Sad to Light

by Tom Fowkes

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credits

released November 23, 2018

All songs written by Tom Fowkes
Produced by Tom Fowkes & Zarven Kara
Recorded & instruments mixed by Zarven Kara
Vocals produced & mixed by David Venter
Mastered by David Venter

Vocals, guitars, guitarlelle, programmed synthesis, bass, drums & percussion by Tom Fowkes
Lead guitar (4, 8, 9), piano (2) & bass (7, 8, 11) by Zarven Kara
Guest vocals (9) by Rose Fowkes

Cover design by Tom Fowkes
Graphic design by Simon Hancock

River Twin Records

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Tom Fowkes TAS, Australia

Simple, heartfelt, acoustic joys.⁣

Album out now – fanlink.to/sadtolight⁣.
'Winter' music video – youtu.be/yn_Mz2XBY1E.

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Track Name: Lionheart
The couch stains by my feet
And I could sleep until you come on home
The sun breaks on my face
You and I could talk until the dawn

Smokescreen mirrors on me
But I can breath with her the joy inner
The boys are losing her
But I could see you’re glorious to me

The fire’s in your heart
The fire’s in your heart
The fire’s in your heart
The fire’s in your heart

The story told myself
Love is live too old to live within us
The angel held my hand
Just ask and risk you will know when honesty is said

You know I am standing on by
For us to be

The fire’s in your heart
The fire’s in your heart
The fire’s in your heart
The fire’s in your heart
Track Name: Tell
Set to save
Have we even made up my name
Tells are brave
Have I even made up mine yet

I’ve loved at lost
Now I’m trying to believe in
A loving share
Have I ever made well

Which way should I go
Which way should I fare myself
Which way should I go
Which way should I fare myself and

Which way should I go
Which way should I fare myself in
Which way should I go
Which way should I fare myself in

So kind to hands
Will she ever meet me
Track Name: Faces
When will I see your face
Something tells me in not so long
But I’m beginning to feel a little bit lost here
But your eyes and smile they bring me back

Cover cover the sheets
I’m ready for this home
Cover the sheets
Tell me where I need to sit while you wake

But I’m beginning to see
That my head is holding off
I'm beginning to feel
Something lighter than my previous forms

You are you are
You are you
Smiles are better for me
You are yearning
You all have smiles that are better for me
Better for me

They’re better for me
They’re better for me
They’re better for me
They’re better for me

Better for me
Better for me
Track Name: Salter
Slow down me
It’s impossible to be when I’m in need
Slower please
It’s impossible to breath when I’m a leech

Salter sleep now
I’m digging up a past that hinders me
From me I see it
As the talons stop a love from reaching me

When will I stop
When will I see
When will I choose a future fit for me

When will I stop
And when will I sleep
Without the demons a comin' comin' at me

Oh I see it
Like I’m giving up on you from needing me
On you pleaded
But I’m feeling lost the ground it fleets in me

Please be the seedling
Just let it go a love can heal your fears
And onwards me
I’m choosing this to feel myself a free

When will I stop
When will I see
When will I choose a future fit for me

When will I stop
When will I sleep
Without the demons a comin' comin' at me

And when will I feel
A peace in my heart
A willing receiving a grounding deep in my heart

Deep in my heart
Deep in my heart
Deep in my
Deep in my heart

Deep in my heart
Deep in my heart
Deep in my
Deep in my heart

Deep in my heart
Track Name: When No One Comes
Could you not stare down at me
And feed my worries
While I’m anxious in a vow
To rescue me
Could it not be in both of us
This fickle energy
While I’m off acting in frowns
A brooding me

I’m always out of luck
As you float above in droves
You’ll see it

Happens interland
Alone and promising
Wide eyed giving coms away
To sleeve your fear
Why’d I come back to me
Open entity
While I’m afloat you bait you chain
You trouble me

There’s always a state of risk
Just saddle up roam to reach
You’ll see it

But your apathy it burns
Me to the bridge
Of another
But your proper entries at me
Feel like a streak cold and elite
Plummeting me

As this actress delights
Letting me be brief at a tease
Carrowing me
But your property it burns
It bursts at the base
Funnelling me

And I’m gone God and give
Sell my seat gift my fees
I found another

If it’s all just hurt to be
Why don’t we leave it be
Start another
Track Name: Ordinary (Boy)
Just stay till the dawn
And back for a dusk
Strength held inner loving
Forgotten touch

