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Break The Balance

by Chloe Charles

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released February 13, 2013

All songs written by chloe charles, chloe charles Publishing (sOcAN) except My child written by chloe charles & davide santi.
Musician List: Lead vocals by chloe charles, classical guitar by chloe charles except on My child where guitar is played by davide santi, cello by Amahl Arluanandan, violin by Kelly Lefaive, drums by Justin craig except for refrain from Fire where Andrew Mullin plays, bass by sam McLellan, electric guitar by Niel Whitford, piano by Matt duncan, Korg by Gordon Hyland. Harmony on soldier by Aly tadros. Bass har- mony on refrain from Fire by Andrew Mullin.
string arrangements were a collaboration between Mackenzie Longpre, Andjelika Javorina, sam McleLellan, Kelly Lefaive, Amahl Arluanamdan and chloe charles. “Girl i like your business” inspired by Jay Aymar’s song, rock On. Arrangements for tarot were a collaboration between sam McLellan and chloe charles.
engineered by Andrew Mullin @ triceratone Audio and Junction studio Mixed by duane Lundy @ shangrila Productions
cover photograph: carrie Lee @ clee images Makeup: Natasha Kudashkina cover concept: chloe charles
Management: evelyn cream, Athena Music international.

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Chloe Charles Toronto, Ontario

Soul, pop, and classical? Put the 3 together and you get music for your head, your heart and your feet. Take Billy Holiday's sultry poise, mix in some Amy Winehouse grit, Adele's hooks and the quirky intelligence of Joanna

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Track Name: Business
there’s a hole in her middle
and she can’t seem to fill it up
there’s a hole in her middle
and my heart can’t fill it up


(CHORUS)
But why does she try to find
an occasion to mend it up
when all the while search and hide
an identity that she’s not

Cuz girl I like your business
I like your business
Girl I like your business whoa
Let’s have a good time, time

There’s a crack in the ceiling
And we see right through the top
There’s a crack in the ceiling
And the sky won’t fill it up

(CHORUS)

Ohhhhhhh
Tell her that it’s allright
I think that she’s just fine
We like her just that way
And we want her to stay because
Girl I like your business
I like your business
I like your business
Girl I like your business whoa
Let’s have a good time

Do do do…
Track Name: Find Her Way
pensive and glaring
shes staring right through me
dreaming and wandering
will she find her way, hey

its the future shes watching
cant quite see the frames
choppy and blurry
scenes are missing
will she find her way

will she find her
will she find her
will she find her
way

the same old story
never in the presentence
the little silence
killed with distractions
will she find her way

Dont think too hard
Cause you can't force life
That lady you bumped into could one day be your wife
but you're too busy drawing blueprints
to set aside a little time for the present
and a little sweet surprise
a sweet surprise

Will she find her way
Track Name: Tarot
Do daoo daoo

Nothing that you could say
Could make me feel this way
I’m walking slowly into blue
Nothing that you could do
Could make me feel so doomed
I’m falling slowly into you

(CHORUS 1)
But the poppies grow at the base
Of the tree that screams my name
The light in the water leaves a trace
On the leaves in the ripples
That read my fate

Do daoo daoo

The time that we bought
Just to pay off our costs
Is a tidle wave
We can’t delay
The oceans, the tables
The life course we enable
Acquires bumps and character
Dents and strength that’re visible
Miles and miles of travel
And meetings of souls

(CHORUS 2)
But the poppies grow at the base
Of the tree that screams my name
The light in the water leaves a trace
On the leaves in the ripples
That read my fate

Only time can tell the end of my days
In the tarot cards
The gypsies bend

(INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE)
da da da da da X4
oooooo oh X3
aho aho aho aho aho aho aho aho o
Track Name: My Child
Give child
Go world
Wait place
Pain take

Place Go my child
Find your way
The world may be misleading
But you’ll make it just the same

I give you my wisdom
I give you my days
But it’s you who’ll make it something
It’s you who’ll give it meaning

So trek on
Ooo

Go my child
Find your place
The world will give you nothing
Only you will give you pain

You can turn it to nothing
Or be better off instead
Ist you who’ll make it something
It’s you who’ll give it meaning

So trek on
Ooo

Live your life with pace
Take it day by day
Give it what you can
Make it what you may
Brave it through the pain

Give yourself a break
Find yourself a place
Take it day by day
Do not hesitate to create


Give child
Go world
Wait place
Pain take
Track Name: Refrain From Fire
REFRAIN FROM FIRE

Seven years of rain and ice and snow
I gave you my heart but you ran away to Rome
We hid our lives behind the covers
The story thickens and the plot begins to grow

