The Mourning After

by Cats and Crows

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1.
Well it's the morning after, And I don't know if I've got anywhere left to stay. My head is a blurry disaster, And there is just nothing much left to say. It's the awkward silence, You know, that's the one that I've been filling with all of these blues. And in the distance I hear the sirens, Coming to find me, to pay me my fair dues. I'm so tired, I don't know the day, I've over slept and you've gone away, Now it's the morning after. Maybe I could pass the blame, I didn't mean what you thought you heard me say but no, Now it's the morning after. Now it's the morning after. And now I'm just mourning after. I'm so scared, I don't know the way, I've lost the keys and my mind's erased, Now I'm just mourning after.
2.
Old Familiar 02:54
Hazy morning, Early afternoon. The day is drawing, Another will be here soon. Sipping wine like My thirst will never end. The TV's talking, Again and again and again. Old familiar, Pains I've come know. I'm bewildered, Outside there isn't snow. Drown my sorrows, Drink away the dream. Nobody's talking, All of this is really quite obscene. There is something in the way, There's always something. Can't get a moment of the day, Amongst all the slumping. Rolling and rolling and rolling away, My mind is drifting, But now I've got plenty more to say. Check my breathing, Check the news. I'm over the distances and I'm Missing you. Liar liar, My mind is burning up. Climbing higher, Oh please can I, please can I, please can I just wake up. There is something in the way, There's always something. Can't get a moment of the day, Amongst all the slumping. Rolling and rolling and rolling away, My mind is drifting. But now I've got nothing more to say.
3.
So, is this everything you'd hoped? Feels like we're driving, With no gears to make us go. I was everything I had to be, and everything you meant to me, Still remains. Hey, I cherish everything you said. All those times you Told a white lie to soothe my head. And I hope that what you need from me, You'll find it now you're finally free, But I still remain. Hope, a funny word for a mute, But now we're talking, And it's you my heart salutes. So everything I ever did, Reminds me of a time I lived, That time remains. So, is this everything you'd hoped?
4.
Seventeen, a volley. Eighteen, I learned how to lie. Nineteen, and I'm not sorry. All these years have aged us like fine wine. There's nothing wrong in the world right now, I'm feeling fine. So come and play that game once more, before we die.
5.
Sail Away 04:09
I wish there was something I could give to you. Something that I've never had before, Something overdue. Maybe this time will have will see us through? Counting down the days until This love I can pursue. And I don't know when, Anything that I've locked inside my head. Will take the stage again, Will you still be here when all is done and said? I think about you all the time, When the lights are down, And the evening's mine, I just wish I had a boat to take you away. These nights they burn the darkest blue, But I burn brighter just knowing you, So by the moonlight we will sail away. Sail away. I wish there was more that I could say, And I'm sorry but I might not be quite The hero of your day. But honestly I'm sure you'll find your way, The world's an even bigger place, And your heart grows every day. And I don't know how, I'll hit the ground and run but I'll work it out. Then I will take a bow, Another day completed beyond reasonable doubt. And I think about you all the time, When the lights are down, And the evening's mine, I just wish I had a boat to take you away. These nights they burn the darkest blue, But I burn brighter just knowing you, So by the moonlight we will sail away. So take all I am, When there's nothing left, I might be worth a damn. I think about you all the time, When the lights are down, And the evening's mine, I just wish I had a boat to take you away. These nights they burn the darkest blue, But I burn brighter just knowing you, So by the moonlight we will sail away.
6.
A Little Low 03:57
All these feelings, I don't know, A little high or a little low. And all these days that blur into, Find no time, for me and you. Taking things just a little far, Without knowing who we are, And all these things I wanna know, All these places I wanna go. I've given back everything I've tried, I've sat around taking all advice. I've given back the parts of me, I took from you to try to see. So many friends I met today, All of them led me astray. I've woken up so many times, but always failed to realise. I sit and think about what to do, But all I think about is you. And all these things I'll never know, All these places I'll never go. I've given back everything I've tried, I've sat around taking all advice. I've given back the parts of me, I took from you to try to see. And all these feelings, I don't know, A little high or a little low. I've given back everything I've tried, I've sat around taking all advice. I've given back the parts of me, I took from you to try to see.
7.
Who Am I? 03:43
There are things that I feel the need to say, There are things that I feel the need to do. It's not reflection of anyone, Certainly not of you. And in these times of need, I feel like I can fly. I just spread my wings but decide instead to die. It's not reflection of you, You're just passing through. But is anyone really listening to me? Could I make my statement, scream it 'til I'm free? I am over everything, but underneath the weight of who I'm supposed to be. So Who am I? So you can crack me open, and take another mile. I will sit here with another fake grin on my weathered old face for a while. And while you're wondering and worrying and asking all of me, I'll be quietly, spitefully putting myself on trial. But is anyone really listening to me? Could I make my statement, scream it 'til I'm free? I am over everything, but underneath the weight of who I'm supposed to be. So Who am I? Who am I? Who am I?
8.
All the grass is fading green, All that's been has come between, I have seen this one before, Not sure I care about anything anymore. All the dirt returns to dust, Everyone does what they must, I have been here once before, Maybe twice, maybe more. I have been here once before, Maybe twice, maybe more, Everything returns to Earth, Nothing special holds it's worth.
9.
In this old house, In this old mirror, I watched the world start to disappear. On my head, In my old bed, Forever is something that I hold dear. This whole time, I was blind, I was stretched across lanes and lines. There was fear, I'd disappear, In this old house I seem to reappear. In this old house, Number 10, I have cried again and again. I have cringed at things I've said, I have loved, and I have bled. In the shape of an L, I learned it all, though you'd never tell. Across the hall I'm not so sure, I want to sleep here any more. In this old house, I find myself, Amongst the dust, I've got nothing else. In the room, with this tune, I wrote to try figure out myself. I have risen and I will fall, But there's a constant through it all, This old house, Over my head, Number 10 and all the tears we've shared. In this old house, In this old mirror, I watched the world start to disappear. On my head, In my old bed, Forever is something that I hold dear.
10.
Youth 01:10
There is something, I am missing, In this hour, I'm reliving. My heart of a coward, Is edging forward, But this is nothing, I'm just reminiscing. Oh but I guess this is overdue, and I don't wanna go back. I'm lying down on my only truth, and I'm just wasting my last Breath that I could've spent on you, So don't you free me, I am, Wasting my days chasing my youth.
11.
I'm getting worried what your world will come to, If I am not around. Are you living, are you thriving, are you doing yourself proud? I'd love to say I miss you, I'd love to lay it bare, But every time I think about, I choke and I despair. There's company in the silence, there's a peace I've found in the dark. But there's a scary sense of violence, leaves me feeling kinda jarred. I'd love to say I hate it, but I'm not sure that I do, Now all the world revolves around trying not to think of you. So come on, take my hand, It's OK, we understand. We're broken, we are lost, We drew a line, then we crossed. I wonder what your world will turn to, I wonder where you'll be, When all the years have come to pass, will you remember me? I'd love to say I'll try to, I can't imagine not, Living with these memories of someone I forgot So come on, take my hand, It's OK we understand, We're broken, we are lost, We drew a line, then we crossed.

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releases November 28, 2020

Isaac Birchall
Andy Cooper

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Acoustic and folk music from North Wales.

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