Henika EP

by Henika

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The debut EP by Auckland based singer-songwriter Henika

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released September 1, 2016

Words and music by Henrieta Tornyai, © 2016, All rights reserved
Recorded, mixed and produced by Andrew Buckton at Roundhead Studios and The Bunker

‘You Bring Me Down’ recorded with a grant from NZ on Air

Henrieta Tornyai: Vocals, guitars, bass guitar, double bass
Andrew Buckton: Guitars, programming
Mike Franklin-Browne: Drums and percussion on all tracks except You Bring Me Down
Stephen Small : String arrangement on You Bring Me Down
Janek Croydon: Lap steel on Come Find Me

Cover art by Henrieta Tornyai and Hento Productions

Special thanks:
Dunken, my family, Blair Clark, Richard Davis, NZ on Air, Reg and all those who voted to give me my first break. I could not have made this without your encouragement.

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Henika is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer based in Auckland New Zealand.

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Track Name: The river
The River
I’ve been stretched too thin
I’ve got permeable skin
Go down to the river and I soak it all in
Been down to the river
Like the saint and the sinner
Cast off my coat and I’m sinking deeper
Kneel down in the water
Feel the current growing stronger
Let my mind drift away
I’ve been to the bottom
Dull, drab and rotten
I took my place among the forgotten

I’ve been left for dead
I’ve got a hole in my head
Eyes open wide, see the water turning red
Oh river
Wash away my wrongs
Run deeper
Take me where I belong
Track Name: Let me sleep
Let Me Sleep
It’s raining roses
My feet are trapped in gelatine
All I can taste is moonlight on my skin

Let me sleep, let me sleep
Just a little bit longer
A dozing hornet in the palm of my hand
I watch you building a fortress made of sand
Let me sleep, let me sleep
Just a little bit deeper
I know you’re gone
I know you left me before dawn
So please don’t wake me
Let me dream on
I am floating
Suspended on cotton wool
I’m not crying
Your shadow will see me through
Track Name: Torn in two
Torn In Two
Stones in my pocket
Water in my ears
Deep in darkness
A sinking fear

You
You’re gonna save the world
You
Got a lot of nerve
Mouth to mouth won’t heal me
Don’t you know that I’ve been…
Torn in two?
You can’t mend me, make me new
Torn in two
I’m too broken for you
I’ve been entangled
Mangled, ensnared
A wounded animal
Teeth laid bare
You
You’re gonna save the world
You
Got a lot of nerve
To take me home and feed me
Don’t you know that I’ve been…
Maybe in time
We’ll intertwine
Connect and combine
Track Name: Come find me
Come Find Me
I know I won’t sleep tonight
I keep turning inside out
Shadows swarming by my side
Devil’s dancing on my mind
I’m lost again
Dead weight drags me down
I worm my way deep underground
Weather worn, I wander on
Wonder where my mind has gone
I’m lost again
Come find me, come find me
And take me home back to you
Black road I walk down
Just leads me round and round
I cannot hide under my bed
From the monster in my head
I feel you coming
You’re reaching in
I’m waiting
I hear you calling
I’m listening
I’m waiting
Track Name: You bring me down (EP version)
You Bring Me Down
I see your eyes in the mirror
Looking back through time
The memory couldn't be clearer
In my clouded mind

I remember what you said
Planted demons in my head

I was helpless in your prison
Haggard, haunted, hollow
I have grown, I have risen
Above your long shadow

But whenever you're around
You can still bring me down

You bring me down
You bring me down
You say you hold me dear
You keep me bound
You bring me down

I am a part of you
Your blood runs through my veins
I have your temper too
But you are not the one to blame

Generation to generation
You only give what you've been given
Track Name: Show me your light (EP version)
Show Me Your Light
Little star
Show me your light
Little star
Guide me through the night

The blazing sun has gone
All is dark, I'm alone

Little star
Show me your light
Little star
Keep it burning bright

Up above, so high
You're a diamond in my sky

How I wonder what you are

Little star
Show me your light
Little star
Take me home tonight