Requiem For The Faithful

by ISQ

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Ade.T Superb album with a mix of genres , Great production and having seen them live i can honestly say they can perform live . If you love Jazz/pop you owe it to yourself to listen to this album
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1.
We All Bleed 01:06
I’ve finally found some peace of mind Let things slowly drift away Been taken by the hand sometimes When it all just turned to shame Things can feel so awful low With nothing left to say But you’ll get through this pain somehow For the night always turns into day For I believe The sun’s in our eyes and We All bleed And no man’s an island
2.
Saying things that I’m not supposed to say Take me down ‘cause it’s better that way While people talk and stare For you, you were more than I could bear Feeling things that I’m not supposed to feel Ain’t it funny how some things take much longer to heal And so I’ll move with caution and stealth And this is an Ode To Myself But when I flick the light at night I see you Nobody, never no, could ever understand a me so true And when I ask myself aloud what willed our fate For you were an honest mistake You’re doing fine then things blow up in your face I’m falling now but at a different pace I never meant for all of this I swear But this, this is more than I could care Didn’t think we’d be back here again Is it better now than it was back then And so I’ll move with caution and stealth And this is an Ode To Myself But when I flick the light at night I see you Nobody, never no, could ever understand a me so true And when I ask myself aloud what willed our fate For you were an honest mistake
3.
In My Bed 01:04
He bought me chocolates Kissed my head Twelve red roses in my bed But I’m filled with thoughts of you instead Tender words I hear him speak He holds me gently The sky turns bleak For this is not the man I seek To know It’s you that I adore His eyes Yours I’m looking for He saw Never did before A sigh It’s you I’m bleeding for
4.
Stone 05:17
No I won’t tell of things I’ve seen No I won’t tell a soul Of stolen moments in between A story that’s grown cold Then suddenly it came to me I really should have known You were the sea, the sun, the breeze While I was just a stone And like a bird you sang to me I answered to your call A call to heed the warning signs For I am mighty small Though I am strong and I am brave So something surely must Break away from all that’s vain We all just turn to dust For she can never love you Like I would have done And she can never please you I’ve lived here more than some She will never haunt you I’ll fill up all your dreams They ask, I’ll say I’m fine But then it seems I turn to Stone I turn to Stone I turn to Stone I turn to Stone Stone, stone, stone, stone, stone I turn to stone, stone, stone, stone And after all these things we’ve done That only you will know When from the outside I’ll look numb For broken bones don’t show Then painfully it came to me I really could have sworn You were the sea, the sun the breeze While I was just a storm What was I ever to you What was I ever to you What was I ever to you What was I ever
5.
At The Seams 01:12
Turn the lights down low There's nothing here that hasn't been said before Thought I'd be adored But now I'm not so reassured But don't say you want to dance with me If we can't step in time Another romance finis I guess I'll be just fine You’re slowly picking us apart At the seams Come back and finish what you started And on and on and on…
6.
Panic Room 05:53
To say I need you Wouldn’t be the truth For what is needing Than propriety uncouth To say I missed you Couldn’t quite explain How you enchant me Though I need someone to blame Panic Room Panic Room To say I’m sorry For my incapacity to move But I am sorry For all the things I’ve had to prove Still I’ve stopped breathing while you are on the mend For we are breaking You were never one to bend Panic Room Hoping things will change And I’ll fall back into you again To say I love you Would never quite explain The things I’m feeling That I don’t want to tame But I am bleeding So these words won’t come out right Though you are leaving I won’t put up a fight
7.
L.A.S. 01:19
You’re loving a stranger Yeah You’re loving a stranger You are You’re loving a stranger Yeah You’re loving a stranger You’re lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo You are Sometimes when I’m alone I wonder if You ever really knew me You’re loving a stranger Yeah You’re loving a stranger You are You’re loving a stranger When did you become a stranger too
8.
Orbit 04:56
