CITY OF HEARTBEATS

‘Door to Avalon’

CITY OF HEARTBEATS


What’ll we do when it’s over and done with?
What’ll we do when we unlock the door?
What’ll we do when we crawl out of the subway?
What’ll we do if it’s not like before?


What’ll we see in the City of Heartbeats?
What’ll we see in the waves and the tide?
What’ll we see in the fields of the living?
What’ll we see with our eyes open wide?


What’ll we make of shadows as dancers?
What’ll we make of blue skies and the stars?
What’ll we make of faces uncovered?
And what’ll we make of reborn guitars?


The answer lives in that City of Heartbeats
The place where we will hold hands once more
The answer is found when she rests her head on your shoulder
No need to worry about what went before


Here’s my song, ‘Rebirth’, a song that fits these words. I hope you enjoy;



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DANCING WITH THE SHADOWS


DANCING IN THE SHADOWS


We’re dancing with the shadows
To the heartbeat of the moon
While you’re out there doing battle
To a bygone marching tune


We’re a reality waiting to happen
No longer hiding behind closed doors
Your charisma counts for sweet nothing, my friend
When there is no mesmerized applause


We’re dancing with the shadows
To the shimmer of the sun
You’re never going to tame us now
Not me, not anyone  


Dancing with the shadows
And dreaming of the day
When truth and freedom are a given
And the silent have their say


We’re dancing with the shadows
To the whisper of the waves
Dancing with the shadows
No more graves, no barricades


Of this week’s pics only the fourth one is mine. The others are curtesy of the old man. He’s not been 100% for a while now, hence he’s not been writing nor blogging. Some of you might know him. His name is Mike Steeden and he asked me to send his regards. Anyway, we dragged him out on the only decent day we’ve had over the last few weeks. My sea pics were taken on the coastline, he’d found a place below I’d never noticed before. I liked his work more than my own on the day.





Time for some music. This week, ‘Ticking Clock’ from my ‘Dream Rescuer’ album. The album is available for download at BANDCAMP I hope you enjoy;


Lastly, one of many accidental photos from the old man – one of about thirty when he left his finger on the phone without thinking. I don’t mind being a multitude of accidental silhouettes sometimes.


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LIPSTICK GIRL & TRADING SUITS FOR UNIFORMS


LIPSTICK GIRL & TRADING SUITS FOR UNIFORMS


The only sounds I’m hearing are birdsong, bombs and guns
I ask myself the question, ‘Are we the only ones
With eyes that see and hearts that break and hands that paint the scene?
While out there in the muddy Somme, they all died aged nineteen’


Scroll forward another century, no history books required
Big liars with big egos, how come their followers admired?
Lipstick girl, at rest in shadows, a heart that beats no more
Since Big Ego traded suits for uniforms kicking off an uncivil war


I ought to explain who ‘lipstick girl’ is. She’s a real person and she’s out there somewhere. On my blog post last week a few of us spoke about the lipstick girl and how she got badly treated by a shopworker aggressively talking down to her for no good reason, saying her lipstick wasn’t an essential item, so she couldn’t buy it. Her story got in the national news. Anyhow, it got me thinking that lipstick girl would be my metaphor for all good people and represent a reflection of the bad places humanity has been, and still is. Shopworker person, just a figure of speech for all that is rotten.




Time for a song, an old one at that. I wrote back in 2014 and called it ‘Shout at Newsreels’. I’ve never done much with this number so far but it fits this post, plus I have been shouting at news channels lately. I hope you enjoy;


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HONESTY & FABRICATIONS


Photographs courtesy of the sea

Honesty and fabrications
All that glitters can’t be good
Smiles, tears and accusations
Tell a kind of truth no one understood


I live in a hole in the ground
Above live the germs. Happy germs.
They play football most days
In empty stadiums
Mostly though
They can get on your nerves
They knock on my door uninvited
Chanting songs of imaginary guilt
Songs no one needs to know


I’d been hoping
In my forever hole
My neighbours
Were rabbits
Maybe badgers
Definitely not ants
But mainly they are rats
Fat rats, in smart suits
Making money out of politics
And screwing up people’s lives


Next door in the tower
Lives an overfed woodlice
He asked me if I had a gun
I told him I didn’t do guns
But I do climb fences OK
He speaks a lot
But doesn’t say much
He doesn’t like the blackbirds
And the best thing is
They don’t like him


Honesty and fabrications
All that glitters can’t be good
Smiles, tears and accusations
Tell a kind of truth no one understood


A quote I forgot, but rate. One that just came back to me a minute ago.
‘Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind’ – Mick Jagger





Some music. ‘Time Out’ from my ‘Dream Rescuer’ album. The album itself is available from BANDCAMP I hope you enjoy;



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PRIDE & TIME

Sunday. The day after the sky ran out of rain


I got another request for a song on my blog, this time from the excellent blogger called ‘The Hinoeuma’ – here’s the link  https://cosmic-observation.com/  – definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been there before. The song in question being ‘Pride & Time’.  


