Throwaway Lines

by The Cobblestones

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Liz Dykes & Andy Weatherhead met at the Open Mic Surgery that ran for over ten years each Wednesday night at the Stubbing Wharf pub in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Liz sang a capella in groups ranging from duos to large choirs; Andy composed music and collaborated as a guitarist with local musicians. In 2006 Liz & Andy began writing songs together and performing them locally.

In 2015 they recorded this, their Debut Album Throwaway Lines as The Cobblestones, with local producer Patrick Evans. Patrick is also a singer-songwriter, who grew up in the Calder Valley, and had collaborated with both Liz and Andy on musical projects before setting up his own recording studio in Cragg Vale. He now lives in New York.

The Cobblestones take their inspiration from their surroundings in the Calder Valley, jamming with friends, artwork from local exhibitions and the occasional flood. Their style is modern folk, with influences from pop, jazz and blues.

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released February 13, 2016

All songs written and performed by Liz Dykes and Andrew Weatherhead
Credits: Track 1 Atholl Ransome (Alto Sax). Track 5 Michael Linden West (Backing Vocals, Slide Violin)
Jake and Jack Uttley (Backing Vocals), Paddy McClave and Sarah Martindale (Thunder Tube)
Track 8 Graham Thompson (Banjo), Paul Weatherhead (Theremin), Andrew Wood (Didgeridoo)
Paddy McClave and Louis Simmonds (Wine Glasses).
Production, sound engineering and mixing by Patrick Evans, Birchwood Studios, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge
Mastered by Joe Lambert, JLM Mastering, New York
Photography by Nigel Hillier

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Track Name: Love The Rain
Well, don’t you know,
Sunshine is over-rated, um-hm
Gimme raindrops falling from the sky like crystal dew.

So it goes, life is an everlasting cloudburst
Falling down around me
Pitter patter pitter patter hear it fall

Wo–o-oah, Saturday morning
Listen to the rain falling, there’s nowhere I would rather be.

Take me walking,
You and I, dancing through the raindrops
Hand in hand together
Jumping in the puddles till we’re all wet through

Wo–o-oah, Sunday morning
Listen to the rain falling, there’s nowhere I would rather be.

Some dream, I know it’s true,
Of sunny days with skies of blue
But I know, right here,
I got all I could ever need

In this rain-drenched, evergreen and happy valley
Dontcha just know that…
You gotta learn to love the rain
Track Name: Walking Tall
Walking tall and singing my song
Will you walk with me and sing along?
Any tune, happy tunes, songs old and new
Will you join me? It’s up to you

Once I was afraid to sing out loud,
I felt intimidated by the crowd
I choked on my words and hid my face
Until I put my worries in their place

Well you know, my life was a song that was passing me by
I had to find a way to sing out before I die

So afraid of feeling a fool,
I used to hide behind a glass or two
Then I found a way to put my fears behind me
And now I’ll be a fool gladly

Now you know, my song is as free as the wind in the trees
Sing with me in harmony, fly by my side

Walking tall and singing my song
Will you walk with me and sing along?
Any tune, happy tunes, songs old and new
Will you join me? It’s up to you
Track Name: Et Le Matin
Ecoutes, que tu entendes
respirer la terre, elle dort comme un enfant

et le matin
le vagabondage a la campagne
au levée du soleil
avec toi

rayon de lune, a travers les nuages
éclaire tout en argent

et le matin
au sommet de la montagne
perdons nous
parmi les grands pins

respire l’aire glace de la nuit
percée de mille étoiles

et le matin
l’onde miroitant
et la vague sale de l’océan
Track Name: Dark Place
I’ve been in a dark place
Deep down and drowning
Stranded in a nightmare
Far from the light

Struggling ever upwards
I’ve been desperate, I been searching, tell me
How did my heart get trapped in the night

Oh, and then, the dawning of the day
Swept away all the debris and decay
I find I’ve cleared my mind

Now the sun is rising
And my eyes are open
They’re wide open
To all that I can see

I’ll never take for granted
All the joy that life is bringing me
I’m dancing on a sunbeam
My heart is free

Oh yes, I’m free
I’m all that I can be
Joy of living heals my soul
Making me whole again

Oh, my heart is free
Ah, my soul is free
Track Name: Howling Loup Garou
Ghosts and gob-e-lins
Ghouls and grem-e-lins
Howling loup garou
Witches twitchering

The walking undead too

Wooooooo!

Seek and hidery
Spook and spidery
Newt’s eye and bat’s claw
Shadow flickery
Treat or trickery
Banging on your door

Wooooooo!


Ghosts and gob-e-lins
Ghouls and grem-e-lins
Howling loup garou
Witches twitchering
Cauldrons smouldering
The walking undead too

Midnight, Halloween, midnight Halloween!
Track Name: Cobblestones
Weather is fine
Love the sunshine
Sitting on the cobblestones

Playing a tune in the afternoon,
Sitting on the cobblestones

Oh, listen to the radio,
Wouldn’t you know –
Forecast is snow!
Oh, but don’t you believe a word
Cos spring is what I’ve heard

Stay in the park
Till it gets dark
Watching the green grass grow

Ah-ooh, getting my thrills
From birdie trills
And daffodils…

Weather is fine
Love the sunshine
Sitting on the cobblestones

Singing a tune in the afternoon,
Sitting on the cobblestones

Oh, listen to the radio,
Wouldn’t you know –
Forecast is snow!
Oh, but don’t you believe a word
Cos summer’s what we’ve heard

Party all night
Till it gets light
Longing for the summer time

Ah-ooh, getting my thrills
From birdie trills
And daffodils

Weather is fine
Love the sunshine
Just sitting, and singing
On the cobblestones.
Track Name: Just A Fool
Just a random call
We talk about nothing at all.
Just a friendly hug
And I can’t breathe at all.
The way you read my mood,
My mind and my heart,
Just like an open book
That tells my story

Just the gentlest touch,
I tingle to my toes.
Just the sweetest smile
Your dark eyes melt my soul
Just passing by
You stayed long, easy hours
Of chat, and tea
And company
And stirring in my heart

Ooh, just a throwaway line
Told me you were mine,
But it didn’t mean a thing.
There’s no fool like an old fool
Playing a game I just can’t win
Track Name: Drifting
Driftin, driftin apart
All connection soon to be cut
Sooner or later, one or the other
Will call it a day
And there will be no way back
No, no way back

We’re making small talk
As our ship goes down

I know I’m losing you
But I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
There’s this empty space behind your eyes
Where your love used to be
And you say nothing’s changed,
You say there’s nothing more to say

And we make small talk
As our ship goes down

I don’t know how we came to be
All sadness and pain
And I don’t care who’s to blame
I just know this is how we are now
Emptiness in the space between us
Miles of emptiness between us

And we make small talk
As our ship goes down
Yeah, small talk
And our ship’s going down….

And we’re drifting….