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Recorded April & May 2014 at Crushtone Studios, Cleveland, Ohio
Music and lyrics by Luke Leighfield
Produced by Luke Leighfield and Jim Wirt
Engineered and mixed by Jim Wirt
Mastered by John Naclerio
Photography by Tom Price – tomalprice.com
Design by Matt Withers – mattwithers.co.uk

credits

released 09 March 2015

Luke Leighfield - vocals, piano, Rhodes piano, organ, backing vocals
Andrew Cushman - guitar
Stephen Cushman - drums
Mike Fisher - trumpet
Alan Harrell - cello
Tim Keehn - trombone
Tom Price - backing vocals
Jim Wirt - bass guitar, percussion

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Track Name: Begin Again
I lost the vision some time ago
In the clutter and noise that’s all around
It’s easily done but it’s getting old
I’ve got to find my way back home

Most of the time I can barely think
Clarity comes only when I drink
In the doubt and fog I call my brain
I’ll find the place to start again

Just be honest, just be true
Just tell it like it is, just be you

I got a job and moved away
It didn’t work out so I didn’t stay
Faced with time, I got the fear
About the reason I am here

“Your songs suck and no one cares”
“You’ve failed before and you’ll fail again”
I dust myself off, grab the pen
Find the strength to begin again

Just be you
Track Name: Fading Fast
I cut through the land, I’m a travelling man
And every step brings me closer to you
Every sunset I see, every raindrop I feel
Every city I leave in my dust

Every ray of sunshine that punctures the clouds
Every bird that sings its creation aloud
Every stream of water rushing down mountain rocks
Every tree that holds its branches aloft

The world is singing to me

I wanna hold you forever but you’re fading away
Like the quickest of sunsets on the darkest of days
I am losing hope that I will see you again
Now you're fading fast, fading fast

Paint me a picture, freeze it in my mind
Give me something unfiltered, oh give me the sky
Put it in my pocket, let me lock it away
My sole desire is to preserve this day
Track Name: Fool for Love
I met you in the height of summer, it was right on time
Despite by best efforts I couldn’t get you off my mind
‘Cause I know that you are good and there is more to you than meets the eye
But will we dance the night away?

Do you feel it, feel love?
Do you think we have got enough?
For when the seas, seas get rough?
Baby, do you feel love?

We are held apart by land and ocean but you’ve caught my eye
There is something in this situation that I can’t deny
So I’m jumping on a plane, I’m flying to you through the sky
And will we dance the night away?

Call me a fool but I cannot turn my back on you
Without this being said
Call me a fool but I don’t want to end my life
With a string of regrets
Call me a fool for all the stupid things I’ve done
But I will do them again
‘Cause I am a fool for love
And I am a fool for you
Track Name: Number My Days
Keeping up is such a drag and this life is temporary
I’ve got my perspective all wrong
Constantly comparing and I never shape up
I’m trying desperately just to keep up

Teach me to number my days, Lord

I will say no more often, I will learn that less is more
I’ll turn theory into practice from all the books I bought
I won’t drink until oblivion, I will learn some self-control
I will tear my eyes from the screen and lift them to the sky
Track Name: When Will I Learn?
I fell into you, I was not ready
I fell into you, I was not steady
And I’ve got no excuses for being so useless
But it doesn’t make up for what I’ve done

I fell into you, I was not ready
I fell into you, I was not steady
And I’ve got no excuses, beyond being human
But it doesn’t make up for what I’ve done

When will I learn to stop falling in love?
‘Cause love is not something you fall into

I am a man but I act like a child
Spewing cheap lines just to coax out a smile
But you need actions not words, and I’ve given you nothing
But more scars that run deep

I’ve made a decision, I’m biding my time
Until I’m ready to love you for the rest of our lives
‘Cause there are too many loose promises, and there’s been too much pain
And I don’t want to be another man who just throws his towel in the ring
Track Name: Oh, Canada
Oh, Canada, you broke my heart, and I cannot forgive you
I flew for hours round the world just so I could touch you
Naïve, I may be, but my heart is strong and honest
I gave my all, held nothing back, now we lie in pieces
But I guess we always knew it

I sit in the departure lounge, butterflies in my chest
I’m ready to offer you my heart, praying you say yes
‘Cause you know the contents of my soul better than the rest
And the time is now upon us to put this to the test

You rested in my arms, we played like little kids
Long walks in the cool spring air, where we traded kiss for kiss
We bathed and rested in the sun, talked about our dreams
I told you that I loved you, that you were all I see

I guess we always knew it
I guess we always knew
Just how this thing would end
Track Name: Battle Within Myself
There’s a battle within myself

I am not real – I am words upon paper
I am theory and conjecture, I am talk without action
I am regret, ‘cause I am not there yet
I’m a work in progress

I have a good heart, but to see me you wouldn’t know it
Seems I rarely choose to show it – seems I’ve got two sides, I’m fighting with myself
And I’m not winning
I’ve seen this before

I’m fighting myself, and I’m always losing
I know what is right, but I rarely do it
I’ve got places to go, but will I ever get there?
It’s anyone’s bet

Projecting an image, it is lies and filters
It is edited highlights, it is everything I want you to see
But I have a confession
None of that is me

We live in an age where it gets harder to make connections
I’m talking blood and tears relations, talking real life and not just
Dramatics, sensational headlines
Purest fantasy

It seems impossible
It seems like I’ll never break through
Forever tested and forever failing
How can I get through to you?
Track Name: Taking Time
I haven’t wrote a song in months but they’ve been welling up
I’ve filled my mind with words but I haven’t let them out
‘Cause the days get busy and the nights don’t relent
But I am taking the time

I turned 24 a few weeks ago
And 19 feels so far away
I never thought I’d be writing songs in this house again
But I’ve been taking my time

Life is racing on, I am wasting time
You have burned my heart so I know what’s right
Won’t you take my hand and guide me home tonight?

I know theories of life but I haven’t lived
There is talking in this room but no one’s listening
I’m trying so hard to know what it is that I meant to do
I give myself to you

Life is moving faster, I just wanna slow down
There’s so much noise that I forget what this is about
And I’ll try to keep things steady if I can stop myself spinning around
Track Name: Heart Problem
I’ve got a heart problem, I’m sick to the core
I need you to love me, whatever that’s for

My nights are filled with thoughts of you
So tell me, Lord, what can I do?
To know if it’s real or if I am slipping
Into a hole that I have been digging

We cannot stand the thought of being alone
Like you need someone to tell you who you are
So we look for love in all the wrong places
Or we make it up, we grin and we fake it

We’ve got heart problems, we’re sick to the core
We need you to love us, whatever that’s for
Track Name: First Love
Keep things simple, take things slow
It’s the only way that I’ll cope
I need your help in letting go
When I’m sat here wound up so tight
Can we move back to a time when four chords were enough?
And we led simpler lives, we were happy inside

Give me a family, give me a wife
Help me to make a difference in this difficult life
Where the world is so noisy
Listen to my heart – can you hear its steady beat?
Let’s go back to the start
Come back to my first love

You are my first love – there is only you

We make noise and we make sound
But the heart of the message is often nowhere to be found
Words lie hollow and lifeless
You are the wind beneath my wings
You are the reason that I sing
And every minute that I forget is another minute wasted

And we drift through our lives without a hint of direction
And we drift through our lives without knowing why we’re here

And we drift through our lives
Track Name: Lost at Sea
I have not met you yet
But I am waiting with arms wide open
I am waiting with thoughts unspoken
I feel spent but I know I have something left to give

And when a first kiss comes
I will cherish it, fix it in my mind
It’s been the longest winter of all time
But the snow left us clean and you are mine

I am a sailor who’s been lost at sea
No map, just floating aimlessly
But I can see you on the shore, guiding me home
And I’m finally coming

I’ve travelled far and wide
Flinging my net out to catch something worthwhile
Desperately hoping for things to turn out right
But I always left empty-handed

But you’ve been pruning
Sanding down all of my rough edges
Moulding me into the man you made me
Helping me see who I am

I took my time, I took my time
Track Name: Something Different
I can’t drag my body out of bed
I can’t raise my head up from this pillow
I can’t shake the feeling that my soul is dead
I know that I was made for something different

Things reached a peak when I just felt too low to move
Tears rolled down my cheeks – how did I get stuck in this groove?
There used to be promise, there used to be hope
And now I’m starting to doubt if I am able to cope

It wasn’t simple, it was far from an easy choice
But when you start to hate your life then you know the time is right
‘Cause hours are precious, and lately time’s been racing on
And when I call you on the phone we wonder where this year has gone

Life is short and we want to change the world
We’ve both got heart but no clue where to begin
Just take a step, make good decisions day by day
And as the calendar fills with crosses, these days will light the way

Say no to safety, reject despair
It may take some time but know that you will get there
Say no to fear, set your sights on higher plains
Take heart and know that what comes easy never stays

I will wait on you, I will wait upon the Lord