The St Illtud's Sessions

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Gone gone Only stones stand Where we once belonged Gone Only stones stand Where we once belonged Gone Gone
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Hanging On 04:42
Hanging On I don’t know how I don’t know why I just can’t explain it My tummy flips My facade slips And suddenly I’m hanging on to you I'm hanging on to you Hanging on to you You say you still believe in tomorrow Hanging onto you Best I can do And maybe I’ll believe in tomorrow She’s over there Without a care Carefully constructing She says it’s like a pen First it’s your friend And then it consumes you Consumes you And she is hanging on Hanging on She says she wants to believe in tomorrow Keeps her hanging on Best she can do And maybe she’ll believe in tomorrow He’s left behind In a world He said he didn’t see He didn’t it coming Stiff upper lip It starts to crumble And suddenly he is hanging on He is hanging on Hanging on He says he wants to believe in tomorrow Keeps him hanging on Best he can do And maybe he’ll believe in tomorrow Keeps us hanging on Hanging on And maybe we’ll believe in tomorrow by Bel Blue
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'In The Shadowland' If something good can come from this Maybe even something strong If something beautiful is born Maybe we can carry on If you’ve got something to say Your gonna say it anyway Gonna it say anyway Chorus And all around the sound the sound, the sound of voices ring In the shadowland the Nightingale Verse 2 People hang their heads down low Eyes in a daze You say my songs so sweet today But you never heard it anyway Never heard it anyway The storm bell rings out loud But fades far away Fades far away And all around the sound the sound the sound of voices ring In the shadowland the nightingale Queen In the shadowland the Nightingale sings If something good can come from this Maybe even something strong If something beautiful is born Maybe we can carry on by Bel Blue
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Bells ring out Crows call Buildings will fall But living stones stand tall Hold the stories of all Living stones Stories old
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Lost Girls 04:55
Lost Girls We where always the last ones out of the village pub We’d follow the higgledy path down to the sea Your the only one who was really brave enough To open your arms to the darkness in me All you ever really wanted to be Was a good friend, to the lost girl in me But too much wine got in our way And we drank a real good friendship away I used to lie in your bath for hours You’d light candles dream of stars And Listen to my stories and tales No sense of time, or place or fear Like a mother’s ears You listened, you listened And poured the wine And all you ever really wanted from me was to be a friend, to the lost girl you see And all I wanted from you Was to be a friend, to the woman I knew It’s been some years since I drank wine For fear of losing my mind And fear of going to that place But I go back from time to time Too two lost girls sipping wine By a Ceredigion kissing gate All I ever wanted from you was to be a friend, to the woman I knew All you ever really wanted to be Was a good friend, to the lost girl in me. by Bel Blue
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Tea By The Sea If our mothers could see us now Cooking tea by the sea Spending hours uncovering What trust What trust really means Oh won’t you let me in I’ll take you back to where we can begin Oh and if I let you in Will you take me back Take me back To where we begin Spending hours discussing Letting our secrets spill out Learning to live with the fears Learning to live Learning to live To live with doubts Oh if you let me in I’ll take you back, to where we can begin Oh and if I let you in Will you take me back Take back me back To where we begin ‘Cause days like these When ancient valleys, come crumbling to the sea ‘Cause days like these They take us back Take us back To where trust needs to be, to be It’s not the years that really matter But those we hold dear And with a little understanding We can let go Let go, of so much fear Oh won’t you let me in I’ll take you back to where we can begin Oh if I let you in Will you take my trust And take me back To where we begin Where we begin If our mothers could see us now by Bel Blue
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Willow Wye 03:30
Willow Wye Maybe in a year or two We’ll know We’ll know where this thing goes Sit down on the river bank with me Sit down and we will see Look at how the willow falls into the Wye Wondering where we go Look at how the swallow flies Wonder where she goes Let’s forget about the things we’ve done And about the things we’ve said Sit down on the riverbank with me Sit down and watch the setting sun Look at how the willow falls into the Wye Wondering where we go Look at how the swallow flies Wonder where she goes Only the river knows Look at how the swallow flies into the sky Wonder where she goes Look at how the willow falls into the Wye Only the river knows Only the river knows Open up your heart to what can be Whisper quietly to the willow tree Then lie down in the meadow bank with me We’ll listen to the river as she sings downstream Look at how the willow falls into the Wye Wondering where we go Look at how the swallow flies Only the river knows Only the river knows Only the river knows
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Capel Celyn 02:14
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The Stones 02:48
The Stones Gone gone Only stones stand Where we once belonged Gone Only stones stand Where we once belonged Gone Gone Bells ring out Crows call Buildings will fall But living stones stand tall Hold the stories of all Living stones Stories old by Bel Blue & Kevs Ford

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Recordings from The Galilee Chapel, St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major, Wales
Released on World Mental Health Day, any profits from the EP will be gratefully donated to the mental health charity - PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide - papyrus-uk.org

‘The St Illtud’s Sessions’ are a collection of songs by musicians Bel Blue and Kevs Ford recorded in The Galilee Chapel at St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major. The project evolved from playing at the monthly open mic in St Illtuds and conversations with Canon Edwin Counsell which led to an invite to record in the remarkable space. The EP is a result of those sessions.

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released October 10, 2019

Produced by Kevs Ford and Bel Blue

All Songs written by Bel Blue and Kevs Ford

Bel Blue (tracks2,3,5,6) Ford/Blue (tracks 8/11) Kevs Ford (track 10)

Bel Blue - vocals, acoustic guitar (track 2,3,5,6,11)
Kevs Ford - classical guitar, keys, erhu, melodica (track 5,8,10,11)
Peter Rosser - guitar (track 3)

Photography - Jack Constable CD Artwork – AJ Constable

Massive thanks to family, friends and everyone involved in the project; Canon Edwin Counsell, the community at Llanilltud, Kevs Ford, Peter Rosser, Jack Constable, Andy Constable, Lucy Jane Purrington, Philippa Irving, Juliette Bell-Salter, Peter Cronin, Teena & Mel and everyone at the St Illtud’s Open Mic. Thank you for your generosity of spirit and support, may music continue to heal and connect us.

In memory of friends and family and for everyone affected by mental health

If you need support now call Samaritans on 116 123.

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