This, That & The Other

by MARINA FLORANCE

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I told you my troubles one by one and you listened over and over again you asked me what I would do and this is what I said I gonna find me a box that big and strong with a five lever lock you see I'm gonna put my troubles in one by one and throw away the key Chorus Then I'll climb to a mountain top put my arms in the air and I'll shout how lucky I am to have you here I told you my troubles one by one and you listened over and over again you asked me what I would do and this is what I said I gonna dig me a hole that's 10ft deep place that box way down low you see I'm gonna cry those tears for the very last time and dance to my own melody Chorus Then I'll climb to a mountain top put my arms in the air and I'll shout how lucky I am to have you here
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I used to look into the sky, on the horizon there would be a little black cloud way up high with a whole lot of rain for me, it followed me like a shadow would, never gave me a moments peace rained on me whenever it could, when I expected it the least Chorus but when it rains I'll watch the flowers grow and in the dark I'll find a face in the moon and when I live I'll live each day like my last and it won't be a moment too soon and when I love it will be with my heart and soul and I will never be afraid to fall and that little black cloud won't hold me back because tomorrow doesn't come for us... So I took a sideways look at myself, it was then that I could see that my misfortune had become a self fulfilling prophecy so I'm gonna search for the good in everything and when that black cloud's overhead, I'll walk towards the sun instead Chorus and now I know the meaning of a life lived to the full because a life lived in shadows is not living much at all & i'm gonna search for the good in everything and when that black cloud's overhead, I'll walk towards the sun instead Chorus because tomorrow doesn't come for us all
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Here I stand alone, so many eyes on me, I want you by my side, to have, to hold, endlessly Chorus: When I look in your eyes, oh there'll be no surprise, to see the tears that you cry for how we feel inside then I'll say that I do and you'll say, you do too and we'll waltz as one down the aisle. You place your hand in mine I can feel you tremble, a band of gold unites two as one and the waltz dances on. Chorus So many years from now, there can be no doubt I will hold you close oh so close for our wedding day waltz Chorus: (slightly different) And when you look in my eyes, oh there'll be no surprise, to see the tears that I cry for how we feel inside, then I'll say that I do and you'll say you do too and we'll waltz as one down the aisle.
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This is a fragment, this is a piece of it, nothing more than a glimpse of the darkness, just flash of the light, one thunder of the storm, one tune from a scattered mountain of songs. Chorus And yet I've seen her I've held her, I have loved her. for just one second A sentimental picture of desire, one single second of a million life times, a restless continuation of the dream, one motif amongst a thousand themes, Chorus Repeat verses 1 and 2 Maybe this is all there is. An imagined illusion of peace chorus
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There's a story I've been told 'bout a shining pot of gold but you can't see it through a cynics eyes straight thinking won't win you the prize I was raised to believe there's more to life than we can see a leap of faith, a twist of fate and somehow we'll find our way somehow we'll find our way Chorus So take a little time each day to sing take a little time each day to dream of incredible things like the colours of a rainbow in a dark and rainy sky now that's something that gold cannot buy If you find that you resist, think such wonders can't exist and all your old doubts creeping through your mind I just have one piece of advice Chorus Mid 8 So here's a question before I take my leave If I choose to chase rainbows are you with or without me oh here's a question, what better could you do than to let those colours wash all over you Chorus
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When the past came a callin yesterday, It brought to mind the story of the one that got away I didn’t know where I could hide Suddenly there was no escape There you were large as life We were standing face to face When the past came a callin yesterday, There wasn’t much about you that had changed And I felt the urge to hold you and never let you go I must admit it felt a little strange When the past came a callin yesterday, the way you left me, you left me all alone with just your written note on the table, for me to find when I awoke yes the past came a callin yesterday. So turn please turn, turn and walkway Cause I’m not strong enough for you to stay, Inst, Repeat 2
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Carried Away 03:35
It was one of those years, that started with tears among the snow drops and first signs of life and no one could tell what the new year would bring just a hope that the future was bright Two candles lit against cold winter skies as a curtain of grey fell cross the land and no one breathed a word as the snow softly fell and she held so tightly her lovers hand Chorus She was carried in a moment of madness by his touch and words so kind yesterday child in a woman's world little comfort would she find Many miles they walked destination unknown cast away from their ordinary lives, the child she carried both a burden and a gift would cost her reputation and her pride Chorus The face of her mother still in her minds eye hidden tears with her head hung so low too many mouths to feed and the work far between she had no choice but to watch her go Chorus The bare boned trees lean against the winter wind but of their love she is sure the warmth of a love is like a Summer breeze and like nature the spirit would endure Chorus
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Lately I've been down, so many things on my mind, felt like the clouds were falling from the sky and all I'd ever known, everything that was precious to me just blew away on a Summer breeze hmmmm Life never promised an easy ride I know but when the rain falls hard we'll shelter from the storm wait for the sun to shine a little light along the way give us the strength to carry on Chorus: And if I push you away when I really long for you to stay, one thing will always be the same one constant thing in this crazy sea of change and its that sweet thing oooh that sweet thing oooh bring me that sweet thing called love You say that you can't see a side to me that's real that I'm just a shadow of all I used to be you think that I've become afraid to feel that I'm always looking for yesterday hmmmm And so you tell me it all happens for a reason part of a plan that we'll never see, and all those times that I changed my direction always you came back, always you came back to me Chorus But if you hold me strong, hold me for as long and if I push you away when I really long for you to stay oh bring me that sweet thing, bring me that sweet thing oooh please bring me that sweet thing called love
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Chorus You are older now than your father was when I first laid my eyes on him and age it weighs heavy now heavy on my bones Seems like yesterday, yesterday for the first time, I held you in my arms a tiny thing, a tiny thing no idea what your future would hold Chorus Upstairs your newest room is empty, empty of you and the things you choose to leave behind is all the child I once knew Inst And every night every night since you moved to a room of your own your last one, the last one I pray for my whispers search in the dark for you
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I’ll hold myself so tightly Dream you’re in my arms right now here beside me I can hear the sound of my heart beating on this winters eve and all the joy that surrounds me Chorus So I’ll dance and I’ll sing And take a glass or two And I’ll remember you Yes we’ll dance and we’ll sing Just like we used to do And I’ll remember you And I’ll hold myself so tightly Sway slowly to the sounds Of this time of year Maybe a few tears will fall I won’t stop them Knowing through it all You need your happy ending Chorus
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"...As soon as you put it on it has the sound and feel of a classic album, one that can happily sit by the likes of Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell and Carole King in my CD collection....Folky, countryfied, bluesy, Americana, Marina Florance’s rich, velvety vocals and deft, expressive acoustic guitar playing have the effect of making every song she plays sound like a timeless classic." Review by music blogger Darren Johnson darrensmusicblog.com/2015/12/23/album-review-marina-florance-this-that-the-other/

