behind the wall

by Vanessa Anne Redd

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released October 7, 2016

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This is Vanessa Anne Redd's first solo album after releases with bands' Rubicks and Six Years.

Out October 7th 2016

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Track Name: Invisible Strings
INVISIBLE STRINGS


There’s a tremor in the walls where we have been
There’s a tremor in the walls that’s keeping me thin

Sorrow hangs like a coat on the door
Leaving its trace
Like those socks on the floor
Invisible now

I look into the mirror next to the bed
Your imprint tugging like a kid at my sleeve
I know it’s not the time for us to be that close
I know it’s not the way it’s going to go

Pulled by invisible strings
Pulled by those invisible now, invisible now

We leave stalking the unsaid like the invention of the wheel
All I want is for those openings to heal
In a world full of puppets and puppeteers
Those invisible strings to you stay tied
Even when we’re invisible now

Pulled by those
Pulled by those invisible now, invisible now

Hanging to what
Clinging to what

Invisible now
Invisible now.
Track Name: Beast
BEAST

Whisper into my ear your beast as we meet
Rage encased inside we greet
As we dip colliding
Show me the way so your beast can hear
and we’ll break both venoms down

I can tame your beast
When you tame mine
It’s when the savaged meet
When they weep

We can shake them down
Sated and calm
We can make them bow down
When they meet
Feast down beast feast down
Feast down beasts feast down.
Track Name: Escape
ESCAPE

Don’t want a house a car a kid
Get me out of this one quick
Forgive me father for I have sinned
All my ambition binned
Treadmills are their own worst curse
I can see them I’m running

I hear the raindrops splat on my window
Trickling tricked into a corner
Ends not meeting have a daughter
That’ll do it that’ll sort ya
Not thinking just do the programme
Keeping all the economics turning
I can see them see them coming
And boy I’m running

I’m for the escape
Just get me out of this place
I can see them
See them coming and boy I’m running

Meet someone at work get pregnant get married
Get divorced eat bad food have a heart attack
Get on porn tv coke down the pub with the blokes
And I’ll do it my way
Get out on the highway
I can see them coming
And boy I’m running

I’m for the escape
Just get me out of this place
I can see them see them coming
and boy I’m running I’m running I’m running
Track Name: Borderlands
BORDERLANDS

I hear the dogs
as they go barking
We watch the eagles circling
Twisting and curling
Our languor beats his head
Spill me over disappearing
Down softly into yearning
I'll be your jettison jug

Daylight oh my daylight
Speak up my dear
Speak now or not ever
Hold me forever
In your daylight cup
Just us and the fields above
I'll be yours, your jettison jug

Put a penny into the hole
See what comes up and never come up
Sleep sleep and never wake up
Tred through the forest of the daylight cup
And I’ll be yours daylight
I’ll be yours, I’ll be your jettison jug

And we’ll be brought to the border, to the border of the borderlands
and we’ll be brought to the border, to the border of the borderlands

These fields were marching with their insides stripped hollow
they won’t spill where they have been
Like the blood that they have seen
Now we’re high high on hooray
Shaded in sun hat on our face
Watching the deer watching the birds
While the bones lie and the vines are thickening

Slip through the surface
Peer through the glass
Sleep sleep and never wake up
Tred through the forest of the daylight cup
And I’ll be yours daylight I’ll be yours
I’ll be your jettison jug

And we’ll be brought to the border, to the border of the borderlands
Brought to the border, to the border of the borderlands
And we’ll be brought to the border, to the border of the borderlands

Pour into me daylight
I’ll be yours daylight
Pour into me I’ll be your jettison jug
And we’ll be brought to the border, to the border of the borderlands
And we’ll be brought to the border, to the border of the borderlands
Track Name: Road that Drives Us
ROAD THAT DRIVES US

Farewell to light and shadow
As the fire rages
It’s the road that drives us beyond

Farewell to sun and sunshine
Farewell to certainty
You can leave it all behind you
There’s one stone to turn over

Farewell to tragedy and distaste
Farewell to time lost
You can rest your head it’s over
You can be real again once more

