New Leaves

by Miss Anthropy

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My debut album 'New Leaves' was released 24.10.11 through Inner City Grit Records and was entirely self recorded and produced.

2 different physical versions of the album were available. One a highly limited edition fabric pack, each hand-made and hand-drawn by myself and featured a 6 page lyric booklet. See it being made here;
youtu.be/IQ190L_okfM

The other was a standard edition plastic sleeve with a printed version of the fabric-pack artwork.

Unfortunately both physical editions have totally sold out with no more production planned! So please help me spread the digital version as far and wide as possible! :)

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released October 24, 2011

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Miss Anthropy Bristol, UK

A dark and fragile songstress from Bristol UK, Miss Anthropy creates intimately deep and emotionally delicate music. Her songs marry acoustic delivery with atmospheric electronica to create sweeping soundscapes.

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Track Name: Pull
Just one piece of my heart
Slapped against the wall and slipped down to the floor
And we both stood and stared
We didn’t know what else we were stood there for

And you don’t understand
What I need you to understand
And you don’t know how to feel
What I need you to feel

Just one look from those eyes
Sends my heart plummeting
And reminds me of all that I despise
And as we drown in that puddle on the floor
Please can you tell me,
Just what it is we’re stood here for
‘cause all I needed you for
Was to be re-assured
To be lured into comfort and reminded of my shore
But all of the things a mother was for
You let slap against the wall
And watched the blood pour

And you don’t understand
What I need you to understand
And you don’t know how to feel
What I need you to feel

And you don’t want this mess
Dragging up all your best kept secrets
And all this time
I bet you knew
But you didn’t have the guts to pull me through.
Track Name: Green
Looks like the demons are here
They’re here to take you away
Sometimes I even wonder if, you really wanna stay and
Your eyes are turning green now
With the ease of their days
Bumbling through the universe
With a nonchalant gaze and

You can play, but they can’t take you away

You can’t change the seed
Once the roots have sprung
Once they’ve run through undergrowth grasping onto what’s numb
And hooked into a life, feeding green leaves
Oblivious to the ever strong disease

You can play, but they can’t take you away

They may seep into our pours
Up our noses through our hair
And through our inquisitive eyes they might catch our stare
But we’re climbing up our tree
Our roots firm and sound
Inspired by moral freedom we don’t need to look down
Or even believe in ground

You can play, but they can’t take you away
Track Name: My World
You’ve seen me fall
Too many times now
You’ve seen me crawl
To your feet now
Back against the wall
You feel me shake now
If this is all we have at stake now
I’d walk away now

And then the tension dies down
The red fades to grey
Here we lay
Here we stay
In our own happy place
And I ain’t no woman of god
But I pray
That I can rescue this love

You are my world today

Some days I wish I could hold you so tight
That we might erase
And find our own phase
And we might drift away
And find our own creative haze
And this grey, it won’t stay

You are my world today
Track Name: You and Me
I need to suffocate
In your eyes
Tell me no lies
And I’ll take off my disguise

Are we naked and free?
Or caged by our delivery?
You and me
Oh, so convincing are we

Consumed by lust
Devotion a must, to perform this fantasy
And there ain’t no trust
More signs of rust

Open up your eyes
I’m waiting you’ll see
I’m right here, behind the greed
And the jealousy

What you waiting for?
Capture me
And I’ll have my friend
In the end, in the end

But you’re too far gone
You’re consumed, numb
And I’m struck dumb
With this love for you, I’m overcome. I’m over…..

I’ll wait here on the ground
Desperate to be found, blood stains all around
My stupid bust thought the lure would be enough
But you stand tall conqueror of us all

Too many hearts on that string round your neck
Baby you, you ain’t seen nothing yet
Cause you got me under you‘re spell
My chest is sore, impaled
But I’m drawn to the fire
The desire to be burned has returned
And it’s stronger than ever
Ill be your fool forever
Glorious you
If only my brain could undo
What you put my heart through
But I still need you.

