Tell Them I Said Something

by First The Drums

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released August 26, 2015

All songs written and performed by First The Drums

Produced by Scott Fordwhalley

All songs mixed by Scott Fordwhalley

First The Drums - Scott Fordwhalley / Rob Jones

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First The Drums Chester, UK

First The Drums - Scott Fordwhalley and Rob Jones. Our EP was written and recorded in 2014 with a follow up album recorded and released in August 2015. We are based near Chester, UK.
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Track Name: Below Zero
Discontented by the summer
She takes winter by the neck
Dropped, abandoned and discarded
She turns bitterness to best
Pity’s words manufactured
Light the fuse
Light the fuse
All stability is fractured
Anger blossoms in the bruise

When it’s all on the ropes
And your hope has had enough
Failure’s not the falling down
It’s the not getting up
If you bend with the storm
When the trouble gets too much
Failure’s not the falling down
It’s the not getting up

So she faces dark with courage
Looks the future in the eye
Trusts the planet’s cold rotation
To bring summer’s kinder skies
Pity’s words blindly offered
She’ll refuse
She’ll refuse
She is only looking forward
Pain is fading like a bruise

When it’s all on the ropes
And your hope has had enough
Failure’s not the falling down
It’s the not getting up
If you bend with the storm
When the trouble gets too much
Failure’s not the falling down
It’s the not getting up
Track Name: Pure
Pure as the driven snow
Where the hell have you been?
No matter you look so cold
The thaw has started now

Might as well have left behind
Your paper thin disguise
Your mission over, cover blown
And how much truth I see
Is really down to me
And I won’t leave an unturned stone, no

You take my hand and
Lead me up the garden path
The more we tread the snow
The more we see the grass

Pure as a starry sky
You breeze in like nothing’s changed
So what the hell happens next?
Your smile is frozen now

Pure as the driven snow
Now I know where you’ve been
Why shouldn’t I look so cold?
Cos winter’s started now

Might as well have left behind
Your paper thin disguise
Your mission over, cover blown
And how much truth I see
Is really down to me
And I won’t leave an unturned stone, no

You take my hand and
Lead me up the garden path
The more we tread the snow
The more we see the grass
Track Name: North
Short days
Long nights
Thank God
For electric light
We lose
The sun
And fear
What we become

So dark
So cold
This arctic
Stranglehold
From here
This crown
The only way
Is down

To feel at home needs thicker hides
We grow the north on our insides
And though the ice seems not to end
One day it may not come again

We can’t
Conceal
We only
Do for real
And where
There’s doubt
The compass
Finds us out
Our young
Fly south
They find their own way out
We will not disappear
They breed us tough up here

To feel at home needs thicker hides
We grow the north on our insides
And though the ice seems not to end
One day it may not come again
Track Name: Is It Now?
There goes the day and it’s cold again now
Yesterday fell in but it’s not my fault

Like rain comes when
it starts out bright
Well is it now?
When is it right?

Is it now?
Is this how I should be feeling?
I close my eyes
And wonder is it now?

As leaves decay,
I look inside and
I see the sunshine on a winter’s day

Like sunrise breaks
The darkest nights
Well is it now?
When is it right?

Is it now?
Is this how I should be feeling?
I close my eyes
And wonder is it now?
Track Name: Rain In Summer
Remember the first time
I saw the lights of Manhattan
Through rainclouds and darkness
Still one hell of a view

Rain in summer
Pour down on me
Rain in summer
Pour down on me

No lifetime’s ambition
Gets spoilt by a rainy sky

Rain in summer
Pour down on me
Rain in summer
Pour down on me
Track Name: Black Field
Black field white snow
10 below
One day I’ll tell
The things I know

Black field white skin
That I lived in
Here’s where the lies end and
The truth begins

Black field white bone
You will be known
And I’ll begin to make the
Long way home
Track Name: Giveaway
I only needed more time
Who gets to see
The roughest stones made smooth

This season brings in the fall
Time takes its toll
And kills another year

The cold bites
What feels right
Cling to the last light

I gave you all
You took it all
And gave it all away
You gave it all, you gave it all away

The seasons reclaim their own
Consume the days
We’re here on borrowed time

I knew it right from the start
Got ripped apart
But I held on to this year

The cold bites
What feels right
Cling to the last light

I gave you all
You took it all
And gave it all away
You gave it all, you gave it all away
Track Name: Walk In Your Shoes
How does it feel to
run before you walk?
A thousand smiles and
You still don't talk

When I see your face
I walk in your shoes

Before you fade away
You turn and it’s just too late
I take a walk in your shoes
But your face just fades away

First frost of autumn caught us unprepared
Ground’s hard to walk upon
And I’m so scared

When I see your face
I walk in your shoes

Before you fade away
You turn and it’s just too late
I take a walk in your shoes
But your face just fades away
Track Name: New Year
Everyone needs somewhere to belong
To have an answer when somebody asks you where you’re from
Well I was born here, I grew up here, guess it’s in my blood
But by now that doesn’t really seem to mean that much

I put my roots down thinking this is home
But now my grip gets looser every wind that blows
So last year I resolved to give it one more year
And I don’t really know why I’m still here

So this new year I'm gonna get in my car
And just leave this town

The only time I don't feel alone
Is when we all pull over to the side of the road
For a siren and emergency
And everyone is doing the same as me
Another year of hoping things will change
And though the dates are different every day's the same
No one ever looks you in the eye
Unless to challenge you to fight or fly

So this new year I'm gonna get in my car
And just leave this town
Track Name: You Ask
You ask for a second chance
But this shop don’t stock any more
The leaves start falling
And it’s a long time till spring

You ask for understanding
But what if I don’t understand
The days are short now
And the winter is long

You ask forgiveness
But I can’t let go
Cos I’m still waiting
For revenge to grow cold
Track Name: Evergreen
You throw your leaves away
I keep mine close
A clumsy metaphor
But even so
And every autumn wind
Will see you bend
Me I’m an evergreen
I never end

Some have faith
Some have hope
Some find the answer
At the end of a rope
You are ash
I am pine
I keep my promise
To the end of the line

Evergreen

Evergreen

Your colours bleed away
While I stay green
So anything I say
You know I mean
Then when the autumn rips
Your branches bare
This clumsy metaphor
Will still be there