Red

by Emma Dean

supported by
wonderdog
wonderdog thumbnail
wonderdog Caberet a la early Regina Spektor.
Ed Buckley
Ed Buckley thumbnail
Ed Buckley Keys and vocal, with touches of orchestration and layered vocals, this is the second of the color trilogy (White/Red/Black). White is solo piano and vocal done in a folk-ish manner, while this, with some organ as well as backing vocals on some tracks, is somewhat more energetic overall. Ms. Dean has a theatric flair, even when not being purposely theatric.
JestaCat
JestaCat thumbnail
JestaCat Emma Dean is the mistress of masterful dark-cabaret-pop; this is the 2nd of her 3 EP releases for 2013. Guaranteed to please (or your mone.....ummm .. or ... an apology - but you won't ask for it!) Favorite track: Head in the Clouds.
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $2 AUD  or more

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

about

"Red" is the second release from my 2013 digital EP Trilogy.

It is a collection of songs that touch on themes of the heart.

I recorded this EP with the inimitable Fronz Arp at Airlock Studios in Brisbane AND in my UNair-conditioned lounge room in Ashgrove during the height of summer. It was recorded without a budget...just a lot of love and passion for the music.

It's because of all of you that I am able to keep releasing my songs. So, please pay what you like for this EP (minimum $2) and keep spreading the word and sharing the love with your friends and family.

Donations greater than $2 are appreciated and accepted with so much gratitude. I thank you from the bottom of my red, red heart.

x

To listen and buy "White" simply visit: emmadean.com/listen&shop_emma.htm#whitelisten&shop

Stay tuned for "Black"...

credits

released July 22, 2013

Emma Dean - vocals, grand piano, violin, hammond organ, hand claps
Tony Dean - backing vox, glockenspiel
Fronz Arp - backing vox, hand claps
Others hand claps - Andrea Saverymuthapulle, David Thompson, Sarah Dawes

All Words & Music by Emma Dean

Co-Produced by Fronz Arp and Emma Dean

Grand piano & violin recorded Airlock Studios
Assisted at Airlock by Konstantin Kerstingat

Everything else recorded in a Brisbane lounge room by Fronz Arp

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Fronz Arp

Front Cover Photo by KD Photography
Front Cover Design by Fronz Arp

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Emma Dean Brisbane, Australia

Heralded for her captivating vocals by the New York Post, singer-songwriter Emma Dean has returned to her stomping ground in Brisbane with a sensuous, electric new sound. Her upcoming single “Feed It” is an intimate anthem: Dean layers trademark heart-opening lyrics with addictive hooks. Her voice, mellifluous but powerful, is incandescent in performance — an uncanny, moving life-force. ... more

contact / help

Contact Emma Dean

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: My Blood My Heart
Fill my cup
Pour me out
On to the streets
Of this town
Drink from me
And wash your wounds
And swim inside me, nightly
By the light of the moon

Take my eyes
To see the world
And with my ears
Attend virtuous words
And use my skin
To keep you warm
For I did love you, all along
Yes all along

Chorus
I would give you my heart and my blood
And my bones and my heart and my blood and my heart
I would give you my heart and my blood
And my bones and my heart and my blood and my heart

My possessions
Spread them ‘round
My money
Use for things unfound
For there were no jewels
No arcane drawers
I was no queen
But I was yours
Yes I was yours

Chorus X 2
I would give you my heart and my blood
And my bones and my heart and my blood and my heart
I would give you my heart and my blood
And my bones and my heart and my blood and my heart

Life is short and I want you to
Fill it with your heart’s desire
You can make it look like anything you want, my love
Track Name: Venus de Milo
I feel your eyes marvelling
I know that you want to touch me
A borderline so cruel, unfair
Prevent your arms to ever sway me

I’m Venus de Milo in your mind
Broken by the hands of time

Half Chorus
Tear me apart
Smash me to bits
Kill me with your heart
Tear me apart love
I was cold, as cold as stone
An ice maiden sitting upon her throne
And with one glance, a single tear
Fell down my cheek and buried into the snow
I’m Venus de Milo in your mind
Broken by the hands of time

