Lyrics

Ian Roland – ‘Day Became You – EP’ tracks

DAY BECAME YOU – Ian Roland 31/05/2016

INTRO
HOT COALS WERE IN YOUR EYES, BURNING OUT ALL GOODBYES
AND THE DAY BECAME YOU
VERSE 1
SPIN AROUND ONE MORE TIME, YOU CAUGHT THE LIGHT FROM THE FIRE
TOOK THE FLAME AWAY WITH YOU, MADE THE TRUTH BE YOU
HOT COALS WERE IN YOUR EYES, BURNING OUT ALL GOODBYES
AND MY DAY BECAME YOU.
AND THOSE MEALY WORDS, THE ONES WE THOUGHT WE BARELY HEARD
THE HIDDEN THREATS AND OPEN SORES, WOUNDS WE STRUGGLE TO IGNORE.
I SAT DOWN, COULDN’T THINK, TURNED TO YOU AND SAW YOU BLINK
AND MY DAY BECAME YOU.

CHORUS
YOU MOUTHED SOME WORDS, I COULDN’T HEAR
YOU MOUTHED SOME MORE, I COULDN’T HEAR
YOU TOOK MY HAND, I COULDN’T FEEL
THERE WAS A DEATH ABOUT ME STILL.
YOUR EYES SAID SOMETHING TO MY HEAD
BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT, BREATHE IN YOU SAID
I REACHED UP AND CAUGHT YOUR HAND
AND MY DAY BECAME YOU, (THE) DAY BECAME YOU
VERSE 2
SURROUNDED BY THE TAKE, TAKE, TAKE
DIDN’T UNDERSTAND, THAT’S MY MISTAKE
SHOULD HAVE FORESEEN THE ENSUING DISASTER, MY LEG IN PLASTER
SAW THE SUNLIGHT CATCH YOUR HAIR, AS I WAS FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS, AND MY DAY BECAME YOU.
(AND) THE UNDERCURRENT DRAGGED, IT PUSHED FORWARD, I PUSHED BACK
AND ALL THOSE HATEFUL THINGS, BEGAN TO GATHER IN A RING
JUST FOR A MOMENT I THOUGHT I SAW, YOU AND ME WALK THROUGH A DOOR, AND THE DAY BECAME YOU
CHORUS
INSTRUMENTAL VERSE, CHORUS

SHOOTING STAR- Ian Roland 12/08/2013

VERSE 1
SHOOTING STAR HIT THE SEA
WHEN ANNIE HEARD THE VOICE THAT SAID HE LOVED HER
A MILLION HEARTS ROSE TO SEE
LOVE’S HUSHED FIRST KISS FOR ANNIE
THE CURTAIN CALL WAS OVER, PERFORMANCE ALL LAID BARE
ANNIE STOOD UP SMILING, HER SPIRIT STANDING THERE
THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER, ALL CAME RUSHING BACK
THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER, ALL CAME RUSHING…
CHORUS
ANNIE KEEP THE COLD OUTSIDE
AND WARM OUR HEARTS SO LOVE WON’T DIE
KEEP YOUR HEAD SO YOU KNOW BEST
WHAT LOVE CAN DO
WHAT LOVE CAN DO
VERSE 2
FEAR BOUNCED OFF THE MOON
WHEN ANNIE FELL A HUNDRED FEET FROM THE HIGH WIRE
THE TEARS OF THE LOVE-STRUCK FILLED THE ROOM
SEEING ANNIE CAUGHT THROUGH FIRE
EACH GASP LET OUT DISASTER,
EACH SCREAM EXPOSED DESPAIR
EACH FALLING MOMENT THEREAFTER FILLED THE LIVING AIR
ARMS REACHED OUT TO CATCH HER, ‘COS LOVE WILL NEVER END
HOPE FOREVER AFTER GOT TO ANNIE…
CHORUS
OUTRO
SHOOTING STAR HIT THE SEA
WHEN ANNIE HEARD THE VOICE THAT SAID HE LOVED HER
AND THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER,
ALL CAME RUSHING BACK
THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER, ALL CAME RUSHING BACK

