The Other Side

by Autumn Dawn Leader

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My deepest gratitude to Amos Parkinson who allowed my music to touch his heart and let his heart reach back, so in being the producer of this album he brought together a work of art that I am so very proud to share, and without him this album would not be. And, his drumming pretty much rocks my world - as well as a few of these songs!

Also thanks to the cosmic Bob Breeze who added his brilliance to a number of tracks and made the whole thing the better for being involved.

Thank you to the lovely Asher Rossell who dropped the bass on a couple of these tracks, adding some young, youthful rhythm.

Thank you to Jamie, for putting up with me, for loving me...for being amazing.

Most of all thank you to those of you who keep believing in me and my music. This is for you.

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released April 9, 2016

All songs written by Autumn Dawn Leader


Lead Vocal: Autumn Dawn Leader
Backing Vocals: Autumn Dawn Leader and Bob Breeze
Keyboard: Autumn Dawn Leader
Lyre: Autumn Dawn Leader
Electric and Acoustic Guitar and Harmonica: Bob Breeze
Bass Guitar: Asher Rossell
Percussion: Amos Parkinson

Production: Amos Parkinson

Photo Artwork by SquarePeg Photography

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Autumn Dawn Leader Loughborough, UK

Autumn is a unique contralto vocalist who has been singing professionally since the age of 4 and writing songs for over 20 years. Her rich voice is versatile and her emotive music is heady and moving; her timeless style is a delight to audiences of all ages. Autumn lives in the UK with her husband and children, making music and dreaming dreams. ... more

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Track Name: Merciless Sun
Merciless Sun rises again
Another night has ended
Merciless sleep from me has fled
My position left undefended
And I wonder how I will cope
With this 'devoidance' of hope

When sunlight reveals the lines on my face
Sunlight reveals the toll
Sunlight reveals the pain and disgrace
And all that time has stolen

Merciless heat upon me again
My weary soul is aching
It burns my mind and unfitting skin
And my sanity's cracked and breaking
And I wonder just how long
I'll still be able to sing my song

When sunlight reveals the lines on my face
Sunlight reveals the toll
Sunlight reveals the pain and disgrace
And all that time has stolen

Merciless sun burning
While the world is turning
And my heart is yearning
To be...
Free
Track Name: Incomprehensible
You want to see me in your light
But I dwell in depths of shadow
You cannot understand my plight
I cannot reach your winsome shallows

Incomprehensible
Incomprehensible

You can't see me in the darkness
While your light it burns my eyes
You don't understand the madness and sadness
I don't grasp your love of life

Incomprehensible
Incomprehensible
Incomprehensible
Incomprehensible

You try to reach me in your language
I answer you in mine
I think what you say is utter nonsense
You think I speak nothing but lies

Incomprehensible
Incomprehensible
Incomprehensible
Incomprehensible

We're at an impasse
No bridge exists between our worlds
And neither one can fathom
The view from the other's eyes

Mmmmmmm

It's incomprehensible
Track Name: Waiting Room
Seems I'm always sitting in the waiting room of life
Staring out the window at the world that is outside
Wondering when my time will come
If I'll ever have my day
Whiling the time away

Doctor, Doctor, can you tell what is wrong?
Can you fix me with this song?

Seems I can't get out of here
And the walls are closing in
The pressure in my head is high
And the air it feels so thing
Will someone call my name, please?
Won't you open up the door?
This room's more like a prison cell
I can't take it anymore

Doctor, Doctor, can you tell me what is wrong?
Can you help me with this song?
Doctor, Doctor, I've been waiting for so long
It hurts when I breathe, and all my strength is gone

Seems like I'm gonna die here in this room - still waiting
Feels like I'll never get out of this room

Doctor, Doctor, I've been hurting for so long
Can you help me end this song?
Doctor, Doctor I have no more words to say
And there are no more chords to play
Track Name: The Other Side
There's a fine line between passion and obsession
Every rule is broken by the exception
Crossing lines and making waves
Blurring lines and riding waves

There's a hope found only in desperation
A holiness found only in temptation
In crossing lines and making waves
Blurring lines and riding waves

And if you want to know where you can find me
I'm not hiding anymore

'Cause there's a truth found only in fiction
A freedom in the midst of the addiction
What appears to be a contradiction
Is simply the other side

