OBSESSION’S NOT A PERFUME

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 It’s a logical conclusion

No time for turning back

Obsession’s shut the door on you

That’s a thing they call payback

 

Obsession’s not a perfume

It’s just a self-centred private curse

An ever-growing cancer

You’re not the cure; you’re not the nurse

 

You’re in denial about the gathering up

Of all the hearts you led astray

Yet when those broken hearts cried for you

You pinned them on a green hill faraway

 

You turn sweet dreams into nightmares

You can do it with just a smile

You sold your soul for a lock of my hair

Kept it hidden away in some old file

 

It’s a logical conclusion?

Is that a window or just a crack?

Obsession’s outside looking in

‘If you want it darker’ paint it black 

(a ‘work in progress’ fresh off the pen lyric waiting for a bit of melody magic)

The new album will be on its way soon but for now here’s and old number, the original version of ‘Sunlight & The Dust’ – as opposed to the version on my ‘Dream Rescuer’ album. I hope you enjoy;

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27 comments on “OBSESSION’S NOT A PERFUME”
  1. Well Zoolon, I am waiting for the melody…. WAITING !!!!

    1. Zoolon says:

      It is singing surprisingly well. Well it was at midnight. I’ll have to see if it makes the cut this morning.

  2. George, blown away by your music and lyrics. Love them.

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thank you.

  3. C.J. Black says:

    A hit in the making Zoolon, keep up the good work, keep knocking on those doors – one will open.

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thanks. It is singing OK. I’ll play some more with it over the weekend. Fingers-crossed.

  4. Resa says:

    I like your music!

  5. Resa says:

    I also like the poem!

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thank you Resa

  6. Great post!! Every element!

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thank you for reading and listening.

      1. Always my pleasure, George!

  7. inesephoto says:

    Great poem, George. Obsession is a self-brainwashing, and it does no good. Looking forward to the final version.

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thank you. It’s getting there. For once I’ve had a creative week without being my usual scatterbrained self.

  8. The second I read “paint it black,” the Rolling Stones came to mind. Talk about brain-washing…and I don’t even like much of their music! Pish. Anyway, I’m wondering about the instruments for “Obsession”–guitar, you think? Piano doesn’t seem like it will carry the right sort of weight. ‘Course, I could be full of it, and you can tell me to piss off…
    There’s something about “Sunlight and the Dust” that makes me think of a beach front day just gone to hell, and the beachgoer is just ground into the sand, bitter, watching the sunset and full of darkness inside.
    …maybe I need more coffee this early in the morning…

    1. Zoolon says:

      I don’t rate the Stones that much either. My creativity has stayed with me for days now (long may it last). I hope Obsession makes the cut for the new album. It sings well to acoustic now I’ve played around with it, but I want much more for this one. I’ll let it go where it takes me. The Sunlight & The Dust was a song I made out of one of dad’s poems. This first – demo – version still seems popular within the family. I thought I’d give it a run out.

      1. It was worth the run, no doubt. 🙂

      2. Zoolon says:

        I hope so.

  9. tmezpoetry says:

    Obsession…what a curse indeed~

    1. Zoolon says:

      Obsession is a bit like enthusiasm – overrated sometimes.

      1. tmezpoetry says:

        So true!

  10. Cakeordeath says:

    Great lyrics waiting for the melody.

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thanks I appreciate it.

      1. Cakeordeath says:

        My pleasure

  11. This was a really great piece. So raw and powerful while being honest and heartfelt! Bravo.

    1. Zoolon says:

      Thanks. As a lyric I have to play around with it a bit more. Glad you liked it.

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