House Of Cards

by Emily Baker

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released 14 April 2011

musicians:
Emily Baker - vocals, acoustic guitars, ukulele, glockenspiel, percussion
Rachael Wood - electric guitars, banjo and ukulele
Mark Edwards - hammond, fender rhodes and accordian Amoret Abis - piano
Melvin Duffy - pedal steel, mandolin
Chris Britt - bass
Simon Lea - drums
Colin Walker - tubular bell(s)

string arrangement on ‘never thought i’d...’
by Mark Edwards

Recorded and Mixed @ Orangeroom Studios
Produced by Colin Walker
Mastered by Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering

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Emily Baker Brighton

From the glacial beauty of Northern Lights to the homesick strum of Tennessee, you’ll hear the echoes of Carole King, Ryan Adams and K.D. Lang. These nine heartfelt songs detail love, ambition and human fragility – all told through Emily’s distinctive, soulful voice.

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Track Name: Hit And Run
hit and run
(e.baker)

struggling,
having trouble with closing the case,
the taxi waits by your door,
but you don’t hold on,
for anyone, not for anyone no...
no ones worth waiting for.

you don’t stop,
you hit & run,
and you’re burning all your bridges on the way,
no you don’t stop,
you hit & run,
you knocked it down,
you hit & run away,
(yeah...)

she’s the kind that hates the way that quiet fills a room,
cos she hates the way that she’s upstaged,
so she leaves a lie just like she’s thrown a little ticking bomb,
little ticking bomb,
oh and now she’s low on grenades,

and you don’t stop,
you hit & run,
and you’re burning all your bridges on the way,
no you don’t stop,
you hit & run,
well you knocked it down,
you hit & run away,


she said
‘take me to the station’,
‘get away’,
‘buy a ticket’
‘get away and then run right out of patience’,
‘i know what you’re thinking ‘take her away’,
‘so take me away’...
yeah take me away and just go, go, go
just go, go ,go, go...

you don’t stop,
you hit & run,
and you’re burning all your bridges on the way,

no you don’t stop,
you know you hit & run,
well you knocked it down,
you hit & run and you don’t stop,
you hit & run,
and you’re burning all your bridges oh...
well you’re burning all your bridges,
no you don’t stop,
you know you hit & run,
well you knocked it down,

you hit & run away, (you knocked it down)
yeah you knocked it down,
you hit and run away, (you knocked it down)

yeah you knocked it down,
hit & run....
Track Name: House Of Cards
house of cards
(e.baker)

paper hangs and peels from cardboard walls,
the glass made ceilings just revealing the effect we cause,
splintered doors on hinges beg to fall,
with paint thats flaking,
the minutes taking their toll on the settling of scores,

we’re bricked up,
locked down,
falling on ears that never hear you out,
hemmed in,
in this tumble down,

i’m resting on the king and queen of hearts,
holding onto jokers in the dark,
oh in this house of cards i’m getting ready ‘cos its falling through,
i’m fixing up the roof to save this place,
but caught between the honour and disgrace,
oh in this house of cards i’m getting ready,
in this house of cards i’m getting ready,
in this house of cards we’re ready,

water wash regret from curtain call,
should be the time thats ticking but its stubbornly sticking
and we’re in between flaws,
oh and i’m lonelier than i had bargained for...
it’s like there’s concrete setting round a memory forgetting
what we came along for,


oh and we’re bricked up,
locked down,
falling on ears that never hear you out,
hemmed in,
in this tumble down,

i’m resting on the king and queen of hearts,
holding onto jokers in the dark,
oh in this house of cards i’m getting ready ‘cos its falling through,
i’m fixing up the roof to save this place,
but caught between the honour and disgrace,
oh in this house of cards i’m getting ready,
in this house of cards i’m getting ready,
in this house of cards i’m ready before it falls...

