By the Sea

by Freya Ward

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released November 16, 2018

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Freya Ward England, UK

BBC Introducing says: "the production quality is immense and the whole thing is just lovely. THIS is how you write beautiful lyrics - Freya Ward, we applaud you."

Fresh on the Net says "you sink further in with every listen. This is utterly charming."

Alt-folk singer songwriter from Devon, currently in London. A countrygirl living in the city.
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Track Name: I Followed a Bird
I followed a bird, and it led me to pastures new
And it showed me the sky was blue, when all I could see was grey
I danced with the wind, and it carried me so high I flew
And it gave me another view - one I had never seen

People say that things don't change and life gets in the way

The sun will still come up and I will still be beside you
And the world will keep turning no matter what you choose to do
And whatever the weather we'll work out together what's true
I promise you

I walked on the earth, and it told me to run far away
To keep going until yesterday was out of my mind
I made a deal with the sea, and I asked it to carry me
Far beyond all those peaks I could see - beyond what was mine

I know you think that things don't change, and life gets in the way

But the sun will still come up and I will still be beside you
And the world will keep turning, no matter what you choose to do
And whatever the weather we'll work out together what's true
I promise you
I promise you
I promise you
Track Name: By the Sea
Look out across the ocean, look out
Those sailing ships will take you anywhere you want to go
Past the horizon, beyond the skyline, so why stay? You don’t know

Breathe in, fill your lungs up, breathe in
That salty air come from afar and via Timbuktu
Let yourself taste it – go on and chase it – it’s calling out to you

You would swim a thousand miles just to see her face
But there’s no knowing where on this earth she’ll be
And so, for now, your heart remains shackled to this place
And you’ll be here, right here
Waiting by the sea, the sea
Waiting by the sea, the sea

Look up to that blue sky, look up
You wouldn’t know that yesterday the clouds were rolling in
Right now there’s sunshine, it could last for a lifetime, if you just let it in

You would swim a thousand miles just to see her face
But there’s no knowing where on this earth she’ll be
And so, for now, your heart remains shackled to this place
And you’ll be here, right here
Waiting by the sea, the sea
Waiting by the sea, the sea
Waiting by the sea, the sea
Waiting by the sea, the sea
Track Name: Hourglass
Meet me by The Hourglass in twenty-five year’s time
I don’t know where I’ll be by then
But I will come there just before the sun reaches the horizon

Tell me stories, new and real – or tell me something old
Spin them out of spider silk, or weave them out of gold
Both will glint under the sun

All roads lead to home
All roads lead to home

Take a sip and settle down and relax by the fire
Reminisce on what has been
Consider for a while what could be left to come

I have wondered where you’d be and thought of where you’d go
Memories call back to me but leave me in the cold
I don’t want to see you old

All roads lead to home
All roads lead to home, in the end

All roads lead to home
All roads lead to home
In the end, in the end, in the end they lead to home
In the end, in the end, in the end they lead to home
In the end, in the end, in the end they lead to home
Track Name: Won't You Take Me Home
This long road ahead of me leads to somewhere new
And though great things lie ahead, it doesn't stop me from yearning for you
My leaves reach up, up to the sky, up to the sunlight
But my anchor stays the same and I
I stay connected, I feel the pull

Oh darling if I ask you, please
Won't you take me home? Won't you take me home?
It's been too long since I've been gone
And I am, tired in my bones, I'm tired in my bones
I don't know how to carry on so won't you
Won't you take me home? Won't you take me home?

When I've been away a while, know you're in my thoughts
When my body's somewhere else, know my heart is entirely yours
You are imprinted upon my soul and will be forever
So it hurts to think that I might fade within your memory
As I will love you just the same

Oh darling if I ask you, please
Won't you take me home? Won't you take me home?
It's been too long since I've been gone
And I am tired in my bones, I'm tired in my bones
I don't know how to carry on so won't you
please just take me home? Won't you take me home?

Oh my love, will you wait for me?
No matter where I lay my head, you're in my dreams
I hear you call me back across the endless sea
Yea I hear you

Oh darling if I ask you, please
Won't you take me home? Won't you take me home?
It's been too long since I've been gone
And I am tired in my bones, I'm tired in my bones
I don't know how to carry on so won't you
Won't you take me home? Won't you take me home?

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