The Kitchen Table

by Carrie Tree

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'Recorded in various kitchens, hallways, churches, living rooms and studios around the UK, 'The Kitchen Table'
is a travelling nomad much like myself.
In the making of this album, I had the opportunity to gather some of my favourite musicians from around the country including players of strings, horns, guitars, piano and percussion. They have become dear friends through the years, and I feel honoured to have their touch and sound on these recordings.
I am really grateful to be able to release this body of work into the world, and hope whoever hears it will enjoy it, and feel the love and life that has gone into it' Carrie

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released October 10, 2009

Carrie: Vocals, Guitar, Harp, Piano & Koto.
Matt Kelly: Violin, Auto Harp & Bass on Maya.
Beth Perry: Cello.
Jerome O’Connell: Cello on The gin song.
Lucy Shaw: Double & Electric Bass.
Matt Tweed: Electric 12 string, Bazouki, Bodhran, Bass on Inside her tears & Serenity.
Matt Park: Electric, Acoustic & Spanish Guitars.
Mark Woodward: Backing vocals on Friend of mine & Can you hear me,
Bass on Complete faith.
Mihaela Repina: Backing vocals on Maya & Misty water.
Phil Dale: Bassoon, Low D whistle & Vocal beat box.
James Watts: Oboe.
Steve James: Piano on Maya.
Greg Willow: Percussion on Misty water.
Jamie Morrison: Percussion on Inside her tears & The gin song.
Storme Watson: Udu.
Sunny Davidson: Accordion.
Miho: Ocarina.

All songs written by Carrie Tree.
Can you hear me co-written with Dave Meegan.
String arrangements: Phil Dale & Matt Kelly.
Jonathan Quarmby: Piano composition on Maya.

Produced by Matt Tweed, Carrie Tree & Phil Dale.
Recorded & Mixed by Matt Tweed @ Pondlife studios.
Recorded at St Dunstans house, Blackbird studios, Claire’s kitchen, Thornhill Rd kitchen.
Additional mixing Colin Bradley.
Final Mixing, production & recording by Sam Welbourne & Carrie.

Photography by Mark Mitchell, Carrie, Catherine Wixey & Dave Driftwood.
Graphic design by Carrie & Sam.

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Track Name: Isabelle
Isabelle

I’d like to give you some peace today
I think you need it
And I have enough to give away.
As I slept deeply last night
And I woke to hear you cry
You’re crying “why, why me?”

I learnt your name was Isabelle
I heard him scream it
You stood there frowning silently.
You ran so fast in the storm
I prayed you wouldn’t fall
Tears and all.

Strength to you Isabelle
It’ll be alright.
No more anger Isabelle
Your soul is calling out.
This unseen stranger’s singing
I’m singing for you
Tears and all.

I’d like to send a smile your way
Help to heal you
and I don’t think you’ve had one all day.
As I lie peaceful and warm tonight
the sky begins to rain
It’s raining tears for you.

So now I’m singing a song for you
And I hope you feel it
As it’s all I know how to do.
And now I’m on the road again
I hope that you are free, as free as me
I hope that you are free
As free as me.

Strength to you Isabelle
It’ll be alright.
No more anger Isabelle
Your soul, your soul’s calling out.
This unseen stranger’s singing
I’m singing for you
Tears and all.

This unseen strangers singing for you
Tear and all.
Singing for you.. Tears and all.
Track Name: Complete Faith
Complete Faith

And we could foresee, and we once agreed
that we could be sailors.
How beautifully you smiled, thinking we could be
anything we dreamed of.
Take a little time, I know you’ll find the answers.
I’m just wondering why you look so sad now.

What’s it all for
If you can’t sit at my table?
What’s it now to be
If you can’t learn to forgive me?
As I don’t know my lines
And I never really plan to
But I know for sure
That I would just prefer too

Have complete faith in you, Have complete faith in me.

