Down the Mountain

by Devon Welsh

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This is a small collection of songs that were written at different times over the last two years. Some of them were written during the same time as Are You Alone? but did not end up on that album for one reason or another. Others were written and recorded for fun last summer.
I want to release all these songs because I like them a lot and since I am working on new music, my attention will inevitably go to that new music and these songs will be forgotten, and forgotten songs are sad.

So this isn't an album, and it isn't an album of "new music", but it's a collection of older songs that I like and that I feel deserve to be released.

Note: The recordings might sound a bit rough, I mixed and mastered it myself and am in the process of learning how to be better at that...

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released May 11, 2016

All instruments/vocals: Devon Welsh

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Track Name: Don't Let Me Hide
Say what you mean
If you get it wrong just try again for me
If I play along then we won't be alone

We've come this far
you had time for me and I became your friend
You were kind to me when I was so alone

I am scared
I feel fake
But you are someone
I won't turn away
I am unhappy
And you are too
We're not perfect
And I need you

Don't let me hide
When you come inside oh I feel so alive
If you stay inside then we won't be alone

I am scared
I feel fake
But you are someone
I won't turn away
I am unhappy
And you are too
We're not perfect
And I need you
Track Name: The Movies
playing you back like a movie
life will appear in the face on the screen
all that I want is emotion
let me give in to the pain on the face like a clown

writing you songs isn’t easy
words should appear but they don’t when you’re near
spending my time with the lonely
feelings I get when you turn off the light to lie down

what I show you about me
I show you in my songs
as you tell me your bad dreams
I sing every one

playing you back like a movie
watching the scenes of the people you’ve been
seeing the change in your motion
every move is a step toward feeling the ground

hiding my heart like a monster
making my pact with the face on the screen
the movie will show you I love you
follow the plot as I turn off my light to lie down

what I show you about me
I show you in my songs
as we act in our movie
I sing every one
Track Name: Starlight
I don’t know why
we are born and we die
you and I
I feel your eyes
looking down from the sky
in the night

starlight I know you are
so far away
just help me come home

no one knows you
but you’re pure and you’re true
and you shine
oh don’t feel blue
that your light isn’t bright
we’d go blind

starlight I know you are
so far away
just help me come home
Track Name: Down The Mountain
now your mom is gone
she let go in your arms
and it’s alright, yeah yeah

as you let her go
I want you to know
we love you, yeah yeah

it’s alright, it’s alright

she went down the mountain
a light in a red sunrise
like an eye, yeah yeah

now your fear is gone
and I want to be with you
to say goodnight, yeah yeah

it's alright, it's alright
Track Name: I Will Love You Forever
I will love you forever
how I want you to stay
curious and clever
enjoy yourself this way
enjoy yourself this way

I was born in September
and you in January
every month is a pleasure
enjoy this love with me
enjoy this love with me

when the leaves fall onto your shoulders
when the snow pushes you
when the wind comes to blow me over
will I always mean what I meant to you?
will I always mean what I meant to you?

I will love you forever
how I know what you are
radiant like the moon glows
enjoy this light, from all the stars
enjoy this light, from all the stars

as the sun hits your shoulder
as it shines on your hair
on a day in November
enjoy this love, and I’ll be there
enjoy this love, and I’ll be there

when the leaves fall onto your shoulders
when the snow pushes you
when the wind comes to blow me over
will I always mean what I meant to you?
will I always mean what I meant to you?
Track Name: What I Meant
I’m not having fun here
I’m just on my own
no one ever comes around
no one that I know

you say someone saw me
but I don’t think they did
I’m not who you think I am
I’m not what I said

I wish I had told you
what was going on
something that I’d hoped for
now has gone so wrong

love it when you come here
that was what I said
I am all alone here
that was what I meant
Track Name: I Won't Let You Down
I wanna sing to a room full of strangers
just for fun, oh what could be stranger?
but what I really want is your trust
and this singing, I hope it’s enough

‘cause I don’t know
what I am doing
doing, doing, doing

and I hope,
that you don’t think it’s strange,
it’s strange, it’s strange, it’s strange

I know I seem insane
for acting like a clown
I seem out of my mind
but I won’t let you down

I wanna sing to a room full of drunks
for their applause, oh what have I done
‘cause what I really want is your love
and this applause I hope it’s enough

I don’t know
what I am doing
doing, doing, doing

and I hope,
that you don’t think it’s strange,
it’s strange, it’s strange, it’s strange

I know I seem insane
for acting like a clown
I seem out of my mind
but I won’t let you down
Track Name: Dreams
hey yesterday
you had a good time
tomorrow is another day
you will be fine

hey I know you say
your love is gone
but love won’t go away
you will carry on

life is a great thing
when you look around
you are feeling lost
but you will be found

dream beautiful dreams
dreams that never will end
I will help you dream
I am your friend