This House, It Was A Home

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released June 14, 2018

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Lucas Hardy Salisbury, UK

Lucas Hardy is a singer-songwriter from Salisbury, UK. Blending his Acoustic Folk sound and a modern Rock edge, with songs that start at 100% energy and weave in between stripped back melancholic numbers.

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Track Name: Grabbing Sand
I punched up, I got knocked down
Now I'm just grabbing sand
Trying to keep you around
I told myself I was done playing games
But when I'm with you
I feel like losing some days

Because she's moving soon
But I don't want her to
Gotta chase those dreams, I thought
That's why I'm here with you
The night wen by so fast
Why can't the good times last
Fuck the balance of fun and pain
I want to relive our lives again

And I know that is selfish of me
Maybe that made it easier to leave

I thought I made it through these pessimistic waters
But the waves are rough
Not a single photograph we were ghosts
Just a summer of unrequited love
And handwritten notes

Because she's moving soon
But I don't want her to
Gotta chase those dreams, I thought
That's why I'm here with you
The night wen by so fast
Why can't the good times last
Fuck the balance of fun and pain
I want to relive our lives again

And I know that is selfish of me
Maybe that made it easier to leave

My mind is moving a mile a minute
I had no future but I want to plan it
Up on that pedestal where you stay
I'm gonna climb it one day
I'm just hoping that our busy lives can coincide
I'm just foolish calling a crush a future
When it's holding us back
I hope I don't hold you back

Because she's moving soon
But I don't want her to
Gotta chase those dreams, I thought
Just why the fuck do you think I'm here with you?
The night wen by so fast
Why can't the good times last
Fuck the balance of fun and pain
I want to relive our lives again

And I know that is selfish of me
I'm just grabbing sand
Trying to keep you around
And I know that is foolish of me
And I know that is selfish of me
Maybe that made it easier to leave
Track Name: Half Time Heart
You've got a full time love
And I've got a half time heart
And I just wanna be another notch
On your bedpost
I've got a half time heart

I've got a feeling that we're losing here
If you could help, would you?

You can take all you can from my soul
You can take all you can from my soul
I don't have a lot to give
But maybe you could help me forget
That I've got a half time heart
But a whole lotta soul

Am I craving what I once had
Nostalgia makes it not look so bad
And I can tell by the look in her eyes
That she's not interested in our lives
Together we could rule the world
But they'll always be a part of me
That falters

You can take all you can from my soul
You can take all you can from my soul
I don't have a lot to give
But maybe you could help me forget
That I've got a half time heart
But a whole lotta soul

You've got a full time love
And I've got a half time heart

You can take all you can from my soul
You can take all you can from my soul
I don't have a lot to give
But maybe you could help me forget
That I've got a half time heart
But a whole lotta soul
Track Name: It's Been A While
Hey, it's been a while
But I still feel the same
As I did when I started this all
Hey, it's nothing now
But it was everything then
More than just friends

There are some scars that don't stay healed
Some moments that left me bruised
It's been so long I just hope I get laid
To rest

Is this what it's gonna feel like being alone
Is this what it's gonna feel like being alone

Make your mistakes
There's no need to hurry
Cause hearts will break eventually
They never talked about it
They broke their hearts in London
When they said that they couldn't change

Is this what it's gonna feel like being alone
Is this what it's gonna feel like being alone

I, I can fall apart sometimes
I need to piece myself together
So it's easier to hide
You, you can fall apart sometimes
But I have a feeling
That everything's gonna be alright

It's been a while
I hope you're alright

Is this what it's gonna feel like being alone
Is this what it's gonna feel like being alone

It's been a while
I hope you're alright
It's been a while
I hope you're alright
Track Name: Not Enough
We hardly talk anymore
And lately I've been such a bore
To the point that I can't tolerate myself
Believe me, I'm trying to change
The tracks are laid
So I'm stuck in my ways
Do we ride on through
The problems that we face

We're going separate ways

She makes me feel like the world's not enough
She's like a diamond but lost in the rough
And I know
That I have spent too much time
To change direction
That my head has been spinning for days
We're going separate ways

We had some moments
That felt like a lifetime
The silence painful
It hurt like a dog bite
I'm feeling loyal
So can you save my soul

It took some time to decipher the quiet
I know I'm better at talking about it
If it gets tough
Do you give up and let go

