Rogue

Rogue

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Songs from the dark space between the eyes and at the back of the head, unfinished stories told from the point of view of a life so far well lived in the hope of living more. Conversational, a story teller not just a singer, looking for the connection that everyone can relate to.

Biography

In July of 1985, the town of Bradford in the sunny north of England was thrown into turmoil and the voice of Rogue was born. Twenty one years later, after growing up on a diet of classical music fed to her by her father, and stolen CDs from her brother, here she is.

Born and raised in the North of England, the typical youngest child, Rogue has always been a passionate believer in the relationship between storytelling and music. Classically trained in both guitar and oboe, it was only in her adopted home that solo performing took over as the clear winner.

Inspired by the vibrant Irish music scene, and getting acquainted with the troubadours of the local scene - Glen Hansard, Mark Geary, Brendan O'Shea, Gemma Hayes - and the dearth of female performers, Rogue took to the stage for the first time in December 2006.

Sticking true to her storytelling routes, each gig is made more vibrant and intimate by the stories revolving around each song.

Lyrics

Fear of Heights

Written By: C Atkinson

it's a sensory overload, physical collapse every time you walk past
and now i'm worried that this feeling might last
cos i'm not tired of running just of moving so damn fast
that the next chance comes to move off i think that i'm gonna pass

because i've just discovered that i've got a fear of heights
and i'm not sure what you've done to me but i'm fearing it tonight
and i've just discovered a whole new sensitivity to the light
and i hope that i'm not taking it home to night

so please don't touch me i'm not trying to be unkind it's just a
figure of speech, an accidental slip most of the time
there's a fire and it's been burning and it's setting me alight
it's not my fault if that scares me and it's not up to you to make it
alright

because i've just discovered that i've got a fear of heights
and i'm not sure what you've done to me but i'm fearing it tonight
and i've just discovered a whole new sensitivity to the light
and i hope that i'm not taking it home to night

i hate that i think you're perfect because it hurts me inside
all i do is compare us until i'm forced to close my eyes
and what hurts the worst is that i think that you might turn out to
be the other bit the missing piece
the better half of me

because i've just discovered that i've got a fear of heights
and i'm not sure what you've done to me but i'm fearing it tonight
and i've just discovered a whole new sensitivity to the light
and i hope that i'm not taking it home to night

it's just a fear of heights

freefalling

Written By: C Atkinson

i've always had a thing for the way you move
as you try and pick your way between the roofs
but be careful please be careful cos i don't want you to fall
cos i don't think that the view is worth what you're falling for

and i won't last long at this pace
and i'm stuck in this place

so i thought to send you a book cos you were on my mind
and i wanted to prove to you that great love can stand the test of time
and although i didn't sign it i left you a note
and the last thing i thought i'd see was you crying over words i wrote

and i'll be dead at this pace
and i've been left behind in this place

i'm so tired of waking from those dreams of you
cos it's the only time that you ever pull on through
i'm so tired of waking from those dreams of you
cos it's the only time that you're ever true

i've always had a thing for the way you move
watching you from the gutter as you pick your way between the stars and the roofs
but be careful please be careful cos i'm so scared of the fall
cos i don't think you've realised that you're the view i'm falling for

and i can't last long at this pace
and i've got to leave this place

because i'm freefalling
freefalling
i'm just falling...