Red Lorry EP

by Andrew Ferris

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Although I've been writing and recording for a few years now, this is my first solo EP.

It's called Red Lorry after the Tongue Twister. I had a speech problem when I was younger and could not pronounce the letter "R". I thought it would be fitting to name the EP after the first part of something that changed me for the better.

The EP was recorded in about 7 days. By no means was this easy but it was fun. I must say a special thank you to Matt here for having at least one 24 hour period without sleep. What a legend. Thank you to my friend Eve Jones for designing the cover for the EP.

Finally, thank you to my friends and family (Elke especially) for enduring my company while this has been on my mind.

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released May 27, 2012

All songs written by Andrew Ferris
Except "What I know (La La La) - written by Andrew Ferris and Matt Stradling.

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Andrew Ferris is an English folk/rock singer-songwriter from The Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Known for his uplifting, honest lyrics and catchy melodies, Andrew’s music has taken him all over Europe.

Andrew’s music falls neatly in between Folk-Rock and Indie-Pop. With intelligent lyrics and singalong choruses, comparisons are often drawn to Frank Turner and The Beatles
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Track Name: The Fall of Man
I could have been the scientist that made the great discovery
I could have been a banker spending everybody’s money
I could have a been a doctor and healed all the sick
I could have been a politician winning votes with false promises

But I chose something different, and I say with certainty
That I’ve been doing it for so long it’s inseparable from me. Oh

I could have been a fighter that began the revolution
I could have been in business making profit from pollution
I could have been a hero keeping all the people safe
I could have been a baddie set to destroy the human race

But I’m more sure than ever that I did the right thing. It’s why I wrote these words and with honesty I’ll sing

I am not afraid to say that I, I don’t know what I’m doing with my life
I took the road less travelled, made mistakes dressed up as fun
But I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one

I could have been a leader advocating peace and order
I could have been a taxman making everybody poorer
I could have been a genius building radical inventions
I could have been a liar, gaining trust with bad intentions

A few will ridicule this look at me just see waste. They’ll tell tales behind my back while I say this to their face

I am not afraid to say that I, don’t know what I’m doing with my life,
I took the road less travelled, made mistakes dressed up as fun.
And all the time I did this I can’t say I ever won.
I am not at all proud of the things I’ve done. But I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.

I am not afraid to say that, I don’t know what I’m doing with my life,
I took the road less travelled, made mistakes dressed up as fun.
But I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one
Yeah I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one
Yeah I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one
Track Name: What I Know (La La La)
I’d like to take just a little moment to thank you for all the things you have done
Without you life be really be different. Without you I wouldn’t be singing this song

Laaalllaalalalalalla

It’s not always easy for me to be me but if you’re being you, everything is so clear.
I don’t know the words that describe how I feel or the happy look on my face when you are near

Lalalalalalalalaaa

There are others that came before you, but they don’t compare to you I hope that’s understood
They may have moved on but you’re sticking by me, i hope you stick around for good

Lalalalalalaalalalalala

If you were all I had I’d know it couldn’t be that bad so I’d stop my complaining
If I’ve got is you then there is nothing more to do and I need no further explaining
So let me get back to the subject in question If you need an answer I’ll offer suggestions
I can’t promise to make sense
If you can’t understand me i guess it’s ok. I’ll go back and look for much easier way to say

You pick me up when I’ve fallen down, you aways know the right thing to do
You sing the song my sad heart has forgotten, and if you sing for me, I’ll sing for you.

Lalalalalalaalalalalala
Lalalalalalaalalalalala
Track Name: Home
This neighbourhood is one of those places where
People have love in their hearts and on their faces.
Smiles go for miles though just from ear to ear.
Open doors to remind you it’s good to be here

Home, its good to be home
Home

We all know it’s good to get away,
I’ll admit 24/7’s too long for me to stay
I’ll spread my wings and things, get off the track
But when I’m done, I’ve had enough it’s so good to get back

Home, It’s good to be home
Home, where’s there faces I know
Home I was brought up and I did grow
Home, my favourite place to go

My memories of my old house come easily
When I close my eyes I can picture it right in front of me
I’m never sure why I left the place I knew so well
I promise you now I wont forget that look, that sound that smell

Home, It’s good to be home,
Home, where there’s faces I know
Home I was brought up and I did grow
Home, my favourite place to go

Somebody said there’s no place like home
I am with them and I don’t think I’m alone
No matter how far i am away
Home is always where my heart will stay
Track Name: With this heart
I’ll work for you, I’ll dig my holes all day long and I won’t sleep.
My holes are sometimes shallower than the next man’s but I can do things other men can only dream.

With these hands
With these hands
I will give to you, with these hands.

You push me further than anyone I’ve ever known and you make me smile wider than I thought I could.
I’ve never called the same place home for very long but in you I’ve found somewhere to stay for good.

With these arms
With these arms
I will hold you with these arms.

We’ll make up for the bad days with the good but you’ll find me here no matter the situation
I may stumble ever so slightly along the way but I I’ll fight for us till my final obligation.

With this heart
With this heart
I will love you, with this heart.
With this heart
With this heart
With this heart
Track Name: Song For You
I know I'm crazy I may be slightly a mess but when I'm with you everything else matters less.
All I wanna say is, I love you.

So take you to Paris or fly you up to moon
as long as you promise me you'll be home again soon.
All I wanna say is I love you.

It's falling asleep with you in my arms every night
It's the way that you smile at me even after a fight.
I promise you there's nothing else I'd rather do
So there's no confusion, I wrote this song for you.

I don't care if I'm crazy I don't care if I'm a slightly a mess but when I'm with you everything else matters less.
All I wanna say is, I love you.
All I wanna say is, I love you.