• Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £1 GBP  or more



The day that he came the daffodils danced in greeting
Their sunlit faces promised that fortunes would change
Tell me: how do you hope to afford
What they say that you should?
Trust us, the soil’s good. You can put down roots.

The cobbles wait and the rivers race
There’s magic here in these crooked streets
Ghosts in the cellars and God in the bell towers
Music here weaves its crooked dreams

The young are drawn in and the curious fill
The alleys and snickleways – won’t you stay, won’t you stay?
The magpies and squirrels make nests in the trees
Those nut-thieves come closer than you would believe
But the river is rising, the river is rising

The stones pile up til we’re walking on walls
Lightning strikes twice, but the stones still won’t fall
But they still don’t pile quick enough, don’t pile quick enough
Who can afford?

Now I can sell time or just give it away
Or hoard it like chocolate til the air blows the right way
But which is worth more: these stones or a view of the sky?
I can’t afford to put down roots


from From the Ground, released April 5, 2019


all rights reserved



Flora Greysteel York, UK

Emily Rowan is a singer, piano basher, uke toter and glitter addict. Frances Bolley is a singer-songwriter who plays drums like the lead guitarist she is. Together they make music that has been described as "beautifully strange", "ecstatic melancholy" and "an emotional candy bar". ... more

contact / help

Contact Flora Greysteel

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account

Flora Greysteel recommends:

If you like Flora Greysteel, you may also like: