We Are The Ones (album)

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We Are The Ones' is the debut solo album from Cambridge musician Gavin Chappell-Bates.

It features 12 tracks, including previously released songs ‘95’, ‘We Are The Ones’ and ‘Black Holes’. Other tracks include the aggressive adolescent punk of ‘Church Of Rock ‘N’ Roll’, the bright upbeat pop of ‘Dead End Disco Streets’, the shining sentimental ballad of ‘Starlight’, and ‘Refugee’ – a Manics-esque epic tinged with loneliness and loss.

The album is the culmination of years of playing in bands, writing songs and gigging relentlessly. Friends, family and fans helped pick the final tracks to feature on the album. It was recorded and produced by James Coppolaro at Mix66 (Okiem Warmann, David Botrill, David Ellefson and Loretta Heywood) and features Rob Gibiaqui on drums (Sergey Lazarev, The Pinker Tones), Anna Scott on cello (Imogen Heap), Prue Ward on violin (The Willows) and the choir Full Score conducted by Ralph Woodward.

With hints of and nods to Manic Street Preachers, Feeder, The Pixies and Ash, ‘We Are The Ones’ captures Gavin’s unique style of effervescent emotive yin / yang indie-pop-rock. Mixing the energy of youth with the thoughtfulness of an older mind, ‘We Are The Ones’ is filled with anthems and sensitivity, with social and political commentary sitting alongside more personal moments.

“Unapologetic and uplifting pop-rock… these honest and accessible tracks are going to put a smile on your face…We foresee Gavin snagging some more promising support slots and making medium-scale festival appearances next year. If he’s not, we’ll eat our hats.”
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released April 8, 2016

All songs written by Gavin Chappell-Bates except ‘The Finest Hour’ - lyrics by Luke Townsend / Gavin Chappell-Bates, Music by Gavin Chappell-Bates

Gavin Chappell-Bates (Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Programming)
James Coppolaro (Production, Guitars, Bass)
Robert Gibiaqui (Drums)
Prue Ward (Violin on tracks 4, 5, 6, 8, 11 & 12)
Anna Scott (Cello on tracks 4, 5, 6, 8, 11 & 12)
Kathryn James (Vocals on ‘Last Angel’)
Jamie Brooks (Piano & Organ on ‘Last Angel’)
Full Score, directed by Ralph Woodward (Choir on ‘Starlight’)

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Track Name: Church Of Rock 'N' Roll
The only gods in which I believe play Fender guitars and preach perfect melodies
Now get down on your knees
Wasted days spent at school
All I learnt was from own holy bible, in the songs and lyrics of my idols

You can shove your pop fads up your ass
Cause rock ‘n’ roll will always last

WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
JUST GIVE US YOUR MONEY AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A SHOW

It’s better to burn out than fade away, become a one many army
Don't wait for heaven, live with the spirit of '77
With teenage angst and young lust we ain't going down
No regrets in my life, we're going out to get high

And we don’t really give a fuck
Cause the punk will always be with us

WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
JUST GIVE US YOUR MONEY AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A SHOW

With a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll you can save your lives and save your souls…

WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
JUST GIVE US YOUR MONEY AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A SHOW
Track Name: All Ways
“There’s a world outside”, she said; “that we don’t know”
Gotta get out on the streets and find the way to go

They’ll never take you away from me
You’ll never desert me
They’ll never take you away from me

IN ALL WAYS WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH
DON’T BACK DOWN, THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO PROVE

There’s a truth inside ourselves, so let it show
Gotta put it to the test and find out what we’re fighting for

They’ll never take me away from you
I’m nothing without you
They’ll never take me away from you

IN ALL WAYS WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH
DON’T BACK DOWN, THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO PROVE
IN ALL WAYS WE CAN MAKE IT, WE CAN MAKE IT
SOMETIMES, THERE’S JUST NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

They’ll never take you away from me
Always a part of me
They’ll never take you away from me

