Shades

by Nick Knox

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A unique voice capturing an emotional immediacy of raw, primal core self, struggling to transcend adversity through embracing aspects of higher love and beauty. Fragility, Strength, Outrage, Joy, Melancholy and a little Silliness....... Shades of emotional and spiritual being, conveyed in deep and sometimes husky tones. A nine track debut album of vocal improvisations.

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released September 27, 2011

Mastering - Forbes Williams
Additional Editing on Tracks 6, 8 & 9 - Nigel Jenkins
Album Art - Nick Knox & Elizabeth Manson
The Other Stuff - Nick Knox

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Nick Knox Dunedin, New Zealand

Nick Knox is a composer, pianist, and singer from Dunedin, New Zealand. Nick’s sound is at once gruff, delicate, and soulful, laced with baroque sensibilities. Nick’s ethos of music-making is one of soul-work: he enters into trancelike spaces, creating fully felt and emotionally charged musical explorations. ... more

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Track Name: My Reflection
If all I had was my reflection in your face
I think I would cry

If all I had was my reflection in your face
I think I would cry

If all I had was my reflection in your face
I think that I would cry
Track Name: Sing With A Whisper
And I guess, maybe, can only sing that gently, when I'm feeling, loved, when I'm feeling loved

And now it is but a breathy reminder

Before tonight...

And now it is but a breathy reminder

Maybe I can only sing that gently, when I'm feeling loved,
when I'm feeling loved

(Mmmh)

And maybe I can only sing that gently, when I'm feeling loved

I want to learn to sing with a whisper
With my heart wide open

I want to learn to sing with a whisper
With my heart wide open

To voice my fears and hopes
To voice my fears and hopes
In what might be a less than safe atmosphere

I want to learn to sing in a whisper
I want to learn to sing in a whisper

With my heart wide open
With my heart wide open

To voice my fear
To voice my hopes and fears
In what may be a less than safe atmosphere.
Track Name: Ding Ding Dong
(Scatting)

Ding ding ding dong
Ding ding ding dong

Ding ding dong
Ding ding ding dong

Ding ding dong
Ding ding ding dong

Ding ding ding
Ding ding dong

Ding ding ding
Ding ding dong

Ding ding ding
Ding ding dong

Ding ding ding
Ding dang dong

On the big big big big big gong

Ding ding ding
Ding ding dong

On the big big big big big big gong

Ding ding ding
Dong dong dong dong dong

On the big big big big big big gong

Ding ding ding
Ding ding dong

On the big big big big big big gong.
Track Name: The Sweet And Simple Luxury
The sweet and simple luxury of waking up in the same bed

The sweet and simple luxury of waking up in the same bed

The sweet, the sweet and simple luxury of waking up in the same bed

(mmm) The sweet and simple luxury of wakin up in the same bed

The sweet and simple luxury of wakin up in the same bed (mmm)

They say that loneliness can kill a man, and by God it almost did (mmm)

The sweet and simple luxury of wakin up in the same bed

They say that loneliness can kill a man, and by God it almost did (mmm)
Track Name: Timber
Timber timber
Timber timber
Timber....

(scatting)

Let it in

(scatting)

Let it in, let it out
Let it in, let it out

Let it in, let it, let it out

Let it in, let it in, let it in
Let it in, let it out

Let it in, let it in, let it in
Let it in, let it out

Can ya tell me please
What the f**k is it all about

Let it in, let it out
Let it in, let it in, let it in
Let it out

Can ya tell me
Can ya tell me please
What the *uck is this all about.
Track Name: Sillier
(Scatting)

Just a little little little little sillier

Just a little little little little sillier

Just a little little little little sillier

Just a little
Just a little sillier

Just a little sillier
Just a little cil'

(mmm) Just a little sillier
My little protozoic friend

Just a little sillier
My little protozoic friend

Just a little sillier.
Track Name: Shackles
(Scatting)

And it's tinged still

(Scatting)

With a tragic overlay

(Scatting)

And it's still tinged with a tragic overlay

And it's still tinged with a tragic overlay

(mmm) And I would seek to (sh)throw off the shackles of this leadened heart

And I would seek to throw off the shackles of this leadened heart

And I would seek to throw off the shackles of this leadened heart.
Track Name: An Accurate Summation
In my life

(mmm) And what if an accurate summation was more than one life could give

And what if an accurate summation was more than one life could give

And what if, and what if an accurate summation was more than a life could give

And what if an accurate summation was more than a life could give

And what if an accurate summation was more than a life could give

And what if an accurate summation was more than a life could give

And what if an accurate summation was more than a life could give

And what if an accurate summation was more than a life could give

And what if an accurate summation was more than a life could give

And what if an accurate summation was more than a life could give
Track Name: CEO
Way-a-ya

I've heard it said
By folk that I respect

(mmm) I've heard it said
By folk that I respect

(mmm) 'bout a man who lived
Two thousand years ago
Who said you turn the other cheek
And rise above and find forgiveness

And I guess, that I've aspired to live in such a way
But I'm so angry now
I'm so angry now
But I'm still so very weak
But I'm getting stronger
And by God I'm gonna use this mouth to speak

I'm getting angry
And I'm not gonna turn away
I'm getting angry
And I'm not gonna turn away
Gunna harness my rage
Gunna harness my rage
Harness my rage

And soon someday I hope
To spiel my vitriol
No longer, passively lamenting
The zeitgeist you represent

I'm angry now
And getting stronger by the day
Ain't gonna turn that cheek
No no no no no way.