Black Chimneys EP

by Gavin Loughlin

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Black Chimneys is about many things....the overall picture though, is one of growing up in a northern town which has no hope, money or prospects. I hope you like it.
Available to buy on limited edition Compact Disc from www.gavinloughlin.co.uk

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released March 2, 2014

All words and music written, performed and produced by Gavin Loughlin.
www.gavinloughlin.co.uk

Photograph by Cavan Douglass

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Gavin Loughlin UK

Gavin Loughlin is a multi-instrumentalist from the North of England, a music-maker and writer of the greatest songs you've never heard.

You can sometimes find him busking, or playing at an open mic.

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Track Name: Black Chimneys
No smiling face
No warm embrace
No one to hear me
When school’s a disgrace

No open ground
To kick around
No place to be cheerful
No place to be found

Roots have been planted
In a garden of weeds
But who am I
Supposed to be?
Mum’s in the window
They all say she’s mad
Where is my family?
Who is my Dad?

On railway tracks
Dead chimneys black
We used to be heroes
Now we’re under attack
And the sun goes down
On this northern town
The lads are still fighting
Outside the crown

We sing out loud
To the same old songs
But the words are different
The meaning’s gone
Don’t stop to question
Just sing along

Forget about hope
Forget about dreams
Leave them burning
On the TV screen
Don’t stop to question
What about me?
Track Name: Distortion
Got a feeling that I can't escape
My head's been strapped to a runaway train
Triangulation, modulation of electric kinds

It's a picture that I can't describe
A palette of colours which you'll never define
Meditation, a calibration of the human mind

And the sound lasts a little longer
And the light burns, the light burns a little stronger
In the clouds, a crumpled bits of paper
And my life burns, my life burns
Somewhere in the vapour

In the distance there's a holy place
I’m holding hands with a crocodile face
Hallucination, modulation of the human kind


And the sound lasts a little longer
And the light burns, the light burns a little stronger
In the clouds, a crumpled bits of paper
And my life burns, my life burns
Somewhere in the vapour
Track Name: Falling
Just another day
But it’s all the same
Things they never change

Nothing much to do
But to get real high
Try to touch the sky with you

And I.......
Can hear you calling
I can hear you calling out to me
I’m feeling like I’m falling
Feeling like I’m falling in too deep

Take a walk outside
Watch the staring eyes
They’re all hypnotising me

Look up to the skies
See the clouds of butterflies
Rain down on me

And I.......
Can hear you calling
I can hear you calling out to me
I’m feeling like I’m falling
Feeling like I’m falling in too deep
Track Name: Breakdown
Oh no
This can’t be
Look at me walking down the same old street
I’m failing
Failing to see

That all the houses
Look the same
A place where simple minds
Go insane
Crazy

And nobody ever smiles
The people I greet
Too busy doing the things they do to make ends meet
It’s....

A crazy situation that i cannot explain
There’s a man there in the corner trying to show me the way
And it feels...
Like I can’t make a sound
And it feels...
Like it’s all breaking down again

So leave me alone now
Let me lie
My head is spinning round and I don’t know why
It’s.....................

Taking me places
That I don’t want to be
Showing me faces
That I don’t want to see
It’s.........

A crazy situation that i cannot explain
There’s a man there in the corner trying to show me the way
And it feels...
Like i can’t make a sound
And it feels...
Like it’s all breaking down again