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Sleepless»
Clarity»
My Home»
You Woke Me»
Icarus»
Blue»
If I was Someone else»
Puppet»
Pigtails, Red Ribbons»
Jukebox»
Family»

The Musicians

Andi - vox, guitar, fiddle
Sandra Mac Beath - backing vox
Jenny Gardner - fiddle
Matt Black - elec guitar
Donnie Gillan - cello
Tom Lyne - double bass, fretless bass
Andy Richardson -  drums and percussion
David Patrick - piano
Kevin Mackenzie - acoustic guitar
J Simon van der Walt - trumpet
Iain Anderson - fiddle
George Geddes - percussion

Engineered and recorded at the Sound Cafe by Davy Gray

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SLEEPLESS

You’re late and you never called
So I stayed up all night now I feel ignored
By the telephone, these nights on my own
So I moved again to Festival Square
Where there’s sex shops and side shows
Dancing everywhere
Now I’m tired of the war
I am tired of the night time
Now the rain has stopped
And I’m walking you home
There’s no place like this
That I can call my own
I am born into the wind
I am drawn into the night time
So stop, wear your heart on your sleeve
Make no mistakes about what you believe
I am bored of all this trying
I am bored of all this crying
Sleepless nights
Making every excuse for you to fight
Sleepless nights
Making every excuse for you to fight
Bored of trying
Tired of crying
Making the same mistakes twice
Oh, this trial and error
This pleasure and pain it breaks


CLARITY (for Matt)...

I was rocking backwards and forwards
With the stars in my eyes
Trying to feign surprise
You were someone else to be
A light shining down on me
Waiting for clarity, a short trip to sanity
You were someone else to be
A light shining down on me
Too much, much too soon
I caught a glimpse of you
Reaching for the moon
From the first words that you spoke
Reaching out to me through the smoke
You were like fire I believe
Wasting time just like me

So won’t you walk with me
Talk with me about the world you see
I don’t doubt you’ll still be here tomorrow

Walking for miles, snow lands on sand
Cigarettes and cider, I understand
You’re the sound that I sing
Teaching me about everything
Bears and Bees
And birds and trees
And now I’m ready
For you and me
I choose you, the choice is yours
I choose you, I am searching no more
You’ve broken every habit
No more need for damage
The damage was done when I was very young
And now I feel like letting it all go

One memory, one touch
Crazy to think that I mess you this much
When I leave I just wanna stay
When I’ bad I gotta be good
I need to make you smile
I need to be everything I can

MY HOUSE...

Here is my house, here is my home
My silence
But I’m so alone here I want to scream
Where on earth should I be?
One foot in front of one foot
Going nowhere fast
One jump ahead of the drugs and the parties
And the one night stands.

When I want to stay, I leave
When I should stand and fight, I run
Using too many words to explain
What and why I have gone wrong

This is my house, this is my home
My sanctuary.
And the soap lasts twice as long
Now that I have gone.
Wanna hold you, wanna get to know you
All over again
But my heart says stop don’t give up
Don’t give in

Here is my house, here is my home,
My birth my breath.
Here I sleep upside down
Away from the butterflies and the bees
Wanna hold you, wanna get to know you
All over again.
But my heart says stop, don’t don’t give in.

YOU WOKE ME...

You woke me in the early hours
So I sat on the floor hearing you laugh
You said wait and I won’t be long
Now I’ve waited two days
And it’s taking too long.

You're sitting too close and you’re moving slow
Hand down her back and inside clothes
Pushing me away with the back of your hand
I know she likes it but you don’t understand.

I can make you listen
I can always make you listen ….can I?
I can make you listen
I can always make you listen ….can I?

Have you noticed we don’t talk
You’re never on time and you don’ care at all
Pushing me away with the back of your hand
I know she likes it but you don’t understand

ICARUS (for Catherine)...

I believed in flying because you did
Trusted you to reach the sun
So I helped you build your wings
With wax and steel and string

We awoke to find the rising sun
The perfect day had begun
But my hands they shook with cold
And inside my heart froze.

You were in my dreams
You were in my everything
You were in my dreams
So I painted you black gold

I saw you smile
Tears rolled down your cheeks
So light you floated far away
So bright
I was jealous of what you could see

Like an eagle or a swan
Silhouette across the burning sun
For a moment I was inside you
For a moment I was beside you again

Like a giant insect you fell
Like a twisting turning bird
One more fallen angel to hell
I fought to catch you as you fell

BLUE...


