Become The One You Love

by Artmagic

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The début album from Artmagic - guitarist Richard Oakes (Suede) and producer / vocalist Sean McGhee (Robyn / Britney Spears / Kate Havnevik / Imogen Heap).

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released 02 July 2012
Written, arranged & performed by Richard Oakes & Sean McGhee.

Produced and recorded by Sean McGhee at Canonical.

“A Homecoming” & “The Gift Of Flight” co-produced, recorded and mixed by George Shilling at Bank Cottage for CEC Management.

Drums on “Down In The River”, “Forever In Negative”, “You” & “The Spark” performed and recorded by Mike Sorrentino,

Drums on “A Homecoming” & “The Gift Of Flight” performed by Mathis Richet.

Bass on “A Homecoming” & “The Gift Of Flight” performed by Ben Ellis.

Piano on “A Homecoming” & “The Gift Of Flight” performed by Gordana Jovkovic.

“Forever In Negative” mixed by Andy Bradfield for 365 Artists.

“Down In The River”, “You”, “Heaven Is Here” & “The Spark” mixed by Mark “Tufty” Evans at Wispington Studios.

“The Choice”, “Submerged”, “Half-Life” & “Blue On Blue” mixed by Sean McGhee at Canonical.

Mastered by Andy “Hippy” Baldwin at Metropolis.

Published by Copyright Control.

Management by Charlie Charlton at Interceptor - charlie@interceptor.co.uk

Illustration and design by Peter James Field - www.peterjamesfield.co.uk

Artmagicmusic logo by David Darlington - www.whatnoise.co.uk

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Track Name: The Choice
Indecision is the killer of ambition
And it shines like the edge of a knife
All plans, no commitment
No risk, just resistance
Never change, never wrong, never right
The tempered moment on and on

Before the joy, before the pain
Repeat forever, never change
Between the handhold and the shake
Revelation

Hammer down your life
And white is all you'll see
Every choice is a life set aside
But untie the white
And vivid colour beams
Never know 'til you're wrong if you're right
The fearless moment everlong

Forget the joy, ignore the pain
You never choose you never gain
Between the handhold and the shake
Revelation

Don't wanna know
Don't wanna know
Don't wanna know
So you don't
I wanna know
I wanna know
I wanna know
Let it go, let it go
Let it go

Gave up on the life I'd built up
Unprepared and fearful
But I know that I did what was right
I'd seen all I knew I could be
Bullishly I walked away
But I knew
In the end
That the choice
That I made
Would be right
Track Name: Down In The River
Look away now
It's too late now
'cos they caught your eye
You got that reeling
Quicksilver feeling
But you don't know why

So deep, so wide
No time to hide
Don't try to swim
Just dive right in
And feel the flow
From head to toe
The joy and the wonder
The fear's going under

Don't try, don't try to fight it
You've got to get behind it
Go down in the river
Down in the river
Make the love you want to make

Don't try, don't try to fight it
Go on, got to go and get it
Down in the river
Down in the river

Crash motion
The rush to the ocean
Teases you into the tide
"You're not alone", it roars with emotion,
"Come and join the ride"

And feel the flow
From head to toe
The joy and the wonder
The fear's going under

Don't try, don't try to fight it
You've got to get behind it
Go down in the river
Down in the river
Make the love you want to make

Don't try, don't try to fight it
Go on, got to go and get it
Down in the river
Down in the river

Don't fear who you'll be
Swim, swim, swim for me
Just break free
Swim, swim , swim, swim for me

And don't ask why
Just take a running jump and dive
Keep believing
You'll be breathing
See the river rush and shine
It feels so right
I know you'll have to fight
But it's better
Down in the river
Learn to love your love
You will survive

Let it come alive!

So don't try, don't try to fight it
You've got to get behind it
Go down in the river
Down in the river
Make the love you want to make

Don't try, don't try to fight it
Go on, got to go and get it
Down in the river
Down in the river

In the river, down in the river
In the river, down in the river
In the river, down in the river
In the river, down in the river
Track Name: Forever In Negative
Flash bright, trapped light
Holding you so tight
I envied its caress
Short sleeve style and
Regulation smile
Caught up in my camera's kiss

You are frozen there for me
With your gentle Celtic beauty I knew
All I wanted was you
And 'cos I never said
And 'cos you'd never see
You are forever in negative to me

You will always be there
Posing patiently and I could pretend
You could just be a friend
But there's cruelty in those memories now
Making me believe that I could still make it right
But I will never go back

