Set Free

by Grawlixes

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $8 NZD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a eco-friendly cardboard slip featuring Penelope Esplin's beautiful hand-drawn front and back cover images, floral CD design, and the complete lyrics on the inner sleeve. A must have for all 90s fetishists.
    All CDs will be signed by the band at the buyer's request :)

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

      $20 NZD or more 

     

1.
02:07
2.
03:42
3.
04:25
4.
04:51
5.
6.
03:33
7.
8.
03:53
9.
03:36
10.
11.

about

Set Free documents a slanted, and emotionally amplified version of the time Robin and Penelope spent as a couple: their initial hopes and joys becoming fears and frustrations, as they tried to negotiate playing together while living together in the hills above Dunedin. It's an interesting choice for a couple to continue playing music together as a duo after breaking up, but none the less, here we are.

credits

released June 7, 2017

All instruments were played by Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin excluding the violin featured on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, and 9 which was played by Alex Vaatstra.

Set Free was engineered and produced by Grawlixes
Mixed and Mastered by Tex Houston

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Grawlixes Wellington, New Zealand

Grawlixes is a Wellington-by-way-of-Dunedin indie-folk band intent on inserting themselves into your brain with their intelligent, infectious songs about relationships and not being invited to parties. Continuing the great lineage of artists who bring sadness to their sprightly melodies, Grawlixes’s music deals in the melancholy with self-deprecating honesty and beautiful boy-girl harmonies. ... more

contact / help

Contact Grawlixes

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Set Free
She came right from the bottom of the bluest sea
At high tide, with the waves lapping at her feet
She came to me in the middle of her fading dream
Said there’d been mistakes, a line she drew
Now she’s been set free

He came right from the bottom of the bluest sea
At low tide, with the shells crunching underneath
He came to me in the middle of his fading dream
Said there’d been mistakes, decisions rued
Now he’s been set free
Now we’ve been set free
Track Name: Good Shadow
Hey good shadow, don’t let me down
Don’t hurt me when I turn around
Hey good shadow, don’t let me down
Don’t sneak up not making a sound
Please good shadow, don’t let me down

You may not be bright and new
But you can see the whole world when I do
Truce?
I do, I do..

Hey good shadow, don’t let me down
Don’t cross me when I turn around
Hey good shadow, don’t let me down
Don’t sneak up not making a sound
Please good shadow, don’t let me down

You may not be bright and new
But you can see the whole world when I do
Truce?
I do, I do..

Hey good shadow, don’t let me down
Track Name: Lover Boy
We met at your sister’s in a crowded room
Said you’d worked up a blister reading David Hume
I want to be your lover boy
We crossed at a corner, took as a sign
I promised you dinner, you promised wine
I want to be your lover boy

So what could we do?
‘Cause you and I have our needs, and our delights
But can we be each other’s glory walking side by side?

I don't mind being borrowed, if you take me home
Give me rules to follow or let me roam
I want to be your lover boy
Take off your t-shirt, I’ll unbutton mine
'Cause this bed’s too hot with our bodies combined
I want to be your lover boy

What could I do?
'Cause you and I have our needs, and delights
But can we be each other’s glory, walking side by side?

Now I want to be your lover boy
Track Name: Darling
Darling, you've been good to me
I was thinking you and I could become we
I hold your hand and kiss your cheek
Maybe stay at your house all through the week

o0o0o

Darling, I've been having dreams
Of you curled up in bed with me
I'd pull your hair and twist your neck
You can't sleep a wink 'cause you're such a wreck

o0o0o

Darling, why won't you just give in?
I'll be your girl if you'll be my man
Darling, I've been around for you

Darling, friends have been noticing
They way we click there's no hiding
Your lust-filled stares, I reciprocate
Just try your luck when we're next out late

Darling, why won't you just give in?
I'll be your girl if you'll been my man
Darling, I've been waiting around for you

o0o0o0o0o0o
Track Name: Death In The Family
Have a look to see what’s left
His attic has always been a pest
Like all those possums creeping around up there
So we both peaked inside his chest
Denying every dusty letter we read
From some other woman who crawled into his bed

Board it up and take it home
Board it up so tight
Burn them on a bed of coal
Burn them all tonight

Are you set? So pass me the matches
Do it, we’ll bury all the ashes
They won’t ever know
What's hiding in this home