And we could foresee, and we once agreed
that we could be lovers.
How beautifully you smiled, knowing we could be
anything we dreamed to be.
I’ll just take a little time, I know I’ll find the answers.
I’m just wishing you didn’t seem so sad now…

What’s it all for
If you can’t sit at my table?
What’s it now to be
If you can’t learn to forgive me?
As I don’t know my lines
And I never really plan to
I know for sure
That I would just prefer too

Have complete faith in you, Have complete faith in me.
Just have a little faith in you, Have a little faith too.
Track Name: The Gin Song
The Gin Song

I’m tired, I wanna go home.
I’m tired and i just wanna go home.
As I see with a bitter conclusion
that you’ve just become
Another illusion of mine.

I wanna go home,
I’m tired, i just I wanna go home.
As you seem to just want to fight me and I refuse,
But one day I just might break when I see you.

You laugh, but you lied,
As I know you loved me for a moment of time.
And I’ll cry my way out of this
And I know I’ll be smiling again
Well maybe, maybe, maybe.

I feel like I’m loosing my mind,
I feel like I’m stepping out of line.
And it goes against all my beliefs when I say this,
But I’m having trouble with faith for the moment.

You laugh, but you lied,
As I know you loved me for a moment of time.
And I’ll cry my way out of this,
And I know I’ll be smiling again,
Well maybe, maybe, maybe.

I feel like I’m running out of time,
Feel like I’m running out of time.
As I see you in such a different way now,
And I see that you’re just an illusion of mine.

Well I can laugh, but I lied,
As you know I loved you for a moment of time.
And I never meant for you to be lonely again,
Lonely like me,

And I’ll cry my way out of this,
And I’ll know I’ll be smiling again,
Well maybe, maybe, maybe.
Maybe, maybe, maybe...
Track Name: Friend of Mine
Friend of Mine


Friend of mine
Today I heard your voice next to mine
And I recalled your sweet haunting sound.

Friend of mine
I still hear your voice next to mine
And this lonely song starts to dance
Inside your harmony.

Travelling friend of mine
Now I’m wondering where you could be
And I’ll close my eyes and sing with you
To your peaceful harmony.

Now the air’s stood still
You slowly fade from me
But the pure moonlight surrounds me.
And I’m enchanted by this view
Do you really feel it too?

Travelling friend of mine
Now I’m wondering where you could be
So I’ll close my eyes and sing with you
To your peaceful harmony..

Travelling friend of mine
Now I’m wondering where you could be
So I’ll close my eyes and sing with you..
Track Name: Misty Water
Misty Water

Oh Irish sea shore,
it’s you I adore.
Rock me like a baby,
Embrace the core of me,
Come back for all of me.

Oh breathing water,
I bow to your law.
As you hypnotise me,
Embrace the core of me,

Swallow me down, down, down,
Spin me round, round, round,
I’ll keep my back to the ground.

Oh misty water,
You take my heart over,
Now I’ve held your hand,
Can’t turn away from you,
Still have the taste of you.

Oh Irish sea shore,
It’s you I adore,
Rock me like a baby,
Embrace the core of me,

Swallow me down, down, down,
Spin me round, round, round,
I’ll keep my back to the ground.

Oh I’m trying to find my way.
Oh I’m trying to breath your way.

I’ll spiral right back to the ground,
Spin me round,
Swallow me down..

I’ll spiral right back to the ground,
Spin me round swallow me down
Track Name: Hard to leave
Hard to leave

Roll on by
It’s time I packed my bags again,
I’m leaving when the morning comes to greet me.
Que sera sera,
My last night in this empty hall,
With nothing but a cricket’s call consoling.

I’ll close my eyes
But there’s no way I’m sleeping,
My dreams would have me creeping back to you.
Rain is that you?
Oh please keep pouring,
You know the one I’ve fallen for,
He sings for you.
Never thought it would be this hard,
Hard to leave.

