Postcards from Nowhere

by Grant Campbell

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about

Grant Campbell's debut album was released in 2005. It was recorded and mixed on a four-track recorder at home in Hardgate, Scotland.

Although it was on limited release it managed to garner some impressive acclaim:

‘Slow, simple, unadorned and powerful' - Sunday Times 'Album of the Week'

‘He may be a little country, a little bit rock’n'roll, but all of his songs have an emotional honesty that cuts straight to the heart’ - Sunday Herald

'This is one of the best debuts of years passed, a real hidden treasure that must be found by all’ – Room Thirteen

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released May 10, 2005

Produced, mixed & recorded by Grant Campbell
All songs written & performed by Grant Campbell

©&℗ 2005 Crooked Mouth Records. All rights reserved.

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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: Restless Blues
Restless Blues

Good Morning Mrs Branan, I'm on the road again
I'm on the floor again and I'm on time
Morning Otis Soul, I'm on the bounce again
I tuck in the wires again, talk of the day we raised a storm

Come on let's start, I'm in the mood to fight
Well I'm in the mood to dance, I'm on a bible rant
And I'm in the firing line again

Hold the ship, I'm not dressed for this
No I'm not leaving now, I'm far too old and proud
Automated stores where I hear the sounds I know
Yet you know the war's begun, after all is done
I got the restless blues again

So morning Otis Soul, I'm on the bounce again
I'll tuck in the wires again, dream of that promise land
Talk of the day we'd raise a storm

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Broken Jukebox King
Broken Jukebox King

The rain comes falling down and I damn nearly drowned
The land is miles away and the lighthouse is all I could see
Ashamed of my own skin, the beauty will lie within them
A chance I may regret, a life I know that I missed

The skies they turned to black, well I could never go back
I went against your will, I could never stay still
You asked me not to swear, I bit my tongue then I left
You trained yourself not to laugh, your mother was awfully proud

Today we just sit on the grass, you were so beautiful I must confess
I didn't want to say much in case I spoiled it for both of us
If there's a chance for me to sing then I'm their broken jukebox king
I wanted to stay in your arms so I borrow your brother’s guitar

The rain comes falling down and I damn nearly drowned
The land is miles away and your lighthouse is all I could see

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Rebel Soul
Rebel Soul

Tailor made for a rebel soul, I pushed myself and lost control
Silver grey in the bloody skies, California miles and miles
Saw the burden and it was blessed,
so how'd you please us and everybody else
A one way exit, a one man fight, a motherless son aint a beggar’s child

So howl and call hallelujah, bridges burned aint what I am
Sickle light on the sycamores, the busted bottle unevened your scars
So flex your neck towards the ground,
cause nothing more means nothing now
So how you gonna get it, better get it fast,
avert your eyes from this loveless wreck

So can we be ready to wrestle the land,
from the little I know I can't stand
The shadows stretch from the bed to the floor,
it just hurts my head to think some more
So come on Sally, Sally please I'm not gonna hurry, I'm not gonna leave
Your taking yourself too seriously,
if you don't laugh now your mouth may freeze

Slip jaw daddy selling speed, gotta take a gram before I sleep
Sitting on the stairs singing sweet lullabies,
my words are just thoughts that made it outside
So midnight lover, you sleepy gin, aint got no room to keep my love in
The things I do to bleed myself, if I can’t have you I don't want nobody else.

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Church House
Church House

She took the sailboat out way across the rivers edge
Burned the rose tree to the ground, reminds her of winter's past
Drove the car on back home, rode it for a million miles
Touched light over healing stone, out past Orchard Drive

Your a long way from the river, a long way from your home
A long way for the reasons, between the earth and stone

She learned just how to live away from the rivers edge
Death and I will follow quick we'll leave the rest behind us there
Built a house for shelter, took off for the major leagues
Talked a lie then walked on by, never raised her head again

The hands were always ready, to feed a thousand mouths
The church house wasn't steady, so they tore the church house down

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: 12:30am
12.30am

Half past midnight, all the streets are hollow
Games I'm playing won't lead me to nothing

So come on little angel, come on little angel and carry me home

Now I'm a big failure but I aint gonna worry
See I'm gonna get there, I aint in no hurry

