B i o g r a p h y
 (by residentadvisor)

Alice Phoebe Lou (born 19 July 1993) is a South African singer-songwriter. She has released three EPs and three albums. In December 2017 her song "She" from the film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story was included on the Oscars shortlist for Best Original Song.

Alice Phoebe Lou’s fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.

Alice grew up on a mountainside in South Africa listening to her parent’s records and indulging her love of theatre, arts and music at a local Waldorf school; a formative time that nurtured her independence and desire to experience music of all styles. This multi-faceted creative upbringing mixed with Alice’s natural wanderlust and in 2010, 16-year-old Alice made her first journey to Europe during her summer break from school. Inspired by watching fire dancers in Paris, she began to perform likewise to get enough money to fund her travelling. That summer Alice roamed between Paris and Amsterdam; experiencing the highs and lows of street performances’ underbelly.

This vagabond lifestyle was a creative inspiration and gave Alice an enduring taste for the immediacy of street crowds. After returning to South Africa to complete her studies, Alice’s path led her back to Europe and she made her way to the German capital - Berlin. The freedom of the city was intoxicating and she immersed herself in the creative world there.

Alice began busking across Berlin with just her guitar, a small amplifier on a trolley and her mesmerising voice. Her natural talent and captivating delivery started to garner a cult street following with people coming to see her busk and buy her records. The uncompromising creative community of Berlin also helped Alice grow musically and she collaborated with acoustic, jazz and electronic musicians; including multi-instrumentalist Matteo who quickly became Alice’s live performance companion.

Soon Alice self-released her first body of work – the Momentum EP – her first collaborative effort recorded five different producers. Although by now interest was sparked with several major labels, Alice’s desire to maintain the creative freedom she had fostered kept her focus on growing her digital community of loyal fans and imagining ever more interesting settings for her intimate live shows.

Having spent two years playing intimate gigs across Europe and South Africa, and supporting established like-minded artists like Rodriguez, 2016 saw Alice releasing her first full length studio album. Orbit comprises nine jazz-influenced, eclectic tracks recorded between Cape Town and Berlin that encapsulate the freshness of her live style, vagabond spirit and showcase her distinctive, soprano voice. Produced by Matteo and Kyson, the album is a testament to Alice’s collaborative way of writing and features musicians from South Africa and Europe lending their musical skills and different visual artists producing art works to match each track. The result is an intricately woven pattern of soul, blues and jazz: scattered with retro, beatnik melodies; soothing vocal harmonies and sleazy brass flourishes.




Momentum EP
- 2014-04-10 -

Berlin Blues
Grey
Fiery Heart, Fiery Mind
Heartbeat Repeat
Deep Blue Sea
Devil's Sweetheart
Rebel Rose
Bang Bang

 
Orbit
- 2016-04-08 -

Girl On An Island
Society
Red
Take Flight
Haruki
Walking In The Garden
Amsterdam
Orbit
The City Sleeps


Sola EP
- 2017-12-xx -

Drive By
Haunt
Mama
Ocean
My Outside
Lost In L.A
The Tiger and The Dolphin
Sun Blues
Spit


Paper Castles
- 2019-03-08 -



Little Spark
Nostalgia
Galaxies
Paper Castles
Fynbos
Something Holy
Skin Crawl
My Outside
New Song
Ocean

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Acrobat

Bongo Bong
Castles Made Of Sand
Galaxies (feat. Maisie Williams)
Honey Thighs
In A Manner Of Speaking
Little Wing
Man On the Moon
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
She
Strongboi
Sweet Dreams
Touch
Walk on the Wild Side
Want Me
Witches

Your Love Gets Sweeter

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Momentum EP

Berlin Blues

It ruffled up my feathers
And it barked on up my tree
When suddenly it seemed all the fingers
Were pointing on up at me

And the footsteps in the sand
Were all getting washed up by the sea
To leave me in stitches
Bursting at the seams
Bursting at the seams

When the sun came out to greet me
I only saw the wolves from my dreams

This is my Berlin Blues song
Sometimes life can get a little wrong
But it won't be long
'Cause it just makes me strong

And there is a place where we one day will delve
Where there's no more walking on eggshells
Where ideas are for free, oh it's the place to be
Your great mind's no longer the minority

And I'll see you there with your hands in the air
Where the canvas is bare
And there's no more despair
And your third eye will stare
Nothing can compare
There's not one care
And I'll see you there
I'll see you there
I'll see you there
I'll see you there

This is my Berlin Blues song
Sometimes life can get a little wrong
But it won't be long
'Cause it just makes me strong

And there is a place where we one day will delve
Where there's no more walking on eggshells
Where ideas are for free, oh it's the place to be
Your great mind's no longer the minority

And I'll see you there with your hands in the air
Where the canvas is bare
And there's no more despair
And your third eye will stare
Nothing can compare
There's not one care
And I'll see you there
I'll see you there
I'll see you there
I'll see you there

This is my Berlin Blues song
Sometimes life can get a little wrong
But it won't be long
'Cause it just makes me strong

Grey

Calm the fuck down
And unclench your fists
I can't see you through the mist
How did it come to this

Wipe the tears
From inside your head
Your eyes are looking dead
Was it something I said

Take back those words
I'm not as strong as I look
It's my soul that you shook
And my heart that you took

Leave me in my misery
Hopefully I'll forget you someday
I can't stay
I have to stop my soul's decay

You've taken all my dignity
It's clear to me that this ain't child's play
I'll be on my way
Before my world turns grey

Hey! Hey you!
Yes, you standing there
Is this fair
Or would you give me care

Hey! Hey you!
Yes, you with the smile
Would you take me under your wing
For a while

Hey! Hey you!
Yes, you standing there
Is this fair
Or would you give me care

Hey! Hey you!
Yes, you with the smile
Would you take me under your wing
For a while

