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released January 3, 2017

Esgazette 2017

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Track Name: Our Hour
Forever
you’re running on adrenalin and so
you have to let the whole lot go
sometimes need to slow and consider.

Go steady
everybody’s shotgun ready
the consequences never seen
’til they hit you in the head and happen.

Our hour
we might never get forever
we might only see this hour

Our hour
deep red cloud is blowing
the sky falls open, starts snowing
everybody go inside.

This time
so afraid that it’s not mine
it carries on a ceaseless line
it’s going there even if you’re staying.

Our hour
window with a view that far
a beacon on a distant tower
and everywhere is white with snow.

That’s better,
I love it when all comes down
there’s nothing that you should be doing.
Track Name: More or Less
How much can a poor soul take?
test the patience of a saint
struggling here for heaven’s sake
faced with all these things to do.

Thunder booms and lightning flash
hurricane spinning ‘round
we can feel that strong wind blow
lifting from the ground…

Don’t everybody
that’s anybody, anybody’s guess
that’s evidently, ask anybody if they ever rest.
Don’t anybody know everybody
is more or less
no body’s body or mind in body
can take that stress.

I might reach my breaking point
come crashing to the ground
the straw that broke the camel’s back
the cup that overflowed.

No time to think, can’t concentrate, can’t hear a word you say
can’t take all this stuff at once, it's getting in the way.

Don’t everybody?
that’s anybody, anybody’s guess
that’s evidently, ask anybody if they ever rest.
Don’t anybody know everybody
is more or less?
no body’s body or mind in body
can take that stress.
Track Name: Part Human
And that force that keeps it moving
and something it keeps it right
and when the word is said
and all the world has gone
then there’s still something remaining.

All those animals seem like magic
how they find their way around
and when the word is said
and all the world has gone
then there’s still something remaining.
(repeat)

Scales start growing and I take that leap
woke up human from a reptile sleep
enter the water and I start to swim
fins start growing as an extra limb.
Track Name: Games and Rules
You hit me with a storm
I’m turned into a wreck
I’m thrown up on an island
don’t know where I’m at.

No formula explains
the rules to all these games
just happened to be in this place
and to its laws I’m bound

You might want a heaven
You might want escape
like the flower children
on that videotape.

In some ways I’m a baby
I just have to trust
like the other billions
finding as needs must.

Pretending that it’s nature
that’s the way it goes
strangely disregarding
that it’s a big construct.
Track Name: Ceremony
Ceremony to remember
how you got here, glad to meet
Ceremony, take a seat
its all in colour, it’s all sweet.
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It’s the house of the broken
in a dream by the sea
there’s a slow candle burning
and a powdering of frost
there’s the fading reception
there’s a wave coming down.
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Ceremony to remember
how you got here, glad to meet
Ceremony, take a seat
its all in colour, it’s all sweet
faint odour of juniper
in a garden off the street
a pergola, your retreat
where the flowers come to eat.
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It’s the house of the broken
in a dream by the sea.
Track Name: One Way
Think I've found a gap in time
a little hole through which to climb
everything changes on the other side
so hold your breath and take the ride.

I’ll meet you there, we’ll pick a date
our only chance so don't be late.

We go back to that lovely summer
at a time like no other.

It all comes back, like it’s here today
I can see your face but you’ve gone away
in my head never far away.

Can’t look back ‘cause its just one way
you thought you’d found another way
it goes so quick, life in a day.
Track Name: Exit Sign
It got to me tonight
what’s wrong you say?
That look, that stare
I’m not sure that you’re there.

It starts to show, it goes
interminably slow
there seems no way
no exit sign leading away.

I wish I’d said
‘be careful with my head’
things you say
for days go over and over again
can’t stop, no pause
it plays over and over in my head
you say I did,
I’m doing it again.

I try to speak
but no, I feel too weak
I’m sure that change will come
it leaves me when its done
I feel confined
I’ve lost, I’ve lost the exit sign.
Track Name: Backwoods
Now’s the time to get away
did my best but it’s not working
see the wood and see the trees
overall and all the detail
I just need nowhere to go
still not sure just how I’ll get there.

I'll be up to greet the day
It's a place where birdsong wakes me
in the air where skies are grown
and there’s not so many people.
Walk a path beside the sea
curlew calls and rabbits running
sunset rainbow moon and stars
we all get to see them sometime.

I was looking where to be
and I’d like to take you with me
for a day or evermore
I think that it’s time to go now.
Track Name: Topaz
You were rediscovered
you were marked by stones
dust off the remains
while digging up your bones.

Took my Total Station, made myself a map
something surprising to unwrap.

They called you Topaz
they don't know much
‘cept you was holding
a jewel in your clutch.

During excavation
beneath the aqueduct
make again the body
build and reconstruct

They called you Topaz
they don't know much
‘cept you was holding
a jewel in your clutch.

A woman and her husband
take the dogs to walk
always at the same time
down Park Avenue at dark.

They call you Topaz
you walk the streets
but you don't mean no harm
if you ever meet.
Track Name: Blackbird15 Blackbird10
Inspector Thomas at the station
called him out at midnight
thorough investigation with little pens of light
we got communication, a message from the boss.

They’ve stolen his computer,
they made off with his phone
packed him in a suitcase and tied it with a stone.

A taxi in the lay-by, two figures in the back
a suitcase on a car roof, tied up on the rack.
Track Name: Into The Sunset
I’ve just made my perfect ending
all complete this conceit
there you are that missing piece
it all makes sense to me now.

I suspend my disbelief
to climb in underneath
theres no hero, no device
no unnecessary sacrifice
to make this paradise.

In love - in love

I never saw you happen
I think I lost the plot
all of it forgotten
I'd just taken what I’d got.

Everybody likes a story
like it to be true
none of them compare
to the tale of me and you.