Crystalline

by Grateful Grapefruit

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credits

released September 27, 2016

Awkward Turtle written with the original GG line up - Charles Cottrell, Ben Wood, Joseph Pleass and Toby Gilbert.

Additional Bass by Lance Wyoming on Birth Canal and Crystalline.

Additional Electric Guitar by Jake Shemmell on Crystalline and The Portrait.

Additional lyrics and melodies by Jamie Thompson on The Portrait and guest vocals by Jamie Thompson, Tomas Ward and Rosie Burton.

Trumpet on The Portrait by The Trumpet Guy from fiverrr.com

Everything else written and recorded by Bradley Shemmell. Mixed and Mastered by Senoi.

Special thanks to Liam James Marsh and Kane Storr of Bedbound By Summer, Harry Rylott, Scribble Victory, Alex Watts, my Upset Stomach band mates and most of all to the original Grateful Grapefruit line-up (Ben, Joe, Toby & Charles) who wasted a summer with me to make weird noises.

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Track Name: Birth Canal
Since birth, we've been wandering the pages of this earth
If only she had been told just how much her smile was worth
Then all these symptoms of lust wouldn't tearfully erupt, distrust
The silence with all the anxious pauses, affirming melodies just
Born into the rain, no ticket home for the train
She gave it to a ghost who followed her all day, he had nothing to say
And these waters are calm as she travel along the chords
Nestled closely by the sea, stroked the waves and drifted free

No way home
One way trip through the birth canal

Her whispered breath upon the back of your neck
She said, "You're only human and don't forget that."
Your very essence. Denied and denied.
Pretty mouth and green my eyes
He imagines so much from just a glance.
Yet leaves the dream up to chance.
You could never of understood the thing's he's seen.
Glowing darkly within the gleam.
(she said)
"I always knew nobody cared about me"
"Please don't bring those thoughts to me"
The ghosts have flew back to their home
"Now will you please leave me alone?"
"And I'll never forget what he said about you"
Her soft touch is too much to be true
Ever has her soul been utterly impassioned
This life could never be the one she imagined

No way home
One way trip through the birth canal
Track Name: Olivia's Tongue
I see you sometimes through the eyes of a memory
I find in rewind I'm longing for that time
Of your skin and flesh, that is youthful less and less
What's left of the teeth and bone or wherever they've chose that their home
that is composed upon condensed windows of your thighs
And my sighs are heavily weighted down by planets of regret
And to think you will not forget me, to say with the blinking
Of two eyelids you had taken my photograph and to pass your hand upon my chest was to develop in this dark room
When you take off your nightie to let her see that skin
Does she photography you with her pupils so black
Like nights breathing in

You can hear her cry through the distortion of an amplifier
The pale complexion of her words like the skies mourning
With your hands all sensitive to a hair trigger
And your eyes lined up to a cross hair,
Your daringness left you with some regrets like dead skin upon your back
You give her some touch that is never to be given back
When you take off your nightie to let her see that skin
Does she photography you with her pupils so black
Like nights breathing in

Olivia’s tongue and chloe sung
Like a dialled number never rung
Or running away with a gun
and losing your bullets to someone
Cause driveby’s are fun
And I’ve got a car
Plus a few ak’s in
My stolen jaguar
Track Name: Crystalline
A carved engraving in a key
Oh how love comes to me
And her notes have no sound
The piano is sinking down
Melody won't you wade
Until under waters fade
And slowly wash away
She loves to cry, oh won't you say goodbye
just like every other person i had to try
And we will live longer lives
Free of sharp like knives
Words that carve
Engravings into a key

All this time I was crystalline
And I find you were on my mind

Never left a single cell unturned in trying to filter through the images and memories that have been developed in my brain
Trying to find my way back to where I came from has been so hard after wandering through the pouring of this endless rain
I feel like I've been waiting for you to come save me for too long
There can't have been anything in the past that i did that was wrong
And there was a place inside your tree
For all this life to come to me
You laugh so merrily
And love comes to me
If it led me to you to you

All this time I was crystalline
And I find you were on my mind

I was Crystalline
Track Name: Night Waves
The secret lies somewhere between the stars and my eyes
Every planet personified screams out it's own cries
Infinite hands reach into the sands of time
The seconds condemn like every regret confined
The night lends its shade as a face to all those forgotten
The moon starts to fade and I pace through the streets alone
I never had a home so I drift into a dream like
An ocean scene and these waters keep me serene

Surfing the night waves

The school of mistrust, memories and textbooks collect dust
This daily habit awoken from the playground of my lust
A class of deceit, I collect my words on the final retreat
I've been calculated into numbers beyond the confines of this seat
Essays of anxiety, the outcast of the most notable notoriety
I'm always lost in the functions of a clockwork society
Dreams of despair, taking the day without a single care
These actions of mine have been questioned so I prepare

Surfing the night waves
I could be here all day
Track Name: Personal Eden
All you ever wanted; all you ever needed.

I'll show you my garden, my personal eden.

All you ever wanted; all you ever needed.

I could have followed you to mexico, tried to free you from Pablo
But the timing's never right, he always has his guns in sight.
Risk of being undercover, could never take you as my lover,
But the timing's never right, I guess I'll see you one more night.

I'll show you my garden, my personal eden.

I'll save your place
While you wait
For me to be through
I'll think of you

I'll save your place (maria)
While you wait (maria)
For me to be through (maria)
I'll think of you (maria)
Track Name: Awkward Turtle
I held your arm and saw upon the floor all these patterns and more and no I wasn't on drugs I swore I'd never do more than weed and all the countries filled with greed but what are the opposing deeds to maybe plant some seeds wanting something more.

I stopped the smoking and drinking that fucked up my thinking and begin to play basketball and eat raw broccoli in a salad and I wrote an embarrassing ballad and got laughed at by my friends then had a few more drags on a cigarette last weekend.

I held your arm and saw upon the floor all these patterns and more and no I wasn't on drugs I swore I'd never do more than weed and all the countries filled with greed but what are the opposing deeds to maybe plant some seeds wanting something more.
Track Name: Ocean Dream
An engraving in a key, oh love come to me and we'll unlock the gates. When I called you would come out and I dreamt that we left without a single good bye. And I came from the same house you grew up in. In a dream I’ve seen you when you're all alone.

Crawl back from the stairs you fell down. Wake up from the dream you fell in.

Let me know if I go will you still recall me? From the time
and the place, expression on your face.

Crawl back from the stairs you fell down. Wake up from the dream you fell in.

All this time you came back home I tried to call you on the phone.
Track Name: Alternate Timeline
And I always thought it turned out different
Track Name: The Portrait
The light on your hair,
The hue of your eyes,
I just can’t explain it,
Open and shut,
Rise and fall,
I’ve learnt to replace it,
With someone else,
Another lust felt,
A pleasant distraction,
Another what if,
Another so what?
A percentage, a fraction.

How should I be?
Waves crash over me
Impulsive tides
The blue ocean wide
Your kindly robustion
Your dreams in sequential
My portrait has changed
But you’re still the same