War Child

from by Cary Grace

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Each of these stunning gatefold sleeves began as a professionally-printed and gloss laminated flat sheet of heavyweight card. Each sheet has been carefully hand-trimmed, scored, folded, and glued, one at a time, into a beautiful gatefold sleeve that is evocative of LP gatefolds, but smaller (made in the standard Japanese mini-LP replica format of 135x135mm).

    Each sleeve is individually numbered on the inside edge, and inserted into a clear protective slipcover. Contains a photo card and lyrics booklet, plus inner sleeve for CD.

    Glass mastered CD (not CD-R).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tygerland via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Glossy black mini record sleeve with cover art on one side and label cutout on the other. Basic package with no lyrics or liner notes.

    Glass mastered CD (not CD-R).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tygerland via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      £6 GBP or more 

     

lyrics

I've been to the crossroads;
I shook the hand of Fate.
He said, "I am eternal."
I said, "You are too late."
It's natural selection—
Gonna paint this red town black.
I don't need the Lord's protection—
The Devil got my back.

I was born a War Child,
A weapon for the times—
I creep in like a lover,
And I live between the lines.

Brother is a killer,
And sister sings the blues.
I have a thousand faces,
And most of them are true.
I'll twist you 'round my fingers
As you spin me through the crowd,
And just when you think you've lost me,
I'll speak my name out loud.

I was born a War Child,
A weapon for the times—
I creep in like a lover, baby,
And I live between the lines.

I have no moral compass
To help you find the way.
I wave no flag in earnest—
It’s just a game to play.
I’ve been to the altar,
I’ve held the relics high—
I did not wear a costume,
But my skin, it was a lie.
I marked you with a letter—
You took it in your stride.
You said that you saw nothing,
But your eyes were open wide.
And the creature of your ashes
Will rise on silent wing,
And even as the shadow falls,
You won’t suspect a thing.

I was born a War Child,
A weapon for the times—
I creep in like a lover, baby,
And I live between the lines.

I was born a War Child,
A weapon for the times—
I‘m working undercover, baby,
Gotta read between the lines.

(repeat chorus)

© 2015 Cary Grace/Door 13 Music (BMI).

credits

from Tygerland, released July 13, 2015
Cary Grace - Vocals
Andy Budge - Bass
John Garden - Guitar, Keyboards
David Payne - Drums
Steffe Sharpstrings - Lead Guitar
Catriona Shaw - Trumpet, Saxophone

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Cary Grace UK

Cary Grace is an American expat, residing in England since 2005. She is as much at home wielding a soldering iron as a guitar, and runs
Wessex Analogue, manufacturing Wiard brand boutique modular
synthesizers. She devotes as much of her free time as possible to making and listening to music, and finds much of her creative inspiration exploring the beautiful English countryside by motorbike.
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