The April Fool

by Stuart William Ledgerwood

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'The April Fool' is a coming of age tale released on April 1st 2012 AKA my 20th Birthday. The artwork was taken in my old bedroom of my parents house shortly before I moved out (with all of my possessions ready to be packed up). The album itself was written and recorded within the first few months of being moved into my first apartment...

...my neighbours were not happy.

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released April 1, 2012

Recorded/Engineered/Written by Stuart William Ledgerwood

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Stuart William Ledgerwood Belfast, UK

I was born in 1992 in Toronto, Canada. I lived there until I was about 6 years old before my parents decided to move back to their hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Track Name: Happy Birthday To Me...
Happy Birthday to me
I gave up on everything
That I deem fit to get me through this year
Thought I was awake, I was asleep
Oblivious to everything
Or anyone who loved me for who I am

Now the winters are getting colder
And I feel so much older
And everyone is much more bitter than I recall
Track Name: Beach
Let the water break free of my wooden chest
Exposing my heart to a lack of common sense
There in the bottom of my mind
I'm paying top dollar for a pocket full of fancy wine
But I'm just fine
I can't express just where it comes from
I suppose it's just genetics baby
In these dark ages of courage

I don't have the time to think this over
Beaches on the shore are getting closer
Fish swim through my mind like addiction honey
And I'd do it all for another splash of...

Ice cold water down my neck
To warm my brain right up
You will and you won't
You say but you don't
It's called giving in

And so it starts again
My old friend comes to the rescue to distort all my perceptions
Folding paper flowers on a bench in the park
To dismantle all the thoughts of where we actually are
My perplexity is out of reach
Hold out my arms till they strain
Daiquiris on the beach
Is much better than standing in the pouring rain
Track Name: Eye On Me
Let's Go!

Slow down
You've got another river in your road
But she's not the kind
She's not the kind for me
I swear
But she's not one just for getting over
Are these intentions fair

She's got her eye on me
Eye on me again

Just hold on
I can't forget the look she gave to me
But I'm not the kind
I'm not the kind for her
I swear
Then why I can't I sleep at night anymore
I never sleep at night anymore
I never sleep at all!

She's got her eye on me
Eye on me again
And if love's for one
And one's for all
You've got me up against the wall
All eyes on me
All eyes on me
On me
On me
Uh oh
Track Name: Sunset Blvd. (On & On)
If they say I take after you
Then I don't know why they're saying that I don't do
Anything at all
Cause I play games all day long
Just like you when you drag me along
Your all just hypocrites

You banned all my favourite things to do
Until I found you
If you catch my drift
And I think you do
"Is there something wrong?"
You ask me all the time
But now THIS is bugging the hell out of me

I don't see why
It's surprising

Drinking on and on
Till the daylight is going down
Over Sunset Boulevard

See my head on broken shoulders
I can't be perfect all day
I'm only broken cause I'm mediocre
What more can I really say?
You've got the blood on your hands
You can't wash it off
But what can you do
When your like this all the time?

I cannot decide weather to burn out the homicide after homicidal you

Drinking on and on
Till the daylight is going down
Over Sunset Boulevard
Fighting till the daylight consumes you
And we start over again and again and again....
Track Name: A Sexy Song
The slow dance
Spin your dress around again
Your the grey-eyed governess
A marvel sight
We slept in the garden that night

Say I want you
Just so I could know
And say I'll need you
Baby it's getting cold
Come in closer
Because I can't take another minute longer
And I don't want to feel you slip away

The night was open
And it was so cold I could see our Carbon
And your lips were laced with poison
A watermelon flavoured kiss to go

Say I want you
Just so I could know
And say I'll need you
Baby it's getting cold
Come in closer
Because I can't take another minute longer
And I don't want to feel you slip away

Baby please don't slip away
Track Name: Not Falling In Love
I'm not falling in love
I didn't think it was right
I'm not falling in love
I didn't feel it was right

Hang this noose around my neck
And let the country's silhouette reflect
The weather that it's really got
But all is not lost
With a goblet full of wine entwined with peppermint tea
Cause the cup hasn't been touched
Since the last time it was used by you

Turn the immersion heater on
So that it feels like Summer in my matchbox home

I'm not falling in love
I didn't think it was right
I'm not falling in love
I didn't feel it was right

It's never felt so wrong
Track Name: Hellfire
And she said to me
That you cannot dream
Of anyone else
But that's how I felt
With the mark of ink
That could cut me
In a way I thought possible for impossible

And she tempts me
In ways I think not fit to speak
Like the demons in me, I turn
When I light it up I just burn, burn, burn

I cannot be lonely
I cannot feel nothing yet
The fire of a romance
I tried not to burn myself
Break with indecision
Like water running cold through her veins
I have done the best I can
They would think I'm insane
For playing her game

And she keeps me warm
Through the eye of the storm
I knew it was real
But that's how I feel
With a touch so gentle
Right in the palm of my hand
She will never understand
The things that we say when we're mad

I cannot be lonely
I cannot feel nothing yet
The fire of a romance
I tried not to burn myself
Break with indecision
Like water running cold through her veins
I have done the best I can
They would think I'm insane
For playing her game

And I loved her
And I followed her anywhere
And I loved her
And I followed her everywhere

Why do we keep staying busy
In a life of romance and desire?
And who ever said that true love was easy?
I guess I'll just cast mine in the fire