Northcroft

by Roger Heathers

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Northcroft is an album written and recorded at the tail end of 2012. All tracks were recorded using the microphone on a MacBook Pro.

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released January 18, 2013

Roger Heathers: Music and Vocals

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Track Name: Vertical Hill
It takes a worrying mind
To tick every symptom off of a check list
It takes an illness in bed
To romanticise the simplest things
It takes a real pursuit of a life
To make a living that's humble
I've got 1000 degrees on my feet
And I'm trying to walk

I've got a lot on my mind
And I think that the worst of it's dead weight
I've got a hole in my soul
That I think might be easily fixed
I've got a few other cliches
I'm milking in the name of my fear's sake
I've got a wallet of currency no one is willing to take

I get afraid that my dreams will appear to have a negative meaning
I get afraid that my songs will deteriorate over time
I'm afraid of an obstacle blocking my way to the future
I've got a bike on vertical hill that I'm trying to ride
Track Name: Gratitude
And so I stop just like I was told
To do and I land without a sound
Inside my room exactly where I am
Each time the truth reveals itself and

If you can stop for an hour (can I have another one?)
This cloud is always for sale
And I never would've known I was so mistaken
'Till I looked the other way

Assume the worst just like had learnt
Last year although I never stopped to be
Just be, no more
But have I have I really grown?
Not me, I've just had my time alone

If you can stop for an hour (can I have another one?)
This cloud is always for sale
And I never would've known I was so mistaken
'Till I looked the other

Way (way too) too soon to see (way too soon to see)
I'm still falling endlessly
'Till we fall in the same field
You know where I'll be

If you can stop for an hour (can I have another one?)
This cloud is always for sale
If you can stop for an hour (can I have another one?)
This cloud is always for sale

And I never would've known I was so mistaken
'Till I looked the other
Until I looked the other way
Track Name: Spotlight
I'm not afraid of an expectation
I'm just afraid of the fear itself
I feel the tension in fluctuation
This can't be good for my health
Wealth
Self
Stealth

Undercover again
I'm spotlight dodger
And Roger again under hot knife
Running away from a shadow, a ghost on the wall
Do you hear that ball rolling?

Do you feel that fear every hour?
Washing on in like a shore, shore, shore
Sure, real if I feel it swimming in head space
Real if I cast it out?

I'm not afraid of an explanation
I'm just grateful that you're here
Feeding me well with a new sensation
Helping me more with my fear
Late in the evening
Small vibrations shuddering down my spine
Through a guitar and a nice computer
Letting you see my sign
Mind
Fine
Line

Undercover again
I'm spotlight dodger
And Roger again under hot knife
Running away from a shadow, a ghost on the wall
Do you feel that ball rolling?

Do you feel the light every hour?
Washing the fear like a shore, shore, shore
Sure, it's real if I stir the waters and displace
Water as dark as coal
Track Name: Summer Reign
Flush the fashion out
Out of my mind and be blind
Blind progression
I have no sight of the

Future, past just now
Carry me and bury me and let me see my summer reign
Over me

I've been given one thing:
Moments inside of a dream
And now I'm drifting
Same things that I've always seen

But still I say
Carry me and bury me and let me see my summer reign

Sat by the sea
Sat on benches
That's you and me
Miles between
What does it mean?
Are we prevented
From sharing a dream
Miles between
The future, past and now
Carry me and bury me and let me see my summer reign
Over me

Future, past and now
Carry me and bury me and let me see my summer reign
Over me

Sat by the sea (sat by the sea)
Sat on benches (sat on the benches)
Miles between (miles between)
That's you and me
What does it mean? (what does it mean)
Are we prevented (sharing a dream)
From sharing a dream
Miles between
(Miles between)
Track Name: Mama Chin's
My friend fear is teaching me a couple of lessons
Might end here
Or maybe I don't know

Got me standing in the rainfall
Got waiting for the call
Got me pinning things together
I don't understand at all

I am here
But childish in the way I throw stones
Might make tea
Or maybe have a chinese takeaway
No, you steer
I'm driving in the wrong direction
Almost there
This map is growing all the time

Beat me to the queue at lunchtime
Did you grab me there?
I don't know
Is it real or just delusion?
Will it ever let me go?

My friend fear
Is misleading every time I imagine
All I fear
Is the worst that it could be
I accept it may have happened
All I want is to be free

Got me worrying and thinking
Anxiety's a cloud of dust
And if your track record's to go by
Then you're something I can't trust
Track Name: Dial Tone
Caribbean summers don't last all your round
Silence has to end for there to be sound
So I spoke into the dial tone:
'You don't know who I've become'

Night is sitting on my chest until the dawn
I can't answer any question 'till it's gone
So I spoke into the dial tone:
'You don't know what I can do'

Look ahead and see exactly what happened to me
And learn to be stronger in visible ways
Track Name: Two Wolves
There's a battle in my headspace
Between two hungry wolves that I raised
On the left I see my strong soul
On the right I right my itching wolf comes
Trying to take control

Speak how you want to
Live how you want to

If I feed you now in silence
Will you grow to eat me whole?
And if I leave you to die here
Will you ever let me go?

There's a struggle in my mind now
Far removed from what's inside now
You'll be probably be the first to hear this
Every night my imagination goes wild
Swimming in your pool

Speak how you want to
Live how you want to

If I feed you now in silence
Will you grow to eat me whole?
If I leave you now to die here
Will you ever let me go?