Throwing & Catching

by Henry Bateman

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1.
Should I? 04:27
Sitting in the club With a crooked tongue Music like his brain Nothing he can say How the bodies sway Time calls out his name Feels his should turn grey Would be a lie to disobey If this the answer, what will I become? I’ve tried to be human - was not enough My soul turns grey with human love. Should I? Should I? Should I? Sitting in the park Sitting in the dark Sees them come and go Waits for one alone The fox he has no same The sky calls out his name Now he hears her on her way Would be a lie to disobey If this is the answer, what have I become? I’ve tried to be human, was not enough. My soul turns grey with human love. Should I? Should I? Should I?
2.
The night is deep like the tide Worked up boys, production lines Your lipstick stains will all turn stale Your love is like a beggar’s wail I hope you find some peace But that life is not for me I’ll show you how to be. Open arms make peaceful hearts That is how a man should be Peaceful hearts point to stars That is how a man should be That is how a man should be But I’ve no love inside these bones It’s buried far beneath the snow Amongst the trees that grow so deep I wait for warmth, my truth to leak I feel so incomplete There’s a missing part of me Won’t you show me how to be? Open arms make peaceful hearts That is how a man should be Peaceful hearts point to stars That is how a man should be That is how a man should be That is how a man should be That is how a man should be Open arms make peaceful hearts That is how a man should be Peaceful hearts point to stars That is how a man should be
3.
Amelia 04:59
Amelia just wants to play Her friends aren’t coming out today Daddy told me to stay away That’s what they say She heads for home but on the grass To get round all the broken glass Mummy said that this would pass That’s what she said But Amelia flies out the door Just to see those marching uniforms Amelia They won't ever win if the sun is always shining from your heart They won't ever win if the sun is always shining from your heart Amelia how she could climb But in the park they've nailed a sign Jewish kids banned at all times That's what it says And Daddy had a market stall They drew a ‘J’ onto the wall Mummy knows that he won't call But she won’t say Amelia's still all aglow When big red flags come through her road Amelia They won't ever win if the sun is always shining from your heart They won’t ever win if the sun is always shining from your heart They won’t ever win if the sun is always shining from your heart A dove's captive song Brings warmth through the dawn Amelia sing on To the free Amelia sing on A dove's captive song Bring warmth through the dawn To the free They won’t ever win
4.
Standing at the water’s edge Painting pictures in her head Like words that go unsaid Looking out from shore to shore There is always something more Her hand is on the door To leave those days so far behind Weeping wounds within her mind Where you’re born is not your definition But no-one hears her when she cries Like star across the sky She’s got heaven in her eyes Mama says little girl peace is round the bend Close your eyes and get some rest But turning to the sea she says Do they know how it hurts to be the ones left out in the cold? Do they know how it hurts to be alone? To be forsaken by your own Englishmen choose to accuse Seen the pictures on the news And they want a better view See them choosing to pretend Got so much here to defend So much to defend And so we wait for the day when they realise If they looked though another’s eyes We’re all the same inside Do they know how it hurts to be the ones left out in the cold? Do they know how it hurts to be alone? To be forsaken by your own Forsaken by your own Forsaken by your own Do they know how it hurts to be the ones left without a home? Do they know how it hurts to be alone? Do they know how it hurts to be the ones with no place to go? Do they know how it hurts to be alone? To be forsaken by your own
5.
Place To Be 05:01
Drink inside forms a womb Around her soul in crowded rooms She dances like a love unchained But hunters come to cause her pain What would your mother say Of your love like wine Spilling over all her printed lines? 'Your love is blind girl but why try to see? In daylight you’ve got no place to be' Little girl put on some clothes And run the night to find a home Streetlights binding your dusty wings To severed lines they’re tangled in What would your mother say Now you’ve let her down? 'Don’t turn on easy, stop this fooling around Your love is blind girl but why try to see? In daylight you’ve got no place to be In daylight you’ve got no place to be' Don’t care what your mother says Your love is free But to see you burning It is agony Your mother’s blind girl How I wish she’d see That in daylight we’ve all got a place to be. Somewhere we’ve all got a a place to be.
6.
Ready Or Not 06:27
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 Held on 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
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8.
For You 06:59
I shine into the darkness The dark can’t understand The poet’s words of healing I hold out my hands I loved you before the bird’s sang And each day you’re gone I grieve Your face turned from my stage Won’t you come and sing with me? I’m the rose and you’re the bee So open up your heart son For all the world to see Open up your heart son And let your soul dream Let it dream Though I may seem far away I am with you everyday When will you see it’s for you that I breathe? Oh I’m hidden in plain sight Wipe those riddles from your eyes When will you see it’s for you that I breathe? For You For You 'Might get seventy if I’m lucky Give or take a few The only ones that matter to me Are those I spend with you Tugging your hair beneath the willow Telling you to be my wife But our hair has all gone grey now Will I be a child all my life Oh tell me that’s not right' So open up your heart son Open it up to me Open up your heart son And let your soul dream Let it dream 'Though I may seem far away I am with you everyday When will you see it’s for you that I breathe? Oh I’m hidden in plain sight Help me tear down my disguise When will you see it’s for you that I breathe? For You For You For You' Let it dream 'For You' Let it dream Let it dream Though I may seem far away I am with you everyday Now you see it’s for you that I breathe Oh I’m hidden in plain sight And now I see you through her eyes Now you see it’s for you that I breathe For You 
For You
9.
She walked out and left me dying Pining for some love I could feel my body aching For her touch But then you came from a web of solution You swiped that pain away And though I love our random connection I feel so ashamed ‘Cause it’s not right To be the one Who calls you up just to get it on But I was cold and so alone And we’re Here Now Anyway When I hear those fingers knocking When you give that love so pure When it feels like you’re stopping I’ll keep howling out for more I want more But is it right To carry on Though I know that this is what we both want? And I was cold and so alone And we’re Here Now Anyway Is it just chance we’re a match for each other? ‘Cause I really feel like we were put together Tell me do you feel like we were put together? Oh is it right To be the one Who calls you up just to get it on? Oh I was cold and so alone And we’re Here Now Anyway
10.
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

