Volcano Child

by Chloe Bix

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released 14 April 2011

Chloe Bix - vocals, harmonies, guitar, violin, accordion, bass
Mick Pledge - guitar
Kaj Nijjar - drums
Alan Welch - keyboards

All songs written by Chloe Bix
Produced by Chloe Bix
Recorded by Chloe Bix, Tom Nordon & Baz Bix at Petroc Studios, Chappledore Studios & at home
Mixing by Chloe Bix
Mastering by Chloe Bix & Tom Nordon
Design by Chloe Bix




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Track Name: Volcano Child
Volcano Child - Lyrics


Intro:

Cm Ab F G / Cm Ab Bb G Cm G /


Verse 1

Cm Ab
I live on the side of a Volcano Child
F G
It’s a volatile place with an innocent face
Cm Ab
The bubbling pain of a lifetime of shame
F G
Stirs in the depths of her core


Chorus 1

Cm Ab
Don’t you make sense out of me
Bb G
Don’t you, no
Cm Ab
Don’t you try to tempt me
Bb G Cm Ab
Away from my Volcano Child


Verse 2

Gentle tears rain from brazen blue eyes
Hiroshima ashes from mascara lashes
Moisten the mask, etching grooves of the past
Molten memories pour


Chorus 2

And don’t you make sense out of me
Don’t you, no
Don’t you try to tempt me?
Away from my Volcano Child G


Solo

Eb Bb Eb B / Em B7 Em A /
F C F G / Cm Ab Cm Bb /
Ab (Aug4 maj7) Cm Ab G /


Verse 3

The retching and heaving, is there hope of relieving
This infernal pressure I’m frightened I’m freezing
I’m shaking and quaking, insufferable breaking
Explosions shatter her core


Verse 4

Nightmare or dream I don’t want to be seen
No one will hear my primal scream
I sneak and I shy, round corners I hide
From myself and my Volcano Child


Chorus 3

And don’t you make sense out of me
Don’t you, no
Don’t you try to tempt me?
G
Away


Chorus 4

Don’t you make sense out of me
Don’t you, no
Don’t you try to tempt me?
Away from my volcano child


Outro:

Cm Ab F G / Cm Ab Bb G Cm



Chloe Bix 2008

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Track Name: Jessie Price
Jessie Price - Lyrics


Intro

Am (with G,F#,F,E) X 4


Verse 1

Am
Forty years in the making of a heart that’s made of ice
C E7
Resembling the nature of an Aunt named Jessie Price
Am C
With sacrifice aplenty, her sugar’s turned to spice
E7 Am
And her upholstery matches the decor


Verse 2

Do you mind and if you please and oh no not at all
At the party Jessie Price is standing in the hall
In a corduroy skirt and cardigan Jessie you’re a bore
As she waits to do the bidding as she’s told


Chorus


C G
She’s the salt of the earth; it’s true we love her dearly
Am E7
But the hardships of her life have affected her severely
C G
Anniversaries and birthdays mark the passing of each year
E7 Am
But she braces every moment with a smile


Verse 3

Back in 1942 young Jessie’s in her swing
The daffs are on the table, they fill the air with spring
She checks her lipstick one more time, waits for the bell to ring
But her lover has been blown up by the war


Bridge


D Am
The flowers shed their petals like tears of bitter gall
D E7
The snapshot on the mantelpiece is thrown against the wall
Am C
The ghostly ring of footsteps echo down the hall
E7 Am
As her fist of feathers dust away her dreams


Chorus

Am (with G,F#,F,E) X 4



Solo

Am C E7 Am C E7 Am



Chorus


Middle 8

F C G Am
Woah hoa Jessie you’re a one
F C G Am
We all thought you’d have a daughter or a son
F C E7 F Dm
But you’re precious heart was broken, the bullet from a gun
G
What’s done is done


Chorus


Outro

Am (with G,F#,F,E) X 4




Chloe Bix 2008


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Track Name: Purse of Riches
Purse Of Riches - Lyrics



