Groom the Monster

by Nausika

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    This is the digital version of the EP Groom the Monster, consisting of 4 mp3 songs: Porcelain, A is for Amy, Thin Ice and Another You.
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Oceans of wailing sirens evoke images of abandoned roads, dark bottomless ponds and desolate mountain views. Impending doom never seems far way in Nausika’s land of perpetual twilight.


released November 25, 2014



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Nausika Netherlands

Nausika, a name that literally translates into
‘burner of ships’, is Frouke van Es:
singer-songwriter from The Netherlands.
In her atmospherical, gloomy
songs she investigates the balance
between lingering and moving on.
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Track Name: Porcelain
Pure gold
Legend tells you find it by the rainbow
Only if you know where to go
Leave your ghosts at home
Are you prepared for a detour
Bring nothing just be careful on the way

Is harder to mend than to break
Each mistake cracks down its way
Through the surface down the drain
The pieces square and stained
How I wish we'd taken care of porcelain

White dove
Stay with me and tell me you'll keep up
It's not hard to love who you are
When your feathers shine
But when you peck me in the eye
How can I fill your cup again?
Track Name: A is for Amy
her eyes lay pretty dark in their sockets
they used to shine so bright
when morning comes the sun won't awake her
i shut the lid so tight

she asked me
come play in the attic
and i couldn't help
when she held on with all of her might
wasn't that what you asked for

down, down the stairs
keep it quiet
i won't tell our mom
down the stairs

her lashes give in to my fingers
i knew they'd suit me right
it won't be long before they will miss her
but i'll console them tight

she knew i don't like to go up there
and i couldn't help her
even if i would have tried
wasn't that what you asked for

down, down the stairs
keep it quiet be silent
i'll hide you
you won't feel alone
i'll take you home with the others
smothered like sisterly love does
Track Name: Thin Ice
when i stayed
i listened to the promises you made
and i prayed
the surface wouldn't crack beneath the weight

i can only blame myself
staring in the light
i was blind before
the ravens took to flight
you were already cut out for this
the daylight soon revealed
you wouldn't turn to dive

when i stayed
i couldn't hear the warnings on the waves
i signed and gave way to the mice
to dine on our parade

i can only blame myself for this frayed alliance
all the while the stakes were piled
impossible to fight
you were already cut out for this
this fading bribe couldn't hide you wouldn't turn to dive

i'll stay until the water rises over me
i'll stay until the water washes over me
i'll stay awake
claim the night to be my own
Track Name: Another You
I saw another you
Behind the woods
You faded away as soon as you knew I could take a picture to prove
to everyone
I knew you the way no one ever would

I caught the sun in your dark room
Held the beams in the palm of my hand for later use
The longer it took, took you to choose
The more it tore me, to tear the seams I sewed

I know

I know it was you
You just drove by
Wearing brand new truths
But I can't be fooled today
Don't care what cards you play
You can change all you want but I won't let the ghost escape