The Way Home

by Roo's Radio

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    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.

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about

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

Production
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)

Copyright
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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Track Name: Nothing Else To Bring (Intro)
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 —
Track Name: As Any Fule Kno
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
Track Name: None The Wiser
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
Track Name: Clouded (album version)
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
Track Name: Dream Again
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
Track Name: Vaynights
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
Track Name: Dancing In The Sun
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)
Track Name: Flicker
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
Track Name: However
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
Track Name: Way Out
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
Track Name: What We Might Be
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