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released December 7, 2015

George Bratley - Drums
Cindy Cardenas Salinas - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Dominic Lo - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Benedict Rhodes - Bass
Laura Yie - Vocals, Guitar, Keys

Lyrics - Dominic Lo, Laura Yie, Cindy Cardenas Salinas
Engineered, produced and mixed by Nicholas Alexander @ Sounds Like Screaming
Mastered by Christopher Leary @ Melograf Mastering
Artwork by Lauren Rothery @ buymeapumpkin.tumblr.com

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Clara Pandy Sheffield, UK

Clara Pandy originally started as an acoustic duo in January 2013, after Laura and Dom both met studying music at the University of Sheffield. Both do vocals, guitar and glockenspiel in the band. In 2014, we decided to extend to a five piece band and were joined by funk drummer, George Bratley, bassist Fitz and Cindy. Our lyrics range from personal themes to tongue in cheek humour. ... more

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Track Name: Clara
TELL ME EVERY LAST THING ABOUT YOUR WEEK
DON’T SPARE ME THE DETAILS
ELEVEN DAYS IN TOTAL SPENT DELETING MY EMAILS
AND I’VE TRIED TO FIND SOME COMFORT
FROM MY LOVERS AND MY FRIENDS
BUT THE ONE IS NON-EXISTENT
AND THE OTHER FEELS AS IF IT’S GOT AWAY FROM ME

AND I’M NO LONGER SENTIMENTAL
BUT GETTING WAY TOO SENSITIVE
AND OUR HOMES ARE ALL JUST PIPES AND PLASTER
IN THE CITIES WHERE WE LIVE
AND I DREAM ABOUT MY PARENTS’ DEATHS
AND I DREAM ABOUT MY BROTHER’S DEATH

AND I DREAM THAT I AM INCHES
FROM A GIRL WHO SHARES MY BED
AND I AM TIRED OF LISTENING TO LOVE SONGS
COS I CAN’T RELATE TO THEM
I’M JUST A HUDDLE BY THE HEATER
MY SWEAT DRIES ON FROZEN SKIN

I WROTE A POSTCARD TO MY GRANDMA
BUT COULDN’T THINK OF WHAT TO SAY
ELEVEN BLANK SQUARE CENTIMETRES
WITH JUST THREE WORDS: “ARE YOU OKAY?”
BECAUSE I’M SCARED ABOUT THE WINTER
I FIND IT HARD ENOUGH MYSELF
I KNOW YOUR HOME LACKS CENTRAL HEATING
DO YOU EVER CRAVE THE BUILDING
WHERE YOU RAISED YOURSELF?

THE WORLD AROUND ME’S LIGHTLY DOUSED IN PISS
I NEVER MEANT FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE TO EXIST
THE ONLY THING TO STOP ME LEAVING
IS THE THOUGHT I CAN’T COME BACK
SO I HAVE COME TO SAY I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS

AND I’M NO LONGER SENTIMENTAL
BUT GETTING WAY TOO SENSITIVE
AND OUR HOMES ARE ALL JUST PIPES AND PLASTER
IN THE CITIES WHERE WE LIVE
AND I DREAM ABOUT MY PARENTS’ DEATHS
I DREAM ABOUT MY BROTHER’S DEATH
AND I WAKE UP COLD AND SHIVERING INSTEAD
Track Name: Dempsey's Arcade
WAS IT YOUR LIES THAT PASSED ME BY?
I TRIED TO RUN UNTIL I TOLD YOU MY WHOLE LIFE
AND I’M SO PARANOID I KNOW I MUST BE RIGHT
SO LET ME LEAD YOU, LET ME LEAD YOU LIKE A LIGHT

I MISS MY FRIENDS. WE DRIFT APART
LIKE THIS WAS NEVER MEANT TO HAPPEN
AT LEAST IT CAN’T BE SAID I DON’T APPRECIATE THEM
BUT THAT’S THE KIND OF CARELESS CONSOLATION
THAT TAKES THE PISS

AND IF I LIVED IN THE CLOUDS
SURROUNDED BY THE HAZE
COULD YOU SOMEHOW TAKE THE RAIN FROM ME?
AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU EVER GAINED FROM ME
BUT MY EYES OPENED SO NOW I SEE

I KNEW YOU’D CARRY ON AFTER YOU WALKED AWAY
YEAH, I’M NOT ALONE WHEN I LIE AWAKE
I’M WITH GHOST OF ME, SHE LIES HERE IN YOUR PLACE
I WILL CARRY ON BUT I DON’T KNOW MY WAY

I WATCHED THE OCEAN DRAG MY CASTLE AWAY
SO DESENSITIZED I HAD NOTHING TO SAY
AND SUNRISE IS JUST ANOTHER THING
THAT I HAVE MISSED TODAY THAT I’LL NEVER SEE AGAIN

AND AS YOU SUNK IN THE SAND
I WOULDN’T HAVE YOU THIS WAY
SO I TOOK YOU BY THE HAND
AND WE HIT DEMPSEY’S ARCADE
AND I BROUGHT A CARRIER BAG OF ANTIBIOTICS
SO I FELT INVINCIBLE…
UNLESS SOMEONE BROUGHT A GUN

AND I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU WERE THERE TO FIX ME UP
IT WASN’T COLDPLAY WHO WERE THERE TO FIX ME
AND WAS IT LUCK YOU’D LEFT YOUR PHONE ON?

