feather weight soul tape

by Robin Mitchell

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FEATHERWEIGHT SOUL: equal parts swedish indie pop influences and tropical summery flavours, resulting in a sound that is vaguely melancholic and floaty, but also warm and funky.

TAPE: because tape is awesome. LO-FIDELIC.

this EP was recorded in a basement in March 2013, but destined for car stereos and beach barbeques beneath the summer sun.

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released 28 April 2013

all songs written, performed and recorded by Robin Mitchell

Chloe Newnham sings on Nothing Personal

all design and artwork by Sherony Lock
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featherweight soul launch party poster (included) by Ellen Hardiman

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Robin Mitchell Bristol

Robin is a Bristol-based singer/songwriter & poet, with a love for genre-blending, borrowing and stealing.

"Calm, honest vocals over plucked banjo and popping electronic percussion... timeless songwriting." (Bristol Live Magazine)

"Robin’s a natural and I imagine he has a very full songbook to get through yet! ...Poetic and inspirational." (Folk Radio UK)
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Track Name: wide of the mark
we're not alone, dear
to make the choices and to see them through
but don't suppose, dear
that I will make it all the way along with you

for I wonder, do my good parts outweigh my faults?
and I wonder, have I come too far to just get off?

the words have changed, dear
but the sentiment remains the same
you always let me go, but you never let me know
which way that I should go

and I wonder, do my good parts outweigh my faults?
and I wonder, have I come too far to ever get off?

living in a moment, well
the moment's come and taken me by storm
other people's feelings are contagious and
I seem to catch them all

so I wonder, do my good parts outweigh my faults?
and I wonder, have I come too far to ever get off?
and I wonder, do I ever really help myself?
and I wonder, do I have what it takes to see this out?
I pray I do!
Track Name: summertime
summertime, I got dancing in my shoes
summertime, I got dancing in my shoes
sway with me baby, ain't no reason not to let the sunshine get through to you

the delectable night air lifts me off my feet
the delectable night air lifts me off my feet
I gotta take it all in, in one deep breath

do you know me at all?
I don't care who you are
I don't care what you've done
I only want to have us some fun,
only want to spend our days in the sun
and the sweet summer nights, they go on and on and on

the water is warm but the tide will sweep me away
the water is warm but the tide will sweep me away
oh, let it take me down to the depths,
I won't even try to fight for breath
oh let it take me down, down, down
Track Name: nothing personal
fix yourself a drink, lay down by my side
we'll cry all through the night, watching the news
and sometimes I love you and sometimes I don't
and sometimes I just don't know if you can handle that

so let's go to heaven or maybe the caribbean
we'll sit by the sea and watch as the sun wakes up
and if we hold hands, it's nothing personal
and if I leave you alone, well, it's not as if I have a choice

fix me a smile, wear it all week
keep up with the good times baby, get up on your feet
if we take it slow, we'll never get anywhere
so let's take it slow, we've got nothing better to do

let's go to heaven or maybe down the road
we'll sit by the sea and watch as the sun goes back to bed
sometimes I miss you and sometimes I wish it was me
and sometimes I just sit there and I can't do anything at all

baby I'm sorry but I guess it's too late for that now
I'll sit on the stairs and watch as the world goes by
and if we hold hands, it's nothing personal
and if I leave you too early, it's not as if I ever had a choice
Track Name: trapped in its teeth
in the city where I reside
there aren't many places to hide
from the eyes of another

but if you keep close to the ground
maybe then you will never be found
oh, just lost in the crowd

and only from our heads and from our hearts and from our lips
come the places we can truly coexist

mortality's a sickness
eating everybody up
and yeah, it's eating me too

but I will never fail to last the day
until the day that I pass away
and you know that is true

yet only by my taste and by my touch and by my kiss
can I prove to you that I probably exist

there is a hunger that goes deeper than the lies I tell
hunger in my bones and in my skin and all the in-between places
it's always had a hold on me, always kept me trapped in its teeth,
I guess I'll stay here
Track Name: homecoming
old city, rising up to meet me
wrap your arms around me in a warm embrace
with a smile on your face the colour of the morning
into your arms I'm falling, your returning son

oh city, wipe those tears away
I'll be in your arms today, peaceful and still
oh city that I love, do not think there is another
you are the only one for me, oh city where I'm from

oh city, soon I will be leaving
but don't let me catch you grieving as I spread my wings
a prodigal who never learns his lesson
I'll wait until you beckon me, then I'll come running home