Spirals (album)

by Eleanor Brown

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Have courage my friends When you’re leaving home, you’re leaving home again This song is for the ones who dare to leave the cave This song is for the ones who dare to stay awake This song is for the open for the loving for the brave A song for reclamation and a song for space and place So have courage my friends When you’re leaving home, you’re leaving home again When you hop on a train to take you home But you’ve come so far that everything’s gone And when you’ve come off track, you’re done with maps Forever moving forward and there’s no way back… It’s hard when you awaken when you find your home It don’t exist anymore except somewhere between Your heart your feet and in your bones So be sure that you are always on the road
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Spirals 05:07
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Red 03:45
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Face to Face 03:44
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The Sea 04:48
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I’ve been existing, perpetually resisting running round in circles, not joining in the system I've been needing some time, learning to fly needing some perspective, awakening to what is mine and I come to the conclusion, that it's all about return we are nothing, we are everything, we know it all, and have much to learn So don't close down, don’t seal your fate, don't play small, You’ve got so much to create - hold onto the simple, hold onto the good, hold onto each other, hold on where you know you should I saw this young boy, he was a deep soul, he was an old soul and a poet, he spoke of we and not of I, he grasped the stars and shot them straight into the sky, he spoke of life and love and freedom, in deep humility, connected with his wisdom, and let his words run free So don't close down, don’t seal your fate, don't play small, You’ve got so much to create - hold onto the simple, hold onto the good, hold onto each other, hold on where you know you should There are time when I think that I can't escape the darkness There are times when I'm standing right amongst the light and There are times when I'm swinging crazily between them There are times when I remember that I just don't need to fight Imagine the roots below you, what's emerging now bubbling up from the earth, like it's sacred somehow let it rise and flow on through you and if you find it has a voice let it come and sing it loudly let it know you have the choice sing unto the treetops, sing unto the hills let it play and let it flower, let it move and then be still And the roots of all the redwoods, the most ancient ones of all they root so deep together, it's why they stand so tall So don't close down, don’t seal your fate, don't play small, You’ve got so much to create - hold onto the simple, hold onto the good, hold onto each other, hold on where you know you should Hold onto the mystery, hold onto the source Hold on while it's revealing, hold on to what is yours I remember what you told me, I hold it close like truth you said what you're looking for, is also looking for you

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Spirals is an acoustic/folk record released in Dec 2013.
The songs reflect a personal passage on the flipside of loss, travels and adventures to the wilds and the stillness inside and out. It is about return and reconnection and the simplicity, inspiration and joy found there. It speaks of nature’s elemental mirror where death is a necessity and life holds the inexhaustible power to renew.

Spirals is about the cracking open of a conditioned life and the opportunity to wake up into something new. It is about change beginning within yourself before it can flow outwards in the world. It is about following an endless spiral that circles from the edge to the centre and then out again, each time going a little deeper.

It is a collection of stories inspired by many places, people and pieces of art, a record of a particular time and part of a cycle that goes on and on…

‘What You’re Looking For is the best song I heard in 2013 by a mile… check out this song if you want to feel something listening to an acoustic track again’ - Stephen Hunt
‘The songs take you on a journey through life with all the joy and pain of being human and gives shape to our own emotions' - Justine Humphrey
‘This is the work of a women who enters the depth of her life and sings her self home and this transmits to others’ - Pippa Bondy
‘Beautiful lyrics that surprise me all over again’ - Pat Johnson
'Like a darker, more gutsy Beth Orton, these songs bloom with an honest, and at times cut-throat emotionality, all beautifully carried via her clarity of feeling, her warm intelligence, her rich vocal style and her visceral guitar playing. These are songs that burrow their way into your ears and stay in your head and heart for many months after initial listening, slowly wrapping their elegant sensitivity around your own experiences' - Beccy Owen

credits

released November 30, 2013

All music and lyrics* written by Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums and Backing Vocals
Dom Elias - Bass, Electric Guitar & Backing Vocals (Track 8)
Jess Green - Backing Vocals (Track 4, 8, 9 & 11)
Kludo White - Blues Harp (Track 1)

Recorded and Engineered by Dom Elias and Jess Green October 2013
Album Design by Eleanor Brown and Nick Holmes
Photo on album cover by Abbie Jebson
Portraits by Nick Holmes

*except verse lyrics 'down upon the farm' and verse 4 lyrics 'what you're looking for inspired by and gratefully used with permission from ian siddons heginworth 'environmental arts therapy and the tree of life' and chorus lyrics 'down upon the farm' by george hardwick and eleanor brown. chorus lyrics on 'spirals' inspired by Joanna Macy's work on 'positive disintegration'.

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'BEAUTIFULLY CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS' - Joanna Macy (activist & author)

'SONGS OF SAD DEFIANCE' - BBC Introducing

“A FOLK POET WITH HER FEET FIRMLY ON THE GROUND, BRAVELY GOING FORTH” – Luke Concannon (Nizlopi)

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