Pictures of You

by The Alpacas

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Andrew
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Andrew Strikingly friendly pop music with complex and rich folk instrumental composition. Insistently familiar melodies, like someone at a party you've met but don't remember their name. It's well-judged music, finding a nice rhythm between deeper instrumental, almost orchestral, and simple acoustic backing, and the singer's voice manages to be unassuming but distinctive as the centerpiece. Most of the album is unchallenging, but has consistent and quality hooks. Why I'm on bandcamp. Favorite track: Pictures of You.
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mayfield4 So I just checked out this album because it was on the new and noteworthy section and wow, was I glad I did. The band sounds both familiar and fresh at same time. They have the youthful enthusiasm of young artists but at the same time i felt like they were channeling the rolling stones and Bob Dylan. ...and as a special bonus for me, the lead singer reminds me of David Ford, one of my all time favorite singer/songwriters. I look forward to next one!!! Favorite track: Keep Moving.
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Satussy Micky I love Indie Pop but sometimes, those arrangements with minimum instruments make me feel that something is missing.
This album, Pictures of You / The Alpacas satisfies me with elegant stringed instruments like guitars, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and violin on beautiful melodies and cheerful rhythms.
In spite of those rich arrangements, all of the songs are filled with DIY spirits.
Besides, how nice is the cover photo!
Conclusion : The perfect album for me. Favorite track: These Train Tracks.
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mark_mac So yeah... I'm kinda new to bandcamp, so I decided go use the discovery page for the first time. Scrolling down I saw various genes ranging from metal to classical, I see the Pictures Of You album art and decide to give it a listen. Firrst of all the opening song blew my expectations out of the water, I loved it, I was very surprised with how individual it sounded. Following this various mellow, intricately designed musical stories full of different tones and emotions played song after song. Furthermore the lead singers accent adds a soft roughness to the track, completing it and rounding off each track. I'm looking forward to later works !!!! Favorite track: Remember.
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'Pictures of You' is the debut album of London based band The Alpacas.
Each of the 10 songs on the album is story-driven, progressive and rich in melodies.

Artwork: Portraits from 'The Bear' project by Yiannis Katsaris

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released February 7, 2019

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The Alpacas London, UK

The Alpacas are a London based multi-national indie pop band. Their music is lyrics driven, melodic, each song having a story and a personal feel.

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Track Name: These Train Tracks
You take your side of the track and I'll take mine
See which one of us can walk longer in a straight line
And leave the world behind; oh leave our silly, worldly worries behind
Follow these old train tracks to us in another time
Wooh, while there's still time to escape it
While we're still young and unafraid. Don't look behind, don't look inside
You'll understand why when we get there

And leave the world behind; oh leave our silly, worldly worries behind
Follow these old train tracks to us in another time
Wooh, while there's still time to escape it
While we're still young and unafraid
Don't look behind, don't look inside
You'll understand why when we get there
Wooh, while there's still time to escape it
While we're still young and unafraid. Don't look behind, don't look inside
You'll understand why when we get there
Don't look behind, don't look inside
You'll understand why when we get there
Don't look behind, don't look inside
You'll understand why when we get there
Track Name: Take All My Loves
TAKE ALL MY LOVES - Lyrics by W Shakespeare, Music by by Andrei Ionescu

O me! what eyes hath Love put in my head,
Which have no correspondence with true sight;
Or, if they have, where is my judgment fled,
That censures falsely what they see aright?

Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all:
What hast thou then (my love) more than thou hadst before?
No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call—
All mine was thine before thou hast this more.

How can it? O! how can Love's eye be true,
That is so vexed with watching and with tears?
No marvel then, though I mistake my view;
The sun itself sees not, till heaven clears.

Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all:
What hast thou then (my love) more than thou hast before?
No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call—
All mine was thine before thou hast this more.

O cunning Love! with tears thou keep'st me blind,
Lest eyes well-seeing thy foul faults should find.
Track Name: I Learned
I learned once, I learned twice
Love takes sacrifice
Through the years, And the tears
I know..
They're starting to show, they're starting to show

little steps and little regrets
little did I know
they're starting to show, starting to show

From You, who taught me laughter
I learned once, I learned twice
And though it took some sacrifice to do,
I learned once, I learned twice

My life is complete
You're the one I wanted to meet
I'm in love twice a day
and I get to say that Every day

Knowing you
And every single thing that you do,
My spirit grows (inside, inside, outside)
And I love you, I love you

From You, who taught me friendship
I learned once, I learned twice
And though it took some sacrifice to do,
I learned once, I learned twice




I learned once, I learned twice
Love takes sacrifice
Track Name: Pictures of You
What would you say now if you had
Just one single thing to add,
Would you remind me of our past
Or dream away into the future?
Would your voice be low or high
In rhythm of a lullaby,
Would you look me in the eye
Or hold my hand and trust I’m knowing you?
For what it’s worth, I miss you dearly.
In pictures of you I lose my mind
In pictures of you I’m lost in time
And pictures of us, they tell immortal tales of love
Love, love (pictures of you)

