Your Company

by Charm of Finches

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released November 29, 2019

Charm of Finches are Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes
All songs written and arranged by Charm of Finches
except track 10 written/arranged by Charm of Finches & Cian Bennet

Produced & Engineered by Nick Huggins & Charm of Finches
Mixed by Nick Huggins
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering, Scotland, UK

Mabel: vocals, acoustic guitar, cello, piano, electric guitar, ukulele
Ivy: vocals, violin, banjo, glockenspiel, piano, guitar, ukulele
Cian Bennet: vocals & trumpet on track 10
Dan Witton: double bass on track 7
Nick Huggins: electric guitar on track 8 & tinkly piano on track 10

Photography by Emma McEvoy

c p Conversations With Trees 2019

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Charm of Finches Melbourne, Australia

Charm of Finches are sister "dream folk"duo Mabel and Ivy, from Melbourne, Australia, They create angelic 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: The Bridge (album mix)
The Bridge - lyrics

I walked the way that you used to go
And I see your face in the cumulus clouds and the water down below
And I wonder why you ever came here
And you jumped so far that you'd always be falling until you disappear

And oh, oh, oh what is there to say now?
When all we have left is the wind

The silence now seems to swallow me whole
And our laughter it turned to howling when gravity took you in his hold
Now Christmas Day is bitter
Carols silenced mid refrain
And I hear the sound of you hitting the water in their place

You once told me you wondered what it would be like to fly
You once told me you wondered what it would be like to die
Taken to the air
You began your endless flight
Track Name: Lies
Lies - lyrics

I do hope the clouds will blow over soon
So you will abide by my every rule
You’ll find someone to crawl into their empty heart
Whisper in their little ear
Tell to them your little lies and all their fears

I’ll be so clear with you
I won’t fall from my throne to lift you onto yours
Oh look who I’ve become and see all that you have done
You gave me lies, lies
All of them lies
I live from lies
I die from lies, lies

I do wonder how you came to be
The one who told me who and what was me
I don’t want someone who wants to keep me in their arms
Won’t let go when I do ask
Can’t seem to ever look past their own desire

You told her that she was wrong
That she should be all that she sees
And when she believed you
The lies you told became the truth
You kept your eyes open
To see if you could find another
To pry on, to hide from, to wait till their life’s gone
Track Name: Fish In The Sea
Fish in the Sea - lyrics

Your eyes held mine with a child’s innocence
Never thought I’d meet somebody like this
Well yes it’s true you are one of a kind
The kind that discard everything that they find

A body for a body I thought a fair deal
But you took all you could just for the time to kill
But then when you felt bored, alone and at a loss
You danced away, back in the water I was tossed

I have watched you wander in and out of love
You cannot find your ground
You will keep searching, breaking others as you try

Well I was just some other fish in the sea
And you’d find some other better than me
And when the sunlight faded I was just as grey
As anybody else you’d see any day

When I said I missed you was it hard to say it back
I told you all my fears you said “its courage that you lack”
All your brutal honesty it’s sometimes hard to take
The way that you go on about the money that you make

I have watched you wander in and out of love
You cannot find your ground
You will keep searching, breaking others as you try
To find someone who’s just like you
Who hurts but can’t be hurt by others.
Will you ever see that part of you we’re frightened of?

But you were just some other fish in the sea
And I’ll find some other better for me
And when the darkness reigns and we’re both alone and grey
We’re just somebody elses lost in the spray
We’re just somebody elses lost in the ocean spray
Track Name: Her Quiet Footsteps
Her Quiet Footsteps - lyrics

What is this place that I live?
You don’t know the half of it
Why did she leave it all to me?
Just hold it all down, they say

I’m asking for more than I could ever deserve
The smiles, the laughter, they ran along behind her
Quiet footsteps, they’re cold now
It’s been three years or so and still
I can’t comprehend it
This blue that’s left behind

Was I ever the fighting one?
I couldn’t say that I feel that way
I am only the healing one
Holding my own hand
With shaking arms

We jumped into the water off Rosebud pier
Two thousand and ten in the summer
A fleeting memory lost to the wind
Just a picture held in a photo book

The small boy under the tree
Circa nineteen sixty three
Sure he’d be glad to see you and me
The white noise here reminds me that
Your footsteps, are cold now
It’s been three years or so and still
I can’t comprehend it
This blue that’s left behind

Will the tears come to the surface
Now that I’m sucked dry
An empty shell
I’ve got a piece of your heart
Thrown up, spat out into the dark
Track Name: Paint Me A Picture
Paint me a Picture (written on your nylon string guitar)

Silence on the telephone gave me space to fill it with resent
But how I wanted you to hold me, how I wanted you to smile and take my hand
Pain pulled you back to a place words couldn’t describe, that I couldn’t see in your eyes
And yes I know I didn’t look hard enough and oh how I wish I’d tried
Instead of pushing you aside

So paint me a picture and I’ll tell you what I see
I see the pain in your eyes when you’re staring back at me
And oh how could I break it, trust built from the bone
And now I know your side of the story I struggle to see my own
I struggle to see my own

Fitful feverish slumbers wrenched up things I wanted to forget
Looking the past in the face, I wanted to be anything but that
Took me back to a place that held me in chains
Where people screamed my name
It’s hard to confess how much I loved being a stranger in that place
Telling made up stories, fitting a different person to my face


