On The Way Up

by Steve Ison

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    NEW ALBUM FROM THE STRANGEST FEELING

    1.The City Falls Into Your Eyes
    2.I See Angels (When I'm Falling)
    3.The Strangest Feeling
    4.The Other Summer
    5.Girls On The Beach
    6.Friends Of Richard Perkins
    7.White Gold
    8.Love Prediction
    9.Gone Are The Days
    10.Flotsam And Jetsam
    11.Silver Tongue

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1.
03:39
Life just fades away and we all end up below You say so but i don't know The sparkle in the rain and the aura of the rose are in my head Thats what you said Willow Willow underneath the window Willow Willow -Gold beneath the rainbow.. The sun shines on the vale while the rain pours thru tthe hole in the tv For you and me I know you've got to leave and we'll go our seperate ways but i'm not sad So don't feel bad Willow Willow underneath the window Willow Willow -Gold beneath the rainbow.. Shaking that night like a shooting star Upon the road i'm mad about Shaking that night like a shooting star I'm on a roll...roll
2.
Winter,Winter Winter Sleep My Love Winter,Winter Winter Sleep My Love You're hanging on a ghost of memories Just getting by with every Joe at the bar Following somebody out to sea You disappear before you know where you are.. Winter,Winter Winter Sleep My Love Winter,Winter Winter Sleep My Love Waving from the track You know he's never coming back Driving a train thru your heart Angry that you let him come inside when everybody warned you 'Keep well apart' Put your hand in the hand of the raging sea With your eyes on the light from an ancient sun If you don't want a love then a friend i'll be When you're walking home alone Coming home yeh Coming home yeh Coming home yeh
3.
03:13
Chained to the past All your toys all your records Never growing up You're never growing up yeh boy.. Feeling upset 'cos the world dosn't love you Never growing up You're never growing up yeh boy.. You fly in your spaceship then crash on the ground Go straight to your room and you don't make a sound Just look at this place now,there's mess everywhere Open your eyes and let in the air... Rose covered eyes dream a time you can't go back to Never growing up You're never growing up yeh Boy All the pretty girls turn around and laugh right at you Never growing up You're never growing up yeh Boy You fly in your spaceship then crash on the ground Go straight to your room and you don't make a sound Just look at this place now,there's mess everywhere Open your eyes and let in the air...
4.
03:38
I'm leaving, before the going gets rough Make a break, get away while I can I'm leaving, from all the bad stuff They're never gonna find me again I'm leaving, leaving for the North Where northern lights electrify Where polar bears fish the arctic seas and a billion stars dance in the sky The journey will be hard but I'm ready for that Packed the sledge, fur boots, most of my stash I'll pick up the trail along the way Keep it simple it will work out ok I'm leaving, leaving for the North Where northern lights electrify Where polar bears fish the arctic seas and a billion stars dance in the sky There used to be tracks to guide me Where the hell's the summer snow gone? Last time the Eskimos would try to hide me Now there's nothing left to build their houses on The nights are cold and the days are long This empty land shadows my pain I miss your touch you're the one I love How I'd really love to see you again My well laid plans never counted for this There's no way a man can get by This barren land'll make you cry A stranger stands out against the sky So i'm leaving, leaving the North Where northern lights electrify Where polar bears fish the arctic seas and a billion stars dance in the sky Yeh i'm leaving, leaving the North Where northern lights electrify Where polar bears fish the arctic seas and a billion stars dance in the sky Going back where life is easy Drink to good times with my friends Blend in with the cityscape I'll never get caught again
5.
Stroll by down the lane Got back to home again On the way up On the way up Got nothing left to do I'll just admire the view On the way up On the way up Warm rays Been dreaming about the sun for days and now it feels like a lovers golden summer If you were here there would never be no other Bad times We try to push them all away and we make our deals but they always keep on coming They kick our heels as they get to see us running Mon bel amant deux stroll on On the way up On the way up I'm never gonna chain your heart Never gonna chain your heart Woman child with the sleepy blue eyes and that ghost smile singing in lullabies Oh but they're miles away miles away my love... Drunk again on the trail of delight walking that cold eye shimmering western night Oh but we're miles away miles away my love I'm never gonna chain your heart Never gonna chain your heart
6.
Grey mist sky crawling in my room Factory eyes stare into the gloom Wave goodbye, jammed in on the morning train Wandering out of the crowded day The ghost of my baby and just for a moment i'm there beyond Then she walks out of view They say she died somewhere long ago and had her time -but i don't wanna know 'cos she's alive singing in the pouring rain Wandering out of the crowded day The ghost of my baby and just for a moment i'm there beyond Then she walks out of view Memories linger on the ghost of man ghost of man Seem so near-then they're gone Like the times with my baby "Remember me to everyone Ghost man -Ghost man- Stay high- Don't buy their hopeless" Wandering out of the crowded day The ghost of my baby and just for a moment i'm there beyond Then she walks out of view Memories linger on the ghost of man ghost of man Seem so near-then they're gone Like the times with my baby "Remember me to everyone ghost man -ghost man- Stay high- Don't buy their jealous lies"
7.
