Helicopter EP

by Ian Roland

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Hate 03:21
Ian Roland - HATE (Track 1 - Helicopter EP) Verse 1 AS OLD AS THE HILLS, AS OLD AS THE DARK AS OLD AS TWO BY TWO TO THE ARK, IT’S HATE. CAN DRIVE ALL THE ENERGY OUT OF YOU DRIVE A BITTER SCREW RIGHT ON THROUGH, IT’S HATE. Mid CAN’T FORGIVE AND CAN’T FORGET, THERE’S A HOLE SO HEAVY HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY IN YOUR HEART, IN YOUR HEART Chorus ANNIE, COME ON AND LIFT YOUR HEAVY HEART Verse 2 STONED YOURSELF WITH ROCKS AND BOULDERS TIME TO STOP HATE GETTING OLDER, HATE. TWISTED RUIN OF A PATH WELL TRODDEN FEELING YOURSELF GOING ROTTEN, WITH HATE. Mid CAN’T FORGIVE AND CAN’T FORGET, THERE’S A HOLE SO HEAVY HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY IN YOUR HEART, IN YOUR HEART. FALLIBLE HUMAN BEING LIES BURIED RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, IN HATE Chorus x2 Verse 3 COAXING A SMILE OUT OF YOU WHILE WE’RE CRYING IN THE RAIN x3 Mid GOT TO FORGIVE, GOT TO FORGET FIX THAT HOLE SO HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY, IN YOUR HEART, IN YOUR HEART Chorus x2
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Songbirds 03:59
Ian Roland - SONGBIRDS (2nd track on Helicopter EP) Verse 1 DON’T RUSH IT ALL AWAY EASY ENOUGH TO SAY CHASE YOUR TAIL ‘TIL LIFE'S ALL RUN DRY DON’T RUSH IT ALL AWAY Mid 8 RODEO FACTORY BREAKING THE BACK OF YOU BOUNCING YOU OFF OF THEIR WALLS BATTERED AND BRUISED YOU’RE NOT MAKING THE NEWS BUT THERE’S BACKING FOR THE BET THAT YOU FALL DOWN Chorus HEAR THE SONG BIRDS THE MOMENT YOU BREATHE IN THE MOMENT YOU BREATHE OUT Verse 2 COUNT ON TODAY COUNT ON JUST TODAY TAKE HOLD OF THIS ONE CHANCE AND COUNT ON TODAY Mid 8 Chorus
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Ian Roland - GOT YOU, ANNIE (3rd track on Helicopter EP) STARING AT THE HIGH WIRE (X4) Verse1 STARING AT THE HIGH WIRE, TO LEVEL YOUR HEAD THE POLE IN YOUR HANDS, FEELS LIKE A CROSS TO THE DEAD AND THE CIRCUS MASTER ISN’T TOO KIND JUST AS YOU STEP OUT, HE PLAYS WITH YOUR MIND Chorus I WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY FROM ALL THIS HERE MARRY ME, ANNIE CAN’T STAND TO WATCH AS YOU QUIVER WITH FEAR GET ACROSS, ANNIE, GO, GET ACROSS, GIRL Verse 2 THE CROWD BELOW, ARE PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE YOU ONE STEP BEYOND, ONE STEP THAT’S NEW AND IN THE DISTANCE, YOU SEE THE OTHER SIDE AS THE HEAVENS OPEN UP, YOU STEP ON THAT WIRE Chorus GET ACROSS, ANNIE, GO, GET ACROSS, GIRL (X3) Mid 8 ALWAYS WAS THE ONE TO MAKE A SCENE NO NET, TOES FEEL THE WIRE, AND THE MAKE BELIEVE WHO WOULD EVEN CARE IF I FALL THERE’S NO-ONE OUT THERE, NO ONE AT ALL. GET ACROSS, ANNIE, GO, GET ACROSS, GIRL (X3) Outro GOT YOU, ANNIE, GOT YOU, ANNIE (X6)
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Ian Roland - NEVER BE LOST (4th track of Helicopter EP) Verse 1 IF YOU CAN KEEP YOUR HAND STEADY ON YOUR HEART FEEL YOUR STRENGTH RISE AND SAY NEVER BE LOST WITHOUT YOU SWIRL AND THE TWIRLING RHYME NEVER LET YOU OUT OF YOUR SIGHT NEVER BE LOST ALONE NEVER BE LOST WITHOUT YOU Chorus AMID THE DESOLATION CONSTERNATION TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS CIRCLING YOU Verse 2 BREATHE DEEP AND SLOW KEEP YOUR SELF KNOWN AND NEVER LET GO NEVER BE LOST WITHOUT YOU IN HONEY COATED WORDS WRAPPED IN DIFFERENT CLOTHES NEVER SINK AND FOLD NEVER BE LOST WITHOUT YOU Chorus Mid 8 ONE WHOLE EARTH, SPLIT IN TO US, OUT OF US CAN’T LOOK AWAY, CAN’T LOOK AWAY, CAN’T CAN’T CAN’T KEEP TAKING, WHAT’S LEFT STANDING IT DON’T WORK THAT WAY IT WON’T WORK THAT WAY Verse 1
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Ian Roland - SHOOTING STAR (Track 5 of Helicopter EP) Verse 1 SHOOTING STAR HIT THE SEA WHEN ANNIE HEARD THE VOICE THAT SAID HE LOVED HER A MILLION HEARTS ROSE TO SEE LOVE’S HUSHED FIRST KISS FOR ANNIE THE CURTAIN CALL WAS OVER, PERFORMANCE ALL LAID BARE ANNIE STOOD UP SMILING, HER SPIRIT STANDING THERE THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER, ALL CAME RUSHING BACK THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER, ALL CAME RUSHING… Chorus ANNIE KEEP THE COLD OUTSIDE AND WARM OUR HEARTS SO LOVE WON’T DIE KEEP YOUR HEAD SO YOU KNOW BEST WHAT LOVE CAN DO WHAT LOVE CAN DO Verse 2 FEAR BOUNCED OFF THE MOON WHEN ANNIE FELL A HUNDRED FEET FROM THE HIGH WIRE THE TEARS OF THE LOVE-STRUCK FILLED THE ROOM SEEING ANNIE CAUGHT THROUGH FIRE EACH GASP LET OUT DISASTER, EACH SCREAM EXPOSED DESPAIR EACH FALLING MOMENT THEREAFTER FILLED THE LIVING AIR ARMS REACHED OUT TO CATCH HER, ‘COS LOVE WILL NEVER END HOPE FOREVER AFTER GOT TO ANNIE… Chorus Verse 1 Outro SHOOTING STAR HIT THE SEA WHEN ANNIE HEARD THE VOICE THAT SAID HE LOVED HER AND THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER, ALL CAME RUSHING BACK THE LIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER, ALL CAME RUSHING BACK
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Helicopter 03:55
Ian Roland - HELICOPTER Track 6 Helicopter EP Verse 1 HELICOPTER’S GOING TO LIFT YOU OUT TAKE YOU FAR AWAY FROM TROUBLE, DISAPPEAR YOU’VE GOT YOUR FEET STUCK AND YOU’RE LOSING IT FAST, IT’S CLEAR Chorus GRAB HOLD OF ME, DRAW ME NEAR I WILL NEVER DROP YOU, DON’T FEAR TOGETHER WE WILL PASS THROUGH THIS TIME LOOK UP HELICOPTER’S RIGHT ON TIME Mid 8 WITH THE SWEATS AND THE CRAMP AND THE DARK AND THE HOLLOW ECHOING, THE BLAME AND THE HATE AND THE ANGER AND THE KNIFE SLOWLY TURNING IN, GOT TO MOVE PRETTY QUICK WHEN YOUR DEVILS ARE ON YOUR BACK, THE LIGHT’S AT THE TOP OF THE TOWER BUT YOUR UNDER ATTACK Chorus Mid 8 MESS IT UP WITH WORDS, CAN’T TALK AT ALL, HERE THEN GONE, OUT OF FOCUS, COLLAPSE AND FALL, SENSES VANISH MELTING INTO THIN AIR, AS WE REACH OUT OUR HANDS TO SAVE US REACH OUT OUR HANDS TO SAVE US Verse 1 Chorus

