Where Would We Go

by James and the Knave

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An album written over a year in Alne, Cambridge, then Alne again, and recorded in July of 2014.

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released July 18, 2014

Written by James Fenton
Produced by James Fenton and James Emery

Guitars, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Banjo and Percussion by James Fenton
Vocals by James Emery except Track 5 vocals by James Fenton and James Emery

Design by James Emery

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Track Name: Where Would We Go
Well it's four in the morning and I'm
Far from home.
I would not
Ask you to wait up for me,
'Cause I'm quite a state, I'm in a
Fix, I'm low,
It's not some-
Thing I'd want you to see.

It's been here since the autumn have you
Noticed it
At all?
This large unwieldy elephant in the room.
It's made it quite a squeeze to sidle
Past you,
But I will
Pretend whatever you want me to.

And I don't know where you and I would
Go even if we were told that we could leave.
And I don't know if you and I could
Move from the place where we've been stood so still.

I said let's run away, let's take a
Train somewhere,
You said to me,
'Well sure, wouldn't that be fine?'
Okay, you didn't sound so much like
Hemingway;
The general
Tone was 'Great, but you are out of your mind'.

You said you're not the kind of girl to
Lose her mind,
To fall
Madly and illogically into love.
But your sacred practicalities always
Seemed quite strained
Only so
Long before you were forced to give them up.

But I don't know where you and I would
Go even if we were told that we could leave.
And I don't know if you and I could
Move from the place where we've been stood so still.
Track Name: Stones
To the sound of the snow again,
Running down this road again
And we are suddenly so cold.

Looking at your eyes again
And I'll listen to the wind as it sighs again
And we're suddenly so old.

And we were stones back then.
No blood in our bones back when.

Talking 'bout small gods again,
Forgetting all of fortune's odds again
Cause she's nothing we can't close our eyes and ignore.

Just think about the cold again,
And ignore all of the stories we've been told again
'Cause what else are all these moments for?

And we were stones back then.
No blood in our bones back when.

And we're
Water in the sea,
We're
Fire in the flames
And it's
Coming back to me
Cause it's all the same.

To the sound of the snow again,
Running down this road again
And we are suddenly so cold.

Looking at your eyes again
And I'll listen to the wind as it sighs again
And we're suddenly so old.

And we were stones back then.
No blood in our bones back when.
Track Name: Home
The easiest thing that I have ever done.
How was I afraid of what I would become?

We were like superheroes, flying free.
Saying this is who we are and who we were meant to be.

And I am not alone.
And we are never alone
But now we've come back home,
And now I've come back

Home,
Feeling low,
And you're all so far away
It's all that I can say.
Home,
Feeling low.
But you were always there for me
In some capacity.

And, sure, I left with a broken heart.
But I would not go back, right back to the start.
'Cause the things I've seen mean far more to me
Than an aching soul, when what will be will be.

And I am not alone.
And we are never alone
But now we've come back home,
And now I've come back

Home,
Feeling low,
And you're all so far away
Is all that I can say.
Home,
Feeling low.
But you were always there for me
In some capacity.

And we were high,
Like we'd learned to fly.
But where would we go?
And we were high,
Like we'd learned to fly.
Little did we know.

That we'd come back

Home,
Feeling low,
And you're all so far away
It's all that I can say.
Home,
Feeling low.
But you were always there for me
In some capacity.
Track Name: Before You
Summer is falling down your face
And it's falling to the ground,
I'll stay here, but I promise
That I won't make a sound.

We've all stayed up all night again,
And we can watch this dawn arise
I'll see the light fall and scatter
And catch in your eyes.

But I, I would not fall
At your feet,
No,
'Cause then, where would I be,
Where would I be?
Alone before you.

I'll count the days that are left for me,
The minutes left in between,
This summer is the cruellest
Monster I've ever seen.

And I'm tired of all this fumbling,
All these goodbyes without words,
These silences are the loudest
Things I've never heard.

But I, I would not fall
At your feet,
No,
'Cause then, where would I be,
Where would I be?
Alone before you.
Track Name: Logic Your Spring
Don't you think it's quite confusing,
The way we talk is so amusing,
Just telling lies all of the time;
What is it that you believe in,
Don't you think it's quite deceiving,
Telling me you're fine when you're not?
'Cause I know you're not.

