Emotion is a Workhorse

ABOUT THE EP

Patrick Fox Photography 1I WROTE AND RECORDED 'EMOTION IS A WORKHORSE' IN THE SHORT SPACE OF FIVE DAYS IN AUGUST 2014. WHAT STARTED OUT AS AN INITIAL IDEA FOR A FEW SONGS QUICKLY GREW INTO SOMETHING DEEPER AND MORE MEANINGFUL. MY IDEAS WERE TRANSLATED ONTO AN OLD FLIPCHART AND AT THAT PRECISE TIME, I SHARED MY DEEPEST SECRETS ABOUT LOVE, LOSS AND PAIN WITH PEOPLE THAT I'D KNOWN FOR A VERY SHORT TIME.

THE THEME IS BASED ON ONE YEAR IN MY LIFE STARTING IN MARCH 2011 AND ENDING IN MARCH 2012. I LOST A LOVED ONE, I FELL IN LOVE, I RESENTED THE LOVE THAT I HAD, TRAITS AND PERSONALITIES OF OTHERS BECAME CLEARER, I BATTLED DEEP-ROOTED ANXIETIES AND EVENTUALLY FOUND MYSELF IN THE MOMENT AND HAPPY. THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT I WOULDN'T BE WHERE I AM TODAY WITHOUT ALL OF THESE EXPERIENCES, GOOD AND BAD. WOULD I CHANGE ANYTHING? I WOULD, BUT THEN I CAN'T GUARANTEE THAT THE MOMENT WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW WOULD BE THE SAME, SOMETHING THAT I'M HAPPY WITH.

THE SONGS ARE WRITTEN ABOUT HARD TIMES, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 'PARIS'. I'VE TRIED TO WRITE IN A WAY SO THAT OTHERS CAN INTERPRET THE STORY IN THEIR UNIQUE WAY - SOMETHING THAT MY FAVOURITE ARTISTS DO FOR ME.

I HOPE YOU LISTEN TO AND ENJOY 'EMOTION IS A WORKHORSE'.

PATRICK

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Listen & Lyrics

Live Your Life

MOVED YOUR CURTAIN AND FOUND A WALL
BLIND FAITH TOLD ME I'D SEEN IT ALL
BUT THE STORMS THEY TOOK THEIR TOLL
CRACKS APPEARED, YOU BARED YOUR SOUL

IT BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE YOUR PAIN
DON'T CRY SO HARD THOSE TEARS WILL STAIN
I'M ON YOUR SIDE, I'LL SHARE YOUR ROAD, I KNOW YOU ...

CAN BE ... THE BRIGHTEST STAR
I'LL BE THERE TO REMIND YOU IT'S YOUR TIME TO SHINE
AND DON'T HOLD BACK
SOON YOU'LL SEE
THE DEMONS TAKE THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY

NOW LIVE YOUR LIFE

YOU CROSSED YOUR FINGERS AND HOPED FOR MORE
PRAYING YOUR BOAT WOULD REACH THE SHORE
THE PATH GETS EASIER TO NAVIGATE
I PROMISE YOU DON'T PROCRASTINATE

I WISH THAT I COULD CHANGE YOUR MIND
ROUGH STONES LIKE YOU ARE HARD TO FIND
I'M ON YOUR SIDE, I'LL SHARE YOUR ROAD, I KNOW YOU ...

CAN BE ... THE BRIGHTEST STAR
I'LL BE THERE TO REMIND YOU IT'S YOUR TIME TO SHINE
AND DON'T HOLD BACK
SOON YOU'LL SEE
THE DEMONS TAKE THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY

NOW LIVE YOUR LIFE

LIVE YOUR LIFE, YOUR SOUL'S ON FIRE
I'VE WATCHED YOU GROW NOW TAKE IT HIGHER
I'M ON YOUR SIDE, I'LL SHARE YOUR ROAD, I KNOW YOU ...

CAN BE ... THE BRIGHTEST STAR
I'LL BE THERE TO REMIND YOU IT'S YOUR TIME TO SHINE
AND DON'T HOLD BACK
SOON YOU'LL SEE
THE DEMONS TAKE THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY

NOW LIVE YOUR LIFE

Come Find Me

IF YOU'RE FEELING LOST AND NEED TO BREATHE
COME FIND ME
BUT WHEN YOU GET HERE I WON'T BE WHAT YOU FORESEE
'CAUSE TIME CHANGES ME IN SO MANY WAYS
BUT THE SOUL THAT I EMBODY WILL REMAIN.

IF YOU NEED SOME TIME TO BE AT ONE
THEN COME FIND ME
I'LL TAKE YOU UP BY THE CLIFF SIDE AND I'LL SET YOU FREE
BUT JUST REMEMBER THAT I'LL CHANGE IN EVERY BREATH
SO JUST BE IN THIS FINE MOMENT AND RELAX.

IF YOU'RE FEELING LOST AND NEED TO BREATH
COME FIND ME.

Butterfly

IT SEEMED SO WONDERFUL TO SEE YOUR FACE
YOU LOOKED SO BEAUTIFUL, THROUGH PAIN SHONE GRACE
BUT NATURE CALLED ME HOME, MY SOUL NEEDS TIME
TO MEND A BROKEN HEART, TO BE AT ONE WITH ME

BUT LORD KNOWS ...

