Month: Nov 2010

Strangled [song lyric]

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Here is a song giving my personal take on organised religion – which I believe to be one of the greatest troublemakers in the world. Religion tends ultimately to bring death and destruction rather than life and creation. This world needs spirituality rather than religion…

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You Didn’t Even Know [song lyric]

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This is a little song (in style naive) which I wrote many years ago in praise of my ideal woman (who probably doesn’t exist)

 

 

When I looked into your eyes
And it took me by surprise
I saw you — I knew you.
Never thought that it could be
Doesn’t come that easily
I loved you — it’s all true
It all happened to me.

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Two-Faced Man [2004 song lyric]

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[As it’s Remembrance Day today , I thought I would publish on Facebook the lyrics to my 2004 song dedicated to George W. Bush, written shortly after the war on Iraq had been started]

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Remembrance Day

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So-called “Remembrance Day” looms large again. Instead of buying poppies and making wreaths, there should be public readings of Wilfred Owen’s powerful and haunting war poetry, which was written in the battle trenches in 1917/18. Try this sonnet-drenched sample, where Owen shows what a lie it is to say that dying for your country in battle is “sweet and right”:

http://www.everypoet.com/archive/poetry/Wilfred_Owen/wilfred_owen_dulce_et_decorum_est.htm

Starless in Gaza [song lyric]

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When you take the burdens of the world on your shoulders it’s difficult to feel like anything other than leaves falling as tears to the barren earth. Then all treachery and betrayal blends into one…

 

I’m bored and lonely said the voice
It came from my own head
I couldn’t hear a word at all
But I made out what it said

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A Trace of Sky [song lyric]

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This is yet another song about what happens when love and good feelings become suppressed and even twisted…

 

 

Searching for a reason
Trying to find the answer why
Brave hearts to believe in
Need to feel
something real
inside

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The 15 Authors/Poets who have most influenced/affected me

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Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who have always influenced you and will always stick with you:

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Wandering around naked

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There is nothing more liberating and primeval than spending a whole day wandering around completely naked (not a metaphor). Makes me realise just how shielding and defensive clothes really are…

Full of Herself [song lyric]

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This is one of those sagas which came wrapped up in the tune. It’s about someone I knew many moons ago who should have become a lover but it couldn’t happen because of a major choice she made for herself in her teenage past. If you’re smart you can see what that choice was. Tragic. Still brings tears to my eyes. This is my favourite of all the songs I ever wrote.

 

 

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