A Thing of Reality

by The BeauBowBelles

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Merri Labrador This album makes me laugh,smile and even cry, it's just a little piece of perfection! Favorite track: Blue Tree.
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James Marsh It's only my favourite TODAY. Each track is a favourite at some point. But this, today, is hitting the spot. They throw the kitchen sink in. It has everything in it. Massive instrumentation all over the shop and you can hear the frog if you listen carefully too. Not one dodgy track on this album. Winners, all of them! Favorite track: Lotions.
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released February 23, 2015

The BeauBowBelles
Bertie Anderson Haggart
Marcus Daborn
Emma Price
Ros Wilks
David Holmes

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The BeauBowBelles London, UK

London-based four piece multi-instrumentalist singer songwriters The BeauBowBelles release their highly anticipated debut EP, "To The Moon". Citing musical influences that span gypsy and western folk, country, blues and classical, their close-part harmonies, driving rhythms and soulful melodies have attracted a dedicated fan-base. ... more

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Track Name: All Over That (album version)
A night to remember
As the stars open their eyes
The heat seems to linger
Though the sun has said its goodbyes

A seductive perfume
Lingers on the evening light
A tantalising dream
It's the music of the light

This melody's so sweet
It's got my senses burning
It pulls me to my feet
I can't resist this yearning

A twitching grinding fever hits
Deep within my dancing bits
A finger taps and it finds the beat
With a clenched up jaw and running feet

What is this I'm feeling?
Slow malaise, creeping time, heavy bones
What can I be felling?
Over heat, over night, all alone

A soft pulsing beat
On this everlasting night
Teases my feet
I can't resist, no I can't fight

This melody's so sweet...

The heat is jumping
And I'm not holding back
My feet are tumbling
And I'm all over that
Track Name: Lo Ho Down
Deathly taste of guilt on her lips
One more drink will wash it down
Finger on her trigger finger
One more drink will weigh it down

She's gone to hell in a hand bag
With lipstick on her teeth
In a cloud of smoke that hides her grief

Standing in her house of cards
One more breath will bring it down
Woven web will suffocate her
One more breath will bring it down

She's gone to hell in a hand bag
with lipstick on her teeth
In a cloud of smoke that hides her grief
A woman on the run, with a loaded gun
After all these years she's only looking for some fun

Looking in her rear view mirror
Glad to leave it all behind
Running faster, reaching further
One more mile gives peace of mind
Track Name: Blue Tree
Dragged along like nothing's wrong
He's just another grubby toy
Won't be long before he's gone
He's just another noise to annoy

The front yard's now a jungle
Of debris and despair
And the beautiful blue tree, now grey
Has only plastic bags to bare

At five and six they learnt new tricks
To make their papa proud
Their innocence ain't worth a cent now
Not where they are bound

The front yard's getting crowded
A shrouded gloomy tomb
And the beautiful blue tree now leans
A kebab its only bloom

And what I think's important
You don't think's important
What I think is beautiful
You don't even see
So what if we are different
We still breath the same air
If I can't understand you and you don't seem to care

A frown already 'pon her brow
The boys they hover near
History will repeat itself
If helped along by fear

The front yard's now a junkyard
See nature's lost this race
And the beautiful blue tree's now gone
But there's a fridge there in its place!
Track Name: Sleep
There was a girl and she thought she had everything
Her world came tumbling down
What a struggle, to take on every day, after day after day
One way to chase the demons away

Where did you run to, when you wouldn't pick up, wouldn't open the door?
Where did you run to?
The only place that's safe for you

Hard to explain, noone understands her pain
Forgive and be strong
Night draws closer and she is glad of the company
One way to chase the demons away

Where did you run to, when you wouldn't pick up, wouldn't open the door?
Where did you run to?
The only place that's safe for you is sleep

Where did you run to, when you wouldn't pick up, wouldn't open the door?
Where did you run to?
The only place that's safe for you
Track Name: Fly Away
Another morning dull and grey
Another night before today
Another burn on the Persian rug
And the mirror there on the floor

Another day at the job I hate
Another day I sit and wait
To be upon my Persian rug
With the mirror there on the floor.