I NEEDED TIME, WE NEEDED SPACE
TO FIND LOVE
BUT SHE HAD TO GO, LEAVE THIS DARK PLACE
FOR MORE
NOW THAT YOU'RE FREE, I HOPE YOU CAN SEE, I HAD TO DO THIS FOR ME
WE CAN JUST BE, NOW THAT WE SEE
THE BUTTERFLY IS FREE
THE BUTTERFLY IS FREE

YOU HAD IN YOU A FIGHT, BUT FIGHTS ALL END
YOU WENT TOWARDS THE LIGHT, YOUR SOUL ASCENDS
THE MONTHS THEY FLUTTERED BY, BUT TIME STOOD STILL
THE PHOTOGRAPHS THEY LIE, A PAINFUL PILL

MY TEARS FLOW ...

I NEEDED TIME, WE NEEDED SPACE
TO FIND LOVE
BUT SHE HAD TO GO, LEAVE THIS DARK PLACE
FOR MORENOW THAT YOU'RE FREE, I HOPE YOU CAN SEE, I HAD TO DO THIS FOR ME
WE CAN JUST BE, NOW THAT WE SEE
THE BUTTERFLY IS FREE
THE BUTTERFLY IS FREE

THE BUTTERFLY IS FREE

THE BUTTERFLY IS FREE

I NEEDED TIME, WE NEEDED SPACE
TO FIND LOVE ...

I NEEDED TIME, WE NEEDED SPACE
TO FIND LOVE
BUT SHE HAD TO GO, LEAVE THIS DARK PLACE
FOR MORE
NOW THAT YOU'RE FREE, I HOPE YOU CAN SEE, I HAD TO DO THIS FOR ME
WE CAN JUST BE, NOW THAT WE SEE
THE BUTTERFLY IS FREE
THE BUTTERFLY IS FREE

THE BUTTERFLY IS FREE.

Tied & Bound

YOU SPEAK BUT YOU DON'T HEAR
I'M LISTENING, BUT YOU DON'T CARE
THERE'S LOVE, BUT UNDERNEATH
YOU SEEK TO SCALE THE HIGHEST PEAK

I CAN'T TOLERATE YOUR SELFISHNESS
IT DRIVES ME MAD
TAKE SOME TIME TO LOOK OUTSIDE AND LEAVE THE LOOKING GLASS

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE EVEN GOT HERE
LET'S GO BACK TO WHEN OUR LIVES WERE SIMPLER
I BEG YOU PLEASE

I WANNA BE YOUR FRIEND
RIGHT NOW I WORK HARD TO PRETEND
MY LOVE IS ALWAYS THERE
BUT I WANT MORE, YOU'RE UNAWARE

NOW I CAN'T TOLERATE YOUR SELFISHNESS
IT DRIVES ME MAD
TAKE SOME TIME TO LOOK OUTSIDE AND LEAVE THE LOOKING GLASS

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE EVEN GOT HERE
LET'S GO BACK TO WHEN OUR LIVES WERE SIMPLER
I BEG YOU PLEASE

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE EVEN GOT HERE

OH LET'S GO BACK

WHY CAN'T WE GO BACK

LET'S GO BACK, WHY CAN'T WE GO BACK?

I BEG YOU PLEASE ...

I'LL LOVE YOU TIL THE END
WE ALL HAVE FLAWS
WE'RE NOT CONDEMNED.

I Hurt

SHARKS THEY'RE PULLING ME DOWN
INTO A NEVER ENDING DEPTH OF UNKNOWN FEAR
I TRY PULLING AWAY
BUT THE PULL OF WHAT-IF DRAGS ME BACK TO HELL

I HURT
I HOPE THAT YOU HURT TOO
I FEEL MY SOUL DYING, GET ME OUT OF HERE

I HURT
I HOPE THAT YOU HURT TOO
I HURT

I'M AWARE OF YOUR CHARM
DRAG ME TO THE ENDLESS DARKNESS FROM BELOW
UNSURE OF WHAT I'VE BECOME
I AM PRISONER TO YOUR BLIND FAITH, SELF HARM

I HURT
I HOPE THAT YOU HURT TOO
I FEEL MY SOUL DYING, GET ME OUT OF HERE

I HURT
I HOPE THAT YOU HURT TOO
I HURT

I HURT

I HURT

I HURT

I HURT

I HURT

I HURT

I HURT

I HURT.

Paris

CLAPPED OUT BIKES, BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS
I FEEL YOUR CHARM
MOULIN ROUGE, ROMANTIC DREAMS
IT FEED MY SOUL

ALTHOUGH YOU SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE
I KNOW "J'TAIME BEAUCOUP"

TAKE A RIDE WITH ME ON COBBLED PATHWAYS
HERE WITHIN YOUR SWEET EMBRACE, I'M HOME

I LOOK AT YOU, ROSE-TINTED VIEW, IT FEELS SO NEW
MONA LISA'S FACE IS ON A WALL IN A GLASS PYRAMID

SHE LOOKS AS THOUGH SHE'S SEEN OUR TYPE BEFORE
THE LOVING KIND ...

TAKE A RIDE WITH ME ON COBBLED PATHWAYS
HERE WITHIN YOUR SWEET EMBRACE, I'M HOME

IN THIS MOMENT I'M HERE WITH YOU, AND YOU WITH ME
UNASSUMING GRACE, IS THIS PLACE, I LOVE

TAKE A RIDE WITH ME ON COBBLED PATHWAYS
HERE WITHIN YOUR SWEET EMBRACE, I'M HOME.