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Broken Romantics: A Vicious Song Cycle

by Emma Dean

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The sound track to Emma Dean's show, 'Broken Romantics: A Vicious Song Cycle' which debuted at Brisbane Powerhouse's Wonderland Festival on Thursday 30 Nov 2017!

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released November 30, 2017

Words and Music by Emma Dean
Performed by Emma Dean, Tony Dean and Richard Grantham
Recorded, produced and mixed by Tony Dean @ Tiny Dream Studios

Artwork by Katie Swan

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Emma Dean Brisbane, Australia

Emma Dean is an imperfect, romantic and passionate human-being who loves to write theatrical pop songs about love and the human spirit. When not on stage,
she is a passionate advocate of the magical healing qualities of group singing, and proudly leads a colourful community choir called Cheep Trill who she considers to be her extended family.
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Track Name: Light Of Day
LIGHT OF DAY

You’re my rock
You’re my rock
You’re my rock
But you do not know it yet
In the dark
In the dark
In the dark
I kiss you to forget

CHORUS
All the battles I have fought
From the trenches of my heart
Oh the one that got away
Stole the light of day
Oh the light of day
The light of day
Oh the light of day

You’re my rock
You’re my rock
You’re my rock
But now I’m full of fire
So kill the light
Kill the light
Kill the light
Along with my desire

CHORUS

From the province
I can smell the scent of blood
Taste it in the air
Oh the harbinger
Fight me take my life
For I’ve lived it full and fierce
But you won’t catch me
For love wins over fear
Love wins over fear

CHORUS
Track Name: Healed Of You
HEALED OF YOU

I cannot feel your love anymore
I cannot feel your touch or my feet on the floor
I was not ready to let go of your hand
Oh your hand

CHORUS
Where did it go?
To the stars to the moon?
I can’t touch it
I cannot feel you
Where did it go?
That love that you told me was so true?
When will I be healed?
Oh when will I be healed of you…?

There was invisible space between
What we were and what we could’ve been
Just let me keep your arms so they’ll rock me to sleep
Oh just sleep…
CHORUS

And now I wash the floors
From where you stood before you broke my chest
But every single night
I wear the dirt from ‘neath both your shoes
And I howl into the light

Where did it go?
To the stars to the moon?

Where did it go?
To the stars to the moon?

CHORUS
Track Name: I Am A F*%king Unicorn
I AM A FUCKING UNICORN

My whole life I thought I was a horse
A horse a horse I thought I was of course
Strong and lean and a running machine
But you could pass by me and I would not be seen

Then one morn I awoke
And decided then and there
I would not be a horse no more
And so I told my friends that…

CHORUS
I am a fucking unicorn
I fart glitter and sparkles from my bum
And just in case you did not hear me
I…I…I am a fucking unicorn!

I arose from the darkness and rode right through the storm
This time I had a shiny silver horn
My whole life I’ve been waiting for this day
When I could shit rainbows instead of just eat hay

So to anyone who doubted me
This is not a disguise
You used to look right through me
But now I burn your eyes

CHORUS

Why does this make me feel so much better?
I’m walking on air, I’m magic, I’m floating
And I think you know it
I think you know that there’s something about me
Something that I want to show
‘Cos I’m horny
NO! Not like that!
Well sometimes I am
But not just right now
But there’s a fucking magic horn on my head
Did you hear what I said?
THERE’S A HORN ON MY HEAD!
I might look like a rainbow
I might look like a cupcake
I might look pretty fab
But if you cross me I’ll turn you into a kebab
I might look like a rainbow
I might look like a cupcake
I might look pretty fab
But if you cross me I’ll turn you into a kebab

CHORUS
Track Name: Time
TIME

I’ll hold your heart lightly my friend
I know that it’s sunk and then surfaced again
But it’s buoyant and filled with the love of five good men
I know at times it’s been very hard
But you’ve chosen to smile and you’ve chosen to laugh
And we chose to dance for a moment in the dark

CHORUS
Oh but it’s time
Freeze framing moments in stillness
But the more that I squeeze I can feel this slip away
Oh but it’s time
that I must let go and allow it to grow
from a seed to a flower
into something unknown
but not in a hour
and maybe the petals will drown in a shower
I don’t know
Oh but time…

I’ll hold your heart lightly my friend
I’ll build it a home with the words that I’ve penned
And mellifluous melodies coming round the bend
It’ll have it’s own opus
A lightening choral
And the birds sing bel canto
And I will conduct from the park
And I hope that you’ll hear me
I hope that you’ll hear me wherever you are

CHORUS
Oh but it’s time
Freeze framing moments in stillness
But the more that I squeeze I can feel this slip away
Oh but it’s time
that I must let go and allow it to grow
from a seed to a flower
into something unknown
but not in a hour
and maybe the petals will drown in a shower
and maybe you’ll hate me
but at least we devoured each other
and felt it for even a moment
and I do not care if you think I stole it
for it was all worth it
and I’ve no intention
of turning my back on divine intervention
Oh but it’s time…
Time…
Track Name: Broken Romantics Unite
BROKEN ROMANTICS UNITE

just keep on moving
one foot then the other
shuffle to the door
my somerset st dancer
he might never know
the beautiful mess
that's between your ears
the somerset st best

CHORUS
broken romantics unite
and howl for the lost love
we send to the sky
now it's in the dark
that we store our light
if but a spark
it could save a life...
just keep on singing
one note than another
i do not care
what they sound like with each other
breathe in the aloneness
breathe in all the space
and know, know that i love you
my somerset st nutcase

CHORUS

i have been patient
i have been kind
i have been everything you like
i have been here
i have been there
i have been god damn everywhere
i have been love i have been love etc...
we are the broken, broken romantics
our heart is shattered but we’ll keep on standing
we are not perfect
a little bit cracked
but we’ll keep on loving
and never look back

CHORUS

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