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Songs of the Sea

by Dave Bradley

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released September 29, 2016

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Dave Bradley Cambridge, UK

Guitarist, singer-songwriter. Acoustic and electric indie pop and rock originals. Playing regularly with C5 and bigMouth and solo.

Has recorded at Abbey Road Studios and performed at the Royal Albert Hall and West Road Concert Hall
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Track Name: In Deep Water
Seems to me that the fakers
Are the ones who want to make it
And they don't care, 'cause they are hanging on

The chances are they'll take it
Leaving nothing for your favours
But they don't care, 'cause they are moving on

They haven't got the questions
But find out there's no answer
They take a chance and break through all that's strong

They turn around and watch you
When you're hiding they can see you
They don't believe in anything they did wrong

I never had the patience
When nothing solves the problem
But I don't care, 'cause I am staying strong

Don't tell me what you want to hear
Don't say that it's a secret
Just sweep it up and make believe you're wrong

Well that's a loaded question
Empty out your answer
Now take your time and I will follow on

Don't turn around and watch me
I'm hiding can't you see it
I know you think the battle's nearly won

And after all is said and done
When we find the answer never comes
And after that if we find we're trapped
Then you will find we're not the only ones
Track Name: Coaldust and Seaspray
I was born with coal dust in my veins, but seaspray on my skin
I don't know if I can shake it, I don't know where to begin
Coal dust was feeding them, putting money in their hands
But from my skin that sea spray, washed salt into the sand

He fuelled this land, from down below, where a man could never weep
I know that he could take it, for the family he'd keep
But ageless rock would crush him Put his heart within her hand
Yet from my skin that sea spray washed salt into the sand

It broke her heart, to see him fade and give up on all hope
In the dark, where wagons rolled on ancient, dusty slopes

So now with children at her feet but the strength to carry on
She worked her fingers to the bone until all her work was done

Though light of day would blind her Tear her heart out of his hand
Still from my skin that sea spray washes salt into the sand

The timeless things they taught me roll down life's dusty slope
In the dark, where wagons lie you never give up hope
No ageless rock could crush us Pull our heart out of this land
And from my skin that sea spray washing salt into the sand
And from my skin that sea spray washes salt into the sand
Track Name: Prevailing Wind
Reading between the lines
Sketching the fever of a swollen tide
The endless meaning of a mindful time
Picking up the stones of the smoothest kind

And then it begins
Beyond the veil of original sin
Reaching out to sea
Carried on a prevailing wind

And so you have your say
That the proof's the truth in its own sweet way
The bluest blue carries you away
Back to where you grow

And so it begins
Beyond the pale you take it in
Dream of the sea
and foreign shores on a prevailing wind

You didn't see the signs
Painting a picture of another time
Drawing deeply from a tainted vine
Kicking up the dust on The Poppy Line

And so it begins
Beyond an age of original sin
Setting out to sea
Carried on a prevailing wind
Track Name: Luna
Watch the moon slowly crown the horizon
Imagine gravity's pull
Feel the silken waters rising
The tide turns and I'm wondering why

If I ride with the tide, I'm under
If I got with the flow, I'm under
If I say I should leave then I know I will stay

It's too late to turn the tide and just sail away
If I couldn't love, then there's nothing to say

I couldn't love you
I couldn't love you any more
I couldn't love you any more than I do today
Track Name: Foreign Shores
For every man who fights on foreign shorelines
It matters not to him the flag that he dies under
And if the colour of his skin matters on foreign shorelines

Well, do you see right through it?
Do you see right through it?

Keep up the pressure and we can win
We can bring it back down again

For every man who fights on foreign shorelines
For every man it matters not to him
For every man the flag that he dies under
Nor the colour of his skin
Track Name: The Tide That Never Turns
For some of us, it's a story too far
Of distant lands, of pearls and bars
For others there's still a life untold
In dusty towns they never found gold

There are those who take it all too hard
They stake their claims but bear the dull scars
For others there's still a grief unsound
In dusty towns unholy ground

But either way, the sea's unchanged
The lies it hears the lives it takes
All of them are foam upon the waves
And though some are lost, none are ever saved

For others there's a grief uncrowned
In gusty towns on holy ground

The tide that never turns
The sun that never burns
The summer wind that only makes you yearn

For storms to ride and waves of pride
On a tide that never turns
The tide that never turns

We all deride the waves of pride
You will never learn
On a tide that never turns

Three lost cities beyond the wind
Fatigued by fear, the changes begin
If time and tide sweep all away
Then what are we but the ocean spray?

Yet either way, the seasons change
The smiles we fake and rearrange
Emotion lost unto the feign
Now summer's gone we all feel the same pain

The tide that never turns
The sun that never burns
The summer wind that only makes you yearn

For waves to ride
and ways to hide
From a tide that never turns
From a tide that never turns

We all deride the waves of pride
You will never learn
On a tide that never turns
Track Name: Give My Love to the Waves
Give my love, to the waves
Send me home, on a wind that saves
If I ride the sea, or sail away
Will you carry me back, home again?

Give my time, to the pain
If I miss you, would you sail with me again?
Give my love, to the water
Then I can find my way back, to where I ought to be

You will know me.
Call me by name
Know how much I fear;
It's always the same

Well, I'm floating in the wake of trouble.
I wish you wary on your way
Send my love to the waves,
Just get me out of this trouble,
or sail with me to Hell all the way

Give my love, to the waves
Send me home, on a wind that saves
Floating on a wake of trouble
I wish you wary on your way
I wish you on the waves out of trouble
Don't sail me to Hell, at least not today
Track Name: Sail Me Back to Uh-Huh Town
Take me down to the river
Take me all the way out to sea
Chill my heart with the spindrift
Sail the memories home to me

Take a look at the questions
At the questions you have found
Catch a wave without harbour
Where the truth is surely drowned

Yet you know how I wonder
If the truth will be concealed
In the safety of that harbour
That's the time when all's revealed

Sail me back to Uh-huh Town
Sail me back for free
Shake the water from the prow
Sail me back for free

Take me down to the river
Take me all the way out to sea
Chill my heart with the spindrift
Sail the memories home to me

Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound
Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound

Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound
Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound

Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound
Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound

Hey, hey, hey

Sail me back, sail me back
Sail me back to Uh-huh Town
Sail me back, sail me back

Take me down to the river
Take me all the way out to sea