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released September 9, 2016

Written/Arranged/Produced by Thomas Ashby
Mastered by Andre Dack
Engineers - Josh White, Filipe Gomes and Alex Olmedo
Recorded at Arco Barco

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Multi-Instrumentalist Songwriter & One-Man Band, from Kent.

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Track Name: All I Want
Breaking the mould
From this monotonous hold
Greyness provokes
These thoughts to unfold

That there's more for our eyes than our hometown to see
We'll learn that our possessions are only skin deep

It's all I want
It's all I need

Bright lights
Clear skies
Out of metropolis
Into the tide
To hit the road
With no thought to reside
The hardest part
Is saying goodbye

We'll awake
To the sun on our faces
Forge a family
Out of strangers

We'll miss those who aren't near abundantly
Long for the comfort of their company once more

It's all I want
It's all I need

Bright lights
Clear skies
Out of metropolis
Into the tide
To hit the road
With no thought to reside
The hardest part
Is saying goodbye
Track Name: Nothing's Here for Free
I’ve been told
Feelings don’t sell
If you want to do well
You’d better jump to confirm
Jump to perform
Pyramids are growing
There’s men at the top
They’re flaunting all the things
That I’ve not got
I try to make it work
Try to make a meal
The struggles of life
Prove one mighty thrill
But it’s these ups and downs that keep me on my feet
Don’t sulk with what’s given,
Nothing’s here for free

Stop, just think…
I do not owe to you
There are other things that I could do
When you’re mad and go for hours I snooze
I call it bad luck, you call it bad news
But it’s these ups and downs keep us on our feet
Don’t sulk with what you’re given,
Nothing’s here for free

Now I’m slumped
And I can’t move my feet
This man speaking wisdom
Claims his poorest points were his most happy
Says “It’s these ups and downs that have kept him on his feet
He’s gone through his life, taking nothing for free”

So don’t sulk with what you’re given
Nothing’s here for free
Track Name: Torn
Torn

It’s these walls
It’s these walls that are closing in
They are closing in

All these lies
All these lies have been deceiving me
Still they are deceiving me

I lost myself there
So acted in fear

It’s these roads
It’s these roads that are calling me
They are calling me

Now I know
Now I know that you are
All I need
You are all I need

But a little thought trapped
Can spread like wildfire

When we’ve got,
Time on our hands
We’ve got
Love on our shoulders
Another brother
To carry us through the times when
Sleep will not come
The night has won
So we’ll stay just torn
In the presence of you now

It’s these stories
It’s these stories that are drawing me in
They are drawing me in

Now I’m torn
I’m torn because
These stories grew thin
Your stories grown thin

When a little thought trapped
Can spread like wildfire

But we’ve got,
Time on our hands
We’ve got
Love on our shoulders
Another brother
To carry us through the times when
Sleep will not come
The night has won
So we’ll just stay torn
In the presence of you now
Track Name: Stay the Same
Adore my darling but she’s going away
She needs to find herself
In another place

Adore my brothers but they're so far from me
They are fulfilling their roles
In society

I just keep thinking..
Things are never gonna stay the same
Things are never gonna stay the same
But I know that that’s alright
I hope that you know; that’s alright

Adore my home on top of Mickleburg Hill
It has been sold
Other people live there now

Adore my family, they encapsulate me
Even with distance
They gave me my being
Track Name: Ligaments & Limbs
Ligaments and limbs are the first things to fall
This ground holds no peace, travelling vibrations of your howl
The make and the brake, lies in the chase
Survival of the fittest, you dictate

I start my movement, follows the blood stained teeth from your last feed
With that I’m to be aware - this is not hunger this is greed
The make and the brake, lies in the chase
Survival of the fittest, you dictate

Inside my head,
Inside my head,
All I hear is

Don’t let these boys
Lose their cool
They are just running from another one like you

I’m trapped in your hold, begging for you to let me go
But mercy is no friend of yours, you would not let your prey slow
The make and the brake, lies in the chase
Survival of the fittest, you dictate

Inside my head,
All I hear is

You need an outside perspective
To see how far you’ve fallen now
A catalyst of burning desire
Replicates your heart’s fire
A world of spinning heads
Demonstrates my mind’s clarity
I need a space; a distance between us
Inside my head, inside my head,
All I hear is

Don’t let these fools
Lose their cool
They are just running from another one like you
Track Name: Sullen Hope
He fights his way through the rubble
Fights his through the wood
Clouds of ash above
Are starting to fall loose
It’s mocking me as it lands on his shoulder
This is not the end because this is not over

Search for all the things
Provides him with warmth
Lest nothing but a shelter
In shopkeeper’s doors
It’s this soiled square where he will rest his head
A blanket of trinkets will serve his bed

Sullen Hope
Sullen Hope

Snow falls down in England
It’s landing at his feet
He cannot feel their fingers
Nor at least at the tips
It’s times like these where my old log fire would be used to comfort me
The mixture of snow and ash has found into his hair


Sullen Hope
Sullen Hope

His shoes are torn at the toes
The wind builds it force while he hugs rugged clothes
We sympathise with his pain
Place coins in his lap while he sits asking for change

Sullen Hope
Beats his heart
Track Name: For Elise
A tall, mystique beauty
Her hair fell beneath her cheeks
As red as they got,
It was later forgotten
Alas, I was beaten

The clash and the meet of our hands
Simplicity of our plans
Least of all well
Was a story to tell
One with good reason

Let blasphemy tell
The war of the world
Has a weight lifted?
Citizens cry
They want freedom from life
Has a weight lifted away from this girl?

I knew nothing of the woman that she was
Her past was an unspoken ghost
Push came to shove
I was never enough
Alas I was beaten

Let blasphemy tell
The war of the world
Has a weight lifted?
Citizens cry
They want freedom from life
Has a weight lifted away from this girl?
Track Name: For Love
I’ve warred with myself
I’ve killed and been killed
For love, for love

Gone are days of our friendship
When words are bonds but can’t stay strong
For love, for love

So open your eyes
Acknowledge what you see
Because I opened my eyes
I can’t help from crying
But lord knows I’m trying

Our voices have grown tired
We are just waiting
For the final words to fixate on
For love

Open your eyes
Acknowledge what you see
Because I opened my eyes
I can’t help from crying,
But lord knows I’m trying

For love, for love
I do it all for you
For love
Track Name: Love & Let Live
Too young to understand
Little bones and little hands
Words learned
Sharpened and turned

Know in your soul
Those you won't let go

Give them comfort
Accept their home
Don't treat life like you are
All on your own

Or you will lose your ways

Love & Let Live
When there’s so much to hold and so much to give
Common failure, can be our saviour
But a world filled with wars is one not worth saving at all

You were just running from the borders
You had set up in my mind
Another colour made from palettes
That had not yet been aligned

Don’t lose
Don’t catch the blues

You
You are lovely
Can we rectify? Can we..

Love & Let Live
When there’s so much to hold and so much to give
Common failure, can be our saviour
But a world filled with wars is one not worth saving at all