Love Run

by The Amazing Devil

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royalelephant Love Run hooked me so thoroughly to this band. And Madeleine's voice. Favorite track: Pray.
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takara1996 I started listening to The Amazing Devil with the release of The Horror and the Wild and it couldn’t have come into my life at a better time. Artists, songs, and albums that come into your life at times when you need them the most have the propensity to stay with you for years afterwards. How an album can be brand new in your life yet feel achingly familiar is beyond me, but I am blessed to have been able to experience such an occurrence. Favorite track: Pray.
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jlecoffre0330 Dear heavens, dear hearts... Joey & Madeleine craft music in magical and unforgettable ways. Do your life a favor and listen to everything they’ve made. #fairylightsandfire Favorite track: Two Minutes.
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1.
O let the world come at you, love, Like distant toms a-drumming. Love, run! A song you know's begun O let the earth a-tumble, love, And humble you withal, Keep running. It’s up to you now, Up to you now love to Run, love run For all the things you’ve done Run for all the things that drum Run for all those pages thumbed Love run, love run For all the things you wished you’d done Run for all you know that’s coming Run to show that love’s worth running to
2.
King 04:39
1: I’ll keep the king When you are gone away Into darkness and howling I’ll keep him from drowning As our boat is untethered from the dock I’ll keep the king Keep him safe at bay I’ll keep him safe from the dark things that wait In that house at the top of the rock In that house at the top of the rock There’ve been times I know I’ll stand up up up at the bow And the waves of our bodies and the smell of our follies Rips into the bark of my bones You fumble through the dark However wide and deep and far my dear The waves made of fingers and the madness that lingers Rips into the bark of our bones And let the sea birds cry I’ll let the sea birds cry Chorus: I’ll keep the king I’ll keep the king I’ll keep him safe from the dark things that wait In that house at the top of the rock 2: I’ll smile as I climb the stairs (to the light) To the light that you keep burning there (all hell) And our muscles that are waltzing and our shadows that are bold sing Come rip up the flesh of my fears 1: I know your fingernails are the colour of rust (come back) And your veins are empty of dust (but our voices) Both: But our voices collide with each howl of the tide Singing all hell and its fire waits for us And let the sea birds cry I’ll let the sea birds cry Chorus And let the sea birds cry I’ll let the sea birds cry/ 2: /The wind and its shackles, the old fishers tackles The sea and its waters, every unwanted daughter Every moon in the sky Every promise and lie 1: /All that matters Is that you’re here All that matters Both: All hell And it’s fire Waits for us Chorus
3.
1: So we’re at this shindig everything’s going on they’re so filthy rich Comparing oil rigs, how their girlfriend’s new car is so kitsch Hanging off the chandeliers, their daughters are scoring with the auctioneers And the oldies at the back try their best to hack their way out with the gardener’s pruning shears/ /And they’re discussing champagne The latest and greatest lame campaign, and how their brothers own shares one Day it’ll make them millionaires, you see this girl, she Looks like she crawled out the lost and found She pulls right up to my ear and says Whatever you do don’t turn 2:/ Love its a game Champagne’s the main course A million stairs and a million stares Unfurl my wings My fall makes no sound here Don’t turn around dear Don’t turn Chorus: Roundabouts and washing lines We do each other's laundry in our hearts sometimes Come back Come back We don’t have time to fuck around Abouts and washing lines We do each others laundry in our hearts sometimes Come back Come back we don’t have time to fuck around/ 1: /Only one not wearing cufflinks, only one not begging to buy her drinks Watching the clocks and Do you think she even knows I bought my shoes from oxfam And they’re telling jokes Got that one about two men in a tent Laughs out loud at mine do you like my accent like my accent And I’ll watch her ruin her life and dye her hair bright colours Become someone’s wife Forget the girl that she once was And I’ll sit by Cocktail gripped in a shaking hand thinking what the hell went wrong cos we had this planned Had it all planned 2: /On the brink Though we’ll drink Yes I do even know you bought your shoes from oxfam Watch me choke at your bad joke There’s no fucking way you’re from southend I’m no one’s wife strife All those fellas Only scarecrow left in oz I’ll cry sail to foreign lands The