Northern Slums to Western Dreams

by Les Cotton

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BILL HARRIS The album shows a wide range of styles and I like listening to it. That's what matters to the fan in the end Les, as you know. Favorite track: Twister.
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standing at the bus stop trying not to get shot blending into the night if i wernt paranoid i'd be alright looking for the right change make it new or rearrange choices to be made tomorrow could be bright enough for shades drowning in a sea of information overload a million ways to make me change my mind if i had it all i'd still want more like a thousand times before take some, give some, leave it all behind looking at me, looking at you Why do you love me like you do? looking at you, looking at me There's no place that I'd rather be. tomorrow is a new day You can't win if you don't play set your sights for the sun no regrets, the party's just begun so head out on the highway Lock the door and throw away things you just dont need Satisfaction is guaranteed drowning in a sea of information overload a million ways to make me change my mind if i had it all i'd still want more like a thousand times before take some, give some, leave it all behind looking at you, looking at me There's no place that I'd rather be. looking at me, looking at you Why do you love me like you do? looking at you, looking at me There's no place that I'd rather be. looking at me, looking at you Why do you love me like you do?
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Shoreline 02:55
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Question 03:34
When Life becomes a Movie scene and nothings as its ever been reality is struggling to find you who to be and what you see questions and democracy stuff the world and leave the past behind you who am i to question what you need to carry on then watch your world exploding into flames who am i to ask you what the hell is goin on? set the sails and turn another page its all the same to me its just a name to be the person you believe is hiding up your sleeve still running from the world who am i to ask you what the hell is goin on? set the sails and turn another page set the sails and turn another page its all the same to me its just a name to be the person you believe is hiding up your sleeve still running from the world
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Burgundy 03:14
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The Answer 04:00
I dream of days when we drive away without a single word to say or worry about things we left behind us just you and I and a deep blue sky a six pack and a bottle of wine head full of dreams and nothing on our mind gaze into the distance its all becoming clear path of least resistance must be getting near fly like an eagle ride like the wind run like hell and never look behind head for the place where the road meets the sky make it today if we really try rainbow lane is always on my mind... always on my mind is it you, or is it me ? is this the way it meant to be ? dont you know the sun shines on the righteous the wind has blown your thoughts away the millionth word you'd ever say has gone beyond the line of the horizon we're kids again round the bends the answer i'll be your fool
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summer came then went away theres not a lot that i can say to make you understand the way i feel i loved you then and a love you now its hard for me to know just how you stuck with me thru all my crazy deals unconditional surrender will be your friend and sole defender melt into the background knowing its all for real, the feelings growing Sitting in the rain i'm really glad you came talk some bull sh** , watch the flowers grow drink some wine and we'll dream drifting off upstream chasin rainbows searching high and low goin with the flow ----------------------------------------- Playing games and taking chances all wrapped up in circumstances you never know you can until you try no one ever thought to mention happiness is your own invention peace of mind is impossible to buy unconditional surrender will be your friend and sole defender melt into the background knowing its all for real, the feelings growing Sitting in the rain i'm really glad you came talk some bull sh** , watch the flowers grow drink some wine and we'll dream drifting off upstream chasin rainbows searching high and low goin with the flow
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Friday Rag 02:24
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its one of those days when your fallin apart and you cant see what it means its one of those days to be breakin your heart burstin at the seams ---------------------------------- its so hard to be a poet when your words have blown away so easy to have nothin left to say ---------------------------------- =========================================== its one of those days... when you're feelin lonely its one of those days... when the sun wont shine its one of those days... stringin words together that just dont rhyme its one of those days... to be feelin sorry its one of those days... when you just dont care its one of those days... when the worlds against yo it just aint fair ============================================ Its one of those days when nothins in tune you've lost your ryme n reason Missin the sun so you stare at the moon needin somethin to believe in ---------------------------------- its so hard to be a poet when your words have blown away so easy to have nothin left to say ---------------------------------- =========================================== its one of those days... when you're feelin lonely its one of those days... when the sun wont shine its one of those days... stringin words together that just dont rhyme its one of those days... to be feelin sorry its one of those days... when you just dont care its one of those days... when the worlds against yo it just aint fair ============================================ its one of those days... its one of those days... its one of those days... its one of those days...
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Photograph 03:56
Your picture speaks a thousand words I never met you, but I heard your laughter ringing in my ears I never lnew you, but I know your smile could melt the coldest snow forever summer in your world Here I sit, years apart you can almost touch my heart don't break it Here I sit, years apart you can almost touch my heart don't break it... ====================================== Photograph mine is not to reason why you found me Photograph whisper from beyond the sky Echoes from the edge of time... ====================================== Mysteries you left behind I was always mean't to find hidden in the pages, there's a meaning You did the things you wanted to never had to give up on your dreaming never had to give up on your dreaming... ====================================== Photograph mine is not to reason why you found me Photograph whispers from beyond the sky Its just a ...photograph ====================================== whisper from beyond the sky Echoes from the edge of time...
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Slide Away 04:09
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Twister 02:53
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For the girl with the faraway look in her eyes for the one that kept telling me too many lies .....its for you, this ones for you For the one with the hotpants that zipped from behind For the one who loved Ziggy and messed with my mind ......its for you, this ones for you ----------------------------------------------------- I wouldn't be what I am today without you Those bitter memories just made me see there's a world beyond the darkness of the city and a hand that's reaching out to set me free ----------------------------------------------------- For the one that held hands as we walked in the park For the one in the cellar that danced in the dark ......its for you, this ones for you for the angel in bluejeans just over the fence for the one who was crazy, but made so much sense ......its for you, this ones for you ----------------------------------------------------- I wouldn't be what I am today without you Those bitter memories just made me see there's a world beyond the darkness of the city and a hand that's reaching out to set me free ----------------------------------------------------- for the one in the house at the side of the tracks for the one with my number that never called back ......its for you, this ones for you The one that took my breath away a fleeting glimpse that never stayed ......its for you, this ones for you This ones for you...oooh...ooh This songs for you...oooh...ooh
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Homecoming 04:33

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" Why the title ? "

My Great Grandparents, Ben and Ellen Cotton, grew up in the notorious Angel Meadow area of Manchester in the 1800s...described by Engels as...
" The lowest, most filthy, most unhealthy and most wicked locality...full off cellars inhabited by prostitutes, their bullies, thieves, cadgers, vagrants in the very worst sties of filth and darkness... "

We are indeed fortunate to be "Where We Are Today"...

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released December 8, 2013

Les Cotton -
All Guitars / Bass / Drum programming / Vocals / Synth Pads / Recording / Mixing / Mastering / Sleeve Art

Special thanks to Peter Rand for Keyboards on "Homecoming" also thanks to Bjorn Nilsen , Author and Acoustiic Guitar, on "Homecoming"

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Les Cotton England, UK

Mancunian musician, now exiled on the Fylde Coast
Guitar/Bass/Vocals main instruments..
also Keyboards/Drum programmer

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