When I look at lovely things
Like the shadows in the trees
The silver stillness of the winter sun
I have a strange heart
Because my dreams took me away
But what would my world be without you
The blue dawn that breaks
The light that hits my face
And all the places that I long to go
There’s energy that flows
And it keeps my mind from grace
But what would my world be without you
The road I walk is dry
Under the cold October sky
The dew shall weep the morning into night
But I can see the treasure in everything we do
Oh what would the world be without you
The world that crosses by
As we’re living different lives
The redemption in the lies we chose to hear
But too be stuck in the middle
Is a blessing in disguise
Oh what would my world be without you
Hi I know you're not gonna reply to this but which boots did you throw away?:(
Black oasis boots, from the power of love vid. My mgmt showed me your page recently. If you ever need any help knowing where bits are from just ask x
I would like to start off by saying that you're music is wonderful and that you are so beautiful and talented. In DREAMS with BASTILLE I thought you had wonderfully ethereal vocals. You were just so haunting, and I loved it! I was exposed to your album, English Rain, when Start of Time played during a scene in Teen Wolf. The song captured my heart, and I LOVE the album. But here's the dilemma: I'm in the US and the album is only available in Europe. Is there any chance of ER making it to the US?
Hey! It will be released early next year x
I don’t wanna close my eyes
Make my bed in a narrow life
I’ve secrets that ive stopped to keep
Lay them down and forced to sleep
For I couldn’t tell
That I’d lost myself
In a pool of doubt
I’ve forgotten how
To tell them
Something’s changed inside of me
There’s a distant hallelujah when
Now I don’t wanna fall asleep
There’s a way to love
And a way to be
I’ve written this for all those asking how and why i wrote the songs for English Rain, and the meaning behind them… I’ve tried to explain in a way where you can take what you want from the songs and relate it to you…
I wrote Panic Cord nearly 4 years ago now. It sounds a lot meaner than it actually was. In a nutshell, it’s about a boy that liked me more than I liked him. In fact I didn’t like him at all, and he didn’t understand that. It was hard to tell him because I didn’t want to be mean, but I guess in some situations you kinda have to. “maybe you were just too nice to me”
Keep On Walking
This was the most spontaneous song on the album and was probably written the quickest, it kinda just happened. It wasn’t about a love interest, but more someone who you don’t want around anymore because they make you sad and angry for no reason. It’s about a person who’s attitude and way of life upset me, and me finally getting them out of my life and feeling much better. Since then I actually like and respect that person a whole lot more.
Please Don’t Say You Love Me
I wrote this after watching 500 Days Of Summer though it wasn’t actually about it or based on the film at all. I think the story line is relatable to a lot of people and a friend of the guy i wrote it with recently broke up with his girlfriend because he was too nice, too early on in the relationship. I guess it’s about preserving the early part of a relationship for as long as you can.
How Do You Feel Today
I wrote this as a poem at first and then decided to put the words to music. It’s about offering yourself, and help and just wanted to be appreciated for it in return. It’s about the frustration of not being valued for what you’ve done and the person realising just before it’s too late.
I’ve definitely written about Home before. I had the chorus for about a year before I finished the song. I wrote it when I moved to London two years ago. It’s about realising where home is for you. For me it wasn’t the house I was in but the people I was with.
It’s about someone or something entering your life just at the right time and pulling you through something you didn’t know how you were going to get through. Turning up at the most perfect time without being asked or searched for.
Ready To Question
I wrote this song a little while ago. I was in Hertfordshire with two friends (Tom and Nick) who I actually wrote and worked on a lot of the album with. We didn’t know what to right about and we were sat in the barn for about an hour talking about religion and our questions we wished we could just ask and get the answers for. Then we realised we should just ask for it. At the time I was going back and forth with the idea of god being in my life. Sometimes I really believe, and sometimes I really didn’t and that confusing upset and angered me. I guess when I wrote it, it was about just accepting that there are somethings you’ll never know and you should just enjoy life and believe what you want to believe in. Since then I’ve really found faith in the Laws of Attraction and the teachings of Abraham and thats where my faith lies now. The song still has so much relevance to me today though.
Kinda like Salvation, I was going through a time last year that I’d never gone through before. My dad got very sick and it was tearing me apart. My boyfriend completely pulled me out of it and made sure i was enjoying life because I didn’t know when it was going to end, and completely changed my attitude. I believe that change in attitude changed my dad’s thoughts, and that pulled him through his illness.
Human is a really universal song. You can take from it what you like. For me, at the time I was really struggling with body image, and self esteem and not thinking I was good enough and I got over it and realised that I’m completely fine as I am. but i noticed that people around me weren’t fine and still had the same struggles and doubts that I had and i wrote the song as if i was telling them it was okay to be who they are. It’s just about being yourself and enjoying it.
November isn’t about a personal situation, or anything that specifically happened to me. It was more the imagery. I’d always loved writing short stories and writing creatively and I guess this song was an outlet of that. I had the line ‘i left you out in the english rain’ going round for ages and ages and when i said it to luke (the guy i wrote it with) we got the idea of a bad event (maybe a break-up, or argument) happening, and constantly being reminded by it, which ruins something you used to love. “I always used to love November, but now it always floods with rain” I really loved the idea of November as a song title, the idea of when I wrote it was that November always brings you back to the time of when that bad event happened and instead of reminding you of a festive time, reminds you of the bad thing that happened.
Start Of Time
Start of time was inspired by my favourite poem ‘The Hollow Men - T. S. Eliot’. There’s a extract from the poem that has been embedded in my mind from the first day I read it: “Our dried voices when we whisper together are quiet and meaningless” It means lots to different people, but for me, it was about not following the crowd because people will notice one person saying one thing that’s outrageously different, than a group of people shouting the same thing over and over. I recently had this tattoo’d on to me. Start Of Time is having an idea so different and finding someone who shares the same thoughts and beliefs.