The Angel's Share

by Emily Davies

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03:41
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04:45

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released July 21, 2014

All songs written by Emily Davies
Arranged and produced by Dave Laycock at Laycock Audio
Emily Davies - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Shaker
Beth Winter - Violin (tracks 1,2,3&4), Backing Vocals (tracks 2&4)
Dave Laycock - Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Organ, Shaker, Glockenspiel, Additional Drums
Andrew Davies - Violin (track 5)
Tom Shepherd - Drums (tracks 1,2,3&4)
Richard Allen - Double Bass (track 3)

Recorded at:
The Laundry Studios, Hackney
Adam Huyton's Den, Herefordshire
The Living Room at The Firs, Herefordshire

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Emily Davies London, UK

Emily Davies is a singer-songwriter, originally from Herefordshire but now based in London. Her songs blend bittersweet folk with a melodic mix of alt-country, pop & folk & for all her wistful romanticism, there's plenty of soul here too. Unashamedly retro but with a modern sensibility, Emily Davies is an artist you'd like to keep as your own little secret but she won't be a secret for long. ... more

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Track Name: Follow You
Take the night let us walk
And take each star, let it shine in silence
And brush away the fears and the tiredness
As the city dreams we'll talk the night through

When daylight breaks you'll be gone
You raise your hand in farewell
A blazing trail stretches out before you
But I feel this space you've behind you

So go sweet brother, go
Believe me when I say that I'll try for tomorrow
So go sweet brother, go
Believe when I say that I'll try to follow,
I'll try
To follow you

And I hope you'll write from time to time
I hope that place treats you kind
And I hear your voice in this room
A memory of the songs that were sung

So go sweet brother go
Believe me when I say that I'll try for tomorrow
So go sweet brother go
Believe when I say that I'll try to follow,
I'll try
To follow you

To follow you
Track Name: Roses
I dreamed you came to me
You arms full of roses
Straight off the plane
To be here in my arms

Now take me back to your heart
Now take me back to your arms

I dreamed you came to me
Your eyes they were laughing
Reached out took my hand
Took me dancing

Now take me back to your heart
Now take me back to your arms

I dreamed you came to me
There was paint still wet on your fingers
Words through colourful whirlpools
Told me how you felt

Now take me back to your heart
Now take me back to your arms
Track Name: Ours To Borrow
Here in the heat of the night
I can hear your voice on the night wind, calling my name
And I recall every word that you said
Your face so close to mine, I could feel your breath

And now I'm awake in the night
Thinking you're beside me
Holding me here at your side
Then I recall that the night was only ours to borrow
And I never thought to say goodbye

The white rose in your lapel
It fell at an angle, so I reached out and set it straight
It was only a moment
I'm young and foolish
I don't, no I don't think you noticed
But I'm hoping you'll remember me

And now I'm awake in the night
Thinking you're beside me
Holding me here at your side
Then I recall that the night was only ours to borrow
And I never thought to say goodbye

I know that your life is a suitcase and an open road
And there's endless faces and places you'll see
And I wanted to stay
But the car was waiting
To carry me into the night
And I wish I could have taken you with me

And now I'm awake in the night
Thinking you're beside me
Holding me here at your side
Then I recall that the night was only ours to borrow
And I never thought to say goodbye
Track Name: Out On The Rooftop
Take me out on the rooftop
Where the chimneys reach for the sky
And unknown lights stretch out for miles around
And hold me here a while
You know I've been missing you a while
You've got an hour or two, spend it with me tonight

And for that hour we'll sit in silence the city lights warm the sky
And hear the voices of the passers by

So you light another cigarette, refresh the empty the glass
Another hour unfolds as we sit here
And look on a mystery of lives we don't yet know
And wonder which direction this will go
But let's quit the talk about it
It never gets us anywhere
Just round and round in circles chasing time

So sit out on the rooftop
Beneath the starry sky
Content just to be, for tonight

Take me out on the rooftop, for a little time
Let the world slip by for a while
Let the world slip by for a while
Let the world slip by for a while
Let the world slip by for a while
For a while
For a while
Track Name: Heading Home
Trust me this path is the one that we're meant to follow
Take my hand, trust me, this road is where we should go
Trust me I'm asking you though you don't know where it's headed
Can't tell you what's lying ahead, but we'll find it

We've tried asking people who who've been here for the directions
But each one says they're not sure they could recall the way
And the birds in the sky are making their way for the winter
And the sky above's turning from blue, soft into grey

But come with me though you're not sure all the answers
And I don't know either, can't tell you that I know the way
But something about this feels like the way we should go
Something about this feels like we're headed home

There are footprints laid out behind that mark where we've come from
Some are faded and jaded by water that's rubbed them away
And the shadows and light stretching out towards the horizon
Light is fading and sometimes we feel the path slipping away

But come with me though you're not sure all the answers
And I don't know either can't tell you that I know the way
But something about this feels like the way we should go
Something about this feels like we're headed home

That we're heading home
Home
That we're headed home