A Best of The Vow (Greatest Misses)

2020 Compilation album.

When there are 52 songs to choose from and they’re all your babies, it becomes an almost impossible task. I called time at 15  as a quintruple “Best of” album would have been a bit much even for me to bear! I think one hour’s worth of music is probably more than enough for anyone.

My selections have been influenced by numerous factors – the best selling songs as per stats provided by my aggregator Kobalt, the most popular Youtube videos, the most hits on the likes of Spotify, my own personal preferences  and what I know to be some of the preferences of other members of the band.

  • 1.
    Spacedust

    Worlds above me rain down on me pennies for my eyes
    Angel voices ever singing echo through the sky.
    They’re holier than thou, but I’m just spacedust now, following my calling.

    I fell asleep; I kept on falling – that’s the way life goes
    And what you give is all you’re given, as you reap you sew.
    I’m holier than thou, but I’m just spacedust now, following my calling.

    There’s no beginning and no ending. Always was and always is.
    Never ending new beginnings – nothing more to life than this.

    Worlds around me, worlds inside me, worlds I’ll never know.
    The love you gave – it almost saved me from the world below.
    I’m holier than thou, but I’m just spacedust now, following my calling

    There’s no beginning and no ending. Always was and always is.
    Never ending new beginnings – nothing more to life than this.

    We’re holier than thou and we’re all spacedust now, following our calling
    We kiss this world goodbye. Kiss this world goodbye.
    We kiss this world goodbye. Oh, my, my, my

  • 2.
    Venus Girl

    Who lives in a world like this, transmitting in the emptiness

    when all hope is long gone? You’ve no faith in anyone.

    But she came in the name of love – the one thing there’s so little of;

    Reeled in the hard lines, laid down the good times.

     

    Venus girl, she fell down to earth from a great height.

    A meteorite in my world explodes in my mind’s eye.

     

    She never makes  a move in haste. Good things come to he who waits.

    She brings the sunshine, rolls out the good times.

     

    Venus girl, the brightest of stars in the night sky.

    The soul satellite of my world explodes in my mind’s eye.

     

    She’s loaded with love but she can’t get enough of the stuff that our dreams are all made of.

     

    Venus girl, she fell down to earth from a great height.

    A meteorite in my world explodes in my mind’s eye.

    She exploded my mind’s eye. Yes, she exploded my mind’s eye.

     

    Written by and copyright Graham Trust

     

    Graham Trust: vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar

    Martyn Gilbert: electric guitar

    Tony Potter: drums

    Wayne Wilson: keyboards

  • 3.
    I am Immortal

    When I was alive I lived a short story which didn’t survive 25.

    Oh how time flies.

     

    The curtain descends, but darkness my friend, this is not where it ends.

    I am immortal. I am immortal. Yes, you are immortal, too.

     

    Destiny called, but then it went free falling in the blink of a mind’s inner eye.

    Oh how time flies.

     

    The ashes have blown to places unknown. I’m not blood, skin and bone.

    I am immortal. I am immortal . Yes, you are immortal too.

     

    I’ve seen how this life plays it’s part. It loaded the dice from the start

    And knew every move in the game.

     

    When I was alive I lived a short story which didn’t survive 25.

    Oh how time flies.

     

    The curtain descends, but darkness my friend, this is not where it ends.

    I am immortal. I am immortal . Yes, you are immortal, too.

    I am immortal. I am immortal . Yes, you are immortal, too.

     

    Written by and copyright Graham Trust

     

    Graham Trust: vocals and electric guitar

    Martyn Gilbert: electric guitar

    Tony Potter: drums

    Wayne Wilson: keyboards

  • 4.
    Free The World

    Read the play about wisdom, time and age – and for me new words on every page.

    Don’t they say that all the world’s a stage? I’m in my role again. I’m just a stand in.

    Hello tedium my old friend. We’ve been together since I don’t know when.

    Brought me nothing but bad luck, babe. I want something. I wanna free the world.

