Above the Trees

by Nadia Schilling

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Kite 04:49
We might fall Try to lurk behind the scenes We might sour with all that's coming in And where to go When love seems to be lost? Nowhere to turn, if we can't spin stories and laugh Could our ways Be some new kind of bizarre? And our hearts be mostly wrecked, under fire? I walk those trails, but they never bring you back Keep changing reels where you don't take any part I'm losing faith But I'll run to you tonight Through hurricanes You keep playing me like a kite And I don't know how To keep you by my side Keep you by my side Keep you by my side
3.
Sure Thing 03:46
Seems I lost all the things you brought into my life. Seems I found some kind of easy way out when I said: “Dear, sure thing!" I was drunk enough to go for anything. I went straight to a blind chance, straigh into a wall. I could jump, find some clear cut reason And pretend you might show up. I could morn, look for all sorts of secret, and believe you're at my door But you're just some dirty deck of bad cards You're just this crippled and emotionless "charm" Guess it hurts but not that much as having you around All I've done was yearn for your love Until you got numb and blind Cover up your blank guns and holes And cast back to your cloud All I know is I'm happy to go and leave you behind Fade away and keep all the blame. I'll walk in the sun.
4.
Bad As Me 04:37
Begin a new beginning I hold ten slots One awful song Got out, now got to run When all my dreams keep falling down (But I'll turn all this around) Begin a hundred times Even with nauseas of all kinds Should throw the raft away I'll find some flashlight on my way (I won't pretend to be the same) Some say the end is there But I can't see it from where I stand Some say the world still turns There's sun in China it might show up Forgive the back and forth Some anchors drop, crush what it's worth But you know, you're bad as me Don't run for cover, walk on your feet (Even when sore, tired and beat)
5.
Gloom Song 04:08
Dark clouds and empty roads I'll drive 'till I can leave you behind Leave the dreams, leave the past Though I thought it could last For you got away too soon And left me in gloom Ten miles a fake new heart No moon and I'll be dragged to the start Truth is you're more to me Than I thought you could be And you got away too soon and left me in gloom Did you know that I'd miss you? Holding pain that won't let me cry Did you know, could you know, That I'd miss you? Good times and happy days Life's mostly light side and it's funny ways That's how you lived, outside the doom That's how I'll keep remembering you
6.
Autumn Storm 04:13
He seemed tired, out of strength Seemed so far from who he had been All my fears out of hand All the flowers that I couldn't bring How can I make it on my own? Without the one that could carry me home? As dawn began to break And our hearts just lost the race A storm drift in from and outside When his eyes set for a goodbye Birds got quiet, hid in trees Even tough men got haunted by tears World got hammered, turned to stone With Autumn wind blows Came thundering down How can I make it on my own? Without the one that could carry me home?
7.
Though it's unspoken Though it's unspoken, we carry our lies Though I'll be gone Though I'll be gone, I'd just leave for a while And know we'd still carry some grace And hold the warm touch of ablaze If you turned this ship Called your crows aside Words fall apart I can't breath Dig all my fears, I don't care about intrigue Dig and get lost or forgo I'm still in love but I'll leave you alone
8.
If you think there's a fire, you're wrong As I told you, more than one time, my heart is gone Pack your funny adventures, your poems and leave this door Don't hold on to the dusk of my feelings anymore All those words, they mean nothing to me They're just wolves that you feed and lay down at your feet They're just countless deceptions that own you long past bedtime And even though I'm a monster you know you'll still be alright Take a break, leave the high wire Hold the plane crash, just let it misfire Tear those walls, don't wear that dark suit Drown in this floor, hunt me down Don't look back, I've got no bravery Just got used to the spare parts the unhearted me Promise to miss you dearly but not to repent this crime 'cause you know I got lost, got damaged by war and time
9.
Old Carousel 02:48
Would you take me to ride On that old carousel Find my place, find my smile In that faded photograph Climb bent rooftops Meet me there, growing wise Go on our shore Dance with ghosts for a while Sometimes the wind brings it back Whispers our name in the dark Swimming through nightmares and dreams We forget to wonder how nothing ever lasts Come a little close and help me find if there's a way, inside Though we're losing sight we've so much hidden in our dark and glimmering lights Would you cross my scars Crave for falling and meaningful odds Act with some faith, overturn what you see Hold tomorrow’s, carve your softness in me
10.
Green Leaves 03:37
Green leaves that fall before their time Wind blows so strong you want to hide And what can one do with a defeated heart When it slows down a little or beats too fast Maybe, even burned we can fly Maybe just unwind for a while Even with you gone I will still carry on I just wanted to come home one last time No sound coming from your door No laughter, no softness, no more love And when the light hides we face a long way to go So far from the life we used to know Maybe, even burned we can fly Maybe just unwind for a while Even with you gone I will still carry on I just wanted to come home one last time
11.
All gone all so far from now Will you still tie, untie, my mouth? Will abyss be missed or sunk in wine? Will discord be easy lovers ground? You're so sweet, while asleep And mumbling to be found Further away, with no regrets Will we turn cardboard silhouettes? Here, gone, aside our caustic soul Beyond worth, unworth, we're awkward sorts Will you still hold, behold our post-war spark? Light with grace or feel in fiber-glass?
12.
So we're here, running out of time It's the end of an unrehearsed line Please don't fear, let the window down Can you walk, hold your truth, your hound? I am more, than you'll ever see We walked off rails, got bittersweet Why strung out for miles, in vain You know, spare the wounds just seize the day

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released November 21, 2017

Nádia Schilling: vocals & rhythm guitars
Bruno Pedroso: drums
Filipe Melo: piano & rhodes
João Hasselberg: bass & double bass

Mário Delgado: electric guitars (songs 4, 5)
João Firmino: electric guitars (3, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Marina Vello: vocals (8)
Raquel Pimpão: piano (4), glockenspiel and keyboards (9, 11)
João Branco: rhythm guitar (4)
Sónia Matos: french horn

Ana Pereira: Violin (1, 2, 5, 10)
Ana Filipa Serrão: Violin (1, 2, 5)
Ana Cláudia Serrão: Cello (1, 2, 5, 6, 10)
Joana Cipriano: Viola (1, 2, 5, 10)

Backing Vocals: Pedro Zina, Gonçalo Formiga, João Hasselberg, Marta Hugon, Raquel Pimpão, João Branco, Catarina Branco & Sabina Louro (song 9)

Recorded by Nuno Monteiro
Additional Recordings by Gonçalo Formiga, João Branco, Mário Delgado & Nádia Schilling

Mixed by Nelson Carvalho at Valentim de Carvalho Studios, Lisbon.
Mastered by Andy VanDette Mastering, New York.
Produced by Nádia Schilling & João Pombeiro

All Music and Lyrics by Nádia Schilling

Artwork by João Pombeiro

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