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When I Close My Eyes

by Faeland

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    Faeland's brand new album, When I Close My Eyes, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios.

    Signed by Rebecca and Jacob then hand-wrapped .

    In eco-friendly packaging with personal note.

    It features the songs Easier and End of the Day (from the film 23 Walks).

    With guest bassist John Giblin (Simple Minds, Kate Bush, John Martyn).

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    Tracking Listing:

    1. Easier
    2. Was
    3. Little Lights
    4. End of the Day
    5. Long Lost
    6. Ocean Song
    7. Used to
    8. What Will I Be?
    9. Willow
    10. Made to Love You
    11. Tin Pan Pocket
    12. To the Ones I Know and Love

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Note: For the limited edition signed CD bundle (with 5 free gifts) go to: faeland.co.uk/secret-bundle/.

    Faeland’s brand new album, When I Close My Eyes, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios. It features the songs Easier and End of the Day (from the film 23 Walks).

    With guest bassist - John Giblin (Simple Minds, Kate Bush, John Martyn)!

    In eco-friendly packaging with personal note.

    Full versions of songs, not available on streaming services.

    Tracking Listing:

    1. Easier
    2. Was
    3. Little Lights
    4. End of the Day
    5. Long Lost
    6. Ocean Song
    7. Used to
    8. What Will I Be?
    9. Willow
    10. Made to Love You
    11. Tin Pan Pocket
    12. To the Ones I Know and Love

