Unpolished Pearl

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

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about

Unpolished Pearl sees lyricist, Amy Birks, draw comparison between a condition she has had all her life, Sleep Paralysis, and never being more than an Unpolished Pearl within the music industry. Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move. It is also often associated with terrifying images, which again, Amy experienced in her teens and has drawn on this experience to explain her real-life fears of being stuck behind a desk job rather than fulfilling her true potential as an artist.

lyrics

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

credits

from Magnified, released March 31, 2017

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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.

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