Everything Viewed Backwards Through The Rearviewmirror

by The Lonely Together

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Keith Easton Great collection of songs. From start to finish. Heartfelt and epic at the same time.
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scubajess Sooo beautiful and amazing! Fantastic job Mike! Can't wait to hear more, hopefully soon! Also I hope you can tour soon and visit Seattle! 💖🤩🎶💜🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎵🎸💙🎹😍🥳
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1.
|| GETTING IT WRONG || I dreamed that I finally died I realised that my whole life had been a lie An exercise beneath the skies Running into the same problems time after time You’ve been getting it wrong, you see Holding on to me If I fail the test I will never rest Hunted down by the demons that live in my human chest I don’t wanna’ die But I wonder why All of these cameras turn into evil eyes You’ve been getting it wrong, you see Holding on to me ‘Cos I’m only as strong as my weakest feelings go I’m only being honest Weak and honest - can’t you see? We never get enough honesty Honestly, do we? We kiss goodnight, anaesthetised And I drop down to my knees for what will be the last time I try to speak but I’m too weak In all the bitter love you’re throwing back at me You’ve been getting it wrong, you see Holding on to me ‘Cos I’m only as strong as my weakest feelings go I’m only being honest Weak and honest - can’t you see? We never get enough honesty Honestly, do we? You’ve been getting it wrong, you see Holding on to me ‘Cos I’m only as strong as my weakest feelings, girl I’m only being honest Weak and honest - can’t you see? We never get enough honesty Honestly, do we? We never get enough honesty Honestly, do we? I keep getting it wrong…
2.
Congregation 04:01
|| CONGREGATION || Everything was better when we couldn’t see Your blindness could have cured us all From the disease of living life like prisoners, so weak behind the wall So go and tell the congregation Tell them that we’re leaving now Because decency, love and honesty don’t mean shit in this town Stop everything you’re doing Start living like you’re free You don’t seem to realise that you’re the life in me If One is us when we’re lonely Two is my apology If Three is everything we could be Then Four would be a dream I need to feel love I need to feel loved I need real love Because this is not enough We need to feel love We need to feel loved We need real love ‘Cos this will never be enough When I let you into my heart We are more than the sum of our parts It takes you It takes me It takes everybody When I let you into my heart We are more than the sum of our parts It takes you It takes me It takes everybody If only everybody said what they’re feeling If only everybody said what they’re feeling If only everybody said what they’re feeling inside Tell the congregation... If only everybody said what they’re feeling If only everybody said what they’re feeling If only everybody said what they’re feeling inside Tell the congregation.
3.
|| A MILLION SUMMERS || I read your letter But it was too late Hung up on the details Each word a weight I think I’ve taken All I can take We are both human We both made mistakes I’m turning a corner But I’m going too fast I wonder if your memories of me would last With sunlight bursting through clouds above We will soon be together Trust me, my love All my days go disappearing when I can see that look in your eye And every night I’m by your side, I see your soul shining up to the sky In a beautiful sigh, every time that you let me inside It took me so long to see it, now I’m never gonna’ leave it behind So obvious now, It’s been you that I’ve missed My heart is racing by my eyes are fixed On a million summers in just one night Lost in you, lost in flight All my days go disappearing when I can see that look in your eye You’re such a beautiful sight, every time that you light up A million summers come and go and the winters get hard to deny But in a world so full of chaos, you’re the only place that I wanna’ hide All my days go disappearing when I can see that look in your eye And every night I’m by your side, I see your soul shining up to the sky In a beautiful sigh, every time that you let me inside It took me so long to feel it, now I’m never gonna’ leave it behind It took me so long to feel it, now I’m never gonna’ leave it behind It took me so long to see it, now I’m never gonna’ leave you behind
4.
City Lights 04:19
|| CITY LIGHTS || I don’t know how this started I don’t want this to end But do you want me? I’m standing in the rain here And you’re so far away But you can have me When all of this is over Maybe we could live in peace I know they could use a rest and so could we No need to feel embarrassed, just embrace ability Then come running home and embrace me Some men will never find love They’re chasing all the wrong kind of city girls And it’s true, that there are many But for me, there was only ever one The city air feels warm now, it’s floodlit by the sun But everything looks different now you’re gone I’ve never been so worried and I’ve never felt so scared In the knowledge that I cannot be there Some men will never find love They’re chasing all the wrong kind of city girls And it’s true, that there are many But for me, there was only ever one And you’re my only hope ‘Cos there are many But for me, there was only ever one
5.
