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Re-recorded in its entirety 26-3st July and retitled.

Another song of the sea, this one written a year after Prevailing Wind, it features imagery once more inspired by a coastal trip with storms and sun and shingle...

lyrics

Turncoats

Baskets of wild stone to save the land from the seas
What would carry me home? Not the tide nor the breeze
Give her all you take till she brings you to your knees
And the wind will catch your breath brace you for the peace

Fleshing out the rust that decays by the shore
Wonder if I'll find the way home just a little bit raw
You face the pain, but it turned you pale
Your wounded sigh, You hide behind a veil


Storms and fights and endless bloody wars
Dreams of lights and turncoats on the shores
Screams at night are nothing but a bore
Then you turn away and ask for nothing more

Kicking up the sand by the shore
Picking at the strands a little bit more
But it all unravels when you sail against the wind
I'm a long way looking back, your blame is under my skin


Storms and fights and endless bloody wars
Dreams of lights and turncoats on the shores
Screams at night are nothing but a bore
Then you turn to me and ask for a little more

Storms and fights and endless bloody wars
Dreams of lights and turncoats on the shores
Screams at night are nothing but a bore
Then you turn to me and ask for nothing more

Baskets of wild stone to save the land from the seas
What would carry me home? Not the tide nor the breeze
Give her all you take and she'll bring you to your knees
And the wind will catch your breath brace you for the peace


Storms and fights and endless bloody wars
Dreams of lights and turncoats on the shores
Screams at night are nothing but a bore
Then you turn away, then you turn away, then you turn away
And ask for nothing more

Baskets of wild stone to save the land

credits

from Songs of the Sea, released August 1, 2017
Words and Music by Dave Bradley

Acoustic and electric guitars, vocals, bass, percussion, and production dB

Thanks to artist friend Roger L for pointing to the baskets of stones at just the right moment for inspiration to strike and for throwaway phrases and to Jo L for making me realise I already had the refrain when I said I needed a phrase to shout about storms and fights and fecking wars and "stuff"...

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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.

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