Trip Inside

by Chris Soames

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Chris Soames' debut album, "Trip Inside", released 05/06/16.

SoundWaves Review writes: "Chris Soames is an indie musician with an album and some singles floating out in the airwaves. His vibe is largely pop-rock, though he leans into alt-rock, blues, electronic, and progressive at various times. His album, called Trip Inside, strikes a cool balance of styles, smashing barriers in the way only indie music manages to do."

"Trip Inside" scored an admirable 3.5 out of 5 in its first review, by No More Division (www.nomoredivision.com/indie-music-a…s-trip-inside), and critic Ted Rogen remarked that “[Soames] opens with “Sun In Squares” which is a funky rock song. It’s catchy and a good opener. The mood is upbeat and lively. … [In Whispers in Paris] there is a distinct ’80s vibe that is not too far off from Richard Marx.

Speaking of other decades Soames pulls off an old classic guitar solo on “Trip Inside” as well as the famous talking guitar effect made popular by Peter Frampton. “Fly” is a highlight amongst the batch. The song is hopeful, optimistic and certainly does have a feeling of flying.”

“Trip Inside isn’t exactly an album that will have an easy time finding its way into the underground but it will be appreciated by an audience who has a penchant for pop music.”

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released May 6, 2016

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Chris Soames Manchester, UK

Chris Soames is a singer-songwriter and producer, guitarist and keyboardist from Manchester, UK.

Email: info@chrissoames.com

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Track Name: Sun In Squares
Tell me I got this feelin' right
That she's gone, she's left, she's fresh outta sight.
She was the ghost that shapes my days
As I escape this phase and rewind and erase
And get a brand new taste and a lovin' direction,
Try to abandon my predilection
For retrospection, self-lie detection,
But I'm still awaiting re-education.

Cos' you still got me reelin'
And I hope you know the feelin'

Of seein' the sun in squares,
Of feelin' the moonlight flare.
Find love out in the cold somewhere.
It ain't so rare,
But I just don't dare no more.

Now I'm back and I'm sensin' the hate,
All the new things I can't assimilate.
I'm lost on a date, cos' the passion's escaped.
My mind is a trap but my soul is the bait,
But it's not too late to be dealin' with it.
I'm a cynic but I'm in it for the truth I can get.
All the cool girls, cute girls I've ever met
Know just how it's done, straight up and legit.

But you still got me reelin'
And I hope you know the feelin'

Of seein' the sun in squares,
Of feelin' the moonlight flare.
Find love out in the cold somewhere.
It ain't so rare,
But I just don't dare no more.

Now you're gone and regret's biting me deep
And I'm yearning on a learning curve that's too steep.
I've got no sense of where I'm gonna go.
Too slow for the flow of life I used to know.
All the while the world still spins on its axis.
All along I want you right here on my mattress.
I feel like I'm past it; it was fun while it lasted,
And life like light's moving faster and faster.

But you still got me reelin'
And I hope you know the feelin'

Of seein' the sun in squares,
Of feelin' the moonlight flare.
Find love out in the cold somewhere.
It ain't so rare,
But I don't dare.
Seein' the sun in squares,
Of feelin' the moonlight flare.
Find love out in the cold somewhere.
It ain't so rare,
But I just don't dare no more.
Track Name: Whispers In Paris
Escape the hum of highway drag
As racing pulses stretch for miles
And number plates that dare to brag
Of glory days but for a while.

Take me away across the sleeve
Of raging blue, holding my dreams.
Make it up, bandage the wounds,
With whispers sweet beneath the moon.

Imperfect, tense; such is our life,
And bidden not to change too soon,
But stay, familiarise yourself
With waxing sun and burning moon.
As I watch the girl whose only crime
Is worry about the man she loves,
A burden levied for a time
By treasured fare 'neath stars above.

So take me away across the sleeve
Of raging blue, holding my dreams.
Make it up, bandage the wounds,
With whispers sweet beneath the moon.