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1.
Easier 04:24
Stumbles and hollows Not knowing where to begin Thought that I knew this Now it’s all sink and swim When I close my eyes I tumble down cords and stones Could I stay for a while? No promises, plans or thrones Could it be easy Could it be easier? X 2 In the darkness there’s stories Voices of bears and crones Moon stopped at midnight Feeling so far from home The creatures they tell me We’ll untangle roots and reeds Right now I’m running through water In the shadows of upside-down trees They say… It’s gonna be easy Gonna be easier x 2 I don’t wanna fall I don’t wanna fall I don’t wanna fall down But it’s happening But it’s happening now Fall into easy Fall into easier x 2 It’s gonna be easy Gonna be easier Gonna be easy Gonna be easier Real dreams they come they come Oh they come to a deeper sleep (No promises, plans or thrones) Real dreams they come they come Oh they come to a deeper sleep
2.
Was 04:36
I was a raincloud particles of sky I was the owl howling through the night [I was a squirrel running from the fox I was the caged the hemmed the caught the boxed I was magician king and queen of power Politician I was a tiny meadow flower]* I was a healer healing for my wine I was a sinner rotting for my crime So we sing along and the song goes on x 2 Who are we? x 2 I was a hunter brandishing a gun I was the hunted my family’s blood did run I was a jester laughing at the times I was the river running down the sides So we sing along and the song goes on x 2 Who are we? x 2 The spring turns to winter turns to winter Turns to spring Do you do you feel do you feel anything? Do you feel? Do you remember? Who are we? Who are we?
3.
In just a day So much can change All your greens run to red You say you’re ok In your hospital bay Watching particle physics in bed But it’s bringing up everything That’s sad and blue We tried to sing you a happy song To get you through Made us all count our blessings There’s one for every star in the sky And for everything that went wrong today There’s a hundred million more little lights Little lights (lights) Little lights (lights) For you When I first wrote this song None of this had begun It was all blankets, chocolates, festival skies Suddenly a change And you’re all rearranged And you breath in each second of life But it’s pushing the edges out Of what you knew It reminds us of everything That’s sad And good And true Makes us all Count our blessings There’s one for every star in the sky And for everything that wrong today There’s a hundred million more little lights Little lights (lights) Little lights (lights) Little lights (lights) Little lights (lights) For you We feel Oh how we feel (ooo) Oh how we feel Oh how we feel With you
4.
On an evening of normal At the end of the day We had done all our talking The rack was drying our plates In a moment of stillness Your hands sang the chords that we play I know your words are not many Your hands sing more than you say Then you sang...lye lye lye… So I've taken your music I hope that you do not mind It's just that chorus - it moved me Words I've been longing to find Songs are many and varied Can take an age to create I love how something so simple Can be all that it takes Can be all that it takes We sang... lye lye lye… On an evening of normal At the end of the day
5.
Long Lost 02:37
You ask me to write a song It’s not been long It’s been my forever Sometimes I think it’s too late I’m showing grey Are we too estranged To cross the distance? Cos' it’s stirring up dust of years Could it burn through the bitterness here? It started long ago We didn’t know We were not in existence Time they bided I held my tongue Scared of being wrong I was the great pretender I waded through all their tears Listened to all their fears But you’re my long lost And it’s just love I don’t mean to hurt you I just want to be sincere I think this could burn through the bitterness Burn through the history here It started long ago You’re just my long lost And it’s just love And it’s just love And it’s just love
6.
Ocean Song 04:04
Horse I know I am heavy I’m harbouring secrets deep Take us to the ends of the world There I shall set you free For among these loads I’ve a burden Of this unrequited dream But by sunrise all my wrongs will be right Sunken in the sea For I’ll send this heart to the ocean To wash upon an unnamed shore Bind it up with all this love I’ll know him no more Too long have I been yielding To this beating of my chest To those sonnets and songs Where my wisdom is wronged Tethered to unrest Wise women they scold me But they sold me prayers for alms Now I bring here their words Their potions of birds To give myself a chance Oh So I’ll send this heart to the ocean To wash upon an unnamed shore Bind it up with all this love I’ll know him no more And oh, on I go On I go Sad and slow Until down below Down below Take me home So I’ll send this heart to the ocean To wash upon an unnamed shore Bind it up with all this love I’ll know him no more Horse I know I’m heavy Harbouring secrets deep Take us to the ends of the world There I shall set you free
7.
Used To 04:42
Eyes like a china doll Is it taking its toll? Is it taking its toll? Skin so close Yet so cold Sorry had you never been told? Had you never been told? I used to think your love could save me But you said goodbye Said you’d destroy me Oh, you let me go I used to think if I changed or could change you I could break, mend, fix, rearrange you Now I know Why you said goodbye A face full of stories you left untold Never let it unfold Why can’t you let it unfold? The healing comes but when it is called Oh and I would hear it all I’d hear it all I used to think your love could save me But you said goodbye Said you’d destroy me Oh you let me go I used to think if I changed or could change you I could break mend fix rearrange you Now I know Why you said goodbye If I could If I could then I would send this back in time Send a song saying “girl, you’re gonna be alright Nothing’s wrong carry on gonna be just fine” x 2 Oh I used to Oh I used to Oh I used to But I grew and I grew and I grew If I could… (Da da da da da…) Oh I used to…
8.
What will I What will I be? Oh what will I What will I be? In between these stars and the blood in me What will I What will I be? And what will I What will I do? Oh what will I What will I do? Because I feel so small and my heart’s in two What will I What will I do Mmmm And when will they When will they feel? Oh when will they When will they feel? What’s it going to take For them to grieve and kneel? When will they When will they feel? And what will I What will I say? Oh what will I What will I say? When the young ones ask what I did today What will I What will I say? Mmmm
9.
Willow 04:16
There’s a song From the rocks and earth we dwell upon Rarely spoken yet it’s written on Each and every face you’ll ever see Remember A thread And it’s from the heart not its the head Waiting always to be found again Singing silence neath the noise and void If you said it’s gone I’d say that you were wrong If you said it’s gone You could find it in the willow You could find it out to sea You could hear it in the hollow Of any dark forgotten tree I think I sensed it in the sunrise Almost knew it at sunset It is singing in the voices That come to here from the place That I forget Can you hear weaving through the cracks? Bringing magic to these bricks and flats Rising harmonies of webs and tracks Billions calling out for something gone And the winds they blow At night through those windows closed Seeking a hand to hold To tell of their stories old Cos it gets so cold I know it gets so cold If I could just behold You could find it in the willow You could find it out to sea You could hear it in the hollow Of any dark forgotten tree I think I sensed it in the sunrise Almost knew it at sunset It is singing in the voices That come to here from the place That I forget If you said it’s gone If you said it’s gone…
10.
You’ve been going on so long On your road Your road of right and wrong Like the sun had never shone On your heart On your heart at all And the years go on I know Turn around They’re all covered with snow And your scars don’t seem to go But my heart was made to love you And it breaks my heart to love you I don’t expect you to change I don’t expect the stars to rearrange And I’ve got nothing to gain My heart was made to love you Oh my heart was made to love you Our hearts are made to break I don’t believe there’s only so much we can take Oh mmm Oh my heart was made to love you Oh my heart was made to love you Oh my heart was made to love you Oh my heart was made to love you Oh oooo
11.
I got a tin pan pocket Heavy as a rocket Like some bad charm locket today I had a fire in my belly But when I get this heavy I know everything will get in my way Get in my way I got a tin pan pocket Heavy as a rocket Like some bad charm locket today I had a fire in my belly But when I get this heavy I know everything will get in my way I’m getting in my way So I’ll sit by firelight Sitting by my side Yesterdays are slipping away Oh my dusty eyes Goodbyes come alive I’ve arrived at this new today Hey hey hey Hello! Hello! Can you hear me now I’m miles away? I’m calling Hello my own blood and bone Can you hear me now I’m miles Hear me now I’m miles away Ooooo Mmm…
12.
Send the starlight from above To the ones I know and love Rays of sunlight on your path Tended fires in your heart Bring the rains of joy and peace To fall always at your feet When you find yourself in black Hear the voice that brings you back Send the starlight from above To the ones I know and love To the ones of roots and leaves May you live your centuries To the ones of sea and sky May our troubles pass you by To the ones I cannot see Protect hold and comfort me Until we meet again one day Stay beside me on my way Send the starlight from above To the ones I know and love Send a blessing to my love Send the starlight from above Tender kisses on your heart May we never be apart Send the starlight from above To the ones I know and love

