Honey and Lava

Released 2012 (Altrospire).

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Line-up:

Ellie Blyth: Vocals, keyboards
Blake McQueen: Keyboards
Jake Simmons: Guitar

Bass played by Steve Kightley.
Drums by David English.

Mastered by Ray Staff at Air Studios London.

Turn it up loud!
To avoid the ‘loudness wars’, Honey and Lava has only been lightly limited at the mastering stage. This preserves the dynamic range of the album, and prevents it from sounding squashed like so many modern CDs (that’s one reason why so much modern music sounds fatiguing on the ears after a while). However, this does mean that our tracks will sound much quieter than other modern tracks when played at the same volume level. The solution is simple, though — just turn your volume knob up and listen to it loud, like it was meant to be listened to! (Podcasters: if you want louder versions of any of the tracks on Honey and Lava just ask.)

Track listing:

1. Sons of the Sleeping Giant (Simmons; McQueen; Blyth)
2. You’re Wrong (McQueen)
3. Mistimed (Blyth)
4. Burn My Eyes (McQueen)

5. Sky’s End (Simmons; McQueen)
6. Songbird (Blyth)
7. Night Stalker (Simmons; McQueen; Blyth)
8. Aching (McQueen)

Lyrics

All lyrics are copyright Coralspin 2012. They cannot be re-used without permission.

Sons of the Sleeping Giant

Words: Blake McQueen
Music:  Jake Simmons, Blake McQueen, Ellie Blyth

There underneath the leaves
Lies the body of a sleeping giant
Dark and silent
He preyed upon the free
Making slaves of all who found
He now ruled their town

All hail the giant
The way is compliance.
Unlearn defiance
You must all choose the giant.

Spinning wheels scream through factory walls
Hammer blows cut me to my core
Smoking chimneys bring me to my knees
Black air rancid with despair
Crushes those who speak so no-one dares
Looming shadows follow everywhere.

Lie awake at night
Listening for the heavy tread
Of his little friends.
Crowds gather in the square
Numbers swell and hearts do lift
Balance starts to shift.

All hail the giant
The way is compliance.
Unlearn defiance
You must all choose the giant.

Spinning wheels scream through factory walls
Hammer blows cut me to my core
Smoking chimneys bring me to my knees
Black air rancid with despair
Crushes those who speak so no-one dares
Looming shadows follow everywhere.

Fight the giant
Draw the line
Weigh up the torment
What kind of life?
See the surrenders
How they switch sides
Forward the new breed
On with the tide

Bring down the giant
Find where he hides.
None must decide
What we do with our lives.

Spinning wheels scream through factory walls
Hammer blows cut me to my core
Smoking chimneys bring me to my knees
Black air rancid with despair
Crushes those who speak so no-one dares
Looming shadows follow everywhere.

But there was a back-up plan
His children cut to size
Talk the talk of the normal man
Who could tell, who could tell?

Soft they creep into every life
Tell us where, tell us how
Now they mould your dreams for you
Sons of the sleeping one.

 

You’re Wrong

Words & music: Blake McQueen

I must have been blind to take your side
You thought you knew a trick or two
But you were seen a mile away
Hitherto if it was true
You’d twist it ’til it suited you

The telecine was in your dreams
The way to see reality
You’re the kind to draw a line
Things cannot be otherwise

Even though you’re wrong
I’ll give you credit for playing along
Everything capsized
Couldn’t you see it was a waste of time

You don’t know you’re lying
It’s because of your wiring
You have your theories about the world
A profusion of only God knows what
Where it all resides
I’d be frightened if it got outside

Even though you’re wrong
I’ll give you credit for playing along
Everything capsized
Couldn’t you see it was a pack of lies

I know you like to try to
Get all the loose ends all tied
Hammer in the sides
Everything all one size

Breathe in deep and copy me
Just say the words I do
Deviations from the script
Will cost the world to you

Cut the cake, however you like
You can’t hide the way your mind
Runs rings around the things that count
A devotee of Devon tea
But nothing else is ordinary

Even though you’re wrong
I’ll give you credit for playing along
Everything capsized
Couldn’t you see it was a waste of time

I know you like to try to
Get all the loose ends all tied
Hammer in the sides
Everything all one size

Even though you’re wrong
I’ll give you credit for playing along
Everything capsized
Couldn’t you see it was a pack of lies

 

Mistimed

Words & music: Ellie Blyth

What there might have been here
I cannot foretell it
You and I were badly timed
Why did we meet now

You can see through my armour
You can see through my every dream
Right into me
And right through me

Have you understood me
My heart has been taken
I have vowed it with my life
You and I can never be

You can see through my armour
You can see through my every dream
Right into me
Right through me

When my life is over
I will wonder truly
Could we have been made for life?
I can hardly bear it now

You can see through my armour
You can see through my every dream
Right into me
Right through me

