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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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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Track Name: Steady Going
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
Track Name: Steps
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
Track Name: Sparrows
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
Track Name: Turn of the Tide
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
Track Name: Fairground
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