Let the Body Go EP

by Mark Northfield

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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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Track Name: 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
Track Name: Giving You What You Want
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
Track Name: Some songs... (glock n roll version)
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...