Anthology Alex Vann 2000​-​2008

by Alex Vann

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A collection of highly produced tracks from Alex's solo output from the 'noughties'.

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released November 14, 2012

Mostly Alex Vann did everything. Marie Coley guest vocals on 'My Love is True' which was co-written with Liam O'Connell.

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Alex Vann Wolverhampton, UK

Alex Vann is a Wolverhampton singer/songwriter with many years’ experience in bands and as a solo artist. He started writing songs at 15 and has a highly distinctive acoustic guitar style, impassioned vocals and is also an accomplished pianist.
He has a knack for writing catchy choruses and his music has been used on television, films and radio.
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Track Name: The Play
The Play June 2000


Why must we live our lives in a play?
Why cant we live for each other, now and forever everyday?

Scene One, boy meets girl - says shes the best thing in the world
Scene Two, their first kiss - a promise of a life of bliss
Scene Three, back seat of car - he wants to see just how far
She’ll Go, but be back soon - back in time for the honeymoon


Why must we live our lives in a play?
Why cant we live for each other, now and forever everyday?
Why must we live our lives in a play?
Why cant we live for each other, now and forever everyday?

Scene Four, suburbia, surround sound and a company car
Scene 5, maternity wing - the perfect family in full swing
Scene 6, a cheap hotel - a one night stand, her defences fell
Back home , the kid’s upstairs - he has his way with the young au pair


CHORUS (repeat)

M8 - Scene 7 & 8 I cant relate the fights blend into one
If only one of them could see that the only one they’re hurting is themselves

Scene 9, the fade out shot - like wooden actors they’ve lost the plot
Scene 10, the credits roll, I’d like to thank my heart and my soul

CHORUS (double)
Track Name: Losing Ground
Losing Ground
Alex Vann May/2000
Verse One
I’m losing my mind - I’m losing my self control
I’m crying inside - I’m lost in an empty hole

Chorus
I’m falling apart - there’s a pain that I’ve found
Its deep in my heart - when there’s no one around - I’m losing ground

Verse Two
I’m losing my innoncence
There’s an anger inside - and nothing is making sense

I’m falling apart - there’s a pain that I’ve found
Its deep in my heart - when there’s no one around - I’m losing ground

Instru Verse / start of Chorus
-I’m losing ground

I’m finding my soul again - I’m mending my mind
I’m biding my time til then -

Chorus
I’m falling apart - there’s a pain that I’ve found
Its deep in my heart - when there’s no one around - I’m losing ground

I’m losing ground, I’m losing ground.......... (introduce a new guitar riff to outro on (dead catchy like!)
Track Name: What's The Colour Of The Sky In Your World
Whats The Colour of The Sky in Your World? 9.9.99

CHORUS
Whats the colour of the sky in your world?
Is it something you can’t explain?
In so many words - we’re all the same, we’re all the same

V1
You say ‘black’ and I say ‘tangerine’
I say everything’s not all it seems -
It seems to me we see things differently

Spend our whole lives just revolving round
Like a fairground ride revolving round
and round and round we seem to go

PRECHORUS
So dont you ask “What do you care?”
I carry my load everywhere I go, I know it makes no sense to you (me)

CHORUS (repeat)

Took a while ‘til I knew where I was
Then I realised I was very lost, it cost a lot to find this out

You are you and I’m me that’s for sure
Does that mean that we can’t learn some more and more and more
About each others’ lives?

PRE CHORUS repeat
CHORUS repeat
INST
PRE CHORUS repeat
CHORUS til fade.
Track Name: My Next Sentence
My Next Sentence 17.3.99
F G7 F G7
My next sentence was going to be the one
Bbm F(with g)
Where I declare my undying love for you
Gsus4 G7
I’d say that I can’t do enough for you

But my last sentence didn’t work out like I’d planned - no I
Instead of announcing my fearlessness
It came out all mixed up and meaningless

My next sentence was going to be the one
Where I apologise for my apologies
And you would say that there’s no need for this - no, no, no.


My next sentence was going to be the one
Where I answer the questions you ask of me
About my commitment, my destiny

But my last sentence didn’t come out like I’d hoped, no I
Instead of declaring my love for you,
My silence was more than enough for you

My next sentence should have been the one that I
sealed my future, our future with
But my last sentence did not exist....
Track Name: Open Up
Open Up Alex Vann

VERSE 1

Open up, Like a camera lens
Open up, let down your defence
Open up, and let me see inside


VERSE 2

Open up like an envelope
Open up, like lover’s note
Open up - don’t keep it all inside

CHORUS

You’re just a child in a great big zoo
No one to talk to or look after you
Don’t let them push you or, pull you around
Open up

VERSE 3

Open up, like a story book
Open up let me take a look
Open up and let your story out

CHORUS

You’re just a cog in a big machine
You’re so small sometimes you can’t be seen
Don’t let those wheels grind, grind you down -
Open up

another verse
Open up, like a secret door
Open up I wanna some more
So Open up, don’t let your secrets hide
Track Name: Staring At The Sky
Staring at the Sky Alex Vann 8.9.02

verse 1
When I was lost and lonely
Your love was only a breath away
And time, goes rushing by
But I will try to keep you near

half chorus
Now I am staring at the sky
I'm watching clouds roll by
And dreaming of the times that I'm with you

verse 2
You are like the sun
That's just begun to shine brand new
And I will bide my time
I'm waiting for an open door

full chorus
Now I am staring at the sky
I'm watching clouds roll by
And dreaming of the times that I'm with you -
You make my dreams come true
I'm lying here for you It's all that I can do to get to you
Track Name: Dreaming Dreams Again
Dreaming Dreams Again
Alex Vann 1995

