THE RISE AND FALL OF A NORTHERN STAR

by stella

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04:43
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03:31
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04:26
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The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star is a concept album of nine songs telling the story of the life and times of Manchester rock and roll wanna be Tracy Star.

It features sonic use of rhythm, voice and dub bass lines

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released December 2, 2016

All songs written and co produced by Stella Grundy
Recorded at Gadgets Lab
Additional recording at SSR, Manchester by Vicky Batrax and Gregory Cliche
Stella Grundy- vocals, Percussion, Yukele, Stylaphone
Jonathan Hurst- Synthesisers, Ebow Guitar
Jah Wobble- Bass
Steven Durrant- Piano, Accordian, Harmonica
Rob Steadman- Piano, Synthesiser
Marc Layton Bennett- Drums
Stephen Bunn- Guitars
Nico Birtwistle- Backing vocals

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stella Manchester, UK

Formally the lead singer for the cult Manchester band Intastella, who released 4 albums, ten singles and recorded two Peel sessions, Stella Grundy has been working on her new album with guests including Jah Wobble and Nick McCrabe (ex The Verve). Now playing live dates with her new band ... more

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Track Name: MOON
MOON
I’LL SEND A MESSAGE TO THE MOON
BRING ME CHOCOLATE AND CIGARETTES TOO
THIS NIGHT IS LONGER THAN AN EMPTY TRAIN
DO YOU FEEL THE STRAIN? I DO

NOW THE SUNRISE IS ON SO BLOW YOUR NOSE
COME STEP OUTSIDE, UNCURL YOUR TOES

STANDING IN A WARM LAUDRETTE
FACE INSIDE A CABINET
BUSTING OUT OF SILVER GLOOM
THEY’RE OPEN SOON

MY EYES WONT GET USED TO THE LIGHT
SEEING SUNBEAMS DANCING IN MY SHOES
WHO’S TO BLAME
I GOT MORNING SHAME I DO

I’LL SEND A MESSAGE TO THE MOON
BRING ME CHOCOLATE AND CIGARRETES TOO
THIS NIGHT IS LONGER THAN AN EMPTY TRAIN
DO YOU FEEL THE SAME? I DO

NOW THE SUNRISE IS ON SO BLOW YOUR NOSE
COME ON STEP OUTSIDE UNCURL YOUR TOES
STANDING IN A WARM LAUDRETTE
FACE INSIDE A CABINET
BUSTING OUT OF SILVER GLOOM
THEY’RE OPEN SOON


NOW THE SUNRISE IS ON SO BLOW YOUR NOSE
COME ON STEP OUTSIDE UNCURL YOUR TOES
STANDING IN A WARM LAUDRETTE
FACE INSIDE A CABINET
BUSTING OUT OF SILVER GLOOM
THEY’RE OPEN SOON
Track Name: HIGH
Deep down where the sun don’t shine, making a deal for mine
Living a life without luxury, when’s the payback time?
I tried to lift you up it brought me to my knees
My best is all that I can give. It’s all I care about

Makes no different what you think about me
Makes no difference what you think about me
Magic you see is blowing in the breeze
I tried to lift it up I tried I tried

Got to take the more stony path, sugar mixed with sour
Must admit to some lonely days, hour after hour
I tried to lift you up you brought me to my knees
I tried to lift you up. I tied, I tried

Now and then I get high, now and then I get high
Now and then I get high, now and then I get high

Makes no different what you think about me
Makes no difference what you think about me
Magic you see is blowing in the breeze
I tried to lift it up I tried I tried

Now and then I get high, now and then I get high
Now and then I get high, now and then I get high
Track Name: STAR
Up and down the country in the back of a white van
Me and the band, poppers and traffic jams
More gigs build a profile, more gigs and vans
Bigger better bands, poppers and traffic jams
Working up the food chain to fully fledged carnivore
What do we all want 1 2 3 4
Leeds Glasgow Wah Wah Hut Duchess Duke and the Charlottes shut
Fea and firkin Southport Beach Zap Club Tunnel Club what no sleep
Oh dear Brighton Peer put your T shirts over here
5 minutes no soundcheck shut my eyes I'll hit the deck
Sleep is for suckers Sleep is for suckers Sleep is for suckers


