Talking Through Smiles

by George Higgins-Hughes

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'Talking Through Smiles' is the next movement in my musical career. It includes more simple acoustic sounds but still features my signature quick catchy melodies. There is no storyline following through each song, other than life events after I finished my 3 years at Coleg Ceredigion.

The title of the EP, 'Talking Through Smiles', comes from a line in my song 'Alice'. And it refers to the days when you're cheeks are sore at the end of the day from smiling.

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released November 21, 2015

All songs written and performed by George Higgins-Hughes
Additional help in producing from Alice Eklund-Walker, Garin Fitter, Jake Hughes and Kerry Hughes
All songs mixed and mastered by George Higgins-Hughes

Recorded in Ceredigion.

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Track Name: Monophobia
You know who you are

You’ve taken this too far

You’re pulling at the strings to make you smile

And she’s taken this to heart

She’d trust you until the end

I’ve seen that look before my friend
But if you come clean
Then she might leave 
And she looks too good on your arm

But I see your evil and hear your evil

I could be the voice inside your head

As you speak no evil and hide your evil

Her faith in love is running out of breath

Are you finding this too hard

Your life’s become a piece of art

Your tricks slipping out your sleeve

You need a little room to breathe

You shouldn’t have cheated at the start

But I see your evil and hear your evil

I could be the voice inside your head

As you speak no evil and hide your evil

Her faith in love is running out of breath

Don’t lie to me
I know what you’ve seen

Don’t cry to me

Cause nobodies past is clean

But I see your evil and hear your evil

I could be the voice inside your head

As you speak no evil and hide your evil

Her faith in love is running out of breath



But I see your evil and hear your evil

I could be the voice inside your head

As you speak no evil and hide your evil

Her faith in love is running out of breath



I am not remotely proud of you my friend
Track Name: Alice (Talking Through Smiles)
Hold me close while we’re young

Come with me, we’ll follow the sun

We’ll take off both our shoes

Lie in the grass, got nothing to lose

Desperately I’ll try and preach the words that just came to me

And you can see easily

I’m lost for words

Wo-ho, and we’ll walk for miles

Wo-ho, always talking through smiles

Wo-ho, lay your head on my chest

And I’ll feel the warmth from your breath


Oh Alice, please stay

You know I’ll never forget your face

Oh Alice, please stay

Or at least wait for me

I wish we were heading home to the place I’ve never called my own

Cause they got you as a guardian angel

Gotta pick myself up to prove I’m able

Wo-ho, I’ll a hundred more songs
Wo-ho, my ambitions are strong
Wo-ho, I hope that you’ll be there too

Singing all the songs I wrote about you

Oh Alice, please stay

You know I’ll never forget your face

Oh Alice, please stay

Or at least wait for me

Who am I kidding

You’re all I dream about at night

Who are we kidding

We could make this work alright

We’ll fight off your daemons

(and we’ll)
We’ll spend this evening playing on each others heart strings

Oh Alice, please stay

You know I’ll never forget your face

Oh Alice, please stay

Or at least wait for me


Oh Alice, please stay

You know I’ll never forget your face

Oh Alice, please stay

Or at least wait for me 

Track Name: End Of The Road (Settling Down)
This is the end of the road and beside it is the beach

The buildings seem to stay the same no matter how far the sea can reach
And this is my favourite place I could sit here and stare for hours

Whilst my mind has settled again I see kingdoms topple like towers

But I find it hard to make myself a part of this town

Cause I’m leaving in the future so what’s the point in settling down

Settling down, settling down, settling…
Settling down

Whilst three years have come and gone and nothing’s really changed

The bus stop’s been done up a bit but to me it looks the same

And I’ll always remember the times we sat outside the pub

Talking about our future goals when really I don’t wanna grow up

Let me stay young, let me stay young, let me stay…
Constantly young


This is the end of the road and I’m finally leaving town

I’ll likely never come back here except to have a look around

When I find it hard to leave this place and all the souls I’ve found

My mind is off across the world but my heart's still here settling down
Settling down, settling down, settling…
Settling down
Track Name: Close To Home
I know just what it feels like to be stuck in a room

With no one that you recognise or you already knew


Brother’s passed out in the corner and you know that you want to

Get out of this place but you can’t drive

While everyone’s just sitting round just waiting for the last countdown

You just wait and see if you survive the night

As the world slowly dissolves itself

And I know my self esteem won’t help

You just put your problems on a shelf

And wait for time to take them

Cause I’ve got floors in all my problems like the flaws in all my friends

But if I came back down to save you I’d just end up here again

But I’m so damn nice

And I didn’t think twice

About leaving you all in this madness

As the world slowly dissolves itself
And I know my self esteem won’t help

You just put your problems on a shelf

And wait for time to take them

HUP!

