Breathe

by Chantelle Duncan

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Lush harmonies and strings in this Scottish singer's debut. Dreamy soundscapes set an evocative and immersive atmosphere.

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released December 5, 2017

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Track Name: Holding onto Ghosts
There's an angel by your side
They hold you when you cry
Lay beside you til the tears have died
There's an angel here tonight

Leave your conscience at the door
Turn away that ghostly paramour
Cast it free and let it fall
To never be recalled

You were never meant to be all by yourself
Holding on to ghosts and dreams
Of some one / else
You were never meant to be a love who,
Lover who's alone

Your pain still ebbs and flows
Cut adrift in ocean undertows
In the chasms of the night
Then released into blazing light

There's an angel by your side
They hold you when you cry
Lay beside you til the tears have died
There's an angel here tonight

You were never meant to be all by yourself
Holding on to ghosts and dreams
Of some one / else
You were never meant to be a love who,
Lover who's alone
Track Name: Night Planes
I pretend the night planes
Are slow moving shooting stars
And I pretend the night planes
Are comets from afar

Whispering through, through the night
Heading towards the light

Night planes, oh night planes
Take me away
Night planes, oh night planes
Take me away

Flying on the night planes
Oppressors are far below
Gliding over cities
And places I'll never know

Heading to new, new domains
Circumvent all the pain

Night planes, oh night planes
Take me away
Night planes, oh night planes
Take me away

As long as I raise my eyes upwards
To search among the stars
Keeping fingal alive
With hope in the moonlight

Night planes, oh night planes
Take me away
Night planes, oh night planes
Take me away
Track Name: Insomnia
Remember the ghosts
Laying right here
Seeing shapes in the dark
Held captive by inky fields

Where once I was safe
Feeling you close

Frozen in time
Last evening a dream
The morning so far
Through tunnels that scream

When once I was safe
Hearing you close

Insomnia
Praying for light
To break the night
Insomnia
Praying for light
To break up the fight

I know it will come
And exhausted I'll fall
Into deepest slumber
Where echoes recall

When once I was safe
Feeling you close

The monsters arrive
And swallow me whole
Pulling me into their deep
Where fears, won't let go

Can't find my place
Where once I was safe

Insomnia
Praying for light
To break the night
Insomnia
Praying for light
To break up the fight
Track Name: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
His heart
Is a complicated vessel
Pumping strange blood through his veins

Her love
And loyalty got broken
Swallowed and regurgitated pain

When she told him of the butterflies and diamond skulls so bold
His scorn and derision left her cold
The compensation that his ego drew
Made her realise, made her blue

Mother, all that glitters is not gold
Mother, all that glitters is not gold

Three years
Since her world began to crumble
An abandoned orphan in the sun

It's been 2 years
Since she saw his true colours
Like dollar signs on fruit machines undone

When she told him of the butterflies he made a mockery
Pouring scorn and derision on where he’d like to be
The compensation that his ego drew
Made her realise, made her blue….

Mother, all that glitters is not gold
Mother, all that glitters is not gold

He took away the things he loved
And all the things he never sold
And he took his cold plaster of paris heart
Dipped and in sparkles rolled
Dipped and in sparkles rolled

Mother, all that glitters is not gold
Mother, all that glitters is not gold
Track Name: Never get Away
I left you thirteen years ago
You were mad, you were old
I thought I’d never see you again

I moved around, I finally found
A love agreed, a love for me
But here you are like some comedian

I’ll never get away from you
I’ll never get away from you

Now you’re here, it’s even worse
Some karmic curse I don’t deserve
What did I do to manifest this sore

Your teeth are done, you’ve lost your home
You cry and say you’re all alone
Your misery is haunting me once more

I’ll never get away from you
I’ll never get away from you
Track Name: The Dangeville Choice
You have the option
To hear the right voice
That schitzophrenic running
Stream of consciousness
The dangeville choice

The lust and the yearning
That darker noise
The urge to destroy all
Self sabotage
To fill that void

It’s when you’re undecided
And veering on the edge
It creeps up from behind
To catch you unaware

