Story Of A Girl

by Amy Duncan

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1.
I walked around and around Through the small town in the night I looked for your headlights shine For the feeling of love And if you were passing by You might let me in I'd feel a rush inside The feeling of love And we'd drive around the small town I can't go home until I'm found I'll keep looking behind To see your red car in my mind Often I'd have nothing to say You would be driving too fast I never wanted it to end The feeling of love And we'd drive around the small town I can't go home until I'm found I'll keep looking behind To see your red car in my mind
2.
And you are there, Smiling at me. My sadness drawing you in. A warm hand, Your strength around me, And I want to stay But the need is too great So we say goodbye. I walk with my head bowed I wanted so, to feel your love I see my feet Walking down the street. I've been walking Forever in the night Its so cold around me I walk with my head bowed I wanted so, to feel your love But tonight Its freedom I find Out walking alone in the night Where I find it hard to go I walk with my head bowed Spirits move all around me I walk with my head bowed Love is all around me And no-one beside me
3.
My Dad 03:48
All around the world I've looked in every place How can you be gone Without any trace I've walked down every street gone down every avenue In every man gone by I've been searching for you A strong man A musician A composer A complete poser You made me sad My Dad. I've heard the family talk of times before I was 3 Wonder if there was a bond between me and you And now I wish that I'd called Instead of waiting for you But I was playing my part Nothing else I could do A charming man A comedian A sailor A mythical figure You were mad My Dad You were my Dad
4.
I used to cling to him in the water For fear he might let me go I used to feel like a daughter Until I sank down below I went floating wayward searching Through a lonely sea In a strange kind of bubble A silent shell enclosed in grief Until one day I was washed up A piece of driftwood on the beach In acceptance of the waves and the land He was so far I could never reach Often I go back under I forget all that I know I want to feel like a daughter Like you'd never ever let me go He let me go
5.
Black Lines 03:06
I won't eat much today Now i'm back in control Holding myself upright I go through Down a long corridor Into a windowless room A music score on the page But all i see Black lines In town at dinner time A guilty voice in my mind Then the safety of a cigarette In the common room Up to the library Fall asleep with headphones on Open a book to read But all i see Black lines
6.
Relief 03:40
We're going to see it we're coming to terms Outside it I'm frightened We go in Its dark There's millions of people under the sea I was frightened But now I've faced it there is relief Your house is open There are no walls When people look in I feel so exposed There's millions of people There before me There was sadness But now I've faced it There is relief
7.
A New Life 04:27
8.
We knocked down the old house and moved away, Found a new place, where we could stay. But some tiny remnants stuck to our skin, from an old cold wall. Sometimes it feels like we haven't moved at all. And if it was down to anyone else to be the mother of you, they would be blessed, so impressed, by the things you can do. To be the one you emerge through is all that I can do, to be the mother of you. Your tiny little monster Was finally set free You threw him in the bin outside You said he'd come from inside me I carried him over from an unhappier time You used to hold him with care As if you were saying a prayer. And if it was down to anyone else To be the mother of you, They would be blessed So impressed By the things you can do To be the one you emerge through Is all that I can do To be the mother of you. There's a postcard in the living room that hangs above the fire. A woman praying over, her sleeping child. There's nothing between them, but love and peace There's a look on her face, of amazing grace.
9.
Waves 04:39
Yesterday was so beautiful Today is grey I was surfing magnificent Now I'm on the down-side of the wave Here I am nobody's child Innocence was gone too soon My child shows me everyday in signs That I chose such a hard cold way So we go in waves We rise and we fall The down never stays We rise and we fall Sometimes I feel like superman Strong and brave Creator of my own destiny Riding on the crest of a wave Here I am everyone Sadness is long gone My child shows me everyday in signs That I chose the only way So we go in waves We rise and we fall The high never stays We rise and we fall
10.
Clouds 04:06
Wide open field let the rain and storm come down No shelter is how I feel In a simple exchange of words Its there to be seen Everything thats been growing here Clouds come over the sky Changing shapes of life Casting shadows on the grass But clouds pass They won't farm the land All the time it grows and grows Every flower and weed can be seen When the sun shines It shines on every leaf It brings out a sense of relief Clouds come over the sky Changing shapes of life Casting shadows on the grass But clouds pass

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The idea behind this album was to explore the character I had become as a result of my life experiences, and to find a way of moving on from negative states of mind. I wanted to find a way of transforming the girl into a woman, and the process of making the album helped me to observe the story of my life from a distance. It gave me perspective and space, and showed me that I could be free from the states of mind that had been preventing me from enjoying my life.

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released July 11, 2007

Amy Duncan - Vocals, piano, guitar, upright bass,
Guy Nicholson - Percussion, tablas, cajon
Written and produced by Amy Duncan
Mastered by Simon Heyworth

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Amy Duncan Edinburgh, UK

"The Scottish multi-instrumentalist's eighth album sits between Cocteau Twins and the Blue Nile, its broad cinematic sweep, folktronic textures, crystalline vocals and lyrics imbued with introspection and memory-lane inventory-taking yielding moments of breathtaking beauty." Dan Cairns, The Sunday Times ... more

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