Fiery Heart, Fiery Mind

And I've been running away from the wise man in my head
And he said, go, go, go, go get lost in the wind
And I've been hearing some whispers on the wind
And they said, run, run, run, run away for your sins
But don't leave that fiery mind behind
Take it along for the ride
And don't leave that fiery mind behind
Take it along for the ride

And there'll be an airplane flying across my soul
And it will role right on
I'll have to say fair well so long
And there'll be a steam train rolling across my heart
And I will have to depart
I will have to depart

But don't leave that fiery heart behind
Take it along for the ride
And don't leave that fiery mind behind
Take it along for the ride

And I've been running away from the wise man in my head
And he said, go, go, go, go get lost in the wind

Deep Blue Sea

He's been throwing caution to the wind
Filling an hourglass with his sins
He only cares for momentary winds

Yes he's been in the very all the beast
Oh he's had a burning hand
But he won't release

And he's walked the plane to the bitter end
And there's always gone to the storm

And fools rush in
Where angels fear to tread
But his hands are gold
And his heart is worn

Between the devil and the deep blue sea
A drowning man will clutch at a straw

He who lives by the sword
Will die by the sword

And all is fair in love and war
A-all is fair in love and war

He's been throwing caution to the wind
Filling an hourglass with his sins
He only cares for momentary winds
His highest worship has shaken his names

He's run with wolves to be standing here
He's walked on edges to have no fear
He's climbed the walls to see this view
And he's fought many wars
And lost very few

Between the devil and the deep blue sea
A drowning man will clutch at a straw

He who lives by the sword
Will die by the sword

And all is fair in love and war
A-all is fair in love and war

Devil Sweetheart

Hey you
You with your head in the clouds
You've been running around

On the tight ropes you found
In the minds of the weak you seek to speak
With fire on your tongue
Flames on your lungs
Your bow has stun
Many a sweetheart

Hey you
You with your eyes on the prize
Don't you wear the disguise
That the truths of your lies unfold
To be told
To the victims of your steady rise
You're prize at the expense of the weak
You're on the peak and you dancing chick to chick with the devil's sweetheart
With the devil's sweetheart

Rebel Rose

Rebel Rose
Oh I've seen her for a while
She's got a smile that brings me to my knees

I'll remind her that I'll find her in between the trees

Oh please
Oh please, oh please, oh please

Rebel Rose
Won't you take me on home
I'm drunk and I'm stoned
I got no place else to go
And I know I don't wanna be alone

Oh no, no, no
I don't wanna be alone

Rebel Rose
I sure can't describe
The look in your eyes
There's no describing this
There's no denying this

Rebel Rose
From the tips of your toes to the end of your nose
Everybody everybody knows
Everybody everybody knows

Rebel Rose
Won't you take me on home
I'm drunk and I'm stoned
I got no place else to go
And I know I don't wanna be alone

Rebel Rose

Bang Bang

(Sonny Bono)

I was five and he was six
We rode on horses made of sticks and
He wore black and I wore white
He would always win the fight

Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down

Seasons came and changed the time
When I grew up, I called him mine
And we would always laugh and say
"Remember when we used to play"

Bang bang, You shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, you used to shoot me down
Down, down, down

Now he's gone, I don't know why
And 'till this day, I sometimes cry
He didn't even say goodbye
He didn't take the time to lie

Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down
Down, down

I was five and he was six
We rode on horses made of sticks and
He wore black and I wore white
He would always win the fight

Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down 

 

Orbit 

Girl On An Island

There once was an island
Further than any boat had reached
And she sat there in silence
Alone but at ease
A spell was upon her
Her body could never leave
But her mind would travel multitudes
You and I could not conceive
When the night sky's your only friend
When you're tired of playing pretend
When the ground under your feet
Seems like no more than a dream
And you're in over your head
And your instincts are not fed
Well, you're not free
You don't feel free
There's no time to be
On that island with me
Far away from the city
From the litter and poverty
From the fast paced monotony

Society

Oh, he stands in front of me
And he's staring manically
Screaming
Oh society, what have you done to me?

The ground I've tread so many years
All this blood and sweat and tears

Just to be inside your mould
And do just what I'm told
If only I had been so bold
But now my body's getting old
And time is oh so golden
If only it could be frozen

But you took it away from me
Oh society
You took it away from me
Oh my liberty

Oh you took it away from me
Oh society
You took it away from me

When you brainwashed me with formulas of how I should be
Shaped me and raped me of my individuality
Schooled me and fooled me
Told me what I could and could not see
Took me and shook me
Of my urges to be free

Red

The sky was red, he stared ahead
I saw him tread, one step more
Gets out of bed, he fills with dread
His dreams are dead, money makes him poor

He's been misled
Life's flown overhead
Overhead
Overhead

There's a bird trapped in his head but he ignores it instead
And his spirit has long fled and now he is hard to the core
She could have lead him to the rich sky
Wonders why she's not around anymore

He's been misled
Life's flown overhead
Overhead
Overhead

He said I can lead you to the red sky
If you just stop asking why
If you just stop asking why
If you just stop asking why
Why
And I said I will reach deep down inside
And stare with you ahead and give you all my red
And put it in your head and in your heart
And I will part and you will stay
But I will still dream of one day
Might not be so far away
Might not be so far away

Take Flight

I treated you bad my dear
I'll blame it on fear
To help my own ears

And I put myself first my love
I pushed and I pushed
And I shoved and I shoved

Sometimes I can't breathe
And I push you out to sea
And leave you drowning
Drowning

And you, you smy soul my friend
You know that I know
That this ain't the end
And you opened my heart again
But things they have changed now
And we can't pretend

But we've got mountains to climb
And sure I'm happy when you're mine
But we're drowning
Drowning