best laid plans had it all planned Chorus 1: It’s getting late Look a complete and utter state She pops out the blue and says Both: Doesn’t matter mate See this girl she’s been around Bet you a pound She pulls right up to my ear and says Both: Whatever you do Don’t turn 'round/ 1: /My entire life it’s running away too fast Watching everyone I’ve ever loved walk past Never really quite getting the knack of Knowing no one will not Ever come back for you 2: /My whole life It won’t last Merry make me love forget the past I’m not telling but you can fuck off if no one will come back for you Come back for you Chorus 1: /So we’re at this shindig everything’s going on so filthy rich Comparing oil rigs how their girlfriend’s new car is so kitsch Hanging off the chandeliers their daughters are scoring with the auctioneers And the oldies at the back They’re at the back And we can hear their cheers 2: /So we’re at this shindig everything's going on they’re all bewitched I’m drinking horlicks and my friends are telling me I’m pissed Put up one hell of a fight ‘gainst all my sins and the candlelight And don’t turn round Darling
4.
Shower Day 04:27
Leave the room but you get trapped in the lift Got a headache that just won’t shift Would have stayed if you’d had asked But instead you just walk past Maybe sure I’m out of my depth I can’t dance but I just can’t accept that Never say how much you missed her, or That you kissed her sister Chorus: You’re the one who told me my hair looked better black You’re the one who told me to never look back You’re the one who asked me if I’m feeling ok I said I’m fine Its just a sitting down in the shower day Leave the room but you get caught in the rain Know you should love him but its such a pain Would have stayed if you’d had asked But instead you just walk away Walk around all nonchalant We’ll wear our eyeliner if we want Never say you missed her Or that you snogged her sister Chorus You’re the one who told me to never look back You’re the one who told me to never look back Well I’m looking back and looking back And looking back and looking back at you So for chrissake just say something Chorus
5.
Elsa's Song 02:41
I can hear the cannons calling    As though across a dream           And I can smell the smoke of hell        In every stitch and seam          And like flowers, the bodies tumble        Around this muddied lot               I cannot hear them scream            ‘Forget me not.’                  Your voice it carries over                The hubbub and the hum           And it paints the sky and circles high       Like the beating of a drum           You will scream ‘I won’t forget you’       But I’ll cover my cold ears           It cannot be a lie               If no-one hears. Cos although you say good day to me      I know I don’t belong                    And although you hold my hand and say    ‘I love you’, you are wrong.                 Because love does not exist here            In this garden there’s no feeling            And you say the words so often             That I barely know the meaning            And when all the flowers are rotten         And all the cannons shot                    I’ll scream, but you won’t hear                ‘Forget me not’                        And in years to come you’ll wander To the place up on our hill And then you’ll cry to our painted sky ‘I loved her then, I love her still’. And you’ll strew some sage and lilies , And roses where I rot Of all the flowers you picked, I knew you would forget Forget-me-nots.
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Pray 05:17
My eyes are made of winter and these hands I hold are skin and bone Oh oh Our bedsheets thrown, the meals gone cold I know you, I know you of old Oh oh Pray for me oh children pray for what I’ve I’ve I’ve I’ve done I’ll haunt the very wrinkles of your skin I’ll run from this, I’ll run until I begin to understand What holy men really mean when they speak of sin Chorus: Oh oh Pray for me cos I won’t pray for you Oh oh Pray for me cos I won’t pray for you If you knew all that I’d done The words that shone are all but gone Oh oh The hearts I’ve broken, the minds I've woken Sweet nothings are screamed not spoken Oh oh God made all man in his image Honey I’m I’m I’m no man I’m what’s left when children go to war Run from you, I’ll run until I begin to understand What holy men really mean when they speak of sand and sons and seams and symphonies and  sweat and sex and sin Chorus Pray for me oh children pray for what I’ve I’ve I’ve I’ve undone I cannot sleep if all you do is cry Pray for me, I’ll run until I begin to understand What holy men really mean when they speak of all that’s been and all that won’t And all you do and don’t And why you cannot sleep for sighing Why womanhood is more than crying I’m stronger now than you have ever known The cracks you made I fill with mortar A broken pot can still hold water Symphonies and sweat and sex mean nothing when you are obsessed With sin and soil and strength and song and all the words that came out wrong and him. Chorus
