THE SCREAM OF THE FOX

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ardennes3The Day After Madame La Guillotine Stopped By


With some adaption I’m hoping I might have a new lyric for an acoustic song here.


THE SCREAM OF THE FOX
Fishing for rainbows
Under dark clouds

No antidote for dreaming
In the daylight hours


You’ve captured the bird song
The sounds of the sea
Captured the silence
Of infinity


Captured the gale
The scream of the fox
Captured the earthquake
The tick of the clock


Yet now when you’re hunting
The old sounds they’ve freed
All that you’re hearing
Is a human stampede


As ever with a lyric it sings better than it reads. Anyhow, some reflective music from my ‘Rainbow’s End’ album. I hope you enjoy.



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47 comments on “THE SCREAM OF THE FOX”

    1. Thanks, Yasmin. I can only write song lyrics. You’re the brilliant poet. All I do is to play around with verse. Without the rhyme I get lost. But thanks anyway, I really do appreciate it ~ George

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    1. Thanks, Imani-Amour. I got to thinking of “what does the fox say?” and could only come with, “I’m scavenging for rodents, just leave me in peace”. It’s not all that good though. Sorry ~ Thanks again ~ George

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      1. Thanks, Shey. I don’t think I took that pic, although it came from my phone. It was taken a few years ago and all I remember was that I had a nightmare featuring the headless mannequins in the pic. Thanks again ~ George

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    1. Thanks, Robert. As it stands it is made for prog rock, although at the moment I’m doing what I usually do, playing around with an acoustic to see what happens. I’ll be a while before this one and the rest I working on pans out the way I want them. Thanks again ~ George

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      1. To be honest I don’t think SoundCloud is all that. Mainly my music is on the below. Funnily enough my 6th album – hours of backing tracks but also great to listen in on – gets released in a hour or so’s time. Bit if it’s songs you want to listen to below are the links.
        Bandcamp – https://zoolon.bandcamp.com/
        ReverbNation – https://www.reverbnation.com/zoolon
        YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtOtegaQCJKBCZWYJDHOTPg
        Thanks ~ George

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      2. Oh, wait – I’ve just looked at your site for, like, the first time in a year or so and it’s kinda evolved (from what I remember). I thought that you were a marketing animal from Japan or somewhere that was pushing all kinds of strange things (don’t even ask me to go further into that thought) in my direction. If’n I’d have know you were a muso from down south then I’d have probably listened to and read your stuff a lot earlier than now.
        You should perhaps consider introducing yourself on the blogs you drop Likes on. Just a thought. 🙂
        Following you (finally).

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      1. Ah, that’s better. 🙂
        To be honest, I’m not sure how your sales model is going to work. You seem to be giving away for free all the music that you’re trying to sell. And it’s worth selling too! You’re really good at this gig.

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      2. Sadly most people stream for for free these days. 90% of the money in the music industry goes to 5% of the artists. Nothings easy in this game. Even so, best quality audio Bandcamp save for those who buy the downloads. At least ReverbNation had me No. 1 in the UK and No. 12 globally (out of 4 million artists) so at least my name is out there. Thanks ~ George

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      3. Thanks, Robert. Devil’s Kiss is the latest EP. The first album, ‘Dream Rescue’ did really well. I don’t have a particular favourite. Fifi Rong, a seriously talent girl going places, sung with me on the Devil’s Kiss title track and helped me get to No. 1. You can listen before you buy on Bandcamp, but they keep the best audio quality for purchased albums. I hope this helps and thank for your interest ~ George https://zoolonaudio.bandcamp.com/album/devils-kiss

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    1. Thanks, Jane. I’m so glad you get it. Lyrics might sometimes/oft times ‘rhyme’ but they are not poems. So many compare the two forgetting they are different genres. When it comes to words I reckon the poet has a harder job. Thanks again for that ~ George

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      1. It’s funny that. You’d think the ballad style of poetry would fit like a glove into a song, but it’s not obvious at all. If you think of ‘Down by the Salley Gardens’ (not exactly contemporary I know) it’s known more as a song than a poem, but it’s generally recognised to be a much better poem than song. Why, it’s hard to say.