So come on little angel, come on little angel and carry me home

Half past midnight, all the streets are hollow
The games your playing won't lead you to nothing

So come on little angel, come on little angel and carry me home

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: The Day Your Luck Ran Out
The Day Your Luck Ran Out

She don't lie, well she don't steal
Here am I all dressed in black
Said she'd set the world on fire
But all she got was ash

You were always the last to fight
Couldn't get you out of my mind
Your words lie on empty graves
Had to find that out myself

The day your luck ran out

Down the street they know your face
Cutting right between their lines
Portrait hung above the fireplace
Someone didn't do you kind

A halo was in sight
We were born before our time
The chances are always there
You gotta look you gotta not stare

The day your luck ran out

She don't lie, well she don't steal
Here am I all dressed in black
Said she'd set the world on fire
But all she got was ash

The day your luck ran out

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Down by the Sand
Down by the Sand

We make a date down by the sand,
Watch the clouds come rolling in
Sometimes I like to disagree,
It means more to you that it ever will to me

So Rosie came and spread her wings,
Split me apart like a valley into the sea
Walk over hearts like stepping stones,
Assured me that I'd never be alone

So with the time that you've got left,
I'll miss you is the last thing you ever said
Now it's all lost in this fog,
I'll make it clear I never wanted you to be gone

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Castaway
Castaway

Castaway on a sea of love
Searching for the one who'll make this life complete, not bitter sweet
Spend my luck and I count the change
Coming back down on the rues again
I go, no I won't go, hey I'll go, no I won’t go

Sitting with Sue in a summer shade
Soothing my bones from the burning rays outdoors
It aint gonna pour
Buckle my belt and I'm ready to fly
Sweet Louise I said you never know unless you try
So let's give it a try, I won't try, ok I'll try

Now if you want to listen, you listen well
It aint no story, aint no tall tale I tell
I might as well
I follow you down to the land below
I pawned my heart for a chance that I got soul
I got no soul, hey I got soul, yeah I got soul

So push my buttons and hold me down
If I ever make it out of this damn town
I'll roll, all on my own
You said you fell from the sky above
You aint no angel but I think that I'm in love
But I'm not in love, hey I'm love, I'm not in love

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Last Standing Renegade
Last Standing Renegade

Here to stay, cold hearts are made of me
Try to forget the past but what's gone will always last
Sorry eyes the angels are on your side
I wait for you tonight, wait for you tonight

If I could fine someway to make you mine
Hold you in my arms, deliver you from harm
The rain will fall from skies that have seen it all
With every step you take leads you away from me

The freedom bell won't ring round here again
Abandoned for greed and gold, the future our leaders sold
The blood we spill on the fields and on the hills
For a land we don't own, we just call our home

Seldom smiles creep up from behind
You'll see it aint so tough, my love was never enough
Forgotten days, lost on amphetamines
The charges up the wall, the last standing renegade will fall

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Time Passing By (Come on In)
Time Passing By (Come On In)

Time passing by on the other side
On the eighth day I was sad, on the tenth day I was sad

Hearts lost their way, should never have gave her the key
For six years I spent just wishing I was her man

I'll forsake the sound, someone else can take over
Cause all I wanna do, is all I wanna do

So come on in show me what love is
And If I leave now, I'm leaving for good this time

Don't go proving you're right
Accept all the wrongs in their eyes
Today will be gone at last
Tomorrow is beating on fast

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Exit Stage Left
Exit Stage Left

I'm gonna call you up and your gonna bring me down
Cause it's taken all I had to show that your the only one I know

I'm gonna make you smile, I love it when I see you smile
But I can't help thinking I'm not, I can't helping thinking I'm not

So I gonna take a bow, I'm going to miss my lines
Be sure and please let me know

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.

Rosalie

Say hey, Rosalie when will you ever start to see
That's honestly never wins but by your side I will stay
And it's the state your in, turning over in your bed
And you say will you stay and I'll talk until you sleep

Hey Rosalie, when will you ever start to see
That honesty never wins but by your side I will stay

All lyrics written by Grant Campbell. All Rights Reserved.