Magnified

by Beatrix Players

/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a lovely gatefold card case, with full lyrics and photography by Peter Ashworth. All albums will be signed by the band.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Magnified via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      £12 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £10 GBP  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes all lyrics & signed by the band.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Magnified via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      £14.99 GBP or more 

     

1.
04:13
2.
3.
03:40
4.
5.
03:18
6.
7.
02:39
8.
03:02
9.
05:30
10.
11.
12.
13.
03:32

about

Debut album from Beatrix Players.

credits

released March 31, 2017

All Music & Lyrics by Jess Kennedy & Amy Birks
All tracks produced by Beatrix Players

Performances: Jess Kennedy - Piano, Flute, Backing Vocals, All extra parts and soundscape; Amy Birks - Lead & Backing Vocals; Amanda Alvarez - Cello; Robyn Hemmings - Double Bass (Walk Away, Roses); Anna Jenkins - Violin (Never Again, Mole Hill & Obey Me) & Viola (Mole Hill)

Recording: Piano, Cello and Vocals recorded at Snap Studios, London. Engineered and edited by Ben Mclusky. Double Bass, Violin and Viola recorded by Ben Walker, London
Mixing: Jim Moray
Mastering: Nick Robbins, Sound Mastering, London
Photography: Peter Ashworth
Artwork: Amy Birks
© Beatrix Players 2017
Management: Ian Blackaby - ian@ardentmusic.co.uk
UK Press Officer: Lizzie Evans - Evans Above PR -lizzie@evansabovepr.com
@BeatrixPlayers

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Beatrix Players London, UK

This all female trio combine dramatic piano, strong cello and heady vocals, using dark melodies to tell their stories of real life and fantasy. Influenced by a love of film scores and classical composition, the three experiment with different styles of acoustic folk and pop to create music not for the faint hearted.

"Enchantingly dark" Radicals Rising
... more

shows

contact / help

Contact Beatrix Players

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Rushlight
Rushlight

I cannot be thrown away like a paper cup
And I cannot be blown out like a rushlight
Like a rushlight on a winters night

I cannot be tossed aside like a summer kite
And I cannot be put away like a Christmas light
Like a Christmas Light

But tell me do you see it
Do you feel it too
Just like only mothers
Only mothers do

Because I cannot be pushed along like a wooden toy
And I cannot be taken out for an annual dust
For an annual dust

But tell me
Do you see it
Do you feel it too
Just like only mothers
Only mothers do

I will not be passed around like a new born child
And I cannot be given back at the end of the night
At the end of the night

But tell me, do you see it
Do you feel it too
Just like only mothers
Only mothers do
Track Name: Lady Of The Lake
Lady Of The Lake

Lady of the lake
Feel her calling you
Lady of the lake

Tis not my fault
You followed me
Tis not my fault
Just the way it’s always been
Tis all your fault
You chose to worship me
Tis all your fault
You fell in love with me

Lady of the lake
Feel her calling you
Lady of the lake
See how she’s there for you
Lady of the lake
See how she cares for you
Lady of the lake

Tis all but gone
The way it has to be
Tis all but gone
Now leave the rest to fate
Tis all but gone
Your heart replaced with hate
Tis all but gone
The love you held for me

Lady of the lake
Feel her calling you
Lady of the lake
See how she’s there for you
Lady of the lake
See how she cares for you
Lady of the lake

There’ll be some you can help
And some will defy
There’ll be some that rise u
And those that will hide
There’ll be some that will smile
And those that will cry
But at least you can rest
Just knowing you’ve tried

Just knowing you’ve tried
Track Name: Never Again
Never Again

I see myself
Looking down
At the hard cold concrete
Beneath my feet
Feeling like
The walk of shame
In the middle of the day
The sun hits my tears
And blinds my thoughts
And in this moment I am numb
Another night and surely I’m done
I tell myself
Never again
Oh, never again
There is no truth
In this life that I’ve come to know

