Fixing the Shadows

by Grant Campbell

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Halfway to Nowhere It’s a rule never broken, it’s a long way to fall And I’m crawling past your window, the streets are getting rough And the black boats are calling and the night it never folds And the branches are bending to the weight of the snow There’s no right way to listen, just like there’s no wrong way to turn And the well is never empty and the cup is never full But I’ll be here forever, I will be holding on And the blinds cut the morning into pieces of gold And I’m halfway home and I’m halfway to nowhere I’m halfway to find myself as someone else who’s somewhere else And I’m halfway home and I’m halfway to nowhere I’m halfway to find myself, I’m halfway to hell, I’m halfway there I’m halfway to nowhere The heat it sails and whistles as the mind it races on And I’m growing but I’m bitter of the chances I’ve scorned And I’m tired of this waiting for my turn to come around I’ll be waiting here forever for this life to cut me down And I’m halfway home and I’m halfway to nowhere I’m halfway to find myself as someone else who’s somewhere else And I’m halfway home and I’m halfway to nowhere I’m halfway to find myself, I’m halfway to hell, I’m halfway there I’m halfway to nowhere And the wheels don’t seem to slow, as I riding across this line And all this time I’ve tried to let it go And the wires keep pulling up, just waiting for tomorrow, waiting for tomorrow And I’m making up an ending as I’m staring down this road And the pills are barely helping and the wolves are at my throat I couldn’t bear another morning when that light comes creeping down I’ll be moving on forever with this heavy hearted crown And I’m halfway home and I’m halfway to nowhere I’m halfway to find myself as someone else who’s somewhere else And I’m halfway home and I’m halfway to nowhere I’m halfway to find myself, I’m halfway to hell, I’m halfway there I’m halfway to nowhere All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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04:15
Undone It was a welcome start to a worn-down heart, it was a chance to begin again And I left behind that sheltered mind and I proceeded to come in out of the rain Just a simple man with a well made plan whose been drifting out over the edge I’ve been cursed, I’ve been sold and I’ve been left in the cold I’ve been a brother, a son and a friend But it’s wild out there, they just point and stare And I’ve been waiting for so long When it seems to fade I just hesitate For I can never be who you want I am undone I’ve bought books I ain’t read and talked myself out of bed I’ve travelled miles and never got that far I counted colours in the dark, worked seven years but never hard And they almost took all I had left I signed my name to get paid, I put my shame in the shade I felt the failure but I kept my head high I turned my eyes to the words Mr Henley observed And I never had to question why But it’s wild down there, they just point and stare And I’ve been falling for so long When it seems to fade I just hesitate For I can never be what you want I am undone There are people I’ve known, over many street I’ve roamed And with each step we have grown further apart I’ve played the sinner, I’ve played the saint, I’ve been bent out of shape I was convinced I needed more than I had And I drank to forget all the hours I’ve spent just wishing I was a better man I’ve been crossed, I’ve been saved I’ve been loved and I’ve been betrayed I’ve been shepherded here by your hand But it’s wild in here, they just point and stare And I’ve been searching for so long When it seems to fade I just hesitate For I can never be who you want I am undone All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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04:48
Annie Time runs fast when you’re slowing down, money burns quicker when you’re losing I slowly shatter on that borderline, each time she walks into the room Annie I love you like the foreign winds Annie I love you like the stars Annie I love you like those days that I rest Annie I love you, oh Annie I do All my words failed to make you stay in my lonely little town I wait for a call to come and startle me and gently awake this sleeping heart Annie I love you like the foreign winds Annie I love you like the stars Annie I love you like those days that I rest Annie I love you, oh Annie I do Come shelter me with those innocent arms Come rescue me from wherever you are ‘Cos time runs fast when you've been slowing down Money burns a little quicker when you’re losing I'd slowly shatter on that borderline, each time she'd walk into the room Annie I loved you like the foreign winds Annie I loved you like the stars Annie I loved you like those days that I’d rest Annie I loved you, oh Annie I still do All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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Morning Crown Anyway I can ease your mind and I will