Rapids EP

by Amanda King

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Rapids unearths a feeling found in landscapes; a feeling that eases the soul. Scandinavia's dramatic seasonal shifts have inspired lyrics which take the listener on a sublime narrative journey; from the foot of a fell somewhere north, outwards into space and inwards as we harvest.

Produced in Stockholm by Amanda King and Martin Landquist (The Cardigans remixed, Kent, Nåid); the Australian born singer songwriter welcomed a humble bunch of Sweden's finest musicians to record with. This is an independent release of sincerity.


released June 18, 2012

Cover art by Danilo Stankovic
Layout by Nicola Smanio



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Track Name: Yellow Velvet Mountain
Yellow velvet mountain come to rescue me
Give me golden eyes to help me see
You were once there behind the scene
Playing on the golden strings for free
Echo rue, echo through

When I thought I'd made it to the mountain top
Looked above and saw it wasn't so
It's okay I'll stay here for a night or two
Though violet skies are violent on my sight

With the wolves I sleep tonight
They warn and hold me tight
They know maybe isn't love
All I try to do, leads me back to you
And now it's not enough

In my hair the shining combs of tortoise shell
From my ear I hang a crescent moon
I could swear an oath to never give you up
We could have found a mountain of our own
Echo rue, echo through
Track Name: Harvest
This here harvest grows the honest
So if you're going to leave then just say so
Labour laden with emotion
We're all just working on ourselves

Called me over in the swelter
From your brow the work of thinking hard
This here season grows with reason
You might think to stay and never go

You can howl all you like
And it might help the fight
But illusion is hard to overcome
You can swallow doubt
Say you've figured it out
If a will has a way

Night is falling, hear the calling
Will you be sound here in the tall of the reeds?
Haunting heathen carved the story
But curiosity won't kill you
Track Name: Rapids
We all know it's silent in space
Orbit song my saviour
One lone star might see the race
Carry me on your back

We waked home from ages
Weightlessness made us
Urging under gravity
Will my strength reject me?
Track Name: Bonfire Bears
I lost it all, lost it all
Waiting for your time to show
The view from the foot of a fell
Somewhere north

Motions you could not explain
To bonfire bears, don't complain
It seems like your hand in hand ways
Will not change

So if you're looking to be with
Who you thought was me, well I'm gone
These wild days be broken still
In song

Waiting in wings, watching on
My lines grow deeper now from
Gazing at bonfires by night
Losing sight

Seldom birds dwell on a whim
Bracing for storms to roll in
I lost my hope in the well where we would wish