Home Time

by Darren Hayman

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1.
02:18
Go figure out Because I do not want to There’s only this moment There was nothing before There’s nothing after Go figure it out Was it all worth it? All of that joy Well now it’s just dust On our old fireplace Curl up And be done Curl up And be done I can stretch time There’s only now Curl up And be done
2.
I was thinking about you When I shouldn’t have been thinking about you I shouldn’t have been thinking about you I was thinking about you I know that you’re gone When you shouldn’t have been gone When you shouldn’t have been gone Oh, you shouldn’t have been gone It’s just a stupid feeling That you shouldn’t be hearing There’s nothing to be fearing A stupid heart that can’t forget I found a bright new penny I found a hole in the ground I found my own big mouth That let things out I got things wrong When I shouldn’t have been getting things wrong Oh, I shouldn’t have been getting things wrong I was getting things wrong I’m gonna get over you When I shouldn’t be getting over you Oh, I shouldn’t be getting over you I’m gonna get over you I was thinking about you I was thinking about you I was thinking about you I was thinking about you Someone’s holding you tight Someone’s saying goodnight Someone’s stroking your head And saying that it’s alright
3.
We were hopeless We were pointless We were unfeasible We were together Because she held the coffee pot Because I liked my coffee hot Because I wore a Lou reed t-shirt Because Lou wasn’t dead Because I was all bruised Because she didn’t notice Because she was confused Because I almost cared Because we both liked drinking At three in the morning Because we thought that kissing Would stop it getting boring Because her skinny legs Were stronger than they looked Because we chased a river Because we shared a book Because she wasn’t equipped For me falling apart We had the wrong size plasters For dried up broken hearts Because she was too kind And I wasn’t’ kind at all Because we made mistakes Because we were impossible Because we were impossible
4.
You wanted me quiet So much quieter than before I wanted to be quieter more I want to be silent I want no one to hear I want to disappear Am I the noise? I am the noise Am I the noise? I am the noise The static on the wire The ringing in your ears The banging on your wall The salt in your tears Am I the noise? I am the noise So hard to let it die To let it be I am exhausting you You are exhausting me It’s too loud In an outside myself I saw myself with you And nobody else Am I the noise? I am the noise Am I the noise? I am the noise The static on the wire The ringing in your ears The banging on your wall The salt in your tears Am I the noise? I am the noise
5.
I want to get drunk Right now With or without you Tomorrow too I want to get drunk I want to forget Or remember new things That I can forget It’s a big warm wave That carries me Surrounds me And holds me down It’s a good thing A right thing It smothers me And wipes me out It’s a beautiful lake I can dive in I can float in Or drown I want to let go There’s a calmness To surrender It’s like love I want to get drunk Quickly and gently It fits like a glove Feels a bit like love It’s a mountain It’s stronger And kinder Than me It wants me It helps me It knows the place I want to be It’s a wind It’s a tree It’s a river And it’s in me It’s the stars above It reminds me of love It’s a big warm wave That carries me
6.
Oh, I tried and I tried and I tried and I tried and I tried and I tried and I failed
7.
I love you, I miss you, come back I want you, I’m lonely, come back I lost you, I lied too, come back I see you in nightmares, come back I love you, I miss you, come back I’ll change soon, I’ll work hard, come back I’ll pray you forgive me, come back I wish you’d come home soon, come back I’m the one who broke and smashed your heart I’m the one who’ll stroke and mend your heart Wrap up tight, curl up small, take heart Be my friend, lover, trust me with your heart I’m restless, I’m hurting, come back But I’m better, I’m working, come back I’m tired of pretending There’s point in me begging I just want you near me, come back I will be a good drug for your heart I will be a blanket for your heart I will glue the pieces when you fall apart Be my friend, lover, trust me with your heart I’m the one who broke and smashed your heart I’m the one who stroke and mend your heart Wrap up tight, curl up small, take heart Be my friend, lover, trust me with your heart
8.
I got the sofa and car You got the moon and the stars I got the Isle of Wight tray You got the dinosaur plate You got the best cooking pan You cook better than I ever can Making food with the spicy taste Put his food on the dinosaur plate Stegosaurus Pterodactyl Tyrannosaurus Rex Diplodocus Brontosaurus Which one’s the best What goes around The dinosaurs go round the dinosaur plate What on earth was on your mind? Why do you keep wondering why? Do you sleep by the smoke or a sea? Does your train rattle past me? What flavour’s on your tongue? What makes you come undone? I don’t want no hate I don’t want no dinosaur plate Stegosaurus Pterodactyl Tyrannosaurus Rex Diplodocus Brontosaurus Which one’s the best What goes around The dinosaurs go round the dinosaur plate Tell them Stegosaurus Pterodactyl Tyrannosaurus Ichthyosaurus Diplodocus Brontosaurus Triceratops Iguanodon
9.
I took a bus and a train Some ibuprofen Took the long way home then closed the joint account I bucked to and throw I held on and let go Closed my eyes then closed the joint account What will I do with all these photographs? I took the records from the box Then I collapsed the box Then I collapsed and dreamt that dream again I put a hook on the wall Then a painting on a hook I read a short book then I closed the joint account What will I do with all these photographs?
10.
I was never married I was not in love It was something I was dreaming of I was never safe I was not complete It was a lie I used to believe If you can’t hold it It’s not real Or place it in a box It’s not real Or lock it with a key It’s not real Never let it go I never really held her I was kissing a cloud It was just an idea I sort of wondered about I was sleeping I wasn’t there I stared too hard and it vanished in the air It was beautiful But not real Cause if it’s beautiful It’s not real I’ll put under my pillow To make it real Never let it go
11.
I tripped up and fell But she caught me stopped me reeling She’s just a girl that I’m seeing There were scars on my heart But her fingers started healing She’s just a girl that I’m seeing Don’t call her girlfriend She don’t call me boyfriend We might plan the weekend But never the week after It might not be love But I fucking love the feeling She’s just a girl that I’m seeing There’s broken on the streets Like the hearts of human beings And I can’t believe just what I’m seeing Eyes big and wide That I think might just know me I’m just a drunk and I am lonely We can just pretend Make the days end with wine and cigarette ends Something more than friends I don’t want to stop But our hearts might soon be bleeding She’s just a girl that I’m seeing I think it might be love So why might I be leaving She’s just a girl that I’m seeing
12.
I sit still I sit still I sit still And just stare You’ve not seen the best of me I’ll make it all up to you tenfold When I better When I get well Wrap yourself around me I think One two three four times Maybe this one will stick You light up my face With your face And that’s all of it I just see the dark without you I don’t ever laugh without you I don’t want to be without you Without you Wrap yourself around me

