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1.
A body without a funeral, parting without a goodbye No-one knew about us two, no-one told me you were going to die In the middle of a mass disaster, so much personal tragedy You said you never knew if I needed you - right now I need you close to me. We once had a talk about dying. You laughed and said it would be fine if you met your end, you’d just return again and haunt me til the end of time. You never were a disappointment, you’re letting me down now I need you the most The only thing I need is you haunting me. Tell me baby, where is your ghost? The candles that I light never flicker, there’s no slamming of an open door I put a cup on the ledge, pull it close to the edge but it never smashes to the floor I’m longing for an apparition - the shape of a figure when I wake up at night A voice in my ear or a sense that you’re near and everything will work out alright We once had a talk about dying. You never took it seriously said if even if you died you’d remain by my side forever be there haunting me. You never were a disappointment, you’re letting me down now I need you the most The only thing I need is you haunting me . Tell me baby, where is your ghost? We once had a talk about dying. You said "focus on living, instead". I only felt alive when you were by my side. What use is living now that you are dead? You never were a disappointment, you’re letting me down now I need you the most The only thing I need is you haunting me. Tell me baby, where is your ghost? You never were a disappointment you’re letting me down now I need you the most The only thing I need is you haunting me. Tell me baby, where is your ghost?
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You had time to get ready but it caught you unaware You say it could not be predicted but all the warning signs were there There’s a crack in the bedroom ceiling, there’s a drip where the rain gets in But it’s been like that since you remember so it doesn’t mean anything When you build the flood defences, build for the level of the sea Don’t think about how high it’s been before but how high it could possibly be You were born to be celebrated, you succeed in everything you do There‘s no reason to be careful when nothing bad is going to happen to you There’s a crack in the bedroom ceiling, you might check it when you have a chance But it is not the time when the weather’s fine and your friends want to drink and dance When you build the flood defences, build for the level of the sea Don’t think about how high it’s been before but how high it could possibly be Now you’re up to your neck in water, looking around for someone to blame Whatever you do, it’s never you and this is going to be the same When you build the flood defences, build for the level of the sea Don’t think about how high it’s been before but how high it could possibly be
3.
Now that I've finally seen the future. It looks a lot like yesterday With more designs, a few more options, pink, gold and lime, white, black and grey They made a film about Spike Island, so that your friends who were never there Can buy their own misty-eyed nostalgia for an era they'll never share Now that I've finally seen the future and I don't think it was built to last I want a future that excites and invites me, I miss the futures of the past The only time I saw a jetpack, it was in a cartoon with flying cars A high speed train to reach Birmingham when once we thought we could reach the stars. Now that I've finally seen the future, it's a worst case scenario So much for hopes of utopia, well, where did the better future go? A billion pounds for my new invention, a slightly different type of phone Oh, what I'd build if it were not for profit. Where did the better future go? Where did the better future go?

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Debut EP by the Forensic Report, created as a result of the COVID lockdown. Piano songs tackling loss, anger and a search for hope featuring fuzzing guitars, haunting vocals and exquisite harmonies. Melodic, catchy, mournful and bleak.

Released on Gare Du Nord Records
31/07/2020 from Bandcamp
21/08/2020 from Spotify and Itunes
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released July 31, 2020

Misha Chylkova - Voice, Guitar, E-Bow plus Bass on "The Level of the Sea" and "They Made a Film About Spike Island"
Paul Hawkins - Piano
Ian Button - Drums plus Bass on "They Made a Film About Spike Island"
Darren Hayman - Wurlitzer and Bass on "Where is Your Ghost?"

Songs written by Paul Hawkins

All songs recorded at home during lockdown.

Mixed and Mastered by Penhill Industriosonics

2020 Gare du Nord Records

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The Forensic Report London, UK

The Forensic Report is a collaboration between Paul Hawkins, songwriter with The Awkward Silences and a Czech-born singer and guitarist Misha Chylkova, who often performs as Zipless Ellipsis.

Formed In the shadow of COVID, the songs tackle loss, anger and a search for hope in seemingly hopeless times.
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