Open Heart Circus

by Annalie Wilson

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about

things come together and fall apart
heart full, heart empty
sad longing pierces the dawn of open space


Open Heart circus was recorded in London, Frome & Krakow, mixed by Szymon Piotrowski and mastered by Ace of Skunk Anansie. It is an honest dissection of my awkwardly human heart from chaos to simplicity and back again.

credits

released November 27, 2014

Words and music by Annalie Wilson
Vocals performed by Annalie Wilson
Bass performed by Ben Heartland
Guitars performed by Olly Weeks
Drums performed by Dana Myzer except for 'The Lizard' and 'Moths' performed by Robin Pharaoh
Hammond organ performed by Olly Weeks except for 'Grey Area' performed by Annalie Wilson and Olly Weeks
Piano performed by Annalie Wilson except for 'Noah' and 'Broken Glass' performed by Annalie Wilson and Olly Weeks and 'The Astronaut' and 'The Weight' performed by Olly Weeks
Wurlitzer performed by Annalie Wilson
Instrumental recording by Ben Heartland
Vocal recording by Szymon Piotrowski
Mixing by Szymon Piotrowski
Mastering by Ace at The Dark Art Mastering
Production by Annalie Wilson, co-production by Szymon Piotrowski and Ben Heartland
Arrangements of all songs by Annalie Wilson, Ben Heartland, Olly Weeks and Robin Pharaoh
Additional arrangement of 'The Lizard' by Richard Henshawe
Released by Undercurrent Records 27/11/2014

Thank you:
To Szymon Piotrowski, my partner in international risk; to Ben Heartland for your unwavering commitment and creativity; to Robin Pharaoh and Olly Weeks for your rich and unique contributions; to Sylvester Laciok for yourlove, support and faith; to Kim Chandler for helping me find my voice; to Magdalena Plewa for diving in and being brilliant; to Colin and Janet Weeks, The Plewa family, Psychosound Studio, Heli Heartland, David Hope and Jane Hope for providing ground and nurture; to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, David Schneider and all my teachers for your wisdom and kindness; to Sid, Ali, Naomi, Debbie, all at The Pin, my friends and family for your endless support and belief in me; to Ace for your encouragement and expertise; to Yohei Sasaki and Richard Henshawe for sharing your talents; to Sam Montero, Cesar Gimeno Lavin and Mike Dearing for the loan of instruments and equipment; to Sean Raggett and Mauri Sherrington for your visual mastery; and to my parents for raising me with a spirit of adventure

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Track Name: Grey Area
It's getting dark so early
You and me
We're not even dressed
You and your hair so curly
Me in my thermal vest
Please don't, please don't start
I know you can't feel my heart

I need to find my way back from here
Fire smoulders away through grey
And now I'm making myself unclear
Time soldiers away through fear

It's getting so much better
Since we let our ghosts fight
And now we're joined together
Sometimes deeper than we like
Please don't, please don't go on
I know you can't be the one

I need to find my way back from here
Fire smoulders away through grey
And now I'm making myself unclear
Time shoulders the blame
It's all gone grey
It's so easy to say
But not easy to stay

You won't live forever
So let's live today
I wanna face the weather
I'm gonna chase the wolves away
Feels so, feels so wrong
You'll only miss it when it's gone

I need to find my way back from here
Fire smoulders away through grey
And now I'm making myself unclear
Time soldiers away through grey
Track Name: Moths
Saw a moth trapped under glass
Give a few desperate flaps
And then collapse
Pressing its head against the wall
To be near that chink of light
Well you're a cloud without a face
Running backwards in this
Endless egg and spoon race
Until you disappear without a trace
As the earth moves into space

Do you have a little bit of love inside you?
Nobody seems to know
Do you have a little bit of faith they'll find you though?
We all got time to kill
Time to be still
If all your smiles won't fill the gap
Will we just snap?

Ninevah why can't you sleep
Digging up these thoughts
They're way too deep
You'll never find the answers that you know
Til you learn to let them go
And you're alone amongst the stars
The smell of darkness
Distant murmur of cars
Well throw an open window on your fright
Take a deep breath in to night

Do you have a little bit of love inside you?
Nobody seems to know
Do you have a little bit of faith they'll find you though?
We all got time to kill
Time to be still
If all your smiles won't fill the gap
Will we just snap?