The Spark

by Grant Campbell

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Written & Recorded by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014

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released May 19, 2014

Written, recorded, performed & mixed by Grant Campbell
Mastered at glowormrecordings by Iain Hutchison

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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: Fallen Times
FALLEN TIMES

All the wires they whip and pull from the brain down to the soul
I'm I slipping out of my skin
All the trees lay open wide the street lamps glow like northern lights
I'm I moving or I'm I on the wind, am I moving or am I on the wind

Has the fever drove me wild down to the earth or to the bride
I'm I holding too tight to each day
Have the babies gone inside and borrowed wings to lift their pride
Or I'm I dreaming off a dream that never came; I'm I still dreaming of a dream that never came

Has the night not gone to bed have the stars now left my head
I'm I old enough to hang onto my faith
Has the knife not made it's mark and stabbed your words but made no spark
has the summer wind stifled your breath, has the summer wind stifled your breath

All the rules have come and gone with your worn down spears and your broken arms
Is my vision one that I can even face
All these futures lay in lines, likes layered maps on fallen times
One colour for each one that got away, one colour for each one that got away.

All music & lyrics by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014
Track Name: Oh Woe is Me
OH WOE IS ME

There's the heart of a woman, in the middle of this man
All the words that are not spoken are the ones I don't understand

In the past is where I remember, that today is where I live
Regretting dreams that I have followed and all the ones I may have missed

Oh come spare me your sorrow, oh pity me a while
Oh show me a love so strong I won't leave here alive

In the dark I’ve waited for you, in the light I am no-one
I move like all the others, I'm reflected in the sun

Sober tears drip on this table, little fears they move inside
I am wasting away these hours, no money can justify

Oh come spare me your sorrow, oh pity me a while
Oh show me a love so strong I won't leave here alive

Through the winding streets I travel, over cobbled leaves I roam
Though my mind begins to wander, I am never far from home

I am crippled by this weakness; I have no where left to hide
You will be my only witness to the life I've left behind

Oh come spare me your sorrow, oh pity me a while
Oh show me a love so strong I won't leave here alive

All music & lyrics by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014
Track Name: I Miss You
I MISS YOU

Turn the sky on its head, this place it could do with the lift
We look over the edge; it’s a long way down if you fell
I’ve walked miles in this cold; I need you, I want you to know
Break your rules and begin, it’s hard to haunt the dead
It’s hard to haunt the dead

Two black wires run their course, spelling trouble has already come
No sound can be heard, just a flag and a hole in the earth
Tred soft while I sleep, I always forget what I dream
Bright ideas flicker inside, for the cause another generation has tried
For the cause another generation is tried

Fear is walking these streets, a killer in every face that you meet
Never read those books on the shelf,
but I think of them when I’m feeling unwell
What more do you want, a little place that we can call home
But I feel it’s too late, I miss you what more can I say
I miss you what more can I say, I miss you what more can I say

All music & lyrics by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014
Track Name: Black Ace Eyes
BLACK ACE EYES

I've waited all my life, I'll wait some more
Tall grass it covers me, right to the top
Help me I come inside, help me I fall
Your arms are stretching out and I'm holding on

I'd buy that fishing boat and I'd sail it so
Laid out like pearl jaws as they drop to the floor
She said I don't appeal well I said oh my
She smiled and walked away, I sat and cried out

That sweet love of mine, oh sweet love of mine you can come on home

I remember the little moments, I remember them well
You sat down on the floorboards and I sat and stared
He'll lie and cut you off, you got black ace eyes
If you lost your heart in song then I'd give you mine

Don't fight for foolish men Annie, don't pull your hair
Don’t you know I love the way you sad when I'm not there
Don’t make light of these chains for I fit my form
When you’re bound and broken down, then I'll take you on

That sweet love of mine, oh sweet love of mine won't you come on home

Oh save my seat on board, I'll be there soon
Just hang a little while until it's all through
The bell rung an hour ago, so put your glasses down
You'll feel much better when the morning comes around

I've waited all my life, so I'll wait some more
The tall grass it covers me, right to the top
There’s no more simpler lines than the ones I sing
I tell my stories here then I fade away