The story behind this one started not long after I’d bought my new American Fender Telecaster. Whenever I began playing this guitar it was as if it was begging me to compose in American style. I’m  not sure why, but it seemed to have a mind of its own. Here it is. Lyric – adapted from a whole mass of words I’d written – first, the song follows on behind. The album the song came from called ‘The Devil’s Kiss’ is available to download on  BANDCAMP I hope you enjoy.


Words roll off this page will not see the day
Down, no crown, luck isn’t in the air

Lost in-between Pride & Time
Lost to this damn greed of mine

Blue, blue sky when will we meet again
Walls inside my head are hidden well

Lost in-between Pride & Time
Lost to this damn greed of mine
Dark days before the end

Lost in-between Pride & Time
Lost to this damn greed of mine






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RAINBOW’S END WILL STAY OUR SECRET

Is this the rainbow’s end?

It was – no names – recently suggested to me to play my ‘Rainbow’s End’ song on the blog. I take that as a request – I like requests. So here it is. Lyric first, song follows. I hope you enjoy;

On the day the ice caps melted
The sun swallowed up the sea
No rain from Africa to Eurasia
No spring time blossom on the trees


Rainbows end will stay our secret
For forever and a day
Rainbows end will stay our secret
For forever and a day


This song is not a blatant warning
I believe its far to late
Mankind’s ways of greed and war
Has defined this death wish fate


Rainbows end will stay our secret
For forever and a day
Rainbows end will stay our secret
For forever and a day


Rainbows end will stay our secret
For forever and a day



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Nearly at the top of the Pyrenees


On the way up


Halfway up


Going up, the dog has a long way to go!


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A MERMAID IN A FISH TANK


I’m a question not an answer
You’re a bullet not a gun
Disaster after disaster
Like a shadow on the run

You’re a mermaid in a fish tank
On a shelf against a wall
I’m the wizard without a magic wand
But I don’t care at all
Because in the dead of the night
I think about tomorrow
In the dead of the night
I trash my dreams of yesterday
In the dead of the night
Outside the locked doors of sorrow
I save my songs for another rainy day




All the pics here were taken in a place called Samphire Hoe, Kent. It’s a 30-hectare site at the foot of Shakespeare Cliff and was created from 4.9 million cubic metres of chalk marl dug to create the Channel Tunnel. A great place for scenery, peace and quiet, walks, wildflowers, birds and sea-angling.


I really don’t like it when someone takes sneaky pics of me – like this one from a few days ago before the storms. I’m posting this to win a dare. I look as miserable as sin, when all I was doing was having a think about how on earth did the line ‘you’re a mermaid in a fish tank’ arrive and ended up stuck inside my head.


I thought I’d give the new instrumental another outing while I’m still working on my new songs. It’s called ‘Herodotus’. I hope you enjoy;


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HERODOTUS & MY NEW ‘OLD’ GUITAR


I think I’ve fallen in love with my new ‘old’ guitar. I’ve even composed an instrumental with it for the new album – see below. I got it as a gift from a family friend who never used it that much. Better still it’s a rare early 1960’s Burns TR2 Guitar. The family friend had the guitar for 48 years but never really got into it as he’s a classical guitarist. Prior to that its original owner had had it for a decade from new. I’ve had it cleaned up and serviced so it can re-enter the world of music once more. It ways a ton but plays so well. From what I’ve worked out artists like Brian May and Hank Marvin played Burns guitars back in the day. It now lives in my attic studio – I just hope my other guitars don’t get the hump.


As a precursor for the new album I used the Burns TR2 to make that instrumental. It’s called ‘Herodotus’ He was an ancient Greek writer who travelled all over the place – a bit like my New ‘Old’ Guitar. I’m pleased about the way this number builds. To me every new album needs at least one instrumental. I hope you enjoy;


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MEMORIES INSPIRE


For you I’d write a new song
Memories of you, they still inspire
I’d wrap it up in harmony
Get it delivered by a classical choir



For you I’ll set the world on fire
And given half a chance
Watch you rip the fancy wrapping
And through the storm clouds watch you dance



I walked for miles across the sand dunes
Thinking all the time
Of new melody and good words to write
And prayed to Apollo that they would rhyme



I shut myself away some place
That wasn’t near nor far
Looked up at the night sky
Fixed on you, the brightest star


Today an old number – a demo yet to be remixed one day. It’s a song composed at uni a while back. It’s called ‘Ballerina Dancing’. I hope you enjoy;


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‘WHATEVER’


I sent you a letter
You wanted a song
The words didn’t add up
You knew all along


You looked back over your shoulder
Looked back at the sea
Was that for effect
Or a last memory?



All smiles for the romancers
Black looks for good
Ignoring the needy
The misunderstood


You were wearing a blindfold
Put a jigsaw together
Kind of a miracle
Though you just sighed and said “Whatever”



A song from my ‘Forgotten Daughter of Zeus’ album called ‘Decider’. I hope you enjoy;


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