Dead Sea Scripts

by Natalie Bouloudis

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1.
Lover, I know your arms are fickle now They do not reach for me in the night They only seek my silken skin Whilst to-ing and fro-ing in the light So the raging ocean is what I've become I'm over, dragging under, the gushing swell I'm the strongest forcestress you'll ever meet I'm an aching, breaking, drowning girl Lover, there's more than salt water between It's a broken bridge, we're a sunken wreck So i'll grow used to bearing a curse in my thoughts And an albatross hanging from my neck Now the raging ocean is what I've become I'm over, dragging under, the gushing swell I'm the strongest forcestress you'll ever meet I'm an aching, breaking, drowning girl Lover, i've been clasping at decaying bones Our rapture, you cremated and hurled astray Memories and traces still floating around Flotsam, jetsam now i cast you away Now the raging ocean is what I've become I'm over, dragging under, the gushing swell I'm the strongest forcestress you'll ever meet I'm an aching, breaking, drowning girl I really am the strongest forcestress you'll ever meet Yet still an aching, breaking, drowning girl
2.
03:33
The day the pier burnt Licks reflected like wisdom in my eyes The day the pier burnt The heat turned the past into glass Smokey lens Shattered glass Tension rife with the commotion Disaster, a heady potion Flames danced on the water top But the fire wouldn't drink a drop And the smoke a murder of crows Burning away Burning away Burning away Burning The day the pier burnt Licks reflected like wisdom in my eyes The day the pier burnt The heat turned the past into glass Smokey lens Shattered glass Night poured into the whirling sky A heaving crowd sent awry Flames ripped through and kept on rising Nostalgia hypnotizing History lingers in memories Burning away Burning away Burning away Burning Now It's abandoned bones Just a skeleton Where the weaving wind moans
3.
Heard an old folk song about a man in love He walked through frost and snow to meet his girl well doesn't that sound so familiar but that's folklore and we're a real-life broken spell I'll never understand why you so forcefully pursued me The singer who sang a never-ending song Gave me kisses from rising sun 'til fading moon Quite frankly what you did was just wrong I always knew it would end back here You urged me never to hold back then cut me free but still could not just leave this tiny ruin to be it's you that wasted us so don't you dare accuse it's because of you, all that's left are romantic bullshit blues All whispered sweet nothings All melted shadows in the snow Smothered by so much affection, I can now admit i was blind... but now I must let go Actions really do speak louder than words Now I have set my own plan Don't even consider coming back again Unless you've grown from a coward into a worthy man I always knew it would end back here, yet i'm worth fighting for But I do believe that you will miss the mark I made there was a truth within your eyes that cannot fade but i just can't wait to forget about you and finally be rid of romantic bullshit blues It was just game, my loves in vain and wasted in the hues of these lingering romantic bullshit blues
4.
04:14
You wanted to take a perfect picture Capture every spellbound memory But you can't catch whirlwinds You can only, soar and fall But your head kept on spinning Spun into a dark storm Now we'll never know, we were just starting to glow You are haunted by a ghost and I reckon you'll regret it one of these days But do not look To the moon For she's moving constantly Do not look To the moon For she's moving constantly Took me to a snowy mountain high For a romantic peak We were stranded for one moment Singing those songs, of whirlwinds and destiny But love is the blues So you lurk in the shadows Now we're half a read book A half finished loved affair But there were already signs of blossoming Now it's snowing in April And spring will not come this year But do not look To the moon For she's moving constantly Do not look To her pale face For she's moving constantly Do not look To your moon She does not wait Well I never believed in your destiny anyway
5.
02:55
The reckless do not walk in a straight line Old smoke swirls and denies the light I've been dancing in the dark Holding on to a wicked spark But what matters most is how well you walk through the fire Old burning flames are wasted And making me feel lost But I refuse to be lost anymore Spark dimmer Scarlet simmer...down You said it first but proved it was worthless Sweet-talking leaves the most unsavoury taste Paint my lips and blow a kiss Bite your tongue, I'm over this . Old burning fires are wasted (wasted, wasted) And making me feel lost (so lost, so lost) But I refuse to be lost anymore Spark dimmer Scarlet simmer I refuse to be lost anymore Spark dimming Scarlet simmering...gone
6.
03:30
We watch the waves break Don't let them them break you back Shallow water turning deep But do you think that I am a siren That is leading you to a shipwreck Well I can't promise that isn't so Sometimes you've got to be willing to sink Even though, we may float all the way I can feel the start I can feel the fall I can feel it all Memories can be cynical circles That will end up twisting the track and tangling your inside But now I'm willing to embrace this phosphorescent rush With all the hopefulness and hopelessness in the shades Because old words are old thought in old songs Dead leave on a crumbled yesterday And everything is new I can feel the start I can feel the fall I can feel it all And everything is new

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Dead Sea Scripts the debut EP from Natalie Bouloudis

Recorded LIVE at Wax Studios March 2016
Main vocals and guitar: Natalie Bouloudis
Violin, backing vocals, piano: Laura Forbes
Drums and rhodes piano, piano: Hannah Stacey
Bass guitar: Luke Novak
Accordion: Caitlin Roberts

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released May 12, 2017

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'If you can imagine the husky smoothness of PJ Harvey and the rewarding textures of Anna Calvi working together you’d get close to Natalie’s yawning Grace Slick sized vocals and hugely poetic lyrical quality.’
-Raw Ramp Mag

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