WELL I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU WERE THERE TO FIX ME
NOW I’M AWAKE AND THIS IS AWESOME
Track Name: Home
I KNOW THIS IS THE PLACE I WANNA BE
I’M ALMOST GETTING USED TO THE COLD WEATHER
THE ROOM HAS STARTED MAKING ME FEEL SAFE
AND I THINK THAT I’M JUST DOING SO MUCH BETTER
AND IT’S YOU…

IT’S OBVIOUS THAT I’M REALLY FAR AWAY
AND EVERYONE I’M MISSING
IS HERE WITH ME IN SOME WAY
AND EVERY NIGHT I GO WITH YOU TO BED
AND I WHISPER IN YOUR EAR
“YOU KNOW IT IS, YOU KNOW IT’S YOU”

AND I’VE FOUND MY HOME IN YOU
Track Name: Fuck Your Bad Vibes, Bro
YOU’D DO ANYTHING FOR ME
(SPEAKING HYPOTHETICALLY)
AND I’D DO ANYTHING FOR YOU
(IN SITUATIONS THAT’LL NEVER COME TRUE)
AND I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU
(EXCEPT FOR A FEW THINGS)

THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED
YOU’RE DELICATELY TELLING ME
I’M THE BEST THING THAT NEVER HAPPENED
I’D TELL YOU I MISS YOU
IF I THOUGHT THAT YOU WANTED ME TO

YOU LEFT ME WANTING MORE
TRAPPED IN THIS ROOM BY MYSELF WITH NO DOOR
YOU LEFT ME WANTING MORE
AND I’M SURE THAT I STAYED STILL
BUT MY HAND REACHED FOR YOURS

THANK GOD I CAN FINALLY DO ‘ME’
JUST SO YOU KNOW, I’D BE ANYTHING
THAT YOU WANT ME TO BE
I THINK THIS IS WHY I GROW MORE CYNICAL WITH DAYS

IF SINCERITY IS THE SAME AS THE TRUTH
THEN I INSINCERELY WROTE THIS SONG
ABOUT ANYONE OTHER THAN YOU
I WATCH MYSELF ACT LIKE SOMEONE
WHO FINDS IT ALL OK
Track Name: The Middle Lover
TWELVE FIFTY-ONE WAS THE TIME MY MIND CRIED:
“THREE, TWO, ONE, NOUGHT!”
BECAUSE OF THE TENTH BEER I HAD DRUNK
AND BECAUSE OF NOSTALGIC MUSIC
THEY PLAYED AT THE PARTY THAT MADE ME THINK
OF THE NIGHT THAT WE LISTENED TO JAZZ,
CHUCKED OUR CLOTHES ON THE FLOOR
AND LOST OUR VIRGINITIES

TOSSING AND WRETCHING, MY SUIT ON THE FLOOR
WITH MY KNUCKLE TO MATRESS, MY EYES ON THE DOOR
I FINISHED BECAUSE I WAS SCARED YOU’D GET BORED
IN THE END PERHAPS I’M SCARED TO BE IGNORED

THEN EVERYTHING STOPPED AND SEEMED TO GO DARK
THE MUSIC WAS MUFFLED (STILL PLAYING THOUGH)
AND I HID AWAY

BOARDED UP THE WINDOWS
BUT NOSTALGIA CAME FLOODING IN
ALL THE PRETTY CREATURES IN GRANDAD’S AQUARIUM
WERE PAWING AT THE WINDOWS WITH THEIR FLIPPERS
“COME ON DOM, JOIN IN!”

AND I SEEM TO REMEMBER THIS HAPPENED EVERY TIME
I GOT DRUNK: TWENTY-TWELVE, TWENTY-ELEVEN
AND NOW THAT IT’S ENDED
THESE FLASHES HURT MY EYES LIKE OLD PHOTOGRAPHY
BUT NOW IT’S MUCH LESS THREATENING

I FAILED AT BOTH OBJECTIVES
CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO OPPOSING REGRETS

I DID TOO MUCH/ TOO LITTLE
I WAS TORN SO I JUST HEDGED MY BETS

THE MIDDLE LOVER
IS THE ONE WE FIND THE HARDEST TO SHAKE OFF

SHE DOESN’T CLIMB ON SINKING SHIPS
SURPRISED SHE HADN’T ALREADY FUCKED OFF

… IN THROUGH THE NOSE AND OUT THROUGH THE MOUTH