by Peppermint Sky

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This album is dedicated to Shaun Denney.

With thanks to Geoffrey for taking my jumble of demos and ideas and turning them into something beautiful.

Thank you to Natalie Doig, Gary Fox, Rob Curtis, and Paul Lennon, for lending the inspiration behind some of these songs, be it with a beautiful poem or a wonderful riff. And thank you muses, Matthew, MoJo, and Bee.


released May 18, 2017

All tracks written by Tess Savigear except track 1 by Savigear, Lennon and Armes, track 3 by Savigear and Curtis, track 4 by Savigear and Denney, track 5 by Savigear and Doig, track 10 by Savigear and Armes. "Into the sea" written by Geoffrey Armes.

Vocals performed by Tess Savigear, Bethan Mathis, Geoffrey Armes, Morwenna Savigear, Jasmine Savigear, and Meg Radley
Music performed by Geoffrey Armes and Tess Savigear
Additional sounds on "Maen Llia" by Gary Fox

Produced by Geoffrey Armes and Tess Savigear
Additional engineering: Chris Smith
Mastered by Tom Desisto
Cover photo featuring Jade Connor by Martin McCarthy of Theasis Photography
Design by Chris Smith

copyright © 2017 Tess Savigear



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"From her compact home recording studio she creates a uniquely moody and ethereal blend of electronic and traditional music" - Chicago Home Recording Examiner

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Track Name: Starry
You can’t hide you’re in flight
But you can be caught with my hands
If you come in to my sky like Jupiter rising
Or someone turned on the light
Was this ever my safe place
You invade like icy rain on summer days
If I conjure a fine autumnal tapestry
Would you stay the king and would you need a queen?

I wanna see the northern lights
With eyes wide open in unguarded skies
Make you starry for only me all through the night
I wanna ride by io’s side
Spin the moon as we dance across the sky
Leave you kisses that flash behind your eyes

Jealous moon replaced these wings with heavy silence
Won’t you fall down from this sky
to bring me a meteor shower or turn off this light?
Track Name: Clover
I fell over I fell in clover
Let the flowers cover my head
Then it was over this rollercoaster
And you know you’re a long time dead

Why let things get the better of you
When you could have the better of me?
Why let things get the better of you
When you could come along with me?

That’s when I told her this game is over
Undercover just playing dead
He glazed over my supernova
Meteors will sweeten the bet

We weren’t just made to dance together I want your arms around me
We were made to fit together I want your arms around me
Think it over
Fields of clover

He fell over he fell in clover
Pretty flowers covered his head
And now it’s over this rollercoaster
Baby we’re a long time dead
Track Name: Ode to myself
Took all of 17 to lick my wounds
You’ll never know just what you’ve done
Oh but I took a photograph of your bedroom
And I put up walls to write on
But anyway there’s sure to be some sunny spells ahead
I was dreaming in your bed
There’s gotta be an easier way to clear your head
Ode to myself

So did she tell you to cut your hair at 22
Or was it the adult thing to do
While washing out your memories
Like when you said you’d marry me
Build a treehouse and never leave
Oh but anyway there’s sure to be some hungry mouths ahead
Co-sleeping in your bed
And there’s surely no nicer way to be mislead
Ode to myself

So you find time to find me
Now I’m carving out a family tree with pretty flowers I can believe in
So I close the book after carefully turning down the leaf
But her red hair is something to be seen
Oh but anyway there’s sure to be some happy times ahead
We lie dreaming in our bed
You can’t legislate for what time will wait for
Ode to myself

Mix up your ideas of love drink it up it’s not enough
Track Name: Premonition
The truth will set you free
So choose your weapon carefully
It can’t do any harm
Reflections on your palm
Young girl wait patiently
Make a wish and then we’ll see
The present the past
But she quickly dropped my hand

She had a premonition you’d do well not to listen to
Standing by the door don’t come knocking no more
A premonition

I’ll wait to know my story’s closure
I turn myself inside out as it gets closer

Just tell me sweet things
Trinkets and bells
You don’t just pay for the stories that she sells
Track Name: Cathedrals
I had the urge to bare my feet
And tread the wooden floorboards of the hall
Like feeling English Oak beneath me
Could somehow sooth my soul