Haruki

Awake from your slumber
You've been sleeping far too long
Your eyes have been shut tight
I'd like to pry them wide for just one day
I found your naked body
Out in the fields
An empty shell down in a well
I'm sure it felt like hell
You had blood on your hands
And mud on your feet
And I said hey I knew I'd meet you one day

And like the wind from the east
I swept you away
I swept you away
I swept you away

And like the wind from the east
I swept you away
I swept you away
I swept you
I swept you
I swept you away

Then you rose from the day
Gave your eyes to the sun
And you looked at me
Said I'm not the only one
Music came back to your ears
And you danced and you danced
For all of the years
You'd forgotten how
To live for the now

Walking In The Garden

We got footsteps moving slow we got less
Power and more control we got a man up there
Who's so big and bold it's getting old

Well I was walking in the garden and the first
Signs of morning were pewing through the l
Leaves and my blue suede shoes were collecting
Dew and the path it was leading back to you you
You you you
Well I was walking in the cathedral and the
Stained glass windows were shining down on
Me and the whispering voices were echoing
Inside and the candles they were burning just
For you you you you you
Well I've walked I've walked as far as my feet
Love go and I've tripped I've fallen on the muddy
Road but the path to home can't always be
Chosen by you or me is this the way it's gonna be
Oh no I hope you see me when the day is done I
Never knew I never dreamed of anyone like you
You you you you you

We got footsteps moving slow we got less
Power and more control we got a man up there
Who's so big and bold it's getting old

We've got footsteps moving slow we got less
Power and more control we got a man up there
Who's so big and bold it's getting old

We got footsteps moving slow we got less
Power and more control we got a man up there
Who's so big and bold it's getting old

Amsterdam

I've seen the dreadlocked man sit by the magic tree
Singing songs of the wise the wise and the free
And the bike slipped from beneath my drunken weight

And my body it became the tar's evening bait
But none of this is fate

And I've crawled through the bushes and the spiders and thorns
To delve beyond the barrier of the celebration core
I'm just an innocent outlaw
And I know that it's good that I'm doing this for

It's all lies

And my limbs have danced for the Amsterdam sunrise
With not one restriction and not one disguise
Monotony is what I despise
Integration to society would be my demise
It's all lies

Orbit

One foot on the pavement and one foot in the milky way
And I'm soaring
Soaring

My branches scrape the sea of stars
My roots dig deep into this world of ours
And I'm grounded
Grounded

My reality is what I perceive
What I attract into my orbit
Worries fade into the haze
The air feels different this time 'round
Different this time 'round

Let's set sail
Start a fire
Learn to live a little higher
Let's pick the lock
Grab the reigns
Forget there ever were chains
'Cause there never were chains

Days move on and times they change
In a blink of an eye things rearrange
We're moving
Moving
We're sucked in and we're spat out
On the other side of the rabbit hole
But we find our way
Find our way

Do you want to be just a machine in this crazy society
Pick the lock
Grab the reigns
Forget there ever were chains
'Cause there never were chains

The City Sleeps

Babe have you seen those leaves on the ground
At first they shone from the pavement in gold red and brown
And they've been trampled on and ridden over

And they're just sludge lying around
And I think it's time to leave this town

The trees whisper secrets of summer's love affairs
Of the carelessness tomfoolery that happened everywhere
But as the doors close
And the wind blows
The city sleeps
And the sky weeps
And I know I know
I know it's time to leave this town
Oh no you won't see me hanging around

But babe I'll be back
When the sun starts to seep through the leaves
When I can sing you a song
As you sing along
On these magic berlin streets
With our night riding
Midnight gliding
Morning dancing
Pavement prancing
You know oh you know
You know I'll be back to live this town
Oh you know I'll be back to love this town
 

 

 

 

Drive by

Take in turns to draw the circle in the sand
Your hand quivers and I shiver
On days you'd sail away
I would try to find my own way home
On days you'd sail away
I would try to find my own way home

Oh the loss of you, the loss of you
Will haunt me through and through
Oh the loss of you, the loss of you

Will haunt me through and through

Drifting drive by shoot at anything that moves
Slowly sinking ship nobody can rescue
On days you'd sail away
I would try to find my own way
On days you'd sail away
I would try to find my own way home

Oh I've been waiting for you, waiting for you
To tell me where to go from here
I've been waiting for you, waiting for you

To tell me where to go from here

SOLA EP

Drive By

Taking turns to draw the circle in the sand
Your hand quivers and I shiver
On days you'd sail away
I would try to find my own way
On days you'd sail away
I would try to find my own way home

Oh the loss of you, the loss of you
Will haunt me through and through
Oh the loss of you, the loss of you
Will haunt me through and through

Drifting, drive by, shoot at anything that moves
Slowly sinking ship nobody can rescue
On days you'd sail away
I would try to find my own way
On days you'd sail away
I would try to find my own way home

Oh I've been waiting for you, waiting for you
To tell me where to go from here
I've been waiting for you, waiting for you
To tell me where to go from here

Haunt

Didn't really want to see a stranger's dick this morning
But he sent it to me anyway and it was gross and kinda boring
It will take a little more than that to haunt me, sweetie
It will take a little more than that to haunt me

So I blocked him from my music page and tried my best to erase
The monsters creeping
The monsters creeping

Oh my, oh my
There's this other fucking guy
And he's been far worse than dick pics
Feels like his whole life is about getting in my head
And usually I'm stronger than what he's done or said
But tonight I'm just seeing red
And I just can't seem to go to bed

And I feel like a teenager
And I want him to simply disappear
And I want my mum to wipe off my tears
And I want my dad to make him feel all the fears

But it will take a little more than that to haunt me
It will take a little more than that to haunt me, sweetie
I won't get wrap up in whatever kind of madness he's been brewing for me
Wrapped up in a kinda of sadness