     

    Who decides the gender, creed and race? Who decides who gets the pretty face?

    Here she comes – the golden girl in case. Here am I again – her blue eyed boy.

    I’ve got something to say in my defence cos that’s my forte – past time, past tense.

    You brought me nothing but bad luck, babe.

    You say “No”. I say “So let’s go free the world.”

     

    Hello tedium, my old friend. We’ll be together, be together ‘til the end.

    You brought me nothing but bad luck.

    You know that I want, I want, I wanna free the world.

     

    Graham Trust: vocals, electric and bass guitars

    Martyn Gilbert: electric guitar

    Nick Reynolds: bass guitar

    Tony Potter: drums

    Mike Smith: keyboards

  • 5.
    I'm Over You

    You’ll be lonely by yourself, still alone with someone else. Don’t I know that?

    Where’s the one that I once knew -holding hands with someone new? Don’t you know me?

    With each new angry word I say, I know I’m driving you away. I don’t mean to.

     

    Who’s your flunky? What’s the score? What do you want to hurt me for? I know I’m over you now.

    Who’s the flunky on your case – another pretty tail to chase?  I know I’m over you now.

    I know I’m over getting over you now.

     

    Line your lovers heel to toe, in single file, in tidy rows. You didn’t know them.

    And every angry word I say is driving you further and further away. I don’t mean to.

     

    Who’s your flunky turning on? By tomorrow he’ll be gone. I know I’m over you now.

    I know I’m over getting over you now

    But you know I’ve no idea why, or how it is you know the losing hand is mine. 

     

    Who’s your flunky? What’s the score? What do you want to hurt me for? I know I’m over you now.

    I know I’m over getting over you now.

     

     

  • 6.
    For A Dreamer

    For a Dreamer

    Newspaper made your success. Your face is a peach and your life it’s a mess.
    That’s the story – “rags to glory”. And people believe what they say –
    You signed on a line then you learned how to play. It was easy.
    And people believe anything. You’re top of the pops and you can’t even sing.
    It’s so easy. It can’t be that easy. Oh man! It’s too easy.
    Brought to your knees by tabloid sleaze – they’re laughing at you.
    And quelle surprise! Their stinking lies were true.
    You’ll find no place in the real world for a dreamer.
    There’s no safe place in the real world for a dreamer.

    Written by and © Graham Trust

    Graham Trust: vocals and acoustic guitar

    Martyn Gilbert: acoustic guitar

  • 7.
    A Walk In The Sunshine

    Let’s take a walk in the sunshine and let the world know it’s still mine.
    It’s been ignoring me for so long.
    The positivity tastes nice; improbability feels right.
    The sleazy city’s a long way gone.

    No one can take what is already mine. I’ve earned my place in the sunshine.
    God only knows I have trawled back through time
    In memory of all those I have loved.

    The rainy season was in me; a howling wind on a cruel sea.
    You fight your enemies on your own.
    Though time and tide have come to me and all of life has passed through me,
    I face infinity still unknown.

    No one can take what is already mine. I’ve earned my place in the sunshine.
    God only knows I have trawled back through time
    In memory of all those I have loved.

    Let’s take a walk in the sunshine.

    Written by and © Graham Trust

    Graham Trust: vocals, acoustic and bass guitars

    Martyn Gilbert: electric guitar

    Tony Potter: drums

    Mike Smith: keyboards

  • 8.
    Someone To Talk to

    Words that liberate, free your mind of hate, words that simply state “I love you.”

    Words that crucify make you wonder why words that pacify still fail you.

    What I wouldn’t give, what I wouldn’t do for someone to talk to.

    How I needed to, how I wanted you for someone to talk to.

     

    I bide away my time, tired of waiting in line for someone to talk to.

     

    Words that mystify, seeming to imply words can multiply their meaning.

    How they propagate, how they simulate. They don’t communicate the feeling.

