Conker & The Wheel

by Luke Keegan

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'Conker & The Wheel' an album by Singer/Songwriter Luke Keegan.
Alt/Folk/Rock influenced by 'Elliott Smith' and 'Iron & Wine'

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released July 5, 2012

All Music and Lyrics written by Luke Keegan Copyright 2012

Performed by Luke Keegan with;
Evan Mcgregor (Drums and Percussion)
Jack Durtnall (Alto Saxophone on Anyone Can See)

Recorded with Mike Finley at his house and Jamie Mckivitt in Lyford Suite Studios

Mixed and Mastered by Oli Whitworth

Artwork by Jamie Alexander Williamson and Luke Keegan

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Luke Keegan Oxford, UK

Luke Keegan is a Singer/Songwriter based in Oxford. His Influences include Elliott Smith, Iron & wine and Fionn Regan.

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Track Name: Pack Up & Leave For Paris
How long would you wait before you need to make a change,
would you wait as long as our bridge before it fell.
How much can your river bend before your river breaks,
is it as strong as the stone around your well.

You've had all that you can take,
You're nights are longer than your days.
You've made all that you could make,
now nothings gonna get in your way.

So you'll pack up and leave for Paris,
even though you don't speck a word.
Drink up the famous love songs,
the dresses and the pearls.
Pack up and leave for Paris and it just might work,
to heal a broken heart that only hurts.

If you let your guard down, you could see how high it was,
but you'd never let you arms take the risk.
If you drain the water well, you could see how deep it was,
but your wells no coins to trade a wish

You've had all that you can take,
You're sun is a cold November day.
You've made all that you could make,
now nothings gonna get in your way.

So you'll pack up and leave for Paris,
even though you don't speck a word.
Drink up the famous love songs,
the dresses and the pearls.
Pack up and leave for Paris and it just might work,
to heal a broken heart that only hurts.
Track Name: Hermit
Sweet love come and find me
I'm hiding under the flower's bed
With this patchwork pepperd Blanket
that can not keep me warm or safe from harm

From a chemical reaction, blossoming in tune
Fueling up the fire, of a broken honeymoon
the smoke is a distraction, in purple red and blue
smothers my desires, its filling up the room

Sweet love you didn't tell me
stood behind your careful callus calm
well i made my bed in your burning house
but you couldn't keep me warm

From a chemical reaction, blossoming in tune
Fueling up the fire, of a broken honeymoon
the smoke is a distraction, in purple red and blue
smothers my desires, its filling up the room

Let me down

bellow the undergrowth
I'm counting up the days
so still and quiet-full
your dreaming up a storm
to watch a weathered warmth wrap around your eyes
Track Name: Where The Lions Slept
Brother Brother where do you think your going,
down that long dark dusty road alone
your mother warned you watch those cobbled corners
they'll trip you up and bring you down

well you got out from where the lions slept
in worn shoes untied and unkept
and you won't forget
when a rock and a hard place met

Sister Sister what do you think your doing
running round making time for the carefree cats
did you hear did you hear your mothers coming
to pick you up and take you home

well you got out from where the lions slept
slowly slowly taking quiet steps
and you won't forget
when a rock and a hard place met

oh my head oh my head is too and throwing
and it can't be stopped nor it be helped

I'm a leopard left without my spots
with my stomach tied up in knots
but its all Ive got
i wonder on and i wonder off

well you got out from where the lions slept
in worn shoes untied and unkept
and you took quiet steps
and I'm sure you won't forget just yet
when a rock and a hard place met
Track Name: Anyone Can See
Its in the way the move
its where your eyes choose not to gaze
forgive for goodness sake
its what you make not what you take

Anyone can see you mean nothing to me
your vicious your vile, with your picture frame smile
don't forsake me baby, I'm the way that god made me
anyone can see we're not meant to be
my lonely valentine

I know I'm not who your missing
and I know your lips aren't mine for kissing

Anyone can see you mean nothing to me
your vicious your vile, with your picture frame smile
don't forsake me baby, I'm the way that god made me
anyone can see we're not meant to be
my lonely valentine