I'm a victim of his madness
A victim of his sadness

Oh he's underestimating all the forces that he's messing with
We'll kick him in the groin with all the power of the mightiest
Magical, mystical, feminine, power
Shall you annoy your sins
No you're not forgiven

And it will take a little more than that to haunt me
It will take a little more than that to haunt me

Mama

Mama, Mama
Mama, Mama

Mama, I grew old today
I saw how hairs turned grey
I saw the price we pay
Mama, this anarchistic decay
As these social schemes start to fray
Realizing there's taxes to pay
But will my fiery heart stay or I break
Will my fiery heart stay or I break

Mama, I'm waving teenage years goodbye
Sure I've enjoyed the ride
Sure I've enjoyed the ride

It's been wide eyes, late nights
Quick tongue, expressive lungs
Open heart, quick to part
Euphoric smile for a while

Will my fiery heart stay or I break
Will my fiery heart stay or I break
Will my fiery heart stay or I break

Ocean

I saw you throw your hands in the air and say a prayer
Your eyes closed, your nose breathing in the salty air
There was nothing you could do to make me love you anymore
You said, "What I despair in you
I don't feel like I'm going anywhere with you
I might as well fling myself into your ocean
At least then I'll would be with you"

And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled
And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled

So you jumped down from the cliff you'd climbed to
Into paradise that lay below you
I could only stare
And let my tears fall in the ocean

And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled
And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled

And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled
And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled
And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled
And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled

My Outside

The moon was full and it left me howling
My head was spinning and my heart was growling
I've received crimson stains on my sheets that morning
The world felt big and the tides were moving
Moving

And I stopped caring too much about my outside
I stopped caring too much about my outside
Didn't wanna be told
Didn't wanna be told what I'm supposed to look like
Didn't wanna be told what makes a woman look right
Didn't wanna be told, didn't wanna be told
Right
Didn't wanna be told, didn't wanna be told

So I took off my clothes
And I jumped right in
The 3 AM water
It soaked my skin
The full moon tide was up to my chin
I looked at you and your mischief grin
I looked at you and your mischief grin
I looked at you and your mischief grin

You better cut off your wings cause you're held up by strings now
Cut off your wings 'cause you're held up by strings now

And I stopped caring too much about my outside
I stopped caring too much about my outside
Didn't wanna be told
Didn't wanna be told what I'm supposed to look like
Didn't wanna be told what makes a woman look right
Didn't wanna be told, didn't wanna be told
Right
Didn't wanna be told, didn't wanna be told

Lost In L.A

Am I out of my mind for feeling some kind of bliss to kiss of the highway
Sure, it's no Milky Way and I'm a little lost in LA
But I'll just listen to the cars that are going real fast
I don't have it all figured out baby, but don't you try to stop me
I don't mind pissing in the wind-oh, be my only friend
I think I feel another moon rising, whatever the fuck that means
Don't think I quite believe in anything, what does that make me?
In the cluster fuck of broken breaking, trying, living, earning, winning
You won't make it, my son, if you don't learn to run on tightropes, laugh at bad jokes
You gotta be something, you gotta be someone
You gotta be something, you gotta be someone
What does that mean and could I rather be nobody
What does that mean and could I rather be nobody

The tiger and the dolphin

You're a tiger, walking through woods
A burning fire
But they put you in a zoo
In your dreams you were flying through the trees
But when you woke up
You were behind a lock and key

So you looked up into the faces of the peoples staring at you
You said, what the fuck are you looking at, I'm a tiger
This is no place for my fire, you're a liar
If you think you care about me

So you wen't to dreamland
More and more often 'cause in dreamland
You are the king of the jungle
But in that fucking cage
You're angered and afraid
That you'd never ever see the day that you could run away

You said, who the fuck are you to put me in a zoo
I'm the tiger with the fire and I'll bite in your face
Who the fuck are you to put me in a zoo
I'm the tiger with the fire and I'll bite in your face

You're a dolphin, queen of the ocean
Mind of mystery, a soul that is free
Then one day while you were at play they took you
And put you far far away

Were they train you
For people's entertaining
And you say, I hope you are entertain by my conteiment

In your dreams you're are flying through the sea
But when you woke up
You were behind a lock and key

Why am I here listening to you cheers
I'm the dolphin from the ocean
And that's where I mean to be
Why am I here listening to you cheers
I'm the dolphin from the ocean
You should be entertaining me

 

Paper Castles

Little Spark

It's okay to feel so small
Got ten foot walls towering above you
You lay there on the rooftop
No one there, nobody to love you
Colossal clouds, colors of the dark
Galaxies never found
My little spark observing it's big spark

Turn on the stars, the street lamps of Mars
I've been waiting for the night to fall
Turn on the stars, the street lamps of Mars
I'll rest until the birds go

Colossal clouds, colors of the dark
Galaxies never found
My little spark observing it's big spark

Nostalgia

Suspended in nostalgia
I find your name hanging in my memories
I fill myself up with your gaze
Oh, what a maze you've put me in

I spy with my little eye
Your wide eyes that take me time traveling
It feels like, swimming, swimming with my eyes closed
Nose to nose, you just, you just fucking know

Oh, remind me of your name again
As you take me on that train again
Back to the pavements that we walked, and walked
Oh, the drugs that made us talk and talk

And I'll take you dancing, I'll take you round and round
I'll lead you to the hilltops, and I'll take you on the ground
I may be daydreaming, but I'll be wondering what it's like
To be under your skin
'Til I get in
Until you let me out
Until you see my insides
Until you're inside out, I'll
Lick my wounds, feels like I've had them since the womb
Sing myself a tune, fall back and swoon

And I'll take you dancing, I'll take you round and round
I'll lead you to the hilltops, and I'll take you on the ground
I may be daydreaming
Oh what a feeling
Daydreaming about you

