Read Me Write

by Amy Papiransky

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Read Me Write is the stunning self-penned debut album from Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Papiransky set for release on Sunday, 1 September.

Originally from Keith in the North-East of Scotland, Amy has been gathering and writing songs over the last eight years. Read Me Write is the product of the Scottish songbird’s musical maturity and growing confidence.

A music teacher by trade, Amy’s debut release is a lesson in flawless vocal dexterity and heartfelt song writing, the result of which is a contemporary, hypnotic and soaring sound with a side of sass, funk and class.

Since making the final of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Amy has carved her name in the Scottish folk scene, touring Canada, America, Ireland and Germany. A classically trained and infinitely talented multi-instrumentalist, she has performed on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Take the Floor’, at BBC Proms in the Park and The Lotus Temple in New Dehli and played keys for Glasvegas at their BBC Quay Session.

This a young woman with plenty to say. A born storyteller and songwriter, Amy has carefully crafted a collection of mellow, uplifting folk-pop songs and effortless ballads which tell tales of love, loss, heartbreak and strength.

Recorded and produced by Angus Lyon and mastered by Chris Waite at Gran’s House Studio, the 11-track record features a stellar line-up of seasoned Scottish musicians including Charlie Stewart, Graham Rorie, Innes Watson, John Lowrie, Phil Cunningham, Rory Matheson and Ross Ainslie, who bring a charming combination of piano, whistles, accordion, electric guitar, fiddle, double bass, mandolin and percussion to the record.

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released August 1, 2019

All songs written by Amy Papiransky PRS/MCPS

Amy Papiransky - Vocals and Keys
Innes Watson - Electric Guitar and Fiddle
Graham Rorie - Mandolin and Fiddle
Charlie Stewart - Double Bass and Fiddle
Rory Matheson - Keys
Angus Lyon - Keys, Wurlitzer and Synths
Ross Ainslie - Whistles
Phil Cunningham - Accordion
John Lowrie - Percussion

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Amy Papiransky Glasgow, UK

"Amy has such a beautifully pure voice, she is a breath of fresh air”

- BBC Radio Scotland

"A natural songwriter with a cracking voice"

- Archie Fisher

Since becoming a finalist for the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition 2018, singer / songwriter Amy has continued to carve her name on the Scottish folk scene.
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Track Name: Flutterbye
Verse 1:
Your smile, and the gin that I dropped on the floor,
You tell me but I ask for more, and we just laugh out loud.
Hands sweat, the smoke blows and I want to kiss you,
You speak of the man who has raised you, and there’s hurt in those green eyes.

Chorus:
So whyyyyyy, do I feel this way?
Your eyessssss, oh green butterflies, oh fly, away.

Verse 2:
When you smile, it makes all of my hairs stand,
Your neck, shoulder, lips I can taste you. Will it always be this way?
But its you, your heart of gold your laugh and your soft touch.
Your name on my phone I don’t love much, but I do now you’re here.

Chorus


Bridge:
But you, you are the one I never thought that I could find.
And you, you are the one, that can make me lo se my mind.
And for, oh one more day another year that I could share with you .
These years that passed us by, another story I would give it all – cause I would give it all.. to spend some time with him.


Chorus
Track Name: Winter Winds
Verse1
Well this sky is like a rose stain, so pink for the winter winds.
And my bones they start to ache now as I feel all kinds of things.


Verse 2
Your eyes shape out the high hills, as they look me up and down,
I’ve seen the day when I’d have cared so but I don’t now cause I’m gone, I’ve left this town.


Chorus:
Oh Mary, Mary quite contrary,
I understand that this change is quite scary but the rivers still run the same.
You’ll fall down once, you’ll fall down twice,
meet devils in the dark who at first seem really nice,
but all of these things are what life brings.


Verse 3
Now you’re grey and on the bar stool, smell of beer and cigarettes.
Your independence has long gone baby, you’re stuck here and there’s never going back.


Bridge
But when the rain comes, the land it will flood,
the moon will appear and your bones and your blood
will pull through.. but who even are you.

Chorus
Oh Mary, Mary quite contrary,
I understand that this change is quite scary but the rivers still run the same.
You’ll fall down once, you’ll fall down twice,
meet devils in the dark who at first seem really nice,
but all of these things , yes all of these things, yeah all of these things…
are what life brings.
Track Name: DOUBTS
You try to tell me just how you feel but you can’t look me in the eye.
You say you have these doubts about us but you can’t tell yourself why.
Why are you so ready to say goodbye?
Oh why? I won’t cry, cause I’m made to be stronger than that.. it’s a fact.



