Folkstar

by Lewis Creaven

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Debut album from prolific Bristol musician Lewis Creaven. Featuring Eddie John, Patrick Farrell and Ben Hopkin,

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released October 1, 2015

Recorded at Supra Sound, Bristol
Produced by Eddie John and Lewis Creaven
Engineered and mixed by Eddie John
Mastered by Glenn Tommey
Album art by John Morgan
Musicians: Patrick Farrell, Eddie John, Ben Hopkin and Lewis Creaven

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Track Name: Once in a While
Life is a fire, I am a flame
Smoke rises as words, the ash that falls is your name
Once in a while when the heat is right, I burn through ‘til morning light
Burning bright, with the heat of life

If life is the sea, I am one of her waves
The coast is where we meet, and we dance around the cliffs and caves
And once in a while when the tide is high, you couldn’t tell where the ocean meets the sky
A seamless ride, in the flow of life

And if life is the sky, I am one of her clouds
Always changing, rearranging, floating in and out of crowds
And once in a while at a heavenly height, I make the shape of love at first sight
And I get a full view of life
Track Name: Free Love
What a night what a sight what a beautiful cloud
Like an Indian headdress falling down
I wanted a shooting star and I got five
What a way to remember you’re still alive

They don’t sing about free love, free love, free love no
They don’t sing about free love, free love like they used to

What a day whatcha say are you coming round?
I’ll take you to the waterfall at the edge of town
I wanted to do it all and clear the way
But I’m happy going nowhere today

They don’t sing about free love, free love, free love no
They don’t sing about free love, free love like they used to

What a show gotta go gotta see this band
Music is the only thing I truly understand
I wanted to make you dinner that’s what I’ll do
You know it heals my soul to sit and talk with you

They don’t sing about free love, free love, free love no
They don’t sing about free love, free love, free love no
Track Name: Here Today
I don’t want my life to slip away
I don’t want to waste a single day
I don’t to make no dying bed
I don’t want to quit ‘til I’m ahead

But all I can say, all I can say, I am just glad to be here today, I am just glad to be here
The whole world ain’t gonna go my way but I know my road is clear

I don’t want to leave it the way it was found
I want my plough to break new ground
I don’t want anybody’s shoes to fill
I don’t want to run against my will


But all I can say, all I can say, I am just glad to be here today, I am just glad to be here
The whole world ain’t gonna go my way but I know my road is clear
Track Name: Shine
You’re free from me, have back your time you clothes and your rage
You’re free to be, with someone closer to your own age
Your sentiment’s true, I would’ve said it too, and you’re free to see it through

And shine

You’re right no spite, has today been spilled on this field
You’re right goodnight, maybe next time I will lower my shield
Your sentiment’s true, I would’ve said it too, and you’re right to see it through

So shine

Drive off in your car, I’ll play my guitar, and sing I’m sorry I muddied your star

Please shine
Track Name: Rum and Spice
We got the rum and we got the spice, the sun and our best crystal have both come out
We got the mixer and we got the ice, now we got something to shout about
But the first glass didn’t go down right, I was too eager to succeed
So I turned to my love and I asked her, what does it need?

And she said...
It just needs time, it just needs time, it just needs time

Now we got the car and we got the kids, little house on the hill
Stainless steel pans and matching lids, grandchildren in the will
Saw my father yesterday, out with the family
I asked him, what does it take to be in love, and does he see it in me?

And he said...
It just takes time, it just takes time, it just takes time

Now we’ve got our hopes and we’ve got our dreams, checklist in hand
But not all of our plans and schemes work out like we schemed and planned
Well I asked my love, do we only work for reward?
Do we only work to raise the stakes, to live and die by the sword?