SAME OLD STAGE...THEY LAY ME DOWN
BOUND MY WRIST SO TIGHTLY
SEDUCED ME SO CLUMSILY
I NEED TO MOVE ON

STAR...YOU KNOW HOW GORGEOUS YOU ARE
YOU LOST YOUR MIND IN MY CAR
STAR... STAR IT’S ALL TOO MUCH
MORE MONEY, MORE SEX
LOOK WHAT THEY DONE THEY SUPERSIZED THEY SUPERSIZED

THEY SUCKED YOU TILL YOU WERE DRY
OPEN UP UN ZIP YOUR SKIN
NOW YOU DONT FEEL ANYTHING
YOU NEED TO MOVE ON

We met the grateful dead fan club 'The Deadheads'
Never except food or drink off them
They had potions and brews of all hues
All I remember was a staircase going up and up and round and round
We ended up on the roof of The Columbia Hotel
With a wizard with Stars in his beard
And he told me that when you die
You re enact your happiest or saddest moment
overe and over for eternity

THE BIG TIME. WE MADE A SPLASH
OVER THIS TIME LIKE A RASH
BUT NOW THEY ALL WANT THEIR CASH BACK
YOU NEED TO MOVE ON

STAR YOU KNOW HOW GORGEOUS YOU ARE
YOU LOST YOUR MIND IN MY MOTHER FUCKING CAR
STAR YOU NEED TO MOVE ON

WE WANT WE WANT MORE
WE WANT WE WANT MORE
WE WANT WE WANT MORE
MORE MONEY, MORE SEX, MORE LOVE

But the cracks are beginning to show, cocaine on our cornflakes
the entourage growing, the guitarist gone mental
Spinal Tap moments Hello Shrewsbury Rock and Roll


STAR SUPERSIZE, STAR SUPERSIZE
Track Name: LUCIFER
HEY HEY LUCIFER, COME SLEEP IN MY BED.
MY CHAMBER OF NIGHTMARES,
COME GET IN MY HEAD.
HEY HEY LUCIFER, I BEEN CALLING ALL NIGHT
HEY HEY LUCIFER, YOU CAN COME ANYTIME

UNION OF BLOOD, UNION OF LIGHT, UNION OF RED HOT FIRE INSIDE
UNION OF BLOOD, UNION OF LIGHT, UNION OF RED HOT FIRE SOME NIGHT

HEY HEY LUCIFER, I WALKED A WIRE FOR YOU
STAYED UP THREE DAYS FOR YOU
COME WALK IN MY SHOES
LISTEN TO HIM NEXT DOOR, THRASHING AROUND ON THE FLOOR
I STAYED UP WITH THE BELL RINGERS
THEY TOLD ME YOUR SECRETS YEAH
BUT STILL YOU REFUSE TO SHINE, BUT STILL YOU REFUSE TO SHINE
OH DEVIL I’M HERE, OH DEVIL I’M HERE

