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This EP contains the song 'Book of Shadows', a song about Kate's daughter Alex. Alex died aged 13 in 2005 of a heart condition that needn't have killed her if she'd been tested. Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) work to raise awareness and funds for screening programmes, to help save young lives. We want you to download and enjoy this track for free, but if you'd like, you could text PXNY59 £1 to 70070 to donate to CRY in Alex's memory.
You can also donate here: www.justgiving.com/Remembering-Alex
At least 12 young people die of treatable but undetected heart conditions each week, in the UK and every death is a tragedy. It's too late for Alex, but it doesn't have to be too late for all of them. Please help. x
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These are our earliest recordings. They're student demos that were released by a student record label while Kate was at uni. You're welcome to download them for free.

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released June 19, 2012

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DaylightSaving Canterbury, UK

Having been told they weren't 'pure jazz enough' by a UK radio station that shall remain nameless, Richard and Kate delight in describing themselves as 'mongrel dogs of jazz-pop fusion and proud of it'. That half of their songs sound more like contemporary folk than either pop or jazz is neither here nor there.
DaylightSaving's sound combines elements of jazz, pop, folk and Latin.
Formed Nov 2008
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Track Name: Book of Shadows
Book of Shadows

My darling gave me a book of shadows
I tried to hold it in my hand
My fingers closed on shattered promise
It was a gift I did not understand

In the darkness of days that followed
Her book of shadows sheltered me
from the good cheer and bright tomorrows
That in my sorrow I could not bear to see

Time does not heal, pain has not made me stronger
I am broken in ways you cannot see
When I feel I can't, can't walk in sunlight any longer
Her book of shadows gives me somewhere to be free

When her night fell, I wished it were mine
Sure the world had nothing left to show
But her shadows prove the sunshine
Love is pain, and love is how we grow
Track Name: 3am
3am

Three a m, time gets stuck again,
Ticking turns to whispered words, tick, faith, tock, doubt
Turn the clock to face the wall, turn me inside out
Anything to stop this whisper becoming a shout

I know the dam won't break, I'm just waiting, just waiting

Three a m, dripping tap again,
Little drips of pain, bleeding me grey
Turning tight the tap turn tight the tourniquet
Anything to keep this flood from dragging me away

Yeah, I know the dam won't break, I'm just waiting, just waiting

Three a m, dark in the kitchen again,
Dull-edged knives inviting me to carve a little light
Knuckles white on the table's edge, riding out the night
Anything to keep me from deciding that I might

And I know the dam won't break, I'm just waiting, just waiting
Track Name: Shades of Grey
Shades of Grey

Verse 1
There's a hundred different shades of grey
We find the truth where we may
And everybody lies, but not like you
Your tales just don't ring true

Bridge
I'm so tired of reading between your lines
Don't know why you can't just speak your mind
Just speak your mind

Chorus
Why I let you play me this way
I'll never know
I should let you go
But oh, the truth is lonely

Verse 2
I can see I'm just a fool to you
Putting up with al the things you do
But you should watch your step, you ain't no Johnny Depp
There's other fish and I could cast my net

Bridge
I'm so tired of reading between your lines
Don't know why you can't just speak your mind
Just speak your mind

Chorus
Why I let you play me this way
I'll never know
I should let you go
But oh, the truth is lonely

Verse 3
I suppose I ought to settle down
Some quiet chap, a little house in town
But I might miss the thrill of how your kisses chill
My blood and make my heart stop, still -


Bridge
I'm so tired of reading between your lines
Don't know why you can't just speak your mind
Just speak your mind

Chorus
Why I let you play me this way
I'll never know
I should let you go
But oh, the truth is lonely

Coda
Your words are lies, but your kisses taste like wine
So keep them coming, 'cause you make me feel so fine
And oh, the truth is lonely
I said the truth is lonely
Yes, the truth is lonely