Countless Verse EP

by Esther Holt

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Debut EP from Melbourne songstress Esther Holt.

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released December 15, 2012

Recorded, mixed and produced by Colin Leadbetter at Leadbetter Productions, Sing Sing South. All Songs written by Esther Holt, 'What You Know' written by Esther Holt and Jesse Williams.

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Track Name: Countless Verse
On my feet are two big weights
with strings that hold them in their place
and bits that change from day to day
and hands that fall around wave to you

And in my hands are two red hearts
that beat and beat and never stop
it bursts right out and fills my cup
with loving words and thoughtless drops of you

I cry at night for what we had
I pray that you might want me back
I spend my time wasting words
with collared friends and countless verse

I watch you as you change your mind
and throw all that we have behind
the face that lulls me off to sleep
a part of you I'll always keep behind tired eyes

I cry at night for what we had
I pray that you might want me back
I spend my time wasting words
with collared friends and countless verse
Track Name: Testify
I'm a flame in a candlelit room
I'd give my hands to hold you
and I won't close my eyes
and I won't close my eyes

And the floors they rise and fall
through the open doors
and in this house of cards
the moments come and pass
and I won't close my eyes again

And in the quiet you can hear the call
of those who've lost their heart and soul
and break the bones of men
with all their good intent
and I won't close my eyes
and I won't close my eyes
and I won't close my eyes again

And I know, oh I know, this is where strength shows
it's golden face once again knowing how and when to lend a hand

and I would give my lungs
and I would come undone
and I won't compromise
and I will testify
and I won't close my eyes
and I won't close my eyes
and I won't close my eyes
and I won't close my eyes, again
Track Name: Rock Me Through The Night
You told me that you wanted to take some time and wait
but love to me shouldn't have to hesitate
but if that's what you need I'll stay and keep the fire alight
and let the good lord love me and rock me through the night

But what use if your word if your word is weak?
What good are promises you don't intend to keep?

Should I stay or should I go, tell me now how should I know
what's on your mind
Should I try to understand if I don't know if I can, although I try

The candlelight was burning the night you turned and said
our love was one worth fighting for but I fear it might be dead
so in the grave we'll lay it, six feet underground
and say our final prayers, and leave without a sound

But what use if your word if your word is weak?
What good are promises you don't intend to keep?

Should I stay or should I go, tell me now how should I know
what's on your mind
Should I try to understand if I don't know if I can, although I try
Track Name: What You Know
Darling, darling, I've been told
Darling, darling, you're so bold

Some will leave you wondering
some will leave you asking what you know, what you know
too much time pondering and not enough time doing what you know, what you know

Lights, lights, in your eyes
Lights, lights, my demise

Too much time questioning and not enough time doing what you know, what you know
And if you had your time again, you'd spend you life doing what you know, what you know

Tonight we'll change your mind
we bite, we own, we thrive
don't live a life denied
tonight we'll change your mind

Some will leave you wondering
some will leave you asking what you know, what you know
too much time pondering and not enough time doing what you know, what you know
Track Name: Eadie
By the river there lived a young mother
with five young sons to her name
She thought he was the good sort of man
At what point did living become slowly dying
and when did we all grow so old
Skeptical eyes are so cold

The eldest enlisted the moment he could
and was gone like a shot from a gun
and then all her boys well they grew into men
and they left to live their lives
filled with laughter and children and wives, Eadie

Oh dry your eyes dear, Eadie don't you cry please
Dry your eyes dear dry
Oh dry your eyes dear, Eadie don't you cry please
Dry your eyes dear dry, dry your eyes dear dry

And in that old home she was left all alone
with the books that sat on the shelves
got fired from her j ob 'cos her hearing was shot
now she waits for Christmas to come
'cos that's when the grandchildren show
dust the books there all standing in rows, Eadie

Oh dry your eyes dear, Eadie don't you cry please
Dry your eyes dear dry
Oh dry your eyes dear, Eadie don't you cry please
Dry your eyes dear dry, dry your eyes dear dry

Now the summers' they grow hotter by the year
you can feel your blood begin to boil
As she stands from her chair, she falls to the ground
and nobody knows she's gone
'til she's found a month later on, Eadie
Eadie, Eadie, Eadie

Oh dry your eyes dear, Eadie don't you cry please
Dry your eyes dear dry
Oh dry your eyes dear, Eadie don't you cry please
Dry your eyes dear dry, dry your eyes dear dry