Memory Album

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Memory was not released on CD, however if you wish to purchase a signed CDR version for £20 including worldwide delivery please email info@simonmarksmith.com. Please note there are no printed graphics with this version, sorry.

Album Notes

This collection of songs came about a bit unexpectedly when in November 2016 I bought several music making programs including guitar emulators, sample loop collections and software that can take something that was played by a human and then remould it to fit different keys, tempos, and styles. As I started to learn how to use the programs these songs evolved over several months, so I decided to create an album to partly illustrate what was possible with this software. In many ways, these programs are like having virtual band members. I can ask them to play something in a certain style and a few seconds later I have an idea to try out. So, whilst it may at first feel a bit like it’s taking over, it is in fact just like working with real people. Obviously real musicians may well come up with things that computers can’t, but then the same could be said the other way around. Anyway, I do hope you not only find it interesting to hear my virtual musicians at work but also feel some of the emotions and beauty in their playing. Of course, I did have a part to play too, I chose the chords, the tempo, what got to be recorded, edited some of the ideas further, wrote the lyrics and did a bit of singing. Rather than spend months mixing and mastering this album I decided to publish it quite quickly, so there may be some anomalies here and there, especially if you listen very closely. I write a lot of songs and many never see the light of day because it normally takes years to produce an album so a lot get left by the wayside in the process. Fluid Air, my next album has been on the production line for 4 years!

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Once again thank you for popping by to check out my music. Please find the lyrics and credits below.

Best wishes

Simon Mark Smith



All songs on Memory were written and performed by Simon Mark Smith and of course the software, except the title track which was written by Simon Mark Smith, but features Steve Dumelo on guitars, bass and various other instruments and Patou Soult on percussion.

Track List

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Track 1 This Time

Track 2 Memory (Featuring Steve Dumelo and Patou Soult)

Track 3 Always (Featuring Patou Soult on backing vocals)

Track 4 Democracy

Track 5 The Silent Dance

Track 6 Beyond the Beyond

Track 7 Hours and Minutes

Track 8 Stay

Track 9 If You’re Looking for Love

Track 10 Light On

Track 11 Eye to Eye

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Lyrics

Track 1 This Time

There’s been a whole lot of loving

Whole lot of life

Whole lot of living

All through the night

Sometimes I feel like running

But this time I’m here

Sometimes the loss of love

Fills me with fear

So, I may be leaving

I’ll probably stay

I’d have it different

If I had my way

Used to be strong

Used to be fine

But now I’ve got you

In my mind

All I do is love you

All I do is love you

I got a love it feels so right

It keeps me awake most every night

Whole lot of loving

Whole lot of life

Whole lot of living

All through the night

So, I may be leaving

I’ll probably stay

I’d have it different

If I had my way

Whole lot of loving

Whole lot of life

Whole lot of living

All through the night

Sometimes I feel like running

But this time I’m here

Sometimes I feel like running

But this time I’m here

This time I’m here

This time I’m

Copyright Simon Mark Smith 2017

Track 2 Memory

Memory

Gonna recall, all these days,

When they’re a distant memory

Do you know what we will be?

Can you see, can you see?

Keep these days in your memory

Cos one day that’s all they’ll be

What’s big now

Will be a distant thing

I’ve been loving

You’ll be leaving

I’ll be taking a ride baby

Oh, come along

Take a ride

Take a ride

Gonna recall, all these days,

When they’re a distant memory

Do you know what we will be?

Can you see, can you see?

Keep these days in your memory

Cos one day that’s all they’ll be

What’s big now

Will be a distant thing

I’ve been living, I need forgiving

Was trying to do you right baby

I keep doing wrong

For doing right

For doing right

Gonna recall, all these days,

When they’re a distant memory

Do you know what we will be?

Can you see, can you see?

Then you’ll know what you came to know

What came to be

Take a ride to the edge of your mind

And meet me in your memory

Gonna try gonna try and try to stay

And gonna try to stay

Gonna try to stay

Gonna slip away

Gonna recall, all these days,

When they’re a distant memory

Do you know what we will be?

Can you see, can you see?

