B i o g r a p h y
 (by Rich Thomas)

There is a certain strength found in stillness—a self-possessed beauty that conveys a wealth of emotion without an excess of movement. It’s within this patient, colorful space that singer Lou Rhodes makes her presence felt. As one-half of Lamb, one of the most soulful, vibrant and musically elaborate bands of the last ten years, Rhodes composed intimate meditations on sensuality, longing, struggle, dedication, and the humbling power of true love. Partner Andrew Barlow complimented her vocals with rich topographies of sound, fusing organic instrumentation with off-time beats and hard quantized samples to create a push-pull aura of reservation and intricacy. But after their split following the release of 2004’s Between Darkness and Wonder, Rhodes set off on a new path—one devoid of the frictions and frustrations she had grown all too accustomed to living with. Beloved One is her transcendental journey through the peaks and valleys of self-discovery, and from the first line of the opening song, represents an undiluted musical vision she can finally call her own. As enriching as this journey has been for Rhodes, it hasn’t been without its share of hardship. Lamb’s magic was always underscored by the tumultuous relationship between Rhodes and Barlow. They were—and still remain—the best of friends, though their polarized personalities led to a constant uphill battle in the studio. One side thrived off experimentation and complexity, the other off modesty and simplicity.

“I just got to a stage in my life where I didn’t want to struggle anymore,” explains Rhodes. “Lamb’s music was incredibly complex. We spent so much time discussing and arguing on what we wanted to do. I didn’t want anything in there that didn’t need to be there.” Around the same time, however, another relationship was slowly deteriorating—Rhodes relationship with the father of her children. “My whole life has been shaken up,” she says. “It was quite telling that these two big relationships in my life broke down around the same time. My relationship with Andy lasted for ten years, and my relationship with my partner lasted for seven. “ Rhodes went from living in a four-bedroom house in London to essentially living out of a van with her two children. Eventually she came to rest at Ridge Farm, a small commune of 17th century buildings and modern facilities built on 13 acres of land in Surrey, England. Its pastoral setting and kaleidoscopic community have provided Rhodes with “a richness of life that I couldn’t even begin to describe.”  “I don’t lead a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle,” she laughs. “I live out in the countryside with a vegetable garden and chickens. What matters to me is quite different than a lot of people out there making music. I guess I’ve shunned my hippie roots for far too long, and I’m getting back to them in a big way now. My mom was a folk singer, so I think I’m kind of carrying on the legacy in a way.” Recorded over the course of six weeks at Ridge Farm’s historic studio space, Beloved One is the musical embodiment of Lou’s metamorphosis. Drum ‘n’ bass rhythms are replaced by the spacious echoes of hand drum percussion, while Chinese violins and Tuvan guitars administer textures once provided by synthesizers and sequencers. Capturing the intimate nature of the sessions—clear vocals, warm acoustic guitars, luminous strings—was paramount for Rhodes and co-producer/percussionist Emre Ramazanoglu. The songs needed to “be present” and “speak what they needed.” Nothing was to be pushed too far. In fact, only one song, “Why,” features a traditional drum kit. It also happens to be the only song credited to Rhodes, Barlow, Lamb guitarist Oddur Mar Runarsson and Lamb bassist Jon Thorne.

“It was written with Lamb,” Rhodes says of the ballad, “but it just didn’t feel appropriate for Lamb. It was very acoustic but very complete, and it was appropriate for that to be on my album.” There are a few other Lamb crossovers on Beloved One, but nothing that would draw an obvious creative parallel. Runarsson plays on six of the album’s ten tracks, and Chi2 Strings—who appeared on Between Darkness And Wonder—return to arrange and perform on half the selections. Rhodes even got her step-father, Graham Burton, to contribute his guitar work on “Each Moment New, “Beloved One,” and “In’lakesh.” But it’s Rhodes own playing that glues each song together. Her rudimentary progressions and melodies are a perfect match to the stark vulnerability of confessionals like “Save Me” and “To Survive.” “Did I let you down or just let you go? For as long as I live I swear I’ll never know,” she whispers on “To Survive,” echoing sentiments found on “Treat Her Gently,” another of Beloved One’s heart-stopping serenades. Likewise, songs like “Tremble” and “In’lakesh” are full of the childlike wonder and innocence that are such an integral part of Rhodes’ songwriting approach. The emotional duality that made Lamb such a powerful force, both live and on record, is unequivocally present. “What you’re getting with this project is one condensed aspect of the Lamb experience,” Rhodes informs. “If you try to cover all eventualities you don’t leave much room for magic. I’m certainly not saying there wasn’t magic in Lamb, because there definitely was, but this is a very different project.” Beloved One may be Rhodes’ most profound discovery. It strips her strongest attributes—honesty, imagination and love—to their purest form, and pushes them to the forefront of each song. There are clear pathways between the heart, the mouth and the ear. There is a new truth to her words. “With Lamb, I felt like I had to be something larger than life,” confesses Rhodes. “The whole set up, the performances, the dresses. It always felt like I was going through a metamorphosis from the ordinary, everyday Lou to the Lou that got onstage. With this project, the two things are the same. I’m just this woman with her kids and her life. There isn’t a division between that, and I like that. It feels much truer, and that’s where I want to be.”




