Nancy…

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

Eliot Lee Hazel

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.

– She Moves

Earth Day…

I’m a day late for Earth Day but… I wanted to share a poem I wrote whilst sitting in one of my favourite places in London, Hampstead Heath (this pic was taken at The Roaches, Peak District).
Sometimes when things are chaotic or I’m feeling low; going for a walk and connecting with nature helps to centre and ground me. Taking in a deep breath and looking out at an amazing view, helps me appreciate how beautiful life and this world can actually be. x

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.

– She Moves 

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.

– She Moves

Rose Gray – Blue, Lately

 

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!

 

sometimes it feels hard to keep up with the plans that I make for myself. I’m not sure what gets in the way of them or me, but moving forward feels better than staying still.

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.

– She Moves 

Mother.

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.

– She Moves