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Getting Ready for a Swim

by Amy Hill & Cameron Newell

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1.
Autumn 04:20
You grew young as I grew older I thought I saw your soul I used to say I didn't judge you But I'm afraid I do And as the leaves tumble from the trees We open up our arms And greet them with relief Dancing in the breeze Cause yeah I'm ready for the winter I've had enough of summer It sheds all its light on All my flaws And we'll be in Autumn And I said to you, I won't waste my youth Pandering and smothering with you The blistering winds, and the blistering words that I could say to you But I'll miss the swallows, the way they fly I'll miss their saving grace And in the dark that comes quicker I'll lose sight of your face And we'll be in Autumn
2.
I said you can't have all your dreams Especially involving me Your silhouette against the sea Forever in my memory You take up so much space just by making that face Yet again running late, yet again in a state You say to me that your heart's under attack And I should know that, yeah I should know that But I wish you wouldn't say things like you said on that day And I wish we could go back To how we were before, stood on eastern shores On eastern shores, on eastern shores See, I love this friend for seven years How I wish I had him here He tucked my hair behind my ear Oh how I wish I had him here And I wish you wouldn't say things like you said on that day And I wish you could go back To how you were before, stood on eastern shores On eastern shores, on eastern shores On eastern shores, on eastern shores
3.
I apologise for being in this state Today I buckled under, I couldn't hold the weight And there's a dark and empty hollow in my brain At the back of my mind And I said I don't want to feel that way again But there's nothing to hold on to when I'm lost in that haze I feel misrepresented, misunderstood Has the world gone blind? This is not a choice, I swear it's not I wanted to hear your voice to pull me out the dark Lying in your arms I'll dream of violets in snow And you'll go quietly before the dawn Well there's a crowd of people now, they're talking at me loud And they've started asking questions, but I've got no response So I hold my hands over my ears and I pray For another day This is not a choice, I swear it's not I wanted to hear your voice to pull me out the dark Lying in your arms I'll dream of violets in snow And you'll go quietly before the dawn
4.
Interlude 03:13
5.
Crows Fly 05:03
I think it's time to go home now It's been seven weeks and I've been at this far too long I want to be where I belong And I can't take my eyes off the sun today There's clouds all about but he's pushing and pushing on through He light's up my face And on the train I can see my reflection On the window my face transparently reflected And the clouds that lie behind my eyes And I really thought that I knew the way To be by myself and not think of you for a while I think about you all the time And I can't believe that this is what it's all about And I can't believe I still haven't figured you out But I want to try And I felt the need to express it To come up with words and satisfy this whim Make you feel everything And it comes in waves punctuated by faces And then I'm surrounded and the tide is coming in I'm getting ready for a swim And I can't believe that this is what it's all about And I can't believe I still haven't figured it out But I'm gonna try

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The debut collaborative EP of Amy Hill & Cameron Newell.

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released April 22, 2017

This album is dedicated to our parents, who introduced us to our instruments and encouraged us to keep playing.


It also wouldn't have been possible without the support and guidance of wonderful friends, and in particular the professional help of Jamie Telford, Julian Simmons and Andrew Scott.

Instrument recording: Andrew Scott
Vocal recording: Julian Simmons
Mixing & Mastering: Julian Simmons

Album design & graphics: Olga Loza
Photography: Ilinca Vânău
Album artwork: Chloe Stenson

Autumn, Eastern Shores, Violets in Snow and Crows Fly written by Amy Hill.
Interlude written by Amy Hill and Cameron Newell.

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