Beloved One
- 2006-05-26 -

 

Each Moment New
Tremble
Treat Her Gently
Fortress
No Rerun
Beloved Me
Save Me
Inlakesh
To Survive
Why
Deep


Bloom
 - 2007-10-01 -

The Rain
Greatness In A Speck of Dust
Icarus
Never Loved A Man
(Like You)
All We Are
Chase All My Winters Away
This Love
They Say
Sister Moon
Bloom


One Good Thing
- 2010-03-14 -



One Good Thing
There For The Taking
The More I Run
It All
Janey
Circles
Magic Day
The Ocean
(Time Traveller's Wife)
Melancholy Me
Baby
Why Wait For Heaven
 

Theyesandeye
- 2016-07-22 -



All The Birds
All I Need
Angels
Sea Organ
Them
Hope & Glory
Circle Song
Sun & Moon
Full Moon
Never Forget
Magic Ride


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Angels
Azura
Escape
(Afraid of No one)
Humanity
Morning sun
North country maid
Satellite
Sleeping beauty
This Woman's Work
Time & Space
Vertigo
Who knows where the time goes


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Beloved One

Each moment new

A wise man said to me
Don’t underrate simplicity
So I strip my life away
And try to live each day by day
And feel
Each moment new

Tho so hard I try
So many failings cloud my eye
And with troubled mind
A sense of peace so hard to find
To feel
Each moment new

But I will be
All I can be
Do everything
With all I have in me
Life is a blessing
This much I know
And every lesson
Can only help us grow
To feel...
Each moment new

Another thing we missed
Love is really all there is
And together, sure
Most anything we can enjoy to feel
Each moment new
To feel
Each moment new

Tremble

When you look at me
I'm as shaky as a leaf
On a new tree
One look in your eyes
And you make me
Tremble

You have something rare
Ah you take me to a place
I've never been before
Oh the magic that we share
Oh it makes me makes me
Tremble, yeah yeah

And when you hold my hand
Oh I could burst with joy
Baby understand
I never felt this way with any other boy

Darlin', pity me
Tho' there's no place on this earth
I'd rather be
Hmmm and all the world can see
How you make me make me
Tremble
How you make me make me
Tremble, yeah, yeah
How you make me make me
Tremble
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah...

Treat her gently

Something that you said just stuck in my throat
Made me fall apart and wrythe in pain
Could it be the one I love could hate me so
And will I find the love I lost again

All in a day
And the cruel things we say
Love runs away
If you don't
Treat her gently, oh

Sticks and stones will break my bones but now I know
Your words go so much deeper down inside
Now every dream we ever had has turned to stone
You'll never know the rivers that I cried

All in a day
And the cruel things we say
Love runs away
If you don't
Treat her gently, oh

All in a day yeah
And the cruel things we say
Love runs away
If you don't
Treat her gently, oh

Fortress

She was alone for so long
That her heart built a wall
And all who tried to get in
Coudln't even go near

Yet deep inside that fortress
Was a lost little girl
Crying out to be seen
And to love tenderly

He had journeyed so far
No one's foul would he be
And every moment he swore
That his heart would stay free

Yet deep inside that wanderer
Was a lost little boy
Crying out to be seen
And to love tenderly

Seems to me the child in all of us
Is not so very small
Longing to lie in arms of love
And give our one and all

And it's such a precious blessing
When real love comes to call
But we'd rather build a fortress
Than break down all our walls

She fell apart at the seams
When his love came along
He didn't know what to feel
'Cause he felt it so strong

Seems to me the child in all of us
Is not so very small
Longing to lie in arms of love
And give our one and all

And it's such a precious blessing
When real love comes to call
But we'd rather build a fortress
Than break down all our walls

And it's such a precious blessing
When real love comes to call
But we'd rather build a fortress
Than break down all our walls

Yes we'd rather build a fortress
Than break down all our walls

No Rerun

Did you ever wake one day and
Wonder what you'd lost
Was your life a hidden dream that
Only now you know the cost

There is no rerun
Won't you hear me true
Do what's yours to be done
And the world she smiles on you

Did you ever love someone and
Never let them know
Emotion bursting at you seams but
Too afraid to let it show

There is no rerun
Won't you hear me true
Live second to none
And the world she smiles on you

Don't you know you're a blessing
Put upon this earth
Can't you hear her calling
Realise your true worth

Are you gonna live your life or
Let it slip away
So busy waiting for tomorrow that you
Miss today

There is no rerun
Won't you hear me true
Sell your dream for no one
And the world she smiles on you

Oh there is no rerun
Won't you hear me true
Shine bright as the sun
And the world she smiles on you

Beloved one

Since
I
Found
You
My whole world
Seems to shine anew
I
Can't
Find a way
To tell you all
I need to say

You are my precious one
And since my life began
I've been waiting for you, angel
Something in your eyes
That my heart recognised
Always with me
My beloved one

And you touch me so deeply
I melt away
And you hold me so completely
I love my selt

You are my precious one
And since my life began
I've been waiting for you, angel
Something in your eyes
That my heart recognised
Always with me
My beloved one

I thought my heart would overflow
The day you came
Sweet light I'd longed for filled my soul
And sang your name

You are my precious one
And since my life began
I've been waiting for you, angel
Something in your eyes
That my heart recognised
Always with me
My beloved one

Save Me

Save me, save me
From all the hurt I could do
Save me, save me
'Cause I'm lost and I need you

I hoped that I could find
Some way to ease your mind

Save me, save me
With all the love you can give
Save me, save me
'Cause I'm lost and I want to live, live, live

I hoped that I could find
Some way to ease my mind

'Cause I'd always thought that I
Could stand up and face the world but I
Something broke me down
And now I don't know which way
To turn

Save me, save me
I'm not the girl
I used to be
Save me, save me
'Cause I'm lost without you
By me

I hoped that we could find
Some way to ease our minds

In'lakesh

Could anyone be
As in love as me
And could another's eyes
Shine like yours

Lover and loved
A ruby in the sun
Heaven and earth
Join as one

In'lakesh, In'lakesh, In'lakesh
In'lakesh, In'lakesh, In'lakesh

Moon on the water
Stillness in my mind
That's what I find
With your love in me, oh

In every breath I take
Each thing I see
You are there with me, tenderly

In'lakesh, In'lakesh, In'lakesh
In'lakesh, In'lakesh, In'lakesh...

