Before We Stand​.​.​. We Crawl

by Hungry Lucy

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1.
03:35
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
2.
04:46
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
3.
04:06
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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

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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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