|| BE STRONG FRANCES || Through the snow, I heard you screaming “No! Boy, you better run… before I keep you here…” But I didn’t know just how much I couldn’t go We get it so hard, you see This world’s so cruel to you and me So just be strong, Frances Don’t change your mind And I’ll keep running along behind Oh my dear I’m so glad you led me here You’re the only source of light in this forest Hey, and no more tears No more insincere We get it so hard, you see This world’s so cruel to you and me So just be strong, Frances Don’t change your mind And I’ll keep running along behind Yeah just hold on, Frances Keep me in mind And I’ll keep running along behind I’ll keep running along behind Why can’t we live our life Why don’t we put up a fight Let’s be together at night Lonely together in light We can’t let it all just slip away Baby, it’s your call - don’t hesitate I’m gonna’ put up a fight I’m gonna’ put up a fight So just be strong, Frances Don’t change your mind And I’ll keep running along behind Yeah just hold on, Frances Let’s get left behind… And I’ll keep running along behind I’ll keep running along behind And I’ll keep running along behind And I’ll keep running along behind (No, no, no) And I’ll keep running along behind And I’ll keep running along behind (No, no, no) And I’ll keep running along behind And I’ll keep running along behind (No, no, no) And I’ll keep running along behind (No, no, no) And I’ll keep running along behind
6.
|| SHOTS FIRED… || You go slow, so slowly In the hope they won’t see you leave Run home, through the trees Carried by the grief You can’t sleep in your own home When was the last time that you loved someone? A ghost, you to me Hiding in the leaves It was love at first sight On a mountainside The saddest of all church choirs The loudest of all shots fired… I bleed, but I go on It hurts more now you’re gone This is the worst thing I’ve ever done Holding on to the smoking gun You can’t sleep in your own home When was the last time that you loved someone? Your final swan song When was the last time that you needed someone? When was the last time that you loved someone? The saddest of all church choirs The loudest of all shots fired…
7.
|| EVERYTHING VIEWED BACKWARDS THROUGH THE REARVIEWMIRROR || As the sun comes up, you're as far as I can see A beautiful flood in the shape of the sea All our lives we've wanted this... We've travelled so far, I never want this to end Just get in the car, drive up the coast and back again All our lives we've wanted this... Born again, in a new beginning... Another chance... To feel alive... To never die And it hurts my heart, this happiness... Content to survive, with you by my side... So we hit the road, and finally it's summertime I turn up 'No Code', and finally we feel fine All the time, together now... You feed my worst Habit, i'm everything that you should take I wanna' have it... all the choices that we make All the time, together now... We've got the whole world in our sights and this little beach town is ours at night You've given me the best days of my life, one last time... The way that the ocean hits the beach... The way that your deep blue eyes hit me... You are the most wonderful thing i've ever seen in real life... Everything viewed backwards through the rearviewmirror... We've got the whole world in our sights and this little beach town is ours tonight Welcome to the first day of your life, one last time... The way that the ocean hits the beach... The way that your deep blue eyes hit me... You are the most wonderful thing i've ever seen in real life... And it hurts my heart, this happiness... Content to survive, with you by my side... When everything's viewed backwards through the rearviewmirror It's so much better... We've got the whole world in our sights This little beach town is ours tonight Welcome to the first day of your life, one last time... The way that the ocean hits the beach... The way that your deep blue eyes hit me... You are the most wonderful thing i've ever seen in real life.
8.
|| IN THIS LOSS I LONG TO SLEEP || To my relief, it rings so deep In this loss I long to sleep When she’s alone In her art In her dome We sail the sea Sleep Well, it’s hard to believe The scene The last written note was sent, so deep And they said she’d be celebrated So she goes ‘Cos it’s hard to breathe All I want to see Is her lonely with me Losing sleep So South, we will go Or South it seems The ending weak All alone, I start to bleed Alone, I start to leave Her behind me
9.
Dark Water 04:12
|| DARK WATER || I lost you in the ocean It breaks my heart to say If only I could swim out there… So precious you to me If you push me in the water This only ends one way Don’t push me in the water Was the last I heard you say… I waited for an hour When I could have waited days But I’m under so much pressure here ‘Cos I’ve got nowhere to stay If you come down any harder This ends the hardest way Don’t come down any harder Was the last thing I could say… And I’m finding it so hard to see… I’m finding it so hard to breathe… And I’m finding it so hard to believe… Dark Water’s killing me… Dark Water’s killing me Dark Water’s killing me… Dark Water’s killing me
10.
|| TWOS UP FOR THE BAD GUYS || There’s no silver screen Get out of the scene and get right Feeling so weak Too loaded to speak Seeing lights You don’t know what you’re doing Who you are Or who you want to be The toast of the town A plane crashing down in the sea Get your twos up - your twos up for the… Your twos up - your twos up for the The bad guys - the bad guys The bad guys - the bad guys It’s hurts every night Time after time, proven right But you can’t go on Trusting no-one Can you? Get your twos up - your twos up for the… Your twos up - your twos up for the The bad guys - the bad guys The bad guys - the bad guys Get your twos up - your twos up for the… Your twos up - your twos up for the The bad guys - the bad guys The bad guys - the bad guys In spite of everything, it feels right Each one is everything that you fight Get your twos up - your twos up for the… Your twos up - your twos up for the The bad guys - the bad guys (They’re running away…) The bad guys - the bad guys (They’re running away…) Get your twos up - your twos up for the… Your twos up - your twos up for the The bad guys - the bad guys (They’re running away…) The bad guys - the bad guys (They’re running away…) Get your twos up - your twos up for the… Your twos up - your twos up for the The bad guys - the bad guys The bad guys - the bad guys
