FEEL

by Hope and Social

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jackharrybill
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jackharrybill Just love the simplicity and FEEL of this track. The whole album is fabulous though :) Favorite track: South Facing.
Richard Harrison (@mr_spoon)
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Richard Harrison (@mr_spoon) They're getting old, singing about south facing gardens and creaking knees...but they still smash the mic with perfect songs and passion. Favorite track: South Facing.
Steve Lawson
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Steve Lawson OMG this is so so wonderful. There's some deep feels in the fact that this year of all years H&S have decided to infuse their grin-inducing majestic pop writing with a LOAD of both Bowie and Prince. That it's at the expense of some of the Springsteen-ish bombast just leaves room for more brass funkiness than ever. love love love this already :) Favorite track: The View From Above.
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1.
03:29 video
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
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04:12 video
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
04:02 video
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

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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