Who Sang Stand Up? James Bay

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Release information
Release Date: 2018-5-18
piano: Jon Green, Paul Epworth and James Bay
mixer: Tom Elmhirst
electric guitar: Jon Green and James Bay
recording engineer: Eddie Serafica, Matt Wiggins and Jon Green
bass: Harry Edwards and Jon Green
guitar: James Bay
acoustic guitar: Jon Green and James Bay
percussion: Jon Green, James Bay and Paul Epworth
additional: Paul Epworth
programming: Paul Epworth, Harry Edwards and Eddie Serafica
co-producer: Jon Green, James Bay and Paul Epworth
choir vocals: Capital Children's Choir
other instruments: Paul Epworth and Jon Green
synthesizer: Paul Epworth
strings: Davide Rossi
strings arranger: Davide Rossi
drums (drum set): James Bay, Paul Epworth, Jon Green and Gerry Morgan
bass guitar: Jon Green
vocoder: Jon Green
handclaps: James Bay and Jon Green
brass: Gavin Fitzjohn, James Copus and Thomas White
baritone guitar: James Bay
assistant mixer: Brandon Bost
artist & repertoire support: Ben Adelson and Rob Stevenson
assistant recording engineer: Riley McIntyre and Luke Pickering
legal representation: Nicky Stein
keyboard: Jon Green and Paul Epworth
drum machine programming: Harry Edwards, Eddie Serafica, Jon Green and Paul Epworth
background vocals: James Bay and Jon Green
lead vocals: James Bay
finger snaps: Paul Epworth
bass synthesizer: Harry Edwards
writer: James Bay, Jon Green, Paul Epworth
We were kids
Lookin' out into nothin'
Lookin' for a way to get around the night
We were kids
Holdin' out for a dream
We were born to be wild and free
Or sit alone online

But I don't wanna wait
Sit the other side of these flood lights
Dreaming up a way to escape
Anyone around?
Give me mission control, give me a sound on the radio

Stand up and be counted
Before we slip away out here
Before we slip away, slip away
Don't ever doubt it
Even if we're surrounded
Don't wanna slip away, slip away

Slip away (slip)
Slip away (slip)

We were Kings
We were Queens of an empire
We were made out on the streets
We were all the same

So, if we're gonna break
If we're gonna tumble in a gunfight
Promise we'll be side by side
Say you'll there when the school gets closed
Say you'll be there when the rest don't show

Stand up and be counted
Before we slip away out here
Before we slip away, slip away
Don't ever doubt it
Even if we're surrounded
Don't wanna slip away, slip away

High on hope and high on fear
We were heartbreak of the year
We were stackin' up to fall
We were summers in the street
We were sunlight through the trees
We were born for silver screens
We were whispers in the dark
We were sleeping under stars
Say all of this is ours
We were rollercoaster screams
'Til our hearts burst at the seams
We're not gonna let it all out of control

Stand up and be counted
Before we slip away out here
Before we slip away, slip away

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Wasted on Each Other
  • 3 Pink Lemonade
  • 4 Wild Love
  • 5 Us
  • 6 In My Head
  • 7 Interlude
  • 8 Just for Tonight
  • 9 Wanderlust
  • 10 I Found You
  • 11 Sugar Drunk High
  • 12 Stand Up
  • 13 Fade Out
  • 14 Slide