Cave

by Elspeth Anne

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released September 21, 2013

All songs composed and performed by Elspeth Anne ©2013
Tobion: bass guitar on LIARS and WHEN THEY ARE LONELY.
synth on TIL NOTHING'S DONE.
Liars & Til Nothing's Done recorded by Tobion W. Johns.
Curious Event and When They Are Lonely recorded by Christopher Norris.
All songs mixed and mastered by Tobion W Johns.
Artwork and design by Elspeth Anne.

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Elspeth Anne England, UK

Elspeth Anne writes and performs music that combines elements of weirdfolk, punk and dark Outsider pop. Her lyrical songs are miniature explorations into Understanding Life; ranging from eerie and unsetttling to frenetic and joyful, delivered with honesty and dark humour. ... more

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Track Name: Liars
Those people said that they were your friends, they were liars.
they said they sorry for hurting you, they were liars.
said they'd give their right arm for what they want but they resisted.
why couldn't you tell the truth?

now what will you do with a house full of liars?
i'll pull out all their teeth with pliers.
but what will you do with a basket full of teeth?
i'll feed them to the birds, they'll get a taste for liars.

now you hide in the hedgerow, waiting for winter.
hoping that the cold air will cause them, cause them to wither.
and that the snow would cover their faces.
and that the snow would silence their talking.

they said your hands would grow back fine, they were lying.
that the scars would fade in time, they were lying.
said they'd give their right arm for what they want but they were lying.
why couldn't you tell the truth?

now what will you do with a house full of liars?
i'll pull out all their tongues with pliers
but what will you do with a basket full of tongues?
i'll feed them to the dog, he'll get a taste for liars.
Track Name: When They Are Lonely
We cursed the earth we walked on
we miss the huge sky
we learned to speak and be spoken to
we learned to tread thin ice

they run wild between the trees
they are the deer themselves
their staring eyes are as black as coal
they know you as someone else

when rivers and lakes turned to ice
we shed our scales and ran
creeping over the earth like wintertime
our silent and colourless land

they make little slits around your eyes
to tell you that you cannot cry
they make little slits with razor blades
again and again and again
and when they are lonely they cry and then fight with small swords
they are only half your size and their walls are so small
when they are lonely they cry and then fight with small swords
they are only half your size and their doors are so small

no one knows we are here at all
we make nutshells into boats
we sleep restless for the bark of hounds
we hunt these people in red coats

we cursed the lights you shone in our eyes
we began growing tales
we know all the paths through the woods
all these years we have not failed

they sing and scream in the dead of night
their mouths are like open sores
entangled in their helplessness
their cries sound like a thousand wolves

they make little slits around your eyes
to tell you that you cannot cry
they make little slits with razor blades
again and again and again
and when they are lonely they cry and then fight with small swords
they are only half your size and their walls are so small
when they are lonely they cry and then fight with small swords
they are only half your size and their doors are so small