Heartlands

by Stephen Randall

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released January 17, 2017

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Stephen Randall New York

I'm a Brit living in Brooklyn, NY.

I used to be a professional songwriter, but when I wrote for other people, I lost touch with the music that was important to me personally. I forgot who I was and what fed my soul. I put down my guitar and keyboard to pursue other adventures. Four years ago I started writing again, but this time, I wrote from my heart and experience and for me.

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Track Name: Times
TIMES
Words and Music Stephen Randall

There were times when I lost everything
There were times when I felt like I was a king
Weary head and weary bones
Fall into my lover's arms
Woah oh I need to lay me down

There were times when I felt like I was at war
There were times when I couldn't hurt no more
Weary head and weary bones
Fall into my lover's arms
Woah oh I need to lay me down

There were times when I had to walk alone
There were times when I couldn't call this home
Weary head and weary bones
Fall into my lover's arms
Woah oh I need to lay me down

© & Ⓟ 2013 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Three Days From Home
THREE DAYS FROM HOME
Words & Music by Stephen Randall

Been away so long
Not the same man no more
Been away so long
Not the same man no more
Time to lay me down
Time to say goodbye
I'm three days from home
Take me home before I die

Oh oh we're coming home
Oh oh we're coming home

Fought for what I love
Fought for what was right
And if I have to fight again
I'll stand up and fight
But please don't send me back
I want to sleep in my own bed
Three days from home
Don't wanna go home dead

Oh oh we're coming home
Oh oh we're coming home

We salute you fallen heroes
We salute you fallen friends
We salute you fallen lovers
We salute you till the end

© & Ⓟ 2012 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Snowflake In An Avalanche
SNOWFLAKE IN AN AVALANCHE
Words and Music Stephen Randall

A rumble in the distance
A sound that signals
Change is in the air

Avert your gaze now
You’re not alone now
They are everywhere

CHORUS
No snowflake
In an avalanche
Ever feels
Responsible
No snowflake
In an avalanche
Ever feels
Responsible

Can we make it out now
Can we make it in now
Can we make it from here

This is not an option
This is not our freedom
The day we learn is near

CHORUS
No snowflake
In an avalanche
Ever feels
Responsible
No snowflake
In an avalanche
Ever feels
Responsible

© & Ⓟ 2015 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Kiss Of Life
KISS OF LIFE
Words and Music Stephen Randall

I don’t want your head
To get too big
But you talked me
Off a ledge tonight

I didn’t want the fire
To burn down the house
I guess I never
Should have set it alight

Well maybe I’m messed up
Maybe I’m not
But I’ve never known
Nothing so right

CHORUS
Won’t you save me
Save me
Put your lips to mine
Let our tongues entwine
I need the kiss of life

I don't want my bed
To feel too big
Won’t you tuck me in
Good and tight?

I dreamed that Elvis
Married us in Vegas
I’d swear
He really was alive

Well maybe I’m messed up
Maybe I’m not
Maybe I’m as
High as a kite

CHORUS
Won’t you save me
Save me
Put your lips to mine
Let our tongues entwine
I need the kiss of life

CHORUS
Won’t you save me
Save me
Won’t you save me
Save me
Put your lips to mine
Let our tongues entwine
I need the kiss of life
Put your lips to mine
Let our tongues entwine
I need the kiss of life

© & Ⓟ 2015 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Audrey Hepurn
AUDREY HEPBURN
Words & Music by Stephen Randall

Everything about you
Is perfect
Everything about you
Is sublime

My spellbound heart
Replayed you
Bathed in the spotlight
Of time

As I stare
On and on
In the end
You emerge

CHORUS
Hey hey Audrey
Hey hey Audrey
Hey hey Audrey

Everything about you
Is wonderful
Your beauty is
Outside and in

You played
To millions of lovers
You opened your heart
And let us in

You became
An image of
What's remembered
Forever

CHORUS
Hey hey Audrey
Hey hey Audrey
Hey hey Audrey

Orchestral break and excerpt from end scene of Breakfast at Tiffany's

CHORUS
Hey hey Audrey
Hey hey Audrey
Hey hey Audrey

© & Ⓟ 2012 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Stones
STONES
Words and Music Stephen Randall

Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do

Feel like the motherload
Is on your back
Don’t let it weigh you down
You can carry that stack
Glass half full
But it’s full of crap
Don’t let that shit get to you
You’ll get a heart attack
No no no no no no
No no no no no no no

CHORUS
Lift those stones
Off your back
You can lift those stones
Off your back

Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do do

Boss man grin fuck you
Don’t trust that Jack
One hand slap you
While the other put a knife in your back
You’re better than that
Don’t you know that you’re better than that
Don’t let that shit get to you
You’ll get a heart attack
No no no no no no
No no no no no no no

CHORUS
Lift those stones
Off your back
You can lift those stones
Off your back

No no no no no no
No no no no no no no

CHORUS
Lift those stones
Right off your back
You can lift those stones
Right off your back
You can lift these stones yeah
Right off your back
You can lift these stones
Right off your back

© & Ⓟ 2014 Stephen Randall
Track Name: My Baby Ain't A Baby No More
MY BABY AIN’T A BABY NO MORE
Words & Music by Stephen Randall

Hey Daddy will you push her swing?
Hey Daddy will you push her swing?
I can only watch her grow
Then one day I'll watch her go
Oh my baby ain't a baby no more
 
Hey Daddy can you tuck her in?
Hey Daddy can you tuck her in?
I would tuck her in so tight
She’d be safe and sound all night
Oh my baby ain't a baby no more

Hey Daddy will you buy her that dress?
Hey Daddy will you buy her that dress?
I'd buy her that dress and a hundred more
I'd buy her every dress in the store
Oh my baby ain't a baby no more

Hey Daddy can I borrow the car?
Hey Daddy can I borrow the car?
I can’t watch her drive away
Seems like only yesterday
Oh, my baby ain’t a baby no more

Hey Daddy she’s grown up fine
Hey Daddy she’s grown up fine
I hopeshe tales the time toi see
Everything she learned from me
Oh, my baby ain’t a baby no more

Hey Daddy she’s a woman no w
Hey Daddy she’s a woman now
I could only watch her grow
I knew one day, I watch her go
Oh, my baby ain’t a baby
Oh, my baby ain’t a baby
Oh, my baby ain’t a baby no more

© & Ⓟ 2012 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Too Many Assholes
TOO MANY ASSHOLES
Words & Music by Stephen Randall

Too many assholes in this world
Too many assholes in this world

Guess there's a reason why God gave us one
Yes there's a reason why God gave us one
Two eyes to see
Two ears to hear
One mouth to speak
When there's something to say
If not, shut the fuck up

Ooh you little asshole oh
You little Hitler ooh
Ooh you little asshole oh

Too many assholes in this world
Too many assholes in this world

You little Hitler, you power hungry fool
I bet your pay grade is squeezing your balls
Do we make your day
When we fall at your feet?
Does it make you hard
When you sense our defeat?

Ooh you little asshole oh
You little Hitler ooh
Ooh you little asshole oh

Too many assholes in this world
Too many assholes in this world

© & Ⓟ 2012 Stephen Randall
Track Name: In Over Your Head
IN OVER YOUR HEAD
Words & Music by Stephen Randall

Hey there drowning man
Think you had a chance to make dry land?
Think again my friend, think again

Well life just sucked you in
Just like many better men
You chose the wrong path in the end

CHORUS
And you're in over your head
Yes you're in over your head
You're in over your head
Yes you're in over your head

Did you think we’d understand?
Did you have some master plan?
But the game was never yours to win

You followed the sirens’ song
You were weak and they were strong
Was it worth the suffering?