GRAVITY INSIDE – Ian Roland 19/07/2016

VERSE 1
THERE’S A GRAVITY INSIDE, PULL ME UP DON’T LET IT SLIDE
LET THE ASTRONAUT IN VIEW, BE ON A MISSION TO SEE IT THROUGH
‘COS THE GRAVITY INSIDE, CAN MAKE A BLACK HOLE OPEN WIDE
FIND ME SOME SPACE, FIND ME SOME TIME
FIND ME SOME SPACE, FIND ME SOME TIME
AS EVERY SINGLE ORBIT GOES, OUTER SPACE CAN TAKE ITS TOLL

VERSE 2
SHUTTLE IN, SHUTTLE OUT, WALKING IN SPACE IS VERY LOUD
LITTLE TIME TO SIT AND PONDER, SUCK IT DRY ‘COS IT’S EASY TO SQUANDER
EVERY LITTLE PIECE OF ME THAT’S HERE
DANCES WITH YOU IN OUR ATMOSPHERE
FIND ME SOME SPACE, FIND ME SOME TIME
FIND ME SOME SPACE, FIND ME SOME TIME
AS EVERY SINGLE ORBIT GOES, OUTER SPACE CAN TAKE ITS TOLL

VERSE INSTRUMENTAL
VERSE 3
HOOPLA, HOOPLA, WE CAN BE OUR GUIDING STAR
HOOPLA, HOOPLA, 10 TO 1 THE COUNTDOWN STARTS
(‘COS/YES) THE GRAVITY INSIDE, CAN MAKE A BLACK HOLE OPEN WIDE
FIND ME SOME SPACE, FIND ME SOME TIME
FIND ME SOME SPACE, FIND ME SOME TIME
AS EVERY SINGLE ORBIT GOES, OUTER SPACE CAN TAKE ITS TOLL

BUT THE MOON SHINES BRIGHTER, WHEN YOU’RE STANDING HERE
SHARING THIS SPACE, KNOWING YOU’RE NEAR
BUT THE MOON SHINES BRIGHTER, WHEN YOU’RE STANDING HERE
SHARING THIS SPACE, KNOWING YOU’RE NEAR
BUT THE MOON SHINES BRIGHTER, WHEN YOU’RE STANDING HERE
SHARING THIS SPACE, KNOWING YOU’RE NEAR

Ian Roland & Simon Yapp – ‘Suitcase, a live collection’ – album tracks

SUITCASE – Ian Roland 30/10/2015

VERSE 1
SUITCASE FLYING, FLYING OUT THE SIXTEENTH FLOOR
NO HOPE IN TRYING,
IT’S GOING TO HIT HARD THAT CONCRETE FLOOR
THROWN TOO FAST AND WAY TOO HEAVY
OUR SUITCASE MASHED UP LKE JELLY
VERSE 2
SOOOO RECENTLY, SUITCASE WAS ON HOLIDAY
UNPACKED AND SITTING PRETTY
YOURS AND MINE UNLOCKED, WE’D FOUND A WAY
TO BE OURSELVES AND SAVE OUR SOULS
WE RAN AND GRABBED OUR SUITCASE
SO HAPPY TO LEAVE AND SAY GOODBYE
WE KISSED AND HELD OUR SUITCASE
MID 8
KEEP A HOLD AND DON’T LET GO
SAW YOUR EYES REVEAL MY SOUL
DON’T GIVE UP YOU SAID TO ME
FOLLOW UP THESE STEPS WITH ME
COULD BE A HONEY MOON, SUCH LOVE
FAR AWAY FROM THE PUSH AND SHOVE
I WANT YOU, YOU ARE MY HEAVEN
STAY WITH ME FOR EVER AND EVER AND
VERSE 3
(FOR)EVER AND EVER AND EVER (AND EVER) (X4) ..pause…
(FOR)EVER AND EVER AND EVER (AND EVER) (X4)
BETTER OR WORSE, COLLECT OUR THINGS
PACK UP AND GRAB OUR SUITCASE
I’LL HOLD YOU, YOU HOLD ME
TOGETHER WE’LL HOLD OUR SUITCASE

