Slow​-​burning Sessions

by Two Silhouettes

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released April 24, 2012

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Two Silhouettes UK

TWO SILHOUETTES is a project by Sam Holloway (music/vocals) and Francesca Allen (lead vocals).

Guest vocalists have included Imran Rumjon, Clive TV, Ollie Godwin, Sam Hacking and Cherry Franklin, and guest musicians have included Kev Cousins, Anna-Helena McLean, Lucy White, and Matt Docherty.

The music is comprised of live recordings, computer programmed sounds, & music/film/dictaphone samples
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Track Name: In The Woods
tried to take you off the beaten track
tried to keep you with photographs
on the leaves, under trees, pitch black
lit her figure with a camera flash
tried to take you off the beaten track
tried to keep you with photographs
on the leaves, under trees, pitch black
tried to take you off the beaten track
Track Name: The Severn
all you had to do
was to give the word
and i’d cross the river
and i’d cross the Severn

threw yourself on me
as you let me in
and you told me things
i thought i wouldn’t hear

and you couldn’t see me cry beside you
and you couldn’t see me cry beside you
and i left in the morning though you told me to stay
and i left in the morning though you told me to stay
Track Name: Fireworks Over The Motorway
you were on my elbow
on Bonfire Night
you had me doing cartwheels
and a hundred miles for you

(thinking we can beat the distance)

had me doing cartwheels on Park Street
had my apple cart full in dark streets
cut a red shape that i had to adore
threw shapes that i can’t ignore
it’s all about how she makes the room less darker
something ‘bout how she draws shapes like a sparkler
so purrty – her choreography
ain’t no evil in her, but the nice in her’ll kill me

crossed paths on the stairwell; ‘cross the room stares tell –
me she’s keen, perching the arm of my sofa, well, –
wouldn’t say no to a sandwich wi’ you
hell, you put the belle in Belle-Ville Rendez-Vous
i go incognito; i’d gone anonymous…
in a beat though, we were both on top ’a this
under cloaks with the competition
but Little Red Hiding Hood ain’t got nothing…
Track Name: Parks After Dark
while the world sleeps
we slip away and meet
while the world sleeps
we slip away and meet

meet me
in the park
meet me
after dark
Track Name: Chang
would it be unethical?
your cocktail of chemicals
will you pass me in the hallway?
will you be my baby, someday?

since you asked so kindly
climbed right inside’a me
since you put it like that…
though i know you ain’t all that

and i know it’s nothing new
to compare a girl to you
and i know it ain’t subtle
but all my fibres call –

(for you…) it skips
(for you…) feet slip
(for you) ’ in a blue moon
(for you) coming back to you

(glued from the second i saw that skirt swish
tartan blankets and windy picnics)
Track Name: Rekindled
rekindled
like a house on fire

(brought back the ghost)

was a flicker
a quiver
was a shiver
a little liquor
was a whisper
a whimper
all embers
and cinders

colder winter
hold her warmer
i remember
i’m too into her
kissed her shoulders
fold her forwards
watch her smoulder
things i told her

brought back like the fire in the fireplace
thought back to the time we rewired the place
you could crash, we could head-to-toe it
creak upstairs so that we can show it
pick her up in a dying car
drive us by the lake in the dead of the night
we can make it to mine
the night is young and it’s like old times
we knock back night caps, as we catch up
like a house on fire, as we both wrap up
the one that made you flutter, your babe and you
pheromones and de ja vu
Track Name: Getting Acquainted
i don’t wanna feel
i don’t wanna feel
i don’t wanna feel
i don’t wanna feel

we make do with listlessness
we make do with listlessness
we make do with listlessness
(make do with eskimo kisses)

good to see you’re getting acquainted
gonna make the whole room frustrated
kinda game that speaks to weakness
kinda thing that leaves you speechless
Track Name: Elsewhere
i watch it residing in your eyes
i see it hiding there in your mind
but it’s not like it’s a surprise
so i don’t let it mess with mine
and you’re elsewhere
and you’re elsewhere
the lights are on, but no-one’s home
but i don’t feel so all alone

cuz we’ve a thing for oblivion
and we don’t need a saint or martyr
just an insignificant other
another eyes-glazed-over stranger

we kiss goodbye to us [x4]

don’t wanna see the stars in the sky
just the dull black, & the amber
don’t wanna try to save this place
just wanna watch it catch on fire
here's to us, and our end
a toast to us, a hymn for our end
cuz now we’re soulless
cuz now we’re fucked up, drunk & hopeless

[bridge, chorus]
Track Name: Smoulder
a heart like a quarry lake
i wanna take a different shape
i’m dying inside
to trespass with you and hide

our breath in the air
the ashes have gone cold
but i see you smoulder
you’ve everything that i need
Track Name: Denouement
you’re like a burning in reverse
it’s like your whole life’s been rehearsed
it’s like you’re burning backwards
it’s like this whole thing’s just a verse

it’s like you’re forming out of nothing
it’s like you’re coming outta the ashes
and when you speak it’s innuendo
and when you play, a slowburning crescendo

and i remove myself, to remove you [x4]

there is no denouement
there is no denouement
there’s no end to the sequence
to the kinda hopeless sequence
no way to end, but it’s back to normal
it’s not resolved but it’s back to normal
it’s still a world that’s full of evil
a silhouette that pirouettes, is all

so you know, i won’t forget you
poetry just wouldn’t have kept you
i won’t hold it against you
i won’t hold it against you