SOUND OF THUNDER

by Ste Forshaw

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Tim Grady Very impressive. Really strong vocals, thought provoking lyrics and some wonderfully skilful and intricate guitar playing throughout. Thoroughly enjoyable! Favorite track: Sound of Thunder.
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Thanks for checking out my first ever full length album. It's an album about relationships, sex, politics, science, memories, philosophy, mortality and space aliens. What more can you ask for!?

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released June 29, 2016

Recorded by Grant Strang at Silver Shark studios. grantstrang.co.uk
Cover design by Matthew Miller
Photo by Fabiana Mazzochetti

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Track Name: Sound of Thunder
I found an old three-wheeler in a magazine ad. I saved up the money it was all that I had. I know all the features like the back of my hand and I drive around the only roads that I'll ever know. Never wanted to escape the comfort of home. When the lunar eclipse left me all on my own I felt the pain the same as any man with a fancy degree whose waking scenes could be my wildest dreams. He holds his broken heart for all to see when he cries. I never wanted to rock the boat. It's been rocking fine all on its own. I get nervous every time I hear the sound of thunder! I've been told to be clear when I speak. Using my voice, it isn't easy for me. I think I feel the world differently most of the time. But my heart is the same don't you ever forget, and I haven't found what I've been looking for yet. You know my old three-wheeler's got a passenger seat right by my side
Track Name: Don't Call My Name
Has it been long enough for me to speak your name out loud without it causing a fuss in front of all my guests around at the table? I'm trying to keep both my feet on the ground where it feels right. I've been breathing dust. I can't help it it's this city but I don't mind too much. In a way we're all the same, only broken in a slightly different way to all the others and it feels right. Don't call my name. Don't cry in vain. Don't nail your sweet soul up to the cross. I got over us, thinking about your sinning ways while riding on the bus to an entirely different place not of my knowing, and I won't be writing you when I arrive, and it feels right. Don't call my name. Don't cry in vain. Don't nail your sweet soul up to the cross. When I wake up I go back to sleep and fall into a deeper dream and it don't bother me.
Track Name: Honesty Table
Northern boys don't talk so smooth. Can't open up without a dose of booze, now can we? Stomach in knots, I overthink why your pour another when you don't like to drink, now do you? Hardened heart, doubting brain, galloping lungs and electric veins, that's me. Smoking a stolen cigarette, you ask "Are you cold?" I told you "Yes". I lied to stay composed. My hand quivered as the window closed. Not a trace, on your face, of your weakness shows through. But did I see your finger shaking too? Well did I?
Track Name: Psychogeography
I've been wondering round with my map upside down. Admiring these monuments to greed where cold eyed vampires feed. All the inanimate objects are sleeping in the office. Who's that in the darkness asleep beneath the arches? Oh my God! I lost my heart in the age of modernity. Psychogeography. In winter rain I felt the shame on an urban topography, psychogeography, alright. All of the men sat down at their machines in Flint, Michigan. It was heard for miles around "They're changing up the system!" Oh my God! I lost my heart in the age of modernity. Psychogeography. In winter rain I felt the shame on an urban topography. psychogeography, alright. Oh my God! I lost my heart way out in modernity. Psychogeography. In winter rain I can hear the pain of an urban demography, psychogeography, alright.
Track Name: Arthur Eddington
I received a letter from behind enemy borders, with a picture of nature made out of curved lines and numbers. It was calling into question all that I had seen with my eyes. I'm a peaceful neighbour and the General points a finger. Tell me, how many will die running at machine guns for you? I will make this journey...Here I go! To a lonely corner of the globe where a distant light bends round the sun I am told. I dream of Galileo, he's hauled up to a cell. He's covering his ears from the sound of the shells. I just can't abide, let me run and hide away. I will make this journey...Here I Go! To a lonely corner of the globe where a distance light bends round the sun I am told. "Oh Arthur please will you explain how the tiny movements in my brain and the shape of outer space have brought us to this place?" I will make this journey...Here I go! To a lonely corner of the globe where a distant light bends round the sun I am told.
Track Name: Apple Seed
A man I knew who lived in Central America asked if there was time to get out of the way of the snow. Upon questioning it turned out he thought the snow fell all at once like a big white blanket. My friend Peter swallowed an apple seed in the playground. A look of terror went across his face. Hes said "I know the seed won't grow into a tree inside of me, but I'm scared of the hospital. Tell me I don't have to go ever again!" I won't get back my time. Things I know change right before my eyes. Hey, it's a wonderful life. A brand new van rolled into a hedge in the car park. The tension was too great, the cable gave way. All the wedding guests gathered round and pushed and pushed and pushed to get it out so the band could go home back to bed. I won't get back my time. Things I know change right before my eyes. Hey, it's a wonderful life.
Track Name: On Your Feet Soldier
Take a little loneliness, give a little time. Breathe a little deeper now and you'll be fine. I wanted to say goodbye but now I can't believe my eyes. I was in the waiting room, you were in the hall. I was going to break it to you gently in the fall. Your heart was roaming after all. Get on your feet, soldier. It's true what I told you. One more time I lie beside you and darling I hold you. Get on your feet, soldier, when the ground gets colder. I want to hide inside in your bedroom light let it all blow over. I was going to write to you, I was going to run, or I was going to live with you until the setting sun. But all my ideas they were wrong! Get on your feet, soldier. It's true what I told you. One more time I lie beside you and darling I hold you. Get on your feet, soldier, when the ground gets colder. I want to hide inside in your bedroom light let it all blow over.
Track Name: Vienna Circle
Close. We are very close to certain destruction. Lies bewitch and terrorize this bleeding continent. With ink and electric light, I write signs and symbols. I know I must leave Vienna to run from this evil. Holding Europe's words up high to the light of reason, I can't identify truth or meaning.
Track Name: First Contact
Somewhere high up above us, far beyond the trees. Three young explorers hover over fields of green.