SUITCASE, SUITCASE, SUITCASE…
HOLD ON TO YOU,
HOLD ON TO ME,
HOLD ON

WISHING WELL – Ian Roland 01/01/2016

VERSE 1
THERE’S A FIRE IN THE HOUSE, HOW DO WE PUT IT OUT?
THERE’S A PIPE ABOUT TO BURST, AND WATER’S LEAKING OUT
THERE’S JUST FOUR WALLS AND A CEILING, AND A BATTLE IN BETWEEN
TO SAVE OURSELVES FROM TURNING, HEARTLESS AND MEAN
ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON
CHORUS 1
NEW LIFE BEHOLD
I WANT TO TEACH ME SOMETHING BEFORE I GET TOO OLD
I WANT TO MAKE THE HOURS MEAN SOMETHING IN THEMSELVES
AND THE DAYS MARKED OUT WITH DIFFERENCE
NOT LOST IN A WISHING WELL
VERSE 2
NOT MUCH SENSE IN WHAT I’M DOING, NOT MUCH SENSE IN CHASING COIN
RELENTLESSLY PURSUING, WHAT I’D ACCIDENTALLY JOINED
DREAM OF A LIBERATION, TO STAND UP AND GET OUT
WHAT A DAY THAT WOULD BE, MY ANGELS WOULD SHOUT
ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON
CHORUS 2
FAITH IN US, HEAVE HO
MAKE IT COUNT EACH SECOND AND FAITH WILL GROW
THE WIND WILL BE BEHIND US RUNNING BY OUR SIDE
AND LOVE UNFORGOTTEN OUR NEW SUNRISE
MID 8
TWIST THAT KNIFE OUT
IT’S IN YOUR SIDE
THE PAIN IS THERE
LEAN ON ME NOW
TWISTED THAT KNIFE IN
DON’T LEAVE IT THERE
GONE…
CHORUS 1
CHORUS 2
CHORUS 1

SHOOTING STAR – Ian Roland 12/08/2013

VERSE 1
SHOOTING STAR HIT THE SEA
WHEN ANNIE HEARD THE VOICE THAT SAID HE LOVED HER
A MILLION HEARTS ROSE TO SEE
LOVE’S HUSHED FIRST KISS FOR ANNIE
THE CURTAIN CALL WAS OVER, PERFORMANCE ALL LAID BARE
ANNIE STOOD UP SMILING, HER SPIRIT STANDING THERE
THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER, ALL CAME RUSHING BACK
THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER, ALL CAME RUSHING…
CHORUS
ANNIE KEEP THE COLD OUTSIDE
AND WARM OUR HEARTS SO LOVE WON’T DIE
KEEP YOUR HEAD SO YOU KNOW BEST
WHAT LOVE CAN DO
WHAT LOVE CAN DO
VERSE 2
FEAR BOUNCED OFF THE MOON
WHEN ANNIE FELL A HUNDRED FEET FROM THE HIGH WIRE
THE TEARS OF THE LOVE-STRUCK FILLED THE ROOM
SEEING ANNIE CAUGHT THROUGH FIRE
EACH GASP LET OUT DISASTER,
EACH SCREAM EXPOSED DESPAIR
EACH FALLING MOMENT THEREAFTER FILLED THE LIVING AIR
ARMS REACHED OUT TO CATCH HER, ‘COS LOVE WILL NEVER END
HOPE FOREVER AFTER GOT TO ANNIE…
CHORUS
OUTRO
SHOOTING STAR HIT THE SEA
WHEN ANNIE HEARD THE VOICE THAT SAID HE LOVED HER
AND THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER,
ALL CAME RUSHING BACK
THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER, ALL CAME RUSHING BACK

