Beggars and Blues

by Casee Wilson

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released August 27, 2010

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Casee Wilson York, UK

A singer-songwriter based in York, UK, Casee draws on the mysteries of the vast universe and earthly forces of nature for inspiration in her writing. Her music has been likened to Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Kate Rusby, whom she counts among her influences. When she isn't busy making music, she enjoys aikido, gin and a night in with a good book. ... more

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Track Name: Beggars at the Feast
They come in the night
Take your hearts and your minds
Stealing in the dark
Tie you up and leave you blind

They sell off your girls
And let them take the blame
Like Babylon's whores
Condemn them all to the flame

Who will you believe
When the beggars are at your feast
Where is your reprieve
From the devils at your heels

All their jealous gods
Become your rage and need
Pandora's box has opened
And you've lost the key

Who will you believe
When the beggars are at your feast
Where is your reprieve
From the devils at your heels

Who will you believe
When the beggars are at your feast
Where is your reprieve
From the devils at your heels
ooooh

The devils at your heels
Track Name: Sound Advice
Mother told me not to let the mirror tell me
Who I am or where I'm going, or the person I should be
I always wanted more than these four walls surrounding me
My freedom and integrity, no limit to my dream

ooooh

Turn around, little girl, break the glass, watch it shatter
Burn it down, change your world, f**k them all, they don't matter

Mother said you'll always be the square peg in the round hole
But it doesn't matter, cause you'll always be yourself
We spend our lifetimes pleasing others in the hopes that we
Might finally be accepted, and not left up on the shelf

ooooh

Turn around, little girl, break the glass, watch it shatter
Burn it down, change your world, f**k them all, they don't matter

Mother taught me that my instinct is my greatest gift
To make my own decisions and to learn from my mistakes
Don't apologise for being who you are, don't change a thing
It's better to be real than dancing with the fakes

ooooh

Turn around, little girl, break the glass, watch it shatter
Burn it down, change your world, f**k them all, they don't matter
Track Name: False Alarm
She led him to the water
And took him by the hand
She asked if her still loved her
Her eyes like shifting sands
And she sang

Sweet, sweet false alarm
How could it be?
Can you make him love me again?
My sweet, sweet false alarm
My sweet, sweet, sweet

She said she had a secret
She couldn't tell a soul
Of changes lies and circumstances
She had nowhere else to go
And she sang

Sweet, sweet false alarm
You'll set me free
If you can make him love me again
My sweet, sweet false alarm
My sweet, sweet, sweet

She's singing lullabies to shadows
She's singing lullabies to shadows
She's singing lullabies to shadows
She's singing lullabies to shadows

Sweet, sweet false alarm
How could it be?
Can you make him love me again?
My sweet, sweet false alarm
My sweet, sweet, sweet
Track Name: Summertime
Oooh summertime
Sipping cold drinks in the shade
Oooh summertime
Skinny dipping in the bay

Oooh summertime
Warm nights sitting by the sea
Oooh summertime
Nobody here but you and me
Track Name: Did I Tell You
In the dark
Watching shadows on the wall
I play the part
You never notice me at all
The answer's here
Wrapped in riddles in my head
The demon fear
Makes me doubt what I have said

Did I tell you that I want you
Did I tell you that I need you
Did I tell you you're the only one to take away the pain
Did I tell you that I love you
That I cannot live without you
I'll keep coming back again and again

Fractured glass
Blood roses dying on the sill
Empty eyes
Empty bottles, empty will
I see your face
Like a shattered chandelier
You have no place
In the poison of my tears

Did I tell you that I want you
Did I tell you that I need you
Did I tell you you're the only one to take away the pain
Did I tell you that I love you
That I cannot live without you
I'll keep coming back again and again

Did I tell you that I want you
Did I tell you that I need you
Did I tell you you're the only one to take away the pain
Did I tell you that I love you
That I cannot live without you
I'll keep coming back again and again
Track Name: Fade to Grey
Too late, I watch the bus leaving
There's so much left unsaid
Screw fate, I don't need this feeling
These thoughts all torn up in my head
I know I promised forever
When I gave you my heart
Too slow, we couldn't find heaven
And now we're both falling apart

So the colours fade, fade to grey
See the past unmade, fade to grey
So the colours fade, fade to grey
See the past unmade, fade to grey

All gone, this desolate wasteland
Makes a fool out of me
No songs, no tearstained confessions
Can change the way this has to be
I know I promised forever
Then I took back my heart
Too slow, no sign of things changing
So now we're both falling apart

So the colours fade, fade to grey
See the past unmade, fade to grey
So the colours fade, fade to grey
See the past unmade, fade to grey
So the colours fade, fade to grey
See the past unmade, fade to grey
Track Name: On Tim Burton's Farm
Have you seen the sky painted black
Hanging over stars like a sack
Have you heard the skeletal cries
Coming from the looking glass