IN ALL WAYS WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH
DON’T BACK DOWN, THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO PROVE
IN ALL WAYS WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH
DON’T BACK DOWN, THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO PROVE
IN ALL WAYS WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH
DON’T BACK DOWN, THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE
Track Name: 95
Do you remember the first time when years ago in 95,
Those summer days were alright?
Me, Glen, Bobby and Steve setting fires, running free
When I look back in anger it’s what I see

Escaping into the night, first taste of sex and love bites
That was our design for life
And even when we cut our arms for those girls who came from Mars
Anyone can play guitar

I WANNA BE BACK IN 95
WITH YOU
FOREVER YOU

When I remember St. Ives sun I’m still Thom Yorke and James Bond
We write our own words to those songs
And the poster we all signed says ‘live forever’ not goodbye
We will always be

I WANNA BE BACK IN 95
WITH YOU
FOREVER YOU
Track Name: Refugee
Take your love from me
Become a memory
Another refugee
Take your breath from mine
Become the perfect crime
A stranger out of time

Take your dreams from me
Become reality
No possibilities
Take the air I need
Become a disease
An endless misery

IF WE COULD SEE WHAT WE WANT AND WHAT WE NEED
WE COULD SET US FREE
IF WE COULD BE A PERFECT MEMORY
WE’D NEVER LEAVE
NEVER BE ANOTHER REFUGEE

Take the life from me
Erase all my beliefs
My sweet insanity
If we should die tonight
We’d never say goodbye
Forever frozen in time

IF WE COULD SEE WHAT WE WANT AND WHAT WE NEED
WE COULD SET US FREE
IF WE COULD BE A PERFECT MEMORY
WE’D NEVER LEAVE
NEVER BE ANOTHER REFUGEE

There were times I couldn't breathe
There were times I couldn't see
You sucked the life right out of me
And left me a refugee

IF WE COULD SEE WHAT WE WANT AND WHAT WE NEED
WE COULD SET US FREE
IF WE COULD BE A PERFECT MEMORY
ANOTHER REFUGEE
ANOTHER REFUGEE
IF WE COULD BE THE PERFECT MEMORY
WE’D NEVER LEAVE
NEVER BE ANOTHER REFUGEE
Track Name: We Are The Ones
I remember when we were young
We used to chase the sun
It never set on us
We're no longer 17 and while our bodies sleep
We still dream

One generation locked inside
Breaking free, we sing

WE ARE THE ONES STILL BURNING BRIGHT
WE ARE THE ONES UP EVERY NIGHT
WE ARE THE ONES, WE ARE THE ONES

I remember summer songs
We still sing along
They still turn us on
And whilst time may have gone
We're not lost
We keep burning on and on

One generation locked inside
Breaking free, we sing

WE ARE THE ONES STILL BURNING BRIGHT
WE ARE THE ONES UP EVERY NIGHT
WE ARE THE ONES, WE ARE THE ONES
WE ARE THE ONES STILL FIGHTING ON
WE ARE THE ONES EVER STRONG
WE ARE THE ONES, WE ARE THE ONES

And we will sing our song

WE ARE THE ONES STILL BURNING BRIGHT
WE ARE THE ONES UP EVERY NIGHT
WE ARE THE ONES, WE ARE THE ONES
WE ARE THE ONES STILL ALIGHT
WE ARE THE ONES TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT
WE ARE THE ONES, WE ARE THE ONES
WE ARE THE ONES
Track Name: Writing In The Sand
So many years have come and gone
But it’s not yet the final act
There are still more melodramas to come
If I could live forward instead of falling back
Then maybe this time would be my own

BUT I’M STILL CLINGING TO
THE MEMORIES OF YOU
AND I CAN’T MOVE ON
AND I’M STILL CLINGING TO
THE MEMORIES OF YOU

I keep making plans that are written in the sand
Walked over by my own footprints
I’m old and I’m wise but I’m still terrified
That this life is not my own to live

