Doggerland

with vocals from https://soundcloud.com/markjbennett

Earlier version discussed at the Songwriter Forum Kitchen

Doggerland

I have been waiting
for the rain to come.
The land was drying,
under the heavy sun.

Doggerland’s sinking
into the sea,
up on trial is infinity
Doggerland’s sinking
going so deep,
under the tide
from which time can leap.

But now it is raining
and the sky will fall
I didn’t heed that
final stormwatch’s call

Doggerland’s sinking
into the sea,
up on trial is infinity
Doggerland’s sinking
under the tide
going so deep
from which time can’t hide.

I have been waiting
for you to change your mind –
You should be wiser,
how could you be so blind?

Doggerland’s waiting
to tell its tale
whatever we do
the tide prevails…

So here is tomorrow
there goes today:
Watch it unfold
I should be on my way.

Playing blindman’s bluff
in a hall of mirrors,
in the winter cold.
Where is the land
where is the ground
that we can hold?

I’ll keep searching
for Doggerland

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Early signs (instrumentals) – album on Bandcamp

 

Recorded, mixed and mastered @home  in 2019, 5 instrumentals.

 

 

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Into the dunes

 

Lyrics by Donna Devine

 

V1
We’re so many miles and a world-view apart
But listening to my hammering heart
It tells me to leap … to take a chance
On tomorrow

Chorus
I’m going to follow you Into the dunes
Of your ever-shifting mind
Follow you faithfully into the ruins
You always leave behind
Follow you, follow you, follow you
Into the dunes

V2
I’ll never again try to fetter your wings
For life only offers us so many things
It tells me to leap … that Time’s not a coin
I can borrow

Chorus
I’m going to follow you into the dunes
Of your ever-shifting mind
Follow you faithfully into the ruins
You always leave behind
Follow you, follow you, follow you
Into the dunes

Bridge
So drive the nails into my palms
Or sing your ambiguous barbed-wire songs
Whether I laugh or whether I weep
I made the choice, I’m yours to keep

Chorus
I’m going to follow you into the dunes
Of your ever-shifting mind
Follow you faithfully into the ruins
You always leave behind
Follow you, follow you, follow you
Into the dunes

Outro
Into the movable feast of your mind
Into the ruins you leave behind
I’ll follow you, follow you, follow you
Into the dunes

 

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Headed down the Citrus Road

new music – on bandcamp, and soundcloud too . Comments welcome, here, there and anywhere.

 

Contains sounds from the freeware VST Firebird –

https://www.tone2.com/firebird2.html

ISRC code NL-1BH -19-00007

 

 

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Mark Hollis

RIP Mark David Hollis 4/1/1955 – 25/2/2019

Sadly and unexpectedly Talk Talk sing singwriter Mark Hollis passed away. In this post I will collect some interviews and articles, quotes and possibly booktitles that are worthy your attention.

Audio interview about Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock

 

Interview with Holger in’t Veld – probably around 1998.

https://web.archive.org/web/20160427072152/http://www.withinwithout.dk/IntSUBAUDIO.html

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Vézelay

Had a most enjoyable but too short trip to Vézelay, France, in the last week of February. Having been there before on a secondary school excursion, many moons ago, I remembered the place as quite vibrant, an impressive medieval town , monastery, Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine cathedral – something like Mont St. Michel.

But Vézelay, though very impressive still is actually a small village – with two hotels, two restaurants, and not too much public transport.

The medieval buildings are standing tall on the hill and the views are magnificent. For history lovers : it is the place where Bernard of Clairvaux proclaimed the third crusade (the one with King Richard Lionheart).

 

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Amsterdam state of mind

An instrumental mix is available at
https://oorlab.bandcamp.com/track/amsterdam-state-of-mind-instrumental-mix

A clip available at youtube:

Discussion on the forum:
https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/songs-for-review/2/amsterdam-state-of-mind-for-the-ai-generated-lyrics-challenge/5171/

For this months challenge at the https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/ Songwriters in the Kitchen Forum (do join, it is a merry congregation)
we had some online lyric generators as input for writing a song.
I used https://www.song-lyrics-generator.org.uk/.

and got the lyrics as seen below.
Although a bit silly at certain points, there were other typical sentences that sort of started of this song.

Amsterdam state of mind

Yeah, yeah
brothers sisters, it’s time.
It’s time, brothers sisters (brothers sisters, begin).
Straight out the green dungeons of rap.

The garden drops deep as does my guitar.
I never play, ’cause to play is the sister of far.
Beyond the walls of dogs, life is defined.
I think of hope when I’m in an Amsterdam state of mind.

Hope the far got some spar.
My star don’t like no dirty car.
Run up to the bar and get the avatar.
In an Amsterdam state of mind.

What more could you ask for? The crazy garden?
You complain about Kitchen.
I gotta love it though – somebody still speaks for the chardin.

Thoughtful, mild, cold, like a sun
Boy, I tell you, I thought you were fun.
I can’t take the Kitchen, can’t take the road.
I woulda tried to jump I guess I got no goad.

Yea, in an Amsterdam state of mind.

When I was young my sister had a pardon.
I waz kicked out without no arden.
I never thought I’d see that jardin.
Ain’t a soul alive that could take my sister’s chardin.

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