about

For Dave Coleman and Ray Mathews

This album process was set in motion after I read a biography of Nick Drake - so the first thank you goes to Trevor Dann, for writing such an inspiring and moving book. Thank you to my incredible band - Lewis, Frazer, Chris, Greg and Caitlin - for lending me your time and talents, and for understanding and realising my songs in such an inspiring way. A massive thank you to Tim - you’ve put so much time and effort into the sound of this album; I couldn’t have made it without you. Thank you to the phenomenal engineers who we’ve worked with - Frankie, Jack, and Matt. Thank you to all of other musicians whose talents I’ve stolen during the making of this album. Thanks to Ian Bateman for his sample library for ‘For You’. Thanks to Paul for the phenomenal artwork and design, and to all of the videographers I’ve worked with on music videos around this album. Thank you to my friends and family for your unending support, guidance and inspiration. Thanks to Bob Heath, Jay Mathews and Kate Hicks Beach for your support and good advice. Thank you for buying this album, I really hope you enjoy it. This album is the sound of my first two years at Leeds College of Music - thank you to Richard Petch, Adam Martin and my many other teachers and friends for your wisdom and help. I’ve had a really great time.

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released November 21, 2017

Henry Bateman - vocals, acoustic and occasional electric guitar, synths (7)
Lewis Downs - vocals (2, 6-7), electric guitar
Greg Burns - vocals (2), drums, percussion
Frazer Kerslake - fretless bass, double bass (3)
Chris Camm - piano, electric piano
Caitlin Stubbs - vocals (4, 7, 10)
Lynn Bateman - vocals (7)
Duncan Abbott - vocals (8)
Esme Higgins - vocals (1)
Tim Goddard - synths (7)
Charlie Hewitt - double bass (1)
Tim Cook and Matt Rist - percussion (1)

The choirs on tracks 1 and 4 are made up of the voices of: Henry Bateman, Lewis Downs, Rob Kirby, Chris Camm, Hannah Lamb, Esme Higgins, Rory Mann, Sophie Gill and Brandon Harding.

All songs by Henry Bateman
Orchestral arrangement on ‘For You’ by Henry Bateman
Produced by Tim Goddard and Henry Bateman
Engineered by Tim Goddard, Frankie Harper, Jack Tremelling, Henry Bateman and Matt Rist
Mixed and mastered by Tim Goddard
Artwork and design by Paul Brough
Copyright Henry Bateman 2017

Recorded at Leeds College of Music, and in various bedrooms and living rooms in Burnley, Leeds, and Fairford between the end of 2015 and the summer of 2017

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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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