And if you want to know where you can find me
You can visit anytime...
I'm on the other side
Riding waves and crossing lines

If you want to know where you can find me
I'm not hiding anymore
You can visit anytime
You'll find me here
Crossing waves and making lines...
Disappear

Yeah, you'll find me here
Track Name: Bottle
I had a bottle full of dreams
I spilled it on the floor
It stained the carpet blue
And it damaged my front door
As it rolled
It crashed and dented
Anything that got into its way

I had a bottle full of dreams
But the bottle got away

Filled it up with other things, I did
Filled it up with wine
Filled it up with more regret
Filled it up with time
Track Name: The Dream
He sees her in the moonlight
She dances in his dreams
He feels her reaching out to him
Calling out his name
Calling

Wake up
I'm waiting for you
Come to me
I cry out to you
Find me now
I'm waiting for you
To wake up
And make the dream come true

Sweet kisses in the moonlight
Embraces in the dark
Together in this moment
In each other's arms
She whispers

Wake up
I'm waiting for you
Come to me
I cry out to you
Find me now
I'm waiting for you
To wake up
And make the dream come true
Track Name: I'm Always Saying Goodbye
Call me by name
Did I ever tell you what it is?
Huh, well, I guess it doesn't matter anyway
But now that I'm here
In the middle of the room
I have something to say

And, it's okay
I tell myself, yeah
It's okay

That you forget me now
That I'm so easy to let go

I'm always saying goodbye...
Before I've said hello

It's lonely tonight
It will be lonelier tomorrow
That's just the way it goes
But now that I'm here
With spotlights and teardrops in my eyes
I'll tell you something you already know

And, I know what you'll say
Yeah, you'll tell me
It's okay

If you forget me now
'Cause I'm so damn easy to let go

I'm always saying goodbye...
Before I've said hello

But it's not okay
It really isn't okay

If you forget me now (don't forget me)
Or that I'm so easy to let go (don't let me go)

I'm always saying goodbye
I'm always saying goodbye
I'm always saying goodbye...
Before I've said hello

Hello...

Goodbye
Track Name: Rose Petals To The Wind
I paint pictures in the air
Colours running everywhere
I throw rose petals to the wind
I'll never see them again

And, I just want a place to lay my head
Never more to rise
Yes, I just want a place to lay my head
Where I will cry no more

I paint pictures in the sky
While the tears blind my eyes
All I know and feel is pain
So my soul sings this refrain

I just want a place to lay my head
Never more to rise
I just want a place to lay my head
Where I will cry no more

Where I will cry no more

Where I will hurt no more
Track Name: Trouble
I see that look in your eye
Like I might be fun to try
Like I might provide you with a little distraction

I see the smile on your face
That you cannot erase
And, I know what you're looking for is satisfaction


You're aiming to misbehave, aren't you?
And, I'll be the trouble you get into


I hear the words you don't say
I know the game that you play
And I'm not under any illusion

It's a lesson we never learned
Play with fire, you're sure to get burned
It was bound to be a foregone conclusion



You're aiming to misbehave, aren't you?
And, I'll be the trouble you'll get into

Yes, I am the trouble you'll get into
Track Name: When All Hours Became Midnight
I used to dance to your tune every night that you played
'Til my feet got tired and my mind got frayed

When all hours became midnight
And I longed to flee away

A rose at my lips prevented me from telling my tale
When I tried to speak, every time I tried I would fail

When all hours becamse midnight
A dark enchantment prevailed

I have learned fairy magic has a very great cost
To your peril you go, to my peril I forgot all I was

When all hours became midnight
I dwelt where all hope was lost
Track Name: This Moment
Tell me a story
And I will sit and listen
Feed me your heartache
I will eat from your hand
Sing me a picture
I can carry in my dreams

All I need is this moment
To spend forever with you

And, let me have the stardust
That's falling from your lips
Fill me up with longing
And leave me wanting more
Play me all your shadows
And I will bathe in your light

All I need is this moment
To spend forever with you

So, don't hold back
Give me what you have
Leave your fingerprints all over my soul

Strike the chords on my heartstrings
And play me skillfully
Touch me with practised fingers
And caress me with your verse
I don't need tomorrow
Because we have tonight

All I need is this moment
To spend forever with you