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This EP has been a passion project of mine over the last year or so, and would not have been possible without the kindness and accomodating spirit of all the incredibly talented and artistic people who helped me along the way.

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released May 10, 2015

All songs written and arranged by Alexander Auldsmith
Except "Happy Go Lucky" which was co-written by Michael Davidson


Recorded by Stewart Condie
Editing/Mixing by Stewart McLachlan
Production/Mixing/Mastering by Dominic Hardy

Alex Auldsmith : Vocals,Guitar,Percussion,Piano
Graham Coe : Cello
Daniel Crichton: Electric Guitar
Lucie Yavruturk : Vocals
Rob Macneacail : Bass, Fretless Bass
Ginny Elston : Vocals
Michael Davidson : Organ
Stephen Gillon : Trumpets

Artwork by : Ginny Elston
Photography by : Gary Gentleman (www.gentlemanstudios.co.uk)
Anna Wiraszka (www.saatchiart.com/Wiraszka)

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Track Name: Ode to Driveway Cat
Although our bodies they grow old
compassion is so slow
to find itself in us
and it's not with passion we hold aloft
the human spirit in all of us
all we need are lover's arm

Of all the ways we've learned to break eachother up in pieces
so why should we care
we're just animals

To find a place inside your human arms for me to shelter
is a joke all around the clock

The world is cold and though we've been said to be unvirtuous
the lines they blur so easily

Although our bodies they grow old
compassion is so slow
to find itself in us
and it's not with passion we hold aloft
the human spirit in all of us
all we need are lover's arm

and all of those who feel that life is kind and cold is fleeting
I say this time you hit that nail upon it's head
For those a seasoned soul who could not feel a heart if it was beating
you know we thought you stronger than that.
Track Name: Windiswelcome
The windiswelcome
the world needs more days
like this when honesty and imagery are
in abundance the water dances

so when we felt we ought to
we watched the lightening sky
we sat up on the roof and ate the night

baby why
baby i
know that this song isnt for anyone else but us

the days we spent drinking wine and not driving anywhere
were the best of my life
we made a racket in the early hours

when I saw saint john beheaded in style
the raking of dawn the shadow of light
Track Name: Happy Go Lucky
just wait
We'll fall
so hopelessly into it all
our lives will blur as we speed rapidly
into another scene

and we dont care whats going on
our visions blurred
by wind thats whipping through my hair
dont wanna lose my head

and all these fallen leaves
remind me of the days
racing through our love

with us too young to see
we'd go our separate ways
off into our lives

Our fate it seems
was all mixed up within those leaves
we took the opportunity
we gave up everything

but love was young
and everything soon came undone
so ignorant of our cliches
god bless those autumn days

and all these fallen leaves
remind me of the days
racing through our love

with us too young to see
we'd go our separate ways
off into our lives
Track Name: Drum
Finding it hard to believe you
but not hard to deny
And theres no better truth of a life
than the weather you like.

There's no better bible
than the sun
than walking backwards
on aching bones
upon facing facts again
there's no better siren
than the sound
of waking up X2

Finding it hard to believe you
but not hard to deny
thats there's no better proof of a life
than the weather you like
and the fact that you leave me alive
now I'm feeling alright
when the show and the creeping of time
Isn't better than life.