kisses on a plate 2021 by Ant

 

Kisses On A Plate

Released 10/09/2021

We Were Never Being Boring collective (IT/US)

Limited edition 5 song CD EP (numbered & signed) + digital

 

01. Kisses On A Plate - Remaster 2021

02. In Your Company

03. Up On The Downs (demo)

04. Black Swans On The Water - Original Version

05. Oh What A Day (Oh What A Night) - Minimal Radio 2012

All songs written by Antony Harding (copyright control 2011, 2012 & 2021).

ANT: voice & acoustic guitars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), drums (1), bass (2), harmonica (2,4) mandolin (4). Darren Hayman: electric guitar (1). James Milne: bass guitar (1). (James appears courtesy of Cornershop). (1) Recorded by Darren Hayman & Antony Harding(2, 3, 4, 5) Recorded at home by Antony Harding(1) Mixed by Darren Hayman(2, 3, 4, 5) Mixed by Antony Harding(1) Remastered (2, 3, 4, 5) mastered by CB in 2021. Many thanks to: Minimal Radio, Darren Hayman, James Milne & WWNBBArtwork and drawings by ANT.

KISSES ON A PLATE Oh I’ll pick all the apples from the tree till I find the one good enough for you to eat. Singing songs you’ll have never heard, singing them to you like a Blackbird. And if I drink till I cannot walk straight well I’ll still see you home to the garden gate. Giving you kisses on a plate, sweet kisses oh it’s not too late. Sweet kisses on a plate, sweet kisses oh it’s not too late. Oh the trouble with getting older the temper grows quicker and the shoulder colder. And you realise you’ve no more time to waste so leave those dishes and come and have a taste, of these kisses on a plate, sweet kisses oh it’s not too late. Sweet kisses on a plate, sweet kisses oh it’s not too late. Kisses on a plate, sweet kisses oh it’s not too late. Sweet kisses on a plate, sweet kisses oh it’s not too late, it's not too late, it's not too late.

IN YOUR COMPANY As the sun went down on my seaside town you let your hair down just for me. Out of breath from climbing all those steps whatever happens next I’ll take it gladly. ‘Cause I am in your company. I’m hearing you breathing next to me. That has to be enough for me. And if you stumble and fall it won’t matter at all. If you stumble and fall it won’t matter at all. We reach the top I have to stop before my heart goes pop all over you. Out of breath from climbing all those steps whatever comes next I know what to do. ‘Cause I am in your company. I’m hearing you breathing next to me. That has to be enough for me. And if I stumble and fall it won’t matter at all. If I stumble and fall it won’t matter at all. I am in your company. I’m hearing you breathing next to me. That has to be enough for me. If we stumble and fall it won’t matter at all. If we stumble and fall it won’t matter at all. If we stumble and fall it won’t matter at all. If we stumble and fall it won’t matter at all.

UP ON THE DOWNS We rolled around till the sun came down up on the downs. I swear up there you can only hear natural sounds. Well on a good day you can see all across town up on the downs. Yeah on a good day you can see for miles and miles around. I was a little lost but I was found up on the downs. I used to follow the Swallow for miles and miles around. Now on a good day I won’t let you down up on the downs. Yeah on a good day I will come back, come back down. Oh this seems like a dream that we’ve just found. Feels like there’s no one else around. If love leaves us now it won’t make a sound. If love leaves us now it won’t turn around, turn around, up on the downs. I was a little lost but I was found up on the downs. I used to follow the Swallow for miles and miles around. Now if you stick around I won’t let you down up on the downs. Yeah if you stick around I will come back, come back down. Oh this seems like a dream that we’ve just found. Seems like there’s no one else around. If love leaves us now it won’t make a sound. If love leaves us now it won’t turn around. Yeah this seems like a dream that we’ve just found. Seems like there’s no one else around. If love leaves us now it won’t make a sound. If love leaves us now it won’t turn around, turn around, up on the downs. Up on the downs, up on the downs, up on the downs.

BLACK SWANS ON THE WATER Walking through the park as evening grows dark, catching bugs in the air around our hair. Straying from the path down onto the grass, all the stars in the sky know we are there. When the moon’s in its last quarter and the black swans are out on the water, then it all looks too good to turn away. When I feel your hand in my hand, then I know this night’s in our hands, and I hope everything can stay, this way. Walking through the trees with the evening breeze blowing in from the sea so cool and free. Straying from the path down onto the grass, all the birds sing goodnight to you and me. When the moon’s in its last quarter and the black swans are out on the water, then it all looks too good to turn away. When I feel your hand in my hand, then I know this night’s in our hands and I hope everything can stay this way.

OH WHAT A DAY (OH WHAT A NIGHT) Oh what a day oh what a night, the sky turned grey and the birds took flight
Oh what a day, oh what a day and oh what a night. Oh what a day, oh what a night. You couldn’t stay and you wouldn’t fight. Oh what a day, oh what a day and oh what a night. I won’t be the one to say now: ‘You’re gonna have your day now’ when you know there’s no chance in sight. Oh is it any wonder we would love to steal your thunder watching you put us all under a spell every night. Oh what a day oh what a night, the sky turned grey and the birds took flight. Oh what a day, oh what a day, oh what a day and oh what a night. Oh what a night, oh what a night, oh what a night.