The first step should be the worst
But you can’t keep still, I can’t use my words
Hoping someone will call around late at night
And when finally they did
We’re stuck in a circle, with nowhere to begin
And I surrendered like I was still just a kid

Board it up and take it home
Board it up so tight
Burn them on a bed of coal
Burn them all tonight

Are you set? So pass me the matches
Do it, we’ll bury all the ashes
They won’t ever know
And they won’t ever know
What's hiding in this home
Track Name: Been In Bed
It's the worst sound, met with a groan
And it’s your fair skin or the air though the window
You’d be better inside, with breakfast in bed
I know you’re tired, stay at home instead

When I leave the house I never feel less switched on
Now both my eyes are aching, been in bed for too long
To tell

Still the worst sound, met with a sigh
And it’s my fair skin, or the air outside
You’ll be better tonight, if you stay under covers
And we can find some more reasons to be lovers

When I leave the house I never feel less switched on
Now both my eyes are aching, been in bed for too long
To tell

Walking through a field, grass up to our waists
What could this yield, do you feel the same?
Make yourself at home, snap out of that dream
Can’t be far to go, how hard can it be?

When I leave the house I never feel less switched on
Now both my eyes are aching, been in bed for too long
To tell
Track Name: I'll Get Dressed Up For You
How’d I come to mind? Who knows why we’re intertwined but I’ll get dressed up for you
Never been your dog, I crawled out from under a log just to meet your shoe

I have an eye on my parole, you have an image to uphold
I’ve been nothing if not devout, tell me what will I do without my desire?

Our seeds of doubt became hideous sprouts, they grew that way for you
But I would never admit that I’m spinning like a pig on a spit, simply last on the menu

I have an eye on my parole, you have an image to uphold
I’ve been nothing if not devout, tell me what will I do without my desire?

As sharp as lemon and lime but I won’t be bitter this time, I’ll bottle it up for you
Never been your dog, I crawled out from under a log, and now I'm crawling back to you

I had an eye on my parole, you had an image to uphold
I’ve been nothing if not devout; tell me what will I do without my desire?
Track Name: Magnolias
Yes I’ve been told to keep an eye on you, how you stare when something pretty’s in the room
You met my own mother and started a feud, “What can you see in him that would help you?”

Now I know that you’re not sure
It’s eating me and I need more
You could pick me magnolias
You won’t make a fool out of me

When left alone you let the darkness arise and never try to peak outside
Your self-destruction and ego aligns, when you get that caught up in your own mind

Now I know that you’re not sure
It’s eating me and I need more
You could pick me magnolias
You won’t make a fool out of me

Honey, I’ll go, never felt at home here
There’s no home here
Track Name: A Fine Rain
She’s the ball you would unravel with tender threats and wine, you took your time
You’ve been the horse that she could saddle and parade around at night, you couldn’t be sly
And that’s all she wrote down next to a picture of you

Bad news took no time to travel, now it hangs over your head, the love you founded
Couldn’t end up like you wanted, it didn’t end at all, a fine rain falling
And that’s all she wrote down next to a picture of you

Nobody wondered why you never, tried to say goodbye, for fear of what might
Told yourself it would be better, to abandon your pride, you’re not the same guy
And that’s all she wrote down next to a picture of you
Track Name: The World Spins Faster
I'm red as a plum, words before worse kicks in or
They'll trip off my tongue and drip down your chin

The world spins faster, with you

Now I start to rush, but I must get a grip
Or the subtlest brush from your fingertips

The world spins faster, with you

Now you look just like a pool of water
Trickling down some dark avenue
But if I gave you the chance to ring you ought to
'Cause them how could I ever refuse?

The world spins faster, with you
Track Name: I'm Moving In
Arrived on your road, my life in the back
To a meal on the stove, you didn’t need to do that
I’m glowing
I’ll clean my hands, we’ll feast by candlelight
'Cause I’m moving in

You cut me a key, made space in the back
You put me at ease and loved how I’d react
You’re glowing
You gave me a chance to escape the past didn’t you
'Cause I’m moving in

Divided by the doubt and hope in your head
Tried to figure it out and got tired instead
You’re slowing
And I know I can’t keep up this dance around you
'Cause I’m moving in