And I’m ashamed to say
That I know it so well

I know it so well

I’ll cut my hair
Become courageous
For I will live to outdate this
Take a risk and find strength
Conjure the strength of the Howarth sisters

I try to walk
I try to run
But your words press upon me
And all faith is gone
Feeling like
The walk of shame
In the middle of the day
The sun hits my tears
I tell myself
Never again
Oh, never again
There is no truth
In this life that I’ve come to know

And I’m ashamed to say
That I know it so well

I know it so well

I’ll cut my hair
Become courageous
For I will live to outdate this
Take a risk and find strength
Conjure the strength of the Howarth sisters
Track Name: Not For The First Time
Not For The First Time

Not for the first time
Have I felt alone in this goddamn city
And not for the first time
Have I seen hearts as hard as an India-rubber ball

Not for the first time
Have I heard words beyond pity
And not for the first time
Have I heard a friend’s familiar cry
Not for the first time
Have I felt alone in this goddamn city

So if that’s the case
Oh why oh why are we still here

Not for the last time
Will I feel anger when I should not
Not for the last time
Will I feel afraid
Not for the last time
Will I hear a friend’s familiar cry

So if that’s the case
Oh why oh why are we still here
Track Name: Mole Hill
Molehill

So I can’t write a love song
Though I try everyday
Not a pretty picture
But who is anyway

I’m not blessed with a trip switch
I’d like connecting, feeling no pain

And I try to deliver
On anything I say
But when I look in the mirror
The colour runs away

I’m not blessed with a trip switch
I’d like connecting, feeling no pain
Feeling no pain…

That Molehill
Now a mountain
As I wave goodbye to time
Refusing to be blinded by foresight

And I can’t fix your problems
Though I try all the same
And I don’t have the time
But say yes anyway

That Molehill
Now a mountain
As I wave goodbye to time
Refusing to be blinded by foresight
Track Name: What Do You Say
What Do You Say

What do you say when you see the looks they’re giving
Giving each other daily
And what do you say when you hear the words they’re speaking,
Throwing sly remarks, failing

One, two, three, four, five, six
Lost count of the time we’ve spent
Talking and I don’t know if there’s anything left
One, two, three, four, five, six
Lost count of the tears you’ve shed
So come on, come on

What do you say when you see their hearts breaking
Beating a little softer, fading
What do you say when you see their vows caving
Caving under pressure, shaking

One, two, three, four, five, six
Lost count of the time we’ve spent
Talking and I don’t know if there’s anything left
One, two, three, four, five, six
Lost count of the tears you’ve shed
So come on, come on

You may find the truth
Find the faults
Find the answers you’ve been looking for
You may find the truth
Find the faults
Find the answers you’ve been looking for

One, two, three, four, five, six
Lost count of the time we’ve spent
Talking and I don’t know if there’s anything left
One, two, three, four, five, six
Lost count of the tears you’ve shed
So come on, come on
Track Name: Ophelia
Ophelia

Ophelia, what you gone and done?
Ophelia Why?
Caught in the cookie jar
Now he’s going to make you cry

Ophelia run, run, run
Child you know I’m right
Tie your shoelaces tight
Hold on to your kite

You may have to weave your way
Through the tears and the fears girl
Past the francoists
And the father
That you never actually asked for

You know,
Satisfaction will never come,
Run away or grab a gun
Ask your mother, I’m sure she has one
If you fail then dear, I will grab my wand

Ophelia, why child, let your mind slip into a labyrinth
So, so far that you can’t climb out
Where no one can hear your cries

You may have to weave your way
Through the tears and the fears girls,
Past the francoists
And the father
That you never actually asked for

You know,
Satisfaction will never come,
Run away or grab a gun
Ask your mother, I’m sure she has one
If you fail then dear, I will grab my wand
Track Name: Walk Away
Walk Away

Tears fall faster today
Now don’t you see
You are leaving him
Oh, not just me
Now don’t you feel
Slight remorse, slight regret
Oh he’s your child
Not an absent mind
But you go on
As though you were blind
And all you got
Is a jaded smile?

