The Fire & The Icicle

by Sam Winston

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Sam's passion for folk-pop and acoustic instruments resulted in the 2016 release of "The Fire & The Icicle". Its 10 songs speak of many subjects but all point towards the idea of hope in the dark. This is further seen through the artwork and the emblem of a lantern.

All songs written, produced, arranged and recorded by Sam Winston. All Rights Reserved ℗ © 2016 Geppetto Records. All songs mixed by Chris "CB" Brown (Radiohead's "Street Spirit"; Muse's "Feeling Good"). All tracks mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios.

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released April 15, 2016

Thanks to the following who added to this album: Pete Diggens for percussion on Little White Lights and Cherry Sweet; Nick Gellner for violins on Little White Lights and Who Decides? Lizi Foan for backing vocals on Little White Lights; Ben Longman for backing vocals on Who Decides? And Derek Coverley for drums on Stand & Fight. In addition thanks to:

Studio Pros. for their trumpet, trombone & clarinet arrangement on Cherry Sweet
studiopros.com

Christian Brix at KIDS Artworks for his hand drawn artwork for the album cover/sleeve & label
kidsartworks.wordpress.com

Chris "CB" Brown for mixing the album
www.brownsound.net

Geoff Pesche for mastering the album
www.abbeyroad.com/engineer/geoff-pesche

Key Production for making the physical copies (1000 limited edition)
www.keyproduction.co.uk

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Sam Winston London, UK

Sam Winston is an independent singer-songwriter and musician based in South London. His debut solo album "The Fire & The Icicle" was written and produced by him in his own home-built studio, then mastered at Abbey Road. See links below for more...

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Track Name: No November Like It
Lyrics:

A Fireworks Night was hot like July
Just like Valentines Day,
You weren't mine when I held your hand tight,
But you didn't throw it away.
Girl I was blown away...
There were sparks that night
no one else could see
The fire of body heat,
Look, girl, you light me up good
Like a Catherine Wheel or Christmas Tree

I thought tonight you'd change your mind,
Would you finally fall for me?
But the penny dropped for this guy:
You came with no guarantee...

You were flammable, hostile, altogether volatile,
Pretty like the sky last night
Your fireworks they burn my eyes,
Flammable, hostile, altogether volatile,
Pretty like the sky last night
Your fireworks they burn my eyes.

On the cards I'd see the King and his Queen
And they reigned colourfully,
It starts with a heart as it skips a beat,
Do I reveal how I feel, is it destiny?

I thought tonight you'd change your mind,
Would you finally fall for me?
But the penny dropped for this guy:
You came with no guarantee...

You were flammable, hostile, altogether volatile,
Pretty like the sky last night
Your fireworks they burn my eyes,
Flammable, hostile, altogether volatile,
Pretty like the sky last night
Your fireworks they burn my eyes.
But these eyes don't lie...

I knew no November like it, woah,
It's in the air that we breathe,
I remember wearing my heart on my sleeve.

You were flammable, hostile, altogether volatile,
Pretty like the sky last night
Your fireworks they burn my eyes,
Flammable, hostile, altogether volatile,
Pretty like the sky last night
Your fireworks they burn my eyes.
Track Name: Reach You
Lyrics:

I miss the light behind your eyes,
It's as though you're dead and gone,
Now I watch and I wait
Hoping something will change
In my life had no sign for so long,
Woah woah woah yeah,

I miss the smile that made me whole,
The kiss that took my heart and so
Like flowers they begin to fade,
Violets on an open grave...

But I can still see you,
I know I can reach you
Somehow, somewhere,
Someway, someday

They say the soul's a real thing
I would let it show,
I sing out for you so you feel it too,
Don't forget your white wings,
Don't you know that there's a dress-code,
For every ghost, for everything,
Woah woah woah yeah...

I miss the night before the fall,
The Fire & The Icicle,
I'm cold in the dark
But I still hold a spark for you girl,
Gotta hope in my heart.

Cos I can still see you,
I know I can reach you
Somehow, somewhere,
Someway, someday

They say the soul's a real thing
I would let it show,
I sing out for you so you feel it too,
Don't forget your white wings,
Don't you know that there's a dress-code,
For every ghost, for everything...

Woah...Do do do do do do...

They say the soul's a real thing
I would let it show,
Sing out for you so you feel it too,
Don't forget your white wings,
Don't you know that there's a dress-code,
For every ghost, forever.
They say the soul's a real thing
I would let it show,
I sing out for you so you feel it too,
Don't forget your white wings,
Don't you know that there's a dress-code,
For every ghost, for everything

Woah woah woah, yeah yeah yeah yeah...
Track Name: Cherry Sweet
Lyrics:

Outside it is raining
But you're inside so quit complaining,
You don't know how lucky you are.
Outside dark is the night,
But inside you've your electric lights,
You don't know how lucky you are.

