Dal primo album “Every Kingdom”(n.7 in Uk in questi giorni) inizia la carriera discografica del giovane cantautore folk-rock inglese Ben Howard.Qui ascoltiamo il terzo estratto “Keep Your Head Up”,un pezzo senza infamia ne lode, che ha il suo plus soprattutto nel ritornello corale.
I spent my time watchin’ the spaces that have grown between us.
And I cut my mind on second best or the scars that come with the greeness.
And I gave my eyes to the boredom, still the seabed wouldn’t let me in,
and I tried my best to embrace the darkness in which I swim.
Oh the darkness in which I swim.
I’m walkin’ back down this mountain
with the strength of a turnin’ tide
Oh the winds so soft on my skin,
The sun so hard upon my side.
Oh lookin’ out at this happiness,
I search for between the sheets.
Oh feelin’ blind and realize,
All I was searchin’ for was me.
Ooo all I was searchin’ for was me.
Keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
No, no, no, no.
Keep your mind set, keep your hair long.
Oh my darlin’ keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
Oh no no, keep your mind set in your ways, keep your hair,
Keep your hair long.
‘Cause I’ll always remember you the same,
oh eyes like wild flowers, with your demons of change.
I saw a friend of mine the other day,
and he told me that my eyes were gleamin’.
Oh I said I had been away, and he knew,
oh he knew the depths I was meanin’.
And it felt so good to see his face,
or the comfort invested in my soul.
Oh to feel the warmth of a smile,
when he said “I’m happy to have you home.”
Ooh I’m happy to have ya home.
And I showed my body to the sea again,
and I laughed at her for bein’ so cruel.
And I left these broken bottles, and empty cooridors.
And I walked right on through.
And I never, I never dream of you.
Oh honey I never, I never dream of you.
Yeah, keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
oh, No, no, no, no.
Keep your mind set, keep you hair long.
oh my my darlin’, keep your head up, keep you heart strong.
no no no keep your mind set in your ways, keep your hair, keep your hair long.
‘Cause I’ll always remmber you the same.
Oh eyes are wild flowers with your demons of change.
May you find happiness there,
May all your hopes all turn out right.
Ooh may you find happiness there,
may you find warmth in the middle of the night.