Stephen Smith – Part 3 – Stop Standing Still – 2014

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Stop Standing Still

Stop Standing Still Tracklisting

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Stop Standing Still released December 2014.

Stephen’s long awaited 2nd album “Stop Standing Still’, was released 3 years after his debut album.
“Stop Standing Still” continues where the previous album left off, fading and soaring in tempo and hears Stephen singing his songs about love, freedom, politics and modern life.

Track listing for “Stop Standing Still”:

1. Hope Video
1a. Hope
2. One Day
3. This Is Pop
4. Standing Down the Pier Head
5. Troubadour
6. Dear Mr. Cameron
7. When the Fire’s Gone Out
7a. When the Fire’s Gone Out Video
8. Up the Revolution
9. Horses
10. The Day That Justice Comes
10a. The Day That Justice Comes Video

Tracks from “Stop Standing Still” LP

Singer/songwriter Stephen Smith wrote this song after watching the Scot Williams play ‘Hope’. Inspired by the concept of the play Stephen wrote the song the following day! Thanks to JK for production and thanks to Stem for his co-writing with the music. And a big thanks to Amelia for her portrayal of ‘Hope’! The track is from the abum “Stop Standing Still” released December 2014.

I don’t know why I couldn’t be with you, I feel I could have been with you.
And I can’t justify the emptiness I feel or my reasons to believe.

I close my I eyes but the light don’t fade

I can’t seem to find the paths that lead unto my place or the words I long to say.
And I, I can’t defy, this intoxicating fear that one day I’ll still be here!

I close my eyes but the light don’t fade

If I should answer that call
If I should open that door
should i rise, should i fall
she’s the ray that is hope
if I should tell her my dreams
should I know how that feels
to be true to myself
she’s the ray that is hope

I close my eyes but the light don’t fade

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Anti-X Factor, anti-pop pop song

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Song about keeping your chin up when life’s a bit shit!

Political, satirical, reggae!

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Song about the Miners strike in the 80s.

Penned by singer/songwriter Stephen Smith about the UK riots 2011.

Brilliant song written by my good friend and producer John Kettle (Merry Hell/Tansads).

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Dedicated to all those who never returned home from Hillsborough and those who have taken part in the fight for justice. YNWA x

we have waited far too long
waiting for a day to dawn,
a day that brings us hope
one day the justice bell will toll.
for those who didn’t come back home
their loved one’s beg the truth be told,
for which they’ve had to fight
too many years to find out why.
and that fight will go on until the day that justice comes.

boys in blue stand looking on
whilst heroes fight to save their own,
and those who know no shame
conspire to let them take the blame.
and all those bloody lies
i wonder how they sleep at night.
and still the fight goes on!

a city weeps for those who’ve gone,
all tribes and colours now become one.
we hold our loved one’s close,
but for the grace of god they go.
we hold our loved one’s close,
but for the grace of god they go.

we have waited far too long
waiting for a day to dawn,
a day that brings us hope
one day the justice bell will toll.
And this fight will go on
until the day that justice comes.

jft96

Dedicated to Anne Williams and all those who have spent the past 24 years fighting for Justice.

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Licenses:

Standard YouTube Licence
SoundCloud Terms of Use

Original recordings, videos, artworks etc. are copyright of their respective songwriters/performers/publishers/artists or whatever is applicable to that particular work with All rights reserved.

References/Links
All links accessed and working on 23 October 2017.

Stephen Smith Official website
CD Baby
iTunes
ReverbNation
YouTube
SoundCloud
Stephen Smith Facebook page

Related: Laura James and the Kadavors

This article was created, compiled and produced by Barry Grady with major contributions by Stephen Smith.

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