The Watchmaker's Wife

by Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

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released February 19, 2016



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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston Devon, UK

Miranda and Rex continue to build a repertoire of contemporary and narrative songs that are showcased to critical acclaim in her most recent, unique collaboration with Rex Preston. The unusual pairing of double bass and mandolin, has a timeless feel and universal appeal. ... more

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Track Name: The Watchmaker's Wife
The watchmaker's wife has an ache in her heart
That was something to do with time
And the life that never flickered inside
To lie about love is a crime

Beautiful thing such beautiful things
How can he make such beautiful things
When his touch is so cold and his soul never sings
How can he make such beautiful things
Track Name: SAD
The sun is dancing on the river this morning
From my window, not one trace of gray
And all is right in my world right now
I just woke up sad today

From down stairs I hear a familiar sound
But here is where I want to stay
And soon you'll be here with your heart melting smile
I just woke up sad today

Maybe it's who I thought I'd be by now
Maybe I was just born under a cloud

I remember a beech with a pin wheel spin
And even then I knew I'd be okay
Most of the time there's a smile on my face
I just woke up sad today

I love you more than ever before
And I know it'll always be that way
But please be patient with me my darling
I just woke up sad today

No no no no

I ain't getting out of bed sad today
Track Name: Rosie
I was looking for a soul mate
All you wanted was a roommate
You looked around and then at me
And found me lost in a beautiful dream
We told our selves that It'd be great
But we didn't have our heads on straight

On moving day I thought I spied
You look at me with wanting eyes
And in my mind I flew away
And in your image built a fantasy

How did I get the wrong impression
I believed we had a strong connection
And I assumed there would come a day
When Rosie you'd say that you want me

The eve you bought your toy boy round
My delusions all came crashing down
Around my ears to the sounds of rapture
Sleepless I lay and I wondered
Why did she not set the record straight
I should have seen this coming from a mile away

So I stood tall and sat you down
And told everything that was going round
Inside my head but you turned away
Oh Kill me now but first please tell me

Where did I go wrong
Was it all just a grand illusion
I don't know what else to say
Oh Rosie won't you please forgive me
Rosie Rosie

It was an awful day when she moved out
Although I knew that she wouldn't stick around
In the end I drove her away
I wish that I could find a way to make her stay
She made a great first impression
But through her smoke and mirrors and misdirection

Now I look I clearly see
That she and I weren't meant to be
I think we both got what it was we need
Oh Rosie there's so much you showed me

I won't forget that beautiful day
The hand of fate brought you my way
I wish you luck and good things for you
Oh Rosie I wont ever forget you

Rosie Rosie
Please forgive me
Say you want me
Rosie Rosie Rosie