B i o g r a p h y
 (by Timothy Monger)

British singer/songwriter Isaac Gracie made waves in 2015 with "Last Words," a moody lo-fi acoustic track that recalled elements of Jeff Buckley's dark-toned folk-rock. A native of Ealing, West London, Gracie showed musical promise from a young age, singing in Ealing Abbey Choir and writing his first songs at 14. His home-recorded debut EP, Songs from My Bedroom, created enough buzz to land him a deal with Virgin EMI, which began issuing subsequent singles like "All the Burning Lovers" and "Reverie." After the live Songs in Black and White EP in late 2016, Gracie delivered his follow-up studio EP, The Death of You & I, in 2017. Later that year he got to work writing and recording his debut full-length with producer Markus Dravs (Florence + the Machine, Coldplay). The eponymous album arrived in April 2018 with a nationwide tour in support.




ISAAC GRACIE
- 2018-04-13 -



Terrified
Last Words
The Death of You & I
Running On Empty
Telescope
That Was Then
When You Go
Silhouettes Of You
All In My Mind
Hollow Crown
Reverie

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

All The Burning Lovers
Answers
Burn My Clothes, Bury My Crown
Darkness of the day
Digging
Fluorescent Adolescent
Home is where my heart is
Love (Ain'
t Always So Good)
No Surprises
One Night

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Isaac Gracie

Terrified

Well, I sleep all day
And drink all night
Just give me one good reason
And I'll turn out my light
Now I'm terrified
Now I'm terrified

And I've heard all the people
Calling my name
But they'll never just see just
How I've changed
Now I'm terrified
Now I'm terrified

But I don't wanna be your boy, I wanna be your man
But something's got me wrong inside
Now I'm looking for the answer I don't understand
And darling, I am terrified
I'm terrified that maybe
I wasn't cut out for this
You know, I'm terrified that maybe
I wasn't cut out for this

And know it's hard to explain
How it got this way
And people only want to know why
But I wish I had an answer that would make it okay
The truth is I'm just terrified

And I don't need to remember
But I wanna' forget
Cause there's a hole in my head where
I hide my regret
Now I'm terrified
Now I'm terrified

But I don't wanna be your boy, I wanna be your man
But something's got me wrong inside
And I'm looking for the answer I don't understand
And, darling, I am terrified
I'm terrified
Maybe I wasn't cut out for this
You know, I'm terrified
That maybe I wasn't cut out for this

Know, you can come and save me
But you have to take a risk
Cause I'm terrified that maybe
I wasn't cut out for this
I wasn't cut out for this

Last Words

Fever rising in the setting sun
Cocaine in your eyes and bullets in your gun
Blood in your nails are you scratching for the fame
With a noose round your neck and a needle in your vein
Oh and you say

How did I get here and can I get back
I thought I was having fun, but no
I was just looking for the one
Always, looking for the one

Well, your mind is empty and your heart is cold
And now your last routines are getting old
People seeing through your web of lies
And now they're messing with the demons at war inside
Oh and you say

How did I get here and can I get back
I thought I was having fun, but no
I was just looking for the one
Always, looking for the one

I only ever wanted to be your one
I only ever wanted to be your one

Be careful what you wish for from this dirty life
Cause if you want too much you might lose your mind
If you only want the woman you saw on TV
Well then your eyes are open but you just can’t see
Oh, you say

How did I get here and can I get back
I thought I was having fun, but no
I was just looking for the one
Always, looking for the one

How did I get here and can I get back
I thought I was having fun, but no
I was just looking for the one
Always, looking for the one

How did I get here and can I get back, no
I thought I was having fun, but no
I was just looking for the one
Always, looking for you

The Death of You & I

Running into one another, outside a cafe in Paris
You say you're living with your brother, because he lets you stay rent free
But you can't speak the local language and so no matter how you try
You say you don't know how you'll manage, since the death of you and I

Running into one another, feelings come flooding back again
You say you've been with many others, but that it never tastes the same
Now you don't know how to feel wiping tears from your eyes
Nothing ever felt so real, since the death of you and I

Since the death of you and I
Since the death of you and I
Since the death of you and I

Running into one another, you say you want to run and hide
'Cause you still haven't recovered from the day that our love died
So am I wasting all my time tryna make it up to you
Well if you said that you were mine there's not a thing that I won't do

