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Ed Williams

by Ed Williams

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Oh Lover 04:30
Oh lover does your heart lament a time spent long ago Shadows from a fire that used to glow Oh lover of mine do you find yourself away another time Another space another mind Oh lover when you read alone are the colours cast within The wind upon the window rolling in Oh lover of mine do you hear a slow return to the ocean's din A sinking boat to sail within Gold ringlets of a broken chain a chalice drained and dry Wait for a fuse that won't ignite Oh lover of mine in spite of all you've found it's only time Another space another... Mind to share when the darkness outside grows To know the truths you try hard not to know Distance heights that scare you so you scale alone Oh lover does your heart lament a time spent long ago Shadows from a fire that used to glow They burn it seems in dreams that set your mind a to and fro Lover's chains that come and go
Daydreaming 02:56
Sometimes when it's dark I forgot to close my eyes And the brightness of the moon floods the room with starry light My head hangs from the window; dreaming of tomorrow I can't tell where I am Wandering the wild in the fallow fields of green No-one near to say where to go or where I've been It makes me feel so lonely thinking I'm the only One who dreams of loosing all my dreams to the now Following my thoughts through subtle twists and turns Mindful of the leaning of my mind from that I learn That I can see so clearly when there's no-one near me I can tell that it's a lively hell to project yourself away from now
You don't mean to scare me while you're sleeping But sometimes i fear words in your dreams that i hear You're heart is set to stay the same in time It's fine to remain but then lonely hearts won't change or face The growing pace of life Home for you's a cage you're staring through Oh i wouldn't mind if i came to find somewhere new In my face you see a warm reflection Meek as a lamb but i can't conceal who i am You'll see a growing space in me Cause i prefer to be alone in my pain But keep me all the same I don't want to stop your current flow But i'd like to know if need to be here at all You see i've listen patiently The morning bell's chimed and i've been chased from your mind You'll see a growing space in me Cause i still long to see you oh but the shame Is there a comfort in pain I'm the second soul you could gain So keep me all the same
Drunken Swan 03:16
A drunken swan Blocks the lane Sickness led her to the bridge Forgotten all the benefits of life Awoke at night Churning sound Scared to move and looking down The mirrored face she saw was not the same It changed; every passing gaze increased the pain Late last night Coming home A flock of birds were flying low With heavy hearts they had to break the chain Over now and out the race Others had to fly away If graced with powers of speech i'm sure they'd say I'm lost; a line's been doubled crossed I'm feeling blue; these pathway stones were broke by you A nest of cans And rubber bands Gathered from the streets of man Left alone and blown into the stream Men stand over me Scared of some disease If only i could make them see It's not some flu it's something I drank The water is oily and rank My home is made from debris The bottles and cans that you see Were left in the river for me
Laying together with hands held tight Pressure in promises made last night With heavy eyes we said the end is near Don't forget me from summertime my dear You wrote a letter in passionate rage Lucky I found my end on the page Out fell all the presents that you found Will you be here when summertime comes around I want you only for myself I looked around all wild with regret I saw a picture you drew of me there Could it be our hearts are held in sin If summertime will always remain within You found a lover when you were lost I saw a future away from trust But broken hearts are all we'll ever find Will you ever leave summertime behind
Storylines 04:08
I think you've got it bad How hard could the bad life be For the young and carefree girl You seem to be But the woes hide behind the eyes no-one sees Careless and young and free I called you by your name I longed to lay with you To understand your pain I'd been there too Or at least i had thought so at one time A narrative shared with mine Our lives are led through storylines A good friend once told me A woven tragedy of love Is never enough We drifted through the night A chance for a worried mind A lonely soul to seek A haze to find You're slowly withdrawing yourself from the fray And awkwardly turn away
Six in the morning and walking with hands held tight Pressure in all of the promises made last night Don't you know me from summer time I should have seen you'd run out on me I should have seen that I'd loose I should have seen it in you I wrote a letter and sent it in passionate rage Part of me hoped that she'd open it for you that day Don't you know me from summer time I should have seen you'd run out on me I should have seen that I'd loose I should have seen it in you I want you only, for a while Well I regret that i missed you when you went away So I drew a picture of what you might look like someday Don't you know me from summer time I buckled in for a night spent in sin And I didn't wait for the news I could see it in you You thought I'd want you forever whatever the cost But I saw a lover within you that I couldn't trust Don't you know me from summer time Would you deceive or you choose to leave I wonder now if you would choose To blame it on you I want you only, for a while


This album was recorded at a rehearsal in Bristol, March 2012.

We'd originally planned to create a notebook of recordings. After a busy year of gigs / festivals we were well rehearsed so set ourselves up at a rehearsal studio one evening and recorded all these songs in one go.

With the help of some musician friends, Sid and I later added violin, cello and dobro to the recordings... and with the help of an up-turned sofa we re-recored the vocals / backing vocals too.

The album was mastered by Pete Josef (who previously recored The Soul I Follow for us) at his house in 2015. We're grateful for all the help we've received and proud of what we've created. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


released February 2, 2016

Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Sid Goldsmith
Mastering and Additional Mixing by Pete Josef
Guitar and Vocals - Ed Williams
Bass and Backing Vocals - Sid Goldsmith
Drums - Tom Hartley
Violin on Daydreaming - Kate Fox
Cello on Daydreaming - Anna Strudwick
Backing Vocals on Storylines - Tiffany Williams
Dobro on Storylines - Leo James
Photography by Hayley Walsh
Artwork by Anthony Oram


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