Suitcase - a live collection

by Ian Roland

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1.
Suitcase 03:17
SUITCASE VERSE 1 SUUUU SUITCASE FLYING, FLYING OUT THE SIXTEENTH FLOOR NO HOPE IN TRYING, IT’S GOING TO HIT HARD THAT CONCRETE FLOOR THROWN TOO FAST AND WAY TOO HEAVY OUR SUITCASE MASHED UP LKE JELLY VERSE 2 SOOOO RECENTLY, SUITCASE WAS ON HOLIDAY UNPACKED AND SITTING PRETTY YOURS AND MINE UNLOCKED, WE’D FOUND A WAY TO BE OURSELVES AND SAVE OUR SOULS WE RAN AND GRABBED OUR SUITCASE SO HAPPY TO LEAVE AND SAY GOODBYE WE KISSED AND HELD OUR SUITCASE MID 8 KEEP A HOLD AND DON’T LET GO SAW YOUR EYES REVEAL MY SOUL DON’T GIVE UP YOU SAID TO ME FOLLOW UP THESE STEPS WITH ME COULD BE A HONEY MOON, SUCH LOVE FAR AWAY FROM THE PUSH AND SHOVE I WANT YOU, YOU ARE MY HEAVEN STAY WITH ME FOR EVER AND EVER AND VERSE 3 (FOR)EVER AND EVER AND EVER (AND EVER) (X4) ..pause… (FOR)EVER AND EVER AND EVER (AND EVER) (X4) BETTER OR WORSE, COLLECT OUR THINGS PACK UP AND GRAB OUR SUITCASE I’LL HOLD YOU, YOU HOLD ME TOGETHER WE’LL HOLD OUR SUITCASE SUITCASE, SUITCASE, SUITCASE… HOLD ON TO YOU, HOLD ON TO ME, HOLD ON
2.
Wishing Well 03:30
WISHING WELL VERSE 1 THERE’S A FIRE IN THE HOUSE, HOW DO WE PUT IT OUT? THERE’S A PIPE ABOUT TO BURST, AND WATER’S LEAKING OUT THERE’S JUST FOUR WALLS AND A CEILING, AND A BATTLE IN BETWEEN TO SAVE OURSELVES FROM TURNING, HEARTLESS AND MEAN ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON CHORUS 1 NEW LIFE BEHOLD I WANT TO TEACH ME SOMETHING BEFORE I GET TOO OLD I WANT TO MAKE THE HOURS MEAN SOMETHING IN THEMSELVES AND THE DAYS MARKED OUT WITH DIFFERENCE NOT LOST IN A WISHING WELL VERSE 2 NOT MUCH SENSE IN WHAT I’M DOING, NOT MUCH SENSE IN CHASING COIN RELENTLESSLY PURSUING, WHAT I’D ACCIDENTALLY JOINED DREAM OF A LIBERATION, TO STAND UP AND GET OUT WHAT A DAY THAT WOULD BE, MY ANGELS WOULD SHOUT ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON CHORUS 2 FAITH IN US, HEAVE HO MAKE IT COUNT EACH SECOND AND FAITH WILL GROW THE WIND WILL BE BEHIND US RUNNING BY OUR SIDE AND LOVE UNFORGOTTEN OUR NEW SUNRISE MID 8 TWIST THAT KNIFE OUT IT’S IN YOUR SIDE THE PAIN IS THERE LEAN ON ME NOW TWISTED THAT KNIFE IN DON’T LEAVE IT THERE GONE… CHORUS 1 CHORUS 2 CHORUS 1
3.
SHOOTING STAR 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 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
4.
PUT THAT LIGHT ON VERSE 1 SAW A DEVIL STARING BACK AT ME, COMBING MY HAIR FLASH OF DARKNESS STARTED SCARING ME DEVIL STILL THERE I WAS BORN TO LISTEN UP TO DO WHAT I WAS TOLD GOD KNOWS HOW THAT DEVIL GOT IN HOW IT GREW SO BOLD CHORUS PUT THAT LIGHT ON IN HERE PUT THAT LIGHT ON AMEN PUT THAT LIGHT ON IN HERE GETTING BLOODY AGAIN / [GOD, PLEASE / GOT TO] MAKE IT END VERSE 2 DREW THE RAZOR TO THE SOAP ON MY FACE FREEZING OVER INSIDE THAT DEVIL HAD FOUND ITS PLACE COULD THAT DEVIL BE KIND? LIKED TO THINK I KNEW A THING OR TWO REALLY ALWAYS TOWED THE LINE IF THIS IS WHAT FREEDOM IS DEVIL’S MADE ME BLIND. CHORUS VERSE 3 USED TO PRAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG SAY ‘OUR FATHER’ EVERY NIGHT LAYING BETS ON RED OR GREEN AT EVERY TRAFFIC LIGHT NOW I CAN’T FIND A HANDLE ON THAT DOOR REALLY NO WAY OUT THAT DEVIL IS RIGHT BEHIND CUT YOUR THROAT AS YOU SHOUT CHORUS OUTRO SAW A DEVIL STARING BACK AT ME, COMBING MY HAIR
5.
Songbirds 03:39
SONGBIRDS 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 CHORUS 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’LL FALL DOWN MID 8 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 CHORUS MID 8
6.
Hate 03:08
HATE 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 VS 3 (variation) 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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Helicopter 03:42
HELICOPTER 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 QUIET 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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released July 1, 2016

Ian Roland - vocals, guitar
Simon Yapp - fiddle, vocals

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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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