Since the death of you and I
Since the death of you and I
Since the death of you and I

Said that my sins couldn't be forgiven
Praying at the altar but the gods don't listen
Life without your love ain't a life worth living
Try to go alone but there's something missing
I got nothing left since the death of you and I

Drunk most nights with no direction
Sobriety bites like your last rejection
It's been seven long days since the resurrection
Remember when your body was my confection
I got nothing left since the death of you and I

Since the death of you and I
Since the death of you and I
Since the death of you and I

Running On Empty

I'm getting in with the wrong crowd
I'm talking too loud
I think I'm starting to get people down
And when I talk about it too much
I think they lose touch
And then I bury my head in the ground

Oh baby how'd you let me get here
You said you'd stay here
But it feels like you're never around
And every time I try to stand up
I put my hands up

Oh, have you looked at me lately

Oh oh oh baby oh oh oh
Don't forget me, forget me
This is not how we were meant to be
I'm running on empty

I bought two tickets for the rodeo
Just so you know
I think I'm tryna get back in your head
For all the times you said you knew me
You looked right through me
While another man lies in my bed

Oh baby, look at how you made me
I'm going crazy
Is this really how you want it to be
And every time I try to stand up
I put my hands up

Oh have you looked at me lately

Oh oh oh baby oh oh oh
Don't forget me, forget me
This is not how we were meant to be
I'm running on empty

Oh oh oh baby oh oh oh
Don't forget me, forget me
This is not how we were meant to be
I'm running

Telescope

It's been a while since I heard your name
Trying to build it all, trying to build it all
Trying to build it all, back again
And I hurt myself it was all in vain
I couldn't build us up, build us up

But don't you worry it's all over
It's all over

Been looking through a telescope
Had me thinking that we were close
All this time I had loved you so
But it's time I let you go
Been looking through a telescope
Had me thinking that we were close
All this time I had loved you so
But now it's time to let you go
To let you go

Staying up all night in an empty bar
I thought I knew it all, I thought I had you down
But I don't know who you are
When I need you the most
Yet you still so far
What you do with my heart

Don't you worry it's all over now
It's all over

Been looking through a telescope
Had me thinking that we were close
All this time I had loved you so
But it's time I let you go
Been looking through a telescope
Had me thinking that we were close
All this time I had loved you so
But now it's time to let you go

Been looking through a telescope
Had me thinking that we were close
All this time I had loved you so
But it's time I let you go
Been looking through a telescope
Had me thinking that we were close
All this time I had loved you so
But now it's time to let you go

Don't you worry it's all over now

That Was Then

She's leaning on my window sill
I'm praying that soon she will
Come on back inside to me
She said she gave me all she could
Loved me better than she should
Now I find it hard to leave

And I know it's hard
It's so complicated

I'm running now
Yes, I'm running now
Oh, so don't you try to save me

It's been this way most every night
'Cause Lord knows how we love to fight
She says I'll never understand
Begging me to let her go
If you never lose, will you ever know
How to be a better man

She says it's hard
It's so complicated

I'm running now
Yes, I'm running now
Oh, so don't you try to save me
I'm running now
Yes, I'm running now

Oh, is it so complicated
I'm running now
Yes, I'm running now
Ooh, so don't you try to save me
I'm running now
Yes, I'm running now

She's leaning on my window sill
I'm praying that soon she will
Come on back inside to me

When You Go

I've never been so in and out of touch
I've never given so little promised so much
I've never used a woman like you, before
You've never been so sure and so afraid
You've never been so broken and so brave
I'll never lose a woman like you, again

Wondering when
Carry me home
Keep my love
When you come
When you go

I don't want to do this anymore
We've been down this lonely road once before
We've seen it all
We know the flaws
I don't want to sing another song
About the ways I got everything wrong
To list it all, just takes too long

Wondering when
Carry me home
Keep my love
When you come
When you go

Wondering when
Carry me home
Keep my love
When you come
When you go

Keep my love
When you come
When you go

Silhouettes Of You

I light the fuse
And I watch it burn
And somewhere deep inside I know there's a lesson to be learned
It's not the crime but the way that we pay for
Feelings unmutual

You go upstairs
And I hang my head
Somebody said I let myself down as I crawled into bed
I wondered why the hell I'd ever paid for
Feelings unmutual

