ISQ

by ISQ

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1.
Ill Wind 05:23
There’s an ill wind blowing in my way and I’m stood here counting the days and it chills right to the bone they say but who would have thought that I would break when there’s nothing left to give or take There’s an ill wind blowing in my way and it turned to cold when you went away but who would have thought that we would end and I would lose my best friend, my friend, my best-friend, my friend I know that I’m just wasting time but I can’t pretend to be just fine when we’re reading like a scripted line so I should have read the signs you see when there’s nothing that will bring you back to me Am I supposed to let this go Played out my hand, get ready to fold I guess there’s nothing left to mend caught up in this whole make-pretend, pretend, this make-pretend, pretend Let’s look back to the way we were and forget the fact I wanted you more and you didn’t turn, walk out the door, but who am I to say that you should be so deep in love and into me So I guess this is our last goodbye and I promised myself I wouldn’t cry but the tears, they’re slowly falling down, I look at my feet, you frown, I look at my feet, you frown, I look at my feet, you frown, you frown, you frown, you frown.
2.
Seven pictures on my mind when all your words turned so unkind still cleaning up the mess you left behind Seven days I’ve waited here waited here despite my fears waited here to dry my tears, my tears As this pain it gently flows and my world comes to a slow trying to feel the ground below, below As all your promises unfold wasn’t I your girl how could you rock my world then leave so leave You say I’m better off alone but I can hear it in your tone that tone that makes my feelings turn to stone You say there’s always gonna be a little piece of your heart for me and you mean that in the best way possibly As this pain it gently flows and my world comes to a slow trying to feel the ground below, below As all your promises unfold wasn’t I your girl how could you rock my world then leave
3.
This bird has flown and nothing I own seems to fit this skin or this place I’m in but it feels so wonderful like a half-forgotten tune over too soon And I sit and watch as the shadows drop as the night creeps in dirty thoughts of him but it feels so beautiful oh this mood that I’m in from deep within This fall from grace at his steady pace and the quiet swords of a kind strangers’ words but it feels so magical to be feeling alive so deep inside This bird has flown This bird has flown This bird has flown
4.
TV Face 05:36
We sit so close together, many hours of every day so this distance in between us has got nothing to do with what you do or what you say ‘cause you’re not saying much of anything these days my dear and for the hundred millionth time I’m wondering what I’m doing here I’m sure there used to be a time when we would laugh and smile but these same old, same told jokes have been getting real old for quite a while and so I sit right by you feeling out of time and out of place cause you’ve traded up our love for your TV Face And I wanted to say that it isn’t your place to go feel my disgrace cause it’s your tv face and I wanted to say that it isn’t your place so go feel my disgrace it’s on your tv face it’s on yours and so it goes, and on, and on, and on You got so many colours turning a kaleidoscope but in this bank of love you’re coming up all overdrawn and flat-out broke and when I try to talk things over you get up and go I really think we’ve hit an all-time low I can’t believe it, how on earth did we end up this way I should just be long gone or try to stay I guess it’s kind of fine, I guess it kind of feels so strange you got my remote control and you think I need my channels changed And I wanted to say that it isn’t your place to go feel my disgrace cause it’s your tv face and I wanted to say that it isn’t your place So go feel my disgrace it’s on your tv face it’s on yours and so it goes, and on, and on, and on
5.
So many miles I’ve walked, I keep them on the low found uninviting truths that I fought to let go and still I’m walking wounded for all the things I’ve seen in all the places I have been Your colours in the world are what you choose to show but in life’s twisted fate you can’t choose what you know so I’m still walking wounded disguising all my fears I never thought we’d get so near I never thought I’d find you here all alone, all alone, another time, another place another smile, another face These many walls I’ve built were never meant to grow and though I needed you you reap what you sow and so I’m walking wounded disguising all my scars I never thought we’d get so far I never thought I’d find you here all alone, all alone, another time, another place another smile, another face These many walls I’ve built were never meant to grow and though I needed you you reap what you sow and so I’m walking wounded disguising all my scars, I never thought we’d get so far
6.
Donʼt say heʼs lost couldn't find today Itʼs just one big mess that heʼd kept at bay Donʼt say he broke that would be unfair Johnny tripped, he choked wish heʼd laid it bare Johnnyʼs fallen from the clouds canʼt figure his way out such a peaceful sweet affair as if he wasn't there all the people passing by they turn to stop and stare if heʼd only know it then if heʼd only known they cared he wouldn't be falling away...... He wonders why he feels so sad if this one great gest was all he ever had donʼt say heʼs gone he just couldnʼt stay he took one deep breath blew his brains away Johnnyʼs fallen from the clouds canʼt figure his way out such a peaceful sweet affair as if he wasnʼt there He looks down to earth and sees all the tears and misery such a shame of life to live thought heʼd die quite happily so why does he keep falling away...
