Rituals

by Emily Breeze

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1.
When I was young I thought I’d bring the world to its knees Smoking skunk in the daytime, skim reading Socrates Please.... Jesus said, I should get out of bed and I replied Fly me first class to heaven in a neon pink cocktail dress I don't get up for less Because these are the strangest days I’ve ever seen So give me C.B.T and sertraline As I sashay through the decades on a vast indifferent sea Lets get high in the cemetery, Call in sick today Waste a day with me, I'm gonna start a cult And you'll build a time machine Let's go rob a bank And go on a killing spree Because these are the strangest days I’ve ever seen So give me C.B.T and sertraline Did you catch my million dollar movie? It went straight to T.V But I still believe, I still believe That it's easy to bury reality But hard to dispose of your dreams So I still believe, I still believe When I was young I thought I'd bring the world to its knees Call in sick today baby waste a day with me When I was young I thought I’d bring the world to its knees And I still believe, I still believe Call in sick today baby, waste a day with me Cos I still believe, I still believe.
2.
Work 05:36
I’m fully functional My moods are stabilised I’m, oh yes I’m very punctual Yeah, I’m toeing the line So I can’t come, , No I can't come and see you band tonight Cant stay up late I work nine to five And I don't drink, and I don't get high anymore But I don't mind cos I’m dead inside And I’m in line, I’m in line I’m in line For a promotion, I’m committed to the team And I’m dying, oh I’m dying, yes I’m dying In slow motion cos no one rides for free So I can’t come No I can't come and see you band tonight Cant stay up late I work nine to five And I don't drink, and I don't get high anymore But I don't mind cos I’m dead inside I’m a hit at the office party I laugh at the bosses jokes Everybody knows I’m gonna be somebody I will exceed every quota, I achieve every goal So I can’t come, , No I can't come and see you band tonight Cant stay up late I work nine to five And I don't drink, and I don't get high anymore But I don't mind cos I’m dead inside Dead inside, Dead inside, Dead inside Dead inside, Dead inside, Dead inside Dead inside, Dead inside, Dead inside Dead inside, Dead inside, Dead inside
3.
Limousines 04:32
Put on some lipstick, Pour yourself a drink Pull yourself together, Pull yourself together You know your sadness, Tastes so sweet Wrapped in fur and leather, Fur and leather Send one hundred thousand Limousines For the queen of tragedy You dress in black, But you're scared of the dark A pissed up bird of paradise, Scratching at the stars Kill all your heroes, Kill yesterday's desires You're too luminous to worship, Any passing beam of light Send one hundred thousand Limousines For the queen of tragedy Just like I used to be, Just like I used to be Oh you're just like I used to be, Just like I used to be Baby's going places, Just like I used to be Baby's going places, Just like I used to be Send one hundred thousand Limousines For the queen of tragedy Oh you're just like I used to be The queen of tragedy Oh your just like I used to be The Queen of tragedy One hundred thousand limousines The queen of tragedy One hundred thousand limousines For the Queen of tragedy
4.
I know every raindrop by its name I feel the city sigh, I feel it ache Every street lamp is a spotlight Every dance floor is a stage Let's put some new flesh on these old bones I know just the place Where the lights don't show your age Where nobody knows your name And the jukebox only plays Sad Eyed Lady and Cypress Avenue Freedom is what you do With what's been done to you See the sweet young things Spilling out into the street Singing suburban hymns To a Pornographic beat It's a language I don't speak They are the new technology But I guess we all just reaching out Reaching out to somebody, endlessly Sad Eyed Lady and Cypress Avenue Freedom is what you do With what's been done to you I've been living for too long my love To sit back and play it cool Freedom is what you do With what's been done to you
5.
The sun is out, the sky is blue There's not a cloud to spoil the view But it's raining, raining in my heart The weatherman says clear today He doesn't know you've gone away And it's raining, raining in my heart Oh, misery, misery What's gonna become of me? I tell my blues they mustn't show But soon these tears are bound to flow 'Cause it's raining, raining in my heart But it's raining, raining in my heart And it's raining, raining in my heart Oh, misery, misery What's gonna become of me? I tell my blues they mustn't show But soon these tears are bound to flow 'Cause it's raining, raining in my heart The sun is out, the sky is blue There's not a cloud to spoil the view But it's raining, raining in my heart Raining in my heart Raining in my heart Raining in my heart
6.
That's where I'll wait At heaven's gate Darling there's no need To be afraid I’m calling from An astral plane Your are special, you are loved You are saved Drifters, loners, dropouts, seekers Cast of your earthly shells become new creatures Drink the kool aid Ride the comet's tail Your world is such a cold And ugly place Drifters, loners, dropouts, seekers Cast of your earthly shells become new creatures Forget the limitations of your fragile human heart Once you’ve kissed the cosmos You'll be fucking every star Drink the kool aid, drink the kool aid Drink the kool aid, drink the kool aid Drink the kool aid, drink the kool aid Drink the kool aid, drink the kool aid You are special, you are loved, you are my slave You are special, you are loved, you are my slave Drink the kool aid, drink the kool aid Drink the kool aid, drink the kool aid Drink the kool aid, drink the kool aid Drink the kool aid, drink the kool aid Darling there's no need to be afraid.
7.
Ego Death 05:39
Everyday, Everyday I wake up praying That my place of work will have been burnt down Or been blown up The mornings hit me like a fist I construct intricate revenge fantasies on the number 2 bus I drink a joyless cup of Greg's coffee Every day a new line Builds a home around my eyes And I swear the older I get The more dangerous I become I see you, I see you coming up on the inside lane Your face is bright with promise Your teeth cry clean mornings and care What can I get you, How can I serve you Todays specials are ego death Coupled with a side of nameless longing We are also offering a complimentary glass of sexual frustration which has been imported directly from the suburbs The suburbs of your soul. Every day a new line Builds a home around my eyes And I swear the older I get The more dangerous I become I’ve only just started to get interesting I own all the latest Apple products I have an impeccable credit rating I am very conscientious about my carbon footprint I am coming for your first born child I will inhale your soul from a silver snuff box I will liquify your heart and drink it from a champagne glass I am careering through the cosmos I am stuck in traffic I am seething with resentment I am exploding with empathy I want to feel the heat of your engine I want to feel the heat of your engine I want to feel the heat of your engine Every day a new line Builds a home around my eyes And I swear the older I get The more dangerous I become Everyday a new line, everyday a new line, Everyday a new line
8.
I’ve read the book of longing At least one thousand times I've breathed in every word I’ve played out every line Im practised in the rituals I know the symbols I know the signs I'll walk you through the stages It's a primitive design So darling take me dancing I will curl around you like a vine There's a sickness in the city But it ain't yours and it ain't mine Love is nature's way of keeping the species alive but you know I love you baby with your head between my thighs So darling take me dancing I will curl around you like a vine There's a sickness in the city But it ain't yours and it ain't mine It ain't yours and it ain't mine It ain't yours and it ain't mine
9.
Ain't you just, Ain't you just Ain't you just the sweetest thing I've ever seen I’ll take care I’ll take care I’ll take care of business darling You just stick with me My name is Aileen I robbed those men I killed them cold as ice I did it for the money I did it for you smile I it for the rage I’ve felt since I was just a child My name is Aileen I’m in this cell Until the day I die When I’ll be checking out of here On a stainless steel ride but that doesn't stop me From dreaming about you every night They can't stop the sun From shining down between the bars They can't correct my devotion They can't confiscate my charms They took away your letters But I know them off by heart I gonna steal back the days, We’ve been apart I think the wardens stopped my mail Cos I ain't heard from you since May But that doesn't stop me from dreaming I’ve got nothing left in here but faith And I just know some bright morning Some glorious day, I’ll walk this floor for the last time And you'll meet me at the gates. Oh no they can't stop the sun From shining down between the bars They can't correct my devotion They can't confiscate my charms They took away your letters But I know them off by heart I gonna steal back the days We’ve been apart

