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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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    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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1.
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
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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

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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 guitar & John Broadhurst - drums, based in Manchester UK. Unfettered, unchained & independent since 1989.
They frequently play live in Manchester and elsewhere.
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