Elizabeth’s idea was to fuse old English tunes and imagery with indie pop sensibilities. The songs were laid bare, no bass or drums, just vocals and guitars ringing and chiming as if recorded in a cathedral to give a pure and religious feel. The lyrics invoked days of yore, scenes from the village green and a time when people died regularly from broken hearts. The songs bordered on nursery rhymes for disaffected teenagers. All are steeped in sadness and inevitable loss.