I'm tired of living in the shadows
These paper walls I can't break through
I'm sick of standing by your window
Tracing silhouettes of you

When it gets dark
You light the spark
And all the lies I tried to live by start falling apart
Whoever knew that it could be so painful
Feelings unmutual

Now I can't escape
These things I've done
But my anxieties have promised me the worst is to come
So give up living for the life that you paid for
Feelings unmutual

I'm tired of living in the shadows
These paper walls I can't break through
I'm sick of standing by your window
Tracing silhouettes of you
Tracing silhouettes of you
Tracing silhouettes of you
Tracing silhouettes of you
Tracing silhouettes of you

I light the fuse
And I watch it burn
And somewhere deep inside I know there's a lesson to be learned
It's not the crime but the way that we pay for
Feelings unmutual

All In My Mind

Tried to find a reason for love
I would cross the Styx in a minute or two
Looking for my answers from above
The only home I knew was for me and you
All the things I'm doing to myself
Digging holes in my brain trying to hide away
You know when it gets bad for your health
Things have gotta change 'cause they're not the same

But it's all in my mind, all in my mind
My cold broke mind
It's all in my mind, all in my mind
Now I don't even get to be alone

Talking ain't as easy when you're down
I know you know I'm trying to find the words to say
You told me you would always be around
But now you're gonna know that we were not okay
I'm so afraid of going home
So don't you go leave me on my own
Baby, why the hell you're acting so cold?
I guess I'll never know, guess I'll never know

'Cause it's all in my mind, all in my mind
My cold broke mind
It's all in my mind, all in my mind
My cold broke mind
It's all in my mind, all in my mind
My cold broke mind
It's all in my mind, all in my mind
Now I don't even get to be alone

Tried to find a reason for love
I would cross the Styx in a minute or two
Looking for my answers from above
The only home I knew was for me and for you

Tried to find a reason for love
I would cross the Styx in a minute or two
Looking for my answers from above
The only home I knew was for me and for you

Hollow Crown

Well she wore you like silk
Bandaged all around
The scars of your love
Became your hollow crown
She held you through the night
And kissed you through the cold
Blinded by your light
Was waiting to grow old

She said, love, I give you everything
I give you everything that you need
Oh, love, well I'd do anything
And I'd do anything to be seen

So when you packed all of your bags
And left without a word
Well the voices in her head
Were begging to be heard
So she wept all through the night
And slept all through the day
'Cause her lonely, lonely heart
Was caught in every trap you laid and

She said, love, I give you everything
I give you everything that you need
Oh, love, well I'd do anything
And I'd do anything to be seen

Why did we break down
Why did we break down
Was it just
'Cause we weren't ready
Why did we break down
Why did we break down
Was I vulnerable or too unsteady

Why did we break down
Why did we break down
Was it just
'Cause we weren't ready
Why did we break down
Why did we break down
Was I too vulnerable or too unsteady

Well love, I give you everything
I give you everything that you need
Oh, love, well I'd do anything
And I'd do anything to be seen

Oh, love, well I'd do anything
Anything to be free
To be free, to be free

Reverie

Hey babe
What do you expect me to say
I could tell you that I'm doing great
But darling I'm just not okay

Hey babe
Why did we throw it away
Without you I just ain't the same
And darling I'm just not okay

Hey babe
I've been putting on my bravest face
Just looking for ways to replace you
And darling I'm just not okay

Hey babe
It isn't like me to complain
But you don't look at me the same
And darling I'm just not okay

Hey babe
What do you expect me to say
I could tell you that I'm doing great
But darling I'm just not okay

 

Non Albums Tracks 

All The Burning Lovers

Lay me with your kiss
There was a fire
And it burnt like this
And in the spring time
It fell from the trees

Breathe on my neck
Run kisses all down my back
And in the spring time
We will fall to our knees

We will fall
We will fall

Spring time, it has passed
All these burning lovers must turn to dust
I wash my body in the stream of our lies

Spring time, it is no more
All these burning lovers must hit the floor
I'll wash my body and now my love
Oh she's gone

My love, she's gone
My love, she's gone
She's gone
My love, she's gone

Well I've seen fire and I've seen the rain
And I'll see them all oh once again
Well I've seen the spring time
And I know that nothing is the same

No nothing is the same
No nothing is the same
No nothing is the same
No nothing is the same

Lay me with your kiss
There was a fire
And it burnt like this
And in the spring time
It fell from the trees