Galaxies

(Feat. Maisie Williams)

My mind is filled with galaxies
It's all I see
It's all I see
Way up in the highest trees
I feel the breeze
I feel the breeze

Take me on your boat one day
We'll fade away, we'll slip away
We'll go away, we'll be away
We'll stay away

We'll go down the longest stream
Reflected in a sunbeam

Just a speck of dust in the Milky Way
We'll fade away, we'll slip away
We'll go away, we'll be away
We'll stay away

We'll go down the longest stream
Reflected in a sunbeam

I'm not going
I'm not going
I'm not going
I'm not going
I'm not going, going, gone

Just a speck of dust in the Milky Way
We'll fade away, we'll slip away
We'll go away, we'll be away
We'll stay away

But we are alive today
We'll be ok
We'll be ok

Paper Castles

I'm no white dove
But I stand here with all my love
Uncover the windows
Let in the light
Grab the hand that's reaching out
Face out to an empty room where no one's there to hear their prayers
But you and I
You and I

On the road through the fog
Through the smoke with my heart in my throat
On the road through the fog
Through the smoke with my heart in my throat

I'm lookin' in
I'm thinkin' out loud
Now that I've seen
I used to hide from my own mind
This battle's not mine, oh, no

The building a motor on houses of paper
This world can cater for us all
The building a motor on houses of paper
This world can cater for us all
When the sun rises, it rises for us all
When the sun rises, it rises for us all

I'm lookin' in
I'm thinkin' out loud
Now that I've seen
I used to hide from my own mind
This battle's mine

Fynbos

Every plant given life by His hands
Every stone placed to build pathways in the sand
There's a magical feeling surrounding that land
A mystical feeling surrounding that land

And I'd curl up on my mother with the fire ablaze
My memories of then are a haze
But I can still smell the fynbos after a night's rain
And the fairies and the magic that blossomed from our brains

And there's a child in the treetops, is she still me?
My heart opens as the swing drops
I've got bruises on my knees
And I look up into the ether
The sunset and the breeze
Nothing has made me quite as happy
As my home, my home among the trees

And I'd curl up on my mother with the fire ablaze
My memories of then are a haze
But I can still smell the fynbos after a night's rain
And the fairies and the magic that blossomed from our brains

And there's a child in the treetops, is she still me?
My heart opens as the swing drops
I've got bruises on my knees
And I look up into the ether
The sunset and the breeze
Nothing has made me quite as happy
As my home, my home among the trees

Something Holy

No rules, no rules
You said there were no rules
Your eyes familiar whirlpools
The doors right into you
And I'll let you in
No need to ask
I wanna bask in your everything
My chest exploding
My mind eroding
At the thought of you existing
Carved from the same tree
Made of the same stuff
I couldn't even bluff
No flirting, no skirting on the edge
You were one with me already

All you had to do was see me
Really see me
Recognize the workings of my mind
And then touch me
Like something holy
And then touch me
Like something that is now but could never be

And as you take a vow to never lie to me
All of my senses are screaming at me
My body one big lump of tingling, ah
Imagining you naked in front of me
Nothing to hide, just someone to hold
And then we let go
'Cause we always let go

All you had to do was see me
Really see me
Recognize the workings of my mind
And then touch me
Like something holy
And then touch me
Like something that is now but could never be
Like something holy
And then touch me
Like something that is now but could never be

Wrapped up in the golden light of my bedroom
You take one look at me and I swoon
I'm here with you
It hasn't been so easy being lonely
Oh, I'm here with you
It hasn't been so easy being lonely
Oh, I'm here with you
It hasn't been so easy being lonely
Oh, I'm here with you
It hasn't been so easy being lonely

Thank you for showing me
That I'm not alone
Thank you for showing me
That I'm not alone
Thank you for showing me
That I'm not alone
Thank you for showing me
That I'm never alone

Skin Crawl

You're making my skin wanna crawl into all of these cracks and these crevices
Don't worry I know how to have a good time
Just don't need to smile to be enjoying myself
Don't put me on a shelf
I'm not here for your enjoyment, your amusement
I don't need to have a reason, no
Don't need to have a reason at all
Don't need to have a prince at my ball
How about right now I'm my own prince
Maybe I wouldn't cease to exist
Without a man to do the hard things
Maybe you picked the wrong girl
But there's not one girl
Who deserves your aggression
I'll give you a confession
I used to fall for this bullshit
But let's stop regressing
How about I take your patriarchy, your misogyny
And I put it in the backyard
And set fire to it
I'm gonna put it in the backyard
It's already lit

I'm gonna put it in the backyard
And set fire to it
I'm gonna put it in the backyard
It's already lit

I'm gonna put it in the backyard
And set fire to it
I'm gonna put it in the backyard
It's already lit

It's already lit

My Outside

The moon was full and it left me howling
My head was spinning and my heart was growling
I've received crimson stains on my sheets that morning
The world felt big and the tides were moving
Moving

And I stopped caring too much about my outside
I stopped caring too much about my outside
Didn't wanna be told
Didn't wanna be told what I'm supposed to look like
Didn't wanna be told what makes a woman look right
Didn't wanna be told, didn't wanna be told
Right
Didn't wanna be told, didn't wanna be told

So I took off my clothes
And I jumped right in
The 3 AM water
It soaked my skin
The full moon tide was up to my chin
I looked at you and your mischief grin
I looked at you and your mischief grin
I looked at you and your mischief grin

You better cut off your wings cause you're held up by strings now
Cut off your wings 'cause you're held up by strings now

And I stopped caring too much about my outside
I stopped caring too much about my outside
Didn't wanna be told
Didn't wanna be told what I'm supposed to look like
Didn't wanna be told what makes a woman look right
Didn't wanna be told, didn't wanna be told
Right
Didn't wanna be told, didn't wanna be told

