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by Test Card Girl

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The sun’s been on the run For some days now Looking for some fun It’s travelled south Finding only shadows and the moon It’s hoping to return here some day soon My smile has lost its way and pointed down It’s seen a thousand rainbows and it’s frowned It’s looked out of the window on the day Then watched a thousands rainbows fade away But if the world has stopped the ticking clocks And seconds wait inside a box The sound of them just like a bell will ring When it’s time for them to leave their home and sing The night has sent a message in the stars One that we had never seen thus far It’s seen this blanket mist itself before But spells out only letter two and four My mind has gone adrift into a cloud Remembering the bustle of the crowd A fog of daily steps on tangled grass It longs for laughing noise and clinking glass But if the world has stopped the ticking clocks And seconds wait inside a box The sound of them just like a bell will ring When it’s time for them to leave their home and sing And time and time again my friend The ending starts, the starting ends The pillow rises and pretends That morning starts and evening tends To pass on by without a sound
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Out of Bed 02:15
Well this is not good Just mainly staring, not preparing a thing. Well this is not food Just mainly wearing slightly scary loss of mood. Lie still, don't move, and it will pass Lie still, don't move, just fill your glass Another morning will be dawning for you But not in your room Well this is grown up Just mainly waiting and frustrating with yourself Well this is messed up What part of privilege is the sabotage of your health? Lie still, don't move, and it will pass Lie still, don't move, just raise your glass Another morning will be dawning for you Just not in your room But still I can't get out of bed But still I can't get out of bed I didn't go to war I just sat in my head But still I can't get out of bed But still I can't get out of bed I didn't go to war I just sat in my head
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Life is a panic about where not to sit A wait for one thing to end and another to fit Life is a tenner when haircuts run dry A moment of doubt, purple and shy But if we can talk I know we'll get through And we'll laugh That's the Magic of you The Magic of you Life is the taming of what sits in the chest That small swirling core of no sleep and of stress Life is a mountain to climb without shoes A series of mornings after nights on the booze But if we can talk I know we'll get through And we'll laugh That's the Magic of you The Magic of you And if there's a darkness I'll hold your hand And if the world seems heartless With you I'll stand Turn around now, our songs in the air If there's a choice to be made, I'd have you there Life is agreeing, supporting the plan Suggesting the wording and scraping the pan Life is a friend who will always be there, A light in the shadow, supportive with hair And if we can talk I know we'll get through And we'll laugh That's the Magic of you The Magic of you By the light of the moon I'll change your tune Wigs, champagne jumpsuits and buckets of food Together we'll see there's not just one way to be
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Fly 04:18
A little bit of time goes by again when sitting on your own That you can use to fly or sing or cry when talking on the phone A happy little fly goes by again just searching for a stone Where she can go to hide herself before she flies back to her home What is love if nothing but a fire light's burning embers for a higher life I never thought I'd walk this road again Fly Fly A little bit of time goes by again when sitting on your own That you can use to fly or sing or cry when talking on the phone A happy little fly goes by again just searching for a stone Where she can go to hide herself before she flies back to her home What is love if nothing but a fire light's burning embers for a higher life I never thought I'd walk this road again I've fallen foul of foolish Got nothing more to do this Fly Fly A little bit of time goes by again when sitting on your own That you can use to fly or sing or cry when talking on the phone A happy little fly goes by again just searching for a stone Where she can go to hide herself before she flies back to her home
5.
There’s stones and bones and crows All over the widow sill. And tones and rows and lows All over this mountain still. And those who know to go All out for the seeking thrill. Will show the throes and their woes Right over this morning’s hill. But I Just wanna lie Between the sun the sea the sky You and I A raging ageing man Has gathered himself to say That pages turn to dust And everything ends this way A cage on stage that saves The dignity of this may In time display The ray Thats leading us all astray But I Just wanna lie Between the sun the sea the sky You and I But I Just wanna lie Between the sun the sea the sky You and I
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When I was Much younger I wished for Doors in walls and I Hoped one day I would see Some sign of This other world. Little girl. Close your eyes There's no monsters tonight And maybe you will find your world. The ceiling Swirled patterns Spiral staircase to Mars or Saturn And I Lie happy With heart lines Un troubled Unhurried world Little girl. Close your eyes There's no monsters tonight And maybe you will find your world. To believe can sometimes seem easy But darkness has wiped the sleight clean Today might feel like an ending But tomorrow we are free The other world Little girl Close your eyes there no monster tonight and maybe you will find your world.
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On Monday morning is the day I will decide Whether to stay a while or run away and hide ooo Whether the time is right to open up my eyes And walk alone and feel alive On Tuesday morning is the day I will believe I have ti all in place the life I ant to lead I have a path laid out in yellow bricks and leaves A perfect tapestry of friends and family And on Wednesday morning comes the blues of yesterday A holy trinity of loss and hope and pain A ageing polaroid of outfits and of glee Melts into tears and wine and insecurity In Thursday mooning I will look out at the air Get cross for wasting time and sit and while and stare Think back to where I lost my way and didn’t care And trace a path back to despair On Friday morning there’s a shadow of the moon And bigger things than me begin to loom
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Come Calling winds flow Falling leaves show Morning heave ho When did you say this would pass When did the water flow last When did the tree shed its past And when… Where have you gone? Where have you gone? Where have you gone? My Summer Song. Come Rolling tides move Stolen skies prove That Broken hearts soothe When did you say this would pass When did the water flow last When did the tress shed its past And when Where have you gone? Where have you gone? Where have you gone? My summer song. My summer song Painted rainbows My summer song Hands at windows My summer song Talks and low roads My summer song Hope from all those Tell the wind 'get off my back' Tell the rain 'It ain't where it's at' Tell the wind 'get off my back' Tell the rain 'It ain't where it's at' Don't let it get the best of you I know I'll see you down the track
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Fade Out 02:25
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All songs written weekly for the #positivesongsproject while in lockdown from April 2020

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released April 21, 2020

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Test Card Girl Manchester, UK

Test Card Girl is a solo project by new Manchester indie singer-songwriter Her first single 'Holds Me Down' was released in 2020 and picked up by BBC 6Music, Radio X, Absolute Radio and XS Manchester and she was named Steve Lamacq's BBC 6 Music 'One to Watch' in January 2021. She is due to release her debut 'EP' Fly in Summer 2022. ... more

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