HEADSWIMS

by TRUMAN FALLS

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1.
Love struck out on a roll cupid In Tow Fireworks a flying Then youre back at the end Taking the strain The foot of the mountain Well that's just fine I don't fear the fall its better to loose Than hang on to nothing Its easier to walk on the water Its easier to keep my head down Its easier to drown out Than sail my soul on The Devils Ark Once I kissed a friend Who thought I could be A prince in the waiting But woe be tides the ship when frogs all he is No crown for the taking God what a rope You neck yourself in Guess im to swing So sorry Miss Haven Its easier to walk on the water Its easier to keep my head down Its easier to drown out Than sail my soul on The Devils Ark Here lies the ruse Here lies the wreck Here lies me thinking You sink for the truth Or float on the lie The devils a sailing Well I wont sail on no more Better devils that you don't know Than better devils that you do Oh I hope that means something Its easier to walk on the water Its easier to keep my head down Its easier to drown out Than sail my soul on The Devils Ark
2.
Featherhead 05:17
All in tatters Blue from black Im halfway down the glass Tired of hearing Four leaf mantras Getting nowhere fast Then you smile And curse me for a featherhead Then you smile for me But love is a lie That wont let me go Begging excuses As bitter as bold All for a smile All for the curve of your mouth Then you smile And curse me for a featherhead Then you smile for me
3.
Thank you for the sign Stupid valentine Keep your wild ambitions For the skies Up there in the dark Horoscraping dots They don't mean a dash here Oh constellation save your breath on me Im not listening Ill cut you down to size Shoot out all the lights kill every satellite The stars look cheap tonight dear Sorry for the crap Fickle as I am Caught myself a comet of my own Brighter than bizarre cartoon crickets wish upon Dam it all to Disney baby Oh constellation spare the dust on me Im not dreaming Keep your second prize Shoot out all the lights kill every satellite The stars look cheap tonight Now youre here Oh constellation Save your breathe on me Im not listening Ill cut you down to size Shoot out all the lights kill every satellite The stars look cheap tonight
4.
Youre the light of my world brighter than the brightest spark in heaven Apple of my eye Every smile that you shine I could die a million times in wonder Apple of my eye All my life ive never seen such virtue All my lifes been blinded by the blessing of you So I pray every night For the light and the love yore giving me Apple of my eye
5.
The hardest heart Would surely break for you The strongest pride Would fall from grace for you And even though these souls you claim Are only in your game This heart of hearts Yearns for you The wisest man Would play the fool for you The greatest poet Could not put rhyme to you And though the promise of your lips Would lie with every tender kiss This fool of fools Yearns for you How could it be that such as you Mocks love so sweetly In ways that defeat everything I do Your loves not true And yet this heart Will be condemned to you And play the part Of all youd ask it to Waiting in hope just for the day That you may turn to me and say this hardest heart This foolish of hearts This heart of hearts Yearns for you
6.
That blue blue smile That sad sad sad soul Still screws me up from aall the misery I've sewn Those blue blue eyes They say it all What good is sorry When I couldn't spell the word When the fighting starts When the meanings flown Surely theres a part of us That we could not let go That blue blue smile That sad sad soul still keeps you wondering why Youre putting on this show those blue blue eyes They say it all Why say forever If theres better down the road Surely theres a part of us that could not let go My blue blue smile My sad sad soul Still screws me up From all the misery ive sewn My blue blue eyes They say it all Im trying baby Maybe I can spell the word So sorry baby Tell me I can spell the word
7.
Oberon 06:07
Hey there Oberon Cant you hear the signs Born upon a morning song Not a sweeter sound Blackbird spoken Words worthless in rhyme Its a poor mans prize Hey there Oberon Cant you see the light Warmer than a lovers arms Still as bold a bright Summers stolen A gilded golden smile Its a poor mans prize hey there Oberon Its a wondrous life Time its time to learn How to live it right Simple moments A mothers lullaby] Its a poor mans prize
8.
Headswims 05:32
Our little one Welcome home to the world With your mothers eyes adored Praying so long For your sweet surprise Sleepless nights Butterflies Oh what a life Our little dove Had us lost in a moment With no breath to call your own Scared for too long On a nightmare wild Rollercoaster ride Hold on tight Oh what a life
9.
All in tatters Blue from black Im halfway down the glass Tired of hearing Four leaf mantras Getting nowhere fast Then you smile And curse me for a featherhead Then you smile for me But love is a lie That wont let me go Begging excuses As bitter as bold All for a smile All for the curve of your mouth Then you smile And curse me for a featherhead Then you smile for me
10.
Hey there Oberon Cant you hear the signs Blackbird spoken Words worthless in rhyme Its a poor mans prize Hey there Oberon Cant you see the light Warmer than a lovers arms Still as bold a bright Summers stolen A gilded golden smile Its a poor mans prize hey there Oberon Its a wondrous life Time its time to learn How to live it right Simple moments A mothers lullaby Its a poor mans prize

about

“A Stunning piece of work from arguably The Isle of Man's finest songwriter.
An album full of love, hope and new found fatherhood brought to life by a truly epic and original sound”

“Oh what an album, Oh what a life.”

