Bread & Circuses EP

by Ian Adamson

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released January 10, 2011

All songs written by Ian Adamson.

Cast:
Ian Adamson: Vocals, lyrics, guitars, piano.
Dave Kostilek: Bass guitar.
Rob Ashworth: Drums, shakers, electric guitar on track 5.
Hannah Rigg: Piano and glockenspiel on track 2.
Tony Harris: Orchestration on track 5.
All additional instrumentation by Ian Adamson.

Artwork by Chris Sutcliff - www.chrissutcliff.com
Recorded and produced by Rob Ashworth.

Many thanks to Rob, Dave K, Hannah, Chris and Tony.

More info and songs:
soundcloud.com/ianadamson
ianadamson.wordpress.com
ianplaysmusic@gmail.com

Other links of interest:
gauntstory.bandcamp.com
myspace.com/hannahjorigg
soundcloud.com/tony-harris



Thank you for listening.

"I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living." - Fydor Dostoevsky

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Track Name: Passio
Passio

Will you be my little darling tonight?
I'll kiss your hand with a French phrase
If that's what you say that you like

It's not complicated, it's alright
I don't believe it's a passing phase
Let's get dressed up and seize the night

We can take things slow
Or go too fast
Or stay right where we are
We can take things slow
Or go too fast
We could go so far

Let's cause a scandal
Let's kiss in clubs where we're both known
Let's cause a scandal
Let's go

Will you be my angel, save my soul?
I want to take you in my arms
My heart is now under your control

Am I too hasty - too full-on?
I may lack grace and charms
But I don't want to turn and see you're gone

We can take things slow
Or go too fast
Or stay right where we are
We can take things slow
Or go too fast
We could go so far

Let's cause a scandal
Let's kiss in clubs where we're both known
Let's cause a scandal
Let's go

We can take things slow
Or go too fast
Whatever you might choose
We can take things slow
Or go too fast
I want to be used

Let's cause a scandal
Let's kiss in clubs where we're both known
Let's cause a scandal
Let's go
Track Name: Emily, It's You
Emily, It's You

Just a little whisper
Tell me something new
Just a sweet meander
I'll go there with you

Tell me all your secrets
I'll let you in on mine
We can smoke cigarettes
Dance the night away in time

Time runs out in the morning
When the lights come on & I'm yawning
All the time runs out in the morning
Can you help me out I think I must be falling

Hold my hand my darlin'
We can find a way
Dance like no-one's watching
In the summer rain

A candle in the corner
Of a darkened room
Makes everything better
Emily, it's only you

You I want in the morning
When the lights come on & I'm yawning
Oh it's you, Emily, in the morning
Who can keep this night alive & plans from falling

When everyone's pretending
Wearing phoney masks
All this time I'm spending
Always runs out fast

First we share a moment
Across a crowded room
Conversation dies down
Emily, it's only you

You I want in the morning
When the lights come on & I'm yawning
Oh it's you, Emily, in the morning
Who can keep this night from falling
'Cause when time runs out in the daylight
Emily, it's you in the spotlight
& if you say that it'll be alright
Then we can set this town alight
Tonight.
Track Name: Silence Speaks
Silence Speaks

The moon is glistening in the sky
Like the tear on a cheek of a jilted bride
Keeping her secrets bottled up inside

I play with my cigarette a while
Like a lawyer with a pen at a murder trial
I raise my glass to temptation and smile

The half-deserted streets I walk
Could tell me tales if they could talk
The silence speaks only for itself
The half-deserted streets I walk
Could say so much if they could talk
The silence speaks only for itself

I have heard the sound of revelry
Come up from the streets far below me
Alcoholic laughs belie the grief

I have stood and watched her from afar
Like a failed politician propping up a bar
I am self-indulgent; wishing on a star

The half-deserted streets I walk
Could tell me tales if they could talk
The silence speaks only for itself
The half-deserted streets I walk
Could say so much if they could talk
The silence speaks only for itself

The rain falls down as it always must
We should leave this scene without much fuss
Only those who've had it all can know what's lost
Track Name: Will Someone Turn This Car Around
Will Someone Turn This Car Around

Will someone turn this car around
The driver must be drunk
The scenery is blurred outside
The spirits have been sunk

I don't know where we're going
I forget from where we came
Will someone turn this car around
I wish I took the train

A hairpin bend is on the map
And I'm too damn scared to look back
My knuckles almost white as to the bone
We're running on an empty tank
The conversation's dead and blank
We reap the harvest of regrets we've sown
Will someone turn this car around
I want to go home

Will someone turn this car around
It's all going to fast
There's still so much left to do
I need to make it last

I photograph my memories
To play tricks on my mind
Will someone turn this car around
I can't see the road signs

A hairpin bend is on the map
And I'm too damn scared to look back
My knuckles almost white as to the bone
We're running on an empty tank
The conversation's dead and blank
We reap the harvest of regrets we've sown
Will someone turn this car around
I want to go home

A three-point turn is what I need
So that I can breathe...
Track Name: Wait & See
Wait & See

I will take you to my home town
We will walk along the beach
See the old industry run-down
The sand wet beneath our feet

If you let me
Let's wait & see

I will walk the earth for you
I will wait an eternity
If that's what I need to do
For you to believe me

If you let me
Let's wait & see

I take phrases from old books
Forgotten, dusty poetry
Sonnets & haikus & beat-driven hooks
Maybe you will notice me

If you let me
Let's wait & see

Come on darling - let's tempt fate now
If you hurry up & wait now