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Watermark

Sea glass, seashells and driftwood. The Silver Darlings arrive at your door cold, wet and weary.
Sea glass, seashells and driftwood. The Silver Darlings arrive at your door cold, wet and weary. Give them five minutes by your fire and a glass of whiskey and they will soon spill songs from their pockets and stories polished like pebbles and worn like shells, polished by love and loss and left by your doorstep when they’ve gone. Put them to your ear and you can hear the sea. 

The Silver Darlings play the songs of Andy Whitehouse and have evolved from previous encounters as The Glorious, and latterly Honey Barbara. 2011 album “Souls” was well received and regarded as “music to make you feel better” by Americana UK. It drew favourable reviews from those in the know such as legendary singer/writer Martin Stephenson (“beautiful”), Dolly Varden’s Steve Dawson (“a unique, engaging voice”) and the whiskey rabbi himself, Geoff Berner (“cliché free songwriting”). Meanwhile respected blogger The Wagonmaster in Nowhere Town urged his readers to ““find a corner of your heart for The Silver Darlings” and Italian taste shaper “Habla Con Gian” voted it one of the albums of the year. 

Often a shifting collection of musicians and fellow travellers, 2016 sees a more settled line-up signed up by Sheffield label Anklebreka. The first release from this partnership is Watermark. A true...  more

lyrics

She had a smile like yours, always half amused 
So is it any wonder, when I get confused 
And from time to time I have to double take and sigh 
When I realise my mistake 

I hold this paper up to the light to see the watermark 
In between the sheets, she is the watermark 

She had eyes like yours, soft and sad 
Focused middle distance on the bad luck she'd had 
And from time to time I blink and you're gone 
And it's your face that I focus on. 

I hold this paper up the light to see the water mark 
In between the sheets, she is the watermark. 

She had a heart like yours, black as night 
When all the stars are shining bright 
She blazed down on me like the sun 
The shadow lingers long after she's gone 

I hold this paper up to the light to see the watermark 
In between the sheets, she is the watermark.

credits

released April 25, 2016 
Watermark written by Andy Whitehouse 
Performed by The Silver Darlings 
Produced and mastered by Paul Littlewood 
Released by Anklebreka Records 2016