We're going separate ways

She makes me feel like the world's not enough
She's like a diamond but lost in the rough
And I know
That I have spent too much time
To change direction
That my head has been spinning

She makes me feel like the world's not enough
She's like a diamond but lost in the rough
And I know
That I have spent too much time
To change direction
That my head has been spinning for days
We're going separate ways

It's like we're on separate planes
We're going separate ways

She makes me feel like the world's not enough
She's like a diamond but lost in the rough
And I know
That I have spent too much time
To change direction
That my head has been spinning

She makes me feel like the world's not enough
She's like a diamond but lost in the rough
And I know
That I have spent too much time
To change direction
That my head has been spinning

She makes me feel like the world's not enough
She's like a diamond but lost in the rough
And I know
That I have spent too much time
To change direction
That my head has been spinning for days
We're going separate ways
Track Name: The Dream
I found a spark in a Hi-Fi system
Replay the song
And I will listen
Until I get my first guitar
Now we'll go make history

Chase the dream
Pay your dues
Don't matter if you're playing Punk Rock
Or the Blues

There's a lot of people playing
To nobody at a ticketed show

And if that is called the dream
I think I'm gonna prefer the stuff in between
You and I can't go on this way
We'll bend before we break
And spend the 10 years
Reliving a dream

After parties in the kitchen
You'll play your songs
To anyone who'll listen
It's good to have a dream they'll say
But you've got so much more
They'll never know

Write a song, Go on tour
I don't wanna make this music anymore
I don't believe a single word I'm saying
And these songs they have no feeling
It shows

And if that is called the dream
I think I'm gonna prefer the stuff in between
You and I can't go on this way
We'll bend before we break
And spend the 10 years
Reliving a dream

Reliving a dream
Is not the healthiest thing to do
Reliving a dream
Is not the healthiest thing to do

I found a spark in a Hi-Fi system
Replay the song
And I will listen
And now I have my first guitar
Can we go make history

And if that is called the dream
I think I'm gonna prefer the stuff in between
You and I can't go on this way
Reliving a dream
Is not the healthiest thing to do

And if that is called the dream
I think I'm gonna prefer the stuff in between
You and I can't go on this way
We'll bend before we break
And spend the 10 years
Reliving a dream
Track Name: Last
Before I go
Will you take my hand
I've got to tell you some of my master plans

I know
They sound silly now
I wont waste my last breath
Please write them down

Take a picture it'll last longer
Put it in your purse
For safe keeping

Cause I wont last
Much longer than I thought

I should have told you more
How much you mean to me
But I'm hoping you know that already

I should have called you more
I had the choice
I'm afraid in a few months
You'll forget my voice

Take a picture it'll last longer
Put it in your purse
For safe keeping

Cause I wont last
Much longer than I thought
Cause I wont last
Much longer than I thought

Oh if you could take any advice from me
I hope you do whatever makes you happy
Oh if you could take any advice from me
I hope you do whatever makes you happy
I hope you're happy

Oh I wont last
Much longer than I thought
If you could would you
Take our lives right back to the start
Much longer than I though
Someday you will be happy
Track Name: Another Way
I spent some time in the city
I spent some time on my own
I spent some time in this blacked out room
And I never felt so alone

I’m staring at the wall again
A metaphorical blank canvas
For my soul
If I wrote it all down
Would a therapist beg to take it all
Should I jump or should I fall

Show me how to live, to grieve and all in-between
I’m grabbing the rope between my mind and ghost
Can we bury this anxiety
Put it in a bottle and throw it to sea
I’m screaming but my lips are sealed
A crisis averted, at least I’m not hurting today
I just learned to fight another way

You don’t wanna be in here too long
It’s up and down like a broken elevator
Just watch as the numbers count up
But I’m feeling so low
I’ll just get off on another floor

I’m making dents in my timeline again
Sanctuary at my histories expense
Get me out of here
I don’t want to be a burden on myself anymore
Validate me

Show me how to live, to grieve and all in-between
I’m grabbing the rope between my mind and ghost
Can we bury this anxiety
Put it in a bottle and throw it to sea
I’m screaming but my lips are sealed
A crisis averted, at least I’m not hurting today
I just learned to fight another way

Validate me ‘cause I am slipping down the well
Dragged through hell
Infuriating, but I’m not screaming
I’ll be back in the room again
Claw my way back with bare hands

