Cold Heart (Phaedra version)

by 4 Track Phantoms

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As I've been sharing my music recently, it's the high "Phaedra" voice, the floaty, sweet, "pretty" one that seems to make an impression. I've always thought of Phaedra as a character actress, best used sprinkled alongside Melancholy Rose or Maudlin Bitters, but here I gave her a whole song, and I really like how it came out. Slow atmospheric songs are tricky. It's either dreamy and beautiful or dreary and boring, hopefully the former.

I make music for myself, primarily to get what is in my head out. It's wholly self-indulgent, and for better or worse, I don't have many commercial aspirations. But I think Phaedra would make a great backup singer in other projects besides my own.

The shortcomings of 4 track recording are becoming painfully obvious here with all of the dreadful hiss and hum, so I better learn ProTools. But then when will I learn to play the harp? Hmm....

lyrics

Cold Heart

I stare at these walls every day
Go out and smile through clenched teeth every night
Someone's running as I speak
And I'm wishing it was me
The waves are at my feet
But it's too cold to go in deep
I'll try to keep the faith
But this town has brought me to my knees
I'm afraid my cold heart is gonna freeze

I try, I really do, to get along
I pretend it's all right when it's all wrong
Someone's dream is coming true
and I want mine to
I am humble most of the time
But I want more, where is mine
I'll try to keep the faith
But this town has brought me to my knees
I'm afraid my cold heart is gonna freeze

My heart is turning white
and my mind is turning black
There's a fire on the rage
I hope it burns up my cage
I'll try to keep the faith
But this town has brought me to my knees
I'm afraid my cold heart is gonna freeze

credits

released February 12, 2016
Vocals: Phaedra
Guitar: Dee Sharpe
Percussion: Jane Morris

Artwork by Salvador Dali

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4 Track Phantoms San Clemente, California

Hi, I'm Cecily, and this is my project, the 4 Track Phantoms, a kind of diary of a free range singer, songwriter, musician, and spirited art and music fan. Available for vocals.

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