Carousel

by Luke Tuchscherer

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1.
I see the way my friend is going, I know how he’ll end up It’s a shame but I can’t stop it, y’know some men are born with bad luck Cos it’s a hard life to begin with, it’s harder still if you’re poor If your daddy was a working man, you’ll be walking that factory floor The creases in his furrowed brow are getting deeper every day Oh my darling England, won’t you see sing for my friend again? Now I know some people can break out, but I know most people will stay You’ve got to look beyond your surroundings or realise there’s a price to pay Cos when you come to the understanding that your life has hit a brick wall You’ll be too young to want to live like that, but too old to break the fall And the tears will drop right from your eyes, just like English rain Oh my darling England, won’t you sing for them again? Now the streets are filled with shadows, every house has its own ghost The people are growing restless, never getting what they want the most Some people don’t have what it takes and I feel for them, I really do But if you think that you’re worth something, then you’ve really got nothing to lose Cos before you know it, you’ll be sad and old, praying for days gone by Oh my darling England, don’t you hear them cry? Some folks were born to be doctors, some folks to work the land But some folks will just do nothing, they just live for the drink in their hand Y’know everything made can be altered, but not every choice can be undone The wise should teach their children not to do as they’ve done Then maybe somehow wealth won’t mean a thing And I hope I’m alive for that day Oh my darling England, won’t you sing for me someday? Since when were we afraid of our neighbours? Since when did we bar all our doors? This isn’t the place I grew up in, tell me when did our minds get so small? Sure there are folks who are struggling to deal with the cards in their hand Just a-praying for redemption and a song to sing of this land So I’m singing for England and all that she is, for all the love and the pain Oh my darling England, won’t you sing with me today?  
2.
Be Loved 03:14
If you’re feeling lonely, then girl, you’re not alone If you’re feeling weary then let me carry you home It ain’t no sin to say you’ve had enough And it ain’t no crime to want to be loved If you’re feeling too weak, then please, take the strength from these arms If you’re scared of being hurt, then let God be my witness, I’ll do you no harm It ain’t no surprise that this life can be rough So come on admit it, you just want to be loved Don’t be ashamed No, don’t be ashamed Don’t be ashamed that you want to be loved Another cryptic epiphany intoxicates me and leaves me stumbling blind Are those signals you’re sending me, or are they just signs? But there’s something that tells me I shouldn’t give up There’s a look in your eye says you want to be loved Don’t be afraid No, don’t be afraid Don’t be afraid, we all want to be loved
3.
Your precious light is fading But please don’t let him take it from you, not you I wish that I could be there To hold you and run my fingers through your hair But it’s not fair So please don’t let him change you, my dear I don’t think I can take it I always thought we’d make it alright, alright But life don’t work out how we want it You’re with him and I’m left haunted each night I can’t sleep nights But please don’t let him change you, my dear Please don’t let him change you, my dear When you touched my hand, it burned But my heart went cold Just another reminder of the hand I’ll never hold You used to laugh like nothing could stop you You used to dance like no one was watching you, sweet you But now that spark you have is fading Oh, promise you won’t let him take it from you That spark is you So please don’t let him change you, my dear Please don’t let him change you, my dear
4.
The Billions 03:04
Lately I’ve been thinking about all that I have done All the times I’ve sat here bitching ’bout how lonely I’ve become But maybe I don’t know nothing, I’m not that rich but I’m not that poor And I ain’t ever known the suffering of those who go to war My heart may have been broken, but I ain’t never fired a gun And while some of my friends betrayed me, I ain’t ever lost a son And I’ve never known the fear of hearing bombs fall in the night And I ain’t had to worry whether my husband will be alright So I’ve got to watch my money and pay the bank from time to time I can walk in the street and know I won’t step on no landmine And I can take my car, go wherever I want to go Safe in the knowledge there ain’t no checkpoints on the road Yeah, I still want a woman to keep the darkness from my mind But I have running water and food ain’t too hard to find So my heart goes out to the billions who have it worse than me Lord, I’ll stop my bitching, when you bring those people peace
5.
Fading like a snowflake I’m blushing and my hands shake So it goes, the world is as I know I’m nothing, I am zero Take the time to shine your light Bring my sins out into sight Pull me from the other side In my life, I’ve been kneeling The pretenders got me reeling No one knows the feelings that I hide I’m listless, I’m ossified Take the time to make me right Cos when day fades tonight I’ll be dreaming of your light Well, if I could shine like you I’d not feel like I do As it is, I’m eclipsed Cos only heaven can make stars like this Take the time to make me right Bring my sins into the light Pull me from the other side
6.
Carousel 02:25