    Words in monotone, sinking stepping stones, mouthings of a clone I bring you.

    What you wouldn’t give, what you wouldn’t do for someone to talk to.

     

    You bide away your time, tired of waiting in line for someone to talk to.

     

    Written by and © Graham Trust

    Graham Trust: vocals, acoustic and bass guitars

    Martyn Gilbert: electric guitar

    Tony Potter: drums

    Guy Davies: keyboards

  • 9.
    Holy Roller

    Holy Roller with God on your side, your redeemer, your strength and your guide
    Through the memories which plague all our minds.
    You walked in hell’s fires – a solitary soul without a prayer
    And spat on those liars who told us how the meek would claim the earth.
    We praise you on high. Your spirit and your pride will never die.

    Holy Roller, good God will provide new dominions for more peace of mind,
    But what we search for we don’t always find.
    More brimstone than fire – a solitary life, a second birth.
    Climb down from your spire. Should gravity not bring you down to earth,
    We’ll praise you on high. Your spirit and your pride will never die.

    Holy roller, all brimstone and fire
    Holy Roller you’re out of your spire, so roll that boulder.
    We’ll praise you on high.
    Your spirit and your pride can never, will never, can never, will never die.

    Written by and © Graham Trust

    Graham Trust: vocals, acoustic and bass guitars

    Martyn Gilbert: electric guitar

    Tony Potter: drums

    Mike Smith: keyboards

  • 10.
    Ghost Writer

    Ghost writer, ghost writer, ghost writer. 

    You’re the silent haze. It’s strange how your shadow strays
    Though you’ve gone to a better place.
    I pretend that I didn’t see you, you know I do.
    Ghost writer, ghost writer, ghost writer. 

    You’re my secret fear – so beguiling and so sincere 
    With your warm whisperings in my ears.
    I pretend that I didn’t hear you, you know I do.
    Ghost writer, ghost writer, ghost writer. 

    I don’t know if I can go all the way to the other side with you.
    But in the end what is life anyway? Are we both shadows in the room?

    So erase my name with my worries and all my pain,
    But if morning should rise again I’ll deny that I ever loved you, you know I will.
    Ghost writer, ghost writer, ghost writer. 

    I don’t know if I can go all the way to the other side with you.
    But in the end what is life and anyway we’re all just shadows in the room. 

    So erase my name with my memories and all my shame
    But if morning should rise again I’ll deny that I ever loved you, you know I will.
    Ghost writer, ghost writer, ghost writer. 

    Ghost writer, ghost writer, ghost writer.

     

    Written by and © Graham Trust

    Graham Trust: vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar

    Andrew Louis: keyboards

  • 11.
    Julia

      A splash of sunlight in a skyscape of grey.

      Temptation took me when you looked my way.

      I don’t believe I’ll be the same again since You, Julia. Since you.

       

      You wrote “I love you” but they won’t let us be,

      Though in our thought crimes we are almost free.

      I wanted somebody who feels like me. And it’s you, Julia. It’s you.

     

    Naked as sin my melancholy plunges my face into the slurry

    Everyone knows we’ll get our share of pain.

    Love is the finest gift that we’re given so cherish the feeling of deliverance.

    Everyone knows we’ll get our share of pain.  

     

    A splash of sunlight in a skyscape of grey.

    Temptation took me when you looked my way.

    I don’t believe I’ll be the same again since You, Julia. Since you.

     

    Written by and copyright Graham Trust

     

    Graham Trust: vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar

    Tony Potter: drums

    Nick Lacey: electric guitar

  • 12.
    That'll be the day

    I bless my inner-visions of you; so what if that’s a strange thing to do?

    My heart won’t stop bleeding, always needing. It just keeps leading me on

    Down through the years, beating the way into your life, yeh

     

    That’ll be the day your open invitation comes my way.

    That’ll be the day when all my inhibitions melt away

    And who is not to say we’ll raise the shallow wreck of yesterday?

