Duchess Edge

by Chris Bicknell

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Duchess Edge is Chris' debut album. Recorded live at The Shakespeare in Coventry, Duchess Edge consists of seven original songs including the title track, Duchess Edge. Originally released on CD 25 copies were pressed and sold during the Autumn of 2014. This digital release contains two bonus tracks which are demos of Walk Away and No More Waiting. Also included, is the alternative album cover artwork which very nearly became the final choice. So, if you fancy having something a bit different on you ipod as the album cover then here it is.

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released August 1, 2014

All songs written and performed by Chris Bicknell
Recorded and mixed by Ian Bourne at The Shakespeare
Cover artwork. Chris Bicknell

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Chris Bicknell Birmingham, UK

Chris Bicknell is a singer-songwriter from Birmingham. He has been writing songs and performing them since he was 15 years old. Chris regularly gigs all over the Midlands and has, to date, released four albums and an EP.

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Track Name: Duchess Edge
Verse 1
She is walking over to you
She's got one thing on her mind
She just wants to know your name
She says she wants to leave with you

Verse 2
You can't take your eyes off her.
You just want to take her home.
You've been blinded by her lies.
You're addicted to her smile

Chorus
But you know you're going to pay
Because she's never going to stay
When you wake up she won't be there.
You try to call but she's not there. Oh, she's not there.

Verse 3
She is the duchess of the night.
She's on the edge between dark and light.
She's got a smile but it's made of ice.
And there is evil in her eyes.

Chorus x2
But you know you're going to pay
Because she's never going to stay
When you wake up she won't be there.
You try to call but she's not there. Oh, she's not there.
Track Name: Demon Eyes
Verse 1
Demon Eyes are calling out to me.
Demon Eyes are all that I see.
Screwed up perceptions are making my mind bend.
Is it you or just another trend

Chorus
Is there somebody watching from the shadows.
Is there somebody lurking in the dark.
Who is that watching you from the shadows.
Who is that, waiting to make their mark.

Verse 2
Demon Eyes are coming to get you.
Demon Eyes have seen what you do.
They are watching as your smiles fade.
They are watching as your tears are made.

Chorus x2
Is there somebody watching from the shadows.
Is there somebody lurking in the dark.
Who is that watching you from the shadows.
Who is that, waiting to make their mark.
Track Name: Lies
Lies

Verse 1
Don't tell me lies, tell me where you were last night.
Tell me the truth, because I can see the change in you.
And don't you walk away from me with your lies.
You're telling lies.

Verse 2
Just close the door, because I know what I saw.
I saw you and him, tell me where did it begin.
And I can't stand you near to me with your lies.
You're dirty lies.

Verse 3
I've found you out, and now I know what you're all about.
And now I know, just pack up your shit and go.
Because I don't want you near to me, with your lies.
You keep telling lies
Those dirty filthy lies
And I don't want you near to me, get the hell away from me.
And stay the fuck away from me with your lies. You keep telling lies.
Track Name: Utopiasville
Verse 1
Relax said the men as he read out my rights
Everything you are just vanished into the night.
Don't try to fight what you're going to be.
You can't escape, you'll never be free.

Verse 2
The mayor just got caught with his trousers down.
A girl that no one knows was working the town.
Her eyes are glazed with the habits she feeds.
Sexual slavery gives her the money she needs

Chorus
This town is a strange place but we call it home.
Doesn't sleep like New York as Ancient as Rome.
The people who live here are greedy and blind.
Utopiasville will blow away your mind.

Verse 3
The Christians are warning of brimstone and fire.
The woman with no face is calling them all liars.
The books are full of lies and I just worked out why.
They promise you forever when it's your soul they want to buy.

Chorus
This town is a strange place but we call it home.
Doesn't sleep like New York as Ancient as Rome.
The people who live here are greedy and blind.
Utopiasville will blow away your mind.

Verse 4
Another woman weeps at the grave of her son.
Another child's lost their daddy, lost their number one.
Nobody was saved, they closed the pearly gates.
They promised us a savior, but no it is too late.

