Precious Memories

by Emily Barker

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Originally released as a tour-only EP with five tracks, and then with three extra tracks as the bonus CD to accompany the deluxe version of Sweet Kind of Blue.

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released December 27, 2017

Tracklist

1. Precious Memories 2:50 (J.B.F. Wright)
2. Blood Moon 4:51 (E. Barker)
3. Tomorrow Be Now 2:52 (E. Barker, G. Gouldman)
4. Hold On (Don’t Let Me See This Night Alone) 3:49 (E. Barker, R. Stodart, M. Tuohy)
5. Black & White Video 4:03 (E. Barker)
6. Sunrise 7:57 (E. Barker)
7. Sister Goodbye 3:39 (E. Barker, B. Hewerdine)
8. No. 5 Hurricane 4:48 (E. Barker, E. Palmqwist)

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All tracks produced by Emily Barker except track 6 produced by Matt Ross-Spang.
Track 1 recorded, mixed and mastered by Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records, London.
Tracks 2-5 recorded by Oliver Baldwin at J&J Studios, Bristol, with additional recording by Lukas Drinkwater at Everyone Sang Studio, Stroud; mixed by Matt Ross-Spang at Cartoon Moon, Nashville, TN.
Additional mixing on track 5 by Ruben Engzell.
Track 6 credits as for ‘Sunrise’ on Sweet Kind of Blue.
Tracks 2-5 , 7 and 8 mastered by Howard Mills.

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Emily Barker is the award-winning songwriter and performer of the theme to BBC TV’s Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Her music is a blend of roots influences from country to English folk via 60s pop.

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Track Name: Blood Moon
Blood Moon
Music and lyrics by Emily Barker
(Normal Music/Domino Publishing)

There’s a blood moon coming
The fourth in half a year
It’s the shattering of sunlight
Through the earth’s atmosphere

But it feels more like an omen
Planes circle above the roof
An orbiting of prophecy
Eclipsing what I knew

September you have caught me
Sleepless in a hotel room
Far away from where he lays
Breathing by my side
Don't give me signs that I should run
Blood moon, give me signs that I should stay

The red-eyed travellers wander
The labyrinth of corridors
They find a room and disappear
Like secrets behind closed doors

And our words in folds of linen
I can’t rest upon them now
There’s far too much gravity
Trying to pull me down

September you have caught me
Sleepless in a hotel room
Far away from where he lays
Breathing by my side
Don't give me signs that I should run
Blood moon, give me signs that I should stay

Bible on the nightstand
Did you read the Book of Joel?
At 4am the skies will darken
Set your clock and get your clothes

There’s a blood moon coming
The fourth in half a year
It’s the shattering of sunlight
Through the earth’s atmosphere
Track Name: Emily Barker featuring Glen Phillips - Tomorrow Be Now
Tomorrow Be Now
Music and lyrics by Emily Barker and Graham Gouldman
(Normal Music/Domino Publishing; copyright control)

Wasn’t looking for someone new
Another reason to be blue
No distractions, no excuse
Time to follow my own truth

When the curtain falls
The lights come on I know we’re gone
But that's alright I’ll see this through I always do
I wish somehow, tomorrow be now

But love will catch you off your guard
Let it be don’t try too hard
Since you knocked upon my door
All I want is to have you more

Oh the hands of time
They move so slow they just don’t know
What’s on my mind well that’ll be you
You changed my view
I wish somehow, tomorrow be now

Tomorrow be now

I don’t know what’s round the bend
I know we could be more than friends
There’s no rush I’ll be around
I’m so glad it’s you I found
Wasn’t looking for someone new
Another reason to be blue

Oh the hands of time
They move so slow they just don’t know
What’s on my mind well that’ll be you
You changed my view
I wish somehow, tomorrow be now

Tomorrow be now
Track Name: Emily Barker featuring Romeo Stodart - Hold On (Don't Let Me See This Night Alone)
Hold On (Don’t Let Me See This Night Alone)
Music and lyrics by Emily Barker, Romeo Stodart & Malachy Tuohy
(Normal Music/Domino Publishing; copyright control)

Hold on, don’t let me see this night alone
Hold on, don’t let me see this night love
Don’t let me see this night alone

I see a chance, another dance
Another dance, slowly running out of songs that we can play now
So make your move, it’s getting late
It’s getting late, I can hear the voice in your head telling me to hold on

Don’t let me see this night love
Don’t let me see this night alone

Is this desire going back and forth?
I could be right but I can’t be sure
On and on
You give me signs that I can’t ignore
You got my body wanting something more
On and on

I confess, I’m a mess
I’m a mess, I’ve been crushing on you since the day we met
Trying to find, a clever line
A clever line, I’ve been hoping for a way to get you up the stairs
Don’t let me see this night love
Don’t let me see this night alone

Is this desire going back and forth?
I could be right but I can’t be sure
On and on
You give me signs that I can’t ignore
You got my body wanting something more
On and on