So take me away across the sleeve
Of raging blue, holding my dreams.
Make it up, bandage the wounds,
With whispers sweet beneath the moon.
Take me away across the sleeve
Of raging blue, holding my dreams.
Make it up, bandage the wounds,
With whispers sweet beneath the moon.
Track Name: Trip Inside
I just hold my breath, wait for the night to pass,
Never find a way to make contentment last.
I don't know the way to where I want to be.
Looking back defines everything that I can see.

I just don't know which way to go
Cos' the road's too dark in my soul.

And I've been so far but got nowhere,
Waging this unhappy warfare.
As sorrow strips me of my pride,
I'll take a trip inside.

I never seem to make it all fit into place.
I'm never seeing things by the act and not by the space.
I've got this baggage on and it just weighs me down,
But I can't let it go, just like some thorny crown.

I just don't know which way to go
Cos' the road's too dark in my soul.

And I've been so far but got nowhere,
Waging this unhappy warfare.
As sorrow strips me of my pride,
I'll take a trip inside.

Never lookin' back's the way I want to be,
But I just can't let go of all the high's I've seen.

And I've been so far but got nowhere,
Waging this unhappy warfare.
As young dreams to turn to old nightmares
And I'm starting to feel that I've been there
And I knock and I knock but no answer
And no other journey can compare.
Cos' when sorrow strips you of your pride,
Throws you off your stride,
You know you're on a trip inside.
Track Name: Fly
Walking down this lonely road one day
We'll spread our wings and fly away from this place.
Hand in hand we'll go where the wind only blows.
Never wondering what we might have left back home.

So come fly where the blue sky reigns.
Yeah, come fly, never to come down again.

Soar above where just love and eagles dare.
Scorch our wings on the rays of sunlight flare.
Look below at the world beneath our feet,
Cos' this is where earth and heaven meet.

So come fly where the blue sky reigns.
Yeah, come fly, never to come down again.

Up above, up above; this is where life flows,
But where it's headed only God knows.

So come fly where the blue sky reigns.
Yeah, come fly, never to come down again.
I said come fly where my love never ends.
Yeah, come fly, never to come down again.
Track Name: Horizons
Where does all the time go
And all the faces in between?
Why do the ones we love leave us all alone
In a world with the tears they'll never see?

Why do we never show our love right
As opportunities arise?
Why do we let it pass like feathers in the wind?
These beautiful horizons in our eyes.

And I remember well the times we spent
Laughin', smilin' on the grass.
Those summer afternoons just flew by like a haze.
The beauty of those moments never lasts.
Track Name: Save Me
I wanna see you smile at me tonight
With eyes that say you think I'm right.
Despite everythin' that's in between,
I love you, so please say you love me.

And if you're feelin' all alone,
I'll ask you now before the moment's gone:

Please save me. You're all I need to be.
Please play me like an old guitar that's just been found lyin' around.
And hate me for writing this old song,
Rather than saying what I've been wanting to say all along.

Dance with me before you're gone for good.
I love you. I say it here cos' I never could
Look at you and tell you to your cryin' eyes:
You're a beautiful truth in a sea of lies.

I don't understand the glance we share.
Being with you is like a game a truth or dare;
One minute desire fires in your eyes
And the next you're sorrow in disguise.

And if you're feelin' all alone,
I'll ask you now before the moment's gone:

Please save me. You're all I need to be.
Please play me like an old guitar that's just been found lyin' around.
And hate me for writing this old song,
Rather than saying what I've been wanting to say all along.

Save me. You're all I need to be.
Please play me like an old guitar that's just been found lyin' around.
And hate me for writing this old song,
Rather than saying what I've been wanting to say all along.
Save me.
Save, save me.
Save me like an old guitar that's just been found lyin' around.
Track Name: Bohemian Blue
It's all a dream; I'll never be
The greatest inflated
Ego in this formless sea.

Hold the tension, hold the room.
A knife edge, the dread
That this'll be over all too soon.

