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Cold Water Songs

by Isobel Anderson

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You keep looking to a view out of sight, And it's often thought but it's never been said, You keep looking to a How can it be, You've changed so much, That I don't recognise, Myself with you? When you get to that place in your mind, Will you let it wash over you like a song? When you get to that place.
Love Note 04:48
I fee you everywhere I go, Like a lurking shadow, Like an old Love Note, I keep in my winter coat. When the snow had fallen deep, I fell into a long winter's sleep, And when I woke I heard your voice, And i answered it, I had no choice. 'Cos i've begun to break down. I'm olf enough to know my mind, But young enough to leave all this behind, You've found someone to ocupy your time, But there's still hope left in my mind, That you've begun to love me. I've never felt like this before. I hear my voice asking more, more, more. But could you really love me? Now I know I love you. Oh, even though it's wrong, It feels right.
I took you down to the sea, Away from the crowds and the city. We went to see what we could be, And what we've been before. A fairytale for us to write, An escape from the dull, That come with daylight. And thought the night is hard to trust, Somehowb that's right for us. Will this blow away like before? This isn't me, this isn't you, And it's easy to blame yourself, For the things you didn't do. There is a sign on both our heads. It says "I won't forget". But there's a hand outstretched to you, And a heart that beats, And a page that's brand new. Sometimes it's hard to see the good, When it's right there, Infront of you. Will this blow away like before?
Listen close, As the sun begins to go, And the river starts to flow, Oh my love, I love you so. And I've wanted you, For son long. With an aching, That must be wrong. I'll be your woman, you whore and you're Queen, It's so simple what you have to do for me. Just let me play with you boy. But you stayed, You stayed away. Until now I called you here today. And now you're here, Everything's brand new, And this song, I'll sing for you. And when you hear my voice, You'll begin to drown, And i'll drag you, I'll drag you down. And on your head i'll place a crown, You''ll forget everything up until now. Just let me play with you boy. And when night falls, We'll walk among the trees, You'll lay me down, To lie in the leaves, And i'll sing you, I'll sing you to sleep, And when I wake you'll be gone, Far away from me. But I'll always be your woman, You're whore, your queen. A memory that lingers in your dreams, A melody that lingers in your thoughts, And for me, And for me it's a curse, Left to haunt. Just let me play with you boy.
Run away, And never look back. Take your pain, And leave it in the past. Re-connect, Only when there's nothing left. Now's your time to feel at your best. Now's your time to feel selfish. A home in stone, A memory across the waves. And piece by piece, The tide washes it away. Beneath the foam, There's a face staring back, Telling me there is no place like home. Because there never really was a home. I keep dragging myself back there, To the cove at Zenor, To the beech in Devon. Back to the amusement archades, On Brighton's grand parade. Till I've lost my way. And in the dark, There's a hand holding mine. Across my face, A kiss to say it's fine. I feel a tear, Rolling down my face. It must have touched the lips that once were there. And i look out and see nobody's there. Home is hidden in the sand-dewns, It's burried in the pebbles, That sing beneth the waves. The ripples sound like guitar strings, The foam like tiny voices, Begging me to stay. The sea, the sea it takes me. And drags me down in it's cold arms. I drown and it frees me. A sacrifice to your love. I never came back, No I never came back. No I never, I never, I never, I never came back Oh, the sea, the sea it takes me. And drags me down in it's cold arms. I drown and it frees me. A sacrifice to your love.
Feathers 02:18
When you flew away, You just left one feather. So I keep it in my pillow, So i'll dream of you at night. And your feathers were the color, Of the sun before it sets at night. And your eyes were as sharp, As the morning sunlight. Well I wish i could fly with you, Way up in the sky. But I guess I'll just be the tree you perch on, When things don't turn out right. And the lawn that my routes plunge into, Is lush and green and pure, And anyone would be mad to live there unhappy. But this tree has been standing, So still for so long. That now I think I must have lost my mind. For I long to fly up there with you, And leave all this behind, I long to fly up there with you, And leave all this behind.
I'm bitter, From the inside out. I tried to come to terms, With the way things worked out. But you closed off your mind, Made other people try to find, A way forward in spite of doubt. Well i'm angry, And I won't forget. I know it eats me up inside, It's my biggest regret. I know there's no choice now, But there was a time you could have found. A way to make a change before everything went wrong, Went wrong. Well I'm lonely, I miss the girl I used to be. Just give me a chance, To be the girl I used to be. Well she's wondered far away, Saved herself for a rainy day. Well I tell myself that day, That day has come, has come, Well I tell myself that day, That day has come, has come, Well I tell myself that day, That day has come.


After the release of her 2008 self-titled E.P., 2010 saw Isobel release her debut album Cold Water Songs. With stunning art work from Stephen Maurice Graham and beautiful design by Rachel Anne Coulter, this album is as visually focused as it is musically. Written, recorded and produced by Isobel, Cold Water Songs is an intimate and personal collection of songs written over the last 12 months.

There is now unfortunately no hard copy CD's left to buy but if enough people want them, they might just reappear do let Isobel know if you'd like a copy!


released August 13, 2010

Recorded and Produced: Isobel Anderson
Artwork: Stephen Maurice Graham (400facts.blogspot.com)
Design: Rachel Anne Coulter (racoulter22@yahoo.co.uk)
Vocals, Guitar and Autoharp: Isobel Anderson


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

Lauren Lavern - BBC Radio 6 Music

"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".

Jamie Cullum - BBC Radio 2
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