Sweet Sister Starlight

by Fit and the Conniptions

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1.
sweet sister starlight, setting out your stall in the sunlight, smile at you all hypnotise the little ones paralyse the bigger ones dealing with the demons always at the table healing with the angels long as she is able hypnotise the little ones paralyse the bigger ones all for that better day, hope and faith half gone still for that better day for everyone hypnotise the little ones paralyse the bigger ones sweet sister starlight drink your sacred wine in the moonlight until the end of time hypnotise the little ones paralyse the bigger ones neutralise the little ones pay off the bigger ones
2.
04:37
not looking for a woman not looking for a man just trying to get by in this big world best I can mmm, best I can I used to love a woman but she grew so tired of me nearly lost her very will to live before I set her free ooh, I set her free turnaround around around now turn around turn around around around now turn around, turn me around and I used to love my brother but we grew so far apart had to leave that band we used to have before I broke his heart ooh, I still broke his heart now my nights are cold and lonely and my days so very long this is my lot my lesson my reward – this is my song ooh, this is my song turnaround... not looking for a lover not looking for friend just waiting for the wheels to turn around now, change my story's end ooh, change my story's end turnaround...
3.
I loved you so with all my heart, all my soul and all my might, so when you left I nearly died of grief I never will love anyone again, no man nor woman, with that depth of cosmic error and belief error and belief error and belief error and belief not with that depth of cosmic error and belief never love except the One who is the One the only one and pray to Thee that I may find relief heal me, my broken heart sorry soul and failed might that I might love again – but less – and live love less and live love less and live live live love less and live I might just learn to love again – but less – and live laila, hineni shomer geshem, sheleg, ruach se'era klum lo yafchideni, tsur yisrael yishmereni laila, laila love less and live love less and live live live love less and live klum lo yafchideni
4.
04:07
spellbound, spellbound, spellbound spellbound, but i'm still standing - I look into your eyes and then away, I cannot stay, will not claim this prize see I fucked up – i've been fucked over – I just can't take the heat I should get right out of the kitchen, groaning, bitching, but it's all too neat and anyway, i'm spellbound, spellbound, spellbound all hung up and left dangling in my own sweat in my own shit in my own piss and yet somehow i'm still angling for a safe path out of this and i'm spellbound, but i'm still moving, and I will still be free you cannot win with grace nor sin please just let me be... spellbound, spellbound, spellbound
5.
02:30
come into my parlour said the spider to the other spider tell me are you spider are you fly your wings a blur of gossamer, your body black and shining and a million tiny crystals in your eye hey – count the legs, replied the spider, feel these threads I spin you i'm arachnid as arachnid I could be but let us mesh our webs together from the ceiling to the leather sofa over there – just you and me no, one web is enough said spider one, no two are better only one can be the master of it all I know, said spider two, and slowly finished biting through the threads that held old spider one upon the wall now, come into my parlour said the other spider. how, said spider I am just a spider, ain't no fly oh I'll be climbing walls forever, and I don't know even whether I'll be stuck down here until I die oh no, please come back here said spider two – I am so lonely climb this thread that I have lowered in your way. lonely, said the spider, you're a spider - we are lonely. I don't trust your thread to hold me anyway so the spider scuttled to the opposite far corner where a new and shining web was soon his own. now I don't know whether those two spiders were too clever but I do know that each one just died alone so come into my parlour said the spider to the other spider tell me are you spider are you fly? come into my parlour said the spider to the other spider me oh me oh me oh me oh my!
6.
wander in a dream, everything i've ever seen every place i've ever been it all was in my dream don't know where to go don't know what I know can't see what time will show what will happen to me so maybe I will never know I suppose I'll continue writing to you even if you won't write to me everybody knows i'll continue thinking of you even now I am free I'm running far away nowhere I can stay, nothing left to say I'm just running far away wishing on a star I've forgotten who you are so very long so very far I was wishing on a star I've forgotten who you are little way down the road I met a man who loved you such a sad and lonely place little way down in time I'll be beyond you but that man will always wear my face and I suppose I'll continue writing to you even if you won't write to me everybody knows I'll continue thinking of you even now I am free and I wander in a dream everything I've ever seen every place I've ever been it all was in my dream don't know where to go and I don't know what I know cannot see what time will show what will happen to me so maybe I will never know and I hope I never know and no-one ever know.