And she said...
That’s just the price of time, can’t give me yours can’t give you mine, that’s just the price of time
Track Name: Emily Says
Bought a ticket to the birdcage, fold down my wings and clean my beak
I’ve been waiting almost a week for a coffee that takes no time to drink
Emily was wearing a nice dress, she brought a knife to cut the cake
I find it so easy to stay awake when you don’t have no time to think

Then Emily says, my daddy’s a rich man, he don’t want no pauper hanging around around me
And I can see by your clothes, you ain’t got no place to start, it’s better not to give you my heart
Than let you taint it, ain’t it true

Took a walk to the dockyard, sitting pretty under the stars
Thinking about what could’ve been ours, now it’s all mine
See you after the storm she said, well what does that mean
If I wasn’t so green I’d say the storm will never end

Cus Emily says, my daddy’s a rich man, he don’t want no pauper hanging around around me
And I can see by your clothes, you ain’t got no place to start, it’s better not to give you my heart
Than let you taint it, ain’t it true

Cus Emily says, my daddy’s a rich man, he don’t want no pauper hanging around around me
Emily I store my fortunes, in different ways, and you know what they say
The tougher the shell the softer the heart
Track Name: Wired
I don’t want to live it up, I don’t want to raise my cup again, not again
I don’t want to pass the buck, I don’t want to live on luck my friend, my friend

Cus I get so tired when I’m thinking of it
I get so wired am I not fighting fit
I don’t know why I do what I do

Up all night and don’t go home, always sleeping in my clothes, one day I’ll go to bed
Eating, sleeping on my feet, walking up and down these streets, one day I’ll shake my head

Cus I get so tired when I’m thinking of it
I get so wired am I so full of shit
I don’t know why I do what I do

Another show another town one more circus one more clown and I, ride around
I don’t think I’ll ever stop I won’t let that penny drop I’m having way too much fun

Cus I get so tired when I’m thinking of it
I get so wired am I not fighting fit
I don’t know why I do what I do
Track Name: The Ballad of Irish Bill
Once I was in a bar in Dublin, drinking to rise up the sun
Through the smoke and the ale, Bill told the tale of the time that he carried a gun
Boots on the sand, gun in my hand, too young to know anything at all
My rifle spoke loud to disperse the crowd, and my bullets they tore down a wall

Such a shame, such a disgrace, I didn’t even know the name of the place

I said but Bill, you ain’t a man who could kill, I just don’t see it in your eyes
He said I never killed no one, just carried a gun, mostly to keep away flies
I used to think then I was the finest of men, king of wherever I would roam
But my finest hour turned royally sour when I blew apart somebody’s home

Such a shame, such a disgrace, I didn’t even know the name of the place

Well it’s getting late boys, and you’re making too much noise
Said the barman as he stacked up the chairs
Give me a minute yet, let me finish my cigarette, then I will head on upstairs
One more glass to raise said Bill in a haze, was nice talking to you son
You got a good heart, that’s a head start, hope you never have to carry a gun

Full of shame, full of disgrace, I’ll never forget the look on his face
Track Name: Two Penny Line
Here I go again, was I born to be ignored,
I have no friends, just names upon a board
The lights are down, I’m one man short of an audience,
In this kind of town, you don’t get no recompense

Cus I’m two pence short of a lonely ride, it’s a long walk back to my bed tonight
A little company and I’d be fine, or string me up on that two penny line

Now I’m on that train, now I’m on that train again
English summer rain, the only companion they ever send

Cus I’m two pence short of a lonely ride, it’s a long walk back to my bed tonight
A little company and I’d be fine, or string me up on that two penny line

Will it ever end, will I find my escape
The circle only bends, it never breaks its shape

Cus I’m two pence short of a lonely ride, it’s a long walk back to my bed tonight
A little company and I’d be fine, or string me up on that two penny line
Well it’s a long walk back to my bed tonight, a little company and I’d be fine
Or string me up on that two penny line cus I’m just two pence short of a lonely ride
Track Name: Getting Old
Getting old and growing tired aren’t the same to me
Because it seems the older I get the more alive I seem to be

You won’t fill my appetite, you can’t quench my thirst
I don’t have no corner to fight, got no bubble to burst

Staying young and having fun don’t always walk hand in hand
Because it seems the things that I want are sleeping in a distant land

You won’t fill my appetite, you can’t quench my thirst
I don’t have no corner to fight, got no bubble to burst
You won’t fill my appetite, you can’t quench my thirst
I don’t need no corner to fight or no bubble to burst