New Song

Why did they lie
They said to survive I had to walk along the line
But I don't feel alive, does that mean I've survived
Does that mean I've survived
Does that mean I've survived
What kind of living is this
I don't wanna simply exist
I wanna punch with my fist
I wanna roll with the misfits
The ender in the mist
Give in to the bliss
Grab life by her wrist
Lean in for a kiss and say, "I want this"
"Oh, I need this"

I wanna live like I mean it
I'm gonna take it, not leave it
I wanna live like I mean it
I'm gonna take it, not leave it

I've never been one for leaving
But I need something to believe in
Something that shakes me
Watch out I'm waking
I'm yours for the taking
I'm newborn, I'm shaking
Never been one for leaving
But now I'm leaving
'Cause my heart's still beating
And there's nothing, it's fleeting
As a life before expiry
Tonight I'm feeling fiery
I'll set fire to everything
Everything that meant something
'Cause now it has no meaning
Now it has no meaning

I wanna live like I mean it
I'm gonna take it, not leave it
I wanna live like I mean it
I'm gonna take it, not leave it
I wanna live like I mean it
I'm gonna take it, not leave it
I wanna live like I mean it
I'm gonna take it, not leave it

Ocean

I saw you throw your hands in the air and say a prayer
Your eyes closed, your nose breathing in the salty air
There was nothing you could do to make me love you anymore
You said, "What I despair in you
I don't feel like I'm going anywhere with you
I might as well fling myself into your ocean
At least then I'll would be with you"

And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled
And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled

So you jumped down from the cliff you'd climbed to
Into paradise that lay below you
I could only stare
And let my tears fall in the ocean

And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled
And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled

And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled
And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled
And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled
And the ocean roared
And the ocean howled

 

Non Albums Tracks

Acrobat

(Angel Olsen cover / Live)

You are the crazy acrobat
You are the witch
I am your cat
I want to be a bit like you
I hope you don't mind
If I do

I love the way your body's made
I love the way your voice is like sex
To be the whisper upon your ear
I want to be the bed you miss

I am alive
I am alive
I thought
I thought that I died
I thought
I thought, I thought that I died

Who cares, I'm not a moralist
I'm just a lady with some time
I want to be made out of love
I want to be made into life

I love the way you take a walk
And the all the things you see with your eyes
Oh to be that distant thought
Some growing meaning in your mind

And I thought
I thought that I died
Oh I thought
I thought, I thought that I died

Bongo Bong

(Manu Chao cover / Live)

Mama was queen of the mambo
Papa was king of the Congo
Deep down in a jungle
I started banging my first bongo

Every monkey like to be
In my place instead of me
'Cause I'm the king of Bongo, baby
I'm the king of Bongo

I went to the big town
Where there is a lot of sound
From the jungle to the city
Looking for a bigger crown

So I play my boogie
For the people of this city
But they don't go crazy
When I'm banging all my boogie
I'm the

King of the Bongo
King of the Bongo
Won't you hear me when I come
King of the Bongo
King of the Bongo
Won't you hear me when I come

It's gonna be alright
Everything that I've said
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright

They said I'm a clown
Making too much dirty sound
They said there is no place
For little monkey in this town

But nobody go crazy
When I'm banging on my boogie
'Cause I'm the king of Bongo
Baby, I'm the king of Bongo

King of the Bongo
King of the Bongo, baby
Hear me when I come
King of the Bongo
King of the Bongo
Won't you hear me when I come

It's gonna be alright
Everything that I've said
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright
It's gonna be alright

Je ne t'aime plus, mon amour
Je ne t'aime plus tous les jours
Je ne t'aime plus, mon amour
Je ne t'aime plus tous les jours

Je ne t'aime plus, mon amour
Je ne t'aime plus tous les jours
Je ne t'aime plus, mon amour
Je ne t'aime plus tous les jours

Castles Made Of Sand

(Jimi Hendrix cover / Live)

Down the streets you can hear her scream, "You're a disgrace"
As she slams the door in his drunken face
And now he stands outside
And all the neighbors start to gossip and drool

He cries, "Oh girl, you must be mad
What happened to the sweet love you and me had?"
Against the door he leans and starts a scene
And his tears fall and burn on the garden green

And so castles made of sand
Fall in the sea
Eventually

Well, there was a young boy whose heart was a frown
'Cause he was crippled for life and he couldn't speak a sound
And he wished and prayed he could stop living
So he decided to die

She drove her wheelchair to the edge of the shore
To her legs she smiled, "You won't hurt me no more"
But then a sight she'd never seen made her jump and say
"Look, a golden winged ship is passing my way"

And so castles made of sand
Fall into the sea
Eventually

And so castles made of sand
Fall into the sea
Eventually

Well, there was an Indian brave who before he was ten
Played war games in the woods with his Indian friends
And he built up a dream that when he grew up
He would be a fierce warrior Indian chief

Well, many moons passed 'fore the dream grew strong
Until tomorrow he would sing his first war song
And fight his first battle, but something went wrong
Surprise attack killed him in his sleep that night

And so castles made of sand
Fall into the sea
Eventually

And so castles made of sand
Fall into the sea
Eventually

And so castles made of sand
Fall into the sea
Eventually

Galaxies feat. Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams :
There will be no humans elsewhere
Only here, only on this small planet
We are rare as well as endangered species
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious
If a human disagrees with you, let him live
In a hundred billion galaxies, you won't find another

Alice Phoebe Lou :
My mind is filled with galaxies
It's all I see
It's all I see
Way up in the highest trees
I feel the breeze
I feel the breeze

Take me on your boat one day
We'll fade away, we'll slip away
We'll go away, we'll be away
We'll stay away

