sighs and mirrors

by the dolphin post

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about

One of the few advantages of getting older by the day is that every 'new' trend in music is quite obviously an old trend revisited and wearing new jeans.

I was listening to my iPod on shuffle and some proggy pink floyd was quickly followed by massive attack. Rather than jarring I could see the similarities and shared styles. This made me think about marrying the repeated 'samples and loops with the extended grooves of 70's rock.

'Trip-Prog' was born! 'Chance' from this CD was the first step. I didn't want to use loops but rather to record 'live' repeated phrases allowing errors and misses to created the organic feel of the record collections of my youth.

Although 'Chance' & 'Recovery' are the obvious offspring of these ideas, I've tried to use that mindset in each song on this CD, so hopefully the '70s vibe is present even if the song and the structure aren't apparent... whether I've succeeded is in your ears not mine.

As always my songs are published by "Songs to Amuse" and the Randy Newman cover is a Warner / Chappell owned song.

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released May 7, 2013

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the dolphin post Norwich, UK

all the work of someone who really should know better but still can't stop, recorded late at night hence the hushed voices so as not to wake anyone.

instrumental agility is probably described best as 'enthusiasm over accuracy'

Thanks to my label and designers Jupiter's Moon
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Track Name: sleepwell and warm my love
Sleepwell and warm my love

no chords, repeated figures and riffs

No need to thank me
I've never understood
I've never seen the logic
Don't ever think I could

If there's a reason
It's long out of my grasp
I've never heard a question
I've never had to ask

Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
I'm with you every night
Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
We'll meet again in light

My mind it wanders
I wonder does yours too
Going round in circles
Coming back to you

Don't say you're sorry
There really is no need
It's not like you ignored me
Or paid my needs no heed

Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
I'm with you every night
Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
We'll meet again in light

If you'd never walked this earth
My world would never turn
If I'd never held you close
The lack of touch would burn

My eyes are wide open
My blood pumps in my veins
My arms are just as wide
To welcome you again

Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
I'm with you every night
Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
We'll meet again in light
Track Name: every time i close my eyes (it's you)
Every Time I Close My Eyes

Capo 2nd fret
Verse: Em
Chorus: (G D Am) x2
Instrumental verses (Em Am) x4

I concede
I believe
I can find
The good that’s in everyone
If you took
Just one look
Sure you’d find
Their edge of humanity

I can see you
Everytime I close my eyes
Everytime I close my eyes
I can touch you
Everytime I close my eyes
Everytime I close my eyes
It’s You

I concede
I confide
I can find
Hope in a hope filled dream
There’s no pain
There’s no gain
Wanting plain
Yearning for what you want

I can see you
Everytime I close my eyes
Everytime I close my eyes
I can touch you
Everytime I close my eyes
Everytime I close my eyes
It’s You

There’s a chance
I will dance
Look askance
The dance of the fortunate
Feel the part
Fill my heart
Fall apart
Fall into your arms

I can see you
Everytime I close my eyes
Everytime I close my eyes
I can touch you
Everytime I close my eyes
Everytime I close my eyes
It’s You
Track Name: chance
Chance

Capo 2nd fret
Em Am6 looped

If there’s a chance
Then we should take it
We can only see
What will be will be
There’s no way
That I could fake this
The only me
I can be is me

Only be what we can be
Only be what we can be

Just one chance
Seems unlikely
But we only know
What history shows…
Open Roads
And a promise
To only go
Where the flow will go



If there’s a chance
Then we will take it
Everywhere
That we could go
To travel 5000 miles
A single step
Brings you to me

Only be what we can be
Only be what we can be

If it’s a dream
Then let us dream it
Every night
Just the same
Cross the line
One pull to break it
Every dream
Just the same


If there’s a chance
We should chance it
And let it be
What it will be
We only have
Just this one life
And let it be
What it will be
Track Name: this day and the next
This Day and the Next

Capo 2nd fret DADGAD tuning
Cmaj7 shape slide Dmaj7 and open with G# slide F# on low string


