Day 3 ft Electric String Orchestra (Live at Celtic Connections)

by Stanley Odd

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Perfectly balanced right
Between night-time and breaking day
When the clocks are ticking in time
I can lip read
Click goes the missing piece
I’m feeling high now
Daylight dances on his wrist
Pulse a distant beat
He seems lost at moments
Singing those blues of his
A heart is a fickle device
This is where I want to be

Her salt lips taste maritime, a volatile valentine
Words written at 451 Fahrenheit
(Perfectly balanced right)
In a dystopian present day the silence resonates
She turns as cities burn looking for a better way
(Between night-time and breaking day)
Sunrise touching me: a trick of the light
Her eyes shine playfully, picking a fight
(The clocks are ticking in time)
Suddenly displeased, I ask won’t you miss me
She says move closer ‘I can lip read’
(I can lip read)
Raven-haired, she steals ma breath as she kisses me
Draws my soul through the gaps in my missing teeth
(Click goes the missing piece)
She smiles, raises an eyebrow and I could die now
Whispers in my ear and the screaming dies down
(I’m feeling high now)
She smiles like a nymph and laughs like a witch
I’ve been trying to find a way to capture her since
(Daylight dances on his wrist)
Talks of mystery, and of history
I stare in disbelief and admit defeat
(Pulse a distant beat)
I tell her ‘you fix me and I'm often broken.’
She maintains the mystique in constant motion.
(He seems lost at moments)
Trickle feeds a mixture of truth and myth.
With words that when spoken they bruise her lips.
(Singing those blues of his)
I think her heart is bigger than mine
As we sink together with our fingers entwined.
(A heart is a fickle device)
And stay twisted together. Born atomically.
I pray that forever she’ll be haunting me.
(This is where I want to be)


released December 15, 2013
Stanley Odd with The Electric String Orchestra 23rd January 2013
Mixed by Garry Boyle:
Recorded at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Photo by Ann-Margaret Campbell:



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Stanley Odd is an alternative hip-hop group based in Scotland combining live instrumentation with samples and loops. Formed in 2009, the band have shared stages with artists such as Arrested Development, Sage Francis and Goldie Looking Chain and played at major Scottish festivals including T in the Park and Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party. ... more

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