Could anyone be
As in love as me
(no, no, no...)
And could another's eyes
Shine like yours

To survive

Wish I could run away from this pain I feel
Falling out of love can be so unreal
It starts out as everything
And ends up the worst kind of nothing
After all's said and done we just had to stop trying
I couldn't take any more but still it killed me it dying

Did I let you down or just let you go
For as long as I live I swear I'll never know
Caught between love and hate
Destruction our only fate
Through it all there'll always be a place in my heart
For the love you gave me and where you tore it apart

Baby I had to leave
Tho' still it makes my soul bleed
Baby I had to go
Tho' the pain inside
You'll never, never, never know

To survive, to survive, to survive

Why

You told me I was beautiful
And held me oh so tight
So I dwelt on my ugliness and
Hid away my light

Tell me why, oh why
Can't we let the good things in
I wanna know why, oh why
Can't we let the good things in

You said that you'd loved me
Before you saw my face
So I waited and watched for
Another girl to take my place

Tell me why, oh why
Can't we let the good things in
I wanna know why, oh why
Can't we let the good things in

Tell me I wanna know why
Tell me I wanna know why

So much of what I'd hoped for
I couldn't let it be
So I made me a world where
You had to leave

Tell me why, oh why
Can't we let the good things in
I wanna know why, oh why
Can't we let the good things in

I wanna know why
Tell me I wanna know why
Tell me I wanna know why
Tell me I wanna know why

Can't we let the good things in

Deep

To sleep, my love, to sleep
Your precious head on pillows, sweet
And know that through the night
My arms will wrap around you tight
For I wonder at each breath you breathe
And I cradle every dream you dream

To sleep, my love, to sleep
Oh deep my love, so deep

 

Bloom

The rain

I know a man with the world on his shoulders
And angel's wings on his back
Angered and troubled by so much that's out there
And struggling not to paint it black

But the rain will come and wash it all away
The rain will come and wash it all away
The rain will come and wash it all away
And bring the sun

And he lives all alone out by the railway
With only dreams for company
But at night he flies high up to the stars
And sets his spirit free

And the rain will come and wash it all away
And the rain will come and wash it all away
The rain will come and wash it all away
And bring the sun

And he dreams of a girl with the moon in her eyes
And fire in her heart
And one day he'll find his way to her
And never will they port

And the rain will come and wash it all away
The rain will come and wash it all away
The rain will come and wash it all away
And bring the sun
And bring the sun
And bring the sun

Greatness in a speck of dust

Can I whisper in your ear
A secret for every soul to hear
So simple that we forget
And hide away instead

Do you feel like you fell from grace
And lost your ever eternal face
The one before you were born
The one that you'd die for

Greatness in a speck of dust
Every moment true
Heaven shines through all of us
There's nothing that we have to do

Can I whisper in your ear
A secret for every soul to hear
So simple that we forget
And hide away instead

Greatness in a speck of dust
Every moment true
Heaven shines through all of us
There's nothing that we have to do

Sometimes I feel afraid
So wrapped-up in this life day to day
Then some unexpected thing
Can start my soul to sing

Oh foolish me
Too blind to see
Simple as sunshine
Shine's so bright
A heavenly light
Simple as sunshine

Greatness in a speck of dust
Every moment true
Heaven shines through all of us
There's nothing that we have to do

Oh foolish me
Too blind to see
Simple as sunshine

Infinity is so fine (?)

Icarus

Caution is not my middle name
When it comes to love
Like Icarus I fly too high
And burn my wings on the sun
But all I can do is dive back in
So here I am standing on that edge again

And I wanna ask you darling
Could we fly
'Cause looking in your eyes right now
Nothing could be too high

And there's a kind of wisdom in being alone
We're born and we die that way
When all's said and done
But all my soul's yearning comes back to two
Could all my heart's searching
Have brought me to you

So what you say in baby
Could we fly
'Cause looking in your eyes right now
Nothing could be too high

And something tells me this time
We could fly
'Cause looking in your eyes right now
Nothing could be too high

Yes something tells me this time
We could fly
'Cause lying in your arms right now
Nothing could be too high

Never loved a man like you

Slow day sunday
Dreaming the hours away
Left with the taste of you on my lips
Morning comes and goes
Afternoon too
I'm still taking in last night's bliss

I know we've been hurt before
When love came knocking at the door
But I'll tell you one thing for sure
That I know now
I never loved a man like you

This world of ours keeps us apart
You work from dawn 'til dusk
And I sit here writing songs of love

But together it seems
The world fades away
I wanna be with you night and day

And I know I wear my heart on my sleeve
And I seem to give love easily
So I hope you can still believe
That I know now
I never loved a man like you

I hope you can understand
It's simply beyond my command
My heart is in your hands
'Cause I know now
I never loved a man like you
No, no
I never loved a man like you
No I...
Never loved a man like you

All we are

Your kiss finds me out
Nothing left to hide
Plunging the depths of me
And when our bodies join
It's like two galaxies collide
What greater love could there be