Verse 1

G
A strange thing happen just the other day
Bm
I was daydreaming about come what may
C
I happened upon a market stall
G D
I stopped to see if there was anything of interest at all


G
When I found what I wanted we haggled for a while
Bm
I took out my purse so I could pay him in style
C
But a lady behind me with her nose in the air
G D
Said, “I don’t suppose you’ve more than fifty pence in there,”



Bridge

Em
Well I said to the lady with a glint in my eye
C
“Don’t be fooled because my clothes don’t comply,”
Em
And I said to the lady with a twinkle in my eye
D
“Don’t let the purse of riches pass you by,”



Chorus

Cmaj7
Out flew a butterfly then a dove
Gmaj7 D6
And all the heavens rang with love
Db6 C6 D9
I could hear the trickling of a stream
Gmaj7
And a child telling Daddy of last nights dream
Eb6
And I said to the lady, “I have riches here,
Gmaj7 D6
So come a little close now don’t you fear
Cmaj7 D7 G
I found love.”



Verse 2

The woman looked at me with true surprise
She hadn’t a clue what I’d implied
She hitched her crocodile bag up onto her shoulder
And straightened her fur to make her look bolder
I smiled sweetly and offered my hand
To show her my gifts, help her understand
And as puzzlement shrouded her eyes for a flash
She calculated how she could by them with cash



Bridge



Chorus



Solo



Bridge



Chorus

Cmaj7 D7 Em
I found love

Cmaj7 D7 G
I found love





Chloe Bix 2009



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Track Name: Sophia's Voice
Sophia’s Voice - Lyrics



Intro

Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C Fmaj6 Em Fmaj6 Fmaj7 Am



Verse 1

Dm Am
Did your friends ever laugh at you in the playground at school?
Dm Am
Were your hand-me-down green dungarees too far from being cool?
Dm Am Em F
When a black sheep feels alone and weak, she follows like a mule
Am F G
Hunger tempered by an apple, she’s soon guzzling the gruel



Verse 2

And as she tastes the bitter sweetness of acceptability
She looses the instinct of a hunter born to all humanity
She joins the masses in a blind embrace of consumer piety
Her spirit plunges from pure radiance to common bourgeoisie



Chorus 1

C G
La di da sang the angel Sophia
C G
At the gates of the marketplace her clear voice did rise
Am F
How long will it take for the greedy man to satiate?
G Am
How long for fools to open up their eyes?



Verse 3

She hones her fashion fancies round a model from Quebec
Ditches her purity and innocence, as she mutters what the heck
Then bursts with pride, a pat upon the back with her very first pay cheque
Now her castle’s built from credit cards, and it’s Russian roulette



Verse 4

Did she ever think that four wheel drive would bring her happiness?
Did she think she might survive without that Jasper Conran dress?
Another holiday in St Trope, another marker of success
How lucky that the poor man has nothing to confess



Chorus 2



Bridge 1

F G Am
La di da di fa li die di day
F G C Am
You don’t have to cross your fingers and wish the lie away
F G Am
Let wisdom be the hero you obey
F G Am
La di da di fa li die di day



Solo

Dm Am Dm Am Dm Am Em F Am F G



[ Verse 5

Our food is hand picked daily from the supermarket shelf
Vegetables in chemicals will never bring us better health
We’ve lost consideration for our land, we just think of our self
And our lives are just spent striving for economic wealth ]


Verse 6

And now it’s 2008 and we have to draw the line
The angels are gathering in the sky and they’re messing with my mind
I going to dig out those green dungarees with no thought for the design
And start cleaning up this awful mess in the glorious sunshine



Chorus 3



Bridge 2



Outro

Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 C Fmaj6 Em Fmaj6 Fmaj7 Am




Chloe Bix 2008


Sophia does not restrict her teaching to a temple, religious group, or to the intellectual or priestly/rabbinic class. Her teaching occurs in the street, at the city gate and marketplace, where politics and commerce take place, where integrity and wisdom are most needed to insure justice and the future well-being of the people:


Wisdom cries aloud in the street;
In the markets she raises her voice;
On the top of the walls she cries out;
At the entrance of the city gates she speaks.
"How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
And fools hate knowledge?"

