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Slow Burn

by Your Man Alex Smith

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Matthew Newsome Lovingly crafted by Alex over the course of 4 years, Slow Burn is a whirlwind of emotions and genres that will have you coming back to listen again and again. Favorite track: Align.
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1.
Align 03:47 video
You wanted songs…I’ll give you songs Once upon a time there was a woman made of fire And a man made of ice And their love burnt bright Like the stars at night But the stars don’t always align No the stars don’t always align The man of ice Was not always this way Oh he had a burnin’ heart But he traded it away To someone who showed him nothing but distain And his heart was not the same Couldn’t handle the pain Now ice runs through his veins And his love burnt bright like the stars at night But the stars don’t always align No the stars don’t always align The woman of fire Lives howling in the night She was born into a world That didn’t treat her right After years engulfed in the flames Her heart was not the same Couldn’t handle the pain So fire she became And she burnt so bright like the stars at night But the stars don’t always align No the stars don’t always align Oh the fire and ice They could not get close But despite the pain They loved each other so And their love burnt bright like the stars at night But the stars don’t always align No the stars don’t always Align x8 Oh they could never be together But let me tell you when they are Woah their love burns bright Like the stars at night! But the stars don’t always Align!
2.
Julia Bryer 04:09
Oh come anyone who will listen I’ve got a story to share Bout a woman I know, with the most gorgeous soul You’re going to find anywhere And if that sounds like something you’re after Gather round the fire And I’ll tell you a tale, yes I’ll spin you a yarn Bout a woman called Julia Bryer Now I never could see what that girl saw in me But you know I could never complain Cos as long as I’m holding her hand Every soul in the land knows I’m never in pain And if I say that I love another You can brandish me a liar Cos when she starts a-dancin’ I can’t stop romancin’ That beautiful Julia Bryer Until the stars burn out Till the seas run dry Oh I’ll be loving you my dear Till the day I die Oh and when my time comes Darling dry your eyes Cos I’ll be loving you my dear as I wait On the other side She had hair Like radiant sunlight pouring o’er the clouds of heaven When she’s there Oh I can’t help but thank all the stars for what I’ve been given I didn’t tell her as much as I should have Perhaps if I knew how it’d end then I would have And now I lie in my bed sifting through my regrets cos that’s that’s all that I know how to do I just stare at the ceiling and can’t shake the feeling I loved her and she never knew If I had my time again I would spend it just telling her Every single day She was my reason for being, I’m sorry for leaving And if she was here I would say My love Until the stars burn out Till the seas run dry Oh I’ll be loving you my dear Till the day I die Oh and when my time comes Darling dry your eyes Cos I’ll be loving you my dear as I wait On the other side Oh I’ll be loving you my dear as I wait On the other side Oh I’ll be loving you my dear as I wait On the other side
3.
Is it that time again? I see the warning signs The walls are closing in I see it in your eyes So you go get your coat And I’ll go get my keys I got your antidote Come run away with me Street lights are streaking past Looking like shooting stars We’re spending all our lives Living in speeding cars We’ve got no where to go Just long as we’re not here So darling hold me close you’ve got nothing to fear And I feel like I should tell you… It doesn’t matter We’ll run into the night Baby let’s run into the night We’ll run into the night Baby let’s run into the night I’ve never been so tired Been driving for a while You’ve never been so wired It’s great to see you smile So I keep moving on Cos this is what you need Baby you know this song Come run away with me Cos this is what we do, We go in search to find Something that’s wild and new To try and quell your mind And when we’re on the road The storms are far away But then it’s time to go And I feel I should say That these things you’re running away from… It doesn’t matter We’ll run into the night Baby let’s run into the night We’ll run into the night Oh let’s run into the night You can’t run away from Something that you’re bringing with you You can’t change where you came from You can’t run from something within you But I know that this is what you need to do So let’s run and when you’re done I’ll be right here for you We’ll run into the night Baby let’s run into the night We’ll run into the night Oh let’s run into the night
4.
