The Way Home

by Roo's Radio

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is the version we'd like you to have. Eleanor Hawkins has created a piece of artwork for each of the tracks on the album. The artwork edition is comprised of a digipak CD plus 32 page booklet with artwork and lyrics, all tucked safely into a CD presentation box.

    The booklet is saddle-stiched, matt laminated, 250gsm cover and 150gsm pages, and everything is roughly 150mm x 130mm, if any of that means anything to you at all.

    The box is 280gsm black or white card, hand stencilled by Eleanor Hawkins and lovingly assembled from a flat pack then hand numbered by one of the band.

    We're currently only planning on making 50 of these, so grab one quick.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The Way Home CD version comes in a digipak with 8 page booklet featuring small samples of the song artwork by Eleanor Hawkins. This booklet doesn't have lyrics, but the PDF that comes with the download does.

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1.
I've nothing else — to bring, You know — So I keep bringing These — Just as the Night keeps fetching Stars To our familiar eyes — Maybe, we shouldn't mind them — Unless they didn't come — Then — maybe, it would puzzle us To find our way Home —
2.
As the sun is creeping I can’t help but sit here thinking Could I be any more selfish than this? I don’t why But I’ll find a way to face the day So I can soldier on searching for you If I fight it down and follow If I grit my teeth and swallow Will it go away? Look at me standing on my own When will I begin to think? Open up my eyes Instead of making everything Have to turn on me Turn to the brightening skies Thinly veiled references Fleeting glances, restlessness I get the feeling this has made a mess of me For all my pride and cleverness Recklessness and empty wishes I find myself bereft, alone and a long way off from home Only one more day to borrow Will it end in joy or sorrow? And I’m on my way Look at me standing on my own When will I begin to think? Open up my eyes Instead of making everything Have to turn on me Turn to the brightening skies Look at that: sun is going down And I’m finally at the brink Turning twilit skies Only have to take a step The horizon’s calling me Bring me tomorrow Bring me tomorrow
3.
It was an accident Nothing about it could have held me back And none the wiser I’ll remain to that Now it’s been on my mind again... A little lesson learnt Another hundred thousand times I’m burned But you’ll excuse me, I just hate to run It’s just something I was born to do These thoughts could make you tired If you entertain them It was never going to set me free It’s just it’s always on my mind These days I’m feeling tired, yeah But I’m still waiting A silly fool I’ve been I never meant for it to fall to me But you’ll forgive me for my failing You always, always do... These thoughts could make you tired If you entertain them It was never going to set me free It’s just it’s always on my mind These days I’m feeling tired, yeah But I’m still waiting Truth is What I did Will always undermine me But they say The truth will Set you free (Truth be told for all to see If truth could set you free) These thoughts could make you tired If you entertain them It was never going to set me free It’s just it’s always on my mind These days I’m feeling tired, yeah But I’m still waiting
4.
Used to be I could see to the horizon The path clear as I steer a course to the sun But oh, the fog rolls in I was flying along on a warm summerʼs day Not a sight to be had now, as I limp away Squinting for landmarks to show the way home But itʼs clouded Now that I come to my dark reverie Let down by the urge to try and drown everything With deepest waters flooding in I was sailing along on a calm open sea ’til the mists came and brought me to death by degree Now itʼs anyoneʼs guess as to which way is home Itʼs clouded I canʼt see clearly and I know that Iʼm missing a trick But itʼs all I can do to keep hope alive and draw breath While I watch the haze close in on me Clearest blue turns to grey and then fades out to black All alone in the ocean; I want to come back Could you find me and point me to refuge and home It’s clouded Here is the plain inescapable fact: I am still lost at sea; I need to come back Will you find me and pull me to rest and to home It’s clouded I’m clouded It’s clouded
5.
Dream Again 02:52
Oh! these thoughts of mine, I’m having difficulty telling all the ocean from the brine I thought I saw a better me I walked a world apart But then discovered that it couldn’t be These voices are whispering to me Looking in your eyes I find I’m fallen down but then I wake to realise There’s nothing in me now That would sooner leave it all and exit with a crooked bow These voices are whispering to me And when I waked I cried to dream again Opened my eyes Remembering the light Faith, I know not where I am heading and I’m not sure why you’d ever care If all it ever took Was one small bite then dare I take a second look? These voices are whispering to me Tempting me; offering the sky And when I waked I cried to dream again Opened my eyes Remembering the light Shutting them tight I tried to dream but then, Facing the day, I move on With fading memories of night
6.
Vaynights 02:51
Well I don’t know what to tell you It’s been on my mind for all this time And it’s not blowing smoke to say that something’s wrong Tell me you wouldn’t argue Tell me you’d be the same as me Tell me anything that inures me from the pain I feel Then nothing bad in this world can touch me Every time I see your face I feel my heart descend a little more Every time I realise that it’s over then it’s over again Every time I tell myself the lies to make it all ok Then I truly know it’s going to be ok Well I’m not sure that I am ok and to be perfectly honest it’s not helping me that I can’t get away from you When I need some distraction When I need to get away When it’s happiness or peace that I can’t do without Then I shut my eyes so very tight but then... Every time I see your face I feel my heart descend a little more Every time I realise that it’s over then it’s over again Every time I tell myself the lies to make it all ok Then I truly know it’s going to be ok Well I don’t know how to say this But I’m getting on by myself just fine And it’s all the little things that keep me a-ok Turns out that I’m strong Turns out there was nothing wrong Turns out all you ever need is a little discipline That and a lot of looking the other way Every time I see your face I feel my heart descend a little more Every time I realise that it’s over then it’s over again Every time I tell myself the lies to make it all ok Then I truly know it’s going to be ok
