Crows, Rooks and Ravens


Crows Rooks and Ravens

 

 

 

 

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Too Busy Playing God»
Tails From The Circus»
Home»
Headlights»
Storybookman»
Storm Crow»
Come Back Home»
Daisy Chain»
Railway Town»
Surprise (Love As If)»
Shine»

 

 

Musicians

Andi Neate - vox and guitars
Joe Bennett - electric guitar
Willy Molleson - drums
Robert McFall- violin and string arrangement
Roseanna East - violin
Brian Schiele - violin
Paul Gilbody - double bass
Su-a Lee - cello
Dave Milligan - piano
Lauren Hayes - piano
Colin Steele - trumpet
Mat Clements - percussion

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TOO BUSY PLAYING GOD

She gave up on all her dreams
She was only seventeen
All that love, gone to waste
Left out in the cold

But you never come home,
She spends her life alone,
Falls asleep every night,
Waiting by the phone,

Chorus     
So who are you?
To think you might be saving her,
Who are you?
Too busy playing god
Too busy playing god

You say that she’s the only one,
That other girls are just for fun,
She has no proof you skirt the truth
Tears keep rolling on

Now she never goes out,
You fill her head with doubt,
Every hour, every day,
Minutes, seconds, gone!

Chorus

One day you'll be left alone
Walk into, an empty home,
You burned out the memories
Turned her heart to stone

Cos you'll never succeed
She'll find out what she needs
Freedom calls, prison walls
Won't hold her here for long

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TAILS FROM THE CIRCUS

5 yrs and 2 days later,
Joined the circus to be a lion tamer,
Fell in love with the circus clown,
High wire flier left the ground
Had my turn with the fire breather
He set me on fire, swore he’d leave,
Now he’s gone, gone, gone, gone too far

Ringmaster married the bearded lady,
There was love and laughter, ringside seats,
Woe, ho ho what a disaster,
she ran away with the girl from across the street
Now his microphone sighs and it cries
He sits alone out of reach cause she’s
Gone, gone, gone too far

CHORUS

What we’re looking for is someone who can fly,
Save the world from hurt, care enough to try,
What we’re looking for is something more worthwhile
Light the way on a jagged day, no more need to cry

Now I’m fed up being this cannon ball
Blasting through every circus wall
No last laugh, no safety net, no red nose
One more tear stained vest,
What goes up must come down,
In irregular circles from time to time,
In time, perfect, perfectly in time

So I stand with my back up, my back up against the crowd
I’ve closed the curtain for the final.
‘m Gonna find a super hero and learn to fall,
With no wings, no trampoline, no grand finale
In time , perfect time, oh perfect harmony

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HOME

Home, Home my endless search,
My helpless heart, my naive words,
The day has come to end this curse,
Each lesson conquered is one more verse,
~
Home, I wear you under my skin,
Sometimes a scar, so faded and thin,
My own front door,
Enticing us in, to the grown up world about to win.
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Oh, Home you have carried me, carried me this far,
So windswept and world weary in the search for what you are,
The love that blinds, the life that shines and the heart that pulls us free,
Home you are everything in me,
~
Every sun that sets on a brand new day,
New beginnings that seem to stay and stay,
Friends and lovers who pass on the way,
And a soft kiss, a memory-full trade,
~
There’s nothing like time to make you feel old,
Memories pass, hot then to cold,
Feels like I’ve been letting them go,
Now that I’ve grown,

Chorus
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Welcome home, back from the race,
Welcome home, to you and your latest face,
Did you run, did you hide,
Take the world out in your stride,
Did you feign did you fake?
Find the right place

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HEADLIGHTS

I follow the snowplough home,
On a cold and angry night,
Wild deer on the side of the road,
Give (glow)  a strange and ghostly light
Snow falls like butterflies,
One last attempt to live
White wings that hypnotise
With a soft and empty kiss

CHORUS
And the headlights shine
Flame in the dark, keep the night at bay
Let the headlights shine
Until the dawn, lights my way
I drive alone
I'm in control
I'm letting go
Let the headlights shine... I'm coming home

Watch the wipers, keeping time
Snow covers my tracks
[beat] Only one way across the line
(There'll be) no-one turning back .

This day is almost done
The wolves are on my trail
They wake with the setting sun
And the hunt will never fail

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STORYBOOKMAN

Chapter 1
One princess locked in a tower
Put in prison by an evil power
Gallant knight rides, trumpets play
Over hills and,far away far away

CHORUS
Storybook man, never tell lies
Storybook man, paints me blue skies
Come take me, take my hand
Write the story of me and the storybook man,

Chapter 2
Cinderella sweeps the kitchen floor,
God mother sends her to the ball
Snow white sleeps a 1000 years
Through the forest now a prince appears
Prince appears

CHORUS

BRIDGE
So turn the page and paint the picture
See the stories come to life
Looking for a happy ending
Fairytales or real life,
real life, real life, real life,

Chapter 3
You can ride to the dragons den
Slay the beast, save the girl within
Rub the lamp and grant one wish
Break the spell with a lovers kiss
True loves kiss

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WITCH'S CAT

Daylight brought me down the stairs
To find you sleeping on the chair
With one eye open fast asleep
Counting sheep

Last night you sang a magic tune
In the shadows of the moon
Tyger burning in the night
With second sight

Black tail, Green eyes, White paws, Nine lives
Won't tell, Your spell, To anyone

 

You guide the stars into the dawn
Watching, waiting for the sun
The clouds are racing through the sky
Marking time

Oooh, Witch's cat
Wish I could live like that
So Silent and free , I want to be
The witch's cat

And now you dream of things to come 
The spinning wheel forever spun
Chasing mice and climbing trees
do as you please?