CHORUS
‘Cos you're in over your head
Yes you're in over your head
You're in over your head
Yes you're in over your head

Hey there drowning man
You’re going down for the very last time
You had your day, but now it’s gone

You were good to me
You were the best that you could be
Just not good enough for everyone

CHORUS
You're in over your head
Yes you're in over your head
You're in over your head
Yes you're in over your head

© & Ⓟ 2012 Stephen Randall
Track Name: If I'm Dreaming (I Don't Wan't To Wake Up)
IF I'M DREAMING (I DON’T WANT TO WAKE UP)
Words and Music Stephen Randall

I don’t know how I’m feeling what I’m feeling now
But I’m feeling somehow
That everything will be alright
I don’t care if I’m grinning like a Cheshire cat
This cat got a smile
Like it’s higher than the highest kite

CHORUS
If I am dreaming
I don’t want wake up
If I am dreaming
I don’t want wake up

Well the woman never said no and
What d’ya know, I’m her man
I’m the one who’s in her heart
Well the woman got a heart the size of a house
And every room in that house
Got my name on it

CHORUS
If I am dreaming
I don’t want wake up
If I am dreaming
I don’t want wake up

When she kisses me I feel electricity
Coursing through my veins
Until it makes my beating heart stop
When she touches me she sends me into ecstasy
A blind man could see
And a deaf man could hear a pin drop

CHORUS
If I am dreaming
I don’t want wake up
If I am dreaming
I don’t want wake up

I don’t want to wake up
I don’t want to wake up
I don’t want to wake up
I don’t want to wake up
I don’t want to wake up
I don’t want to wake up

© & Ⓟ 2014 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Against The Tide
AGAINST THE TIDE
Words and Music by Stephen Randall

The river is deep
And the river is wide
And all we want
Is on the other side

But the current is strong
And the waves are high
So we will swim
Against the tide

CHORUS
We will swim against the tide
We will swim against the tide
We will swim against the tide
We will swim against the tide

The ebb and flow
That takes our lives
Cast adrift
Or cast aside

Its course may take us
Far and wide
So we will swim
Against the tide

CHORUS
We will swim against the tide
We will swim against the tide
We will swim against the tide
We will swim against the tide

For some a river
Must divide
Where others see
A bridge or guide

And yet it winds
Until it’s dry
So we will swim
Against the tide

CHORUS
We will swim against the tide
We will swim against the tide
We will swim against the tide
We will swim against the tide

© & Ⓟ 2014 Stephen Randall
Track Name: When
WHEN
Words and Music Stephen Randall

When will we find what we need
When will we find what we need
When will always be
Further than it seems to be
But when is destined to be

When will we land safely
When will we land safely
When will always be
Slightly out of reach
But when is destined to be

When will always be
Harder than it should be
But when is destined to be

When will truth lead to sanctuary
(Not soon enough, not soon enough)
When will truth lead to sanctuary
(Not soon enough, not soon enough)
When will always be
Seductive but illusory  
But when is destined to be
Track Name: In Their Name
IN THEIR NAME
Words & Music by Stephen Randall

If all our Gods were talking
I’d hope they’d find respect
For their differences and perspective
And wisdom and regrets
As we’ve screwed up their ambition
For this beautiful prospect

But if all our Gods were talking
I'm afraid of what they'd say
I don't think that they'd be smiling
At their garden in decay
At the mindless acts of killing
And the hypocrites that pray

CHORUS
In their name
In their name
All our Gods will be crying
For their children on judgment day

Are all our Gods mistaken?
What in hell did they create?
A world that's full of promise
And a race that’s bent on hate
Why don’t the faithful question
What is done in the name of faith?

CHORUS
In their name
In their name
All our Gods will be crying
For their children on judgment day

If their image was our blueprint
Then where did we go astray?
All the meek are destined to inherit
Are centuries of crusade
And all our Gods will be crying
For their children on judgment day

CHORUS
In their name
In their name
All our Gods will be crying
In their name
In their name
All our Gods will be crying
For their children on judgment day

© & Ⓟ 2012 Stephen Randall