Hey hey hey
I know my soul will have to pay
Hey hey hey
Before the devil gets his way
Hey hey hey
I know my soul will have to pay
Hey hey hey
Until then I will fly away, fly away, fly away

On my magic carpet ride
I flew so high I touched the sky
I spoke with angels at the gate
Of the mirror there on the floor

They told me something had to give
If I truly want to live
I caught a glimpse of who I've become
In the mirror there on the floor.

Hey hey hey....

Another morning dull and grey
Another night before today
The Persian rug has lost its charm
And the mirror's not on the floor

The magic box's lid is shut
The credit card has been cut up
The final fiver has been spent
And the mirrors back on the wall

Hey hey hey...
Track Name: Lotions
I tried to do things the right way
Tried to make you see sense
But now it looks as though I have got to use my influence
Tried to make you remember
Tried to make you forget
Now I'll have to act fast my friend
Before you slip through the net

Lotions, potions, anything I can find
Lotions, potions, anything to make you mine
Voodoo, I will do anything to make you see
I will put a spell on you 'till you come back to me

I sit alone contemplating
What my next move should be
This game of chance has so fast become a thing of reality
I can sense that you're close now
And my heart starts to glow
Makes me smile when I think of all the things you'll never know

Trust in me, just in me
You will fine peace of mind

This hocus pocus is working
You're in the palm of my hand
And you will love me again
Then you'll understand
Track Name: The Boy with a Boater on his Head
I'd like to tell you 'bout the boy with a boater on his head
Though you might want to hear something else instead
He was a charmer with a smile that could melt a stone cold heart
And his eyes, well, they twinkled in the moonlight
Although we met a few times before,
It was usually three or four in the morning and the wine had made it hard to see
What was right in front of me

Hey! Boy with a boater,
Look at what you did, you made my heart go like a motor,
And I'd like to take you out, maybe give me a shout sometime.
Ok, so I'm a little older,
Maybe that just means that I can be a little bolder,
So I think that you and I should give things a try tonight!

So the attraction wasn't simply to his hat,
Let me tell you there was so much more than that:
Silver pocket watch, a waistcoat, and a shiny silk cravat,
That's not all, he looked so handsome in a top-hat

In the end the boater boy decided to agree,
And we're happy as can be
Holding hands, making plans, we live in perfect harmony
Track Name: Sophie
Dawn is breaking
I lie here waiting
Staring restlessly at the sky

You lie unwoken
Naked and broken
On this, the greatest day of our lives

The world is mine
The world is mine to play with today
The birds, the trees, they set me free to fly away
Run away with me
Frolic in the flowers
Endless possibilities
We can do just what we please
Noone can take that from us


Flush of green
Clouds of cream
Blue sapphire sky pressing down on me

Harbour no pretences
Watch him cry then send him
Drifting off into the above
Track Name: Fools & Fairytales
Underneath the rose-tinted glass
Shadows dance off into the dark
Armed with all that you perceive
You won't be prepared for what lies beneath

When I was little I wanted to see
What people meant by the birds and the bees
Things were much simpler when just holding hands
But that was not really part of boys plans

Oh dear, silly old me
What a fool I have been
What's all this nonsense of fairytale dreams
Oh how daft I have been

'Cause love does not care where it goes
Where it will land nobody knows
Whether you're little or whether you're old
Love does not what it's told

I tried and I tried but it was for no good
I could not feel what they said that I should
Then oh so suddenly like a hook to the chin
I found myself in a most wondrous spin

Spinning around and around and around
You best hold on tight or be flung to the ground
I met a boy unlike ever before
but my grip was too slippy and I was slung to the ground

Oh dear, silly old me
What a fool I have been
What's all this nonsense of fairytale dreams
Oh how daft I have been

'Cause love is not what I thought
Love does not what its ought
Not like a pet it has teeth and it bites
It has got fists and it's up for a fight

Like an old dog who just might have your hand
Be careful or you might get lost in quicksand
Drowning and drowning and drowning and drowning
'Cause I knew nothing
Track Name: Make Up
Do you think we can forgive
Do you think we can forget
Do you think we can forgive
And forget, and live life and let it go?

Do you think we can move on
Do you think we can make up
Do you think we can move on and make up
And prove that we're more than this?

It's on the tip of my tongue
It's on the tip of my tongue, but the sorry didn't come

Do you think we can start again
Do you think we can make amends
Do you think we can ever be friends again?

Let's get it over it
Please let's get peer it
Let's get over it right now
You know it's time to move on
You know it's time to move on
You know it's time to move on right now.