The Boat Of The Fragile Mind EP

by Belle Mare

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1.
02:45
Your light has died. It hurts. I cry. It hurts. I cry. But I never even tried To believe I would cause Anything to happen Any wild night to come All my faking for a splendid hour Isn’t worth a night Without A cry for you my dear A cry for you my dear A cry…for you… Saw life Saw fine Told myself be nice Talked well Talked wise Found out Couldn’t count on a surprise, On a chance twice, On a charmed dice, On a way to rain on your charade.
2.
We only We only lie. My golden surface holds worry and strife. I settle the fight, Give myself over to hideous sights. Why the once happy heart Is making me pay Delights in my debt And why it won’t say… Do what you can or remember How far you’ve lost it. Crook in the path I fell shy. I followed quietly You came back and sighed, Oh I can’t see you fight, I’m facing no one just my own loathsome mind. Didn’t I… Didn’t I… Find out Like I knew I would.
3.
I dream about you All the time You must be on my mind. When time was turning, Being tugged by the boat of the fragile mind, We hoped we might make it out alive… To live to tell the tale of it. Our hands were washed and aimed for it. Are you still game for it? We could make it We could make it We could make it Out alive.
4.
In my head, You’d be certain. For a while you’ve been floating away, But you would run run back here again. Dig you’re way through the sand to my bed and forget firing guns for the sake of the past. All this time, I’ve been hearing things and switching the meaning. We were built for this thing I’ve been told By every moment we’ve had to hold. Couldn’t pass In the eyes of it all. It’s a trick Or it’s the wrong path I’m on. Or maybe it’s the end of a fire, Can’t be carried with no hands holding on Or perhaps I got it all wrong. All this time, I’ve been hearing things and switching the meaning. We were built for this thing I’ve been told By every moment we’ve had to hold.
5.
I’ll fight my own damn war… I’m not so good anymore… Isn’t that what you tend to light up for? Hug my heart And it ends up deep in your dark But my home cannot be there ‘cause a home is not for me to be scared. By the strides that I take at dawn, And the safety that I have sown, In the back where we fought so long, You were pulling on and on. I’ll fight my own damn war… I’m not so good anymore… Isn’t that what you tend to light up for?
6.
02:50
My intelligence Says you’re not content In a foreign land I remember that You never came to the city You never came to the city What did you think I would do? Stay in and wait for you? Well I don’t do that… I don’t do that. I’m in another place Now than I was a week ago. It’s been tiring on my mind. And nothing’s ever clearer than I might be mad I might be mad I might be mad You shouldn’t come to the city. You shouldn’t come to my apartment. Oh if only you weren’t as nice… I really want you by my side.
7.
No, No Try harder Don’t run so far Oh I know You’re scared It’s okay you know I’m careful with the things I share. If it’s alright I’d like to find A suitable time To let out all My rehearsed lines Hope they don’t scare you. Show You’re Feelings. I know I can wait but you’re slow. And I’m So tired, Thinking that I know, But finding out you might not care. We’re unprepared. We’re unprepared. We’re unprepared.
8.
02:17
I’m going home. You’re not mine anymore. Where’d the morning go? Babe I’m gone, I’m bored. Bored at night. It’s so long, I’m sure this time Start my car For the road Feel bad thinking you were cold. Nice to know you’re not alone. Days wasting away and I’m going home.

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Brooklyn duo Belle Mare describes its music as dream-pop, which is more than fair enough: Singer Amelia Bushell and guitarist Thomas Servidone (of Hartford band Heirlooms) certainly evoke a dreamy sensibility on “The Boat Of The Fragile Mind EP,” their debut [EP]. She sings in quiet, murmuring tones, accompanied by muted piano arpeggios, strummed acoustic guitar and lush, subdued bubbles of electric guitar.

The duo’s songs play as though you’re hearing them from afar — from behind a closed door down a dimly lit corridor, or drifting through an upper-level window late on a humid night. It’s charming on “All This Time” as Bushell’s vocal melody ebbs and flows over plinking piano and echoes of ambient noise, and vaguely foreboding on “The Once Happy Heart,” a dark guitar figure circling around vocals that sound transported from some other time. In fact, the songs evoke a sense of distance that’s more than just physical: it’s easy to imagine the closer “So Long” playing over the radio in the background of some half-empty saloon in the 1940s, or the title track echoing in Greenwich Village in the early ’60s. It sounds contradictory, but achieving a sense of timeless unbeholden to a specific time isn’t an easy task, which makes the nine songs on Belle Mare’s debut all the more impressive.

— Eric R. Danton (Hartford Courant/Rolling Stone)

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released April 9, 2013

All songs written and recorded by Belle Mare
Mastered by Jeff Reeves at Masterdisk
Artwork by Maria Servidone

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Belle Mare is a collaboration between songwriters Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone.

With the addition of Tara Rook (Keyboards), Rob Walbourne (Drums)

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