FEEL

by Hope and Social

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about

FEEL is the 5th original studio album by Hope and Social. Written and recorded over a two year period, we stole an 808 handclap and anything else we could get our hands on, chucked it in a bag and shook it all up. The album is covered in analog synths, brass, backing vocals. And coffee mugs. And ukuleles. Numerous home keyboards. A concert xylophone we found in a garden. Plastic trombones. A swanee whistle... And 6 different kids brass bands. And an elephant… flying a helicopter.

It sounds very much like Hope and Social… but Hope and Social *now* we guess! We hope you like…

As a companion to the album we’ve commissioned a video for each song on the album. (Read about it all here www.hopeandsocial.co.uk/2016/06/16/9-videos-for-9-songs/). Taking absolutely no control of the creative process of the video stuff, has been a great experience. We’ve been surprised and delighted by the results! And feel very lucky that it all remained mainly family friendly. We’ll be releasing all the videos one by one and you can see the results so far here:

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRUvV6l8w3GkO-Qn9-65a3ebwLRydldvo

We’ll be touring the album through October and November 2016, and into 2017

Thursday 20th Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Saturday 22nd Oct – VIDEO SCREENING, Hyde Park Picture House
Friday 28th Oct – Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool
Thursday 3rd Nov – The Bedford, London
Friday 4th Nov – The Tin at The Coal Vaults, Coventry
Saturday 5th Nov – Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham By Sea
Tuesday 8th Nov – Gullivers, Manchester
Thursday 10th Nov – The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge
Friday 11th Nov – Bilton Working Men’s Club, Harrogate
Saturday 12th Nov – Fibbers, York


Tickets and info - www.hopeandsocial.co.uk/2016/10/05/feel-album-tour/

Love ya!
H&S x

credits

released October 7, 2016

All songs written by Hope and Social and Simon Goff (retired)

Mixed by Ed Waring

Mastered by Tom Woodhead, Hippocratic Mastering

All songs performed by Hope and Social: Simon Fletcher, James Hamilton, Richard Huxley, Gary Stewart, Ed Waring and Simon Wainwright

Additional horns: Simon Dennis, Russell Henderson, Stuart Garside, Tom I'Anson

Recorded at The Crypt, West Yorkshire 2015/16

Huge thanks to everyone who supports us and keeps us going. You are appreciated more than you will ever know.

FEEL by Hope and Social is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This album is dedicated to the memory of John Wheeler. Friend, mentor and inspiration

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In the tradition of the travelling bands, we guess we’re a bit like a Yorkshire E-Street Band...meets Arcade Fire...meets The Faces…meets Dexys Midnight Runners…meets Prefab Sprout…at a party...in an argument about who gets to have sex with David Bowie. We're not as good at describing ourselves as others are, so...

"a big sound from this impressive outfit...inspired, anthemic, great" - Q magazine
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Track Name: FEEL
You feel like you're going to break it it's a porcelain heart
You feel like you want to save it's a porcelain heart
Your up will be up down round your knees
Your down will up round your ears
The porcelain heart
Oh it's a porcelain heart

You feel like you're going to burn and you're hotter than hell
Then you're cold as the shoulder you long to be leaning against
Your up will down round your feet
And your down will be up in your teeth
And the porcelain heart

Outside the weather is baking but I'm trying to get warm
I'm freezing colder than Christmas when I'm lying in your arms
I'm shaking shivering baby
I'm shaking shivering baby
I'm in a million pieces

You feel like you're stuck in a rut oh it's stop and it's go
You're rushing with love in your blood oh it's rock and then roll
You're days are as dark as your nights
And your nights are lit up with the shine
Of the porcelain heart

Outside the sun is a blazing but I'm soaking to my skin
Rain clouds are bulging and busting every time that I walk in
My mouth is hurting and hanging
My tongue is twisting and tumbling
Oh it's a porcelain heart
I'm in a million pieces

If you feel like you wanna hold it well you'd better beware
If you feel like you wanna keep it well you better take care
The worst kind of love you can find
Is the kind your wear gloves all the time
It's a porcelain heart