Tripping down the lane a dusty name remembered in a white rose The twilight of a friend you meant to send your world but never got close to lover.. 'cos you kept safe undercover Beneath the Wheels Of Her Daylight come open the door To her Daylight come open the door You want to escape the clutch that waits the touch of anyone new Flicking through a past of all the photographs that never got through your window All those chances you let go.. Beneath the Wheels Of Her Daylight come open the door To her Daylight come open the door You've waved off your last goodbye and she loved you but should've been colder You took all the luck you made beside her and threw it over your shoulder... Summers calling you The skies are blue and everything is in place Jump into a car and chase the star to where the lovers embrace Will you make it ? Or keep your heart just to break it..? Beneath the Wheels Of Her Daylight come open the door To her Daylight come open the door
8.
The billboard jam in the rush-town rain is sunny A brand new sound from the dust of fame and money It feels like sugar on lips that shine -Its coming and talks like somebody stealing time but you reply from the morning Its light in another part of the world So you won't ever stop Oh baby He says "Why bother ? its all been done -Forget it To make top dollar you need someone to sell it" He tells you "only the tough survive" but you get by from the morning Its light in another part of the world So you won't ever stop Oh baby You need something beautiful now You need that sun in an ancient sky You need something beautiful now 'cos time goes by Yeh life goes by Here and gone... But you're so high from the morning Its light in another part of the world So you won't ever stop Oh baby You cry from the morning Its light in another part of the world So you won't ever stop Oh baby You need something beautiful now (all around) You need that sun in an ancient sky You need something beautiful now (all around) 'cos time goes by Yeh life goes by Here and gone...
9.
Heard someone talking,travelling on the line "Don't you remember me at all " She's just a stranger -a shaman of the dance Looking for romance -I'll entertain the chance There's danger under,hidden on a spell she's cast in eyes of reverie Inside a moment closer than a kiss Waking on the mist and rolling out of bliss She's got something i can't explain Moving like a life from beyond She's got something that heals my pain and says 'Just let go for all that i know ' Beneath the make -up and pleasures on the run I've got a note to be alive She's in the places where love has ever been Walking in a dream and living here between She's got something i can't explain Moving like a life from beyond She's got something that heals my pain and says 'Just let go for all that i know '
10.
Spent the night with the one and only Now you're here at the lost and lonely He said he'd be along Now you're crumbling inside "Pick up the phone I've been a lifetime here on my own " Stagger home thru the early morning Still the beat of the drum keeps calling But you never hear the song Its just gristle for the night Get off the phone You've been a lifetime here on your own And all your friends keep talking away and seem so proud they've nothing to say and so are you... The word on the street is a cut and a paste and we all get written in a song You got to the top but you ran out of taste and we all get written in a song Yeh we all know a place where we belong From the woman i love on fire with the blues We all get written in a song To the spit-coated stranger who's shining your shoes We all get written in a song Yeh we all know a place where we belong Oh Life can feel so lonely when you're gone I'm needing someone So you gave up the ghost to chase shadows instead Well we all get painted by a dream Then you came back to life when you found you were dead Well we all get painted by a dream and we live our lives somewhere between Oh Life can feel so lonely when you're gone I'm needing someone Ohh oh it feels so lonely when you're gone I'm needing someone
11.
Off to work again,hey ho Just living day to day you know I woke up from the dead this morning I saw her face and started walking I called her through the pouring rain but i could not seem to catch her name Though my head was high my hands were shaking My lips were dry my heart was breaking I felt her move through all my senses She broke down all of my defences It wasn't just the way she was I knew there'd been a change because I stood there frozen in my shoes when i saw her face upon the news There were cops and cars and sirens wailing Smoke and guns and fires-a-flaming. I looked down at the street below me The same scene that the T.V showed me I felt the room start spinning round As my feet gave way i hit the ground You thought it was a dream...but no.. I woke up from the dead this morning I saw her face and started walking I called her through the pouring rain but i could not seem to catch her name Though my head was high my hands were shaking My lips were dry my heart was breaking I felt her move through all my senses She broke down all of my defences
12.
Haunted people om the morning train Got a face for the weight of the world Kill the dreamer with a bullet brain All the strangers are seen and never heard What do you say Could you do it ? Make it all change If you blew it ? Where would you take your life ? If the note came Would you get it ? Know your own flame If you met it ? Where would you feel alright ? Haunted People on the morning train As the sky slips away out of view And everybody thinks you got it made 'Cos they can't see the lies that you do What do you say Could you do it ? Make it all change If you blew it ? Where would you take your life ? If the note came Would you get it ? Know your own flame If you met it ? Where would you feel alright ? Now you can hear the rain Here's your stop And you're feeling chained to the chop Wanna free the pain Haunted people om the morning train Got a face for the weight of the world

