The Way Home

by Dan Aston

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Debut EP from British singer-songwriter, Dan Aston. Featuring seven original songs inspired by the likes of John Martyn, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen.

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released January 22, 2013

All songs written by Dan Aston. Recorded at The VIP Lounge in Penzance Cornwall, produced by Dare Mason. Stay in touch with all the latest Dan Aston news: www.danaston.com

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Dan Aston Cornwall, UK

British singer-songwriter, inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Ryan Adams. EP 'The Way Home' out now.

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Track Name: Way Home
One more night, and I'll be on my way home
Give me one more drink, to sooth my heart alone
Then I'll pack my bags, be racing down that highway
To you my baby, it wont be long, you'll see I'm on my way
My way back to you.

I look back on my life,
All the people I have known
Friends that have come and gone
Memories that I've kept away
For a rainy day

The tide is rising, and the sun sets, your fears
Burning but the winds keep rolling
The sea will recede and the veil will lift
Your eyes will awaken to another day

Nothing else, can come between me now and where I want to be
Take one last look, before I'm gone now I'm running free
You see sometimes it takes a heavy load,
A broken heart, with nowhere to go
To break the mould you've been living in
And now I'm on my way back to you.
Track Name: Above the Ground
I wont forsake you
For the things that you've said
I wont benight you for myself
It doesn't matter what I do anyway
And I'm ok

Sometimes it's darker
With you not around
Sometimes it's lighter
In this space that I've found
But it doesn't matter either way
Guess I'm here to stay

What did I do to make you hate me
What can I say to turn it around
Where can I go without you to hold me
Above the ground

The days add up
But I'm not counting
I just gave up
On being found
The future's mine and I'm gonna take it
I'll see you around

What did I do to make you hate me
What can I say to turn it around
I won't be scared I'm gonna fly
Above the ground

I've nothing to say
I'll find my own way
I won't hang around
I'll make myself proud

What did I do to make you hate me
What can I say to turn it around
I won't be scared I'm gonna fly
Above the ground
Track Name: For You My Friend
There was a time
When I was down and lonely
And you were the one to save me
From it all
The days were long
And the nights were cold
If I had one wish
I would be by your side til I'm old

For you my friend I would cross any river
And be by your side on the shoreline
I trust in you to find the answer
And keep your head above the waterline

And now you're falling
out of my reach
You refuse my hand
And give in to the darkness beneath
Oh why won't you listen
To the people around you
Tell me what else is a friend supposed to do

For you my friend I would cross any river
And be by your side on the shoreline
I trust in you to find the answer
And keep your head above the waterline
For you my friend I would cross any river
And be by your side on the shoreline
I hope that you will find the answer
Track Name: See You Again
It's been so long since you were by my side
When you passed away, through the pain I just survived
I feel my stomach tighten, my heart begins to race
Been waiting for this moment, I long to see your face.

The time is right for you to show yourself to me
In the darkness tonight, I will wait a while
For you to take your form in the ghostly light
I can't wait to see you again.

When you were taken, the knife, it cut so deeply
I had to find away to build a bridge back to your soul
A wise-woman, she told me the things I had to do
To bring myself back to you.

The time is right for you to show yourself to me
In the darkness tonight, I will wait a while
For you to take your form in the ghostly light
I can't wait to see you again.
Track Name: The Other Side
High rising mind of wonder
Looking for a place to hide
Scared to show what lies under-
neath your dim confine
But I can see you from the other side.

Searching for self assurance
In desperation your dreams subside
Lights flash by you, but none as bright
As the dormant star you hold inside
Oh what a shame to be stuck on the other side.

One day you must break your spell
Tear down the walls that you built yourself
You can't rely on anybody else
It's down to you to open up and shine.

Wallowing in self indulgence
In darkness you rest your mind
Wash away these inky waters
And step into the world outside
We're here waiting for you on the other side.
Track Name: Still Life
Living life inside a box
Can be deadly safe if your shy
The world outside keeps on turning
Won't be long before life passes you by

Maybe tomorrow, you tell yourself
You'll bite the bullet and be somebody else
Take the chance get up and run
But with you tomorrow never comes

I'll try another way
I won't give up on
Searching for you
Looking for a remnant of your mind beneath this shell
Won't wait another day
Of living behind
Walls of fear that tie me to the ground
I won't break down again, never again

Someday soon you'll realise
The sun is lower and it aint gonna rise
Time is fleeting you're getting old
So you better stop doing what you're told

One of the crowd, one of the many
Stumbling through trying to numb the pain
Of being nothing like everyone else
Just a passenger on this ghost train

I'll try another way
I won't give up on
Searching for you
Looking for a remnant of your mind beneath this shell
Won't wait another day
Of living behind
Walls of fear that tie me to the ground
I won't break down again, never again

My message to you son
Is pick up the buck and run
Don't be satisfied
Don't ignore the words I say
For there will come the day
Where you'll regret your life