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Whistles n Bells
on: February 24, 2019, 12:29:14

I wrote this with a friend some years ago n really enjoyed playing it live for a while.
I was going to write about what the song is about but I think it's there for the listening.

I hope you like it and feedback would be lovely. 


The lyrics.

whistles n' bells

     wasting time, smoking cigarettes, cigarettes
        all is fine, she's got no regrets, no regrets
          everyone seems to be mad
dressed to the nines, heart shaped lips, no one to kiss
  whistles n' bells n' no more than this, more than this
          emptiness sells, blinking lights

  listen I'm a natural, feel like an animal in the zoo
      next to impossible almost too beautiful to be true
            until it happens to you

     lately I've been eating brown leaves, morning star
         he's all I need watching over me, over me
             everyone seems to be mad
    wishing I knew what the matter was, matter was
   'really can't say what knowing does, knowing does
            whistles n' bells, blinking lights

   maybe I'm an accident, passerby are standing around
    one forgotten elephant, the circus has long left town
        and I'm still around. I'm still around
 listen to the fork tongued one, or the sweet mocking bird
all you want is your fun come the dawn you seem so absurd
          haven't you heard, you've heard?

           everyone seems to be mad
        whistles n' bells, blinking lights



Re: Whistles n Bells
Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 15:00:44
I love how you write. You string together oddly conjoined images that somehow coalesce into a vividly constructed vignette. There are never any wasted words in your lyrics....no fluff.

I also like how this recording presents  with vocals fully front like that,

"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

 "In a world of robotic conformity, the only originality left in music is the imperfections" Eric Craptone

"Special thanks to Steve Gleason for making me who I am today." Leonard Scaper

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Re: Whistles n Bells
Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 21:23:45
Hi @Rightly

Your lyrics always fill my ears with images, any interpretation could be possible, the depth of some looks has that virtue of undressing wearing...
I liked the simplicity with which you wrap yourself in this song.
I did not know that to live I had to die so many times

Re: Whistles n Bells
Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 21:39:44
@Rightly digging this, great stuff!
fly away and find my peace of mind...

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Re: Whistles n Bells
Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 07:41:29
@Rightly digging this, great stuff!

I haven't listened to it for two years.
Revisiting I do find it quite good.
I'm glad you like it too.

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