Roll on by
As I’ll never see your face again,
The way you stared into my soul that morning.
Que sera sera,
We never mention this again,
Just like a silent song I write that stays hidden.

Fear is that you
That I’ve been denying?
I’ll let your stubborn crying teach me.
Storm is that you?
Oh please keep pounding,
I love your angry crying,
It wakes me.
Never thought it would be this sad
Sad to love

I’ll close my eyes
But there’s no way I’m sleeping,
My dreams would have me creeping back to you.
Rain is that you?
Oh please keep pouring,
I love your gentle crying,
It heals me,
Never thought it would be this hard,
Hard to learn.

Never thought it would be this hard,
Hard to leave...
Track Name: Maya
Maya

I hear the whispering waves
calling my name,
"Come home soon, come home soon”.
I said,
“I’ve fallen in love with a man
who walks upon the land,
And he touched me without his hands”.

But I hear the changing tide
I hear it’s angry cry.
“Is there nothing I can say
You’re a prison to the land
Do you not remember who hurt you?
Do you not remember who hurt you?”

Oh maya hear my plea, I must set myself free
No deeper, I need to breath.
Each day that you implore
my footprints on your shore,
We’ll sing a lullaby.

But illusions never shown,
The moon she draws me home,
“Is there nothing I can say
You’re a prisoner to his power
Do you not remember who saved you?
Do you not remember who saved you?”

I hear the whispering waves
calling my name,
“Stay free”.
I hear the whispering waves
there still calling my name
..calling your name,
“Stay free…Stay free...”
Track Name: Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Please could you explain to me again
I didn’t hear the way it ends this time.
I fell asleep too soon
Into a waking dream.

Can you hear me?
I’ve been wondering
If there’s someone searching for me
Waiting for me.

Now all this, this talk of love
is so unchanging.
But I feel it though
When night’s so silent here
It’s too quiet in here.

Can you hear me?
I’ve been wondering
If there’s someone searching for me
Waiting for me.

I’m sitting by a river in the evening
And I’m singing to a soul I haven’t met yet
And for all the freedom I have
I hide my love inside
It’s too easy to ignore it
And I always walk away
I always walk away
Get too scared to stay.
Too scared to stay.

But could you hear me
If you needed?
As there is time now
I’ll wait for you.

Can you hear this
Are you listening
Can you feel this?
I’ll wait for you

I’ll wait for you, I’ll wait for you...
Track Name: Inside her tears
Inside Her Tears

Inside her tears
I found the cave where she’s hiding.
And when I asked her
she said,
“The stars are fading”.
Inside her kingdom
Now destroyed by strangers.
She whispers,
“There’s a place surviving”.

Inside her gaze
I looked away for an answer.
I sat beside her
She said,
“I’ve longed to show you”.
Inside her thoughts
I crept right through to her secret,
And holding my hand,
She said,
“It’s never ending”.

Embraces me. Embraces me.

Inside my prayers
I walk for days in silence.
I long to find her
but she sleeps so deeply.
I try to explain why we still choose
to ignore her,
But quietly she sad,
"Just remember".

She carry’s me inside her tears.
Embraces me, Embraces me.
Track Name: Serenity
Serenity

Tell me
I’m listening this time.
I’m right here
Staying for a while.

As I feel glimpses of you
In the silent curves of my mind.
As I focus more
I’m shifting closer
I’m open hearted again.
Oh I’ve found you
I’m back inside you…
Serenity

I’ll sway
Through you like a breeze
It’s beautiful.
And I’ll wear my heart on my sleeve
It’s clearer there.

I’ve seen you on the wind
As daylight starts to fade.
As I raise my head
I’m breathing deeper
I’m light and clearer again.
Oh I’ve found you
I’m back inside you….
Serenity.

I know just what to do
I learnt it life times ago.
I’m remembering to remember
To just surrender again.
Thank god I found you
I’m back inside you….

Serenity.

So tell me
As I’m ready this time.