Stare At The Walls - Single

by Paul Liddell

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Track 1 - all instruments and vocals by Paul Liddell. Recorded at Curls House Studio, Sunderland, between mid 2013 and 2014.

Track 2 - Vocals, Guitars and Bass - Paul Liddell. Drums - Geoff Watson. Percussion and Production - Steve Daggett. Recorded by Tony Davis at Cluny Studios, Newcastle. Part of the original recording session for the 'New Thing Coming' EP. Previously unreleased.

Track 3 - Vocals, Guitars and Bass - Paul Liddell. Keys and Programming - Tony Davis. Recorded at Cluny Studios, Newcastle. Original recording commissioned for the film 'Black Water Transit'. Previously unreleased.

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released October 17, 2014

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Paul Liddell Sunderland, UK

Paul's modern take on the 'one man band' using live loops, guitar percussion, harmonies and effects has seen him support artists such as Turin Brakes, Jon Gomm and Billy Bragg. A diverse and challenging writer with a unique voice, his live performances range from whispering intensity to a white knuckle, edge of your seat, ear splittingly glorious racket. ... more

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Track Name: Stare At The Walls (Single Version)
Beetles four / Crawling up my walls
My skin creeps / Watching them crawl
Candlelight / Made shadows flickering
A floorboard creaks / And I jump out of my skin

I sometimes stare at the walls in my own home
I can't deal with myself when I'm alone
End up pushing buttons on my mobile phone
Where to now? Where to now?

Turn the TV on / Turn it off again
Life is one big loose end
Then I freeze with fear / as I turn away
The TV screen / Just called my name

I sometimes stare at the walls in my own home
I can't deal with myself when I'm alone
End up pushing buttons on my mobile phone
Where to now? Where to now?

I calm myself / I need to get a grip
I can't afford / to let myself slip
Yet god knows why but I know I feel the fear
So I grab my coat / And get out of here

I sometimes stare at the walls in my own home
I can't deal with myself when I'm alone
End up pushing buttons on my mobile phone
Where to now? Where to now?

Time on your hands is a dangerous thing
When the lights are low and your thoughts are grim
Time on your hands is a dangerous thing.
Track Name: Something Growing
SOMETHING GROWING

From down here I see the tread on your feet
From down here I hear the water rumbling
Time turns tumbles and waves
Time turns tumbles and waves

Stuck here in the greenhouse
The temperature is rising
I need to find a way out
‘Cos I feel something growing in here

I feel something growing
My feet aren’t made for stepping on cracks
Please spare me the facts
I don’t want to feel so low

From down here I see the whites of your eyes
A flickering of memory that turned into a threnody

It’s out of my control, it’s out of my hands
It’s taking a hold and it’s making demands
So now I’m watching my back
‘Cos I feel something growing in here
Track Name: These Four Walls
THESE FOUR WALLS

It isn’t easy waking up
I’ve been asleep for such a long, long time
And now I see a son of mine. Burning.
In dreams recurring, that do not fade away in time.

It isn’t like I had a choice
I had to find a voice
But when I opened up my mouth to speak
I spoke in tongues of violence
Screaming into silence
Needing to be free
I passed it down the family tree
From father to me, from me to a seed of tragedy
Waiting for the water
To grow into a son or daughter

And if I had never left the country, never fought a war
Seen the whole of the world through these four walls
Never fought for my life as such
Never cared enough
Because I can’t be touched in these four walls

Great grandfather, son of mine
Don’t follow in his footsteps, follow mine
This ain’t a flood, it’s a hurricane
A big wind blowing, I’ll never be the same
A kid says “hey Mr. have you seen my dog”
I say “hey Kid, have you seen my god?
This ain’t a flood, it’s a hurricane
A big wind blowing, I will be the same
No more.