Things That I Need To Undo - EP

by Tom Mitchell

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released February 22, 2014

All songs written, performed and produced by Tom Mitchell.

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Tom Mitchell Bristol, UK

Tom Mitchell is a writer of melodically haunting and dynamic compositions, infused with a mellow and ambient 60s folk reminiscence. He first picked up a guitar at the age of 11, wowed by the finger-style skill of Mark Knopfler. 21 years later, the self-chosen solo artist now charms his audience with soulful, silky vocals and an imaginative and ensouled sense of storytelling. ... more

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Track Name: Susie the Seamstress
Skirting round the edge of something stealing the scene
and yes I may be smiling but it's not what it seems
Can you tell I've not been sleeping, I'm not even having fun in dreams

Days are feeling long but years are going so fast
and has my life begun yet, well I'm not sure it has
Then I saw her, turned out that we'd met before but memories didn't last

She said I'm Susie I'm a seamstress, I'm designed to blow your mind
I've had my eye on you since we went dancing last July
She grabbed my hand and squeezed it tight and took me to one side
And said this will be the best day of your life

Walking many miles through life with cuts on my feet
Looking for the thing that's gonna make me complete
Dangling like an equine carrot, tantalising view but never reached

Little voice inside my head with plenty to show
Why you always got to pick from fruit hanging low?
Likes of Susie never would sit comfortably in my portfolio

She said I'm Susie I'm a seamstress, I'm designed to blow your mind
I've had my eye on you since we went dancing last July
She grabbed my hand and squeezed it tight and took me to one side
And said this will be the best day of your life
Track Name: Michael's Garden
I came across your car down on Underlane
A broken light and a smashed up window pane

Then I found you tiptoeing slowly round Michael's garden
He wasn't worried now
He came outside, offered his sofa to you
While I struggled to take off your shoes

Taking in my shirt because I'm not XL
You know how a needle works and you use it well

I close in on thirty straight victories
One last rush consigns you to history
Instant transfer, you're in your place until I invite you to form a reply

Thirty feet of recycled sail cloth
Edges closer to the incoming ocean froth

Walking barefoot down on the beach I saw
Burning feet, he's off to the hospital
Plastic bag of water to sooth a mistake
And Michael he slowly awakes
Track Name: The Songsmith's Apprentice
I'll tell you a story, let you picture the scene
A man spots a kid who can't be more than sixteen
Says I'm here to help you, I'm here to intervene

The talent you're honing is your ride out of here
The demons you're bearing, they will soon disappear
You'll leave them behind, you'll find another gear

Wander back and think did I do better than the rest
You know that it depends on what you class as a success
Nothing more and nothing less

Don't put up a fight, I'm gonna cut you a deal
Listen what I say and you will turn up something real
A passage out of this ordeal

A clique counts for nothing when you're over eighteen
What people will remember is the kindness they've seen
Don't try and be what you're told by a magazine

So you suffer inside and you try not so show it
But you're big in Japan, you just don't even know it
Bet you never thought you'd be held in such high esteem

Wander back and think did I do better than the rest
You know that it depends on what you class as a success
Nothing more and nothing less

Don't put up a fight, I'm gonna cut you a deal
Listen what I say and you will turn up something real
A passage out of this ordeal

Wander back and think did I do better than the rest
You know that it depends on what you class as a success
Nothing more and nothing less

Don't put up a fight, I'm gonna cut you a deal
Listen what I say and you will turn up something real
A passage out of this ordeal
Track Name: Things That I Need To Undo
I cannot free you if I cannot see you
So I'm here to carry you home
Tell me to wait so I'll stand at your gate
And I'll wonder if you are alone

Soon found the breakup was quite a mistake
But I'm certain that you'll understand
Started to find it was all in my mind
So I've come round to welcome you back

I tried to deny but now I recognise
There are things that I need to undo
So I've made up my mind, gonna leave things behind
And I think you should come with me too

Let's take a walk and I'll do all the talking
No need for you to make a sound
I know it hurt so I'm here to alert
To the fact that I've now come around

I tried to deny but now I recognise
There are things that I need to undo
So I've made up my mind, gonna leave things behind
And I think you should come with me too

If you've got somewhere to go, there's no need
I will show you no reason to doubt
So this is your friend, well I'll try to pretend
that he's nothing to worry about

I cannot free you if I cannot see you
So I'm here to carry you home
It'll be fine, why don't you take your time
I'll be waiting to make you my own

I tried to deny but now I recognise
There are things that I need to undo
So I've made up my mind, gonna leave things behind
And I think you should come with me too