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When Autumn Comes

by Gary Johnstone

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Voni Another masterpiece. Keep them coming Gary. Well done pal.
V ✌ Favorite track: Bet It All (Red Or Black).
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Auswegian Bee My favourite album by Glasgow’s favourite Gary!! This album will always remind me of Lockdown and the love, support, kindness and friendship that evolved from a difficult time 🎶❤️🎶 Favorite track: I Fit You.
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shavaughn688 I have loved being able to be with you through the whole time this was being made, means so much more now its finished. I love every single song on this album my favourite will always be "Can't shed a tear" you got me with it the first time you sang it x Favorite track: Can't Shed a Tear.
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Great album, G. It's nice to hear the final recorded tracks after getting to know them during the live streams.

Picking a favourite was always gonna be difficult but "Last man Standing" is definitely an absolute banger 👍 Favorite track: Last Man Standing.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    When Autumn Comes is my fifth full solo album. I wrote most of the tracks between 2018-2020 and recorded, produced and mixed it myself during the covid lockdown 2020.

    It's a bit more reserved collection than the last few albums. Almost every track is backed by acoustic guitars and piano which brings the lyrics and melodies to the fore. Themes revolve around personal experiences with relationships and the frustration of lockdown.

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1.
Waiting for a dream to be reality Hanging on a hope that one day I will be My younger model's grown up idol Fake it til you make it's what we used to say Don't give up the ghost, chase it til you croak The show's not over til we say so Cos I don't wanna be the last man standing And I don't wanna hear at least you tried No I don't wanna be the last man standing Will the last man standing please turn out the lights Burning out my brain, trying to play a game I forgot the rules of way back in the day Some might say I'm past my sell by Waiting for a dream to be reality Hanging on a hope that one day I will be My younger model's grown up idol Cos I'm still in love with making this drug That gets us so high
2.
I had time on my hands, I had cash in my bank I had love in my heart, and I was happy at last I had a hunger for life, and a taste for success Tidyed up all my thoughts, squared them up on a shelf Oh but you never know what you got til it's gone And sure enough I gave it back I would have been safer betting red or black but Bet it all bet it all bet it all on you Bet it all bet it all bet it all on you Red or black even green but it came back blue Cos i, bet it all bet it all bet it all on you You took all I could give, and stole away in the night Try to tell me I'm wrong, but baby I still know I was right Now starting from scratch I'll be true, to the things I should never let go Like feeling the music and playing the blues, you gave me but you'll never know Cos once in a while, the road forks away, And lord don't I know it's a fact I would have been safer betting red or black but
3.
She dances round the edge of every corner of my heart Although it gives me pleasure she's anonymous in part I'll pick the moment when it's right to sing the song that I've been writing With everything that's going wrong I feel like she could fix My fears and trepidations with a soft and gentle kiss I'm waiting for the time to say I want you in the weirdest way Hold tight my heart, hold tight my heart Hold tight my heart, hold tight my heart In my imagination I'm the one that's on her mind But this infatuation's probably bound to be declined I'm waiting for the perfect time to say the words that I've been writing Cos I've searched for you, the whole world around I know I've been lost, with you I feel found
4.
Someday when i'm old I'll look back on my world and wonder what did i do right cos one day i woke up and all that i dreamed of was standing right before my eyes So never feel like you're a loser Cos you dont know what's in your future I don't know what i did right the Future's never looked so bright Tomorrow's a mystery the past is just history today's a gift they call the present if i had my time again i wouldn't change a thing i got nothin to regret If you can dream it you can be it Just keep on reaching til you feel it I don't know what i did right the Future's never looked so bright I don't know what i did right on My final day the last words I'll say as i die is What did i do right
5.
Today's the day I change the way I look for love I've played the game enough to say that I've messed up I can't pretend to see the end of this tunnel The light is years away so let me have some fun So save yourself I swear, cos I'm still in repair Save yourself from love, I'll always be messed up Tonight's the night I win the fight with this bottle I'll take the reigns and race away at full throttle Cos in the end I can't defend the things I've done The blame is on the pain of wasting all I've loved And I won't get to be an angel With this old hell hound on my trail
6.
I Fit You 03:48
As gravity fits the ground Hugging it the world around Like an eagle fits the breeze Soaring high above the trees Like a desert fits the sand Oh and your hand fits my hand Just like starlight fits the moon Aw you best believe it's true Yeh I fit you Like water fits the sea And like green fits leaves As the waves fit on the shore Oh I couldn't fit you more Like the sun fits in the sky Oh and darkness fits the night Girl even if they tried No-one else could fit you like Yeh I fit you You're the only piece of me That I couldn't do without Yeh I never wanna lose you Yeh you're what I'm all about So come on darlin Let's turn the lights down low I got something to tell you Yeh there's something you should know Like the summer fits the heat And December fits the snow As autumn fits the leaves And the wind begins to blow Then they fall and fit the street Yeh my puzzle's now complete Yeh you fit me
