It's Getting Louder

by Friends

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It's Getting Louder was Friends' first single, released in 7" format only. Recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, the band's first two songs show many of the features that were to become Friends trademarks over the next few years – the classical guitar patterns carried across to electric guitar, the blasts of trumpet, the background acoustic guitar, and the very English-sounding vocals. Unavailable for a couple of years when the vinyl version sold out, it's now back again as a CD single, showing a band finding their musical direction at the very start of their journey.

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released July 26, 2011

William Jones: voice, electric guitar
Greg Bone: acoustic guitar
Gordon Marshall: trumpet
Bruce Pearson: keyboards
Edwin Pearson: bass
Chris Wood: drums

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Track Name: It's Getting Louder
I never say
I think of nothing else
On any day
I could betray myself

I never spend
I only waste what’s mine
I never lend
When I can borrow time

I’m staring into space
I’m hiding in disgrace
I cover up my face
I leave this lonely place

It’s getting louder
I feel it ringing in my head
It’s getting nearer
It’s like a stranger in my bed

For every word
To pass unspoken by
For every dream
That’s left unbroken

I can count a thousand times
Can read a thousand lines
Can see a thousand signs
That say the blame is mine

It’s getting louder
I feel it ringing in my head
It’s getting nearer
It’s like a stranger in my bed
It’s getting harder
I can’t go anywhere alone
It’s getting darker
I feel it raining in my room

Now I’m standing on my head
I’m lying in my bed
Believing what I said
I close my eyes instead

It’s getting louder
I feel it ringing in my head
It’s getting nearer
It’s like a stranger in my bed
It’s getting harder
I can’t go anywhere alone
It’s getting darker
I feel it raining in my room


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Island
I sleep with eyes wide open
I speak thoughts I know have never been spoken now

I dream in fifteen colours
I scream silently but over and over

Nothing to say
Nothing means nothing
Life go away
Life leave me something but

I can feel this world in motion
I can feel this world’s illusion
I can feel a world within me
I can feel this island spin me round

I try, I never reach there
I cry, intuition leading me nowhere

Nothing to do
Nothing to bound me
Life is untrue
Life all around me but

I can feel this world in motion
I can feel this world’s illusion
I can feel a world within me
I can feel this island spin me round

Living in an open space
Sitting in an empty place
Staring at a stranger’s face
Disappear without a trace

Nothing to say
Nothing means nothing
Life go away
Life leave me something but

I can feel this world in motion
I can feel this world’s illusion
I can feel a world within me
I can feel this island spin me round

I can feel this world in motion
I can feel this world’s illusion
I can feel a world within me
I can feel this island spin me round

Living in an open space
Sitting in an empty place
Staring at a stranger’s face
Disappear without a trace

Nothing to do
Nothing to bound me
Life is untrue
Life all around me but

I sleep with eyes wide open
I speak thoughts I know have never been spoken


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd