Mirrors & Windows

by Helen Perris

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lyrics

I am a mirror
Hold me up to what you want
And I will give it to you
I am a mirror
Outwardly reflecting just
Precisely what I should do

Illusions are my instruments
I obfuscate the truth
I need the smoke and mirrors
To disguise the bitter proof

You are a window
Beauty in your clarity
And light to shine right through
You are a window
A world of possibility
If I could open to you

Illusions are my instruments
I obfuscate the truth
I need the smoke and mirrors
To disguise the bitter proof

If I hold myself up to you
Could I become all you want me to be?
Could the mirror become a window?
The opacity turn clear?
The layers peel away
And leave no mask and no veneer?
The soul exposed and naked
Truly honest and sincere?
Or would you become a mirror
And reflect then disappear?

Illusions are my instruments
I obfuscate the truth
I need the smoke and mirrors
To disguise the bitter proof
Illusions are my instruments
They play a vital part
I need the smoke and mirrors
To protect my wounded heart

credits

released October 29, 2015
Music & Lyrics by Helen Perris and Daniel McFarlane
Produced by Josh Schuberth, Endomusia Productions, at Love Hz Studios, Leichhardt
Recorded & Mixed: Josh Schuberth
Mastered: Jeff McCormack
Vocals & Piano: Helen Perris
Backing vocals: Alison Avron and Helen Perris
All other instruments: Josh Schuberth

Single artwork: Amelia Carson

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Helen Perris Sydney, Australia

A storyteller, who wears her heart on her sleeve.
Wearer of vintage dresses and petticoats.

Helen's music is the love child of Tori Amos and Eddie Perfect at a suburban BBQ. Her autobiographical songs travel between whimsy and heartbreak.
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