Long Road (2020 Remastered Edition)

2020

by The Seeds of Time

Album cover for Remastered Edition of Long Road by The Seeds of Time
All songs written by Alastair James Thompson and Clare Geldart.
(Except track 14, Irish Trad/Arr)

Recorded at House in the Woods Studio between 1996-1999.

Studio Engineer: Simon Milton

Instruments:
Alastair James Thompson: Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals and Drum Programming.

Clare Geldart: Vocals, Keyboards.

Additional musicians:
Dimitri Édouard: Keyboards and Drum Programming.

Simon Milton: Additional Guitars on ‘Under the Stones‘.

All lyrics by Clare Geldart except ‘Blood of you‘ by A. J. Thompson and ‘Under the Stones‘ by Andrew Blackie.

All tracks mixed by Simon Milton and A. J. Thompson / Clare Geldart.

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Track list

1. Long Way Down

A photograph by Tez for song titled Long Way Down from Album Long Road

Photograph by Tez.


Lyrics

Which way is up
Something strange is growing
In my coffee cup
Haven’t slept for days
Such crazy crazy days
Must have been a week
Can’t remember the last time
I had to speak
When you closed the door
Didn’t want to live anymore
And now I’m wondering
Should I fly

One thing that I’m certain of
One thing that is true
Life is too short my friend
To waste it like you do

Chorus :
Always look ahead
It’s a long way down
Hanging by a thread
Over stony ground
Never be afraid
Of what’s around the corner
Of your life, the corner of
Your life .....

Which way is out
Think I’ve forgotten
What it’s all about
Guess it’s time for me
To follow my destiny
I’m on the 18th floor
I don’t think I can anymore
They all stare at me
On the balcony
And now I’m wondering
If I’ll fly

One thing that I’m certain of
One thing that is true
Life is for living
Am I getting through to you

Chorus:

Still wondering
If I’ll fly
Which way is up
Which way is out

One thing that I’m certain of
One thing that is true
This is the only chance you get
So what are you going to do

Chorus:

It’s a long way down
It’s a long way down
But love’s around
The corner of your life

2. Tin Man - Wavelengths

Poster art for song 'Tin Man Wavelengths' from album titled Long Road by The Seeds of Time on which there is shown a digitally created illustration of a spider web cosmos in deep red and orange colours with planet Earth being in the centre of it

Lyrics

Tin Man with his tin can
Shaking it with his shaken hand
Shaking in the dark
Silver light the spark of light he lost
Tin Man with his cold hands
Trying to get warm in a cold land
Sees a ray of hope
In your well cut overcoat yeah
Tin Man

Watch the old tin man
Searching for a life line in a tin can
In a tin can yeah
Spills it at his feet
Wasted on the street
But a drink is all he’ll have to eat

Tin Man with his tin can
Shaking it with his shaken hand
Shaking in the dark
Silver light the spark of light he lost
Tin Man

Watch the old tin man
Searching for a life line in a tin can
In a tin can yeah
Passed him in a thrice
In your fool’s paradise
Only difference is the way
That fate rolls the dice
Dice yeah

No amount of money will ever
Make it right
No amount of money will ever
Make it right

Watch the old tin man
Searching for a life line in a tin can
In a tin can yeah
Can you pass him by
And still not catch his eye
There before the grace of god go I
I

Giving silver you will find
It doesn’t give you peace of mind
Giving silver
Giving silver
Giving silver yeah
Giving silver

3. Somebody Up There

Photograph by Andrea Wade for song Somebody up there from album titled Long Road on which there is shown Neuschwanstein Castle looking over the woods

4. 'Til You

5. Dance On The Hill

Photograph by Andrea Wade for song 'Dance on The Hill' from album titled Random Exposure on which there is shown a silhouette of a person against a vast and open landscape behind

6. Make It Alright

7. Three Wishes

8. Only You

Poster art for song 'Only You' from album titled Long Road by The Seeds of Time on which there is shown a tunnel lit by a set of candles and a bright flash of sky blue light at the end of it

Lyrics

Only you
Can make the day begin
Only you, Only you
Wild like rain and wind
Make it real
Make it true
Only you
Can light the flame
I call your name again
Through the pain
We breathe together

Chorus:
The love we share
Will guide us
It’s always there
Inside us
Like all I do
I live for you
As one not two
And we breathe together

Only you
Can bring the dark to light
Only you, Only you
Wild like rain and wind
Make it real
Make it true
I walk with you
In all I do
And we breathe together

Chorus:

Breathe, Breathe .....

Chorus:

Breathe, Breathe ......
Breathe together
Can’t breathe without you!

9. Felt Like Summer

10. Under The Stones

11. Blame

12. Blood Of You

Poster art for song 'Blood Of You' from album titled Long Road by The Seeds of Time on which there is shown a tremendous tsunami wave heading towards a person who is spreading his arms wide open to meet its coming

Lyrics

When the last wave comes
Will you know just what to do
Just how long have you got
Until the last wave comes
When the heart beats hard
And the blood of you
Is all that you are
Will this leave you standing
And wondering why ...
It’s so hard!
So hard ...

Chorus:
How long is time
And the length of life
How big the wave
That will move you
How short the love
That burns far to fast ... oh
Hold on before you are left behind
On yesterday’s wave

Trying to measure your life
But not knowing where you are
You know that you are
Wasting your time
Trying to measure out your life
Now so scared to death
Of colours in your head
Believe that you can believe
In being in God’s debt

Chorus:

And at the end of the day
When the time has come
To put away your dreaming
And your screaming
And never let it shadow
Your living

When the heart beats hard
And the blood of you is all
That you are
Will this leave you standing
And wondering why, why
It’s so hard, so hard!

Yeah X Infinity ....

Trying to measure your life
But not knowing where you are
You know that you are
Wasting your time
Trying to measure out your life
When the heart beats hard
And the blood of you is all
That you are
Will this leave you standing

13. Blood Of You (Reprise)

14. And She Walks Thru' The Fair

Irish traditional song

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