These walls

by Anna Cordell

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"This breathy, dreamy folk-pop makes us wonder why we haven't heard much of Anna Cordell before. It's got a distinctly Australian feel, thanks to her unaffected voice, and the lavish arrangement courtesy of producer Marty Brown makes it sound classy as hell. Cordell is the kind of artist who has the potential to be a firm favourite with Aussie audiences, we can't wait to see what happens." Double J

“Anna Cordell’s rich folk music straddles that place between light and dark where true human emotion exists,” Beat magazine

"Delicate and haunting, this song comes from a patient and knowing heart and will stir a yearning in yours." Caz Tran, JJJ

A selection of songs written after the years she thought she'd given up music for good... only to have a flood of songwriting after the arrival of her 4th Daughter, Anna blew the dust off her nylon guitar and has been gigging profusely around Melbourne ever since. She has had great success releasing her first single, having it played on radio across Australia. It had special support from local station RRR and was placed on double J's top 10 new songs of the week.

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released August 4, 2015

Written by Anna Cordell
Produced and engineered by Dave Manton
Vocals, Guitar: Anna Cordell
Violin, viola: Sarina Walter
Cello: Jesse Martin
Cello composition:
Bianca Eden, Jesse Martin, Anna Cordell, Sarina Walter
Bass & Dobro: James Ryan
Flute: Daniel Richardson

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Anna Cordell Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne singer Anna Cordell plays tender yet deceptively complex folk music that belies a
childhood spent learning the piano, guitar and musical theory. Her voice is rich and warm yet lyrically her music is filled with angst and conflict, a emotional impact heightened by her penchant for the minor key.

"when you hear her you know you are listening to something very special ..."
Bill Jackson
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Track Name: Michael
MICHAEL

I used to hear my angel come,

When I was just a little one,

and I was told to ask his name.

Michael came with me to school and

minded me through the day,

but as I grew, I never knew,

if he went away.

Michael, are you with me?

as I grow old,

will you promise to stay?

Now I have my own babies,

so do I tell them it is so?

when I really don't know,

Anything at all.

Michael are you with me?

as I grow old,

will you promise to stay?
Track Name: Now I know
NOW I KNOW

Cold was the water,

dark was the night,

that I left you,

left you behind.

I turned my back,

on all you gave,

wish I could turn back time,

and the way I behaved.

Now I know I was wrong.

I should have stayed,

All along.

Will you take,

Take me back,

And can you forgive all of that?

Pain it was written,

on your face,

on that morning,

in that beautiful place.

The waves were breaking,

as if they didn't know,

that you were staying,

and I was about to go.

Now I know,

it was a mistake,

a sad twist of fate,

will you take,

take me back,

and can you forget,

all of that?

Now I know,

I was wrong,

I should have stayed,

all along.

will you take,

take me back,

and can you forgive,

all of that?
Track Name: Run around
Run around



I run around with my head stuck in the clouds,

as the world walks straight on by

I'm lost in the crowd,

I keep tripping up

on all that is set before me.

so I keep running around,

I try to stand my ground,

as I grow up through,

these thorns that twist me in and out,

and every time I think I'm heading for you,

they come and

pull me back down.

So I keep running around

We fill the skies, fill the skies with dirty lies,

I fill my head up with information,

and I don't know what to get rid of anymore,

and I don’t know what to keep in.

I can't believe this is really how it goes,

I can't believe this is all I have to show.

I feel so small,

I feel so unreal,

I am so torn

I am just placing one foot in front of the other.
Track Name: Blue Rose
Blue Rose

There's a rose in my garden and it reminds me of you,

it struggles too.

and all the other roses are pink and gold and red,

but it is blue.

And how it stands out from its pretty little crowd,

with its head bent down so low.

while all the other roses stare straight into the sun,

that little blue rose is meditating on the earth below.

but it doesn’t know how beautiful it is,

it doesn't know how we love it so,

and just as with you I only wish there was some way,

that I could let it know.

That little blue rose thinks that its just failed to be red,

it has no idea how perfect it is.

And that poor little rose thinks that it might as well be dead,

and nourishing the others soil below.

It thinks that it doesn't belong in this place,

it's not sure it belongs anywhere,

but that's exactly where the gardener had it placed,

just so he could admire it there.

But it doesn't know how beautiful it is,

it doesn't understand why it lives.

And Just as with you I only wish there was some way,

that I could tell it just how much it gives.
Track Name: These walls
MICHAEL

I used to hear my angel come,

When I was just a little one,

and I was told to ask his name.

Michael came with me to school and

minded me through the day,

but as I grew, I never knew,

if he went away.


Michael, are you with me?

as I grow old,

will you promise to stay?


Now I have my own babies,

so do I tell them it is so?

when I really don't know,

Anything at all.


Michael are you with me?

as I grow old,

will you promise to stay?
Track Name: I'll wait here ( bonus track with Marty Brown)
I'LL WAIT AROUND FOR YOU, JUST AS LONG AS YOU WANT ME TO,
AND ALL THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD, LIKE THE WAKING DEAD,
I KNOW THEY SCARE THE HELL OUT OF YOU.
SO JUST KNOW, WHEREVER YOU GO, I'M HAPPY TO WAIT HERE,

I'LL WAIT HERE
I'LL WAIT HERE
I'LL WAIT HERE

IT'S NOT FOR LACK OF LOVE YOU RUN,
YOU NEVER STOP FOR ANYONE,
AND IT'S NOT, THAT YOU WANT TO LEAVE ME HERE,
IT'S JUST YOUR GOD FORSAKEN FEARS,

I CAN SEE THE ACHING OF YOUR HEART,
I SAW IT FROM THE START,
IT'S WHAT CAPTIVATED ME,
THE WAY YOU WORE IT ON YOUR SLEEVE,

YOU'RE STILL RUNNING FROM YOUR PAST,
IT CATCHES UP WITH YOU FAST,
WHEN YOU STOP AND STAND STILL,
DOESN'T IT?

SO YOU KEEP RUNNING AROUND,
YOU'RE NEITHER LOST NOR FOUND,
THIS THING IS DRIVING YOU, YOU'VE GOTTA MOVE WITH IT,
OR YOU'RE CONSUMED BY IT,
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?

I'LL WAIT HERE
I'LL WAIT HERE
I'LL WAIT HERE