The Shelter

by Talia Pridachina

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The Shelter 03:12
In this cave i have stayed for so long I have waited when others have gone and i know here that no love can grow but at least here my heart will be whole, I'm awake in the night count the days as they come and i pray for a sign that the war has been won I will never resent this cold place for it gave me a home after mine went to waste i have painted the walls with my hope etched in them are the words that i wrote,
Stay tonight 04:04
You don't speak, like the way you used to I'm confused by how your actions and your words don't meet up You don't smile, like the way you used to I am wondering if you know what you want and what you don't, Should i stay tonight will tomorrow find you gone wake up to a silent light say i knew that this would happen all along, I don't cry, like the way i used to when i feel you drifting I've become accustomed to myself I don't need, you the way i used to when i fall i've found that i don't need you here to help me up,
I was so quiet, while you were lying here I never mentioned, my heart was weak and i was scared that you would go and leave me stranded here that you would shine without me, Even though your memory's fading and even though your thoughts grow thin wherever you are you're etched like a scar permanently on my skin I could fight away these feelings I could chase away the hope but wherever you are you're locked in my heart i could never let you go, never let you go I wrote my letters, in hope that you'd reply my will was broken, when i saw nothing arrive don't stop my heart, from beating faster when i dream you're hear in the dark,
I can read your eyes when you have no voice and i know how easily you cry when you have no joy When you fake your smile and you try to please I can see you're tired where you stand on those aching weary feet, I'd like the wind to carry you alone Steal away your sorrows I'd like the wind to carry you away where your fears won't follow Can you hear me call hear me call your name turn your face towards me you don't have to be afraid
The way I am 04:16
Where did i go wrong, i stayed strong so long i made it so far this time I was unaware, its the same old words to the same old song, replaying in my head, I'm wired this way you can't expect that i will change I am the way I am I've made my peace with the reflection that I see Don't try to change me The days they pass but the nights they last you can read it on my skin and the words i speak, fallen broken at my feet so obsolete, so empty You've started a war and you won't leave until you are victorious you are victorious now
Broken words fall down on me so hard and always leave a mark, i cannot seem to heal things i can't let go wearing me down and no one else around, can see the state i'm in I was lost until you found me Speaking words that no one understood I thought no one ever would, i was losing faith Trepidation growing like a fire burning my desires, it took my dreams away I was lost until you found me Broken down, you led me out Losing hope, you let it grow
Rooftops 03:28
More than one side to each story more than one face to me as far as i know this mask may never show the beauty concealed underneath The world it sees what it wants to never observes what i should as far as i know the truth may never grow i can't help but wish that it would So we hang our feet from the rooftops and sing to the crowds in a prayer, that someone would hear us that we would be found Each word has multiple meanings mine are no different to them the things that i say seem to fade into grey when i repeat them again The world it hears what it wants to never absorbs what i say the more i'm declined, the more i'm resigned to leave it to have it's own way When will you come turn the blazings of guns into peace though you're ignored the world's never been more in need
Hold on 02:57
Fear, it has chased me it has embraced me and made me scared Fear, told me to hide here whispered her lies into my eyes But i will hold on, i will hold on to you Time, turned my scratches into scars so i was healed But now, they've reopened and i feel broken broken again But i will hold on, i will hold on to you
I can see you, i have been like this before I can hear you, i have been the one ignored I have cowered, in the same shadows you have I was devoured, by the same self-doubt you had Sing and light up the skies please don't hold back, please don't hold back Sing you light up my eyes please don't hold back, please don't hold back now I was broken, so i know the road seems hard i was healed so, i can help erase your scars I have hidden, from the world when mine fell apart I was speaking, words of lies to protect my heart


released November 29, 2011

Produced and recorded by Matt Caradus.
All songs and recordings copyright to Talia Caradus and Matt Caradus
Photography and album art by Simon Higgs


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Talia Pridachina Wellington, New Zealand

Talia lives in Wellington and spends most of her time writing and performing music. She discovered a passion and talent for song writing at the age of 15 and has been writing songs ever since. She often works with her brother Matt Caradus with whom she has recorded two albums so far. Her music carries an intensity of passion which is reinforced by her emotive vocal style and distinctive accent. ... more

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