Tourist

from by Emma Ballantine

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lyrics

Tourist

I came for the sights
I came for the bright lights
I came to find what I could find
Burn an image in my mind
I was always moving on
I was making memories to take home

Before there was you
I’d never stayed more than a week or two
It wasn’t my style to settle
And this heart of metal
It had rusted right through

Cause ooh, I’m just passing through
We barely met at all
So I’m barely leaving you
Tell me this before I go
Is your heart built for this?
For falling in love with a tourist

You were my Rome
You were my second home
The closest I came to giving up the road and staying
And this pain of going
Is just a little less than staying still
You should have known I never will

Cause ooh, I’m just passing through
We barely met at all
So I’m barely leaving you
I’m just passing time
Take this shoe from me, it isn’t mine
And find another passer-by
Somebody who’ll stay
Tell me this before I go
Is your heart built for this?
For saying goodbye to a tourist

credits

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 UK

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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