Tales From the Undertow

by Casee Wilson

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Casee's third studio release is an emotive collection of songs about love, taking chances, and the hazards of getting turned into a music box ballerina.

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released July 25, 2014

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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: Leave a Light On
I was lost, I was running
Found a corner I could hide in
Prayed the dark would never come for me
But my heart, it betrayed me,
Ripped apart and then remade me
Now I'm not the girl I used to be

Leave a light on so the angels can find me
Leave a light on so the angels can find me

I was torn, I was broken
In the black, no-one to turn to
Standing faithless on that frozen ledge
Then you came and you turned me
In the rain, your handprints burned me
Left me spinning on that dizzy edge

Leave a light on so the angels can find me
Leave a light on so the angels can find me
Leave a light on so the angels can find me
Leave a light on so the angels can find me
Track Name: Wait for You
We're in an awful fix,
can't move forward, can't step back
We never planned to feel this way
I see the conflict in your eyes
There's nothing I can say

I will wait for you
Til all the things you need to say come crashing through
I will wait for you
Heaven's falling down on me but I will see this through

I know I talk too much
Filling the silence, plugging the void
Chasing the shadows with the sound
Feels like this can only go two ways
Washed to sea or run aground

But I will wait for you
Til all the things you need to say come crashing through
I will wait for you
Heaven's falling down on me but I will see this through

So we're keeping our distance, we practice resistance
Pretend this is how things ought to be
We shuffle and stumble as our facades crumble
And leave us exposed for all to see
I'm not gonna tell you, I'm not gonna tell you it's easy
And make a liar of me

But I will wait for you
Til all the things you need to say come crashing through
I will wait for you
Heaven's falling down on me but I will see this through

But I will wait for you
Til all the things you need to say come crashing through
I will wait for you
Heaven's falling down on me but I will see this through
Track Name: Clockwork Ballerina
Hidden deep within the dusty attic

Far beyond the reach of light

She dreams someone will come and set her free

In a wooden box with velvet lining

Shackled by the cogs and springs

She's a slave to the winding of the key



Clockwork ballerina

She'll forever dance this part

She'll pirouette and spin,
with her beautific grin

And her cold and shattered heart


Clockwork ballerina

her heart is on her sleeve

She's looking for her prince,
she hasn't seen him since

The day she had to leave



Long ago she would dance in theatres

And her prince was by her side

Now she's trapped inside an evil spell

She'll never be a sugar plum fairy

Never be a dying swan

Just a prisoner in this clockwork hell



Clockwork ballerina

She'll forever dance this part

She'll pirouette and spin,
with her beautific grin

And her cold and shattered heart


Clockwork ballerina

her heart is on her sleeve

She's looking for her prince,
she hasn't seen him since

The day she had to leave



Clockwork ballerina

Her story must be told

Her bitter lonely soul,
it has nowhere to go

She's never growing old


Clockwork ballerina

Forever on her toes

She's locked inside this chest,
and she can have no rest

Until the music slows.
Track Name: Eyes Like Summer
Sitting by the window, watching the trees
The leaves unfurl like the pages of a book
The whole world has been asleep for such a long time now
Losing time beneath the winter's crook

And you, with eyes like summer, melt the sky

Open up the window, let the warm breeze in
The land's been saddened by the loss of light
Feels like forever since birdsong filled the air
Lifted by the joy of the blackbird's flight

And you, with eyes like summer, melt the sky
You, with eyes like summer, teach me to fly

The turning of the season will come around again
Blanket everything that's good in sodden grey
But what we have is now and what we have is here
And so the coldness of the winter melts away

And you, with eyes like summer, melt the sky
You, with eyes like summer, teach me to fly
Track Name: Rota Fortuna
It's time to take a risk, to have a little fun
You should never regret the things you haven't done
Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance, and things might go your way
You'll never know if you don't try, that's what they always say

Turn it around, turn it around
Build it up and knock it down
don't be afraid to start again
It's up to you how much you win
Turn it around, turn it around
You're in control of what you found
don't be afraid to open the door
You might just find what you are looking for.

It's time to roll the dice, to see what comes up top
Naysayers in the room may try to make you stop
Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance, it's time to seize the day
No, you'll never know if you don't try, that's what they always say

Turn it around, turn it around
Build it up and knock it down
don't be afraid to start again
It's up to you how much you win
Turn it around, turn it around
You're in control of what you found
don't be afraid to open the door
You might just find what you are looking for.