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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The road...

A wall of words surrounds them
Conversation keeps them safe
Desperation in his eyes
She resists from his embrace

Another time, she whispered softly
Behind a veil of forced goodbyes
Another time, he took and buried
And kept till winter did subside

But winter stretched into a symphony
Remotest chance became absurd
The passing years deepened the mystery
Her case of wonder went unheard

He wrote a song most every evening
Each tune detailing line for line
Each rare and bitter-sweet occasion
He had laid eyes on she divine

While he was musing over moments
She lived a wild reverie
Replacing rare, unblemished instants
With tragic raids upon the sea

Then one day proffered St Cupid's peach
Her lonesome heart made passage
His clouded eyes no longer blind
Another time, was banished

And so the arduous road to One
Rewarded weary travelers
The wait to feel each other's lips
Did barely even matter

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Isn't it magic...

Isn't it magic in the movies?
How you meet somebody doing,
The most innocent of daily set routines.
And you find the guts to speak out,
And the lines are sweet from your mouth,
And you're whisked away upon a fated dream.

But in reality, I'm locked up fast,
And when I'm out I'm cold,
No enterprise reveals itself,
No story will unfold.

What a charmless scene we're in,
Oh, when will the games begin?
When will innocence be won?
When will god shine down his sun?

Isn't there glory in a painting!
The beauty of creation,
A vivid mark that sets your spirit free.
And you fly above the sterile room,
The notions in your head ring true
And you leave the place befitting of a babe.

But in the real world,
I'm chained to ground,
There's grey upon my wings,
The chance to fly passes me by,
And I'm afraid to sing.

What a charmless scene we're in,
Oh, when will the games begin?
When will innocence be won?
When will god shine down his sun?

The melody will one day come...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just For Once

People always, probably naturally, want to know the lyrics to songs my band releases. It's always pretty entertaining listening to the public give their take on them and what they mean. Then it's even more entertaining to listen to people I know place themselves within my lyrics.

So, go ahead...Just For Once.

At the first sign of winter's cold I took your hand in mine
At the first sign of autumn leaves you took these eyes and made them shine
Just for once...

Would you let me be the one? Would you let me be the one?


At the first sign of summer's sun we sat down, watched those waves

But at the first sign of bad weather you left me searching again


And I wish just for once...


We'd be out of our minds, we'd risk all we could ever know

We'd be running so fast, god couldn't set us to stone

 Would you let me be the one? Would you let me be the one?

On the night of our lives you saw straight through these pair of lies

And you gave me the keys to your car and we drove off for miles and miles

And we looked out on those city lights and we shouted out, to the stars


Just for once...


We'd be out of our minds, we'd risk all we could ever know

We'd be running so fast, god couldn't set us to stone


Would you let me be the one? Would you let me be the one?


I wish just for once, I wish just for once, I wish just for once, let me hold you love

Let me be, let me be the one


Just for once...

 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Buffalo Summer

Here's a nice music recommendation for you as, down-under, spring descends upon us and summer beckons us with the tease of clear, crisp afternoons.

I've been sitting on this artist for a little while, waiting to see if the music was a fad - but I've come to realise its worth as time and a string of convincing live videos have surfaced.

I'm talking about Avi Buffalo - loosely named but focally revolving around its lead vocalist and guitarist.

Their music is very much the fashionable low-fi Cali-pop sound that is soaring around blogs and hype-sites worldwide but I genuinely believe these guys are the best of the bunch and have the soul to go with the sound - what I believe is the most important element of original music, not it's danceability or unnecessary catchiness.

They released their first album this year. It's self-titled and contains a mix of lazy-afternoon stories and upbeat summer-fun sounds. The vocalist's voice takes a little getting used to but it's well worth the brief adaption.



SO - here's the music. The first video is straight off their album, the last two are live performances - firstly a Neil Young cover with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, the second from the brilliant Takeaway Show series.





The Last Station

"Your youth and need for happiness too vividly remind me of my age and incapacity for happiness." Tolstoy