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Comeback Kid

from Lamplighter by Tommy Ashby

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I’ve always loved songs that are short, a burst of creativity and then out. ‘Her Majesty’ by The Beatles makes me giggle. But I also think short songs can say quite a lot. Why spend 3 minutes saying the same thing you said in the first thirty seconds?

I released a song called Solace on my ‘Apollo’ EP and all one minute thirty two seconds was used in an episode of Grey Anatomy. Fans of the show found the original song on my youtube and a few were a bit frustrated that it was short. But I think the whole emotional breadth of the song is encapsulated in such a short amount of time is a success.


It’s ok to be afraid sometimes,
Just don’t let it leave you left behind,
‘Cause sometimes the bad turns good,
And they’ll call you the comeback kid.

I’m coming with you,
Nothing you do,
Could cause my heart to falter,
And in the silence,
You’re that light that,
Showed me seven wonders,
So lift the anchor, fuel the fire,
Take my hand and fly me higher
I’m coming with you,
All the way through,
Showed me seven wonders


from Lamplighter, released March 3, 2023
Written: Tommy Ashby
Produced and Mixed: Sam Okell
Mastered: Felix Davis


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Tommy Ashby London, UK

Tommy Ashby’s background is a rather unusual one for a singer-songwriter. Awarded a PhD in the perception of sound in his early 20s, Tommy manages to blend a technical understanding of the way our brain processes sound with the indisputable pure creative energy of someone who grew up writing and playing music in the wilds of Scotland. ... more

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