The Doctrine of Song

by Tracey Browne

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Produced by Nigel Stonier & Seadna McPhail
Engineered by Seadna McPhail at Airtight Studios, Manchester
Mastered by Alan Lowles at Airtight Studios, Manchester
Executive producer: Tracey Browne

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released November 3, 2017

Musical contributors:

Tracey Browne – vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, baritone guitar, percussion, synths
Nigel Stonier – acoustic guitar, electric guitars, bass, keyboards, Fender Rhodes, synths, backing
vocals
Seadna McPhail – random bats, programming, synths, percussion
Che Beresford – drums, percussion
Liz Hanks – cello
CJ Hillman – electric guitar
Thea Gilmore – backing vocals
Katie Ware – backing vocals
James Trott – backing vocals
Alan Lowles – backing vocals

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Cover art by Tamzin Forster
Design by Becca Williams

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For Tracey Browne & Raevennan Husbandes see www.traceyraevennan.bandcamp.com

Often deceptively straightforward and shot through with a pop sensibility, Browne's material seems hand crafted to catch those fleeting, transient moments, the times in lives where the axis tilts, the season begins to change and the balance hangs... ... more

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Track Name: Compliance
You’ll find compliance in this town
Just enough room to push the bounds
In this town
They fear the violence from the East
They’ve come to throw down at our feet
An enemy to beat
Divide, divide
You’ll find a blueprint in this room
Constructing all the wrong they do
To you
Just watch the hand that you’ve been shown
Don’t wonder where the other goes
You don’t need to know
Avert your eyes, avert your eyes
You’ll find compliance in this town
Just enough room to push the bounds
Track Name: Hit The Road Running
Empty pages and full, full hearts
New year, new start
Lines of ink and stories to tell
Pack your bags and wish me well
And hit the road running, and come back for more
Hit the road running, knock on every door
You don’t need permission
You don’t need to hide
Just be yourself, be brave and be kind
Overgrown pathways, untrodden tracks
No need to fear here, no cause to turn back
You’ve got your home, you’ve got your time
You’ve placed your foot on the starting line
Now hit the road running, and come back for more
Hit the road running, knock on every door
You don’t need permission
You don’t need to hide
Just be yourself, be brave and be kind
Transparent sunlight, bright golden rays
Pierce the shadows of darkest days
New life, surface and rise
New hope materialise
And hit the road running, and come back for more
Hit the road running, knock on every door
You don’t need permission
You don’t need to hide
Just be yourself, be brave and be kind
So hit the road running, and come back for more
Hit the road running, knock on every door
You don’t need permission
You don’t need to hide
Just be yourself, be brave and be kind
Just be yourself, be brave and be kind
Track Name: Mucho Gusto
He owned a barber’s
He housed a few lads
And he played it right
On a Thursday night
He smoked a fat one
He hit that kit some
And he was alright
He was alright
And it’s mucho gusto, pleased to meet you
You’ve left the keys to your cellar door
Mucho gusto, pleased to meet you
So go on son, just let it go
Off you go
The hub of Farnworth
A music behemoth
Got tickets for this show
Come on, let’s all go
We’ll fly to Poland
We’ll go and give it some
Come on, let’s take that flight
‘Cause I’m alright
And it’s mucho gusto, pleased to meet you
You’ve left the keys to your cellar door
Mucho gusto, pleased to meet you
So go on son, let’s let it go
Off you go
Then something happened
And nothing happened
To find out what scared you so
It’s hard to know
You’ve crashed your car now
You’ve tried to drown now
But still every night
You swore you were alright
And it was mucho gusto, pleased to meet you
You’ve left the keys to your cellar door
Mucho gusto, pleased to meet you
So go on son, now you’ve let go…
So go on son, off you go
Track Name: Preachy Keen
Preachy keen, preachy keen
Deep breath and away you go
Life coach meets drama queen
Still touring that one man show
So proud to stand before us
Still fighting your good fight
Rebel without a good thesaurus
Same old, same old, every night
It’s a show we’ve seen
Preachy keen
Preachy keen, preachy keen
A lot of wisdom to impart
You’ve got a way with an old routine
Don’t know how you pick a place to start
Got your mantra, got your halo
And you’ve seen it all before
Your favourite colour’s rainbow
Your lucky number’s more
Gotta live the dream
Preachy keen
He’s like a time bomb, ready to blow
Don’t ask him to elaborate ‘cause he doesn’t know
He’s like a broken machine, running the scene
Wanna make a statement but don’t know what he means
Preachy keen, preachy keen
Deep breath and away you go
Still buzzing like amphetamine
No stopping when you’re in full flow
Me, I wouldn’t want to crash the party
I’m not here to spoil the plans
Step up, don’t miss your moment
And disappoint your many fans
Yeah the lights are green
Come on, preachy keen
Yeah the lights are green
Preachy keen
Track Name: My Father's Love
Imagine a light