Cause I’m a hardcore bus stop sleeper but the wolves are out tonight

And I know that you will take her and I can’t win this fight

Cause I’m a hardcore bus stop sleeper but the wolves are out tonight

And I know that you will take her and I can’t win this fight
Cause I'm a hardcore bus stop sleeper but the wolves are out tonight
And I know that you will take her and I can't win this fight

And I know that you will take her and I can’t win this…
I can’t win, I can’t win, I can’t win

I CAN’T WIN!

As the world slowly dissolves itself

(Cause I’m a hardcore bus stop sleeper but the wolves are out tonight)
And I know myself esteem won’t help

(And I know that you will take her and I can’t win this fight)
You just put your problems on a shelf

(Cause I’m a hardcore bus stop sleeper but the wolves are out tonight)
And wait for time to take them

(And I know that you will take her and I can’t win this fight)

And I know that, I know that, I know that you will take her

I know that, I know that, I know that you will take her

I know that, I know that, I know that you will take her

I know that, I know that, I know that you will… Take her
Track Name: Lights [Live Acoustic]
She's so mean
I only asked if I could stay the night
I didn't imply that I would hold her in my arms
Until I saw the lights behind her eyes

Fall apart
I have bandaged up her heart
And all her secrets are safe with me

But with every word she said
She tightened the noose around my neck
Hoping I'd dream of her face tonight

When I know she's out to get me
But I can't see in the dark
She turned all the lights on when everyone left home
Somedays I wish we'd just talk

And she said
I don't think I am up to this I just cannot afford to kiss you
But if all that you knew was that I love you would you stay a while

And I said
Just take my hand
I promise you everything
Will be okay
And we'll forget everything
We went through
To get where we are right now
And you can fix my heart too

When I know she's out to get me
But I can't see in the dark
She turned all the lights on when everyone left home
Somedays I wish we'd just talk

Oh her lights are guiding me the wrong way home
Oh her lights, I know that I'll always follow
Cause she puts her all into me
And her eyes are the best things I've seen

Oh her lights are guiding me the wrong way home
Oh her lights, I know that I'll always follow
Cause she puts her all into me
And her eyes are the best things I've seen

She's so mean
I only asked if I could stay the night
I didn't imply that I would hold her in my arms
Until I saw the lights behind her eyes
Track Name: Alice (Talking Through Smiles) [Live Acoustic]
Hold me close while we’re young

Come with me, we’ll follow the sun

We’ll take off both our shoes

Lie in the grass, got nothing to lose

Desperately I’ll try and preach the words that just came to me

And you can see easily

I’m lost for words

Wo-ho, and we’ll walk for miles

Wo-ho, always talking through smiles

Wo-ho, lay your head on my chest

And I’ll feel the warmth from your breath


Oh Alice, please stay

You know I’ll never forget your face

Oh Alice, please stay

Or at least wait for me

I wish we were heading home to the place I’ve never called my own

Cause they got you as a guardian angel

Gotta pick myself up to prove I’m able

Wo-ho, I’ll a hundred more songs
Wo-ho, my ambitions are strong
Wo-ho, I hope that you’ll be there too

Singing all the songs I wrote about you

Oh Alice, please stay

You know I’ll never forget your face

Oh Alice, please stay

Or at least wait for me

Who am I kidding

You’re all I dream about at night

Who are we kidding

We could make this work alright

We’ll fight off your daemons

(and we’ll)
We’ll spend this evening playing on each others heart strings

Oh Alice, please stay

You know I’ll never forget your face

Oh Alice, please stay

Or at least wait for me


Oh Alice, please stay

You know I’ll never forget your face

Oh Alice, please stay

Or at least wait for me