Mary at Midnight

Mary at Midnight

 London, England, GBR
BandPopAlternative

Haunting, etheral vocals coupled with beats and samples. Makes you feel like you're in a film, riding your bike really fast.

Biography

Somewhere in between day and night comes Mary at Midnight.
A little bit Indian, a little bit English, Mary at Midnight couples live instruments with dreamy sampled beats, blending them with words often born from the chromosomes of too little sleep and an over-active imagination.

The odd tabla beat or harmonium drone is wrapped up in a comforting blanket of satisfying electro beats and ethereal vocals.

Influenced by previous musical projects within a wide range of genres, from intimate folk to a bit of the louder stuff, Mary at Midnight draws many references but maintains very much her own sound.

Currently writing tracks with Talvin Singh, and plotting the first few gigs with the live band, Mary at Midnight will very soon be floating around the ether somewhere between daytime and the magic that only the depths of a dark night can provide.

Words by Sonia Zhuravlyova

Lyrics

Strawberries and Cream

Written By: Kiran Hungin

i think you're made of lemonade
you taste so sweet to me
and when you smile, a thousand birds are singing merrily

you, you go with me, i go with you, you go with me
like strawberries and cream
you, you go with me, i go with you, you go with me
like strawberries and cream

and in your hat you keep the key that locks my fears away
your army of little men with swords and shields are watching over me

you, you go with me, i go with you, you go with me
like strawberries and cream
you, you go with me, i go with you, you go with me
like strawberries and cream

la la la....

and i could write down all the things you mean to me
but we'd all drown with all the ink i'd need

and if you walked a thousand miles
i'd walk them next to you
or i could just sit in the palm of your hand
taking in the view

you, you go with me, i go with you, you go with me
like strawberries and cream
you, you go with me, i go with you, you go with me
like strawberries and cream

la la la...
la la la...

and i could write down all the things you mean to me
but we'd all drown with all the ink i'd need

Caroline

Written By: Kiran Hungin

Warriors of love
Won't you hurry up
This girl is crying out for you now

With arms out wide, willing you close
I run outside, into the darkness
Hoping I'll catch a glimpse of you

Caroline why can't I put this thing to bed
Wolves are growling drowning out the words you said
Caroline shut your eyes
Won't you sing it to me one more time

For all that's gone before
You could have asked for more
I would have given in, in the end

Caroline why can't I put this thing to bed
Wolves are growling drowning out the words you said
Caroline shut your eyes
Won't you sing it to me one more time

So let's go round taking this toll again
We roam with eyes barely open
Maybe I'll catch a glimpse of you

Caroline why can't I put this thing to bed
Wolves are growling drowning out the words you said
Caroline shut your eyes
Won't you sing it to me one more time

Run With Me

Written By: Kiran Hungin

Love him like you used to do
is all they seemed to say to you
but oh they didn't know then what they know now
batten down the hatches now
a storm is feasting on this town
and i don't even know if i am able

Run with me (x4)

Plant this heart by crooked hand
bleeding through this wasted land
we become the earth that you roam now

Breathe in fire talk in rhyme
we retain our fortune's eye
oh they didn't know then what they know now

Run with me (x4)

Did you really think this town would shed a tear for you
tear for you honey
Are you happy now
Are you happy now

Run with me (x4)

Frail Hearts

Written By: Kiran Hungin

Stargazer falls to a depth not known by all
Keep falling stars in your palm til you've got them all

Can you hear me now are you with me now
can you hear me now are you with me now
Do you ever wonder if you're on your own
Can you hear me now are you with me now

Far too many times you set foot in a place you call home
but in the end it beats you, beats you
Soul, it will direct you home so follow what you're shown
Frail hearts are made to steer you steer you

Peel off the tape to reveal a circus ride
Slot in your coin, settle down, cos now you're mine

Can you hear me now are you with me now
can you hear me now are you with me now
Don't ever worry cos you're not alone
Can you hear me now are you with me now

Stargazer falls to a depth not known by all
Keep falling stars in your palm til you've got them all

Can you hear me now are you with me now
can you hear me now are you with me now
Do you ever wonder if you're on your own
Can you hear me now are you with me now

Far too many times you set foot in a place you call home
but in the end it beats you, beats you
Soul, it will direct you home so follow what you're shown
Frail hearts are made to steer you steer you

Bow Down For Love

Written By: Kiran Hungin

Through these words he lives his life
and we'll always question why
four to the floor he's finally scored
his safety line

And the moon she winks tonight
like she knows his secret
Fists holding tight
a glint in his eye, he lies he lies

but where will he go when it all falls down tonight, tonight.

They didn't see it coming
He hit the ground half stumbling
Through his fists he spoke but he always begged for love for love for love
We didn't see it coming
A candle barely burning
One for all and all for love
We bow down for love for love for love

And his pace it slows
as his eyes they start to show
the weight of his heart, such a cruel work of art you know you know

But where will he go when we all forget those eyes those eyes

They didn't see it coming
He hit the ground half stumbling
Through his fists he spoke but he always begged for love for love for love
We didn't see it coming
A candle barely burning
One for all and all for love
We bow down for love for love for love

We think we know but we don't know (x3)

We didn't see it coming
A candle barely burning
One for all and all for love
We bow down for love for love for love

Set List

Original material.
Can do set lengths up to 45 mins.