Sit Still & Stop Breathing EP

by Caz Batten

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This has been a long time coming. Feel free to download this for absolutely nothing. If you do and you enjoy it then please share it with your friends.

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At the end of the day I just want to be able to create more music.

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released July 2, 2014

All songs written by Caz Batten (2006 - 2014)

Vocals, acoustic guitar - Caz Batten
Electric guitar, bass, drums, recording/production magic - Sam Brawn

Recorded in the autumn of 2013 at the Sam Brawn Home Studio of Dreams & Stripey Socks

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Caz Batten Portsmouth, UK

Singer. Songwriter. Teacher.

Loves guitars, pjs, tequila sunrise, shiny things, crime fiction, American tv, the sea, cider, Paris, red wine, and snowglobes.

South London born, Southsea based.

Can currently be found buried in marking and mountains of paperwork.
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Track Name: Forces
Look at me, I don't even believe the words coming out my own mouth
It's not like I intentionally lie but I'm hoping if I say it enough times
That I might find a reason to let it go
All I have's this anger and it's weighing me down
I fear I kinda like it

I'll keep you at arms length
Because my hands aren't steady enough to hold you

Carry me away, I don't want to stay in this place
The people are rude, the streets are a mess
And I am so tired of screaming about it
Someday I might travel the world
Only to realise what I needed was here the whole time

I'll keep you at arms length
Because my hands aren't steady enough to hold you
What I would give for a little more strength
To be able to push and pull when I needed to

All the little voices, no they don't know a thing
And all the harps in all the keys but they won't sing
All the sly glances you think I don't see
What is it that keeps me here waiting?

I'll keep you at arms length
Because my hands aren't steady enough to hold you
What I would give for a little more strength
To be able to push and pull when I needed to
Track Name: Ashes and Embers
We've been around the houses again, and it's time for me to leave
I think you know it's more than ashes and embers this time
If you want blood then I swear you can have mine
I think you know, I think you know

That this is nothing at all
Just a little stumble
And this is just how it goes
Baby plays around
And everything you're looking for
Is everything I lost I'm sure
You were easy on the eye
But softer on the fist

There's always smoke right before the fire starts
And I never meant it to catch on
You got under my skin, seeing everything within
And your words became the song I try to cast aside
Even putting pen to paper just won't do
Words could never truly capture you

And this is nothing at all
Just a little stumble
And this is just how it goes
Baby plays around
And everything you're looking for
Is everything I lost I'm sure
You were easy on the eye
But softer on the fist

And we pull it all apart, but then we simply carry on
Trying to learn how to smile, how to smile...

That this is nothing at all
Just a little stumble
And this is just how it goes
Baby plays around
And everything you're looking for
Is everything I lost I'm sure
You were easy on the eye
But softer on the fist

You were easy on the eye
But softer on the fist
Track Name: My Fickle Heart
We grew up here, didn't we?
I sure do miss this place
It's good to see some things just don't change
You're still wearing that hat the same

I don't think we ever spoke much more than pleasantries
But you knew me more than the others ever did
Always waiting with a smile
Didn't even need to ask what I was after
Because you already knew

This nostalgia is oh so romantic
I can feel myself slipping back into my old shoes
Reaching for the rose coloured glasses
My heart only ever beats for you

I know I could have done this without you
But I am glad I didn't have to
You never see the things you do to me, you don't see the affect you have on me
You make my heart sing, you are everything

This nostalgia is oh so romantic
I can feel myself slipping back into my old shoes
Reaching for the rose coloured glasses
My heart only ever beats for you
Track Name: Sink or Float
I will go down with this ship,
This will be the end of our days
I will take some of the blame
I must have wandered astray

And I wish I could blame it on being young
But I, I should've known better
It started with a kiss and ended in a blaze of glory
Still I was never good enough for you

Sorry I forgot, we don't revolve round the sun these days
Must've slipped my mind
It just got lost in the fray

Just in case I die tonight, won't you tell him that I love him
Just in case these are the last words out my mouth
I want you to know I was ruined

See I lost my heart, I dropped my heart
In the ocean outside your house
We were skimming stones, had no way to know
It was sink or float
It was stay or go

Just in case I die tonight, won't you tell him that I love him
Just in case these are the last words out my mouth
I want you to know I was ruined

See I will go down with this ship
This will be the end of our days...