Ugly Duckling

from by Joe Boswell

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This EP is a work in progress. The fully-mixed and mastered CD will be out in the summer. If you'd like a free copy then please email me your postal address and I'll get it to you. I'm on You can pay me back on here if you dig it (I'll set things up so you can pay what you like).

In the meantime I'll be releasing one preview track per month. Track four is due out mid-May!

For updates and pictures and things there's always...






with the sunshine on the water
it's so beautiful i'd forgotten
just how much i'd like
to watch you drown

do you remember ugly duckling
just what it was like
before you cut your hair?

the thrill of being noticed
and the warmth in the night
it changed everything i guess

so tell me ugly duckling
do you recall
your brothers' and your sisters' scorn

how they wish the cat would catch you
you ugly thing
how you froze over
how you held your tongue

and now the world
is at your feet
and you've got silence
on your side

and in the night
our nights they haunt me
is there no weight
on your mind?

so tell me ugly duckling
are you amused
by the way that they dance for you?

and now that you're luck's changed
will you refuse me
though I knew you once
you knew me too?

you're still frozen little one
you won't stop smiling though you know
you've got me broken
won't you show me that?

i think you hide it from yourself
you turn to leave
the sky it opens
and i know you're not coming back

and i will walk through wall after wall
until all the faces i have pulled
fall from my muscles and i'll start again

and should the rain melt your bad temper
it will wash back down the stream
and give the fishes nightmares

and when we meet again
our bodies old
our skin worn thin
and all your hair grown back down to your knees

will my throat burn with the words i've saved
or will i helpless let you take my hand in
one last waltz amongst the reeds?


from Amor Fati EP, released October 1, 2016
Drums - Ebn Mars
Violins - Benjamin Perry
Audio Master - Yas Clarke



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