Distance

by Alex Balanko

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released December 13, 2014

Music written by Alex Balanko
Morning Song lyrics by Olivia Lewis
All other lyrics by Alex Balanko

Vocals, guitar, piano by Alex Balanko
Bass guitar played by Christopher Wong
Violin played by Danica Steenkamp
Cello played by Callum Bell
Trumpet played by Liam Sturgess
All instruments above recorded by Alex Balanko and Liam Sturgess
Drums Played by Jamie Orser, recorded by Finn M-K

Produced by Alex Balanko
Mastered by ADG Mastering

Watercolour art by Olivia Lewis

Special thanks to Olivia Lewis, Liam Sturgess, Jamie Orser, Malcolm Scott, and everyone else who helped out along the way.


Copyright Alex Balanko © 2014

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Alex writes songs from the heart, for the heart. His music aims for the soul and evokes emotion, telling stories of personal experience. This intimate honesty leaves nothing to hide, inviting listeners to connect with the feelings Alex captures in his music. ... more

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Track Name: Morning Song
Day streams between the blinds
Last remnants of dreams leaving your mind
Cold air swirling outside the window
Whistling through the willows

The morning has come (x3)
To greet us once again

One more night has passed
One more day since I saw you last
The glisten in your eye
I've never felt so alive

The morning has come (x3)
To greet us once again

Each day past is one day closer (x3)
Each day past
One day
Track Name: Tides
Light's creeping in through the curtain
Lines in the sheets we've slept in
Tell traces of stories left long ago

And if this is the breaking tide
Let's spend the day inside
And pretend it was all a false alarm

So baby won't you just take a moment
Let your heart speak your mind
And tell me what went wrong this time

Well I can only breathe just for a moment
Until you take it away
And I'm left on my own, out of place

So baby won't you just take it easy
Put your trouble aside
And tell me what went wrong this time

Seems like every move I make
Is one step backwards, two more farther away
But if you think we could be saved
Won't you stay

Maybe we could just talk it over
I won't sleep 'til it's right
Just don't hold back from holding on this time
Track Name: Anymore
Once I looked out to the sea
Saw the sky stare back at me

Took a trip across the stars
Wound up right back where you are

There's a moment yet to come
I can feel the marching song

Over the hill, past the ridge
Run away and let's just live

And if this world falls down
Let it all fall down
We don't need it anymore
Ooh, anymore

Held my heart, eyes closed tight
Empty hands and sleepless nights

Dreamt I was so far away
Never left but never got to stay

All this time what should have been
Moments end before they begin

Take my hand and drop your stone
You don't have to go it alone

If this world falls down
Let it all fall down
We don't need it anymore
Ooh, anymore

And it breaks my heart to never finish what we start
Yes it's all my love can stand

This road is long, and there won't be another one
But I could be the one to hold your hand

If this world falls down
Let it all fall down
We don't need it anymore
Ooh, anymore
Track Name: Ignite
Break my step
Drop your anchor
I am tired
Of chasing angels

So let this sun
Fall before us
Hearts ablaze
We're burning out

So stay close
Breathe slow
Let go

Come alive
Lose your way
Yeah there's nobody else tonight
Just let it all ignite

My heart is strong
My mind is open
Standing tall
All but broken

So let's get lost
We'll find our own way
No more talk
It's time we made it

So stay close
Breathe slow
Let go

Come alive
Lose your way
Yeah there's nobody else tonight
Just let it all ignite

Watch it burn
Say goodbye
Leave the ashes all behind

Burn this bridge
Let it light
Fire will see you through night

If you fall
Don't give up
Know that everything's not lost
Just hold on, and let go

Come alive
Lose your way
Yeah there's nobody else tonight
Just let it all ignite
Track Name: Your Love
I was lost
Right from the start
You gave me love
And I broke your heart

And I know "I'm sorry"
Won't be enough
You need more
Than all I've got

But darling
I wanna be your something
I wanna be your one, your only, your love

I've done wrong
I've done worse
I never tried
To put you first

But hear me out
Because now I know
Who I was
I'm not, anymore

Oh darling
I wanna be your something
I wanna be your one, your only, your love

She just laughs
And says boy, you make it hard
I make my mind
And you change my heart

Every time
I swear this'll be the last
But you don't give up
And I love that

So darling,
I wanna be your something
I wanna be your one, your only, your love

Your one, your only, your love
Your one, your only, your love
Track Name: Take Me Away
Take these tears
Let them dry
Take these fears
Let them die

Lead with your heart
Head held high
Find your voice
Hear your cries

Take me away
Take me home
Let me be
In your arms

Choose your words
Take your aim
Face your soul
Without shame

Love without haste
Take your time
Leave your pain
Behind

Take me away
Take me home
Let me be
In your arms

Take me away
Take me home
Let me be
In your arms

And if this static breaks
Will there only be silence at all
Count up your chances and hope we weren't wrong

Take me away
Take me home
Let me be
In your arms

Take me away
Take me home
Let me be
In your arms
Track Name: Echoes
Sunshine through the window
Casting shadows

Breezes across the water
Feels like I'm falling in love

When this feeling's right
This moment will fly
And these broken hearts will rise
Tonight

Heartache like the ocean
Swelling, broken

Echoes through the distance
Carried from my lips to yours

When this feeling's right
This moment will fly
And these broken hearts will rise
Tonight
Track Name: Responsible
There's been something growing strong
Deep inside this desperate love
Tearing holes in our philosophy

So find the reason for your pain
Breathe it in and out again
Peace of mind is all you'll ever need

And I will fire the starting gun
But, I can't tell you where to run
I won't be responsible for this

All these moments leading on
Never could have stood alone
All we had would crumble to the ground

I've seen this trick a thousand times
Play the cards and bend the light
Slight of hand is all we ever were

I will fire the starting gun
But, I can't tell you where to run
I won't be responsible for this

Take all that has come to pass
Let the candles die at last
There's no more walls for us to burn in here

Ooh x4
Track Name: Fall
I, I won't sleep tonight
There's just too many fires
Burning in my head
They leave me blind

I, I've been here before
Watched us drift apart
Falling as we are
I won't sleep tonight

So close your eyes
Fall to me
I can't promise we will both land on our feet

Keep your faith
Believe in me
When everything is falling, we're stalling

I, I can't say goodbye
After all these fights
We've fought so hard
And come so far

We, we are silently at war
Biting tongues and holding hearts
As the pieces fall
But I can't say goodbye

Close your eyes
Fall to me
I can't promise we will both land on our feet

Keep your faith
Believe in me
When everything is falling, we're stalling

And we play like it's war
Picking fights, but never counting score
And we swear it'll change
But it's always, always just the same
And she walks out the door for the last time
But [she knows] x4 it's never just goodbye

I, I won't sleep tonight (x2)
Track Name: Come Home
Pain falls heavy on your heart
Like stones tearing you apart
These miles are far too long
These days move too slow

And when everything is changing
Stay strong
And if you don't think you'll make it
Come home

I walked away from love
Your heart followed me along
And I swear you could be the one
To turn this house into a home

And when everything is changing
Stay strong
And if you don't think you'll make it
Come home

Take me away
Let it all fall down
I won't be, no
The morning has come
Life moves fast
We're stalling, we're stalling
Everything is gonna be ok

Come home x4