Lingering Hope

by Andre Shlimon

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Lingering Hope is a stripped down concept album juxtaposing contemporary chamber music for piano and cello with acoustic pop/rock/blues songs. Written and performed by Andre Shlimon, it features the fantastic Laura Moody on cello.

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released July 15, 2012

Andre Shlimon - piano & vocals
Laura Moody - cello

Music and lyrics written by Andre Shlimon
Recorded and mixed by Kit Venables, Trinity-Laban Studios, London
Mastered by Jack Adams, Optimum Mastering, Bristol

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Andre Shlimon Bristol, UK

Andre Shlimon is an alternative-classical pianist and composer, singer-songwriter and poet. Like a classically trained, piano playing Leonard Cohen, who sings more like Neil Young.

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Track Name: Silent Walkers
Did you find what you wanted?
We walked the path of the moon,
the swelling crowd pressed our bodies together,
pushed us through Gloucester Road, down the Strand,
did we meet again too soon?

Was this the preordained place, the appointed hour?

Shoulder to shoulder by the Thames,
back to back in Parliament Square
each stared the other down eyeball to eyeball,
neither one blink nor flinch,
seven-dagger stares outside Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Don't get me wrong I'm on your side
I just want what's best for everyone, the perfect compromise.

We made a feast of insinuations, secret invitations,
left our good intentions burnt by the roadside.
Happy days and wild nights, we celebrated good vibrations,
left our good intentions all wrecked down at the roadside.
Track Name: Pressing feet to the door
Sweet Thames run softly till the pounding stops
There's a pounding on the walls, marching on the rooftops
The rain's in the river, water filling up the atmosphere
The river runs to the sea, we were soaked through with fear
They poured it over us, whispered in our ears

Train crash at the gate, train crash at the gate
Broken marriages in silent carriages
Running for the escalators, always running late, always running late
Footsteps on the rooftops, enemies at the gate
One o'clock with Tony and George at Claridges, always running late
Footsteps on the rooftops, enemies at the gate

Hope's in the air, smells like rain
I'm a collection of plastic bags
Big red blood on a bendy bus
I'm a collection of sad old gags
Big red face and I lost the race
In a flurry of smoke and rags

Leaves are on the trees, rain's in the river
Trees are in my living room, river's in the sea
Trees to make us rich and free, river feeding me.
Track Name: Give up our guns
Here's the early morning we were waiting for
Lingering in the air,
Sunrise hanging in the trees
Sparkling in the air

The sunset on your hand
Glowing in your hair
We'll return the time that was so hard won
And give up our guns


Walk out into the early morning cold
And hold out our hands,
Shadows hanging in the trees,
The sunlight on your skin

Says give up our guns
Burn a trail from where we've been
Restart the start and forget the rest
Call a truce with what we've seen

We'll hang out all our promises
Glowing in our hands,
We'll return the time that was so hard won
And give up our guns