--Sophia, Proverbs



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Track Name: Belfast Baby
Belfast Baby - Lyrics

Capo 2nd Fret



Intro

Am Em F Em Am Em F Em Am



Verse 1

Am
Whilst riding home from work one night
Em
My daddy stopped at a traffic light
F
The barrel of a gun shone bright
Em Am
Was pointed at his head


Am
“Which side do you support?” was asked
Em
“Neither”, he said to the mask
F
And fast sped off into the dark
Em Am
Lest he be shot dead



Chorus

F
Click clack go the swords of war
Em
Pop pop go the pistols
F
Howls from the hounds of hell
G
And the troubles of Northern Ireland


F
Boom go the bombs of war
Em
Ra ta tat tat the rifles
F
Howls from the hounds of hell
G Am Em F Em Am
And the troubles of Northern Ireland



Verse 2

The crossroads on the Lisburn Road
Where hand grenades and bombs explode
Mark that place so long ago
From which I’ve always fled

A Belfast baby does not
Understand why nature deals it hand
The hallmark of a trouble land
That I’ve inherited



Chorus



Am Em F Em Am Em F Em Am



Bridge

C
Shoulds or shouldn’ts, wills or won’ts
G
Lefts or rights, dos or don’ts
F
The conflict rages on and coats
E
The world in which I tread


C
Fractal patterns spiral round
G
Fronds of ferns invade the ground
F
Emerge years later to compound
E
The road that lies ahead



Verse 3

Reflexes of flight or fight
Have been my lifelong parasite
That deadly poison aconite
Through my veins did spread

Now peeping from that fragile door
Still weary of the gods of war
I’ll not be martyr anymore
I’ll brave this world instead



Chorus



(Extension)

I’ll stand up and sing my fears
That ricochet down through the years
I’m breaking through the frontier
The troubles of Northern Ireland


Outro

Am Em F Em Am




Chloe Bix 2008




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Track Name: When Hell Melts Snow
When Hell Melts Snow - Lyrics

Capo 3



Verse 1

G D C G
Well I set my heels a-roving one cold and windy night
G D C G
I felt my heart a-burning for someone to hold me tight
G D C G
I say, “Hey there! How ya doing? You sure could treat me right!”
G D

C G
When hell melts snow, makes the flowers grow, I’ve got you on a Saturday night



D C G G D C G



Verse 2

When my day’s been long and weary and I’ve troubles on my mind
I close my eyes and hold your strong body next to mine
You say, “Hey there! What ya doing? This is not our time!”
When hell melts snow, makes the flowers grow, I’ve got you on a Saturday night



Chorus

Em Bm C G
And you ease my pain, the moon cuts through the rain
G D C G
When hell melts snow, makes the flowers grow, I’ve got you on a Saturday night



D C G G D C G



Verse 3

The seasons pass so quickly and our colours turn to grey
I wonder what if things had happened differently that day
We say, “Hey there! How ya doing? Is everything okay?
If hell melts snow, or the flowers grow, I’ve got you anyway!



Em Bm C G G D C G X2



Verse 4

Well I set my heels a-roving one cold and windy night
A felt my heart a-burning for someone to hold my tight
You say, “Hey there! How ya doing? I sure could treat you right!”
Now the rivers flow and the flowers grow, I’ve got you on a Saturday night


And you ease my pain, the moon cuts through the rain
Now the rivers flow and the flowers grow, I’ve got you on a Saturday night



Em Bm C D
And you ease my pain, the moon cuts through the rain
Now the rivers flow and the flowers grow, I’ve got you on a Saturday night



G D C G G D C G





Chloe Bix 2008





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Track Name: Lady Howard
Lady Howard - Lyrics



