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lyrics

PAPER AND INK
Staring out the window the rain falls swiftly down
Drops slide down the windowpane and splash onto the ground
The flowers in the vase that you gave to me
Open their lips and whisper wisdom of the seed

I want to fill the blank page so I open up the draw
My mind is overflowing with you and me and more
I don’t know what I’d say to you if I met you down the street
But I’ll see if I can talk to you with paper and ink

I see my solemn reflection painted on the glass
Carved into my face is the sky, a fence and backyard grass
I stare at a stranger, raise my eyebrows and blink
But the eyes of my reflection blink faster I think

And still the page is empty, as blank as before
My mind is overflowing but I cannot write at all
I don’t know what I’d say to you if I met you down the street
I don’t know what to say with paper and ink

The sky begins to darken, the birds’ voices are lost
I see a fingernail moon behind a windowpane of frost
I’m staring and I’m staring, scare the night away
Until the flowers on my windowsill open to the day

So I’ll write you a letter, a letter not to send
A letter to let it all out and help my heart to mend
I’ll write down all my thoughts, not hold anything back
Then throw it in the fire and watch it turn black

I want to fill the blank page so I open up the draw
My mind is overflowing with you and me and more
I don’t know what I’d say to you if I met you down the street
But for now I will talk to you with paper and ink

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, ukulele, piano, cello, banjo and glockenspiel
Ivy: vocals, violin, lyre, banjo
Nick Huggins: percussion on track 1
Georgia Dillon: flute on track 8
Andy Rigby: hammered dulcimer on track 9

All Photography by Emma McEvoy
except Mabel solo and back of booklet by Loc Nguyen-W.D.N Photography
Layout and Design by Di Diddle

Recorded variously at:
Nick’s studio in Point Lonsdale, VIC
Mabel’s home studio in Northcote, Melbourne
Head Gap, Preston, Melbourne by Neil Thomason
Andy Rigby’s beautiful harp studio in Malmsbury, VIC

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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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