So the shower leaks a little bit,
And your shelves are often bare,
Well there's no water shortage, baby,
You'll find food elsewhere,
Though the tap drips and the door sticks
I'm sure that you can handle it 'cos

Outside it is raining
But you're inside so quit complaining,
You don't know how lucky you are.
Outside dark is the night,
But inside you've your electric lights,
You don't know how lucky you are.

So the grass you keep ain't emerald green
And the fruits you grow go bad,
Well you could bake a cake
And make the Cherry Sweet...
Then buy yourself a helpin' hand,
Yeah roofs leak and stairs creak
But I think that we can handle it,
I'm sure that we can handle it 'cos

Outside it is raining
But you're inside so quit complaining,
You don't know how lucky you are.
Outside dark is the night,
But inside you've your electric lights,
You don't know how lucky you are,
You are, you are, you are...

Outside it is raining
But you're inside so quit complaining,
You don't know how lucky you are.
Outside dark is the night,
But inside you've your electric lights,
You don't know how lucky you are.
Track Name: Stand & Fight
Lyrics:

How do you know when a system's breaking down, yeah?
When can you tell that a virus like violence has your town?
And how could they take from those they don't even know?
The pain, the stain, it leaves on the soul,
no, no, no, we've got so far to go

But we'll stand and fight,
through the night if we have to,
we'll stand and fight,
for what's right, we'll fix what's wrong,
we'll use words and we'll use heart,
to rebuild what they tore apart.
We'll stand and fight.

Just something I've noticed:
many people are kind
in the face of catastrophe,
see their writing on walls
says: "I give you my all"
It's a thousand words from graffiti, but I see
traits of greed and safehouses too,
it got him and he'll get you,
so I say to myself
oh no, no, no, we've got so far to go

But we'll stand and fight,
through the night if we have to,
we'll stand and fight,
for what's right, we'll fix what's wrong,
we'll use words and we'll use heart,
to rebuild what they tore apart.
We'll stand and fight.

Is this everything, everything we work for?
For a thousand years or more?
There's tears and tea and biscuits
and fears from all the misfits so
no, no, no, we've got so far to go

But we'll stand and fight,
through the night if we have to,
we'll stand and fight,
for what's right, we'll fix what's wrong,
we'll use words and we'll use heart,
to rebuild what they tore apart.
We'll stand and fight.
Track Name: Who Decides?
Lyrics:

Do you dream of this
where we first met?
In the ether do we really live our lives?
Who decides?
They will name her this,
she'll look like that,
Did a director lay her down
with black & white blueprints,
a set of ingredients for a girl,
Inside and out...

Tell me who decides
What makes us tick,
What makes us smile,
What makes us sick.
Do we create or walk a line?
Alone we live, above all why?
What do we give?
Who decides?

They will meet one night
and love's first sight
will take him by surprise,
Like a lightening bolt
through his heart asunder,
It shocks, it strikes, so bright

So tell me who decides
What makes us tick,
What makes us smile,
What makes us sick.
Do we create or walk a line?
Alone we live, above all why?
What do we give?
Who decides?

La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la

Tell me who decides
What makes us tick,
What makes us smile,
What makes us sick.
Do we create or walk a line?
Alone we live, above all why?
What do we give?
Who decides?

What do we give?
Who decides?

La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la......
Track Name: Little White Lights
Lyrics:

I wake from a sleep
I don't feel you here
Beside me the bed is cold,
I scratch at the scars
Where these wounds haven't healed
Inside me they just won't go,

And though you're gone
We will see each other
In another life,
Give it time,
We'll be guided by the little bright,
Little white lights.

I dream in my sleep
of projector slides out of focus,
But I hope 'cos there's light,
I can see you staring up at the stars
in their fine white pepper storms,

Though you're gone
We will see each other
In another life,
Give it time,
We'll be guided by the little bright,
Little white lights.

Heaven was too kind to us
Too soon it takes it all away,
And emptiness erodes my faith,
But I'll be optimistic
In this world so cold and twisted,
You were all I ever wanted,
All I ever needed,
All I gotta do is say...

When I wake from a sleep
I believe you're here beside me
As I grow old,
I scratch at the ceiling
One fine evening,
Finally break through to you,

Singing though you're gone
We will see each other
In another life,
Give it time,
We'll be guided by the little bright,
Little white lights.
And though you're gone
We will see each other
In another life,
It is time,
To be guided by the little bright,
Little white lights.
Track Name: The Bad Wolf
Lyrics:

(Oh) Do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do

Champagne on New Year's Eve,
My baby had a bottle, I was drivin' home.
Single tears on a once kissed cheek,
My warning light appears on the way home,

I used to sing "Good morning, girl,"
Now we've said "goodnight,"
I'd be lying if I told our friends:
"We're alright,"
We're not alright...

I wish I could say: "we couldn't be better,
Whatever d'you mean: "I seem quite low"?"
We fall like a feather in all kinds of weather,
We need some place where the bad wolf won't blow,
Remember, remember last year
Where we danced in the hall with no shoes on at all,
The blues keeps knockin' us down,
'Cos the bad wolf's back in town...

Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do

We're like a broken down battery,
Flat, out of energy now, woah.
There's such negativity, so much negativity about.
And pieces of the past lay shattered like glass
By the open door.
I don't wanna hurt no more...

I wish I could say: "we couldn't be better,
Whatever d'you mean: "I seem quite low"?"
We fall like a feather in all kinds of weather,
We need some place where the bad wolf won't blow,
Remember, remember last year
Where we danced in the hall with no shoes on at all,
The blues keeps knockin' us down,
'Cos the bad wolf's back in town...

Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do

The glass is half empty,
There's no positivity now,
Oh oh oh oh...
Track Name: Defenceless (Your Move)
Lyrics:

I see you
But make no move,
You see me,
I know you do,
It's an endless game
Of cat and mouse,
Chasin' tails is a race of two.

I'm the prey
that you laid in your web
(pretty web)
Who you slay
When you turn your head,
In the dark of night
I'm the neck you bite,
It's my heart and my soul you've bled.

I'm defenceless to your moves,
You beat me senseless but I like to lose,
You're immune to me but I don't wanna see the,
I don't wanna see the clues...

I'm the slave
To your evil scheme,
You're the demon
Feeding all my dreams,
'Til my kingdom come
Your will be done,
Will you be my sweet release?
I'm the songbird in your cage,
A little hope
But so much rage,
You're the Sirens' song
I hear all night long,
Will you play me
When I wake...

I'm defenceless to your moves,
You beat me senseless but I like to lose,
You're immune to me but I don't wanna see the,
I don't wanna see the clues...

Oh oh oh oh oh,
Oh oh oh oh oh,
Play this game, girl,
It's your move,
You knock me down
But I like to lose

Ah ah ah ah ah
I like the black you paint your soul,
The shade of night that made me whole,
Colour me good, then burn me out,
If forever is forever then never let me out
If forever is forever then never let me out...
Track Name: Silhouette
Lyrics:

Time is a wooden spoon,
It's blackberry jam on summer noon,
My mind it fires up in style.
But time is a crooked thing,
Wound round a wicked spring,
Nostalgia's holy power every hour maturing,

It's better than HD, and 3D and every TV screen,
I've seen sepia rainbows
And long-forgotten light shows,
Flashes of right and wrong,

But your silhouette I won't forget,
For a million years I will still let
You haunt me like a shadow.
Your silhouette I won't forget,
For a million years I will still let
You haunt me like a shadow.

Time is a love in bloom,
It's blankets, stars, a silver moon,
My mind it fires up in style.
But time is a funny thing,
Where I now lose I used to win,
Nostalgia's holy power every hour maturing,

It's better than HD, and 3D and every TV screen,
I've seen sepia rainbows
And long-forgotten light shows,
Flashes of right and wrong,

But your silhouette I won't forget,
For a million years I will still let
You haunt me like a shadow.
Your silhouette I won't forget,
For a million years I will still let
You haunt me like a shadow.

It's better than HD, and 3D and every TV screen,
I've seen sepia rainbows
And long-forgotten light shows,
Flashes of right and wrong,

But your silhouette I won't forget,
For a million years I will still let
You haunt me like a shadow.
Your silhouette I won't forget,
For a million years I will still let
You haunt me like a shadow.
Track Name: These Golden Hearts
Lyrics:

Fall, fall we must,
Towards the calming dusk,
Let this body,
Tired of fighting,
Slowly sink beneath the dust.
Oh, to those we love,
Whose eyes aren't truly shut,
No more racing,
No more pain,
These golden hearts,
They beat again.

You take the blood out of the veins,
You lie there still and drop the reins,
In the darkness, lovely darkness,
These golden hearts they beat again.

Sea above the sky,
A door of purest white,
All the clouds and constellations,
Bright as day
And dark as night.
The path travels wide,
And bells of silver chime,
The sweetest sounds
They keep repeating,
And hearts of gold,
They never die.

You take the blood out of the veins,
You lie there still and drop the reins,
In the darkness, lovely darkness,
These golden hearts they beat again.
In the darkness, lovely darkness,
These golden hearts they beat again.

Ooooo,
You lie there still and drop the reins,
In the darkness, lovely darkness,
These golden hearts they beat again.

And now there's not a drop of fear in the air,
There's never not a reason to care,
'Cos it's an easy street
Where all roads meet
When the soul from the body tears.
And now there's never not a moment to care,
there's not a drop of fear in the air (in the air),
'Cos we're on easy street
Where all roads meet
When the soul and the body tear,

Take the blood out of the veins,
You lie there still and drop the reins,
But in the darkness, lovely darkness,
These golden hearts they beat again,
You take the blood out of the veins,
You lie there still and drop the reins,
In the darkness, lovely darkness,
These golden hearts they beat again.