South Bank Staircase

by Ste Forshaw

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I recorded some solo acoustic versions of songs I have written and decided to release them online in an attempt to raise some money for the Brixton Soup Kitchen. They are a grassroots organisation run completely by volunteers doing fantastic work helping people that need it most in my local community. www.brixtonsoupkitchen.com. Please give what you can, hope you enjoy!

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released December 22, 2014

Recorded and performed by Ste Forshaw
Mixed by Lewis Fieldhouse
Artwork by Matthew Miller

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Track Name: Psychogeography
I've been wondering round
WIth my map upside down
Around these monuments to greed
Cold eyed vultures 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 hear the pain
Of an urban demography
Psychogeography alright!
Track Name: South Bank Staircase
Someone please help me
I know that I've done wrong
But I know all their dirty little secrets
I know they like to believe its all my fault
When my mind turns to cruel thoughts
When I start to feel the bloodshot in my eyes
I fall asleep where everyone can see
When I feel myself sinking down
I remember that I'm alive just like them

If you've got something that I might need
Time or money I'm down on my knees
I'm not a problem I'm just a man
Are you my foe or are you my friend?
The wicked are strong when they hide their faces
I sink and I leave no traces
Late at night I start to believe
This is what God wanted for me

I don't know where you're all going to
I don't know much about this world
But I know I can't tie my own fingers down
When I need to
When I see people who love their God
I wonder why

If you've got something that I might need
Time or money I'm down on my knees
I'm not a problem I'm just a man
Are you my foe or are you my friend?
The wicked are strong when they hide their faces
I sink and I leave no traces
Late at night I start to believe
This is what God wanted for me
Track Name: Vulnerable Adults
Neighbour, please help me with these boxes
I've got a lot of them
Sometimes I paint little pictures
Please don't look at them
I saw you looking

At the top of the stairs I see mother's face
She don't look too pleased
She worries she won't have the space
For all of my things

I can't hide
I'm her only child

I asked him please sir don't take my home
Where am I gonna go?
It's winter time and I like to keep warm
I rarely go outdoors
I never go out

Thank you stranger for lending me your time
I can't do much alone
I've stayed inside since I lost my mind
A very long time ago

I can't hide
I'm a lonely child

I never worked a single day in my whole damn life
'Cause I always found
People everywhere I tried
Always kicked me down
They don't stop kicking

I'm so sorry if I'm impolite
For wearing a frown
I'd love to reach out and touch your hand
I just don't know how

I can't hide
From your wide open eyes anyway
Track Name: Chess, 4am
You better keep your hat on
We may end up miles from here
And I feel the wind blow so strong
Careful you don't disappear
Oh I would be delighted
To play another game
Even though I'm feeling tired
And I know you feel the same

Make you move
The sun is coming up soon

There's a cat sat out on the roof
Soaking in the rain
He doesn't need to pay no mind to
The quiet thoughts that cross his brain

Make your move
The sun is coming up soon

I have spent a long time laughing
And a long time feeling numb
But when I listen to the silence
I can hear all kingdom come!

Make your move
The sun is coming up soon