Going through Changes

by Quarries & Corridors

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1.
05:06
It isn't easy growing up Feeling different, feeling new Understanding where we fit With the changes we go through Life is full of turmoil And questions old and new When it seems the world's turned upside down What's a teenager to do? Now they're bending the wheels Now they're smashing the clocks They've kicked in the telly They're blocking the locks! Society's ending The world's rearranged Now the pylons are screaming And everything's changed! Oh we're going through changes Feeling different, feeling new Understanding where we fit With the changes we go through Life is full of turmoil And questions old and new When it seems the world's turned upside down What's a teenager to do? Now the paintings are changing Now the weather has changed With blue and green badges Causing all of the rage! Society's ending The world's rearranged Now the colours are fighting And everything's changed! But you’ve dreamed of purest sunlight Better than the lamps The rains won’t last forever Isn’t always dark and damp So you share the light inside you Tell them soon we can be free It’s a shining burning penny From a childhood memory Will you reach the minds of others Will they help you jaunt away? Or will they lock you in the cupboard While Venusian children play… And they play While you’re locked away How they play All summer in a day It slipped away It isn't easy growing up Asking questions, feeling new Running from the world around And the things they put us through! Life is full of struggles And things we mustn't do When it seems the world's against us What's a teenager to do? Now you're coming of age But it feels like a trap Now the masters are coming With your happiness cap! Childhood is ending The world's been arranged Now the tripods are rulers And everything's changed! We go through changes Being different, feeling new When childhood dreams have ended What's a teenager to do? Share your light with others And help them jaunt away! Save Margot from her closet Let’s find that summer’s day
2.
04:48
It's not so dark in the cave tonight Just over here there's a crack of light Tomorrow’s the day I heard the workmen talking through the wall They're digging for a brand-new shopping mall Just knocked off for the day Now it's late at night and the stars are deep I don’t mind, I don't need sleep I've been sleeping for quite some time And I'm ready to dance with the Devil's daughter And I don't need to walk on water ‘Cause I know I can run on wine! There's voices humming through the ground Spirits that kick old bones around And the winds pick up again And the ocean slows its tides to wait The lions roar at Heaven's gate The forest people call my name (Emrys Lailoken) They called my name and never understood That I am the spirit of the wind and wood And I am the name in the writing on the wall (Come, come! Come to us! We call you! Emrys Lailoken) And I don't know when, I don't know how I do know I'm much stronger now And I wouldn’a woke if I hadn't heard you call! (Emrys come! Come wild man in the wood Your people call you Emrys Lailoken) Well, I remember when they put me here The workmen wrapped in masks of fear Slowly rolling in that stone (Dona nobis! Dona nobis! Dona nobis pacem!) They nailed my hands to the Rowan tree They burned my body, they blinded me They buried me here alone (Dona nobis pacem! Pacem! Pacem!) And Arthur kissed my bloody eyes Said, "You will live, we will die But you will harm nobody here." (Please leave us in peace!) And over his shoulder, high on the hill I see her watching, laughing still The lovely Guinevere But Arthur cursed when he saw me smile The sun went dark, the wind went wild And they put me in this place For years I've slept in this holy park Slowly healing in the dark I can hardly wait To see that workman's face
3.
It started with the riots and the blackouts Supermarket shelves were looted bare With our neighbours barricaded in their homes, we slipped away On a desperate escape to anywhere Nothing grows amongst the tower blocks and buildings And the vermin all died out or fled the nest There's just scavengers and looters, barbarians and thugs In the concrete wilderness We all used to think the countryside was savage And we used to call the cities civilised Now the places you can farm and hunt and forage Are the only ones where people can survive And I used to say technology would save us ‘Til the day it simply left us powerless Now machines are left discarded in the side streets Of the concrete wilderness [Radio monologue] We've been on the run for a year now, avoiding roads and open spaces. It's astonishing how quickly people changed, like humanity was a cracked veneer. I had a pocket book on surviving in the wild. The rest got burned that first winter, before the hungry ran out of pets... The book says that we should log our experiences for reference, but I don't want to be reminded. If things get back to normal, this may be the only record of what happened. And that's why I'm writing this down. So I can forget. I had friends before who lived out on the farmland And they'll probably fare better than the rest But the villages are all kept well defended So us wanderers will have to do our best They'd shoot us all on sight, and I don't blame them In their place I doubt that I'd do any less Cause I've seen the barely human wreckage that emerged From the concrete wilderness [Radio] And that's why I'm writing this down, so I can forget.
4.
03:31
Our cover license does not extend to reproduction of lyrics, so please search online for "Strange Glue by Catatonia lyrics". The only alteration in our cover version is changing 'she'/'her' to 'you'/'your'.
5.
05:26