about

“Rituals”
EMILY BREEZE

Released on Limited Edition Red Vinyl (500 copies), CD and Digital Download. 6th September 2019 via Sugar Shack Records

Cult heroine of Bristol’s underground music scene, Emily Breeze scales new heights with her remarkable new band and album Rituals. The first two singles “Limousines” and “Ego Death” received airplay from XFM, BBC Introducing in the West and multiple plays from Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6) and led to Emily being described as “Nancy Sinatra on Ketamine” (Louder than War) and “a 21st Century Patti Smith” (Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6).

Drawing influence from Vintage Exotica, Lee Hazlewood, Father John Misty, Pulp, David Lynch and all the glorious trash and terror of 21st century life on planet earth, this selection of songs are injected with a level of cynicism and pitch black humour that only a true romantic with a deep love for humanity can get away with.

Produced by Bristol luminary Stew Jackson writer, producer for Massive Attack, who has also worked with Tom Waits, Patti Smith and Nick Cave, Breeze and band Rob Norbury (guitar), Andy Sutor (drums) Duncan Fleming (organ), and Graham Dalziel (bass) have conjured a velveteen, lounge noir soundscape, smeared with last night's lipstick and stinking of stale nicotine to temper these tales of dreary day jobs, antidepressants, serial killers, crazed cult leaders and high octane romance.

Rituals is an album of sad songs from a strip club in outer space for dropouts, deviants and dreamers and is released on 6th September 2019 via Sugar Shack Records.

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ARTIST: Emily Breeze
TITLE: “Rituals”
RELEASE DATE: 6th September 2019
LABEL: Sugar Shack Records
GENRE: Alternative / Singer, Songwriter
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock via Proper
CAT NO: FOD131V / FOD131CD
BARCODE: 5052571082317 / 5052571082324

Tracks:
1. Call in Sick Today
2. Work
3. Limousines
4. New Flesh Old Bones
5. Raining in My Heart
6. Heavens Gate
7. Ego Death
8. Book of Longing
9. Lovesong for Aileen Wuronos

credits

released September 6, 2019

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 9 written by Emily Breeze
Tracks 3, 6, 7, 8 written by Emily Breeze and Rob Norbury
Track 5 written by Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant

All tracks copyright control 2019

Arrangements, ideas and enhancements on all tracks by Rob Norbury, Andy Sutor, Duncan Fleming, Graham Dalzell and Stew Jackson.

Vocals/Guitar - Emily Breeze
Lead Guitar - Rob Norbury
Drums - Andy Sutor
Keyboard instruments - Duncan Fleming
Bass - Graham Dalzell
Pedal Steel, Guitar, Synth - Stew Jackson

Recorded at Rockfield Studios 2018
Produced by Stew Jackson
Engineered by Joe Jones
Mastered by Shawn Joseph Optimum

Cover image - Jesse Wild
Design - Graham Dalzell
Dress - Mishi May

Thanks to Stew Jackson, Mike Darby, Mike Crawford, Molly Mishi May, Andrea Hernandez

(p)&© Sugar Shack Records 2019
All tracks owned by Emily Breeze and exclusively licenced to Sugar Shack Records

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