walking dogs,
In the park.
And with every foot step,
Flowers bloomed beneath our feet,
And then you asked me,
"Do you think you could love me?"

Maybe it's time to move on,
For he was long ago,
And isn't there to care anymore.

So I guess I'll come clean,
We never left the city market,
You were just some guy,
Who smiled at me,
In the crowd.
We never talked about the weather,
You know it couldn't get much wetter,
You were just some day dream to add to the pile.

Maybe it's time to move on,
For he was long ago,
And isn't there to care anymore.
He isn't there anymore.
Track Name: Waiting For You
I need a man who can take care of me,
And make me feel safe and happy.
I don't want noone travelling around,
He needs to be right here with me.

But you can't help who you live,
And boy it's always been you,
So now I'm here all alone,
Waiting for you.

When we first met I was just 21,
And barely knew my own mind.
All i'd been told is if you find a man,
To make sure he's gentle and kind.

But you can't help who you live,
And boy it's always been you,
So now I'm here all alone,
Waiting for you.

Days come and go and months pass me by,
And seasons they leave me behind.
Don't have a thought about where i'll be,
I'll be here till the end of asll time.

'Cos you can't help who you live,
And boy it's always been you,
So now I'm here all alone,
Waiting for you.
Track Name: Know Your Heart
I took myself somewhere far away,
To forget myself.
Electric shocks couldn't beat or know,
The fear from me,
It's still in me.
And each pill I take takes me,
Further away from the girl I was,
Like a pale vale over the world,
Makes me think I need someone,
I need someone.

Don't you know,
Don't you know your heart?
It's so easy,
Used to be so easy.

And if lonelyness gives you,
So much distress,
Well go out tonight.
Find some random body,
You can wrap your limbs round,
And feel how lonely that feels.
Are you lonely still?
And if it's really that bad call on,
Mum and Dad,
You haven't need them yet.
There's nothing you'll lack save your,
Self respect you are 27.
You're a grown woman.

Don't you know,
Don't you know your heart?
It's so easy,
Used to be so easy.
Track Name: Gentleman
You look iike a film star,
And you voice is softer than snow,
Your eyes,
Sparkle like sunlight,
You're well dress from head to toe.
Your hair sweeps to the side,
Almost as if you don't care.
You're a gentleman.

You speak perfect Spanish,
And your sister's fluent in French,
Your mother's dazzlingly ditsy,
And your father's tastefully bent.
There's no country you can't name,
No woman you wouldn't woo.
You're a gentleman.

Pour me another cup of tea,
Load up my scone with some cream,
I need a gentleman.
You're a gentleman.

You play chess at the weakends,
And you holiday in Europe each year.
Your friends all work in the city,
You've no fury or fear.
You shop at Fortnum and Mason
Whenever a Birthday comes round.
You're a gentleman.

And now that it's cloudy,
And leaves fall to the ground,
i feel I could do,
With a gentleman around, so,

Pour me another cup of tea,
Load up my scone with some cream,
I need a gentleman.
I need a gentleman and nothing else will do.

But if a gentleman's so gentle,
Why's it hurt so much to love a gentleman,
Like you.

You're a gentleman.
Track Name: Don't
Don't go there little darling,
You had something beautiful and now it's gone.
Don't go there little darling,
You had something beautiful and now it's gone.

For when it rains,
It pours.
And it leaves you wondering if there's anymore.
And this journey's made on your own,
So you have to trust yourself as you go, so,

Don't go there little darling,
You had something beautiful and now it's gone.
Don't go there little darling,
You had something beautiful and now it's gone.

For these are shades of what has been,
They will never be more than a dream.
Let them melt,
Let them drift away,
For they only ever were another day.

There's always hope,
There's always light,
Just like there's always pain dragging at your side.
Ooh there's a stab,
There's a burn,
But there's always something you're gonna learn,
So don't.
Track Name: The Third Death
Last night I walked down to the waters edge,
My toes gripped to the ledge,
And though it's dark I saw right to the ground.
I saw the moon,
I saw the dark within,
I heard the rushes sing,
And whispered to them softly so they'd hear.

When I go,
That's the first,
And the second's,
When I'm in my grave,
And the third's,
When the wolrd no longer,
Speaks my name.

I heard them sigh,
"Alas you're not the first,
To ramble through this dirt,
And stare into these waters so afraid,
Many have tried,
To figure out this life,
The what's the where's and whys,
And really though it's always been the same;

When you go,
That's the first,
And the second's,
When you're in my grave,
And the third's,
When the wolrd no longer,
Speaks your name."

I saw their eyes,
I heard their voices too,
Their faces stuck like glue,
And stayed embeded ever in my mind.
Within I could see,
A thousand just like me,
All singing out with,
"Together we will always be the same".

"And when we go,
That's the first,
And the second's,
When we're in my grave,
And the third's,
When the wolrd no longer,
Speaks our name."
Track Name: Little Sounds of Pain
There's a song inside of me,
And it murmers restlessly,
Beneath the sounds of the world around me.
Always present in my mind,
It sings to me all the time,
A mournful song with no melody.

Should I sing it out?
Would it free me?

This song is hard to understand,
It can be loud as a brass band,
Or quiet as one grain of sand.
It gets jealous when I hear,
The sounds outside my ears,
It wants to sing out clear.

Should I sing it out?
Would it free me?
Track Name: Peggy Gordon
Oh Peggy Gordon,
You are my darling,
Come sit you down here,
On my knee,
And tell to me,
The very reason,
Why I am slighted,
So by Thee.

I'm so in love,
i can't deny it,
My heart lies broken,
Beneath my breast.
But it's not for you,
To let the world know it,
A troubled mind,
Can know no rest.

I took myself,
To a glass of brandy,
It was my fancy,
I do declare,
But when I'm drinking,
i'm seldom thinking.
And wishing Peggy Gordon was here.

I wish I were,
In some lonesome valley,
Where woman kind,
Can not be found.
And the pretty birds,
All change their voices,
Every moment,
To a different sound.

Oh Peggy Gordon,
You are my darling,
Come sit you down,
here on my knee,
And tell to me,
The very reason,
Why I am slighted,
So by Thee.
Track Name: In My Garden
In my garden there's,
Trees and flowers,
A cool breeze,
And April showers.
Moss and vines,
Wrap the branches,
Roses cling to,
Stoney arches.

All is forgotten,
it's burried under ground.
Time doesn't hurry.
i hear no sound.

Nothing moves,
Nothing grows,
It's still and it waits,
Even when the wind blows.
And as I'm watching,
As I wait,
The whole world seems to turn,
but I stay the same.


All is forgotten,
it's burried under ground.
Time doesn't hurry.
i hear no sound.

In my garden,
No noise is found.
Birds fly above,
But their wings make no sound.
And I can't speak,
And I can't hear,
No one would know,
There's not a soul,
To be found.

I had forgotten,
I'mburried under ground.
Time doesn't hurry.
I make no sound,

Make no sound.