Me & Moon

by Lydia Cole

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    Lydia Cole spent 18 months in hibernation, where she turned to her allies - music, art and time - for healing. The outcome is a powerfully intimate collection of songs about love, loss and hope - Lydia’s debut full-length record ME & MOON.

    Lydia partnered once again with trusted producer Nic Manders in the creative sanctuary of Roundhead Studios. It was in the quiet here that the songs found their voice, with help from instrumentalists Jono Wilson (Seth Haapu) and Jol Mulholland (Mulholland, The Mots).

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released 27 January 2012

Produced by Nic Manders
Recorded & Mixed by Neil Baldock at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, New Zealand
Assistant Engineers: Benjamin Knapp, Nathan Tiddy
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Photos, Art & Design by Lydia Cole
Font by Lydia Cole & Jack Saltmiras
Layout by Indium Design

Management
Paul McKessar / CRS Management

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Track Name: Blind Boy
Blind Boy

I had a boy walk into my life
He told me, "Girl, wanna be my wife?"
And I replied, "Let's give it a try"
I'll be your woman and you be my man
Exchanging everything between our hands
But when night was day, he ran away

And I don't know if you'll ever see
Just what you lost when you lost me

I think of all the things you said we'd do
Like drive across the land of brown and blue
But on that day, you gave it away

And I don't know if you'll ever see
Just what you lost when you lost me

And I don't wanna write you any more songs
'cause life is short and it's been way too long
With you and me, indefinitely

And I don't know if you'll ever see
Just what you lost when you lost me
Track Name: Love and Loss and Love
Love & Loss & Love

There are a million reasons why this should work
So, like a fire, this season’s gonna hurt
As you look away these eyes begin to burn
Yeah, for a long long night I twist and turn
Discovering things, quite plain, unseen before
Drinking in water not for sale in stores
To be with or without you, I cannot afford
Under this heat I twist and change my form
And these are the tales of love and loss and love
We are a weary field of flowers crushed
And we are all children without a dad or mum
We are all looking for our descending dove

So unscrew your hinges, scrape away the moss
This is the day that love will follow loss
And with trumpets and harps, give your chains a final toss
We will not fold to bribes of candy floss
Or to boys who don’t even care about us
And these are the tales of love and loss and love
We are a weary field of flowers crushed
And we are all children without a dad or mum
We are all looking for our descending dove
Track Name: Running On My Own
Running On My Own

I'm running on my own now
I'm running out of steam
I'm learning how to row now
Can't bring about a breeze

Did you let me go / leave me alone?

I pull a heavy load now
I drag along my feet
Forgotten how to look out
Forgotten how to breathe

Did you let me go / leave me alone?

Where did our stars go to?
Why I don't I see them here at night?
And why am I standing here alone
When you are somewhere
Right around the corner waiting for me
Knowing I am waiting for you?

I'm running on my own now

Where did our stars go to?
Why I don't I see them here at night?
And why am I standing here alone
When you are somewhere
Right around the corner waiting for me
Knowing I am waiting for you?
Track Name: To Know You
To Know You

You gave me your heart on the first day of March
And I gave you mine at the same time

And who am I to know, who am I to know you?

We talked about our secrets and the cure for pain
We talked about the future and we felt the same
And you live upon a mountain in a flowerbed
And I'm singing in this valley 'til one day we wed

And who am I to know, who am I to know you?

Who am I to know, who am I to know you?
Track Name: Drawbridge
Drawbridge

I wish there was a drawbridge and the Tasman was a moat
And I wish I could be with you less aeroplane or boat
And the longer I am a loner, the slipperier the slope
And I wish there was a drawbridge and our fears were the moat

I wish I was a butterfly and you were one too
But as it is, we don't know howtofly; we're only cocoons
And the longer I am a loner the less I'll need you
I wish there was a drawbridge but we let go too soon

I wish there was a drawbridge between hopeless and hope
And I wish there was a drawbridge and my tears were the moat
Track Name: Hibernate
Hibernate

Why do I feel tired at 22
Like all my dreams fell through?
Like my heart wears out in its cage?
Oh, it's got nothing to do with age

Why do I give myself away
Entirely, every day?
Someone, hand me a locket, I need to pocket
Something beautiful today

'cause I gave my heart away
I gave my heart away
And we all gotta do that someday
But for now I hibernate

Why do I deny that I'm afraid
To kiss you then just walk away
Looking over my shoulder, I will wait 'til I am older
For this game I don't know how to play

'cause I gave my heart away
I gave my heart away
And we all gotta do that someday
But for now I hibernate

'cause I gave my heart away
I gave my heart away
And we all gotta do that someday
But for now I hibernate
Track Name: Mother
Mother

No matter where I go, I still don't know
Am I home?
Seems the thing that slows my will to grow
Is my need to know

And why is it when I cry at night
It's your name I find?
And until again it's you and I…

I spent a month of time well below
What is right
Oh, and by the end of it, my body was sick
And white

And why is it when I cry at night
It's your name I find?
And until again it's you and I…

No matter where I go, no matter where I go
No matter where I go, I don't know

No matter where I go, I still don't know
Am I home?
Track Name: What We Were
What We Were

You and me, we were meant to be
Come on babe, you know this is how it goes
So far into it, stuck at the hip for so long
Now there's no room for this girl in your world

With my bones in your hands, I no longer stand
Am I beaten babe? Please don't say it's the end
My heart up your sleeve, I slip through the weave and beat
Don't you know by now, I'll always believe?

And what word will remind you
Of what we were?
What word will remind you
Of what we were?
And how long will it take you
To get what we were?

With my bones in your hands, I no longer stand
Am I beaten babe? Please don't say it's the end
My heart up your sleeve, I slip through the weave and beat
Don't you know by now, I'll always believe?

And what word will remind you
Of what we were?
What word will remind you
Of what we were?
And how long will it take you
To get what we were?
Track Name: That Was You
That Was You

Before you went away I wanted to say to you
You had the sweetest smile of anyone I knew
Yeah, that was you

Before you braved that day and your heart turned blue
Our souls, they prayed for grace but none of that came through
Yeah, that was you
Track Name: Undone
Undone

For a long time, I don't know why
But you came by me
You came by me

As you chased, I shut tight my eyes
But you still found me
You still found me

All my flaws, all my flaws undone

In the fights I held up my pride
But you unwound me
You unwound me

And in the starlight, I can't deny
That you surround me
You surround me

I am yours, I am yours undone
I am yours, I am yours undone

For a long time, I don't know why
But you came by me
You came by me
Track Name: The End of an Age
The End of An Age

The end of an age
Your voice slipped softly inside my cage
And unhinged my lock, turned a page
I start over again

The end of an age
A whole summer I spent alone and afraid
Right here take my life, turn a page
I start over again

And though all things have an end
I won't cry, I will life up my eyes
And though, my love, you will die
So will I and then we'll be alive

The end of an age
The clock struck midnight and your love went away
I thought when you came you would stay
I start over again

And though all things have an end
I won't cry, I will life up my eyes
And though, my love, you will die
So will I and then we'll be alive