7.
03:05
when poetry is good to me words come so easily when she's a bitch that same old itch still stings and burns stings and burns inside of me through scars and tears through waxy ears through endless whiskeys, wines and beers distorted by my jaundiced eye bad memories and present fears all skew all whiff all bluff no cliff all hand no eye all full of spliff no dice no games no crying shames no rank no pack no drill no names the one who all must praise still sings and I must tell her many things the one who all must praise still sings and I must tell her many many many things many many many many many things many many, many things many many many many many things many many when poetry is good to me words come so easily when she's a bitch that same old itch still stings and burns – stings and burns inside of me many many stings and burns inside of me many many stings and burns many many stings and burns inside of me mene mene tekel upharsin
8.
by turns my mistress harsh and gentle wrapped in unfamiliar mantle trapped by all she cannot see beneath the grey forbidding sky by choice my mistress for a song will sell her secrets to the one who bids the best but not the highest burning bridges in the forest bring my mistress poison ivy she will make from it a gravy for the evening sacrifice and throw the plate back in your face in your face back in your face by turns my mistress gentle, harsh and loving, with the simple force of one whose right is always wrong will answer every bell you rang by choice my mistress in the sea did cast away her jewels so earned her keep another day and let the leaning lesson lie now bring my mistress finest wines to wash her face as evening wanes to splash upon your carpet floor break the glass and disappear disappear break the glass and disappear...
9.
you can't see the wood for the trees my friend, you are blind you don't know the hell I've been through just trying to be kind day is dawning – don't you know it when we can be free – don't you know it yeah, you and me we can all be free in our new world all is peaceful, everybody wears a smile eating berries off of bushes, float in single file day is dawning – don't you know it when we can be free – don't you know it no-one will grow old just do what you're told follow your leader – she knows everything no-one will succeed her – she's everlasting you can't see the wood for the trees my friend, do not be surprised you don't know the hell I've been through just trying to close my eyes day is dawning – don't you know it when we can be free – don't you know it yeah, free as an ant in a nest just so long as you pass the test don't you know you're no better than the rest just so long as you pass the test
10.
03:52
I was broken and you came and the world was right again I was falling – you lifted me with the kissing that you gifted me I was wrong – you made me right with your warmth all through the night I was bad – you made me good in the moments when you could I was drowning in these lies and you cut me down to size I was burning and you cooled me and your loving nature fooled me I was lost – you said goodbye no tears in your eye I was broken once again but the memory remains I was broken and you came I was broken and you came I was broken and you came and the world was right again
11.
I fried my pleasure circuit smoking all the time now nothing's any fun any more I lied when I told you everything was just fine nothing's any fun any more nothing I can do, nothing I can say ain't easy doing nothing, got to do it anyway nothing I can say, nothing I can do. nothing else that I can say to you I fried my pleasure circuit smoking all the time now nothing's any fun any more I lied when I told you everything was just fine nothing's any fun any more
12.
all were lost and all were found and all were saved and all we bound to secrecy on solemn ground love was wrong, love was here love was gone, but love was near love was weeping – weeping in my beer love weeping in my beer love weeping in my beer love was weeping – weeping in my beer I was young, I was old I was hot and I was cold I was bought – and I was sold all good dreamers pass this way all lost all found in shadow play on solemn ground – so far away far far far far away solemn ground so far away on solemn ground – so far away all were saved. all were saved. all were saved. all were saved... all were lost and all were found and all were saved and all were bound to secrecy – on solemn ground far far far far away solemn ground so far away on solemn ground on solemn ground on solemn ground - so far away.

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released March 21, 2011

Brian Hedemann: Drums (except tracks 6, 10, 11)
Paul Tkachenko: Bass (except tracks 6, 10, 11); Tin whistle (track 6)
Sean Taylor: Guitar (tracks 2, 4, 7, 10, 12)
Alex Lynn: Guitar (tracks 1, 3, 9)
Kevin Davy: Trumpet (tracks 6, 10)
Saskia Doornbos: BVs (tracks 2, 6, 7, 12)
Jamika Ajalon: BVs (track 5)
Wayne Myers: Vocals; Guitar (except tracks 9, 10); Keyboards (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12); Alto saxophone (tracks 4, 7, 8); Bass (tracks 10, 11)

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Fit and the Conniptions London

I'm Wayne Myers, a singer-songwriter from London. I've been recording and performing increasingly misnamed bluesy folk-rock under the name Fit and the Conniptions since December 2005.

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