Chorus
Tear me apart
Smash me to bits
Kill me with your heart
Aching to feel
Anything real
Wound me with your art
Tear me apart love
I’ve learnt to run so fast
So as to not listen to all the voices that tell me to stop
I’ve been dodging darts
Like the arrows you’re shooting to find your way to my heart
Venus de Milo, in your mind
I’m broken by the hands of time

Chorus
Tear me apart
Smash me to bits
Kill me with your heart
Aching to feel
Anything real
Wound me with your art
Tear me apart
Smash me to bits
Kill me with your heart
Aching to feel
Anything real
Wound me with your art
Tear me apart love
Tear me apart love
Track Name: All the King's Horses
Send all the king’s horses and all the king’s men
For our hero has fallen off the crooked fence
He always picks himself up; always recompensed
So now we all just stand around talking to our friends (Oh)

Send all the king’s horses, his men and women too
I’ve never seen our hero unable to move
He always picks himself up; always follows through
So now we all just stand around not knowing what to do (Oh)

Chorus
Teach your children how to love
Teach your children how to love
One another, brother, father, mother…

Send all the kings horses, his cows and sheep abound
I cannot get our hero up from off the ground
He used to laugh and smile a lot but now won’t make a sound
How do you fix the one who fixes you - I don’t know how

Chorus
Teach your children how to love
Teach your children how to love
One another, brother, father, mother…

Oooooo…
Oooooo…
Hold everything that you love in your hands, in your hands
Everything that you love gently in, in your hands
Hold everything that you love in your hands, in your hands
Everything that you love gently in, in your hands

Chorus
Teach your children how to love
Teach your children how to love
One another, brother, father, mother…
You gotta pick yourself up so we can put you back to…
You gotta pick yourself up so we can put you back together
Mother, father
Track Name: Tinkerbell (Down)
Down Down Down Down…Way
Down Down Down Down…

I’ve been longing to stretch these aches and pains
But this bed grows smaller every day
My shoes don’t fit; my hair does not sit
Dead skin left from this incessant itch

Chorus
But I’ve been searching for a secret
Hiding in the shadows so I can keep it
I’m Peter Pan; I’m Tinkerbell
If anyone asks I’ve been doing swell
Flying high so no one knows I’m on the way down

Down Down Down Down…Way
Down Down Down Down…

I’ve been screaming into an empty void
For the insecure and the paranoid
My shoes don’t fit; my hair does not sit
Dead skin left from this incessant itch

Chorus
But I’ve been searching for a secret
Hiding in the shadows so I can keep it
I’m Peter Pan; I’m Tinkerbell
If anyone asks I’ve been doing swell
Flying high so no one knows I’m on the way down

Down Down Down Down
Gotta get out of here
Gotta get out of here
Down Down Down Down Down Down Down….

Chorus
I’m Peter Pan; I’m Tinkerbell
If anyone asks I’ve been doing swell
Flying high so no one knows I’m on the way down
I’m Peter Pan; I’m Tinkerbell
If anyone asks I’ve been doing swell
Flying high so no one knows I’m on the way down

Down Down Down Down…Way
Down Down Down Down…Way Down.
Track Name: Head in the Clouds
Head in the clouds (Oh)
Head in the clouds (Oh)
My head’s in the clouds (Oh)

We found each other
On the gold brick road
To seek something bigger
Than ever before

We were both lions
And tin men together
Longing to love and to live
And be brave enough to roar

Head in the clouds (Oh)
Head in the clouds (Oh)
My head’s in the clouds (Oh)

But they say life’s what happens
When you’re making plans
To the beat of a drum
To the map in the sand

One must follow the voice
That calls out through the land
But must hear the one whispering softly
To hold out your hand

Head in the clouds (Oh)
Head in the clouds (Oh)
My head’s in the clouds (Oh)

Now there will always be
An Emerald City
With Wizards and Witches
And magic galore

But there’s only one of
The thing that I love most
And I’m gunna love you
Forever and ever more…

Head in the clouds (Oh)
Head in the clouds (Oh)
My head’s in the clouds (Oh) etc…