credits

released April 2, 2021

Faeland are:

Rebecca Nelson: vocals, lyrics, backing vocals & piano
Jacob Morrison: acoustic guitars, banjo, E-bow, electric guitar, charango & backing
vocals

With:

Martin Solomon: Celtic harp, violin, backing vocals & accordion
John Giblin: Double bass & fretless bass (tracks 3, 6, 7, 9, 11)
Harry Bengough-Sutton: Electric bass (tracks 1, 2, 5)
Lizzie Tucker: Double bass (track 2, 4) & backing vocals (tracks 2, 3, 7)
Rowan Sterk: Drums & percussion (tracks 3, 6, 7)
Rob Pemberton: Drums (tracks 1, 8, 9)
Antonio Moreno “Pumuki”: Drums (tracks 2, 4)
Jay Enticknap: Piano (track 1)
Wendy Partridge: Backing vocals (track 2)

Songs written by Rebecca Nelson & Jacob Morrison except:
“Ocean Song” by Rebecca Nelson, Jacob Morrison & Andrés J. Ortega
“Made to Love You” by Rebecca Cant
“Willow” instrumental outro by Martin Solomon & Jacob Morrison

Recorded by Matt Butler & Jack Boston at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales
Additional overdubs recorded at Yellow Shark Studios, Cheltenham, England
Mixed by John Hendicott, Los Angeles, USA
Mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, UK
Album Artwork & Design by Sofja Umarik, Argentina
Album produced by Rebecca Nelson & Jacob Morrison

Track Listing:
1. Easier
2. Was
3. Little Lights
4. End of the Day
5. Long Lost
6.Ocean Song
7. Used To
8. What Will I Be?
9. Willow
10. Made to Love You
11.Tin Pan Pocket
12. To the Ones I Know and Love

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Faeland Bristol, UK

Folk-inspired acoustic medicine to soothe both mind and spirit.

Ethereal acoustic stylings” – BBC 6 Music

“A really fabulous band making glorious folk music” – BBC Introducing

Faeland’s music has been described as “soul balm”, “ethereal” and “worldly yet otherworldly”. Their debut album attracted widespread acclaim in 2018, being championed by BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing.
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