So talk to me of love and all you fear
I wanna give you everything
'Cause heaven brought us here
To love with all we are

We find a place beyond time and space
Too big to ever quite contain
I know the moment that I saw your face
All the twists and turns that led me here
Were not in vain, oh not in vain

So talk to me of love and all you fear
I wanna give you everything
'Cause heaven brought us here
To love with all we are

Talk to me of love and all you fear
I wanna give you everything
'Cause heaven brought us here
To love with all we are
All we are

Talk to me of love and all you fear
I wanna give you everything
'Cause heaven brought us here
To love with all we are

Chase All My Winters Away

Stories from across the sea
Reaching deep inside of me
Finding places love had left behind
Was it only chance you came
To be the one to call my name
Chasing all the shadows from my mind

And you bring such light to me
Like the sunshine on a shimmering sea
And your sunny breezes play
To chase all my winters away

And little things like loneliness
We notice more when they get less
You woke me up to what I really missed
Though so very far away
You're blessing each and every day
Almost as close as if we'd kissed

And you bring such light to me
Like the sunshine on a shimmering sea
And your sunny breezes play
To chase all my winters away

So what am I supposed to do
Oh so far away from you
I miss you though we never really met
Love's a strange and precious thing
I know you make my whole heart sing
I guess that's just as close as you could get

And you bring such light to me
Like the sunshine on a shimmering sea
And your sunny breezes play
To chase all my winters away

And you bring such light to me
Like the sunshine on a shimmering sea
And your sunny breezes play
To chase all my winters away

Chase all my winters
Chase all my winters
Chase all my winters
Chase all my winters away

This love

This love like no other
This love made me grow
This love could have been sweeter
Than any love I know

Then suddenly the world came
Falling in around my ears
And all I wanna know is who will
Kiss away my tears

This love burning fire
This love cool as rain
This love fed my desire
Then washed me clean again

Then suddenly the world came
Falling in around my ears
And all I wanna know is who will
Kiss away my tears

'Cause it's so cold out here
Now you're gone
And I'll cry me a river of tears
My beloved one

Suddenly the world came
Falling in around my ears
And all I wanna know is who will
Kiss away my tears

I know I can stand alone
But that's not what I wanna hear
All I wanna know is who will
Who will
Oh kiss away
Oh kiss away
Oh kiss away
My tears

This love like no other
This love

They say

They say 'protect yourself"
I say "from what"
They say "hold a little love inside"
I say "but I wanna give all I got"
They say "leave him and he'll come running"
I say "how could I"
They say "we're going drinking are you coming"
I say "I'd rather stay alone and cry"

How could I forget you
When you're so much a part of me
If love is a prison
Well they can throw away the key

They say "he's not the one for you"
I say "they don't know"
They say "move on to pastimes greener"
I say "to face this is to grow"

How could I forget you
When you're so much a part of me
If love is a prison
Well they can throw away the key
Throw away yeah

How can I forget you
When you're so much a part of me
If love is a prison
Well they can throw away the key

Broken I find your clothes
And dress myself in them

Broken I find your clothes
And dress myself in them

Broken I find your clothes
And dress myself in them

Broken I find your clothes
And dress myself in them

How can I forget you
When you're so much a part of me
If love is a prison
Well they can throw away the key
Throw away yeah

How can I forget you
When you're so much a part of me
If love is a prison
Well they can throw away the key
Throw away, throw away
Throw away the key, the key, the key

Broken I find your clothes
And dress myself in them

Broken I find your clothes
And dress myself in them

Broken I find your clothes
And dress myself in them

Broken I find your clothes
And dress myself in them

Sister moon

She laughed at me
Under a night-time tree
My sister moon told me
You'd be here soon

Missing you like I do
I prayed she spoke true
Missing you like I do
I prayed she spoke true

Then through the dark
Came a fiery spark
A shooting star told me
You were never far

Missing you like I do
I prayed he spoke true
Missing you like I do
I prayed he spoke true

Doubt plays with me
When you're away
Though my heart knows the truth
On my mind she preys

Then tender night
Wrapped her blanket tight
Of deepest blue telling me
You were ever-true

Loving you like I do
I prayed she spoke true
Loving you like I do
I prayed she spoke true yeah
Loving you like I do
I know

Bloom

Springtime is coming again
Flowers lift their heads to the sun
And I wanna bloom with them
But I'm sitting here all alone
Come pick me and take me home
And I will bloom with them

For there's a time when independence
Starts to look like loneliness
Yeah there's a time when independence
Feels a lot like loneliness
Loneliness

Angel can't you see
The world's waiting patiently
For us to bloom with them
Couldn't we bloom with them
Ah we could bloom with them
With them

I can dance without you
But I'd rather dance with you
I can dance without you
But I'd rather dance with you

I can dance without you
But I'd rather dance with you
I can dance without you
But I'd rather dance with you
With, with you

One Good Thing

One Good Thing

Everyday the news is telling
Of crisis and war
All I know is what they're selling
I ain't buying no more

And all it takes is
One good thing to happen
Yeah all it takes is
One good thing

And yesterday a man defied them
Standing in light
Bringing dreams of new tomorrows
Closer in sight

And all it takes is
One good thing to happen
Yeah all it takes is
One good thing

And all of life
Is just a trick of the light
And change will come just as day
Follows the night

And all it takes is
One good thing to happen
Yeah all it takes is
One good thing

And all it takes is
One good thing to happen
Yeah all it takes is one
Just one, just one good thing