about

Always trying to create magical, transcendent songs to lift peoples spirits and open up their imaginations....Alot of these were written and recorded in 2013 as part of a 'Song a fortnight' challenge i had with my good friends Colette and Angel..

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released August 31, 2016

"Steve Ison defies easy labelling, melding folk, poprock, and indie sensibilities. Both “Boy” and “I’m Leaving” sound infused with a bit of Donovan 2.0, while “From the Morning” and “I Woke Up from the Dead This Morning” both are faintly reminiscent of the Lilac Time, vocally at least. Ison is a musical iconoclast whose songs never quite go where you expect them to, which is wonderfully liberating"

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"Beautiful album.
Original is key with you. Your stuff sounds like you are always trying to surprise your own self. You sound like you're trying to satisfy your own need for a certain music, and thus you don't really remind me much of any other band.
I very much feel like I understand a lot of things that drive you, and you're the kind of artist that follows a personal inner drive.
I listened to the whole thing earlier today. Solid and unique" (Bob Elliott)

"Your work has a timeless quality to it that always inspires me and carries me away to an alternate universe.
You have a very unique musical and lyrical sensibility that is truly remarkable and even escapist! Your vision of reality is a far more beautiful that the one we're supposed to accept and one to which we can dream to aspire to through your music." (Richard Scotti)

Video for '"On The Way Up "
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x7iz5qYuWo

Video for "From The Morning "
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSj9Amy586

Video for "Willow"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tatreWdAwBY

Video for "The Wheels Of Her"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tJcZm_MpUk

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Steve Ison Birmingham, UK

Solo bedroom recording artist forever chasing the dream of the magical pop song.Also lead singer and guitarist in quirky multi-harmonising progressive popsters THE STRANGEST FEELING....is guitarist and sings BVs in new wave/classic pop band ADHD See video's at www.youtube.com/scenesfrompalacio ... more

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