Astronomy

by Miriam Clancy

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After a decade between records, Miriam Clancy's upcoming album, Astronomy, is her first official full-length release stateside, but for longtime fans, Astronomy is a reintroduction and a reinvention. Its ten songs represent a cathartic fork in the road borne out of existential crisis and the new territory is evident. Crafted over a couple of years in New York City with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) Astronomy is laden with swooning electric guitars, wurlitzers’, early 90's drum machines and analogue synths.

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released September 27, 2019

Written and performed by Miriam Clancy
Except Treasure by Miriam Clancy & Chris Coady
Published in AUS/NZ by Mushroom Music

Produced & Mixed by Chris Coady
Co-produced by Miriam Clancy
Recorded at DNA and Stratosphere NYC
Mastered by Joe Laporta at Sterling Sound

Additional Musicians:
Peter Hale - drums (Over You, Coloured Lights, Treasure)
Guy Licata - drums (Cat In The Dark, Commoner Sky)
Jol Mulholland - bass (Cat In The Dark, Commoner Sky)
Chris Coady - bass (Absolution) guitar (Astronomy)

Photography, art direction by Miriam Clancy
Design by Andrew B. White

Thanks and hearts to JP Winger (my hero)
Also big thanks to Peter Baker, Lisa Paris, Debbi Gibbs and Trevor Reekie



© + ℗ Miriam Clancy / Desert Road Records.
Published in AUS/NZ by Mushroom Music

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Track Name: The Sound
THE SOUND
Dawn divine
I die a little everyday
Sanctify
It seeps and harrows through the haze

Cut the veil of time
At the speed of light
Call the wind to speak
You hear for I want you to

Deep divide
I hide a little everyday
Sound I seek
The song, the thrill of great release

Cut the veil of time
At the speed of light
Call the wind to speak
You hear for I want you to

The sound of a soul
The sound of a soul
Unto this world I become a sound
Unto this world I become a sound
The sound of a soul
The sound of a soul
Track Name: Love's An Affliction
LOVE'S AN AFFLICTION

Hope lies in front of me
The thorn in my side
Run like the enemy
But don’t you fight
Turns out it’s everything you need

It’s cold
Love’s an affliction
It’s bold
Love’s an addiction

Hope with a fever I’ve got stars in my eyes
Run like a hunter
Every beat, every mile
I’m looking for a love that’s out of the ordinary

It’s cold
Love’s an affliction
It’s bold
Love’s an addiction

Don’t abandon me or leave me hanging on a rope
More than anything
You’re all I want and what I don’t
Love’s an affliction
It’s cold
cold
cold
cold
Track Name: Over You
OVER YOU

Don’t know why I met you in the night
And everything was right
Send a key to your heart from mine

Tell me you’re burned
I wrote you in reverse
Everybody hurts
Send a word to your mouth from mine

It don’t matter what you’ve done before
It don’t matter what’s come before
I don’t know what to do over you
Over you

It happened in threes
You took me off repeat
You’re calling to the deep
You’re a song for a melody

Don’t know why
Everything was right
Across the great divide
Send a key from your heart to mine

It don’t matter what you’ve done before
It don’t matter what’s come before
I don’t know what to do over you
It don’t matter who you used to be
You couldn’t better who you are to me
What am I gonna do over you?
Over you

Anywhere now
You know I can’t help it
You I care about
Track Name: Coloured Lights
COLOURED LIGHTS

We had cause to be
Coloured lights
Coloured lights
None could words define
The bad I feel
The bad I feel

There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love
There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love

Walked the world today in the rain
In the rain
Though no peace I find
The cut is deep
The cute is deep and wide

There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love
(Shape of our love)
(Shape of our love)
There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love
(Shape of our love)
(Shape of our love)

I don’t wanna think it
Don’t wanna speak it
I don’t wanna think it
Don’t wanna speak it

There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love
(Shape of our love)
(Shape of our love)
There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love
(Shape of our love)
(Shape of our love)

We were meant to be the coloured lights
Track Name: Astronomy
ASTRONOMY

Troubled hearts in the trailer parks
Everlasting
Triggered feet in the city streets
Everlasting
I could be your girlfriend
I could be you
I could be your boyfriend
Wouldn’t that do?

