BREATHE

by Pete Guy

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credits

released August 21, 2015

all songs written and performed by Pete Guy

piano on BREATHE - Rachel Jones
drums and percussion on BREATHE and HOUDINI - Rich Squire
additional vocals on BLANKET OF STARS - Cara Beard
piano on STARTLED BIRD and DIVE - Adam Menczykowski
violin on HOUDINI - Genevieve Witham

produced by Andy Theakstone at Unit Studios, Letchworth Garden City UK except tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 14 and 16 produced by Richard Maskell and Max Hopwood at London Road Studios, Baldock UK

mastered by Andy Theakstone at Unit Studios, Letchworth Garden City UK

photography - Pete Guy
live photography - Helen Meissner
artwork design - Cenwyn Jones

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Track Name: BREATHE
You mount your bike and ride with the wind,
lapping like a dog at your face.
Your mind rolls round with the wheels as they race,
make good your escape.

Surface for air, a little peace to retrieve.
The chance to think in a little head space,
let it out... and breathe.
Just breathe.

Queasy, seasick, frayed at the edge,
trying your best.
A million miles from where you thought you'd be,
straining to see.

Beat down a track cut through,
all that's overgrown.
Uncover the steps trod before,
follow the path back home.
Track Name: JUMPING EVERY WAVE
She takes off her sandals
heads to the waters edge
jumping every wave
She takes off her sandals
heads to the waters edge
jumping every wave
Leaping so high to fly like the gulls
leaping so high to fly like the gulls
She takes off her sandals
heads to the waters edge
she's jumping every wave

He takes hold of her hand
as the water pulls underneath
steadies her on the sand
He takes hold of her hand
as the water pulls underneath
steadies her on the sand
Ice cream smiles on warm sunny days
with ice cream smiles on warm sunny days
He takes hold of her hand
as the water pulls underneath
he steadies her on the sand

Leaping so high to fly like the gulls
leaping so high to fly like the gulls
She takes off her sandals
heads to the waters edge
she's jumping every wave
Track Name: KEEP HOLD
The moon is high and shinning
casting shadows with it's light
The cars like cans on wheels are rolling
long into the night

The stars are busy concentrating
in a focused bid to shine
I will keep hold of all the love you've given
I will keep it close and guard it next to mine

The plane jet engines rumble
travelling above through the sky
Unaware of the sounds of the world spinning round
loosing all sense of the time
Track Name: SONG OF THE SEA
Turn a new leaf over
and start anew
Rewrite your story
it's all in front of you
Catch the tide on the turn
and sail far away
The song of the sea
is singing your name

Hear the song of the sea calling your name
Sirens echo the seas enchanting refrain
Beckoning weary hearts back home again
The song of the sea keeps calling

Your tale on the land's been a sad one
though you've laughed through the tears
The wind's been a' blowing
through these last few years
There's a time for what's lost and gone
to give back to the waves
Bury it with the outgoing tide
hold close what can be saved
Track Name: TAKING THE PLUNGE (acoustic version)
Laying awake unable to sleep
on the cusp of something deep
Close my eyes and try counting sheep
but they just huddle up in a heap
Been waiting in a line to be picked
to be called upon to play in the game
Hoping I'll not be the last one
maybe now is the time for a change

Cause I've been too long on the outside
soaking it up like a sponge
Being found with a broadening smile
I'm taking the plunge, taking the plunge

A door is opening
the possibilities roll in
A hand is beckoning
come on in, come on in
My feet are dangling
with my toes just dipping in
The waters are just fine
I'm wading in, wading in
Track Name: A LOVE TO HEAL
Roll me up like a wave
unfold me upon your shore
Before I'm washed back out
show your love a little more
show your love a little more
show your love a little more
show your love a little more

Catch this falling bird
mend this damaged broken wing
With your healing word
to once again softly sing
to once again softly sing
to once again softly sing
to once again softly sing
Track Name: HOUDINI
My shadow sits, drumming it's fingers
It's grown tired and bored of me
It's been threatening to cut itself off
To wriggle free and do a Houdini

Come on save me, come and rescue me
Before the war inside, gets the better of me

Scrape me back off, of the pavement
Come dust me down off the shelf
Plug the holes where I'm dripping through
And sign me a clean bill of health

Let down the anchor, drop overboard it's chain
Keep the sands from shifting, level my buckled heart again
Track Name: BLANKET OF STARS
Eyes seem so heavy as you hold them wide open
digging deep for the will to move on
Look over your shoulder and you will see
just how far you've already come

