Songs For You​.​.​.

by Hadleigh Ford

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Songs For You...

This album was made by collaborating with a small number of amazing folk that supported the release of my debut album ‘Solow’. They gave me photographs, names, stories or just a phrase and asked me to write them a song. These nine tracks make the album, ‘Songs For You...’.

All songs written/recorded/produced by H.Ford (C) (2014)
H.Ford: vocal/guitars/bass/cajon/omnichord/egg/kermit tambourine

I cannot thank Simon, Jo, Kirsten and Gareth, Eileen and Danny, Sukhy, Jat, Mia and Parmvir, Sandeep & Sunaina, Greg and Leanna, Dave and Kate, Bradley and The Hawleys enough for the opportunity, their support and their kindness.
Thank YOU for supporting my music and taking the time to read this!

The bonus tracks:

Nanna Peebs: A song that never passed the demo stage after ‘Days in the Sun’ jumped into my brain.
Greg & Leanna: Greg asked for the cheesiest song I could write...
Love Of a Lifetime: A live version featuring the amazing Sophie Reynolds on vocal. Check her out!
Days In The Sun: The first time I had ever played the song all the way through, recorded live to iPhone.
Creating Smyleen: Live run through of some different ideas. I eventually settled on the second version.
Josi Girl: This was the first complete run through of the song.

credits

released August 11, 2014

All songs created with the assistance of many kind friends.
All music and lyrics H.Ford
All instruments and voices (except where indicated) H.Ford

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Hadleigh Ford London, UK

I write songs, play guitar and sing.
Sometimes I play the fool.

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Track Name: Josi Girl
Pulling up young roots and setting down again
It is never easy but sometimes you need to start again. 
Coming from the rain and traveling to the sun
Discovering your music in a record shop in town 
Like a migrating bird, always finds it's home 
if something in your heart is missing then you will return
A message in your heart screams something isn't right 
living for your music but needing something more

You can take the Girl from england,
but you can't take the england from the girl.
She can travel round the world in circle she will always stay a Josi girl

Returning to the start where you once began
Starting a new life in this tiny green England 
Hoping for the light but discovering the truth
The more you learn less you think you've understood 
Hustle, bustle, rush of seedy london town 
looking up to the grey sky can sometimes pull you down
Josi girl has landed and 'just now' she is home
laying down new roots and finding she is not alone

You can take the Girl from england,
but you can't take the england from the girl.
She can travel round the world in circle she will always stay a Josi girl

Ahh Shame
Ahh Shame
Ahh Shame
Ahh Shame
Track Name: Smyleen
Theres this girl I’ve seen around, Belfast born and bred, she was bound
to follow in her fathers steps, pick up a pencil and off she went creating art and making friends.
Her happy memories of the past, at the back of nanny’s door slinging darts, all is well till brothers turn, claims accident as her leg burns. At least the pain would wear off fast .

Comic books and new tattoos making friends you’ll never lose
All of these things and some more Smyleen, Smyleen smile some more

Theres this girl I’ve seen around, always at the front and singing loud, an inminion right from the start, a love of music deep in her heart.
She rests her arm knees on the bar.

Comic books and new tattoos making friends you’ll never lose
All of these things and some more Smyleen, Smyleen smile some more

She cries out mac rí because she misses her family, so proud of Irish roots
She cries out mac rí when resting so quietly in Danny’s loving arms
She cries out mac rí honouring nanny’s life and watching for the stars

Muddling words right from the start, driving round in Hadleigh Car
All of these things and some more Smyleen will you smile some more
Comic books and new tattoos making friends you’ll never lose
All of these things and some more Smyleen, Smyleen smile some more
Track Name: Brownsoulsister
Brownsoulsister

She’s my Brownsoulsister yet we do not share a name
I said she’s my Brownsoulsister and music to blame

When I was down she’d always come around
and pick up my frown and turn it upside down
Yeah when I’m feeling down I always can rely on my Brownsoulsister
and I’m always glad you came

She’s my Brownsoulsister and Sukhy is her name
Shes a friend you can rely on and I know you feel the same

When I’m alone I need to hear your tone I just pick up the phone
and find out if you are home
yeah when I’m feeling down I always can rely on my Brownsoulsister

Well this poor, poor boy
Sad only child
Never had a brother or a sister
Until the day
he was swept under the wings of the gentle Bahia sisters

She’s my Brownsoulsister
A yellow string and a promise made
You will always be my sister
I’ll protect you if you call my name
Track Name: Here Is Your Song
Here is your song

Oh Greg, you’ve waited so long
Here now is your song
This time it wont take me so long
So let’s look back at the times that have gone

What’s happened since when 
My pledge campaign began
And you now completed your own.
Your ‘Streets Of Rage’ smashed 600% and Centiment are still going strong

Bm C D
When I turn my head back to see
Your helping hands are there supporting me
Oh you pledged and you have my thanks now
It wont take so long
Here is your song
 
Oh Greg, you’ve waited so long
Please accept this song
I’m late but I hope worth the wait
But before this song is done

I'll confess your pledge was biggest and best
when you asked me for several t-shirts
3 Bjork covers which are nearly all done
and of course the matter of this song
 
Oh I know that I left you waiting just sat there holding on
and i'm sorry if that was frustrating but wait

Here now is your song
Track Name: Sunaina [Beautiful Eyes]
Beautiful Eyes

Said Ill meet you at Bermondsey Street
Lobster and chips at Village east
Hold my hand and lets walk through
the memories of a perfect life with you

Sunaina sunaina, I would never change ya
Sunaina - beautiful eyes

Seychelles honeymoon was a beautiful dream
My perfect princess in the clear blue sea
New York as Obama answered the call
You partied with Will at the I am Legend ball

Under Parisian Skies
I see the world reflected
I stare and start to fall
I'm endlessley and hopelessly
yours
Track Name: Days In The Sun
Days In The Sun

Another night another glass
The usual suspects turn and share a laugh
Its that drunken epiphany before we all pass out.
It's the kind of time that makes you believe
You have the answers securely up your sleeve
Just before they fade

As i learn and grow and find out more the universe unfolds and there more to know
A chance a gift, how lucky I am
To peel back the layers and peer within
The fleshy machine in which we begin
And slowly end our days

Days In the sun
A dying star where it all begun
At night we come undone
Drunk with the knowledge of the stars above

Shrouded by a blanket of stars
apart yet still a part of it all
as I close my eyes and I sink within
the soup of atoms from which I began
I'm reabsorbed for life to begin again
and again

Sometimes we all forget
This machine in which we lie
is not so much a host
But a manifestation of our lives
Track Name: The Love Of A Lifetime
Uncle Dave and Grandpa joined the army
When they returned Dave planned for wedding bells to ring.
Grandpa was the best man at the wedding
and it wasn’t long till the parties in full swing.
He saw a beautiful girl, the bridesmaid at the wedding
and he watched her spin around and around
But as the clock struck twelve and the carriages were leaving
He thought that was the last time he'd see that beautiful girl

3 score years
The love of a lifetime
If finding loves is hard
Then keeping it is harder
Learning to light the spark
and keep it burning bright forever
by taking on those vows
we promised to love forever

It wasn’t long till he met that girl from the wedding
She was now a nurse at St James in Leeds
They started Courting in the peak district of England
And pretty soon they held a wedding of their own
The patter of tiny feet was heard first time with Janet
After she arrived they moved far across the seas
Phillipa was born in and raised in Ghana
But they soon came home and the rest is history

So here we are together at the party
Its hard to believe that 60years has past
Shining bright like diamonds sparkling forever
Just like a diamonds this love will last
Track Name: Peace
Instrumental track