7.
Bad Date 04:05
Seems like every match is a step down a path that, just goes on and on Swipe til you see someone you wanna meet til, they soon prove you wrong It's true but it's sad as you desperately grab, the black plastic glass They hide from the screen their personality, and lead with their ass So you had a bad date, it's only love So you had a bad date, one of millions So you had a bad date, you'll find someone And she's gonna be one, in a million I'm looking for love in the wrong kinda places, pretending it's fun I'm searching for someone to break my defences, but you're not the one If the theory is true then you'll know it in two minutes, and our time is up It's a shame to waste a minute of the chase so, goodnight and good luck
8.
I never wanted to be found, when love was just hanging round I wanted something I could hide, and seek it out when I had time I put too much space inbetween, the only ones who cared for me But now and then I feel alone, when friends call it a night and head for home But that's the bed I made, and it's the road I paved With all the love I sacrificed And it's the risk I take, with every passing day And every year that's flying by When Autumn comes, I feel the chill within my Lonely bones, now that the sun has gone I Wait and hope, someday the clouds will part and She'll come home, when autumn comes I know I made a few mistakes, when trust approached I turned away If I could change a single thing, I'd face the fear that I let win
9.
I hear your voice in a cold and empty room To have you back would never be too soon Take away the pain that you left when you went away I need you here forever and a day I love for the day when I see you again I'll hear your voice and I'll feel no more pain I know it's true, I'm not with you But I'd rather dream about before we were through I wish you were here cos I want you near I'm feeling so sad but I can't shed a tear I think of the times when we both were so young So many years we were together now you're gone We lived our lives and we loved each other so much Now I'm all alone and I'm longing for your touch
10.
Dotted lines, blurry lights. Driving miles, been a while Been gettin cagey, feelin so lazy. Burning my lonely light Everybody needs something to love Everybody needs inspiration I don't wanna leave behind this world Cos we'll stay young if we find something to love Filling my hollow time, Penning lines streaming live Still keeping in touch, missing friends so much A year of life paralysed Cos life's too short to not find something to love
11.
Ghost 03:00
Spent a long time livin, like the sun would never rise Cheated fate repeatedly, and i finally paid the price She got on a plane and said I'll be back in a while 6 months later I guess she built herself a new life Never heard a better word than the time i learned your name Never lived a better life than when I saw you every day Times I wonder what went wrong, was it something that I said Some years later I still can't get you out my head I'm hung up on you, still hung up on you Spent the last year lonely, trying to reasess the pain Grabbed onto a good love, then I let it go again Because I just can't settle for a nearly or a close I can't subject her to living in, the shadow of your ghost She'll never be you, she'll never be you
12.
Safe To Say 03:45
Remember the night, I said that cheesy line, wrote my number on a flyer, The very next day, you called me to say, let's grab a drink at that place, And even now I don't know how, you liked me enough To look into my eyes and say, that like has turned to love Even though life is fine, I'm still missing your hand in mine You're in every song I write it's safe to say I miss you crazy Not saying I can't move on, I'm doing just fine alone But every so often it's safe to say I miss you crazy Seems so long ago, we were inseparable, now we don't even talk If we saw each other now, would you even smile, or turn and run a mile To throw it all away like this, just seems like such a waste We were best of friends not long ago and strangers today Even though life is fine, I'm still missing your hand in mine You're in every song I write it's safe to say I miss you crazy Not saying I can't move on, I'm doing just fine alone But every so often it's safe to say I miss you crazy

about

When Autumn Comes is my fifth full solo album. I wrote most of the tracks between 2018-2020 and recorded, produced and mixed it myself during the covid lockdown 2020.

It's a bit more reserved collection than the last few albums. Almost every track is backed by acoustic guitars and piano which allowed me to bring lyrics and melodies to the fore. Themes revolve around personal experiences with relationships and the frustration of lockdown.

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released April 17, 2021

All songs by GJ
Drums on 2, 4, 7 by Alasdair Gibson
Bass and BVs on 2, 4, 7 by Dean Johnstone
Guest vocals on 4 by Alex Wayt
Recorded, produced and mixed by GJ
Mastering on 1 by Ben Stones

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Gary Johnstone Glasgow, UK

Guitarist, songwriterist and singist from Dumfriesshire in Scotland, UK

Normally seen playing around Scotland in covers band Three Card Trick. Started putting out my own music and touring round Europe and the States under my own name in 2015. Thanks for checking out my tunes. ... more

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