Drift EP

by Daisy Allen

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A chilled and stripped back mixture of acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies.

It would be lovely if you purchased the whole EP, however, by all means only download the tracks you enjoy listening to, there's no judgement here :) Every little helps, and I would love feedback!

All proceeds will fund my 2016 expedition to Malawi.

www.youtube.com/daisymayallen

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released June 30, 2015

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Daisy Allen York, UK

17 year old singer/songwriter from East Yorkshire

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Track Name: More
body in she's feeling fine
the rhythm running down her spine
she looks around but she can't find
the one that she's been waiting blind for

once again it's the same old story
dreams of finding love on the floor
she holds her hands up high to the ceiling
all she wants to know is the feeling

yeah, they know but they don't care
oh, they'll just sit back and get on with the show

picking up he stands by the stereo
'cause the music beats with his body oh
watching on as the lovers go by
you gotta hold your breath before you let it go

once again it's the same old tale
dreams of finding love
in the pale fog of absent-minded waiting
all he'll ever know is the patience

yeah, they know but they don't care
oh, they'll just sit back and get on with the show

body out she's feeling tired and
the rhythm doesn't run with her mind
she looks around she still can't find
the one that she's been waiting blind for

'cause he's standing there by the stereo
music beats out of tune with his body oh
watching on and hoping for a lover
all he's gotta do is just get up and go

yeah, they know but they don't care
oh, they'll just sit back and get on with the show

he could have been so much more to her
she could have been so much more
he could have been so much more to her
she could have been so much more

(etc)

they could have been so much more
Track Name: Campfire
sunlight through trees like sand in its toes
falling leaves calling our names
but we don't even know ourselves

no need in waiting for the skies to sleep
this silence is comfort, holds secrets that we forgot to keep

broken glass in shattered harmony

stars will change and we'll stay the same
stones ring the place where fire once was and will be again

darkness comes creeping through fragments of our temporary home
the air - still as ice - it reminds us that we are on our own

picking out constellations that cannot exist
guided by maps of the veins on our wrists

broken glass in shattered harmony

stars will change and we'll stay the same
stones ring the place where fire once was and will be again

we're not afraid of being alone
we're just lying here tired
needing some body to hold close to our own
Track Name: Knots (Undone)
I've seen you, but I haven't looked at you for weeks
'cause all I do is stay awake and you just sleep
but your affable alacrity could break the stormiest of seas

some things are as simple as they seem
no you're never going to get far if you're heard and you're not seen
step towards that yellow light and don't shy away
we can try again another day

but fuel won't be enough to make you feel

I've seen you, but I haven't looked at you for weeks
'cause all I do is stay awake and you just sleep
but your affable alacrity could break the stormiest of seas

how did all these knots get so undone
'cause this addiction is the friction when it comes
and you can't sing with iron lungs
when the feeling's gone and your body is numb

soon there will be a big enough tear for you to breathe

I've seen you, but I haven't looked at you for weeks
'cause all I do is stay awake and you just sleep
but your affable alacrity could break the stormiest of seas
Track Name: Driftwood
took the wrong train to the wrong home
you alone know the reason that you're smiling at your phone
stuck in a familiar place that you don't know
flower loses beauty only when you think it so

days spent knocking on driftwood
a gift for your own good
think you're alone but you're just 3000 miles from home

bitter taste to drown it out
bruised lips lack of a kiss that you could do without
letters miss the finger strokes
misread words, stomach blurs, you choke

days spent knocking on driftwood
a gift for your own
you think you're alone but you're just 3000 miles from home

bed ridden, self taught irrelevance
the quieter you are the more you hear
heavy chest pulls you under
but you'll come up my darling, my dear

days spent knocking on driftwood
a gift for your own good
think you're alone but you're just 3000 miles from
days spent knocking on driftwood
a gift for your own good
think you're alone but you're just 3000 miles from home
Track Name: Distance
stand down, fall in, fall out
it's warm in here and the world's so cold
winter takes the glow of autumn
but it can't make me move, it can't make me prove that I'm willing

and I, I don't want to leave this bed
I'm high, dancing on hilltops in my head

I'm tired of feeling tired with all intents to be more
I'm sick of being bound by the thought that it's I
the thought that it's me who makes it all

and I, I don't want to leave this bed
the sky, outside the sky is burning red
all the colours of love and war, an ode to this persistance
misting up eyes and staining floor, and I'll just keep my distance

it's not always you x4
but this time it's true x4
it's not always true x4
but this time it's you x4

and I, I don't want to leave this bed
the sky, outside the sky is burning red
all the colours of love and war, an ode to this persistance
misting up eyes and staining floor, and I'll just keep my distance
Track Name: Golden Girl
waking up Monday, going through the gears
having nothing to fear is the worst of all her fears
stopped in her tracks, he tells her 'will you see me tonight?'
doesn't want to give in but puts up no trace of a fight

couldn't change what she said, tied in knots by a thread
little golden girl

steps through the doorway, feeling like she shouldn't be here
hear him call from the hallway, 'you're in for a treat my dear'
every step that she takes, the nerves build up inside
thinks it's an obligation to let her own feelings slide

let him take her to bed, and she couldn't have fled
broken golden girl

everyone's heard, she can't escape the truth
crushed by the words, setting the darkness loose
told that she is to blame, her fault for not saying no
how couldn't he tell that her fear was in full show?

beaten 'till her heart bled, now it was filling with dread
not so golden, girl

sits alone in her bedroom, her walls are caving in
a forest of hate grew from the seed of that single sin
no voice in her silence, no light to break her night
couldn't face the torture, she gave in without a fight

couldn't change what she said, tied in knots by a thread
(little golden girl)
let him take her to bed, and she couldn't have fled
(broken golden girl)
beaten till her heart bled, now it was filling with dread
(not so golden, girl)
oh it's all in her head, thought she'd be better off dead

she was a golden girl.
Track Name: Falling
eyes too red and full of tears to cry
if I could live a day the way you live your life

all around me, they're falling in love
falling in love
falling in love
and I'm just falling

shadows of dancers cast upon walls
he said "leave those you depend on, they were never there at all"
but everything is just a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of you
and I can't seem to find the original

all around me, they're falling in love
falling in love
falling in love
and I'm just falling

eyes are useless when the mind is blind
if contradiction is all that remains, you'll be fine

all around me, they're falling in love
falling in love
falling in love
and I'm just falling

-instrumental-

all around me, they're falling in love
falling in love
falling in love
and I'm just falling
Track Name: Rise
don't wake up, you never slept
rise with the morning sun
let it take your hand
you never kept the promises 'till the night was done

running through the wet grass
feel the freedom of each blade
tickling your skin, the feeling can't last
forget all of the plans you made

it's not hard to put one foot down
and another, and again, and again
breathe it in, let the sunrise fill your veins
soon you'll be home

hay bales lit by gentle light
there's nobody here, they all lay down
as we reach the height
the moors and the dales can touch the sky

streams are winding all around
water so pure and wild and true
softly surrender to its balanced sound
fresh air washes over you

it's not hard to put one foot down
and another, and again, and again
breathe it in, let the sunrise fill your veins
soon you'll be home

soon you'll be home