Universe in a Soft Shell

by Amanda Cottreau

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1.
Hiatus 05:21
~ HIATUS ~ Here we are again my friend I can’t give you more than this My heart is on hiatus but It’s still looking for a door to let you in You don’t know this pain I hide Driven by fear, I lay in wait Time won’t hesitate for no one at all Can’t you see the state I’m in I’m lost again Cryin’ out, heart on sleeve Save me... from myself Hush now baby don’t you cry Don’t say a word, as it belies All that you’re thinking, though misleading You will surely find Time and time again the situation you are in Is extra ordinary, ordinary, ordinarily No time for your tears, now baby, there’s no saving grace We’re bound to break in, break up and break down again Here we are again my friend I can’t give you more than this My heart is on hiatus but It’s still looking for a door to let you in
2.
~ UNIVERSE IN A SOFT SHELL ~ Stars begotten in the eyes North wind taunts the lazy chimes Smug daisy glow shows up the night Sometimes I move so fast I can't Cannot see my toes oh, What if there's a universe inside This soft shell of mine Soil kisses sore naked feet Lethargic cadence of retreat The speed of light surpasses sound I'm moving so fast I can't see Cannot see my toes oh, What if there's a universe Inside this soft shell of mine
3.
Fall 05:53
~ FALL ~ Distant the rays, omni clouds, ponder if you feel it Rise harvest moon, golden knight, redeem love in season Summer's come and gone And oh, the trees are pretty Upon the precipice, I breathe in the horizon And oh how the leaves drift like ashes Fraught from the womb, frostbit earth, wonder-lust mother's burden Turn like the tides, precious one, plot the seeds of tomorrow Summer's gone again And all the leaves have fallen Upon the precipice, I breathe in the horizon And as I raise my arm I release mother's ashes So much more All that we are We cannot know Oh, Fall
4.
Flowers 03:46
~ FLOWERS ~ Bold and sure soft eyes beheld me No resistance to their charm Found a solace, far from longing And I let you in Bird song broke my fall this morning When I found you bedside cold At least the evidence was warming Tattered boxers, on the floor If you must leave in the night Please lock the door Tuck me in and let me dream Bring me flowers in the morning Kiss the sunlight on my cheek Caress neck and collar Be a bother, til I wake I will take your head in hand And you will know What my mouth says with my eyes Bring me flowers in the morning Kiss the sunlight on my cheek Caress neck and collar, be a bother Bring me a flower, kiss me softly Caress me, my lover, til I quake
5.
~ COULDN'T WAIT ~ You and me we tried to be something Neither of us could be I know you tried so hard But we are only what we are I know you don’t, want me to go But I must, It’s just been too long and I must say... I couldn’t wait, not for a day Not for a moment....oh I I couldn’t wait, not for a day Not for a moment.....oh how I tried too hard to be your all But no one, can be all you need, and want... I couldn’t wait, not for a day Not for a moment....oh I I love you but, I can not stay here I can not grow, please let me go... I I.......I know I couldn’t wait, I couldn’t wait for you You and me we tried to be something

about

With her new EP Universe in a Soft Shell, "Ottawa-based folk singer-songwriter Amanda Cottreau blends haunting melodies with themes of love and redemption. Her tunes are wrought with internal conflict but always seem to offer some sort of resolution through self-awareness. While she cites Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan and Sarah Harmer as influences, Cottreau has a voice all her own." ~ Collin Elliott, STEREOFAME ( Nov 02, 2010 ).

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released November 11, 2010

Lyrics, guitar, vocals and arrangements: Amanda Cottreau www.amandacottreau.com

Photography: Dwayne Brown www.dwaynebrown.com
Design: Robert Smith www.greenmeloninc.com
Mastering: Matthew Baetz www.longshotrecords.com
Production & Mixing, Percussion, Backing Vocals: Ryan Potter www.justaboutdoneproductions.com
Cello, Violin and Piano (Tracks 1,3,5) Composed by Raphael Weinroth-Browne
Violinist: Michelle Pinard

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Amanda Cottreau Ottawa, Ontario

Voicing everything from sultry RnB to alternative rock ballads to heart-baring original compositions, Amanda Cottreau knows how to deliver. As alluring as the sculpted landscapes skirting the Bay of Fundy, this Ottawa/Gatineau singer's voice will leave an unforgettable impression. ... more

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