Shapes and Ladders

from by Sumita

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This 12 track album is a juxtoposition of jolly/playful and mystical/ambient songs based around optimistic themes, complete with a booklet of hand-drawn album art (by Sumita)

    "You have created your own world in which you allow the listener a 40 minute pass into the imagination of a dreamscape. Well worth the trip and thoroughly enjoyable" ~ Richard J. Parfitt (Bath Spa University MMus Songwriting feedback for album 'Shapes & Ladders'), November 2012
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    "Sumita has this playful, child-like sound in her vocal...this song ['Money Tree Spider'] is a beaut, quirky and fresh...I don't think there is anyone like this in the music industry right now!" ~ Polly James (Absolute Radio Presenter), November 2012

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lyrics

Way up high in the castle I’m climbing,
Somebody is waiting to hold me back down
With a head full of serpents she stands by my throne
To turn me to stone
She thinks I don’t know that

Each shape is a ladder to a new hidden door,
Leave old ones behind you, and life will make more
More windows lie open, more ladders await
I’ll class difficult boundaries as different shapes

I’ll spend time making shapes out of ladders and doors,
So the world doesn’t have to be round;
I’ll live for the sculptures I choose to create,
Not just any old shape, not just any old girl
I will travel the world making shapes,
Shapes and ladders

I look down at the rosebush below me,
Those thorns must be lonely with no-one to hurt,
I carry on up with my head in the clouds,
No space for a frown on my face now I’ve found that

Each shape is a ladder to a new hidden door,
Leave old ones behind you, and life will make more
More windows lie open, more ladders await
I’ll class difficult boundaries as different shapes

I’ll spend time making shapes out of ladders and doors,
So the world doesn’t have to be round;
I’ll live for the sculptures I choose to create,
Not just any old shape, not just any old girl
I will travel the world making shapes,
Shapes and ladders

Shapes and ladders

Six plus five plus four plus three
Plus two plus one;
Those dots count dizzy years,
They’ll keep rolling around in my mind,
But I’ve found that a fresh new die
Lies in my hand so tight,
I never knew that I could do anything,
But now I’m ready to spend my time

I’m ready to spend my time making shapes out of ladders and doors,
So the world doesn’t have to be round;
I’ll live for the sculptures I choose to create,
Not just any old shape, not just any old girl
I will travel the world making shapes,
Shapes and ladders

Shapes and ladders
Shapes and ladders.

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from Shapes & Ladders, released April 19, 2014
Written & Produced by Sumita

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Sumita England, UK

'Songwriting to me is an all-round creative experience; I enjoy inviting listeners to jump inside my imagination' - Sumita

Sumita started to experiment with songwriting in Plymouth at the end of 2010, resulting in a new growing love for this musical art form. Since returning to her hometown, Swindon, she has continued to play live around the SouthWest which has helped her to develop her music/art
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