the sea

by dylan parker

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wrote all of these in 2011, not a good year for me! hope this one's going to be better - ever an optimist! :)

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released May 22, 2012

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dylan parker Bebington, UK

I guess people define themselves by what they like. I like the following: charles dickens, jane austen, elizabeth gaskell, thomas hardy, w.h.auden, dorothy parker, velvet underground, bob dylan, the smiths, al pacino films, harry potter books, the beatles, imogen heap, siobhan donaghy, rufus wainwright, everton, tranmere rovers, chicago cubs, chicago blackhawks. I love none of these things ... more

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Track Name: the tempest
Girl you were the chalk
that wrote on the black-board
of my mind

Oh you were a mile-stone
that showed how far I had gone
away in time,
oh god

Sent overboard
by a wave of yours,
oh I tried to tread the water

But though all the smoke,
oh I gave up hopin'
that you would drop me a rope dear
Track Name: shipwrecks
On the surface of the sea
flashes the watch of a moon
but there's some place else
& it's stolen a wealth
of the life I spent with you

From the marbled crimson sky
crashes the dust of its tomb
but you never asked
me to make a mask
of the life I spent with you
Track Name: japan
green & blue
took me through
to the river of your mind

it's what you say
not what I do
that caught the tails of Time

moon & spies
took the light
an action was made of chains

oh & I would stay
but for your eyes
whose wind blows me away
Track Name: ebrahim
oh my friend,
I know that you are going through it all
I know you're going through some not so small
things right now

oh my friend
sometimes it must get too much for you
& god knows it gets me too
when I think you feel alone

but don't you know
I am your friend
I will be there til the end for you
& don't you know
that I think of you all the time?
I've got a place it my heart for you
for you

oh my friend
I know that we are not the same
although I have tried to change
some things about myself

oh my friend
I must say that you've inspired me
& you're the kind of person I've tried to be
all my life

but don't you know
I'm also your friend
& I will be there til the end for you
& don't you know
that I think of you all the time?
I've got a place in my heart for you
for you
Track Name: kite down
there is no sun
could light a path
which leads me away from you
there is no hand
upon the latch
of the gate you walk me through
Track Name: samurai
when the battle first was started
we fought on different sides
I killed many of your kinsmen
& it's true I nearly died

when the battle finally ended
you took me far away
I was nursed by your half-sister
for you felt I had been brave

when the nightmares first were started
I could see what I had done
but until we met I didn't
know what I was to become

when the nightmares finally ended
my old enemy my friend
& the blossom tree was blowin'
but the circle has no end
Track Name: au revoir
no bend for the line
of the railway
the train never goes by
a different way
oh no

oh she is my best friend
& she is his best friend
& she is my best friend

no change in the hands
on the clock face
aw couldn't they turn around
any other way?
aw no

oh she was my best friend
& she was his best friend
& she was her best friend
Track Name: trotwood
a spaceship flew both you and me
so far out into space
aw & the planets danced a waltz
& though it wasn't what you wanted
we never lost our way
Track Name: rebecca
Rebecca, it's better
that you don't understand
I cannot tell whether
you took free from my hand
but, to you,
I give all that I have ever had

Rebecca, whenever
you sweep through the field
please try to remember,
when you're asked to yield
that, from you,
I learned all that I have ever known
Track Name: australia
I heard you goin' away
on a boat or on a plane
could even go by car
oh you travelled so far

you're in the new world now

I heard you leavin' my side
let me go, don't hold me tight
you could put your arm around
to stop me feelin' so down

you're in the new world now
Track Name: diamonds
on a sea of diamonds
a lonely call
"I built your hands up
from broken walls"
one thousand feet high
was far too tall
for a god we could believe in
Track Name: the tempest (reprise / bonus take)
Oh you were a mile-stone
that showed how far I had gone
away in time,
oh god

Sent overboard
by a wave of yours
I tried to tread the water

& through the ocean's smoke,
I never gave up hopin' that
you would drop me a rope dear