Summer’s not nearly begun
and the road seems so long this time
No I won’t let you become none
While I’ve got the strength for some

As you lie in my arms
Hardly with the breath left to ask
Saying you have made mistakes
but I know it’s not too late

You must believe there’s more than this
Even when it’s the lowest time you know
No I won't leave no I won’t go
While there’s the road that drives us on.
Track Name: Behind the Wall
BEHIND THE WALL

I sit behind the wall
My gaze tames what’s gone before
You come to find this lonesome land
Build your golden city from your treasured hand
From this you make all wrongs right
Fighting with conscience night by night

You paint your walls thick with hurt
And plaster cracks where you’ve been burned
Take this and turn it over
Find your four leaf rest your shoulders
And I sit behind the wall
Some comfort now though it’s small

Tears land on soil and watch the flowers grow
And where we are we’ll never know
I sit behind the wall
No reason to it all
If ignorance is bliss then I won’t remember this
No mystery, no misery behind the wall
No memory it can’t last subdued it’s in the past
Behind the wall
Behind the wall
Behind the wall
Behind the wall

If ignorance
If ignorance is bliss
I won’t remember this
I sit behind the wall no reason behind it all
Summer crossing isn’t shade
There’s nothing left to say
Track Name: Twilight
TWILIGHT

Twilight on my mind as I ask what will be left
Each grain trickles down
Passing through my breath
I check the calendar with the dates arranged
Each one marking off another to my grave

Time is so modern
It leaves me secondhand
The motion of the clouds
My final grain of sand
And I keep drifting with twilight on my mind
As the cars the trains the planes the days
Leave from from behind
it;s twilight on my mind


As I take day by the hand
Watch the train cut purposeful through the land
And everything seems in motion but I wonder not
As I stand the grains of sand come falling down on top
Time is so modern it leaves me second hand
The motion of the clouds my final grain of sand
And I keep drifting with twilight on my mind
As the cars the trains the planes the days
Leave me from behind
It’s twilight on my mind
It’s twilight on my mind
Track Name: Drona Sticks
DRONA STICKS

I hear your crackled voice
A fly I hover outside
you’re doing city things
While I’m here staring at lizards
You’re making decisions
We’re both surrounded by snakes
But I’ll be back
We’ll bounce back

But while while I’m here
We’ll both disappear

We’re two sticks on the water
We’re two stones rolling down the hill
I think of Carole King
Singing you’re so far away
I’m in sun you’re in the rain
You’re in light I’m in the shade
But I’ll be back
We’ll bounce back

But while while I’m here we’ll both disappear
But while while I’m we’ll both disappear
Track Name: Boomerang
BOOMERANG

I never want you to think I’ve turned my back on you
That one is something that I’d never do
We could stay stuck together or blown apart
Even though there’ll be times when we’re apart I’m never without you

These times are just jagged
In such we don’t sleep
But in times of need we’re here still solid

We could stay not here in spirit but here in heart
Even though there’ll be times when we’re apart
I’m never without you
Without you
I’m still here for you, still here for you
My boomerang
My boomerang
Track Name: Proof
PROOF

I’m forgetful sometimes time I’d be regretful
House of cards’d suffer badly
This weather’s not good sadly
and we can be a burden
And the future’s never certain
But I’ll, I’ll remember this
This is proof.

No fairytales round to see
Just luck or timing
Princes or princesses
Don’t know what we’re dressed as
Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz
On the road nowhere else to go
Waiting for the big sea
Nowhere else to be
But I’ll remember this
This is proof

Clouds hang at the door
One gust makes one leaf sing
I know your faults
But I’m happy drinking from this cup
May be luck or timing
And there’s no point going into hiding
We all may be a burden
The futures never certain
but I’ll, I’ll remember this
This is proof
Proof

I’m forgetful sometimes time I’d be regretful
House of cards’d suffer badly
This weather’s not good sadly
and we all can be a burden
And the future’s never certain
But I’ll, I’ll remember this
This is proof
Proof
Proof
Proof
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