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Blind Faith

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released April 13, 2015

Colin Vearncombe: Vocals
Calum MacColl: guitars, flat thing, additional programming, backing vocals
Liam Bradley: drums, percussion, backing vocals
Mikey Rowe: Keyboards
Simon Edwards: bass guitar

String arrangement and extra piano on Good Liar; arrangement & piano on Sunflower : Calum Malcolm
String arrangements on Love Show, When It's Over & Womanly Panther: Ian Stephens
Strings Fixer: Robert McFall

Violins: Laura Comini, Robert McFall and Sijie Chen
Violas: Mark Braithwaite, Rachel Smith and Stephen A King
Cellos: Donald Dillan, Su-a Lee

Recorded and produced by Calum Malcolm
Recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Voom! Studio in New Malden, North Berwick and Studio Moricone, Italy
Strings Recorded at Edinburgh Napier University Music Department

All songs written by Calum MacColl and Colin Vearncombe
Colin Vearncombe published by Hornall Brothers Music Ltd
Management Kerry Harvey-Piper at Red Grape Music Ltd

Cover photos by Gisli Snaer
Booklet photos by Andy Patterson and Kerry Harvey-Piper
Artwork concept by Colin Vearncombe
Design and layout by Kitty MacColl at BarkingCat

(P) and © Nero Schwarz 2015.


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Track Name: The Love Show
If I’d known
I might never have started
On my own
Though that’s where the road was
That made my heart flip over
That made my blood run hot
That made my legs start shaking…..

Fall into the arms of one who loves you
More than he can tell you
But knows
Where love flows he may follow
To the love show

If I’d known
I was not what I once was
Would I fall still
For the mess to abuse me?
I’ve got much better uses
Than what makes your thighs start aching,
What makes your blood run hot
What makes your heart flip over
Over and over and over and over

Track Name: Don't Call Me Honey
I like what I like on the outside
Putting on pulling off in a big field
I like what I like when they’re begging me to stop
‘cause where you won’t go
Ain’t worth the knowing
Some days there’s nothing in my mind
Don’t call me honey

I like what I like in a car park
In a sheet in a bag in the pitch dark
On your hands and knees in the long grass
I don’t have a wife , don’t have much money
Some days there’s nothing there but time
What makes it funny?

I like what I like when I’m on top
On a roof, the bonnet of a car in a long drop
I like what I like in paper
On a chair , in a tap , in a sandwich
I feel when the tone is shifting
I don’t understand what makes it funny

Don’t call me honey
Track Name: Good Liar
What kind of promises were you hoping for
When you chewed me out but still wanted more….
And you pulled me close and whispered
That before you can start
You must open your heart
And let the sky into you
Let it flow through you
I love you
I have loved you from the start
Don’t let it come in between us

I am alive
When I am in love

The play of midnight shows you lie
Back gasping
With a necklace of stars
While my guitar weeps a single tear
Hands up……I raise both my hands up
I’ll wave my standard from the rooftop
Of a car
If I’m a liar I’m a good one

I am alive
When I am in love
Track Name: Sleep Together
When I wake up in the morning
I can smell you in my hair
I can smell you on my pillow
Long after you are there
Sleep together
We sleep together
Straight on ‘til darkness shows
Let your heart be your witness
As we think so we are ;
Two fools
wishing on a long dead star


I hear you breathe in the dark
And I know what you know
Let the silent river flow

The lovers’ starlit crossfire
The dreamers singing “As My Heart is My Witness”
I cannot see so far
Can’t hide in your arms

the silent river flow


We sleep together
Track Name: Womanly Panther
I can’t resist a feeling
A soul in need of saving
Man in a boat that’s sinking
Don’t know what I’m drinking
I know just what you’re thinking;
that you could do without my aaaahhhhhh……….

And I don’t know how
Between the preacher and the plough
We found the way to where we are
Hot dogging in a stolen car

Womanly panther
Be careful how you use it soldier
Don’t have your mind made up for you
It’s time to choose
Not get it any way you can

You come down off the ceiling
I see your fingers healing
It’s not my heart she’s stealing
I know the place they’ve been in
I think you’ll find that you’ve got
More than you thought you had not
If you were tempted from the start
The start……..

