Girl On The Roof / Maid Of The Grey

by The Speed Of Sound

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A physical and tactile 7" limited-edition double-A-side 45rpm single in classic black heavy 50-gram (yes, its a single!) vinyl pressed in France.
    The picture sleeve is printed on 300gsm matt silk artboard and there is an inner paper sleeve too. The main design is by mybrokenart.co.uk and shes done a superb job.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Girl On The Roof / Maid Of The Grey via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Also includes home-print CD sleeve in PNG format.
    Print to fit one sheet of A4; cut along the outer black line, fold, glue and you have a CD sized sleeve

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A double-A-side digital single (also available as a limited edition vinyl pressing). Two A-sides for the price of one-and-a-half.
"an indie sound that a lot of today's new bands would kill for" Mad Ferret
"a merger between Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Lou Reed" MusicVsTheWorld
"weird but cool" Lovemods

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released July 28, 2014

words and music John Armstrong

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The Speed Of Sound UK

"atmospheric alternative rock".
John Armstrong guitar/vocals, AnnMarie Crowley - vocals/percussion, Kevin Roache bass & Paul Worthington drums, based in Manchester UK. Unfettered, unchained & independent since 1989.
They frequently play live in Manchester and elsewhere.
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Track Name: Girl On The Roof
Girl On The Roof

Stop all the traffic there’s a girl on the roof
There’s no convincing her she won’t accept proof
She’s above it all she’s looking down
Seems to like this view of town
Above the cars above the streets
Sitting on the ledge she’s swinging her feet – right now

She’s looking down, she’s looking down
She’s looking down, she’s looking down

Stop all the traffic there’s a girl on the roof
Standing round and pointing won’t do no use
She’s above it; she’s looking down
Happy on the ledge just hanging around
Wave and shout through your megaphone
Nothing to see here so - move along

She’s looking down, she’s looking down
She’s looking down, she’s looking down

She doesn’t need a reason to explain
This is her world this is her domain
She knows everything she see it all
Watching everything she’s not going to fall
But that’s not the reason why she’s there
Really she just wants to be closer to the sun

Stop all the traffic there’s a girl on the roof
She’s not going to jump; she’s just looking for truth
She’s above it and she’s looking down
She wants to stay above the ground
We’re not going to find truth down there
Got to get up got to get up those stairs – right now

Come on
I’m running up the stairs going to meet her on the rooftop
Get up the stairs
Get on the roof
Track Name: Maid Of The Grey
Maid Of The Grey

Intangible; ephemeral, she’s moving in white mist of mildew
Beckoning, she calls you in, the soft soft cloud, but will you?
Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey
Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey
Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey
Monochrome girl
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey,
Maid

Step into the swirling breath and draw down deep the damp miasma
See her looming in the fret, coiling tendrils whirl around her
Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey
Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey
Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey
Monochrome girl
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey
Maid

You see her, but not now
You see her and she fades away
You see her and she fades away
You see her and she fades away
She fades away

You see her, but not now
You see her and she fades away
You see her and she fades away
You see her and she fades away
She fades

From phantoms grey stone granite forms as Medusa turns her head
And holds her gaze while serpents writhe; where has the future fled?
Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey
Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey
Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey
Monochrome girl
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey
Maid of the grey, maid of the grey
Maid of the grey