Duchess of Whispers

by ills Winter

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about

In our treehouse on the hills, Wellington howls and rumbles on some noisy nights, the wind rattling our thin wooden walls. We pile old couch cushions and blankets up, and cover the windows with duvets to get a nice vocal. Our lounge littered with leads and pedals, instruments and old Persian rugs. We record through the night.

Daytime noises have found their way into these tracks; its hard to keep the daylight out even when you close the curtains.

This album tells of an artist's journey, a story that starts when she fades to anesthesia. At first alone, she encounters revolutionaries, faces her demons, meets her kindred, finds revelation within the depths of the cat's soulful stare, proclaims her strength, writes an urgent dance-letter, has sweeping visions, rides a camel with Oberon, feels somehow changed but can't quite place her finger on it and possibly needs a hug and a cuddle after all that adventuring.

Emile has beautifully crafted and seduced me with his approach to music, he is a talented composer. I am honored to work with him. As well as having a very kind temperament he is a strong artist with a genuine love for the creative process. I have enjoyed every minute of this project with him. Thanks baby.

And to all the wonderful people that have been a part of my life, given me kisses and a cup of tea when I was tired from life's ups and downs, lent us gear, stopped by in the middle of the night to record, shared a drink or two, you have all inspired these songs.

Now, on with the show.

warm thoughts. Peace
Elizabeth xx

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released March 22, 2016

MIXED BY EMILE DE LA REY
MASTERED BY MIKE GIBSON AT MUNKI STUDIOS

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Track Name: Blade
Sleep in a soft bed,
Know that there’s no danger around.

Dream of your wishes,
Dream of your lover's kiss.

Hold up your hands and look at the shadow,
Play around.

When on the water sail to a place of dreams
You’re in a dream, you’re in a dream.

Fight off the danger
Fight of the danger now.

You’re in a dream

There’s a treasure waiting at the bottom of the sands

X marks the spot
and a blade will take all

Deep deep down
Deep deep down
Track Name: Not Ours To See
Dry your eyes you've thought too much,
Nothing worth crying over now.

Broken glass on cobble stones,
Red hem
Milk runs down.

It's not time to say goodnight.
Wait a while soon you'll find,
The universe sings.

Dry your eyes you've thought too much.
Nothing worth crying over now.

Broken glass on cobble stones,
Milk running down

Is it true we know too much?
Is it true the youth is floating with us

Like a ghost

Is it true we know too much?
Is it true the youth is floating with us,

Like a ghost.
Track Name: I See Danger
Seems I make you a little bit uncomfortable
So I won’t mistake you
For someone vulnerable

Watch out they’re coming
Watch out they’re calling us

Watch out they’re coming
Watch out they’re grabbing us

Seems I make you a little bit uncomfortable

I won’t mistake you
for someone vulnerable

Here they come in a flood

Do I make you uncomfortable?
I see danger
I won’t mistake you for someone vulnerable
Track Name: Digital
I think now we’ll be good friends
it took so long to climb to the top
to climb to the top of this world
no more physical
were all digital
are you skeptical?
we’re all digital
Things are rushing by so fast
let’s watch it grow and change day by day
we need no physical
digital
give me physical
with a digital twist
with a digital twist
twisted marketing
make up our mind
time after time
we all know it’s for all of us
in our mind digital
does it matter so?
Digital
give me more give me all
I will be powerful
powerful
in this digital world
In this digital word
Powerful
In this digital world
Track Name: Caught in the Headlights
Paradise is made, man
Thirsty days sipping whiskey
grooving with kindred

Purple lipstick smudged on your cheek
We dance down streets with phony cigarettes and coffee cup
Solving the world’s problems one sentence at a time

Don’t be down baby
They’re all straight

Don’t be down baby

Are you tired of being nice?
Tired of being so nice
We’re tired of being still
When all we wanna do is let go
So who then wins
Who can be the king
Caught in the headlight

Do you wanna be somebody?
Really?
Or are you just gonna bitch and moan to me?
Do you wanna be somebody really?
Or are you just gonna bitch and moan to me.