You and I could feel
Love’s inner sanctuary
You and could hope
To feel just enough
Before it melts away

I would stay I would rest
In this world beneath us
And make the choice to rise
Forgotten empty words
And lists beyond lists
I leave for another

Night to share
Night to share
Night to share
For a night to share

Before it all becomes forgotten
Before it all becomes forgotten

I swear
Love is like autumn
It whisks away like leaves
Till we’re all just another somebody’s other
Will I forget just what we shared

As this ordinary boy can

I can feel
I can hold
I can feel it
I can hold
Track Name: I'm Still Thankful
It’s emotional havoc
To resist delete it all
You and I could talk and just listen
Make sense of all the words

In truth am I any better
I’ve cleared when I’m alone
But being brings up baggage
And my ground it wobbles most

Contact brings me closer
Then space just makes it worse
You and I could talk
Believing that I’m better

Texts are so much worse
Seen it can’t be bothered
Replying as a thirst

You and I could talk

But believing I’m a menace
I scrutinise my words
Leaving her in danger
Isolating her

You and I could talk

Intertwining each other
You mistake me for needing
When I just wanted to hold

When it’s cold and windy
In hard pains that you decide
To resist and be present
Not at effect of all your mind
So I counted all my blessings
And thanked you for your time

With me
Track Name: Different
I came into the room
Glowing by the view
There was something underlying

A smile inside my heart
A warmth that'd bring me light
In the dark

I didn’t know quite them
Just what it would all mean
Then it happened

I changed my point of view
I left the old anew
To live inside and rumble

I didn’t know this love
I didn’t know that covers
Were placed inside my head

I felt a newer place
Somewhere I am a freer
Where did you find me

Just where did you find me
Just where did you go
My beautiful

Just where did you find me
Just where did you go
Just where did you find me
Just where did you go
Track Name: Southbound
As you sleep
I’m always awake
As you breathe
I’m coming to you

I swear for most of the time
I’m useless at best
And most of the time
I’m lost in a phase
And most of the time
I’ll go to a place where I can find some peace
And be a part of me

Soon soon soon

Come my time
I’ll smile at this stage
How did I catch life in the eye
I’ve seen beauty
I’ve seen change
I’ve seen pain
I’ve felt the veil

You are there
How do you know
I am the one
You could spend this lifetime with

You were there with a smile
Looking at me you were there

Crossed the line doubts free
I’m sailing south to join the glee in my heart
Growing as a smile reaches others
In this moment that I will
Feel your arms on my face
And feel the warmth in this space

Where I can be near your space and feel alive
Live by your side and feel the warmth
As I hold you inside and feel the peace in my skin
And feel a reaching for more

You’ve got colours in your eyes
I haven’t seen in this life
You’ve got smiles I haven’t seen
The way they mean beauty clean
Lovers heart for my soul

I haven’t felt
I haven’t felt
I haven’t felt
I haven’t felt
I haven’t felt
I haven’t felt

Here before
Track Name: Happiest
Come and take me with you
My dear are you sure
You could have all the world
But you’re choosing to follow me

I’m used to this face I have
But will you wonder what you gave before next month
I’m used to falling over
I used to cry out loud in the same place

Would you comfort yourself when I am gone
Will you be able to smile once you had want me

Please please

I can stare for you for hours
It’s your beauty that reaches in to meet
How does one have so much kindness I don’t know
How can one be so much kindness I don’t know

Why would you love me my dear
Why would you choose someone that sees
The rain and the dark clouds above

You’re so full of light it’s sweet
And your rays are healing to be around

I can try to run with you
I could try to climb
I know I will fall again and you will see what I am

Just choose your one to keep up with you
Please just choose the one to be your man
Choose the one who lives with you and all your friends

And be happiest without me
And be happiest without me
Track Name: Held
To change I make it over
I’m losing track of time
This ground it falls beneath us
And I swear it would be mine

To fall beyond a shadow
And base it past the line
I’m using all my angles
And swear it’s not too late

To swear it’s got to move
To swear it’s got mine
Swear it’s got to mine
To swear it’s got to mine

I’m counting all my angels
I swear they can’t be mine
There’s somewhere I believe it
I wouldn’t be here still

I’m counting all my angels
They lose when I’m behind
I wish it all my head
I wish it held my hand

I wish you count my hand
I wish you had my hand
I wish you had my hand
I wish you held my hand

For reasons I’m so held
I wish you held my hand
I wish you held my hand

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