7.
When you’ve tasted unforgettable all that’s left in your mouth are the bitter-sweetest memories that you can’t do without But I don’t want to say goodbye cause I’d stop breathing for what’s a song without it’s sad refrain so close to you that I can almost touch this feeling before time takes you away You were precious like a warm July all its’ flowers in bloom the sun came down and warmed my aching heart but summer ended too soon But how am I supposed to breathe now that you’re leaving you know I never wanted anything but you I thought you told me I should never stop believing that I deserved you too When you’ve lost something so beautiful the way I’m losing you one more moments’ all I’d ever want for our song out of tune But I don’t want to have to give up forever because I know that Ill see you again some day so close to you that I can almost touch this feeling before time takes you away When you’ve tasted unforgettable unforgettable you
8.
Like the feel of warm sun on your face it’s the burst of a wonderful taste like the sound of his voice when you’re far away it’s the simple things that’ll stay Like the darkest of skies lights a beautiful moon like a walk in a park on a cold afternoon like the first cigarette of the day it’s the simple things that’ll stay Throw it all to the wind where do I even begin so much beauty to see so much more it can be Like a friend and a full glass of wine like the touch of your hand when you’re holding mine like the laughter that lights up your face it’s the things you can’t replace Like a melody playing in your head like the feel of release when you chose me instead like this wonderful thing between you and me cause the best things in life are free Throw it all to the wind where do I even begin so much beauty to see so much more it can be It’s the simple things you do those simple things are true i could never love you more simple things are not like before so stay It’s that look of complete surprise the very first time that you caught my eyes and this sweet never-ending delight of you still holding me tight Like the first time you called out my name understood so I didn’t have to explain it’s the three little words that I just can’t say so the simple things will stay
9.
Whispers that slowly came to be what you gave to me pondering all the odds of our impossibility shadows that chill my heart is something you can’t see in spite of the many warning signs I can’t let you be Take me back, back to this troubled track that I cross won’t take me back, back to this troubled track that I cross Reasons you give and take apart I don’t understand, so I’ll let you walk away from this, I’ll let you be a man maybe someday you’ll see we should have had it all filled with cold impassivity you watch me as I fall Take me back, back to this troubled track that I cross won’t take me back, back to this troubled track that I cross Take me back, back to this troubled track that I cross won’t take me back, back to this troubled track that I cross And so you’re back, so secretly these troubled sighs that I perceive so I’ll let you go, finish the deed I hope she’s all the things you need And so you’re back, so secretly these troubled sighs that I perceive and so I’ll let you go, finish the deed I hope she’s all the things you need the things you need the things you need the things you need
10.
I didn’t see it was ending I didn’t see you leaving me I better stop only pretending to be And then I turned and remembered that you were gone and what it cost and then I turned and remembered what I’d lost But this place reminds me of all the good times when we were happy cause I know that we were you and I So this place reminds me of all the good times and the promises cause I know that we were in love you and I Until you come back to me there’s no place that I’d rather be clinging on to you as memories they start to fade away until you come back to me there’s no place else that I’d feel so free hanging on to these dreams that even time can’t take away If the loneliest of dreams came true I’d be waiting right here and time would fall in second place again for you and I for you and I In the loneliest of dreams nothing’s ever quite like it seems in the loneliest of dreams nothing’s ever quite what it means

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"Two aspects of ISQ give the band a special edge: Serra's world-weary but captivating vocals; and the interplay between singer and bassist." - Bruce Lindsay

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released September 13, 2012

Irene Serra - vocals
Richard Sadler - double bass
Chris Nickolls - drums
John Crawford - piano

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ISQ London, UK

London based weird and wonderful Alt-jazz Quartet led by Irene Serra.

Requiem For The Faithful - "Performed midway between jazz and soul mode, Serra occupies terrain that Billie Holiday would find familiar ; Sade too." - JAZZWISE

“ISQ are a melting pot of genres – jazz, pop, acoustic and experimental – which all blend together to entrancing effect.” TIME OUT LONDON CRITICS CHOICE
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