Placenames

by Simon Tall

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1.
Come and be where the light is stronger, Come and see where your heart lives longer in you, No one wants this to last much longer, No one knows when it will be over it’s true, There’s a doubtful sound ringing out, Over the bay, Come and stand by the wistful waters, One day soon we’ll pull down these borders and leave, There’s a doubtful sound ringing out, Over the bay, Come and be where the light is stronger, Come and see where your heart lives longer in you, There’s a doubtful sound ringing out, Over the bay,
2.
Tigerlily River where the boy he learned to fly, With deepening awareness and a glint upon his eye, And the Angels came down from Nashville, And they all sang country songs, Like heavenly hosts and praiseworthy ghosts, A hundred miles so high, oh my, Tigerlily River runs with all his hopes and dreams, It splits from tributaries into golden pools and streams, And the angels come down from Nashville, And they all sing country songs, Like the mermaid calls and waterfalls, A thousand miles so high, oh my, But we’re all just so isolated now, But this won’t last, all things must pass and how, When the river that we know runs clean, Tigerlily River in his heart and in your hand, Open your box of relics and just listen to the band, And the angels fly down from Nashville, And they all sing country songs, Like the treasured notes and riverboats, A million miles so high, oh my,
3.
Home sweet home, And we fall like fresh dominoes, Nothing to do, I’m so old and so tired without you, Oh sweet morning, Where nothing can happen, The world has stopped, There’s nothing to do, And I’m just here for you, Give us all some heart’s ease, Oh yes please, Home sweet home, Where there’s nothing to do, But put on brave faces, And wait here for you, And I’m just here for you, Give us all some heart’s ease, Oh yes please,
4.
Roseland 03:10
It sneaks through the night like the virus in your blood, And you wake up too early, It’s always too early, With dreams of the Roseland waiting for the flood, And you wake up too early, It’s always too early,
5.
Kick off your Sunday shoes, You don’t need them, You don’t need them in your life, We’re still here, Take the words you know and let them disappear, There is a bowl of tears, Dip your fingers, Dip your fingers in and see, We’re still here, Take the fears you know and let them disappear, Climb up the Mount of the Holy Cross, And dip your fingers in the lucky water now, I know we clutch at straws, A fake touchstone, A touchstone for your life, We’re still here, Take the faith you know and let it disappear,
6.
You sat on the cold rocks, And cried like the sea, You blocked out your heart’s pain, Until you found me, So where have you come from, And where will you be, And if you ever move on, You’ll never leave me, You break like the waves do, And you crash like the storm, I run into your soul’s wake, I’m transfixed by your form, So where have you come from, And where will you be, And if you ever move on, You’ll never leave me, You shine like an angel, And you glow like the moon, You’re blushing like the sunset, And you rise like the morn, So where have you come from, And where will you be, And if you ever move on, You’ll never leave me, Now you sit on the sad rocks, And you laugh at the sea, Your heart has now been reborn, And now you are me,
7.
I don’t know just when you’ll see me, I don’t know just when you’ll hold my hand, Please understand, Take your time and you’ll be fine, The only words I’ve got to make it rhyme, I know you can feel the distance, I know you can feel it in your bones, Please don’t throw stones, Take your time and you’ll be fine, The only words I’ve got to make it rhyme, Remember the Isle of You, It’s the only place we’ll get through, I see you can touch the heartache, I see you can touch it with your words, You hummingbird, Take your time and you’ll be fine, The only words I’ve got to make it rhyme, Remember the Isle of You, It’s the only place we’ll get through,
8.
This is the day when they tell you you cannot break free, See all the sunshine it’s all on the outside for me, We can see you’re delightful, delightful, Through the glass, These are the days when the blubberhouse people stay home, Think on, the others will scold you if you start to roam, We can see you’re delightful, delightful, Through the glass, These are the days when the blubberhouse people stay home, Stay home,
9.
Bird City 02:54
No one can see how we feel, It’s hidden like softness, Beneath all that wet wood and steel, In Bird City, In Bird City, No one can see what we do, No birds on the wire, No flying for me and for you, In Bird City, In Bird City, We can’t be the only ones, Lost in our cages, And hoping it’s all gonna change, In Bird City the virus is real,
10.
Oh it’s so still in Valentine’s Park, I’m up with the lark now, Cold and nobody’s here, Trust me to be, The last man on Earth, And for what it’s worth now, I’m just waiting for you, Oh it’s so still in Valentine’s Park, No sound from the lark now, So cold and I’m waiting for you, Is this the end?

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Songs based on the loose theme of interesting names of places I’ve never been to. Written and recorded entirely in the month of March 2020 during the beginning of the age of the isolating virus...

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released April 1, 2020

All music written, produced, played and recorded at the Garden Studio by Simon Poore. Special thanks to Paul Shand who wrote the lyrics on track 6. Part of the ‘One Month Album’ project: www.onemonthalbum.com
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