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Columbia Road

by Violet Delancey

Engineered, Produced and Mixed by Andy LeMaster

All songs by Violet Delancey

Andy LeMaster: Synths, Programming, Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Jeremy Wheatly: Drums and Percussion

Robbie Rapp: Electric Guitar

Avery Leigh Draut: Backing Vocals

Violet Delancey: Acoustic Guitar

Lyrics

Columbia Road

Annabelle is skipping cross the street

To keep her heart from sinking like a stone

London rain, falling at her feet

As she makes her way to Columbia Road

It was just another hazy hackney night

And Sunday finds Mark bleary eyed and blue

Trying to beat the emptiness inside

At the market where the flowers are in bloom

Roses all scattered on the ground

When he sees her through a ripple in the crowd

The sun starts peaking past the clouds

For a moment, only one

Till time turns the corner and she’s gone

So he races past the vendors and their stalls

To chase a chance he never really had

The sky breaks open, rain begins to fall again

As she turns the key to her empty fifth floor flat

Roses all scattered on the ground

When he sees her through a ripple in the crowd

The sun starts peaking past the clouds

For a moment, only one

Till time turns the corner and she’s gone

So Mark stops for a sidewalk cigarette

And she puts her fading flowers in a vase

Can you lose a love you’ve never even met?

He wonders as he wanders through the day

Roses all scattered on the ground

When he sees her through a ripple in the crowd

She waits a beat to long to turn around

It was a moment, only one

Till time turns the corner and she’s gone

Howling Back at Me

You’re always by my side these days, these days little darling

And the sun is shining

It seems we’ve walked a million miles, a million miles away from home

But I’ve never felt alone

For every day I never knew which way to go, which way to go

I was halfway in the dark

For every time I lost my mind, I could find you there

Beating in my heart like we’d never been apart

So come with me to the edge of the mountain

We’ll send our love across the sky

Feel the wind as it whispers through the willow trees

I’m howling at the moon and you’re howling back at me

In the cacophony of chaos there’s still silence in the stars

And there you are

We don’t have time to turn around find solid ground again

No telling what’s around the bend so I’m sticking by my friend

So come with me to the edge of the mountain

We’ll send our love across the sky

Feel the wind as it whispers through the willow trees

I’m howling at the moon and you’re howling back at me

Nothing lasts forever and everything must change
Except the way I feel for you

So even when you’re gone and the path is racked with pain

I’ll be howling at the moon

To say I’ll see you soon

So come with me to the edge of the mountain

We’ll send our love across the sky

Feel the wind as it whispers through the willow trees

I’m howling at the moon and you’re howling back at me

I’m howling at the moon and you’re howling back at me

Eurydice

Remember that old oak tree

And how we stood in the dappled light

When you promised that you would love me

And I swore to lie by you every night

Those pictures of the past, babe

I only hung onto a few

But the moment that keeps on lasting

Is the one where I am losing you

How do you explain the moment when it changes

Love turns into pain, and lovers become strangers?

I was Eurydice

You were here with me

Now you’re gone

I was Eurydice, you were here with me

Now you’re gone

It happened in the summer heat

When I saw your reflection start to fade

A thunderstorm on a city street

And words I couldn’t bring myself to say

How do you explain the moment when it changes

Love turns into pain, and lovers become strangers?

I was Eurydice, you were here with me

Now you’re gone

I was Eurydice

You were here with me

Now you’re gone

I live with the shadows now

Underneath the daylight world

But some days I can still remember how

You loved me when I was just a girl

I can hear you in the ding breeze

An echo from when you came this way

There I am back at that old oak tree

Before it all falls away

How do you explain the moment when it changes

Love turns into pain, and lovers become strangers?

I was Eurydice, you were here with me

Now you’re gone

I was Eurydice

You were here with me

Now you’re gone

Since I lost sight of you

All that I can do

Is listen for the echos of your song

Was it You

Was it you last night in the silver light

Right where I hoped you would be?

Saw your silhouette, but now I forget

Was it you, or was it just me?

Glimpsed the brim of your hat now its taken me back

To the days when you were still mine

I don’t know where you are but in this smoky bar

I think of you all of the time

Let’s waltz away through the time and the space

If only I’d have stayed to get one more look at your face

Oh to have back the moments I missed

And the taste of one more sweet kiss

Cobblestone streets and flickering lights

And a clumsy dance down the sidewalk

We caught sight of the swans before they were gone

Watched the stars fall from the rooftop

When we stayed out all night in the gray morning light

I knew I had fallen in love

But when you walked me home I felt so alone

The nighttime was never enough

Let’s waltz away through the time and the space

If only I’d have stayed to get one more look at your face

Oh to have back the moments I missed

And the taste of one more sweet kiss

Let’s waltz away through the time and the space

If only I’d have stayed to get one more look at your face

Oh to have back the moments I missed

And the taste of one more sweet kiss

Was it you last night in the silver light

Right where I hoped you would be?

