Genre: Pop-Folk
Released: July 2018
URL: /sndblnd.co/3cpF

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Molly Brooker




Composition

SimonW

Simon Wright ("SimonW")

Lyrics

Edinburgh United Kingdom

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offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Vocals, Guitar, Bass, and Production

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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Hojji77

Roddy Potter ("Hojji77")

Drums

Buffalo NY USA

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aliceminguez

Alice Minguez ("aliceminguez")

Vocals

Wisconsin USA

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Sound Recording

offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Vocals, Guitar, Bass, and Production

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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SimonW

Simon Wright ("SimonW")

Lyrics

Edinburgh United Kingdom

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Hojji77

Roddy Potter ("Hojji77")

Drums

Buffalo NY USA

More
aliceminguez

Alice Minguez ("aliceminguez")

Vocals

Wisconsin USA

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Artist's Notes

A fictitious dark tale about a woman who starts a romantic encounter with a known murderer whilst he's in jail and then meets with him when he is freed.  


Lyrics

 

Molly Brooker

 

 

 

(Verse 1)

 

Molly Brooker loved cats and lived alone
In a shabby cottage hewn from stone,
There were mountains of books raggedly high

 

Romantic novels reaching for the sky.

 

 

 

(Verse 2)

 

Ricky Breen had all but done his time
Two decades chalked off for his crimes,

 

Molly had been his light through it all

 

Her weekly letter, latterly a call.

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

She knew the nature of his crimes
The grisly details
The dates and the times,
But she went willingly
To the vampire's lair.

 

 

 

(Verse 3)

 

On the tenth of July Rick got his parole
The gates slammed shut and he took a stroll,
To a shack that was derelict and damp
Had a mat on the floor and an old gas lamp.

 

 

 

(Verse 4)

 

Molly unboxed a dress she'd bought long ago
Splashed on some perfume, tied her hair in a bow,

 

As she danced to her car a smile played on her lips

 

She?d waited so long imagining his kiss.

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

She knew the nature of his crimes
The grisly details
The dates and the times,
But she went willingly
To the vampire's lair.

 

 

 

(Bridge) (Bits in italics spoken or sung fast)

 

If this was a film shot in black and white
With spiky orchestral music, a shadow looming in the night
We'd scream "he's behind you!", our fists clenched so tight
And turn at the last moment,

 

Paralyzed, yet not surprised

 

Unable to watch, unwilling to see

 

The predatory denouement, that last piercing scream.

 

 

 

(Verse 5)

 

Molly Brooker loved cats and died alone
Trails of bloody tears streaking down her cheekbones,

 

There was silence and darkness, decay in the air

 

No happy ending cos life is not fair.

 

 

 

(Verse 6) (Female vocal)

 

Yes, I loved cats and I lived alone

 

In a shabby cottage visited by no-one

 

I had my reasons, don?t you judge me bad

 

We can change, love can heal, please concede me that

 

 

 

(Chorus - duet)

 

She knew the nature of his crimes

 

(I knew the nature of his crimes)
The grisly details
The dates and the times,
But she went willingly

 

(Yes, I went willingly)
To the vampire's lair.

 

 

 

Written by Simon Wright

(July 2018)

 

Collaborating From

Buffalo NY USA
Edinburgh United Kingdom
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
Wisconsin USA