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I'm Not Where I Need

from Ways To Get Out by Far Caspian

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    This is a limited run of 'Ways to Get Out' the debut album from Far Caspian. Including a new front and back cover designed by Joel Johnston (Far Caspian), new green marble effect vinyl colour, and 20 page lyric and photo booklet. Digital bundle that comes with the Vinyl includes 7 extra live tracks recorded at The Nave, Leeds, UK.

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I wrote this song around the time I scrapped a lot of the earlier recordings. I was feeling overwhelmed with writers block and couldn’t seem to write anything that connected with me.

I feel like you can hear where I was at when I wrote it because it’s the same two chords throughout. That wasn’t a stylistic choice it was more the fact that I couldn’t think of anything better! But that simplicity sort of sums up the feeling of the song. Feeling numb, retreating inward rather than sharing yourself with others and feeling like you’re a burden.

I was in and out of depression from about 21 to 26 and would get into thought cycles that led me to believe that how I was feeling was just a normal way for my brain to behave. The lyric “The way that I could be, Led by misery” is summarising this period of my life.


You came up
Inside our home
And everything you own
All of what I know
Its hard to ask
About those things
When I all I feel is numb
Always on my phone

So clearly
The way that I could be
Led by Misery
Stuck round for less
And hope for the best
Im not where I need
Changing by the sea


from Ways To Get Out, released August 22, 2022
Written, Performed, Produced and Mixed by Joel Johnston
Mastered by Felix Davis at Metropolis Mastering
Additional Vocals by Jamie Johnston


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Far Caspian Leeds, UK

Far Caspian is the project of singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Joel Johnston. Choosing to record with a DIY approach - recording, playing and mixing everything himself - his sound is a deftly combined blend of chiming guitars, rich harmonic melodies and crisp rhythms. ... more

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