A Mixture Of Frailties

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    Album artwork by Matthew Hinther,
    Cover Design by Andrew Oliver,
    Photograph by Aaron Mason ,
    Produced by James Bunton
    Music by Ansley Simpson

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Words by Ansley Simpson
Music by Ansley Simpson and James Bunton
String arrangement by James Bunton
Produced and mixed by James Bunton at The Glen Gordon
Drums recorded at Dream Date Studio.
Mastered by João Carvalho at João Carvalho Mastering
The title “A Mixture of Frailties” is taken from the Robertson Davies novel by the same name

lyrics

A Mixture of Frailties

Peel off the warning labels
Wear this mixture of frailties
Show our skin from under callus
Feel everything between us

Carry with me the oldest of boxes
To the newest beginnings
Over continents and prairies and rivers

If my fingers go numb from playing
Will you blow across the tips so I can feel
If my fingers go numb from playing
Will you blow across the tips so I can feel

Break way the rusted armour
Fill my lungs with night air
I’m not a battle that needs fighting
You’re not a struggle without end

And my body won’t stop twitching and these tremors

If my fingers go numb from playing
Will you blow across the tips so I can feel
If my fingers go numb from playing

You’ve got all my shadows
Fading like bruises on your skin
I will hold up my hand for the wind
Blow across the river from where you live

Ohhhh live

Peel off your warning labels
Wear this mixture of frailties
Soothe blisters
Pull back callus
Feel everything between us

If my fingers go numb from playing
Will you blow across the tips so I can feel
If my fingers go numb from playing
Will you blow across the tips

If my fingers go numb from playing
Will you blow across the tips so I can feel
If My fingers go numb from playing
Will you blow Across the tips
So I can feel
So I can feel

credits

from Breakwall, released April 26, 2017
Ansley Simpson: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
James Bunton: Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Synths
Heather Kirby: Bass
Mika Posen: Viola, Violin
Cris Derksen: Cello
SOCAN 2017

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Ansley Simpson Toronto, Ontario

Ansley Simpson is an emerging Anishinaabe singer-songwriter from Toronto. A weaver of haunting vocals and poetics, her songs unfold as stories, immersing the listener in vibrant imagery and journeying us through themes of vulnerably, love, and the raw emotion of heartbreak. ... more

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