Come on and give me a signal there's a reason to keep fit
Come on I'm shivering baby just to think that this is it
I'm bursting bristling baby
I'm bursting bristling baby
Feel
Track Name: Sunrise Laughing
Oooo I hear the sunrise laughing at the crazy way we're getting old
Oooo I see the birds are giggling and I wonder what it is they know
Oooo all my earthly problems are weighing heavy on my soul
Oooo I smell the napalm burning and I wonder what the hell we know

Is there escape in another dimension?
Is there solace in space?
I gotta know now

I'm reading Jean Paul Sartre as the flowers go about their day
Oh in one tiny petal they've got so much more to say

Is there escape in another dimension?
Is there solace in space?
All that I know is I'm living and breathing so...

Push me pull me just let the wildness in
Push me pull me just let the wildness in
Come on out in the pouring rain

Oooo we're all punching numbers to try and build a better rose
Oh what a crazy pass time stupid is as stupid does
Oh show me fields of barley I'll soak up everything they know
Oh show me tiny acorns waiting for the wind to blow

Is there escape in another dimension?
Is there solace in space
All that I know is I'm living and breathing so...

Push me pull me just let the wildness in
Push me pull me just let the wildness in
Come on out in the pouring rain

Push me pull me hold me squeeze me

Push me pull me just let the wildness in
Hold me squeeze me just let the wildness in
Come on out in the pouring rain
Come on out in the howling gale
Come on out be yourself again
Track Name: Tommy Gun
Feel my heart it's like a Tommy gun
Growing tall just like a megatron
But oh. Ain't that the way

Zooming in like you're a wrecking ball
Give me titanium just to hold it all
But oh ain't that the way

If I call you darling in the middle of the night
If I call you baby will you come and hold me tight
It's not that I can feel I'm falling
The silence here is so appalling
God gave rock and roll to you so come and save my mortal soul now

You got me feeling I could be someone
This time of life I could be someone
But oh ain't that the way
All we have is what I want to have
All we do is what I want to do
But oh ain't that the way

Shaking and a shambling
Roaming and a rambling
Making such a fool of me...
Shaking and a shambling
Roaming and a rambling

If I call you darling in the middle of the night
If I call you baby will you come and hold me tight
It's not that I can feel I'm falling
The silence here is so appalling
God gave rock and roll to you so come and save my mortal soul now

What I need now is not a shuffle in the sheets
What I need now is not someone to give me dreams
I need someone to stop me falling
Someone when the night is calling
I've had my share of rock and roll
So come and save my mortal soul now
Track Name: Heavy Startup
Is this where we started I can't believe it's true
Cos we're broken hearted the cracks are showing through
Just like Elvis Presley were all shook up inside
If to stay and fight or to run away and hide

In the arms of love is where grew

Well the leaves are falling I've got those wedding blues
Oh what could have been well it's not for me of you
Hush now darling well hush now don't you cry
I'm a good good man but I'm not that great a guy

In the arms is where we grew

So burn it up
As our heads whirl and our toes curl
Writhing on the back seat
So burn it up
Til our hands blead and our lips steal
Riding round the ring road
Burn it up
Till our hearts yearn and our minds learn
It's all we ever needed
Burn it up

So tomorrow morning we'll let the children know
Maybe old St Nich could make all our problems go
Now the snow is falling please now don't you cry
Cos I choose to stay and I choose to make this right

Now here comes the Autumn here come the leaves
Stay with me in winter

So burn it up
As our heads whirl and our toes curl
Writhing on the back seat
So burn it up
Til our hands blead and our lips steal
Riding round the ring road
Burn It up
Till our hearts yearn and our minds learn
It's all we ever needed
Burn it up
Track Name: Come What May
Come what may
Stay with me until the longest days
Come what may
Stay with me until the longest days
There's a blast of blinding lightning
There's a rumble of thunder on its way

I'm afraid dear
Of the darkness that will come our way
I'm afraid dear
Squeeze my hand and tell me it's ok
How did we become so stagnant?
How did we become so middle aged?
I'm busy filing bits of paper
As the love between us fades away

Oh hitch your skirt
Dance with me until the final words
Lust and love are
Not exclusively just for the young
I'm not afraid of hitting forty
I'm not afraid of creaking in my bones
I'm afraid of being lonely
I'm afraid of dying on my own

Glide on an inch of air and move like lovers do
Held in a perfect circle floating here like soap
Like soap
We've got to get old
But I don't care now.