Chorus x2
This town is a strange place but we call it home.
Doesn't sleep like New York as Ancient as Rome.
The people who live here are greedy and blind.
Utopiasville will blow away your mind.
Track Name: Yearning For Naivety
Chorus
Oh Naivety, how I yearn for you again.
There's so much to scream about but I know I must refrain.
To go back to the start is all I want to do.
And I wish I could remember how to talk to you.

Verse 1
Time goes by so fast, some one's always left behind.
There's a mirror standing against the wall but you don't seem to mind.
Noises coming from you keep twisting things around.
So I try to walk away from you without ever making a sound.

Chorus
Oh Naivety, how I yearn for you again.
There's so much to scream about but I know I must refrain.
To go back to the start is all I want to do.
And I wish I could remember how to talk to you.

Verse 2
You're saying one thing but I hear another.
You like to play the victim, like to play the spurned lover.
Everything I hear you say makes irony sound like reason.
There's a time to rise and fall but I don't know the season.

Chorus
Oh Naivety, how I yearn for you again.
There's so much to scream about but I know I must refrain.
To go back to the start is all I want to do.
And I wish I could remember how to talk to you.

Bridge
Don't tell me the future as I'm living in the past.
There's no point in saying tomorrow, tomorrow just won't last.
Told try to tell me what the future will hold.
I'm warm and safe with who I am, tomorrow's going to be cold

Chorus
Oh Naivety, how I yearn for you again.
There's so much to scream about but I know I must refrain.
To go back to the start is all I want to do.
And I wish I could remember how to talk to you.
Track Name: Summer Doesn't Last
Verse 1
They came so close, and then drifted away
Now thirty years have passed, but it feels like yesterday.
When he held your hand in the back row of the movies.
When she realised how he felt and what the truth is.
Now it's too late now, so many years have passed.
It's too late now, because Summer doesn't last

Chorus
They both remember every single day.
Secrets shared and letters that you can't throw away.
They both remember all the words they shared.
What could've been had you had only dared.

Verse 2
Now you're both old and grey, and it's cold and outside.
And you both no there's no way to the past, and there's no where to hide.
And she's thinking back to memories of summer.
And he's thinking back, oh why didn't he kiss her.
But it's too late now, the past is gone forever.
And they missed the chance to be together.

Chorus
They both remember every single day.
Secrets shared and letters that you can't throw away.
They both remember all the words they shared.
What could've been had you had only dared.
Track Name: Lipstick On My Sleeve
Verse 1
The lights are blinding and the music's loud
And yet I can see you standing out from the crowd.
I'm drifting towards you my throat going dry.
Getting more and more nervous feels like I'm going to die

Chorus
Will you tell me who you are and if you're on your own
Tell me what you're drinking, can I walk you home
Smiles and flirting are all good signs, tell me that I'm right
Oh I don't know where we'll end up on the Friday night

Verse 2
A quieter room and another wine
it's three o'clock we've been here since nine
We jump in a taxi and stop at your door
you ask me inside for coffee and maybe something more

Chorus
Will you tell me who you are and if you're on your own
Tell me what you're drinking, can I walk you home
Smiles and flirting are all good signs, tell me that I'm right
Oh I don't know where we'll end up on the Friday night

Verse 3
Saturday morning one more kiss and I leave
I've got your number and lipstick on my sleeve
You call me and Wednesday and end up in my bed
You're trapped inside my thoughts you're in my head

Chorus
Will you tell me who you are and if you're on your own
Tell me what you're drinking, can I walk you home
Smiles and flirting are all good signs, tell me that I'm right
Oh I don't know where we'll end up on the Friday night
Track Name: No More Waiting
Verse 1
There's a face at the window, there's a knock at the door.
They keep telling that you're coming back, but you're not here and I won't wait anymore.

Verse 2
They spoke of light, they talked of darkness. They spoke of hope when there was pain.
They said that you would know the difference. But you're not here and it all just stays the same.

Chorus

And they're all waiting while I walk away.
And they're all waiting while I walk away.
And they're all waiting while I walk away.
And they're all waiting for you.