Hold out for summer

by Paul Castle

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WRITE HIM A LETTER by Paul Castle 1. Me oh my, such a sad sigh She woke up this morning with a tear in her eye Her boy was gone, he was on the run Rolling down the freeway in search of a song Chorus: So write him a letter from your heart Tell him that you miss him since you've been apart Write him a letter and drag him back to your arms 2. Sun went down all around She's standing on the corner of this dirty old town Feeling lost, double crossed Her heart is dull and empty covered over with frost Chorus: So write him a letter from your heart Tell him that you miss him since you've been apart Write him a letter and drag him back to your arms- (Middle eight) It's a different story by the light of day It'll end in glory no matter what you say 3. He'll be back I guarantee that Rolling down the freeway with the sun on his back So delighted to be in view How could he resist someone as lovely as you? Chorus: So write him a letter from your heart Tell him that you miss him since you've been apart Write him a letter and drag him back to your arms © Paul Castle (PRS)
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JUST ABOUT LEAVING (© Paul Castle) It's not about the driving rain It's not about the days of change It's not about feeling lost or feeling strange It's not about the empty room It's not about the house repair It's not about a passionate song Left hanging in the air It's just about leaving (repeat x 3) - It's not about the way you look On a Friday night All dressed up and looking for a fight It's not about where I was at 2am It's not about the jealous stare Of all those other men It's just about leaving (repeat x 3) - It's not about the way you make Your garden grow We both know what you reap You also sow It's not about the whys and wheres It's not about who really cares It's not about the way I feel As I climb those stairs It's just about leaving (repeat x 3) - It's not about the driving rain It's not about the days of change It's not about feeling lost or feeling strange It's not about the empty room It's not about the house repair It's not about a passionate song Left hanging in the air It's just about leaving (repeat x 3) It's just about leaving to get here © Paul Castle (PRS)
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LOUISE (KICK OFF YOUR DANCING SHOES) by Paul Castle Chorus Louise, kick off your dancing shoes He's a married man, he don't belong to you Louise, what you trying to prove? Leave that man alone, he don't belong to you 1. You betrayed your very best friend She caught you late last night Now you want to make amends For starting that fight in the middle of the night Chorus Louise, kick off your dancing shoes He's a married man, he don't belong to you Louise, what you trying to prove? Leave that man alone, he don't belong to you Middle eight: All he wanted was a shoulder to cry on The warmth of a woman's breast You took advantage with your casual caress Chorus Louise, kick off your dancing shoes He's a married man, he don't belong to you Louise, what you trying to prove? Leave that man alone, he don't belong to you 2. You encouraged her to make the break With your criticism and you schemes When all along you were on the make And now it seems he's the man of your dreams Chorus Louise, kick off your dancing shoes He's a married man, he don't belong to you Louise, what you trying to prove? He's a married man, he don't belong to you © Paul Castle (PRS)
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HOUSE by Paul Castle 1. Driving homeward late at night Through city streets lit up in amber light The whole world's sleeping not a soul in sight My mind it drifts back to another time When I first came here on the Northern Line When I first met you and your eyes met mine But that was long ago and far away But it seems like just yesterday Chorus: After all these years I still think about you After all these years you're still on my mind After all these years I still have dreams about you After all we've been through we survived Thank God our love is still alive 2. We stopped outside a house where we once lived It looks the same now as it always did Well nothing changes just the one you're with The windows closed, the curtains drawn No sign that this is where our love was born No sign of absolutely anyone at all But that was long ago and far away But it seems like just yesterday Chorus: After all these years I still think about you After all these years you're still on my mind After all these years I still have dreams about you After all we've been through we survived Thank God we're both still alive © Paul Castle (PRS)
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Hold out for summer by Paul Castle Hold out for summer the lady she begs It's so much better then, it's warm instead We can go swimming in the blue blue pools The sun is hot but the water's cool I want to see the sun go down All around this prairie town I want to see the sky turn gold I want to see Red River flow - Hold out for summer it won't be long Before the thaw and the snow's all gone We can go walking in the fields of corn The sun is hot and our love so strong I want to see the Northern Lights Dance above the lakes at night I want to see the sky turn gold I want to see Red River flow - Hold out for summer the lady she begs It's so much better then, it's warm instead We can go swimming in the blue blue pools The sun is hot but the water's cool I want to see the sun go down All around this prairie town I want to see the sky turn gold I want to see Red River flow © Paul Castle (PRS)
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"Paul Castle writes the kind of songs that make songwriting the valuable and worthy trade it is. Well crafted intelligent lyrics set to contagious melodies and artists like Frances Black and others have been quick to realise this and snap up his material. 'Hold Out For Summer', a 6-track ep perfectly illustrates his musical and lyrical attributes. 'Write Him A Letter' and 'Louise (Kick Off Your Dancing Shoes)' are the tuneful radio playlist staples while 'Just About Leaving' leaves a melancholy yet powerful after effect, while the wistful title track nails his melodic colours to the mast. 'Old Bear TV Theme Song' shows another side with an infectious children's song. 'Hold Out For Summer' proves the art of quality songwriting is alive and well."
[John O'Regan, Broadcaster/Freelance Journalist]

"My kind of music, redolent of that heyday of singer songwriters"
[Tim Blackmore, The Unique Broadcasting Co (ref BBC Radio 2)]

"Lovely lovely album"
[Nonny James, BBC Local Radio]

"Paul, you don't know me. But I just bought your CD in a charity shop for £1.00 - it's really good. Cheers!"
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released February 22, 2012

All songs written and performed by Paul Castle
Paul Castle, vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Peter Falkner, acoustic and electric piano
Damian A. Dorelli - piano (on 'Just about leaving')
Bob Cairns - guitar, b.vocals (on 'Louise')
Pete Ward - bass, b.vocals (on 'Louise')
John Davies - flute, b.vocals (on 'Louise')
Mat Fox - hammered dulcimer (on 'Old Bear theme song')
Alison Goldfrapp - b.vocals (on 'Old Bear theme song')

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