There For The Taking

There's a whole world
Waiting right there for you
If you'd only see it for what it is
There's a million miles of love for you
If you feel it in every kiss

If you'd only
Still your mind
Then you'd find it's all there
For the taking

All our many, disparate lives
In aching isolation
Too late we realise
Our modern violation

If we'd only still our minds
Then we'd find it's all there for the taking

If we'd only
Still our minds
Then we'd find it's all there
For the taking

The More I Run

Where on earth did you come from
Right out of the blue
Thought my heard had upped and gone
Hadn't counted on you

The more I run away from you
The closer you get
And what gave you the right
To prove me so wrong

'Cause I told myself
I'd never write
Another love song

The more I run away from you
The closer you get
The more I run away from you
The closer you get
The closer, the closer
Closer, closer, closer

It All

Is it worth your white
To step out of line
Go the extra mile
In this space and time

Or you can just close your eyes to it all
Curl up and die to it all
You can just close your eyes to it all
Say your goodbyes to it all

"Is this all there is"
I hear you say
Well think of all you miss
Every day

Or you can just close your eyes to it all
Curl up and die to it all
You can just close your eyes to it all
Say your goodbyes to it all

What if that's all there is
Wake up, wake up to what you miss

And you can just open your eyes to it all
Breathe in the sky of it all
You could open your eyes to it all
Just for the high of it all

Janey

Janey she died
In a search of coming home
And how we cried
For all we might have done
But she lost the fight
To find her chosen one
And fill the space
She couldn't fill alone

And there was a boy
Who longed for solitude
In wilderness he found his soul's food
But the seed that fed his light
Brought his body's death
And he missed the world
As he took his final breath

It's only human to yearn for
Something more
But it's finding nothingness that brings us all we're
Searching for

And so I find myself
Between their two extremes
Amidst the wreck
Of all these broken dreams
But illusion falls
Only when it's pushed
And troubled times
Turn it all to dust

It's only human to yearn for
Something more
But it's finding nothingness that brings us all we're
Searching for

Yeah it's only human to yearn for
Something more
But it's finding nothingness that brings us all we're
Searching for

Circles

Life moves in circles
And so does my mind
Thought I was wiser
But it seems I was blind

Seven years later
And six thousand miles
Here you come lately
To break me with your smile

And I tie myself in knots and bows
Just trying to make sense
Of all that is and yet will be
In past and present tense

But sitting here I kick myself
I never seem to learn
This heart it seems to open still
And never hard to turn

And it's great and it's small
It's lightness and weight
If we rise or we fall
It's all down to fade anyway

Life moves in circles
And so does my mind
Thought I was wiser
But it seems I was blind

Seven years later
And six thousand miles
Here you come lately
To break me with your smile

Magic day

Something so simple
But I didn't know how
Could you shine more brightly
Than you shine right now

I knew we'd be here
Some magic day
If I waited long enough
You'd come my way

On our different sides
Of this planet of ours
Living parallel lives
Written in the stars

I knew we'd be here
Some magic day
If I waited long enough
You'd come my way

I knew we'd be here
Some magic day
If I waited long enough
You'd come my way

Yeah I knew we'd be here
Some magic day
If I waited long enough
You'd come my way

The Ocean (Time traveller's wife)

In me burns a love so strong
I used to think it made me weak
I've held it there for oh so long
Tried to bury it so deep

For there's a soul inside a woman
That knows the soul inside a man
And I could just as well forget you
As hold the ocean in my hand

And you know that it's the second arrow
That always deals the fatal blow
It's not the yearning that'll kill us
But fighting not to let it show

For there's a soul inside a woman
That knows the soul inside a man
And I could just as well forget you
As hold the ocean in my hand

For there's a soul inside a woman
That knows the soul inside a man
And I could just as well forget you
As hold the ocean in my hand

Melancholy me

Melancholy me
Where can my love be
Must I wait much longer
With this fire burning stronger

Melancholy me
Where can my love be
For my heart knows his face
And my soul keeps a space right here

Melancholy me
Where can my love be
Only he will know
All the joy that I hold for him

Baby

These days I don't have a clue
About this thing called love
And all the things it puts us through
And I used to hold it like heaven above

But I love it when you call me "baby"

We've been hanging out a while now
Trying so hard not to say
Three little words that weigh so heavily
And could really blow our cold away

But I love it when you call me "baby"

We've both been there before
All broken hearted and sore
And you can never ever be sure
But there's something about this
Makes me want more

These days I don't have a clue
About this thing called love
And all the things it puts us through
And I used to hold it like heaven above

But I love it when you call me
I love it when you call me
I love it when you call me "baby"
Baby, baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby

Why Wait For Heaven

People dying every day
To prove their god's the only way
But what kind of paradise
Would favour some and some deny

Why, why
Why wait for heaven 'til we die

And I heard an ancient tale
A parable of heaven and hell
And all that set the two apart
Was kindness in the human heart

Why, why
Why wait for heaven 'til we die

And just around this time of year
People singing Christmas cheer
But what a joyous song would sound
If love for all were all year round

Why, why, why, why
Why wait for heaven 'til we die

 

Theyesandeye

All The Birds

Been waiting for this song to come
And fall into my heart
Just when I thought all was undone
The end was just the start

And all the birds in this blue sky
Appeared before my aching eyes
You copy you paste you lose
I stared into an open sea
And all I saw was blue
But there you were in front of me
And I melted into you

And all the birds in this blue sky
Appeared before my aching eyes

An angel you appeared to me
When all seemed dead and gone
And life erupted heavenly
To turn around your sun