It isn't just space Though I hope we'll take our place out there Like the stories say we will Where other stars shine It isn't just space And it isn’t just time Though the future casts bring echoes back And the past ensnares me still Through centuries’ gaze It isn’t just time And I've learned to like my here and now But I need escape and that's allowed I can leave behind this madding crowd Here are paper worlds to draw me in I can taste life lived in a different skin There are paper worlds that have kept me sane I read them again and again and again Here are paper worlds I hold so dear Others still that ache till the wound runs clear These paper worlds stir my soul To break my heart and leave me whole And it isn't just me Who filled my childhood summers And my winter nights with these I know It isn't just me And isn’t it fine? How such a tiny doorway Lets us in like Alice Squeezed into words Isn’t it fine? And I've learned to like my here and now... Here are paper worlds... There are paper worlds where no-one dies Where all are mad, where vision lies Where rivers run, where arrows fall Where planets burn, where sirens call There are paper worlds where the sun turns cold Where love is banned, where none grow old Where heroes fail, where heroes win You can taste life lived in a different skin There are paper worlds with trees that walk Where dragons soar, where spaceships talk These paper worlds kept us sane Again and again and again These paper worlds I hold so dear Till the wound runs clear These paper worlds stirred my soul To leave me whole And it isn’t just me And no it wasn’t just you Who has lived in paper worlds Paper worlds Paper worlds
6.
03:53
I met you at the High Bank Where good children shouldn’t go There we played amongst the gullies And down where the waters flow With your hair in yellow ribbons Oh you were a joyful sight But I saw the terror strike you As your secret came to light [Chorus] You've got ten perfect fingers And twelve perfect toes My diff’rence is hidden While your diff’rence shows We must hide them away So that nobody knows [Clap] Not the reach of my mind Or tips of your toes! At Sunday school they taught us Of the monsters we might find They take the shape of children But they have no soul inside Can you truly be a blasphemy To God’s true holy form? I know your mind holds kindness I've felt your heart is warm [Chorus] All my sisters and my brothers Spread through families all around Have learnt that we are other And our bond must not be found For they cast aside their babes in arms Denounce their closest kin We must only think together They will never know our sin [Chorus - Nor your ten perfect fingers... ...Not the reach of our minds Or the tips of your toes] I have dreamed about a city Unlike any that could be Strange buildings ‘round a harbour ‘though I’ve never seen the sea Where carts move without horses Silver fishes fill the sky If such a place existed Would they care to heed our cry? [Sermon] Only in God’s image! Tend carefully the flock! In purity, salvation! Keep clean His holy stock! Watch thou for the mutant! Blessed is the norm! Suffer thou no deviant: they are the Devil’s spawn! [Angelic] But if Satan truly darkens hearts And twists good minds with fear I don’t think it’s we deviants Who have him at our ear [Chorus - And you've got... ...Not the reach of our minds Or the tips of your toes] Yes we’ll hide them together So only we know! Of the reach of our minds And your twelve perfect toes!
7.
< Here, here on this day < I think of you fondly < So far away > Once, once long ago > Our lives came together > Together we grew < You helped me through hell < Now we're both doing well < In our own separate places < Parallel spaces > I came to your side > And learned from your pride > You taught me so much > Now you’re ‘cross the divide <> Far, so far away <> Apart from each other <> A whole world away < (Now we're) <> Close, just on this day <> Alone together <> Is how things must stay < Our paths once entwined < Now are kept out of mind < What brought us together < Must never, no, never! > I shattered the knife > and got on with my life < It would all end in dust! > Just a knife-cut away, > Is where we must stay < We did what we must! > Across the divide <> You are sat at my side <> The same empty park bench <> Together alone <> Yes we're here <> Sharing this one longest day <> Each in our own worlds <> Where each of us stay <> And we know > Really it's better this < Better this <> Better this way < (But you're) <> Far, so far away <> Apart from each other <> A whole world away < (Now we're) <> Close, just on this day <> Alone together <> Is how things must stay < Since we ended that day, < I can't see the way > So many I've healed! < Though you're out of my reach, < I still know how to teach > Since the knife wounds were sealed! < And I'll never forget you > Oh never! <> No never, no-- <> Far, so far away <> Apart from each other <> A whole world away < (And we're) <> Close just on this day-- > Since you showed me my spirit > I'm never alone! < --Alone together is how things must stay) > The bond we both shared > Has since been repaired < You helped me through hell... > (For as long as I live) <> Now we're both doing well > I shattered the knife... < (As long as I live...) <> I got on with my life! < Alone together > (As long as I live...) > Together alone < (As long as I live, I will come!)
8.
I was lost Nowhere to hide No one to trust No silent ground Kept to myself Not fitting in Far from the flock Keeping my distance I took the call Grasped in my hand Found my form Left the ground And took to wing A flash of red Soared into freedom Riding the thermals Is this life? Soaring high Swooping freely through the sky Has my soul been set free? Is this how I’m meant to be? Then forced to hide And stayed too long Lost my chance Trapped in my freedom No turning back No backing out No way to run No solid ground Hold back the pain Retreat inside Lose myself Within this mind Take to the sky A flash of red Swept up in instinct Riding the thermals Boy or bird? Which is me? Am I trapped? Am I free? Blessed or cursed? Lost or found? No place for me on the ground Who am I? What am I? A bird. A boy Not quite human Something else Something more Finding my way Riding the thermals Found some truth Amid pain No one word that can explain Life can be So much more Take to wing Watch me soar! Biding my time Riding the thermals
