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Charity Children - Elizabeth

Monkey Records on February 18, 2013 11:12

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    “We are hopelessly hopeful.” Charity Children are two lovers from New Zealand who send their intimate melodies flying through the graffitied streets and smoky bars of Berlin. Soon after Chloë Lewer and Elliott McKee fell in love making music, they embarked upon a musical adventure to Germany where their street grown indie-folk very quickly became a Berlin institution - their music becoming a soundtrack to the vibrant but wounded city. Enchanting large audiences with their endearing style, raw energy and miraculous vocals, their ukulele driven sound, so innocent, yet wholly powerful, has the ability to disarm the most robust cynic, reminding those who listen the necessary place of idealism in a less than ideal world.

    'The Autumn Came', their debut album, represents a selection of songs written and performed over their first summers in Berlin; collaborating with an orchestra of other musicians to transfer their distinctive streetfolk sound into the studio. Some songs are joyful, some painfully tragic but all heartfelt.

    Elizabeth, the debut single from Charity Children’s first album, ‘The Autumn Came’ , is a folk anthem written on and for the streets. A ballad of marching defiance; it begins in tender tragedy and builds to a tumult of stirring optimism. Capturing the street spirit of their sound, Elizabeth, a tribute to the bullied and downtrodden, is a remarkable song, a resounding debut from what promises to be a raw and exciting addition to the ‘Indie-folk’ movement.

    Video here: http://youtu.be/Va1Z6f6xtVs

    Elizabeth lyrics

    (Verse 1)
    You wake from comfort's edge
    To mornings soiled bed
    Now slumber's sweetened tooth
    Bites down in cold untruth

    (Chorus 1)
    Oh oh no Elizabeth
    Oh oh no
    Oh oh no Elizabeth
    Oh oh no

    (Verse 2)
    Through pre-pubescent tones
    Their sticks will break your bones
    And as your walking home
    You cry cry cry alone

    Through pre-pubescent tones
    Their sticks will break your bones
    And don’t look up to call
    For all they are is tall

    (Chorus 2)
    Don’t do that Elizabeth
    Don’t do that
    Don’t do that Elizabeth
    Don’t do that

    (Verse 3)
    Though few days you’ve had
    Those days have all been sad
    When youth has found its past
    These days stay overcast

    Though few days you’ve had
    Those days have all been sad
    No matter what is said
    Life stays a sodden bed

    (Chorus 3)
    You’re unloved Elizabeth
    You’re unloved
    You’re unloved Elizabeth
    You’re unloved
    You’re unloved Elizabeth
    You’re unloved
    You’re unloved Elizabeth
    You’re unloved x 5

    Released by: Monkey Records
    Release date: Feb 18, 2013
    ISRC: NZ-MO0-12-00001

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