What if we were a fantasy,
A dream of you, a dream of me
Divided by a breeze of sea
Lost ourselves in a world of confusion?
Would you scream out for my name
Praying that the earth will tame
The wind that’s blowing us away,
Stopping us, stopping us from who we are?
For what it’s worth, I love you dearly (and I said)
I’d just like to know
How you made my soul grow
Days go by, and I try to see myself
Through your eyes of love, love, love
In pictures of you I lose myself
In pictures of you I’m someone else
And pictures of us, they tell immortal tales of love
Love, love
So sing it higher now
Sing our story now
Bring me to your love, love, love, love, love
Sing it to me now

What if this was all a dream,
Would you dream away
Would you dream away with me?
What if this was all a dream (parapapam)
What if this was all a dream,
Would you dream away?
Would you dream away with me?
Track Name: Don't Fall Asleep
Don’t fall asleep

Don’t fall asleep, cause I might miss you
And if you do, you might miss me too
We could stay up all night, share a daydream
Instead of a night dream that won’t count
Let’s stare at the moon, through the window
See how our whispers get real loud
Follow the stars in their journey
Tonight the sky is forgiven of clouds
Don’t fall asleep, cause you might just miss out.
Let’s read a book, or a story, or a letter that is close to your heart
Let’s take a look in my grandpa’s toolbox,
Build a radio from old broken parts
Don’t fall asleep, cause you might just miss out.
Don’t fall asleep, I won’t let you
Don’t want you missing that one shooting star.
Don’t fall asleep, how about this
Let’s plan a journey somewhere new, somewhere far
Tell me about your childhood, what’s the name if the first boy you liked
And did you also think that shadow have a life of their own in the dark,
Don’t fall asleep, cause you might just miss out
Uuuuu uuuu cause you might just miss out
Track Name: Night Sky
Waking up, it is still dark,
dreaming of that day again,
far away from here,
expectations, unclear.
Looking through one window,
no stars, no moon, not tonight.
Where are you, where are you now?
Are you too staring at the sky?
Can you hear me,
calling out loud your name?
Wonder how long,
it will take to meet again.
Far away from here, far away.
Expectations, unclear. I'm wondering
where are you, where are you now?
Are you too staring at the sky?
Wonder how long,
it will take to meet again.
Can you hear me,
calling out loud your name?
But I know someday,
our paths will cross again.
Track Name: I Miss You Girl
What do I do with the scent of you in my room?
It's been driving me crazy since you left that afternoon
I have chocolate vanilla ice cream melting in my mind
It's been making me sing and smile and I'm inclined to have you once again
'Cause I miss you girl, I miss you girl
Please come back to me
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
(and I'm singing)
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
Please come back to me
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
I open the window but your lovely smell stays in my head
I change the sheets, again and again
I can't get you out of my bed, can't get you out of my head
(and I said):
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
Please come back to me
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
(and I'm singing)
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
Please come back to me
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
I open the window but your lovely smell stays in my head
I change the sheets, again and again
I can't get you out of my bed, can't get you out of my head
(and I said):
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
Please come back to me
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
(and I'm singing, yeah!)
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
Please come back to me
I miss you girl, I miss you girl
Track Name: Remember
Remember the song I wrote for you
The one you said made you fall in love
That day
Remember the first time we held hands
Our little secret on a London avenue
That day
Do you remember any of our dreams
Just like children we would spread our wings
And fly
And how our goodbyes would take forever
And how our hellos would light up the whole earth
And sky
If you remember, what does that mean?
What does that mean to you,
What does it mean?
What does it mean to you, if you remember,
What does that mean to you
What does it mean?
What about the glory
We promised ourselves when we became as one
And how would you tell our story
If god himself would ask?
Remember when we had to part
But then we said love will find a way
Some day

What does that mean to you
What does that mean to you now
What does it mean
What does it mean to you now,
If you remember
What does it mean to you,
What does it mean?
Track Name: Keep Moving
Here you are standing again on the road
You're looking where to go
You might be walking in circles again
The skyline, it is lost

Running from deamons that won't go away
They will not get away
Rambling forever, don't know where you're leading
But out there, out of here

And it's been a long road, still can't see the end
But the clouds will fade, the starts will rise
You will see your treasure come to light

Waiting for something, won't come by itself
Keep Moving, don't lose your pace
Failing and learning, there's no other way
But growing with every step.

And it's been a long road, still can't see the end
But the clouds will fade, the starts will rise
You will see your treasure come to light
Track Name: Run Away
I'm not asking anything from you
I'm way to shy
But when I do get something from you,
Like a smile, or a wink of an eye

I want to steal you and run away with you, ignore real time
Cause we both seem lost in this real time
in which the other people like to hide behind

I would like to get to know you
If you let me try
And when I feel that it's the right time,
I would open my heart and tell you

Why I want to steal you and run away with you, ignore real time
Cause we both seem lost in this real time
in which the other people like to hide behind

Cause we both seem lost in this real time
in which the other people like to hide behind

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