7.
1: Why so sad he says And his eyes say don’t you know that its not all about you anyway Come and play love come and play Always so sad Want some pancakes why you wearing all that make up Its daylight again and you look like I’ve failed you Did you tell them about the time we met little miss You’ll love the way I tell it And I’ll yell it from the rooftops for you He says Why so sad he says Why you try so hard just relax and come to bed with me Come laugh at boots and stripes and how Every time we watch netflix we spend two hours deciding what to watch on netflix And me wearing your clothes Just to surprise you when you come home all tired Of those wankers that you serve all night I love you don’t say anything just thank you missy for being in my life why are you sad He says Let’s try and fit into the same pair of stretchy old track pants and just roll around inside each other for three whole days We’ll make our christmas decorations out of toilet roll tubes and tinfoil He says Both: You’re going too fast You’ll burn up soon 1: I’ll make a hundred paper planes To decorate our tiny room I’ve even learned to cook Just stop staring at the moon That’s why I put up fairy lights. Just to distract you. And stop listening to the Smiths Both: I don’t know how to reach you when you get like this I’ve been waiting for you to come home I don’t know how to reach you when you get like this I’ve been waiting for you to come home 1: He says Why so sad Why won’t you let me follow in your footsteps as you trek into that underground world What’s that hold that the big dark king of nothing has got on you my girl Why do you go down Those stairs to that green dark cave Where there’s only faces of the unfamous dead Full of people just pretending to be brave Why so much make up You don’t need it you’re so beautiful to me Missy Both: You don’t see daylight anymore Something’s sucking out your core and it’s so boring 1: It’s so boring it’s so boring it’s boring its so boring its so boring its so boring its so boring etc To see you tired all the time Why won’t you just tell them all to fuck off love and be mine Why so sad I’m here and I’m alive Stop making up death wishes just take my life line He says Or at least that’s a cliche to represent what he meant 2: swhat I meant 1: Why won’t you believe I love you if I’m not hurting you he says Can’t you see that I’m enough for you but you don’t want me to be Cos that means you’ll actually have to be content Both: I don’t know how to reach you when you get like this I’ve been waiting for you to come home I don’t know how to reach you when you get like this I’ve been waiting for you to come home Why so why so sad 1:/Stop asking why I’m sad just know its enough to know I’m sad 2: /If I am good will you come back If I’m good will you come back 1: Yeah, but why. Yeah, but why. Why. Why. he says said Wish I’d said. cos if I’d said then maybe you’d still be snuggled here in my bed. Watching netflix. And now i can’t. Cos you changed the password. When you left
8.
1: Fuck you He Said 2: Fuck You She Said Both: Fuck You they said As they threw their threads from their wedding bed We’ll talk about this tomorrow 1: In the backwards of the world In the wings unfurled twirl In the upside down frown of the dark On the tippy toe tin rooftops In the vodka drama thriftshops It’s there we’ll make our mark It starts off like a pin prick A trick of the light oil slick Then grows to the size of your hand Turns you outside in Cigar burns and scar skin Ripping bone and nail and gland But your blood does not bleed red no more 2:It’s whiter than the sun burns, its bright with every hum From within this gaping wound of ours Both: A new us has begun. A new us has begun. A new us has begun 2: Can’t we just talk about this Both: Tomorrow Chorus: Both: Oh light me a new york torch my boys Oh light me a new york torch my boys Oh watch the fire surprise surprise burn up and up into those skies Oh light me a new york torch my boys 1: Tear me up and burn me up and rip me up and leave your Hand on the wall as you go Both: Blood’s pouring like martini Graffiti sweet bikini Is that what you think of me now no no no 1: Are you god or devil, ghost dishevelled Childhood friend or drunken revel I cannot stop I’m bleeding out for you You angel heart you monster oh Some godforsaken prospero Your feathers and your paws Your hell for leather applause You dance on tables, endless labels Are you cain cos i’m not abel Your bastard lasting nightbus asking What’s the everlasting fable Both: I cannot find the words to keep you I cannot find the words to keep you 2: But your blood does not bleed red no more 1: It’s brighter than the sun burns, its whiter with every hum Both: From within this gaping wound of ours A new us has begun a new us has begun a new us has begun 1: Can’t we just talk about this Both: Tomorrow Chorus