And all the birds in this blue sky
Appeared

And all the birds in this blue sky
Appeared before my aching eyes

All I Need

Two, three, four

There's a whisper in the trees
Brings me falling to my knees
In a true adoration
Of sweet mother nature
And could there be a better way
Than the dawning of each day
With a blue sky above you
And someone to love you when

All that I want
And all that I need is here, is here
And all that I want
And all that I need is here, is here

There's a magic all around
Every sight and every sound
Seems to greet me so sweetly
And meet me completely
And could it always be like this
To wake each morning with a kiss
And a new world abounding
With love songs resounding
You copy you paste you lose
And all that I want
And all that I need is here, is here
All that I want (all that I want)
And all that I need (all that I need) is here, is here

And all I say
And all I do
Celebrates the day
That brought me you

Angels

(The XX cover)

Light reflects from your shadow
It's more than I thought could exist
You move through the room
Like breathing was easy
If someone believed me

They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
In love, love, love
You copy you paste you lose
And everyday
I'm learning about you
The things that no one else sees
And the end comes too soon
Like dreaming of angels
And leaving without them
Like dreaming of angels
And leaving without them

Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love, love, love

And with words unspoken
A silent devotion
I know you know what I mean
And the end is unknown
But I think that I'm ready
As long as you're with me

Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love, love, love

Love, love, love
Love, love, love

Sea Organ

All of this time we thought the world was at our feet
And now it's clear it's in our hands
Counted success by what we got, not what we gave to it
Thought life was all at our command

And all at once our eyes were open and our hearts could feel
The weight of all the damage we had done
Just as if the earth had spoken in a voice so real
"Come to me, children, for we are all one"

And now we know it's hard to hide ourselves away
An evolution has begun
Stand and be counted is the one and only way
Brothers and sisters of the sun
You copy you paste you lose
And all at once our eyes are open and our hearts can feel
The weight of all the damage we have done
Just as if the earth has spoken in a voice so real
"Come to me, children, for we are all one"

Oh Mother Earth, please, hear this song and know our hearts
Are coming home again to you
We've known the cold and dark, so close and yet so far apart
And now the dawn is breaking through

And all at once our eyes are open and our hearts can feel
The weight of all the damage we have done
Just as if the earth has spoken in a voice so real
"Come to me, children, for we are all one"

Them

They said it was "them"
The ones that they love to hate
But all of the while
It was the very state they love
And trust with all their hearts

One colour is good
The other is bad, they say
Just waving the flag
Keeps some of the fear at bay and makes
The blood run cold and blue

One finger points away
The others point right back
These sickly games we play
Betray the love we lack

And I know I'm the same
It's part of the human state
Just shifting the blame
And hiding our dark away although
There hides our brightest light
You copy you paste you lose
One finger points away
The others point right back
These sickly games we play
Betray the love

One finger points away
The others point right back
These sickly games we play
Betray the love we lack

Hope & Glory

Show me how to fall
Without breaking every bone in my body
Show me how to love
Without giving every piece of my heart

And I'll tell you a story
Of a man who went to sea
Trailing hope and glory
To bring it home to me

Show me how to fly
With the flutter of a butterfly's wings
Show me how to die
When there's life in every note that I sing

And I'll tell you a story
Of a man who went to sea
Trailing hope and glory
To bring it home to me

And he sailed away
A year and a day

For heaven is a place
That we think is way above us in the sky
But I've found it in the face
Of a man who brought the sunlight in his eye
You copy you paste you lose
And I'll tell you a story
Of a man who went to sea
Trailing hope and glory
To bring it home to me

Circle Song

I close my eyes
And sink like a stone
Watery sky
These days are gone

And the world goes on
With her circle song

But how could it be
He's left behind
My soul flying free
Longing to find

And the world goes on
With her circle song

Round and round
Each new beginning
The precious sound
Ever spinning
You copy you paste you lose
Round and round
Each new beginning
The precious sound
Ever spinning
On

Landed again
In new-born skin
Open my eyes
Searching for him

And the world goes on
With her circle song

Sun & Moon

Sleeping on a Monday
Voices on the breeze
Pots and pans in windows
And hazy winter's freeze

Laughing out of nowhere
Dancing on the wind
Breathing into your hair
'Til the whole wide world could end

And you'll be my sunshine
And I'll be your moon
Brighten my daytime
And I'll shine in the gloom

Every day a new day
Smiling in my heart
Nothing stands in our way
Blows my world apart

And you'll be my sunshine
And I'll be your moon
Brighten my daytime
And I'll shine in the gloom
You copy you paste you lose
You'll be my sunshine
And I'll be your moon
Brighten my daytime
And I'll shine in the gloom

Full Moon

Full moon is in the sky
And I can't get no sleep
She caught the window's eye
As the sky began to weep

And all the girls
In all the world
Are singing to her tune

I lie in restlessness
A night of waking dreams
In sheets of tenderness
Her dusky spell unseen

And all the girls
In all the world
Are singing to her tune

I wait for slumber's arms
To carry me away
Before the dawn alarm
Brings bright a brand new day

And all the girls
In all the world
Are singing to her tune
You copy you paste you lose
And all the girls
In all the world
Are singing to her tune

Never Forget

What fool was I to forget
The world is round
And how could I forget
The precious sound
Of your voice in the night
Singing to me
You copy you paste you lose
And you taught me that song in a loft in New York City
When I was fighting through the pain of loss
And deep self pity
But I'll never forget
That song again

Time goes by and by and by
The years, they fly and fly
Time goes by and by and by
The years, they fly and fly and fly and fly