I’m gonna feel you going away

I’m gonna see you going away

I’m gonna feel you going away

I’m gonna see you going away

Copyright Simon Smith 2012

Other artists / contributors

Patou Soult

Steve Du Melo

Track 3 Always

I’m so sad

When you’re gone

Oh, you, you’ve been here before

Acts of love and war

In the night dark feels bright

Water’s coming high

And if you need me

Forever feel me

I’ll be by your side

I won’t go

I won’t go away

I’ll be with you always

I’m so sad

When you’re gone

Always here

Always near

In our truth

And when you need me

Reach out and find me

I’ll be there by your side

I won’t go

I won’t go away

I’ll be with you always

12 February 2017

Music, Lyrics and main Vocals Simon Mark Smith

Backing vocals Patou Soult

Track 4 Democracy

There’s been a lot of talking

There’s been a lot of lies

But no one’s listening

Getting ready for a fight

But then they’ll see

That ain’t right

That the eyes of war

That cried before

Dreamed no more

So, they made a system

And it took time

Now you ain’t happy

You want it undermined

You may think you’re justified

You may think you’ve got God on your side

But where will I be

In a democracy

That’s only for you

When we disagree

If you don’t like it this way

You can try to change it

But it’s to stop a war

Do you want our children to dream no more?

I’ve been waiting here all this time

For my ideas to have their prime

In your mind, it’s such a crime

Oh, the bells chime so sublime

Remember if you fight

For what you think you know is right

That the mighty might well win

Is that what your faith’s in?

But where will I be

In a democracy

That’s only for you

When we disagree

If we dance it’ll be all night

A touch of peace feels so right

If we love it can be for life

But there’s no future if we fight

But for those who lost their love

They feel such pain

I’ve been loving I’ve lived a life

We know it’s wrong

To eagerly fight

It might not be what you’d agree

Is the truth a liberty?

But when they made democracy

Our speech was set free?

But where will I be

In a democracy

That’s only for you

When we disagree

To those who had to kill

It’s was radical

To find a way

From bullets to a vote

There’s no antidote

The pain will stay

© Simon Mark Smith 31 January 2017

Track 5 The Silent Dance

I see in your eyes

The dreams you left behind

The things

You don’t want me to find

I see in your heart

All the things that kept you apart

And all the things you don’t want seen 

And if you take this dance with me

I’ll promise not to speak

I see you turn

I see you fly

I hear you whispering goodbye

And all those men who came your way

Upon their knees

They prayed

This ain’t your life

This ain’t your life

Something just don’t feel right

All life long

And there’s not enough of it

If you could

You’d be all done with it

But love wants you

Always

All life long

And there’s not enough of it

If you could

You’d be all done with it

But love wants you

Always

I see you turn

I see you fly

I hear you whispering goodbye

And all those men who came your way

Upon their knees

They prayed

Somewhere in your stars it says

If you catch dreams, you’ll feel bereft

And if you take this dance with me

I’ll promise not to speak

I see you turn

I see you fly

I hear you whispering goodbye

And all those men who came your way

Upon their knees

They prayed

© Simon Mark Smith March 2017

Track 6 Beyond the Beyond

You know it ain’t easy

When you’re not near me

I know you’ve been a waiting

Love’s a rev-elating

But I am your chosen one

I heard you say

And If we hold on

We know It’s forever love

And a day

Oh, I love you so

So, damn hard

I can’t let you go

Baby you’re the one

Love in the storms of the sun

I know it’s love and I’ve seen the signs

In the dark you can feel it shine

Something so strongly bonds

Love beyond beyond

Sometimes you feel these things

Just like the touch of an angel’s wings

I am living and I am loving it

I am loving and I am living it

For me it ain’t easy

When you’re not near me

I know you’ve been a waiting

Love so complicating

But I am your chosen one

You told me so

And If we hold on

We know It’s forever

Hearts and souls

Oh, I feel alive

Breath in the light of a blue sunrise

Souls purified

Lost in our paradise

I know your love and I see the signs

In the dark I feel it shine

Something so strong it bonds

Loves beyond the beyond

Oh, I’m living again

Touched by the drops of the falling rain

Oh, I’m feeling high

Flying in the beautiful sky

Sometimes you feel these things

Just like the touch of an angel’s wings

Oh, we found it here

So, damn happy I got you near

Baby I’m feeling whole

Touched by the love of your soul

Copyright Simon Mark Smith 21 January 2017

Track 7 Hours and Minutes

If you falter on the ride

I will be there at your side

I, I won’t be long

Can’t wait to hold you

Can’t wait to be there

Can’t wait to feel you

next to me

Meeting up at midnight

Dancing in the rain

I hear you laugh

I fall again

Are you keeping the words that I meant?

