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LYRICS AND CREDITS:
HEARTH EP AND NOT IN OUR NAME SINGLE


LOVE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOUR HEART

So the story goes, as every seeker knows
Love will never leave your heart
You can travel far, follow many stars and
Love will never leave your heart
You can live like kings, with all your things, but
Love will never leave your heart

You can paint its eyes, wear a new disguise and
Love will never leave your heart
You can treat it rough, with all your stuff, but
Love will never leave your heart
You can pass it round, with half the town and
Love will never leave your heart

On and on it goes, and where it ends god only knows
No matter where we roam, she’s following…
Love will bring you home

She’ll take your pride, raise a storm inside
Love will never leave your heart
Any time you fall, write it on the wall
Love will never leave your heart
Until you’re dead and gone, she’ll sing her song
Love will never leave your heart

On and on it goes and where it ends, god only knows
No matter where we roam, she’s following on the open road
On and on it goes, and where it ends god only knows
No matter where we roam, she’s following…
Love will bring you home

 

Vocal, acoustic guitar and percussion: James Frost
Cello: Nick Moodie
Second vocal: Janice Deller


NOT IN OUR NAME

We’ve been marching in London - all coming down
A million people, makes quite a sound
Hear it in Westminster and Trafalgar Square
The voice of a nation, for peace everywhere

It’s all about oil, it’s all about greed
It’s all about power, but you’ve not deceived
The eyes of Man, the heart of us all
You can’t make peace fighting out a war

Not In Our Name, you won’t
Not In Our Name, you don’t
Not In Our Name, my friends
Sing it again

We’ve been marching in Paris, Viva la France
We’ve been marching in Italy, from Rome to Florence
And in Barcelona, they say ‘No a la guerra’
And in California, flowers in their hair

Blair and Bush sitting in a tree
K-I-S-S-I-N-G
Bush, Bush, we know this name
Because your father did the same

Not In Our Name, you won’t
Not In Our Name, you don’t
Not In Our Name, my friends
Sing it again

 

Vocal, acoustic guitar, bass, drum and percussion: James Frost
Second vocal: Janice Deller
French vocal: Emmanuelle Bayer
Samples used with permission from the Stop The War Coalition
Gratitude to the choir


THE SOUND OF HEARTS BREAKING

Face in the crowd
Turning the page
Tells us a story of ourselves
Paints us a world
In colour and shade
Leaves us a taste upon our mouths

This is the sound of hearts breaking
Torn like the wind tears the leaves
This is the sound of love making
It all fall apart carefully

I heard your steps
Gathering pace 
The closer we get the further away
I caught your eyes 
In the midday sun
So we played with words until there were none

And then came sound of hearts breaking
Torn like the wind tears the leaves
Then came the sound of love making
It all fall apart carefully

Invisible Hands
Reaching out
Turning the tides
Lines in the sand
Mark our lives
Cover the tracks

There goes the sound of hearts breaking…

 

Vocal and acoustic guitar: James Frost
Cello: Nick Moodie
Lead guitar: Bill Gallagher
Second vocal: Lucy Nayshon


TRAVELLING MAN

When the day was done
And the land was dark
I felt the moon come across my heart

It spoke of many things
Things to behold
It told of journey's to the lands of old

And then I longed to be a travelling man
A wanderer, gypsy caravan
And then I dreamed of lands afar
Following my star

River, river, tell me
Where do you flow
How can I reach where the ocean goes
River, river, tell me
I long to know
How sweet the smell of the wildest rose

And then I longed to be a travelling man
A wanderer, gypsy caravan
And then I dreamed of lands afar
Following my star

Now the moon is full
Yet the night is young
And my heart speaks in its ancient tongue
Of all the fools and prophets
Who wander the land
Let me hear their footsteps in the timeless sand

And then I longed to be a travelling man
A wanderer, gypsy caravan
And then I dreamed of lands afar
Following my star

 

Vocal, acoustic guitar and percussion: James Frost
Violin: Rosie Toll


OM-MA-DE-ALLAH

Om-Ma-De-Allah, Om-Ma-De-Allah, De-Allah, Om-Ma-De-Allah

Oh my precious child, oh my precious child
Let this love inside your heart
Oh my precious child, oh my precious child
This love is for your heart

Om-Ma-De-Allah, Om-Ma-De-Allah, De-Allah, Om-Ma-De-Allah

I opened up my heart and I felt love
My heart began to sing it spoke of love
Everyone come join me in the chant
The sound of love is inside of your heart
This song of joy is for your heart

Om-Ma-De-Allah, Om-Ma-De-Allah, De-Allah, Om-Ma-De-Allah

I love to sing, I love to sing, I love to sing, what joy it brings
I love to sing, I love to sing, I love the joy it brings
Would you love to sing, would you love to sing, what joy it brings
Would you love to sing, would love to sing, would you love the joy it brings

Om-Ma-De-Allah, Om-Ma-De-Allah, De-Allah, Om-Ma-De-Allah

 

Vocals, acoustic guitar, drum and percussion: James Frost
Harmonium and vocals: Janice Deller
Second harmony vocal: Jenny Holland


LIVING PEACE

I want peace from our leaders, let your people go free 
Peace between races, let the colours meet 
Peace between man and the ground on which he walks 
Peace in our churches, god let's start to talk 

War will never heal the wound, just you and me, living peace 

I want peace in my family, let the blood be healed 
Peace in our neighbourhoods, the common ground be revealed 
Peace for our children, in times I’ll never know 
Peace between all the lands broken long ago 

War will never heal the wound, just you and me, living peace 
Forgiveness is the key 
War will never heal the wound, just you and me, living peace 

 

Vocals: James Frost
Piano: Rachel Perry
Harmonies: Alan Southgate


All tracks written by James Frost
Produced by Sotos Yiasimi and James Frost
Mastered by Sotos Yiasimi at Ashwood Studios
Published by Ashwood Music Publishing Limited

℗© 2013 James Frost