Ready or Not​/​/​Mother

by Henry Bateman

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For Dave Coleman, Lynn Bateman, and Flynn Coleman

These are two songs which I started writing during Summer 2016 - which was quite a strange time for me, and some people close to me. This version of 'Ready or Not' was actually recorded entirely by me, featurng some vocals from Lynn Bateman, in my bedroom in Gloucestershire. It was supposed to be a demo to illustrate the track to my band. Likewise, with 'Mother', myself and Caitlin Stubbs (who duets with me on the track) decided to get a take down - not necessarily with a view to releasing it. But - in both of these cases, I’ve realised that these particular versions of these two songs have something about them that I can’t re-make, probably because of the situation and the headspace that I made them in. I’ll continue to explore and experiment with these songs, and will release other versions of them later in the year. But for now - I want to get these tracks out there, because I think they have something about them that I really believe no amount of experimenting or persistence will recapture.

I hope you like them!

Henry

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released February 6, 2017

Artwork by Lynn Bateman
Mixed and Mastered by Tim Goddard

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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: Ready or Not
Here I am

In promised land
I grieve for you

Can see them cry

And you close your eyes
In Daddy’s arms

Ready or Not
I’m coming for you
Ready or Not
I’m gonna make it to your heart
I call your name
Ready or Not
We can break this tide
Ready or Not
You’re gonna hear my voice inside
I’ll find a way

I will find a way
I will find a way
Back to you

Took so long
For you to come
You gave me life

So I shed that skin
With dying grin

I know your grace

Ready or Not
I’m coming for you
Ready or Not
I’m gonna make it to your heart
I call your name
Ready or Not
I hear you through the floor
Ready or Not
I’m gonna make it to your shore
I’ll find a way

I will find a way
I will find a way
I will find a way
Back to you

Heaven cannot hold me
I’ll fill the space between
My soul will swing before me
Like moonlight through the leaves
I’m cutting through the oceans
I’m breaking from these chains
I’ll reach across the border
Calling out your name


For you
I’d do it all for you
For you
I’d give it all for you

Ready or Not
I’m coming for you
Ready or Not
I’m gonna make it to your heart
I call your name

Ready or Not
I will be your friend
Ready or Not
This love will have no end
I’ll find a way

I will find a way
Back to You
Back to You
Back to You
Track Name: Mother
My family has lost it’s way
We’ve lost the one that kept us safe
Will we survive mother?

I’ve never felt so exposed
My roof has gone like flesh from bone
Will we survive mother?

I believe
I believe ‘cause I have faith in you
I believe we can see this through
I believe our time will come again
I believe in you

Feels like I’ve been torn in half
I’d give it all to hear his laugh
Can we survive together?

I believe
I believe ‘cause I have faith in you
I believe that we can see this through
I believe our time will come again
I believe in you

Hold your heart to the sun
Feel his palms as morning comes

My family will find a way
Hearts all around take our weight
We will survive mother

I believe
I believe

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