Intro

Am (A B C D) F E E7 Am (A B C D) F E E7



Verse 1

Am F
Lady Howard of Fitzford her story does begin
G E E7
With gold, gemstones, finery, her fathers heroin
Am F
But greed and wealth drove him mad; he took his life with dagger clad
G Am G Am G
And left poor Mary and all she had, a villains tender prey



Chorus

Am
My Lady has a coach with horses two and four
F
My Lady has a gaunt black hound that runs before
G
My Lady’s coach has nodding plumes, her driver has no head
Am Em
My Lady is ashen white as one that long is dead



Am (A B C D) F E E7 Am (A B C D) F E E7



Verse 2

A price on her head just nine years old, to the Earl of Northumberland she was sold
To the old Earl’s son a child bride, he was callous and cruel, he wounded her pride
Well Percy died from catching cold whilst hunting hare or so we’re told
With Mary freed from his hold, he turned into pray



Chorus



Verse 3

Older now and free to love, Tom Darcy she did wed
But not long after they eloped he too was dead
Two more husbands tempted fate; they smelt her fortune and couldn’t wait
But a slip of poison was the stake that sent them to their graves



Chorus



Solo



Verse 4

Lady Howard of Fitzford is heard out on the moor
Tonight she clatters in her carriage of bones just like the night before
And if you stop you can hear her scream, she will not awake from this repetitive dream
From the track to the blade to the breathy steam of her bloodhound’s fleshy jaws



Chorus




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Track Name: Ride the Bore
Ride The Bore - Lyrics



Verse 1

E
Are you satisfied with what you’ve got?
F#
Do you pin your hopes on Camelot?
B7
Do you keep it cool when you could be hot hot hot
E B7
To those who heed you


E
Can you think back to a time
F#
When you stepped way out of line?
B7
Was it tequila just before the li – i – ime?
E B7
Did you taste freedom?



Chorus

You’ve got to ride the bore
Don’t play safe anymore
You know you can’t ignore
You’re way of being

You’ve got to ride the bore
Take a leap of faith, let yourself soar
Get right into the core
Of what you believe in



Verse2

Transition and change
Can lead to some things strange
But you and only you-oo-oo
Can rearrange it

It only takes a little imagination
Open your eyes, see a beautiful horizon
You will be an inspiration
To those who love you




Chloe Bix 2009



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Track Name: In the Dark
In The Dark - Lyrics


A E7 A A7
1. In the dark my heart is distant thunder
D Dm A A7
In the dark I am the eye of the hurricane
D Dm A F#m
In the dark my thoughts swirl like blossom in the spring
A E A A7
And my tears fall like summer rain



2. In the dark my body is bedrock
In the dark my aspirations fill the sky
In the dark I see through the eyes of a blind man
And my soul feels like a spy



Solo

D Dm A A7
And a casket of cobwebs holds all that is real
D Dm A A7
In invisible suspensions from the stars
D Dm A F#m
And through a garland of roses flows the lifeblood of a nation
B7 E E7
To the serenade of fiddles and guitars



3. In the dark sweet colour has no substance
And the silence, when you hear it, is pure gold
And every sound transforms into a symphony of sonneteers
From the darkness, from the silence, from the cold



4. In the dark I am devil and angel
And sometimes I meet with my dead friends
And when my dreams fandango round the rooftops of my mind
They keep me praying right to the bitter end



Solo



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Track Name: Standing at your Window
Standing At Your Window - Lyrics



Intro D7


Verse 1

D7
My girlfriend texted me last night
D7
She said girl don’t you let him win out right
D7
And you can’t give up without a fight sincerely


D7
So I took her advice and I hatched a plan
D7
To try and make up with my man
D7
Coz I knew that I loved my Daniel dearly



Chorus 1

F G D7
And now I’m standing at your window
F G D7
I don’t know what to do
F G D7 D7
I’m ten feet from your window and you

