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Take Flight

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1. Neck of the Woods
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2. Love You All Over
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3. Bite The Bullet
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4. When You Look At Me
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5. Heart & Mind
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6. Give Me Everything
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7. Ghost
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8. Rainy Home Song
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9. Touch Ground
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10. Can't Do Right For Doing Wrong
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About New Album

Take Flight: Escape, Leap, Start.

This album hosts a collection of songs reflecting Meghann’s life experiences over the last few years; songs which represent such rites of passage as growing up, leaving home, falling in love, and making difficult decisions to move on with life.

Over the course of 2012, Meghann has collaborated with some exceptionally talented people, resulting in the creation of this album, and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved: Liam Gaughan, Carl Griffin, Katie Hall, Luke Waterfield, Alex Campbell, Jessica Bell, Milka Syntia, ODM Ltd, Base HQ. Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who has shown their support in any way, especially family and friends who have been there from the beginning. Thanks to everyone who has listened and shared the music, and attended gigs – for that I am ever grateful. We had a blast making this album…hope you enjoy listening!

Available lyrics

Neck of the Woods

A song about missing old friends

I dreamt about you last night
I came to stay with you
And it was like I never left
You wore a tie
I wore a smile
We went out to places that live only in my memory

But they are fading just like the evening sun
New ones replace them with each coming dawn
And I'm desperate to hold on so

If you're in my neck of the woods
Won't you come and pay me a visit
Maybe we can talk all night
Just like we used to do
I would drive there if I could
Maybe one day write you a letter
Or just sing your favourite song
Tell me when will I see you again

Driving with nowhere to go
And no place to be
We just like the way it feels
Moving so fast
We know it won’t last
Tell me your secrets
Tell me which memories you wish to keep

‘Cause we are fading just like the evening sun
New ones replace us with each coming dawn
And I'm desperate to hold on so

If you're in my neck of the woods
Won't you come and pay me a visit
Maybe we can talk all night
Just like we used to do
I would drive there if I could
Maybe one day write you a letter
Or just sing your favourite song
Tell me when will I see you again


Close your eyes
Close your mind
Close your eyes
Close your mind
If you’re in my neck of the woods

Love You All Over

Love You All Over

This song narrates an early romantic relationship: meeting, falling in love, learning things are not perfect but wanting to make the effort to work at them.

It felt like any other night
Too much to drink, feeling alright
You asked to dance and I agreed
It wasn't long until we found ourselves alone
With just attraction for our company

To fall for you didn't take much
My body craved your touch

Why did you open my eyes?
Stripped of my disguise
Then you tore down yours as well so I could see
And I feel like I could fly
I don't ever wanna say goodbye or give you away
Let's give it one more try
I wanna love you all over again

Getting to know you day by day
Even with all your annoying little habits
I can't help but love you anyway

I fell for you and I fell fast
Didn't know if it would last

Tell me to forget it
You know that you'll regret it
The others just don't get it
You chose to give your heart away
And now we're falling fast
The crash will follow after
But I'm prepared to stay all the way

Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals / Piano: Meghann Clancy
Violin: Luke Waterfield
Cello: Katie Hall
Bass Guitar / Electric Guitar: Liam Gaughan
Drums: Carl Griffin

Bite The Bullet

Bite The Bullet

I wrote this song during the early stages of making the album; to me it was a bit of a wake-up call, that even if something is going to be difficult, you just have to get on with it.

Walking through pictures and puzzles of years ago
I saw a little girl on the step
Her eyes were full of the confusion and hope that I used to know
Then she just jumped down and ran away

And I ask her where she's going
And I ask her where she's been
And she says she's tired of waiting
That it's high time to begin again so

Bite the bullet
Get your head out of the sand
Bite the bullet
And step out on to dry land

Unpacked shoe boxes lie on a dusty floor
Never see the light of day
Like so many other things you said you'd do it when you got the time
What happens when there's no time left?

