Tapestry

by Maple Leaves

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    The brand new single from Maple Leaves, featuring previously unheard song "Fields" as the B-side.

     

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    A beautifully hand made and hand designed limited edition CD single, released on the Koshka label. Artwork by the band's very own Anna Miles. Limited run of 50 - once they're gone, they're gone!

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released June 2, 2010

All songs written by Maple Leaves. Produced and recorded by Julian Corrie.

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Maple Leaves Glasgow, UK

Cheery, instrument-swapping, folky indie-pop from Glasgow, Scotland. Clever lyrics, boy-girl harmonies and happiness.

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Track Name: Tapestry
you were never good at p.e
basketball camp left you reeling
when you rocked up at 19
spoke to the masses
shared the feeling

you’ve lived all your nine lives
yarns enough for tapestry
give me a thread
and i’ll dance ahead
and weave into the story

you weren’t always there
waiting game
crowded bars, louder laughter
i’d see you in between
when the stingray had got you
after
you’d tried all your fine lines
nobody could take away
wrote a tome that turned you to stone
but freed you on the same day

listen to inner doubt
and you won’t get that far
better to go without
than take those cheap remarks

i’m not a remedy
don’t melt into that mould
embrace the symmetry
and origami folds

in the afterglow, from the haze
you emerge so bright, defiant
out the attic, left the cage
ladder’s gone but so’s the giant
Track Name: Fields
Freight truck driver
sole survivor
crashed into the fields
4am-er
petrol tanker
charred with the unreal

Take a sip of coffee and a swig of day to day
chemical your body til the nagging goes away
take the corner faster on those winding country roads
scarlet ribbons licking
metal canisters explode
with your head

You don’t like anyone
messing with your head for fun
"Tell me how it feels...?"

Counselled trauma
digging for your former self
underneath the wheels

Capture family moments
dive like dragonflies
back beneath the iceberg
that betrays you with it’s size
feel your future greying
furniture stacked high
caring less each second
as sanity slips from sight
from sight...

Television news
night-time light hues
watching from the ward whiten

lilies, cellophane
card taped in place
anger makes your lungs tighten

Take a sip of coffee and a swig of day to day
chemical your body til the nagging goes away
take the corner faster
on those winding country roads
wishing you were taken
luck is bitter on your own
on your own