The Brightest Ones

by Freya

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This album was posted on Transgender Day of Visibility 2017.
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freya presents "the brightest ones"

not quite an EP and not quite freya's next big LP, but simply a collection of songs written over a transitional period as she finds her new style.

below is a list of when the songs were written in chronological order and where they were written

charms — 14/08/2016, mum's old house in camberwell
half bottle — 16/08/2016, camberwell house
her outline (originally titled "leads") — 23/08/2016, camberwell house
rivers — 27/08/2016, tamara's house in mooroolbark
safe space — 09/10/2016, mooroolbark house
shadow — 22/01/2017, mooroolbark house
all I want is to be loved — 11/03/2017, mooroolbark house

thanks to my mother for allowing me into the space of her house, without which I wouldn't have been able to take so much time to write and record so much. I really found something in that house.

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released March 31, 2017

Additional vocals on Track 2 by Kiara Feeney & Sos Gill

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Freya is a music project of trans musician Tamara Westwood and not anyone else, which she is happy with

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Track Name: Charms
I lost my charms
On my way back to me
Where'd it come from?
Like I'm hearing voices

Walls contorting
Staring at this bathroom floor
How long have I been here?
I should not be left alone

I find I'm all alone in thinking to myself
This pattern seems to show a certain sleight of hand

Then I saw you
And you calmed me down
With your tested ways
I can see again

I lost my charms
On my way back to me
Where'd it come from?
Like I'm hearing voices

All this crying makes me sick
Trading comfort for reasoning
Thoughts they lose their patterns sometimes
And I am barely breathing

I find I'm all alone in thinking to myself
This pattern seems to show a certain sleight of hand
Track Name: Safe Space
Flow on my sea
Drink from the ice that's pushing us down
Try hard to breathe
It's only for a moment so stay

Right here with me
I only try and capture what's real
Look out to see
I'm standing
You're waiting

We pause
Look back
We cast our eyes to the side
Washed out
Unplanned
At least the name we chose still sticks
Slow down
We pack
For journeys they won't find
Washed out
Unplanned
At least the name we chose still sticks for you

Move forward please
Stop getting stuck
You're better than this
And honestly
(With all the time I spend inside)
It's getting hard to see you like this
So stay with me
Our only time is staring us down
Look back at me
(I like the way you smile)
I'm standing in wait

We pause
Look back
We cast our eyes to the side
Washed out
Unplanned
At least the name we chose still sticks
Slow down
We pack
For journeys they won't find
Washed out
Unplanned

(I like the way you smile)

(Oh my tongue is tied
I find you're not the same but my
My tongue is tied
I find you're not the same)

We pause
Look back
We cast our eyes to the side
Washed out
Unplanned
At least the name we chose still sticks
Slow down
We pack
For journeys they won't find
Washed out
Unplanned
At least the name we chose still sticks for you
Track Name: Rivers
Sung to I'm increasing
Sung through I'm lost
Sung to I'm increasing
Sung through I'm lost with you

All these lights on crowning heads force me to make my bed
Sensible and thrown away I'm left behind
All along the pattern seems to show a sleight of hand
How I miss you now

Trade back and forth
Invest some time in me
All time sleep well
Interesting pass-times

Times could be
We shall see
Times would be nice
Times could be
We shall see
Times would be nice with you

On the floor is where we stayed until the lights came back
In your arms is where I rest
I'm not alone
All along a friend could see that there was more to me
How I'll miss you soon


Trade back and forth
Invest some time in me
All time sleep well
Interesting pass-times


Trade back and forth
Invest some time in me
All time sleep well
Interesting pass-times

Sung to I'm increasing
Sung through I'm lost
Sung to I'm increasing
Sung through I'm lost with you

Times could be
We shall see
Times would be nice
Times could be
We shall see
Times would be nice with you

All I want is all I see
Is all I want is all I see

Sung to I'm increasing
Sung through I'm lost
Sung to I'm increasing
Sung through I'm lost with you

Is all I want is all I see
Is all I want is all I see
Track Name: Shadow
And in their heads you'll find
Never a space for your thoughts to lie
On their own
On their own

And with a snap they rise
Looking for another way to sever ties
All alone
All alone

And in their heads you'll find
Never a space for your thoughts to lie
On their own
On their own

(Please play me back home
Home)

And with a snap they rise
Looking for another way to sever ties
All alone
All alone

(Please take me back home)

And in between their signs
Failing to discover what's before their eyes
Simple things we find altogether

Still the brightest ones keep on telling us they know what's up
Never quite caught my attention

And in between their signs
Failing to discover what's before their eyes
Simple things we find altogether

(Please play me back home
Home)

Still the brightest ones keep on telling us they know what's up
Never quite caught my attention

(Please take me back home)

Please play me back home
Home
Please take me back home
Track Name: Her Outline
So drift among the world anew
What have I found?
Those tricks you play on your own self
Just leave me alone
Start simplifying severed ties
Served signed and old
Conspire to keep them at your feet
Still keep them at bay

So drag me back to where I'm from
I can't see
The tracks that you've laid down for me
Oh take me away
Such single scented sense I am
Sinned sworn and bold
Crush cries to colour my own keep
You know I can't stay

This injury's not one to see
Of course I can face it myself
Stuck in the woodwork of living
Oh my god

Sun crack the skins of my intentions
Peel away the scars and cover up
Who let the youth decide where she'd remain for all her time?
Who set it up if not her?
If not her outline

Sun crack the skins of my intentions
Peel away the scars and cover up
Who let the youth decide where she'd remain for all her time?
Who set it up if not her?
If not her outline
Track Name: All I Want Is to Be Loved
Okay I know that you said
Okay I know that you read me back home
Okay I know that you said
Okay I know that you read me back home

Okay I know that you said
All I want is to be loved
Okay I know that you read me back home
All I want
Okay I know that you said
All I want is to be loved
Okay I know that you read me back home
All I want

Okay I know that you said
Okay I know that you read me

Okay I know that you said
All I want is to be loved
Okay I know that you read me back home
All I want
Okay I know that you said
All I want is to be loved
Okay I know that you read me back home
All I want
Track Name: Half Bottle (Live)
And it is fine with me
Though I've got work in the morning
I should got to sleep
But I feel just fine

And in this state of mind
I find I'm crawling back to you
I should find myself
Before I leave you behind

I don't think for a second
That this means severing ties
I could plan all my actions
Where's the fun in that?

Focusing I'm not there anymore
You try and explain why
Normalise body's reactions
And how it feels to die