Try This At Home

by Chris Swinney

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Chris Swinney's fourth album from 2009.

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released April 26, 2014

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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: Not Going Down
You’re playing games
You think it’s easy
You’re the one everyone admires
It’s a shame they won’t believe me
Until the day your hand goes in the fire

Nothing you say will make it better
Nothing you do could put it right this time
I read the signs down to the letter
It wasn’t hard to predict the crime

But I’m not going down
Though it’s a shame that you ever tried
To make me look the clown
When there you stand so undignified

Looking good to all who follow
Looking cool, wow you’re awesome
In your crapulence you’ll wallow
Until you find you’re sinking under

I’m not going down
Though it’s a shame that you ever tried
To make me look the clown
When there you stand so undignified

So black is white and white is black
You won’t agree and that’s a fact
But underneath you don’t believe a word you say

So I’m not going down
Though it’s a shame that you ever tried
To make me look the clown
When there you stand so undignified
Track Name: Throw Me A Line
Come on baby throw me a line
I’m falling deeper into this heart of mine
My head is trying but it’s losing every time

I’m getting mixed up signals
What did you say?
Is there any reason for me to stay?
Every time I make a move I just get…

Shot down in flames
Love plays many strange games
You let me win enough
So I’ll be coming back again

Maybe you’re afraid
After all that’s passed
But every word I say
Has to let you know that this is gonna last

How much longer is this gonna last?
So many questions that I’m dying to ask
Every time it gets too serious I’m…

Shot down in flames
Love plays many strange games
You let me win enough
So I’ll be coming back again

Come on baby throw me a line…
Track Name: Mary Won't Let Me Go
Seemed like forever
I’d been wandering in the dark
Out on the open road
And I couldn’t see the signs
Losing direction every time I took a turn
How would I ever learn?

Felt so important
But I was only killing time
Taken by hopes and dreams
Impossible to find
Where there was once a life
Just stood an empty shell
Playing the part so well

Mary won’t let me go
She holds me in her arms
And never lets me fall
Mary won’t let me go
When I’m out of control
And I lose sight of it all
Mary won’t let me fall

Without you here
I’d have never really known
What it feels like
To come in from the cold

I know that you’re with me
When my world begins to shake
I know that you’ll guide me
When I finally awake
It’s easier to define the error of my ways
Believing the words you say

Mary won’t let me go
She holds me in her arms
And never lets me fall
Mary won’t let me go
When I’m out of control
And I lose sight of it all
Mary won’t let me fall
Mary won’t let me fall
Track Name: All That I Can Hide (I Will)
Feels like everybody wants a piece of me
No one needs to ask at all ‘cause it’s for free
Sneaking in the back door for my mp3s
There is no solution here that I can see

In broad daylight
They won’t have their fill
So all that I can hide, I will

Walking down the street but I just can’t get through
Put it in the box they need it more than you
How can I be sure just who I’m giving to
Maybe I’ll just keep it for myself

Big suspicion
Hangs around me still
So all that I can hide, I will

Now I’m not one to be mean
But it’s all just take and I’m not that green
Somehow if we just could meet halfway
Pay the money just like you should
That puts me more in a giving mood
Helping to make this world go round

Feels like everybody wants it all their way
Somewhere around zero is the price to pay
Seeing as it’s too late now to have my say
Maybe I’ll just keep it to myself

Get the job done
But they won’t foot the bill
So all that I can hide, I will
Track Name: It Always Ends This Way
Seems I never had this much energy
You’ve had a lasting affect on me
Got to be here where you want to be
Though this is not what I’d choose

Here in the dark it’s a lonely place
And I might regret all this time I waste
I don’t think that your logic’s based
In the same world as mine

It feels like I’m learning to fly
But I fall to the ground
The times when I’m not standing still
You’re spinning me round and around

I asked for the truth
You gave me a lie
It keeps coming back
I’ll never know why
This feeling inside
I can’t override
And at the close of the day
It always ends this way

Sometimes it’s a game I can never win
And always the same hole I’m falling in
How could I believe it would all begin
After one heavenly night

I’m trying to turn back the hands of time
Hold you once more in these arms of mine
Spare me the truth if it’s so unkind
Just let it fade away and die

It feels like I’m learning to fly
But I fall to the ground
The times when I’m not standing still
You’re spinning me round and around

I asked for the truth
You gave me a lie
It keeps coming back
I’ll never know why
This feeling inside
I can’t override
And at the close of the day

I asked for the truth
You gave me a lie
It keeps coming back
I’ll never know why
This feeling inside
I can’t override
And at the close of the day
It always ends this way
Track Name: Don't Try This At Home
There’s no need to worry
You’re safe in our hands
We’ve done this millions of times
And nothing will be left to chance

We’ve done our training
We know what to do
Some things are way in too deep
For the everyday people like you

Well, you can try
But it’s all gonna end up in vain
Maybe you’ll get by
With a sense of achievement in your second best
‘Til you end up believing just like the rest

