Five For 5 (5 track EP)

by Chris Swinney

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Five track E.P. from 2011.

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released April 23, 2014

Copyright © 2011 Chris Swinney

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Chris Swinney Wooler, UK

Chris Swinney is a singer, songwriter and producer from the north of England. He has released five albums and one EP since 2000. He has also recorded lots of individual tracks for download. All of these are now available from Bandcamp.

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Track Name: It's Over
Well I guess I should have told you sooner
Maybe about a year ago
But I kept it in and tried to grin and bear it
Hoping that the flame would grow

Instead it just became an ember
Stifled by the love we played
And I know it’s strange but I just can’t remember
Feeling any other way

I suppose back then we both felt lonely
If only for a while
Now it seems a marriage of convenience
Never was our style

It’s over
And it comes as no surprise
It’s over
As we both recognise

Well it looks as though I beat you to it
You were close to getting up the nerve
But I’m pretty sure one of us had to do it
It’s something that we both deserve

And tomorrow when we both feel better
And go our separate ways
We’ll raise a glass and have a laugh when they say
Perseverance pays

It’s over
And it comes as no surprise
It’s over
As we both recognise

It’s over
Pretending to be one
It’s over
Not fooling anyone

It’s over
This journey wasn’t planned
It’s over
Though it never quite began
Track Name: When It All Just Suits Me Fine
Look at me
I’m the only one
Come and see all the things I’ve done
It always helps when you come along
And give your point of view

Look at me
Can you help me out?
I’m not quite sure what it’s all about
Maybe when I can find the time
You’ll help me see this through

I know you’ll do this on demand
With the weight of time resting in your hands
The door is open if I give the sign
When it all just suits me fine

I know you’ll do this on demand
With the weight of time resting in your hands
The door is open if I give the sign
When it all just suits me fine

There’s a place where we both can meet
You can wait for me down on one way street
We’ll talk about what I have in mind
And the part that you can play

I know you’ll do this on demand
With the weight of time resting in your hands
The door is open if I give the sign
When it all just suits me fine

Look at me
I’m the only one...
Track Name: Your Best Days
You’d better watch out
Take it easy
Find a way to start slowing down
You’re in the zone now
You’ll take your last bow
For all of that running round

Let it all go
Washing over
You can’t afford to get so uptight
Keep your head down in the corner
You’ve given your last fight

Whoa oh oh oh listen to what they say
Whoa oh oh oh you’ve given your best days

Better rest up
Kick back your heels
Watch some of that afternoon TV
Take out some insurance
You’ve lost your endurance
And nobody takes you seriously

The world is a mess
You want to digress
But it makes you feel good to complain
Look over your shoulder
As you’re getting older
Everybody knows your pain

Whoa oh oh oh listen to what they say
Whoa oh oh oh you’ve given your best days

What about it if I never have to doubt
I’m the exception to the rule
And maybe someday if I stumble
You won’t hear me cursing through my tears
Blaming it on my advancing years

Whoa oh oh oh listen to what they say
Whoa oh oh oh you’ve given your best days

Whoa oh oh oh listen to what they say
Whoa oh oh oh you’ve given your best days
Track Name: Watch What You Say
I’ve got thoughts in my head that I shouldn’t disclose
Films that I play in my mind that would never be shown
Even after the watershed
Or when everyone’s safe in bed

Not what I would call intense
But sure to raise a brow or even cause offence
Even some who do agree
Have sworn to keep their vow of secrecy

You’d better watch what you say
Hide it away when they’re watching over you
You’d better watch what you say
Or you’re gonna pay
For something that you believe is true

I hear what you say but I just shake my head
And say a little prayer for the easily led
Who tell me I’m not p.c.
The only thing on which you and I agree

You’d better watch what you say
Hide it away when they’re watching over you
You’d better watch what you say
Or you’re gonna pay
For something that you believe is true

But oh what a different story
They’ll tell when no one’s around
In shadows they’re standing together
The cold light of day and they all fall down
Track Name: Hold On Tight
Hold on tight
There’s a storm ahead I know
Clouds are looming fast
And there’s no reason you should go

Waves are high
And the boats are tied down tight
They’ll remind me of my spirit
If you walk away tonight

These foolish things we said
We won’t repeat again
The tears you cried
Will fall upon the ground
And vanish in the rain
Vanish in the rain

You and I
We have weathered many storms
But we always felt secure
Embraced within each other’s arms

Here tonight
This must be the worst we’ve had
I can see a change in you
I can see you’ve other plans

Within these walls of stone
Unbroken by the years
Stands everything we own
But even what’s so real can disappear
It all can disappear

So hold on tight
There’s a storm ahead I know
The winds of change are coming
And the sun is sinking low

Across the sky
Is the first sign of the night
Can I hold you one more time
Before you slip out of my life

These foolish things we said
We won’t repeat again
The tears you cried
Will fall upon the ground
And vanish in the rain
Vanish in the rain