Sundrowned

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released June 27, 2011

William Jones: voice, acoustic, electric, acoustic 12-string & Spanish guitar, keyboards
Jane Stimpson: trumpet
Rick Taylor: trombone
Andrew Price: violin
Louise Vale: violin
Mike Dale: viola
Jonathan Price: cello
Richard Buckton: electric & acoustic guitar
Jon Kirby: keyboards
Keith Peberdy: bass
Martin Parker: drums, percussion

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Track Name: Foreign Money
Took a look around your room
But I can’t see a space on the floor
Where am I supposed to sleep
‘Cause I can’t stay awake any more?

Only known you half an evening
Give me rest and I’ll be feeling fine

Destination far away
And it’s only a matter of time
All your famous honesty
Makes it harder to tell you a lie

Rather be your friend than lover
Can’t we sort this out some other time?

Would I give you foreign money?
Would I send you empty letters?
Would I give you dying flowers now?

Would I give you foreign money?
Would I send you empty letters?
Would I give you dying flowers now?

Would I give you foreign money?
Would I send you empty letters?
Would I give you dying flowers now?


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Will You Write?
Will you write when you’ve gone?
Will you write before too long?

I’ll listen to your distant voice come through the words
Sit in silence and imagine I have heard

Write and tell me when
You’re coming back again
I’ll just pretend to kiss you
I know I’m going to miss you when you’ve gone
When you’ve gone

Will you write when you’ve gone?
Will you write and prove me wrong?

I’ll save up all your letters for a dreary day
Open them together, keep the world away

I think I’ve gone too far
But tell me how you are
I know I’ve only met you
And so I’m going to bet that you won’t write
Will you write?

Running through the empty streets my mind’s on you
Monday morning every week I wait for news
Tell me soon

The postman could be late
I’ll sit around and wait
I’m staring at your picture
I said that I would miss you when you’d gone
When you’ve gone

Will you write when you’ve gone?
Will you write, it’s been so long

Must have been a thousand times I’ve said your name
Send a letter telling me you feel the same

Dragging through the days
I want to hear you say
I’m coming back this weekend
So tell me where we’ll meet when you next write
When you write
Will you write?
Will you write?
Will you write?
Will you write?
Will you write?


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: That Faraway Look
Can you see a cloud in the sky?
Can you feel the rain in the green trees?
Slowly realising that I could be anywhere
And I’d rather be here

Searching for a time and a place
Learning how to speak without dead words
Turn around to look in your face and suddenly see
That I’m here on my own
Only alone

You’ve got that faraway look in your eyes again
It’s never really telling me anything
You’ve got that faraway look in your eyes again
And are you going to let me know what you’ve seen?

Silently delirious then
Quietly oblivious now
Are we getting close to the time when anything real
Starts slipping away?

You’ve got that faraway look in your eyes again
You seem to be a million miles away
You’ve got that faraway look in your eyes again
And hardly even hearing a word I say

We’ll walk along the waterway
Until we see the sea
And don’t look at the time again
Until it’s time to tell me truly

You’ve got that faraway look in your eyes again
The future in my picture will never come
You’ve got that faraway look in your eyes again
The time we have together is nearly gone

You’ve got that faraway look in your eyes again
I’m living for the memories in between
You’ve got that faraway look in your eyes again
And now I’m getting frightened of what I’ve seen


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Coming Out Of Winter
The ice breaks and frozen rivers flow
The light shakes the water from the snow
Darkness dies, lift the covers off the sky
The sun bursts the clouds and shines below

Awakened from months of lying cold
Go naked, grown young from growing old
Open wide, shake the tiredness from your eyes
The same way a thousand years ago

Coming out of winter
Running into spring and burning summer
Finally beginning
Living every minute just another day and a day
And a day

Feelings fly, reach your hands out to the sky
And being here’s the first time every time

Coming out of winter
Running into spring and burning summer
Finally beginning
Living every minute just another

Every year we wonder whether
This time will it be for ever
Longing for a never-ending

Coming out of winter
Waking up at midnight and it’s over
Going into summer
Living just to see the seasons turning round
And around and around and around
And again and again and again

The ice breaks and frozen rivers flow


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Asia Baby
Brown skin
I’ll make your life begin
Half mine
Wait a half lifetime

Sacred child
Under ancient sky
And I pray I pray
Make a daughter or son be my

Asia baby
Asia baby

Still air
Hear your heart somewhere
Soft heat
Feel a soft heartbeat

Born into
Forever warm and blue
And I longed so long
And now all that is me is you

Whole world in your eyes when you’re waking
One hope in the voice softly saying

Asia baby
Asia baby
Asia baby
Asia baby


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: That's The One
Believe me, I’m happier than I have been for a while
And even if I very rarely smile
Appearances can lie

Remember the many ways you thought I was alright
Forget about the things you didn’t like
You never know, you might

