Mirthless & Mirrored

by Giant Decade

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    At last, the debut album in physical form!

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- This is Giant Decade's debut album -

All the recording sessions for 'Mirthless & Mirrored' took place in bedrooms and campus buildings over two years, whilst studying at university in Hertfordshire, U.K...

The sounds and ideas on this first release, descend from some of my favourite styles of music...
The predominant one being that of the folk/acoustic/singer-songwriter, I also enjoy varying forms of electronic music...
The mixture of acoustic instruments and synthesized sounds gives you a lot of room for experimentation as a musician.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my music.

- Ben Fletcher


released December 1, 2013

All music & lyrics by Ben Fletcher

Ben Fletcher - Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion & Ukulele.

Alex Boden plays cajon on tracks 1, 3 & 4.

Produced by Ben Fletcher & Chris Pavey
Recorded, engineered & Mastered by Chris Pavey
Artwork by Ben Fletcher & Jake Gabb




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Giant Decade Hertfordshire, UK

Giant Decade is the musical project & alias of
multi-instrumentalist, Ben Fletcher.

On the 1st December 2013, the debut Giant Decade album was released after 2 years in the making.

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Track Name: Burning Today
You're burning today.
You set it alight in your famous way.
Every minute within ember, as you shuffle around.

Nothing runs on your time,
always further down the line.

and you're shopping around...
Track Name: In The Frost
Where does this river flow?
Ask it all your questions
Hand in hand, we rose through suspicion
getting old, but living young

There goes the one you love,
why so indifferent?
After all, you would fall down, waiting.
The tell-tale signs, covered in the frost.

I think you know, that you know where to go.
I think you know, that you know.

Day light clothed the naked streets.
The sun was the blue skies' new born,
and here we are, we don't ask the questions,
of how to win, when you're learning to lose.

So, where does this river flow?...
Track Name: Foreign Yawn
A view from a-far over palms,
through someone else's eyes.
The honey sun glazes the room,
what made you leave all this behind?

You're braver now to cut the ties,
and cross the borders alone.
Taking time over seeds you sow,
forgetting where your garden grows.

Cutting off all of your ties,
as you travel alone.
Taking time over seeds you sow
forgetting where your garden grows.

With contact lost you were close.
It was them you missed the most.
Brushing open curtains drawn,
do you pause for a foreign yawn?
Track Name: Same Boat Sailing
In the same boat sailing,
its hard on our heart & bones.
The wind is high and the seas are wild.
but we still don't miss our homes...

All I can do is long for you now.
All white horses, drawn to the bow.
All I can do is long for you.

In the same boat sailing.
Across the ocean, through the passin' storm.
Moonlight spirits, can surely turn the tide,
when weather and welcome is warm.

All i can do is long for you now.
All white horses drawn to the bow.
All I can do is long for you.
Track Name: Veteran
Track Name: Salutations
They threw it all in the leaves, now they hide it up their sleeves.
Its malicious now, but what's done, is done.

Televise all the heads, for the good of comfortable beds.
Salutations now, until you next pick up the phone...

I'm walking slower than you now...
walking slower than you now...

What's come over you now?...
Track Name: Mirror Fools
Underneath the floor, and stood behind those walls.
Unlike the man, who walked & talked when he was born.

He is not afraid, confidence to feel...
Letting his voice ring out from amongst the crowd.

I don't know why, I run through the night.
To any door...

Peering through the blinds, just a little glimpse of light.
Inspired by something so beautifully unknown...

Righteous in your mind, as faithful to your inner child.
someday you'll become the heir to your throne.

I don't know why, I ran day & night.

Just across the shore....
Track Name: Remembrance
You're thinking for one now.
The strength shines in your love.
Sorting through the clothes once worn,
you fought the battle and the warmth, now gone...

You're living for one now,
we know you'll soldier on, and we'll be there.
You're sorting through the clothes once worn.
you fought the battle and the warmth, now gone.

Remember now, amid all of the silence, kept to himself.
The one in the background, the one in the corner.
Forever with us all...
Track Name: Snake Charms