Does your heart feel the love that I sent?

I’m on the night line

Speeding your way

Lights flying by

While the stars they stay

When I tell you dark tales

It makes you smile

An hour feels like a minute

To win your heart I’ve got to be in it

When you tell me stories

And you’re making me laugh

I got to tell you baby

I’ve got it bad

I’m on the night line

Speeding your way

Lights flying by

While the stars they stay

When I tell you dark tales

It makes you smile

An hour’s just like a minute

To win your heart I’ve got to be in it

I close my eyes when you’re gone

A beat of my heart is too long

Making love at midnight

Feeling the rain

I kiss your tears

Of love again

I’m on the night line

Speeding your way

Lights flying by

While the stars they stay

When I tell you dark tales

It makes you smile

An hour’s just like a minute

To win your heart I’ve got to be in it

Copyright Simon Mark Smith 2017 UK

Track 8 Stay

Your picture’s on my wall 

I know it oh so well

Like the memory of you

Sleeping in the hotel

You kissed me with love

And love is all I’ve got today

You kissed me with truth

And truth is all I’ve got to say

Hey babe what do you say?

Hey babe are you going to stay?

I’m Gonna stay

Gonna be life long

Gonna life long

You wanna stay

Can’t help but dance in time

Drawn by invisible lines

Heart stills the body and mind

Souls never need to bind

It’s a dark road I’ve been driving along today


It’s a dark road I’ve been driving along today

And in my life, there is love

Love brings light

Light shines hope

Through the night

It’s a dark road I’ve been driving along today

It’s a dark road I’ve been driving along today

Oh, these are dark roads that we’ve come to play on

There’s a shade of night in your eyes

And the things I’ / they’ve seen in your dreams

Copyright Simon Mark smith 2016 UK

Track 9 If You’re Looking for Love

I’ve been thinking about you

And all the things we’ve been through

I know it’s been time

Since we took a trip in our minds

And though we’ve been apart

You’re still living in my heart

Somewhere out in your life

You’ll be feeling it too

Somewhere out of time

I’ve been loving you

If you’re looking for love

Then I’m here to stay

If you’re looking for adventures

Be ready to pay

If you’re looking for peace

Don’t do it in haste

If you’re looking for me

Don’t look at my face

[This verse is not in the song]

I heard you call my name

Somewhere sometime outside the frame

I felt you kissing me

For a moment of eternity

I’ve been feeling your loving kiss

It’s one of those things I’ll learn to miss

I’ve been making a long, long list

Of all the things I failed to resist

If you’re looking for love

Then I’m here to stay

If you’re looking for adventures

Be ready to pay

If you’re looking for peace

Don’t do it in haste

If you’re looking for me

Don’t look at my face

Well you came on line

Just to say hello one more time

Whispered goodbye to your friends

Said you won’t be coming round again

If you’re looking for love

Then I’m here to stay

If you’re looking for adventures

Be ready to pay

If you’re looking for peace

Don’t do it in haste

If you’re looking for me

Don’t look at my face

Even though the time was wrong

We can feel our love’s strong

And between every heart beat

We can feel our love weave

If you’re looking for love

Then I’m here to stay

If you’re looking for adventures

Be ready to pay

If you’re looking for peace

Don’t do it in haste

If you’re looking for me

Don’t look at my face (x2)

Copyright Simon Mark Smith 2016 UK

Track 10 Light On

I’m gonna keep my light on,

Waiting, waiting.

It was a night of rain

Was the night you came

Was the time to know

Was the time to let go

Well the joke is old

And you’ve got me on hold

I’ve been waiting here

I’ve been holding you near

Sometimes the daydreams go long

Sometimes at night they go wrong

Copyright Simon Mark smith November 2016

Track 11 Eye to Eye

I look in to your eyes

You are the one

That I meet eye to eye in the sky

Copyright Simon Mark smith 2016 UK

Please note minor clicks may be heard on some tracks, this is not a fault with your download and is part of the original recording.