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Ian Roland – vocals, guitars, mandolin, songs
Lee Bridges – drums
Scott Gentry – bass
Jake Skinner – percussion, engineer

Produced by Ian Roland & Jake Skinner

Reviews of the ‘Helicopter’ EP

” Ian is a singer/songwriter from the UK who is writing some superb contemporary folk songs. His Debut EP ‘Helicopter’ is a gem of a release, I found myself singing along to songs I had only heard for the first time, that’s a talent for songwriting right there ! I happen to love storytelling and Ian gets me there too with his unique folk storytelling in song. A great release and look forward to more great things ahead ”
Stevie Connor – Blues and Roots Radio / Celtic Music Radio / WeeDan Music (July 28, 2014)

“A pastoral feeling disc this despite the opening track being called ‘Hate’ which is actually full of gorgeous harmonies and an ear worm of a chorus….a delightful gem to be sought out and listened to.”
Keith Hargreaves, Americana UK (Apr 05, 2014)

“Helicopter EP from Ian Roland – … an absorbing, warm and gentle acoustic sound… a strong lyrical base delivered by engaging vocals, arrayed over songs with a convincing sense of storytelling…”
Tim Carroll, FolkWords (Apr 20, 2014)

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released January 1, 2014

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Ian Roland Brighton, UK

Songwriter, Ian Roland, and arranger-composer, Simon Yapp, produce unique Roots, Contemporary Folk music, full of heart- strung orchestration and up-close lyrical clarity. They work from Subtown Studios, in Brighton, UK, with other local musicians.

The group have supported acts such as Martin Simpson, The Black Feathers, Stick In The Wheel, TV Smith, Boo Hewerdine.

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