Misleadingly Soft

by Elenne May

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released November 15, 2012

Produced by Mouse and Camilla van der Kooij
Songs composed by Elenne May

Elenne May - Piano, voices, Indian Harmonium, Calimba
Eveline Ypma - Bass
Roeland Scherff - Guitar
Marijn Geerts - Drums, cymbals and other percussion
Bence Huszar - Cello
Camilla van der Kooij - Violin

Recorded and Edited at E-Sound, Zeezicht,
l'Hermitage by Mouse and Camilla van der Kooij

Additional recordings done in The Front Parlour
Mixed at l'Hermitage by Mouse
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren

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Elenne May Amsterdam, Netherlands

"This is a band for people who like to listen to music, truly listen. The music is beautifully layered, breathes space as well as atmosphere, with enough left to discover. The slightly mysterious voice of singer Elenne is soft, broken and hinting at unknown things, perhaps even the mystery beyond what we can hear." - WoNoBloG ... more

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Track Name: Oceans in Motion
Oceans in motion,
Waves and tides,
From a storm a world away.

The low December tide,
Shows us the way in,
And leads us back out.
The beached blue whale,

Protected, but too late,
Protected, but too late,
Protected, but too late.

He lifts his shoulders to breathe
The blowhole in the rocks,
carved by lonely hands.

Protected, but too late,
Protected, but too late,
Protected, but too late.

Oceans in motion,
waves and tides,
from a storm a world away.
Track Name: Possessive Playing
Let me enter,
The forbidden Island,
Of your brain.
Let me tangle,
In the blood veins,
Around your heart.

Let me, play you,
Let me, play you,
Like I would an instrument,
Through its, cold, hard, black case.

Let me swallow,
Air molecules,
From you breath.
Let me touch,
The deep bottom.
Of your inner guts.

Let me, play you,
Let me, play you,
Like I would an instrument,
Through its, cold, hard, black case.
And let me in,
Don’t shut me out.
Let me in,
And let me play you.
Track Name: Choice in Foeman
Hello, said the girl to the other,
as she hid in mother’s long skirts.
Hello, said the other to the girl,
as he moved closer to close.

And she wondered, can I trust him.

His wet nose, it pressed against hers,
as she heard the sound of his hunger.
Words sharper then knives,
cut of their ears, and made them blind.
They couldn’t talk, however could they understand
each other’s worlds.

What if you gave her some of your instincts,
to judge people, to judge character.
oh wise man, why you look so proud.
Won’t you lend her, some of your good luck.

Hello, said the girl to the man,
as a boy held on to hear tightly.
Hello, said the man,
and walked away.

And she wondered, can I trust him.

Can I trust him,
Can I trust him,
Can I trust him,

Should I trust him
Track Name: Pretty Rose
She was 18 years old,
And everything thought beautiful, she had.
The round curves,
The long blond hair and a pretty face.
But her eyes were dark,
They had no story left to tell,
They’d seen it all.

Pretty Rose,
Strong Rose,
Pretty Rose,
Strong Rose.

She was very bright,
And all she did was wonderful, he said.
She played all the right notes,
Had the perfect posture and a lovely smile.
But her back was sore,
Her bones had carried too much,
For to long.

Oh pretty rose,
Strong rose,
Pretty rose,
Strong rose.

She left her home,
Been away ever since.
She lives with people who’ve gone back in time.
And all she can say is those dirty man,
Oh pretty Rose.

Pretty Rose,
Strong Rose,
Pretty Rose,
Strong Rose.
Track Name: Questions on Pleasure
The river contains,
sin and selfishness.
The women they float by.
They are singing song of sadness,
Songs of sadness,
the un-sensitive living.

But the men,
They cried ungratefully.
But the men,
They cried:

Please, please,
I never beg.
Give me something to choose from.
Please, please,
I never expect anything,
Give me some pleasure.

They had dehydrated their skinny longing bodies,
They had dehydrated their skinny longing bodies.

Their tears used up for begging,
Their tears used up for begging,
Their tears used up for begging,
Their tears used up.

Please, please,
I never beg.
Give me something to choose from.
Please, please,
I never expect anything,
Give me some pleasure.
Track Name: Transparent Moth
Soft as the wings, of a coloured moth you are.
Soft as the wings, of a coloured moth you are.
Soft as the wings, of a coloured moth you are.
Soft as the wings.