But I'll never forget

Magic Ride

Finding faces in a blanket
As the trains go rushing by
Loving stillness in a moment
Of the blinking of an eye

And the time goes by
Every rise and every fall
On this magic ride
And I'm thankful for it all
You copy you paste you lose
Everyday a new beginning
Each and every singe cell
And a tingling in the senses
That no tongue can ever tell

And the time goes by
Every rise and every fall
On this magic ride
And I'm thankful for it all

Everyone can hear the chatter
Everyone can know the love
But it's good to know the difference
In this world we're dreaming of

And the time goes by
Every rise and every fall
On this magic ride
I'm just thankful for it all

Non Albums Tracks

Angels

(The XX cover)

Light reflects from your shadow
It's more than I thought could exist
You move through the room
Like breathing was easy
If someone believed me

They would be as in love with you as I am
They would be as in love with you as I am
They would be in love, love, love

And everyday
I'm learning about you
The things that no one else sees

And the end comes too soon
Like dreaming of angels
And leaving without them
Like dreaming of angels
And leaving without them
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Being as in love with you as I am
Being as in love with you as I am
Being as in love , love, love

And with words unspoken
A silent devotion
I know you know what I mean
And the end is unknown
But I think I'm ready
As long as you're with me

Being as in love with you as I am
Being as in love with you as I am
Being as in love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Azura

( 808 State feat. Louise Rhodes)

Here's all I really know
In this life
Love's all we have to give
Seems like the more
I struggle on this earth
The more completely I live

In a world where mediocrity rules
Bodies collide
Without a moment of emotion
Scared hearts run and hide
Behind closed minds
And we all lose our way

Let me be
Let me be the moon and starts for you
Let me be your sky of blue
Let me be
Let me be the sun and moon for you
Let me be your sky of blue

The winter clouds
Are stuck in the...
Packing nothing away
Darkness is creeping up
On all our dreams
To wipe them clean away

Building boxes around our lives
Compartments for
Each and every feeling
Freedom lost with our innocence
Forgotten long ago

Let me be
Let me be the moon and starts for you
Let me be your sky of blue
Let me be
Let me be the sun and moon for you
Let me be your sky of blue

Your sky of blue
That's all I really know
In this life
Here's all I want to be
Seems like the more
I wander on this earth
The more I'm left to me

In a world where fever moves
Souls could collide
And make the sweetest music
Warm hearts not so scared
In open minds
And we won't lose our way

*** Thanx a lot to Lana for this one ***

Down by the water

( PJ Harvey Cover / Sheila Chandra & Lou Rhodes
Live - VA - Daughters Of Albion - Folk Britannia At The Barbican)


I lost my heart
Under the bridge
To that little girl
So much to me
And now I'm old
And now I holler
She'll never know
Just what I found

That blue eyed girl
(that blue eyed girl)
She said "no more"
(she said "no more")
That blue eyed girl
(that blue eyed girl)
Became blue eyed whore
(became blue eyed whore)
Down by the water
(down by the water)
I took her hand
(I took her hand)
Just like my daughter
(just like my daughter)
Won't see her again
(see her again)

Oh help me, Jesus
Come through this storm
I had to lose her
To do her harm
I heard her holler
(I heard her holler)
I heard her moan
(I heard her moan)
My lovely daughter
(my lovely daughter)
I took her home
(I took her home)

Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water
Come back here, man, and gimme my daughter

Escape (Afraid of No one)

( Pale 3 Feat. Louise Rhodes )

I knew I'd
Find you out there

Now our story
Can really start

Falling in love
Is only for the brave
So tell me angel how strong
Is your heart?

If you're ready and able
To sit at my table
You'll eat to the full,
Trust in me, forever we'll be
Afraid of no-one

If you're ready and able
To sit at my table
You'll eat to the full,
Trust in me, forever we'll be
Afraid of no-one

So long
We've been searching
Now our time
Has come
Understanding
What true freedom is
You know our lives
Have just
Be-gun…

And

If you're ready and able
To sit at my table
You'll eat to the full
Trust in me, forever we'll be
Afraid of no-one

If you're ready and able
To sit at my table
You'll eat to the full
Trust in me, forever we'll be
Afraid of no-one

Afraid, (afraid)… of no-one
Afraid… of no-one…

(Oooh)
I knew I'd find you out there…
(Oooh)
Now our story can really start

Humanity

( A guy called Gerald featuring Louise Rhodes )

These days I find
I’m wasting my time
On all the little things
That shouldn’t concern me
Weighing my heart
With such confused emotion
Letting anxiousness in
Where peace should prevail

It’s just my humanity
Getting the better of me
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better, getting the better of me

I’ve been working on it
Just trying and working on it
Knowing the soul to be lighter
If I could just shed this weight
Or just carry this weight
Without objection
So weight become lightness
And light becomes weightless

Oooo it’s just my humanity
Getting the better of me
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better, getting the better of me

I’m lifting
The lid off
Eventually
Holding my head up
And clarity
Where once there was proud
I know this place
And smile inside

Ooooh it’s just my humanity
Getting the better of me
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better, getting the better of me

It’s just my humanity
Getting the better, getting the better of me
Getting the better, getting the better (getting the better), getting the better of me
It’s just my humanity
Getting the better, getting the better of me

*** Thanx a lot to Carly & Scott for this one !! ***

Morning Sun

( With plump djs )

Daylight dawns on my eyes
And I feast them on you
And I bless the morning sun
You're here with me
I know today was meant to be

Summertime was always fine with me
But now you're here, it's beautiful
Summertime was always fine with me
But now you're here, it's wonderful

All night long we have shared
Each others' lives
Now I see the love light
Shining, shining in your beautiful eyes
And I bless the morning sun
You're here with me
I know today was meant to be

Summertime was always fine with me
But now you're here, it's beautiful
Summertime was always fine with me
But now you're here, it's wonderful

North Country Maid

( Marianne Faithfull Cover / Kathryn Williams & Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy & Sheila Chandra & June Tabor & Lou Rhodes & Vashti Bunyan
Live - VA - Daughters Of Albion - Folk Britannia At The Barbican)

A north country maid up to london has strayed
Although with her nature it did not agree.
So she wept and she sighed and bitterly she cried,
Oh, I wish once again in the north I could be.

