The Diary Of Me

by Laurence Made Me Cry

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Download the eagerly awaited debut album from quirky folkstress Jo Whitby a.k.a Laurence Made Me Cry. Available digitally and in CD format.

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released March 11, 2013

All tracks written, performed and recorded by Joanna Whitby (unless otherwise stated).

With extra special contributions from:

Astrid a.k.a Sillysparrowness (words: This Evening)
Salwa Azar (vocals and lyrics: Paper Chains)
Megan Brophy (words: Lay Her Down To Rest)
Ash Cooke a.k.a Pulco (guitar, synths and voice: Between Destinations)
Fran Dimech (trumpet: Bientot A Moi)
Paul Foster a.k.a Dementio13 (electronic goodness: Intelligent Mister Toad, This Evening)
Cathy Fowles (violin and viola: Remedy & Houses)
Diane Marie Kloba (vocals: This Evening)
Celine Lecompte (words and translation: Bientot A Moi)
Freddie Nunez (guitar: All That Patience Brings – backing vocals and lyrics: Last To Know)
James Reichelt a.k.a Alone (guitar, beats, blips & beeps: Remedy & Paper Chains)

Mixed, produced and mastered by Jo Whitby, Paul Foster and Celine Lecompte.

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Laurence Made Me Cry is multi-instrumentalist and folk pop songstress Jo Whitby. Currently splitting her time between Glasgow and the Highlands of Scotland.

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Track Name: All That Patience Brings
Is this all that patience brings?
Longing for my distant dreams
Desires lost with passing time
Nothing left that once was mine

So quiet in the morning
As the dawn beings to sing
And I will still be waiting
For all that patience brings

Could it be a demon
That reaches out for me
My heart is like the ocean
Like the blackest sea

So quiet in the morning
As the dawn beings to sing
And I will still be waiting
For all that patience brings
Track Name: Remedy
In a darkened room I see a box with divided light
Strands of gold shaped into stars
When the screen flickers on and the curtains part
Noise accompanies picture and eyes widen

There were green and yellow waters
I am not there, I am the storyteller
A giant whale as tall as mountains
It was all real, it was all real

When the fireworks are over
I forget the boxes of stars like I forget the names paraded quickly before me
Out through the swing doors
The world continues in glaring technicolour
Track Name: Last To Know
We were the last to know
The alarm bells, they didn't call
No we long, oh now we long
For a sign

Our homes and our children
Where have they gone?
Now we run, oh now we run
For our lives

So we dance, we dance for the broken ones
We dance, we dance, for what it’s worth
So we dance, we dance for the broken ones
We dance, we dance, for what it’s worth

The others cannot see us
But our voices still strong
Now we sing, oh now we sing
For a change of heart

We gave all we had
But was it enough
Now we breathe, oh now we breathe
For everyone
Track Name: Between Destinations
As the doors close
And my eyes meet yours
But you don't see me, no you don't see me
So I take a seat and pull off my coat
The journey begins

*Can I have your attention please
This is the 15:00 service to Cardiff Central
Calling at Filton Abbey Wood
Severn Tunnel Junction
Newport
And Cardiff Central"

Is it only me that wonders through the window
Just how magical this world can be?
Is it only me that wonders through the window
Just how magical the world is?

With headphones on
Two journeys in one
Can you see the clouds, can you see?

Is it only me that wonders through the window
Just how magical this world can be?
Is it only me that wonders through the window
Just how magical the world is?

