Story Of A Girl

by Amy Duncan

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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

Singer/songwriter with elements of pop folk. Emotive songwriting conveyed through pure and honest vocals.

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Track Name: The Small Town
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
Track Name: No-one Beside Me
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
Track Name: My Dad
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
Track Name: Like A Daughter
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
Track Name: Black Lines
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
Track Name: Relief
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
Track Name: Mother Of You
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.
Track Name: Waves
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
Track Name: Clouds
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