You’re in Dangeville, Dangeville
Try to control your darkest desires
Harness your good free will
You’re in Dangeville, Dangeville

But it’s so controlling
Exciting too
Intoxicating powerful
The darker side
That lives within you

Pushing you forward
To do the wrong thing
Viciously steering you away from good
To burn your wings

It’s when you’re undecided
And veering on the edge
It creeps up from behind
To catch you unaware

You’re in Dangeville, Dangeville
Try to control your darkest desires
Harness your good free will
You’re in Dangeville, Dangeville

Forget about about your worries man
And come on over here
Have a drink and have some drugs and have another pill
What the hell, oh go on then and is she underage?
Live life in the moment
Isn’t that what they all say?

You’re in Dangeville, Dangeville
Try to control your darkest desires
Harness your good free will
You’re in Dangeville, Dangeville
You’re in Dangeville
You’re in Dangeville
Track Name: Breathe
A second’s an hour
An hour’s a lifetime away from you
Resisting the power it
Forces us closer to see this through

See the men
Chasing a love condemned

Hiding in the shadows
Staying out of sight and trying to breathe
Breathe, breathe

Too many favours
The sweat and the labour to get this far
There’s no room for failure now
We’ve rehearsed and we’ve played it out
Just let it out, let it out

See the men
Chasing a love condemned

Hiding in the shadows
Staying out of sight and trying to breathe
Breathe, breathe

Oh won’t you breathe, won’t you breathe
Track Name: That Night
Night, it's the middle of the night
I still see the dark stars shine
In the middle of my mind

Can they feel the energy
That runs through me
When they're asleep
Can they taste that sense of freedom
Start to seep out
Breaking free

When all the lights are down
And no-one is around
The ritual begins
The sermon of my sins
To wash away the girl that was before

Trying to escape the love we didn't make
That night
Pushing back the hate that terrible mistake
Of mine

Life, you can fold or you can fight
The blows it deals you can decide
To be defeated or to rise

Can they feel the energy
That runs through me relentlessly
Can they hear the silent screaming
Rising up inside of me

Oh the freedom it brings
This magic this water
Cleansing out and within

Trying to wash away the pain
Trying to wash away the stain
Track Name: This Mercy
Watch over me
Watch as I sleep
This mercy will take time my love
This mercy will take time

Leniency it
Doesn't come easily
This mercy will take kindness my love
This mercy will take time

Fires may start
And plates they may smash
But who picks up the pieces
And who sweeps up the ash

Proving to me
I'm all you need
This mercy could be yours my love
This mercy could be yours

Fires may start
And plates they may smash
But who picks up the pieces
And who sweeps up the ash

Don't be afraid
To say you're sorry
Don't be afraid
To lay your fears at my feet

The dreams that we had
The dreams that turned bad
This mercy will take time my love
This mercy will take time
Track Name: Tracks of My Tears
People say I'm the life of the party
Cause I tell a joke or two
Although I might be laughing loud and hearty
Deep inside I'm blue

So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

I need you, need you

Since you left me if you see me with another boy
Seeming like I'm having fun
Although he may be cute
He's just a substitute
Because you're the permanent one

So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
Look a little bit closer it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

I need you, need you

Outside I'm masquerading
Inside my hope is fading
Just a clown
Since you put me down
My smile is my make up
I wear since my break up with you

So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
Look a bit closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears
Track Name: Forest Fires
I see it all as yesterday
Clear like polished glass
Wish we could've made it last

Blades of sunlight through the trees
Shining down the creek
See those dimples in your cheeks

The forest fires keep burning red and gold
Hearing choppers in the breeze
Your saying, don't drop the juice baby

This is what I'll think of when I'm old
I'm dancing and I'm free
Running through the leaves

The birds flew up and flew away
Trying to escape
Swooping through the haze

In two fell swoops to mark the day
Innocence a joke
All gone up in smoke

The forest fires keep burning red and gold
Hearing choppers in the breeze
I’m saying, don’t cross the bridge baby

This is what I'll think of when I'm old
I'm dancing and I'm free
Running through the leaves
When the forest fires were gold

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