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Two Minutes 05:04
1: It’s like all the wallpaper inside my heart Is slowly slowly peeling off And I’m showing All the stains and things They wrote on the wall before We’ve left all the blinking lights and shouting behind us now and I’ll stare at you As you stare as you stare right back at the sky Chorus: Give me two damn minutes and I’ll be fine Give me two damn minutes and I’ll be fine These hands are growing old They’re running out of things to hold Give me two damn minutes and I’ll be fine 2: If you knew /All that I’d done The hearts I’ve Broken Sweet nothings Are screamed not Spoken 1: If there was /one place I could be right now I’d be standing there between you and him And I’ll fight you both, fight you both for the rest of my life long days But today we ripped it off, we ripped it off, we showed the world that we exist Never really liked the pattern that much on the wallpaper so anyway Chorus 2: I can hear the children calling as though across the bar I can hear the children calling Both: If I’m good will you come back If I’m good will you come back If I’m good will you come back To us If I’m good will you come back If I’m good will you come back If I’m good will you come back To us 1: Chorus
10.
Not Yet 1: It seems To me That you can’t /sleep 2: /By hook or by crooked look give me land One fist holds a lighter the other your hand The oh’s of your screams still echo in yer dreams I’ll point you steer and we’ll rip up the map by the /seams 1: It /seems oh it seems To me That you You can’t sleep/ 2: /Grab the stroud and we’ll roar to the clouds come and get us And the wind picks up up up and I’ll never let you Down it’s time to fight don’t be yellow bellied Hold the bar at Hurley's hurly burly's give em hell give em /hell 1: but I /held your hand As you shook in the middle of the night Without waking you said Both: Not yet not yet Not yet not yet Not yet not Chorus: 1: Sing me awake with a song about pirates And I will try to harmonise Both: And sip the sunlight from your eyes Oh sing me awake With all the things we’ll do today But instead we’ll build a den Out of pillows and get drunk again 1: Cos everyone knows sex is better when you’re Unemployed It seems oh it seems To me That you You can’t dance For shit 2: Where is god ma Where’s the vodka If my old mum could see me now Oh how she’d howl she’d /howl 1: hold my hand As you shook in the middle of the night Without waking you said Both: Not yet not yet Not yet not yet Not yet not yet Not yet not yet Not yet not yet Not yet not yet not yet not Chorus Breakdown 1&2: I cannot find the words to keep you It cannot be a lie if no one hears Let the seabirds Don’t turn 'round He says Love Run 2: O let the world come at you, love, Like distant toms a-drumming. Love, run! The song you know's begun, O let the earth a-tumble, love, And humble you withal, Keep running. It’s up to you now, Up to you now love to Chorus: (Love) Run, love run For all the things you’ve done Run for all the things that drum Run for all those pages thumbed Love run, love run For all the things we wished we’d done Run from all you know that’s coming Run to show that love’s worth running to 1: Let foul men band and heed your hum For that ancient hymn you heard me strumming? Is nought but fumble-falls and guns And tumbleweeds. Love, run! It's nought that rum won't solve Though some would harm you, none - not one - no none Will raise to you a hand nor thumb Both: Not while by you I stand and hum Both: Chorus 2: All that matters Is that you're here All that matters O let the land come at you, love, With all it's sand and sin, a-singing. A song you once knew well's begun, Run until your lungs are numb. Now let the earth a-tumble, love, And humble you withal, keep running. It's not from what we run that drums, But what's to come, what’s to come Both: Chorus

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released June 27, 2016

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Written, performed and produced by Joey Batey & Madeleine Hyland
Special thanks to Matthew Twaites and David Ricardo-Pearce
Engineered by Matthew Twaites
Mastered by Teitur Ārnason

Dedicated to Teitur Ārnason, 1983 - 2016

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The Amazing Devil London, UK

The Amazing Devil is a dramatic, lyrical alt-folk band formed by Joey Batey and Madeleine Hyland. They released their debut album Love Run in 2016 to considerable acclaim ('a masterpiece’ - FATEA, 'the best thing I have heard this year’ - For Folk's Sake).

In 2019, Madeleine and Joey recorded their second studio album - The Horror and the Wild - which was released in February 2020.
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