Sorry but I won’t apologise

Here’s the rain and here’s the sun
Catch the day and that’s the one
Birds can fly and cats can run
Clear blue sky, yeah that’s the one

I’m sorry, I know I haven’t written for an age
I haven’t had an awful lot to say
I’ll be in touch one day

“Here I am in 1993
This is what I feel and what I see”

Here’s the rain and here’s the sun
Catch the day and that’s the one
Birds can fly and cats can run
Clear blue sky, yeah that’s the one

Here’s the rain and here’s the sun
Catch the day and that’s the one
Birds can fly and cats can run
All-time high, yeah that’s the one

Where I’ll go and where I’ve gone
Come with me, yeah that’s the one
What I’ll do and what I’ve done
Here’s a dream, yeah that’s the one

Hang around and here’s a song
Hit that drum, yeah that’s the one
Can’t wear that, I’m much too young
One more time, and that’s the one

Someone’s friend and someone’s son
Just one life yeah that’s the one
Love will go and love will come
Where’s my kiss? Yeah that’s the one
Where’s my kiss? Yeah that’s the one
Where’s my kiss? Yeah that’s the one
That’s the one
That’s the one


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Sex Drive
I’m getting not enough fun and too much pain
Not enough sun and too much rain
Nothing to say and too much talk
And now it’s not enough play and too much work

Get that bloody tune out of my head

Now there’s a body to please that’s aching still
A belly to feed and a mouth to fill
The hunger of years to satisfy
You know it’s raining out here, can I come inside?

Beat that jungle rhythm in my face

I’m going to go on a sex drive
I want to go on a joy ride
Take me round the hidden corners
Wake me in the morning if I’m here

Bye bye love, hello strawberry queen
Give me red wine, have a good time
Sky above and a bare body dream
In the sunshine, now I feel fine

You know it’s better with three what two can do
If you’re coming with me can she come too?
Get away in your bed from the daily grind
If you go on ahead I’ll be right behind

Let’s play every party game you know

I’m going to go on a sex drive
I want to see all the bright lights
Teach me all the secret pleasures
When it comes don’t ever let it end

I want to fly to the high life
I’m going down on the dark side
Don’t look now, I’ll see you later
Call if you can’t wait another day


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: To Sleep Without Dreaming
Take me to the edge of sleep
Wake me when I’ve swum as deep as I can fall
Seven hours in emptiness
Heaven is the gentleness of nevermore

Oh here it comes again

Slowly woken by the sun
Only know the day’s begun when clouds appear
Dreamworld that will last all day
Feelings I can’t shake away till evening’s come

Oh let it go again
Oh let it go again

Each night I long
To sleep without dreaming
Peace where I’ve gone
As deep as I’m breathing

And again, and again

Lying in oblivion
Blind and don’t know where I’ve gone till I return
Trust escaping dreams to make
Just one day without the waking afterburn

Oh let it come again
Oh let it come again

Each night I long
To sleep without dreaming
Peace where I’ve gone
As deep as I’m breathing

Float out to sea
To sleep without dreaming
Oh make me free
To be without feeling

For ever, for ever
For ever, for ever


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Almost There
Down in the darkest days
Down the hardest way, full of fear
All my sincerity
My integrity disappeared

Don’t ask me why
I’d kissed the world goodbye
But never meant to say it until I’d gone

I can survive
I’ll keep my hopes alive
And never let them go till I can’t go on

Rescued out of desperation
Get back to your inspiration
All your friends will still be waiting
Man you’re almost there

Lost in an open space
A deserted place for evermore
There in the cold outside
Feeling paralysed, someone called

Nowhere to hide
So reach down deep inside
There’s nothing left to lose when you’ve nothing more

Back to the start
You’ve torn yourself apart
So pull together all that you had before

Keep on running till it’s over
Don’t look back until you get there
Straight on down the open road
And man you’re almost there

Out there on the horizon
All that I know is that the sun will rise again
Somewhere out in the moonlight
All that I know is that the bitter night will end

Rescued out of desperation
Get back to your inspiration
All your friends will still be waiting
Man you’re almost there

Keep on running till it’s over
Don’t look back until you get there
Straight on down the open road
And man you’re almost there


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Get Together
Come today
From near and far away
Journeying hard
From wherever you are
It’s close now
It can’t be long
Though it’s years too soon
That our hero will be gone

“Come to me” (who says?)
“Come to me” (who’s there?)

Is all that he hears
A call from the dark outside

Yeah yeah yeah
We’ve all been there
All known grief
But nothing like this
It’s the end of time
And after it there’ll be nothing, nothing, nothing
Emptiness fills us, drowns us

“Come to me” (who says?)
“Come to me” (who’s there?)

Hang on, hang in there
One day, one day more then one more day

Get together, get together

No no
Don’t go yet
Be there at the end
Family and friends
For the only man
With no enemies in the world
It’s time, his time
And time for us all to be there

“Come to me” (who says?)
“Come to me” (who’s there?)

