Hide & Seek

by Henry Bateman

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This album is the sound of my final year at Leeds College of Music and is about some interesting characters who find themselves stuck in small spaces. A huge thank you to the musicians and engineers I’ve worked with on this record - I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved. An immense thank you goes to my partner in crime Mr Tim Goddard, who makes my music sound good. You’re a legend. A huge thank you to Chris Milnes and Jacob Savage for making some amazing videos around this record, and to Paul Brough for, once again, outdoing yourself with the depth and quality of your artwork. Thanks to Besbrode Pianos, where we recorded ‘All That You Need’ on a wonderful Gerhard. Thank you Richard Petch, Adam Martin, Ric Neale and Andy West for providing me with huge doses of inspiration and challenge during my time at LCoM. Thank you to John Metcalfe; I’m incredibly grateful for your help and guidance. Thank you to Jay Mathews for a truly staggering gift which features on this album. Thank you to my friends and family for your endless love and support.

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released February 23, 2019

Henry Bateman - acoustic guitar, vocals, piano (1,10), synthesisers
Greg Burns - drums, vocals
Frazer Kerslake - bass
Chris Camm - piano, organ, vocals
Lewis Downs - electric guitar, vocals
Hannah Lamb - vocals
Lynn Bateman - vocals
Emilia Holdom - vocals
Sophie Gill - vocals
Tim Goddard - synthesizers
Noah Clare - electric guitar (5, 8)
Emi McDade - lead vocals (6)
Ola Lauvås - flugel horn
Seth Bye - violin, viola
Mimi Harmer - cello
Charlie Hewitt - double bass

All songs by Henry Bateman
Produced by Tim Goddard and Henry Bateman
Engineered by Jack Tremelling, Tim Goddard and Henry Bateman
Additional engineering by Cameron Fox, Theo-Greg Tantanozis and Gregory Bush
Mixed and Mastered by Tim Goddard
Recorded in Leeds, Burnley and Gloucestershire between the Autumns of 2017 and 2018
Artwork by Paul Brough
Copyright Henry Bateman 2019

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Henry Bateman England, UK

Henry Bateman is a songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist from Gloucestershire, currently based in Leeds.


"Not so much a breath of fresh air - more a full force musical gale that
lifts you to places you didn't know existed. A very extraordinarily gifted
young man; one of the coming musical generation's front-runners in the
making" - John Drummond (Promoter for Brewery Blues, Cirencester)
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Track Name: Seaside
There are kids playing catch in the sand dunes
As she’s parking up facing the sea

Oh the joy that she feels

Now she’s here with a real family

With his tiny blue bear in the carseat
He howls as she’s rubbing in the cream
No he won’t run away

Won’t she let him play on the beach?

Don’t try the door

I won’t let you leave

It’s not safe when you’re so young
Don’t try the door

I’m everything you need
Precious one

You can call me Mum

Stop kicking the door

I won’t ever let you leave
Don’t you want to be my son?
Stay here with me

I’m everything you need
Precious one

You can call me Mum
Track Name: Burn It Down
I’ve got nothing to do but kick my can down the street
And throw little rocks at the cars
I’ve got bored of the dope, of robbing the church
Of breaking other kids in the park
Mum’s down the pub, where else would she be?
There’s never anyone at home
I’m so sick of this town, there’s nothing for me
Everyone moves so slowly

I was drifting around, the sun had gone down
The town was fast asleep
Then it started to rain, so I hid in the church
I was looking at the big wooden beams
I started to think, how fast would they burn
If someone set them alight?
I’ve got nothing to do but kick my can down the street
Tonight I’ll give them such a fright

This place just pulls me down
I’ll raise it to the ground
I fucking hate this town
I’m gonna burn it down
I'm gonna burn it down

So I gathered some books and I started a fire
With fuel from my brother’s supplies
I ran out the door as smoke started to pour
Now the flames are reaching the sky
Windows are crashing the roof is collapsing
The smoke is stinging my face
What do I do, I can’t even move
In the heat from this beast that I’ve made

This place just pulls me down
I’ll raise it to the ground
I fucking hate this town
I’m gonna burn it down
I’m gonna burn it down
I’m gonna burn it down
I’m gonna burn it down
I’m gonna burn it down
I’m gonna burn it down
Track Name: Mummy Has Another Side
You’re playing with your crayons
As we lay beneath the trees
Pictures of the three of us
In pale reds and greens

Do you remember how
Your Daddy loved you?

