I want explosion
Not slow motion
I want colour
Not grainy black and white

And when i see you
I wanna feel like
I just met you
For the first time

Truth bites
But it hurts you more to lie
Don't you find
Theres no right answer

Maybe I've had too much
Never had quite enough
When it came down to love
What did you expect

Haven't you heard the news
Lovers are made to lose
When it came to me and you
What did you expect
Ohh what did you, what did you, what did you expect

We're impatient(?)
Too complacent (?)
Built us up to to be something it couldn't be
Expectation
We were chasing
Have out run us
Left us laying in the street

Truth bites
But it hurts you more to lie
Don't you find
Theres no right answer

Maybe I've had too much
Never had quite enough
When it came down to love
What did you expect

Haven't you heard the news
Lovers are made to lose
When it came to me and you
What did you expect
Ohh what did you, what did you, what did you expect

Truth bites
But it hurts you more to lie
Don't you find
Theres no right answer

True hurts
But lying makes it worse
Don't you find

Maybe I've had too much
Never had quite enough
When it came down to love
What did you expect

Haven't you heard the news
Lovers are made to lose
When it came to me and you
What did you expect
Ohh what did you, what did you, what did you expect

Maybe I've had too much
Never had quite enough
When it came down to love
What did you expect

Haven't you heard the news
Lovers are made to lose
When it came to me and you
What did you expect


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    Song Meaning"This was the last track to be written. In January of this year I supported jamie lawson on his UK tour alongside Lauren Aquilina...these were the first live dates for me after a 2 and a bit year break from touring. Lauren was ridiculously, effortlessly good every night.

    She & I were scheduled to do some writing together over the summer...we weren't quite sure what we were aiming for on the day, whether it was a song for Lauren, me or another artist completely. But our aim was simply to write the best song we could. The track came quickly and felt better suited to my voice...I became pretty attached to it.

    I was due to do final overdubs and mixes for the album a few days later, and we ended up recording a piano and vocal for 'What Did You Expect?' one afternoon between other take. The files were sent over to Aidan O'Brien (Producer/Composer) who began building the track up.

    Lyrically, I can't confess to having any motive behind the lines and nor can I offer any immediate emotional connection. They just felt like the right words on the day.

    The vocal parts were recorded by Rob Stevenson of A Silent Film at his studio in Oxfordshire and the track was produced by Aidan. It's possibly my favourite on the new album, partly because it was such a late addition."
    -Richard Walters
    Azazel23on November 03, 2016   Link

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