But you won’t leave those woods
You won’t leave those woods

But I cannot let you
Walk Away, walk away, walk from him now
I cannot let you
Walk Away, walk away, walk from him now
But you will never leave those woods

The clock strikes
Just like your bite
But before the time
You choose to live by
The eyes say everything
As they turn to gaze
At the lonely gate

You won’t even look at his face
You will be faced with your own disgrace

But you won’t leave those woods
You won’t leave those woods

But I cannot let you
Walk Away, walk away, walk from him now
I cannot let you
Walk Away, walk away, walk from him now
You will never leave those woods
Track Name: Obey Me
Obey Me

I’m not saying don’t look
But don’t look beyond
But I’m saying don’t stay
Unless you’re here to work
You fall short
And I’ll respond
Wave my hand
I get what I want

I’m not saying I’m wrong
You just made it so
But I’m saying don’t go
Fear you always will
Just say yes and I am yours
No hearts and flowers
It’s not what I know

But you should know
That I will go crazy
If you do not obey me
Obey me baby

I’m not saying don’t bite
But don’t bite that lip
But I’m saying don’t fight
Fight against my grip
Say the words and I will stop
Don’t read minds so shout them loud

Not saying its your fault
But it kinda is
Not saying we rushed
We just went too hard
Won’t take another step
Until you ask me to
Next time you trip
Gonna use my whip

But you should know
That I will go crazy
If you do not obey me
Obey me baby
Track Name: Unpolished Pearl
Unpolished Pearl

Hold your horses, oh little ones
Why do I feel like the old one here?
Pop a stamp on my head and put me in a post box
I want to get the hell out of here

And I scream louder than ever before
Stuck in some kind of sleep paralysis
And I can’t awake, they won’t let me
I guess I will always be that unpolished pearl

Bestrode my fantasy of a better life
A fixation comes flooding in to greet me with shark teeth
Splintering my rubber raft
Sinking my pride
Ops again, there goes my stride

And I scream louder than ever before
Stuck in some kind of sleep paralysis
And I can’t awake, they won’t let me
I guess I will always be that unpolished pearl

I can't move
I can't scream
The Only thing I can do is wait
Wait for him
Him in the shadows
To free
To free me

And I scream louder than ever before
Stuck in some kind of sleep paralysis
And I can’t awake, they won’t let me
I guess I will always be that unpolished pearl

I float upstream, currents know me
Tease me, pull me near
Down to the depths beneath the silt and the shit
I’m just about breathing
Although I’m still heaving
And I scream louder than ever before
Stuck in some kind of sleep paralysis
Track Name: High Heel Shoes
High Heel Shoes
I feel like swinging in your half-moon eyes
In the dead of night
And I feel like I could walk all night in high heel shoes
Just to be with you

A curl of a hair around a finger tip
The touch of a tongue on a quivering lip
The dance of your breath now playing on my neck
And the heat that I feel when you kiss me like this

I feel like swinging in your half-moon eyes
In the dead of night
And I feel like I could walk all night in high heel shoes
Just to be with you

A turn of a head, the sweet sound of a sigh
The arch of your back set black against the sky
The smell of your skin both heady and shaken
Make no mistake, my heart will be taken

I feel like,
I won’t say no

I feel like swinging in your half-moon eyes
In the dead of night
And I feel like I could walk all night in high heel shoes
Just to be with you
Track Name: All That Thinking
All That Thinking

Some times I’m scared
At the end of another day
All that thinking for nothing because nothing ever came
And I don’t mind if it’s you
But I’ll weep if it’s me

One day
I keep telling myself one day
But if it never happens
Of god, please let us be okay
Track Name: Roses
Roses

Three women
Cousins’ war
Different women
Each with a cause

Stealing beauty
Steering lives
Spinning webs
Believing lies

Red and white roses
Red and whites fell
Red and white rose
Red and whites fell

Times change
Minds made
One so close
Taken by the blade
They dared to ask
They lived for pride
Each step
Steeped with blight

Red and white roses
Red and whites fell
Red and white rose
Red and whites fell