Small & Common Place

by My Chameleon

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04:17
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04:23

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released March 13, 2014

Kim Andrews: drums, percussion, vibraphone
David Yee: banjo, mandolin, electric guitar, glockenspiel, vocals
Will Sklenars: double bass, electric bass
Jemma Irvine: mandolin, ukelele, vocals
Gemma Macann: guitar, harmonica, vocals

Guests:
Hannah Fraser: violin
Nic McGowan: casio, whistling

All songs by My Chameleon
Engineered & Produced by Nic McGowan
Mastered by Tim Armstrong

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My Chameleon Wellington, New Zealand

My Chameleon are Gemma, Jemma, David, Kim and Jeremy. We like to drink cups of tea and play music together.

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Track Name: Twinkle
Sitting on the couch in the flat at home,
The leather is cold the leather is cold
And my feet need some socks on,
The leather is cold the weather is cold
But I remember your twinkle-y sighs,
And the time, we’re gonna meet tonight
And I think that my toes are warming up,
and I’m ready to sing this song

Down on my own you say ‘build me a cage’,
On my own, you can never be all you know
Dream of the other side, wings of a kite,
Oooh what a night
And I remember the drive, ah
And that sound of the, car
Track Name: Musketeer
I don't need a Castle,
do with a corner as long as it's mine
mine

Where the two walls meet where
Every physical need met,
But I’m more than my body
I am more than my body,
We are more than our bodies
we are more than our bodies more than

Oh!

Manna on my own
Worms for the soul
If I forget you all
I’ll musketeer alone
I must confess I don’t know
I must confess I don't know

Oh!
Track Name: Small & Common Place
Up at 5 up at 6 up at 7 up at 8 and she didn’t fall asleep for hours
Suddenly she can tell why she’s not sleeping well
it’s like a recurring dream
When her heart & her feet & her mind & her gut
spend the night in the same bed
They fight for space for their small common place
she’s feeling small & common place

I think I’ll try to stick with love, ooh,
because hate is far too great a burden to bear

Didn’t I used to lie all the time through my eye and my face,
sometimes through my teeth
Outwardly keeping calm while inside brewed a storm
rage against the machine
much violence would grow, not past my window,
did I think no-one could see
Why did I try so hard? Ooh

I think I’ll try to stick with love, ooh,
because hate is far too great a burden to bear

And I know yes I know that I am feeling contrite
but head and heart are apart
And I want yes I want to try and make things right
feet on the floor eyes on the door, speak the light,
please try no more lies

I think I’ll try to stick with love ooh,
because hate is far too great a burden to bear
Track Name: Hope
Snow globe in your Christmas scene
English street and well placed evergreens
When it breaks where does the water go
Nothing left to shake nothing to hold
I hope

Oooh

Dusk and dark it’s getting dim
Better turn your headlights on
I’m weeping wax the light that’s in my eyes
Is just enough to read and write but not to read the songs tonight

Ooh

I Hope I hold on to hope I hold on to
Hope I hold on to hope I hold on to

Snow globe in your Christmas scene
English street and well placed evergreens
When it breaks where does the water go
Nothing left to shake nothing to hold
I hope

Ooh

I Hope I hold on to hope I hold on to
Hope I hold on to hope I hold on to