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Mouth talks fast:

I exist between the chaos and the laughter
My mouth talks fast and my head follows after
on the outside looking in, I watch my body claw and scratch
I need to dig beneath the surface to emotionally attach

Keep getting lost among the stones
I didn't mean to throw
The wind is rattling the windows
Of the mess that I call home
And the cracks are starting to show

I am the accident, the argument, the breakdown
Sometimes morality like gravity holds my head down
My naive tongue is too young to understand
The impact of every question, every question that I have

I keep scratching my frustration in every surface I can find
Drawing on the walls, sketching out my life
My mind unravels like a tape and there is no pause or rewind
It just gets more distorted, more distorted, more distorted

I keep polishing this mask
It's the only one I own
The world's pressed against the window
I pretend that I'm not home
And the cracks are starting to show

If only I could learn how to be more than a projection
How to balance my emotions and make that connection (oh no)
I'll never hold a course without a little corrections
But I can't be afraid of moving on

My mouth talks fast and my head follows after


from Happy in my sadness (TSIS live at the Cellar Bar), released November 11, 2014
Lyrics by Lee Switzer and Kimberley Jenna Woolf
Music by The Seasons in Shorthand
Recorded live at the Cellar Bar in Bracknell by Al Heslop
Mixed by Al Heslop at Creative Control Studios

The Seasons in Shorthand are:

Kim Woolf - Vocals
Lee Switzer - Vocals and Guitar
Christian Sturgess - Bass
Raj Puni - Percussion




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The Seasons in Shorthand are an alt-folk four piece combining heartfelt introspective songs with driving basslines and inventive percussion.

Starting life as the acoustic project of songwriter Lee Switzer, the band have come together and developed a unique sound that brings his lyrics to life between moments of intimate acoustic folk and full on panic
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