Music by Sandra Mcbeath
Lyrics Sandra Mcbeath/Andi Neate

These are the days to give it our best
Don’t let it go past my eyes
Let the thought catch my breath
These are the days
Of the kings and the glory
Something old, something new
Something broken, something blue

And oh I do feel it
And oh I do see it
And I do believe in you

There was once a time
Thought that I knew it all
But now I’ve realised we knew
Nothing at all
For these are the days
Of the movers and the shakers
The boys who know the best
And the girls who try to break them

I thought that I’d dared to lose it all
With nothing left to prove
I defied them all
These were the days
I fought for the glory
I was shaken, confused
And sadly mistaken.

IF I WAS SOMEONE ELSE...

Where are you now
With your disorganised day?
Your forgetful, scatty brain, a little like me
Safe in the city, biding your time
Or chasing rainbows
‘till the end of the line

If I was someone else I’d feel less deeply
Hold on with both hands
And act more freely

If I was someone else
If I was someone else
I wouldn’t have to be

Where are you now
With your ‘I don’t know how’s’
Your plague of questions
And acting the clown
Are you still in the city, killing for time?
Time that waits for no man
And passes me by

I miss your voice, your curly hair
Your French cuisine
The way you held my hand
And carried my guitar for me
Are you safe in the city, fighting for time
Or chasing daydreams, 10 miles high?

PUPPET...

Wanna talk to you baby
Wanna tell you just how I feel
Like a lost little girl in the winter
Fool for ever having chased after you

Who am I now?
Who am I now?

I’m so bored of waiting
For you to do what you’re always saying
I’m so confused by your lying days
But the way you walk and talk
Still blows me away

This is my heart on a string
Left hanging like a puppet again
You’ve left once and you’ll be back again
I’m not ready for the chaos you bring to me
So keep your distance

Waking up on the 13th floor
Sunday morning comes just like before
Pigeons singing incessantly inside the walls
And there’s twelve more bodies
Lying outside the door

Who am I now?
Who am I now?

Uh oh, it’s happening again
Uh oh, the patterns and the trends
They said lightning only struck you twice
So fifth time around it doesn’t feel so good

PIGTAILS, RED RIBBONS...

We met on a dark night
With the sea breeze from October
And I could smell the whisky
On your breath
As you lent against my shoulder
All in a dream, as if in a dream
You spoke like the ocean
So stark and so free
All in a dream, as if in a dream
You were chosen but not for me

So who am I now pigtails
Red ribbons head in the clouds
And who am I kidding
To be the one not to let you down

You thought I was famous
Judged me by the rain
On the window
And all the people who still came
To listen to me singing, Russian roulette
With the boy from next door, no regrets
All in a dream, as if in a dream
You spoke like the ocean
So fresh and so clean
All in a dream, as if in a dream
You were chosen, but not for me

We met on the darkest night
And you drank too much
You drank to forget
So I lied to myself, once again
And we played the game ‘till 5 am

JUKEBOX...

I won’t sing for just anybody
Don’t have to see the colour of your money
I won’t shout for you to hear me

I don’t dance for just anybody
I’m not sure just please don’t ask me
I’m no robot and there’s no guarantees
I won’t tap-dance for you to notice me

So catch me on the way down
Falling like a stone I am
Falling into your hands
I am

If only I’d been better at school
I would have worked hard
At not breaking the rules
It’s too late to turn back the times
No regrets, these scars are mine

Don’t stop before I break up
Don’t stop before I make up
Before I run out of time
And the lights, they still could be mine

FAMILY...

We’re a family, come on in
Step Fathers, M others, brothers and sisters
And we are here for the duration
And we are here because we’re chosen to be

And who is my favourite girl my father said
Just before he sent me to bed
Why did you go so far away?
Why did you leave us this way?

Here is my brother ready to face the sun
Closing his eyes he counts to one
Holding tightly onto his child
He doesn’t want to leave him behind

Oh mother dear you grew so old
Fighting for 3 children on your own
We’ll never grow up, we’ll never grow old
And we won’t leave you on your own

My youngest brother tries to make you proud
Hiding his tears behind a lonely smile
He spends his days all alone
Trying to play catch up to take control

We’re a family come on in
Step Fathers, mothers brothers and sisters
And we are here for the duration
And we are here because we’re chosen to be