Theodor Washington and the Central Valley

by Lewis Fieldhouse

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    All songs written and performed by Lewis Fieldhouse
    Produced and Mixed by Alec Brits
    Track 5 Produced by Oliver Price, Mixed By Ben Ferrari
    Mastered by Rogan Kelsey

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The debut album from London singer songwriter Lewis Fieldhouse. A sweeping adventure through California with themes of joy, desire, anger explored through gender, loss and self discovery.

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released December 2, 2016

All tracks written and performed by Lewis Fieldhouse
Engineered, Produced, and Mixed by Alec Brits
Co-produced by Lewis Fieldhouse
Mastered by Rogan Kelsey
With performances from Tim Hoover, Chris Howard, Alec Brits, Ste Forshaw and Julian Gill
Track 5 - Produced and mastered by Oliver Price, Drums by Paul Stewart, Guitar and BV's by Ste Forshaw, Bass and Mixed by Ben Ferrari.

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Lewis Fieldhouse London, UK

New to the London malaise, Lewis hails from the north with his roots firmly in the USA's south west and in the tradition of great songwriters. The Laurel Canyon sound, some of the most assuredly penned ditties you'll find and a lyrical eye for the ubsurd and sincere. His debut EP 'Born Human, Raised Human', Evokes a twinkling of the Beach Boys, 'Redlands' era Mystery Jets and 'Father John Misty'. ... more

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Track Name: Megan, Are You Goin' My Way?
I took a train up the Central Valley
I could hear San Fransisco Calling
And when I get there in the morning
She’ll be in my eyes

I went there to clear my vision
‘Cause Hollywood was so big I lost it
An urban jungle too big to cross it
I’m being eaten alive

Oh Megan are you going my way?
You’re such a beautiful girl but you know I can’t stay
Megan are you going my way

I came across you’re aura on Haight Street
I could barely take my eyes off you
Let alone gather words to address you
But I’m goin’ with ‘Hi’

You invited me up to your bedroom
No more than four walls and a mattress
You said my soul was such a beautiful canvas
Can you help me with mine?

Oh Megan are you going my way?
You’re such a beautiful girl but you know I can’t stay
Megan are you going my way

Oh Megan It’s Alright
Track Name: Mary
I first met Mary when she climbed in the back of my motorcar
She was hitch hiking up to San Fran on the no. 1
I said ‘Mary, you’re the prettiest girl that I ever saw.
Wouldn’t you like to come home with me to Oregon?’

Mary, Mary
You can do it any way that you like
Mary, Mary
But wont you stay until the end of the night

Mary, you do whatever you please
Be whatever kind of woman you wanna be
Oh Mary, I just wish you wouldn’t make a
Fool out of me

I first noticed she was some kinda strange in the bedroom
She liked to make me crossdress after Sunday lunch
But I didn’t protest ‘cause i look good in a dress and whats the point in getting bent out of shape
When theres a lady in red at the end of your bed who’s gonna give it just as good as she takes

Oh Mary, Mary
You can do it any way that you like
Mary, Mary
But wont you stay until the end of the night

Mary, you do whatever you please
Be whatever kind of woman you wanna be
Oh Mary, I just wish you wouldn’t make a
Fool out of me
Track Name: Naked Psychopathic Blues
Darling i’ve been walking round in a rage
When we make love thats the only time it dissipates
When I cum I can feel it rushing through my veins
I’ve got an obsessive mind
I get it from my daddy’s side

We got married eighteen months ago today
Your mother said it wouldn’t last a day past May
She said I loved you in the worst kinda way
With a hunters pride
She thinks your my trophy wife

I’m the devil in your house
Gonna turn you inside out

Now I feel I’m in a psychopathic phase
I hear the alcohol cuts your lithium intake
If I ever hurt you well it wasn’t by mistake
Yeah, I love to see you cry
It makes me feel so alive

Darling I think you should leave me where I lay
Before your mother comes and we really make her day
If she saw me OD that bitch would put me on display
And I couldn’t stand
To see her smiling

I’m the devil in your house
Gonna turn you inside out
I’m the devil in your house
Track Name: He Hath Made You Rich
I can’t speak when I’m around you
Cut deep by the beauty that abounds from you
Left weak by the grace that god affords to you
He hath made you rich and i’m the pauper begging alms from you

Im easy in your company
Freed from the chains the world puts onto me
Received when others shut their doors to me
You were always opening your heart

Tell her that I love her and I won’t let go
Promise me you won’t go where I can’t follow

Tell her that I love her and I won’t let go
In the rain, in the wind in the snow

I can’t speak when I’m around you
Cut deep by the beauty that abounds from you
Left weak by the grace that god affords to you
You were always opening your heart
You were always open in the start

Tell her that I love her and I won’t let go
Promise me you won’t go where I can’t follow

Tell her that I love her and I won’t let go
In the rain, in the wind in the snow

He hath made you rich and i’m the pauper begging alms from you
He hath made you rich and i’m the fool who falls in love with you
Track Name: Goodbye
Early summer love
Rosie faces meet
Catch me off my feet
The white call of a dove

Chase the cares away
Only from my centre
Throw me from my memory
Spirit me away

It doesn't matter where you're gonna go
Who you'll love or who you'll know
In this fading light

I will always say goodbye.

Holding back the tears
I knew it was over
Not trying to fool myself
But wanting to be wrong

Chase the blues away
Catch the summer raindrops in
An upside-down umbrella with your friends to tell you
'so'?