And you ask me where I'm going
And I ask you where you've been
And you say you're tired of waiting
That it's high time to begin again so

Bite the bullet
Get your head out of the sand
Bite the bullet
And step out on to dry land

Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals / Piano: Meghann Clancy
Violin: Luke Waterfield
Cello: Katie Hall
Electric Guitar: Alex Campbell

When You Look At Me

When You Look At Me

This is one of the first songs I ever wrote at the age of 18, about confused feelings and wanting something you can't have…

It's happening again just like it did before
I thought that we were through but now I'm coming back for more
Will I ever learn how I really feel
I can't make up my mind I can't decide what isn't real

My heart says yes, my head says no
It tells my I should leave you well alone

But when you look at me I wan't you
You know you've got me hooked on your smile
Can see it in my face you know I want you
My heart begins to race it runs for miles

You're with another girl, don't know if you're happy
My friends said if I asked you you'd come running back to me
Have I missed my chance? Have I said too much?
I just wanna be with you I'm longing for your touch

When I call me friends on the phone
They tell me I should leave you well alone

But when you look at me I wan't you
You know you've got me hooked on your smile
Can see it in my face you know I want you
My heart begins to race it runs for miles
And when you look at me I need you
I think about you night and day
I can't disguise the way I'm feeling
But does it matter anyway?

And when you say that you are gonna leave
I can hardly breathe, oh no
Always wanting the unattainable
This lust's insatiable when I'm alone

Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals / Acoustic Guitar / Electric Guitar: Meghann Clancy
Bass Guitar / Percussion: Liam Gaughan
Drums: Carl Griffin

Heart & Mind

Heart & Mind

I was inspired by the story of a friend to write this song; it is essentially about two "star-crossed lovers" who just couldn't make a relationship work due to external forces, even though they wanted to be together.

I'm just searching for someone with a heart and a mind like mine
When will I find what I'm looking for?
When will our single worlds collide?
There's a fear laying dormant that I had it long ago
Will my inner pain ignite once again or can I let him go?

I might dream that I can fly across the sea
Then he'll be lying next to me
And tell me everything will be alright
Hold me though the night, just make-believe

Why do I, why do I find myself in this overcomplicated relationship
Or is it over-rated?
How can they tell me that it will work out just fine
When I know that you can't be mine

Loneliness is the name of what's been creeping up on me
Try to let the feeling out but it just won't let me be
How can I forget about you when you're always in my heart?
But our circumstances just won't allow us to work it out
It ends before it starts

If I could undo time and all that I regret
I'd wish that we had never met
Leaving my heart as just an empty vain
Bypass all this pain, make me forget

Did you know, did you know that I try not to talk about you?
Did you know, did you notice that I'm always thinking of you?
You took my heart with no refrain
I never got it back again

Lead Vocals / Piano / Acoustic Guitar: Meghann Clancy
Bass Guitar: Liam Gaughan
Cajon: Carl Griffin

Give Me Everything

Give Me Everything

Title pretty much speaks for itself, you work out the rest!

Push me to the floor
I want to feel your love inside me once more
Give it to me slowly
Break it to me gently

Talk - is that all you do?
I want to see you act on it
I want you to choose
Give it to me slowly
Break it to me gently

Are you messing around
Are you messing around?
Are you playing with my heart again?
First you're bringing it down
Then you turn it around
Stop playing my heart before it breaks.

Touch me 'til I start to weep
I want you to lose all control
Are we in too deep?
Give it to me slowly
Break it to me gently

Give me, give me everything I want
I want everything

Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals / Acoustic Guitar: Meghann Clancy
Bass Guitar: Liam Gaughan
Drums: Carl Griffin
Electric Guitar: Alex Campbell

Ghost

Ghost

I often find writing songs cathartic, and this is certainly one of those songs whilst anxiously awaiting a resolution.

