Taking Shape

by Fran Minney

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1.
Sirens 02:50
There’s a chance that they’ll find me on the shore When I sink trying to swim away once more The hum of the city The sirens sounds so pretty coming for me The waves of the ocean Drown me in a potion of glee, glee There’s a chance that they’ll find me on the shore When I sink trying to swim away once more Coughing, it’s frothing from me I’m falling in water deep You’re thrashing, you’re slashing the weeds Swimming, while sirens weep The throb of my breathing Pain like I’m teething, screaming The salt water burning I’m twisting and turning, bleeding There's a chance that they'll find me on the shore When I sink trying to swim to you once more Coughing, it’s frothing from me I’m falling in water deep You’re thrashing, you’re slashing the weeds Swimming, while sirens weep
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Tracks 04:04
If you want to know me ask these fields Where every blade of grass has acted like a shield Holding memories of mine Now I'm inviting you inside to Walk the paths I used to roam See the land I call my home Hear the train tracks shuddering Sit by the pond where I fell in If you want to know me climb the trees Every branch could tell a story about me Listen to the whispers in the breeze Let them blow away your worries Walk the paths I used to roam See the land I call my home Hear the train tracks shuddering Sit by the pond where I fell in Walk the paths I used to roam See the land I call my home Hear the train tracks shuddering Sit by the pond where I fell in Take a seat upon the hill Hold yourself against the chill Above the city that raised me In these fields where I ran free
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Taking Shape 04:02
We're trading places And you're taking shape And I’ll make a space for you We make mistakes And we're always changing And my heart would break for you Words are hammers as they preach Telling us how we should heal But it is not a simple truth Closing in, angry sky Reaching in so we can’t hide But I will try to fight for you Heavy air surrounds us The heat threatens to drown us We’re broken but can’t break through We're trading places And you're taking shape And I’ll make a space for you We make mistakes And we're always changing And my heart would break for you Our bodies lie beyond their reach We’re tangled up in things we need I am melting into you We're trading places And you're taking shape And I’ll make a space for you We make mistakes And we're always changing And my heart would break for you We're trading places And you're taking shape And I’ll make a space for you
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Home 03:07
With you is the only place that feels like home But how long will you stay, I don't know I'm scared, I'm scared of there being no-one I'm scared, I'm scared to walk alone I don't know why you keep on walking away What have I done How can I make you stay Make it stop I don't like the rain today I want to stay dry I don't want to take the blame With you is the only place that feels like home But how long will you stay, I don't know I'm scared, I'm scared of there being no-one I'm scared, I'm scared to walk alone Maybe it's time I stop letting the tide suck me in Gotta start swimming Maybe it's time but I don't know how to begin I've been treading water Gotta learn to swim With you is the only place that feels like home But how long will you stay, I don't know I'm scared, I'm scared of there being no-one I'm scared, I'm scared to walk alone With you is the only place that feels like home But how long will you stay, I don't know I'm scared, I'm scared of there being no-one I'm scared, I'm scared to walk alone
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Footprints 04:30
Sometimes my reflection is unclear My eyes are clouded by the things I fear I want to build something strong but I can barely carry on Take me home, take me home I stare down to the water I step into the river I’m carried by the ripples And a thousand tiny cries Teach me, I’m your daughter Take me to the answer I’m carried by the trickles And the thousand times I tried ‘cause I don’t know where I’m meant to go But I’ll leave my footprints to follow home And I’m not sure what I’m waiting for But one day I’ll make sense of it all Strong against the calling of regret I closed my ears to its worried threats Something calls out to me, there is more than what you see You are more, than you’ve known before ‘cause I don’t know where I’m meant to go But I’ll leave my footprints to follow home And I’m not sure what I’m waiting for But one day I’ll make sense of it all I’ve been walking for so long My skin weighs heavy on my bones But I will always carry on ‘cause I don’t know where I’m meant to go But I’ll leave my footprints to follow home And I’m not sure what I’m waiting for But one day I’ll make sense of it all
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Awake 03:00
Waking up somewhere new and I don’t know where to start Waking up next to you was so long ago but still held in my heart Open your eyes and step outside Make your feet tap tap away Let your body play And sing out the words you wish to say I’m awake trying to stay sane Trying to take my life and make a change Ready to run now ready to roam No time to take it slow I’m on the road Do you miss me when I go? Never sure what is next I’m just relying on the stars Trusting that fate knows best I’m just letting go and watching from afar Open your eyes and step outside Make your feet tap tap away Let your body play And sing out the words you wish to say I’m awake trying to stay sane Trying to take my life and make a change Ready to run now ready to roam No time to take it slow I’m on the road Do you miss me when I go? So much new So much to learn Lessons come and lessons hurt Never feeling steady But I’m ready for the challenge that’s coming next I’m awake trying to stay sane Trying to take my life and make a change Ready to run now ready to roam No time to take it slow I’m on the road I’m on the road Oh I’m on the road Oh I’m on, I’m on the road Do you miss me when I go?
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Blind 03:28
Green eyes How could I have known? 
