AFTER THE FALL - EP
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album coverAMY CLARKE: After The Fall EP

Mixing sensual vocals, wicked piano skills, and clever dramatic orchestration, Amy Clarke's first EP addresses human rights, war, love, loss, and peace with a rising call to action. Eclectic - acoustic piano blended with synth-rock-pop, "simply beautiful"

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All Music & Lyrics Copyright AMY CLARKE / ScorpFaery Productions / ASCAP

AFTER THE FALL

am new york
september fourth
after the fall

words of war
breed terror and fear
and the people do nothing at all

nobody wants to take the time
to say what's really on their mind
today we lost another of our kind

this is an emergency
this lack of urgency
has us completely paralyzed
an emergency
for those refusing to see
what is vanishing before our eyes

now don't you lay your law down on me
we have been here before
I have no apologies
I will not play at war
don't you lay your god down on me

we all have to find our own way
we only can find our own way
as long as we harm no one on the way
as long as we love we'll be ok

***

good night new york
with stars coming forth
my tears are staining this page

BUT I REFUSE TO LET US LOSE* (new live version)
the very right to choose
which gods we pray to today

nobody wants to take the time
to say what's really on their mind
today we lost another of our kind

this is an emergency
telling me what to believe
first with my body and then with my soul
oh an emergency
I know you don't believe
change is coming
'til it's right at your door

well don't you lay your law down on me
we have been here before
I have no apologies
I will not play at war
don't you lay your god down on me

we all have to find our own way
we only can find our own way
as long as we harm nobody on the way
please let us live in our own way
please let us love in our own way
let us believe in our own way
let us be free in our own way


NOT YOUR LANDSCAPE

now they're calling traitor
at the fabled round table
strange, a woman's body
is no subject for the state

*****
when did you begin to sell
the ground you walk upon
how could you betray your mother
she's the one who chose to carry you
how can you soldier on

this is not your landscape
this is not your fight
I am not some dark terrain
you can conquer in the night
this is not your landscape

if every life is sacred
then every body's divine
and I don't need you telling me
what to do with mine

this is not your landscape
this is not your fight
I am not some dark terrain
you can conquer in the night
this is not your landscape

oh, I'm sorry if it hurt you
oh, it always hurts to lose
but please don't make it hurt for me
there are differences between us, see
and I'm the only one who can decide for me

this is not your landscape

not without My consent
not without My consent
not without My consent
not without My amen



WOLF

one two three
so you're counting sheep
do you really think
they'll let you sleep
now that you have
given up your guard

one two three
honey don't you see
just because he's wrapped up in your
holy fleece
doesn't mean
no it doesn't mean
he ain't coming for you
armed to the teeth

oh and I tried to cry wolf
but you had to throw the book
oh how I tried to fight
but the numbers never lie
one two three
now they're coming for you and me

one two three
I am watching them leave
brothers mothers children lovers
overseas
don't look darling
no you'd better hide your eyes

oh and I tried to cry wolf
but you had to throw the book
oh how I tried to fight
but the numbers never lie
one two three
now they're coming for you and me

when will they wake up
will they ever wake up
what will it take to make them see
this hunger is living among us

oh and I tried to cry wolf
but you had to throw the book
oh how I tried
but the numbers never lie
one two three
and now he's coming for you and me


JANUARY MOURNING

guess you were the one
but I let you go
guess that is how
so many stories go

still I wanted you
to wait for me
but there was never any telling you

this is the only way
I have ever known
and it isn't that easy
once you've started the quest
and had a taste of her skin

guess I should have heeded
her warning on the wind
now I guess I'm gonna have to
make up my own morning

still I wanted you
to wake with me
but there was never any telling me
no I wouldn't hear
and now with what everyone is telling me
I'd rather disappear
oh my dear

guess you were the one


FIGHT OR FLIGHT

Fight or flight baby
What are you gonna do
Cause they've installed fear
And we're still here - maybe
It's time for us to choose

With lies lies lies lies lies everywhere
They've poisoned the air
Making it hard to breathe

The last thing we can do is just stand by
We must not comply
We must do what no one dares

Don't say there's nothing left to do
Giving up is what they want from you

Fight or flight baby
What are you gonna do
Stand up for your rights
Or simply turn off the lights
And hope that no one notices you

With lies lies lies lies lies everywhere
They've poisoned the air
Making it hard to breathe

How can you just stand by
No - We must not comply
We must do what no one dares

Don't tell me there's nothing left to do
When giving up is what they want from you

'Rise rise rise rise rise' she said
No this isn't the end
I don't believe it is over yet


Copyright 2006 (c) Amy Clarke & ScorpFaery Productions




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