Brave Stunt

The third of the pre-blog songs for your consideration. Should this be on the album? Let us know what you think.

Lyrics:
I’ve been staring out my window
I’ve been hiding from the sun
I’ve been lurking in the shadows
But please don’t
Demand an explanation
For my cold front
It’s only preparation for my
Brave stunt
When I come out with all my signals flashing
And I crash into the world

If I could put you in a sentence
Fully of adjectives and verbs
Would you let me be the object of your
word games?
Whisper in my ear like I’m an
old flame
Come to free your mind of all its
dull pain
Say you realize you need a friend and I’ll be
right there till the end

I’ve decided to be open
To every scatter-brained idea
Let my mind be like the ocean
‘cos I know
a thing or two about the way that
love grows
let yourself be taken where the
wind blows
I read a lot of books about it
Now I’m going to shout about it

Please don’t …

Sweetest inventions

Another of the pre-blog songs in contention for the upcoming album. Let us know if it’s good enough to be one of the 12 that makes it onto album.

Lyrics:
Castaway crows in the rain
Credence to those who keep losing to gain
All that in silence remains
Surround me with love once again and I’ll change

I need a little reflection some passing attention I’m too shy to mention
My craving for love’s intervention my only intention the sweetest inventions of love

The soldiers that march in the night
Are dying for dreaming of feeling alright
The gusts of the whispering wind
Speak to me softly then leave me again

I like to drift gently along
Hoping to stumble on somebody’s song
But mostly the hollowest sounds
Are all that I hear as my feet strike the ground

Slow down

There were quite a few songs that I wrote in the time between the recording of my last album ‘Blinking and Breathing’ and the start of the blog. These songs are of course also candidates for the new album, so I’m posting them to the blog so that those interested in helping us to choose can have a listen. Enjoy.

Lyrics:
I don’t know where to begin
To weed out the ailing within
Deadly and even it flows
Pulling me down as it goes

But then I slow down and I see you
Despite all my fear you have always been there
And you slow down and you see me
Through the fear

Under the evening sky
I kiss all my troubles goodbye
I rise to the smell of the wind
I cover the tracks of my sins

And then I slow down and I see you
Despite all my fear you have always been there
And you slow down and you see me
Through the fear

I slow down and I see you
Despite all my fear you have always been there
And you slow down and you see me
Through the fear

It’s easier playing this game
Believing we are what we claim
Promoting ourselves up the chain
Waxing ourselves as we wane

Then I slow down, and I see you
Despite all my fear you have always been there
And you slow down and you see me
Through the fear