Postcards from Nowhere

by Grant Campbell

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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.
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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.
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03:48
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.
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02:36
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.
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02:22
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.
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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.
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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.
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02:32
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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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