Like trees in the sunlight But your innocent guise was just for show And I never wanted to be anything but what you needed I was blind to the problems that were breeding And I wasn’t thinking right when I reached out for your hand When you showed what you were I threw myself to the sea and I swam Waves of grey Like steel so dark as they break The water never yields I am carried by earth-less fields And I never wanted to be anything but what you needed I was blind to the problems that were breeding And I wasn’t thinking right when I reached out for your hand When you showed what you were I threw myself to the sea and I swam Now I can’t be sure of the words that you spoke so kindly before When such tenderness and your lips could lie And I’ll never know if the song that you sang was the story we wrote Did you mean those words for me? And I never wanted to be anything but what you needed I was blind I was blind I was blind
8.
Little flashes spark behind my eyes Memories of being small and short goodbyes Long nights and drinking games You holding me as I learned of his betrayal Cards that I still read Summers without end I know these memories won’t bring you here to me Know I wish they would my friend You are the oldest friend of mine And I love how you know my mind Though our childhood selves got left behind I may be gone but I will always remember your smile Nasty words I didn’t mean Behind your back but you heard me Too stubborn to say sorry first Still you were there when I was at my worst Young mistakes and bad names Lonely days and tears I know this melody won’t make you forgive me Just know I’m sorry for those years You are the oldest friend of mine And I love how you know my mind Though our childhood selves got left behind I may be gone but I will always remember your smile There are days now and again I’ve spent Looking over past regrets Though I’ve learned to pull through and love what I do I hope my future has more of you You are the oldest friend of mine And I love how you know my mind Though our childhood selves got left behind I may be gone but I will always remember your smile I may be gone but I will always remember your smile
9.
Power Game 04:17
The smell of cigarettes and a starlit sky The burning embers of our last goodbye I told myself that we had more time How was I to know you’d already changed your mind? Do I love you? 
Am I just lonelier than I can see? Do you love me? You played the power game Only said yes when I said no You never really felt the same You won the game I never thought you’d play But now’s the time I’m letting go With the heavy heart you didn’t mean to break Lost holding the broken parts of us They cut like knives into my skin when I hold them up to the light Now burning brighter deep inside When I let go, I feel strong as I ignite I used to love you But now I see that we can never be Did you ever love me? You played the power game Only said yes when I said no You never really felt the same You won the game I never thought you’d play But now’s the time I’m letting go With the heavy heart you didn’t mean to break I am taking back the reins I won’t let myself be burned out or ruled by hate New life courses through my veins I feel at home inside these flames You played the power game Only said yes when I said no You never really felt the same You won the game I never thought you’d play But now’s the time I’m letting go With the heavy heart you didn’t mean to break I hope that you didn’t mean to play
10.
The Chase 04:37
You got my secret affection And every time that you’re mentioned I fight hard to keep my feelings in place But now I’m losing my discretion ‘Cos all I want is your attention And I’m tired of keeping it under wraps each day You make my heart race I love the chase You make my heart race I love the chase Overanalyse every word I say Think too hard about each move I make When I’m under your gaze my giddy brain slips into a haze I’m so awkward and clumsy I look to you hoping you’re looking back at me And I don’t mean to be so naïve I just want something real I want your body close to mine If you would just give me a sign The more I see you the more I lose my mind Will it work out this time? You got my secret affection And every time that you’re mentioned I fight hard to keep my feelings in place But now I’m losing my discretion ‘Cos all I want is your attention And I’m tired of keeping it under wraps each day You make my heart race I love the chase You make my heart race I love the chase I let myself believe the love in fairy tales Said “it could happen to me” but each time it failed But I don’t lose hope There’s magic in this world I know The wait just makes my heart grow I want your body close to mine If you would just give me a sign The more I see you the more I lose my mind Will it work out this time? You got my secret affection And every time that you’re mentioned I fight hard to keep my feelings in place But now I’m losing my discretion ‘Cos all I want is your attention And I’m tired of keeping it under wraps each day You make my heart race I love the chase You make my heart race I love the chase You make my heart race baby You make my heart race Don’t know if I’ll win today I’m just happy to be in the game You make my heart race baby You make my heart race One day I’ll find my way, ‘til then I’m gonna love the chase One day I’ll find my way, ‘til then I’m gonna love the chase One day I’ll find my way, ‘til then I’m gonna love the chase
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Rise 03:26
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Dumb 03:10
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A collection of releases spanning 2014-2020.

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released March 25, 2021

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Fran Minney England, UK

Fran Minney creates a dreamy indie electronica soundtrack to the colourful woodland world she mentally inhabits. Minney’s songs are inspired as much by her mental health and the people she’s interacted with as they are by the daily paintings that the world makes for her. Though deeply personal, her songs have an ability to be felt and understood by almost everyone. ... more

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