We'll go down the longest stream
Reflected in a sunbeam

Just a speck of dust in the Milky Way
We'll fade away, we'll slip away
We'll go away, we'll be away
We'll stay away

We'll go down the longest stream
Reflected in a sunbeam

I'm not going
I'm not going
I'm not going
I'm not going
I'm not going, going, gone

Just a speck of dust in the Milky Way
We'll fade away, we'll slip away
We'll go away, we'll be away
We'll stay away

But we are alive today
We'll be ok
We'll be ok

Honey Thighs

(Strongboi Feat. Alice Phoebe Lou)

In the palace in the tower
My dreams were getting louder
It was there in the corner
That I finally found her
It was me
It was me all along
Strongboi

Between these thighs
I got honey, I got sighs
And I really, really like
What's between your eyes
The things I find
When I'm running all over your mind

Maybe we can fix one another
Open me up and put me back together
I wanna change again
I'm a little flame in a hurricane
There's something pretty big about the small things
Just shake it up you're doing just fine
All you've ever done, my darling
Is just try to feel alright

I said let's try to keep it playful, honey
Try to keep our loving light and sunny
'fore I go running away

Running my hands all over my body
I'm not afraid and I won't say sorry
This is me
It was me all along
Strongboi

Maybe we can fix one another
Open me up and put me back together
I wanna change again
I'm a little flame in a hurricane
There's something pretty big about the small things
Just shake it up you're doing just fine
All you've ever done, my darling
Is just try to feel alright

When I heard you calling out my name
Begging me to come out and play
But I gotta play with myself, baby
 

In A Manner Of Speaking

(Tuxedomoon cover / Live)

In a manner of speaking I just want to say
That I could never forget the way
You told me everything by saying nothing

And in a manner of speaking I don't understand
How love in silence becomes reprimand
The way that I feel about you is beyond words

Oh won't you give me the words
Give me the words
That tell me nothing
And oh won't you give me the words
Give me the words
That tell me everything

In a manner of speaking semantics won't do
In this life that we live we only make do
The way that we feel might have to be sacrified

So in a manner of speaking I just want to say
That just like you I should find a way
To tell you everything by saying nothing

Oh won't you give me the words
Give me the words
That tell me nothing
And oh won't you give me the words
Give me the words
That tell me everything

Oh won't you give me the words
Won't you give me the words
That tell me everything
Oh won't you give me the words
Won't you give me the words
That tell me everything

Little Wing

(Jimi Hendrix cover / Live)

Well, she's walking through the clouds
With a circus mind that's running round
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams
And a fairytale
That's all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind

Oh and when I'm sad, she comes to me
With a thousand smiles, she gives to me free
"It's alright, it's alright", she said, "it's alright"
Won't you take anything you want from me
Anything, oh anything
Fly on, little wing
Fly on, fly on
Fly on and on...

Oh and when I'm sad, she comes to me
With a thousand smiles, she gives to me free
"It's alright, it's alright", she said, "it's alright"
Won't you take anything you want from me
Anything, oh anything
Fly on, little wing
Fly on, fly on
Fly on and on...

Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams
And a fairytale
That's all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind
Fly on, little wing

Man On the Moon

(KlangKuenstler Feat. Alice Phoebe Lou)

There is a man on The Moon
And he's playing his tune for no one but you
He had decided to get away from here
And now he's up there with no one care
Look up!

The man on The Moon
The man on The Moon
The man on The Moon
The man on The Moon

He strapped himself to a big balloon
At four o'clock in the afternoon
And he went higher and higher
Higher and higher
Higher and higher
Higher
Until he reached The Moon
In the month of June
And now he sits up there
The man on The Moon

The man on The Moon
The man on The Moon
The man on The Moon
The man on The Moon

Look up!
Look up!, look up!, look up!, look up!
Look up!
Look up!, look up!, look up!, look up!

He strapped himself to a big balloon
At four o'clock in the afternoon
And he went higher and higher
Higher and higher
Higher and higher
Higher
Until he reached The Moon
In the month of June
And now he sits up there
The man on The Moon

I'd like to be in nowhere
I'd like to be in nowhere
I'd like to be in nowhere
I'd like to be in nowhere
I'd like to be in nowhere
I'd like to be in nowhere
I'd like to be in nowhere
I'd like to be in nowhere
 

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm driving in my car
And that man comes on the radio
And he's telling me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination
I can't get no, oh no, no, no!
Hey, hey, hey! That's what I'll say!

I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'Cause I try, and I try, and I try, and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm watching my TV
And a man comes on and tells me
How white my shirts can be
Well he can't be a man cause he doesn't smoke
The same cigarettes as me
I can't get no, oh no, no, no
Hey, hey, hey, that's what I say

I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no girl reaction
'Cause I try, and I try, and I try, and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm riding round the world
And I'm doing this and I'm signing that
And I'm trying to make some girl
Who tells me baby, better come back, maybe next week
'Cause you see, I'm on a losing streak
I can't get no, oh no, no, no
Hey, hey, hey! That's what I'll say!
I can't get no, I can't get no, I can't get no
I can't get no satisfaction
No satisfaction, no satisfaction, no satisfaction
I can't get no 

She

She, she
She, she

She cut a hole in the fence and she ran
She left her troublesome prison behind
She didn't wanna fuel the fire
She didn't wanna lose her desire

She, she
She, she

She looked out out to the horizon
She didn't have much left to see
Greed had taken the trees away
Greed had taken the bees away

She, she
She, she

She don't know where she gonna go now
She looked up to where there should've been stars
She said I wanna go to Mars
And this, this planet ain't ours

She said I wanna go to Mars
And this, this planet ain't ours
Ours
Ours

Strongboi

(Strongboi feat. Alice Phoebe Lou)