Come what may
Stay with me until the longest days
Track Name: London
Out of London, out of London we go
To the country, to the country we know
Round the ring road, round the circles of hell
Did the good guys win the war I can't tell

How can you bare to hold the worst of me?
How can you bare to hold the worst of me?
Out of London, out of London we go

A little lost and a little scared
But my homing bird sense of what's right tells me where
We should be is somewhere right
Somewhere right of London

Up the mainline speed me right out the way
Of the boys, of the bastard's brigade
I'm aware now of the sights and the sounds
A word in free fall, we're just five years from the ground

How can you bare to hold the worst of me?
How can you bare to hold the worst of me?
Out of London, out of London we go

A little lost and a little scared
But my homing bird sense of what's right tell me where
We should be is a place we can just ignore
All the greed and the power and the bullshit galore
I'm going now I'm a family man
I'm going now yeah well I still can
Get me right out,
Get me right out of...

Yeah I'm hiding I'm running free
With my head in the sand and my heart on my sleeve
I've done my bit and I've rolled and I've raged
But I'm sorry to says that not one thing has changed
I'm going now cos I'm a family man
Yes I'm going now yeah well I still can
I'm not sure no
I'm not sure about London

We had high, high hopes
We had high, high hopes
Track Name: South Facing
A garden that's facing the way the sun is hastening
Is all that we need now
Some bricks and mortar that will hold the water when it's pouring down
Is all that we need now

And a love that we will call our own
And a love we won't deny
And a love that we will call our own
And a love we won't deny

A house upon a hill somewhere we'll live and wait until we're
Ready to move on
A window facing southward when we're lost we'll know where north is
Ready to move on

And a love that we will call our own
And a love we won't deny
And a love that we will call our own
And a love we won't deny

Don't mind the damp inside we'll paint the walls and let the light in
And make this house our home
And all that matters is out there where sunlight shatters
All those moments of despair

And a love that we will call our own
And a love we won't deny
And a love that we will call our own
And a love we won't deny
Track Name: The View From Above
Stone me if I don't just die
Consumed by all the beauty of this world
A marble of light
dangling in the night sky

Oh wow smudges of green
Floating on a palette of blue sea
A perfect drawn scene
I'm crying like a baby

I know that all you feel is change
I know that it's always the same

From up out here I watch the world a while
Nothing changes as you roll on by
From out here I get a better view
Then all our problems seem so minuscule

Oh my I'm in denial
Living like a spaceman
I don't mind you floating on by
Even though I'm only lonely

I know that all you feel is change
I know that it's always the same
Down there where the cold wind blows all you feel is change
Up here where there's no wind blows it's always the same

From up out here I watch the world a while
Nothing changes as you roll on by
From out here I get a better view
Then all our problems seem so minuscule

Send me photos of the ones I love
Send me fuel and send me fresher blood
I don't need to hear the local news
From up here I got a better view
Track Name: Dig Hard
In the morning don't wake me slowly
With powdered eyes of blue
And if the moment will cost me dearly
I'm digging deep for you

Hey hey
I'm thinking I'll miss you
Hey hey
I already do

Bustle baby and keep your chin high
The world will shift for you
For with a smile that breaks up rain clouds
The world will move for you

Hey hey
I'm thinking I'll miss you
Hey hey
I already do

These days now are the best days of your life
Don't waste that worry honey on other people's fights
Dig hard
Be kind
Live long
And grow honey
These day now are the best days of your life sweetheart

Press you thumbs into my shoulders
And mark indelibly
So I can look whenever I'm lonely
And know you're part of me

Hey hey
I'm thinking I'll miss you
Hey hey
I already do

These days now are the best days of your life
Don't waste that worry honey on other people's fights
Dig hard
Be kind
Live long
And grow grow grow honey
These day now are the best days of your life sweetheart