These Long Dark Country Roads CD by ANT

 

These Long Dark Country Roads

Released 02/2009

Acuarela Discos (ES)

6 song CD mini album

 

01. Time I Was Gone

02. These Long Dark Country Roads

03. Come To The Phone

04. Smile Your Best Smile

05. Magpies

06. Wherever You Go

 

Recorded at home in Malmö during 2004 & 2007 on a Roland VS840 & mixed to DAT. Song 1 mixed by Darren Hayman, song 2 mixed by Tjinder Singh, song 5 mixed by Jack Hayter & songs 3,4 & 6 mixed by ANT.

Featuring: ANT: voice, acoustic & electric guitars, drums & electric piano. Darren Hayman: various instruments (01). Jack Hayter: pedal steel & harmonica (05). James Hayter: percussion (05). James Milne: bass (02).

A collection of gorgeous lo-fi acoustic pop songs that sparkle with tender spring-like freshness, the delicious melodies haunt you throughout the day, completely knocks you out with its bittersweet tenderness, the best release of the year so far - ROCKFEEDBACK.COM. 

Simple, sweet tunes, soft & warm with some lovely vocals & a fragile heart - TERRASCOPIC.CO.UK. 

Time I Was Gone is an endlessly charming indie ditty - MUSICLIKEDIRT.

TIME I WAS GONE It’s time I was gone I’ll take my things and run. I’ll catch the bus in the rush hour and flee across the city there isn’t much left here for me, I’ll catch that bus in the rush hour. To my sister’s for tea and biscuits, she can’t fix it but she listens and I’ll make my big decision and then I’ll run. It’s time I was gone I have so much to be getting done, I’ll catch that bus in the rush hour and see what’s left for me there’s still so much I’d like to be, I’ll catch my bus in the rush hour. To my sister’s for tea and biscuits she can’t fix it but she listens and I’ll make my big decision and then I’ll run. To my sister’s for tea and biscuits she can’t fix it but she listens and I’ll make my big decision and then I’ll run. To my sister’s for tea and biscuits she can’t fix it but she listens and I’ll make my big decision and then I’ll run. To my sister’s for tea and biscuits she can’t fix it but she listens and I’ll make my big decision and then I’ll run. Yeah I’ll make my big decision and then I’ll run.

THESE LONG DARK COUNTRY ROADS Oh these long dark country roads leave such a long way to go and the silence is deafening, when there’s no talking just walking, when there’s no talking just walking. So here we are in single file counting mile after mile and I can just about make you out but there’s no talking just walking, no there’s no talking just walking. Oh there’s a long way still to go and I just don’t know what I can say. Oh is there some way you could know that I do feel the same way. Oh these short and sweet goodbye kisses are the ones one really misses and they are all that I can think about when there’s no talking just walking, when there’s no talking just walking, when there’s no talking just walking, when there’s no talking just walking.

COME TO THE PHONE If you come to the phone I will kiss you down the line. I know that things could be so different this time. We left our love asleep for too long and we were never ever really that strong, no we were never ever really that strong. I see the idea forming up in your mind, you’ve decided that now is the right time to hold your hands up and wave goodbye. I’ll read the letters that you’ll put through my door saying you don’t want me calling anymore and this time you’re sure. If you come to the phone I will kiss you down the line. I know that things could be so different this time. We left our love asleep for too long and we were never ever really that strong, no we were never ever really that strong. We were never ever really that strong, no we were never ever really that strong.

SMILE YOUR BEST SMILE Smile your best smile you might just win her over, you might just bowl her over. Here she comes through the door with the sunlight behind her yes you know she could blind you. After all it doesn’t take a lot to fall to pieces, it doesn’t take that much at all. Before you know it you’ll be sworn to secrets, before you know it you’ll be torn. You’ll be torn. Say something soon something she should be hearing, something she’ll find appealing. Here she comes through the door with the sunlight behind her, now she knows she can blind you. After all it doesn’t take a lot to fall to pieces. It doesn’t take that much at all. Before you know it you’ll be sworn to secrets. Before you know it you’ll be torn. It doesn’t take a lot to fall to pieces, it doesn’t take that much at all. Before you know it you’ll be sworn to secrets, before you know it you’ll be torn. You’ll be torn, torn, torn, torn, torn.

MAGPIES All we see are magpies these days. We chased all the pretty little songbirds away. Took their homes and changed their ways. Now all we see are magpies these days. Who’ll be singing in the morning come the first days of spring? Who’ll be giving the warning to take to the wing and sing, sing?  All we hear are magpies these days. A silent spring can’t be that far away. Stole their seasons changed their ways. Now all we hear are magpies these days. Who’ll be bringing in the morning come the first days of spring? Who’ll be giving the warning to take to the wing and sing, sing? Who’ll be singing in the morning come the first days of spring? Who’ll be giving the warning to take to the wing and sing, sing, sing?

WHEREVER YOU GO Pass the phone box by the road and keep on walking up the hill. Pass the phone box by the road and keep on walking up the hill. Jump the puddles in the road and dip beneath the bending trees. Jump those puddles in the road and dip beneath the bending trees. Oh I’ll follow wherever you go, you know, you know. I’ll follow wherever you go, you know, you know, you know, you know, you know, you know.