Is this desire going back and forth?
I could be right but I can’t be sure
On and on
You give me signs that I can’t ignore
You got my body wanting something more
On and on
Track Name: Black and White Video
Black & White Video
Music and lyrics by Emily Barker
(Normal Music/Domino Publishing)

Veins in the mud
Down by the river and sea
Got damaged in the flood
Why don’t you come here and meet me
Why don’t you come here and meet me

Mist rolling in
Down by the burnt-out pier
I can’t see a thing
We might as well just disappear
We might as well just disappear

Like a slow motion, black and white video
Time measured now
Frame by frame
’til I see you again

Shadows on the cliff
Under a monochrome sky
I am losing breath
Need you to come meet me tonight
Need you to come meet me tonight

Like a slow motion, black and white video
Time measured now
Frame by frame
‘til I see you again

We can listen to Loretta, get our shit together and go
We can dance to Jerry Lee, write songs about the sea
Come on darling please, let’s go

Veins in the mud
Down by the river and sea
Got damaged in the flood
Why don’t you come here and meet me
Why don’t you come here and meet me
Why don’t you come here and meet me
Why don’t you come here and meet me
Track Name: Sunrise (full version)
Sunrise
Music and lyrics by Emily Barker
(Normal Music/Domino Publishing)

Come on baby let’s get out of here
See the city fading in the rearview mirror
I got the feeling to drive all night
With the road ahead and you by my side
And all I see is you and me for miles and miles
Wanna fall asleep, wanna listen to you breathing
Wake up slowly when the sun begins to rise

Well I waited for the cloud to clear
It’s been a long, cold winter without you here
Let’s head on out to the beach tonight
I wanna hold you in the dying light
By water dancing, black crows threading through the sky
Wanna fall asleep, wanna listen to you breathing
Wake up slowly when the sun begins to rise

And we can fill our souls with the sound of the ocean
And dance in the summer rain
Let chaos become a distant memory
Like traffic beyond the bay

So meet me darling ‘neath the quarter moon
With an old guitar and your favourite tune
You can tell me anything you need
Your bygone days, your distant dreams
For all I see is you and me for miles and miles
Wanna fall asleep, wanna listen to you breathing
Wake up slowly when the sun begins to rise

And we can fill our souls with the sound of the ocean
And dance in the summer rain
Let chaos become a distant memory
Like traffic beyond the bay

So come on baby let’s get out of here
See the city fading in the rearview mirror
I got the feeling to drive all night
With the road ahead and you by my side
And all I see is you and me for miles and miles
Wanna fall asleep, wanna listen to you breathing
Wake up slowly when the sun begins to rise
I wanna fall asleep, wanna listen to you breathing
Wake up slowly when the sun begins to rise
Track Name: Sister Goodbye (solo version)
Sister Goodbye
Music and lyrics by Emily Barker and Boo Hewerdine
(Normal Music/Domino Publishing; BMG Chrysalis)

I will be singing Peace in the Valley
As I bid you farewell
Sweet holy roller, company keeper
So many stories to tell

And oh didn’t it rain
Precious memories falling down from the sky
’Til I see you again
Bye bye sister goodbye

I followed you down that gospel highway
Church to the smoky saloon
Oh my Rosetta, guitar-slinging woman
You got me singing the blues

And oh didn’t it rain
Precious memories falling down from the sky
’Til I see you again
Bye bye sister goodbye

One last time I’ll fix your hair
The way I used to do
And I won’t let them forget
Oh I won’t let them forget about you

Oh didn’t it rain
Precious memories falling down from the sky
’Til I see you again
Bye bye sister goodbye
Bye bye sister goodbye
Track Name: No 5 Hurricane (solo version)
No. 5 Hurricane
Music and lyrics by Emily Barker and Eric Palmqwist
(Normal Music/Domino Publishing; Silverfox Songs)

I remember when the shadows moved across your skin
And life was in our veins like a number five hurricane
I, I miss our words down the wire every day
And it’s true, I was never smart, with love from the start

I got new arms to hold me, new rules to break
A new way of digging the most beautiful grave
Old bones to shake me back down to the ground
I got new arms to hold me now you’re not around

Maybe I was wrong, maybe you were right all along
With our patterns and our scars we turned ourselves into a work of art
But I, I still hold a flame, it brings me warmth, it brings me pain
And it’s true, I guess you were right, I was never smart with love, never smart with love

I got new arms to hold me, new rules to break
A new way of digging the most beautiful grave
Old bones to shake me back down to the ground
I got new arms to hold me now you’re not around

And I’m sure I’ve seen this movie
Whenever will I learn
All the plans that lead me nowhere
Back to the start I will return

New arms to hold me, new rules to break
A new way of digging the most beautiful grave
Old bones to shake me back down to the ground
I got new arms to hold me now you’re not around
I got new arms to hold me now you’re not around
New arms to hold me now you’re not around

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