jump right in A little doubt it creeps in the corner, now it’s time to face your fears. There’s a wish down in the well and it’s coming up There’s a wish down in the well and it’s coming up Suckle grey out of the mountains and I spit it on the land Take the bottle out of your pocket and you put it on the shelf Summers’ coming but the rain keeps on pouring down Summers’ coming but the rain keeps on pouring down Hands wave in the middle of the garden; I’m always out of bounds Eva plays on the washing line sliding all those little animals down Leaving nothing but a smile and a morning crown Leaving nothing but a smile and a morning crown Tap your head and your feet to the rhythm of an old train track I’m drawing lies out of the mouths of the ones who will not feel it I love your daughter and I know no-one else will ever do I love your daughter and I know no-one else will ever do You need assurance, I fail to deliver but I try my very best I know you’re fragile, I know that you’ve been broken but I can’t say I’ve been blessed We’ll find that shelter, we’ll hide and we’ll get through this storm We‘ll find that shelter, we’ll hide and we’ll get through this storm Tie a length of rope around your ego and you hang it round my neck I don’t feel the first breath of the morning until I’m finally on my feet Nothing here will hold me together but your love There ain’t nothing here that will hold me together but your love All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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Fate of History There’s a cold wind blowing through, my body shivers my mind construes I find comfort in this little room of mine I can feel it in my bones, I can see it when I’m gone No dream can fill this hollowed mind Secrets hidden in the dark, borrowed time will leave it’s nark And the footprints where I walked away So drown in me, take me from this wild abyss Drown in me, save me from the fate of history Can I take you far away, escape to some forgotten place Maybe we can hold our heads up higher Oh the light it is fading fast, hold your face up to the glass Take a breath and watch it dissipate A cultured mouth and a gentle hand, a withered spirit at your command And a day that I will sorely miss So drown in me, take me from this wild abyss Drown in me, save me from the fate of history Should I shake your hand or run, let it heal or let it burn Stop pretending that you are somewhere else A lesson learned but not obeyed, let it grow or let it fade Seek redemption when it’s far too late Heavy thoughts on skinny legs, low appeal with those high regrets And I ‘m forced to take the long way down So drown in me, take me from this wild abyss Drown in me, save me from the fate of history All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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03:37
Darkness Hearts are beating when you talk Love is fleeting and all you need has gone I will be your darkness, I will be your darkness Words go missing when you laugh Heads are shaking and all you need has past I will be your lightning, I will be your lightning Doubts are heightened when you walk Fear is mended and all you need is hope I will be your starling, I’d be your starling Teeth are glowing when you lie Wires are showing, it’s all about denial I will be departed, I will be departed This road has come for me now Dreams all vanish when you’re near I’m contented and all I need to hear is I will be your darling, I’d be your darling Hearts are beating when you talk Love is fleeting and all you need has gone I will be your darkness, I will be your darkness This road has come for me now All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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The Best of Me You can walk through mirrors, you could wear a tie Pretend everyone’s listening and try to raise a smile You can count the memories of the lives of those you ain’t even met You can shout from the steeples, put your hand on your mouth Print it on paper or just write it down You can convince yourself you’re really someone who believes You can watch through these bars but you still ain’t seen the best of me You can talk for hours about where you’ve been Shake the dust off your clothes and the blood off your skin You can fake forgiveness but can’t seem to ever leave You can break your promise but you can never tell Pick up the pieces when it’s all gone to hell You can forget somethings but you’re never truly free I could walk on this wire but you still ain’t seen the best of me I pass across ages it weighs heavy on my mind, a bout of what’s to come Through all these phases and people I have found There’s a part of me that’s gone, a little part of me that’s gone You can lead of follow or you can sit and wait Search for love in a barroom of just leave it to fate You can take what’s coming, there’s really nothing you want to see I could crawl through this fire but you still ain’t seen the best of me Yeah I could walk through these bars but you still ain’t seen the best of me All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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05:14