UNION OF BLOOD, UNION OF LIGHT, UNION OF RED HOT FIRE IN SIGHT
UNION OF BLOOD, UNION OF LIGHT, UNION OF RED HOT LOVE IN SIGHT
HEY HEY LUCIFER
Track Name: GOODBYE
GOOD BYE GOOD BYE
EVER GET A SINKING FEELING, EVER GET IT WHEN YOUR HEAD STARTS REELING
LOVE YOU, YOUR NOT MY FRIEND
LOVE YOU, YOU SENT ME ROUND THE BEND
GOT TO PUT A WALL BETWEEN US
GOT TO PUT SOME AIR BETWEEN US
LOVE YOU, BUT YOUR WASTING MY TIME
ALRIGHT I WON’T TIE YOU DOWN
I’M NOT LOSING ANY SLEEP, IT’S THAT CONSCIOUSNESS I CANT KEEP
OK, MY WORLD KEEPS TURNING ROUND
LEAVES FALL. I’M LEAVING IT ALL
AH...GOOD BYE GOOD BYE. GOOD BYE
DO I HAVE TO MAKE MY MIND UP, SHOULD I HAVE TO MAKE MY MIND UP
I LOVE YOU YOUR OFF MY LIST
LOVE YOU. YOU TAKE THE FUCKING PISS
GOT TO PUT A WALL BETWEEN US
GOT TO PUT SOME AIR BETWEEN US
LOVE YOU BUT YOUR WASTING MY TIME
WHEN I STAY UP LATE AT NIGHT, AND YOU KNOW SOME TIMES I DO
AFTER WE HAVE HAD A FIGHT, I’M LEAVING YOU
ALRIGHT I WONT TIE YOU DOWN
I’M NOT LOSING ANY SLEEP, IT’S THAT CONSCIOUSNESS I CAN’T KEEP
OK. MY WORLD KEEPS TURNING DOWN
LEAVES FALL. I’M LEAVING IT ALL
AH...GOOD BYE GOOD BYE. GOOD BYE GOOD BYE
Track Name: ESCAPE HATCH
Open the Escape Hatch,
we are near break out
Always crashing around in the dark

Then I had a break down
It was illuminating
Think i’ll stop
Think i’ll start
Think i’ll stop
Think i’ll start

Time moves on, time moves on
Move on time, some got left behind

Open the escape hatch.
I am near breaking
Silently waiting here in the dark
Think I had a breakdown

It was illuminating
In Blackpool, in Blackpool

scared to sleep scared to wake. Demons in everyones eyes.
bore a hole in my head bore a hole
SOME GOT LEFT BEHIND

One big floating head
We was one we was one
We was one

Think i’ll stop
Think i’ll start

Time moves on, time moves on
Move on time, I am left behind
(repeat)
Track Name: BLOW
BLOW ME DOWN. I’M ON MY FEET AGAIN
DEAD A LON LONG TIME BEFORE IM IN YOU ARMS AGAIN
LIGHT THE FUSE AND WATCH IT BLOW
HAVE SOME FUN BEFORE YOU'RE GONE

SCRATCHING AT MY DOOR AND I CANT LET YOU IN
GOT NOTHING 3 TIMES AND I WONT EVEN TRY AGAIN
I BEGGED FOR MERCY YOU SAID NO
I HOPE YOU HAD SOME FUN
NOW YOUR GONE

BLOW ME DOWN KNOCKED OFF MY FEET AGAIN
TELL YOUR BROTHER MOTHER SISTER I WILL BURN THEM DOWN IN FLAMES
YOU BEG FOR MERCY I SAY NO
I HOPE YOU HAD YOUR FUN
I’M GLAD YOU'RE GONE
Track Name: JUST A GIRL
It’s five AM in a cocktail bar. By your face we didn’t get very far
I’m going home, I’m too tired and stoned

Red eyes, red witch, you drunk enough, you stupid bitch
Just a girl who can’t say no, Just a girl who can’t say no

Holding on to a falling star, I left a trail in the park
That was where my mind was caved in. In the middle of singing something

Red eyed, red witch, you drunk enough, now you been hit
Just a girl who can’t say no. Just a girl who can’t say no

Blue light flashed like a ball of flames, I can’t tell them my first name
I could the line going in, my hand was stinging
Everything was shaking starting to fall
Hit me like train hit me for hours
I travelled through a wire to a blinding light

Do you think you can count to 5 for honey
Do you think you can open your eyes for me

I could see everything, I could see everything
I could see myself broken twisted on the floor
So if this is how it is, why should I want more

Then I saw white angels, it was white angels, it was white angels

Red eyes, red witch, you drunk too much, no way back from this
Just a girl who can’t say no, Just a girl who can’t say no

I’m going home