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Playing House

by Common Holly

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INDECIBELGE This album came into my life at troubled times. It helped me get over and recover, so I feel very intimate with this music. This album is gold: you should give it a try, it's really worth it! Favorite track: The Desert.
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steveinsocal "...There's a deceptive simplicity to the album's sparse arrangements and an ephemeral hue to her voice - all of which add a haunting atmospheric quality to her melancholic, deliciously dark contemporary indie-folk songs..."

reclaimingthecolonies-onestateatatime.blogspot.com Favorite track: Playing House.
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Dante Sudilovsky A haunting journey through places and feelings. Common Holly brings you to a cabin by the lakeside, a desert, and, of course, internalized emotions.

"I am the lizard slinking through the valley of regret." Favorite track: The Desert.
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Louis-Philippe Cusson Une belle découverte. Une bouffée musicale fraîche et persistante. Un road trip de quiétude intérieure. Piste favorite : Lullaby
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CodFish7899 I have loved your music since 2013. you have one of the greatest voices I have ever heard
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1.
Let's take this one day at a time No more assumptions I have no reason Let's take this one day at a time No more oblivion I have no reason I won't remember If after all we're doing fine, I'm breathing every single time I have no reason to be blind No more demons Never ever If after all of it I haven't learned yet I'll learn it Till I forget I will always forget Any way you spin it
2.
Nothing 02:01 video
If I got you in a room If I got you to hold still It would probably be too soon To hold you there against your will But if I got you in that place Maybe we'd see ourselves as humans Because I've given you your space And it has left me here in ruin I won't open my mouth again I won't open my mouth I won't try to reach out again I wont try to reach out If I had another moment To do what I want to do I'd say I've got nothing to say Because I'm done hurting you And if I had another moment Maybe we could see it through I swear I won't try to reach out Because I've already left you And if I had another moment To do what I want to do I'd say I hope that for your sake The world is done punishing you
3.
One silver hair to give you wisdom Two silver hairs reflect your sadness I can't imagine you've been eating But I can see that you've been sleeping With a heart on your sleeve And the devil's voice in your head Stop all that sitting by the window Don't you forget about the daylight It's about time you left your bedroom You picked a side 'cause you were split in two And now you can leave out The devil's voice from your head You are young, tread lightly Your footsteps are too heavy In the daylight use your slippers In the nighttime use your wings Catch a glimpse of the ocean When the bathtub overflows Stroke the fingers of the minute When the minute hand is slow And quit carrying that burden And quit trying to know the story Give the angel's voice a turn Give the angel's voice a turn
4.
In My Heart 03:03
I'll just be by myself A little bit of distraction I can't help but Feel you in my heart There's the greatest wealth Of memories and affection I can't help but Feel you in my self I will still be me Don't worry about the anger It's just because You can feel me on your sleeve Don't be afraid of time We think it's going to harm us Eventually it'll heal us In our minds In my mind, in my mind, I can't help it With my heart, with my heart, I can't help you
5.
It's doesn't make a difference If you shot me with your bad words All of that, I've forgotten By the end of the day I'll be kissing the ground to know you're okay I won't busy myself If you're busy undermining All the things I had to say I know it would have been wrong for me to try to stay And I will love you when the snow goes away So if you give me your bad words I'll take them quietly They show me your pain Not a reflection of me Come out wherever you are my friend It's safe You can come out now wherever you are And I will keep away
6.
The Rose 03:58
Well I know I was the rose But now I feel like I'm the thorn And I can't get enough distance Just to see that I am worn And If it's evidence enough Or if it's all been overblown I'm gonna need some distance, on my own I'm gonna need some distance , time alone It's a shame, it's a shame My foundation isn't solid Always cracking underneath me It's so hard, so unnatural To be two people at once Does it ever run smoothly Does it ever end truly
7.
The Desert 04:42
I went into the desert and I missed him Don't know if it was the mountains asking questions I went into the desert and I held him Through a muddy creek, he was sand pooling in my hands And every night the desert sang a love song And inside my languid body was a fight And every night I hoped that he would come home But by daylight I knew it wasn't right The wash is drying up underneath the red sunset And I'm a lizard slinking through the valley of regret Oh I'm the wild coyote yelping at the midnight sky A lover, forgotten how to love The sparrow, how to fly Hollow, hollow, when the moon is rising, rising Lost my footing in the desert canyon I lost him, and I lost my home Saw him vanish into the horizon And there I was, left to be alone
8.
In a town by all the birch trees Where my love said there'd be fallen leaves It's a distance we can travel It involves no parting of the seas It's a cabin on a lakeside and it's empty Take the road along the lakeside Hang a left before the great divide Hope we get there after nightfall So we'll have nowhere to wait and hide Till tomorrow, till tomorrow, It'll look just the same In the cabin with the birch trees We'll uncover all our fantasies It's a distance we can travel To forget the thickening unease Let us leave here, let us go there where it's waiting We will find the path to go there When we get close, breathe the open air I'll play mom and you play daddy And we'll ruin us beyond repair At the cabin on the lakeside, if we take things too far Hold on For a little longer
9.
New Bed 03:00
Clean sheets and a shutter I can't close Where are the lights, excitement is enveloping Newness is a journey in a new bed Goodbye old friends and hello strangers There it is still raining There it is still raining Here it's dry I feel that we will get along just fine If everything goes the way I have in mind I feel that we will get along this time This situation will work out just fine Shadows that I don't even recognize Can't guide myself without turning the lights on Corners I happen to run into But a steady beating in my heart It keeps me ready

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released October 23, 2017

Born in New York and raised in Montreal, Common Holly (AKA Brigitte Naggar) puts unpredictable compositional elements into a singer-songwriter/folk framework, packaged in textured, eclectic electro-acoustic production. Playing House contemplates the notion that it is conscious thought and deliberate action that defines and cements maturation from child to adult.

All songs and lyrics written by Brigitte Naggar
All songs performed by Brigitte Naggar & Devon Bate
Produced by Brigitte Naggar & Devon Bate in Montreal
Mixed by Devon Bate in Montreal
Mastered by Jon Kaspy at McGill University

Additional Instrumentation:
Piano on 'Lullaby' played by Jean-Michel Blais
Drums on Track 1, 4 & 7 played by Kyle Hutchins
Guitar on 'If After All' played by Steven Whitely
Violin played by Amelia Castillo
Cello played by Laurence Gaudreau

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Thank you forever to my Timbaland (Devon), to Mom, Dad, Julien, Nini and Andi, Grandma and Grandpa, to Eric and to my friends who inspire me always

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