I just wish
I just wish I’d known you
So long ago
Way back when
It seemed that the world
Turned so slow
And every step
We took brought us to
Where we are

I just wish
I just wish I’d held you
So long ago
Even though
We may not have been
Who we are
We would find
That we would grow to be
Just the same

and we have this day and the next
yes we have this day and the next
and we have this day and the next

Days can pass
Days can pass and feel
The clocks have failed
Or we can
Or we can live in the
Here and now
Here and now
Nothing matters more
Than here and now

Chorus
and we have this day and the next
yes we have this day and the next
and we have this day and the next

Break

Chorus
and we have this day and the next
yes we have this day and the next
and we have this day and the next
Track Name: recovery
Recovery

Capo 2nd fret
Instr: Em Am6 Cmaj7 Fmaj7(sus4)
Vocal: Em Am Bm Em

They said that things
Could only get better
But they stayed the same
They said we’re
In this all together
But I’m still to blame

With your face in the gutter
Does it feel…..
Like recovery to you

They said the drugs
would make me fly
I crashed into the sun
They said that one drink
Wouldn’t hurt me
But I never stopped at one

With your face in the gutter
Does it feel…..
Like recovery to you
Track Name: the taste of a tear
The Taste of a Tear

Capo 5th fret
Verse: Em Dm6
Chorus G D Cmaj7

It’s just a mood
It will surely pass
Like the phase of the moon
Each one wont last

The taste that I fear
Is the salt of the sea
Any sort of a tear
You could shed for me

Here comes the rain
It’s pouring down
Like a torrent of tears
Enough to drown

The taste that I fear
Is the salt of the sea
Any sort of a tear
You could shed for me

Inst

The taste that I fear
Is the salt of the sea
Any sort of a tear
You could shed for me

But your tears they appear
As tears of joy
Any fears that you fear
Put away like toys

The taste that I fear
Is the salt of the sea
Any sort of a tear
You could shed for me
Track Name: i know that you know (how i feel about you)
I Know That You Know (How I Feel About You)

capo 5th fret
Riff around C / Fmaj7 vamp
Chorus G Gsus 4
Middle 8 Em Fm x 3 Em
Rhythm Zoom Rock 03 tempo 117

There’s so much I could say
But three words says it all
If we slip on our way
I won’t let you fall

But I know that you know that
You know that
But I know that you know that
These words are true
How I feel about you

In the death of the night
When your sleep it just hides
I will turn on the light
We’ll talk and confide

But I know that you know that
You know that
But I know that you know that
These words are true
How I feel about you

If there’s a time that
The words run out
So happy that silence
Never filled with doubt

Of all the words I could say
Three words says it all
In your arms I will lay
Ignore the world’s call

But I know that you know that
You know that
But I know that you know that
These words are true
How I feel about you
Track Name: you complete my circle
You Complete My Circle

Em E7sus4
D Am7

You join my dots
You fill my blanks
You soften my edge
You complete my circle
You complete my circle

You give me my breath
My own daily bread
My heart has a host
You complete my circle
You complete my circle

You make me smile
You could make me cry
Without knowing why
You complete my circle
You complete my circle
Track Name: sleepwell and warm my love ( single edit)
Sleepwell and warm my love

no chords, repeated figures and riffs

No need to thank me
I've never understood
I've never seen the logic
Don't ever think I could

If there's a reason
It's long out of my grasp
I've never heard a question
I've never had to ask

Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
I'm with you every night
Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
We'll meet again in light

My mind it wanders
I wonder does yours too
Going round in circles
Coming back to you

Don't say you're sorry
There really is no need
It's not like you ignored me
Or paid my needs no heed

Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
I'm with you every night
Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
We'll meet again in light

If you'd never walked this earth
My world would never turn
If I'd never held you close
The lack of touch would burn

My eyes are wide open
My blood pumps in my veins
My arms are just as wide
To welcome you again

Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
I'm with you every night
Sleep well and warm my love
Sleep through all the night
Sleep well and warm my love
We'll meet again in light