Sit Down

by Gresham's Girls

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Gresham’s Girls is a band formed by Molly Sankey, Clementine Chapple, Amelia Fox, Rhianna Campbell-Cann, Henrietta Hovenden and Alice Dale; they’re all pupils at Gresham’s School in Holt.

The girls came together with a desire to raise awareness of mental health in young people. They decided upon producing a record, something that could be sold with monies raised going to Gresham’s Charity of the Year, ‘Young Minds’, a charity that is committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

There was something about the lyrics of ‘Sit Down’ - rock band James’ breakthrough track, that resonated with the girls. There is a certain vulnerability that is reflected and much is made of the highs and lows of life, yet there is an overwhelming sense of optimism, hope and support. The track was produced by Chris Cooper and Justin Myers, teaching staff from Gresham’s Music Department.

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lyrics

I sing myself to sleep
A song from the darkest hour
Secrets I can't keep
In sight of the day
Swing from high to deep
Extremes of sweet and sour
Hope that God exists
I hope, I pray

Drawn by the undertow
My life is out of control
I believe this wave will bear my weight
So let it flow

Oh sit down
Oh sit down
Oh sit down
Sit down next to me
Sit down, down, down, down, down
In sympathy

Now I'm relieved to hear
That you've been to some far out places
It's hard to carry on
When you feel all alone

Now I've swung back down again
It's worse than it was before
If I hadn't seen such riches
I could live with being poor

Oh sit down
Oh sit down
Oh sit down
Sit down next to me
Sit down, down, down, down, down
In sympathy

Those who feel the breath of sadness
Sit down next to me
Those who find they're touched by madness
Sit down next to me
Those who find themselves ridiculous
Sit down next to me

In love, in fear, in hate, in tears
In love, in fear, in hate, in tears
In love, in fear, in hate, in tears
In love, in fear, in hate


Oh sit down
Oh sit down
Oh sit down
Sit down next to me
Sit down, down, down, down, down
In sympathy

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released December 7, 2016
Produced by Chris Cooper and Justin Myers.
Mastered by Owen Morgan

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