PUT THAT LIGHT ON – Ian Roland 06/07/2015

VERSE 1
SAW A DEVIL STARING BACK AT ME,
COMBING MY HAIR
FLASH OF DARKNESS STARTED SCARING ME
DEVIL STILL THERE
I WAS BORN TO LISTEN UP
TO DO WHAT I WAS TOLD
GOD KNOWS HOW THAT DEVIL GOT IN
HOW IT GREW SO BOLD
CHORUS
PUT THAT LIGHT ON IN HERE
PUT THAT LIGHT ON AMEN
PUT THAT LIGHT ON IN HERE
GETTING BLOODY AGAIN / [GOD, PLEASE / GOT TO] MAKE IT END
VERSE 2
DREW THE RAZOR TO THE SOAP ON MY FACE
FREEZING OVER INSIDE
THAT DEVIL HAD FOUND ITS PLACE
COULD THAT DEVIL BE KIND?
LIKED TO THINK I KNEW A THING OR TWO
REALLY ALWAYS TOWED THE LINE
IF THIS IS WHAT FREEDOM IS
DEVIL’S MADE ME BLIND.
CHORUS
VERSE 3
USED TO PRAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG
SAY ‘OUR FATHER’ EVERY NIGHT
LAYING BETS ON RED OR GREEN
AT EVERY TRAFFIC LIGHT
NOW I CAN’T FIND A HANDLE ON THAT DOOR
REALLY NO WAY OUT
THAT DEVIL IS RIGHT BEHIND
CUT YOUR THROAT AS YOU SHOUT
CHORUS
OUTRO
SAW A DEVIL STARING BACK AT ME,
COMBING MY HAIR

SONGBIRDS – Ian Roland 05/02/2013

VERSE 1
DON’T RUSH IT ALL AWAY
EASY ENOUGH TO SAY
CHASE YOUR TAIL ‘TIL LIFE’S ALL RUN DRY
DON’T RUSH IT ALL AWAY
CHORUS
RODEO FACTORY
BREAKING THE BACK OF YOU
BOUNCING YOU OFF OF THEIR WALLS
BATTERED AND BRUISED
YOU’RE NOT MAKING THE NEWS
BUT THERE’S BACKING FOR THE BET THAT YOU’LL FALL DOWN
MID 8
HEAR THE SONG BIRDS
THE MOMENT YOU BREATHE IN
THE MOMENT YOU BREATHE OUT
VERSE 2
COUNT ON TODAY
COUNT ON JUST TODAY
TAKE HOLD OF THIS ONE CHANCE
AND COUNT ON TODAY
CHORUS
MID 8

HATE – Ian Roland 15/10/2013

VERSE 1
AS OLD AS THE HILLS, AS OLD AS THE DARK
AS OLD AS TWO BY TWO TO THE ARK, IT’S HATE.
CAN DRIVE ALL THE ENERGY OUT OF YOU
DRIVE A BITTER SCREW RIGHT ON THROUGH, IT’S HATE.
MID
CAN’T FORGIVE AND CAN’T FORGET, THERE’S A HOLE SO HEAVY
HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY
IN YOUR HEART, IN YOUR HEART
CHORUS
ANNIE, COME ON AND LIFT YOUR HEAVY HEART
VERSE 2
STONED YOURSELF WITH ROCKS AND BOULDERS
TIME TO STOP HATE GETTING OLDER, HATE.
TWISTED RUIN OF A PATH WELL TRODDEN
FEELING YOURSELF GOING ROTTEN, WITH HATE.
MID
CAN’T FORGIVE AND CAN’T FORGET, THERE’S A HOLE SO HEAVY
HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY
IN YOUR HEART, IN YOUR HEART.
FALLIBLE HUMAN BEING LIES
BURIED RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, IN HATE
CHORUS x2
VS 3 (variation)
COAXING A SMILE OUT OF YOU WHILE WE’RE CRYING IN THE RAIN x3
MID
GOT TO FORGIVE, GOT TO FORGET
FIX THAT HOLE SO HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY,
IN YOUR HEART, IN YOUR HEART
CHORUS x2

HELICOPTER – Ian Roland 09/06/2013

VERSE 1
HELICOPTER’S GOING TO LIFT YOU OUT
TAKE YOU FAR AWAY FROM TROUBLE, DISAPPEAR
YOU’VE GOT YOUR FEET STUCK
AND YOU’RE LOSING IT FAST, IT’S CLEAR
CHORUS
GRAB HOLD OF ME, DRAW ME NEAR
I WILL NEVER DROP YOU, DON’T FEAR
TOGETHER WE WILL PASS THROUGH THIS TIME
LOOK UP HELICOPTER’S RIGHT ON TIME
MID 8
WITH THE SWEATS AND THE CRAMP
AND THE DARK AND THE HOLLOW ECHOING,
THE BLAME AND THE HATE AND THE ANGER
AND THE KNIFE SLOWLY TURNING IN,
GOT TO MOVE PRETTY QUICK WHEN YOUR DEVILS
ARE ON YOUR BACK,
THE LIGHT’S AT THE TOP OF THE TOWER
BUT YOUR UNDER ATTACK
CHORUS
QUIET MID 8
MESS IT UP WITH WORDS, CAN’T TALK AT ALL,
HERE THEN GONE, OUT OF FOCUS, COLLAPSE AND FALL,
SENSES VANISH MELTING INTO THIN AIR,
AS WE REACH OUT OUR HANDS TO SAVE US
REACH OUT OUR HANDS TO SAVE US
VERSE 1
CHORUS

