Longing for Flight

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Recorded at The Old Granary Studio, Toft Monks, Suffolk 2012-13.

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released February 10, 2014

Produced by Ben Giller and Nobodaddy
Engineered by Ben Giller
Mastering by Steve Kitch at Audiomaster

All songs written and performed by Adam Clark and Mike Wordingham, with Nick Wiseman-Ellis (Accordion & Fiddle 'Heel & Toe'), Nic Zuppardi, (Mandolin 'Heel & Toe'), plus Niamh Cavlan, Mary Clark, Hannah French, Emily Hall and Rebecca White (backing vocals 'Heel & Toe')

Album artwork by Su Owen (www.suowendesign.com)

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Nobodaddy Norfolk, UK

Nobodaddy are Adam Clark and Mike Wordingham. Friends since the age of 7, they have built their musical lives together, honing their harmonies and chasing the perfect song.

Before forming Nobodaddy they wrote and recorded with a range of artists including Mobo-nominated singer Zara McFarlane, Greek pop diva Apostolina May, and Irish chanteuse Niamh Cavlan.
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Track Name: California
I moved out to California
Cos there’s no work left at home
And I’ve heard that there’s a fortune to be made
By men who work hard to the bone

And they’ve got the body beautiful
And they’ve got that perfect smile
So I don’t know if I’m ever going home
Gonna to stay here for a while

The sun shines down on California
As I’m waking all alone
But now I’ve got a job and somewhere safe to stay
I’m going to bring my girl from home

And she’s got the body beautiful
And she’s got a perfect smile
So I don’t know if we’re ever going home
Gonna stay here for a while

Now I’m leaving California
‘Cos it’s no place to be poor
But my girl’s met Mr Movie Mogul Man
Says she’s gonna be a star

Yeah he’s got the body beautiful
And he’s got that perfect smile
So I don’t know if she’s ever coming home
Gonna stay there for a while
Says she’ll stay there for a while
Track Name: Butterfly
You say that you’re trying; what are you trying to do?
I can see you’ve been crying; crying over who?
What have you done?
Tell everyone

You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird
You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird
You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird too

I can tell when you’re lying; who were you lying with?
Don’t try to deny it, deny that your heart is his.
What has he done?
Tell everyone

You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird
You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird
You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird too

What have I done,
Telling everyone?

You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird
You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird
You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird
You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird
You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird
You’re my butterfly, my mockingbird too
Track Name: Changes
How can I tell you that I love you, when I see that pretty, bored look in your eye?
That says nothing changes, it’s the same thing every day, no matter what I say.
What can I do to make you notice, that I’m still here, I never went away.
‘Cos nothing changes, it’s the same thing every day, no matter what I say.

And oh my love has drowned in your indifference,
It sank beneath the calm into the blue.
And I know that lately I’ve been distant,
That’s ‘cos now darling I’m indifferent to you.

Was there a time when we were really happy? That’s what you say but not what I recall.
And nothing changes, it’s the same thing every day, no matter what I say.
Do you still think that we might have a future? ‘Cos it seems to me that something’s gotta give,
But nothing changes, it’s the same thing every day, no matter what I say.

And oh my love has drowned in your indifference,
It sank beneath the calm into the blue.
And I know that lately I’ve been distant,
That’s ‘cos now darling I’m indifferent to you.

It’s such a shame that you can’t lie
See I don’t need to know the whole truth every time.
Please save me just a little pain
At least try not to smile each time you say his name.

What do you suggest I tell the children, when they say ‘Daddy, why has Mummy gone away?’
When your whole world changes in a single, it doesn’t matter what you say.
It doesn’t matter what you say, it makes no difference what you say.
Track Name: Brief Encounter
Two smiles and a sunset left me wanting more,
As supergirl flew overhead you had me on the floor.
Breathless in the moment so I could not find a way
To take the future by the hand and say what I had to say:

“I know that we are going to meet again,
I know that we can be the best of friends.”
Well I knew that I should not just let it end
Right there and then…right there and then.

Fools come in all guises and I meet them everyday
But once in every year or three I’m lucky if I may
Meet someone whose soul is formed from summer’s supple sun
And when I looked into your eyes, I knew that you were one.

I know that we are going to meet again
I know that we can be the best of friends.
Well I knew that I should not just let it end
Right there and then…right there and then.

But now I know that we will not
I’d give up all that I have got
To say those words
And see you smile again

So I’ve gone back to day-to-day, whilst you keep moving on
Along the road that takes you far from me and from my song.
I sometimes think I’ve seen you from the corner of my eye
But when I turn to look I simply realise the lie that…

I know that we are going to meet again
I know that we can be the best of friends.
Well I knew that I should not just let it end
Right there and then…right there and then.
Track Name: Beautiful
I see you walking down the street
I can’t believe you look so sweet,
I just want to take you by the hand.

