Black and White Boy

by Black and White Boy

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"Black and White Boy lace their tracks with musical beauty: smooth vocals,...and catchy melodies" Susan Ford - Glasgow PodcArt

"...a pleasant band to watch and listen to, with simple, swaying chord progressions where the delicate vocal melodies of Andrew Nicol became the focal point of the performance." James Foley - Watch This Space - www.watchthisspaceuk.com

"An immediate comparison musically would be troubled singer, Elliott Smith, you can hear it in Andrew’s voice and playing style. The music flowed well, the harmonies in particular were nicely executed." The Practice Room - the-practice-room.net

"Andrew proved as a songwriter through the performance that he is capable of creating catchy melodies." James Foley - Watch This Space - www.watchthisspaceuk.com

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released November 12, 2012

All songs written by Andrew Nicol

All songs performed and arranged by Black and White Boy

Andrew Nicol - Guitar and Vocals
Ken Yip - Drums
Stuart Mackie - Bass

Recorded and mixed by Stuart Mackie and Euan Farquar @ Ayrshire Audio.

Cover image "Flight" by Emma Parks. (c) Emma Parks, Used with permission.

(c) Acre Records/Andrew Nicol

www.ac-re.co.uk

Thank you most of all to all that have been involved in Black and White Boy and have supported us from the very start. Thank you to Chloe for frequent inspiration, to Andrew Jenkin and Elena Sarra for their unwavering faith and friendship and to all our fellow Acre acts for their mutual support. A massive thank you to Stuart Mackie and Euan Farquar for their patience and hard work in recording and mixing the EP. You put up with a lot lads and we appreciate it!! Thanks to Phil Robinson, Grant Sherwin, Mark Hogg and Francesca Franchella for efforts made to support us and to Joe Tyldesley and Lucia Escolano for their involvement with B&WB back in the early days. Thank you to Anna Sweeney for her constant reassurance and to all of our friends and our families for putting up with us in our pursuit of music. It doesn't go unnoticed.

Finally, to all that have come to see us, spared a kind word or bought this EP, we cannot say how grateful we are but we never take it for granted and are hugely appreciative that you would choose to spend your time with us.

Gracias x

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Track Name: Fifteen
She cries all alone in the dark.
Stares out the window with her broken heart
We're nearly touching but we're light years apart
Alone in the room

The candles are burning less bright
As she sits and just stares through the night
Alone and I'm drunk on velvet wine
In the gathering gloom

The rain keeps on falling
Down on the street
Alarm call brings morning
And steels us from sleep
But I've got to leave you
All on your own

People from down on the street
Are crying and howling like wounded beasts
They cut through the silence and keep us from sleep
Or feeling alone

I'm helpless like never before
And she's restless as she starts to stir
But I know that it's better to leave her
On her own

The rain keeps on falling
Down on the street
Alarm call brings morning
And steels us from sleep
But I've got to leave you
All on your own

The rain keeps on falling
Down on the street
Alarm call brings morning
And steels us from sleep
I never should have left you
All on your own
Track Name: In The Dark
I know you see me in a different light
Since I left and gave up the fight
And I know you look at things differently
Without me

I know it won't be the same
Since I left and caused you pain
But it's clear I don't have a clue
Without you

In the dark, I'm hiding from myself
Losing touch, becoming someone else
I had it all and threw it all away
But I just hope you'll come back again someday
Someday
Someday

Do you think that it's gone to far
When I stop and wonder where you are
Making plans and drinking tea
Without me

And I hope it's not now too late
And you know I always said my heart would wait
But it's much too tidy in my room
Without you

In the dark, I'm hiding from myself
Losing touch, becoming someone else
I had it all and threw it all away
But I just hope you'll come back again someday
Someday
Someday
Track Name: Hide
You've used all your faces
You're out on your own
In Juvenile places
I don't want to go

And I'll take back every thing I said
I'll just watch my bridges burn instead

And I see you come forward So wildly disordered
And I don't know.
So callously hovering backwards and forwards
And I don't know
Where to hide

I'm lost undercover
Of the things that you say
You're drawing me closer
Just to get your own way

And there's nothing you could tell me now
I'll just watch my bridges burning down

And I see you come forward So wildly disordered
And I don't know.
So callously hovering backwards and forwards
And I don't know
Where to hide

Watching the sky fall down on me
Searching for answers I cannot see
Losing my mind. I don't know why
Searching for some place safe to hide

And I see you come forward So wildly disordered
And I don't know.
So callously hovering backwards and forwards
And I don't know
Where to hide
Track Name: Breaking Down
It's after midnight and you've left me by myself
I can't see straight but I don't need your help
Your words won't fix me up and my dreams all fade away
Can't you see my life is all wasted anyway?

'Cos I'm living with a gun against my head
I've forgotten every single word you said

You keep saying my life is breaking down
I can't face it. You know I'm much too proud
The room keeps spinning and I'm walking into walls
My hands are bleeding but you don't care at all

Have you come here just to watch me fall?
I'm just trying to make sense of it all
The light comes up as I lean against the bar
And all your words just keep pushing me too far

'Cos I'm living with your hands around my neck
I keep choking but what did you expect?

You keep saying my life is breaking down
I can't face it. You know I'm much too proud
The room keeps spinning and I'm walking into walls
My hands are bleeding but you don't care at all