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      2. True. I think at the stage I get to play around with the verses repetition of certain lines is everything. I guess that’s something songwriters can get away with but poets can’t. It is an interesting subject ~ George

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      3. I’m not sure what I think. I studied Dylan’s early work and it was amazing how he could put two words together that shouldn’t ever have rhymed yet he got them to. Unique. Certainly he was/is the cleverest composer, relying massively on his superb lyrics. To many the Nobel Prize thing must have seemed like he was being rude in the face of the ultimate accolade. I suppose from his point of view an accolade doesn’t mean that much and he reacted honestly rather than wallow in the plaudits. I don’t know where I stand. I know when it comes to Oscar’s I wonder ‘why?’ – so much wallowing in glory over a movie when the world maybe should be awarding compassionate people doing compassionate things. A good question and I wish I had a better answer than a ‘don’t know’. ~ George

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      4. I agree about the Oscars. Who cares about film stars and films anyway? Five minute wonders most of them, as are often the books that win the prestigious literary prizes. They are in France anyway—nobody reads the Goncourt winner because we all know it’s going to be unreadable. There are sp many more worthwhile causes and people to applaud than the likes of di Caprio or Meryl Streep just to name two off the top of my head.
        Maybe it’s because Dylan is a song-writer not a poet. As you pointed out, they’re not the same arts/crafts or whatever. It might have been better so say, Dylan is a great song-writer but there isn’t a Nobel for song-writing, just like there isn’t one for car maintenance or golf course management so….

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      5. That’s a good take on awards. It made me think of a Nobel Prize for road sweepers. That would be neat and a worthy cause. ‘Who cares about film stars’ would make a great line to a lyric as well. But the best point is that Dylan is a lyricist not a poet or a novelist. Lyrics get away with murder; are easier to write than poems. It’s the whole song, when complete that defines the art – not just the words. I took a silly bet. Someone bet me I couldn’t write a children’s story. I’ve done it. So hard to do. Writers have nothing to hide behind. I’ll risk posting it later but expect the readers won’t ‘like’ it that much. Maybe I’ll get an award for the worst short story ever written. I’d like that! Enjoy your day ~ George

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      6. Didn’t make me cringe once, though I think you have an optimistic idea of what passes for children’s writing these days. You’d get a lot of adults saying the words and the sentences are too long for them to follow.

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      7. Luckily it was only a £5 bet. My challenger – amongst other things – pointed out that any kid would have picked up on the point ‘how did the scarecrow know his name in the first place, given he can’t hear?’ and ‘what age group were you writing for?’ I had no answer for either. It’s probably best I stay with the day job ~ George

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      8. It must be soul-destroying writing for kids, actually. I’ve been rereading the Earthsea books and looking at some of the recent reviews and it’s enough to make you despair about the softening of the human brain. She wrote these books in the early 70s for kids. The reviews are by adults with children of their own and the number of them who found the books ‘difficult” or ‘boring’ ‘nothing happens’ ‘but she used to have powers and was a princes and in this book she’s just like an ordinary woman!’ (ordinary woman working a farm on her own, bringing up a severely traumatised and disabled child, victim of abuse and rape, coping with son who comes back to take over and chuck her out unless she wants to be his skivvy, you know just boring unremarkable stuff that’s not strong or admirable). One woman even said she read these books when she was a kid and remembered loving them. She’d been rereading and given up because they didn’t hold her attention any more, not action-packed enough, words and phrases too involved, went over her head now. What are we turning into?

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      9. That sounds like a horror on Netflix more than it does a kids book. As a small kid I liked being read stories with silly magic and other impossible things going on. It’s handy I’ve only just started reading books. I had no idea I was dyslexic until a mass of tests when at uni. I still got a 1st. class degree but it was hard. At last I’ve worked out how to read regular books. I think everything before in terms of learning was the stuff I picked up on YouTube tutorials. Music wise it was better than the lecturers. If I’d read the one you just mentioned right now that would be nightmare central. What are we turning into? I think it’s what we always were but now it’s in our faces all the time. I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog that I prefer animals to humans most times ~ George

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      10. It’s a surprising element in a children’s story and would certainly be censored out nowadays, but the reaction of an adult to it that it was ‘boring’ and ‘nothing happened’ was what got to me. The only thing that even adult readers seem to get is magicians with wands and pixies with pointy ears. Oh and princesses.
        I’m with you on the animals.

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