As you bid farewell to the fading of the light
a blanket of stars is thrown over the night
To lend a hand and give a little sight
to your travelling heart homeward bound

I smile to myself as I think on the spinning
as I begin to realise
That the sorrows of this travel are just part of the journey
and it's those that help complete the prize

As I bid farewell to the fading of the light
a blanket of stars is thrown over the night
To lend a hand and give a little sight
to my travelling heart homeward bound

We dream of soaring over the mountain
of touching the top of the sky
Where love has no limit and hope springs eternal
in a flame that burns on through the night

As we bid farewell to the fading of the light
a blanket of stars is thrown over the night
To lend a hand and give a little sight
to our travelling hearts homeward bound
Track Name: JUST TO REACH YOU
This train I'm on, chugs along
holding a steady line
As the rattle of the tracks
sync up with my heart
I slip a while back in time
slip a while back in time

To a place that was warmth to the chill
Where the thrill of the day was strong enough to kill
all the memories that wanted to haunt
all the ghosts with their chains and their taunts
To a time I believed with the passion of a heart
worn on the sleeve and ripping through the dark
just to reach you - just to reach you

Shying away, been hiding
it's high time for a change
Gotten used to keeping
the bench seat warm
gotta get back out in the game
get back out in the game

Just to reach you, just to reach you
Just to reach you, just to reach you
Track Name: FIRST TO SEE THE SEA
Jubilant delight fills the carriage of the train
on frenzied heights of glee
There's a buzz in the air
like a trapped fly trying an escape
wonder if this time it'll be me
Who'll be first to see the sea?

Noses pressed up against the window
round one more bend and a tree
Suitcase packed
got my bucket and spade
sun cream ready, one, two, three
Who'll be first to see the sea?

The box that held the lemon marmalade sandwiches
is empty and the flask has only a dreg of coffee left
Seagulls hang on the wind
smell of sea salt's in the air
should be there in time for tea
Who'll be first to see the sea?

I was first to see the sea
Track Name: SAFETY IN NUMBERS
A cold wind attempts to hijack my words to dissipate
To scatter my wildest notions I left to go cold on my plate
What if I said how I really felt would you turn and flee
In the opposite direction or would you stand with me?

I'm not gonna make it on my own
I need you
I've sailed so far from home
I need you

There's safety in numbers so I've heard it said
When someones got your back covered
Two sets of eyes are better than one
This lone wolf needs a pack with which to run

I'm not gonna make it on my own
I need you
I've sailed so far from home
I need you
Track Name: STARTLED BIRD
I've been chasing you from pillar to post
Lost between the memory and the dream
Each time I reach to hold you disappear...

Searching out a truth amongst the lies
You see through the cracks in my disguise
This startled bird flies...

Tracking lines that can't be followed
persued but unreturned
Feathers dropped, wings discarded
singed by lessons learned

This startled bird flies...
Track Name: ALWAYS HOPE
All at sea a little lost
unsure of the way ahead
Slipped on promises broken and fell out
of the wrong side of the bed
The lamp that burned so brightly
now barely lights the path to tread
Tripping over the lies and the smudged out lines
mulling over all that was said

But while your heart's still beating
there is always hope
But while a new day's dawning
there is always hope

The waves of disappointment
have been your only friend
It's been so long since you let out a breath
you've forgotten how to mend
The lamp that burned so brightly
now barely lights the path to tread
Tripping over the lies and the smudged out lines
mulling over all that was said
Track Name: DIVE
What use are candles that are never lit?
Afraid of the light hiding beneath a dusty wick
Blocked ears strain at the reins to make sense of it
Kick off your sandles and go for a dip

Dive, dive, dive into the ocean
Leave, leave, leave your past behind
Rise, rise up with your wings wide open
In surrendering you find

There's banging and crashing ripping up clouds of dirt
Heavy steps like elephants are stomping through your hurt
Volume's up to about as far as it'll go
Get under the water where the noise aint so loud
Track Name: A LITTLE LIGHT (Breathe reprise)
You keep on getting shipwrecked
crushed underneath the wave
It only lasts a moment
but it winds you all the same
Step back from the canvas
to bring it back into line
Help is at hand
just put yours in mine

Spread a little love
and shed a little light
Flick the switch and ditch the doubt
and leave it with the night

You've packed your head full of dreams
that make you smile in the night
But in the morning when you wake
they disappear with the light
So you grab at a moments freedom
to create a head space
Riding on your bike with the wind
lapping like a dog at your face

Learn to spread a little love
and shed a little light
Flick the switch and ditch the doubt
and leave it with the night