CAUSE I’M STILL CLINGING TO
THE MEMORIES OF YOU
AND I CAN’T MOVE ON
AND I’M STILL CLINGING TO
THE MEMORIES OF YOU

And I don’t want to say goodbye
But now is the time
And I don’t want to say goodbye
But now is your time
Now is my time
Now is our time
Track Name: Black Holes
Where are these lives?
We let them slip away
Where is the time we once had?
Forgotten numbers we hide in the past
In factories and playgrounds, churches and graveyards

We burn out tonight

WE KEEP FADING AWAY TIME AFTER TIME
WE KEEP FALLING IN BLACK HOLES
WE KEEP MAKING MISTAKES LIFE AFTER LIFE
WE’RE STILL STUCK IN THESE BLACK HOLES

Where are our eyes?
Cause we don't see
Scattering ashes to eternity
Where are our hearts while we watch these stars?
Fade one by one into the unknown

We burn out so bright

WE KEEP FADING AWAY TIME AFTER TIME
WE KEEP FALLING IN BLACK HOLES
WE KEEP MAKING MISTAKES LIFE AFTER LIFE
WE’RE STILL STUCK IN THESE BLACK HOLES

We keep fading away

WE KEEP FADING AWAY TIME AFTER TIME
WE KEEP FALLING IN BLACK HOLES
WE KEEP MAKING MISTAKES LIFE AFTER LIFE
WE’RE STILL STUCK IN THESE BLACK HOLES
IN THESE BLACK HOLES
Track Name: Dead End Disco Streets
Nicky stares at the blank screen
She’s fading away
Working all hours just to find an escape
But she still dreams she can be anything
She still believes

Cause she’s dancing
She’ll be dancing tonight
And she’s dancing
She’s dancing tonight
It will be alright

AND WE’LL KEEP DANCING DOWN
THESE DEAD END DISCO STREETS
WE DON’T KNOW WHERE WE’RE GOING
WE’RE JUST FOLLOWING OUR FEET

Jimmy dies every morning
There's no space to think
To silence the noise he has his first drink
But he can see a distant memory of what he wanted to be

Cause he’s dancing
He’ll be dancing tonight
And he’s dancing
He’s dancing tonight
It will be alright

AND WE’LL KEEP DANCING DOWN
THESE DEAD END DISCO STREETS
WE DON’T KNOW WHERE WE’RE GOING
WE’RE JUST FOLLOWING OUR FEET

Sally keeps running with nowhere to go
The shadows and streets the only friends that she knows
She will be what you want her to be
She can make you believe

Cause we're dancing
We’ll be dancing tonight
And we're dancing
We'll be dancing tonight
It will be alright

AND WE’LL KEEP DANCING DOWN
THESE DEAD END DISCO STREETS
WE DON’T KNOW WHERE WE’RE GOING
WE’RE JUST FOLLOWING OUR FEET
AND WE’LL KEEP BREAKING DOWN
THESE DEAD END DISCO STREETS
WE DON’T KNOW WHERE WE’RE GOING
BUT IT'S BETTER THAN WHERE WE'VE BEEN
Track Name: Follow The Light
Sometimes life beats you down
The world beats you down
And you crawl alone
There's always someone who'll hurt you
Someone who'll use you
If you let them

But you can follow the light

SO DON'T BREAK DOWN ON ME
DON'T STOP BELIEVING THAT YOU CAN BE

So now the man stands over you
Ready to walk on you if you lie down
So get up
Stand eye to eye
Stand up and fight
And control your life

And follow the light

SO DON'T BREAK DOWN ON ME
DON'T STOP BELIEVING THAT YOU CAN BE
SO DON'T FADE ON ME
NOW'S THE TIME TO SEIZE WHAT YOU WANNA BE
WANT TO BE

SO DON'T BREAK DOWN ON ME
DON'T STOP BELIEVING THAT YOU CAN BE
SO MAKE THIS MOMENT RIGHT
MAKE THIS PERFECT LIFE
AND KEEP FOLLOWING THE LIGHT
Track Name: The Finest Hour
Conservative failure and employment disgrace
The Iron Lady left this country an empty place
Dead socialites, Neil Kinnock’s face
New Labour/Old Tory – the same fucking mistakes

AND WE WON’T LET YOU GO
WHILST YOU’VE GOT PROMISES TO KEEP
AND WHERE DOES IT END?
WHEN WE’VE GOT MILES TO GO BEFORE WE SLEEP?

