The Valley

by Ian Roland

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released January 28, 2018

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Ian Roland: songs, vocals, guitars
Simon Yapp: vocals, fiddle
Brione Jackson: vocals, cello

Nigel Stonier: Producer
Séadna McPhail: Engineer
Alan Lowell: Mastered
Josh Lewis: Artwork, Cinematography

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Ian Roland Brighton, UK

Ian Roland & The Subtown Set - "Truly joyous ‘soul-folk’ music, that celebrates life and being alive…” Crossing The Tracks.

Songwriter and guitarist, Ian Roland, joined by Simon Yapp, on fiddle and Jade Woodhouse, on cello. Performing originals and select covers, they are a #FolkPop #SoulFolk group with a nod to the classical and an embrace of three-part harmonies. They are based in Brighton, UK.
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Track Name: The Valley
THE VALLEY Ian Roland 26/02/2017
VERSE 1
THIS IS IT, YOU SAID TO ME, NEED TO LET OUR DREAMS BE FREE
WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY, WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY
IN THE END, WE KNOW OURSELVES, WE CAN BE HEAVEN OR HELL
WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY, WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY
PUT OUR BEST WISHES INSIDE, WATCH THAT BALLOON FLOAT UP AND GLIDE
WHERE WE WILL EXIST, FOREVER SAVED FROM THE ABYSS
WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY, WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY

CHORUS
FLOAT AWAY WITH YOU
ABOVE THIS PLACE, SO HEARTLESS AND CRUEL
I WANT TO HOLD YOU, I WANT TO HOLD YOU
VERSE 2
TAKE A DEEP BREATH, WE MIGHT FIND, A NEW WAY TO STAY ALIVE
WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY, WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY
IN THE END, WE KNOW SO WELL, WE CAN BE HEAVEN OR HELL
WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY, WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY
PUT OUR BEST WISHES INSIDE, WATCH THAT BALLOON FLOAT UP AND GLIDE
WITH ALL OUR HOPES IMMORTALISED
WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY, WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY
CHORUS
FLOAT AWAY WITH YOU
ABOVE THIS PLACE, SO HEARTLESS AND CRUEL
I WANT TO HOLD YOU, I WANT TO HOLD YOU
VERSE 3 – INSTRUMENTAL
CHORUS
FLOAT AWAY WITH YOU
ABOVE THIS PLACE, SO HEARTLESS AND CRUEL
I WANT TO HOLD YOU, I WANT TO HOLD YOU
Track Name: Searchlight
SEARCHLIGHT Ian Roland 15/05/2017
MID 8 INTRO
DON’T KNOW WHERE I LOST IT OR WHERE IT’S GONE
I HAD IT CLOSE BY ME WHEN I LEFT HOME
BUT THAT WAS MANY, MANY, MANY YEARS AGO
AND NOW THE COLD HAS CREPT INTO MY BONES
MY SKIN HAS TURNED ICY, MORTIFIED
EASY TO CATASTROPHISE
COLOURS ARE BLEACHED OUT AND FADED GONE
LEFT SPINNING OUT ON THE EDGE ALL ALONE
OUT ON THE EDGE, LEFT SPINNING…

CHORUS
GOT A SEARCHLIGHT FOR MY SOUL, SEARCHLIGHT FOR MY SOUL
DON’T KNOW WHERE I LOST IT OR WHERE TO GO
(GOT A) SEARCHLIGHT FOR MY SOUL
VERSE 1
WENT TO THE CORNER SHOP AND AFTER A WHILE
FOUND ME A SEARCHLIGHT THAT SHONE FOR A MILE
COST ME QUITE DEARLY, AN ARM AND A LEG
CHANCE TO FIND MY SOUL BEAT REMAINING DEAD

CHORUS
VERSE 2
NEIGHBOUR SAW ME SEARCHING LATE AT NIGHT
SAID WHAT YOU LOOKING FOR? YOU GAVE ME QUITE A FRIGHT
WHEN I COULD GET THE WORDS OUT I WAS LOOKING FOR MY SOUL
SAID THEY’D LOST THEIRS A LONG TIME AGO
CHORUS, INSTRUMENTAL VERSE
MID 8
CHORUS (X2), INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

OUTRO
I MIGHT FIND IT YOU NEVER KNOW
RETRACE MY STEPS NOT THE WAY TO GO
PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER
MY SOUL TO RECOVER, MY SOUL TO RECOVER
Track Name: Human Too
HUMAN TOO Ian Roland 30/11/2016

VERSE 1
TROLLEY CRASHED IN TO ME, AND I FELT A PAIN EXPLODE
DIDN’T SEE YOU COMING, TOTALLY UNKNOWN
JUST ANOTHER HUMAN SOUL, GOING TO SHOOT OR SAY HELLO
AND PASS ON BY
VERSE 2
DIFFERENCE HERE WAS SIMPLE, COMPLICATED TOO
SHOPPING TROLLEY WHEELS, HAD LOCKED ME AND YOU
AND WE STRUGGLED TO DECIPHER, WHAT COULD BE SAID ON THIS
TO PASS ON BY
MID 8 (A)
BUT WE COULDN’T STEP FORWARD, WE COULDN’T STEP BACK
NEXT TO US, LINED UP, OTHER SHOPPERS HAD BEEN STACKED
COLD TRUTH STARTED FORMING IN A FUNDAMENTAL WAY
WE REALISED WE HAD TO TALK SO WE COULD FIND A WAY TO SET US
CHORUS
FREE, I’M A HUMAN TOO, IN A BODY NEXT TO YOU (X2)
MID 8 (B)
DID WE LEAVE OUR TROLLEYS STANDING IN AN ISOLATED WAY
ABANDONED BY THE LACK OF FAITH WE HAD TO SAVE THE DAY
DID WE JUST UNLOAD THEM AND BEGIN IT ALL AGAIN
DIDN’T ESTIMATE THE COST, JUST WANTED THE PAIN TO END AND SET US
CHORUS
FREE, I’M A HUMAN TOO, IN A BODY NEXT TO YOU (X1)
PRE- INSTRUMENTAL
I AM HUMAN, FEEL MY HEART BEAT (X2)
INSTRUMENTAL
MID 8 (B) REPEAT

CHORUS
FREE, I’M A HUMAN TOO, IN A BODY NEXT TO YOU (X1)
END
I’M A HUMAN TOO, IN A BODY NEXT TO YOU

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