Don’t know where you are But I need you So I’m calling you out Cos I don’t know how much more I got And I could really use you now Cos that clock is ticking and I took a kicking No, I can’t take no more God, I’m not even sure whether I still believe in this Heart on my sleeve, and If one more person breaks it I don’t think I’m gonna make it And baby! Can anybody get to me?! Baby! I need someone to rescue me! Rescue me Now it’s getting dark Outside and in Maybe I deserve this Take a tally of my sins, but please! Just throw down your hand I Need myself an angel Take me to the promised land Cos baby I’m dying Do you hear me crying? I’m broken and I’m beat Lying bloodied in the street yeah And I see those sirens Out on that horizon Don’t leave it till the dawn Cos I might gone And baby! Can anybody get to me?! Baby! I need someone to rescue me! And I see you’re having fun but when the night is done yeah I’ve gotta take you home And girl I’m fading fast Don’t think I’m gonna last And baby! Can anybody get to me?! Baby! I need someone to rescue me! And baby! Can anybody get to me?! Baby! I need someone to rescue me!
5.
I gotta get out Get out of this place Cos if I stay here any longer I’m staying with the wrong girl You won’t recognise my face I gotta get out It’s different this time But I can’t leave her behind We had a promise now we’re tiptoeing around the pieces Like the eggshells on the floor And now the echoes of the past are louder than the present I can’t hear her anymore Don’t talk back this is the only language that she knows It’s just your hair, it’s just your body, it’s just your clothes I’m trying to do what I think is right And if causing bruises is just something that she cannot stop I see no reason why I should involve the cops I’m here to save her soul tonight Give her the space to be What she needs to be right now (I know you think that this is something that you gotta do) (You wanna save her but who’s gonna save you?) It’s gonna be ok Though I can’t imagine how I gotta get out Get out of this place Cos if I stay here any longer I’m staying with the wrong girl You won’t recognise my face I gotta get out It’s different this time But I can’t leave her behind I can’t imagine all the horrors on the troubled road That could lead someone to here And when you love someone you stick with them when times are hard I’ve got to overcome my fear It was a one-off and it won’t happen again She said that she was sorry, can’t we just got back to when I wasn’t scared to make her mad? No, I could have stopped it if I wanted I’m just being weak I had complete control of what happened out in the street It’s nothing next to what she’s had She’s lived this life for years You’ve just had some tricky nights (I know you think that this is something that you gotta do) (You wanna save her but who’s gonna save you?) Man up, blink back your tears And just fold in all the fights I gotta get out Get out of this place Cos if I stay here any longer I’m staying with the wrong girl You won’t recognise my face I gotta get out It’s different this time But I can’t leave her behind We’ve been through so much stuff You don’t just leave when things get rough Of course I’ll stick out That’s the woman that I-
6.
Standing in the cool night Flashing red and blue lights make it real People talking to me I can’t hear a thing, no I can’t even feel The tears drying on my face And can’t Ley myself talk to you Cos I know exactly what you’re gonna say
 But baby, we’ve been here before And I can’t do this anymore I know we can be better but not if we’re together I’m sure I can’t do this anymore The show cannot go on now Not now they've torn our curtains down And the story that we swore we’d never tell Has now been painted through the town And I can’t let myself talk to you Cos I know exactly what you’re gonna say
 But baby I’ve heard it all before And I can’t do this anymore I know we can be better But not if we’re together
 And I know it feels as though this choice will break you But it’s for our own good And I wish that I could find the strength to hate you But you know I never could
 And I can’t let myself talk to you Cos I know exactly what you’re gonna say Cos I wanna say it too “I’m sorry and I never meant to hurt you Come into my arms Maybe tonight will be the last time” I know we’re both lying But I’m sick of crying I love you, but I took too long to learn to And I had you but god I didn’t earn you But baby we’ve been here before And I can’t do this anymore I know we can be better But not if we’re together I’m sure I can’t do this…
7.
Trigger 03:39
Walking around stuck in a daze I’m thinking of you And sleepless nights are the new craze I’m licking my wounds But I aint gonna sit around, aint gonna spin my wheels Waiting for sorries that’ll never come Cos now I’m feeling all these things you never let me feel It’s way too much but it beats being numb But then you walk in and time slows down I hear my heartbeat pounding out Sweat on my skin I’m shutting down I’m shutting down I’m shutting down I’m shutting down Cos when you walk into the room You pull my trigger I catch a glimpse of you and you pull my trigger This boulder on my chest It cannot get bigger I don’t know what to do This room will be my tomb Click Boom Hey! I think it’s time I made a dash Yeah I gotta jet Because the past aint in the past It’s in my head And now I’m sweating in the stairwell trying to come down Trying to get back to reality I try to breathe, count down my senses get me back to now But your face is all that I can see And then you’re not here