this boy wonders

by This Boy Wonders

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This record is the debut album from This Boy Wonders. Released in early 2012 it has already captured a lot of attention. It has a vintage mixed with contemporary feel with comparisons being thrown around to the likes of the Rolling Stones, Kings of Leon to Oasis, whilst also being a big favorite of the bands local BBC introducing team. Of which sent them to play the stages of Reading and Leeds 2011.

The album pushes all kinds of different sounds, from big bluesy riff driven tracks like 'Long Kiss Goodbye' to acoustic vibe ballad 'Come Next June'. Moments that carry a certain 'epic' feel in 'Sucker punch', a song that has fastly become the bands most popular track at their live performances. Along with another track 'Hit the Ground Running' that is hard to not shuffle your feet too. All though still managing to fit seamlessly next to each other to create a class record.

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released April 2, 2012

Words by Chris Athorne
All songs written by Chris Athorne and This Boy Wonders

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This Boy Wonders UK

Chris Athorne, Lee Wilkins, Nic Keeble and Nikk Butcher are This Boy Wonders.

They play music of a folk, pop and blues variety and have performed at Reading and Leeds Festival, had play on BBC6 Music and play reguarly through the land of England. ... more

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Track Name: Holy Ghost
I could be the one you
Never thought you’d come to
I could be the love
You never thought you’d learn to love

I’ll give you the keys to the rising sun

I’m not here to please you
Give it to the ones who
Doubt every feeling
They’re demeaning to their ratting bones

Form a queue, fight the beast for the Albion.


When the chips are down
Don’t hope for the rope

Open your eyes or fall short when you’re holding on

Picking up the peaces one by one
I’ve got a thought you should know
Hanging heavily on my head

Are you listening?
Holy Ghost
Track Name: I'm Your Man
You can’t hold me down
Or throw me away
You’ll have to put me to ground
Lock me in a cage


Who will take this?
With the grasp of a weary hand

Oh Greatness, I’m your man


Mount up, throwing it down
Coming to stay
Wound up, been too long now
No way to contain


Who will take this?
With the grasp of a weary hand

Oh Greatness,
I’m your man
Track Name: This Town
There’s a crowd on the street
Making sounds
We know what’s coming now
Let’s take a drive to the other side of this fucked up town

Where fools go
To right their wrongs
And broken souls
Ignore lost loves


A nation full of lies
in a world that they contain
What a way for a young man
to make it through his day to days

Take what is yours
Before it’s gone
At a time you choose
Or be consumed


It won’t rest this town
It won’t rest this town

It won’t rest this town
It won’t rest this town
Track Name: Side of the Road
Go, jump back on the road
We’re going back down your town
Roll up into a bar
We’re throwing our arms around


You want me to love you
Oh my dear
You want me to wrap you up in tears

You want me to sell my soul for it all
On the side of the road


Go, jump back on the road
Not holding my breath for rest
No one can control what happens next
Just guess
Track Name: Come Next June
Will I see you come next June?
When our lives have caught up
with what we're trying to prove

As I try to write down my life down
avoiding truth
I gotta to tell you honey,
this one is all for you


Well these years have come
and gone like a bus
And I hope we're wrong but
the truth is love
That our situation oh
it's real fucked up


Will I see you come next June?
Another age in my eye
and maybe a new tattoo

To say I'll try to talk you around
won't be the truth
I'll just do my best not to call
you back too soon


Well we've tried and tried and
gone insane
I'd love to say that it's all one way
But I can't so I guess
I'll see you again some day


Will I see you come next June?
At high tide on the promenade
under a full moon

Again soon I'll share my last
virginia with you
Keep your bags packed for me
I'll be coming back through


Will I see you come next June?
When our lives have caught up
with what we're trying to prove

Will I see you come next June?
Keep your bags packed for me
I'll be coming back through

Keep your bags packed for me
I'll be coming back through
Track Name: Heavy Soul
As I role down my sleeves
I start to understand
Life’s symphony

Through these eyes of mine
I can finally see
How all hope is kept under lock and key


And I’ll walk back down that road
To the place I call my home


Only by what becomes of me
Will help me carry my load
Must it keep holding on now?
Let go of my heavy soul


And I’ll walk back down that road
To the place I call my home

Will I stay or will I go
Will the journey let me on?


With the sun on the rise
We will hold on to tonight
Baby darling don’t you cry
We’ll keep praying to the sky
Track Name: Long Kiss Goodbye
Well I know
Yes I know
Just how much I
hurt you so


Because when I call
I hear no reply
As I think I’ve had my
Long kiss goodbye


And in your eyes
I see your pain
But will I
Find Mercy


Because when I call
I hear no reply
As I think I’ve had my
Long kiss goodbye


And I can’t roll
with you no more
As I’ve had enough
of holding on
Track Name: Hit the Ground Running
Oh what you doing?
Oh what you saying to me?
I’ve got this cold blooded
One I can’t afford to leave


Like a wolf
Going for that open door
When you hit the ground running
You gotta go hard and low


No I can’t remember
How this ever came to be
Just it was a night in December
The cold was rushing over me


Like a boat
Fallen to the ocean floor
When you hit the ground running
You gotta go hard and low


Got this girl in the city
If could only find a way to hold
But with a sixth sense on the wind and
I’m feeling like a rolling stone
Track Name: Rooster Cogburn
Dirty words always fall on ears so cheap
Your vows, they mystify me
When are they coming back?

Golden sunset cops the eyes of me.
Another day, another dawn is near
I am loosing track


As I go, and fight the war
This loaded gun in the hand of god


A cherished moment
Brings you to your knees
I may forget
But I still believe
Of which there’s no return


As I go, and fight the war
This loaded gun in the hand of god

And all because those words don’t wash
I will become the legend of...
Track Name: Sucker Punch
You caught my breath
As you walk away
A sucker punch
Right down by the waist

Do you know what you’re doing?
Know, what you’re doing to me?

The kind of women that I like to see
The kind I like rested up on me
Well I hope that you’re thinking
Hope that you’re saying the same


Are you gonna, Ease my soul
Are you gonna, Be the light


I took a walk with you by the lake
Talked a tale one day I will make,
For me oh some day
Me, on the day of my dawn


Are you gonna, Ease my soul
Are you gonna, Be the light

Don’t be adding to my load
Don’t be wasting none of my time