Songs from a Fall

by Robin Mitchell

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Hanna Puchta Thank you for your reflections on the life. Yours lyrics helped me to go through some of my fears. Favorite track: Sparrows.
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wonderdog An older album of his and a very captivating one it is too! I will likely end up buying more of his.
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Hannah Coates Robin may well be my friend BUT I am in no way biased when I say that this a beautiful record. It's a charming folky fireside masterpiece from a part-time poet and musical magician. Favorite track: Steps.
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1.
Steady Going 02:59
baby I'm always getting ripped off, but I couldn't care less 'cause how my income comes around and where it goes is anybody's guess I'm a little rough around the edges, but I really don't mind because I'm a diamond inside, and you can't take the shine off me, no I got a lot to learn, I got a lot to say I got a terrible thirst on me now and all the silly little thoughts I try to keep in my head come tumbing out my mouth but I got a pretty mouth, somebody told me once so maybe I can afford to let it go there's a little green in my eyes, you can see it in the sunlight there's a little green in my eyes, you can see it when it rains there's a little bit of blue in my blood but only where it's been deoxygenated there's a little blue in me, just look at the colour of my veins I got a lot to learn, I got a lot to say I got a terrible thirst on me now and all the silly little thoughts I try to keep in my head come tumbing out my mouth I got a stupid mouth, it's always running off, I can't seem to turn it off it's gonna get me into all kinds of trouble one of these days I got a masterful immune system, it keeps me safe from harm I'd say maybe 80 or 90% of the time, I'm totally safe from harm but you're like a virus to me and I'll let you in,'cause I want you to do me harm let me taste of the poison from your deadly lips and feel your grip upon my arm and feel your grip upon my arm and feel your grip upon my arm
2.
Steps 04:08
I try to walk the line though I'm stumbling all the time, tell me, do you know where it is that I am going? could it be my lack of concentration's showing or am I destined to be lost? I carry what I can upon my shoulders and in both hands but my burdens are forever changing shape and I can't always stand beneath the weight but sometimes crawling is enough and when I may, I'll drink in the view slow to a pause for a minute or two and as I go, I'll hold my head high, way up in the sky even losing it in the clouds for all I care I'm walking good as blind with map and compass misaligned and my intuition's rarely on the money but still, my disposition is mostly sunny beneath this gloomy ol' face of mine I tread tip-toe 'round each corner 'cause who knows what I'll see next maybe next time I'll see the sea reaching out her tender arms to me just waiting to hold me close so each chance I get, I'll drink in the view slow to a pause, share the moment with you and as we go, we'll hold our heads high, way up in the sky even losing them in the clouds for all we care and when I may, I'll stand totally still in the deepest of valleys, on the tallest of hills and as I wait, maybe I'll celebrate just being alive 'cause being alive's a pretty good way to be being alive's a pretty good way to be so I hope you'll keep on being alive with me 'cause being alive's a pretty good way to be it's the only way that I know how to be
3.
Sparrows 03:40
when a sparrow falls, you see it first you put it there, you take it back and you know it by name the leaves that fall to the frosty ground are numbered too, they are numbered and known you put them in place, you take them away and you know them by name am I not worth more to you than leaves and sparrows, o am I not worth more to you than them all, them all am I not worth more to you than leaves and sparrows, o so I don't have to be afraid the sparrows fly and fill up the sky the leaves come down and cover the ground you put them in place, you take them away oh, am I not worth more to you than leaves and sparrows, o you gave me a place, you gave me a name am I not worth more to you than leaves and sparrows, o you put me in place and you'll take me away and I don't have to be afraid
4.
there is a fight going on and I don't wanna be a traitor you have not given me a spirit of fear pray for me, lay your hands on me my sisters, my brothers the enemy will do all that he can we don't realise what a mess we're in we don't realise what a mess we're in we don't realise what a mess we're in, do we now? oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god
5.
Fairground 02:42
here in the foreground like a child at a fairground I'm waiting for the penny to drop so they'll lift me all the way to the top of this roller-coaster ride, my eyes are open wide I got a head full of ideas but my vision ain't so clear and I don't see things quite the way I used to it's taken quite a bit of getting used to whoever am I these days? who am I now? lovely as you look tonight, your loveliness has me all tied up and I am unworded here beside you without my words, whatever else can I do but sit and stare, spellbound in my chair a heavy frost has laid down, the windows are glazed over and beyond them the world has fallen silent there's only you and me left on this island wherever shall we go? whatever shall we do? but if you need a place to rest awhile then right here, right here will do close your eyes and keep them tight and let this moment find its way to you

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released November 25, 2012

Robin wrote the songs, arranged the songs, played the instruments, and recorded the songs

Liam played double bass
Nigel added drums and cymbals
Chloe, Esther, Joey and Ben all sang along

Ellen did the illustrations (ellenhardimanillustration.tumblr.com)

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