As I see you walk along,
Iit seems to me your summer song
Comes drifting down from heaven to my mind.

You’re so beautiful x3
To me

It may be just the smoke in here
That’s made my me breathless but I fear
It’s only when you’re sitting next to me.

And now I cannot find the way
To say the words I need to say
‘Cos all that’s in my mind when you are near is...

You’re so beautiful x3
To me

All the thoughts I could express
In this world so limitless
And I all that I can think is this
As your beauty shines my mind’s become a mess.

And now it’s time for me to leave,
I can’t quite let myself believe
That I will never see your face again.

As I face the empty street
I pray behind I’ll hear your feet
But all that I hear running through my mind is...

You’re so beautiful x3
To me
Track Name: The Fly
The silken web you cast that night still shines,
It flickers through the years into my eyes.
That night the lines were taken and belied,
Can I come into your parlour, asked the fly.

Bacchus and his hoods were standing by
To take us up into the snow-bound sky.
But then I saw him massacred on high
Can I come into your parlour, asked the fly.

There’s a beauty in the hour
I break my staff I lose my power,
And singing someone else’s tune
It brings me joy.

I dreamt I saw three flaming ships go by
The flames took hold I feared my own desire,
But when it’s right I do not have to try
Can I come into your parlour, asked the fly.
Track Name: Dazed
Another step is taken back to a life of ease
Another day is wasted away from misery.

Maybe I’m not normal
I know that I’ve been dazed,
All I want to do is lay back
And know that I’m not saved.

The prophets are long gone, whilst you’ve been bought and sold
For thirty bits of silver, whilst others wait for gold.

Maybe I’m not normal
I know that I’ve been dazed,
All I want to do is lay back
And know that I’m not saved.

Why do you want to know me?
I try to understand.
Why do you offer friendship?
I’m just a sinner man.

Maybe I’m not normal
I know that I’ve been dazed,
All I want to do is lay back
And know that I’m not saved.
Track Name: Dolphins
Why do you want to swim with the Dolphins?
Why don’t you want to swim with me?
I can swim in the ocean, I can swim in the sea.

Why do you want to fly with the eagle?
Why don’t you want to fly with me?
I can fly high, high over New York, I can fly low over the sea.

You want to lie in the sunshine
I want you to lie with me.
I don’t want you to be helpless,
I just want you to be.

Why do you want to be with that old man?
Why don’t you want to be with me?
I could make you happy if I could make you see
You should be with me.
Track Name: Time Flies
This world is going to break me, and I don’t have a prayer,
‘Cos I’m not perfect anymore, and I long since ceased to care.

Time flies when you’re just getting by
I’m sorry that I missed you, I was trying to get high.
Time flies when you’re just getting by
It’s time to get out, time to say goodbye.

I used to be a visionary, now I just watch TV
It tells me all I need to know and shows me how to be.

Time flies when you’re just getting by
I’m sorry that I missed you, I was trying to get high.
Time flies when you’re just getting by
It’s time to get out, time to say goodbye.

Now I’ve got nothing left to say, no-one to say it to.
And there is nothing I can do, no-one to do it to.

Time flies when you’re just getting by
I’m sorry that I missed you, I was trying to get high.
Time flies when you’re just getting by
It’s time to get out, time to say goodbye.
Track Name: Heel and Toe
You'll be dancing your dance tonight
You’ll be dancing your dance tonight.
You always could move
With an elegant groove
And a heart that was filled with delight.

You'll be wearing your dancing shoes
You'll be wearing your dancing shoes
I wish I was there to see you let down your hair
And dance off your weary blues

But your wild soul was strong
And I couldn't hold on
I didn't know what to do.

Do you remember our golden days
Like I remember our golden days?
We'd drink and we'd fight
And we'd stay up all night
Just to dance in the dawn golden haze

And we thought that they never would end
Yes it seemed like they never could end
And I thought I could win
If I didn't give in
But hearts break when they will not bend

And our love was so strong
That I couldn't hold on
I didn't know what to do.

When your dancing days are done
When your dancing days are done
When you've hung up your shoes
I’ll be left with my blues
Then neither of us will have won

Then we could dance one last final dance
Yes we could dance one last final dance
Without any fear
We'll just roll back the years
And maybe we'll take the chance.

If our love is still strong
And they're playing our song
And this time I'll know what to do.

Take my hand
Let's heel and toe
Around the floor
Away we go.

You'll be dancing your dance tonight
I bet your dancing your dance tonight.
You always could move
With such an elegant groove
And my heart would just fill with delight.

At you wearing your dancing shoes
You always looked great in your dancing shoes.
I wish I was there to see you let down your hair
And to dance off these weary blues.

And if our love is still strong
And they're playing our song
This time we’ll know what to do.

Take my hand
Let's heel and toe
Around the floor
Away we go.