Here I am on the carousel, reaching for that big brass ring Waiting for something, freezing as hell, I’m searching for a song to sing Life comes by and grabs each limb, pulls you four separate ways Everything we do is for someone else, tell me who sets the penance we pay? And we’re spinning around in a daze And we hope and we wish and we pray That something will come our way You live and love with your heart on your sleeve Hoping that you won’t be done wrong But as we know too well, trust is a fragile thing And once you break it, it’s gone Around the world, I think we’re the same We’re lost in dreams passed by Always hanging on for that better day That moment when we’ll feel alive
7.
Violets 03:23
I saw the purple on your arms And the pain in your eyes I saw him on the forecourt As you paid for his fuel that night And maybe he’s got you under his spell Maybe you’ve got a secret, maybe you’ll never tell But what he shows you ain’t love No, that ain’t love It’s no place for a stranger To offer their advice to you To guess what you’re feeling Or tell you what you should do But if I could, well, you know I’d say let him go As he bruises your body so he bruises your soul And what you shows you ain’t love No, that ain’t love The violence of the violets Contrasted ’gainst porcelain white Was burned into my eyes As he drove you out into the night
8.
I Can't Wait 02:56
My heart it sings for you, can’t you hear it? My blood it pumps for you, can’t you feel it? The minutes feel like days, I know you know what I mean Nothing’s as fragile as this time in between And I can’t wait No, I can’t wait to see you again Where once was a space, you have filled it Where once was a devil, you have killed it When you say you miss me, you know I know what you mean Nothing is as hard as this time in between  
9.
Potash 03:52
We begged for sun and summer came, but now it’s here we pray for rain And that rain will come, and maybe stay, and we’ll be begging for that sunny day Lye, lye-de-dye-dye Lie, lie upon lie You know I’d come if you called but your reticence says it all Your marble eyes and heart of stone, your golden hair and your Dictaphone Where you going? Where you been? With your devil’s smile and guitar strings? With your tired legs and your aching back, with your Hunter S. and Kerouac? The battle’s lost but you say it’s won, amid the shells and the smoking guns You paid the price with others’ lives while their bodies rot and gather flies A mother’s tear, a father’s sigh as the criminal pays off his alibi A distant war, a foreign flag, oh tell us when you’re gonna bring ’em back My heart it pounds, my face is red, as words we spoke run through my head I sing the songs and pick the bones of all the love I’ve ever known In the deepest dark, I know my mind, I know my heart and what I’ll find Cos it knows loss and it knows defeat, it may be black but Lord, can’t you hear it beat? We all know hurt, we all know fear, we all taste the salt in our tears But there is love, and there is truth, just kiss my lips if you want the proof We begged for sun and summer came, but now it’s here we pray for rain  
10.
Well, I’d just moved to New York City on the night Tom Petty died Sitting at the bar in the Tribeca Tavern, on the jukebox was Learning to Fly A beer cost more than I could spend, I wish that I was home But it was too late then, I’d made my decision, and there I was drinking alone Alone I was alone A little lost boy in the big bad city Alone So I went down to Bleecker Street to see what I could see An invisible man to all the other people, yeah, nobody would talk to me I went down to ride the subway cars with all the other freaks and geeks Everybody staring at the only white man as we left 96th St. The beginning of a big adventure kicked off with a tragic twist A massacre in Vegas, the death of a hero Well, no one had prepared me for this And everyone says it’s a dream come true Could it be another dream I’ve blown? Waiting for my darling to get on a plane Until then I’m on my own Alone Alone A little lost boy in the big bad city Alone
11.
I’m on the road to Damascus, I’ve never felt so low Waiting for the faith that never seems to show It never seems to show It seems that I have been forsaken and left on my own Stranded on the road to redemption, waiting for a star to lead me home A tonic for my bones, a saviour for my soul And I’m on the road to Damascus And I’m all alone, yeah Trying to get to the Street Called Straight to restore my sight Cos on this road I’ve been blinded by a thousand brake lights A thousand black nights, a thousand lost fights And I’m on the road to Damascus And I’m all alone, yeah And I’m on the road to Damascus And I’m all alone, yeah
12.
You’re my best friend you know, I’ll go wherever you may go When the wind blows cold I’ve still got you to hold You’re my idea of love, you’ll always be enough And when money’s tight I’ll still have your light We’ve already come so far, don’t need the sky to read the stars Cos when all grows dark you still have my heart

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The solo acoustic album from Luke Tuchscherer. Download features free bonus track, Fighting to Survive!

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released October 4, 2019

Produced by Luke Tuchscherer
Recorded by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound, Maplewood, NJ
Mixed and mastered by Chris Corney

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Luke Tuchscherer Bedford, UK

Luke Tuchscherer (pronounced Tuck-Shearer) is an acclaimed British singer/songwriter based in Bedford, England.

He released his solo acoustic record, Carousel, through Clubhouse Records on 4 October 2019, his fourth album in five years.

Previous releases include 2018’s Pieces and Shadows EP, 2017’s Always Be True, and his 2014 debut, You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense.
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