Show me how to live, to grieve and all in-between
I’m grabbing the rope between my mind and ghost
Can we bury this anxiety
Put it in a bottle and throw it to sea
I’m screaming but my lips are sealed
A crisis averted, at least I’m not hurting today
I just learned to fight another way

I just learned to fight another way
Track Name: Night Owl
I hate when the sun shines through the window
It blinds my eyes
And I can't see shit in the shadows

I guess I'm a night owl
I guess I'm a night owl
I guess I'm a night owl
I guess I am

I hate that the day's gotta start in the morning
When it's 3am and I just got in
I could go another round

To feel like a night owl
I guess I'm a night owl
Oh I

Don't wait up for me
I'll see you in the afternoon
Head buried in a coffee
Drown the night
In your favourite tunes

I hate that some feelings only last for a moment
I understand the balance
Feeling happy nurtures sadness
I just want another time

To feel like a night owl
I guess I'm a night owl
I guess I'm a night owl
I guess I am
Oh I
Track Name: My Mother's Eyes
1954 to now
And I'm lying awake
Asking why and how
The storm rips through my chest in the night
And it leaves open wounds
That only memories patch tight

A Sunday afternoon TV show
To an evening conversation
On where our dreams can go
In the morning I will open my eyes
And for a moment
I'll believe you're still alive

I'm not ready to say goodbye
But today we'll celebrate your life
Oh, the memories
Will never die
Because I saw the love
In my Mother's eyes

We'll take baby steps
If we need to
To catch your breath
There's always more time
I'll beg all I can to keep you alive
But it's not as strong as the path life designed

I'm not ready to say goodbye
But today we'll celebrate your life
Oh, the memories
Will never die
Because I saw the love
In my Mother's eyes

The storm will pass
The smiles will glow
And although my heart breaks
I'll continue to grow
I thank you for everything
You ever did for me
I just hope you know

Now I'm ready to say goodbye
And today we'll celebrate your life
Oh, the memories
Will never die
Because I saw the love
Because I saw the love
In my Mother's eyes

In my Mother's eyes
Track Name: The Edge Of The Water
It's a long way back to the edge of the water
It's a long way back to the place I call home
As I fill up this box it is painting a picture
Of an old highway with a sad man walking alone

It's too late to turn us back round
Feet our blistered from the ground
The weather sucks when it gets colder
I hate this place, let's tear it down
But if you're up for starting over
I gotta say I might be too
But just be sure
Cause it's a long way back to the edge of the water
To the edge of the water

It's a long way back to the edge of the water
It's a long way back when your head's in the sand
In the distance there is someone painting a picture
Of an old dive bar with a sad man who did what he can

It's too late to turn us back round
Feet our blistered from the ground
The weather sucks when it gets colder
I hate this place, let's tear it down
But if you're up for starting over
I gotta say I might be too
But just be sure
Cause it's a long way back to the edge of the water
To the edge of the water

It's a long way back to the edge of the water
It's a long way back when the turning is wrong
When I'm singing these words I hope they paint a picture
Of an old guitar with sad man singing a song

It's too late to turn us back round
Feet our blistered from the ground
The weather sucks when it gets colder
I hate this place, let's tear it down
But if you're up for starting over
I gotta say I might be too
But just be sure
Cause it's a long way back to the edge of the water
Oh, it's a long way back to the edge of the water
Oh, it's a long way back to the edge of the water
To the edge of the water
To the edge of the water
Track Name: This House, It Was A Home
A garden made of stones
This house, it was a home
They say it's where your heart is
For me, it's where I started
Now this house is not my own
Disconnect the phone
No one's calling that we know
Take down the pictures
Change our addresses
This road it feels unknown

The key on the side
The door left behind
Shut for the last time
The curtains have closed
On what I called my home
Now this house is not my own

Spent so much time up here
I heard you down below
Only floorboards between us
Why do I feel so alone
Discovered my favourite songs
In this room
I spent so many nights
Repeating them
I'll still listen to the same songs
Until they don't remind me
A constant has been removed

The key on the side
The door left behind
Shut for the last time
The curtains have closed
On what I called my home
Now this house is not my own

Don't be afraid to move on
You have to let go
It's hard but you're not alone
This house was my own
Where I loved, lost and grown
This house, it was a home

Don't be afraid to move on
You have to let go
It's hard but you're not alone
This house was my own
Where I loved, lost and grown
This house, it was a home

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