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The Woman You Want

by Eliza Shaddad

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1.
I was dreaming last night of molten figures waiting by my window I was hoping you would save me from the dark Instead you hid under your pillow And I thought to myself how could you Hide your head when your house is on fire? Darling I know you feel blue But where is the man I admire? I was screaming last night at cartoon critters climbing up my curtains I was hoping you would save me from the smoke Instead you undid your shirt Oh I paused and I thought to myself Oh those demons are really whispering And they don't seem good for my health And ain't in the mood for listening So I just came back into bed And I covered up my yellow head And said let's pretend we're asleep instead And you nodded till you nodded off
2.
Heaven 04:00
Have you ever felt like you lost someone Even while they're by your side? Like nothing's real and you can't heal the wound between you No matter how hard you try Have you ever made out like everything is A-ok When really it's already come undone? If that's the way you spend your days and nights then oh love I want you to keep holding on I want you to keep holding on Yeah I want you to keep holding on I know life can be unkind and you've got heaven on your mind But I want you to keep holding on Have you ever had time to think things over until you see so clear What more you could have done? You're sick and tired of waking up the same oh every morning Making bets on moving on And I don’t know why, you want me to continue now And it's no surprise, you do Oh and if I could I, I would tell you what it's worth it for But I can't lie to you Oh I want you to keep holding on Yeah I want you to keep holding on Coz I know life can be unkind When you've got heaven on your mind But I want you to keep holding on Coz I know you pray every night of your life I know you held out for a savior deep inside And though it hurts my heart to say it Life is just a game And we all lose Yeah we all lose Yeah I want you to keep holding on Yeah I want you to keep holding on I know life can be unkind And you've got leaving on your mind But I want you to keep holding on. Yeah I want you to keep holding on Yeah I want you to keep holding on I know life can be unkind And you've got Heaven on your mind But please keep holding on.
3.
Fuck you just tell me what you want to say Instead of screwing with my head for days Why so long to spit out what is on your mind? I'm growing so sick of the ways in which you waste my time So just send it straight, straight down the middle at me Coz I can think of a billion other places I would rather be That stranded in the cold wind that’s been blowing from you lately Ah pretending everything is just fine and peachy Fuck you I can't believe it's come to this Don't try and tempt me with your Judas kisses Don't try and act as if you're on my side Oh what good's a man who won't meet my eye? So just send it straight, straight down the middle at me Coz I can think of a billion other places I'd rather be That stranded in the cold wind that’s been blowing from you lately And pretending everything is just fine and peachy I don't want the lies I want the lies I wanna live (I don’t want lies no more, only the truth) So just send it straight, straight down the middle at me Coz I can think of a billion other places I would rather be That stranded in the cold wind that’s been blowing from you lately And pretending everything is just fine and peachy. (Can I get a little honesty, can I get a little honesty from you?)
4.
8 a.m. and I hear the birds go The mattress moves as he exits, by the window And I wonder oh when will I wake up ok And I wish that he could see inside my head And quiet my head Quiet my head I can’t be the woman you want right now Yeah it takes all I have just to be a little kind And I don’t think I will be like this for long, but I just need a while To allow my heaving mind to riot and my limbs to paralyse. And quiet my head Oh quiet my head And the neighbours out the front again Making jokes about Armageddon in the rain I'll be honest I'm barely holding it down And I hate it but I have to shut you out To quiet my head (8 a.m. again)
5.
Waiting Game 04:12
I’m a woman golden brown Watch my hair unwind Careless colours pooling in your mind Falling for my fate I don’t want to hesitate So I ask around about you, I speak your name And in my heart I play a waiting game And at the alter of my love I sit and pray Until the air is filled with morning light and radio waves Oh will today be the day? I’m a woman golden brown Dressed in lace and white Pressed up to my window pane tonight Searching for my fate I don’t want to hesitate So I ask around about you, I speak your name And in my heart I play a waiting game And at the alter of my love I sit and pray Until the air is filled with morning light and radio waves Oh will today be the day? I lie still What a sweet thrill To be here and know to meet you soon The light breeze is a warm tease from the moon So I ask around about you, I speak your name And in my heart I play a waiting game And at the alter of my love I sit and pray Until the air is filled with morning light and radio waves Oh will today be the day? Oh will today be the day?
6.
I see it all before me laid out like a road so steep And I don't know what I'm doing but I am doing it Just hoping I'll find my feet And I will be honest I'm tired of Trying so hard I see the rains of warning Soon my dreams may be soaking through But I’m done now with talking Oh please can I sing to you Coz I will be honest I'm tired of Trying so hard And I will be honest I'm tired of Trying so hard If you call to see me I'll be fine Not crying all the time Envy in my mind I will be honest I'm tired
7.
I keep thinking I will see you in the morning Waking up and finding I am alone I need reminding to forget you Every evening Now you’re gone But I still feel you I sense you all around me I see your shadow slipping round the walls And if I’m quiet and I listen I hear your call and I hear come back to me Come back to your family Oh it is too soon To lose you I keep finding things I never knew existed I’ve been learning more about you each day I’ve been losing my affection for flowers Send them away I’ve been reading about how I should be feeling And I have been told that I should try my hand at prayer So I close my eyes up tight and I wish with all my might That you were here and I breathe come back to me please Come back to your family Oh it is too soon To lose you I breathe come back to me please Come back to your family Oh it was too soon To lose you
8.
I'm sorry I didn't pick up, I swear that I was on my own I didn't mean to freak you out Yeah I just needed a little unknown I tried to warn you I swear I tried But if I'd done better maybe we could have survived But I sat with my back to the door Thinking in the end nothing matters anymore Now you're alone And the world has turned its back on you Now you're alone Do you feel the way that I do? I'm sorry I didn't speak up I didn't mean to bring you down with me Oh it's not that I don't care It’s just that I'm no good company Oh and I tried to warn you I tell you I tried But if I'd done better maybe we could have survived But I sat with my back to the door Thinking in the end Nothing matters anymore Now you're alone And the world has turned its back on you Now you're alone Do you feel the way that I do?
9.
Blossom 03:25
Blossom grows on the trees where you last lay here Constant grey giving way to the blue And I’m going round, all day digging up the soil Turning over leaves and searching for renewal And as the air begins to warm I breathe it in And as my heart begins to swell I think it must be Spring again I tell myself I’m dreaming oh in order not to raise the hope I’ve been in hibernation for so long now I would just like to know But as the air begins to warm I breathe it in And as my heart begins to sing I think it must be Spring again And I am going round, yeah all day digging up the soil And I’m turning over leaves and searching for renewal And as the air begins to warm I breathe it in And as my heart begins to swell I think it must be Spring again.