And don't deny this world is crazy,
God's a myth or he's fucking lazy,
Just watching as everything falls apart.
So we'll walk through this midnight city
And this rain is quiet and it's so damn pretty
But I don't know,
Don't know where to start
Trying to change your mind.

'Cause I know you're sad, don't know the reason,
Logic your spring and love my season,
Are you another one who's
Coming down with melancholia,
Walking slowly, talking slowlier,
Telling me you're fine when you're not.
'Cause I know you're not.

And don't deny this world is crazy,
God's a myth or he's fucking lazy,
Watching as everything falls apart.
So we'll walk through this midnight city
And this rain is quiet and it's so damn pretty
But I don't know,
Don't know where to start
Trying to change your mind.
Track Name: Lay Me Down
I never thought that it would be quite like this.
Just counting all the things I might miss.
And I've never held so hard onto the ground
Oh lay me down, oh lay me down,
Where we were before.

I was told that I should have made things happen.
That you're a fool if you let your hopes be shattered.
But I said that it's your life, it is not mine,
I'm forced to leave this love behind.
Where we were before.

So let's just sit here for a while.
Forget about the bitterness and the bile.
'Cause I don't blame you, I don't blame him,
I blame myself and no one else.
It's like a breath on the wind.

And this does not need to be hard.
I don't need to show that I'm scarred.
Just let all this love fade away,
Force a smile, and then I'll say:
Well, it's a breath on the wind.

And I didn't think that I'd been biding
Time, just hoping that you'd see me smiling,
Didn't really think that I'd been hiding
Smiles at you while time had been sliding
By.

But now there's time for you.
Now there's time for you.
Track Name: October
I met you in the cold,
And I've never seen you in the sun,
But October light is quiet
And it's bright enough.

And here we are again,
Voices in the crowd,
Words hanging in the air,
Falling down to the ground.

But don't be afraid
Of what you'd say.
And don't be afraid,
'Cause we will stay,
Until you fall,
'Til you fall asleep.

Run away from the noise,
And your head's falling to your chest,
And now they're playing Wonderwall,
Is that all we've got left?

But there's no need to sigh,
'Cause I've seen this all before,
So I'll pick you up from the stairs,
Take you to your door.

And don't be afraid
Of what you'd say.
And don't be afraid,
'Cause we will stay,
Until you fall,
'Til you fall asleep.
Track Name: Arden
Well life can be hard, be hard,
Now we're no longer young.
And love can be hard, be hard,
Now that it's been and gone.

But, oh, we will be fine.
And, oh, we will be fine.

And words they can hurt, can hurt,
If spoken too truly or fast.
And questions can hurt, can hurt,
If they're questions we'd rather weren't asked.

But, oh, we will be fine.
And, oh, we will be fine.

When we're dancing
In Arden.
When we're dancing
In Arden.

If fools could speak wisely, wisely,
What wise mean speak like fools.
And if I could speak wisely, wisely,
And see what I've started through.

Then, oh, we would be fine.
And, oh, we will be fine.

And if we could say, could say,
Let's go out and dance in the rain.
And if we could say, could say,
Innocent, we shall remain.

Then, oh, we would be fine.
And, oh, we will be fine.

When we're dancing
In Arden.
When we're dancing
In Arden.
Track Name: Safe From The Storm
I'll take you down to the river.
Stare a while into the water.
Stand here and wait until the winter
Turn our fingers into stones.

I was here before you.
And I will be here when you've gone.
Throwing stones into the water
Moving into the sun.

And I would keep you warm.
Keep you safe from the storm
Keep you safe from this storm
That rages on.
Outside these walls.

So, let's walk down the river.
Across the water into the trees.
Leaving stones behind us
To show where we've been.

Oh, my darling, I love you.
I'll say it in case I can't say it again.
I know I should have said it before now,
Should have said it back then.

And I would keep you warm.
Keep you safe from the storm
Keep you safe from this storm
That rages on.
Outside these walls.
And outside our door.

I was here before you.
And I will be here when you've gone.
Throwing stones into the water
Moving into the sun.