11.
|| KEEP A SECRET || Cover your mouth kid, keep it shut You’re running high on bad luck If you know so much, you can make it stop You come to me when you’re alone We all keep secrets of our own If you tell me what’s wrong, I can make it stop I won’t tell anyone… I won’t tell anyone… I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t Don’t put it all in their evil hands Don’t waste your life trying to understand If you wanna’ survive, start looking up Take every day as it’s gonna’ come Live your life tied to the beating drums If we get enough love, we can make it stop I won’t tell anyone… I won’t tell anyone… I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t I won’t tell anyone… (I said I’d never let you go…) I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t (I said I’d never let you go…) I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t I won’t tell anyone… I won’t tell anyone… I won’t tell anyone… No, I won’t
12.
|| MISSING PIECE || There’s a drum, inside my heart That beats just for you, when we’re apart And there’s an answer, stuck in my chest One sole solution, to this whole mess I think that you could be the missing piece of me I found my heart on my sleeve, now it’s all yours oh-oh I give all myself away I pour myself into you each day And I’d glow bright gold, by your side Can’t turn my back on what feels right Because I think that you could be the missing piece of me I found my heart on my sleeve, now it’s all yours oh-oh Because I think that you could be the missing piece of me I found my heart on my sleeve, now it’s all yours oh-oh At night, when you sleep I hope you dream of me At night, when you sleep I hope you dream of me I think that you could be the missing piece of me I found my heart on my sleeve, now it’s all yours oh-oh-oh I think that you could be the missing piece of me I found my heart on my sleeve, now it’s all yours oh-oh-oh I think that you could be the missing piece of me I find it hard to believe my hand is in yours oh-oh-oh We could waste all our days, when we’re warm and we’re safe And we could stay this way, forevermore Oh-oh, forevermore
13.
|| SHARE ALL YOUR SECRETS || I missed you for so long, my dear We agree to meet up, drink some white wine and beer But we didn’t know where things would go from here… Now everyone’s staring at us… I think it’s because I’m not good enough for you And I’m sorry for this… But I won’t let you go… Just for a moment, I swear you glow, y’know…oh… And I can’t believe it I can’t get enough of this It’s just hitting midnight, so why don’t we kiss The way that this feels means that it can’t be real, but it is… You make me lose track of the time… You’re on 25 and I think I’m on 9 There’s something about you, I can’t be without you tonight… And I won’t let you go… Just for a moment, I swear you glow, y’know…oh… I need you more… I need you more than I show… oh… And you can’t go… If we share all our secrets, they won’t be secrets for long… If we share all our secrets, they won’t be secrets for long… I can’t get enough of this It’s just hitting midnight, so why don’t we kiss There’s something about you… I can’t be without you tonight… You make me lose track of the time… You hit 55 and I’m on 29 The way that this feels means that it can’t be real, but it is… Yeah it is… And I won’t let you go… Just for a moment, I swear you glow, y’know…oh… Oh oh oh oh… Oh… And we’ve got a secret to grow… And I know… If you share all your secrets… You share all your secrets, you know… That we have to go… If you share all your secrets, they won’t be secrets for long…
14.
|| ANXIETY ATTACK || I’m alone God, isn’t it a shame And if I’m changing Why do I feel the same? And that ‘tick tock’ is not a clock It’s my heart breaking Giving way to that old love The one that stands in our way I feel sick But don’t we all sometimes And you can’t blame me, if the poem doesn’t rhyme Everyone knows the bottom line It’s the way life goes, so get in line And we’ll stand outside Waiting for our time Can’t you see You’re everything that I want to be I’ve never spoken so honestly of all my hopes and fears Oh-oh can’t you see You’re everything that I want to be Turning my back on my family and everyone I’ve known Oh-oh can’t you see You’re everything that I want to be I’ve never spoken so honestly of all my hopes and fears (You’re breaking my heart…) Depression is not a description I’d use It feels like I’m burning both ends of the fuse When all I need is you (You’re breaking my heart…) Depression is not a description I’d use It feels like I’m burning both ends of the fuse When all I need is you (You’re breaking my heart…) The lesson is in everything we choose It feels like we never win, we just lose But all I need is you The lesson is in everything we choose It feels like we never win, we just lose But all I need is you...

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'Everything Viewed Backwards Through The Rearviewmirror' is the long-awaited debut LP from Edinburgh, Scotland's The Lonely Together.

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released July 9, 2021

Music & Lyrics - Mike Baillie

Mike Baillie - Vocals/Guitars/Synthesizers & many more things
Gemma Thurston - Vocals
Matthew Casey - Bass
David Calder - Drums

Recorded @ CaVa Sound, Glasgow by Geoff Allan
Produced by Mike Baillie/Geoff Allan
Mixed by Tom McFall
Mastered by Reuben Cohen @ Lurssen Mastering, Burbank, CA
Artwork by Twin Home Prints

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The Lonely Together are an alternative dream rock band from Scotland, carving a mysterious path through love and sadness, hope and anger, beauty and pain.

"Blessed with a sense of the epic..." - Clash Magazine

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