Riptides

by Casee Wilson

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released July 31, 2013

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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: Nobody's Hero
She said: “I need you like a tourniquet, to stop the poison rushing to my heart”
She said: “I need you like amphetamines to keep me set on fire
But I'm nobody's hero, and I'm nobody's drug
I'm nobody's saviour, so I'm sorry dear but you're out of luck

She said: “ I need you like an alibi to save me from myself and all my crimes”
She said: “I need you like a hurricane to sweep my world away”
But I'm nobody's hero and I'm nobody's fool
I'm nobody's scapegoat, so I'm sorry dear but I won't validate you

No I'm nobody's hero and I'm nobody's pawn
I'm nobody's angel, I hate to disappoint you but you're on your own
Track Name: Riptides
I've been digging for your secrets, I've been searching for your shore
It feels like I'm leaning to breathe, like I never could before

Oooh let the riptide pull me under
Oooh let it strip me to the bone
Oooh let the riptide pull me under
Oooh let it carry me home

We're still looking for the answers with the passing of the years
Wondering how long it will take before we conquer all our fears

Oooh let the riptide pull me under
Oooh let it strip me to the bone
Oooh let the riptide pull me under
Oooh let it carry me home

If time is on our side, show me how to fly
I want to touch the clouds before we say goodbye

Oooh let the riptide pull me under
Oooh let it strip me to the bone
Oooh let the riptide pull me under
Oooh let it carry me home
Track Name: Voodoo Violet (Acoustic)
Deep in the Banewoods, in the fading light
Mr Kinky's at the door singing “four to the floor,
ooh girl, I'll keep you up all night”
Voodoo Violet's in the bedroom with a knife in her hand
When the camera starts to roll she will devour your soul
and send you off to Neverland

She's under your skin like velveteen and razorblades
Blowing your mind like angel dust and hand grenades
Although she seems cruel, her twisted ethics make some sort of sense
Voodoo Violet, your pain is no defence

Take a tip from an expert, there's nowhere to run
There's hoodoo magic everywhere, it's like a day at the fair
you might as well enjoy the fun
Voodoo Violet's on the warpath, you'll break or you'll bend
She'll take a chainsaw to your heart and then she'll rip you apart
but you'll love her til the bitter end

She's under your skin like velveteen and razorblades
Blowing your mind like angel dust and hand grenades
Although she seems cruel, her twisted ethics make some sort of sense
Voodoo Violet, your pain is no defence
Track Name: Just Another Love Song
I know you've heard it all before, the tired cliches and the overused chords
This is just another love song for the cynical and sick at heart

There will always be a girl like you and a fool like me
There will always be a girl like you and a fool like me

This is just another sorry tale of all the things I'd do for you
A song of self esteem all wrapped up in a box, tied with a bitter bow

There will always be a girl like you and a fool like me
There will always be a girl like you and a fool like me

There will always be a girl like you and a fool like me
(You were always bad for me, I was just too blind to see)
There will always be a girl like you and a fool like me
(All my friends say they told me so, I was a fool not to let you go)

This is just another love song for the cynical
Track Name: Drowning Ophelia
Drowning Ophelia says her heart's not for the taking
She's been waiting for his footsteps in the sand
Drowning Ophelia weighs her pockets down with longing
as the seaweed slips like silver through her hand

Ooh ooh, ooh ooh
Ooh ooh

Drowning Ophelia rides the currents where they take her
She's a glassy eyed pretender to the throne
Drowning Ophelia knows there's no-one left to save her
She always knew that she'd be better off alone

Ooh ooh, ooh ooh
Ooh ooh

(Sweets for my sweet, dreams for my dream, sweets for my sweet)

Drowning Ophelia left her heart beneath the willow
Softly haunting every corner of her mind
Drowning Ophelia said goodbye to hopes and wishes
Now she's sleeping and she left her dreams behind
Track Name: World Reborn
Dance with me at the water's edge
Dance with me in the storm
They say it's the ending of the earth
But it's being reborn

And the world falls away
And the world falls away

Take my hand at the water's edge
Watch the sky crashing down
We spin at the cracking of the dawn
As the stars slowly drown