For the oak and the ash and the bonny ivy tree
They all flourish blue in my north country

While sadly I roam I regret my dear home,
Where the lads and young lasses are making the hay.
Where the birds sweetly sing, and the merry bells do ring
And the maidens and meadows are pleasant and gay.

For the oak and the ash and the bonny ivy tree
They all flourish blue in my north country

No doubt if I please, I could marry with ease,
Where maidens are fair, many lovers will come.
But he that I wed must be north country bred
And carry me back to my own country.

For the oak and the ash and the bonny ivy tree
They all flourish blue in my north country

Satellite

( Live / Elliott Smith Cover )

While the hands are pointing up midnight
You’re a question mark coming
After people you watched collide
You can ask what you want to the satellite
‘Cause the names you drop put ice in my veins
And for all you know you’re the only one who finds it strange
When they call it a lover’s moon
The satellite
‘Cause it acts just like lovers do
The satellite
A burned out world you know
Staying up all night
The satellite

Sleeping beauty

( Funkstörung featuring Louise Rhodes )

Oh glory be, where have i been
What dark dream was i in
Thought i was living but now i see
Real life was only just beginning
Because

Something in me just woke up
I was sleeping till your touch

Well, i've been hiding out you see
With my heart locked up tight
To let love in was all too scary for me
Then you came along with all your light
Ooh shining bright, now

Something in me just woke up
I was sleeping til your touch

Where did you come from it
How did you find me out
Never thought i could feel this way
Your kiss just brought this to me

Something in me just woke up
I was sleeping til your touch

Something in me just woke up
I was sleeping til your touch

Your touch
Your touch
Your touch
Your touch

This Woman's Work

( Kate Bush cover / Kathryn Williams, Eliza Carthy and Lou Rhodes
Live - VA - Daughters Of Albion - Folk Britannia At The Barbican)

Kathryn:
Pray God you can cope
I stand outside this woman's work
This woman's world
Ooh, it's hard on the man
Now his part is over
Now starts the craft of the father

Kathryn, Eliza & Lou:
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left

Kathryn:
I should be crying, but I just can't let it show
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking

Of all the things I should've said
That I never said
All the things we should've done
That we never did
All the things I should've given
But I didn't

Kathryn, Eliza & Lou:
Oh, darling, make it go
Make it go away

Kathryn:
Give me these moments back
Give them back to me
Give me that little kiss
Give me your hand

Eliza & Lou:
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left

Kathryn:
I should be crying, but I just can't let it show
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking

Eliza & Lou:
Of all the things we should've said
That were never said
All the things we should've done
That we never did
All the things that you needed from me
All the things that you wanted for me
All the things that I should've given
But I didn't
Oh, darling, make it go

Kathryn:
Make it go away

Time & Space

(Cinematic Orchestra feat. Lou Rhodes)

Every soul comes to the sun
Carried on angel’s wings to human birth
Born of love or born of hate
Each one is heaven sent to human fate

Dream
Little girl, dream
Dream
Little boy, dream
Dream

In joy and pain each one will grow
For wisdom is so much more than what we know
And every child will find their way
Of living the whole life story day by day

Dream
Little girl, dream
Dream
Little boy, dream
Dream

*** Thanx a lot to Jose & Billy for this one ***

Vertigo

(CREEP feat. Lou Rhodes / Echoes LP)

Who'd have thought I could feel like this
Just goes to show how much I knew
The more that you fight, the more you miss
I lost my mind while the distance grew

How could this be
Build a wall around me

Here they're all fighting in the street
And summer never comes
Still walk is grey
Inside me a memory of your feet
I lost my heart as the flame pulled away

How could this be
Build a wall around me
How could this be
Build a wall around me

How could this be
Build a wall around me

(How could this be)
I tried to be tough and I tried to be strong
(Build a wall around me)
But I claw, scream, and shout
I want you here, I want you now
(How could this be)
Used to be cool, just don't seem to be lost
(Build a wall around me)
I've lost all sense without you, all about you
Help me now, I'm falling
(How could this be)
Falling
(Build a wall around me)
Falling

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Who knows where the time goes

( Sandy Denny Cover / Lou Rhodes & Kathryn Williams & Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy & Sheila Chandra & Vashti Bunyan
Live - VA - Daughters Of Albion - Folk Britannia At The Barbican)

Across the evening sky
All the birds are leaving
But how can they know
It's time for them to go
Before the winter fire
I will still be dreaming
I do not count the time

For who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

Sad deserted shore
your fickle friends are leaving
Ah, then you know
It's time for them to go
But I will still be here
I have no thought of leaving
You know I have no thought of time

For who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

And I am not alone
While my love is near me
I know it will be so
Until it's time to go
So come the storms of winter
And then the birds in spring again
I do not fear the time

For who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

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