Don’t
Don’t
Don’t try this at home
Don’t
Don’t
Don’t try this at home

While we’re on the subject
Who do you think you are?
Trying to tell us our business
When you wouldn’t know where to start

Though we haven’t seen it
We know it couldn’t be right
The consummate skills that we have
Just couldn’t be yours overnight

Well, you can try
But it’s all gonna end up in vain
Maybe you’ll get by
With a sense of achievement in your second best
‘Til you end up believing just like the rest

Don’t
Don’t
Don’t try this at home
Don’t
Don’t
Don’t try this at home
Track Name: Makes Me Feel Good
It makes me feel good
When I’m looking out of our front door
And seeing all that we’ve been working for
It makes me feel good

It makes it worthwhile
Out of all the struggle and the pain
We finally found a place out of the rain
It makes me feel good

Though we could never know
The way it all would go
We knew that we were good at holding on
It seemed like overnight
When it all just turned out right
And the deepest darkest clouds they blew away

And it makes me feel good
Watching as another day arrives
Seems like it’s our very own sunrise
It makes me feel good

And it makes me feel good
Holding on to you for all I’m worth
Holding on for better not for worse
It makes me feel good
Track Name: Over The Moon
They’re making a journey
Way up in the stars
Might meet themselves travelling back
‘Cause they’re going so far

They asked me if I would join them
Gonna be away for a year
I must admit it’s a chance in a lifetime
But you’re staying down here

Fifty two weeks and I won’t be there to hold you
You might find somebody else
You’ve given me a good reason
For wanting to stay

But I’ll be over the moon if you love me
Over the moon if you care
If I wake every morning and look by my side
I’ll be over the moon if you’re there
Floating up high on this feeling
The planets must all be aligned
No way I’ll ever be falling to earth
‘Cause I’ll be over the moon if you’re mine

I know they’re heading for heaven
And there’ll be so much beauty to see
I won’t really feel that I’m missing out
“Cause you’re like heaven to me

Fifty two weeks and I won’t be there to hold you
You might find somebody else
You’ve given me a good reason
For wanting to stay

But I’ll be over the moon if you love me
Over the moon if you care
If I wake every morning and look by my side
I’ll be over the moon if you’re there
Floating up high on this feeling
The planets must all be aligned
No way I’ll ever be falling to earth
‘Cause I’ll be over the moon
Over the moon if you’re mine
Track Name: Pull It Down
Tell me what you want me to say
I’ll only say what you want to hear
We’ll get along much better this way
In a world where everything’s alright

You can say whatever you feel
Anything you want to reveal
I’ll hang on every word like it’s true
‘cause you know I’d never lie to you

I can take your honesty
Even if you think it cuts right through me
Everything you try to be
Is not the same as what’s showing

Watch me as I build it up
Then come and try to pull it down
See me when I’m flying high
And hope that I’ll crash to the ground

Tell me what you want me to say
Only what I know you can take
Everything is going okay
And you know I wouldn’t lie to you

I can take your honesty
Even if you think it cuts right through me
Everything you try to be
Is not the same as what’s showing

Watch me as I build it up
Then come and try to pull it down
See me when I’m flying high
And hope that I’ll crash to the ground

When I try to see the light
You cast a shadow over me
And every time I get it right
You’ll be the last one to see
Track Name: What Amazes Me
Just don’t speak
Don’t say a word
I’ll tell you what you’re thinking
You and me
We’ve already heard
Before we get the chance to say
Coming over on the airwaves
There’s no need for tuning in

Just don’t ask
If you need a hand
I’ll always be there for you
The spell was cast
I knew it was planned
The moment I first saw you
I will catch you if I have to
But I don’t want to see you fall in the first place

I tell you what amazes me
How all those things just came together
It was plain to see
What could take a lifetime
Or even never be
Worked out eventually
Without us knowing

Sometimes it feels
We stand alone
While this world falls around us
But through it all
We’ve learned to trust
The hands of fate that found us
Track Name: Now, Forever
You’re here
I’m with you
It’s now where we belong
For all we’ve been through
Looks like we’re holding on

It’s now, forever
This love will never fall
Two hearts endeavour
To hold together through it all

The past
That held us
Just wouldn’t let us go
At last
This moment
Is all we need to know

It’s now, forever
This love will never fall
Two hearts endeavour
To hold together through it all

You’re here
I’m with you
It’s now where we belong
For all we’ve been through
Looks like we’re holding on

It’s now, forever
This love will never fall
Two hearts endeavour
To hold together through it all
Track Name: The Last Time
This is the last time you’ll see me this way
I’m tired of the anger in every day
Let it wash over my body and run down the drain

Sick with the struggle
And bruised with the fight
Into the mud and then out like a light
Come to my senses then do it all over again

Raise the flag
Toe the line
‘Cause I seem to be losing all of the time
Just surrender then you’ll find
Everyone gets their own way

This is the last time you’ll see me this way
I’m tired of the anger in every day
Let it wash over my body and run down the drain