So music come, be here, be one.
Take these words and with them run.

No discipline, no motivation;
All departed, brokenhearted,
Losing all profound sensation.

So music come, be here, be one.
Take these words and with them run.

I cannot see the irony.
No sense being so intense,
But it's always been a part of me.

And why? The point: To be with her.
A dream, you see,
Cos' thoughts with deeds rarely concur.

So music come, be here, be one.
Take these words and with them...
So music come, be here, be one.
Take these words and with them run.
Track Name: Miss You So
I don't know what time I left, what time I walked away.
Left you sleepin' in the morning light at the break of the day.
Think of you with every step; your taste is on my mind.
Feelin' you with every breath, even as I work in line.

And I, I miss you so.
And I miss you so, my love.

Walked along with a smile on my face like never I'd felt before.
You made me, you shaped me anew, made me into something more.
I loved you with every cell in my body and thought in my mind.
Hope to see you again sometime, hope you still love what you find.

But I, I miss you so.
And I miss you so.

And I, I miss you so.
And I miss you so.
And I, I miss you so.
And I miss you so.
Track Name: Symptomatic
The solution or the problem?
The chicken or the egg?
I'm lookin' up above
But fallin' down to beg.
Ridin' on my luck
Like a leaf upon the waves.
I'm feelin' like I'm stuck
Between a rock and a hard place.

A decade goes by
In a matter of days.
Still not got to grips
With the way the game plays.
I pour another glass,
Though I said I never would
turn my back on all the people,
the greatest and the good.

Rollin' on,
Not knowin' where I'm goin'
From one day to the next, yeah.
But she's goin' strong,
Found her status quo
And she's never really been this damn perplexed.

Cos' it's all symptomatic
Of these sycophantic
Unreal, but romantic
Lies that I planted
To get near to your soul,
Return the love that I stole.
I never set out the goal
That would fill this gaping hole.

Addicted to distraction,
Addicted to the game,
Distracted by my mind
When it stumbles on your name.
Desperate for a clue
As to how it'll all work out.
You never see coming.
When it does it knocks you out.

Rollin' on,
Not knowin' where I'm goin'
From one day to the next, yeah.
But she's goin' strong,
Found her status quo
And she's never really been this damn perplexed.

Cos' it's all symptomatic
Of these sycophantic
Unreal, but romantic
Lies that I planted
To get near to your soul,
Return the love that I stole.
I never set out the goal
That would fill this gaping hole.

Rollin' on,
Not knowin' where I'm goin'
From one day to the next, yeah.
But she's goin' strong,
Found her status quo
And she's never really been this damn perplexed.

Cos' it's all symptomatic
Of these sycophantic
Unreal, but romantic
Lies that I planted
To get near to your soul,
Return the love that I stole.
I never set out the goal
That would fill this gaping hole.
It's all symptomatic
Of these sycophantic
Unreal, but romantic
Lies that I planted
To get near to your soul,
Return the love that I stole.
I never set out the goal
That would fill this gaping hole.
Track Name: Tell You Straight
I don't have the time
To make it seem alright
Even though you want me to.
I don't have the grace
To put things in their place.

But ever since I met you I've been true to my word;
I never swore by heaven, never promised the earth.
It's not within my means 'cause our lives are all too blurred,
So I'll ask you straight at the end of the day,
What do you want me to say?

I don't have the space
To change it to your taste
Even though you want me to.
I don't have the soul
To fill that gaping hole.

But ever since I met you I've been true to my word;
I never swore by heaven, never promised the earth.
It's not within my means 'cause our lives are all too blurred,
So I'll ask you straight at the end of the day,
What do you want me to say?

Do you have the words
To make my still world turn?

'Cause ever since I met you I've been true to my word;
I never swore by heaven, never promised the earth.
It's not within my means 'cause our lives are all too blurred,
So I'll tell you straight at the end of the day,
I love you but this feeling keeps slipping away.
I don't wanna let you go but I just can't find the words to say.