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Debut album of 13 songs, released in 2010. Raindance is an eclectic collection of songs; from the infectious heavy beat of the title track to the humorous "Chamois Leather Beauty Queen" and charming "Safe and Sound" and atmospheric "Spirits". There is something here for everyone.

Raindance

Raindance

  1. 1. Pearls

    Pearls

    Look up at the man in the moon
    Surrounded by a diamond sky
    But below a blue and white pearl catches his eye

    Scattered 'cross a ribbon of black
    A string of pearls are fading out
    But below a blue and white pearl is still holding out

    And the man in the moon cries any time soon
    we’re gonna wake and know what’s fake
    In all these pearls in the sky only one of them holds you and I
    See our mother of pearls iridescent swirls with her blue & white cloudy face
    So alone in the darkness waiting for her first embrace

    And the girl on the ballroom floor
    Spins round in a diamond sky
    While the man in the moon circles round trying to catch her eye

    And there’s a red face looking on
    He's breathless to join the dance
    But knowing he can’t cut in he’s already lost his chance

    And the man in the moon cries any time soon
    we’re gonna wake and know what’s fake
    In all these pearls in the sky only one of them holds you and I
    See our mother of pearls iridescent swirls with her blue & white cloudy face
    So alone in the darkness waiting for her first embrace

    We’re dancing with a blue and white pearl
    Oh such a beautiful world
    Dancing with a blue and white pearl
    Oh such a beautiful world
  2. 2. Raindance

    Raindance

    In the hills, drums are beating
    echo round, empty Alice town
    In the sky, smoking pillars
    hopes are rising up and falling down
    Wondering which way to look
    from a silent dried out brook
    On the ground feet are stamping
    dust is rising to the beating sound

    Raindance, Raindance, Raindance, Raindance

    In the streets, signs are calling
    beckon you the keeper of the days
    What’s their meaning, what’s your feeling
    driving ‘long diff’rnt freeways
    Storm clouds gath’rin in the hills
    raindrops bounce on window sills
    Something’s falling someone’s calling
    something’s going wrong in Brazil

    Raindance, Raindance, Raindance, Raindance

    Amazon, Amazon – your heart is starting to bleed
    Amazon, Amazon – vampires are starting to feed
    Amazon, Amazon – vampires are starting to feed - on greed, on greed, on greed

    In a trance, apprehension
    concrete rivers masquerade
    See it in the eyes of children
    innocent and so unafraid
    We’re butterflies tossed like leaves
    in a growing ocean breeze
    Will we land, will we drown
    should we try and turn around and leave?

    Raindance, Raindance, Raindance, Raindance
  3. 3. Spirits

    Spirits

    Candle light flickers as the spirits come to call
    Quiet whispers in the leaves, shadows dancing on your wall
    Takes me to a place more alive than I’ve ever been
    If you know the place I speak of then you’ll know the spirits within

    Spirits floating all around, waiting to be found
    Hear them in the restless breeze and raindrops on the ground
    And the mischief shining in your eyes and the laughter we have found
    take me distant places far and wide to the spirits all around

    Wood smoke scents the evening to the crackling sound of flames
    Your eyes catch the moon light as you turn and call my name
    Oh, ripples on the water as their breath begins to show
    Leaves impressions in your mind, where they’ll end you’ll never know

    Spirits floating all around, waiting to be found
    Hear them in the restless breeze and raindrops on the ground
    And the mischief shining in your eyes and the laughter we have found
    take me distant places far and wide to the spirits all around

    Take my hand and stay a while, what do you feel and see?
    Oh I don’t know, where they go, but they’re back when you’re with me

    Spirits floating all around, waiting to be found
    Hear them in the restless breeze and raindrops on the ground
    And the mischief shining in your eyes and the laughter we have found
    take me distant places far and wide to the spirits all around

    Candle light flickers as the spirits come to call
    Quiet whispers in the leaves, shadows dancing on your wall
  4. 4. Shooting Star

    Shooting Star

    I've been looking out so long
    Looking in all the wrong places
    Searching high and low for you
    In all those other lonely faces

    Shooting star
    You’re my, shooting star

    I make a wish, every time I see you
    That your smile means all my dreams will come true
    But then you take a different track
    Coming back for those others who think so too

    Shooting star
    You’re my, shooting star

    And if you ever fall to Earth
    Need to find out what your friends are worth
    I’m here, my

    Shooting star
    You’re my shooting star
    Shooting star
    You’re my shooting star
  5. 5. Scrapfaggot Green

    Scrapfaggot Green

    Scrapfaggot green she was only eighteen
    When they burned her at the stake saying all her plea’s were fake
    Then at dawn’s first gleam, her ashes could be seen at Scrapfaggot green

    Making doubly sure that they’d hear no more
    They put her deep in the ground ‘neath the largest stone found
    And there she slept and some say she wept at Scrapfaggot green

    She’ll never hurt any body, she never hurt a soul
    She’ll never hurt any body, despite the life they stole

    T’was the year of our lord, forty four they record
    When her stone on the green got moved by marines
    Then her spirit woke and finally she spoke at Scrapfaggot green

