Shadowman

by Jack Stow

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credits

released 01 December 2013
Jack Stow: keyboards & vocals

Eric Ford: drums

Richard Studholme: guitar

Howard Smith: guitar

Simon Eyre: guitar

Steve Richardson: bass

Jamie Masters: guitar, bass & percussion

Jane Beaumont: vocals

Shirley Smart: cello

Richard Jones: violin


String arrangements by Shirley Smart

Produced by Jamie Masters and Jack Stow

Engineered and mixed by Jamie Masters

Recorded and mixed at Echo Studios, Buckingham, England

Mastered by Jon Astley at Close To The Edge, Twickenham, England

Front cover image by Elizabeth Beston

Graphic design by James Beston

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Track Name: Shadowman
Waking up in the valley
Thousand miles from home
With the mist all around me
Feeling I’m not alone

In the twilight I see him
Fading back from the past
And I hear all his footsteps
By the wind choreographed

Who is the Shadowman, Shadowman, Shadowman, hmm, hmm
Who is the Shadowman, Shadowman, Shadowman, hmm, hmm

I can see his reflection
When I look in his eyes
And the towers of reason
That I built with my lies

Through the pages of history
Foggy sea storms of time
He is calling me saying
You will pay for your crime

Who is the Shadowman, Shadowman, Shadowman, hmm, hmm
Who is the Shadowman, Shadowman, Shadowman, hmm, hmm

Who is the Shadowman, who is the Shadowman, who is the Shadowman
Who is the Shadowman, who is the Shadowman, who is the Shadowman

You can live in the future
You can live in the past
You can live in the here and now
But you know that ain’t gonna last

Who is the Shadowman, Shadowman, Shadowman, hmm, hmm
Who is the Shadowman, Shadowman, Shadowman, hmm, hmm

Who is the Shadowman, Shadowman, Shadowman, hmm, hmm
Who is the Shadowman, Shadowman, Shadowman, hmm, hmm
Track Name: Foolish Fire
Here abouts in these badlands
There’s a story they tell
I heard it a few times
So I know it quite well

Jack O’ Lantern’s a bad guy
The Will O’ The Wisp
See his footsteps at midnight
In the snow deep and crisp

He laughs in the moonlight
His eyes burn just like coals
He carries a back sack
Where he keeps the lost souls

Don’t follow his foolish fire
Don’t follow his foolish fire
It may be your heart’s desire
Don’t follow his foolish fire

Is that a lamp light
I can see up ahead?
Rolling and reeling
Am I being mislead?

The light keeps on moving
It was East, now it’s West
My body is aching, man
I could do with some rest

Don’t follow that foolish fire
Don’t follow that foolish fire
It may be your heart’s desire
Don’t follow his foolish fire

Staring into the darkness
Straining my sight
Was that laughter I heard?
Was it off to the right?

Staggering blindly
Like a leaf that is blown
Senses ripped open
Like a teardrop hitting a stone

Yeah, I heard it again
It was right over there
This seems like a good time
To remember a prayer

Don’t follow that foolish fire
Don’t follow that foolish fire
It may be your heart’s desire
Don’t follow that foolish fire
Track Name: Foreign Land
Have you a restless and a roving mind?
Always moving on
Is there a place you’re trying hard to find?
Is your heart just like mine?

Wish I was living in a foreign land
Far away from all my troubles
One day I’ll move out to a foreign land
And leave it all behind

Well, if you sail across the open sea
Fly over the ocean
You'll find a land where your heart can be
Freewheelin' in motion

Wish I was living in a foreign land
Far away from all my troubles
One day I’ll move out to a foreign land
And leave it all behind

Leave it all behind
Leave it all behind
Leave it all behind...
Track Name: The Blues Is Callin'
The Blues is callin’
Callin’ out your name
The Blues is callin’
Callin’ out your name
Ain’t nothing you can do
When the Blues is callin’

Oh well, there’s nowhere you can hide
When the storm is raging
That will keep you safe inside
When all around is danger

After all is said and done
And the sky is falling
Well, there ain’t no place to run
When The Blues comes callin’

And The Blues is callin’
Callin’ out your name
The Blues is callin’
Callin’ out your name
Ain’t nothing you can do
When the Blues is callin’

Well you just take it as it comes
The Blues won’t ever harm you
So just let those teardrops run
Let ‘em wash away your sorrows

Let ‘em run, let ‘em run
They won’t be forever fallin’
Yeah, it comes to everyone
When The Blues is callin’

And The Blues is callin’
Callin’ out your name
The Blues is callin’
Callin’ out your name
Ain’t nothing you can do
When the Blues is callin’

Oh yeah, The Blues is callin’
Callin’ out your name
The Blues is callin’
Callin’ out your name
There ain’t nothing you can do
When the Blues is callin’
Oh no, there ain’t nothing you can do
When the Blues is callin’
Oh, there ain’t nothing you can do
When the Blues is callin’
Track Name: Come Pick Me Up Again
When I'm down
Got no hope or expectation
Can't see for all this rain
You come, and you change the situation
Oh, I cannot explain
Come pick me up again

I'm out there
Running scared and lonely
Got trouble flying round my brain
Then I ask for one thing only
Come sing you sweet refrain
Come you pick me up again