Nothing could be clearer in the mind of a fool
That the answer to life’s nightmare is to not to dream at all
From the blue of the Atlantic
To the burning red of Mars and back again

Well I’m sitting in a cobweb waiting for the spider’s gaze
Trying to look defensive as I try and escape the maze
When the weight of real life problems starts to weigh me down
I’ll be dreaming dreams again

CHORUS
I dreamt that my soul was riding above
Everything that I had come to know and love
I felt myself go into that space
Between what you think and what you know

Well I’m staring in the mirror a the face of a clown
Reflecting my reflection as the circus leaves the town
When the demons of my waking life start to drag me down
I’ll be dreaming dreams again

instru VERSE

CHORUS ..I’ll be dreaming dreams again, I’ll be dreaming dreams again
Track Name: My Love Is True
My Love Is True
Alex Vann / Liam O’Connell Nov 2002

When you walked in the room
I knew Love was in your eyes
You know it’s true
It comes as no surprise,
My love is true

When you spoke the words of love
shivers down my spine It’s not enough
I need you all the time
My love is true

Slowly we undress,
we’re making love all night long
I’m holding on to you
I’m holding you so tightly now
I need you in my life
Forever and a day

When you walked out my life I knew
Things would never be the same
Without You I’m only half a man
My love is true
Track Name: It All Falls Down
It All Falls Down
Alex Vann August 2003
(piano)

verse 1
G A G A
Sometimes I do - things I regret
Am C G
When all said and done - it all falls down
A G A
All of the plans - and all the pretence
Am C G
When all said and done - it all falls down, yeah

chorus 1 E
m /Eb /D Em C
Don’t you forget, we used to lie in bed till lunchtime came around Em /Eb /D Em C Bm7 B7
Don’t you regret a single move you make,
there’s no mistakes in this life, in this life

verse 2
Another day, another fight
When all said and done, it all falls down
(rest of verse is instrumental)

chorus 2
Dont you forget, we used to lie awake till morning came around Dont you regret a single move you make, there’s no mistakes in this life, in this life

verse 3
All of the hurt, all of the love
When all said and done, it all falls down, yeah
It all falls down, yeah.nd done, it all falls down, yeah
It all falls down, yeah.

It all falls down yeah G F Em D C Cminor G It all falls down, yeah, it all falls down, down, down G It all falls down, yeah, it all falls down, down,
Track Name: Why? How? When? Where? What? (Blinded By the Truth)
Why? How? When? Where? What? (Blinded By the Truth)
Alex Vann November 2003

Why do I, hold on to this life of mine?
Surely you can define the reasons why I am?

How can you love me in the way you do?
After all I put you through, IÕve run you in the grou


I’m a man, who does everything that he can
It’s never going to be enough for you
Dont hold on to the past

When will we, say that we are truly free?
In a lifetime one can be blinded by the truth


I’m a man, who does everything that he can
It’s never gonna to be enough for you
Don’t hold on to the past


Where am I? I feel so lost I cant decide
What is real and what is make believe
Track Name: This Life
This Life Alex Vann 1st Jan 05
G C D C G
You say you’ve been lost in limbo
Out there on the edge of a knife
Bb7dim E Am7 Cm
I say, ‘let it all fade away’
G C G A7
Cause nothing can hurt you in this life

I know there’s a pain inside you
Deep down, caused by sacrifice
One day this will all pass away
Like all the things in this life (to A7)
Like all the things in this life (stay G)

M8
A7 C7 G
One day you’ll see that you’ve been loved by everyone
A7 C7 Em /Eb Em7
And then you’ll know that life is short and life goes on…
E/C# C Cm
So just hold on…

Verse (Instrumental)
M8 (repeat)

You say you’ve been lost in limbo
Out there on the edge of a knife
In say ‘let it all fade away’
Like all the things in this life
Like all the things in this life
Track Name: The Best Of Times
The Best Of Times
Ooh, I love you so
That’s why I must let you go
And if I have my time again
I’ll be by your side

Winter, Spring and Summer’s Fall
Into each life a little rain must pour
And if I have my time again
I’ll be your sunshine

CH Its not that I’m lonely – there’s always someone else to think about
Its just that I’m only looking in a mirror, full of doubt

Memories of silly games
Of laughing in the pouring rain
After the storm you must agree
We had the best of times

Instrumental verse

CH Its not that I’m lonely – there’s always someone else to think about
It’s just that I’m only looking in a mirror, full of doubt

Now we’re older, twice as wise
We see the world through different eyes
When we look back we’ll both agree
We had the best of times
After the storm we’ll both agree
We had the best of times
Track Name: A Different Side To Me
A Different Side To Me
I know there’s something deep inside
A certain spirit I can’t hide
And if I’m lucky you will find
A different side to me

I know there’s nothing I can’t do
When I am walking beside you
And if you let me I’ll show to you
A different side to me

CH Oh, I feel ashamed, the pain I put you through
And I only hope you’ll let me make amends
We’ll still be friends ‘til the end

And into battle I must go
Not everything’s worth letting go
And if you’ll let me, I will show
A different side to me

Instrumental verse

CH Oh, I feel ashamed, the pain I put you through
And I only hope you’ll let me make amends
We’ll still be friends til the end

Softer:
And now I know I have to go
Although my heart breaks, we both know
That I’ve been hiding all these years
A different side of me