Shaking Still

by Little Brother

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about

over two years since 'circus lonely', and a lot happened. this was my way of sorting through it all, and not really getting anywhere, but at least the songs are good.

this was mostly recorded in my room in brighton, with the exception of 'sunday', which was recorded in my flat in bristol.

i hope you get as much out of this listening to it as i did writing and recording it.

(note on sound - this is a home-recorded album , with zero professional mixing. apologies for any inconsistencies)

credits

released June 12, 2015

emily harris

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Little Brother Brighton, UK

Emily Harris is a (mostly) self-taught musician from Brighton, currently living in Bristol.

She likes cats, graphic design, and her hair.

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Track Name: The Rest
if i pretend everything is all right
will you believe me when i say i am fine
there's a storm blowing outside my window
and i can't sleep at night
i can't sleep at night

and i don't mean to lie
it's just there's something missing from my chest
and you can't see me cry
i'll only let you near me at my best

so please forget about the rest

i've never been that good at talking to you
when you look at me i cannot think things through
if you like my company can you say?
'cause i don't want to be in your way
i don't want to be in your way

and i don't mean to lie
it's just there's something missing from my chest
and you can't see my cry
i'll only let you near me at my best

so please forget about the rest
Track Name: Whisper
i miss you and it's dumb
you haven't been here long
and i don't know you that well
but you're breaking my shell

i like you and it's dumb
i'll pretend that i'm numb
ignore all of the pain
wait 'til it goes away

but i'm glad you're here
i feel calmer when you're near
Track Name: I Wrote This In July
i thought you'd be okay
but the shadow in your brain
shows me that the finish line is
still so far away
i thought you'd be just fine
i thought you'd be all right
but here i am crying
holding your hand in the middle of the night

you're still not in the clear
and it's been nearly a year
of sitting in the waiting room
wondering why you're still here
i though this'd be the end
and we could start again
but here i am seeking comfort
from my internet friends

i thought you'd be okay
but the swelling in your brain
is making it hard for you to see
and to stand up straight
i thought you'd be all right
i thought you'd be just fine
but here i am crying
holding myself in the middle of the night
Track Name: Discordant
here i am standing in the cold
but i'd rather be cold than with you
walking the dark on my own
walking in the dark without you

'cause you've got an addiction
and i've got an affliction
and i know we'll never agree
i know we'll never agree

sitting in my room on my own
the rain outside is blocking the view
cuts and bruises over my hands
i know they would impress you

'cause you've got an addiction
and i've got an affliction
and i know we'll never agree
on anything
Track Name: I Don't Remember Writing This
it's not what it seems
you don't understand what i mean
you communicate through voice
and i don't have a choice
Track Name: How To Cope When You're Not Coping
i got caught
in the rain
i got caught
again
and i walked
through the rain
and i thought
i'd never be warm again

how do you cope when you're not coping

i got caught
in the storm
and i saw
all of my flaws
and i wanted
to cry
but the rain
covered my eyes

and i hate
my face
but i deserve
to take up space
and i walked
through the rain
and i made it
home again

how to cope when you're not coping
Track Name: Birthdays (never finished)
happy people everywhere
and not a drop for me
i guess i could pretend
that it's something i could be
but i'm so sick of my disguise
and i'm all out of tune
and besides we know
i could never fool you

i wrote this song
because i haven't cried in a week
and i've been making it up so long
i forgot how to speak
and yesterday was
the best day i can remember
and i hope this feeling stays
will the 12th of november
Track Name: Ghosts
you're not coming home
i didn't touch your hand
you're not coming home
Track Name: Take Her To The Bus Stop
i wish it was colder
because i can't sleep
i'm good at pretending
but i can't take off my skin

it's too hot
it didn't
snow this year
it's too hot
i can't sleep
this year

it's too hot
it didn't
snow this year
it's too hot
i can't
sleep
Track Name: Sympathy
i've got a firm head above my shoulders
but my neck is weak
i'm so tired but
i still can't sleep
i'm so hungry and
i have been for weeks
i'm nothing but bone
there's no colour in my cheeks

i don't know what people think
when they look at me
i hope it's much nicer than
it used to be
i don't have much use for
your sympathy
but i'd be lying if
i said it didn't mean a thing
Track Name: You Look Nice Today
if i'm glad of anything
it's that i met you
i'm sorry that i never
tell my secrets to you

oh, you look nice today

i showed you my most precious thing
and you handled it with care
i think my life could be
just a little brighter with you there

oh, you look nice today
Track Name: Sunday
born in late july
cathedrals make me cry
and we all remember
that day in mid november
that bangs are far too loud
i hope i make you proud
and when i hear my name
it never feels the same

and you held on
so i could escape the somme
it's getting darker now
the winter's on the prowl
and in a book i read
the girl kissed the princess
and when i get sad
i try and call my dad

i'm feeling very old
your hands were always cold
but i didn't mind
your heart was far too kind
and in the morning dew
i aways think of you
and when it's dark at night
they tell me "souls don't die"
Track Name: Hawks & Doves
i was raised by hawks and doves
they taught me how to walk
they taught me how to love
i was raised by doves and hawks
the hawk never made me feel
good enough at all

now, the hawk alway tells me
he's here to keep me grounded
but i never flew anyway
now i'm six feet under
now i'm six feet under

i was raised by hawks and doves
they never taught me to fly
the hawk had clipped the dove's wings
and he never made me feel
good enough at all