Answers

(Songs in Black and White EP)

Looking out upon the bleak horizon
And I'm not sure what it is that I see
But I've got all the answers
That you can't seem to process in me

And heaven knows I'm lonely now with you babe
And heaven knows I'm blinder than before
But heaven knows I'm worth it
And we both know heaven wants us at it's doors

But I can't seem to form the words to get you back
And if I could I'd say them all in rhyme
'Cause I can't bear to forget you
And I'm sure you've forgotten me but that's fine

And we don't have all the time left to make a move
We're older now than we were back then
I'm sorry for how I've acted
I'm so sorry for how I acted again

But oh take me with you when you go away from home
'Cause last time you left me alone on my own
Oh take me with you when you go away from home
'Cause last time you left me alone on my own

So looking out upon the bleak horizon
And I'm not sure what it is that I see
But I've got all the answers
That you can't seem to process in me
 

Burn My Clothes, Bury My Crown

(Songs in Black and White EP)

How loud would I have to scream
To make a sound, to let you know
And how tenderly would I have to whisper
That it's ok, that we can go
But how cold the touch of your tongue
Your weighted words make no sound

But how violent must my loneliness become
To burn my clothes, bury my crown
'Cause would it be enough for you to love me
And would I be enough for you

How reckless is the heart that bleeds for love
That knows the warmth, that knows the taste
And how blessed is the diamond in the rough
Who would offer her embrace
And how foolishly the lonely mind can wander
And blinding lights falling down
And I'm sorry that I didn't tell you sooner
So burn my clothes, and burn my crown

'Cause would it be enough for you to love me
Oh no, it wouldn't
I'd never be enough for you

Darkness Of The Day (Demo)

(Songs From My Bedroom)

Shadows converging in my mind
All of the love I've left behind
Drifting into cloudy skies
Get in lost behind your eyes

But now my dreams they come alive
With your kisses, I remember
All those lonely, lonely nights
We got caught out in a rain

Was our love a work of art
Before the painting fell apart
What was that I heard you say
It's just the darkness of the day

And were we better at the start
Before I offered you my heart
Before the demons came to play
Within the darkness of the day

And how can I be so afraid
The broken promises I made
Now I watch your memory fade
Into the darkness of the day

Sinking into isolation
Searching for a motivation
'Cause love is not an occupation
Just a shelter from the rain

Staring out my bedroom window
Thinking baby are you there
Staring out your bedroom window
Baby do you even care

Was our love a work of art
Before the painting fell apart
What was that I long to say
It's just the darkness of the day

And were we better at the start
Before I offered you my heart
Before the demons came to play
Within the darkness of the day

And how can I be so afraid
The broken promises I made
Now I watch your memory fade
Into the darkness of the day

And how can I be so afraid
Broken promises we made
Now I watch our memory fade
Into the darkness of the day

It's just the darkness of the day
Only the darkness of the day
Only the darkness of the day

Digging

Falling off the handle bars
Joking round and fake cigars
And holding up for loving in their fancy cars
And dreaming of a love that’s better than ours

And I can feel you digging
Go on right down to the heart of this
I don’t know which way you’re going
But I don’t want to be part of it
Oh, no no no no

'Cause you build it
Then you went and you broke it
Oh oh, did you ever even know me at all?
Oh, no no no no
Well you build it
Then you went and you broke it
Oh oh, did you ever even know me at all?

Falling off the handle bars
Getting by with open scars
And holding up for a woman who plays guitar
And dreaming of a love that’s better than ours

But it's not better than ours

And I can feel you digging
Go on down to the heart of this
I don’t know which way I’m going
But I don’t want you to be part of it
Oh, no no no no

'Cause you build it
Then you went and you broke it
Oh oh, did you ever even know me at all?
Oh, no no no no
Well you build it
Then you went and you broke it
Oh oh, did you ever even know me at all?

