Archive for December, 2010


We had a good post-gig session: chilled out, wrote the basis of a new song – working title Anticipate, and worked on the bridge to Soon.

This is how
I was found
I’ll tell you now
So you you will know

I swing my arms around in a wide wide arc
To inscribe a circle but they make no mark
I search about me but they make no sign
Looking for a clue, a mark, that I might find

Bounded by intangibility
Held by a bond that I can’t see
Knowing that you can’t set me free
Oh Oh Oh Oh

To take a different viewpoint on the scene might help
You could try looking from up above if that makes sense
But how can we see what we do not know
How can we expect to feel when we do not show

So try to keep your eyes alive
To something new something different from the white
See something that you cannot have seen

When you told me what you’ve learned
I heard a waver in the timbre of your voice.
Your words released, fell on my ear
Ragged, jagged and dusted with fear.

The full span of your treatment plan
had yet to be disclosed.
But you seemed to already understand
That worst may come to worst.

Can you ready yourself?
Can you steel your resolve while you go through the motions?
Can you steady yourself?
Can you find the strength to process these emotions

You write between lines of candour
While they sedate and baseline scan you
After shock, you’ll next “do anger”
Because the book says you’re supposed to

You agonised and awaited full diagnosis
And all the while you grapple with pains
And you reach out to those of us that know this
Speculating on what time remains

Can you ready yourself?
Can you steel your resolve while you go through the motions?
Can you steady yourself?
Can you find the strength to process these emotions

Oh, no no no no.
You never chose the easy way out

Oh no, no no no.
You paced the night throughout

You’ll break it to me gently

That I may witness your demise

Then you’ll ask me so intently

Why the tears fill up my eyes

I will rebel and reject your farewell

For what it’s worth, I will rise

And raise my glass to white blood cells

‘Cause I just don’t do goodbyes

Damn it, Ready yourself

I’ll appeal your ordeal ’till you see you’re the wrong one

For my sake, steady yourself

This is all too surreal, don’t you say there’s no long run.

No, steady yourself.

5th December 2010

Well we had a great time. The audience preferred our more up-tempo songs and the headline band DisCover were very kind to us.

Our set list was

First Set
Somersault
Rain it Down
Sour Times
Circle of Steel
Walls
Steady Yourself
Caramel
Calling You
Home
I Remember
Mini Set
Mountains Of Things
Uninvited
Then you Came to Call
Dakota

On the whole it was a good learning experience. Now it’s time to reflect and regroup.