You won’t understand me
As I pour oil on your wings
You’re too young to know the truth love
But I’m too old to hold it in

Do you remember how
We’d go to the park when daddy was around?
Do you know
How loved you are?

The guilt that I feel eats me up inside
You’re all I have left and love I need to confide
I’ve created a lie
Your Mummy has another side
I’ve been living two lives

The guilt that I feel makes me want to die
You’re all I have left and love I can’t bare to hide
Look in my eyes
‘Cause your Mummy has another side
I’ve been living two lives

It’s not that I didn’t love him
We didn’t even drift apart
I just needed another
To feed my greedy selfish heart
Track Name: If Your Heart is Beating
Way back at the start
In my canyon heart
I was turning every stone

And staring at the sky
Screaming 'why can't I?'
Why must I be alone?

You can only fall in love if your heart is beating
You can only fall in love if your heart is beating

You can only fall in love if your heart is beating
You can only fall in love if your heart is beating

The day my father saw
That his son was flawed
Well I was doing fine

But putting down his tools
He looked so shocked and appalled
He said 'you're not a son of mine'

You can only fall in love if your heart is beating
You can only fall in love if your heart is beating

Just try to understand
I've tried to be like you but this is who I am
Just try to patch me up
It won't ever last
It won't ever last

You can only fall in love
You can only fall in love

You can only fall in love if your heart is beating
You can only fall in love if your heart is beating
Track Name: Rest Of My Life
Came to this city when I was sixteen
Now I’m almost twenty-one
And it feels like I’ve been hanging on here
For far too long

Arrived with baggage on my back
But pockets full of dreams
Now I’ve finally realised that none of them
Were meant for me

Everybody wants to know
What to do with their life
I can’t just keep clinging on
Saying it’s all gonna be alright
For the rest of my life

Some of my friends are gonna move to London
To give it all another go
And some of my other friends are gonna admit defeat
And head back home

Everybody wants to know
What to do with their life
I can’t just keep clinging on
Saying it’s all gonna be alright
For the rest of my life

I stopped praying a long time ago
I don’t know if that was bright
I don’t think there’s a God up there
But God I hope that I’m not right
‘Cause I could really use some guidance down here
Oh I could really use some guidance

To tell me what I’m meant to do now
With the rest of my life
I can’t just keep clinging on
Saying it’s all gonna be alright
For the rest of my life
For the rest of my life
Track Name: Tel Me Who I Am
Pale walls, yellow light
Sticky curtains block out other lives
Dusty breath, air so tight
Do you know when we last went outside?

Breathing in our stale smells
Stuck inside our empty aching shell
Will we ever leave this lonely hell?

6am, I’m your best friend
You grin and say, ‘for sure we’re on the mend’
A single lamp hums in the dark
Have we really made it to the end?

We go through this everyday
I should know by now there’s no escape
Still I cling to every word you say

You have shaped me with your hands
Now I don’t know who I am
Tell me who I am
I’m helpless in your hands
Tell me who I am

10pm, it’s you again
I watch your brain become a hurricane (And I’m the one to blame)
Buried deep beneath your voice
A child whelmed within a tidal wave (I’m guilty to the grave)
The bottles smash against the wall
You’re screaming it’s my fault when you fall
Who else is here to save you when you call?
When you end it all?

