Radical Face – Welcome Home

Radical Face - Welcome Home

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Radical Face - Welcome Home


The song "Welcome Home" has been featured in advertisements and films, including a Nikon advertisement in several countries of Europe, an advertisement for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and a promotional video for the University of Oregon that aired during the 2011 BCS Championship between Auburn and Oregon.

The song appeared in the movie Humboldt County. It was featured in the Discovery Channel TV Series North America. The 2011 documentary film Forks Over Knives features the song over the ending credits. It is used in the climax of the film The Vicious Kind and featured in the film The Swiss Machineas speed alpine climber Ueli Steck ascends the Eiger.

This film was part of the 2010 Reel Rock Tour. Steck's ascent to the tune of Radical Face's "Welcome Home" is featured in the Reel Rock Tour trailer. It was also used at the end of UK program Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man, toward the end of the first episode of the TV series Graceland, in the latter portion of the trailer for the 2012 documentary Mission to Larsand in a mountain bike short film of free-ride pro Andi Wittmann.

The song was heard in the fifth season of the popular British show, Skins, the second season of James May's Man Lab, and in the eighth episode of The Blacklist's first season. The song is listened to by a character in the opening scene of the pilot episode of the TV series The Returned. It was featured during the credits of the 2016 movie Before I Wake.

The song has been used as the official theme song for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, Marine Debris Unit. The song reached number 58 in the UK Singles Chart in July 2012.


Ghost is the first studio album released by Radical Face in March 2007 on Morr Music.

Ghost is a concept album based on the idea of houses retaining stories of what has happened in them. Each song is a story, some told from the house's point of view. Emeral Cooper cited an old house he lived in as one of the inspirations for Ghost. Most of his work on the album was done in an old tool shed behind his house. Cooper, Mark Hubbard, and Alex Kane collaborated with Ben Cooper for some tracks on the album.

Ghost has been compared to musical acts such as PinbackThe Mountain GoatsSufjan Stevens, The Postal Service, Gorky's Zygotic MynciPaul Simon, and Animal Collective.


Radical Face is a musical act whose main member is Ben Cooper.

Cooper chose the name Radical Face upon seeing it on a flyer. He later found out it was a plastic surgery flyer saying 'Radical Face-Lift' with the word 'lift' ripped off.

Radical Face è il progetto musicale del cantautore e polistrumentista Ben Cooper (nato e residente a JacksonvilleFlorida,.il 24 febbraio 1982), già membro del duo elettronico Electric President e dei gruppi Iron Orchestra e Mother's Basement.

Cooper ha dichiarato di aver scelto il nome Radical Face dopo averlo visto su un volantino: in seguito ha scoperto che il foglio pubblicizzava una chirurgia plastica facciale con il motto "Radical Face-Lift" e che la parola 'lift' era stata strappata.



Sleep don't visit, so I choke on sun
And the days blur into one
And the backs of my eyes hum with things I've never done

Sheets are swaying from an old clothesline
Like a row of captured ghosts over old dead grass
Was never much but we made the most
Welcome home

Ships are launching from my chest
Some have names but most do not
If you find one, please let me know what piece I've lost

Peel the scars from off my back
I don't need them anymore
You can throw them out or keep them in your mason jars
I've come home

All my nightmares escaped my head
Bar the door, please don't let them in
You were never supposed to leave
Now my head's splitting at the seams
And I don't know if I can

Here, beneath my lungs, I feel your thumbs press into my skin again


Il sonno non viene, quindi mi soffoco al sole
E i giorni si confondono in uno
E la parte posteriore dei miei occhi ronza per cose che non ho mai fatto

Le lenzuola ondeggiano da un vecchio stendibiancheria
Come una fila di fantasmi catturati sopra la vecchia erba morta
Non è mai stato molto, ma abbiamo ottenuto il massimo
Benvenuto a casa

Le navi si stanno lanciando dal mio petto
Alcuni hanno nomi ma la maggior parte no
Se ne trovi uno, fammi sapere quale pezzo ho perso

Sbucciare le cicatrici dalla mia schiena
Non ne ho più bisogno
Puoi buttarli fuori o tenerli nei tuoi barattoli di vetro
Sono tornato a casa

Tutti i miei incubi sono sfuggiti alla mia testa
Bar la porta, per favore non lasciarli entrare
Non dovevi mai andartene
Ora la mia testa si sta spezzando
E non so se posso

Qui, sotto i miei polmoni, sento i tuoi pollici premere di nuovo sulla mia pelle




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