The Spark

by Grant Campbell

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1.
04:22
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
2.
04:31
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
3.
04:50
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
4.
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
5.
03:32
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
6.
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
7.
04:32
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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

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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.

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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