Storm Petrel [EP]

by David Lawrie

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    A side - Storm Petrel
    AA side - Feline

    Also includes an immediate download of the full three track digital EP with also includes "Liquorice Root".

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New EP, Storm Petrel


released August 15, 2013

Written, Performed and Engineered by David Lawrie

Additional Ebow on "Feline" and spanish guitar on "Liquorice Root" by J.W. Greenwood

Mastered by Andy Wilson

Photography and artwork by Haruko

Produced by David Lawrie



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Track Name: Storm Petrel
I know, I know,
I know
I appear to be taking
Everything so slow, and
Falling behind.

So you go, you go,
You go
Where it's bigger,
And there's neon:
Brighter than the moon, and...

...the sounds are all speeding up, to catch the light.

And I'll stay here, To keep me near.

But I adore the way
You pull me over there.
And that's before I've even
Stopped to catch a breath of air...

...and all the surreptitious petrel storms
Have plotted with the killer whales
To build a tidal wave As big as it can grow;
And bring it crashing down
To stop the ebb and flow
Of all the automation;
Traffic Lights,
And turn the day to night.

I know, I know,
I know, I know.

If I go, I go,
I go, I go,

Then you'll take it
In your place
To come

(come back here)

It won't be in a year,
But give it two or three.
When you'll be ready,
So I'll take you back with me
To where the autumn comes
A little soon,
But that's OK
Because I've got the moon... tell me everything
I'll ever need to hear
About the universe,
And how to keep you near.

The universe,
And how to keep you near.
Track Name: Feline (for my childhood friend, Liam, who died too young)
Today I woke to the rough touch
Of a cat's tongue;
The pinnacle of adoration.
The pinnacle of adoration.

But then I learned of the passing
Of an old friend;
A boy who lived through tragedy.
A man who left us prematurely.

The feline and I stood to watch
The wind pass through the leaves.
Electric grey clouds stole the skyline
From behind.

And for a while
The tree was me.


...Lightning struck with sunlight in my eyes.
With pain and fear, it took me by surprise.
The future tense was stripped from all
The branches and the roots of old.
The present and the past;
They seemed to change.

What was once simpatico on hold,
I thought, until the time that we are old.
When acorns had become the oaks,
That would be the time we spoke
Of when we were young,
With so much to be done.

Looking back upon myself,
The electric shock, just moments gone.
I could see the branches that were
Yet to stretch so far...

...out in front and far behind
To bridge the old onto the new.

Reconnect and follow through.

That's the way we'll carry you.

That's the way we'll carry you.

Track Name: Liquorice Root
There's blood on her hands.
I'll tell you that.
I'll tell you that.
I'll tell you that.

There's nowhere for her to go.
I'll let you know.
I'll let you know.
I'll let you know.

Her liquorice eyes deceive me,
With a cinnamon smile to relieve me.

She'll carve out your eyes
From your skull.
A blind man to her;
A black angel.

How do I know this?

Her tongue so sharp,
To reduce me,
With her shimmering lips
To seduce me.