Take away all my sorrows
Replace them with tomorrows
Take away all this pain
Come pick me up again

The storm is moving fast on the horizon
Blowing like a hurricane
Can you tame this tempest, can you save me?
Will you break the chain?
Come pick me up again

Take away all my sorrows
Replace them with tomorrows
Take away all this pain
Come pick me up again

When I'm down
Got no hope or expectation
Can't see for all this rain
You come, and you change the situation
Don't ask me to explain
Oh, just how you pick me up again
Oh, come you pick me up again
Track Name: I Won't Give Up On You
The tracks in the sand
The lines on my hand
Write out your name
Since the day that you came

The clouds in the sky
They all ask me why
And the moon and the stars
They all ask where you are

I won’t give up on you
You will always be mine
I won't give up on you
I'll be there time after time

I won’t give up on you
I'm never losing my way
In my prayers I just say
I won’t give up on you

Time it flies by
No one denies
How can I explain
Things ain’t the same

And the seasons they change
From sun into rain
That's just like my heart
Since the day that we part

I won’t give up on you
You will always be mine
I won't give up on you
I'll be there time after time

I won’t give up on you
I'm never losing my way
In my prayers I just say
I won’t give up on you

Cut the cards
Deal a hand
Call my bluff
Read my heart today

Tracks in the sand
The lines on my hand
Write out your name
Since the day that you came

And the clouds in the sky
Well, they all ask me why
And the moon and the stars
They all ask where you are

I won’t give up on you
You will always be mine
I won't give up on you
I'll be there time after time

I won’t give up on you
I'm never losing my way
In my prayers I just say
I won’t give up on you

I won't give up
I won't give up...
Track Name: What Do I Do Now?
I can’t breathe
I can’t move
I’ve been sitting here for hours
Trying to figure out what to do

I know it’s wrong
Feels so right
You just lay there smiling
And tell me everything's alright

You’ve been holding him, loving him
Calling him your baby
Do you love him in the same way you love me?

What do I do now?
I don’t even know how it came to this
What do I do now?
Walk away, or cross the line?
Can you tell me, can you tell me
What do I do now?

You want me
I need you
But you belong to him right now
And it’s breaking me in two

I know in time
Pain can pass
But time is moving slowly
How long will this last?

You’re holding him, loving him
Calling him your baby
Do you love him in the same way you love me?

What do I do now?
I don’t even know how it came to this
What do I do now?
Walk away, or cross the line?
Can you tell me, can you tell me
What do I do now?

What do I do now?
I don’t even know how it came to this
What do I do now?
Walk away, or cross the line?
Can you tell me, can you tell me
What do I do now?

I can't breathe
I can't move
I've been sitting here for hours
Track Name: The Unquiet Grave
The Wind doth blow today, my love
A few small drops of rain
I never had but one true-love
In cold grave she was lain

I'll do as much for my true-love
As any young man may;
I'll sit and mourn at her grave
For a twelvemonth and a day

When twelvemonth and a day had passed
The dead began to speak:
"Oh, who sits weeping on my grave
And will not let me sleep?"

'Tis I, my love, sits on your grave
And will not let you sleep
I crave one kiss of your clay-cold lips
And that is all I seek

"You crave one kiss of my clay-cold lips
But my breath smells earthly strong
If you have one kiss of my clay-cold lips
Your time will not be long"

'Tis down in younder garden green
Where we used to walk
The finest flower that ere was seen
Is withered to a stalk

"The stalk is withered dry, my love
So will our hearts decay
So make yourself content, my love
Till God calls you away"

The Wind doth blow today, my love
A few small drops of rain
I never had but one true-love
In cold grave she was lain
Track Name: Why Can't I Have You?
What do you see when you look at me?
Why don’t you see the possibilities?
What can I do when you walk away?
When you’re not around it’s so easy to say

Why don’t you say you love me?
Do you dream about me?
Why can’t I hold you in my arms
The way I’m longing to?
Why can’t I have you?

Well, I never learned how to read the signs
Are you playing around with this heart of mine?
I don’t know how to talk to you
When you walk in the room
I don’t know what to do

Why don’t you say you love me?
Do you dream about me?
Why can’t I hold you in my arms
The way I’m longing to?
Why can’t I have you?
Why can’t I have you?

Guess I knew right from the start
You would always have my heart

Why don’t you say you love me?
Do you dream about me?
Why can’t I hold you in my arms
The way I’m longing to?

Why can’t I have, why can’t I have, why can’t I have you?
Why can't I have you...?
Track Name: Slipstream
You showed me how to fly high
Leave gravity behind
You gave me wings and told me
To follow, don't fly blind

For many years I watched you
Fly closer to the sun
But now I'm getting older
I feel those days are done

But I'm living in your slipstream
Still living in your slipstream

Your turbulence is violent
It's making me feel bad
Wish I could get out front
Just like that dream I had

I'm a shadowman in darkness
In the corner of your eye
Can you see me in your slipstream?
Can you tell me why?

I'm still living in your slipstream
Forever trapped here in your slipstream

Help me break out of this slipstream
Gotta get out of the slipstream