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What started out as a simple collaborative studio experiment quickly developed into much more enlisting the help of Moby’s lead singer Inyang Bassey, Leeds based vocalist Anna Stott and the subtle but beautiful vocal sounds of Natalie Gardiner. Other guest appearances come from the smooth Bell, the unusual Lauren Jade and the introspective emcee Lady Paradox.

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released October 23, 2012

All tracks arranged, mixed and produced by The Broken Orchestra.
Mastered By Pete Maher
Cover Art by Nolita

Phonosaurus Records

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The Broken Orchestra Hull, UK

Dusty, Laid Back, Groove, Soulful, Chopped, Horns, Melodic, Percussive, Organic, Jazz, Hip hop, Acoustic, Mellow, Eclectic... are all words that can be associated with The Broken Orchestra.

At the heart of The Broken Orchestra are producers Pat Dooner and Carl Conway-Davis, who, along with a select group of talented musicians and artists sculpt simple ideas into full blown compositional pieces.
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Track Name: Over & Over (feat Natalie Gardiner)
leaving, coming back to what I know
slowly, slowly don't ever let it show

leaving, ain't this all we ever known
slowly, just let it go


tell me you don't
say if I won't
say, cause your love is as good as none

tell me you will
tell me you can
say, cause your love is as good as none

say if I don't
say if your not
say, cause your love is as good as none

say if you will
say if I can
say, cause your love is as good as none


leaving, going back to what I know
slowly, dreams will come and go


say if I don't
say if your not
say, cause your love is as good as none

say if you will
say if I can
say, cause your love is as good as none

say if I don't
say if your not
say, cause your love is as good as none

say if you will
say if I can
say, cause your love is as good as none
Track Name: Reach The Stars (feat Lady Paradox & Belle)
I wanna jump out of bed and reach the stars,
And line the universe with the sweetest bars,
Experience places that seem so far,
And realise no matter where you’ve been or are,
We’re all just people trying to seize our part...
In life - living for what feeds our hearts,
Graffiti painters everywhere are breathing art,
Others live for the fast-life - competing cars,
Or try and make a living when the streets are dark,
Some live for their children - to see their spark,
Others recognise love when they’ve been apart,
Sometimes dreaming’s hard - you feel closed in,
Like striving’s a waste - you know you won’t win,
Cold and frozen - and your flow’s gone
Need someone to confide in but there’s no-one,
I’ve been there but i recognise that hope’s strong,

I want to feel so much bigger than this
I want to feel like each minute living is bliss
Life is a journey with a million twists,
The confusion, the hurt and the brilliant bits,
I want to sink into this world i’ve created,
And not think how the world was created,
Some are struggling for one payslip,
We spend millions on building a spaceship,
Let’s face it - we’re all confused now,
Build our own paradise - play our tunes loud,
Write lines - have to try just to move crowds,
Philosophise - figuring the truth out,
We move round - try to improve our vision,
Imprint our soul in the tunes that we’ve written,
Prove we want more than consumer addiction,
I need meaning else my future is fiction.
Track Name: Take Back The Day (feat Inyang Bassey)
Oo oh, Oo oh, Oo oh (2x)

Lying here next to you it’s plain
All of our yellow’s turning grey
A secret that I’ve tried to keep
Is making it hard for me to sleep

I wanna feel the same
Don’t want to cause more pain
I never meant to stray
Wish I could take back the day

Oo oh, Oo oh, Oo oh… (2x)
(Don’t walk away)

Walkin’ around in such a daze (…Murderer)
Can’t think of one more move to play
Suddenly sun gives way to rain (I surrender)
Wish it could wash this stain away

I wanna feel the same
Don’t want to cause more pain, babe
Don’t look at me that way
Wish I could take back the day (2x)

Don’t walk away – I’ll do anything to stay
Don’t walk away – I’ll do anything you say
Don’t walk away – Please don’t let us end this way
Don’t walk away…

Oo oh, Oo oh, Oo oh (3x)
Track Name: In The Same Way (feat Lauren Jade)
Had to push up on it cos I didn't know, what you did to me
Had to hush up on it so it didn't show
Once it had been started I just didn't know, what you did to me
Once it had departed I just couldn't show

It's just another short day it's happened over again
A repetitive strain glistens in my head
The day to day is when we say this
But we hate the ways in which life changes

Kind of in the same way, it's happened over again
Life can flip and turn it's back on you instead

The back and forth is what we choose for,
The next, oblivious yet so sure

Say what you want if it's 'so so'
Take what you need if it's 'no no'
Darlin' I tried but I didn't forget,
What you did to disturb my 'mojo' (x4)

Now it's on,
The transaction's over
Now it's on
One thing less to cover

Had to push up on it, had to hush up on it...
Track Name: Closer (feat Anna Stott)
I spoke too soon
Laying in my room
My head touched down
Feelin like I wanna frown

This Ain’t love, it’s some kind of love
Makes me feel like a child
So come and step to me
Come on come on come on come on

Come closer
This is where you wanna be
Move Closer
Taking it slowly let me set you free


So now you see
What it feels like with me
And I’m not takin “no” for an answer
Just please me

You and me together
We could even fly away
Got lots to gain, release the pain
Just tell me what you say
And I’m not takin “no” for an answer
Just please me

Let me, set you free
Track Name: Fine Balance (feat Belle)
ee through my eyes. Caught up in games I pretended to play.
But deceit finds us all in the night or the day.
Weaving bittersweet tales from unreliable thread.
The fibres entwine, the story is set.

It’s a fine balance we tread, we teeter on the brink.
It’s a fine balance we tread.

Bring about an equilibrium, high above the crowded din.
Where truthful solace bathes our eyes
and pilgrims come to soothe their sighs.
Creativity was lost in swirling seas on coral reefs
Trapped secretly,
We lost ourselves in the deep
We lost ourselves in the deep
We lost our..

It’s a fine balance we tread we teeter on the brink
It’s a fine balance we tread

We we we we we we we tread
We tread.
Track Name: Lost & Found (feat Inyang Bassey)
You blow my mind
How did you find me again…me again

I was so blind
Could not imagine us then…just a friend

You’ve always been right by my side
You never left although I tried

You blow my mind
How did you find me again…me again

You blow my mind
Ee-yo oh, ee-yo oh

You tested time
Let me go, so I’d know

You free me
Believe me…oh, oh

You free me
Believe me…oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Track Name: To A Place (feat Anna Stott)
You are my, education
Now I need to share this with you
What I have learned
Blows me away
Comprehending the words I should say


This time, I know
Got to be strong, got to be wise, Don’t sacrifice
This time, I know
Got to be strong, got to be wise, don’t sacrifice, no.


You are my, intuition
Listening for the sounds left behind
Masterfully, taking me away,
To a Place where you and me should stay
Actions speak louder than words



Be strong
Be wise
Value yourself
And just realise