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How That Dust Jumps – album tracks

OUTSIDE – Ian Roland 28/08/2014

VERSE 1
FATHER CAN I GO OUTSIDE?
I WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR CHILD
BUT I WANT TO SEE BEYOND OUR WALLS
AND LEAVE THESE DARKENED CORRIDORS.
I HAVE GROWN BEFORE YOUR EYES
SINCE LAST I ASKED I’M TWICE THE SIZE.
FATHER CAN I GO OUTSIDE?
CHORUS
I WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR, I WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR CHILD.
VERSE 2
CHILD YOU CANNOT GO OUT THERE.
THE WOLVES WILL BITE, THE WOLVES DON’T CARE.
THEY’LL TEAR YOUR SOUL AND RIP APART
STAND BY ME, WE SHALL NOT PART.
FOR FEAR IS IN ME AND IN YOU
IT’S SHADOWS WE ARE DESTINED TO.
SHADOW LIVES BETWEEN THESE WALLS.

CHORUS
CHILD YOU MUST HEED MY, CHILD YOU MUST HEED MY CALL.
VERSE 3
WOLF I SEE YOU STANDING THERE
HOWLING FREE IN THE MIDNIGHT AIR
IF YOU KILL ME MAKE IT QUICK
UNLOCK THE DOOR AND TAKE YOUR PICK

CHORUS (x4)
GET TO SEE THE SUNLIGHT, GOT TO SEE THE SUNLIGHT
HOW DO I, HOW DO I, HOW DO I, HOW DO I?
END VERSE
FATHER CAN I GO OUTSIDE?
I WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR CHILD

HOW THAT DUST JUMPS – Ian Roland 22/05/2014

VERSE 1
THERE I WAS, ABOUT AS LOW AS IT CAN GO
FACE DOWN IN DIRT, FORGOTTEN WHERE TO GO
BIG FAT RAIN DROP FALLING FROM THE SKY
HIT ME SQUARELY, SQUARELY IN THE EYE
HOW THAT DUST JUMPS, RAIN FROM THE SKY
HOW THAT DUST JUMPS, RAIN FROM THE SKY
THROUGH LIFE’S HELLOS, LIFE’S GOODBYES
HOW THAT DUST JUMPS, RAIN FROM THE SKY
CHORUS 1
BLINDLY GRAB AND BLINDLY GO
WHERE’S THE LIGHT THE ANGELS SHOW?
WHERE ARE YOU?
SLIP AND SLIDE ALONG OUR WAY
GOT NO IDEA, CANNOT SAY
WHERE ARE YOU?

VERSE 2
HIGH AS A KITE, THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND
JUST ABOUT TO LET THE MISERY IN
WHEN I FEEL A PULL ON MY JACKET SLEEVE
TURN AROUND AND ABRUPTLY RECEIVE
A BIG FAT KISS PLANTED ON MY JAW
A BIG FAT KISS COMING BACK FOR MORE
A BIG FAT KISS AND I’M FEELING FINE
HOW THAT DUST JUMPS, RAIN FROM THE SKY
CHORUS 2
BLINDLY GRAB AND BLINDLY GO
YOU ARE THE LIGHT THE ANGELS SHOW
YOU’RE HERE WITH ME.
SLIP AND SLIDE ALONG OUR WAY.
IN THE HERE AND NOW? I CANNOT SAY
BUT YOU’RE NEXT TO ME.
VERSE 1 (REPEAT)