So

It doesn't matter where you're gonna go
Who you'll love or who you'll know
In this fading light

I will always say goodbye

It doesn't matter where you're gonna go
Nothing hurts like the afterglow
Of this fading light

I will always say goodbye

It doesn't matter where you're gonna go
Nothing hurts like watching you walking out of sight

I will always say goodbye
Track Name: Great White Hope
Wandered into town on the back of a great white hope
Find a job get clean of all the city smoke
Find a place to call my own and make it right
Forget about the girl who drank her coffee too late at night

But come she may…

Ooo whats a guy to do?
I’ve been sitting here for hours just waiting for you
Ooo i’ve been thinking it through
It’s too late for me but it’s early for you

Meet me in that diner by the riverside
Where we first me and drank refills till the morning light
If I finish up, if I drink my cup before you arrive
Then maybe I will see you in another life

But come she may…

Ooo whats a guy to do?
I’ve been sitting here for hours just waiting for you
Ooo i’ve been thinking it through
It’s too late for me but it’s early for you

And if its too late
Can we replay?
I made a mistake
I should’ve stayed

Ooo whats a guy to do?
I’ve been sitting here for hours just waiting for you
Ooo i’ve been thinking it through
It’s too late for me but it’s early for you
Track Name: Fell In Love, Fucked It Up
It’s been a year or so
Since we last spoke
I got a job behind the organ
At St Marks down the road

I quite like the tunes
It keeps my fingers in shape
I’m not a god fearing man
I’m just playing it safe

So if you’re lonely and looking for a reason to get out of your head
I’m all out of ideas unless of course you get into my bed

But I guess i’ll just say
I’ve been doing ok

I fell in love again
And I fucked it up again

When I found you were gone
I went on this destructive streak
I took out all my money
Spent it up in a week

I seem to recall
That I enjoyed a nice time
With all the hookers the dealers and the moonshine
And anything else I could find

So when they found me they threw me in the drunk tank and locked me in chains
When you’re all out of luck I guess it rains and then it pours and then it rains

But its been too long
Since I last talked to you

I fell in love again
And I fucked it up again

I fell harder this time
Didn’t fuck it up so badly this time

But I fell in love again
And I fucked it up again
Track Name: Live So Fast, Kiss So Slow
I was drinkin’ in a bar on the east side of town now girl
On the wrong side of the tracks but you were out of this world

I was drinking ginger and rum so I offered you some
You said ‘That poison just ain’t for me,
Not when theres so many ways a girl can get her kicks, if you follow me.’

So we got into your car and we drove back home
You took advantage of my XY Chromosome
You slipped out of my arms before the night turned today
And now your hundreds of miles away

Baby, is it so?
Why’d you got to go?
Why you always skippin’ town?
Does the devil have a bounty out?

Well baby if you gotta go
I just wanna know
Baby, how you live so fast but you kiss so slow

‘Bout three months later you show up again
I was eating at the 5 and dine
Prince was in the back with Mrs McGee
He was showing her a good time

I tried to buy you coffee but you flatly refused
You said ‘that poison just ain’t for me
Not when theres so many ways a girl can get her kicks, if you follow me’

Baby, is it so?
Why’d you got to go?
Why you always skippin’ town?
Does the devil have a bounty out?

Well baby if you gotta go
I just wanna know
Baby, how you live so fast but you kiss so slow
Track Name: No More
Theres a cobweb in your house
And it shines when the sun is out
You leave your things in its clutches
Your hopes your dreams your books lives little crutches

I remember when you were a girl
And you hoped for something more when you walked out your parents door

I remember you dreamed of a boy
Who loved you every day
It could still turn out that way

‘No More, No More’ she said
‘I don’t want to take the road ahead,
it’s paved by men who lie through gritted teeth and poison in their eyes.’

‘No More, No More’ she said
‘Im gonna pave the road this way instead,
Im gonna take my life into my hands.’

And theres nowhere to sleep
Cause the floors here are far too steep
And I miss you my mother, I miss you forever
But I don’t want a man just like my father to do to me what he did to you.

I remember, I remember when you were a girl

‘No More, No More’ she said
‘I deserve much more than he intends
Not just a house to keep and kids to raise around these dead end streets’

‘No More, No More’ she said
‘Im gonna pave the road this way instead,
Im gonna take my life into my hands.’

I remember, I remember when you were a girl

‘No More, No More’ she said
‘I deserve much more than he intends
Not just a house to keep and kids to raise around these dead end streets’

‘No More, No More’ she said
‘Im gonna pave the road this way instead,
Im gonna take my life into my hands.’
Track Name: Istanbul
I’ve been leaving my soul at the door
My shoes discarded my pants on the floor
When I come round here all I want is for
You to love me more

Remember it felt just like new years eve
The one where we planned a whole trip to the east
You decided that Istanbul couldn’t receive
You with me

Ooo, but it would have been nice
The blue mosque
The christmas lights

And the wordless fights
My begging eyes…

Before you hung up I just wanted to know

If there was any hope left for us once I got home
Well you didn’t say ‘yes’ I’m pretty sure you said ‘no’
And now I’m in LA and I’m fucking alone

And I think that I might yet live to regret
That summer I spent in spiritual debt
But it wasn’t my fault you know, i just couldn’t see
That darkness coming over me

Ooo, so i straightened it out
The fear
The hate
The lingering doubt

I loved you Julie
Maybe some other time

Oooo