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1.
Diamond Days (Kirsty McGee) Lately all my wishes burned so bright and new like desert skies where desert stars Scatter all the evening dew The desert skies like diamonds fade into a morning desert haze where diamonds shine beneath the sun and there’s enough for everyone That’s why it’s so Funny how those troubles seem to burn out in a blaze of smoke inside the mirrors of our blessed diamonds days but I do not know what hurts me so now you are far away So goddamn you happy Goddamn you, diamond days Why do I feel like I left something just exactly out of reach We all can learn a lesson even those of us who teach So go gently into this dark night where bluer stars can creep and goddamn you, happy Goddamn you, happy If I could cry then I would cry as many tears as stars But I’m so far away from you, my tears they dry like desert dew So best get on my feet again as best as I am able I will swing by all our favourite haunts and sit there at our favourite table Drinking, as the stars rise in a million shades of grey Goddamn you happy goddamn you, diamond days Lately all that I was promised fell down on me like stars An ocean full of midnights, full of dreams and of guitars But I do not know how it was so so very hypnotising Goddamn you, happy you’re so goddamn hypnotising Here I stare through blue eyes, so much bluer than the skies and I cannot tell the difference between gentle truths and lies We had a ball but now it all seems very far away Goddamn you, happy Goddamn you, diamond days
2.
Electricity (Kirsty McGee) While the moment still remains Draw in closer kiss my lips Brush my shoulder with your fingertips While the moment still remains Something tingling in the air Electricity is hard to see It always happens when you're near to me When there is nobody to blame And if blamelessly I slip my hand into your hand do we cross over some line that we drew in the sand? While the moment still remains We'll both be blameless as two souls can be Only our eyes can speak of certainty While the moment still remains Let the moment simply pass Electricity is hard to see it always happens when you're near to me When there is nobody to blame And if blamelessly I slip my arm around your waist Do we cross over some line or do we embrace? And it's only when I dream You draw in closer and you kiss my lips Only in dreams I feel your fingertips and the moment still remains All my friends say that it's true I burn much brighter when I shine for you A small, ironic flame, so bold, so blue While the moment still remains And if blamelessly I let my heart hope for a while Does my foolish heart leap every time that you smile? While the moment still remains Maybe it's time for me to say goodbye when every touch must have its alibi when every thought for me is strange Something tingling in the air Electricity is hard to see It always happens when you're near to me When there is nobody to blame
3.
If I Had A Dollar (Kirsty McGee) So strange, so strange so strange to want something so strange so near so near so why does it seem to disappear So sweet, so sweet so sweetly we kissed,and so light but if I had a dollar for every time I fell I’d be a rich woman tonight So you say, so you say so you say and I guess that it’s true No sense in lying anyway when love’s a part of it the very heart of it So strange, so strange so strange to want something so new but if you had a dollar for every time I dreamed you’d be a rich man too Oh I had a dream such a pretty one one everyone would take pity on eyes wild and free slowly smiling at me Oh but dreams are just dreams are just dreams are just dreams You held me tight Softly we kissed and so light but if I had a dollar for every time I dreamed I’d be a rich woman tonight
4.
Little Stars (Kirsty McGee) Open hearts and minds walking without shoes In the sands without ocean in a pale white land And I’ll take your hand for an hour in the sun and we’ll share as though our hearts were one And I feel your heart beat so warm and slow Your breath against my skin lying soul to soul And you mark my skin, tally deep within Nevermore, nevermore, nevermore Next time that I look for those hazel eyes will they be closed will they be open to the sun? Ever changing like diamonds as they scratch against the light Like stars will they vanish when a new day comes? Little stars little stars shine their own bright songs and they weave their light together as we roll on home How their voices flare in that desert there How they vanish when the new day comes Open hearts and minds walking without shoes
5.
No Imaginary Kiss (Kirsty McGee) I never dreamed a dream so sweet as this No imaginary kiss Could be so sweet as kissing you I never dreamed I'd meet someone like you So good, so faithful & so true When life has been so brittle & so blue Will I awake to find my restless mind Excelled itself inventing The one desire my heart expressed That I just dreamed our happiness? I never dreamed a soul so good as yours Shining steady through its flaws But steady shining nonetheless I'll be the one who loves you most of all Arms to catch you when you fall And we will wheel on wings of precious hue When I dream you're in my arms Oh so soft & still I remember all your charms And I guess I always will I never dreamed a dream so full of joy No imaginary boy Could hold me closer than you do I never dreamed someone would hold me tight Would cherish me to sleep at night When life has been so brittle & so blue So hold me gently just some more So I can dream this dream So I can dream & still be sure of you I never dreamed a dream so sweet as this No imaginary kiss Could be so sweet as kissing you Could be so sweet as kissing you

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Recorded live at York St John University by Barkley McKay & students on the BA Music Production programme as part of an artist residency. Mixing / post-production at Valley Wood Studio Leeds by Barkley McKay, Mastering by Russ Hepworth-Sawyer for MOTTOsound
Artwork inspired by 18th century cyanometer (device to measure the blueness of the sky) by mat martin

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released December 2, 2016

All Songs Written & Composed by Kirsty McGee
Published by Touch Tones Music Limited


Musician credits:

Kirsty McGee - voice, guitar, backing vocals
Ellis Davies - lead guitar
John Ellis - piano, keyboards (except track 3)
Barkley McKay - piano (track 3)
Dave Tompkins - double bass
Howard Jacobs - drums, percussion, clarinet, bass clarinet
Biff Roxby - bass trombone, trombone

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Kirsty McGee Manchester

A wandering maverick and spellbinding live performer with a voice that has been described as having the texture of smoke & velvet, McGee defies categorisation, to make 'hobopop' –“music of no fixed genre”. Her continuously evolving musical personality is proof that a freedom from artistic restraints can sometimes produce a unique, enthralling and original voice with a rare honesty. ... more

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