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STORMCROW

I am the Storm crow, the cuckoo, the lark,
Goddess of power, I worship the dark,
I make echoes of thunder,
And spread my wings under your skin

You feel this hunger like never before
One night to remember, greedy for more
I bring strawberries and cream
Whisper sweet dreams in your ear

CHORUS
Love, love me again, let the circus begin,
Love me again, set the Earth to spin
let the Earth spin

Now the taste of your blood is under my nails
I’ve called up this ocean, I’m setting you sail,
You’re dizzy, I’m dancing
You don’t stand a chance in my hands

Give me an inch, I’ll take more than a mile,
I’ll twist you in knots, leave with a smile,
There’s a fire in my eyes
And the Phoenix is rising again,

BRIDGE

Every Night I fly
Through dark and empty skies
While every Storm I cry
This curse that never dies

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COME BACK HOME

Do you miss those  winter nights?
Waiting for the Northern lights
Do you  ever think of me at all?
We used to walk for miles and miles,
Stay up late, shared secret smiles,
I guess we took our time, to build that wall

Chorus
Come back home, this isn’t what I wanted
I’ve changed my mind, now I can't find reasons to let you go,
Come back Home, this isn’t what I wished for
I'll never make the same mistake again, if you come back home

Ever since you went away
Northern lights have turned to grey
And now I walk for miles and miles alone
Do you spare a thought for me
Miss the way we used to be
Or are you walking further on your own?
Chorus

Come back home, Come back home
Come back will you come back home,
Come back home

Couldn't find the words to speak,
Battle scars had made me weak,
Two armies fighting different wars
Now I just want to explain,
It's better to have loved in vain
Than never to have found that love at all

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DAISY CHAIN

Growing up I was free as the wind
Playing in the tall grass, nettle stings
Bare feet running on the beach
And all the kids playing hide and seek

Bright lights don’t bother me
Cos I’m right where I wanna be
Though this city's paved with grey
I see blue skies and sunny days

CHORUS
So make me a daisy chain, I’ll wear in my hair
I’ll wake every morning, ‘n start dancing in the air...
Just make me a daisy chain
And I won’t  feel the rain
Cause I’m falling in love again and there’s flowers everywhere,

When the night falls I won’t hide,
Face the music, go outside
In my heart there’s a melody
Not a song but a symphony

CHORUS

Growing up doesn’t last so long
Close your eyes and the child is gone
We fly this kite on a summer breeze
Till we fall with the autumn leaves

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RAILWAY TOWN

There’s a melody on the street today

And it’s singing a northern tune

And my coat protects me from the storm

And the street lamp is the moon


It was here my mother fell in love

And raised a family

And my father sang a factory song

And he taught that tune to me

CHORUS

So let the fire burn through the winter

And let the people know


That the music always plays all night

In a railway town in the snow...

A railway town in the snow



A grindstone took my father’s life
And now I sing his song
But his name will last a thousand years
When the factory is long gone

CHORUS


And though I walk through barren lands

I'm guided by the stars

I have no need of loneliness

For the song is in my heart

CHORUS x2

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SURPRISE

Remember the kiss we so nearly missed,
Guided and guilty as sin,
But I wasn’t so shy when you reached me inside,
Carried me off in a spin,
But there’s lies within lies, lost compromises,
Hero’s that don’t always win,
But no dragons live here, just flight and more fear,
Making it hard to begin,

Chorus
Oh surprise when you captured my eyes 
And stole the future away, 
I wasn’t expecting the whole world to move, 
But the ground it fell away, 
Fell away,

So lets pretend to know where we’ve been,
What’s going on, destroy everything,
Hide in the shadows and run from the sun,
Let jealousy bite
One more sleepless night alone…

Chorus

MID 8
love as if for the first time,
So bright, so bright and brand new,
So love as if for the first time,
just me, just me and you,
Me and you

So remember the kiss we so nearly missed, guided and guilty as sin,
It’s going to take some time for our worlds to collide,
Gonna hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on hold on till then.

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SHINE

I’m gonna shine, through the clouds,

Feeling the air, lifting me now

Touching the light, that can never go out,p>

Gotta shine, so let me shine,

Hold my hand through the cold of the night

Warm my face with the gold sunlight

Send me a flame and let it burn bright

Gotta see, so let me see

Build me a boat, teach me to row

Send me a river and let it flow

Follow the wind wherever it blows

Gotta sail, so let me sail

Show me the rain, feeding the land,

Show me the way with a guiding hand

Believe I can do, all that I can

Gotta fly, so let me fly

 

I’m gonna shine, through the clouds,

Feeling the air, lifting me now

Touching the light, that can never go out,p>

Gotta shine, so let me shine,

Hold my hand through the cold of the night

Warm my face with the gold sunlight

Send me a flame and let it burn bright

Gotta see, so let me see

Build me a boat, teach me to row
Send me a river and let it flow

Follow the wind wherever it blows

Gotta sail, so let me sail

Show me the rain, feeding the land,

Show me the way with a guiding hand

Believe I can do, all that I can

 

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