feather weight soul tape vol​.​II: mellowtape

by Robin Mitchell's featherweight soul

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MELLOWTAPE:

at times more downbeat and dreamy than its predecessor, FEATHER WEIGHT SOUL TAPE, VOL.II: MELLOWTAPE has a slight folk leaning, and draws on diverse influences from the poetry of Olena Kalytiak Davis to the book of Proverbs.

this tape longs to be whirring away in your walkman when u stroll thru the streets as winter turns to spring and the air is warm again

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released March 3, 2014

all songs written, performed and recorded by Robin Mitchell
lyrics to 'soliloquy' and 'from the waist up' inspired by the poetry of Olena Kalytiak Davis

this EP recorded in a basement, August 2013

Isabelle Neill sings on 'new mercies' and 'from the waist up'

all design and artwork by Sherony Lock
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Track Name: soliloquy
I hear spring calling, she's calling me
finally, she's been set free
she's dropping her bags down in the street
she's tripping all over her own two feet
she's coming around, drunk from deep repose

and maybe you are just like me, all pose
and baby I'm your mirror, I do suppose

but there's something in the water that is killing us (so slow)
if I'd known that you were fighting too, I'd have given up

all that man desires, he will possess
and I longed to be owned by your caress
but my unholy appetite tasted
took another bite

baby, you're the one who knows me best
beneath it all I am a righteous mess

and there's something in the water that is killing us (so slow)
if I'd known that you were fighting too, I'd have given up
and every time you call it seems the pictures on the wall are even listening

to be heard, isn't that what you want?
to be heard, that's what everybody's got

I tried my best to hear from you
you were trying to hear me too, but I didn't speak

trapping the words with my clumsy tongue
I was never more than just plain dumb
you're the silence I let run, and it's killing me
Track Name: the trick
tell me, where does time go ticking softly by?
where does time trickle down like rain
trickle down to the ground like raindrops falling

where are you my love, I do not see your face tonight
the hours we waste we cannot chase and then retaste
they just evaporate and blow away

tell me, where does time within our words find room to breathe?
tell me how, within the sticky web of time, do words cut through from you to me?

tell me, love, where do you lay your head tonight?
tell me, dear, why make your bed so far away from here
where I will never wake and see your face and call your name again, again

I've got no bones left I am a mess a hopeless heartless piece of ess
Track Name: new mercies
what a glorious day to wake up!
what a glorious day to just be awake!
and Your mercies are new in the morning
Your mercies are new like spring flowers in bloom

I'll bring the best out of you, my friends
if you bring the best out of me
together as one we can make our escape
as we all break the chains that have held us in place

as we all break the chains

and I won't submit to the terror of night
but I will surrender myself to the light
I won't submit to the terror of night
but I will surrender myself to the light

I will surrender

let's build ourselves a brand new town
let's tear all of the old one down
we'll paint all the houses in different colours
and fill up the gardens with beautiful flowers
new mercies
Track Name: from the waist up
when the rain comes down it melts my skin
it melts my skin and all that's within

I flicker, love, but I do not flinch
I do not flinch a single inch

singing as though my soul's stuck on repeat
as though my soul can feel the beating of my heart within my brain
and all my fingers tap in time the same

you say you've never known a love so true
but a love so true knows all about you

and the rain of love, when it falls on us
when it falls on us it soaks us through and through, through and through

and through, it soaks us, me and you
it soaks us through and through

singing as though my soul's stuck on repeat
(repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat)
and o my soul!, I cannot control the skipping of my feet

fly-by-night, won't you fly away
won't you fly away to the breaking light of day
and say you'll stay all day 'til the break of night
in the land of light
Track Name: in the cup
don't lose yourself in the red of the wine
don't be swept away by her sparkling eyes
don't lose yourself in the red of the wine
don't be swept away by her sparkling eyes

when it goes down
when it goes down smooth
when she goes down...

you'll surely get bitten one of these days
the poison will make its way through your veins
you'll surely get bitten one of these days
the poison will make its way through your veins

to tear you
to tear you apart
and break you
and break your h-e-a-r-t

so buy the truth and do not sell it
stand by the truth, do not condemn it
buy the truth and do not sell it
stand by the truth, do not condemn it