Be Here Now

by Alison Ferrier

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Be Here Now 03:19
Be Here Now by Alison Ferrier It seems quite apt for rain on a new year's day Wash all of the sins of the past away Feels so right, such a cleansing sight Water has the power to rage or flow Turns from gentle shower to ice and snow Runs so fast, races past Look to the sky for there-in lies The past, the future won't hear your cries Slow it down and be here now Life and death surround us whoever we are Our destination may not be so far Slow it down and be here now No one feels joy all the time Why is surviving such a crime? There's no-one out there you can blame We take our chances in the devil's game So slow it down and be here now
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Damned if I do by Alison Ferrier I'm damned if I do I'm surely damned if I don't What's there to come back to? Maybe I just won't I've never had my privacy No place to call my own The little voice inside of me Knows I'm better off alone A fragile balance hangs over me Bad days I could name a few But soon my foolish heart and aching feet Drag me back to you I'm damned if I do I'm surely damned if I don't What's there to come back to? Maybe I just won't There isn't any prize to gain No room for winners here Locked out in the pouring rain I want to disappear You said the world was there for us That love would see us through but soon your dark side raised it's head to me Now it's the end for me and you I'm damned if I do I'm surely damned if I don't What's there to come back to? Maybe I just won't
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Made For Each Other by Alison Ferrier I would never leave you Even if you asked me to No I would not forsake you That's not what you'd want me to do I've memorised every word you've said I keep them all inside my head And when you take me for your lover You'll see that we were made for each other Made for each other Made for each other Receipts for books and magazines A few loose coins for parking machines And the scent of you I find Still lingers in the coat you left behind Time goes by and soon you'll see You don't need anyone but me I'll take it as a heavenly sign They've moved you to the office next to mine Made for eachother Made for eachother
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Photo Of You 03:09
Photo Of You by Alison Ferrier When I came round that evening, you wouldn't let me in So I walked all the way back home The clouds turned grey and yellow as the sun went down I knew you shouldn't be alone I couldn't cope with the loneliness, My nightmare was coming true I only had a photograph of you You'd hoped for more than anything, you had nothing to lose You said it was more than you could bear You waited for a sunny day at the end of July But the truth is, life can be so unfair I couldn't cope with the loneliness, My nightmare was coming true I only had a photograph of you Boarded-up windows over-look your over-grown yard, There's nothing but litter blowing around Why did you keep me out? I could've helped you through the pain I would've held your hand when the sun went down. I couldn't cope with the loneliness, My nightmare was coming true I only had a photograph of you
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Bitter Pill 03:42
Bitter Pill by Alison Ferrier & Jeff Lang Freeze frame, I'm not the only one See all their faces, knowing what you've done. I won't ask, cos I don't wanna know If you turn and run, you'll be spoiling the show Well I've had my fill, it's such a bitter pill But I ain't lying now, feel it turn around You've gotta swallow it down For shame I had to find you here Of all the places, the one we held so dear? How far did you think this could go? You hide your ring as if they'd never know Do you feel the chill? It's a bitter pill that you're taking now, it's all over town You gotta swallow it down No way, you can't shut me down You've burned your bridges, I'm no longer bound Fair weather friends in your high-flying game Yeah they're staring still, it's a bitter pill So turn and take a bow, it's all over now You've gotta swallow it down.
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Old Adelaide 03:53
The Old Adelaide by Alison Ferrier The old man smiles knowingly The giggly girls sparkle with youth They're making eyes at the haircut boys Huddled in the corner booth The landlord is quietly arguing With the drunk over whiskey and water And the band starting up in the corner Makes you think of your son and daughter Oh you've got it made Down at The Old Adelaide There's an empty bottle on the table Her cheeks are flushed from the wine Now your kids have their own and are far away There are worse things to do with your time Now the opening door brings in friends from the cold You return with more drinks from the bar And you think to yourself your wife's the most beautiful Woman in the room by far Oh you've got it made Down at The Old Adelaide Though it's pouring down outside and you could do with warmer weather And the guy down at the hardware store could have helped you a little better You're aching in your joints and you don't feel quite like you used to You're golden years are hard working years taking orders from a boy half the age of you But oh you've got it made Down at The Old Adelaide