Chorus:
If you want to know where your heart is,
go where your mind wanders. X2
Where it wa-a-a-anders x4



Verse 2
I can’t handle your smile, when you push your tongue against your cheek.. oh how, oh how can I feel so weak?
You say you don’t know how to be kind, oh but sweetheart that’s all in , your pretty puzzled mind… believe me



Chorus:
If you want to know where your heart is,
go where your mind wanders. X2
Where it wa-a-a-anders x4


Verse 3
A stranger to the eye of your own blood is what you say you are
Oh darling one please know that you’re more than that… it’s a fact
F-A-M-I-L-Y is a word, not your world, its just a word.. and boy you can be stronger than that.. just hold me and trust me


Chorus x2
Track Name: Jen-nifer
Verse 1
Slow fluttered eyes gazing out of the window, how may pulses can it take till it bursts?
Hold my smile while I walk, shut the window…


Verse 2
Slow fluttered eyes gazing out of the window, please remember that pros’s way out the cons.
Puffy faces pressed against the ward lines, take a deep breath steam, up and the glass and breathe again.


Chorus – piano in
Cause I’m not losing your heart of gold, I’m not losing your heart of kind. I’m not losing your heart from mine.


Verse 3
Slow fluttered eyes gazing up at his window, you stand alone moarn the friend that you’ve just lost. Smokey haze, tear stained face and angry thoughts. Don’t you worry now cause I will be here to hold you.

Chorus
Cause im now feeling your heart of gold, im now feeling your hear of kind. Im now holding your heart in mine.


Instrumental
Track Name: A Robins Song
A Robins Song

Verse 1
You have wings but cannot fly, but now your gone the robin flys by.
They say this bird, it holds a soul, something precious nothing more.
And In the dark wood I will hear, a Robin’s song.

Small break

Verse 2
The rain In a pond will shimmer so, the stones in a bath will glimmer no more.
Oh you had wings in your heart it flew out, and I feel this more than I ever did doubt.

Chorus
So I will fly one day with you, just like a kite in the wind – only two.
But for you now, Ill watch and hear the Robin’s song.

Verse 3
Oh we are not filled with fear and we are not filled with grief.
This is of the birds song, it fills me with anger.
And not with you and not with I, but the story I hold with me deep inside.
Track Name: Heavy Head
Oh worried one, oh worried one, you don’t need to worry no more.

Oh worried one, oh worried one, leave your thoughts at the door.

Come lay your heavy head on by me, take a step come on sleep beside me.

Oh worried one, oh worried one, you don’t need to worry no more.



Come on speak to me, oh speak to me, and tell me what you’re thinking.

Come on speak to me, oh speak to me, I know its hard without drinking.

They say you’ve got to be cruel to be kind, so I’ll keep on asking, I hope you don’t mind.
Come on speak to me, oh speak to me, and tell me all of your thoughts.


Oh I – want to be with you, oh you.
And I – oh I’m scared too, its true ooo


You say you’re up and down, oh up and down. You don’t need to tell me I see it.

You say you’re up and down, oh up and down. You don’t need to tell me I feel it.

You told me that boy form day dot, but I’m going nowhere, I like this spot.

You say you’re up and down, oh up and down, I’ll work through it cause I want to be with you.


Oh I – want to be with you, oh you.
And I – oh I’m scared too, its true ooo


Please know that I’m scared too, oh I’m scared too. You panic, have these doubts and you do one.

Please know that I’m scared too, oh I’m scared too. I’m not as strong as I make out, but I won’t run.

So keep your head on your shoulders now. Trust in my words and I’ll show you how.

To make this loving fun, be a two not one. Lets make this loving fun!
Track Name: Oh Mother
Oh how, oh how can you be so strong?
Oh how, oh how can you just smile at me?
At 5 at 5pm we both were born.
Oh my mother, my mother and me.


At 12, at 12 I judged the whole world.
At 12, I could not really see.
Oh why, oh why do you have aching bones
I hope your strength grows stringer in my.


I feel, so sad and all this anger,
Lies in my father and in me.
But blue, oh blue skies shine above you,
Oh my mother oh how I love you.


Bridge:


Your precious aching bones, your precious aching bones.
Your precious aching bones lie in… lie in our way.

Oh how, oh how can you be so strong?
Oh how, oh how can you just smile at me?
At 5 at 5pm we both were born.
Oh my mother, my mother and me.
Track Name: Find Myself
I find myself by looking at you,
do you do it too or is there someone new?
Well I wanna know, and I know that’s not right.

You’re a son of a bitch cause I’m still gripping these sheets,
we’re too weak, im not strong need to stand on my own two feet,
and I know that’s not right.

This is no love song like the ones before,
you hurt me, im angry and my heart is torn
and im so , so sorry for this.

Oh but, she’s got you and she wants you to herself
Oh it was never me that had you wrapped around that little finger
Boy please open your eyes and look around..
The woman’s got you on your knees. The problems with your lover please.

Mmmmm


Your love reminds me of the words in the sand
That I write with a sharp stick and don’t understand
Cause the tide, has swept them away.

You say you’re messed up, you don’t know, you can’t understand
Well trust me, I’ve been there I can give you a hand,
When you’re beside me, there’s no love anymore.

Chorus

Bridge
Oh you, you don’t understand….
cause the only love that you will ever give is like words written in the sand X2

Instrumental

Chorus

I pleasure myself by looking at you,
do you do it too or is there someone new?
Well I don’t wanna know, and I’m sorry for this.

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