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'EP2' is second in a series of electronic pop EPs from Christopher Norman. More introspective and personal than its predecessor, 'EP2' displays a transition to a more refined writing style with an increased focus on composition. With tracks like "The Fall," Christopher lets loose with his trademark bloopy, bouncy style while staying lyrically intimate. From the epic, swirling vocals in "Maps" to the slowly intensifying piano and strings in "Fever", these songs are crafted to stick in your head and tug at your heart.

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released 06 September 2011

'EP2' was written, recorded, and produced by Christopher Norman.

Lead vocals: Christopher Norman
Backup vocals: David Call, Casey Clark (Tracks 1 & 2)
Cello: Rena Jones (Track 3)
Viola, Violin: Kevin Amidon (Track 4)

Artwork & Design: Brian Son (www.brianson.com)
Photography: Angie Cesere (www.angelacesere.com)

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Track Name: Maps
Bruised and broken / my heart is young
Still give my love away to anyone
All exposed for you to see
Breathing in, taking over me
It's taking over me

I don't know how or why or when
Your voice keeps playing back in my head
So many crossroads left to see
Look at maps and think of me
Just think of me

When your life becomes a mess
Change your tracks and head due west
Is that how you want to be?
Shallow, hip philosophy

What a state I find you in
All your highways crumbling
So many detours to your heart
You can run but you won't get too far

I don't know how or why or when
Your voice keeps playing back in my head
So many crossroads left to see
Look at maps and think of me
Just think of me
Track Name: The Fall
I'm worse for wear
I'm barely there anymore
It's never fair
I'm never what they're looking for

I give it all
I take the fall every time
You put up a wall / and begin to stall
Fault's all mine

I get a sinking feeling now in my chest
Reverberating restlessness
Don't you want to think I'd be better off?
I'm dancing on a line you don't want to cross
and falling off / I'm falling off

Never win the game
Days are all the same in and out
Time is slipping by
Patience running dry / so I walk

Right back to the start
With my beating heart in my hands
Another helpless try / won't you tell me why?
I don't understand

Can't catch my breath / it's stupid
Can't help myself / I'm useless
On my own / all alone

I get a sinking feeling now in my chest
Reverberating restlessness
Don't you want to think I'd be better off?
I'm dancing on a line you don't want to cross
and falling off

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh (x4)

I get a sinking feeling now in my chest
Reverberating restlessness
Don't you want to think I'd be better off?
I'm dancing on a line you don't want to cross
and falling off / I'm falling off
Track Name: Fever
I'm sick enough
I'm burning up
My face could set this place ablaze

I've tried too much
To control the rush
My blood like fire running through my veins

Why do I shiver?
Why do I shake?
Can't take the fever
When will it break?

I'm hot too the touch
About to erupt
Gripping at my throat / I can barely speak

Your apathy
It's killing me
I never meant to break the mercury

Why do I shiver?
Why do I shake?
Can't take the fever
When will it break?

I'm getting better
I've found a cure
Nevermind my rapid rise in temperature

I shoulder sickness
I feel the flame
and I've a feeling you could be the one to blame

I think you could be the one to save my suffering
All you've got to do is crawl out from my skin
If you'd like / but I'm still fixing to fight

My mind is gone
My timing's gone
I've fought it off for way too long

Why do I shiver?
Why do I shake?
Can't take the fever
When will it break?
Track Name: At War (Acoustic Version)
Empty stomach / open heart
Wide acres / lonely thought
Ready to consume me

Empty bottle / open arms
Wide embrace to keep emotional
sobriety at bay

Another wound grows me older
War of love / I'm a soldier
Running in the infantry
Bombs and mortar fly around me

Oh, I'm battling away
Losing hope / losing faith
All I want to do is find a home
But baby I'm at war

Oh my love is on the run
Itchy finger on the gun
My train is coming soon

All I want to do is sing
All I want to do is turn away
Shed my shoes and run

Another wound grows me older
War of love / I'm a soldier
Running in the infantry
Bombs and mortar fly around me

Oh, I'm battling away
Losing hope / losing faith
All I want to do is find a home
But baby I'm at war