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On This Day 03:34
On This Day by Alison Ferrier & Jeff Lang On this day I'll wear a ring On my left hand for the first time, the first time Come what may I'll be there darling Please understand it's for all time, for all time My heart is beating a little faster But I know when you're with me it'll be all right I see you smile and hear your laughter And you tell me everything's ok You're with me all the way On this day I'll wear a ring On my left hand for the first time, the first time Come what may I'll be there darling Please understand it's for all time, for all time If I get blinded by suspicion I recall the way it felt on that first night I saw in your eyes recognition The haze was gone and we both knew My love it's you On this day I'll wear a ring On my left hand for the first time, the first time Come what may I'll be there darling Please understand it's for all time, for all time You make me wanna be the best that I can be Although we won't always agree You share my pain when things don't go to plan I can't promise to be perfect But I'll do the best I can On this day I'll wear a ring On my left hand for the first time, the first time Come what may I'll be there darling Please understand it's for all time, for all time
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Rise Above 03:52
Rise Above by Alison Ferrier I'm living in a haze, never sure of what I'm doing I wish I could clear this fog from my mind The days seem filled with sentences unfinished Broken thoughts of a life I left behind It's afternoon and I haven't showered It feels impossible to achieve much at all There's a ringing in my ears and I'm having trouble breathing I'm standing on the edge, I'm just about to fall And darkness falls on me tonight I crumple like a doll I'll fight my way back up from under, I'll rise above it all I can't wait for the day to be over I'm sick of all the noise and exhaustion's setting in Over-whelmed by guilt, I feel like I've failed you I'm sorry, I'll try harder when a new day begins And darkness falls on me tonight I crumple like a doll The walls may close around me but I'll rise above it all
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Black Diamond by Alison Ferrier Black diamond black diamond you used to shine so bright for me You may have lost your sparkle but don't quit so easily Black diamond black diamond you smile so bitterly Your heart is cold as marble but I just can't let you be Well my friends all say I'm crazy but they don't know what's best for me They think they know the score they didn't know you before You were a girl's best company Black diamond black diamond why're you being so unkind? Hurry to me baby or I just might change my mind Black diamond black diamond don't you hear my melody? Well some day soon you're gonna be the death of me
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Not So Clever Now There's a cold wind blowing, the dogs are howling Do you know where you're going, when your feet don't touch the ground? The dark surrounds you, there's no moon tonight to guide you This is not a safe place for you, the birds don't sing around here Oh you thought you had it all Now you have lost your way and you're afraid You're not so clever now The rain starts falling, your head is spinning A night spent drinking makes you shiver now You drowned your sorrows deeply For your wife and your family Their love betrayed so cheaply and now you're all alone Oh you thought you had it all Now you have lost your way and you're afraid You're not so clever now Oh the pain of loss will burn and what you shared can never return But you can find your way back home again Oh you thought you had it all Now you have lost your way and you're afraid You're not so clever now
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released June 5, 2015

Produced by Jeff Lang. Alison Ferrier: Vocals and guitar, Cat Canteri: drums and harmonies, Justin Bernasconi: guitar and harmonies, Ben Franz: double bass and pedal steel, Jeff Lang: guitar and harmonies, Jason Bunn: violin, viola, Suzannah Espie: harmony vocal for 'On This Day'.

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Alison Ferrier Melbourne, Australia

Debut album, Sugar Baby, was released in 2012, and received top reviews, followed by long player Be Here Now in 2015.

Ferrier originally hails from Twickenham, on the outskirts of London. In her early twenties, she moved to Australia and met Jeff Lang, who is now her husband. When they moved to Melbourne, Ferrier founded the Wayward Fancies before going solo.
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