Balance The Light

by Dropkick

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Pre-order this album before 25th March 2016 and you will receive a link via email to download 3 bonus non-album tracks.

credits

released March 25, 2016

Produced, mixed and engineered by Andrew Taylor
Recorded at Dropkick HQ, Inch House, Edinburgh, Scotland Sept / Oct 2015
Mastered by Alastair Taylor

Mike Foy - Drums
Ian Grier - Keyboards
Andrew Taylor - Guitar and Vocals
Roy W. Taylor - Guitar and Vocals
Scott Tobin - Bass and Vocals

Artwork and design by Alan Lennon www.lennondesign.co.uk

Sound Asleep Records / Rock Indiana Records

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Track Name: Save Myself
Save Myself (A. Taylor)

I do not write to save
I do not write to save myself
To save myself
I know it’s right to tell
I know it’s right to tell myself
To tell myself

I‘ve gone back to take it forward
Once again I’ll start afresh
Even when I was younger
I would fight till you’d begin
I would fight till you’d begin

I will not wait to fail
I will not wait to fail myself
To fail myself

I‘ve gone back to take it forward
Once again I’ll start afresh
Even when I was younger
I would fight till you’d begin
I would fight till you’d begin
Track Name: I'm Over It
I’m Over It (A.Taylor)

I’ll find a way to say what’s on my mind
I won’t forget to see you all this time
Will you please take the time to see I’m over it
I know you don’t believe in me

My better days are unprepared or planned
I find it works for me to understand
Will you please take the time to see I’m over it
I know you don’t believe in me

I know you won’t agree

I’m listening to what you have to say
And finding out that I was in your way
Will you please take the time to see I’m over it
I know you don’t believe in me
Will you please take the time to see I’m over it
I know you don’t believe in me
Track Name: I Wish I Knew
I Wish I Knew (A.Taylor)

It’s getting hard to hear you and the things I thought you said
But I know that in my heart nothing was right
Hoping not to notice even though you’ve had a few
You know that no one in your way would put up a fight

And didn’t you have the chance to blow it in a hundred different ways

If you were with me then I never knew
It wouldn’t have lasted long
It never could

If you thought that I was counting on the space
In the messages of love you sent to me
Looking for a way to show it and the strength to follow through
On the things I promised to deliver to you

But didn’t I have the chance to show it in a hundred different ways

If you were with me then I never knew
It wouldn’t have lasted long
It never could
How’d you get to be misunderstood
Singing a different song
I wish I knew
Track Name: Where Do You Think I Went Wrong?
Where Do You Think I Went Wrong? (A.Taylor)

White, white on grey
Try to keep it vague
And hope my thoughts don’t show
Make sure these words don’t flow
It hurts, so they say
To lock it all away
And hope my trust won’t go
Make sure these words don’t flow

Please don’t throw my love away
I don’t see

Where do think I went wrong?
Trying to say the right words all along
Where do you think I went wrong?
I don’t know, I don’t know

Red, red on black
To show you are back
And make my feelings known
So I can show I’ve grown
Make my feelings known
So I can show I’ve grown
Please don’t throw my love away
Track Name: Out Of Love Again
Out Of Love Again (R. Taylor, A. Taylor, A. Douglass)

The shouts – I hear her down the stairwell
Alone and trapped just like before
Leaving a note upon the table
He took his eyes off the door

The Silver Jews are on the radio
They’re out of love again
I’ve got my headphones near
So no one has to hear but me

The last light to leave the corridor
As if it had never shone that way before
The lovers are about to start again
She swept his feet off the floor

The Silver Jews are on the radio
They’re out of love again
I’ve got my headphones near
So no one has to hear but me
Track Name: Wake Me In The Morning
Wake Me In The Morning (A.Taylor)

I didn’t lie
I didn’t lie
Sitting alone by your side
I didn’t hide
What could I say?
What could I say?
Feeling I had to bide time
I didn’t hide

Reason with me
Reason with me
Open your heart to the path
Walk it with me
And I didn’t lie
I didn’t lie
Sitting alone by your side
I didn’t hide

Wake me in the morning when you go
I’ll see you soon
Wake me in the morning when you go
I’ll see you soon
Track Name: Homeward
Homeward (A.Taylor)

I’m guessing you can tell what’s on my mind
Knowing what I should do is hard sometimes
And I don’t think it’s better but I can’t find
Another way homeward
For a while, you’ve been on my mind

I’ve told you twice, I know I’ll say again
I understand the way things stay the same
I don’t think it’s better but I can’t find
Another way homeward
For a while, you’ve been on my mind

Looking out for things in my way
Try to follow home
Moving clear of things in my way
Remember what I’ve known
And it show it hasn’t gone

I don’t think it’s better but I can’t find
Another way homeward
For a while, you’ve been on my mind
Another way homeward
For a while, you’ve been on my mind
Track Name: Slow Down
Slow Down (A. Taylor)

Years ago would I have really minded?
I would know, I wouldn’t be in doubt
Now I find I’m questioning my feelings
What is mine? Now I’m finding out

But I don’t really think like that these days
I don’t feel like talking back these days
When I’m around you

Slow down, say what you’re feeling
Now slow down, say what you’re feeling
I don’t know if I’m keeping up with you

Falling down, I’m worn out over thinking
I have found it’s better left unsaid
Now I find I’m facing new directions
And the time’s to follow where I’m led

I don’t really think like that these days
I don’t feel like talking back these days
When I’m around you

Slow down, say what you’re feeling
Now slow down, say what you’re feeling
I don’t know if I’m keeping up with you
Track Name: A Long Way To Go
A Long Way To Go (A.Taylor)

I should have known that you wanted more than I had to give
My understanding is not secure, flawed as it is

Friday is almost there
But I’m not sure how to make you care
I have a long way to go

I wouldn’t notice if you weren’t there, I’d make a plan
Finding my feet just to show I care, making a stand

Friday is almost there
But I’m not sure how to make you care
I have a long way to go
Track Name: Think For Yourself
Think For Yourself (A.Taylor)

Who is it that makes the claim that might lead anywhere?
I can hear the words again, they follow me everywhere

I’ve learned to feel
I’ve learned to say
I’ve learned to think for myself, making my own way
I’ve learned to feel
I’ve learned to think for myself, making my own way

Leaving you alone works best but you might come anyway
Leave you to enjoy the rest while I work everyday

I’ve learned to feel
I’ve learned to say
I’ve learned to think for myself, making my own way
I’ve learned to feel
I’ve learned to think for myself, making my own way