about

Darren Hayman returns with the new album Home Time, due out on 3 April via Fika Recordings. An autobiographical album about break ups, the record is tender, honest and frequently funny. Darren set an 8 track, acoustic rule for the record. Everything sounds warm, close and intimate. Darren’s own love-worn, London voice is joined on every song by the sweet antipodean tones of Hannah Winter and Laura K, recording artists and songwriters themselves with Common or Garden and Fortitude Valley.

When Darren Hayman made his debut in 1997 with the acclaimed indie band Hefner his lyrical remit was the broken hearted. His early songs told the story of the lonesome and lost, and broken dreams of love on the back streets of London. After Hefner, Hayman’s palette grew to include a unique take on place and memory. In the early 2000s he wrote a trilogy of albums around the history of Essex. In 2012 he made an instrumental album describing the tranquillity of Lidos. In 2016 Darren was awarded ‘Hardest Working Musician’ by the Association of Independent Music for his epic project on Thankful Villages, the 55 villages that survived the Great War with no casualties. His most recent record, 12 Astronauts, tells the personal story of the only men to have walked on the Moon.

Darren is continually obsessed with the idea of what songs can be, and the stories they can tell. As he explains, “With projects like Thankful Villages, I became interested in what a record could be, using field recordings, interviews and songs to make sound collages. I wanted to return to the stricter art of song writing and try and make the twelve best compositions I could. I wanted to make useful songs, words that could be comfort, not just thoughts that would depress.”

The songs for Home Time were written over a three-year period but recorded quickly, and with love, in Darren’s home. Home Time is a fragile, subtle slice of prettiness. Wrap it around you.

Three digital singles will be released; ‘I Tried and I Tried and I Failed’, a song about the endless, circular nature of being human, ‘I Was Thinking About You’, a song about the uncontrollable nature of memory and how it continues to haunt us even when we consider the long buried, and ‘The Joint Account’, about how when trying to negotiate matters of the heart and mind, it is sometimes the physical objects that anchor us down in the mire.

A baby sister album I Can Travel Through Time with ten one-minute songs squeezed on a seven inch is coming out alongside it on the Formosa Punk label.

credits

released May 22, 2020

Darren Hayman: vocals and instruments
Hannah Winter: vocals
Laura K: vocals
Ian Button: drums except A1 & B6
Dan Mayfield: violin
Giles Barrett: bass on A2, A5, A6 & B2
Ralegh Long: mandolin on B4

All songs written by Darren Hayman.
Artwork by Darren Hayman.

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