So call me up, say you want me back
its another day that i will never have
but I'd love to wash the colors through
to change this endless blue
Track Name: Numbers & Letters
on the tail
on the cusp of pulling through
these endless days
with their routines and aching tunes
I saw an angel
I still remember what she said

to err is human
forgive forget forgive divine
and we stand our ground
we won't let our rolling hills unwind
its an upward battle
but it kind'a makes you feel alive

for those who alter
who blow hot air at heavy times
who answer questions
with fickle hearts and fickle minds
a small taste of honey
for growing pains and thinning lips

the angel left me
with knowing eyes for a knowing face
we're Numbers and Letters
we're diming bulbs to be replaced
we wont change our plans
cause we'll never make them

But these day are ours
we'll do what we want to
swim with the sharks
and fill our mouths with water
pick up the cans
and stand them up just to shot them down
this worlds second hand
and we'll bite the palm that feeds it

I turned a corner
turned a phrase and paid my debts
then I saw the angel
get as drunk as she could get
talking in toungs
I still remember what she said

when your romancing
and acting younger than your tounge
there will be second chances
a crown of thorns and bleeding thumbs
when shadows thicken
its hard to see what's left behind
Track Name: Birds
Nothings wrong
nothing at all
feet on the ground
back off the wall
with a head that's full of stars

When nothing is said
and nothing is shown
try not to let on
the pains that grows
in a head that's full of scars

I never got to see your face
I'm still alone but in a different place

taking your turn
ready or not
everything burns
when the fire gets hot
and your left with cold and black

I had that dream where the brakes can't stop my car
I was head over heals with teeth in the wheels spinning
and you want me back
Track Name: Calling Your Name
Look into the eyes of winter
fall into the arms of night
whisper in the ear of promise
would you stay with me till the light

I'm calling you name

Struggle with a cold tomorrow
wrestle with lilac time
dig into the soil of solace
and bury the years of decline
Track Name: The Engine Room
She thought it would never stop
as she hid in the grandfather clock
with eyes that were painted on
she'd wait till the wolf was gone

she held tight a safety pin
and remembered how her mother would sing
when she, she lost her wedding ring in rain

together the woodsman and me
cut down the tallest tree
built up a fire soon
as hot as an engine room

I held tight an axe to grind
and remembered how mother would find her way
when she lost her wedding ring in rain

Don't go outside again
the wolf will gobble you up and swallow you whole
here the wolf
hunting the boys who cried his name too many times

that voice is booming still
like thunder from the windowsill
these walls need a remedy
to clean out the enemys

the house held the kitchen tight
the heart of a home until that night
oh how the chopping board would sing

Don't go outside again
the wolf will gobble you up and swallow you whole
here the wolf
hunting the boys who cried his name too many times
(with a belly full of stones)
Track Name: Pea Green Boat
Lets fly away in a pea green boat
with a good song is what we need to row
and lovingly stitched in you coat
we'll dance by the light of the moon

Feel a warm friend when a record spins
true friends let the crackle in
and propped up by a table sins
bottled up with the Cheshire grin

and the key doesn't fit the lock

Lets fly away in a rocket machine
go through the earth and in between the sea
show all the people what they can not see
now their eyes are green with greed

hear a marching band in a rose parade
with a cliche caught in a small refrain
for all the boys lives they couldn't save
hear the wind cry out their names

and the key doesn't fit the lock

lets fly away and never go back
you thoroughly cover up our tracks
we'll burn our books and our photographs
spend the night as bride and groom

a good mind finds a dream to sow
finds what to do and where to go
even the back seat bullys know
they could dance by the light of the moon

and the key doesn't fit the lock
Track Name: Conker & The Wheel
You fell like from a chestnut tree
conker shining up at me
its been too long, I'd forgotten
how it feels when you find one

Do i dare to reach and break the seal
take you from the land
cause i long to touch and i long to feel
hold you in my hand

my timing wasn't perfect
both arms frozen and off set
from the road you turn to go
it felt like the wheels had left their spokes

Ive tried to turn and I'll try to turn
but I'm nothing without my wheels
I'll try to learn and Ive tried to learn
but i hate the way it feels

making shadows from the dark
an owl to the barn departs
leaving soon leaving fast
leaving nothing only the nights remarks
no white from a tunnel of black
no time for the holes or the cracks
no cross on a penny-less map
no morning with a moon out to catch

with the lights and the movement
it made know clear coherence
i thought this must be an illusion
my eyes are playing games and I'm losing

and I'll run... running after you