Take it up with god
I'm just the messenger undressing her
Allowing her to love herself
Take herself off the shelf
Got a healthy appetite for what feel right
What a sight
Her tits out wet from a dip
Slipping into silk
As she starts to laugh like thunder
Dance, dance like water reflecting the sun
Run, run, run towards a new year
Hear, hear
I'm feeling fiery and full of what I need
To get me to sunrise

Oh she left me seeing stars
Like I was hit on the head real fucking hard
I see you
Just remember that I feel you too
Love is simple, love is complicated
Am I ever really satiated
I warned you
There's always better views
I'm tickled pink
But sometimes I feel blue
How can you possibly be see thru
Deep warmth rising thru my body
I'm high again and I feel a longing

Sharpen your claws, my girl
Learn to love your flaws, my girl
Don't listen to the laws that make you feel small, my girl
We're a waterfall
And we fall and we fall
But I'd rather fall than never try at all
Let me play
I'm a kid in many ways
I've got cheeky love for days
Just give me a taste
Trembling at the thought of your sweet face
I'll be loving with you once again
We send, we bend
Kissing my friends
The party never ends, let's do it again

Sweet Dreams

(Angel Olsen cover / Live)

And Every time I close my eyes
Something small within me dies
Can't say if it's dark or bright
But it's all I've ever known
And when I sleep
I sleep alone
Alone
Alone

And every time I take a breath
Something once living inside me has left
Yes, it's alive and it's just past through
It's just left me and it's just left you
On your own
On your own

And I love you most
I love you most
When I first found love in myself
And I'll give to you
Give it up to you
When I first find it in myself

And the time will come for everyone
For everyone to know
Yes, the time will come for everyone
For everyone to show
And say goodbye
And say goodbye
And say goodbye

Sweet dreams
Sleep tight
Sleep tight

Touch

I've been lonely since I woke up
I wanna touch, no, it's never enough
I heard his voice and had a cry
Made me remember all the reasons why

I wanna give you all I've got
Until I'm not even a thought
You've been hanging out in my head
I've been imagining you in my bed
But my imagination can only go
Only go so far
Only go so far

I want the real thing I want it bad
Want you to hold me like you never have
Can our bodies meet again
Like it's the first time
Like there's no time

I wanna give you all I've got
Until my body begins to rot
You've been hanging out in my head
I've been imagining you in my bed
But my imagination can only go
Only go so far
Only go so far

I want the real thing, I want it bad
Want you to hold me like you never have
Can our bodies meet again
Like it's the first time
Like there's no time

Walk on the Wild Side

(Lou Reed)

Holly came from Miami, FLA
Hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she

She says, "hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"
Said, "hey honey, take a walk on the wild side"

Candy came from out on the Island
In the backroom she was everybody's darling
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head

She says, "hey baby, take a walk on the wild side"
Said, "hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York City is the place where they said

"Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"
I said, "hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side"

And the colored girls go doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets, thank you
Looking for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should have seen him go go go

They said, "hey sugar, take a walk on the wild side"
I said "hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Well, then I guess that she had to crash
Valium would have helped that dash

She said, "hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side"
I said, "hey babe take a walk on the wild side"

And the colored girls say doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, doo, doo-doo, doo-doo...

Want Me

(Puma Blue)

Said that I don't care, but of course I do
How come when I'm alone, I only think of you?
I've only been in love, maybe once or twice
But now that I've had just a taste you've got me so enticed

I used to feel those words that you spoke over me, but now I don't
Used to feel those powder blue eyes stare through mine, now I guess I won't
And I don't know, if you want me so, I guess I'll go

Floor me with that style, and if I had a choice
I wouldn't slip up everytime that I hear your voice
Though it doesn't work, I try desperately
To become this great ugly root to a perfect tree

I used to feel those words that you spoke over me, but now I don't
Used to feel those powder blue eyes stare through mine, but now I guess I won't
And I don't know, if you want me so, I guess I'll go

Witches

You've got this golden way
Of making my body sway
Of making my mind fly away
Of making it fly

It's a world I love to be in
Come on, let's go high above the ceiling
Oh what we could be feeling
Oh what we could be feeling

I'm one of those witches, babe
I'm one of those witches, babe
Just don't try to save me
I don't wanna be saved

I'm one of those witches, babe
I'm one of those witches, babe
Just don't try to save me
'Cause I don't wanna be saved

Me, I've got my own little magic
And I'm not trying to wreak havoc
It's just that sometimes I see something
And I just need to have it

Let's share a few dirty habits (dirty habits)
Let's share a few dirty habits

Last night when you pulled through
I put a spell on the moon
It was three times the size
In your moonlit eyes

And I sang you an old tune
Mom sang me when I was half the size
And I looked at you
And your moonlit eyes
And your moonlit eyes
And your moonlit eyes
And your moonlit eyes
And your moonlit eyes
And your moonlit eyes

I'm one of those witches, babe
I'm one of those witches, babe
Just don't try to save me
I don't wanna be saved

I'm one of those witches, babe
I'm one of those witches, babe
Just don't try to save me
'Cause I don't wanna be saved

Your Love Gets Sweeter

(Finley Quaye cover / Live)

You know your smile woman
You treat me so darn, darn fine
You give me such an appetite
And I need your loving every night

Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday

Baby, when you kiss my lips
You make me wanna go head over heels for you
When you whisper in my ear
What I say is how I feel for you yeah

Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday

Since I was sweet sixteen
I wanted you to make you my queen
Then until the day you were
You are the loving girl who's taken my hand

Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday

You walk so sweetly when you walk, when you talk
When you dance for me, girl
You walk so sweetly when you walk, when you talk
When you dance for me, girl
You walk so sweetly when you walk, when you talk
When you dance for me, girl

Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday
Your love gets sweeter everyday

 

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