Athens

by Elizabeth Morris

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1.
At the end of a long day with 40 degrees in the shade I'm standing on a hillside watching someone I used to love play And the singer is much thinner than I remember So what does that make me? And he's hiding what's left of his hair under a cap No we're not so young, but we are still free And the moon tonight is a custard cream And it hangs high above the Adriatic sea And there's a wooden stage and a tree And electric lights swaying in the breeze No I don't remember very much I admit I am guilty of wasting through the days But you light me up like a thousand fireflies Oh light me up tonight And the city tonight is a distant dream And the countryside is the place to be And we don't dance very well But we can twirl There's something I have to say These are historic times And I can feel the earth quake With what we've left behind But I don't mind
2.
03:34
City roofs warm the morning light You're sleeping in Your body wrapped in hotel white I didn't realise that I'd been feeling tired But in that place where we felt young We realised just what our lives were for A taxi driver says We're too young to know In Athens where we laid our heads And dreamed of bigger things Something changed in me An old man reading a newspaper You're drinking tea A pigeon flies close to me I feel the traces of antiquity Talking for hours sweet and mad We tire of words and Go out for a walk instead In Exarchia hope is laced with dread Our world is blue and white And dirty and clean And so much bigger Than you and me
3.
02:50
4.
03:38
Lately I've been missing all my drunk music friends And i've been thinking of that winter when we met and his coat was so much warmer than the one that I had on so he bundled me up tight and held me in his arms And I was so in love that I forgot to call you And I so was caught up in me I didn't write And before I'd realised it had been several years And before id realised there were Christmas tears Could it be you need someone To help you through the season And if you are feeling alone You know I will always need you Some people are not meant to be together But equally I think that some are meant to last And I know that it's been hard And you don't know if you'll make it I think you should try at least to give it one more chance I remember when I decided he was the one And the way the choice felt out of my hands You were my confidant, you said that I should try I've probably said too much again, but you know And all the streets have Christmas lights again And all the coffee shops are playing Dean Martin And although I know it's bullshit and just to make us buy I feel glad in a part of my soul It's like When I see lovers sharing a winter coat Or when I hear a new song that I really love And when you write to me And tell me that you miss me but that you're doing well

about

This EP is something of an attempt to write political songs.

Historic Times was written after a night at a festival in Padova in July.

Athens was inspired by the events in Greece in the summer of 2015.

Australia was written in 10 minutes in response to Australia's refugee policy.

The Season is a song about trying to be a better friend at Christmas.

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released November 25, 2015

Athens was recorded, mixed and mastered in Brescia, Italy on 19 November 2015 by Alessandro Paderno at Red Carpet Studios.

You can find the studio here: www.redcarpetstudio.eu

It was performed live (mostly) by Elizabeth Morris and Ola Innset (Making Marks, Sunturns, My Little Pony).

All songs written by Elizabeth Morris. Guitar riff in Australia by Ola Innset.

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