7.
I confess I love the autumn; Falling leaves are best And I must stress That winter Never fails to impress And then the springtime Well that’s when I’m happiest Oh but it feels like summer is on its way And we’ll be dancing in the sun We’ll be hoping that the moment will never end All the songs we love to sing Every memory that they bring; When we lose ourselves yeah Summer sun You bring colour To everyone When we run Through meadows When we come undone From lakes to golden shores Burning sands to open doors Rolling greens and drunken fun Oh and it feels like summer is on its way And we’ll be dancing in the sun We’ll be hoping that the moment will never end All the songs we love to sing Every memory that they bring; When we lose ourselves yeah When we lose ourselves Oh when we lose ourselves And it feels like summer is on its way And we’ll be dancing on the sand Round the fire as the evening just burns away No more thought for yesterday; No more dwelling on our fate ’til the morning comes And we’ll be dancing in the sun We’ll be hoping that the moment will never end All the songs we love to sing Every memory that they bring; When we lose ourselves yeah And we’ll be dancing in the sun We’ll be dancing in the sun We’ll be dancing in the sun We’ll be dancing in the sun (And we’ll be running and playing and dancing in the sun All except the moment forgotten And we’ll be laughing and singing and dancing in the sun Soaring over every problem) (Endlessly dancing in the sun Hoping it will never end Endlessly dancing in the sun Hoping it will never end)
8.
Flicker 05:30
In summer sun I sang my song And I knew I meant all of the words Thought I could burn for a long time All by myself Standing alone but not ‘cause I have to It’s just easier Or that’s what I thought And if we had a choice could we have what it takes To turn east and just follow the sun? And the question is not whether running’s the answer ‘cause you know that it’s usually wrong Now autumn’s begun In my head I hum along I can’t quite remember the tune One day I’ll return but not for a long time Finding myself It’s all for the best, that’s what they tell me And maybe they’re right That’s what I hope And if we had a choice could we have what it takes To turn east and just follow the sun? And the question is not whether running’s the answer ‘cause you know that it’s usually wrong Yeah And if we had a choice could we have what it takes To turn east and just follow the sun? And the question is not whether running’s the answer ‘cause you know that it’s usually wrong Finding the strength to keep holding out hope Really doesn’t just make me naïve I’ll be fanning the flame as it keeps right on guttering Facing the onrushing sea Yeah
9.
However 04:34
Steeped in light there’s a satellite Growing faint across the northern sky Lying on my back for another hour or two Wasting my days trying to get away from you Monster’s creeping from the night The black horizon’s got an appetite Without a sun and its sanity It comes around again, and it’s on its knees But they’ve shaken my faith in everything, everything Turned my last words to lies, left my love songs to die So this is what it feels like to be running on fumes Hope I can get back what they’ve stolen Hope that it’s ok in a moment Hope some day that I’ll be all right Hope it won’t matter that I’ve given up tonight But they’ve shaken my faith in everything, everything Turned my last words to lies, left my love songs to die So this is what it feels like to be running on fumes Hope I can get back what they’ve stolen Hope that it’s ok in a moment
10.
Way Out 03:53
Everybody’s talking all the god damn time I used to hate it now it’s like a lullaby I even babble to myself to help me sleep at night If I start to think too hard it begins to overwhelm Like losing strength and sinking underneath the swell And all too soon I can’t remember when or where or how I fell Oh but there I go Talking about what I couldn't possibly know Find me some way out If it’s just a case of running down a lonely path Escaping all your demons and the aftermath Then stamina and perseverance are all that you’d ask But if again and again and again all they want is to torment you And if it’s not worth the fight and it’s dark as the night then what do you do? Because remember under the sun it has all been done and somewhere they are human too Oh but there I go Talking about what I couldn't possibly know Find me some way out
11.
Promises, promises Some years we grow Some we fade Keeping in step With the promises we made Don’t make a false move Don’t blink twice Your indecision Another roll of the dice And I can’t be anyone else And I can’t be anyone else For now
12.
Morning 04:56
Still up at half past five I drift, I dream Images of yesterday Funny, that, I should have seen And I can't let it go And I won't let it show So many things that I don't know Unsure at every turn Humour me, let me go Pull me back before I fall And I will hesitate And I won't get this straight Good morning I think we've got a long way to go Good morning I think we've got a long way to go Every day spent wondering I think I can survive? Attention wandering Feel the sun arrive And I won't let it go And I can't let it show Good morning I think we've got a long way to go Good morning I think we've got a long way to go I get up and it's like it never happened I get up and see the look in your eyes

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The debut album by Roo's Radio. Written and recorded in New Ash Green, Kent.

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released November 14, 2015

Roo’s Radio
Toby - Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, vocals
Cec - Vocals
Claire - Vocals
Ally - Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukelele, vocals

Additional musicians
Paul West - Drums, percussion, programming
Mareike Schubert - Cello
Ash Church Choir - Choral vocals
Thalia Hawkins - Poem reading

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Engineered, produced & mixed by
Paul West at Awesome Source (awesomesourcemusic.com)
Mastered by Pete Maher at Pete Maher Mastering (petemaher.com)
Artwork by Eleanor Hawkins
Band photography by Sass Harding (sasshardingphotography.com)
Artwork photography by Andy Field (andyfieldphotography.uk)

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All songs © 2015 Toby Hawkins, Alastair Goss, Claire Goss & Cecily Harding
I’ve nothing else to bring you know by Emily Dickinson

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Roo's Radio is an acoustic band from Kent, UK with multiple lead singers that sings nice songs about hope, love, confusion... and hope.

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