Let the Body Go EP

by Mark Northfield

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Let the body Let the body go You can't keep it still Let the music Let the music flow Take you where it will Release it now Release it now Let the moment Let the moment come The wave resolves to break Let the movement Let the movement run into another shape Close your eyes now, feel the sound The light and the rhythm all around Dance your fears out Dance those tears out Dance your weary heart out Let the body Let the body sing A sweet, soft refrain Let these memories Let these memories make you whole once again Release them now Release them now Fragments and echoes of a lifetime shared Of love freely given Those tiny details Inconsequential things that make up a person How beautiful they are They are so impossibly beautiful And how I shall miss them How I shall miss them And how much I shall miss them Let the body Let the body go You can't keep it
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It's not you, it's me     No need to take things so seriously   Why be weighed down with science With evidence   Let's just float away  On common sense    No it's not you, it's me    Nothing to see here Just keep living the dream You sell that vaporware, honey   Oh you're such a tease The perfect seduction Holy singularity! There must be a way   There must be a way To cross the great divide between us    Hey hey hey    Now I'm giving you what you want    It's a simple enough lament Nothing controversial Nothing too clever Just a man in love Giving you what you want It's not you, it's me Choosing the red pill Old Cassie's legacy You know what the curse is, don't you    Oh don't be naive This is all borrowed time Are we smarter than yeast? It might be too late  It's probably too late To cross the great divide that seals our fa - a - ate   Still I'm giving you what you want It's a tune you can hum to work Make yourself comfortable Business as usual Just a man resigned To giving you what you want But it's you and it's me  Dear sweet listener In this hellish quandary Stuck in the blink of a Geological eye Oh what to salvage And who to sacrifice There must be a way There must be a way To muddle on in cheerful despara - a - a - tion Yeah, I'm giving you what you want Which is to be entertained Tick the right boxes Lick the right arses Just a man on fire Giving you what you want Just the man Giving you what you want He's giving you what you want Got any last requests? 'Every breath you take'? 'It's too late'? Just the man 'n' the moon Giving you what you want Giving you what you want Giving you what you want
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Some songs don't want to be written Some songs have no intention of staying hidden Some only make sense to a child in the back of a car Some simply exist to rhyme fnarr with oompaloompa Some come to life in hostile terrain Some really shoulda been left on holiday, yeah Some are measures of crude corporate thought control Some know freedom's a quite unobtainable goal But then some songs know it all Some need blue sky, the glint of frost Some the inky night and a senseless loss Some seem to have lust tatooed on their behinds Some songs are just too old, too young, or darling too tired Some burn bridges, let others construct Some cite revolution but would not let the bucks stop Some will have you giving thanks for being alive Some will leave you convinced that you may as well die But then some songs tell such lies Owooo... Some songs tell such lies Owooo... Some songs tell such lies Owooo...
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Indivisible 02:19
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Digital release May 20th 2014.

Bandcamp do not allow covers to be sold, so what should be track 2 - a cover of Robyn's 'Dancing On My Own' - is missing here. It can be purchased from other stores selling the EP, such as CD Baby, emusic, iTunes, Amazon etc. Dancing On My Own is taken from a forthcoming album of sad Europop songs being given the Northfield treatment.

This EP's title track is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Beryl Brown, who passed away in the summer of 2013. The video for it can be seen here: youtu.be/vbMuwV328TE

Giving You What You Want is a shuffling slice of horribly catchy glumpop, confronting the psychology of our collective climate change denial with dark humour. Scribbly lyric video: youtu.be/_jB_SPw_xp0

Some Songs... originally featured on the album Alterations in a more produced form with lead vocal by Christopher Killerby. This is a gentler waltz version with my own vocal and Charlie Brown on violin.

Indivisible is a meditative piano solo written in 2013.

The instrumental of Let The Body Go is performed by my piano trio, Cherry Mint Koala (who also play on the sung version in a slightly different arrangement). The other members of CMK are violinist Charlie Brown and cellist Tony Woollard.

The debut album 'Beguiling Transmissions' will be available soon, but many of the recording session videos are already up on youTube. The live session video for Let The Body Go is here: youtu.be/6EUb-r_Z5xk

LET THE BODY GO
Let the body
Let the body go
You can't keep it still
Let the music
Let the music flow
Take you where it will
Release it now
Release it now
Let the moment
Let the moment come
The wave resolves to break
Let the movement
Let the movement run into another shape

Close your eyes now, feel the sound
The light and the rhythm all around
Dance your fears out
Dance those tears out
Dance your weary heart out

Let the body
Let the body sing
A sweet, soft refrain
Let these memories
Let these memories make you whole once again
Release them now
Release them now
Fragments and echoes of a lifetime shared
Of love freely given
Those tiny details
Inconsequential things that make up a person

How beautiful they are
They are so impossibly beautiful
And how I shall miss them
How I shall miss them
And how much I shall miss them

Let the body
Let the body go
You can't keep it

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released May 20, 2014

All pieces written by Mark Brown (aka Mark Northfield)

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Mark Northfield Bracknell, UK

Pianist and singer/songwriter from Berkshire, England. Also founder member of piano trio Cherry Mint Koala. Mark makes eclectic, melodic and slightly melancholic pop/rock, with prominent classical and theatrical influences. Often collaborates with other vocalists drawn from a variety of genres. Somewhat unpigeonholeable. ... more

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