We Never Made It To The Lakes

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    'This is a bittersweet folk-electric concept album, influenced by his time spent in London, and the songs range from the slow and personal From the South Bank to Soho, which features exquisite viola work from Sam Sweeney, to the remarkable Drop the Bomb, which starts as a gentle ballad backed by the piano of Neil Cowley (of Adele fame) and ends as a furious electric guitar workout.’ **** The Guardian

    '‘…like one of his heroes Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective' fRoots

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lyrics

Now that I don’t see you it isn’t the things we did I’ll miss
It’s the things we didn’t do before it came to this
So I’ll say it for all the difference that it makes
It’s a shame we never made it to The Lakes

Sure there were daytrips, walks in the wood and on the Downs
Weekends in cities and little market towns
But somehow we just couldn’t raise the stakes
It’s a shame we never made it to the Lakes

Over the Seven Sisters, and out to the sea at Beachy Head
That day the rain just missed us, and we showered in the sunlight instead
It’s a memory that outshines our mistakes
Still it’s a shame we never made it to The Lakes

One regret, one regret, in all the years I spent with you
One regret, one regret, that you’re not here to see this view

Now I’m standing here reeling on the edge of Windermere
And you won’t believe how much I wish you were here
In the end we didn’t quite have what it takes
It’s a shame we didn’t make it
It’s s shame we never made it to The Lakes

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from How The City Sings, released April 8, 2016
Sam Carter - Guitar, Vocals
Sam Sweeney - Violin, Viola
Matt Ridley - Bass
Evan Jenkins - Drums

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‘Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection’ Songlines

2010 BBC Folk Awards Horizon Award Winner

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