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Charm of Finches debut EP "Home" was recorded at Emotion Studios, Rosanna, Melbourne in April/May 2014. It contains six songs written and performed by sister duo Charm of Finches (Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, who were 14 and 11 at the time of recording). The songs lilt between melancholy and whimsy and come with lashings of guitar, vocal harmonies and generous servings of glockenspiel and cello recorded by Michael Johnson, Evripedes Evripidou and Charm of Finches.
All songs and arrangements by Charm of Finches.

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released August 1, 2014

Charm of Finches are Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes
Lyrics and music by Mabel Windred-Wornes
Vocal harmonies by Ivy Windred-Wornes

Mabel: vocals, guitar, cello, glockenspiel, clapping
Ivy: vocals, glockenspiel, clapping
Jo Windred and Michael Johnson: clapping

Produced by Michael Johnson
Recorded by Evripedes Evripidou at Emotion Studios, Melbourne
Additional Engineering: Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary, Melbourne
Mastered by Evripedes Evripidou

Photography by Mara Ripani and Jo Windred
CD Artwork and Design by Belinda Suzette
Booklet Artwork by Mabel Windred-Wornes
Booklet Design by Di Diddle

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Charm of Finches Melbourne, Australia

Charm of Finches are sister "dream folk"duo Mabel and Ivy, aged 17 and 14 from Melbourne, Australia, and produce harmony-laden chamber tinged folk for the famished soul. Influences include First Aid Kit, Agnes Obel and Sufjan Stevens.

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Track Name: Home
Home

Rocked in this boat for who knows how long
Each piece of its wood is keeping me strong
Rocked for a while in one certain path
Then the wind may drift me into the dark

I’ll find the sun again, the big bright blue sky
Tropical fish swimming, seagulls that fly
Rippling waters and fresh salty air
I can’t deny currents that I know are there

Who knows when I will drift away from the seventh sea that I have called home.
Who knows when I will drift away from the seventh sea that I have called home.
Lead me sea creatures, lead me gods to a new place like home.

The sky then turns orange as the sun sets
The wispy clouds are pink and red
As I close my eyes day turns to night
I hope that the heavens will show me what’s right

Chorus

And for the time being
I’ll see the world as it is
I will wait for you…

To drift me away from the seventh sea and show me a new place like Home.
Track Name: Remembering
Remembering
On a nice day with nothing to do,
We'll take a walk outside or two
Will you tell me about yourself
What the years have done to you

Though you're so close
You seem so far away
I don't know what to say
What do you think about my chosen path
For me, I wonder if it'll last

I looked down to the muddy ground,
Not up to the bright blue sky
I looked around my shoulder
At the people passing by
And time, the killing time
That's ever expanding further
Sometimes I catch your eye remembering
Harder, harder.

On a nice day with nothing to do
I'm walking next to you
We share our thoughts on our current lives
Pretend the past is just all lies

Chorus

On a nice day with nothing to do
I'm feeling just a little blue
Thinking if I hadn't turned my back
Would I be sitting next to you
Track Name: Tears
Tears
Well I did everything I could
But there was something you never understood
Well I didn’t want to break you heart
I just felt that I was following a path in the dark

Well there was many a time when you were absent
I really felt alone
And even when you were present
I didn’t feel that I was home
Sometimes we’d laugh together
As if moments would never go by
But you know, you were never able
To wipe the tears from my eyes

And those times when I thought to go
I’d think of you and tell myself no
And the thing you need to see
Is that I long to have wings, fly and be free

Chorus

As the days come closing in
Distance between us growing thick and thin
Now I see there’s a fork in the road
And my fingers are itching to let fate unfold

Chorus
Track Name: It Isn't Fair
It Isn’t Fair

Finally I’ve got some time to breathe
Some time to relax and just some time to live
Well I don’t really care what you think
It isn’t fair, it isn’t fair

Well you know I think it’s you not me
The reason that I cannot sleep
All those things that are keeping me awake at night
All those thoughts, creatures I have to fight, in my mind

Though we might be at the stage when life is changing
It doesn’t mean we’re capable of anything
Well you be careful now ‘cause we might bite
We’re like a pack of dogs when we fight

Chorus

Well some can’t see what we want
Don’t understand our way of thinking
Can’t they see I am checking my watch
Can’t they see we are checking our watches
Can’t they see I am checking my watch
Can’t they see we are checking our watches

Finally I’ve got some time to breathe
Some time to relax and just some time to live
Well I don’t really care what you think
But now it’s fair, now it’s fair

copyright Charm of Finches 2014
Track Name: Ordinary School Girl
Ordinary School Girl
In the night your mind's eye sees her as a beautiful angel
Soft face with an angelic expression
But then when you see her you realise you haven’t
Found just what you’re looking for

‘Cause she’s an ordinary school girl
With her long white socks
And her silky hair tied up in a ribbon
An ordinary school girl with her pack done up low
And her sweet smile fooling you

In the day she walks past you winking her eye
With a convincing look of sweet passion
You wish this loving look to be real
But you have some suspicions

Chorus

Just another pretty face on a slim body
Just some other deep blue eyes that can’t see you
She can’t even give a guess, who are you
She doesn’t even know what you are

Chorus

An ordinary school girl, ordinary school girl
Interested in everyone ordinary or not
Track Name: Way Back Down The Track
Way Back Down The Track

Times have changed and we are changing too
I can’t deny I was part of the end of me and you
And I can see you turning back
To that old self you left behind way back down the track
I know you want to get rid of the ghost of me
I’ll try to stop haunting you, fly away free

I’ll try to smack some sense into myself
Stop worrying about what you think nor anybody else
Maybe I’m just the same as that
Old person I left behind way back down the track
I’m a bird that’s used to its old cage, not knowing where to go
Not knowing where to fly away
Should I take a wrong turn when I spread my wings
Could end up in a cat’s mouth or some other horrid thing

Times have changed and we are changing too