about

Eliza Shaddad returns with remarkable new album 'The Woman You Want' due for release on 16th July 2021.

Produced by BJ Jackson (Childcare/To Kill A King), mixed by Grammy Award winner Sam Okell (PJ Harvey/Celeste/Graham Coxon), mastered by Tim Rowkins (Rina Sawayama) and featuring guest appearances from the likes of Micheal Jablonka (Michael Kiwanuka) on guitar, 'The Woman You Want' is a journey that celebrates the full spread of Eliza’s musical range and writing prowess.

Sprawling from the introspective folk-influenced sounds of ‘Blossom', to the sharp post-grunge strums of 'Fine & Peachy', to the achingly beautiful string-laden soundscapes of 'In The Morning (Grandmother Song)', Eliza’s raw riff-driven cinematic trademark sound is at the forefront throughout.

Lead single ‘Heaven' is a call to hope and a plea to keep going. Written whilst Eliza was visiting family in hospital and then later in the first UK lockdown, the single and the video are a poignant reminder that life can get better and it's worth holding on to. This theme is threaded through much of the album - Eliza Shaddad explains. “I was wrestling with the idea of wanting to be a better human, a better woman, a better wife, better friend, better daughter while writing and recording… and not really feeling capable of it… so I was asking myself all these questions - and as a result the record, and even the title 'The Woman You Want' is me trying to find a way out of that - and a direct challenge to what we expect of ourselves.”

More than anything, 'The Woman You Want' is Shaddad’s melding of the myriad, kaleidoscopic influences that make this such a vivid listening experience. It’s a reconciliation of culture, identity, the traditional and the brand new; the culmination of a year’s work and a moving portrait of a truly unique artist.

credits

released July 16, 2021

All songs written by Eliza Shaddad
Except Waiting Game; written by Eliza Shaddad and Ben Christophers.

Produced and Engineered by Mr BJ Jackson at Bass Gravy Studio in Cornwall. Tracks 1,6,9 Mixed by Mr BJ Jackson. Tracks 2,3,4,5,7,8 Mixed by Sam Okell. All songs mastered by Tim Rowkins. All songs performed by Eliza Shaddad and Ben Jackson except: Fine & Peachy which features drums by Glyn Daniels, and Heaven, Fine & Peachy, and Waiting Game which feature guitar by Michael Jablonka.
In the Morning features strings by Violeta Vicci and Carmen Phelan,
arranged by Adam Morley, Violeta Vicci and Mr BJ Jackson

Cover Photography by Jodie Canwell
Fonts sourced by Aixa.
Artwork Design by Eliza Shaddad

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