Oh well you build it
Then you went and you broke it
And did you ever even know me at all

Fluorescent Adolescent

(Arctic Monkeys / Live)

You used to get it in your fishnets
Now you only get it in your night dress
Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness
Landed in a very common crisis

But everything's in order in a black hole
And nothing seems as pretty as the past though
That Bloody Mary's lacking in Tabasco
Remember when you used to be a rascal

Oh, the boy's a slag
The best you ever had
The best you ever had is just
A memory and those dreams
Not as daft as they seem
Not as daft as they seem
My love, when you dream them up

Two, three, four

And now you're licking through a little book of sex tips
Remember when the boys were all electric
Now when she's told she's gonna get it
I'm guessing that she'd rather just forget it

And clinging to not getting sentimental
Said she wasn't going but she went still
Likes her gentlemen not to be gentle
Was it a Mecca dauber or a betting pencil

'Cause oh the boy's a slag
The best you ever had
The best you ever had is just
A memory and those dreams
Not as daft as they seem
Not as daft as they seem
My love, when you dream them up oh, Flo

Where did you go
Where did you go
Where did you go
Oh, Flo

You're falling about
You took a left off Last Laugh Lane
You just sounding it out
But you're not coming back again

You used to get it in your fishnets
Now you only get it in your night dress
Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness
Landed in a very common crisis

But everything's in order in a black hole
Nothing seems as pretty as the past though
That Bloody Mary's lacking in Tabasco
Remember when you used to be a rascal

'Cause oh the boy's a slag
The best you ever had
The best you ever had is just
A memory and those dreams
Not as daft as they seem
Not as daft as they seem
My love, when you dream them up

Home is where my heart is

(Live)

Home is where my heart is
So even when I close my eyes
I know she'll never be far away from me

Home is where my heart is
So even as the evening dies
I know she'll never be far away

Home, home
Home, home...

Home is who I long for
On wearied days and tired nights
I know she'll always be standing next to me

Home is who I'm strong for
I cross my heart and hope to die
I sing this melody to bring her back to me

Home, home
Home, home...

Home is why I'm working
Trying to build a better life
??? and make a brighter me

Home is why I'm searching
On easy days and summer nights
My home is all I'll ever need

Home, home
Home, home...

Darling I need you the most
Now I can even get out the bed
I work like a dog and I sleep like a ghost
And there's something that I wish I have said

Home is where my heart is
So even when I close my eyes
I know she'll never be far away from me

Home is where my heart is
So even as this evening dies
I know she'll never be far away

Love (Ain't Always So Good)

(The Death Of You & I EP)

Down in the basement locked in my head
Are all of the words that I wish you had said
You're so impatient asleep on my bed
Dreaming we'd left it and made love instead
But there's still some problems that I need to cure
So turn on the light babe let's find where it hurts
Cus I love to love you but I'm still unsure
And each time we fight babe we're only making it worse

'Cause you know that I know that you know
That I gave you more than I should
I guess that means love
Ain't always so good

The floorboards are creaking the suns going down
You're watching me speaking but won't make a sound
I'm fighting this feeling that we're falling through
The less that you offer the more that I lose
So just throw me a bone babe and shoulder my pain
Why do we suffer to hide from our shame
When it's not like we'll live like this ever again
So come on now darling and try to just treat me the same

'Cause I know that you know that I know
That I gave you more than I should
I guess that means love
Ain't always so good

No Surprises

(Radiohead / Live)

A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal

You look so tired, unhappy
Bring down the government
'Cause they don't
They don't speak for us

I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide
With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent
Silent, silent

This is my final fit
My final bellyache
With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

Such a pretty house
And such a pretty garden
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises, please
 

One Night

(The Death Of You & I EP)

Bright lights, long nights
Is this what you wanted?
Old flame, new shame
Now this love is haunted
Hot takes, heartbreaks
Darling, what you drinking?
I'll fake interest
Just tell me what you're thinking

(Oh, you're taking your time)
(Oh, just give me one night)

Gotta lift your head up
Gotta take your mind off
All the things you can't stop
They're not worth the problems
And when you feel like
You can't face those bright lights
Baby, just give me one night

Bright lights, long nights
Is this what you wanted?
Old flame, new shame
Murder on your dancefloor
Hot takes, heartbreaks
Darling, what you drinking?
I'll fake interest
Just tell me what you're thinking

(Oh, you're taking your time)
(Oh, just give me one night)

Gotta lift your head up
Gotta take your mind off
All the things you can't stop
They're not worth the problems
And when you feel like
You can't face those bright lights
Baby, just give me one night

Gotta lift your head up
Gotta take your mind off
All the things you can't stop
They're not worth the problems
And when you feel like
You can't face those bright lights
Baby, just give me one night

(Give me one night)
 

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