The Magic Game

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Helen - lead vocals
Annie - backing vocals, snare
Tim - Acoustic guitars
Mike - bass guitar, lapsteel guitar

lyrics

You play the magic game
The cards just fall away
again, until it ends

Quite why you played that way
A subtle, shifting game
Of subterfuge & shame

No rules to chase
No tactics for a win, a lose, a draw
But still you’ll play
Clear in what you think you’re looking for

But now you’re like you were
And never giving way
To what you have become

The ground rules spit & shake
The longer you insist
To play the magic game

And so for one last time
The cards are dealt, the battle lines
Remain unclear

So what’s the final move?
Who lives to play again?
You shift it up a gear

No rules to chase
No tactics for a win, a lose, a draw
But still you’ll play
Clear in what you think you’re looking for

credits

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

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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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