SAY YOUR NAME – Ian Roland 26/04/2014

VERSE 1
WHISPER TO ME AND I’LL WHISPER IT BACK
I LOVE YOU HONEY, THE WOLF WILL TURN ITS BACK
GOT TO HOLD ON TO YOU.
SEE THE EMPTINESS IN ALL KINDS OF THINGS
FEELING EMPTY IN YOURSELF, FRIGHTENED AND SHAKING
LOST AND FORSAKEN
CHORUS
UNDER THE BED OR BEHIND THE CURTAIN
NOTHING’S GOING TO DRAG YOU DOWN TO UNCERTAIN
JUST LIFT YOUR CHIN UP AND YOU SAY YOUR NAME
LIVE YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR TIME
COUNT ON ME YOU’RE DOING FINE
LIFT YOUR CHIN UP AND YOU SAY YOUR NAME
VERSE 2
MAY YOU FIND LOVE AND NOT THE TEARS
DON’T CATCH YOURSELF OUT, JUST FIND WHAT YOU HOLD DEAR
FIND THE WAY IN AND WAY OUT
DICE WILL BE LOADED, LOADED EVERY TIME
AND HOLLOW MEN WILL CALL YOU CRUEL AND UNKIND
CRUEL AND UNKIND.
CHORUS
HALF VERSE – INSTRUMENTAL
CHORUS
MY LOVE IS WITH YOU WHATEVER YOU DO
LIVE YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR TIME
COUNT ON ME YOU’RE DOING FINE
LIFT YOUR CHIN UP AND YOU SAY…
SAY YOUR NAME

PUSH THE DOORS – Ian Roland 14/12/2014

VERSE 1
FAITH IN A STATUE STARING AT ME
SUCH A HUNGER, SUCH A NEED
AS I LEFT YOU AT THE BEDSIDE, YOU STAYED IN MY HEAD
WHERE’S THE EXIT SIGN YOU SAID

CHORUS
PUSH THOSE DOORS OPEN WIDE
RUSH ME TO THE OTHER SIDE
I AM DONE HERE, FOREVER MORE
PUSH THOSE DOORS OPEN WIDE

VERSE 2
WALKING ON THE GRAVEL PATH AWAY
PAST ALL THE LIFE THAT ONCE LIVED A DAY
FELT YOU LEAVE INTO THE AIR
FELT THE PEACE YOU HAD FOUND THERE

CHORUS

VERSE 3
ONE STEP TO GO, LAST STEP DONE
GIVE YOURSELF UP, STEP INTO THE SUN
RICH MAN, POOR MAN, BEGGAR MAN, THIEF
TEN MORE HEART BEATS TO RELIEF.

FELT NO FEAR, HOLDING YOUR HAND,
STEPPED AWAY, DIDN’T SEE THE PLAN
IN MY HEART AND IN MY HEAD
GOT TO GO NOW, YOU SAID.

CHORUS

PASSING THROUGH – Ian Roland 05/07/2014

MID 8 PASSING THROUGH
VERSE 1
THE MORE I COME TO THINK OF IT,
THE MORE IT COMES TO PASS
LIVING FOR THE PROMISE OF SOME COLD, COLD CASH
DOING ME NO FAVOURS, HELPING ME NOT AT ALL
GOT TO DREAM, GOT TO DREAM SOME MORE.
CHORUS
YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE, YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE
LOVE WHAT YOU DO.
YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE, YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE
AS WE GO PASSING THROUGH.
VERSE 2
DOOM SAYS THINGS JUST AIN’T GOING TO CHANGE
DOOM SAYS THINGS GOT TO STAY THE SAME
DOOM SAYS KEEP WORKING AND REMEMBER TO PAY
DOOM SAYS DON’T LISTEN TO A WORD YOU SAY.
CHORUS
MID 8
MISSED IN JUST A SECOND, HOLD YOU AS I SLEEP
LET THE WINDS OF HEAVEN
DANCE BETWEEN US ON A BREEZE.
A BEACON TO ESCAPE TO, SHINE THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT,
GRAB HOLD OF YOUR LOVE, PASSING THROUGH THE NIGHT,
PASSING THROUGH THE NIGHT…
VERSE 3
HALLELUJAH MOMENTS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN
TOO DAMN BUSY TREADING WATER TO SEE
ALL THAT LIFE JUST TICKING, TICKING BY
GOT TO DREAM MORE, AND YOU KNOW WHY…
CHORUS X 2

HOPE – Ian Roland 21/02/2014

VERSE 1
NOT HERE, FAR AWAY
AUTO PILOT, THROUGH THE DAY
A GHOST, TO OURSELVES
BURIED DEEP, SCREAMING HELP.