    She said despite what they’ve done I’m gonna have some fun
    Gonna move things all around so nothing can be found
    Then they’ll remember me in the tales of Great Leigh’s at Scrapfaggot green

    She’ll never hurt any body, she never hurt a soul
    She’ll never hurt any body, despite the life they stole

    Well there’s still a trace of her here, winding clocks back to yesteryear
    When she gathered eggs and corn for pennies and folk would hear her singing

    I’ll never hurt any body, I never hurt a soul
    I’ll never hurt any body, despite the life they stole
    No I’ll never hurt any body, I never hurt a soul
    I’ll never hurt any body, despite the life they stole
  6. 6. Safe and Sound

    Safe and Sound

    There’s a kind old lady knitting
    looking through her window pane
    Spending days, months, years and sighs
    travelling winding memory lanes
    She sees a girl and the boy next door
    feels their hand in hand
    Unafraid of the path they take
    it’s their future to command

    Inside she’s still that little girl from all those years ago
    Still hearing school ground laughter feeling thrill of new laid snow
    Reliving all the hopes and tears with family close around
    And though those times are distant now
    Inside they’re safe and sound, safe and sound

    There’s a cat upon the window sill
    a clock chimes on the side
    The fire’s cold in the grate now but
    pride cloaks the cold she hides
    Then as she nods and falls asleep
    smiles linger on her lips
    And a ball of wool rolls to the floor
    from between her finger tips

    Inside she’s still that little girl from all those years ago
    Still hearing school ground laughter feeling thrill of new laid snow
    Reliving all the hopes and tears with family close around
    And though those times are distant now
    Inside they’re safe and sound, safe and sound

    Across the room her photographs
    smiling faces watch over her
    They’re on their guard, they never sleep
    and in their likeness she looks out too, over you, over you, over you

    Inside she’s still that little girl from all those years ago
    Still hearing school ground laughter feeling thrill of new laid snow
    Reliving all the hopes and tears with family close around
    And though those times are distant now
    Inside they’re safe and sound, safe and sound
  7. 7. Who Am I Tonight

    Who Am I Tonight

    Sometimes in my imagination
    my name is not on your lips
    And late at night it seems to me
    it's not I 'neath your finger tips

    And who am I tonight
    when I turn out the light?
    If you don’t call out my name
    Will I loose my claim on you?

    Sometimes in my dark suspicion
    double meanings cloud what you say
    And that far-off look just magnifies
    your smiles that fade away

    And who am I tonight
    when I turn out the light?
    If you don’t call out my name
    Will I loose my claim on you
    Will I loose my claim on you

    Well I have been who you want me to be
    so I’m gonna call your bluff
    Your gonna be someone else tonight
    cos enough's enough’s enough, enough

    Who are you tonight
    when you turn out the light?
    If I don’t call out your name
    will you loose your claim on me?
    will you loose your claim on me?
    will you loose your claim on me?
  8. 8. Chamois Leather Beauty Queen

    Chamois Leather Beauty Queen

    She comes out on a sunny afternoon
    Wearing sprayed on jeans and humming tunes
    The sleepy neighborhood emergin’
    Wide eyed behind breathin’ curtin’s

    She can wax, she don’t wane,
    sure can entertain
    Singing in the rain on her window pane
    She’s a queen, reigns supreme, in your dreams
    Moving like a cat ‘til her body work gleams
    From Miami, she’s a chamois leather beauty queen

    Seems so innocent hosing down the car
    Moves in time to the sound of faint guitars
    Rubber neckers strain to catch a view
    Radio warns of cars backed up 5th Avenue

    She can wax, she don’t wane,
    sure can entertain
    Singing in the rain on her window pane
    She’s a queen, reigns supreme, in your dreams
    Moving like a cat ‘til her body work gleams
    From Miami, she’s a chamois leather beauty queen


    Her old car’s treated better than a limousine
    (yes it is)
    But it’s never seen ‘neath the curves of a beauty queen

    She can wax, she don’t wane,
    sure can entertain
    Singing in the rain on her window pane
    She’s a queen, reigns supreme, in your dreams
    Moving like a cat ‘til her body work gleams
    From Miami , she’s a chamois leather beauty queen


    From Miami, she’s a chamois leather beauty queen
    From Miami, she’s a chamois leather beauty queen
  9. 9. Life In Red City

    Life In Red City

    Each night she goes fishing, with lipstick and scent
    Her fishnet stockings, trawl sidewalks for rent
    And if her clothes look tawdry, she’d have to agree
    But the truth lies in her eyes saying this isn’t me

    The bars on her windows don’t hold back her dreams
    The shackles that find her close slowly unseen
    No alarm clock rescue can help shake her free
    From the sleepless prison that’s life in red city

    Each night he goes hunting, for comfort and beer
    And on the street corner buys escape he should fear
    Each look in his mirror, hides a different disguise
    Never sure of the moment, when his truth turned to lies

    The bars on his windows don’t hold back his dreams
    The shackles that find him close slowly unseen
    No alarm clock rescue can help shake him free
    From the sleepless prison that’s life in red city

