Trial and Error

by Luke Nyman

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1.
Paper flies in my soup Face booked news, keep your chin-up Feel the tearing of the page Now the bard has flown this cage Trial and error Through flame and feather Who dictates the turn of weather Twist the boat, snap the tether The body breaks - the spirit's free We're left behind in the gravity Trial and error Through flame and feather Oh, Trial and error Through flame and feather Fathom the weight Drawing our shadows Waiting on wings To join the sun's travels Trial and error Through flame and feather We come together and join together and sing together and end together
2.
War of Love 02:59
Can't see the clock behind The flowers you bought were kind Just hear the ticking, know that it's there Behind the flowers, Know that you.. Care, care, care Love me if you dare, dare, dare Call your armies - prepare, prepare For the war of love If you dare You stroke my head in bed When i'm gone - not alive nor dead Attend this wounded soldier's crib This soldier who you crippled with... Care, care, care Love me if you dare, dare, dare Call your armies - prepare, prepare For the war of love If you dare Stride With the pride That fights Inside … still pops up Care, care, care Love me if you dare, dare, dare Call your armies - prepare, prepare For the war of love If you dare
3.
The Sea 04:26
Sand Beneath my feet I walk Along the beach Talk Street Walk Feet Feel The heat I see the sea I see the sea Wind Against my cheeks Salt Between my teeth Sand in my hair & in my shoes Oh, I bruise Against the rocks Against the rocks Against the rocks I see the sea I see the sea Alone Over rocks Little crabs Scuttle fast Fish Swim in the sea, in the sea in the sea, in the sea in the sea, in the sea I see the sea I see the sea And it sees me I see the sea I see the sea
4.
Horse 03:38
My horse has broken down In the middle of the road The flies are buzzing 'round And it feels so cold Inside My house is burning down The rhythm's up in smoke Somebody call a policeman 'Cos this is no joke Fire Fire Hey, you forgot what you wanted to say Any old way The rockets have been launched They're lighting up the sky With blood on my hands I don't know which way to turn Which way, which way to turn Which way, oh which way Fire I'm on fire Fire Never the less
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6.
Can We 03:26
Apologize For calling names As I recall You did the same I think you'll find We're both to blame I'm still mad You can tell I really want to wish you well I can't keep going Through this hell Can we - work this out or tear apart? Will we - heal the wounds or touch the scar? Could we - get to where it doesn't hurt Maybe - we should learn to open up our hearts Could we Maybe “You burned the rice” Well not to me You call me twice Just makes me freeze Can't empathize With the rage in me I don't know just-a-where this comes from Screwed up hurt & blaming someone Pull my clothes on, go for a run Get some air -breath- isn't much fun I can tell For you as well Can we - work this out or tear apart? Will we - heal the wounds or touch the scar? Could we - get to where it doesn't hurt Maybe - we should learn to open up our hearts Could we Maybe We'll see Just don't blame me
7.
There's chalk in the fork in the road where you go off to school to learn rules taught by fools in dark rooms & the chalk says,'just walk walk away from it all Pack your bags Take a cab & get out of this place Cos you don't need chalk boards Or playground fights To get on with your life You make what you make You do what you do You take what you take & fake what you can't You lie when you must You move when you need You carry your heart Strapped here to your sleeve You're walking down roads You never believed Would take you this far Down laughter & grief Sunny days shine & rainy days weep You can't keep awake For falling a sleep Indigo indicates Time to go Face your fate Face the fight Boxing hard and boxing fast Try to make the moment last Don't you realise That this is the great! You make what you make You do what you do You take what you take & fake what you can't You lie when you must You move when you need You carry your heart Strapped here to your sleeve Do you know what you do? Do you even care? With that look on your face That look of dispair You do what you do You make what you make You love what you love & break what you break
8.
This may not make it hurt any less But I tried to do my very best I was there at your every request I don't want to go on beating my chest I soldiered on Through blue & beyond Till I was the only one Standing at the outpost of your empire Wondering what on earth I'm doing here I was stranded at the outpost of your empire Watching my breath freeze in the air Deranged, outrageous Estranged, courageous Migrated, integrated Underestimated what it was doing to me Maybe I was just too easy going I gave more than I ever could get All of the boundaries out there were endless I didn't know it was me who couldn't take this I soldiered on Black, blue & beyond Migrated, integrated Underestimated what it was doing to me Standing on the outpost of your empire Wondering what on earth I'm doing here I was stranded at the outpost of your empire Watching my breath freeze in the air I just heard what you said to me Just heard what you said Don't you think I didn't hear what you said about me I heard it loud and clear
9.
Your house may burn down Your furniture is gone Your prized possessions May leave you forlorn When you can erase Every last trace You'll find home's a feeling Not a place Home's a feeling not a place Home's a feeling not a place What ever you do, don't feel lonely Cos, home's a feeling not a place Not a place Not a place And the grieving process That you're going through Isn't a bad thing Just a natural thing to do When you can erase Every last trace You'll find home's a feeling Not a place Home's a feeling not a place Home's a feeling not a place What ever you do, don't feel lonely Cos, home's a feeling not a place Not a place Not a place Home's a feeling Home's a feeling
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Trial and Error was released in 2013 digitally across the internet, but ony on Bandcamp is the bonus song Chocolate exclusively available.

Listen to the standout tracks The Sea, Make What You Make, & Home (Feeling Not a Place).

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released September 22, 2013

Music, lyrics, arrangements, vocals & instruments by Luke Nyman
keyboards, acoustic ,electric & bass guitars, orchestra & drum samples, recorded sounds on Route 66

Additional musicial friends
Drums - Sacha Daniël 1,4,7,9
Ac guitar - Leendert 2
Congas - Ike So Funky 2
Banjo - Max Vanremmerden 2,3
Harmonica - Mirco 7
Harmony vocal - Hartog 7

Backing Vocals
Hartog 1
Leendert 1,2,3
Max 2
Ike 2,3
Coen 3
The ASG Mens Choir - Brian Neubauer, De As, Leendert, Lucky Fonz, Mirco, Ro Halfhide 10

Production
Recording engineer - Luke Nyman at Lanman Studio
Mixing engineer - Marcel de Rooij at Slapende Hond Studio
Mastering engineer - Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering
Photography & art direction - Delphine Bedel
Graphic design - ttwwoo design agency
Produced by Luke Nyman

Many thanks to all the people who helped on this album, to the Amsterdam Songwriters Guild where I found a "home", and a special thanks to Delphine Bedel

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