There's nothing I can do about it now
I hate not having the answer
Maybe it's yes, maybe it's no
A positive outcome? I don't see how
Just a few more hours
Not long 'til we will know

Where are you tonight?
When I need you most.
Try to make things right
Only time will tell
If this is real or just a ghost

What if I'm not alone?
Don't know what I would do
Please don't let it be me
What course of action would you condone?
Don't think about it yet
Tomorrow holds the key

Haunted by you
Haunted by this thought
Did all we could do
Have we been caught?

Playing the waiting game
Want this to be over
Then this life can carry on
Will we ever be the same?
I try not to be negative
Though I know that's what you want

Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals / Acoustic Guitar: Meghann Clancy
Violin: Luke Waterfield
Cello: Katie Hall
Bass Guitar: Liam Gaughan
Drums: Carl Griffin

Rainy Home Song

Rainy Home Song

When I was 21 I lived in the USA for a year, and though I had an amazing experience I did feel home-sick for the rainy Yorkshire Dales from time to time.

The rain reminds me of home
It's always raining there
Pelting softly to the ground
I like to sit and stare
Time to get on with life
I won't feel so alone
At the back of my mind is home

The sound of it comforts me
Dreaming of that wild green land
Such strong familiarity
That whenI wake I'm not sure where I am
Soon I will return
I guess I've always known
That place will always be my home

Stormy weather builds up ahead
I don't know whether it will hit or pass instead

The clouds clear overhead
Revealing such a shade of blue
And that's exactly how I feel
When I'm far away from you
Being away from home
Can feel so out of touch
The funny thing about it is -
I don't miss the rain that much

Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals / Acoustic Guitar: Meghann Clancy
Viola: Luke Waterfield
Cello: Katie Hall

Touch Ground

Touch Ground

This song was inspired by the story of a young person, initially feeling defeated as a victim of bullying, but then fighting back and coming through the other side a stronger person. It is also where the name of the album comes from.

Don't believe all that you hear
Though sometimes it may be true
Yes, I tried to end it all
But I couldn't see it through
There will be dark times when you feel like you'll never find the light
Spread out your wings and take flight

You won't catch me now 'cause I'm flying far ahead
Nothing can stop me now 'cept the fears inside my head
And their words won't hurt me
I won't let them bring me down
Life is flying high now and I don't wanna touch ground

Pick me up and throw me down
'Til my mind and body's bruised
'Til my confidence is scarred and my trust has been abused
I'll pick up the pieces and I'll mend them together over time
And then I will leave you behind

I don't wanna I don't wanna touch ground

Lead Vocals / Piano: Meghann Clancy
Backing Vocals: Meghann Clancy & Alex Campbell
Violin: Luke Waterfield
Cello: Katie Hall
Harmonica: Alex Campbell
Bass Guitar: Liam Gaughan
Drums: Carl Griffin

Can't Do Right For Doing Wrong

I think everyone can relate to the premise of this one…

Well I know this path well I've walked down here before
But I'm not sure I know the way back
Should I fight my through or just give into you?
Walk the road or wander off the track?

Look in my eyes and tell me whether it's worth carrying on
When you can't do right for doing wrong

Feeling awkward and tense is like my second home
Every time we're in this place
But according to you there ain't nothing I can do
Surely that can't be the case

Look in my eyes and tell me whether it's worth carrying on
When you can't do right for doing wrong

And you wish that the world would just get off your back
Everything's dragging you down
'Cause sometimes it's not easy to get there alone
But I keep both your feet on the ground

Look in my eyes and tell me whether it's worth carrying on
When you can't do right for doing wrong

If you hold out your hand I'll take it at once
If that's what you want me to do
We'll face this together, I know that it's hard
But I'm not leaving here without you

Look in my eyes and tell me whether it's worth carrying on
When you can't do right for doing wrong

Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals / Acoustic Guitar / Piano / Mandolin: Meghann Clancy
Electric Guitar: Alex Campbell
Viola: Luke Waterfield
Cello: Katie Hall
Bass Guitar: Liam Gaughan
Percussion: Carl Griffin