Wind Machine

by Hannah McPhillimy

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04:28
2.
04:21
3.
03:55
4.
04:06

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released June 5, 2016

Hannah McPhillimy: vocals, keys, Rhodes, BVs,
Tom Tabori: bass guitar
David Stockard: drums
Peter McCauley: percussion
LJ Hughes: trumpet
Elizabeth Donaghy: cello
Owen Denvir: viola
Vicki Schmidt: violin
Other Backing Vocals: Owen Denvir, Eleanor Kyle, Dan Larkin

Recorded and mixed by Julie McClarnon at Analogue Catalogue. Mastered by All songs c & p 2015 Hannah McPhillimy

Artwork by David Fleck Photography by Jonathan Ryder

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Track Name: Heart
My heart cannot stay here,
Where it’s been left,
keeping and kept alive by bare-faced, resurrection lies.

My heart cannot go back,
To where it was born,
it beats to be worn out by another lover’s doubt

Oh where will I go?
A tsunami wave took me home,
Wait, I’m disorientated,
Cause a hurricane set me back down again,
I’ve been left in the rain, I don’t feel any more safe

Oh heart if I could, I would
give us some time apart,
you could let down your guard,
And keep from getting hard, though that’s a deadly art.

Oh where will I go?
from the frying pan into the cold
Wait, I’m disorientated,
it’s hard to look above what never quite took off,
hard to move beyond, what shuddered to a halt.

I’ve been swept up and buffeted, I never wanted to be here
I’ve been swept up and buffeted, no-one ask me what I’ve done with my year.
I’ve been swept up and buffeted, I never wanted to be here,
Ive been swept up and buffeted, someone ask me what I’d hoped for the year

So lift me up, please pick me up, suddenly nothing appears
Oh lift me up, come pick me up, suddenly I’m the only one here.

Come follow me, where I’ve no idea,
Track Name: Breeze
I think my ears are on fire,
I’m always listening in.
I’m always looking behind me,
Where could the source of these whisperings be,
I think they’re inside me.

I think my world’s up in flames,
You might not see it that way,
But I’m fixed on destabilization,
If it’s not coming together well hell I’ll tear it apart.

See we all just want to be, blown away
Yes we all just want to be blown away
And if not then we’d rather blow this place,
Yes if I could I’d blow it up.

So bring the breeze please bring the breeze round.
It’s the very least if I’m to put this gun down.
And I feel the need for an explosion
good things they come too, good things they come too late.

Do you hear steel against steel?
Do you see planes overhead?
thought I just wanted to feel,
Well I sure do now, running and leaving them for dead

There’s nothing like rain on your face,
or breathing in sea from the air.
To let you know you’re home, free, you’re safe,
Oh I wish I had waited, I wish I had waited, I wish I had waited…

Come rushing wind, that art so strong
Come rushing in, weaken the bonds,
Come rushing in, make right what’s gone
Track Name: Ruins
The people in your life, we’ve all been set up,
Once we were divine, but then it got too tough,
Giving out, giving out love.
And you’re giving out, giving out love.

God once was in your life, but He’s been the biggest let down,
You never tried, kept asking far too much,
So you’ll give it up, give it up love
The only thing that, will never give you up, give you up love.

Where’s the grace for God, where is the cutting slack?
Oh the omnipotent He, cannot talk back.
& even in your darkest hour, you’ve envisioned how you’ll fall apart
& from the omnipresent you, will guard your heart.

& are you talking humans? Or are you talking deities?
Well we are only ruins, have trouble withstanding the slightest breeze
& are you talking humans? It’s like you’re looking for a deity.
Well I’m already ruined, come any closer and you’ll topple me.

How could they be so cold? You wish they’d cut you some slack,
You’ve never had someone to hold, who did not pull back
& then you start breaking down before I have the chance to come undone,
You’re just so thankful I’m not like all of those other ones.

& are you talking humans? Or are you talking deities?
Well we are only ruins, have trouble withstanding the slightest breeze
& are you talking humans? It’s like you’re looking for a deity.
Well I’m already ruined, come any closer and you’ll topple me.

You don’t know, you don’t know what’s good what’s good for you
We don’t know, we don’t know what’s good what’s good for you

& are you talking humans? Or are you talking deities?
Well we are only ruins, have trouble withstanding the slightest breeze
& are you talking humans? It’s like you’re looking for a deity.
Well I’m already ruined, come any closer and you’ll topple me.
Track Name: Running
In a living building, there’s room for you
In this house of healing, we’ll be good as new.
In a living building, there’s room for you,
In this house of healing, we’ll be good as new.

Oh sister mine, when did you get so fine?
Oh brother dear, who left you out here?
Oh closest friend, how long have you had to pretend?
I never knew, what this world had done to you.

She’s running the opposite, direction from the earth’s edge,
As far as she can get, from the wave-whipped waters,
Feeling the wind in her hair, as she hurtles forward,
Remembering falls as a child, when the green grass caught her.

I’m running the opposite, direction from the cliff edge,
As far as I can get from the moon-turned waters,
Feeling the wind in my hair, as I hurtle forwards,
Remembering falls as a child, chaos then order.

In a living building there’s room for you,
In the house of healing, we’ll be good as new.