So you are frozen there for me
As the gentle Celtic beauty I knew
All I wanted was you
And 'cos I never said
And 'cos you'd never see
You are forever in negative to me

Better if I never remember
Better if I never remember
So much you never could have known
Love could never bring us together
Love could never bring us together
Your image fading in the sun

So smile for me
Smile for me

Always frozen
Never free
Just a photograph of someone I knew
Just a moment of you
'cos when I looked in your eyes
I knew how it would be
You are forever in negative
Track Name: Submerged
Summer's so uncertain now
No guarantee of sun
The fear of rain has left a stain
On everyone
But was it always so?
This constant search for clouds
As if a flood of holy blood
Would serve us right somehow

The weight of water
So desperate to fall down

We'll be
Submerged, submerged
Unheard, unheard

Momentary shelter
Liberty restrained
Fear and hate precipitate
To shower down again

Wade through the water
Or hide until you drown

And you'll be
Submerged, submerged
Unheard, unheard
Submerged, deserved
Unsung, all gone

Your freedom
Unheeded
Your saviour in masquerade
So you're never gonna get
No you're never gonna get
No you're never gonna get away

Submerged, submerged
Unheard, unheard
All gone, all gone
Gave up too much for too long
Too long, too long
Track Name: You
You
Are the one that I long to be
I become what I want to see
The image of you wrapped around me
So I disappear 'til there's only:

You
In the space where I used to be
You can do what you will with me
'cos you got me just where you want me
Hold me down so you can surround me

I see you
I need you
I just wanna learn how to be you
I see you
I need you
More than I can bear
To be like you

You
Can't you take me and make me more
Of a man than I was before?
I need you to hold me, to mould me
To strip me, to clothe and to cover me

So it's you that I'll always see
Looking back, looking back at me
I just want to be what I can't be
Only you, only you
Without me

I see you
I need you
I just wanna learn how to be like you
I see you
I need you
More than I can bear
To be you

So come and show me
Come on, show me
Not even love can save me now
'cos I need you
I need you
More than I can bear
To be like you

I take your name
I wear your skin
But I can't change
From the outside in
There's not enough
Of you in me
Reflected
A mirror is all I'll be

I see you
I need you
I just wanna learn how to be like you
I see you
I need you
More than I can bear
To be you

So come and show me
Come on, show me
Not even love can save me now
'cos I need you
I need you
More than I can bear
To be like you
Track Name: A Homecoming
A rented room with a view of a mirror
A stranger's pictures hung in leatherette
A local man in a town unfamiliar
Coming home to run away again

Light up your fear, burn down your life
This time there's nowhere left to hide
Drink down your tears, breathe in your sighs
You never tried, I don't know why

Immersed your soul in a rough amber ocean
Drowned your dignity to prove your pride
But there's no shelter from the endless erosion
That fills while it drains you dry

Light up your fear, burn down your life
This time there's nowhere left to hide
Drank down your tears, breathed in your sighs
You never tried, I don't know why

Now bound and tied and paralysed
You were frozen in the headlights of your life
So many secrets left behind
You were never any good at saying good bye

Marooned yourself here to make sure no-one could save you
Now you're all alone
Marking the days 'til the end
Tell me, is this what you wanted?
Is this what you wanted?

Light up your fear, burn down your life
This time there's nowhere left to hide
(Can't hide anymore)
Drank down your tears, breathed in your sighs
You never tried, I don't know why

This time, this time
You can't get out of this alive
Too late for you to make it right
You should have tried, I don't know why
Track Name: Heaven Is Here
It's here
It's here
It's here

You hold my hand
Somehow you understand
And brush aside
All of my transgressions where our needs divide
There are no secrets so there's no lies
Yet I'm forgiven
You take my sins and you give me heaven

Precious your love to me
It's here, heaven is here
Why won't it do for me?
It's here, heaven is here
Don't let them pull me
All the way down
Below, below,
When I know
It's here
Heaven is here

I am defined
By desires I can't confine
To you and I
But I've come to recognise
This is the truth
Of who I am
My faithful heart in my faithless hands
Yet I'm forgiven
You take my sins and you give me heaven

Precious your love to me
It's here, heaven is here
Why won't it do for me?
It's here, heaven is here
Don't let them pull me
All the way down
Below, below,
When I know
It's here
It's here

You love me completely
You throw your arms around me
I am not, I am not,
Never will be worthy
But somehow you redeem me
Even with my hands unclean
You come close enough just to touch me
So near
Heaven is here