"I'm not sure boys, I think we better leave these loud, violent brutes to live alone with their disease"

Captain I'm not talking just about some flashing lights, No, I saw a sleek flying machine I ain't seen nothing like. I cried "Mayday! Mayday! There's something in the sky!" Contact made in the blink of an eye
Track Name: Coming Up Slowly
I don't believe a word when there's no fire behind your eyes. I know I sound absurd but I can't shake the feeling that you're telling lies. Coming up slowly in the night. Are you going to break the rules? The faster I go the faster I fall down. You know you wear my heart out when you're making move away. Don't you wear my heart out when I know you want to stay. My hunger makes me say these things. I don't know where I get it from. I'm a fool to think I own anything, it comes and then it goes and then it comes. Coming up slowly in the night. Are you going to break the rules? The faster I go the faster I fall down. You know you wear my heart out when you're making move away. Don't you wear my heart out when I know you want to stay.
Track Name: I'm Alive
Roll away my darling, roll away I'm sleeping. High upon a cloud, please don't drop me down. One day I'll be older. Lying on her shoulder. For whom the bell will toll first no one can know. I'm alive, I'm alive. I'm alive, I'll breathe until I die. I'm alive, I'm alive. I'm a strange loop in the cosmic soup, baby I'm alive! When I lay to rest now, gather round my children. None of you will know what it means to be alone. I'm alive, I'm alive. I'm alive, I'll breathe until I die. I'm alive, I'm alive. I'm a strange loop in the cosmic soup, baby I'm alive! Come let's roam in the quantum foam, baby I'm alive!
Track Name: On Whose Orders?
"When the rain clears. When the sun is up, I set sail dear. I don't know the way from there" What about I don't say a word? what about I don't talk at all? Close these borders? On whose orders!? You've got to let all your grief come out. I was born here and I don't understand why all the hate I hear from the loudest voices in the land. What about I don't say a word? What about I just shut my mouth? All the horror and the irony of all those people lost at sea. Close these borders? On whose orders!? You've got to let all your grief come out.
Track Name: Who Do You Play With?
If I ventured out in the morning. If I try to catch a feeling. If I try to fathom that great dancing God. He's watching thunder crack. Through my clear logical eyes, reading the signs. Turn on the water brother and bottle His grace. We're a disgrace. "Do with me what you please". Tell me who do you play with. Tell me who do you kiss. Stay right there, don't move, I've got a bad wish. Tell me what's your name, who do you kneel for. Tell me whose cold hand holds your face. I get so damn high I float away when I see you this way. If I try to fathom that great dancing God, He's watching thunder crack right across your back. "In candlelight I lay with thee". Tell me who do you play with. Tell me who do you kiss. Stay right there, don't move, I've got a bad wish. Tell me what's your name, who do you kneel for. Tell me whose cold hand crosses your face. I get so damn high I float away when I see you this way. Be a good girl now.