    And I will love you if only I knew how.

     

    I’ve died too many times on this stage by slow hand of impending disgrace.

    The big wheel keeps turning but I’m still learning to wind down on the way home.

    I’m out of the cold, out of the rain and into your arms, well

     

    That’ll be the day your open invitation comes my way.

    That’ll be the day when all my inhibitions melt away

    And who is not to say we’ll raise the shallow wreck of yesterday?

    And I will love you if only I knew how.

     

    That’ll be the day. That’ll be the day. That’ll be the day when I will love you if only I knew.

     

    Written by and copyright Graham Trust

     

    Graham Trust: vocals, double bass

    Wayne Wilson; piano

    Strings arranged by Simon Denny

  • 13.
    Bluer than you

    I was happy on the day I met you.

    Then I jumped through the hoops that I’m still jumping through.

    You’re written in the lines on my face.

    Don’t the lines on my hands testify my fate?

     

    I was friendly in a roundabout way,

    Wasn’t wise to your lies or the games you could play.

    I’m sorry that I came unprepared, but then

    Sorry, of course, is a death defying word

     

    The sticks and the stones have shattered my bones.

    Names have merely disembowelled me.

    But I won’t be a slave from the crib to the grave.

    I’m on my knees the Lord to praise.

    In heart, in mind and in soul I’m bluer than you.

     

    It’s not easy when you’ve fallen from grace,

    When your heart is exposed and explodes in your face.

    And every time I open my eyes

    I see wise men and fools portending my demise. 

     

    I was happy til the day I met you,

    Had a song in my heart and an aim to be true.

    Now I’ve got a thought to appease.

    There’s no rest for my mind, no cure for my disease.

     

    It’s the sticks and the stones that shatter your bones.

    Names can only disembowel you.

    But I won’t be a slave from the crib to the grave.

    I’m on my knees the Lord to praise.

    In heart, in mind and in soul I’m bluer than you.

     

    Written by and © Graham Trust

    Graham Trust: vocals, acoustic and bass guitars

    Tony Potter: drums

    Guy Davies: keyboards

  • 14.
    The dust on my halo

    There’s a lifeline that follows me right down the centuries
    And burns like a quasar within me. If you could see into my soul,
    There’s a darkness that shines through the dust on my halo.
    I’m trying to learn how to say “no”. Oh, you can see into my soul.

    But oh my God! Lord of all mercy, why would you desert me?

    There’s no reason for learning to think in a straight line.
    The pleasure and pain would be still mine if I could see into your soul,
    Where the truth goes finally fading away now,
    The light of the moon by the day now – If I could see into your soul.

    But oh my God! Lord of all mercy, why would you curse me?

    There’s dust on my halo. There’s dust on my halo.

    There’s a lifeline that follows me right down the centuries
    And burns like a quasar within me. If you could see into my soul,
    Where the truth goes – there’s nothing to see or to say now.
    We might as well all turn away now. Beware of the places we go.

    Oh. Come on. Oh, come on. There’s dust on my halo. There’s dust on my halo.

    Written by and © Graham Trust

    Graham Trust: vocals, acoustic and bass guitars

    Martyn Gilbert: electric guitar

    Tony Potter: drums

    Guy Davies: keyboards

  • 15.
    Wintertime

    You know I wouldn’t hurt you, leave you lonely, out in the cold.

    I love you all the time in wintertime.

     

    You lead me to destruction. Without conscience you’d sell my soul

    But I love you all the time in wintertime.

     

    Take me. Don’t spare this martyr. He won’t desert you. He’ll fight your wars.

    He loves you all the time in wintertime.

     

    Mumble famous last words: All’s forgiven – It’s too absurd.

    I love you all the time in wintertime.

     

    Written by and © Graham Trust

    Graham Trust: vocals and acoustic guitar

    Martyn Gilbert: electric guitar

    Tony Potter: drums

    Paul O’Brien: bass guitar

    Mike Smith: keyboards

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