we’re two feet apart in the heart of what we call home,
and we’re standing on egg shells,
we’re watching the bell jar drown,
and as you take my hand through the sands you’ll say you already know,
that in this house of cards we’re all getting ready,
in this house of cards you’re getting ready,
in this house of cards we’re ready,

oh, jokers in the dark,
oh in this house of cards i’m getting ready ‘cos its falling through,
i’m fixing up the roof to save this place,
but caught between the honour and disgrace,

oh in this house of cards i’m getting ready,
in this house of cards you’re getting ready,
in this house of cards we’re all getting ready,
in this house of cards we’re ready before it falls...
Track Name: Half In Bits
half in bits
(d.adam/ e.baker/ a.shaw)

pulling out the stops from every port,
pull it out the bag when asked for more,
i’m pulling back,
i’m reigning in but i’m still waiting,

every weathered face the city claims,
every name i chase the moonshine chains,
and every time i leave i can’t escape the waiting,

i only want to come to life but for every dream you pay the price,

i’m still clinging to the wreckage,
looks as though i’m half in bits again,
memories are so expensive,
you can’t take out a loan on them,

hush a bye - bye,
half in bits again,
cry baby cry,
i’m half in bits,
hush a bye bye,
half in bits again (baby),

running out of reasons i can’t speak,
running to be swept up off my feet,
i’m running after you but i can’t be left waiting,

i’m missing all the things i never got,
missing all the breaks without the shots,
missing out again so i’m the fool left waiting,

so give me more of what comes next,
i’m running out of nothing left.

i’m still clinging to the wreckage,
looks as though i’m half in bits again,
memories are so expensive,
you can’t take out a loan on them,

hush a bye - bye,
half in bits again,
cry baby cry,
i’m half in bits,
hush a bye bye,
half in bits again (baby),

i only want to come to life but for every dream you pay the price,
throw a line - shine a light,
take a breath and close my eyes,
so give me more of what comes next,
i’m running out of nothing left,

i’m still clinging to the wreckage,
looks as though i’m half in bits again,
memories are so expensive,
you can’t take out a loan on them,

hush a bye - bye,
half in bits again,
cry baby cry,
i’m half in bits,
hush a bye bye...
half in bits again,

(hush a bye bye)
oh i’m half in bits again,
(cry baby cry)
oh i’m half in bits again...
Track Name: Rich Man's Weekend
rich mans weekend
(d.adam/ e.baker)

tell it to the rain clouds,
a love thats worth the blame,
but you make me crazy...
tell it to the rain,

a sunday drive thats graceless,
chasing tails again,
fairweather tasting,
tell it to the rain,

oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
down down down down down she goes...

i hear the sky tumble under,
holding onto the moon,
why’s it always raining when you scream blue thunder?
its what you do, when you do what we do and all the wonder went and fell out of view...

you put me in a movie,
a puppet in a frame,
strung up and tested,
tell it to the rain,

i’m watching you,
watching old poker faces,
cold shoulders and shame,
and well its down, down, down, down, down she goes,

i hear the sky tumble under,
holding onto the moon,
why’s it always raining when you scream blue thunder?
its what you do, when you do what we do and all the wonder went and fell out of view...

(rich man’s weekend, knee high, deep in, old news, new shoes, fake me something...)

it feels like rain,
it feels like rain,
oh lord, lord, lord,
it feels like rain,

i hear the sky tumble under, (i hear the sky)
holding onto the moon,
why’s it always raining when you scream blue thunder?
its what you do, when you do what we do yeah..
i hear the sky tumble under,
holding onto the moon,
why’s it always raining when you scream blue thunder?
its what you do, when you do what we do and all the wonder went and fell out of view...

