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Paper in the Rain (Deluxe Edition)

by Lewis McLaughlin

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1.
Deary Me 04:24
There’s something in your hair I wonder how it got there Your feet were red as wine You know I’m feeling fine Any other day Every other year My mind it will decay If I keep on growing near Deary me I used to feel so fried You and me we need to work on lying I used to know which way’s west Deary me I need to work on flying You’ll hit the top While I hit the bottle My mind it’s like a mop I’m going full throttle Sunday afternoon Breakfast’s coming soon Me I just don’t know What have we got to show? Deary me I used to feel so fried You and me we need to work on lying I used to know which way’s west Deary me I need to work on flying Me, I don’t know how, I don’t know why I just can’t say And you, you’re like a race, you can’t be won I just don’t know Deary me I used to feel so fried You and me we need to work on lying I used to know which way’s west Deary me I need to work on flying
2.
When it’s dark, it’s just the same as when you leave the light on Except you can’t see anything, what does it mean? If you fight for a freedom that’s been dwelt upon for years No night on Earth will compare I still can’t breathe right Your solemn face in candlelight Winter springs, you don’t feel like you have spent enough time Alone with things, prove that everybody’s kind I hear you sing, hear you sing to all the people that have lost What joy it brings, but also sadness all the same I speak and move like wildfire The one thing left is my desire I see the moon clutching onto the sea I feel the rain soaking through my bones Night falls, and Edinburgh glistens like a golden cage Expect it all, when it all comes down don’t be ashamed Every time that I meant to say what I mean to say It all falls apart like paper in the rain
3.
I’ll take my flock down to the sea We’ll sail away and we’ll make believe The truth it seems is plain to see If I were gone would you care for me? I bought my ticket and I skipped on through If they were me would she be you? The winter waves are all the same Your eyes, a lion’s den I’m tamed I was with you yesterday And I feel like missing home Nothing has a way Of creeping up on you After hours we’ll find our spot And if it sticks give it a shot The clouds were a painting in the sky If you don’t know won’t you tell me why? I was with you yesterday And I feel like missing home Nothing has a way Of creeping up on you I feel the past and the power to be I feel the fire and the flames feel me I feel your sorrow and your pain I see the light and the light sees me I was with you yesterday And I feel like missing home Nothing has a way Of creeping up on you I was with you yesterday And I feel like missing home Nothing has a way Of creeping up on you
4.
My Walk Home 07:17
If you want to be unruly I don’t know if I will catch you when you fall People help you, they don’t need to The crippling fear that I don’t know nothing at all Solitude is just a feeling Every little piece of me is drawn to you Silence hits me like a fever The beauty of it is no-one notices you fail My walk home is covered in stories Thoughts and dreams that are scattered by glory The fear of knowing that you are leaving I’m growing impatient for when the future might begin Reassurance that I’m in company Real people that want to know about it all In the worst days you’ll realise who Wants to use you and who will love you through it all An unknown person will point the way If you are lonesome they will help you find your place My walk home is covered in stories Thoughts and dreams that are scattered by glory One last chance to reconsider Before I leave here and let it all go down the drain The perfect answer is non-existent All I want is for you to be here next to me My walk home is covered in stories Thoughts and dreams that are scattered by glory
5.
When it’s dark, it’s just the same as when you leave the light on Except you can’t see anything, what does it mean? If you fight for a freedom that’s been dwelt upon for years No night on Earth will compare I still can’t breathe right Your solemn face in candlelight Winter springs, you don’t feel like you have spent enough time Alone with things, prove that everybody’s kind I hear you sing, hear you sing to all the people that have lost What joy it brings, but also sadness all the same I speak and move like wildfire The one thing left is my desire I see the moon clutching onto the sea I feel the rain soaking through my bones Night falls, and Edinburgh glistens like a golden cage Expect it all, when it all comes down don’t be ashamed Every time that I meant to say what I mean to say It all falls apart like paper in the rain
6.
Hollows 02:35
Turn around to make sense of it all Walk away if you know it all Be around when you lose the ball Expect nothing more On repeat, that’s how I show it off It seems to me that you don’t want to go It’s crystal clear when it’s time to go That you’re having a ball And if you’re feeling obscene Like a Cog in the Machine Take it easy, give it time A hollow gesture springs to mind

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released May 22, 2020

All songs written by Lewis Callum McLaughlin
Produced by Frank McLaughlin (Claytara Records)
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at B&B Studios, Edinburgh
Engineered by Richard Werner
Assistant Engineer - Lewis McLaughlin
Mixed and Mastered by Richard Werner
Album Design - Orla Stevens (www.orlastevens.com)

Musicians

Lewis McLaughlin - Vocals, Acoustic Tenor Guitar, Electric Tenor guitar, Fiddle, Additional Vocals, Pizz. Fiddles
Alasdair MacKenzie - Acoustic Guitars
Alasdair Hambrey - Fiddles
Finlay Johnston - Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Steven Stark - Drum Kit
Robyn Smith - Vocals
Ewen White - Accordion
Callum Cronin - Double Bass
Euan McLaughlin - Fiddle
Donald Barker - Piano, E. Piano, Vocals

All songs arranged by Lewis & Co.

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Lewis McLaughlin Glasgow, UK

Edinburgh-born Lewis McLaughlin was inspired by the likes of John Martyn and Villagers to begin writing and recording his own songs.

He currently lives in Glasgow, and has just released his debut album, on Andy Monaghan’s Monohands Records.
Lewis has performed at various festivals with his solo project including Glastonbury, Belladrum and Connect.
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