North EP

by Claudia Jardine

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released May 3, 2019

All songs written and performed by Claudia Jardine
Music by Claudia Jardine and Taavi Paomets

Produced and mixed by Taavi Paomets
Recorded at Blue Barn Recording Studio
Mastered by Mike Gibson

Vocals, acoustic steel-string guitar, ukulele, clicks and claps by Claudia Jardine
Backing vocals, strings, percussion, nylon-string guitar and keys by Taavi Paomets

Beaut lead guitar on Close (I’m in Trouble) and Hide by Taavi Paomets

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Claudia Jardine (she/her/hers) is a singer-songwriter and poet based in Pōneke/Wellington, New Zealand.

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Track Name: North
o little compass, say that it ain't so
is that the way that I must go?
one hundred days of indelible night
till at last he is in my sights

I know he's got best intentions at heart
but a journey like this, where do I start?
and I know he's got best intentions in mind
but it'd be nice to know what I'm trying to find

do I just keep going north?
keep going north?
straight and true
the safest way to you
instead of turn, turn, turn some more

so I’ll just keep going north

and I've never been so hopelessly lost
my ignorance comes to such a cost
if I'm gonna lose something I'll be damned if it's you
the price I pay for everything I do

and I know he's got best intentions at heart
but a journey like this, where do I start?
and I know he's got best intentions in mind
but it'd be nice to know what I'm trying to find

do I just keep going north?
keep going north?
straight and true, the safest way to you
instead of turn, turn, turn some more

so I’ll just keep going north

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and I know he's got best intentions at heart
but a journey like this, where do I start?
and I know he's got best intentions in mind
but it'd be nice to know what I'm trying to find

do I just keep going north?
keep going north
straight and true, the safest way to you
instead of turn, turn, turn some more

so I’ll just keep going north
Track Name: Close (I'm in Trouble)
close as skin and bone
distant as horizons
so please don’t walk me home

and I’m letting my judgement get clouded
no point in concealing the way I’m feeling

guess I better get healing

cause I’m in trouble
and doesn’t it show
and doesn’t it show
I’m in trouble
and everybody knows

close as ink and paper
but you’re a pole and I’m the equator
so imma catch a break and disappear
‘cause anywhere is better than right here

and I’m letting my judgement get clouded
oo, I can’t help it
no point in concealing the way I’m feeling

guess I better get healing

cause I’m in trouble
and doesn’t it show
and doesn’t it show
I’m in trouble
and everybody knows

so file me under missing persons
‘cause I’m going away
couldn’t possibly stay
couldn’t possibly explain, explain

why
I’m in trouble
I’m in trouble
I’m in trouble

and doesn’t it show?
and doesn’t it show

and everybody knows
and everybody knows

and doesn’t it show?
and doesn’t it show

and everybody knows
and everybody knows

that we’re close
Track Name: Erase Me
memories don't change
hands will always feel the same
I'm not convinced forwards is back
and we didn't really mean all that

still, your prints are on my skin
like tea & tear stained porcelain
I wish you'd see it from my side
the things I didn't get to decide

but if you insist, and I don't have a say in this
hurry up and hit the reset switch

erase me, block me out
erase me, let me down

finger tips stained with rust
darling, what becomes of us?
is this really for my own good?
I fail to see any proof

and you're convinced it's for the best
convinced that this will hurt much less
but like a broken finger trap
for me, there was no turning back

but if you insist, and I don't have a say in this
hurry up and hit the reset switch

erase me, block me out
erase me, honey
would you let me down? let me down
erase me, block me out
erase me, honey
would you let me down? let me down

cause I never wanted you at all
we never wanted nothing more
you never asked for any less
no one's as special as they'd like to guess

and it's borderline unfair
what right have you to leave me here?
you're in my head every day
you're the source of my decay

but whatever
if it makes you feel better
you'll always have the final word
I'll always be another girl

but whatever
if it makes you feel better
you'll always have the final word
there'll always be another girl

so erase me, block me out
erase me, let me down
Track Name: Hide
I’m gonna knit a new skin
one that fits just right
‘cause I’m tired of troubles getting in
I want to stay warm tonight

and towers and tears must fall
suns and hopes, they must rise
and every mountain has its blanket of snow
so why don’t I?

I’m gonna knit a new skin
one that fits just right
so good I could be seen dead in
it and I wouldn’t mind, wouldn’t mind

and when they come
and ask for alterations of their own designs
well I’ll tell them, I am what I am
I’m nothing but hide

I made a living
from pushing needles in my skin
watch me start to spin
singing songs that haven’t been written
haven’t been written, mmm

so spill my blood, feel my love
I’ll knit myself back up
exposure is the drug
and it’s kicking in

I’m gonna knit a new skin
when I get the time
But until then, I am what I am
I’m nothing but hide
Track Name: Westminster
Haberdasher street
Shoreditch on the A520
I think I saw you

On Columbia Road
heading eastwards
there’s a park on the corner
I think I saw you

‘cause I’m the one
I’m the one
if it’s anyone
I’m the one
I’m the one
I’m the one
if it’s anyone
if it’s anyone
if it’s anyone
if it’s anyone

where did you land next, was it Mayfair?
down by the river, an embankment, a square
I think I saw you

in a church
in a train station
somewhere loud
somewhere waiting
for me
or to cross the street?

‘cause
I’m the one
I’m the one
if it’s anyone
I’m the one
I’m the one
I’m the one
if it’s anyone
I’m the one
I’m the one
I’m the one
if it’s anyone
if it’s anyone
I’m the one
I’m the one
if it’s anyone
if it’s anyone

if it’s anyone, if it’s anyone

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