Expecting Great Things

by Grant Campbell

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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.

'The Spark' is the fifth release by Grant Campbell and will be available from Monday 19th May 2014.
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Track Name: Expecting Great Things
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.
Track Name: Dead Reckoning
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.
Track Name: Eternal Bliss
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.
Track Name: Holding Ground
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.
Track Name: The Mile We're On
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.
Track Name: Open for Change
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.
Track Name: Twelve Days
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.
Track Name: Shooting Halos
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.
Track Name: Ordinary Man
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.
Track Name: In These Loving Arms
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.