Casualties of Time

Under oak trees and acorns

He stood by her window every night

She tried her hardest to ignore him

Although she had known him her whole life

And as the autumn swept right by them

In that little northern town

She finally told him that she loved him

In the silence of the first snow falling down

He was watching for rainbows

She was headed straight on down the line

It’s a pity how the world goes

Watch the days slowly slipping by

Casualties of time

And when she packed her bags for Boston

He set off on the open road

Chasing after dreams he could get lost in

With no idea how he left her so alone

He was watching for rainbows

She was headed straight on down the line

It’s a pity how the world goes

Watch the days slowly slipping by

Casualties of time

Now he’s washed up wasted in Kentucky

When he stumbles on her smiling photograph

You ask him about fate and feeling lucky

When he’s closing his heart against his past

He was watching for rainbows and

She was headed straight on down the line

It’s a pity how the world goes

Watch the days slowly slipping by

Casualties of time

Casualties of time

Eloise

Drove into Georgia on the edge of the wind

As a storm blew the stars out of the sky

I was singing in a courtyard of a mansion in the mist

And the night went slowly rolling by

Broken hearts were hanging so heavy in the air

With the moss caught in the branches of the trees

I was headed for my hotel when I saw her standing there

The ghost of Eloise

It was just a vacant street with a few fallen leaves

And she brought the city back to life

She was dancing like a flame at the eye of a hurricane

In the depths of the sweet Savannah night

Eloise taking flight

She spun the world around beneath the cold October moon

She said “we’ve not a second left to spare”

She caught the eye of every man in every single room

She was living every day down like a dare

It was just a vacant street with a few fallen leaves

And she brought the city back to life

She was dancing like a flame at the eye of a hurricane

In the depths of the sweet Savannah night

Eloise taking flight

“Come on, let’s burn it down before we have the chance to drown

In the death of our desire

You know I’ve always had a flare for fire”

Woke up the next morning to a window full of rain

Eloise lost to a fever of the night

I fell upon her name etched out in ivory and gray

Remembered as a daughter and a wife

What a way to immortalize a life

It was just a vacant street with a few fallen leaves

And she brought the city back to life

She was dancing like a flame at the eye of a hurricane

In the depths of the sweet Savannah night

Eloise taking flight

Edge of Myself

What will it take to turn the world around

When we’re so far afield and out of sight?

I feel my heart is broken, buried deep under the ground

A million miles unraveling in the night

Sometimes it’s like I’m standing on the edge of myself

And I know that if I jump then I might fly

Amidst all of the sorrow and confusion that I’ve felt

I can find you in the edges of my mind

Like lovers weaving in and out of time

Oh, it’s just another feeling, just another fall

Just another hero answering the call

And sometimes I can see through to the other side

Where there’s no such thing as distances and no such thing as time

When I was a child staring straight into the sky

I wondered what infinity could mean

When I asked my mother she could never tell me why

She said, “life is made of moments in between

So keep following the fabric of your dreams”

Oh, it’s just another feeling, just another fall

Just another hero answering the call

And sometimes I can see through to the other side

Where there’s no such thing as distances and no such thing as time

When it feels like it’s all over, and we must begin again

Hope whatever’s broken will find its way to mend

Oh the answer will be easy in the end

Just another feeling, just another fall

Just another hero answering the call

And sometimes I can see through to the other side

Where there’s no such thing as distances and no such thing as time

Echo in the Moon

There’s a black cat on my doorstep

And an echo in the moon

There’s a way between the milestones

Of goodbye and I love you

It seems I’ve spent a thousand years lying in your arms

But deep inside my mind

I’m running, running wild

And running out of time

Once I was a priestess

Before the world began

I lit all the fires

In the shadow of the wind

It seems I’ve spent a thousand years lying in your arms

But deep inside my mind

I’m running, running wild

And running out of time

I’ll go all the way to Iceland

Where the sun is cold

And bring back the Underworld

It seems I’ve spent a thousand years lying in your arms

But deep inside my mind

I’m running, running wild

And running out of time

Searching for a sign

Maybe someday I’ll find

There’s a black cat on my doorstep

And an echo in the moon

There’s a way between the milestones

Of goodbye and I love you

100 Years or More

Blazing down the highway on the concrete coast

Cigarettes and sunglasses

It’s the land of the lost and there’s nowhere left to go

Whatever happened to magic?

In all my dreams I am barefoot in the wood

Heart beating hard against the ground

I’d stay there forever, only if I could

At least until the world turns back around

100 years or more with the whole wide world asleep

100 years or more, it’s enough to make you weep

Once I saw Rapunzel, she was letting down her hair

It was falling to the floor but there was nobody there

So I flew to London to peer into the past

Where all the world was all awash in grey

Once it was on fire, now pockets full of ash

I could not tell the night apart from day

100 years or more with the whole wide world asleep

100 years or more, it’s enough to make you weep

Once I saw Cinderella and she left behind her shoe

But no one stopped to pick it up, not me and not you

Well every now and then I go outside all alone

Take a breath and catch the current of a song

Close my eyes, till it’s gone

100 years or more with the whole wide world asleep

100 years or more, it’s enough to make you weep

Once I saw Snow White, she was singing to the trees

But no one heard her song, it was dying in the breeze

100 years or more, do you remember when?

It’ll be 100 years before we can get back there again

Wendy in the Window

Wendy in the window, the curtain blowing open

At midnight the dreams start rolling in

The world’s laid out before you, so linger in the moment

Right before the fairytale begins

When you’re flying over London, and the clock strikes two

Pockets full of fairy dust and flowers all in bloom

Never stop to wonder if it’s real or if it’s true

When you’re looking at the world from the other side of the moon

And you hear the sound of a midnight train

And the last goodbye before it rolls away

Feel it touch against your hand
Once last brush with Neverland

Does every story end the same?

With a whisper in the wind calling out your name

There’s a forest full of roses climbing up the wall

And you’ve been sleeping on the key to the garden gate

It trembles in the moonlight, to faint to recall
Was it just a dream or was it something more like fate?

When you hear the sound of a midnight train

And the last goodbye before it rolls away

Feel it touch against your hand
Once last brush with Neverland

Does every story end the same?

With a whisper in the wind calling out your name

Far across the ocean and deep into the sky

Once I was there at once upon a time

And I swear it feels so close to me tonight

When I hear the sound of a midnight train

And the last goodbye before it rolls away

Feel it touch against my hand

One last brush with Neverland

Does every story end the same?

With a whisper in the wind calling out my name