Two years ago myself and my good friend Freddie Dickson wrote some tunes together and decided to start a side project called Nancy. We wrote these songs together only a few months after my son Lou was born and at the time, I felt there was a lot going on inside of me that I needed to release. I think that’s why these songs felt so raw and we decided to record them live, to capture a moment rather than try to perfect it. We put the songs on soundcloud, but kept the project anonymous and didn’t really do much else with it. Worrying about the opinions of others can make you sit on something too long and I thought it would be nice to share these songs today, as they really captured a special time in my life. x
I long to escape to glide and soar through the black velvet night, and disappear in to the deep blue. As I sit on these jagged rocks and I think of God, I am overwhelmed by the urge to walk straight in to the ocean and keep heading north towards the moon and maybe somewhere out there, I will find you. Nameless, ageless and utterly lost, I am happier than I have ever been silent, silent, silent.
Rolling mounds of evergreen and a confetti of buttercups sprinkled on top of freshly cut grass. The lavender is swaying in the silent wind. The sun beams down on the hopeful, happy faced people, as they are embraced by the open arms of nature. I who believed in nothing now believes in everything… In a pink Jasmin reverie, her beauty has restored me and love runs through my lonely bones.
Our bones will turn to gold, Our bones will turn to gold We are stardust. It was not you, it was I who was dead As I searched for my soul in your bed. I closed my eyes and spoke to you in a thousand silent ways As we followed a pavement of stars.
I’ve been listening to Rose Grays debut EP Blue, Lately a LOT recently. Having written with Rose, I can say she is a true artist and poet. The raw, honesty of her lyrics in this EP is why I connect to it so much and she was lovely enough to share her lyrics with me to post.
She’s a total superstar and there are big things to come from this lady! Check out the EP below, you’ll love it!
There is a place way beyond the black, Where another version of myself is waiting. A place of peace, a place of comfort, A place all our dreams have been created. Sometimes I fall like an autumn leaf in to the dirt And sometimes I soar higher than a plane Where the air is warm and I’m a little closer to heaven.
Mother you said I was born when it snowed That I could fit in a shoebox, that I was delicate and small That I followed you close, wherever you would go That I hid behind your skirt, when I was scared to say hello
Mother you are an open book with sacred words from which I took And carried with me throughout my life And in dark times, they have been my light
Mother your hands are the softest I’ve known And comfort me when I need to come home You know who I am and you know where I’ve been And you love me the same no matter how much you’ve seen.
And I slept in the spot on the bed where you left me Wind and snow shook the windows as I fell to the bed A shriek In fear A tearful pain inside that twisted Yanked my soul beyond what I knew possible before that moment
Just tell me how you liked my words And if they were too rough
Just hold me once again in trust I wanna be enough
Brown eyes I need so deep in mine He sings me lullabies and writes a rhyme for our life Breathe your hopes into my mind and give your tender touch to mine
The things I would change for your love If I could I first dreamed it was different I was different And perfect for you