Tuesday, 10 July 2018

5th Dimension - The Magic Garden

WEDNESDAY CLUB

                                 ODE TO HER




5TH DIMENSION - The Magic Garden

MYSTIC BLUE

Sometimes you have a good feeling about one. Well I got it with  Mystic Blue.  It came easy and flowed. It's not my usual, but it shows my romantic side. There is no need to snigger over there please, that is not necessary.

MYSTIC BLUE

when it's night
I have to stare
my love has moonbeams
in her hair
I see stardust everywhere
magic is in the air

I swear
don't know what to do
when she smiles
it's mystic blue

when it's day
I say a prayer
my love has rainbows
in her hair
I see sunshine everywhere
love is in the air

I swear
don't know what to do
when she smiles
it's mystic blue


at night
she's surrounded
by sparkling fireflies
in the day
the colored kites wave
as she passes by
all the flowers bloom
rain drops on her skin
smell of sweet perfume

I swear
don't know what to do
when she smiles
it's mystic blue

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Trraffic - John Barleycorn Must Die

WEDNESDAY CLUB

DRAG ME TO THE WHEAT






TRAFFIC - John Barleycorn Must Die

A WHEAT AWAY  (Neo's song)

Neo was out with Ripley in the park, he said he  'always keeps the Wheat in sight'  (Wheatsheaf Pub). I said  'it was only a Wheat away'.  Mine's a Stella.

A WHEAT AWAY  (Neo's song)

these green fields
where all children play
the dogs running free
see majestic red woods
they catch the wind
forcing branches to sway

always keep the wheat in sight
your only a wheat away

get on your way
from these Longlands
down the Cumberland
be it soave or be stella
her arms open wide
ready for your command

it's a short trip
down the winding lane
very close to Sainsbury
there's a concrete oasis
and a druids circle
with its barley and grain

always keep the wheat in sight
your only a wheat away

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Jim Reeves - When Two Worlds Collide

WEDNESDAY CLUB

DANGER



JIM REEVES - When Two Worlds Collide

WARNING :

The worlds below have no connection with the worlds in Gentleman Jim's song!

COLLISION COURSE  (a love song)

I woke about 3p.m. with the words  Oh! these two worlds, that collide together, we tear chunks
out of each other's heart. I kept saying it over and over. The rest of the verse came easy. I sat on my bed in the dark and blearily got it onto my phone before I forgot. The next verse came easy too. I had to get up again. I thought that this was a bit dark even by my standards and would not be suitable for tender ears. I 'am therefore issuing a health warning :

If you are of nervous disposition please do not read.

COLLISION COURSE  (a love song)

Oh! these two worlds
that collide together
we tear chunks
out of each other's heart
what was once
peace and tranquil
is open and raw
torn apart

Oh! these two oceans
that crash together
we rip flesh
from each other's heart
what was once
peace and loving
is dead decaying
ripped apart

Oh! these two worlds
that collide together
our minds split
with these vicious lies
what was once
pure and sacred
is maggot infested
left to die

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Peggy Seeger - The First Time Ever I saw Your Face

WEDNESDAY CLUB

THIS IS LOVE WEDNESDAY




PEGGY SEEGER - The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face

CAN IT EVER GET BETTER THAN THIS

I was lying in bed thinking there is nothing coming through. Then from the line  'Can It Ever Get Better Than This'  I got the first verse and chorus done in a few minutes I got up put it on my phone and went back to bed. The second verse came immediately. Everything was in one take I did not need to ad or correct. It is great when this happens. You just get a good feeling about it.

Later when I go up I sent what I did to my PC and the third verse came just as easily.

CAN IT EVER GET BETTER THAN THIS

It was easy to fall for you
it crept up and took over me
I was a little scared
I could feel so deep
but you were all I could see

lying close in your arms
feel the touch of your skin
there is nowhere else I rather be

can it ever get better than this

a moment away from you
was a moment far too long
I was a little scared
I could be so alone
with you is where I belong

it felt so natural and good
was it something in the air?
we're a little scared
what was going on
we knew that love was there

lying close in your arms
feel the touch of your skin
there is nowhere else I rather be

can it ever get better than this

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Tomorrow Belongs to Me

WEDNESDAY CLUB

DARK TIMES


TOMORROW BELONGS TO ME - From Cabaret

ROSE TINTED GLASSES

Sellhunter gave me the title  'Rose Tinted Glasses'  I had a few attempts at it but was not happy with the results. I woke this morning and the first verse and chorus was there before I got up. I did another verse and did not think it needed anymore.

ROSE TINTED GLASSES

we rose from the dust
and these ashes of loss
marched to the sounds
of military bands
the Furer's voice
rang in our ears
he gave us the future
filled us with hope

I saw my man
through rose tinted glasses
in his black uniform
he looked like a god

with our mythical past
aligned with the Gods
the red Swastika flags
sway in the wind
the Furer's voice
rang in our ears
he gave us his vision
1000 year Reich

I saw my man
through rose tinted glasses
in his black uniform
he looked like a god

the silver skull
shone like a fire
death and destruction
burning our land

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Burl Ives - A Little Bitty Tear

WEDNESDAY CLUB

THE CRYING GAME




BURL IVES - A Little Bitty Tear

THE TEARS I HIDE

A friend on Facebook said something about tears, I can't remember exactly what. It made me think about hiding tears. The usual suspects are all here, clown, jester, me!

