Black Stone EP

by The Belle Sounds

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released September 9, 2014

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The Belle Sounds Austin, Texas

The newest project from established Austin, TX based husband/wife team Noëlle Hampton & André Moran, The Belle Sounds
formed in 2013. Their signature sound features alluring three part harmonies & a dynamic, lush soundscape.
Band members include Emily Shirley (keys/vocals), Nathan Harlan (bass/vocals) and Jim Echels (drums).
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Track Name: Black Stone
Black Stone (words and music by Noëlle Hampton)

I was born a December child
Soft and wild, soft and wild
I was born on a snowy night
With a light in my eye, a light in my eye
Dirty hands and dirty knees
A tomboy in the redwood trees
I was born a nature’s child
Soft and wild, soft and wild
Ooh ooh…

Paint my face with red dirt clay
Watch it dry and turn to gray
Hills of golden grasses sway
The rapture of a summer’s day

I was born in a sacred place
Where all those sacred lay in grace
I was born on a mountainside
Soft and wild, soft and wild
Sleeping lady majesty
I think of you, do you think of me?
A red tailed hawk on your highest peak
I dream of you, do you dream of me?
Ooh ooh…

Hold the broken bird in hand
Sugar water, help it stand
As it flies away again
Part of you will never mend

Black stone, Black stone, Black stone, like a mirror
Black Elk, Black Elk, Black Elk coming nearer
Black stone, Black stone, Black stone, I can see her
Black Elk, Black Elk, Black Elk across the river
Track Name: The Siren
The Siren (words and music by Noëlle Hampton, Emily Shirley, André Moran and Kris Nelson)

The radio is screaming noise
It’s like a bullet in my head sometimes
I try to breathe, Can no one see
We stand in blindness to our own decline?

I had a dream, I dreamt of silence
I know a place where the light still finds us

Aahhh, I’m running to the river
I’m swimming through the water
Gonna’ lose all my clothes
Aahhh, the woods are my asylum
The hawk will call the siren
Of the way that it was

I don’t remember the smell of summer
The ice of winter on my frozen face
The war is coming
We should be running
Out to the edge where the light still waits

I try to think, I can’t recall
What it was like through the eyes of love

Aahhh, I’m running to the river
I’m swimming through the water
Gonna’ lose all my clothes
Aahhh, the woods are my asylum
The hawk will call the siren
Of the way that it was

Run, Run, Run

Aaaah, there’s darkness all behind us
The stars have come to find us and go leading us on

Aahhh, I’m running to the river
I’m swimming through the water
Gonna’ lose all my clothes
Aahhh, the woods are my asylum
The hawk will call the siren
Of the way that it was
Track Name: Ghost of Mykonos
Ghost of Mykonos (Words and music by Noëlle Hampton)

Honeymoon out on the Brilliance of The Seas
French Riviera down to southern Italy
Eastward bound to the Grecian Coast
They bring you champagne for the toast

Like a shadow on the wall I was to you
Fascinated by the story of the two
Have you seen so much joy?
I have seen so much joy

Oh, I won’t tell them anything
Oh, I won’t tell them anything
Even though the truth will set you free
Now you’re just the ghost of Mykonos
Drowning in a cobalt sea

You bragged of diamonds and of dowry that abound
Befriending strangers and you buy another round
Oh and how the absinthe flowed
That makes a mad man, don’t you know?

Oh, I won’t tell them anything
Oh, I won’t tell them anything
Even though the truth will set you free
Now you’re just the ghost of Mykonos
Drowning in a cobalt sea

And every night you’re in my dreams
The wind and stars hear your pleas

Next day the bride wakes down the hallway on the floor
No recollection of events the night before
I heard it all through the walls of my room
Now she is the wife of the missing groom

Oooh Oooh Ohh Ooooohhh

Oh, I won’t tell them anything
Oh, I won’t tell them anything
Even though the truth will set you free
Now you’re just the ghost of Mykonos
Drowning in a cobalt sea
Track Name: Golden Boy
Golden Boy (Words and music by Noëlle Hampton)

In the morning light all those little things you did
They’re coming into focus, coming into focus in your head
And the sun across your face makes you look like a golden boy
But I didn’t see it coming, didn’t see it coming again
Lion heart, and the raging sea
Red like blood, that you hide from me

Oh, oh oh oh, you were right
You’ve got a wild side, you’ve got a wild side
Oh oh oh oh, it can’t be denied
You’re like the flood tide
You’ve got a wild side

Don’t you feel all the weight of the world on you
When you’re holding what you’re holding
Holding what you’re holding inside
It’s a crazy thing what real love can do
And you didn’t see it coming,
didn’t see it coming down the line
Burning coal beneath the ash
I see you now, we can’t go back

Oh, oh oh oh, you were right
You’ve got a wild side, you’ve got a wild side
Oh oh oh oh, it can’t be denied
You’re like the flood tide
You’ve got a wild side

Do all those things at night turn off your tragic light?
Do all those things at night turn off your tragic light?

The perfect mask of a common man
With a wounded heart and a master plan

Oh, oh oh oh, you were right
You’ve got a wild side, you’ve got a wild side
Oh oh oh oh, it can’t be denied
You’re like the flood tide
You’ve got a wild side
You’re like the flood tide
Track Name: Drifter
Drifter (Words and music by Noëlle Hampton)

Friend, you're a drifter to the end
And I still remember when
I could see you from the shore

And friend, if you make it back to land
Come and find me if you can
My heart will always live inside of yours

Oooh ooh ooh…

Once, we were young and wild and free
And you tied yourself to me
Like a safety boat, I knew I'd need you

Once, you would tell me everything
And we'd run and swim and sing
And if I ached, you would ache too

Oooh ooh ooh…

Oh friend, there's an ocean in the way
And some things I'd like to say
It doesn't help us to ignore

And friend, you're a drifter to the end
And I still remember when
I could see you from the shore