A fresh new man with sound bite success
The promise of a nation re-manoeuvring from the left
But his bullshit words were spoken for history
The legacy of a man never to fulfil any policy

AND WE WON’T LET YOU GO
WHILST YOU’VE GOT PROMISES TO KEEP
AND WHERE DOES IT END?
WHEN WE’VE GOT MILES TO GO BEFORE WE SLEEP?

Is this the finest hour?

Do you remember when we were innocent and young?
Didn’t care about anything at all
When the only things that mattered were the school bell and football

AND WE WON’T LET YOU GO
WHILST YOU’VE GOT PROMISES TO KEEP
AND WHERE DOES IT END?
WHEN WE’VE GOT MILES TO GO BEFORE WE SLEEP?

Is this the finest hour?
Track Name: Last Angel
She’s alone tonight
The same pains as every day
The drugs that fill her mind make the world fade away
She’s tried so many times to run from her mistakes
But she’s not letting go and now there’s no escape

She writes

GOODBYE TO ALL WHO’VE LOVED ME
I WAS NEVER STRONG ENOUGH
TONIGHT WILL BE MY LAST NIGHT ON EARTH

She sees the future now
Falling to her sins
All she feels of the past is emptiness
Once a beating heart now just a broken frame
All that was left of her vanished yesterday

She cries

GOODBYE TO ALL WHO’VE LOVED ME
I WAS NEVER STRONG ENOUGH
TONIGHT WILL BE MY LAST NIGHT ON EARTH
GOODBYE TO ALL I’VE LOVED
I WILL NEVER GIVE YOU UP
WHATEVER WE’RE DOING I’LL BE WATCHING YOU

And she couldn’t hold on to her dreams
But now she will forever sleep
She couldn’t hold on to her dreams
Now she will sleep

As she turns away she will never see
The people left in disbelief

GOODBYE TO ALL WHO’VE LOVED ME
I WAS NEVER STRONG ENOUGH
TONIGHT WILL BE MY LAST NIGHT ON EARTH
GOODBYE TO ALL WHO’VE LOVED ME
I WAS NEVER STRONG ENOUGH
TONIGHT I’M THE LAST ANGEL
GOODBYE TO ALL I’VE LOVED
I WILL NEVER GIVE YOU UP
WHATEVER WE’RE DOING I’LL BE WATCHING YOU
I’LL BE WATCHING YOU
Track Name: Starlight
I spent so many years stargazing
Staring into space and waiting
And I couldn't see the brightest light in the sky until I uncovered my eyes

A burned out star
Marooned in a desert land
Waves of sunshine slipped through open hands
Flickering in my bell jar you caught me in time
Held my darkness whilst you breathed back the sounds of life

YOU ARE MY STARLIGHT
YOU ARE MY GUIDE

In the beginning fate called us friends
But we plotted our own course now we're star-crossed lovers ‘til the end
After one thousand, eight hundred and forty nine days
This is our moment to play on our own stage

YOU ARE MY STARLIGHT
YOU ARE MY GUIDE

Burning so brightly for everyone else
You never fade or shine just for yourself
You don't just brighten up the sky
You illuminate the best in us and give life
In this grand scheme what are we?
Two tiny specks amongst endless galaxies
But we scatter our stardust, sowing the seeds
And our garden will grow infinitely

YOU ARE MY STARLIGHT
YOU ARE MY GUIDE

Two stars blazing together
Partners on this limitless journey
Even when one of us stumbles the other keeps our world turning
I sing, you paint; you draw whilst I write
Together we create our perfect life
Instead of watching, waiting and searching
We'll burn forever, together, amazing
Amazing

AND WE SING