F G D7
Yeah I’m standing at your window
F G D7
I want to be with you
F G D7 D7
I can see you through your window - I love you



Verse 2

I can see that you have cut your hair
And you’re wondering what shirt to wear
And I can smell upon the air Armani

And your motorbike is at the gate
It looks as if you have a date
I’d better go at any rate or you’ll see me



Chorus 2

Coz I’m standing at your window
I don’t know what to do
I’m ten feet from your window
And you

Yeah I’m standing at your window
I want to be with you
I can see you through your window
And as you see me through your window I say



Bridge

Bm G
Don’t you leave me now!
Bm G
Please don’t let me down
Bm G A
I can’t turn around from you



Instrumental D7



Verse 3

Well we met up the other week
So that we could have a chance to speak
And then he kissed me on the cheek sincerely

And we talked about the other night
When I had given him a fright
He said I was acting like I was crazy



Chorus



Bridge



Outro

D7
Yeah I was standing at your window
Yeah I was standing at your window
Yeah I was standing at your window
Yeah I was standing at your window




Chloe Bix 2008




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Track Name: Brain Train
Brain Train - Lyrics


Intro

Em C D Em G F# Em C D Em G F# Em



Verse 1

Em G A
Get out of my head what’s in my head; sometimes I think I’m better off dead

Em C D Em C D
What’s that?


Em G A
Nobody knows how deep it goes; the magic men told me to keep on my toes

Em C D Em C D
What’s that?


Em G A
Lost in the dark, need a jump lead spark, out of the town and into the park

Em C D Em C D
What’s that?


Em G A
Read on the wall and illegible scrawl; is it a message or nothing at all?

Em C D Em
What’s that?



Chorus

Em
It’s the brain train running
A
Ten thousand thoughts a second
Em
And it’s coming, coming, coming
A Em
The brain train’s running out of track



C D Em G F# Em C D Em G F# Em



Verse2

Rum, bling, bling, coke is king, the blurry faces are mesmerizing - What’s that?
An incredible high as the stars spin by, don’t know if I should laugh or cry - What’s that?



Chorus

C D Em G F# Em C D Em



Middle 8

A Em
Don’t you ever go lying in the heather!
A Em
After midnight whatever the weather
A Em
Don’t you ever catch a falling feather!
C B
After midnight, don’t go out tonight, tonight
Em
What’s that?



C D Em C D Em C D Em C D



Bridge

Em
What’s that my friend?
G
What do you see?
A Em
Do you think you can trust it with me?
Em
What’s that my friend?
G
What’s that you say?
A Em
You don’t want it anyway
Em
What’s that my friend?
G
What have I done?
A Em
My legs have gone, I cannot run
Em
What’s that my friend?
G
What’s that you hold?
A Em
Do you think it will save your soul?
C D Em
Save your soul?
G F# Em
Save your soul?
C D Em
Save your soul?



Middle Eight


A B A B
What’s that? What’s that? Alright



Em C D Em C D Em C D Em




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Track Name: Logo Girl
Logo Girl - Lyrics



Verse 1

Bb A

I’m the ultimate creation of our genealogy

Bb A

Change my shape, change my colours, you will not notice me

Bb A

I’m a one of kind, a futuristic pedigree

Bb A

I’ll invade your brain receptors shape reality



Chorus

Gm A

I’m a Logo Girl

Gm A

I’m a Logo Girl

Gm A

Logo Girl

Gm A

I’m a Logo Girl



Verse 2

Bb A

It’s undeniable I’m instantly identifiable

Bb A

I will not be held liable if I’m unrecognizable

Bb A

Fear the consequences when betraying your responses

Bb A

I’m a powerful, indelible symbol of me



Chorus



Middle eight

Dm Bb

Think of what you’ll gain

Gm C

Why don’t you enter my domain

Dm Bb

Don’t ask if you can be the same as me

Gm A

‘Cos this is how it will always be



Chorus X 2




Chloe Bix 2010




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