CHORUS
WON’T LET AN EYE FOR AN EYE
BE ALL I EVER KNOW
A SHOT FOR A SHOT

MID 8
SO DON’T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE
HOPE DON’T GO
NOW MY BLOOD IS RUNNING COLD
I NEED YOU MORE THAN EVER
HOPE DON’T GO

VERSE 2
DEEP IN THE DARKNESS
IN THE DARKNESS, OF OUR DREAMS
A THIN SHAFT OF LIGHT
PUNCH DRUNK FROM THE FIGHT
JUST WON’T GIVE IN

CHORUS 2
STORMY WINDS BLOW CROSS THE SKY
WITH HOPE BY MY SIDE
RICHEST I’LL EVER BE

MID 8

CHORUS 3
WON’T LET AN EYE FOR AN EYE
BE ALL I EVER KNOW
A SHOT FOR A SHOT
A THIN SHAFT OF LIGHT
PUNCH DRUNK FROM THE FIGHT
JUST WON’T GIVE IN

OUTRO
WON’T GIVE IN

HEAL MY HEART – Ian Roland 23/01/2015

VERSE 1
TOOK MY SADNESS TO THE WATER’S EDGE
WHERE ALL GOOD THINGS BEGIN AND END
SKY AND SEA PAINTED SLATE GREY THICK
PEBBLES AS COLD AS ICEBERG PICKS

CHORUS
HEAL, HEAL, HEAL, MY HEART (X4)

MID 8 (1)
TIME GOES SLOW AND THEN RUNS FAST
MOMENTS BUMP INTO MOMENTS PAST
UNFORGIVING GREY LETTING NO LIGHT THROUGH
BUT THESE HIGH HOPES NEVER WASH AWAY
THESE HIGH HOPES THINK LOVE CAN STAY

VERSE 2
CAN WE MAKE IT REAL BY THINKING SO?
CAN WE MAKE IT REAL BY NOT LETTING GO?
TO SEE YOU AGAIN ACROSS THE WATER’S EDGE
PLAY THOSE SONGS WE’LL NEVER FORGET.

CHORUS
HEAL, HEAL, HEAL, MY HEART (X4)

MID 8 (2)
CASTLES IN SAND WITH THE TIDE RUSHING IN
LIVES DRAGGED OUT TO WHERE NOTHING WINS
COULD THERE JUST BE THE GHOST OF A CHANCE?
WHEN THESE HIGH HOPES NEVER WASH AWAY
THESE HIGH HOPES THINK LOVE CAN STAY

VERSE 3
TOOK MY SADNESS TO THE WATER’S EDGE
WHERE ALL GOOD THINGS BEGIN AND END

TOGETHER – Ian Roland 12/02/2015

VERSE 1
WHEN ALL IS TAKEN
ROOF OVER HEAD, AND WE ARE SHAKEN
FROM OUR REVERIE
TO SEE ALL THOSE LIES.
WHEN ALL’S DIVISION
CONQUERED SOULS, LEFT WITH NOTHING
LEFT WITH NOTHING
BUT EMPTY HOLES FOR LIVES.
CHORUS X2
DON’T LIE DOWN AND GIVE IN, DON’T LIE DOWN AND GIVE IN
DON’T ROLL OVER, TOGETHER WE SURVIVE
VERSE 2
THE DICE CAN CUT YOU OPEN
SPIT IN YOUR FACE AND LEAVE YOU CHOKING
THE DICE CAN CUT YOU DOWN
HANG YOU OUT TO DRY.
BUT IN A GAME THAT’S FIXED
THERE’S NO SHAME IN SAYING YOU’RE LICKED
THERE’S NO SHAME IN SAYING
TOGETHER WE SURVIVE.
CHORUS X2
MID 8 OUR LOVE WON’T LET US DIE
CHORUS X2
VERSE 3
WHEN ALL IS TAKEN
ROOF OVER HEAD, AND WE ARE SHAKEN
FROM OUR REVERIE
TO SEE ALL THOSE LIES.
AND IN A GAME THAT’S FIXED
THERE’S NO SHAME IN SAYING YOU’RE LICKED
THERE’S NO SHAME IN SAYING
TOGETHER WE SURVIVE.

CHORUS X2