You have shaped me with your hands
Now I don’t know who I am
Tell me who I am
Tell me who I am

I’ve let you rule me since this began
I’ve let you tear me strand by strand
Tell me who I am
I’m helpless in your hands
Tell me who I, who I am

Set me free
I’m going to look for help I need to find some help
Set me free
I need to save myself

You have shaped me with your hands
Now I don’t know who I am
Tell me who I am
I’m helpless in your hands
Tell me who I am
Track Name: Stop Hiding
You move like lightening
But can’t be seen
And you talk so quietly
Wish we could speak

You must be working late again
Wish you’d come home
When I dream I cannot touch your skin
Somewhere I know

Keep hiding
In my shadows
From me

I can take this aching heart
As long as I know where you are
Keep hiding
Keep hiding

I’m sick and tired of you not being around
I call your name
I could have sworn I saw you in the crowd
Can’t find your face

You’re not hiding
In my shadows
From me

I can’t take this breaking heart
Now I don’t know where your are
Stop hiding
Stop hiding
Please stop hiding
In my shadows
Stop disguising
And come back to me
Track Name: Time For Love - Bonus Track
I’ll admit it
I’m blinded by routine
But today the silence is too deep

It’s like my mother says
You’ve got to feel like your loved
And today I wouldn’t mind someone to keep

Maybe it’s time for love
Maybe its time for love

I gave in
I let myself desire you
When I saw my missing pieces in your eyes

It was like you’d shone a light on me
And I found myself alone
This empty room was much bigger than I could have known

Tell me it’s time for love
Tell me it’s time for love

Love hit me like a hurricane
Now I’ve woken up to some hell that I’ve made
I won’t ever come back here again
You’re screaming ‘please don’t love anymore
your love is poison, your love is flawed’
I know
I know
I know

It’ll never be time for love
I’m wasting my time on love
I’m not defined by love
Track Name: Two Brothers, One Barricade (V2) - Bonus Track
One day, love will erode
This dying world that we know
Our battles fading like when sun hits the snow
Our battles fading like when sun hits the snow

Two rivers from the same source
Two sides to the same voice
Oh, the same voice

Stars in the night separated by man
One church divided by time
Oh, by time

So why are you so far from me?
So why are you so far from me?
If we could take all the love we need
And put it in the holes we bleed
You wouldn’t be so far from me
You wouldn’t be so far from me

And we walk like strangers in the night
But under the same moon, under the same light
Just want to see myself through your eyes
Just want to see myself through your eyes

The little lines we draw on all God’s land
One family separated by hands
Oh, by hands.

Two lovers that don’t feel the same
Two brothers, one barricade
Oh, one barricade

So why are you so far from me?
So why are you so far from me?
If we could take all the love we need
And put it in the holes we bleed
You wouldn’t be so far from me
You wouldn’t be so far from me

You wouldn’t be so far
I want to cry, when I think I see your reflection
And you’re standing there

Because I need to be loved, loved, loved
Oh I need to be loved, loved, loved
Oh I want to be loved, loved, loved
Oh I need to be loved
Oh I need to be loved
Oh I want to be loved, loved, loved
Track Name: All That You Need (Demo) - Bonus Track
We went to the bells last night
I bought you everything you needed
Drinking and playing chess
’Til all your pieces were defeated

As our eyes were getting tired
Said you’d follow me out to the car
Came back in to find you
Sinking two at the bar

But I just raised an eyebrow and smiled
Then I took your hand and led you out the door
Like a child
Just like a child

After so many years my love
You’re still the one I’m dreaming of
After all these years my love
You’re still the one
Yes you’re still the one

I just wish I was all that you need
I just wish I was all that you need

Was twenty-two when we meet
And Robbie was born in the spring
The most beautiful boy
That I’ve ever seen

He was only five when he died
Something had grown in his heart
But in the eye of the storm
Swore we’d never part

After so many years my love
You’re still the one I’m dreaming of
After all these tears
You’re still the one
Yes you’re still the one

I just wish I was all that you need
I just wish I was all that you need

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