Lyrics

Tidal Romance

Lost in the flavour down hyacinth way

Oblique charisma, confetti day
Faded vermilion, a twilight soufflé
Avuncular fence post, Edwardian grey

Now and then, like treasure spread across my table
Leaves of gold, from the page of ancient fable

And tidal romances surprise me
The touch of your hand oh so lightly
The shape of the night not so frightening
We say that we won’t pretend
We swear that we’ll make amends
And vestals in silvery grey
Hold candles whose light never sways

Tangent of plenty, template inlaid
Bashful exuberance, an artless charade
Wrenching suffusion through cobaltic panes
Restful exclaim in ambrosial frames

And tidal romances surprise me
The touch of your hand oh so lightly
The shape of the night not so frightening
We say that we won’t pretend
We swear that we’ll make amends
And vestals in silvery grey
Hold candles whose light never sways

 

Driving At Pace

Places I have seen
Although I’ve never been
A scarlet rosary
Of ciphered ecstasy

Day dreams into one
A clasp of hewn sun
An arch of glowing brick
Then there’s the faintest click

I’m sure we’ve met before
Mid a ceasefire in the war

Where the willows are tall
And frissons die divine
Flooding the sandbank
With ripples of natural candour

We’re driving at pace
Consigned to the chase
Arriving with no contentment

We’re driving at pace
Assignment of grace
To find that we’ve been exempted

Cabins counter fate
If only we can wait
Into the princely realm
With no one at the helm

Try the mellow core
Behind the deftest door
The radii extends
No one has seen the end

Blue Parasol

Somewhere on the way you never said goodbye
You travelled only in a land of cursory rhyme
The plover sang of deadwood and debris
And in refrain you cried this world is not for me

There’s no cajoling
Of vapid memories
The blade of certainty swings low
As images of sighs abound

P.S.
You can run for cover
With a parasol in blue
P.S.
You can run for cover
With a parasol in blue
Oh yeah

Somewhere on the way you fell into the mire
Nerves askew like you were walking on a wire
When the summer came you hid away from view
I asked around your friends but no-one really knew

I watch a kite fly
Into the by and by
I feel the blush of your aroma
And everything that is between

P.S.
You can run for cover
With a parasol in blue
P.S.
You can run for cover
With a parasol in blue
Oh yeah

I had a glimpse one day, I’m sure that it was you
Sheltering beneath a parasol in blue
I caught my breath, you disappeared into
A bustling crowd on a sun-drenched avenue

I watch a kite fly
Into the by and by
I feel the blush of your aroma
And everything that is between

P.S.
You can run for cover
With a parasol in blue
P.S.
You can run for cover
With a parasol in blue
You can run for cover
Yes you can run for cover
With a parasol in blue

Eyes Across The Room

Get out of my head and into my mind
The editor said
There’s a story to tell, we’re printing today
Romance is dead
But maybe we’ll dream
Maybe we’ll dream

There’s a feeling
On a Friday afternoon
With a promise
But nothing quite that soon
Undecided, open minded
Eyes across the room

Get out of my love and into my life
The lover boy said
I’m dreaming of hearts, telling no lies
The tilt of your head
Sunsets hide the scene
Ah sunsets hide the scene

There’s a feeling
On a Friday afternoon
With a promise
But nothing quite that soon
Undecided, open minded
Eyes across the room

Get out of my space and into my face
The lonely heart said
The passion is high, the sandwich is rye
I bought a new bed
Halfway down the lane
Halfway down the lane

There’s a feeling
On a Friday afternoon
With a promise
But nothing quite that soon
Undecided, open minded
Eyes across the room

A Violet Fugue

And then I saw by crystalline shore
Grim soldiers in grey to take me away
The footsteps I heard beat slow like a dirge
I trembled and shook I could not look

The deepest of wells, the splintering shells
A beige catacomb of abject despair
The furthest outpost where nothing is born
A curious pall dense and forlorn

The grey meter grins, put more money in
You pay for your time, you pay for your sin
While in a boudoir, they sing la di da
And promise to stay only avec toi

Pain rains down upon the morning
Global tears, distilled imploring
Clouds go by and I’m not thinking
Violets blue but I’m not shrinking

All my life
All I see
Eyes so deep
Soothing me

All my life
All I see
Eyes so deep
Soothing me

I saw my fate in wavering strands
And I felt the weight of quick-shifting sands
A faraway land was calling to me
So I sailed forth out on the sea
Cloud go by and I’m not thinking
Violets blue but I’m not shrinking

All my life
All I see
Eyes so deep
Soothing me