The Stories You Tell

from by Midsummer

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    CD in a digifile card case, with artwork by Paul Chipperfield AKA The Mightly Chip.

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You’ve the voice of a songbird and the heart of a lion
And make-up that can’t hide the tears you’ve been crying
There’s only so much you can hide behind sound
And bright lights that shine from your head to the ground
As you sing
As you sing out your songs
As you sing out your stories of life, loss and hope

You looked battered and bruised as you took to the stage
There’s whispers you’re finally showing your age
There’s panic in your chest as you showed my your soul
And though we cheered and encouraged and applauded it all
We couldn’t get through
We couldn’t quite get through
We couldn’t get through the way you did for me

Your face showed a story your words didn’t tell
Then you stuttered, recovered and hid it so well.
Then you turned to us all and smiling you said
‘there’s stuff going on here you don’t know about’.
But I think we know
But I think we know
But I think we know more than you think that we know

Sooner or later you’ll have to engage
Take off the guitar and step down from the stage.
Open yourself up and talk to us all
Your friends on the phone, and the family next door
Know what’s going on
Know what’s going on
We know what’s going on, but not what to stay.

The voice of a songbird and the heart of a lion
And make up that’s run from the tears you’ve been crying
I know that you’ve learned your lesson so well
It’s clear from the words of the stories you tell.


from The Stories You Tell, released April 3, 2017
Chris Taylor



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Midsummer Birmingham, UK

Midsummer are a six-strong collective, centred around the two singers and songwriters, Lizzy and Chris.

Based in Birmingham, they’ve been writing, recording and performing since summer 2015.

With sweet, melodic vocals accompanied by guitars, mandolins, trumpets, strings and vocal harmonies, they sing out contemporary folk stories of life, loss and hope with grace and charm.
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