Not Here For You

by Ross Mayhew

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released June 10, 2019

Recorded @ Sound Gallery Studios, Exeter
Engineer Duncan Chave
Mixed by Duncan Chave and Ross Mayhew
Words and Music by Ross Mayhew
Artwork by Ross Mayhew
© Leaburn Records 2019

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Ross Mayhew Devon, UK

Singer/songwriter from the South West of England.

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Track Name: Not Here For You
what it is that you want from me today?
what words do you want me to say?
should i point to the bottom, should i point to the top?
should i point out that this game needs to stop?
i can't be the one to do it all every time
get it in your head, i'm not here for you

i'm getting by ok, kinda fine right now
but i don't need to do what i did before
i'm not rooted down, at least not right now
nothing can last, everything must pass
there was never a "how are you?", just a string of demands
get it in your head, i'm not here for you

i'm not keeping track of what page i'm on
what will you say when the words have gone
right now i'm here, tomorrow some place else
i can't stand still, statues get pulled down
i can only change who i am, i can't change anyone else
get it in your head, i'm not here for you

how are you going to spin it, when you're not winning
and there is only you to blame?

there is no reason to try and figure it out
i'll connect with those who show me their heart
i'm in the centre of a passing storm
not even your love could keep me warm
maybe this is goodbye, but maybe i'll come back
get it in your head, i'm not here for you

how long will it take for you to understand
love is in the eyes but i'm hiding mine
the sun is shining and i feel so free
i've got a steady pace, no you can't catch me
i can't make you listen to any words i have to say
get it in your head, i'm not here for you

what i believe in is very dear to me
it's something special not just a badge to wear
i'll talk with anyone to help the day pass
are you worth my time, will our connection last?
the clock is ticking when's the next train due?
get it in your head, i'm not here for you
Track Name: Portable Dream
no ones looking, no ones waiting for any place they need to be
no ones searching, no ones finding themselves a new reality
living in a portable dream

no ones buying, no ones shopping for anything but a lock and key
no ones hoping, no ones trying to escape the prison they're in
living in a portable dream

no ones working, no ones toiling for anything but a little more
no ones pushing, no ones shoving unless it's for the spotlight
living in a portable dream

everybody wants to be something as long as it's not free
everybody wants to change the world while they watch t.v.

no ones here, no ones there it's all an illusion
no ones real, no one feels anything but alone
nobody wants to be free, stuck in a portable dream
no future in this for me, i'm sailing out to sea
Track Name: By The Mersey
i woke up by the mersey, in the Liverpool air
so many people around me but no one knew i was there
i wanted the attention of solitude
i don't need to be in your crowd, i'm leaving with the tide
passing Strawberry Fields, going down Penny Lane
made me see beyond it all, i worked it out that day

i woke up by the mersey, in the Liverpool air
so many people around me but no one knew i was there
and nobody can tell me that i'm wasting my time
i had a look at me and saw i needed to be free

i woke up by the mersey, in the Liverpool air
so many people around me but no one knew i was there
and the weight of the world i left at Lime Street station
i realized, love's my soul motivation
so before i went back down to London town
i made sure that i wouldn't let myself down
Track Name: The World Can Wait For Me
the world puts it's demands on us and they weigh us down
and every now and then we feel like we might drown
it's easy to get lost inside, lose your dreams, lose your mind
but just take your time, put it all to one side
i'm stepping out a while, for a self-enforced exile
and just for today the world can wait for me

the seed waits to grow, the answer waits to be known
the broken wait to heal, the dream waits to be real
the flower waits for spring, the story waits to live
the hour waits for time and the sun waits to shine
i'm stepping out a while, for a self-enforced exile
and just for today the world can wait for me

the heart waits for love, rain waits to fall from above
the caterpillar waits to fly, the tear waits to dry
the lightning waits to strike, the day waits for the night
the lock waits for the key, the sand waits for the sea
i'm stepping out a while, for a self-enforced exile
and just for today the world can wait for me

the unknown waits to be seen, the captive wait to be free
the lonely wait for a smile, the jury waits for the trail
the corner waits to be turned, the lesson waits to be learned
the moment waits to be and the world can wait for me
i'm stepping out a while, for a self-enforced exile
and just for today the world can wait for me
Track Name: Bound To Repeat (Live)
you are bound to stand here again, rain running down your face
you are the kind who never learns from their own mistakes
you'll repeat tomorrow just like you did yesterday
you'll pray to god but it's with the devil you play
you can blame me and everyone else but you know it's you to blame
there you go once again

there's judgement in your eyes, picking apart every soul
you vow to conquer all that's weighing you down
what right do i have to judge you for who you are
i've rolled the dice, paid the debt and the cost
i take the responsibility but you can't take the fact you've lost
there you go once again

now you're gone, will you be back
you've gone right off the track
and you'll be crashing soon

there's not always someone there, stop looking to pass the buck
now it's time to face it, you're just out of luck
and your hand might need holding while your souls evolving
but you can't get directions away from your mind
if you don't make the change soon i'll be out of range
there you go once again

tomorrow is the perfect day to make the sun shine
but come every dawn you get lost in another storm
so how about you act right now, before the winds change
do any of the words you say mean anything anyway
you are an idiot to think that you can pause time
there you go once again

now you've gone, will you be back
you've gone right off the track
and you'll be crashing soon

when did you start to believe the lies you said so loud
was it because it's easier than working things out
a better day won't come if you hold on to bad ones
your perception of the rain might be what is to blame
another mask goes up, another clever little dance
there you go once again

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