There Is A Home For You

by a Singer of Songs

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about

It was summer, almost thirty years ago. I must have been seven or eight. I was playing football in the garden when I saw the neighbors carry large bags and suitcases out of the house and into their car. She carried a big hat, he had stylish sunglasses on, the little boy had a stack of comic books under his little arm. They waved at me, got in their car and drove out of my life for the next three weeks. I sat down on the grass and forgot all about the ball and the fantasy league I had been playing in my head all year long and I thought of what it would feel like to travel. To head into the world, far away from the little village I called my home. Drive across borders, through cities and deserts. Move day and night, sleep in unknown beds. Talk to people whose names I don’t know and whose lives I don’t understand. See places that are too fantastic to imagine. Travel until I forget all about this. The little garden, the ball, the fantasy league, my home. Because only after you have lost it can you be certain that there is a home for you.

My mother yelled from the garage door. Lunch was ready. And I got up, kicked the ball and scored the most beautiful goal ever. That year I won the fantasy league.

credits

released May 13, 2013

All songs written, played and home recorded by me.
Ana Franco sang on ‘Little Sin’.
Benjamin Shaw made beautiful noise on ‘Kindness Kills’.
Rosa Otero, Mabel Alonso, Laura Räsänen & Vanesa Castelo sang on ‘One Minute Tune’.
Laura Räsänen sang & played violin on ‘There is a home for you’.
Mastered by Jim Bob Aiken.
Photographs made by my parents (probably).
Artwork by Benjamin Shaw.
Management by Mabel Alonso (contact asosbooking@gmail.com).
There would be no home without Jeremy Sroka at HI54LOFI Records (visit hi54lofi.com).

I tend to write and sing whenever I feel like it on Facebook, Tumblr and www.asingerofsongs.com. It is a home I built for you & me. Feel free to walk in unannounced whenever you like.



Folk Radio UK: “It’s music like this that brightens my mind and makes me walk lighter through the day. Set aside some time to listen and indulge yourself…fully.”

Le Cool Barcelona: “Like getting up at dawn and enjoy a coffee and a cigarette in the sun with a terrace, before the chaos of the day begins. The music of A Singer of Songs has that same air ethereal and melancholy.”

Enzo Baranelli: “Lyrically remarkable, a beautiful album. Don't miss it!”

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a Singer of Songs' music has been compared to snowflakes falling in slow motion. To a blanket on a cold night and dogs howling into the night. Somebody called their album the soundtrack to a loser's life. The band thinks that's the biggest compliment they ever got.
But yeah, you probably want some useful information. Well, they live in Barcelona and they sing songs. That's about it.
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Track Name: One Night
The city’s asleep
Our shades shiver on the street
Like stains just waiting to fade
The few words you speak
Come as smoke, go as breeze
Our cigarettes sizzle away
You say there’s no reason to play
You say there’s no need to entertain

You’re tired and confused
You’ve felt underused
Like a little gap in between
The song that’s been stuck
In your head these past weeks
Is about being a beautiful freak
You flinch and then you move away
You say one night is all you can take

And you won’t be around
When the blurry black sky burns to blue
And the little things remind me of you

Your bicycle chained to a tree
Between you and me
Your eyes glued to the ground
The few destinations I’ve joyfully reached
Were by holding the map upside down
So if you’re a mountain I’ll be your cloud
I’ll be the whisper, the root of your shout

‘Cause I want to be around
When the blurry black sky burns to blue
I want all little things to remind me of you
I want to look up at the sun and the moon
Like two bodies in line
Like me and you
Like me and you
Track Name: Silent Soldiers
We were raised on green hills in the shadows of trees
Sheltered lives built around the promise to please
But we were rolling to the opposite side
The first fight was a little accident
And act of faith we would later repent
We were roaming in silent stupor at night

In the morning I will whisper your name

The next one was a little less unforeseen
There was will to conquer, there was a scheme
We were struggling for a place to hide
We came across men that were hurtfully wise
Saying there’s only two armies and you need to pick sides
We were fighting back to back from that time

In the morning I will whisper your name

Then one day we started fighting kamikaze style
From the wounds we have we’ll happily die
We’ve been cornered into the darker side
When your way of looking at the world
Is more beautiful than the world you look at
There’ll be violence ‘till the end of time

In the morning I will whisper your name
And you’ll be there
Track Name: Shine
Downtown, 4.45
Neons buzz, we’re the only ones alive
In the cold wind, your glove in mine
The city’s dark but we have nowhere to hide
I knew the minute we met
Tomorrow we’d find bruises we never knew we had
A quiver before it’s gone
You said we’re going to heaven strap a helmet on

Now we have nowhere left to go
Than this trail that leads into a bed of snow
And the sun, it goes from bright to dark
But when the clouds come a-rolling
Will you rise and shine with me?

