PETRICHOR

by Kiddo Rose

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about

Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to visit.

This album has certainly been a long time in the making.
I have been writing songs with a similar subject matter since I was 18 years old however, although I liked them, I never truly felt that I was doing justice to the stories I was telling.

After experimenting with my sound (only after the encouragement of someone very inspirational in my life), I found myself beginning to write the bare bones of what would become 'Petrichor'.

I took inspiration from anywhere I could find it, books, art, film, music etc, but the biggest source of creativity came from folk music and the recurrent themes and imagery I recognised in it.
I've always loved nature; the colours of the sky as the sun rises and sets, the small hidden rivers and streams you stumble across on an Autumn day walk, a heavy thunderstorm as you sit inside a warm house - so I decided that these would be the catalyst to the songs I would write.

It was very hard work but I am proud to say that I wrote nearly everything on this record by myself and managed to include some Harmonium and Autoharp in there too.

The story behind it all is much like it has always been - the story of a passionate first love and all the ups and downs of that. I'll let you decipher the rest when you listen to the album.

Olli was fundamental in the creation of the organic, folky, but rather experimental, sound of the album and I'm truly thankful for that. He took my simple acoustic songs and helped me mould a beautiful world for you all to immerse yourselves in.

Thank you for your love and support through all of this and I very much hope that you enjoy my album.

All my love,
Kiddo Rose x

credits

released January 15, 2017

- All songs written by Kiddo Rose (except 'Ritual'- written by Kiddo Rose & Olli Daffarn)

- Recorded, Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Olli Daffarn at 'Blue Dot Studios'

- Vocals/Piano/Autoharp/Harmonium by Kiddo Rose
- All other instrumentation performed by Olli Daffarn

- Album Artwork: Mog (mogplus.co.uk)

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Track Name: Petrichor
Your lips are clay
And your knuckles crack
I wonder what type of rain will
Bring the moisture back

I want fertile soil
To plant our foundations on
We will if we plant with ardour
Our heart's a dry land so I'll work harder

I want more
Sweet, darling Petrichor

Your breath is dust
And your words lack
My eyes are wanting to
Will bring the moisture back

I want more
Sweet, darling Petrichor
Track Name: Gingerbread
I walk the forest floor
Cut my feet on many thorns
And can't show anyone I'm bleeding

You feed me gingerbread
Give me a place to rest my head
But I'm the only one believing

Tiptoe round
The birds aren't singing for us now
Can't remember the last time I slept
Even though the dark is gone there's still breadcrumbs left

We built our candy walls
Decorate to the hide the flaws
Am I the only one in grieving?

You've stolen all my gold
But I believed the story sold
Now you're the only one still breathing

Tiptoe round
The birds aren't singing for us now
Can't remember the last time I slept
Even though the dark is gone there's still breadcrumbs left

I walk the forest floor
Cut my feet on many thorns
And can't show anyone I'm bleeding
Track Name: Milk
Body arching over me
Blindfolded and I can't see
Your trembling lips
You're trembling, you're trembling...
Tell me I'm your everything
That I'm your night and day
You then calm my blushing skin
With a kiss between the shoulder blades

I'm not the girl you need to be
I've seen it in your eyes
I've seen it many times

So love me any way you want to
Cheek to bedroom silk
Cradled in your loving arms
With skin like Milk

Take me any way you need to
Love me till we're still
Laying in exhausted arms
With skin like Milk

Your fingers dancing over me
Loving you with every beat
Of your racing heart
It's racing, it's racing
I'll tell you I can be anything
I'll be your life and love
You're just addicted to the sin
I'm not sure that will be enough

I'm not the girl you need to be
I've seen it in your eyes
I've seen it many times

So love me any way you want to
Cheek to bedroom silk
Cradled in your loving arms
With skin like Milk

Take me any way you need to
Love me till we're still
Laying in exhausted arms
With skin like Milk
Track Name: Nightcap
Raise a glass up the moon
I'm taking off my gentlemans smile
Sweet dreams will be here soon
Never will I ever be lonely
When trash TV and a bottle console me

Whisky giving me my focussed mind
The comfort I get is the southern kind
And in my self-induced darkest haze
I'm thinking back to the days you gave me

Tipping bottles to the moon
And taking off the clothes that confine me
Now it's me in darkened rooms
Never have I ever been lonely
With stainless steels and pills to console me

They all say that it will heal with time
When anyone asks I just say I'm fine
Then why in my induced darkest days
Am I thinking back to the days you gave me?