THE TEARS I HIDE

look at the clown
he’s playing the fool
they’re all laughing
the painted rouge
pretends to smile

they don't see behind his eyes
they don't see the tears he hides

look at that girl
dressed to the nines
makeup is perfect
the white powder
hiding the lines

they don't see behind her eyes
they don't see the tears she hides

look at the Jester
jokes for the crowd
knowing the tricks
to win your heart
and take you in

they don't see behind his eyes
they don't see the tears he hides

just look at me
come with a smile
outside I'm laughing
but torn up inside
I'm torn inside

you don't see behind my eyes
you don't see the tears I hide

they don't see behind their eyes
they don't see the tears they hide

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The Burning Spear - Throw DownYour Arms

WEDNESDAY CLUB

STOP IT NOW!

CHILDREN PLEASE OBEY


 
THE BURNING SPEAR - Throw Down Your Arms

CHILDREN YOU GOT TO STOP

Jeezus! I saw and interview on TV with a woman who had just lost her son. I don't think I have ever been so moved. The words below are mostly what she said. It's got to stop.

CHILDREN YOU GOT TO STOP

children you got to stop
children you got to stop
you got to enjoy your lives
no more killin'
on the streets of London

I want to hold my boy
I want to see my boy again
when will I see my boy again?


children stop all this killin'
children stop all the stabbin'
got to be safe to walk around
no more killin'
on the streets of London

I want to hold my boy
I want to see my boy again
when will I see my boy again?

children put your guns away
children put your knives away
you all need to have a future
no more killin'
on the streets of London|

I want to hold my boy
I want to see my boy again
when will I see my boy again?


look at all your mothers tears
look at all your mothers grief
all her futures gone with you
no more killin'
on the streets of London
no more killin'
on the streets of Kingston
no more killin'
on the streets of Mexico
no more killin'
on the streets of Manila
no more killin'
on the streets of Caracas

I want to hold my boy
I want to see my boy again
when will I see my boy again?

Friday, 4 May 2018

Lisa Knapp - 'Till April is Dead'



Lisa Knapp - Not a fan of April




Lisa Knapp - 'Till April is Dead' (2017

If there is a song that captures the anticipation of a British summer then this is it! I absolutlely love the atmosphere this track evokes, from the sounds of the Swifts (Bill Oddie fans, please correct me if I'm wrong) to Lisa's freaky folk. Ms Knapp was once a Hip Hop head until she discovered the likes of the Fairport Convention in her father's record collection and the rest is history. 'Till April is Dead' is taken from Lisa Knapp's 3rd album of the same name, which was out last year.

by Flycasual

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

REM - Find The River

WEDNESDAY CLUB

S.C.
HE PRESSED THE BLOODY BUZZER!
 
REM - Find The River 

THEN I SMILE

I was watching  Britain's got Talent  last night and a son and father sung their own song.  I said to Michele that is was so  clich├ęd  and not that good. It was sweet and for the heart strings. Everybody stood up, Simon Cowell thought it was brilliant  clink clink.

What the hell do I know about writing songs I thought?. I'm too dark and they would never sell. I thought I should try and write a pretty happy song that Simon would like. I thought of a title  Then I Smile.  The trouble is I got a bit carried away and when I read the first verse back with the chorus. I liked it. Simon I fear would have pressed the buzzer.

THEN I SMILE

It's getting dark
clouds gather to block out the sun
it starts to rain
it's another washout

doom and gloom
everywhere you look
pain and grief
can't find my sleep
so I get up and pace around

don't let them in
these thoughts that make me sad
I don't want to think
but my mind it's racing
inside my head
there's is no place to hide

to turn the tide
I think of you
and then I smile


outside it's grey
mist swirls taking the light away
a wind is rising
I can't see a get out

war and suffer
everywhere you look
stab and steal
there is no sleep
only dreams and nightmares
they follow you

dark thoughts that gather gloom
I would send them off
but they're coming fast
inside my head
they don't want to leave

to get reprieve
I think of you
and then I smile


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 01-05-2018 - Graham Coxon, Christof van der Ven, FACS,

Tracks Of The Week

 

London Scouser:-

Graham Coxon - 'Bus Stop' (2018)


I have to say, I really like Graham Coxon's solo stuff although it's not everyone's cup of tea. This track is so good I can't stop listening to it, starting (obviously) with a brilliant 2 minute intro, it's fo' sho going to be in my #tracksoftheyear. It's from his latest offering 'The End Of The Fucking World' which is a soundtrack to the Channel 4 TV show that's now on Netflix. I haven't yet seen it, but I'm sure I'll give it a try, if only to hear more of the genius Mr Coxon.


SFW:-
Christof van der Ven - Empty Handed (2018)



‘Empty Handed’ is the title track of Christof van der Ven's debut album.  The Dutch Singer-songwriter (and Bear’s Den touring member) released this back in April and is the "the culmination of years of hard-touring, writing and recording".

He is essentially a musicians musician. Friends, admirers, acquaintances, and famous fans include, Bears Den, Sivu, Luke Sital-Singh, The Staves and Willy Mason (to name a few).

If he's good enough for them....he's good enough for me.

Old Pa:-
Facs - Primary (2018)


 
I have not heard of  Facs  before but I like their dark sound. I just wonder if  Facs  is taken from Factory the label of Joy Division and A Certain Ration. This does sound like a merger of both bands. I'm probably way out there. But this is worth a shot.