(rich man’s weekend, knee high, deep in, old news, new shoes, fake me something, rich man’s weekend, knee high, deep in, old news, new shoes, fake me something, rich man’s weekend, knee high, deep in, old news, new shoes, fake me something, rich man’s weekend, knee high, deep in, old news, new shoes, fake me something, rich man’s weekend, knee high, deep in, old news, new shoes, fake me something,)
Track Name: One Of Those Days
one of those days
(e.baker/ a. shaw)

excuse me if i start to cry,
i couldn’t even tell you why i do,
i’ll try and find an alibi,
that fits a reason round the why,

oh i...

i’m having one of those days,
that leaves me incomplete,
fallen over a phrases,
still trying to find my feet.,
having one of those days,
having one of those weeks,
having one of those years,

it seems to me that every face
is so caught up within a race
and i see together as a lonely place,
but i’ll stick it out here,
just in case,

i seem...

to be having one of those days,
that leaves me incomplete,
fallen over a phrases,
still trying to find my feet.,
having one of those days,
having one of those weeks,
having one of those years,

on and on we go,
on and on, ( oh so on we go)
on and on and on,

i’m having one of those days,
that leaves me incomplete,
fallen over a phrases,
still trying to find my feet.,
having one of those days,
having one of those weeks,


having one of those days,
having one of those weeks,
having one of those years,

having one of those days,
having one of those weeks,
having one of those years,
Track Name: Overcoat
overcoat
(d.adam/e.baker)

you look about my age in the photograph,
sun kissed in the afternoon,
i was kissed by you,
you were the only one i ever needed,

you wrapped me up in your overcoat,
another button broke,
it was the last i saw of you,
you put the fences up and now i can’t get through to you,

got no time for picture frames,
you’re more inclined to keep things locked away,
i’m breaking and you don’t bend,
we’re not looking through the same lens

mirror, mirror knows nothing at all,
‘cos i’m counting sheep and they’re dressed like wolves,
you stopped trying to break my fall,
mirror, mirror’s got a heart to break,
im marching up the hill but i don’t know the way,
so stop fighting,
come break my fall,

wrap me up in your overcoat,
wrap me up in anything you got...

you never told me ‘bout the paper boat,
the one you filled with hope,
it was the one that got away,
still water,
rescue me,
i’m in too deep...oh i’m in too...

i’m into whatever it takes,
you’re ignoring everything i say,
i’m breaking and you don’t bend,
we’re not looking through the same lens

mirror, mirror knows nothing at all,
‘cos i’m counting sheep and they’re dressed like wolves,
you stopped trying to break my fall,
mirror, mirror’s got a heart to break,
im marching up the hill but i don’t know the way,
so stop fighting,
come break my fall,

wrap me up in your overcoat,
wrap me up in anything...

oh wrap me up,
oh so wrap me up,
oh so wrap me up...in anything that you got.

mirror, mirror knows nothing at all,
‘cos i’m counting sheep and they’re dressed like wolves,
you stopped trying to break my fall,
mirror, mirror’s got a heart to break,
im marching up the hill but i don’t know the way,
so stop fighting, (come break my fall)
stop fighting,

wrap me up in your overcoat,
wrap me up in anything you got,
wrap me up in your overcoat,
wrap me up in anything...
Track Name: Wait For You
wait for you
(e.baker)


i don’t wanna wait until tomorrow,
i don’t wanna wait in case you change your mind,
it happens all the time,

i don’t wanna wait for you to break me,
i don’t wanna til you smash me inside,
cut me down to size,

but what if i will never find a love like this again?

i can’t let you pass by,
now we’ve crossed a line,
now you’re saying,
‘ i will wait for you’
now you’re saying,
‘i will wait for you’,
oh i...
i should be the one without temptation,
i should be the one who just can’t find the rhyme at apple picking time,
i should be afraid in case i lose you,
i should push away,
til desire subsides,
takes us back in time,

but what if i will never find a love like yours and mine?

i can’t let you pass by,
now we’ve crossed a line,
now you’re saying,
‘ i will wait for you’
now you’re saying,
‘i will wait for you’,

but i’m a little less than sure if i could love you,
a little less than sure, if i could love you more,

i’m a little less than sure if i could love you more,

but what if i will never find a love like yours and mine?

