Braver EP

by Edward Francis

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Tim Shiel A collection of songs with a clear message (lyrical & musical): be the best version of yourself you can be, and great things (grandeur) will come Favorite track: Braver.
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released February 25, 2015

All songs written and produced by Edward Francis
Mastered By Corey Kikos
Artwork by Alanna Lorenzon
Released by Zero Through Nine (ZTN006)

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Edward Francis Alice Springs, Australia

Edward Francis is a musician from Melbourne, currently living in Alice Springs.

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Track Name: Mistaken for Grandeur
I left it all
just a little late
kept saying all
or nothing.

what I once thought
meant doing great,
will seem fuck-all
for nothing.


time,
it looked like
it would wait
'till I came through with something.

or that failure,
it could be great,
just as long as you live with something.

but that something,
it seems,
just a little more complex
than it used to be
so if failure
is what's
to be,
I had better be sure
to fail
spectacularly

'cos

I'm special
and you should feel what I'm feeling now
so greatness, hey hey
please do not allude me now.
some special,
had better translate itself somehow,
'cos this failure-ha-ha
it seems much less poetic now.

please,
please pull me down.
I'm losing sight of the ground.

please,
please pull me down.
plant my feet back on the ground.

I'm waiting here for something great
I could be waiting here forever
waiting here forever
I'm holding out for something great
I could be holding out forever
holding out holding out
I'm waiting here for something great
I could be waiting here forever
waiting here forever
I'm holding out for something great
I could be holding out forever
holding out holding out

for something,
that seems,
just a little more complex
than it used to be
so if failure
is what's
to be,
I will be sure
to fail
spectacularly

'cos

I'm special
and you should fear what I'm feeling now
so greatness, hey hey,
please do not allude me now.
some special,
had better translate itself somehow,
'cos this failure-ha-ha
it seems much less poetic now.

I'm special.
you should fear what I'm feeling now
so greatness, hey hey,
please do not allude me now.
some special,
had better translate itself somehow,
'cos this failure-ha-ha
it seems much less poetic now.

please pull me down, down.
I'm losing sight of the ground.
please, please pull me down
I'll find my feet back on the ground.
Track Name: All Our Crooked Hearts (I Fucked Up)
...and so I fucked up
...and so I fucked it up again

I'm not asking for forgiveness
I'm asking that you'll be my friend

because I fucked up
and I will fuck it up again

tomorrow I will try much harder
and in time these mistakes will mend

...and so you fucked
...and you will fuck it up again

but please don't think your life is over
when you wake up I'm still your friend

and I'll ask you to try much harder
you've more to give before the end


so love me crooked neighbour, love with all your crooked heart
we're not the first or last to completely fall apart

we don't need a saviour, we just need another start
no one does this on their own so toughen up and ask


...and so we fucked up

And we will fuck it up again

I'm not asking for forgiveness
I'm asking that you'll be my friend

tomorrow we will try much harder
we've more to give before the end...
Track Name: Braver
hey there my friend
I want to see you in a beautiful light
I don't want to see you
just fade into the night

I should be braver
and I should fear becoming numb
to the things that I see you do
'cos I care who you become.

I should be braver
I should be braver

I'm a part of who you are
like you're a part of me
and my foundations in this world
were built dependently
upon a notion that my friends
would carry me through life
so if I watch you fall apart
then everything unwinds

I should be braver
I should be braver

and I hope to see you make it work
I hope to see you thrive
I wanna see you feeling joy
each day you are alive
so when I don't feel up to it
I can look to you and see
the image of a person
I can aspire to be
so I should tell you that you are better
I should tell you that you are more
to be kinder to yourself
you're more important than you thought
I should tell you that I need more people
like you in my life
I should tell you that I want to see you
in a beautiful light.

hey there my friend
I want to see you in a beautiful light
I don't want to see you
just fade into the night
I should be braver
and I should fear becoming numb
to the things that I see you do
'cos I care who you become

hey there my friend
I want to see you in a beautiful light
I don't want to see you
just fade into the night
I should be braver
and I should fear becoming numb
to the things that I see you do
'cos I care who you become

I should be braver
I should be braver
I should be braver
Track Name: Lost My Mind
...and I know this place
I've been here before
and I lost my mind here
before, before, before

you're someone I loved
hardly a night goes past without me thinking of
the things i said, or did, or did not do
all these things that burn me now
how badly did they hurt you?

and I hope that you're not here
each time I step into this haze of hope and fear for you, I do
realise that this might be as close as I will come
to saying something
to you
again

so know

that I feel your breath
but I can't see your eyes
as absently I drift amidst this see of you
while
these nights go on
my body struck with synaesthesia

time, just hold still
so that I might see what's real
'cos it might be that things I thought were part of you are now
just part of me from here

I know this place
I've been here before
I lost my mind here

I lost my
mind here

I lost my mind here
before
before

Before

before

Before

before

Before

before

Before

before


Before


before


Before


before


Before


before


Before


before

...and it'll happen again

time, just hold still
so i might see whats real
'cos it might be
that things I thought
were part of you are now
just a part

of me

from here