The call goes round
The word goes round

Get together, get together

Get together, get together
Get together whenever it comes
Get together whenever it comes
Get together, get together


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Santo Spirito
Santo Spirito


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Different Ways
Come along and talk to me
I’ll listen to your words of wisdom
Tell me what I ought to see
Then try to hear my atheism

Ask a different question if you
Want to hear a different answer
Let’s agree to disagree
I can’t get into your religion now

I realise your faith is true
I feel the strength of your conviction
I don’t intend to ridicule
So have respect for my position

I never would do anything as
Foolish as to ask for proof so
Don’t try to convert me to
The miracles of blinding vision now

Wouldn’t it be comforting
Wouldn’t it be something if it was true
If I saw You?

I could give up all control
Unlearn all I think I know
But truly we’re all on our own
I’d rather face the emptiness alone

Living without sympathy
Who will hear my true confession?
Different ways of dignity
I don’t say mine is any better

All that goes between us is a
Total lack of understanding
Even now we might as well be
Speaking in another language here

Come along and talk to me
I’d rather unbelieve than never know


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Straw Hat
Down the lanes I used to roam
Past the lilies on the water
Where the evening breezes blow
Orange grove and apple orchard

Never dreamed I’d dream of you today

Naked in the yellow fields
Bathing in the summer thunder
Chase behind the tractor’s wheels
Beaten tracks in bare feet running

Traces of the games we used to play
Didn’t know they’d still be there today

And in a straw hat I’m going to lie down
And in a haystack I’ll spend an afternoon
And in a straw hat I’ll let the time go
I’m going to lie back and watch the cold stream flow

Endless summer afternoons
Juniper and lilac blossom
Girl her name I never knew
Only face I’ve not forgotten

How do I remember you today?
Sleeping in the long grass where we lay

And in a straw hat and in a farmyard
I’ll watch a brown cat chasing butterflies
And in a straw hat and in the sunshine
I’m going to lie back and let the days go by

Running by the burning corn
Down the endless days of August
Chase the light until it’s gone
Warmest days are getting shorter

These’ll be my memories
A lifetime still in front of me
Never need to search for you again

And in a straw hat along the hillside
And in the long grass I’m looking worldwide
Until I come back and in a long time
I’ll leave a straw hat I will return to find

I’ll wear a straw hat all of my life
And eating brown bread and drinking red wine
And on a bare rock I’m going to climb high
And throw a straw hat into the bright blue sky


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Is That All?
I was born and grew old
Safely warm, naked cold
Catch the leaves as they fall
Is that all?

Where he lived let him stay
Seasons give and take away
Hear the voice softly call
Is that all?

Autumn to autumn
Warm rain and shaded evening
Long days are over
Blossom will never fall again

Freeze into winter
More years than I’ve forgotten
Dream of your children
Roses will never grow again

There it ends where begun
Someone’s friend, someone’s son
Dust to dust, ashes fall
Is that all?


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: It Runs In The Family
Every time I see a picture of you I wonder
Who’s that child, and then I discover the clue
And watch you do the foolish things that you do
The same mistakes I made too
Discovered shining and new
I can’t believe that it’s

So, let yourself go
As long as you know
You’ll always be one of the family
Hey, take it away
Live for the day
You know that it runs in the family

You and I could get on perfectly well if only
You dropped that guy, you know he’s the boyfriend from hell
And show me how, if your ancient parents allow
Do you live independently now
You always used to be proud
But come home sooner than

Then, never again
Even your friends
Say that it runs in the family
Now, sort yourself out
The louder you shout
The more it’s undoubtedly something to

Hear what’s new, the one that you hated at school
They say that he’s mad about you
If only he knew what we knew
An uncool fool

Is that this as bad as it gets?
Tell me honestly
God no, you haven’t seen anything yet because

Hell, do it yourself
It’s good for your health
My relative wealth is the proof of it

Then do it again
Tell yourself when
It’s only a ten to one chance you’ve been

Had, happy or sad
You can’t be all bad
I know you’re as mad as the wind and the

See what happened to me
What else could it be?
So make yourself one of the family now


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Safe Journey
Father of an island where in life he longed to be
His final wish was bury me at sea
Waiting at the harbour for the turning of the tide
By morning he’ll have sailed far out of sight

Lined along the seashore, much too many tears to hide
The village waits to say the last goodbye
Lost without an anchor, no survivors ever found
I’m wrecked or am I only run aground

And we gaze, the ocean’s our view
Through the haze, he’s sundrowned in blue

Climb through the waves till the wind fills the sails
Ride to the grave, cover over the trail
And no more tomorrow, no more tomorrow
No more today

Shall we reach the end of the day?
Have we seen the end of an age?

Climb through the waves till the wind fills the sails
Ride to the grave, never follow the trail
And no more tomorrow, no more tomorrow
No more today

Light slowly fades till the flames fill the sky
Bright as the day till the waves kill the fire
And no more tomorrow, no more tomorrow
No more today


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd