Have You Got Heart?

by Luke Leighfield

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1.
05:07
Lately I’ve been having doubts I don’t know what life’s about Things are moving so fast But am I really going anywhere? I see the road stretching ahead But as I lie here in this bed I can’t see a destination I’m no nearer to the end There are dreams in my head They are thought but never said ‘Cause if I stay silent and manage to hide them I’m safe a little longer And when I close my eyes I pray these dreams are brought to life ‘Cause I feel helpless and red wine is useless For settling my nerves All my life I’ve been asking questions And now I think that you’re the answer ‘Cause my troubles seem to fly away Take my hand and never leave me You know that I could never be Anything without you by my side Forgive me if I sound cryptic I think I’m just confused We talk for hours upon hours upon hours upon hours And it gets me nowhere I don’t think that I am ready My heart is not steady The answer is too much for my Fragile soul to take Where is all this leading? Where am I going?
2.
(free) 04:00
Here’s my expectations, now blow them all away I’m sick of mediocrity and playing stupid games You’re all liars, you’re all fakes, and it’s more than I can take Pack your bags, we’re going to find somewhere new I’m bored of getting drunk now, it only took a year Kissing indie girls in dingy clubs was never a smart idea University has taught me nothing that I couldn’t read on wikipedia I’m feeling like it’s nearly time to go Have you got heart? Have you got soul? Have you got anything at all? Do you know passion? Do you know pain? Have you got the courage to try again? Are you in it for the money? Are you in it for the love? Do you know what you’re dreaming of? ‘Cause the end is getting nearer every day Looks mean more than talent, and talent’s getting scarce My friends are still starving, we’re looking worse for wear And if justice will prevail, well go on and do it now ‘Cause I’m scared we’re gonna give up the fight
3.
05:00
Pull the covers from my eyes, I’ve been hiding in this bed for days As if sleeping could make all my problems go away Each appearance of night is another day wasted, missed opportunities, failed excuses Facing problems head on is the only escape from this haze The last four years have offered many excuses The next four won’t offer any more I’ve cut others down to raise myself up as if harsh words were ever enough Admitting the problem is a testament to change I’m trying to make every day count, every day count So that good times are many and failings are few, and my life can be a tribute to you Taking two steps back the whole thing became clearer Everything formulaic and precise The prizes are all laid out for the taking, justice is merely seeking a reason To enter in and set the world to rights We won’t be young forever, we’re aging every day And there’s no guarantee we’ll even make it through this day So while I’m young I’m taking chances, stealing looks then second glances We’re gonna leave the world richer than when we came
4.
If I held you any tighter than I’m holding you right now Then my arms would ache and your ribs might break And I know this will go further and we want it to go further But trust me when I say that we can’t do this today ‘Cause the scars of the past have left an ugly mark And trust is low and hope is lower And once I thought I understood love, but I didn’t understand love But you’ve entered my life and I’m starting to learn You came to my door, hand in hand with hope And hand in hand with love, and I held my hands above my head And you lifted me up, set my feet on a rock You said that I could trust you and I haven’t looked back I won’t ever look back Our bodies were perfection as light crept in through the curtains And the glow of the night brought this scene to life And I thought that you were crying, but the light had been lying We were starting to love, we were starting to love God knows what would have happened If you hadn’t set foot here I’d still be giving myself away I’d still be throwing my life away
5.
Darling, I fooled my head but I couldn’t fool my heart I’m sorry we had to watch our love slowly fall apart And darling I love our past but I just can’t live there anymore That place is a maze and I can’t find my way, so I’m leaving it behind But if you so much as smile then I’m gonna lose myself ‘Cause we’ve got a connection Darling, I hate to see you living all your days alone But my presence does more harm than good, and I’ve lived too many lies Darling, I’m leaving today and I’ll be gone a while Don’t miss me for longer than five minutes, I’m not worth your time
6.
04:28
Sixty thousand miles, and faces I can’t count My car is nearly dead now, but don’t count me out Deadlines are looming, I haven’t been home in months A quiet night in is just a dream but I can’t sit this one out If you think that this is going nowhere, then I have to say you’re wrong And I have to say you’re wrong, and I have to say When record sales mean more than friends and faces, then I have to say you’re wrong And I have to say you’re wrong, and I have to say The drive today is gonna take five hours, the room will be half empty But if I play these songs and raise a smile, it’s worth every minute This is not a trend, this is not a joke, I’m singing ‘cause I mean it If you give me half a chance then maybe you will see it You may have won the battle but you will not win the war If you stop for just a minute then I’ll show you what I’m fighting for This is not a trend or a joke, I’m singing ‘cause I mean it If you give me half a chance then maybe you will see it
7.
Lock the door and close the curtains ‘Cause my only concern is What is happening between us We have our own world here A disregard for convention As if love should follow rules We’ll decide what happens here If we want to we can travel The world can be our oyster Money doesn’t matter I can’t do a nine to five Don’t be scared, we’ll make a plan I’ll work it out, I’ll be a man You don’t have to worry I have got this figured out I’ll be king and you’ll be queen and Nothing will come between us No borders and no bounds I feel sick with opportunity If you’re the palace I’ll be the walls I will protect you from the world You’ve given me a purpose You’re the last piece to a puzzle I never thought I would complete
8.
My body’s tired, my brain is tired My heart is weary, I trust in you This is going nowhere that I can see My legs are breaking so you carry me When you’ve reached your limit, listen to this song And feel your hope come back and your heart grow strong ‘Cause my friends, we’re not dead and buried yet I thought I could do this on my own I did but I was so alone And then my saviour beckoned me He picked me up and carried me When I thought it was over it had only just begun There’s been five years of waiting but now I’m good to go You’ve blessed me with this melody, I’ll bless you with this song It’s the only way I know that I can keep going on
9.
There is too much to do in these big cities When all I want to do is lie here with you now I’ve got a tendency to make myself too busy I was hoping you might show me how to stop ‘Cause this time feels different To everything that’s come before I hope my instincts are right, this could be something for life You give me so much more I tried to keep quiet about my feelings ‘Cause if I tell you then I’ll feel so exposed But our time is too precious now for waiting If I don’t speak then soon we will be old We are on to something, I know it
10.
04:40
Dry your eyes, go to sleep Make your mistakes with me What’s done is done, the past has gone Sleep in my arms, we’re moving on

about

'Have You Got Heart?' was recorded August 20th - 28th, 2009.

credits

released November 17, 2009

Luke Leighfield - vocals, piano, Hammond organ
Luke Bayliss - bass guitar
Tom Mayo - drums, percussion
Ben Price - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Steven Troughton - trumpet
Jon Spanyol - trombone
Noriko Tsuzaki - violin
Jonathan Hill - cello
Zahra Al-Nugaidi - backing vocals

All songs written by Luke Leighfield
Produced by Peter Miles and Luke Leighfield
Strings and brass arranged by Luke Leighfield, Dan Halliday and Zahra Al-Nugaidi
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Peter Miles at Holne Bridge Studios, Devon
Assistant engineer - Dan Halliday

Photography by Tom Price - tomalprice.com
Design by twoducksdisco - twoducksdisco.co.uk
Released by Got Got Need Records - gotgotneedrecords.com

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