but time slows down I hear my heartbeat pounding out Sweat on my skin I’m shutting down I’m shutting down I’m shutting down, I’m shutting down Cos when you walk into the room You pull my trigger I catch a glimpse of you and you pull my trigger This boulder on my chest It cannot get bigger I don’t know what to do This room will be my tomb You’re in me now This is just how It’s gonna be Looks like you’ve won What have you done To me? Cos when you walk into the room You pull my trigger I catch a glimpse of you and you pull my trigger This boulder on my chest It cannot get bigger I don’t know what to do This room will be my tomb And when you walk into the room You pull my trigger I catch a glimpse of you and you pull my trigger This boulder on my chest It cannot get bigger I don’t know what to do This room will be my tomb I don’t know what to do I don’t know what to do Click Boom
8.
Pilot Light 04:01
Open your textbooks there we are Addicted to the highs and lows Should have seen it sooner But we never thought it’d go this far That’s what we said Now whether that was true… What no body tells you when you Give your heart to someone Is you don’t get to take it back And the love’s not dying down It’s just getting colder And I’m not moving on I’m just growing older And I can’t speak for you But I can speak for me And baby, I think I’m just gonna love you You and me, we painted this town red But now you’re gone it’s up to me To clean it with a toothbrush And I wanna put this thing to bed But when I see those empty sheets I just think “that’s where she was” And all my lovers tell me That it’s cold in your shadow And I wish I could convince them That they don’t have to be you Cos we were far from healthy, we were not an aspiration And I’d say I never loved you, if I thought that it was true I burn for you And the fire doesn’t burn quite as bright but it still burns, it still burns Once a bonfire now a pilot light The world still turns, the world still turns And the love’s not dying down It’s just getting colder And I’m not moving on I’m just growing older And I can’t speak for you But I can speak for me And baby, baby, baby I think I’m just gonna love you And the love’s not dying down It’s just getting colder And I’m not moving on I’m just growing older And I can’t speak for you But I can speak for me And baby, I think I’m just gonna love you Baby, I think I’m just gonna love you
9.
It was good once…Wasn’t it? It was good once wasn’t it? And despite the lies that we let slide And painful memories aside It was good once We were good though, weren’t we? (Darling we were so good) We did good though, didn’t we? (Like I knew that we would) And at night it went to hell, oh well! By day we were under the spell And truth be told, there’s nowhere that I’d rather be It was good once (Come on boys, let’s get this party started!) Movies in the dark Remind us of a time gone by And despite the fights we had each night The things we said that just weren’t right Nobody can deny it was especially Good once And I spent so long forgetting you Forgot the good things we used to do And this aint real But I need to feel That I’m not the only one of us that’s sorry It was good once When you were good to me It was good once It had to be
10.
Dawn 04:33
Sun’s coming out and I was taught It’s only after the storm has abated you see The damage that it truly wrought And I always thought I was the victim Thought that I was some pure hearted hero And convinced myself you were the villain But now I see everything clearly Truth is we were both hurting each other It’s just that you hurt me in ways we could see And I am in pain everyday And while it was there long before you my love You sure didn’t take it away You were a monster but so was I And I’m just sorry that it took me so long to realise I was in pain And when the storm raged all through our town We were both clinging so tight to the mast of our ship We didn’t realise that we brought it down You were my confidante and my best friend Thought we would stick it out until the end And we did It just came before marriage and kids Then you were gone and I had to move on Cos it’s not the bad memories that kill you my dear It’s the memories that make you write love songs So I didn’t grieve and I need to grieve And while it’s unlikely that you’ll ever hear this I just need to know you believe That I am in pain everyday And while it was there long before you my love You sure didn’t take it away I caused you pain everyday And while I did not raise my hand or my voice I hurt you in all of my own ways I know that this is for the better I’ll keep a piece of you inside my heart I don’t regret a second of our time together And I hope you’re happy every second we’re apart

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released June 18, 2021

Produced, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Nick O’Donnell
Written and performed by Your Man Alex Smith

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Your Man Alex Smith is a Brisbane-based singer-songwriter.
Alex writes songs of love, the desire to follow your dreams and the difficulties of growing up in today's world.

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