Before We Stand​.​.​. We Crawl

by Hungry Lucy

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For their fourth release, Hungry Lucy beautifully demonstrates their passion for the craft of songwriting. Rather than spend months in production, this time around the duo present “Before We Stand ... We Crawl” as a collection of six raw, emotional songs. These basic arrangements use piano, acoustic guitar, strings, wind instruments and sparse drum parts to underpin Christa Belle’s heart-felt lyrics and highly emotive vocals. Taking the “less is more” approach, the duo purposely left each song exposed with emotion at the surface, stripping away any pretense that may surround electronic music.

The EP features 3 brand new songs (“A Girl Alone”, “Harvest” and “Losing Faith”) as well as stripped down versions of some of Hungry Lucy’s past favorites (“Storm”, “Alfred”, and “Fearful”). Reminiscent of artists like Keane, Coldplay and Sia, “Harvest” begins with piano and Christa’s lonesome voice singing of a tragedy that brings people closer. The song ultimately builds to a powerful crescendo of music and emotion. “Losing Faith” takes an electro-organic approach to a mournful tale of souls drifting apart, reminiscent of Goldfrapp or Lamb. The stripped down version of “Alfred” (originally from Hungry Lucy’s first album, Apparitions) brings a haunting new spirit to this HL classic. Rounding out the EP is a live, unplugged recording of “Fearful” (originally from the album, Glō) with nothing but piano and vocals. This version of “Fearful” was originally recorded during Hungry Lucy’s weekly podcast “Tea with Hungry Lucy”.

In a move that’s part social experiment, and part commentary on the bizarre tactics of the mainstream music industry, Hungry Lucy are releasing “Before We Stand ... We Crawl” under Creative Commons license. In a nutshell, this license allows listeners to share these songs with friends and know that the band is on their side. In fact, the staunchly independent Hungry Lucy is encouraging their fans to make copies of the EP and spread it around.

Through their music, website and podcasts, Hungry Lucy have always invited their fans into their lives. With the release of this EP, the duo takes another small step to break down the creator vs. consumer wall and welcome you into their world.

Before We Stand ... We Crawl.

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released July 18, 2006

written and produced by Warren Harrison and Christa Belle (Hungry Lucy)

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Hungry Lucy have been making "gypsy electronica" since Nov, 1998. Their unique blend of haunting female vocals, rich electronic instrumentation and groovy beats is ever evolving with each new release. Since 1998, Hungry Lucy has released many albums, made countless compilation appearances and toured the U.S. several times.

"Intoxicating gypsy electronica with enchanting female vocals"
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Track Name: A Girl Alone
In the cold November sky
i saw my past trailing by
illusions sent me astray
my chances gone

i lost you in the dark
i lost your beating heart
i lost you to the years
i lost you through my tears
so often i cry for you
do you cry for me too?


As the snow begins to fall
darkness traps me in her walls
longing to see your face
dare i imagine


Did you know my name
my face a whithered frame
i'm not what you have known
you're a girl alone
Track Name: Harvest
please don't say
what you mean
time is short
for you and me

in my room
i can see your tears
i'm not inside
but i feel your fear

it's harvest time
once again
dust off the moon
and let's begin

please don't say
i don't care
no one said
life would be fair

standing here
you seem so far away
i am longing
for just one more day

it's harvest time
once again
i'm here for you
so let me in

on this day
i can see
so much more
for you and me
Track Name: Losing Faith
have i lost you
did i say something wrong
was i cruel
i feel a distance
growing wide
what did i do?

tell me now
show me how
i can get back to you
losing faith
from birth to grave
i cannot make it through
my life is death without you

i thought i saw a spark
in your eyes yesterday
i know you don't understand
where i am
where will we go?

tell me now
show me how
i can get back to you
there you are
with all your scars
look what i put you through
now i cannot breathe without you

i know we'll be
together someday
you and me
forever this way
you and me, baby
Track Name: Storm (carried away)
Don't you bring me no sunshine today
I need the grey skies and the rain
You never understand my pain
I need the wind to blow it away

Afternoon showers for me
The coldness is all that I see
It numbs my pain so deep
The storm it will rock me to sleep

Rain
Will wash away my sorrow
Clouds
Make me see the light
Wind
Carries me away
To the place
I want to be

Alone in the dark sky tonight
I feel the thunder will make it alright
Lightning strikes me down to you
Love of the darkness will help me through

Rain
Will wash away my sorrow
Clouds
Make me see the light
Wind
Carries me away
To the place
I want to be
Track Name: Alfred (haunted)
I have gone away yet you still wander
Through the empty shell that we once called a home
You weren’t here but I traveled with you
I wasn’t there but I was always in your heart
Now I find I’m still alone

My love you can go
My love into the light sweet Alfred

When I realized you weren’t returning
I grew so sad that I forgot about myself
Fighting sickness to the point of dying
Never realizing what I had become
A faded thought that keeps on living

My love you can go
My love into the light sweet Alfred

My love you can go
My love into the light sweet Alfred

When they sent me home they didn’t listen
To your cries for help to find me again
Contemplating all the fright and terror
Left behind but not forgotten in my mind
Follow me and you’ll find home

My love you can go
My love into the light sweet Alfred
Track Name: Fearful (live & unplugged)
You were always right there
But you didn’t seem to care
When was I ever so bare
You were never aware
Take me home and make it better
Tuck me in to a silent sleep
Make it all just go away
May you practice what you preach

Play dead
Was what you always said
But I hear it in my head
I just want to go to bed
Tell me why I can’t be better
Is this always on my mind
You can’t be my contraceptor
Disease will find me in time

Yearning for your love
Will it fit me like a glove
Even when push becomes a shove
You will lift me high above
Go away and leave me lying
On the floor from what you’ve done
When they find me I won’t be crying
This disease has surely won