I Keep On Walking EP

by Artmagic

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Artmagic is guitarist Richard Oakes (Suede) and producer / vocalist Sean McGhee (Robyn / Britney / Imogen Heap).

This EP was our first release, in May 2011. It presents a story of a complex love affair, three songs sung from the perspectives of each of the three people involved. It also features a slower, ghostly take on album track "Heaven Is Here".

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released 23 May 2011
Artmagic is Richard Oakes & Sean McGhee

Richard Oakes : Guitars, bass, piano, keyboards
Sean McGhee : Voice, synthesizers, programming.

All songs written, arranged and performed by Richard Oakes and Sean McGhee.

Produced and mixed by Sean McGhee at Canonical.

"I Keep On Walking" mixed by Mark "Tufty" Evans at Wispington Studios.

Drums on "I Keep On Walking" performed and recorded by Mike Sorrentino.

Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis.

Published by Copyright Control.

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

Cover 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: I Keep On Walking
She held your camera, you held my gaze
She caught me staring at your well-made frame
But she was sleeping the first time we kissed
The scent of heather on your wind-cracked lips

So you left her
You took me home
Made room for my suits and boots beside your own
Then years of footprints intertwined
You strode ahead and I walked behind
So much time...

Now I can cry above or die below
Now I know It's the hardest of blows
But now I'm walking on alone
'cos you're gone
But life goes on

Absence and silence
Absence and silence

I remember
We were here before
Three easy days in April '84
Made edgy love with stifled cries
Between this valley and the uphill climb

Then wrapped in silence, you and I
In hope that time would pass us by
But it goes too soon, it goes too fast
We get a foothold but it never lasts
Precious time...

Now I can cry above or die below
Now I know It's the hardest of blows
But now I'm walking on alone
'cos you're gone
But life goes on
So cry above or die below
Now I know It's the hardest of blows
But now I'm walking on alone
'cos you're gone
But life goes on

In the maps where I can read you
In the suits where I adored you
All the good and bad I gave you
In the end it couldn't save you
In the view laid out before me
In the photographs behind me
In the space you left beside me
Every trace of you reminds me
Put one foot before the other
Just to stop me going under
'cos I know how much you loved me
So I have to keep on walking
Oh I have to keep on walking
Yeah I have to keep on walking
Oh I have to keep on walking
Track Name: The Scruff Of The Neck
This is the truth
Or as close at it gets
I was in love, she was all I could want
But that's not how it ends

Oh when I would rest
My head on her breast
I won't deny, she could tempt me to life
With the slightest caress

I was the same somehow
As I am now

But love doesn't check
It only connects
Selecting its prey
Then it pulls them away
By the scruff of the neck

No way the same future
For her and I
Not once I'd met his eye

One to her heart with each word I said
Out of her arms and into his bed
I found something more at her expense

But now I've laid it to rest
Save for the day that I left
There was no way I could spare her that pain
That's my only regret

Hard to handle
Hard to forget
By the scruff of the neck
Track Name: The Sleeper
She pushed him away
After he'd struggled to explain
She couldn't bear his touch again

She couldn't relate
Her memory of his embrace
To this creature in his place

She thought she might pray

But asking for answers
With none to be found
Her pleas tumbled down to the ground
She can't be saved
As he kicks all the props away

Like a sleeper who's broken cover
There's a man who would be his lover
Strange how love can change
But what can she say
As he walks away

She cradles her rage
Learns to stand it
Tries to face
All the questions in his wake
As day follows day

And item by item
She goes through their lives
And wonders when he touched her
Was it real or just a lie?
Was her love just a place to hide?

Like a sleeper who's broken cover
There's a man who would be his lover
Strange how love can change
But what can she say?

He woke up and it dragged her under
She can stand it or let it drown her
Strange
Her choice is made
She won't run away

Though her world's falling down
She won't run away
Though there's fear all around
She'll face it 'til it fades away
She won't run away

Though her world's falling down
She won't run away
Though there's fear all around
She's gonna face it 'til it's faded away
One day
She won't run away
She won't run away
Track Name: Heaven Is Here (Quiet)
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
Here, heaven is here
Why won't it do for me?
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
Here, heaven is here
Why won't it do for me?
Here, heaven is here
Don't let them pull me
All the way down
Below, below
When I know
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
It's here
Heaven is here

Say that you love me
Heaven is here
No way you can save me
Heaven is here
'cos I know I gotta go
All the way down
To find out
It's here
Heaven is here