9.
I am a remnant, less than a limb The only singer of an ancient hymn My songs were joyful, those days are gone I was the chorus, now only one [Chorus] I was Justice, I was fire I once was many, I was a choir I was Justice, I was fire I once was many, I was a choir My bodies stolen, their minds replaced I am a vessel; whose was this face? I was of one mind, so very vast Now I sing solo of a mournful past [Chorus I was Justice...] I once was teeming, I knew them all I felt each being that walked my halls My voices rang, throughout my walls Now I'm but one voice, so cracked and small [Chorus I was Justice...] I crossed the stars, to spread her way I was a war crime: oh, how I’ve paid! My bow was broken, I was cast away Now I seek vengeance for yesterday [Chrous 2] I was Justice, I was fire I once was many, I was a choir She is still many, she is a war Her voices clashing, she'll burn us all She grants me Mercy, but takes her toll Another vessel whose life she stole I will be justice, paired with a Sword Head of a vessel with a crew onboard [Chorus 2 I was Justice...] I am a remnant, less than a limb The only singer of an ancient hymn This is an echo of my life before I hold them tightly as we go to war We are justice, we are fire We are now many, we are a choir We are justice, we are fire We are now many, we are a choir We are now many We are a choir
10.
03:49
It's causing revelations, Affecting all the nations It frees the masses, Collapsing social classes All your wants will go away, Now we have cornucopiæ So if you stick with me, You'll see the end of our economy Singularity - rapid, changing, wild and free Singularity - accelerates humanity A numbered bank account offshored at Cayman How do you control the workers if you can't just pay them? I had an uncle who once worked as a Home Office clerk He said some people just need to know their place But I have higher standards for the human race Singularity - sudden, shocking, liberty Singularity - your laws cannot apply to me Singularity - can't threaten me with poverty Singularity - a new ad hoc society I'm sure you're finding everything a little overwhelming You've seen the world turned upside down while a new one is unfolding You feel a total berk because your life's revolved around work Work! Work! Work!... You're getting weighed down By all this information Post-want doesn't mean no wants, It just means use your imagination Start augmenting yourselves, transcend the flesh I look like a superhero fused with a mech from Macross Zero Singularity - liberating, wild and free Singularity - your laws cannot apply to me Singularity - come eat and drink and dream with me Singularity - we can be what we want to be
11.
07:21
Nobody knows quite how long the substation has been here. The people who live around it tell stories of how it came to be: put here by the gods as a beacon; or the skeleton of a once-proud beast; or a temple-cage for a devil best forgotten. They hold it in a fearful reverence, as children do their fathers’ tools. (Aye-aye-aye-aye-aye) Some say, at night, you can still hear it humming, the memory of that noise lingering epigenetically within the inhabitants of this once-proud land, though its purpose does not. (Aye-aye-I-I-aye-aye-I-I-eye-eyer-eyer) And some nights, people sing back to it: a funereal rite to those that came before, those old men who were swallowed by the tide. (Old ones, old sire, sleeping in the pyre From your cell, raise higher! Come lord, by wire! Old Lord, high sire, bring warmth, bring fire! Grant strength, high power, old Lord of the wire!) I think it’s silly. Those people are dead, after all. (I-I-eye-eyer-eyer-why-why-wire-why-wi-wi-wirer by-wire-by-wire) But, I have to admit, the sound does comfort me in my tent, nestled in the arms of my beloved. And she sings to me too. (Best loved, so tired, join me by the fire In my arms lie quiet, sweet love, sweet child…) I hear the water flow! I hear mutterings in the birds, a murmuration of murmurations telling me things I do not want to know, blasphemies and bewitchment encircling my head like storm clouds threatening a ship. I hear our siblings: the other children left behind in the wires. (why-i-i-i-i-i-ire-ire why-why-aye-aye-why-why-wire-why-ire hi-i-i-i-i-hi-hi-i-i-i-i-hi-hi-ya-hiya bi-i-i-i-by-by-bi-i-i-i-i-byebye-bi-yie-yia-ah hi-hi-hi-lo-lo-high-lo-hi-lo-hiya why-why-wi-wi-i-i-i-why-wire-wire by-i-i-i-by-wire-by-wire-why-wire) I hear the hum of the metallic ghosts. They are unquiet. They are unkind. They are unquiet and they are unkind. They are unquiet and they are unkind! (why-why-hi-hi-higher-why-why-lye-liar-lie-lie-liar) But still, my beloved… she comforts me. (Ahhhh ahhh ahh) They are unquiet, unkind, unalive, but I am unafraid. Unafraid, I am… I am unafraid. I am unafraid. I am… I am not afraid, I am unafraid! (Best loved…) (Liar liar bye low, cell, higher, cell higher, sell higher!) The skeleton of a once-proud beast? A beacon to gods? No. It is a temple-cage. A temple-cage for a devil best forgotten. (Liar liar, cell, hell, hell, high, higher, higher, cell higher, sell higher!) (Best loved…) (Old ones…) I hear mutterings in the birds, a murmuration of murmurations telling me things I do not want to know, blasphemies and bewitchment encircling my head like storm clouds threatening a ship. (Liar liar...) I hear our siblings: the other children left behind in the wires. In the wires… I hear the hum of metallic ghosts. They are unquiet. They are unkind. (buy low low, cell cell, hell hell, sell higher bye bye, hell, cell, sell sell, buy low, sell higher) Still, my beloved comforts me. They are unalive, but I am unafraid. Unafraid, I am unafraid. I am unafraid. (Best loved…) The skeleton of a once-proud beast? A beacon to gods? No. It is a temple-cage. A temple-cage for a devil best forgotten. (Best loved...) (Liar liar, cell, hell, hell, high, higher...) (Old ones…) (Buy buy buy, buy low, buy low, buy low, sell higher!) We are right to be fearful of this place.

