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lyrics

HOPE

People say that history is always on repeat
So why do I feel like this is all new?
I cannot foresee what is in front of me
I just put one foot in front of the other

I hope, I hope it’ll all come floating back
I hope, I hope that time won’t fill the gap

I’m young, teach me how to talk
I’m old, teach me how to walk
I’m sure we can make it work if only we try
I’m a bird, teach me how to fly
I’m a stone, teach me how to cry
We can just let time decide, at least for now

Over the hill and down through the valley
This is where we’re going

Figure leaning over me, pouring salt into the sea
While I sit just to watch the flowers grow
You may come again today, stare at me as if to say
“Just put one foot in front of the other”

credits

from Staring at the Starry Ceiling, released July 29, 2016
Charm of Finches are Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes
All songs written and arranged by Charm of Finches

Produced and Engineered by Nick Huggins and Mabel Windred-Wornes
Mixed by Nick Huggins
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering, Scotland, UK
Additional Engineering on tracks 3, 4 and 7 by Neil Thomason

Mabel: vocals, guitar, piano, cello, and glockenspiel
Ivy: vocals, violin,


Recorded variously at:
Nick’s studio in Point Lonsdale, VIC
Mabel’s home studio in Northcote, Melbourne
Piano recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap, Preston, Melbourne by Neil Thomason

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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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