Shining through the prison walls
I have come to let you out
I hear you when you call
So climb the walls
Ride the wave right out of here
It doesn’t matter if you fall
Father, have no fear
If life is a prison, then you hold the key
Forgive yourself grieving and honour me
My father’s love
Larger than the sea
Stronger than the waves
Crashing at his feet
My father’s heart
Ticking like a bomb
Threatening to burst
Threatening to cease
And if I was with you for a short time
You’ll always be changed by the love that was mine
Track Name: As Far As The Heart Can See
Never had much intention
Wasn’t carrying a plan
Never made much connection
Wasn’t that kind of woman
Whatever brought us together
Don’t feel like I need to know
Whatever’s leading us forward
Let it be so
I’ll go walking with you
Into the blue, the dreams in the distance
Hey baby, that’s a beautiful view
As far as the heart can see
As far as the heart can see
Checking out the horizon
I’m laying down my regrets
It’s you and me and the moment
And that’s as good as it gets
We can steer the journey
We can draw the map
Don’t plan it, don’t ban it
Step up and don’t look back
I’ll go walking with you
Into the blue, the dreams in the distance
Hey baby, that’s a beautiful view
As far as the heart can see
As far as the heart can see
In the moment, in the light of day
Always
I’ll go walking with you
Into the blue, the dreams in the distance
Hey baby, that’s a beautiful view
As far as the heart can see
I’ll go follow the day
Blue out of grey, the sweetest existence
We’ll go all of the way
As far as the heart can see
As far as the heart can see
As far as the heart can see
As far as the heart can see
Never had much intention
Wasn’t carrying a plan
Never made much connection
Wasn’t that kind of woman
Track Name: It's Nice To Be Nice
So you think that girl can’t play guitar
That she’s so thick she’ll never get far
Has no-one ever told you
It’s nice to be nice
Hey what’s that? It’s a shell of a man
Better shoot him down, better kick him while you can
Has no-one ever told you
It’s nice to be nice
So let’s try:
Well done, that was great
D’ya need a hand there mate?
You look gorgeous as you are
Who’s a little superstar
Hey girlfriend, let’s meet up for a chat
It’s really nice to see you, but damn you got fat
Has no-one ever told you
It’s nice to be nice
You hurt me, so I hurt you
It’s only fair that I get mine too
When we gonna realise
It’s nice to be nice
So let’s try:
Sweet one, dear heart
Cariad bach, sweet fart
Cwtch, bumhead, you’re the bestest
Iggle diggle and all the restest
It’s nice to be nice
It’s nice to be nice
It’s nice to be nice
It’s nice to be nice
Track Name: Never You
Sometimes it was the restlessness
Sometimes it was the crowd
Sometimes it was the blues
That come down like a cloud
Sometimes it was ambition
Started pulling us apart
Or else, just pride and silence
Or else, my fickle heart
But it was never you
It was never you
You kept faith and you stayed true
It was never you
Sometimes it was just thoughtlessness
I let get in the way
And it seemed to stop me saying
What I really meant to say
Sometimes we’re brought together
Sometimes we’re drawn apart
And who could know why I made those
Decisions in the dark
But it was never you
It was never you
You put out and you pulled through
It was never you
Could have been the times
Could have been the days
And the years flying by
Everything we say
And we do
Without knowing just why
But it was never you
It was never you
You kept faith and you stayed true
It was never you
It was never you
It was never you
You put out and you pulled through
It was never you
Track Name: Chapel Lane
This room is yours
And it will never be anything other than yours
I can feel your love
Creating the life in this house
What you’ve left behind
Is a legacy of water in kind
And everything you have been
Stays in their minds
And steers their lives
The grass is warm where I lay
Soft like a mattress
Life full of promise
A heartbeat beneath the ground
Connects us where you might have laid before
And now two sisters go running
With dogs that are barking
Like ghosts I can see them from years gone before
Now they are growing
In life ever changing
Running through that open door
And they carry your heart in their words
In the ways that they love and have strength in themselves
And from what I’ve heard
I think you’d be proud
When the skies open up, make the heat go away
Stand in awe of the lightning, get soaked by the rain
Put your head towards heaven
Your arms in the air
And she will hold you there
Track Name: The Lauded Gun
The lauded gun is king
He promises to keep you free
He’s only a machine
A bolt of rage to burn you in
And in the arms of greed and sin
The lauded gun is king
It’s time to go
It’s time to go
It’s time to go
The heartless man won’t win
See, the tide is turning
We stand for what we’ve seen
Don’t let your heart be crushed between
The wheels that they spin
The heartless man won’t win
It’s time to go
It’s time to go
It’s time to go
When 3,000 children are turned away
When doctors down tools over safety and pay
When 27 years’ worth of voices are raised
Singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’
It’s time to go
It’s time to go
It’s time to go
It’s time to go
It’s time to go
It’s time to go

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