"her soft, warm and vulnerable voice has you melting into the songs...thoughts of classic country stars Patsy Cline and Patti Page respectively come to mind... often conjuring a Cohenesque feel to her acoustic, retro-sounding meld of folk, blues and Americana...unfussy, simple and heartfelt, it’s one of those albums that curls up in your lap when you need a little comfort and leaves you ready to face the day anew" Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK www.folkradio.co.uk/2016/01/marina-florance-this-that-the-other/

"Marina Florance is just one of the coolest women on the folk circuit at the moment. The Londoner hasn't done the conventional route into music, starting quite late in life, but it shows in her unconventional sound.
Her style is a cross between Leonard Cohen and Peggy Seeger with a sort of retro 50s feel reminiscent of great singers such as Ketty Lester and Patti Page.
Her music crosses boundaries between folk, country, blues and Americana and on occasion has a definite continental feel to it.
Florance has such a distinct sound which has the ability to make you feel nostalgic without even knowing why or what for." Danny Farragher Folkall folkall.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/marina-florance.html

It all started in the run up to last Christmas 2015 when after asking the most tech aware music people I know what I needed, I asked my family to buy me the best equipment & software my small budget could buy, to create my own little studio for Christmas presents. They did precisely that & in the new year when the dust had settled I set about making a space for my little adventure in the spare room. My other half had to upload the software & do the computer stuff. It all got done and I once I started there was no turning back and I loved it! Actually using the recording software was a little easier than I thought, I watched numerous online tutorials, looked stuff up, practiced, asked for advice from people, all of whom were extremely generous with their time and expertise. I listened & listened again & again, as the days passed I became more familiar with my set up but more importantly I began to believe I could actually record & produce my own album! That's what I did, an extremely steep learning curve but one I have immersed myself in and enjoyed immensely, my studio is one of my most favourite places to be now.

If you would like to buy the physical cd please visit Marina's site marinaflorance.com/shop

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released November 30, 2015

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