Carry my heart to cathedrals

And if the time was mine to spend
I would dance on warps and whorls
But oh the clock above my head
That echoes through these manmade walls don’t forgive

I leave my heart to cathedrals

In the warming grain of centuries gone by
We flow through time
Leave your shoes in the city
Track Name: Lamplight
You bring lamplight to the day
Leaves fly you just carry me away
I’d turn to russet but I’d still fade to grey
Fall to the fall and be blown away

But not into your arms
A secret thought in your day (listen I’ll tell)
Like the ghost doll
Like confetti leaves I’m swept away (by you)

So does the moon reach out for you
Tides change on a dime like your colours do
Recall the goddess with arms of broken fruit
Cinnamon kisses won’t take me away the way you do

I must steal something next time I see him
a golden hair if I’m swift
if he don’t belong to me I’ll steal him piece by piece
Track Name: Magnificent rain
You painted a tear to cover a crack
You’re breathing on your own and you never look back
Your ambition is sheer
All roses and black clouds
Gather your skies
Shout your goodbyes
In magnificent rain

Is the kingdom closed?
Is the worst behind you?
Keep your battles close and the storm inside you
How’s your memory?
Do you remember me?

There was smoke on your path
Your step slowed
You’re riding on your own on an open road
But you were never here
With your roses and black clouds
Cover your eyes the courtier lies
Track Name: Maen llia
Match for a green man she stands alone
Take her flowers but never home
Wondering if she’ll ever fall
Now there’s nothing but the girl here at all

Now who marks the territory?
Leave their names on her belly
Diamond shaped and roughly cut
What in gods name holds you up?

Llia Llia Llia Llia

You won’t find her sweet
Introspection gathering speed
Diamond shape and roughly cut
What in gods name holds you up?

Where’s Llia now?
Track Name: Snow angels
Hungry animals were snapping at our feet
In the arms of mystery we embrace defeat

Snow angels were storming the sandcastles
And nothing would ever be the same
Because we were saved

My hope cup was overflowing
As sweet as saccharin
I could’ve bought my way inside
But I always lacked ambition

I know where it’s gonna go wrong
Because I know you
But don’t let me stop the game
Because it’s just starting to get nasty
it’s kind of pathetic l
Like all those globes prophetic
That when you ran I held your hand

You can’t resist a horror story
I’d turn back if I were you
I can’t resist an open wound
So I guess we’ll push on through

We were saved by snow angels
But we’ll have to break up some time
Track Name: Firefly
And your soul feels sick and sorry when you’re falling
And your soul’s filled with bliss and hunger when you’re flying
Thought I saw you hiding from light courting the sun
Wrapped in vicious rays you count the ways you can return for more

Move in circles of light
(Searching coaxing)
Until you find yourself stoking

And your soul’s full wrecked and broken but only for certain
And your soul’s filled with mercury and crystal horizons
Thought I saw you hiding away on the open plains
Till the moment slips to rubbing sticks so you can return for more

A temporary madness I ran
Arms that pushed you away now strain for yourself
How you fill my dark day

You were pressing flowers in my hands
I crushed them like diamonds
Track Name: Io
Io Io Io Io
Continental drift moving sideways
Oh how mountains shift
It’s warm here in your shadow

Though we move round in silence
Starry skies can’t outshine us
Io Io Io Io

Jovian by choice
Ganymede rising
I told prometheus
it’s warm here on your horizons

Hey hey
Track Name: Into the sea/O sea
O sea I feel myself drifting though the waters
And o sea I feel myself turning over and over
She won’t see all I fear
What goddess will save me now
From your cold ideals where sirens also drown
Breathing in to heal but oh I need you now
O sea I feel myself falling through the darkness
And o sea it all seems so endless hopeless senseless
She won’t feel oh what I feel when you fill me up empty me up
Soothed by what I fear
A silent open mouth reels me in serene
And I won’t need you now
La la la la