City Bells

by Deerful

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1.
City Bells 04:01
We walk the icy pavements in the morning The wind burns cold against our skin We part, another day begins The lines of ancient spires on the horizon Meet with the sky's December mist Between the two a frozen kiss The lights this year were early in the market And you and I'll be gone before it's time It's funny still to think they call it it Michaelmas We're happy just to watch the city shine And some day this will all be done And some day we'll be older And some day this will all be ours to tell And sooner still we'll all be gone Before the air gets colder But 'til that day we'll dream of city bells That night, I hear a tap upon my window I look outside, the world is white The snow has cast the dark sky bright We laugh and dig through handfuls of the crystals We build a fort on frosted grass The ice as thick and smooth as glass At midnight we drink whisky in your room And we toast the winter present and to come We tell each other stories of traditions held at home And we stay awake until we see the sun And some day this will all be done And some day we'll be older And soon we'll all be far away from here And even though we'll be apart Our steps are somehow bolder We'll find a way to draw each other near Yes some day this will all be done And some day we'll be older And some day this will all be ours to tell And sooner still we'll all be gone Before the air gets colder But 'til that day we'll dream of city bells
2.
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, aus einer Wurzel zart, wie uns die Alten sungen, von Jesse war die Art Und hat ein Blümlein bracht mitten im kalten Winter, wohl zu der halben Nacht. Das Röslein, das ich meine, davon Jesaia sagt, ist Maria die reine die uns das Blümlein bracht. Aus Gottes ew'gem Rat hat sie ein Kind geboren Welches uns selig macht.

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A festive single, if not an absolute Christmas one.

I used to live and study in Cambridge, the most festive city I've ever been to, but terms were short and celebration started early, and by the time it was really Christmas we'd all travelled home to our families.

The midnight snowball fight in the second verse was probably the happiest night of my life.

Catalogue number DEERFUL1

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released December 15, 2015

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Deerful London, UK

I'm Deerful, aka Emma Winston.

I write lush, sad electropop about feelings on synthesisers small enough to use on the bus, and in tiny live-coding environments.

I love making music more than anything in the world.
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