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released November 26, 2015

Produced and engineered by Ben Mckone

Mastered by Jeff Mortimer

Performed by Will Sanderson-Thwaite

Backing vocals on 'I'm a Grant Song' by Ben Mckone

'1' & '3' written by Will Sanderson-Thwaite
'2' written by Will Sanderson-Thwaite & Simon Williams-Cole

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Track Name: Rapunzel
I've been stuck my whole life in a tower
These bells make my head ring every hour
And every night I pray for a ladder that's up to the task
'Cause I've been craving the sweet outdoors
Talk about dreams I don't know about yours
But it doesn't seem that much to ask
Get me outta here and get me out fast

Why you running around girl?
Hair so pretty but you don't know your up from your down
Why you running around girl?
Why you running? Why you running around?

Then one day I was sat at my window seat
Spiky hatted man came into my vicinity
And he stared, he stared right up at me
He said 'lay down your hair to me
It can act like stairs for me
Then I'll climb up there to thee
And your life you could share with me'
I said 'Boy! Are you deluded?
Then we'd both just be up here are you stupid?
I'm trying to leave this bloody location
Not double it's population'
The whole situation got real frustrating
'And even if your mad plan did bear fruit
Would you allow a grown man dangle from your roots?
And don't be so presumptuous for that matter
I'm not looking for love but I am looking for a ladder'

Why you running around girl?
Hair so pretty but you don't know your up from your down
Why you running around girl?
Why you running? Why you running around?

He said 'Girl the world's full of danger
My castle's the safest place for an angel like you
With your golden hair so beautiful and long
It would just attract the wrong kinda people
The drunks on life's paths are inherently evil
And I don't want anyone to do you harm
That's just where I'm coming from'
And I said
'Can't you see what you're saying to me
Or are you too focused on saving me
All I wanna do is get out of here
But I wanna run round fields dip my head in streams
Eat berries, my life has been so incomplete
I don't see how I could make it any more clear
You wanna save a girl from a tower
Only to then build more walls around her
Can't you see that it's just the same
I'm not an ornament!
Yeh I've got a brain'
Then he said 'I think I see what you mean'
And then he kindly pulled over the neighbour's ten foot trampoline

That's why I'm running around boy
Hair so pretty I'm still finding my up from my down
That's why I'm running around boy
That's why I'm running, that's why I'm running around
That's why I'm running around boy
Hair so pretty I'm still finding my up from my down
That's why I'm running around boy
That's why I'm running, 'cause I've never been running around
That's why I'm running, 'cause I've never been running around
That's why I'm running, 'cause I've never been running around
Track Name: I'm a Grant Song
Good evening my name's Mr Mitchell
More specifically I'm a Grant
I've been a Grant for as long as I can remember
I was a Grant long before I was an Eastender
People think I probably love Eastenders
Are you kidding? I flipping hate Eastenders
They kicked me out 'cause I'm a Grant
If only I was a Phil

Nobody likes me 'cause I'm a Grant
It's pretty hard being an 'I'm a Grant'
I take all the jobs nobody wants
Like being brothers with Phil
Nobody likes me 'cause I'm a Grant
It's pretty hard being an 'I'm a Grant'
I take all the jobs nobody wants
Then they say that they do want them once I've already done them for much less money than they would have been prepared to do them for

I see them on the telly talking about me
They think I must be stupid and that I can't see
They say I hang around in 'I'm a Grant' gangs well technically I have been involved with a few gangs
But that's my job documenting them for Sky now
Don't spread rumours you've got the wrong guy now
The BBC presenting jobs are going to Clare Balding
Sky's the only place left for 'I'm a Grant's that are balding

Nobody likes me 'cause I'm a Grant
It's pretty hard being an 'I'm a Grant'
I take all the jobs nobody wants
Like being brothers with Phil (like being brothers with Phil)
Nobody likes me 'cause I'm a Grant
It's pretty hard being an 'I'm a Grant'
I take all the jobs nobody wants
Then they say that they do want them once I've already done them

It's easy to judge me but don't be so hasty
What if your parents had looked down at that baby and said
'Can you think of a better name 'cause I can't?'
'That one can be Phil and that one can be Grant'
Phil can get any job that he wants
Provided it's continue to be in Eastenders
But job prospects are pretty scant
For that little scamp named Grant

But I've got a secret weapon
When nobody was looking
Everybody seems to dig my cooking
They hate everything that I stand for
But Jesus when I mix that cumin and the coriander

Now everybody loves I'm a Grant
'Cause I cook for them just like a Grant
They look past the fact that I'm a Grant
Now they all just hate Phil
Track Name: Greek Tragedy
I was gonna do the washing up
And it still is a pressing concern of mine
But as the plates started sinking
Away my brain was drifting
And since then there's been a passage of time
'Cause this earth is colossal
Eventually we'll be fossils
But I don't wanna lose another day
And will anyone remember me when I am no longer
But for now I'll concentrate on washing this colander

They say life's too short
Gotta take it as it comes
Well that's hard to ignore
But even harder to confront
And I know I can be frustrating
I can see it in your face
I'm a greek tragedy
But my heart's usually in the right place

I know I said we'd go to the cinema
I wanna see that new pixar film
And you wanna see something else
Well you know what lets go tonight
But it is getting darker these days
My coats been mislaid
Winter is coming
I think it might rain
And from inside that's the cosiest sound
And somehow I seem to be wearing my dressing gown
Should be giving your hand a squeeze
Between those cinema seats
But for now
Maybe, let's see what's on TV

They say life's too short
Gotta take it as it comes
Well that's hard to ignore
But even harder to confront
And I know I can be frustrating
I can see it in your face
I'm a greek tragedy
But my heart's usually in the right place

They say life is a rollercoaster
'Cause it's big and it's scary
And there's often a height restriction
They say life is a game of cards
'Cause there's always a couple of jokers
But nobody knows what they're for
Statistics I can't ignore
Tears of a clown

And now for the exodus it goes:
They say life's too short
You gotta take it as it comes
Well that's hard to ignore
Even harder to confront
And I know I can be frustrating
I can see it in your face
Call me Antigone
'Cause I'm a greek tragedy
But my heart's usually in the right place