The Love I Seek

from by Emma Ballantine

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Featured by Q Magazine as Track of the Day in July 2015


The Love I Seek

It’s not enough
Whatever you might say it’s all too little too late
I’m counting down to zero but you want to wait
You say it’s safer just to stay

Your words are wearing thin
You’ve used them for so long the doubts are creeping in
Dust them off again, go on, once more with feeling
Try to make us both believe

But you see I want a love that swallows me whole
And I want a love that brands my soul
And I won’t stop till I’ve got it
No I won’t stop till I’ve got it
Can you find me a love that’s thicker than blood
That drowns my doubts in a tropical flood
That claims my body my heart my head

I want a love that leaves me dead

Weigh up the pros and cons
I see your calculation but your answer is wrong
And I’m not an equation or a final exam
Why can’t you love me as I am?


Well they say death do us part and that’s what I intend to do
I won’t be just a glorified friend to you
This kind of love is hard to find and hard to keep
So I’ll keep searching on till I find the love I seek



from Tourist, released July 24, 2015
Written and performed by Emma Ballantine

Produced by: Peter Waterman
Mixed by: Warren Bassett
Mastered by: Warren Bassett, Mike Hillier
Recorded at: Monnow Valley, Liscombe Park
Recorded by: Liam Ross, Curtis ElVidge, Matthias Stefansson, Ryan McMasters

Vocals: Emma Ballantine, Elisa Jeffrey
Guitar: Emma Ballantine, Fernando Sanchez
Bass: John Rixon
Drums: Stuart Lawson
Cello: Asha McCarthy
Violin: Dan Cassidy
Trumpet: Erin Yanacek



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Emma Ballantine is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in North London. An established and popular artist on the UK and European live scenes, her melodic lines and insistent hooks have picked up support from BBC 6 Music and a range of London radio stations, with Resonance FM describing her as “a unique voice among modern songwriters”. ... more

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