And I hate how much my mouth just talks sometimes
Maybe I’m not trustworthy, maybe you’re right
Now it’s so hard to discern my wrong from right
Oh I’m so sorry I’ll try hard to find it.
Track Name: In The Gloaming
In the Gloaming - lyrics

Footsteps on the floorboards
Echo too loud to be ignored
And the silence is your laughing
You have gone some place I do not know

And I see you there in the middle of the air
When come the dawning you’re fading I’m falling
You wake me but I’m dreaming

Fingers on the cold glass
Frosted over now that summer’s passed
Lengthened shadows in the gloaming
Oh your body chills me to the bone

In the quiet of the night
You’re suspended in the light
When come the dawning you’re fading I’m falling
You wake me but I’m dreaming

The cold it numbed your body
You keep diving deep
The sun has set there’s no tomorrow
I won’t see you anymore
Winter snow left in shame
Waking on a sunny day
If I watch the stars I might see you climbing

And I see you there in the middle of the air
When come the dawning you’re fading I’m falling
You wake me but I’m dreaming
Track Name: I'll Wonder
I’ll Wonder - lyrics
She held your warm hand and you both danced in the night-time
She was thrilled when you tenderly kissed her lips instead of mine
And you sat by the fire, whispered softly in her ear
And she leaned a little closer thinking how beautiful this is

And I’ll wonder, that’s all I’ll do
And I’ll wonder how to feel about you

And you both howled with the chorus and you laughed till your insides hurt
And you discussed the universe in complicated words
And she looked into your eyes and you couldn’t resist
‘Cause she gave to you everything, more than I could ever give

I know that we’re both aching to run away from all that’s held us back
Was just a matter of time till we were forced to wear the courage that we lack
Fear of the unknown and being left alone

And I’ll wonder, that’s all I’ll do
And I’ll wonder how to feel about you
And I’ll wonder, that’s all I’ll do
And I’ll wonder how it will be without you
Track Name: Slip Like Water
Slip Like Water - lyrics

She doesn’t have control over your sympathy
If you want her to wreck herself for company
She will be the one to keep you happy
If she goes you’ll find another just as easily

Despite your ability to please her
You won’t find her smiling
Pleading to stay quiet
But you tell her it’s worth it
We’ll all watch in silence
Feeding you with confidence
You hold her future in your bare hands

You came one bright morning with your suitcase
Told us not to worry you’d find your own place
Secretly you gathered all you needed
Left us on the wind with only a wave

We wondered was she ever happy?
She seemed so quiet and lonely
The guilt over our shoulders
A blanket laid upon us
We’ll all watch in silence
Feeding lies with confidence
You held her future in your bare hands
Track Name: Where Do The Ducks Go?
Where Do the Ducks Go? - lyrics


When it gets so cold that the lake turns to glass'
Oh where do the ducks go? is all I ask
And what do the fish do?
Are they frozen in?

And when it gets so dark that the ants cannot see
Oh how will they find their way to their homes underneath
And where do the birds sleep?
Where do they all go?
Do they all have houses in the clouds? oh I don’t know

So I’ll go ask the wise owl
Go ask him he might know all the answers
To all of the things that I’ve wanted to know
Like how does the grass grow?
How to count up all my fingers and toes
And how do I stop my mind going places I don’t want it to go?

When the morning light melts the ice upon my windowpane
I wonder how long it will take for the sunlight to evaporate it
The flowers on the back fence
If I watch them will they bloom?

And when the day is fading and the trees are bathed in gold
And the sun goes to sleep behind the hill as I’ve been told
If I listen closely will I hear its sighing breath?
Will it rise again in the morning or will it just forget?
Track Name: Good Luck On Your Own
Good Luck on Your Own - lyrics

Lost in timeless halls
Tethered to the walls
Running waterfalls
Forced to watch mistakes as you come and go
You don’t even know that I’m

There you stand
Falling constantly
In my absence skies are grey

All of my worst mistakes
Habitually perpetuate
How will this eventuate
If all the world were just like me?
If only I could unwind
Turn back the clocks and change my mind
But now I’m all out of time
And I live in this limbo

Guess I have to go good luck on your own
Oh the tears that flow from your face of stone
Oh the storm in you hidden from all view
Try to find the calm that lies before you

Now I’ve been and gone
And you live alone
A message on your phone repeating
Told you I’d be home
That night in early June
Weathered boards and dust gathers

Here you stand
Gazing mournfully
I watch as your memories fade away
Track Name: Your Company
Your Company - lyrics

Your blue eyes in the morning
Warm bodies in the dark
Oh how the time flies when I am in your arms

Give a chime of wonder
Give a sigh of content
Give me most anything I’m not likely to forget

Oh I just want your company
Oh I just want it and I don’t want anything else

Laughter in the forest
Dancing in the street
You make the whole room smile in your wake

Longing for you when you’re gone
Your familiar voice on the line
A whisper I’d know if I were ever to go blind


Now, now that all's been said and done
And the battle’s lost and won
And you who’ve lent us your ears
Do forgive our frailties
And if you like you’ve slumbered here
Songs but drifting on the air

As everything came to a close
I realised I left you no words
I wrote you a letter, words that you never heard

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