When We Were Lions

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When We Were Lions
EP by Charlie Simpson
Released 25 December 2010[1]
Recorded 2010
Genre Folk, indie rock
Length 17:21
Charlie Simpson chronology
When We Were Lions
Young Pilgrim
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Indieoriented (very positive)[2]
Sputnikmusic.com 4.0/5 stars[3]
Jake Harrison (positive)[4]
Melodic.net 4.0/5 stars[5]
Manxieash (very positive)[6]

When We Were Lions is the debut EP by Charlie Simpson, confirmed to be followed by his first solo full-length debut album in 2011. In the live shows promoting Young Pilgrim he played 2 songs live from the EP which were 'If I Hide Will You Come Looking? ' and 'Farmer & His Gun' which is also a bonus track and is a live bonus track on the iTunes bonus tracks.[7] During his 'Young Pilgrim World Tour' he plays "When We Were Lions" and "Farmer & His Gun" as the encore. Charlie announced in January that he is releasing a video for the track 'Bullet' from the EP despite being released 3 years prior, the single is just a one off.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "When We Were Lions" 3:43
2. "If I Hide, Will You Come Looking?" 2:34
3. "The Farmer & His Gun" 3:52
4. "Bullet" 3:29
5. "Lost" 3:41


  1. ^ "Charlie Simpson: New Solo Record". PledgeMusic. 25 December 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Indie Oriented | Charlie Simpson - When We Were Lions (EP)". Indieoriented.tumblr.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Charlie Simpson - When We Were Lions (album review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jake Harrison: Charlie Simpson - When We Were Lions (album review)". Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Melodic Net - Charlie Simpson - When We Were Lions". Melodic.net. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  6. ^ ": I was a Lion, Once". Manxieash.blogspot.com. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Charlie Simpson (charliesimo) on Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.