Do you wonder what goes on there
Seated in the self rocking chair
Gazing over forests and fields
Razor blades and frosty grass

I don't think the cows are normal on Tim Burton's farm
I really don't think that the cows are normal on Tim Burton's farm

Have you seen the candy twist trees
Have you seen the way the ground breathes
All the keys that rattle in locks
Even when there's noone there?
It's funny how the moon's always full
And everywhere a strange sort of chill
Your shadow's always coming unlatched
And skipping off without a care

I don't think the cows are normal on Tim Burton's farm
I really don't think that the cows are normal on Tim Burton's farm
Track Name: I Don't Want You Anymore
I don't wanna be your woman
I don't want to be your girl
I don't wanna be a fool for you
Or be the centre of your world
I don't want to be your honey
I don't wanna be your babe

I don't want you anymore
No I don't want you anymore

I don't want you to buy me flowers
And I don't want no diamond rings
And if you kiss the ground I walk on
I'm gonna grow myself some wings
I don't wanna be your sweetheart
Your treasure or your pearl

I don't want you any more
no I don't want you anymore

I don't want your sole devotion
Don't want to see you on your knees
I don't want romantic settings
And I don't want to hear you plead
All I want is my own freedom
All I want is room to breathe

I don't want you anymore
I don't want you anymore
I don't want you anymore
no I don't want you anymore
Track Name: Strange Familiarity
You tell me you remember me
You talk about the past and who I used to be
With strange familiarity
You come into my life demanding to be seen

But I don't know you, only what I've been told
And I am overwhelmed that you could be so bold
You'd turn the clock back if you only had the chance
But I'm not joining in this dance

Take your love back, I don't need it
Take your heart back, I didn't ask for it
I don't know who you are
No, I don't know you are

Like an insect on a pin
I'll face your scrutiny but I won't let you in
You'll say who I am is a sin
Well, I could change for you but I could never win

No I don't trust you, it's best to stay apart
Although you mean well, you're sure to hurt my heart
You'd make it all ok if I'd only let you close
But I'm not letting in this ghost

Take your love back, I don't need it
Take your heart back, I didn't ask for it
I don't know who you are
No, I don't know you are
Track Name: Dancin'
Sugar sugar
Do you want to spend some time with me
You're looking kind of lonely
Is there something I can do?
Cause I've been watching you from across the room for the past few songs
Do you wanna come dancin'?
Do you wanna come dancin'?

Kick off your shoes, let your hair down low
Step on the dance floor and let go
Don't be afraid, make the rhythm work and let it rock your soul
Come dance with me, we can dance all night
And move our feet til the morning light
I wanna rock your soul

Sugar sugar
Won't you come and take a walk with me
I'd like to know you better
Find the secret in your smile
Cause you've been watching me from across the room for the last few songs
Do you wanna come dancin'?
Do you wanna come dancin'?

Kick off your shoes, let your hair down low
Step on the dance floor and let go
Don't be afraid, make the rhythm work and let it rock your soul
Come dance with me, we can dance all night
And move our feet til the morning light
I wanna rock your soul

Kick off your shoes, let your hair down low
Step on the dance floor and let go
Don't be afraid, make the rhythm work and let it rock your soul
Come dance with me, we can dance all night
And move our feet til the morning light
I wanna rock your soul

Kick off your shoes, let your hair down low
Step on the dance floor and let go
Don't be afraid, make the rhythm work and let it rock your soul
Come dance with me, we can dance all night
And move our feet til the morning light
I wanna rock your soul

Sugar sugar
Do you wanna spend some time with me
You're looking kind of lonely
Is there something I can do?
Cause we've been watching each other across the room for the last few songs
Do you wanna come dancin'?
Do you wanna come dancin'?
Do you wanna come dancin'?
Do you? Do you? Do you? Do you?
Track Name: Midnight Blues
It's the middle of the night and the moon is gliding over
All the birds have taken flight to rest their heads until the dawn
My piano calls to me so I go and get some coffee
Write a line or two or three, before the inspiration's gone

I've got the midnight blues
Cuddled up to my insomnia and waiting for my muse
I've got the midnight blues
Mainlining lots of caffeine and hoping for my muse

Now the drunks have gone to bed and the streets outside are silent
The only sound is in my head and the beating of my heart
The ink is running from my pen as I'm scribbling and sketching
As I try to write again and put some life into my art

I've got the midnight blues
Cuddled up to my insomnia and waiting for my muse
I've got the midnight blues
Mainlining lots of caffeine and hoping for my muse

And so this is how it goes
I pass the time til morning
The ideas slowly dawning
I'm hoping that it shows
All the work and all the thinking
Just to keep myself from sinking

I've got the midnight blues
Cuddled up to my insomnia and waiting for my muse
I've got the midnight blues
Mainlining lots of caffeine and hoping for my muse