(if I had been ready a second earlier taking this pic I’d have captured the swans kissing)
100% true. So, the sun’s out and I’m thinking photographs. I drive out to a place called Kearsney Abbey even though it never was an abbey, just a massive grand old country house that fell apart. I park up, thinking the lake looked a good starting place to take some pics. I’m on my way there when three girls walking the opposite way pass me. I overhear one – she’s wearing a sleeveless t-shirt – say to her mates, “Oh my God, I forgot to trim my pits.” The word, ‘trim’ glued itself to my right ear. ‘Trim’? Did I hear that right? I did. ‘Shave’, maybe even ‘plait’ at a pinch, but ‘trim’? What was that all about? Each to their own I guess.
Anyhow, a song in the making – I hope. It’s just in simple verse form right now and for reasons unknown it got darker as the metaphoric ink ran dry. After some playing around with the words it might just find itself a home one day.
DEATH WISH TANGO
A Queen of Hearts, she’s out of it
In the slot machine arcade
The Ace of Spades, he pays the price
Just for getting laid
They dance a death wish tango
To Pan’s solo guitar
Under the fading white light
Of a faraway dying star
The Pan, he’s hiding out in clouds
Not a blessing, more a curse
Oblivious to the Lost Boys news
That things might just get worse
He’s still hanging out in Neverland
Where staying young doesn’t come with any guarantee
And where chasing dreams is just chasing dreams
‘Pan, pay the ferryman, he’ll set you free’
I’ll close this post with a new song, ‘What Remains’. It’s track 4 from my new EP ‘The Pigeons Are Switzerland’. I hope you enjoy;
I have my albums, ‘Dream Rescuer’ & ‘Rainbows End’, plus the 5 track EP, ‘The Pigeons Are Switzerland’ available for download, separately or as a discounted bundle at BANDCAMP
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