Never And Forever

by James Gillice

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The recording of “Never And Forever” began in early 2011 although much the material was written as far back as 2007. At only 8 tracks, it is my shortest and most concise album. My heart and soul is in this work and I am proud of the final result. I feel that this is my strongest and most consistent collection of songs.

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released 30 November 2012

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All songs written, arranged, performed and produced by James Gillice
Clock photograph by Katherine Gray
Cover design by James Gillice
Special thanks to Levi Gonzalez

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Track Name: Never And Forever
I still recall the morning
When we said our last goodbye
The way it felt to hold you
Still lingered on my mind
I wish I would have spoken
Everything I felt inside
Now our hearts are broken
And there's no excuse for why
And I suppose I should have mentioned this
Before I had to fly
'Cause never and forever
Are the same amount of time

What words could I have told you?
What things might I have said?
Now I'll never hold you
I held those words instead
And hearts become so fragile
When they're so far away
And all that really mattered
Got lost along the way
They say absence makes the heart grow
Mine is swollen by the sting
'Cause never and forever
Are exactly the same thing

They both go on and on and on
As far as we can see
Forever's much too long
For this to never be
Now there's nothing left for you
And there's nothing left for me

I never asked you what you wanted
But you told me you were fine
I always did believe you
Guess I shouldn't have this time
You know I would have left that morning
I would have drove into the night
To hold you in my arms again
To start a brand new life
I suppose I should have mentioned this
While I had you on the line
'Cause never and forever
Are the same amount of time

They're the same
They're the same
Never and forever
Are the same amount of time
They're the same
They're the same
Never and forever
Are the same amount of time...
Track Name: So Far Gone
I know we've talked about it
So many times before
But I want to hear you say it
Just once more

Every moment of my life
I've wondered why
It passed me by
I never seem to get it right
I don't know how
I don't know why

I used to dream about this
Every other night
Still when I think about it
It's hard not to cry

Every moment of my life
I've wondered why
It passed me by
I could never get it right
I don't know how
I don't know why

Now you're so far gone
And I'm still here
And it's been so long
There goes another year

Every moment of my life
I've wondered why
It passed me by
I just never got it right
I don't know how
I don't know why

I've written songs about it
To find reason in the rhyme
But I want to hear it from your lips
Just one more time

Every moment of my life
I've wondered why
It passed us by
We never did just get it right
I don't know how
I don't know why

Now you're so far gone
And I'm still here
And it's been so long
There goes another year

Every moment of my life
I need you here
By my side
We never could just get it right
I don't know how
I don't know why
Track Name: Come And Gone
It's gone
And there's nothing can be done
We've lost
And there's nothing can be won

And I crawl
Cause I cannot stand
And I cannot walk
And when you call
You cannot whisper
And you cannot talk

Regret
Never really goes away
Try to forget
But you'll always feel the pain

And the walls
Come crumbling down
Without a sound
And the doors
They close behind you
And there's no way out

And I felt my heart torn into two
But the greater part still beats for you

I'm not myself anymore
I forgot what I came here for
And if it's to settle the score
Well I guess it's much too late for that

So crawl
Cause you cannot walk
And you cannot run
And we know
That we can't turn back
What's already done

I'm sorry
But I thought I'd never see you again
Now here we are
But I guess the dream has come to an end

So go
To the ones you love
And the ones you need
'Cause we know
You never made
That promise to me

And I felt my heart torn into two
But the greater part still beats for you

And just for a moment we almost had it all
But my love, that time
Has come and gone
Track Name: You Can Never Go Home
The longer I stay here the more I forget
All of the reasons that I ever left In the first place
Now I’m filled with regret

There is a feeling that I used to know
When the warm summer wind turned into the very first snow
But that was so long ago

Now I know
You can’t go home
You can never go home

I can’t have back all that time stole away
But here in my heart is where you always will stay
Till the end of my days

All of the faces that I used to know
And so many places where I used to grow, but I’m older now
And it’s starting to show

Now I know
You can’t go home
You can never go home

If I should happen to see you again
You’ll say “hello” and I’ll say “well, how have you been?"
Then we’ll walk away again

If ever I called you a friend before
Suppose I decided to up and walk back through your door?
Well it’s not the same anymore.

Now I know
You can’t go home
You can never go home
Track Name: Save My Soul
Time moves slow
When you've nowhere left to go
The world feels cold
When you've got no one to hold on to

Save my soul
If that's what you came here for
Cause I don't know
Exactly what I came here for

But I know
That I can't
Do this anymore

You hold them close
So no one else will know
So should I fold
Or keep this hand that I now hold?

Save my soul
If that's what you came here for
Cause more and more
I'm not sure what I came here for

But I know
That I won't
Do this anymore

And there's a certain thing you do and say
That helps me understand the way I am
And should the daylight fade away
We'll just have to do the best we can

And we yearn for kindness spoken
But our timid hearts get broken...

...again

Save my soul
If that's what you came here for
Cause more and more
I'm not sure what I came here for
Time moves slow
When you've got nowhere to go
The world feels cold
When you've got no one to hold
You hold them close
So no one else will know
So should I fold
Or keep this hand I hold?

But I know
That I can't
Do this anymore
Track Name: Anything At All
I’ve so much to say but it’s already been said
I try to explain but it’s over my head
Still trying to stitch every wound that I’ve bled
And ditch this feeling that I’ve been left here for dead

And now the pain I felt before
I can’t feel it anymore
But I don’t know for sure
If I feel anything at all
Anything at all

Time moves on but it goes so slow
It takes time to heal but the wounds still show
There’s so many things that I may never know
Each day an attempt just to let it all go

And now the pain I felt before
I can’t feel it anymore
But I can’t say for sure
If I feel anything at all
Anything at all
Anything at all

Forgetting yesterday
To try to save tomorrow
I don't feel anything, anything at all

We tried to run away
But the time we had was borrowed
We don't feel anything, anything at all

And I don’t feel the pain
And I don’t feel the sorrow
I don’t feel anything, anything at all
Track Name: This Time
Last time I did things for myself
To much pain to try to think of someone else
All I knew was how I felt
As I tried dealing with the hand that I’d been dealt

I felt the weight of everything I’d ever done
Taken by fear, this wretched thing that I’d become

Last time I left you in the dark
As I tried walking it alone
I’m sure I broke your little heart
And this house is all that’s left of what we called our home

Last time I closed my eyes afraid of what I’d see
Either way it meant the end for you and me

But this time
I’ve made up my mind
But this time
I’ll remember what’s mine
And I’ll never let it go again

Last time I sought after the signs
For some release, but it was always hard to find
If I could only have the time
To live the dream that I had thought up in my mind

I was desperate for some kind of an excuse
And so I waited for the answers that I knew (I already knew)

But this time
I’ve made up my mind
But this time
I’ll remember what’s mine
And I’ll never let it go again

And it’s a long way home
And we’ve still got so far to go
And we've a mountain yet to climb
But this time...
Track Name: Time Takes Time
So time moved on
And I waited for the moment
Now the moment’s gone
And there’s nothing left to say

But I'll be ok
Maybe someday
I'll be ok
Maybe someday

It's hard to know
If anything is changing
I’m holding onto hope
That soon the sun will shine

And I'll be just fine
But time takes time
I'll be just fine
But time takes time

I'll be ok
Maybe someday
I'll be just fine
But time takes time...