Always Be There
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Always Be There
The latest of these set of songs. Written in 2003 while at university. It's got the elements of a love song but... well, isn't just a love song. This arrangement sets it as it's always meant to have been played: just me and an acoustic guitar, plus some piano which was never meant to make it into the final mix but just, well, worked. In some ways an ode to modern life, in some ways just a simple acoustic song.
The drugs mean nothing
The music's in me
Felt like love and good and hate
And I don't know
So I wait until the sunrise
And I feel it
I'm not crazy but I feel
You're my waylight
And my anchor
Pure and simple
And the saviour of my fervour
I shouldn't be here
I'm going nowhere
Stay and sing a while
I'm busy writing into words
Your fallen king
Always be here for me singing
To the streetlights
Always casting limelight heavenwards
While I'm sleeping
Always ordering from Amazon
Comms and telephones and changing stations
On your stereo
Fell asleep on the pavement
Tired and happy
Loneliness had got a glow inside
I thought that you love me
And then I felt happy
I'm not singing all this f***ed upness inside
We'll climb mountains
And slide down them
And paint pictures
And kiss strangers
And then shyly run away from
All this city life is draining
But there's freedom
In the streets and I can hide there
I can feel them
Nice vocals! The emotional content has a realness to it which is... rare. The mood has a sadness to it which is beautifully expressed, both lyrically and vocally.
Bittersweet and stylish lovesong
A well recorded simply produced alternative ballad with depth to the lyrics and meaning. Very moving and heartfelt!
Carry you home through the night
Great guitar and vocals... like Nick Drake... Great lyrics - A great song to carry you home through the night.
Stereochild - Martin, Tennessee
Tired and Happy
Reminiscent of a Cat Stevens song.. feeling comes through loud and clear... melodies are strong.
WideEyed - Ypsilanti, Michigan
Great acoustic track
Great acoustic track. The vocals were great - I though I was listening to some acoustic version of a song from some band on the radio or something - just had that effect. The lyrics are great, and throughout the whole song I was just kind of mesmorised I guess you could say. Good luck man, because you're going places.
Dustin Plegge - Balwin Missouri
How much longing...
The mood is great and the vocals are so yearning. I love the timbre of your voice. It is so dark...
Badkabuki - Las Vegas, Nevada
A sad song to listen to on a day like today, when it's cloudy and rainy on an early October day... I like that kind of mood.
EvaStone - Garageband.com
Emotional, simple and straightforward... A song I would listen to again
PhadeBand - Carmiel, Israel
A nicely performed song, a bit sad, but not kitschy, just touching.
SeurDeutsch - Garageband.com
Acousticariffic... your voice is incredible.
EricIgnition - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Really like this voice... reminds me of Aaron Neville but with a folksy flavor.
[Unknown reviewer] - Garageband.com
A neat, musically well-written sensitive delicate acoustic song with a haunting deeply melancholic vibe... it held me attention all the way thru.... I'm adding it to my playlist.
Steve Ison - Birmingham, UK
Music to smoke cigarettes to
The ghost of Nick Drake meets Elliot Smith. Very nice. A combination of pure mood and mellow edge... I'm in it for the emotion and the melody, both of which hit me as quite honest and real.
Ffloyd - Los Angeles, California