Hide & Seek

by Henry Bateman

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1.
Seaside 04:19
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
2.
Burn It Down 03:57
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Stop Hiding 05:23
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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

about

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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