i can’t let you pass by,
now we’ve crossed a line,
now you’re saying,
‘ i will wait for you’
now you’re saying,
‘i will wait for you’,
and i’m a little less than sure,
wait for you,

now you’re saying,
‘i will wait for you’
oh i...
Track Name: Wild Horses
wild horses
(d.adam/ e.baker)

i’ve had 48 hours of something,
i can’t put my finger on one thing,
you bring me in from the cold.

reckless eyes that explode in the darkness,
don’t need to explain cos you get this,
you bring me in from the cold,
don’t wanna let you go..

through my veins are rushing wild horses,
wrap me up but don’t give me away,
you made everybody know my name today,
through my veins are rushing wild horses,
that screw me up but show me what truth is,
you made everybody know my name today.

you place the elegant danger in my face,
protecting a lines that i can’t trace,
you bring me in from the cold,
don’t wanna let you go...

repeat chorus

foresight is just a reflection of hindsight,
there’s more to be mentioned,
but if you’re alright - then we’re right,
yeah we’re right all along.

fragrant, the demons are there and i hate them,
the winters are long but you break them,
you bring me in from the cold,
don’t wanna let you go...

repeat chorus
Track Name: Fools Rush In
fools rush in
(e.baker)

i can’t stop in time,
to love and lose and come to this,
another beautiful lie,
makes it all seem too good to miss,

it’s not a question of me coping,
though i’m not a natural optimist,
i see a flicker of hope in,
or at least i think there is,

ooh, and the fools rush in to forgive your sins,
ooh, yeah,
ooh, and the fools rush in it’s where i begin,
oh, the fools rush in,

repeated falling for your kind,
has got me focussed on the news,
they say to solve the perfect crime,
you use all the tricks in the book,
that’s how to make a getaway convincing,
when everybody’s onto you,
a flock that’s blind to what needs fixing,
i tag along,
i follow suit,
yes i do...

ooh, and the fools rush in,
forgive your sins,
ooh, yeah,
ooh, and the fools rush in it’s where i begin,
oh, the fools rush in,

cautious are the angels,
where to step?
where to go?
careful with the tables, how they turn,
they already know patience is a virtue,
watch out for mine,

am i the only fool?
fools rush in - forgive your sins,
ooh, yeah,
ooh, the fools rush its where i begin,
oh, the fools in,

the fools rush out,
the fools rush in,
the fools rush out,
the fools rush in,

the fools rush out,
the fools rush in,
i know where they are going cos it’s where i begin,
the fools rush out,
the fools rush in,
i know where they are going...
Track Name: Never Thought I'd...
never thought i’d...
(e.baker)

you hold something so no one sees,
but you’ve got nothing to hide,
unfold your hand,
wait for the dust to land,
feel the magic on the inside,

and i’ve got someone that lies for me,
though it’s not like im scared of the truth,
i’m on the top of the world,
so i can be heard,
but keep the magic on the inside,

never thought i’d touch,
never thought i’d feel,
i never thought i’d trust again,
i never thought i’d see,
never thought i’d be able to love again,
never thought i’d write,
ever find the words to say to make you stay,
never thought i’d touch,
i never thought i’d feel,
i never thought i’d...

i’ve got enemies stopping me,
i’m my own worst one its the truth,
when there’s this curve ball in,
so unexpected,
i keep the magic on the inside

never thought i’d touch,
never thought i’d feel,
i never thought i’d trust again,
i never thought i’d see,
never thought i’d be able to love again,
never thought i’d write,
ever find the words to say to make you stay,
never thought i’d touch,
i never thought i’d feel,
i never thought i’d...

do you know that i’d do anything just to be with you?
if you asked me to run i would come and you’d see me through...

never thought i’d touch,
never thought i’d feel,
i never thought i’d trust again,
i never thought i’d see,
i never thought i’d be able to love again,
i never thought i’d write,
ever find the words to say to make you say,
‘i never thought i’d touch,
i never thought i’d feel,
i never thought i’d...’