Twelve

by Two Silhouettes

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Dan Leithauser Pleasantly sparse slow-core but with enough electronics and samples to move the speed forward and keep it interesting. RIYL Massive Attack, Tricky
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released April 12, 2013

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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: The Black Moods That Attack You
worth the bad news
then the good news
worth the black moods
that attack you
worth the bad news
then the good news
worth the black moods
that attack you

back to what i do best
back to my way, dear
back to flirting with death
back to my nadir
girls beginning with L
only ever gave me hell
you a devil dressed as an angel?
could you be my Rapunzel?

and i watch it die down
with the ones i want around
i watch it die down
with the ones i care about
and i watch it die down
with the ones i want around
i watch it die down
with the ones i care so much about

what have i gotta do…
what have i gotta do…
what have i gotta do…
what have i gotta do…
Track Name: Invisible
i am invisible
i go unseen
i am black ice
a creak on the stairs
i move unnoticed
a shout in the street
i am a tree
falling in the woods,

but i still make a sound
i still make a sound
one day, i’ll speak your language
one day, i’ll win you round

you can turn your back on me
and make me your enemy
but you can’t take this
away from me
you can act like you can’t see me
go ahead, and boycott me
but you can’t take this
away from me

i still make a sound
and make myself proud
one day, i’ll speak your language
& one day, i’ll win you round
Track Name: Coy
a sweetheart
so reticent
and movements
so hesitant
do i read –
between the lines?
do i take it –
as a compliment?

cross my path
darling, cross my path
and don’t be coy with me
and i won’t be coy with you
do you swoon?
like i do
have you butterflies?
or is it just me

i don’t mind if we go –
painstakingly slow
or if we only liaise
once in a blue moon
do i make –
the first moves?
do i take –
the first steps

[chorus]
Track Name: Dark Arms
how am i supposed to sleep
with you around me?
how am i supposed to slip away
with you all on me?
with your dark arms around me
with you climbing like ivy
with you tangled up with me
gently pulling at my seams

and you gatecrash
and you trespass
kiss my forehead
with your strings attached

you make me dream so furiously
you make me dream so feverishly [x2]

we pass rays (back and forth)
until i fall away
we pass rays (back and forth)
until i fall away (through the mattress)

you sleeptalk your heart out
we keep all the light out
you invade my sleep
and you steal the sheets

[bridge, chorus]

wild flower…
i’m a wallflower
Track Name: Barn Owls
it cries behind my house
it haunts the roads at night
it hides just out of sight
and cries the saddest cry
its business is unfinished
it’s the only thing that calls
sounds so fucking alone
it cuts me to the bone

demon, death or ghost
the loneliest of roads
it’s watching from a post
as we effortlessly float

the middle of nowhere
in a no man’s land
the darkest night
since records began
where it’s unlit
where my love is
black as
cassiterite

[chorus]

flying low
carried on a stretcher
somnambulant
in an old German car
in my hunting ground
with a heart-shaped face
DDT
will be the death of me

[chorus]
Track Name: You're An Instrument I Don't Know How To Play
number 1 is number 2
reshape myself for you
go chasing my Cinderella
trynna show her unicorns
i can make a home for her
burn it down when she is gone
and sleep in the soot
holding on to her halo

well, you know where to find me
you’re never ever far from me
and i will never ever let you down
you can always come Cry To Me
don’t you worry about her
don’t you worry about her
we could kill time in your room
we could kill time on your rooftop

and you and me relapse
slip back into bad ways
you are an instrument
i don't know how to play
and you and me relapse
slip back into those bad old ways
you are an instrument
i don't know how to play

my Chinese lanterns
catch fire and burn
and come down
in flames
if my body is a home
then i’m an arsonist
death by a thousand cuts
death by a billion drinks

i will help you fall asleep
and i will see you through the night
and i will show when you need me most
i’ve always got time for your black moods
don’t you worry about her
don’t you worry about her
we could kill time in your room
we could kill time on your rooftop

and you and me relapse
slip back into bad ways
you are an instrument
i don't know how to play
and you and me relapse
slip back into those bad old ways
you are an instrument
i don't know how to play

i’m on fire
but i’ve just gotta ride it out
Track Name: Bedrooms
same bed, so far apart
a lake of sheets between us
& that beautiful back to me
so coldly…

so we take turns
being cowards
so we take turns
breaking hearts

then we start again
write it off again
and no one asks
and you don’t tell

and you’re folded
and you’re torn in two
and you privately
hyperventilate

like it’s Groundhog Day
another morning in South East London
like six minutes and 42 seconds
into Good Morning, Captain

another bedroom
when i liked yours more
another bedroom, when i –
wanna haunt yours

even though it ended
guess at least it happened
and i know that it won’t
climb in through my window
Track Name: Wounded Eyes
i wanna disappear
with my wounded eyes
i wanna disappear
go out like a light
i wanna slip away
with my aching heart
i wanna disappear
burn out like a car

with my wounded eyes
with my wounded eyes
with my wounded eyes
with my wounded, blue eyes

i wanna disappear
and burn out brightly
i wanna disappear
secretly & privately
slip away from here
with no goodbye
i wanna disappear
and write myself off

[chorus]

and i know that this is –
a game i can’t win
yet again, this is –
a game i can’t win