And the sky fades to grey
And the sky fades to grey

Follow me to the waters edge
To the thundering sea
We fall in a rain of ice and fire
As the world is set free
Track Name: I Miss You (When It's Raining)
I'm lying awake, it's 5am, the city's asleep, it's raining again
Where are you now?
It feels like I'm hanging by a thread, it's colder than hell here in my head
But I don't know how to tell you

I miss you now, I don't understand it, after all that we've been through
I miss you now, I'd turn the clock back if I thought that it would save you

You always said I think too much, I live in a dream, I'm out of touch
I drift away
The stories we told were our own special dance, the light went out long before we had a chance

to make it safe and mean it
but

I miss you now, I don't understand it, after all that we've been through
I miss you now, I'd turn the clock back if I thought that it would save you

This doesn't happen when skies are blue and life is moving on
I always find a way to make it easier to bear
But somehow the sheets of rain reflect the pain I cannot cast aside
And everything I do reminds me of what could have been

I miss you now, I don't understand it, after all that we've been through
I miss you now, I'd turn the clock back but I don't think that I can save you
Track Name: Dark Side of Me
You tried to push me but I never fell
I'm stronger than you'll ever know
The way you play me and the lies that you tell
You really need to let it go

Cause sooner or later you'll find the dark side of me
There'll be hell to pay on the dark side of me
There's a chill in your soul on the dark side of me
So you better back off and leave me be

Your lack of empathy and the things that you say
make me wonder who you really are
Obsessive ignorance repeated day after day
Has pushed me way too hard and way too far

So you better look out for the dark side of me
There'll be hell to pay on the dark side of me
No the sun doesn't shine on the dark side of me
So you better back off and leave me be
Track Name: Around and Around
I was going in circles, waiting for signals
Reading the writing on the wall
You were all secrets, shadows and stories
Telling me nothing, nothing at all
I could be there, begging you please
Just give me something to believe in
But I've got my pride

You've got me in a corner, and I'm going aaaaah
Around and around again
Around and around again

You could bear witness, give all the answers
Tear down the walls that keep you safe
We've got no agenda, no motive or reason
Just tired of the pointless masquerade

And I could be there, bang on your door
Begging for truth and nothing more
But I've got my pride

You've got me in a corner, I'm going aaaaah
Around and around again
Around and around again

We were going in circles, waiting for signals
Reading the writing on the wall
You were all secrets, shadows and stories,
Telling us nothing, nothing at all
And we could be there, begging you please
Just give us something to believe in
But we've got our pride

You've got us in a corner
We're going aaaaah

Around and around again
Around and around again
Around and around again
Around and around again
Track Name: Mary
The geese have gone south now, there's snow on the ground
Mary picks up her brother, it's time to go home
Her red shoes are dancing, without making a sound
And soon she'll be leaving on her own search for the sun

And she knows that the world will start changing
All the things that she knew will twist and turn away
And she knows that the world needs rearranging
Her old skin doesn't fit so it's time to turn the page

The sky's getting dark now and the storm's rolling in
Mary faces the darkness, she can't outrun the rain
So she's lighting her candles, and she's checking the doors
When the knocker comes calling, she'll be miles away

And she knows that the world will start changing
All the things that she knew will twist and turn away
And she knows that the world needs rearranging
Her old skin doesn't fit so it's time to turn the pagea
Track Name: Waiting for the Sky to Fall
On the outside looking in,
I've played the watching game for someone else's dream
Now it's time to stand alone
I'm tired of waiting for something to call my own

I'm waiting for the sky to fall and
I'm praying I don't lose it all
I throw the dice and trust the gods
Waiting for the sky to fall

With the turning of the tide
I'm letting out the things I fought to keep inside
Bide my time, take a chance, on something real, a hope that lasts
All I need is to be here

So I'm waiting for the sky to fall and
I'm praying I don't lose it all
I risk it all to beat the odds
Waiting for the sky to fall

Waiting for the sky
I need to feel alive
I'm waiting for the sky
Cause it's time to feel alive

Oh I'm waiting for the sky to fall and
I'm praying I don't lose it all
I risk it all to beat the odds
Waiting for the sky to fall