Its a sign
Astronomy
Its a strange anomaly - how a tear becomes a shooting star
Shoot/shoot star in the darkest dark

Troubled hearts
Men in suits in cars
Everlasting
One of us
In no-one we trust
Everlasting
You could the best thing
I never met
I could be the last thing
To hold you instead

It’s a sign
Astronomy
Its a strange anomaly - how a tear becomes a shooting star
Shoot/shoot star in the darkest dark

I could be your girlfriend
I could be you
I could be your boyfriend
Wouldn’t that do?

It’s a sign
Astronomy
Its a strange anomaly - how a tear becomes a shooting star
Shoot/shoot star in the darkest dark
Track Name: Treasure
TREASURE

All things underground
From whence comes the coal
Our bed lies beneath us
Love aches to the bone

Can we have it all?
The way that I want to
Can we feel it all?
The way that I want you
The way that I want you

All things on the earth
From whence comes the gold
You and I
From water came the wine
Time will vanish when I hold you
Just hold you

Can we have it all?
The way that I want to
Can we feel it all?
The way that I want you
Would you dare believe if anyone had told you?
That we could have it all
The way that I want you

You bring the better out of me
You find the treasure underneath

Can we have it all?
The way that I want to
Can we feel it all?
The way that I want you
Would you dare believe if anyone had told you?
That we could have it all
The way that I want you
The way that I want you

You find treasure underneath
You find treasure underneath
Track Name: Absolution
ABSOLUTION

Big things fall into lakes
The sound it makes
Days of beckoning calls
To face the loss

And we don’t have the time
Born of love
We gain everything to lose everything

Sun goes down in your wake
To take the place
Mourning cuts like a knife
To steal the life

And we don’t have the time
Born of love
We gain everything to lose everything
Absolution
Makes more than what it takes
Back from you
Maketh the man anew

Bitter falls from the words you can’t say
Bitter falls from the eyes that you see
You never know when the moment has gone
This world wasn’t meant for nothing

And we don’t have the time
Born of love
We gain everything to lose everything
Absolution
Makes more than what it takes
Back from you
Maketh the man anew
Track Name: Cat In The Dark
CAT IN THE DARK

See the cursed
The fading sun
In the distance
The damage done
When the hunted forget to run
Leave the gun to holst, gun to holst

You’re nowhere near the end
Any words of love long left your mouth
You’re never gonna win
Tales of terror chase you down

Her hand stains your cheek
Strong desire
But your will is weak
Again you begin
The failing starts
And now long is your record
Long is your record

You’re nowhere near the end
Any words of love long left your mouth
You’re never gonna win
Tales of terror chase you down

You’re a cat in the dark
Cat in the dark
Cat in the dark
Cat in the dark
You wait for a spark
You’re a cat in the dark
Cat in the dark

You’re nowhere near the end
Any words of love long left your mouth
Track Name: The Bells
THE BELLS


Sleep for a while
The bells
They ring tonight
When it comes
I’m holding on
For the arms of whom I long
Will catch me

A depth so deep
The sea runs out of me
When it comes
I’m hanging on
In the hands of whom I long
You got me

Bear the light
The pale was bright
Without
What am I to do?
If slow you take
The bough will break
All hope I have left is you

Sleep for a while
The bells
They ring tonight
When it comes I’m hanging on
And the arms of whom I long will catch me
I believe it won’t be long
And the arms of whom I long
Will catch me

Sleep for a while
Track Name: Commoner Sky
COMMONER SKY

Four feet on the pavement
Signaling our dissent
In the flash fire
Remember what it felt like?
Everything changes
I tried to reach you on the phone ,
No-one home

We didn’t fight coz we were in love
Under the commoner sky
Commoner sky
We didn’t fight coz we were in love
Under the commoner sky
Commoner sky

You, me
Shaken from a deep sleep
From a disenchanted everything
In the half light
Cutting through the outside
Punching holes into the night
The town boundaries might be gone
But we both know

We didn’t fight coz we were in love
Under the commoner sky
The commoner sky
We didn’t fight coz we were in love
Under the commoner sky
The commoner sky
The commoner sky
The commoner sky
The same you and I fighting commoner lives

We are alive
We are alive
We are alive
We are alive
We are alive
We are alive
We are alive