I'm imagining
If I could reach out
All the fields are a playground
Track Name: This Evening
This evening, the moon has blown herself to almost twice her size. She outshines the buses neon lights reflected in the windows. As we move on, she hides behind the skyline.
A young man in the street who sees me looking out of the window raises his hand as if he knew me. At the next station, two teenagers are wrapped tightly together in a long kiss. A man is sitting on the railing of a fountain, his face covered in his hands.
At the central station, the bus comes to a shaky stop. Some workers have removed a steel plate between the rails. A trackman wearing a bright orange boilersuit is sitting on the ground with his legs spread, a metallic shine in the immersion in front of him. In the glow of the working lamp, he looks like a boy left alone in the sandpit who forgot the time playing all by himself.
As the bus moves on, the moon comes into sight again, but has hidden behind a dark cloud carpet which she illuminates from behind with a pale blue light. The clouds grow thicker, darker, first grey, then black, and then the moon pulls away from the clouds, still huge, still bright and moves slowly towards a blank patch of sky as if she was swimming out into a large still lake.
Track Name: Paper Chains
Past the church
Past the river
Up to the hill, up to the hill
In the house
Through the hallway
There was fire
She was waiting, she was waiting
And reached out her hand and she said

I dream of freedom
But I feel incomplete
I dream of flying
With the wind floating beneath my wings

So I ran from the house
I ran to the river
Back up the hill, back up the hill
There was fire, there was fire, there was fire
What could I do? What could I do?
And I remembered that she said

I dream of freedom
But I feel incomplete
I dream of flying
With the wind floating beneath my wings
Track Name: Bientot A Moi
Tu peux courir
Ou te cacher
Tu le sais bien
On peut s'aimer

Pourquoi tous ces jeux?

Bientot a moi
Tu seras
Bientot a moi

Bientot a moi
Tu vois
Bientot a moi
Track Name: Intelligent Mister Toad
Oh these words a secret verse
Pen to page, pen to rage
And I won't let you in
You can't tell what I'm thinking

I make laugh

A disenchanted world
You adored me
Bitterness the slow charm
I adored me

I make you smile

In this room of mirrors
I am alone
And how beautiful it could be
If I could be someone else
Track Name: Houses
Laying awake at night
Listening to the distant sea
This temporary shelter
Held down by a chain
Calls out my name when the wind is high

From the moment we arrive
The thought of home is on my mind

And I know that this is what I need
But these walls are not made of stone

With pockets full of souvenirs
The air is clear and the sun on my skin
Moorland birds fly
And the tree breathe a sigh
All my worries are left behind

From the moment we arrive
The thought of home is on my mind
Those city streets with house lined

And I know that this is what I need
But these walls are not made of stone

Pack up the clothes the sheets and pillows
Pull the curtains and lock the door
There's sand in our shoes
The sea in our hearts
It's time to leave and go back to the start
Track Name: Lay Her Down To Rest
Yesterday I felt winter take hold
I felt winter take hold

I saw a rose
I saw a faded pink rose

Oh the ebb and the flow
Of our year unfold

(winter lays her down to rest)
Track Name: A Channeling/Northern Lights
I wouldn't be anything without your heart
Oh my love I'll wait for you here

There is a silence that takes my hand
Oh my love I'll wait for you here

Don't lose sight of all you have
Oh my love I'll wait for you here
Track Name: The Cunning Folk
Sister, have you seen
The sky is dark where the sun should have been
And they’ll be coming for us, yes they’ll be coming for us

Get ready, it’s time
We knew this would happen when the stars aligned
And there’ll be trouble ahead, yes there’ll be trouble ahead

And I know we’re both afraid
But we've got to go through with the plans that we've made
The circle is drawn and the moon is full
And the spirits free are waiting

Go on towards the light
Make sure you’re shining bright
Cause I worry that they’ll take it all away from you

Here we are at last
A life of struggle has come to pass
And there’s magic in our eyes
And there’s magic in your eyes

And I know we’re both afraid
But we've got to go through with the plans that we've made
The circle is drawn and the moon is full
And the spirits free are waiting

Go on towards the light
Make sure you’re shining bright
Cause I worry that they’ll take it all away from you

Don’t leave without me
We’re in this together
I won’t leave without you
We’re in this together

And I know we’re both afraid
But we've got to go through with the plans that we've made
The circle is drawn and the moon is full
And the spirits free are waiting

Go on towards the light
Make sure you’re shining bright
Cause I worry that they’ll take it all away from you