The London EP

by Thom Lyons

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Originally recorded as a gift for those who attended the show on May 15th 2014 at The Water Rats in London, this EP contains a demo of the new song "Easier To Leave" as well as two cover songs that have been played at recent shows.

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released July 25, 2014

Thom Lyons: Guitar & Vocals
Peter Rodocker: Mandolin & Vocals on "Nashville"
Amanda Breese: Vocals on "Easier To Leave", Vocals & Bass on "Fires"
Ravi Gadad: Piano on "Easier To Leave" and "Fires"
Jeff Simpson: Horns on "Fires"

Recorded and Mixed by Peter Rodocker at Yellow Room Recording, Portland OR
www.yellowroomrecording.com
Additional recording by Ravi Gadad and Jeff Simpson


"Easier To Leave" written by Thom Lyons (C) & (P) 2012 Thom Lyons Music (ASCAP)
"Nashville" written by Tyler Lyle - please purchase the original version: tylerlyle.bandcamp.com/album/inland-islands
"Fires" written by David Ramirez - please purchase the original version: davidramirez.bandcamp.com/album/american-soil

Cover Photo: Pawel Pacholec "Cars lights on London street by night", made available under Creative Commons.
Original Photo: www.flickr.com/photos/pawel_pacholec/11011885333

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Thom Lyons Portland, Oregon

Thom Lyons is a singer songwriter born and raised in London who, in 2011, packed a suitcase and a guitar and traveled some 5000 miles to start a new life in the beautiful city of Portland Oregon
Employing a combination of beautifully crafted songs and a staggering voice that can jump from a weathered baritone to a soaring falsetto, Thom has been winning over audiences on both sides of the Atlantic
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Track Name: Easier To Leave [Demo]
I don’t miss you like I should
You see I found another
Thought it would be harder
Don’t let me be misunderstood
You know I’ll love you always
I just don’t need you that way

I’ll admit there was a time
When I thought that you and me
Would be all that I’d need
Now I have to draw a line
You see I used to call you home
Now you’re just a place I come from

I still remember what you mean to me
But when you show what’s hiding underneath
You just make it easier
Easier to leave

I guess it’s still just early days
Maybe I’ll come back running
Take back all I’m saying
But this heavy heart can’t take the weight
It is so hard to understand
How can I love you when there’s blood on your hands?

I still remember what you mean to me
But when you show what’s hiding underneath
You just make it easier
Easier to leave

I’ve come a long long way
And when I look back I remember why I’m leaving

I don’t miss you like I should
You see I found another
Thought it would be harder
Don’t let me be misunderstood
You know I’ll love you always
I just don’t need you that way
Track Name: Nashville [Tyler Lyle Cover]
I've been killing time
I've been killing time
With my paperbacks and my box of wine
I've been killing time

'Cause our hearts are too big
Our hearts are too big
To try and fit it in my head
Our hearts are too big

Well I forget the dates and facts
But I remember Nashville til I die
I might forget the pattern of your dress
I haven't yet but I might
The world spins without our permisison
We can hold our breath and keep on wishin
Or we can take it for a ride

Yeah it's alright
You know it's alright
You kiss my lips and you changed your mind
But it's alright

'Cause the sun is high
Oh the sun is high
And the sky is blue and the world is white
And the sun is high

I've only known two teachers in my life
One is summer and one is fall
All these statues in my mind
They cannot stand against that drunken cannonball
But the world spins without our permission
We can hold our breath and keep on wishin
Or we can take it for a ride

When the brown returns to the leaves
I feel all that's written inside of me
When this world becomes too much to hold
Let it go

They say that time takes time
So I take my time
With my paperbacks and my box of wine
I take my time
Track Name: Fires [David Ramirez Cover]
Looks like you got me where you want me
So go ahead and roll up your web
The best things in life are hard to come by
But sometimes the best things come from accidents

When days are dark darling remember
My love for you won't go away
I almost lost you last september
And my heart still has yet to forgive me

Is it just me, Am I seeing things?
Or does the way we breathe make perfect sense?
I could start fires with what I feel for you
The sun could fade out and we'd see it through

You have a beauty like no other
A confidence that brings me fear
If I compare myself too long I might just run away
But you have a grace that keeps me here

Is it just me, Am I seeing things?
Or does the way we breathe make perfect sense?
I could start fires with what I feel for you
The sun could fade out and we'd see it through

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