Pity the Gelth [SINGLE]

by Leslie Hudson

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Ever since I was a girl There's been something strange 'Bout the way I see Mother said I had the Sight But that's just between you and me Now I'm alone in the world Keeping order here In the House of the Dead I hear them whisper sometimes But it's probably all in my head Angels call my name, saying Pity the Gelth! Pity us, Gwyneth! Day after day it's the same: they say Pity the Gelth! Pity us, girl! (Tell me more) There are some secrets I hide I don't want the world to know It's unnatural The dead like the living arising And going for walks in the snow (It's factual) I think we're losing control But the mortician here Isn't listening They're in the walls In the lamps in our halls And they're gaseous and glistening Angels call my name, saying Pity the Gelth! Pity us, Gwyneth! Day after day it's the same: they say Pity the Gelth! Pity us, girl! The angels call my name, saying Pity the Gelth! Pity us, Gwyneth! Day after day it's the same: they say Pity the Gelth! Piteous girl! They need a bridge to cross over From their world to this (Pity the Gelth!) Come to me, angels, I'll help you And I'll stand at the rift (Pity us, girl!) Christmas in Cardiff with Dickens, the Doctor and Rose (Pity the Gelth!) I never dreamed we'd be Spending it here in the morgue I suppose it could be worse Oh, huh I've got wings of flame! And now millions of Gelth say LOOK AT US, GWYNETH! I'm not the girl I became, saying WE ARE THE GELTH! AND THIS IS OUR WORLD! The angels called my name, saying Pity the Gelth! Pity us, Gwyneth! I'll send them back Where they came from Pity the Gelth Pity the girl no more! Pity the Gelth Pity the girl no more! Pity the Gelth Pity the girl no more

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Gwyneth lives in Cardiff, Wales in 1869. She hears what she calls angels speaking to her, but keeps it quiet because she doesn't want anyone to know she has the Sight. On Christmas Eve, Charles Dickens is giving a recitation that is spectacularly interrupted when the spirit of a resurrected fan sends his audience screaming from the theatre. However nothing is as it seems, and that's as it should be in a Doctor Who Christmas episode.

Based on "The Unquiet Dead" (reboot S1 E3) this Whovian power ballad tells the story from Gwyneth's POV (played by the glorious Eve Myles). Everything that belongs in a Christmas song is here: zombies, seances, time travel, Dickens, and a 19 yo woman saving the world.

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released December 24, 2021

Leslie Hudson: songwriter & vocals
Peter Watkinson: instrumentation & production

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Leslie Hudson Stratford, Ontario

Leslie Hudson is a Canadian singer songwriter and pianist. Her albums range from storytelling styles to bluesy bar rock to dialed-up, full-band homages to pop culture. With lyrical piano skills and a voice that cuts through the crowd, her songs dive deep into archetype and folklore, modernizing ancient voices as she shines a spotlight on the shadowy paths we walk through life, myth and media. ... more

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