Tightrope So quiet in-between, so long in the day Too wired to relate, I fade into waves If there wasn't an answer, would you buckle in dismay? And if I wasn't a fighter, would you hold me anyway? I belong, no longer hated, no longer underground Maybe I will be forgotten, no-one will ever need to know I was around If I was in trouble, would you fold your hands and pray? And if I was a poor man, would you marry me anyway? Inside out, laying sideways, entranced by colours on the walls Embraced yet still unbalanced, ankles touching as they fall If I was on a tightrope, would you hold your breath? And if I wasn’t able, would you carry me unto the end? Sunday breaks to lightly, I lay cold and feathered in my sheets No I'm no travelling ocean on which my heart it skips and leaps If I was leaving, would you stand at my door? And if there was another would you tell me that you don’t love me anymore? Will you tell me you don't love me anymore? All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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Tragic Stories Blue moon that sweeps beneath the cotton cloud When are your stars all gonna shine? And cold arms your mother’s waiting by the door God questions who you are, god questions who you are And drive hard like you got a race to win Like you got no reason to believe And press on like you never seen the start Like it was a dream you stumbled on, like a dream you stumbled on Unbound, running down these rabbit holes At least it feels like I’m alive Move on, extracting comfort from these memories And leave the tragic stories far behind Leave your tragic stories far behind Leaving these stories far behind All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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Where I Belong High on your shoulders ducking under the branch Two young, one older with the wind at our backs We had each other, never alone in the crowd Playing ‘Tapestry’ over as we headed down south Take me back to where I belong, take me back to where I belong The summer had ended even before it begun You marched in like a soldier, my heart beat like a drum I still remember that night in December When you lay beside me and I died in your arms So take me back to where I belong, take me back to where I belong High on the victory running over old ground One drunk, one sober with both head in the clouds The days rolled so easy, there was no time to think Your name on my shoulder, white skin and black ink Take me back to where I belong, take me back to where I belong All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
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Sweet Remembrance Oh sleep tonight, oh sweet remembrance For I have you but the world will have me A thicker skin can give you courage A better man would have let you go free Aiming high, eyes to the heavens The dust will settle when that autumn subsides I feel safe here in your shadow The tiny voices have all gone away But in these hours when my darkness unfolds It don’t mean that much to me now It don’t mean that much to me now I’ve become a distant memory Recalling places I never did see I’m not brave but I’m not shaking I’m not afraid of what I could be I had a wish, like the one that find you In the dark when there aint’t nobody there Where we could rebuild this broke down palace A little corner where we can both live But in these hours when my darkness it shows It don’t mean that much to me now It don’t mean that much to me now I’d be lost if you left me The truth it has always left me alone Unto the end I am a coward I am a loner just never too far from home But in these hours when my darkness it grows It don’t mean that much to me now This don’t mean that much to me now All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.

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Fourth album from acclaimed singer-­‐songwriter Grant Campbell, recorded and mixed in Glasgow, Scotland and mastered by Grammy Award winner Brad Blackwood.

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released April 15, 2013

All songs written by Grant Campbell

Produced and Mixed by Iain Hutchison & Grant Campbell
Engineered by Iain Hutchison
Mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters
Recorded at Glowormrecording, Glasgow

Grant Campbell - Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica & Percussion
Iain Hutchison - Guitars, Piano, Wurlitzer, Harmonium, Organ & Percussion
Alyn Cosker - Drums
Ross Saunders - Bass
Tim Davidson - Pedal Steel
Bethany Young - Backing Vocals
Euan Stevenson - Piano on ‘Tragic Stories' & 'Prelude: Tragic Stories'

Cover Photograph by Paula Fraser

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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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