The Lay of the Land

by Lydia Cole

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $10 NZD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Bright red disc comes in a cardboard sleeve with a folded lyric insert.
    Artwork carefully developed and produced by Lydia Cole.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Lay of the Land via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $20 NZD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" Vinyl, lyrics printed on reverse of jacket.
    Artwork carefully developed and produced by Lydia Cole.
    Made in Germany.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Lay of the Land via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      $35 NZD or more 

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 7 Lydia Cole releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Something New (demo), All of Our Yesterdays (live), The Sacred, The Lay of the Land, Sober, Me & Moon, and Love Will Find A Way (EP). , and , .

      $20.80 NZD or more (35% OFF)

     

1.
03:57
I have lived my life Heart out on my sleeve And even when the love dies I leave it out to breathe But then you came upon me You came down in a dream When I met you it was winter But I knew you in the spring Stay safe Stay safe Stay safe Well, fancy that, my darling Winding up with me Of all the things that could be This is what has been And they say we’re back in winter Feels too summery to me You came down out of nowhere You came down like a dream Stay safe Stay safe Stay safe Stay safe Stay safe Stay Stay
2.
Call me the fool that I am And I will not contest The things that I do and what I pursue Not always best Call me the fool that I am And I won’t second guess I’ve got a front row seat to each part of me And all the mess So call me the fool that I am As if I’d forget Call me the fool that I am And I will not complain Can’t keep my thoughts to myself My words in my mouth Yeah, I take the blame Call me the fool that I am And don’t you hesitate I make my mistakes but that’s just what it takes To navigate So call me the fool that I am If you’re not the same Call me the fool that I am But that is not the end You’re speaking the truth But I don’t answer to you Or take offence So call me the fool that I am And lay it to rest
3.
03:20
We don’t own no land The wind don’t blow to no one plan Hurt the earth, bite the hand Dust to dust, rain to dam All the days that we have fly by and All the birds of a feather fight and All the people held dear keep dying But all the lovers telepathise and All the strings that we tie stay tight and All the dreams that we have survive it Understand the voice Hear the quiet over the noise Dust to dust, choice by choice All the days that we have fly by and All the birds of a feather fight and All the people held dear keep dying But all the lovers telepathise and All the things that we tie stay tied and All the dreams that we have survive it Will all the dreams that we have survive it? And from the top of this hill I see it Everything coming to me in season It’s as sure as the breeze I’m breathing And all the lovers telepathise and All the strings that we tie stay tight and All the dreams that we have survive it Will all the dreams that we have survive it?
4.
I’m not lonely But I’ve got room I’m not desperate at all But I’m thinking of you Through walls I hear it A slight melody In fogs of winter Silhouettes on the sea I know you’re coming It has to be true But if time is a healer It may not be soon I make progress Then I undo it I catch nightmares And take ‘em to bed But I’ve my mind set On where I will be And on my way there I will stubbornly bleed I know you’re coming It has to be true But if time is a healer It may not be soon
5.
05:13
I didn’t know you’d be keen And maybe it’s just the drink Tonight you’re buzzing on me Tomorrow what will you think? And “Why are you single When you’re such a catch?” But you flip it around And now you’re asking me that Just want a sober exchange At the end of the day We went out to the bar Knowing just about where we’d end up Played a couple of fools But then I guess that might be what we are And while you’re living two lies Some of us are just trying to live one But you’ll do what you like And, it seems, so will I Just want a sober exchange At the end of the day And I’ll have nothing to blame In a sober exchange And there on the lawn All the stars, they just saw us as dust We nervously laughed All our words spilling out on the grass My eyes found your eyes And my lips found your lips, yeah, we kissed In the morning you left Disappearing into a cold mist Just want a sober exchange At the end of the day And I’ll have nothing to blame For the way I behave In a sober exchange Riding around town on the cheap We were nothing unique Just a couple of sneaks Feelings will go and then we will know We were nothing unique Just a couple of sneaks All of the time you played on my mind We were nothing unique Just a couple of sneaks
6.
Undefined horizon lines How far am I and what’s the time? Why do the clouds block out the sun? Oh, ring the bell of love But blessed be, there is a saint Who knows this place, calls out my name Whose feet fail not on rough terrain Oh, ring the bell of love
7.
03:05
You gave me a glimpse You gave me a hint You gave me a sip God, is that it? Oh, and I’ll find my way again If I want to, if I want to Oh, and I'll find my way Oh, and I’ll find my way again If I have to, if I have to
8.
04:09
Hello How could I say no to you? Hello Colour My life like no other Lover So you’ve had your say But I won’t waste away You be honest and I’ll be brave When the road is long And the moment is gone Is there no other way? Goodbye I still don’t know why Goodbye Goodbye Flowing down the grapevine Goodbye So you’ve had your say But I won’t waste away You be honest and I’ll be brave When the road is long And the moment is gone Is there no other way? Our light Left by the wayside
9.
Close to the ground with Two inquisitive hands which Knew the lay of the land Would you conquer the mountain? Would you wade in the stream? All earnings and wisdom Lift away on the wind and Away from your kin How could I be so blinded? Am I dead on my feet? If I keep a light load and Just follow the road, then Will I ever get home? Will I reach the horizon? Will you wait there for me?

credits

released February 17, 2017

All songs written by Lydia Cole
Instruments played by Lydia Cole and Nic Manders, with drums by Adam Tobeck
Backing vocals on Telepathise by Ben Abraham
Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Nic Manders at Wairiki Road in Auckland, New Zealand
Mastered by Nathan Tiddy

Art by Lydia Cole

With thanks to my Kickstarter supporters!

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Lydia Cole New Zealand

New Zealand singer and songwriter.

www.lydiacole.com

contact / help

Contact Lydia Cole

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account