Uptown, 6.15
Your skin when you shiver is the best I’ll see
There’s a spider in awe of a crack
The shadow of rain ripples on your back
Stories when they’re told
When the weight of words is too much to hold
Then the window, the world outside
I won’t believe in heaven ‘till the day I die

Now we have nowhere left to go
Than this trail that leads into a bed of snow
And the sun, it goes from bright to dark
But when the clouds come a-rolling
Will you rise and shine with me?
Track Name: Little Sin
Apart we stood
Like we thought we should
We watched the planes fly by
Words like tiny crimes
We ran from rain
We fucked the pain away
I admired the mud stains
On your polished nails

Now we lay

The way you smile
When we ride our bikes
Searching for loose tiles
Swaying from side to side
The little sin
Of your hand on my skin
Of your eyes seeking mine
Of feeling bright not blind

Now we lay
With little shame
Track Name: Kindness Kills
All the mistakes that were made
In the name of amiability
All crucial battles postponed
Just to maintain this fragile peace
Days drift by like dry wood
Nights muffled by loving arms around me
Now this is who I am

All the mistakes that were made
In the name of amiability
All the words unspoken
Only to add to the void we float in
Stand up then sit back down
Move on then turn around silently
Now this is who I am

But the pain in the chest
The undying restlessness
An arrow that seeks to roam
Fever that burns the bones
I shall not keep up with
The steady pace at which
I went from being priority to hobby
The tiny hole that fits
The emptiness you once hid
I will stand up to stand
Move on to be a man
I will come close to you
Pull myself up to you
Then I will smother you
In kindness and gratitude

All the mistakes that were made
In the name of amiability
All the roads paved
Where there should only be wide open fields
Now let's lay this burden down
Fight for the fragile peace we've found
'Cause this is who I am
Track Name: One Minute Tune
I spend my days and nights trying to make sense
Gathering pretty words and loyal friends
Oh oh oh
I try to stand up for what I stand for
Sometimes I’ve been faithful other times I’ve whored
Oh oh oh
But if I could
I’d pour my whole life into
A one minute tune
Oh oh oh
Track Name: Ruins Of You
We started building
On high grounds
Build towards the sky
We started building
With dry wood
Rusty nails that shine
That first night when our eyes met
I knew that pretty soon
We’d start building
On a mud road
A highway sign
We were building
Walls against wind
Doors instead of fire
A gate we never meant to use
A cure for time

Now I’m wondering through
These ruins of you

We kept building
Moving on like a backwards flow
We kept building
Our tools went dull
Walls got low
But we did not know
We did not show
It was slow motion building
On high grounds
Too low for high tides
We tried to keep on building
Like soaked birds aching to fly
Then the tools dropped
And the building stopped
And we saw, we saw

We were wandering through
The ruins of me and you
Track Name: The Crying Game
I smashed a TV last night
A quiet evening just went wild
I broke a bottle on the table
Walked on glass into the night
A trail of blood I left behind
Mumbled words like fuel for fire
Tried to keep my shoulders straight
Despite the weight of the sky

And I cried out loud

I mistook a fool for a king
Frivolity for grace of a queen
Genius for the few
Who fail to sleep when they dream
All the beauty that I see
All the joy I fail to feel
It’s not me who chose the road
It’s the road that’s chosen me

And then I cried out loud

Then I drowned in silence
While another wild evening
Just went quiet
Track Name: There Is A Home For You
I’m not eager to go
But there are reasons why things should be so
These walls close in on me
There’s dust in the air that I breathe
You said the very first thing
You heard were wings opening
Homely peace I don’t seek
It’s a promise that’s too slow to keep

Will there be a home for me
Like there is a home for you

I dream of empty roads
The sex in being on your own
I’d rather move than stand still
Fight all the hours left to kill
Moving from flame to flame
It gets awfully cold in between
The fire I need lies within
Burns everything but the skin

Will there be a home for me
Like there is a home for you
Track Name: Into The Storm
On a quiet night
In a tiny town
You dreamt of city lights
And all things yet unfound
So you ran towards the sun
You suffered to have fun
You put a wallet where
Your heart used to be

You laughed in rolling waves
Acted in single takes
With pills against the pain
Shelter from the rain
You raised your glass
To the upper class
But they kept you down
Where they could shove you around

Now your fairy tales
Are filled with renegades
And your darkest nights
Are drenched in city lights
So roll up your sleeves
Put a helmet on
Put your bike in gear
And ride into the storm