Ben O’Hare
Post War Stories



After the critical acclaim of their debut album LITTLE HAPPYHELLS, TRUMAN FALLS return with their long anticipated follow up HEADSWIMS.

Singer songwriter Simon Rea hasn’t lost his feel for the grandiose in widescreen soundscapes, if anything time in the studio with friends Paul Teare and producer Dave Armstrong has helped them hone their skills to a fine art.
Simons writing style is indisputably original and yet there is an unmistakeable harkening back to the 50s-60s style that gives HEADSWIMS what they like to call its "Hestonic" feel. It’s with a myriad of both local musicians as well legendry artists such as B.J Cole who have helped in creating a Joe Meek / Phil Spector like sound the band wanted to achieve and have done so with aplomb and vigour.

Recorded at DAM Studios on The Isle Of Man HEADSWIMS is a bold and ambitious achievement. Bursting with cinematic strings, heavenly choirs, swooning vibrato guitars and at the core of it all; superbly crafted, often enigmatic yet beautifully poetic lyrics and grandiose melodies.

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released February 24, 2017

THE DEVILS ARK
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar
Paul Teare. Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocal
Dave Armstrong. Bass
Paul Tonks. Drums/Piano
Simon Campbell. Electric Guitar
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal
Christy Dehaven. Vocal


FEATHERHEAD
Simon Rea. Vocal/AcousticGuitar/Percussion/Glockenspiel
Paul Teare. Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar
Dave Armstrong. Bass/Keys
Paul Tonks. Drums
Stuart Watret. Percussion
Simon Campbell. Electric Guitar
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal
Christy Dehaven. Vocal


STARS LOOK CHEAP
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar/Percussion
Paul Teare. Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocal
Dave Armstrong. Bass/keys
Paul Tonks. Drums/Piano
Simon Campbell. Electric Guitar
Stuart Watret. Electric Guitar
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal
Christy Dehaven. Vocal


APPLE OF MY EYE
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar
Paul Teare. Electric Guitar
Dave Armstrong. Bass/Keys
Paul Tonks. Drums
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal


THE HARDEST HEART
Simon Rea. Vocal/Electric Guitar
Paul Teare. Electric Guitar
Dave Armstrong. Bass/Piano/Keys
Paul Tonks. Drums


BLUE BLUE SMILE
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar
Paul Teare. Electric Guitar/Vocal
Dave Armstrong. Bass
Paul Tonks. Drums
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal
Christy Dehaven. Vocal
BJ Cole. Pedal Steel


OBERON
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar/Percussion
Paul Teare. Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocal
Dave Armstrong. Bass
Paul Tonks. Drums
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal
Christy Dehaven. Vocal
BJ Cole. Pedal Steel
Steven Dallimore. Solo Cello


HEADSWIMS
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar/Percussion/Glockenspiel
Paul Teare. Spanish Guitar/Electric Guitar
Dave Armstrong. Bass/Keys
Paul Tonks. Drums
The Magpie Choir. Vocal


Strings
David Kilgallon. 1st Violin
Mary Frankwick. 1st Violin
Katie Lawrence. 2nd Violin
Liz Godby. 2nd Violin
Roy Baker. Viola
Libby Mcintosh. Viola
Nigel Grimm. Cello
Steven Dallimore. Cello


All Songs Written & Arranged By Simon Rea
Except The Devils Ark Written By Simon Rea/Paul Teare
All Lyrics Simon Rea
Produced, Engineered & Mixed By Dave Armstrong/Simon Rea
Strings Written & Arranged By Dave Armstrong/Simon Rea
Recorded At D.A.M. Studios Isle Of Man
Mastered By Mike Cave At Loft Mastering Liverpool
Artwork By Bruno Cavellec
Sponsored By The Isle Of Man Arts Council

In memory of
Alan Armstrong
Irene Teare
Patricia Ann Rea

To Anna with love

For My Little Dove x

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Recorded at DAM Studios on The Isle Of Man HEADSWIMS is a bold and ambitious achievement. Bursting with cinematic strings, heavenly choirs, swooning vibrato guitars and at the core of it all; superbly crafted, often enigmatic yet beautifully poetic lyrics and grandiose melodies. ... more

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