When did you say that you were leaving?
Why did you leave this all behind?
But I don't blame that you left and ran
It takes bravery to be the better man
But I'd have liked to walk down the street holding hands
But I know you loved me all you can

Raise a glass up the moon
I'm taking off my gentlemans smile
Sweet dreams will be here soon
Track Name: Secret
Make sure you mean it when you make love
Say he's everything you want him to be
That his lips are soft as velvet and his skin as soft as silk
That everything about him's better than me

Tell him he's no secret
Tell him he's no secret

Let him see you smile when you say he's yours
Be kind and tell him all you see
Don't lie when you say that it's him you want
Don't hide him away under lock and key

Tell him he's no secret
Tell him he's no secret
Tell him he's no secret
Tell him he's no secret
Track Name: River
I'm stepping in with stones in my pocket
Dressed in Sunday best
I left you a letter explaining my decision
I'm going back to the silken caress
Of the river
Of the river

Palms to the sky and the last bouquet you left me
Caught in a whispering tide
If you could you would've been the one to save me
But I shan't recover this time
River
River

And my every thought is a ripple on the water
And my beating heart is behind every wave
And your own reflection's a reminder that you ought to
Live

This last somber moment I pray to be forgiven
And you are the God on my mind
I give myself to water in complete submission
My soul is forever entwined
With the river
With the river

Live
Track Name: Comfort
Safe from cold and safe from harm
I found comfort in his arms
Bring me magic, bring me joy
Beauty, love, whilst playing coy
Show me the fashions of the spring
Show me I'm your everything
Cleansing my own tainted soul
Safe from harm and safe from cold

Fly, fly
Take me to paradise
Birds kissing the air
Are on my mind
And I'm

Safe from cold
And safe from harm
I found comfort in his arms
And I'm

Safe from cold
And safe from harm
I found comfort in his arms
Track Name: Honeycomb
I want to kiss a gentle spirit under a honeycomb sky
Flatter me, regale me with stories of old-
All the things I can hold. Grow roses in my heart
And be sure that love is at the root and in every seed sown
Because I don't want to be alone

Peach sun in a burning mind
I'll feast on the banquet that I see in your two eyes;
Say you'll be mine

One day we'll fly away to the sky
We'll take whatever we can find
We'll ride in the skies alone
We'll fly in the skies of Honeycomb

Perfumed breeze giving a delicate embrace
And as you hold me, and take me -
To that other place. Bring laughter to the skyline
And bring passion to every whispered word
Because I just need my heart to be heard

Love blooms on a shadowed moor
I'll be better than any of the ones before
Forever yours

One day we'll fly away to the sky
We'll take whatever we can find
We'll ride in the skies alone
We'll fly in the skies of Honeycomb
Track Name: Ritual
Made me believe in miracles
When I'm not that way inclined
Got me performing rituals
That I just follow blindly
Every whisper, every touch against my skin
Won't mean anything
Won't mean anything
When I

Cast you out
Cast you down
It's a trial by fire but I'm washing over every single word
You said

You placed a rusted halo round your head
And tried to make me pray
Tried to forget every drop of posion
To get me to stay
Every time, every lie that you tried to feed me
Won't mean anything
Won't mean anything
When I

Cast you out
Cast you down
It's a trial by fire but I'm washing over every single word
You said

Preached your lies like you were divine
But I'm taking back the life that you made me sacrifice
As nothing you say is the gospel truth
I'll build you up just to crucify you

Cast you out
Cast you down
It's a trial by fire but I'm washing over every single word
You said
Cast you out
Cast you down
It's a trial by fire but I'm washing over every single word
You said