Say it aint so

Pictures of dry land, a heat you did not know
Fire in our skin, water to warm to cool
We set aside our lives behind the covers
The story it thickens and the plot begins to grow

Refrain from fire
Refrain from fire

I tried to stay far from the heat
The burning flames took over me
And now the fire’s in my soul
It whispers sparks up through my throat

I choke on coals that burn my tongue
And taste the memories of what I’ve done
An ember burns right through my chest
How can I live in such unrest
Track Name: Soldier
Since you came
You are less than you were
And since you became
You are what they want

(CHORUS)
And I am waiting
For you to brave it
And you are begging
Just to be who you are

When we were young
We knew who we were
And as we grew older
We became soldiers

(CHORUS)

(BRIDGE)
Slowly discreatly
It comes through
It's sneaky
From being to being

Shall we run away
From the robots
We became
Or shall we stay the same
As our younger selves
Who remain

(CHORUS)
Track Name: Captive
you are quickly growing older
the tops of your shelves are acquiring dust
the books you've read pages turning yellow
the lampshades cracking give hint to the life you've made

The junction on your wooden floorboards
the place where we met
is wearing to dust
comments on the page
cutouts of the news
are the thoughts that you had
that we'll never lose

you live in my head
your words hold me captive
the little things you've said
your words hold me captive

everything you said to me
has a special place in my memory
I'll carry it on
even when you're gone

and the messages you left for me
in the columns of the books you read to me
I'll carry it on
even when you're gone
Track Name: Plastic Life - Vignette
Although it seems far away
The hole you walked through is shrinking
Oh Grandma will teach me how to do what you've never done?
Shouldn't this be fun?
Track Name: Break The Balance
I could share you with another one
To give you what I can’t do
But want to show you

(CHORUS)
Do you need more love
Do you need more love

Demons rock me
From the inside of my body
They broke in and robbed me
And you of our intimacy
1000 nightmare compete with your daily
caress my body and show me that you
love me 1001 times
just to break the balance

(CHOURS)

From the inside of my eyes
I saw the repetition of our demise
The things I didn’t do
That my eyes can’t remember
Made me weak
Turned us into embers

(BRIDGE)
oooooooo

Too many cocktails
With double vision
One I ran to
The other made me quiver

He gave me drugs
And you gave me love
But you’re still the one
I’m beating up

Do you need more
Do you need more
Do you need more
Love
(X2)


I could share you with another one
To give you what I can’t do
But want to show you
Track Name: Amulet
Faster than the rain came down
Hands cradled me from the ominous clouds
I took those hands
For me to keep
A treasure unto me I bequeath

I lent you to my amulet
And locked you safe inside of it
I wear you close to my chest
And grasp those hands for remembrance of

(CHORUS)
hands that touched my skin
of hands that opened
of hands that made me grin
cuz those hands couldn’t go away
cuz I locked them in my amulet

little hands on my chest
in my amulet
never come out cuz I starved you to death
you deserved a body
you deserved a soul
but I took you for keeping
greed made you my own

(CHORUS 2)

(INSTRUMENTAL)

(CHORUS 1)
Track Name: Nottingham Premonitions
And old lady came to me
With a golden face and golden teeth
A crinkled eye and a furrowed brow
Oh the things she said and how
She taught me of things I’d never seen
She told me of you and me
She told me of the secrets
The secretes that we’d keep

(CHORUS)
Oh the sound
The silence we buried underground
Oh the deeds
The secrets that we’d keep

Her voice it cracked
Her voice it croaked
She said our lives would be no joke
With a piercing eye she stared through you
Said I’d shake the earth you stood
Right through

(CHORUS 2)
Your bones
The silence we buried underground
Oh the deeds
The secrets that we’d keep
(Repeat)

(BRIDGE)
The hole that we made is swallowing the ocean
The hole that we made is swallowing the sea
The hole that we made is swelling before us
The hole that we made is just big enough for me
(Repeat)

I hushed
(Repeat)
Track Name: God is a Toad
Faith
Has got me this far
Not by the standards of your god
But in the little things
And in the crickets
And in the toads

(CHORUS)
Sitting with a bottle that’s draining
Sitting with a bottle of wine
Sitting with a bottle that’s fading
And your gods not mine
Sitting with a bottle that’s draining
Sitting with a bottle of wine
Sitting in a pond that fading
And your gods not mine

Heaven
Can I come to where you are?
But my heavens not yours
It’s in the little things
And in the crickets
And in the little things
That we are

So heaven
When I’m dreaming in the city
Will you bring me
Some sanctuary

(CHORUS)
Track Name: Let's Get Naked
We'll walk with the cats and girraffs tonight
Give me your hand and we'll all take flight
Let's all grow some wings, any colour you'd like
So come on get naked cause we're furry tonight