The moon, so cold Stood aloof and all alone Then you, so bold Said I was a place called home And like the sun you drew me in Tried to find a reach so far And like the child I’d never been I made a wish upon a star The path, unclear Covered all that we once were Then you so near Showed me what I never saw And like a fire you warmed my soul Made the darkness in me go And through this crack that showed the road I found a place that I call home Could this be (x4) But I feel you now Orbiting my sense somehow Under my skin You crawled inside from deep within (verse x2) To run away how would that feel Or I could stay and be happy To run away how would that feel Or I could stay and be happy To run away how would that feel Could this be Could this be But I feel you now You’re orbiting my sense somehow Under my skin you crawled inside from deep within But I feel you now You’re orbiting my sense somehow Under my skin You crawled inside from deep within
9.
Little girl don’t look up Did he pass you by? Head held down, hold your frown Don’t you catch his eye For what good is a love If a love ain’t true Take a breath, clean this mess, hold it all inside Tick, Tock, Knock on the door Crash, Boom, Bang Hit the floor All just things you’ve seen before He’s always wanting more
10.
You cut me up in pieces You try to make me right New hair, new dress, no creases I fold to make me light No silly conversations Red wine and Baudelaire You cover me with kisses, romance, But I feel bear These clever words you’re speaking They hold no peace of mind And still you go on tweaking, Intent to make me shine But soon you’ll turn me over Grow tired of my mistakes You’ll see my face reflected In all that you forsake For I’m your Paper Doll Relentless through it all She’s such a lucky girl, you’ll see For I’m your Paper Doll Resplendent to your call It’s always midnight strokes for me For I’m your Paper Doll Relentless through it all She’s such a lucky girl, you’ll see For I’m your Paper Doll Tremendous in my fall I told you not to water me You hold me up a lady To them I am your prize These words don’t tend to fit me But I’ll try them on for size All these plastic people And the lies that you adore This wood will turn to hollow What are you waiting for For I’m your Paper Doll Relentless through it all She’s such a lucky girl, you’ll see For I’m your Paper Doll Resplendent to your call It’s always midnight strokes for me For I’m your Paper Doll Relentless through it all She’s such a lucky girl, you’ll see For I’m your Paper Doll Tremendous in my fall I told you not to water me Don’t you water me x3
11.
Run To You 00:27
La-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la I’ll run to you Never felt so true You’re everything that I want In everything that I do I’ll run to you Never felt so true You’re everything that I want In everything that I do La-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la
12.
Sometimes when I’m alone I wonder if You ever really know me at all For how could an us so big and wonderful Ever make me feel so small So down… There are far too many things I couldn't do And far too many things you’re owed But in this war of words and battle wounds The poetry becomes unknown These words we couldn't say for peace of mind We’ll say this time aloud, are we allowed These words we couldn't find for piece of mind We’ll find this time, around For love can never come from sympathy And nothing ever grows from shame And just when we got caught out standing there We realised we’d done the same, the same You’re loving a stranger x2 You are You’re loving a stranger x2 You are Two timing with danger x2 You are You’re loving a stranger x2 When did you become a stranger too
13.
They say that things will change They say that time’s a wonderful healer But some things stay the same And I know I will never see her So I’ll fly I’ll fly I’ll fly No nothing stays the same No nothing can remain the same
14.
Time stands still Though I know I will Get back to you Gently I fold As the truth is told Before me Had I known I’d have surely gone Straight back it’s true I crumble every day As I hear them say You loved me But now we’re lost where we belong Tears have passed Nothing can ever last Endlessly I savour every day So that I can stay Beside you But now we’re lost where we belong We’re lost x 3 Slowly falling down again Barely coming up for air Slowly falling down again x3 And though separate we stand We’re lost where we belong (verse x8)

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"ISQ repay the faithful with a new twist on their classic sound" - KindOfJazz

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released September 27, 2019

Irene Serra - Vocals
Richard Sadler - Double bass
Chris Nickolls - Drums
Naadia Sheriff - Piano

All songs written, recorded and produced by ISQ.

Mastered by Preben Raunsbjerg at Chesham Woods Studios.

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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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