Five Years

by Christopher Nelson

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A compilation album of most songs and early demos so far, from 2010 - 2015.

Apologies that some are so bad.

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released November 21, 2015

Vocals, guitars, piano, drums, programming, other by Christopher Nelson.
Additional guitar on 'Rescue' by Karl Scott.
'Rescue' written by Christopher Nelson & Karl Scott.
'Gracious' originally performed by Ben Howard.
'Safe & Sound' originally performed by The Civil Wars & Taylor Swift.

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Christopher Nelson Penrith, UK

Just another singer / songwriter.

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Track Name: Blood
Your blood is just as red as mine,
Through your body on the inside.
It flows through your heart just as much as mine does,
But your heart makes mine rush.

Just one day I wish I could adore the irrational,
And throw away the real world,
To the last of the people on Earth who still find peace and quiet.
From the soil, against our fingers and toes.

Your bones, I can feel through your skin.
They wind and wrap round my body.
I feel calm when we breathe together,
Please forgive me for my past self.

Just one day I wish that I could adore the irrational,
And throw away the real world,
To the last of the people on Earth.
Track Name: Eulogy
My life seems to be a constant apology,
Written down on scraps of paper.
So close to a eulogy, thalassic waves wash over me.
Track Name: Safe & Sound
I remember tears streaming down your face when I said, "I'd never let you go."
When all those shadows almost killed your light.
I remember you said, "Don't leave me here alone."
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight.

Just close your eyes,
The sun is going down.
You'll be alright, no-one can hurt you now.
Come morning light, you & I'll be safe and sound.

Don't you dare look out your window,
Darling everything's on fire.
The war outside our door keeps raging on.
Hold on to this love of mine.
And even when the music's gone.

Just close your eyes,
The sun is going down.
You'll be alright, no-one can hurt you now.
Come morning light, you & I'll be safe and sound.
Track Name: Raindrops
The old man sat in the rain as the raindrops fell on him.
He looked cold in his hands as he breathed in,
"I feel down" he said.

"I'm numb and I am cold, and I see that I'm old,
But that will not stop me from seeing all this beauty."

I sat down in the rain as a coldness swept straight over me.
I felt cold through my bones as I breathed in,
He looked up to me.

"I'm numb, and I was told it hurts more when you're old.
That will never stop me from seeing all this beauty."
Track Name: Tomorrow Will Be A Brighter Day
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Landslides
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Sensory
If I have lost my way, will you be the cairn on the mountain?
If I have lost my sight, will you be the light that guides me home?
If I can't hear the words you whisper to me, then where do I find my strength from?

Oh, it's just sensory.
Where do I find my strength from when I am all alone?

If I can't feel the roots of the tree that we planted,
If I just need direction to get me back on track,
Will you hold me closely through the pain and the heartbreak?
Because I feel so much weaker.

Oh, it's just sensory.
I will build myself stronger, like the buildings I've come to love.
Track Name: Gracious
How would you know?
With everything around you changing like the weather.
Big black storm.
Where'd you turn to?
Or a hide a ghost, a shadow at most,
Would you let me know?
Cause I, I don't want to, to trouble your mind with the childish design of how it all should go.
I love you so.
When it all comes clear when the wind is settled, I'll be here you know.

Cause you said ours was the lighthouse towers,
The sand upon that place.
Darling I'll grow weary, happy still.
With just the memory of your face.

Gracious, goes the ghost of you,
And I will never forget the plans and the silhouettes you drew.
Gracious goes the ghost of you,
My dear.
Track Name: Oxygen
All Winter long we waited for the sun to rise again.
We waited for the sun to rise again.

Amongst the restless river you provided the space to breathe the oxygen I need.
The space to breathe the oxygen I need.
Track Name: Three Trees
Sitting by the three trees,
I watched them grow from a seed.
Seems a reflection of me,
A skyline built on memories.

And they distinguished me,
And I will never give up on my dreams.

These trees I no longer see,
Because all things end in threes.
So what has it come to be?
Just me, the land and the sea.

And they distinguished me,
And I will never give up on my dreams.
On my dreams.
Track Name: Rescue
(Instrumental)
Track Name: You
I painted you a picture on your birthday,
I just wanted to see you smile.
You had it on your door for a long, long time,
But you took it down when I made you cry.

And now I feel like I have lost you,
And there's nothing I can do,
And I'm frightened every day that it's over,
And you're tired of hearing my name.

Oh you.

I had a million dreams of us together,
Growing older with you.
I'm ever so sorry that I let you down,
But part of me still has hope.

And although I feel that I have lost you,
I no longer feel upset.
All I want is you to be happy,
And I'll focus on what comes by next.
Track Name: Utanför
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Seashore
You bloom like a cluster of doves,
White light from below or above,
Oh nature write this aubade,
Through the dawn of the sky and the stars.

Hold my roots back from becoming weeds,
This lingua franca is spoken by thieves.
Pluvial outcast? An ocean forecast.
Nineteen days through three months and I begin to doubt that.
Bright fires devour the quiet,
Continous chances of esoteric liars.

I'm beginning to doubt that,
Forgivingly foremost,
The latter the former.
Engaging the broadcast.

Hold my roots back from becoming weeds,
This lingua franca is spoken by thieves.
Pluvial outcast? An ocean forecast.
Nineteen days through three months and I begin to doubt that.
Bright fires devour the quiet,
Continous chances of esoteric liars.

Continous chances of esoteric liars.
Track Name: Exit
(Instrumental)
Track Name: 3 Trees (Demo)
Sit by the three trees and watch them grow from a seed.
They distinguished me, and I will never give up on my dreams.
Track Name: Immersion
(Instrumental)
Track Name: OH0001
(Instrumental)