I must let loose
I need to be free
Free to do what’s clear
What would be toothsome …is a threer!

Womanly panther
Be careful how you use it soldier
Don’t have your mind made up for you
It’s time to choose
Not get it any way you can
Womanly panther
My mind was made up for me mama
I was born for joy ‘cause
I was born a boy and I’ll take it any way I can
Track Name: Sunflower
Sunflower , the harlequin who can’t cry
The face upon the mask of time when
It turns to look at the sun
Moonshine……like Irish eyes unsmiling
Begging you to reach inside
And show what was before

When time overtook you
Pulled you and shook you
Revealing the acid ,the seed of your secret heart
The sunflower

It’s time to forget him
Burn and regret him
Endlessly sleep in the heat of
A thousand suns

The sunflower
Track Name: Not The Man
Who was I for you
What does it mean to be the one you want
To get what you desire…the coin ,the splash of pearl
And then the long goodbye
And who knows why?
Here comes the talking
The settling,the recompense ,the frowning
The owning and disowning of
Remembering who we are now

Who are we really?
We make vows and then we change our minds
If you still love me
I wouldn’t know and I don’t care to guess at
What we’ve got left
Here comes the talking
Slamming doors you then have to throw open
For remembering

Saying you’re sure you hem and you haw
Like we were rivals
Running away like we were all afraid of our shadows

I am not the man that you want me to be
I am not the one you want
Track Name: Ashes of Angels
Did I do wrong
To hurry on…
Things moving so fast
I couldn’t hold on?
I’m the kind of fool
That gets offended when I’m lied to
Deep breath no shock
When everybody tries to

We could see stars
Walk on rainbows
And yet we drive through
The ashes of angels

Have you heard the one about me?
It’s not funny
And no-one’s laughing
But everybody knows it

We could see stars
Walk on rainbows
And yet we drive through
The ashes of angels

You didn’t know what you had
‘Til it was gone
How many times do
We get to hear that song?
That song that that song “I didn’t mean to do wrong”!
Track Name: Stone Soup
Long on lonely nights
And wishing them over
With a short run
To the next one

These are magical lives we get to try
We get to run
But are we enchanted………no?
Then change

I change

Too long marking time
Living on stone soup
Can I do
What I have to?
I will change

What I don’t know of is
What I must let go of;
All that I should leave behind

I will change what I must let go of ;
Every kiss you receive after this one
With everything else I wont do
Track Name: When It's Over
We’re dreaming if we think we’re more than seeming to
Want the things we wanted then but only now
Without me or you
I’m not pretending
that this is everything and ending
We can go to hell if that’s where we want to go
But why would you?

I hear what my heart sings ; it’s over ……. not over
We made it
Why would we pull it apart?

When we remember
Holding hands before the altar
Slipping the white dress from your shoulders
To let it fall like virgin snow

I hear what your heart sings; it’s over…not over
We made it
How could we pull love apart?

Sweetheart everything’s colder when you’re gone
And in starting over the longer it takes me pushes the answers further away
Don’t say it’s over until you know what’s wrong
‘Cause it’s not over until it’s really gone
it’s never over
until it’s over

it’s over
Track Name: Beautiful
Summer rain
At water’s edge
The sunny place before regret
Where you stripped me of more than my clothes
You held me in your dark desire
The one nobody wants to know

But you were so beautiful
Our time was wonderful
Can it be sin
When it begins with a smile?

The sick romance
Then slow decay of
Playful lovers in their Lover’s Play
Don’t see each other as they are
But how they always wanted them ; mirror of
Their deepest need ……but

You were so beautiful
Our time was wonderful
When is it sin?
If it begins with a smile……….?
Track Name: Parade
Go home
Lie down
Breathe in
Breathe out
Be here
Look up
Feel safe
Feel warm

As all the stars are free to die
All the birds are free to fly
Tied to the sky
Til all the stars and birds are gone
Walk on ,walk on
Breathe in , breathe out

As all the stars are free to die
All the birds are free to fly
Tied to the sky

We gather up the dreams we need to fly
But leave with nothing
We leave with nothing

Walk on , walk on
Be here
Lie down
Breathe in
Breathe out
Be here
Look up
Walk on……