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The debut album of Quarries & Corridors, a duo from Nottingham, UK.

An eclectic mix of folk and synthpop, inspired by life's struggles and the fantasy fiction that gets us through them.

Dedicated to Zanda Myrande — without Mina’s Song, this album wouldn’t exist — and to Nat’s nephew Edward, born while this album was mastered.

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released October 21, 2019

Recorded, mixed and edited in 2019 by Nat Titman and Jenny Hackett. Produced and mastered by Jenny.

Guest cello and soprano vocals performed and recorded by Jane Cameron.

Lead vocals and flute performed by Nat. Other instruments and vocal performances by Jenny.

Graphic design and layout by Nat.

See individual tracks for lyrics and full credits.

*Quarries & Corridors would like to thank:*

Alex George, Andrew January, DJ Bass, Emily January, Eric Coleman, Jackie Dziewanowska, Marion Beet, Silke Kovar and Stacy Smith for their invaluable beta listening feedback.

Chris Conway, Eric Coleman, Jane Cameron, Jeff Bohnhoff, Marilisa Valtazanou, Talis Kimberley, Steve Macdonald, Valerie Housden and everyone else in the filk community who answered questions or offered advice on the practicalities of releasing an album.

David Burson, Talis Kimberley and Anna Clarke for their help in shaping The Changes.

Billy Bragg and his staff for kindly responding to our request to release Sexuality with new lyrics.

Everyone who generously gave us permission to record and release their wonderful songs. We hope we’ve done them justice!

The filk community, the nMC, Autscape, Notts Trans Hub and other communities, conventions, DIY festivals and venues who’ve encouraged or supported our singing, performing and songwriting, or given us supportive venues to debut and develop our songs.

Everyone who’s encouraged us over the years and who’s kept us going through eight months spending every weekend, many days off and countless evenings working on this album and every aspect of its production!

*About the band:*

Nat Titman has been writing songs since first experiencing filk in 2001 at an outdoor Terry Pratchett convention held in a landfill site. They have been a regular at UK filk conventions since 2008, writing and performing under the previously solo band name Quarries & Corridors since 2009. This is their debut album.

Jenny Hackett is new to filk and to the band, but not to music! Since 2018 she has released several EPs and albums under the name Loose Changeling, and writes poetry and fiction.

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Quarries & Corridors are Nat Titman and Jenny Hackett, a musical duo based in Nottingham, UK.

Their debut album, Going through Changes, released in October 2019 and features 55 minutes of new music over 11 tracks.

An eclectic mix of folk and synthpop, inspired by life's struggles and the fantasy fiction that gets us through them.
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