Demos

Over the years, I’ve recorded demos at home of many of my songs as well as a few cover versions. I started off with a basic 8 track recorder, a Korg D8, before upgrading to a 16 track Yamaha AW4416 and then on to using my PC (currently with a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 and REAPER). I have a lot of older demos on MiniDisk so I’ll add some of them to page once I’ve transferred them to my computer. You can listen to some of those demos from my collection and read the lyrics for each one below.

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The Sun Will Shine

Here I am, I’m sorry I’ve to see you down
It’s never easy when the sadness comes into your life
But I want you to know there’s always someone for you
Where’s that smile you’ve hidden too long
We know that life goes wrong
But from this we should learn that we grow strong
Maybe the clouds form and the rain falls down
But the sun will shine
You light a fire with the sun
You light a fire for everyone
You light a fire with the sun
You light a fire for everyone
Stop, take a look around so much life surrounds you (x4)
This one day could be the turning point
So lift yourself as high as you can go
And hold this thought as long as you can
‘Cause it helps to know the grass needs rain to grow
And live this life for it’s the only one
So take a chance and give it everything
And take time to cry to let it out is fine
Cause then you know that the sun will shine
You light a fire with the sun
You light a fire for everyone
You light a fire with the sun
You light a fire for everyone
Take a look around so much life surrounds you
Stop, take a look around so much life surrounds you (x3)
Here I am, I’m sorry I’ve to see you down
It’s never easy when the sadness comes into your life
But I want you to know that the sun will shine
You light a fire with the sun
You light a fire for everyone
You light a fire with the sun
You light a fire for everyone
Take a look around so much life surrounds you
Stop, take a look around so much life surrounds you (x3)

Melting Ice

I have just come round
Woke up to the sound of melting ice in my heart
I can’t deny the pain – to feel the beats again
The strains that tore me apart
It wasn’t meant to be this way (x2)
Don’t you know that I still love you (x2)
Everyone is listening here
An echo of a fallen tear
Wakes a part in you I know
Will you hide or will it show
What was it that made me say
Everything I’d locked away
In secret rooms so deep inside
The darkest chambers of my mind
And it stirred inside of me
A looping, messed up memory
To me makes sense only when I feel the beats again

Don’t Stop

Don’t go, don’t go
So slow, so slow
And don’t stop breathing
We know, we know
You’ll go, you’ll go
So don’t stop believing
Don’t suck your little thumb, suck your little thumb
We’re so nearly done, we’re so nearly done
Final call for
All the men of war
Last plane is leaving
Stay home, stay home
They’re gone, they’re gone
But don’t go bereaving
Don’t stop breathing
Keep on believing
It’s over, we know

Everything

I don’t want to see you, don’t want to feel you
Don’t want to talk about, don’t want to say aloud
What is in my head, everyone knows anyway
It is a mistake to trade real for fake
You can ask, I know
What it’s like to throw everything away
Leaving a shell for yourself
I saw everything I ever needed
I had everything I wanted
I don’t want to see you, don’t want to feel you
Don’t want to talk about, don’t want to say aloud
What is in my head, everyone knows anyway
Now I feel I’m ready – a fool though I may be
To come out and say what I need to admit
Thought I could find someone – another who had everything
I saw everything I ever needed
I, I had everything I ever wanted
You, you were everything I ever dreamed of
You, you were everything, everything…
You don’t think that I’m the one
I saw everything I ever needed
I, I had everything I ever wanted
You, you were everything I’d ever dreamed of
You, you were everything, everything

Dust

I’m looking through the past that I have stored
The photographs, the battered toys I adored
Unsettled dust catches the light of the sun
And a breeze provides a stage to dance upon
I smile and I laugh when I think of you
And I’m numb to the pain every time I do
For the biggest grin that I ever knew belonged to you
And the dust captures it all
And the dust captures it all
Every speck a memory recalled
And the dust captures it all
That frozen moment satisfies my heart
And eases every day we spent apart
I smile and I laugh when I think of you
And I’m numb to the pain every time I do
For the biggest grin that I ever knew belonged to you
And the dust captures it all
And the dust captures it all
Every speck a memory recalled
And the dust captures it all

Hold On

Nothing’s ever that easy
But it is and it was
Here I am and I’m waiting
For that moment because
Every breath that I’ve taken
Every person I’ve met
Can’t live up to that moment
I won’t forget
Please excuse me my weakness
I can’t help who I am
When I try to communicate
I can’t stay calm
I just want to make sure you’re fine
So reach out with your hands
Take me into your heart
And when there I will soften
Burden’s pain will depart
Many rivers can swallow
The feelings of man
I can act as your rescue
So hold on if you can
Please excuse me my weakness
I can’t help who I am
When I try to communicate
I can’t stay calm
I just want to make sure you’re fine

Tie Me Down

Tie me down and talk me round
Do anything you can to stop me falling out and starting again
On the edge – the smallest ledge
Take my hand, don’t let me land among the other failed romances
There were other circumstances too
This is where I realise my world ends in your eyes
Sometimes we walk in falling rain
But love will draw the sun again
Sometimes we walk in falling rain
Make it clear you want me here
And talk me through what we should do
To stop us joining failed romances
There were other circumstances
This is where I realise my world ends in your eyes
Sometimes we walk in falling rain
But love will draw the sun again
Sometimes we walk in falling rain
But love will draw the sun again
Sometimes we walk in falling rain

You’ll Be Fine

It’s alright, you’ll be fine
Let yourself fall into, let yourself fall in my arms
Let it all out, I want to hear
Everything inside inside you, everything in your heart
I don’t want anything to come between us
There’s an angel just there for you
She’ll look after you whenever I can’t be there
Don’t ever let yourself feel like you should despair
Let yourself fall into, let yourself fall in my arms
Let yourself fall into, let yourself fall in my arms

Fly Away

Fly away, fly away
Fly away, fly away
Fly away, fly away
Fly away, fly away
But you don’t see a way home
Don’t stay, don’t stay
Please don’t stay, don’t stay
You’ll find a way today
Spread your wings and fly
Spread your wings and fly
Welcoming the sky
Spread your wings and fly

Disappearing

Two weeks till you leave
I find it hard to believe
The time has passed so fast
Sky overcast
Taking time is kind
When hearts are hard to find
And all the words you say get in the way
Disappearing from view (x3)
You, you
Waiting till the end
My broken wings will mend
And soaring high you’ll find you’ve opened my eyes
Disappearing from view (x3)
You, you
Disappearing from view (x3)
You, you
Am I waiting for one word; one touch; one dream
That lets me know you want as much as me
The kind of games that I play in my mind so sad
It’s killing me, it’s killing the you I had, I had
No wasted words of love
Our time here’s not enough
But one day I’m sure you’ll learn
That these words are yours

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