So say that you love me
Heaven is here, heaven is here
No way you can save me
Heaven is here, heaven is here
'cos I know
I gotta go
All the way down
Below, below
To find out
It's here
Heaven is here
Track Name: Half-Life
You talk in circles in a sleepless daze
Back and forward, never change
Overfamiliar with the words you say
Tarnished silver, worn with age

I don't want to stay
It's so close I won't back away
Can't say goodbye

Does love have a half-life?
Like the headlights fading as they speed away
Does love have a half-life?
Like the daylight fading into lunar grey

Up against my fate
Will the moment come if I just wait?
(Can't what you say just make it right?)
Running out of days
But hope is hopelessly immune to pain

Your sense of certainty has been erased
Doubt unbidden takes its place
Is this the future that you thought you'd make?
Love transfigured into hate

I don't want to stay
To see my chance just get away
So say goodbye

'cos love has a half-life
Like the headlights fading as they speed away
Yes, love has a half-life
Like the daylight fading into lunar grey

It gives, it takes away
Track Name: Blue On Blue
In a reverie
I saw you and me
Electronically entwined

Your skin like mercury
Ran over me
With a shivery delight

So key this fantasy
Right into me
Colour you and me with light
We're going:

So blue on blue
We're moving
With one motion
i dive right through
You, you
Blue

You look at me
Now I can see
An infinity of you
Shine bright or shadow me
Blurring over me
In an ecstasy of blue
You

So blue on blue
We're moving
With one motion
i dive right through
You, you
It goes:
So blue on blue
It's all about you
That fire halo
It's all around you
Ooh, ooh

You hold me steady as we
Fade right through
One another
And in the heady glow of
Love so blue
We are one from two
I am one with you

Just keep moving
With one motion
And dive right through
You
Into the blue, blue, blue it goes

So blue on blue
Give me your chromakey dream
My fire halo
It's all around you
I'm gonna dream right into you
I'm gonna dream right into you
I'm gonna dream right into you
I'm gonna dream right into you
Yeah
Track Name: The Spark
Deep in you
Was a spark too bright
A blood red light
And it needed you
As a fuel
To flicker and ignite

Now your spark's a cinder
In a tinderbox heart
With no way to put it out
So you try your best to keep it contained
'cos there's nobody else
Can quell the flame

Can't be dulled
Can't be tamed
Burning slow
Until it burns you, burns you away
What it takes
No god could replace
Unknown, unnamed
Until it burns you all away

The old town
You knew me straight away
With one word
The decades fell away
But I couldn't look at you

'cos I was out of your life
The day you made to dive
Out of the gloom
But they got to you in time
To pay the price of staying alive
You had to give that spark your life

I wish you could have run away, run away
I wish you could have run away, run away
To find some way to leave the pain behind
To get you out from under
I wish you could have run away, run away
I know you should have run away, run away
To find some peace of mind or succour
But you never found a way to make it out

Never dulled
Never tamed
Burning slow
And now it's burnt you, burnt you away
What it took
No love could replace
Unknown, unnamed
And now it's burnt you, burnt you

So I'll try to remember
How you were in better days
Before you were pushed aside by the flame
'cos that day you came towards me
Empty eyes and edges frayed
I knew it would hold you
Until it burned you all away
Track Name: The Gift Of Flight
Nervously we'll wait
'til countdown comes
And rising to their feet
The people that we love
Will witness as we try
To raise a satellite
To orbit round our hearts
To guide with love our lives

So bind us tight enough
To keep us side by side
Our love will carry us
And it feels like the gift of flight

And we'll rise like Apollo
Fire on high
Defy the endless night
Together
Burning brighter
Up and outwards
Stars in flight
Ever weightless through our lives
In heart and mind
As one combined

One small step
For you and I to prove
This giant leap for love
Could never be subdued
For love will still prevail
Where science can't divine
I'll wear your ring forever
Full of love and full of pride

We waited long enough
For time to prove us right
At last our love's enough
We'll take to the sky
The gift of flight

And we'll rise like Apollo
Fire on high
Defy the endless night
I vow to stay beside you
Hard or easy
Sun or snow
Wine or water
Straw or gold
With hearts and minds
We unite

Love is weightless...love is weightless...fly free...
Love is weightless...love is weightless...fly free...
Love is weightless...love is weightless...fly free...
Love is weightless...love is weightless...fly free...
Love is weightless...love is weightless...fly free...