by Kate Wakefield

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Dan Kate Wakefield’s poetic melancholy lyrics, engaging cello, and her emotive singing are all showcased on Unkind.

I love listening to her vocal range and singing style. Combined with lyrics that tell stories, share emotions.....

In addition I highly recommend seeing her perform live, both solo and with her rock band Lung.

Standout tracks on this album include Happiness, the title track, When I Was, Combination, Winterreise, and Two Trees. Favorite track: Happiness.
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Unkind 04:22
Lord help me for I've been unkind been trying hard to kill this colder part of me but I I can't help it if I've lost my mind you're buried in the yard your soul on lock and key I keep trying to go away. Lord help me for I've been unwell keep trying all I take and take just makes me ill and I keep track of all the souls I sell bones breaking baby's back my hands are shaking. And I crawl and I creep down this little tiny road where our stories we keep we keep at the bottom of a deep deep well and I didn't want to know and I didn't want to tell you tell you that we're living in a great big tired lie. And I'm trapped in the bottle and I'm too strung out to try. I keep trying to run away.
Watching 02:57
And they're watching me watch right now. Guided by all the voices of Kings that sing me to sleep I'm left with all the lives I choose to remember All that made you scream all that brought you to dream why can't everything stop. And they're watching me watch right now I bury worms in quicksand hide my sparrows in earth you leave me with blue blue blue eyes I choose to remember. All that made you real all that brought you to me guided by more than sorrow stones in cold water.
Happiness 03:28
I was never there I tried to forget it I was only mine, I tried to forget it but I cannot run from the broken things that I am made of there is still cold salt in my blood Let go, all of it I tried to forget it I was just a child, you were only human so so far away from the broken things that I am made of there is still cold salt in my blood. I'll try my hand at happiness. Keep me in your clothes your skin is so lovely I can barely speak of you, anymore but you still have a piece of the broken things that I am made of There is still cold salt in my blood. I'll try my hand at happiness.
When I was 03:06
When I was a little boy I didn't like to play with toys I watched the people on the ground I watched the people and their frowns every day then. When I was a little one I didn't like to have much fun I always played by all the rules I was the best and worst in school every day then. How I used to know it all. When I was a little gone I didn't know all that was wrong I filled my cup till it would spill I could turn on and off at will. every day then lalalalala la lala (lalaallalalalalla) how I used to lose it all
Combination 04:12
Your face is growing lines my face thinks that you're beautiful it's like the combination understanding the relationship between space and time, between your mind and mine. I am dreaming for your love tonight.
Garden 05:06
but I was just lost in the garden. I had a dream I was lost in the garden and in my dream your breath turned into smoke it was not a love to be begged or be borrowed and I stood all alone in time that carried me away from mind and space I was in awe of all the beauty in this place. Trapped in the early hours that chill Gods to mourning I am not your kind anymore.
Eyelids 02:56
While you're awake in your bed I prey on your eyelids and listen to a quiet hum that holds you so terribly still. When I'm asleep in my head my mind starts to bring back your shadow she's a sullen bird that rocked me deep into the world. Cold waters echo a dream that breaks every bone back to sleeping there is more than earth that holds you so deep in the ground that holds such a beautiful sound.
Alley 01:46
I went walking down the alley I found your box of secrets it had so many gorgeous things I couldn't breathe at all I'm not a thief I'm not a crook but there I stood your eyes they stuck with me all the way back home. Your stories.
Winterreise 03:54
Take a train to anywhere say you're going west where the wind blows freely Steal a breath from any doll you imagined this to be far from easy Frigid as a dying bird you were born for this you are wet from sailing take me to an empty ship that is filled with ghosts who are drunk from sinking The world will bury everyone you know. Feel like someone's watching you but you've run away from a life of craving little messages come through but you're close to dead and you don't want saving. The world will bury everyone you know.
Sailing 06:52
Sailing, sailing away how I miss you when you are sleeping how I kiss you when you are dreaming. And I fell down the wishing well I listend as the raindrops fell I listened and how the sky did stop. I can hear you, you're still breathing. How did it stop. Remember me. How could I forget Remember me. The leaves begin to turn My mind begins to turn. How could I forget you.
Two Trees 08:12
I wanted to be two trees growing so perfectly close to one another The snow has come down on hands soft and wet it shines on the streetlamps in ways that I cannot know oh don't believe me, don't go. And maybe I'm wrong, you're better than most And maybe I'm right, you're just like the rest of them oh don't believe me don't go.


released July 27, 2017


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