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Emmy The Great – Swimming Pool

Emmy The Great – Swimming Pool

Emma-Lee Moss (born c. 1984, known by her stage name Emmy the Great, is a London-based singer-songwriter and journalist. She has released two albums, First Love and Virtue.

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She started making music after encouragement from The Get Up Kids while at Fuji Rock Festival as part of Joe Strummer’s entourage. Since then, she has performed with indie folk groups Lightspeed Champion and Noah and the Whale, but is primarily known for her solo work. She first emerged under the name Emmy the Great in 2006, when she released a series of free demos over the internet. She says the moniker came about when “[she] wanted to be a backing singer and […] wanted to have something to hand to people… ‘Emmy’ is a name they called me at university, which I hated, and ‘the Great’ I added on because I hated ‘Emmy’ so much.” She formed a backing band which currently includes Euan Hinshelwood of Younghusband, Glenn Kerrigan of So Say So, Tom Rogerson of Three Trapped Tigers and Ric Hollingbery of Pengilly’s, and has previously included members of Noah and the Whale and Johnny Flynn.

Her debut single, Secret Circus, was released in April 2006.

She began writing her debut album, First Love, in “dilapidated studios” owned by The Earlies in rural Lancashire and was released in February 2009. It spawned the singles We Almost Had A Baby and First Love. The album was received with generally positive reviews, while The New York Times compiled their list of “Best Albums of the Year 2009” and ranked First Love at #7.

Her second album, Virtue, was released on 13 June 2011. The album’s lead single “Iris” was released as a digital download on 29 April 2011. Speaking of the album’s recording process, Moss said that, “It’s been a very strange few months, and I can’t wait to make a record of them”.

Both albums are released on Emmy’s own label Close Harbour Records. Wikipedia®

Swimming pool lyrics
song by Emmy The Great

you’re so high
you look the good time
a straight line in the sky
jump in blue
swimming pool
and so clear
and so, so new
I reach out and touch you
but you jump in blue
your blue swimming pool

hey, rich kid
I, I want it
the sunshine, the timeline
your good time and
your blue swimming pool

Love is something that I’ve always thought
I could never go inside
now I’ve seen you here,
I don’t know how
I even used to be alike
can I stay here for a while?
watch you till my heart unwinds
until I know I won’t forget you
in your swimming pool

hey, rich kid
I’m here, I want it
the sunshine, your time
the goodtime, and
your blue swimming pool

Love is something that I’ve always thought
I could never go inside
now I’ve seen you here,
I don’t know how
I even used to be alike
can I stay here for a while?
watch you till my heart unwinds
until I know I won’t forget you

Love is something that I’ve always thought
I could never go inside
now I’ve seen you here,
I don’t know how
I even used to be alike
can I stay here for a while?
watch you till my heart unwinds
until I know I won’t forget you,
in your swimming pool

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