Precious Memories

by Emily Barker

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Blood Moon 04:50
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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)

Production Credits

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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