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A return to a seaside resort brought back images of an event that I'd mainly forgotten with the force of a blow. This folk song is based on a poem I wrote in 1988.
Album - $6.00
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Acoustic - Acoustic Folk
Previous peak charts position #353
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #49
Al Stravinsky
December 15, 2005
MP3 2.3 MB
128 kbps bitrate
2:29 minutes
Story behind the song
A return to a seaside resort brought back images of an event that I'd mainly forgotten with the force of a blow. This song, based on a poem I wrote in 1988, features an open-tuned (D,G,D,F#,B,D) finger-picked acoustic guitar and single vocal, and was written and recorded on 15th July 2005.
Lyrics
Verse 1 From lighthouse, hovering birds and August sun Hang the spokes of memory's web, unspun. Gathering up the ghostly yarns, I catch butterflies from another time. Verse 2 She takes me dancing through the foam, Past fishermen mending nets of their own. Fleeting, keeping one step ahead As 'round and 'round the ragged rocks I'm led. Middle8 A flashing eye and then sunrise, On that stony bay; Sandy hair and salty kiss, And a love that somehow slipped away. Verse 3 The squeeze of her hand tears me away To a new love on an August day; But the boy left for dead in that ancient place Now pins me down and slaps my face.
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