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Diamonds and Roses EP

by Dave Giles

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1.
Elizabeth I 03:50
Another night you're out of sight it's over now Cause all you do is mess me around when you're coming down No reply why you got to string me out 1000 miles down you're the only thing I think about But don't stop, I want you now Another unrequited pin me down I'm up late, I know you're sleeping tight But I still hope that we can get it right Cos you know that the devil's in the details If you don't let me know we're gonna derail but you know that the devils in the detail You go under my skin and then you set sail Another night we're taking flight, I'm so alive I'm never gonna satisfy your appetite You're the queen of everything you ever do Loving must be easy when your heart is bulletproof So take me back, room 402 Another unrequited night with you Stay up late, I wanna hold you tight And I still hope that we can get it right Cos you know that the devil's in the details If you don't let me know we're gonna derail but you know that the devils in the detail You go under my skin and then you set sail If i could take it back If i reset the clock I'd do it all again
2.
Another dark day the weatherman said Another dark day so I'm staying in bed What do you say? I just can't find you I just can't find the truth Searching for some light So tell me what you'll do when this all goes down Tell me what you'll do when the fire goes out What will you do I just can't find you I just can't find the truth Searching for some light Reading all the stories got me worried to death Reading all about it got me hedging my bets With my last breath I just won't take it I just won't stand aside Searching for some light Searching for some light If we made a page in the history books Will the children even bother to give it a look I don't think so And while living now feels like the end of days In years to come they might be skipping a page We're so slow I just won't take it I just won't fake it I just won't let it go Don't try to break me Don't try to make me Don't try, I don't let it go Another dark day the weatherman said Another dark day you won't keep me in bed
3.
I see you reach into your bag Searching for your keys And you find some brief relief On a day you didn't need Wrap your hand around the love That was sent across the sea A healing gift from an old, old friend Who's beaten the disease A little black stone Just a little black stone Goes wherever you go I hope wherever you are It gives you harmony From the troubles in your life I hope that you can get some sleep Well inevitably they'll be good times And inevitably they'll be bad But they're woven up together in the blanket of your life you'll always have A little black stone Just a little black stone Little black stone Goes wherever you go Goes wherever you go Goes wherever you go Goes wherever you go A little black stone I hope the little black stone Can bring you good luck Better than my luck has been Better than your lucky lately And when you feel the time comes I hope you pass it on To someone deserving Of love and healing Wherever they go.
4.
Maggie Knows 03:53
"What an interesting couple" She's staring at her photograph Then laughs at her own muddle She's got her own nostalgic paradise A history in life's souvenirs. You don't get to live it twice And she says. "This is then, this is now" So I say, "If this is then, then this is now" Cos Maggie knows Ages 22 she made the move down south When she spoke she saw them frown, But she's never changed her sound And every season calls her north to dream Cos even when it hurts You never leave your football team And she says. "This is then, this is now" So I say, "If this is then, then this is now" Cos Maggie knows Then she looks me in the eye And there's a change in her tone Why do we look to pass the blame Why do we look to throw more stones We're like sticks in the mud Expecting change from above Is it that hard to be more kind Or to have an open mind There must be something we can do A protest song to speak the truth And she says It's such an abstract notion, Where we draw the lines, Identity constrained by ocean. Passports are just a a concept Broaden our horizens Exchange ideas instead of objects And she says. "This is then, this is now" So I say, "If this is then, then this is now" Cos Maggie knows

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released January 29, 2021

The bonus tracks will never be available online!

Track listing:
1. Elizabeth 1
2. The Weatherman
3. Little Black Stone
4. Maggie Knows

CD Bonus Tracks:
5. Angel of the North
6. Something (Beatles Cover)

Produced, arranged and mixed by Dave Giles.
Except Track 1 mixed by Dean Dichoso.
Track 5 produced and arranged by Nigel Pulsford.
Mastered by Dean Dichoso.

Track 1 written by Dave Giles and Lewis Fieldhouse.
Track 2 written by Dave Giles and Chris Mossop.
Track 3 written by Dave Giles, Lewis Fieldhouse and Stevie Smith.
Track 4 written by Dave Giles and Maggie Reeves.
Track 5 written by Dave Giles, Nicky Campbell and Nigel Pulsford.
Track 6 written by George Harrison.

Bass on track 1: Adam Kury.
Drums on track 1: Dave Krusen
Backing vocals on tracks 1 & 2: Lizzie Brankin
Electric Guitars on track: Dean Dichoso & Kevin Haaland.
Drums on tracks 3 & 4: Siân Monaghan.
Bass on tracks 3, 4 & 5: Nick Kent.
Pedal Steel on track 4: Joe Harvey-Whyte.
Keys on tracks 3 & 4: Kevin McKendree.
Electric Guitars on track 5: Nigel Pulsford.
Drums On track 5: Martin GrIffith.
Backing vocals on track 5: Dodie and Jamie Bruce.
Trumpets on track 5: Jack Birchwood.
Drums on track 6: Joe Montague.
Backing vocals on track 3: Lauren Scudder.

All other instruments and vocals - Dave Giles.

The artwork is by Good Faith Designs

This will be a limited edition release. If you'd like it signed, please specify, I know that some people love having their CDs signed, and others hate it!

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