Live in the UK, Part I

by Dan Masterson

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Selected highlights recorded live during the first half of Dan Masterson's 2011 Summer Tour.

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released July 16, 2011

Words and Music by DAN MASTERSON
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Dan Masterson is a Boston-based performing songwriter with dynamic vocal presence, unusual songwriting intuition, and captivating performance energy. While drawing on his country and singer-songwriter roots, Dan seeks to push the boundaries of piano-centric pop and rock. ... more

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Track Name: The Distance (Live in Cardiff)
VERSE
And it will be a while
Until your eyes meet mine again
Separated by miles and miles
But it’s the distance that will get us in the end

We will pack our bags
Load up our cars and hit the road
There’s only so many days
But still so many miles to go

CHORUS
And this is our departure
For another life
Though it may be harder
On the other side
And we’ll toss and turn for a week or two
Til’ we get used to our new beds
But it’s the distance that will get us in the end

VERSE
And it will be a long long time
Before we all come back to see
Everything that we left behind
But I guess it’s the way this has to be

Cause there are only so many days that we can live our lives
And our bodies can only be in one place at a time

CHORUS
This is our departure
For another life
Though it may be harder
On the other side
And we’ll toss and turn for a week or two
Til’ we get used to our new beds
But it’s the distance that will get us...

BRIDGE
May the wind be always by your side
And the stars above always be your guide
And when you look at them know that I’ll be looking too
But I probably won’t be thinking of you now

CHORUS
'Cause this is our departure
For another life
Though it may be harder
On the other side
And we’ll toss and turn for a week or two
Til’ we get used to our new beds
But it’s the distance that will get us in the end
Track Name: Castles (Live in Bristol)
As a child you’d sit by the ocean building your castles from sand,
They’d seem to extend past the palm trees but then
They’d all wash away
They’d all wash away

And oh, oh, oh. Can you feel it now?
Oh, oh, oh. As they come crashing down.

As a child you’d sit by the fire building your castles from blocks
They’d seem to extend to the ceiling but then
They’d all fall away
They’d all fall away

And oh, oh, oh. Can you feel it now?
Oh, oh, oh. As they come crashing down.

The saltwater foam pours through every tower
And the last block you placed was just slightly off center
And now they’re slipping away

And oh, oh, oh. Can you feel it now?
Oh, oh, oh. As they come crashing down.

And the castles you’re building with me
Will inevitably cease to be
When you and I both have grown old
But that’s how it’s supposed to be.
Track Name: See Them Still (Live in London)
VERSE
The time flies by, I say good bye
To good times that we had
For four whole years, I’ve held back tears
Through good times and through bad

My friends move onto better things
But somehow I look back
At all the things that we had done
But it’s a fact

CHORUS
I wish that I could see them still, every single day
And relive memories that we had of times we joked and played
Going to the movies, hanging out and parties left and right
But that’s all gone. I’ll just move on and hope I bring some light to the world.

VERSE
The time flies by, I say good bye
To good times that we had
For four whole years, I’ve held back tears
Through good times and through bad

My friends still keep in touch sometimes
But it’s just not the same
As when we saw each other in school
Everyday

CHORUS
I wish that I could see them still, every single day
And relive memories that we had of times we joked and played
Going to the movies, hanging out and parties left and right
But that’s all gone. I’ll just move on and hope I bring some light to the world.

CHORUS
I wish that I could see them still, every single day
And relive memories that we had of times we joked and played
Going to the movies, hanging out and parties left and right
But that’s all gone. I’ll just move on and hope I bring some light to the world.
Track Name: Lovers for a Year (Live in Oxford)
VERSE
At ten fifty-three on a Saturday night
I sat aboard a train
Reading The History of Love in an empty car
Knowing I'd never be the same.

VERSE
At ten fifty-seven I thought back to the heaven
That was when I was with her,
And I listened to my mind where her voice played for a time
Until I couldn't make out the words.

CHORUS
We were lovers for a year,
But I loved her long before.
She knew every bit of me.
I knew every bit of her,
And every day I loved her more.

VERSE
At eleven thirteen I smiled at the thought
That we were still on good terms
After the cheating and the lying and the hurting and the crying.
It was a lesson that we learned.

VERSE
At eleven eighteen I wrote the lesson on a page:
That love is stronger than will,
And the faint attempts at hate were just a way to mediate
The hole we thought we had to fill.

CHORUS
We were lovers for a year,
But I loved her long before.
She knew every bit of me.
I knew every bit of her,
And every day I loved her more.

VERSE
At eleven twenty-five with just one stop till I arrived
Back on campus for the night
I knew our love would still be strong until the both of us were gone,
Cause we had given up the fight.

CHORUS
We were lovers for a year,
But I loved her long before.
She knew every bit of me.
I knew every bit of her,
And every day I loved her more.

Still every day I love her more.
Track Name: Jack and Jill (Live in Cardiff)
VERSE
Jack and Jill could never climb the hill in the first place
And they never would say what the water was for
Well Jill never thought she’d ever see his face again
But then one day her Jack came back from the war
And knocked on her door

VERSE
Jill was happy with the life she had created
A lovesick girl can only hold out for a while
Since Jack was gone so long, she was sure he hadn’t made it
And she cried and cried for months before she began to smile

CHORUS?
Oh Jack, Jack, Jack. Don’t take this the wrong way, no.
Oh Jack, Jack, Jack. I just thought I was alone.

VERSE
The knock became a tumbling fall a few years later
As the marriage fell to burning pieces, igniting the two
Jill was as frightened by the whole situation as
Jack was shocked to find that Jill had found someone new
And they didn’t know what to do

BRIDGE
So in a last ditch effort to quell the flames
They fled up the hill and pled for rain
But the well was too high and too far away
And the rain they called for never came
With or without the pail, it’s all the same
They fell back down, alone again.

CHORUS
Oh Jack, Jack, Jack. Don’t take this the wrong way, no.
Oh Jack, Jack, Jack. I just thought I was alone.

Jack and Jill could never climb the hill in the first place
Track Name: Father Time (Live in London)
VERSE
I watch the clock and check my watch
Where am I going?
Is there somewhere I’m supposed to be
Or something I should be doing?
I sit inside as the day goes by
And there goes Father Time again.

VERSE
The sun comes down gently on my neck
As I recall I’m living freely
At fifteen there is all the time in the world
Is there really?

CHORUS
Father Time, here I am.
Father Time, here I am.
I don’t know where to go from here.

VERSE
The snow begins to fall at night
Frozen in motion.
I watch my baby brother’s eyes
As wide as the ocean.
I sit inside as the day goes by
And there goes Father Time again.

There he goes
He won’t answer me now.

BRIDGE
Whoa, whoa.
Father Time.
Whoa, whoa.
There he goes.
There he goes.

CHORUS
Father Time, here I am.
Father Time, here I am.
I don’t know where to go from here, whoa.

Father Time, here I am.
Father Time, here I am.
I don’t know where to go from here.