 

Burn My Eyes

Words & music: Blake McQueen

Burn my eyes
‘Til Heaven cries
You’re inside
Eternal night
Can you ever
Fall through time

You are captured
By the enemy
Held beyond me
In arms that bind

Take my sword
And pierce my side
A crown of thorns
Then bleed me dry
Can we rescue
A man ensnared

You are captured
By the enemy
Held beyond me
In arms that bind

Your mind blinded
By the lies there
You must fight it
Or you’re entwined

Burn my eyes
Turn me blind
Charred remains
A smoking pile
There is no way
You can fly

You are captured
By the enemy
Held beyond me
In arms that bind

Your mind blinded
By the lies there
You must fight it
Or you’re entwined

 

Sky’s End

Words: Blake McQueen
Music: Jake Simmons, Blake McQueen

Tell me chief, when will the buildings fall
And mountains melt away
When the lonely moon no longer shines
In the ocean’s eye

Tell me priest, was it written there,
That the wind would win
That the death’s-head would smile no more
And dust will be our kin

Tell me God, when will your green world die
With nothing left to howl
When the red sun fills the sky
You’ll have your empty Hell

 

Songbird

Words & music: Ellie Blyth

Sometimes I feel like my life’s a mess
Needing you, wanting you
Hoping that you want me too
Did you hear my song last night
They played it on the radio
Singing in a million homes

Hoping, praying, longing that you will see
That I can be all that you dream for me
How do I know, how do I know

Last night a songbird died
She O.D.’d on a snow white line
Said she felt she’d run out of time

Time bomb waiting to go off they said
Too much sane inside her head
Found her on a silken bed

Hoping, praying, longing that you will be
Someone that will share the pain with me
How do I know, how do I know

Hoping, praying, longing that you will see
That I can be all that you dream for me
How do I know, how do I know
How do I know, how do I know

 

Night Stalker

Words: Blake McQueen
Music: Jake Simmons, Blake McQueen, Ellie Blyth

The setting sun casts a warning glow
On the cars that fill the road
Time to go, got to get back home
As the sun goes down
You can feel the night draw in
As the twilight goes
You can feel the prickling on your skin
Unease within

You can never remember
What you went through the last time
But you know that she’s back into your life

Can’t go out and you can’t stay in
Can’t stay still in the state you’re in
All the while you are looking out.
As the moon comes up
You can feel the warm night air
As your drink goes down
You can feel a pounding in your heart
Will you play your part

There’s no way to escape from
What you need to be part of
No resistance to what will be unleashed

The fall of night is her disguise
Before you know it she has got inside
Infects your senses with a nameless dread
Dreams holds you captive while she rends your head
Defences fall apart
No-one finds the door

The pale night air and the moonlit sea
Her worst is done, you’re torn between
The clouds above and the rocks below

As the sun comes up
You can feel your soul has shed
As the cold sinks in
You can feel life hanging by a thread
Have you reached the end

You can never remember
What you went through the last time
But you know that she’s back into your life

The fall of night is her disguise
Before you know it she has got inside
Infects your senses with a nameless dread
Dreams holds you captive while she rends your head
Defences fall apart
No-one finds the door.

You can never remember
What you went through the last time
But you know that she’s back into your life
There’s no way to escape from
What you need to be part of
No resistance to what will be unleashed

The fall of night is her disguise
Before you know it she has got inside
Infects your senses with a nameless dread
Dreams holds you captive while she rends your head
Defences fall apart
No-one finds the door.

The fall of night is her disguise
Before you know it she has got inside
Infects your senses with a nameless dread
Dreams holds you captive while she rends your head
Defences fall apart
No-one finds the door.

 

Aching

Words & music: Blake McQueen

Aching, aching for a glimpse of you today
Hoping, hoping that one day I’ll find it in me
Sighing, sighing, sighing ‘cos you never seem to notice me
If I could cast a spell I’d have you trapped before my gaze
In my coral cave
Praying, praying, praying that one day you’ll take me in your arms
I’ll do anything you want just say the word, I’m yours for evermore

Kiss me and I’ll melt into your arms be yours tonight
Touch me and I’ll lose control, for you I’ll do it right
Kiss me and I’ll melt into your arms be yours tonight
Touch me and I’ll lose control, for you I’ll do it right

Wishing, wishing that I had the means in my hands
Hurting, hurting ‘cos there’s no way that you’ll be with
Someone like me.
Crying, crying, crying ‘cos my demons they do torment me
I am on the rack my soul is being torn apart, my breaking heart

Kiss me and I’ll melt into your arms be yours tonight
Teach me how to please you and I’ll set your soul alight
Kiss me and I’ll melt into your arms be yours tonight
Teach me how to please you and I’ll set your soul alight
Kiss me and I’ll melt into your arms be yours tonight
Touch me and I’ll lose control, for you I’ll do it right