The Sitting Room Album

Artist(s): Anne Clark

Cover Art

Anne Clark The Sitting Room Cover Art

Tracklist

The Sitting Room

length: 2:24
composer: Dominic Appleton, Andrea Laschetti, Anne Clark, Gary Mundy
lyricist: Anne Clark

You are just a tenant here, you say
Living in and out of this life
As cheaply as you can

I sit here in the darkness
Gently
Like an old woman
Thoughts knot and click like brittle bones
Doing too much
Trying to question all of this
Trying so hard to fade out
In the blackness
All of the fear
All of the tears that bring us to this

Sometimes it is better that we sit
Here in the silence
I don't look at you
And you don't seem to notice
And the reasons -
The reasons are impossible to see Converge
They gather like dust upon a shelf

You are just a tenant here, you say
Living in and out of this life
As cheaply as you can

Swimming

length: 1:40
composer: Dominic Appleton, Andrea Laschetti, Anne Clark, Gary Mundy
lyricist: Anne Clark
Your body is the shoreline
Sometimes I am the sea
Clinging desperately
Feeling all the contours
Ebbing away
Pulled by the tides
The moon
And digital clocks
Sensitive to nothing

Your body is the shoreline
Sometimes I am the sea
Clinging almost desperately
Feeling all the contours
Ebbing away
Pulled by the tides
The moon
And digital clocks
Sensitive to nothing

Parting hours
Time falls through our fingers
Like sand.

An Ordinary Life

length: 2:36
composer: Dominic Appleton, Andrea Laschetti, Anne Clark, Gary Mundy
lyricist: Anne Clark
The madman looked inside the eyes of the face upon the mirror
"It seems I'm losing my way again" he sighed.
And once again the tell-tale tears begin their journey down
An ever deepening track.

His wife place a hand upon his shoulder.
How over these past few months, he's aged so many years.
He'd give this life to live again.
He'd be so more daring. Be so much bolder
But a little less aware.
It's something of which he can't
Be certain and so he stays restrained and hurting.

At breakfast he places a kiss upon his only daughter.
How he longs for her to run to them as she did when
She was young, but her secrets have become her fears too.
Yet still she remains his child.
His still-pretty wife manages so well. Makes excuses for his absence.
Tries so hard to find the road he's on.

The madman combs his hair, his expression has returned
Almost to normal and he blends almost perfectly with the crowd.
Back into an ordinary life.
An ordinary life.

Shades

length: 2:10
composer: Dominic Appleton, Andrea Laschetti, Anne Clark, Gary Mundy
lyricist: Anne Clark
Through the soft shades of Summer fused together
By the strange seasons of the City
The stationary is stained with all my failings
The bed lays new cold and empty as a casket
Your body left it's shape upon the sheets and
Little else
I shall dress my room in the colours of sadness...

Short Story (Party Mix!)

length: 1:54
composer: Dominic Appleton, Andrea Laschetti, Anne Clark, Gary Mundy
lyricist: Anne Clark
There is a little place in a little room
Where a little chap hides away amidst the gloom.
Tucks his little legs undermeath a well-worn chair
Plucks a piece of paper and attacks at his despair.
A stubby lead pencil scratches through the fears
Of every little cruelness that reduces us to tears.
Sharp is the lead but well is penetrate

All the nooks and crannies that this world creates.
There is so little time for us to stop and look
As he places the cover upon his little book.
There will come a day when this little man will die
And they'll put him in a tiny hole undermeath the sky
His little lead pencel book and chair
Will be placed inside a plastic bag and taken who knows where

The Power Game

length: 0:48
composer: Dominic Appleton, Andrea Laschetti, Anne Clark, Gary Mundy
lyricist: Anne Clark
I've been sitting here all day
Trying to understand
Why people want to rule each other
When the problem's close at hand

A little less of what you want
And more of what you've got
Is enough to keep you struggling
Without hatching other plots

But justify yourself!
Don't satisfy yourself!
You should be out there voting
Say the power mongers gloating

The left-wing rich
Trying to shed their guilt
Go knocking down dreams
Before they're even built
Don't tell me how to live my life
Don't tell me what to do
Repression is always brought about
By people with politics and attitudes like you

All We Have to Be Thankful For

length: 4:16
composer: Dominic Appleton, Andrea Laschetti, Anne Clark, Gary Mundy
lyricist: Anne Clark
She clutches onto his protruding hips
For dear life
Going down
She is going under

She wishes he were emotional
Or something approaching tenderness
Outside the weather beats a little harder
Than her heart

Not even this will keep them together
She makes love
He makes time pass a little less painfully
One and the same perhaps

This time it could be everything
It's enough reason for staying
It's enough to make you want to die
The hardest part is trying

Not to make a mess of it all
It's all we have to be thankful for.