GRIM

by Roger Heathers

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GRIM is an album of acoustic songs which I wrote in 2018-19, with the exception of 'Untitled #2', which is a little older. Maybe 2016.

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Written and produced by Roger Heathers, except lyrics for 'Bring Me On The Light', by Declan Kitchener.

Additional overdubs:

Joe O'Neill (Backing Vocals) - 'Reverie', 'Homing Beacon' and 'All Along'
George Pilgrem (Backing Vocals) - 'Reverie'
Declan Kitchener (Guitars) - 'Reverie' and 'Homing Beacon'
Ruben Merino (Backing Vocals, Guitar) - 'Reverie' and 'Homing Beacon'

Artwork by Trifia

Mixed and mastered by Roger Heathers

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released October 25, 2019

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Track Name: Reverie
I wonder why, sometimes, I have to take a pinch of salt with every situation that I find
I'm getting smaller as I drift away and leave you all behind
I'm running low on what you gave to me to remedy the bruises and the hunger that I hide
And all I'm left with is the memory to take me to your side

If you want, you can see me as I walk on by
See me as I catch your eye and drift into reverie one more time

I'd like to take the time to show you 'round this world of mine
Where everyone and everything is free
I used to live inside the houses on your street when I was young
I've come to talk to you and offer you a remedy for every complication that you find
Cause at your age you can't just walk away and leave it all behind

And if you want, you can see me as I walk on by
See me as I catch your eye and drift into reverie one more time
If you want, you can see me as I walk on by
See me as I catch your eye and drift into reverie one more time
Track Name: You Could Give Me Everything
You could give me everything if I could lie with you

Has it been a little while
And do you see a little smile emerging
Tempering the storm

I lose my appetite and keep on staying up at night
It hurts me to live without a love
I'm driving home alone
The distance that I move my bones is crazy
But it's all I ever do
You could give me everything if I could lie with you

Now, what are you supposed to do
With signals flying over you, infrequent
Provided by the storm

She's sitting close to me
Composed as she's supposed to be
It hurts me to waste a woman's love
I'm driving far away
Alone, where I can finally make the choices I always seem to choose
You could give me everything if I could lie with you
Track Name: Magic Happens
Magic happens when people turn away
Don't you know that's the reason that Maddie couldn't stay
Booked herself a ticket

Don't you ever wonder why we're here together?

As it happened, I walked out in the rain
Couldn't understand the reason I couldn't see the pain
She's miles away from me
And I can only dream how it would feel together

Together
Do you wonder how it feels with me with you?

Magic happens when little places meet
I'd be holding you so closely and walking down the street
Waiting for nothing

Don't you ever wonder why we're here together?
Track Name: Chalk It Up To Fate
If I was wise enough to fall in love I would fall in love with you
It doesn't matter if you break my heart
I'll know that it was true

Oh and eveyone around me is telling stories that I can't trust
I don't know why
But when I fly with you I feel like we've gone too late

Give me a reason for chalking it up to fate

If I was brave enough to be with you I would start my heart again
There's something delicate in every touch and I just can't pretend

Oh and every time I see you
I wanna hold you inside of my hands
I don't know why
But when I fly with you I feel like we've gone too late

Give me a reason for chalking it up to fate

Please wait for me and satisfy the (ghost behind the reason) for letting it all go wrong
The ghost behind the reason for letting it all go wrong

I don't know why
But when I fly with you I feel like we've gone too late

Give me a reason for chalking it up to fate
Give me a reason for chalking it up to fate
Give me a reason for chalking it up to fate
Track Name: Untitled #2
'Leave the hanger on the door', said the trucker to the maid
'Disconnect the phone'
And I don't know how I'm supposed to take these aches from my belly and my bones all on my own

(God is watching from above)
God is watching from above with a telescopic lens while you're out of reach
Waiting for a miracle to come while you're staring down the sun with your finger on your keys

We can't hold out forever
Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me
We can't hold on together
Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me

(In the middle of the night)
In the middle of the night we were talking on the phone
She couldn't sleep
I was staring at a picture of a man with a rifle in his hand while I listened to her speak

(How long can I delay?)
How long can I delay?
It's a habit I can't break, like saccharine
Staring in the mirror at a man with a future in his hands while I listened to her speak

She said
'We can't hold on forever
Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me'
We can't hold on together
Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me
Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me
Track Name: Homing Beacon
You may need to go back
But you don't need a homing beacon
I stay bound within a world which I am told
Is only one of a kind

It's a reasonable explaination
But is it gonna get me home?

I could test the waters for a while if I thought you'd understand

Why is it always someone's love
That fills the creases?
Something inside us wants that silence to be filled
With candy cream and coated hearts of summer

You might love to see me try
But I can't leave my homing beacon
This time instead of making promises alone
I'll try to write this letter

It's an ever-moving destination
And you'll be travelling alone

But why is it always someone's love
That fills the creases?
Something inside us wants that silence to be filled
With candy cream and coated hearts of summer
Track Name: All Along
As long as there is time between us
We stand a chance of being heard

But now we're stuck inside a labyrinth
With no way out
I'll stay, waiting for what time provides me
Here as long as you're beside me

Always
Warm inside out fate decided
All along a love was hiding here always
Stronger than we ever knew
This signal's coming back to you
But I could never step my foot away

I didn't know about forever
Until I entered it with you
I take a moment to remember
That we're rich young people
Waiting for the main event
I thank my stars you're heaven sent to me

Always
Everything has been provided
All along a love was hiding here always
Stronger than we ever knew
This signal's coming back to you
But I could never step my foot away
Track Name: Bring Me On The Light
As I woke up this morning
I thought I'd say something 'bout laziness or yesterday
To lie in my bed and relive in my head, my day
A gentle decline is a voice that's not mine, okay

I'd always thought that this would play out different
But spells and mud both work so much alike
And what I have come to learn's the cues I'm missing
So end the darkness and bring me on the light

As I walked along the street
I thought I'd find a thrill or inovation to fire my mind
But all I could see: initials to read this time
A round of applause for seeing the whole thing through

I'd always thought that this would play out different
But spells and mud both work so much alike
And what I have come to learn's the cues I'm missing
So end the darkness and bring me on the light

And as I stumble home tonight
I'm glad for what I'm given:
A pockey full of songs to call upon
I'll rest my weary head tonight and look at what I've written
And pray to someone you will sing along

I'd always thought that this would play out different
But forcing fate is something I can't do
And what I have come to learn's the cues I'm missing
But what I hope I've never lost is you