All music & lyrics by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014
Track Name: Getaway Car
GETAWAY CAR

The bell rings hard, waiting for the bombs to drop
Turning on the light to guide you home, the big lock to tell you I’m gone
With no-one to blame but we both know who was wrong

Wild at heart, too scared to sleep in the dark
Only time will calm you down, next year I won’t be around
And no-one will ask why your feet don’t touched the ground

Let us pretend, we are better than them
Leaving the money by the door, abandon the getaway car
Like Sunday lovers who stroll through the park until the light departs

Time is running out, sixty seconds until it all falls down
I always wondered where you went, in who's company the time you have spent
And could my love have been better than his, it’s only your voice that I miss, It’s only your voice that I miss.

All music and lyrics by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014
Track Name: A Boy With No Name
A BOY WITH NO NAME

I remember the day my mother told me
Not to hold on too tight, don't let nobody own me
I just do what I can with what I've been given
Got no debt on my side, no need to be forgiven

I surrendered in vain, I think it was a Sunday
I threw out my voice, heard it echo down the hallway
I've wrestled with books until every word felt the same
I gave up inside, just a boy with no name, a boy with no name

Now I wear my best coat, just to hide in the corners
They’re drinking red wine and singing at the chorus
Couldn't stand anymore, but I wasn't ashamed
Spilling tears as I ran, a boy with no name, a boy with no name

My hand felt the cold as I wound down the window
Old shoes on the bed, black marks on the pillow
I'll always remember your smile, as I remember the rain
And the rise & the fall of a boy with no name, a boy with no name

All music and lyrics by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014
Track Name: The Runaway
THE RUNAWAY

Running out of ideas, I’m running out of time
Falling out of bed, sleeping in denial
You can only love once, the rest is just a lie
Be happy with what you got, you’ll never be satisfied

Hunger for a change, just don't know who you are
I just want a life, as simple as it sounds
The reflection on the sky, the pinching on the skin
Tired of this mind, the body I'm living in

Runaway

Each day is another challenge, this day was far too long
I struggle with depression, just like I struggled with this song
You can call it like it is or you can hide your fear away
They all think I'm crazy but being crazy it doesn’t pay

Runaway

All music and lyrics by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014
Track Name: All Around the Sun
ALL AROUND THE SUN

I’ve been all around this sun, I ain’t met anyone, I ain’t met anyone like you
When times got tough, you rose above, I aint seen anyone, I aint seen anyone like you

The day you left, I held my breathe, I aint missed anyone, I aint missed anyone like you
Held back those tears, never succumbed to fear, I aint lost anyone, I aint lost anyone like you

Stood in this cave, more drunk than brave, I aint kissed anyone, I aint kissed anyone like you
One arrow left, turn upon myself, I aint loved anyone, I aint loved anyone like you

When they grow up, fill out those shoes, I aint held anyone, I aint held anyone like you
If you think of me, let it simply be I aint heard anyone, I aint heard anyone like you

I’ve been all around this sun, I ain’t met anyone, I ain’t met anyone like you

All music and lyrics by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014
Track Name: Never Give Up
NEVER GIVE UP

These dangling eyes dream of a song
Your children hide, will I have my own
The winter frost detects my voice and chills my bones
The land turns white, the seed is sown

By my hand, by my hand, by my hand
Never, never, give up

The winding lanes, the dusky pines and aching woods
I close the blinds, embrace the dark, ignore the good
The passing time…the static room
The blade it turns, the seed is sown.

I bow my head, bow my head, bow my head
Never, never give up.

All music and lyrics by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014
Track Name: Climbing the Walls
CLIMBING THE WALLS

If I awake and if I walk
If I break and if I don’t call
If I have tried, maybe I can go home
Maybe I want to be alone

And maybe this star will shatter my eyes
Maybe I’ll get lost and drift out of sight

If I return not counting the cost
I’m sorry that I played and led you along

I need a start now I need an end
I feel like the spark and never the flame

I have become a ready excuse
I’m climbing the walls to be next to you

All music & lyrics by Grant Campbell
Crooked Mouth Records 2014