I wanna let go
Wanna let go?
Track Name: Moments Lost
We savour it,
Every sound we make
Our love of sound
making our hearts ache

Never quite
finding that sound
The song that takes
All the pain away

Answers all,
That we could ever ask

Moments lost
Planning our arc

Moments lost

Charge your voices
Let them be loud
Speak your minds
Though it may not feel profound
Least you tried to
Play some part
On this earth
We can make some art

Futures hold us
Captive in this spark
Dragging ground
Uprooted we’ll go far

I’m a dreamer
You’re a dreamer
We’re all dreamers
We’re all dreamers
What is real? what is real doesn’t matter
Cause we’re all dreamers
Dreaming our whole lives through.
Track Name: Little Bird
A little bird hopped beside me
Oblivious to that
I was watching
My hair was in the breeze
Moving to and fro
Like all the leaves around me

A little bird hopped right beside me
Oblivious didn’t even notice me
I recall when I was so young when I felt that small

A little bird hopped right beside me
Oblivious didn’t even see me
And I recall when I felt that small
And i recall
Not looking behind me

Today’s only about the sun
I don’t care about anyone!

I think I am an animal
I think I am an animal
I want to claim my home.
I have my family.

I think we’re all animals
Waiting for our
Appetisers
I think we’re all animals
Lying around

Today’s only about the sun I don’t care about anyone
Today’s only about the sun
I don’t want to think about anything other than sun
Other than sunshine











Don’t be sad
Life’s a game
Don’t be sad
Track Name: Delusions of a Hermit
That car’s getting old
The wheel’s falling off
I think the brakes are stuck
I hear it squealing
I don’t know that brand
But I know your type..
I think I’ll sit still and wait for the rust to kick in
Who's the elephant clinging to every memory?
I don’t know which way, what, how
It ended up this way

Keep them under lock and key
Better watch out for me
Why don’t you just
keep them under lock and key

Now you’re trembling scared
Seen the enemy
Snake dressed up as a little kitty

Better watch out for me
As a little kitty, snake dress up as a little kitty

Think I’ll clean you up
Pull you apart
Better get your guns ready
I’m gonna brake your heart
You know I’m fed up
With this hole
In the ground that you keep falling in
So climb on out!

I control the wind I control the sea
Wash you from the feet up
I could be your god
Or your enemy
Snake dressed up as a little kitty
Better watch out for me
Track Name: Purgatory
I’m happier here where everything’s familiar
I think I’ve been wise taking my time
No one to be disappointed

I cut loose,
No regrets in this
I’ll meet you
In purgatory

I just
Want
Two little things
That would
Satisfy me

And I want
Yeah I want
Two little things

I want you to move
I want you to dance
Track Name: Wildflowers
You lived in a big house on a small hill
No one knew that you were there you stood alone...

Wildflowers cover the fields like carpet
cover the fields
Track Name: Ceaseless
The king, he stood on pyramids
Watching over all the people

As they razed the white flag

Hand in hands
And chains around their ankles

One took a bite out of the ground
And watched it all go tumbling down

Brick by brick
year by year
Round and round
our world turns
Time it throws
us to the sky
our bodies fade
into the breeze

Some walked with bare feet on the sand
Chains around their ankles, walking hand in hand

Their money pouring from his hands
hair longer than the mountainside

You used to sit on pyramids
Watching over all the people
They took a bite out of the ground

and watched it all go tumbling down

Watch it all go tumbling down

Brick by brick
Line by line
Day by day
Time time time
Time it throws us to the sky
Our bodies fade
And watch it all go tumbling down
Track Name: Growing Pains
I feel them I have growing pains
I’ll be reaching higher than I ever knew
The sunlight is shining on my finger tips
I’m going to hand it on to you

I feel them I have growing pains
I’ll be there when you reach the extra mile
Take up your hobby
Throw it in the pile of games
I feel them i have growing pains
I know that I’ll reach

Hahahaha I told you

Haha told you
Haha told you
Track Name: You get me so High
Kiss me again
Write me a love song
Play it to me over and over

Play it to me!

Over and over