Be Still (acoustic EP)

by Martha Hill

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Nyree Denney
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Nyree Denney That voice! Martha magic. Again. LOVE it.
Peter McInnes
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Peter McInnes How lovely is Martha Hill's voice on this. The acoustic version is even more amazing. Wow! Favorite track: Blindfold (Acoustic).
Alex
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Alex Martha is an excellent singer-songwriter, with a bright future ahead of her. Favorite track: Blindfold (Acoustic).
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sarahwilsonevents Stunning version of my favourite song by Martha, gave me goose bumps x Favorite track: Blindfold (Acoustic).
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Verse 1 Born from chaos into this life I've been adjusting for a long time Bouncing back is just a past time That's how I'm sure that I'll be just fine. My philosophy is simple Do exactly what you need to You're a victim of your own mind Treat it right and you'll be just fine. The further you fell the higher you climbed. CHORUS We set fire to our love, watched it burning just for fun I slept a thousand times, and each time it felt new. To preserve the truth you've got to lie, to be reborn you've got to die I woke over and over again and each time it felt new. Verse 2 I would do it all again Sweet beginning bitter end It's a terrible thing When you mourn the living. I'm choking on my own pride You'll only see me when my head's held high Preoccupy my mind I'm gaining strength with each stride. I had a haircut Samson and Delilah style. CHORUS We set fire to our love, watched it burning just for fun I slept a thousand times, and each time it felt new. To preserve the truth you've got to lie, to be reborn you've got to die I woke over and over again, and each time it felt new. BRIDGE When the time comes, better be strong This is your battlefield How I wish you were here, still near, still dear But I hope you find your happiness Throw me frozen-hearted into the flames And I will burn with you just the same My blood runs thick through these veins That hold the warmth of your memory If you loved me, why’d you leave? CHORUS We set fire to our love, watched it burning just for fun I slept a thousand times, and each time it felt new. To preserve the truth you've got to lie, to be reborn you've got to die I woke over and over again, and each time it felt new.
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VERSE1 I’ve been here before I know the score cause I’m the one that wrote it And when you hear nothing from me I hope that you both feel disappointed I won’t get down on my knees I will stand and drink your poison And I will have my laughs by leaving you believing I’m heart broken CHORUS Didn’t anybody tell you, didn’t anybody make you see? That for once in a lifetime, I get a chance to be free And you can go forever stop at nothing running circles round me blindfold Though it’s hard for me to feel dramatic, systematic as and when you please. VERSE2 Didn’t come into this world alone since I was born I’ve been surrounded Got a head on my shoulders and a heart beating hard against my lungs I won’t do as you two please, I won’t give you satisfaction Life is longer than a summer lost you’re just dust on a highway CHORUS Didn’t anybody tell you, did anybody make you see? That for once in a lifetime, I get a chance to be free And you can go forever stop at nothing running circles round me blindfold Though it’s hard for me to be dramatic, systematic as and when you please. BRIDGE The chain you hung round my neck’s been changing me Elastic girl, you spring back so perfectly And you could go forever stop at nothing running circles round me blindfold But you set me free by proving that you are no good for me CHORUS Didn’t anybody tell you, did anybody make you see? That for once in a lifetime, I get a chance to be free And you can go forever stop at nothing running circles round me blindfold Though it’s hard for me to be dramatic, systematic as and when you please.
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Verse 1 I thought that you were, something to be discovered You looked at me as, your favourite plaything We’re turning cartwheels, I’m circle rolling with you. I float along like, free-standing punchbag You knock me too hard, I bounce back We’re falling to the ground, drop together make no sound. Pre-Chrous I don’t really wanna be without you You push me to the edge I’m just something you keep locked up in your head. I don’t really wanna be without you Feel you blind-side Keep my left hand, I’m coming for the ride. Chorus Don’t put me down lover, cause you’re my pick me up I don’t want no other, cause I aint had enough Just get your shit together so we can fall in love. Verse 2 Little bit of magic, disappearing act You pull all kinds of shit out of your rabbit hat I get surprised like I aint seen that trick before. A little tumble, and a little fall Turn nothing into something, and you can keep it all You’re fire-breathing, and I eat it up. Pre-Chrous I don’t really wanna be without you You push me to the edge I’m just something you keep locked up in your head. I don’t really wanna be without you Feel you blind-side Keep my left hand, I’m coming for the ride. Chorus Don’t put me down lover, cause you’re my pick me up And I don’t want no other, cause I aint had enough Just get your shit together so we can fall in love. Don’t put me down lover, cause you’re my pick me up I don’t want no other, cause I aint had enough Just get your shit together so we can fall in love. Verse 3 I make my own way, don’t do what they say I can fit my foot into my big mouth anyway Why can’t I leave this alone alone alone… Chorus Don’t put me down lover, cause you’re my pick me up And I don’t want no other, cause I aint had enough Just get your shit together so we can fall in love. Don’t put me down lover, cause you’re my pick me up I don’t want no other, cause I aint had enough Just get your shit together so we can fall in love. Bridge I don’t really wanna be without you you’re my pick me up x3 I don’t really wanna be without you. End Chorus Don’t put me down lover, cause you’re my pick me up I don’t want no other, cause I aint had enough Just get your shit together so we can fall in love.
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VERSE I don't feel at home in my own home Funny feeling lonely when you're not alone Hallucinating bats up the kitchen wall Scared they'll get caught up in my head but they're not there at all. 1 head, 2 minds Hands pressing glass from separate sides 3 seconds till I dive 1, 2, 3, STOP. CHORUS The spiders in my head they just won't leave me alone I pick the legs off while I wait for the seconds to slow Let them have their way they'll tempt you out of your mind There's comfort in your stiff upper eye. Eye, I, eye, I, eye, I. VERSE Uncertainty collects like fallen rain Drip drop to the gutter but I get up again Underwater white noise in my right brain Been getting into forgetting like it's a physical thing 1 head, 2 minds Hands pressing glass from separate sides 3 seconds till I dive 1, 2, 3, STOP. CHORUS The spiders in my head they just won't leave me alone I pick the legs off while I wait for the seconds to slow Let them have their way they'll tempt you out of your mind There's comfort in your stiff upper eye. Eye, I, eye, I, eye, I.

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released May 14, 2020

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Martha Hill Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

After being tipped as one of BBC Introducing’s “ones to watch” last year, followed by a feature on Jools Holland, Martha Hill is one of the most exciting emerging artists coming out of the UK at the moment. Last year saw the release of her second EP Summer Up North, with singles playlisted on BBC6music, as well as “Grilled Cheese” being named BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week on Radio 1. ... more

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