Expecting Great Things

by Grant Campbell

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1.
Expecting Great Things Say hello I miss you son but the fight in me has gone Sure I'm not the same as I was but I cannot hear your voice No I cannot hear your voice; no I cannot hear your voice Broken hearts I know them well and just like you I blame myself Are we too different to blend or just too blind to see the end Are we too blind to see the end, just too blind to see the end? Stolen nights when I held your hand, now there slipping by too fast Leave no mark upon my skin, your expecting great things I'm expecting great things; we've been expecting great things All my faith in me has died, all that was good left with the tide But maybe soon I'll realise, I may have failed but I have tried I may have failed but I have tried, I may have failed but I have tried Oh my love I will always bare, these dark thoughts that haunt my prayers Wait for me if I should fall, I don't want to be alone I don't want to be alone; I don't want to be alone All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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Dead Reckoning Dry warm summers it's colder here today These shadows traipse behind us its closer than you think It’s a late time to call up when everything’s been done If my heart fails to follow will it all be gone I want to sleep in your arms; I want to fall at your feet I want to be where you are and I want to dream what you dream Tales and rhymes are laid out on the street We have come so far, we can barely speak Distance it matters when the tide recedes I don't need no stars above me to show me where this will lead I want to sleep in your arms; I want to fall at your feet I want to be where you are and I want to dream what you dream Everything means nothing if nothing means you’re wrong No advice will shake this up, a bad deal is better than none Don’t try and tell me it will be the same Just scrape together some pride and solace and show which one’s too blame I want to sleep in your arms; I want to fall at your feet I want to be where you are and I want to dream what you dream All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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Eternal Bliss Crazy little sorrow, little mine I miss you when the stars refuse to shine But there's trouble on the horizon sliding down If I couldn't reach you then, there's no chance in trying now It’s the timing, oh the timing wasn't right But I let you win each and every fight And it's so simple we just share the same mistakes I wear it round my neck and you hold yours to your face Yet we suffer for this shit, for that promise of eternal bliss No one should bare that cross, for too many lives will feel the loss I am tired of thinking all the same old thoughts Wondering when I will become the man I wish I was No more drinking it's only messing up my head It’s only filling up my mind and emptying my bed No target, no drive, nowhere to go No hope, no understanding, no tears, no pride, no show And it's not easy but why should it be so hard We’ll run until they drop their manners or their guard Yet I suffer for this shit, for that moment of eternal bliss No one should bare this cross for too many hearts will feel the loss All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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Holding Ground You are a little older than the sun, older that I was before Now I'm left burning in the fire holding onto my mothers’ hand Oh send me home, oh send me away Oh throw me a line, oh throw me away Dance, dance a little quicker than you should, was never one to make me whole Shut, shut please shut your pretty mouth, organise each word to take me down I believe in numbers, I believe in a higher power I believe in fighting, I believe in holding ground Trust; trust well it's just an empty house, never one to make us all proud Shout, shout oh just shout it all aloud, it doesn't take much to prove you wrong I believe in forces, I believe in holy crowns I believe in spaces, I believe in holding ground I believe in you Last call, what you'd given wasn't much; it's time to give up what you love These loose hands they will tighten as you walk, the shadows growing in the dark I believe in folding, I believe in standing proud I believe in hiding, I believe in holding ground I believe in numbers, I believe in a higher power I believe in fighting, I believe in holding ground I believe in you All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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The Mile We're On Hey there Lydia lets stop here for a while, let’s appreciate the mile we're on Hey there Lilly lets go walking for a while, lets stop talking for a while then move on If I stay here I will never live it down, I will only hang around and dissolve If I leave I may never touch the ground, I may never hear the sound of your voice Hey there brothers lets go drinking for a while, lets forget about the mile we're on Hey there mother lets remember all these times Before I turn and face the crowd alone If I stay here I will only let you down, I will only hang around and dissolve If I leave I may never touch the ground, I may never hear the sound of your voice Hey there father lets go have another round, Put your cutting days to rest and slow down Hey there friend lets go driving for a while And then you’d break another smile and I’d laugh If I stay here you will only let me down, you will only hang around and dissolve If you leave I may never touch the ground, I may never hear the sound of your voice Hey there June I've been waiting for a while, May could only leave so soon Hey there love I couldn't hide it anymore, my emotions hit the floor so I ran If I stay here I will never live it down, I will only hang around and dissolve If I leave I will never touch the ground, I will never hear the sound of your voice All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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Open for Change It’s a dark lonely place, where the air is always humming The hands just keep on turning and I'm far away Try and hide my shame, just thinking of tomorrow Not dwelling on my sorrows, just looking to escape Maybe I'm too proud or maybe I'm just hoping for change Wake up leaning on the ropes, words only dance when you’re talking Clouds move when you’re walking but you’re far away I’ve been tracing shapes, a smile without a purpose A clown without a circus just waiting to escape Maybe I'm too proud or maybe I'm just hoping for change The best has yet to come, this race is never over It just gets a little slower, I'm not far away You are my control, always there when I need it Around when I can't feel it, helping me too escape But maybe I'm too proud or maybe I'm not open for change All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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02:55
