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Pockets Of Stones

by Charm of Finches

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“This song was written during lockdown while I was reflecting and reading a lot about how your past childhood experiences shape your behaviour.
I found myself reflecting pretty deeply on emotions that before lockdown I felt too busy to really confront. This song is about the experience of being able to really open up to someone and tell them confronting truths about yourself - whether this is about body insecurity or admitting the silly little things that cause you pain. It’s very frightening to be honest to yourself and others sometimes but in the end it feels so liberating.”

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It’s not until now that I realise
The injuries left hidden inside
And how scared I was that you’d be repulsed by this body of mine

That you’d cower away and you’d freak out
When all the worst parts of me leaked out
Of my nose and my mouth, every pore of my skin and my ears and my eyes.

And I told you my weak breathing was just anxiety breath
Scared of the forbidden, being left alone with the worst thoughts running wild inside my head

Cast my memory back
Slowly draw in the net
Throw myself right into the current, will I float?
What a time we did have
When we weren’t thinking so hard
Well I guess it’s a comfort we’ve emptied our pockets of stones

With the flesh inside me crawling
And the lungs in my chest still heaving
I’ll try to untangle this mess that I’ve mangled and order it into a line

But sometimes plain speaking can’t do justice
To the rawness and the roughness
Of the pieces of past that have cut me apart and make me a wreck by design

And I told you my quick breathing was just anxiety breath
Scared of the silence, being left alone and everything leading to death
And now I’m alone, I’m riding home and my mind it twists and it cries
Why is it only easy, is it always easy, easier to talk in the night?

Cast my memory back
Slowly draw in the net
Throw myself right into the current, will I float?
What a time we did have
When we weren’t thinking so hard
Well I guess it’s a comfort we’ve emptied our pockets of stones

I am constantly pushing aside the debris
I am constantly losing sight of my feet
I am trying to see where I should go
But the words in my head are stuck in my throat

Cast my memory back
Slowly draw in the net
Throw myself right into the current, will I float?
What a time we did have
When we weren’t thinking so hard
Well I guess it’s a comfort we’ve emptied our pockets of stones

credits

released March 26, 2021
Written and arranged by Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes
Produced and engineered by Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes and Daniel Ledwell
Mixed by Daniel Ledwell
Mastered by Isaac Barter

Mabel Windred-Wornes: vocals, guitar, cello, ukulele
Ivy Windred-Wornes: vocals, violin
Daniel Ledwell: percussion
Finn Milne: piano

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Charm of Finches Melbourne, Australia

Charm of Finches are Melbourne-based sister duo Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes. They make haunting chamber folk full of beauty and candour for the famished soul.

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