But you are,
Like my Grandmothers closet,
the smell makes my nostrils age.
And you were,
before the beginning,
the bite that was taken,
the blame is on you.

Soft as honey, and coconut you smell.
Soft as honey, and coconut you smell.
Soft as honey, and coconut you smell.
Soft as honey.

But you are,
so forgotten,
no wonder that the people trod on you.
and you were,
gasping for air,
you take up all of our oxygen.

You are,
the dust on the wings,
of a coloured moth.
the dust on the wings,
of a coloured moth.

It blows away,
it can’t fly.

You are that dust,
And you come out at night.
You are that dust, on it’s wings.
and you come out at night,
At night.
Track Name: Mother Bird - Single
Have you ever seen the mountains,
Tremble, soak up the sea.
As you travel through the valley,
You pace is slower, your legs are shorter.
Have you ever seen the oceans,
Shake, and flood the land.
As you faith keeps you from drowning,
Stretch your hand, don’t hesitate my dear.
All the birds call out your name,
As you outgrow the apple tree.
All the birds call out your name,
As you outgrow the apple tree.
I hope you never see the children,
Caught up in grownup games.
I hope you never hear the whispering of people,
Taking comfort in your pain,
In your pain.
All the birds call out your name,
As you outgrow the apple tree.
All the birds call out your name,
As you outgrow the apple tree.
I sang oh dear girl,
You’ll outgrow the apple tree.
Ohw my girl,
You’ll outgrow the apple tree.
Track Name: Ghostly Presence
There’s a ghostly presence,
In these forests of games.
They leave their sent marks,
On corners and tree trunks.

Oew, give her fighting chance,
Let her communicate,
Let her grow.
Oew, give her fighting chance,
Let her communicate,
Let her grow.

This is not a good place,
To be on your own in the dark.
She needs to get back,
To be with her family.

Oew, give her fighting chance,
Let her communicate,
Let her grow.
Oew, give her fighting chance,
Let her communicate,
Let her grow.

Give her,
A fighting chance.
Give her,
Room to grow,
Room to grow.
Track Name: Piratical Chain
Are the pirates whispering,
in you ear my love.
are the pirates whispering,
in you ear my love.

Tell me what did they do,
to drown your ships,
and was it their fault,
that your beaches dried up.
ship wreck
tidal wave
ship wreck

Are the pirates whispering,
in you ear my love.
are the pirates whispering,
in you ear my love.

He said i have no unknown species in me,
and my colour coral isn’t rare.
Ship wreck
tidal wave
ship wreck

Your at the top of the food chain you know,
Your at the top of the chain, chain, chain, chain
Your at the top of the chain.
your a link in a chain.

Are the pirates whispering,
in you ear my love.
are the pirates whispering,
in you ear my love.
Track Name: Sexual Beauty
How cold hard and painful,
It can be, when there’s no love.
No burning desire for one another.
No, no promise from the heart,
to stay together,
till death shall part.

How dirty it can feel,
when there’s no love.
No shivers up and down your spine, your warm body.
Only lust and the thought of satisfying,
your own needs.

How empty it can feel,
when there’s no love,
No look that says it all,
without one word.
Sexual
Beauty
This ain’t right,
this ain’t right.
Track Name: Alimony Girl
Hey little girl,
Why’s your mama sore
And why are her hands shaking so?

Why did she do now,
Do you know.
And why did she go there,
Did you cover your face?

Hey little girl,
And where’s you daddy dear.
Why is he not allowed to see you any more?

He is sorry,
I hope you know that,
He regrets it,
And he misses you.

Oooh
He loves you
Track Name: Necessary Change
Pink ribbon sky’s,
Gold hair in the dim moonlight,
I’ll never forget,
The smile on the little girls face.

Close your eyes,
And rest,
Today is great.
Close your eyes,
And rest,
Today is great.

The bright street lights,
And old couple holding hands,
I’ll never forget,
The frown on the now grown girls face.

Close your eyes,
And rest,
Today is great.
Close your eyes,
And rest,
Today is great.

Today is the greatest day of my life,
Looking forward to tomorrow,
Although it’s far away.

And yesterday is past tense,
And I don’t regret it at all.
And yesterday is past tense,
And I don’t regret it at all.

Close your eyes,
And rest,
Today is great.