Twelve Days Twelve more days and I’m gone for good Leave behind this simple life go chasing a new Ten more nights and I will see your face Standing there upon the stairs, arms ready to embrace Six more hours and I’ll be out of this skin Regret the ways I used to be and forgetting where I’ve been Four more miles and I will be ok Finally this troubled mind will be able to sleep Three more words and I’m on the mend Kneeling down to hear the sound come a’ hanging on your breath One more step and I’ll be at your door Return to where my true love lays and I stay here forevermore All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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Shooting Halos You strain to lift those stars on high Dress like you mean it and dance like your shoes are on fire All my dreams have put me to rights No more peace in the mornings no more whining of how I can’t sleep at night Well it's over my love I said all I can and I can’t say this anymore Well it's over my love I'm so tired of walking away, I can’t fight them anymore A light has gone out, that light has gone out a light has gone out in your eyes Who will console my head? The numbers are rising in heaven they're quicker than hell My hands are all that I hold All the troubles I've seen, all the nightmares I've never been told Well it's over my love No more crying unable to figure out where it all went wrong Well it's over my love No longer can I hold back what I meant to say all along A light has gone out, the light has gone out, that light has gone out in my eyes You strain to lift those stars on high Just dress like you mean and dance like your shoes are on fire All my dreams have put me to rights No more peace in these mornings, no more whining of how I can't sleep at night Well it's over my love No more shooting at halos or these walls that won't answer my calls Well it's all over my love All these promises broken and the fortunes that won't turn up at my door That light has gone out, a light has gone out the light has gone out in our lives All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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06:48
Ordinary Man Push and pull my empty head, come save me from myself This water's rising awfully quick on the ground on which I stand if I'm still here tomorrow I will nestle in the sun you help me see the right from wrong and the good in everyone the slate on roofs and these pillar pipes blowing smoke that rattles round There’s nothing more to say right now, I never let you down If times get tough and hard to take, well I'll be round to stay Just keep my place in your audience, don't you ever go away Watch guilt run out of here it's been heading for the door You are scared I know my dear but it gets easier if you talk If I held all the answers then I would question every one Just walk with me into the light, we're never to return Your flag is gone but I wait for you to raise it from the floor Your foot steps light upon this earth, I could never want you more If I leave here before my time maybe I've been here too long I can't explain it all in words; I leave it in a song Indoors these eyes are open, the secrets easy to unlock But I don’t hear the wind these days it just comes breathing through the bark If everything was different, if I even had the choice I don’t think I could ever see myself with another one Early walks in the morning, seems like you’re never really born It’s been a few months since I was here and I was leading from the front The clouds they drift like blankets under stars are looking up I’m still down here and I'm struggling but I've never given up See it boys, call it off then everybody wins Maybe lies will ease this pain and keep things from happening I've carried so many of you, through the years and I've felt the strain I remember all these faces but I'm forgetting all the names Love is spared it's the only thing I've never really lost Though many souls have tried and failed my heart has paid the cost You know that I have taken a little more than I can stand I'm nothing more and I’m nothing less than an ordinary man The keys they are a’ rattling, guess I'm growing up These little lines upon my skin they will deepen as I talk I miss you without sorrow, will you miss me when I'm gone Cause time has a time for place for folding, my time has nearly come All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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In These Loving Arms Tend to the fields, overcoming all the years I will be there, rest assured In these loving arms of yours Take the storm out to sea Where we can't fear anything I will be there on that shore In these loving arms of yours Been so long, my heart yearns As I wait for your safe return I will be blessed forevermore In these loving arms of yours There’s a change a’ coming And I will be leaving soon I know I will always be adored In these loving arms of yours Take my body to the ground Let the heavens open down I could never ask for more In these loving arms of yours All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.

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The third album released in 2009. Recorded mostly in one afternoon this album is stripped back and open.

©&℗ 2009 Crooked Mouth Records. All rights reserved.

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released January 12, 2009

Written, recorded & produced by Grant Campbell.

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Grant Campbell Glasgow, UK

Grant Campbell is a Scottish singer-songwriter living in Glasgow.

New album 'I Was Taught How to Win but I Learned How to Lose’ will be released as a digital download on 1st May 2020.
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