Hello Platonia

from Green Guava by Holly Holden y Su Banda

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This track is the account of a night spent falling in love

lyrics

Hello Platonia

Friday on Frith Street
Tunnels of concrete
Drag queens and deadbeats get down
The band starts late
I wait outside
Footsteps, fast pace, long stride
Corona
over priced
Big town

And we do nonchalance
Pile of possessions well-hidden
Synchronising by chance
Our particular rhythms
Side-step religion
I’ve got a vision of the way things could go that I try to suppress
Eyes like a prism refract the light of the street lamp
I feel my heart beat through my dress
Holes in the soles of my boots let in late summer rain
Your black rubber bottoms are new
You dance on the cobbles you’re drawing me in

Hello Platonia

Hinterhof balcony where
Vitamin vapours don’t reach us
You sign to the neighbours it’s three, three, three in the morn
Take it back to the roots, early Wailers and Toots
I don’t know what to do with my hands
Who am I? Who are you?
What’s a bad girl to do with a hat-wearing man?
Purpley haze
I’m avoiding your gaze
Having caught it a mere two days before
I wore my new jacket
Half mile from where I was born

Hello Platonia

Unfamiliar room
Our red-velvet cocoon keeps out the light and the lives of the others
It’s too late, too soon
I sleep over the covers
No I’m not high,
No I don’t like the thought of your skin against mine
No I’m not lovely, I’m trouble
I do what I want and I take what I like
Fever
All through the night

Let me hold you at least
Put my face in the cease of the skin ‘tween his jaw and his shoulder
Elegant beast settles down to her feast
I guess I‘ll be good when I’m older
Fuck it here goes
God only knows when I’ll eventually stop it
I say ‘I’m horrible’
You say ‘girl, it’s not our fault that we fit’

Hello Platonia
Someday ambrosia
I would recall twelve hours later
Replay, reduce
And put down on paper…

Hello Platonia

credits

from Green Guava, released August 7, 2020
Holly Holden - Lead Vox, Bass guitar, BVs
Frank Clarke - Electric Guitar
David Beauchamp - Drums and percussion

Written by Holly Perman Turnbull

Produced and arranged by:
Holly Perman Turnbull, Frank Clarke and David Beauchamp

Recorded by Dan Lucas at Anchorbaby Studios and Luisa Gerstein at Tropical Refreshment Centre.

Mixed by Matias Duarte at Strongroom Studios

Mastered by Luis Bonilla at Old Street Studios London

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Holly Holden London, UK

Holly Holden is a singer, songwriter and bassist from London with a tropical soul. A long-term love affair with Latin America and many years spent music-making in the region have shaped her unique sunny, Spanglish soul-pop sound.

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