Strewelpeter

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Annie and Helen - lead and backing vocals
Lizzie - violin
Tim - bass
Mike - electric and acoustic guitars

lyrics

When she was a little girl,
She said mamma, I am undone
The scissor-man will come
Cut off my fingers and my thumbs
And I’m afraid
Have I been a bad girl?
Have I been a bad girl?”
If I have behaved is there a
Debt still to be paid?
But mamma, she just turned away and said:

“I’ve got this one babe,
yeah I’ve got this one babe”,
She’s sleep walking in the garden
When she says
“I’ve got this one, babe.”

The little girl became a woman
Mapped the holes out in her life
She pointed to her empty heart
And said “ah, I don’t think this bit’s quite right”
Have I been a bad woman?
I don’t think this was in the plan
A sweet talking Romeo
Has thrown me to the rodeo
You know a bad girl needs a bad man

He says “I’ve got this one babe,
I’ve got this one babe”
He’s sleep walking in the garden
When he says
“I’ve got this one babe”

He says “I’ve got this one babe,
I’ve got this one babe”
He’s sleep walking in the garden
When he says
“I’ve got this one babe”

And with the mirror in her hands
In the shadows of her life
She is sloven, I declare
And Strewelpeter’s standing there
With the tears in his eyes
And there is no one to accuse her
Except the whispers in her head
And the rope of expectation
And the memory of the words her mother said:

“I’ve got this one babe,
yeah I’ve got this one babe”,
She’s sleep walking in the garden
When she says
“I’ve got this one, babe.”

“I’ve got this one babe,
yeah I’ve got this one babe”,
She’s sleep walking in the garden
When she says
“I’ve got this one, babe.”

And I am angrier than I have ever been

credits

from Eleven Broken Dolls, released March 23, 2019
Words by Michael Amos, song by Michael Amos & Tim Isherwood, music and arrangement by Michael Amos, Tim Isherwood, Annie Kingsbury, Helen Ploix, and Lizzie van Santen

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The KIVA Band Oxford, UK

The KIVA Band are a British recording indie/folk band based in Oxfordshire.

They write original material that draws on traditions as diverse as folk, pop, indie-rock, and classical music. Their songs twist and turn in unexpected directions yet always keep melody at their heart. Their words explore life and love, by turns funny, sad, lost, and found. ... more

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