The Curling Vine

by Felicity Fox

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I am a lucky woman who has lived, lost and won again many times over.
These songs reflect the fullness of that living.
They are songs for all of you.
May you hear your own heartbeat in them as you listen…

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released November 25, 2014

Felicity Wilcox: lead and backing vocals, piano
Lloyd Swanton: acoustic bass
Jess Ciampa: drums (Forward, Brother, Stronger, All for You, Beautiful Child), percussion and backing vocals
Gene Gill: drums (Dress Me Up, The Leap, Slowly Slow)
John Encarnacao: guitars
Veronique Serret: violin
Anthea Cottee: cello, viola da gamba (Long Way Home, Brother)
Ewan Foster: viola
Rachel Hannan: backing vocals
Anne Edwards: piano accordion
Tim Crow: flugal horn

All words, music and arrangements by Felicity Wilcox.
Recorded and mixed by John Stuart at Sound Heaven Studios, Wentworth Falls, NSW.

Co-produced by Felicity Wilcox and John Stuart.
Mastered by Michael Lynch.
Photography by Camille Walsh
© Felicity Wilcox, 2014.

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Track Name: Stronger
Come along to the water
Come along to the sea
Take my hand we’ll be happy
Take my hand, we’ll be free

Come along to the meadow
So long you’ve been loving me
Didn’t know how to take it
Didn’t know how to be

It’s so easy now
It’s so easy now
Paying our dues was no fun
But now it’s done!

Come along to the forest
Don’t be barking up the wrong tree
Take my hand and I will show you
The river that runs to the sea

You know you’ve got to keep on trying
Never falter in your quest for the sublime
Just look around and it will be there
You will find it in time

It’s so easy now

Stronger, stronger
We are stronger!
Track Name: Beautiful Child
Beautiful child
Through the day, through the night
It’s alright
Beautiful child
Every day, every night
You’re just right
Beautiful child
Everything’s gonna be alright
Beautiful child

But I worry about you
Even when I know the answers
I worry about you
Feel the edge that’s coming to get you down
I worry about you
Wish I could make you stronger
But why should I worry
When you love me like you do?

Beautiful child

But I worry about you
Sometimes when I can feel what’s comin’ on
I worry about you
See your eyes go so stony cold on me…
I worry about you
Wish I could make it better
But why should I worry
When I love you like I do?


Beautiful child
Track Name: All For You
I’m so sick of being
So hung up on you
My head must overrule my heart
I’m so sick of being
So hung up on you
It’s time to make a brand new start.

It’s so hard wanting you
But wanting you is what I do
All the time
And they say it’s not true
That we only once love, the way I love you

I’m so sick of being
So hung up on you
My head must overrule my heart
I’m so sick of being
So hung up on you
It’s time to make a brand new start.

When I put on that dress
I go out to impress
It’s all for you
I’d like to get close
Just to somebody else
But it’s all for you
It’s all for you!

Well I’m lying if I say I’m over you now
And I’m trying to think: that was then, this is now
And I’m crying because I have to lose such a friend
And I’m flying in the dream where I hold you again.

I’m so sick of being
So hung up on you
My head must overrule my heart
I’m so sick of being…
It’s time to make a brand new start
Track Name: Long Way Home
I see your face in my mind like a photograph
Stare at my solace and sing you an epitaph
Close to my heart where you always were, always will be,
Wanting for you all the good things that I want for me.

It’s a long way home, when you’re on your own

Although it hurts me to be so far away from you
Time will heal all these stray thoughts I have of you
Send me a letter, if it’s all I may have of you
Send precious words, tell me all that I’ve meant to you

It’s a long way home, when you’re on your own
Track Name: Forward
The only way to go is forward
The only way to go is straight ahead
The only way to go is forward
The only way to go is straight ahead

But it’s hard and it hurts
When the way isn’t clear
And you don’t even know who is with you
And your truth seems absurd
When you speak you’re not heard
And you don’t even know where it’s leading to

The only way to go is forward
The only way to go is straight ahead

But it’s hard and it hurts
When you’ve loved him for so long
And he’s turned his back on the dream you were building
There’s a place in your heart
That only he can own
‘Cos he’s there in the eyes of your children
Well it’s hard and it hurts
When the way isn’t clear
And you don’t even know who is with you
But I know that I’m right
And I know I am strong
To try to follow my heart through the darkness…
Track Name: Dress Me Up
Oh
Dress me up in your stare
I’m bare,
But for the clothes of your eyes

You see me here,
Still giving
You see me here,
Still wanting
You see me here,
Still waiting
Still here, still warm

You touch me inside
Somehow,
With you I melt
Returned to flesh, soul and bone

You see me here,
Still giving
You see me here,
Still waiting
You see me here,
Still wanting
You see me here,
I let go
You see me here,
Into you
You see me here,
I let go
You see me here,
I sink into you.

I sink into you.
Track Name: Brother
Oh my brother
You took me home
Put my little hand in yours
And you walked me down
And I felt so safe with you
Walking home from school
You always looked out for me
And you always will

Now the God you love
Is takin’ you down
So put your hand in his
He’s takin’ you home

And I don’t understand
Just like that little girl
I think you’re probably
Just too good
For this big bad world
Has your God forsaken you?
As he leaves you to die
I can’t know the reason
And I can’t ask why

Why the God you love
Is takin’ you down?
So put your hand in his
He’s takin’ you home

You’ll live on in me
You always will
You are part of me
I love you still
You will always be
My big brother
Oh, my brother
My dear brother.

And now the God you love
Has taken you down
You put your hand in his
And he took you home

Yeah, he took you home.
Track Name: Slowly Slow
Slowly slow
As you go
Slowly slow
Till you know

Out of the fire comes the cold, seared truth
Glistening and moulded and wet with our tears
Smoothed down and textured with all of our fears

Slowly slow
As you go
Slowly slow
Till you know

Out of the yearning comes the frost-bitten heart
Waiting and wanting and taut with the strain
Dimpled and swollen with all of our pain

So whisper the silent fears you can’t speak
Keep on digging the hole where the treasure still keeps
Do not stay in your sadness, holed up in your plight
But wait for the flooding of warm winter light

Don’t jump on the wagon, don’t fall off the plank
Do not climb the high tower, it might be the wrong one
Just sit with the trouble and wait for the flooding
Of warm winter sun

Slowly slow
As you go
Slowly slow
Till you know

Out of the forest comes the curling vine
We are all entwined in the curling vine
Mirrors of each other in turning time.