What you waiting for?
Capture me
And I’ll have my friend
In the end, in the end

But you’re too far gone
You’re consumed, numb
And I’m struck dumb
With this love for you, I’m overcome.
With this love for you, I’ll strike you dumb
But my heart’s never won.
Track Name: Beneath These Sheets
Twisting the knife beneath these sheets, I see you
And it’s all I can do to breathe a little tighter and spread my legs for you

Because this world has lost its way
It’s all I can do to shut my eyes and look away

And you’ll find that I’m blind
And you’re oh so kind
But I do it, yea I do it
And I need it to survive

Twisting the knife beneath these sheets, haunting you
And it’s all you can do to try a little harder to break through
Because this love lights your way
Your warm soft lust gets thrown away
So you hide, from these wars
And you wait while I heal these sores
But you lie when you say
You’ll survive this way
And it’s all my fault
Yea, I’m to blame
Track Name: Memories
Known you for quite some time now but your eyes have changed
You ain’t looking at me quite the same
That stare breeds desires and a thug that would rather break my knees
Than stop to say please

And what are these hands across my back? Have you cracked under your disease?
And time ain’t on your side, please be quick and don’t forget to smile,
While you take your dip

I never wanted to
Not with you

And you were quick and rushed the first time
Too much lust for a fifteen year old boy’s crimes
And now I force myself to bed under the false pretence that I can forget you

And I line my womb with tears
And sell my pleasures to your devil
My body still feels your fingernails
And we can stretch you open you said
Did you not notice just how much I bled?
Extra lubrication for your friend, did you really think I was wet for you?

I never wanted to.

But now I got these memories.
Track Name: Alarm
This is my alarm
Sounding off inside my head
And this is my charm
Chasing all these beds
And when it does me harm
I play the victim over again,
Yea this poor heart
Confused again

This is my tattoo
Scratched across my chest
Yea look at my tattoo
Still bleeding under my vest
Don’t you like it you, you
Can join with all the rest
And scratch right through
Any hope that’s left

Here I am again
Just desperate for my chance yea
And will you be my friend
If I promise we can dance
And I can pretend
I’m not screaming under my skin
When you win your ink

Yea marvel at the sound
Of a woman breaking down
Yea marvel at the crowd
All desperate to stick around
To bring my body down
Take pieces of my core
The world conspired to make me its whore

Yea and this is my tattoo
Scratched across my chest
Yea look at my tattoo
Still bleeding under my vest
Don’t you like it you, you
Can join with all the rest
And scratch right through
Any hope that’s left, any hope that’s left, any hope that’s left

So this is my alarm
Sounding off inside my head
Yea and I know it does me harm
But still I’m always led down the path of
Slavery and armed men
But I’m ready
And waiting
To pretend
Again
Track Name: Find Me A Cure
Am I a prostitute?
For needing to substitute this love, for your pleasure,
Am I your slave for this love?
My mouths wide open,
I’ll swallow any pride for more, more, more, of this love,

And I’m your whore forever more
And I don’t know, what my legs are open for
I’m your whore; yes I’m your whore

You can bend me any time
Or if you’ll prefer I’ll happily recline onto my back
Spread this crack aside
Let the pain spill out from inside
Make me feel whole
I’m just a shell till you complete me, with this show and tell

And I’m your whore forever more
And I don’t know, what my legs are open for
I’m your whore; yes I’m your whore

And I don’t know, why I need, to be so un-pure
Find me a cure
Track Name: Safe From Harm
I can fall apart if you want me to
I’m only held together by, Elaine glue
Under any heat or pressure I just, come undo
But you keep me strong

And I haven’t felt that sickness, in ever so long
Used to burn my cheeks with shame but I held on
Thinking that was all I’m worth
Just a dirty sirens song
But you showed me I was wrong

You, keep me calm
And I’m safe from harm

Yea and I’ve knelt on the steps of regret, too many times for my years
And I’ve swallowed too much guilt, for other people’s sins
And I sold my own light thinking, I’d win
And then when I’d scream, I’d have to cover my own ears
But you fought long and you fought hard
Trying to rescue my heart
And show my soul the love it needed to be free
I am re-born in your arms

You, keep me calm
I’m safe from harm
Track Name: Consequence Of A Kiss
I’ve waited so long, for your kiss and now it’s gone
And I’m wide open
Exposed to the bone, I’m so alone, and the cause of all this, is your kiss
Fear overcame me, as you became to be the entity of all my dreams
And as you touched my heart, with those confident hands that explore me

That’s when it all began…….
Vulnerability
That’s when it all began, in those soft hands
Vulnerability

I waded through the wind, to find you
There you were, there you stood fictitious you, surreal but true
And warmth swarmed me, as you lent in close to me, so nervously, it was heavenly
And you told me things never meant to be
You stretched my wings, taught me how to be free
And as you took my hand, you led me so high,
So high on our first flight

And that’s when it all began…….
Vulnerability
That’s when it all began, in those soft hands
Vulnerability