    Each night they go calling, on nightclubs and bars
    Blues songs smoky rooms, outside screaming cars
    In downtown red city, stripped of their pride
    Naked in the red light, only their souls left to hide

    The bars on their windows don’t hold back their dreams
    The shackles that find them close slowly unseen
    No alarm clock rescue can help shake them free
    From the sleepless prison that’s just life in red city
  10. 10. The Other Side Of My Hill

    The Other Side Of My Hill

    There’s a tranquil place this side of a hill
    Hypnotized by wind farms never standing still
    A scarecrow figure taunts the restless breeze
    Looking possessed he steals amongst the trees

    Can’t take you there but I can point the way
    It makes no sense but if you feel ok
    Come stand beside me here on my hill
    Peer out upon the land and share my chill

    And there’s no where to hide
    See the Beacons lit on far off mountain sides
    And there’s nowhere to hide
    Oh, run like crazy for the other side
    Of my hill, of my hill

    Dare you climb up here to gain a better view
    See the setting sun rise again renewed
    Casting shadows from the centre of a maze
    Keep turning right to find how big’s the blaze

    Now smoke lies swirling darkly on the ground
    Enough they can’t deny us what we’ve found
    Hear them choking on their sound bite lies
    While vultures circle high up in the sky

    And there’s no where to hide
    See the Beacons lit on far off mountain sides
    And there’s nowhere to hide
    Oh Run like crazy for the other side
    Of my hill, of my hill

    I can see you standing there just like me
    Bewildered looking lost absentees
    As the stars come out new beacons shine out too
    And one by one the few are not the few

    And there’s no where to hide
    See the Beacons lit on far off mountain sides
    And there’s nowhere to hide
    Oh Run like crazy for the other side
    Of my hill, of my hill
  11. 11. Space and Time

    Space and Time

    Through the mist I can see someone
    out there, in front of me
    And though I can not see your face
    I know you beckon me
    You call my name
    You call out my name

    I get no closer if I run
    are you teasing me, having some fun
    The laws of Physics don’t apply
    to emotions in each wave goodbye
    Time’s stands so still, time is standing still

    Eternity’s in a heart beat, infinity’s in your smile
    Chaos rules the ether but we’re safe here in exile
    I do not know the questions to the answers that you pose
    But somewhere in the matrix is the one who surely knows
    The one who surely knows - us caught in this space and time
    (I wonder how to find you in this space and time)

    Space and time, your heart and mine

    Eternity’s in a heart beat, infinity’s in your smile
    Chaos rules the ether but we’re safe here in exile
    I do not know the questions to the answers that you pose
    But somewhere in the matrix is the one who surely knows
    The one who surely knows - us caught in this space and time
    (I wonder how to find you in this space and time)

    Space and time, your heart and mine
    Space and time, your heart and mine

    I wonder how to find you in this space and time
  12. 12. Strangers

    Strangers

    “Strangers” is dedicated to Philip & Sally Lowe for their work in Chad.

    We read the sky and know the wind, leave no tracks behind
    Build our shacks and hunt the deer, wise men tell where to find
    Wonder at the changing rains & hide from thunder nights
    Rise up as the sun’s reborn and head towards the light

    Welcome strangers to our homes on-these ancient savannah plains
    We’ve heard the rumors from your kind of forty days of rain
    We can not read the signs you bring, so tell us again instead
    ‘bout the man who fed the crowd with fish & a loaf of bread

    Re-tell the deeds of long lost ones round spirit fires at night
    And as the sparks dance up in the air, they’ll-reach ever greater heights
    Then as embers cool and fade away a chill invades our bones
    & hunger sounds in the darkness draw near, out here we are never alone

    Welcome strangers to our homes on-these ancient savannah plains
    We’ve heard the rumors from your kind of forty days of rain
    We can not read the signs you bring, so tell us again instead
    ‘bout the man who fed the crowd with fish & a loaf of bread

    A stranger sits amidst new friends who give all they have to give
    And sees all the treasures that lie within every heart is richer than his
    Richer than his

    Welcome strangers to our homes on-these ancient savannah plains
    We’ve heard the rumors from your kind of forty days of rain
    We can not read the signs you bring, so tell us again instead
    ‘bout the man who fed the crowd with fish & a loaf of bread

    ‘bout the man who fed the crowd
    with fish and a loaf of bread
  13. 13. What's Up?

    What's Up?

    What's up here in the sunshine, I'm thinking of you
    What's up here in the rain
    I don't know where we're going, we’re just like
    Children lost on a train
    I don't know where we’re going, I'll tell you but
    We'll get there all the same

    The clocks spring forward and the evenings get light
    BBQ's cooking in mosquito nights
    The ice cream vans and the screaming kids
    Sunlight silhouettes on your closed eyelids
    Reclining on a sun-bed or an old deck chair
    Kissing lovers dancing unaware
    The bars and clubs a distant saxophone
    The parties dancing and those late nights home, with you

    What's up here at the seaside, waves are breathing
    What's up here on the strand
    I don't know how much Zoltan to use, cos
    I'm just trying to get tanned, oh
    I don't know how to reach you, so I’ll just keep
    Tracing your name in the sand

    The clocks spring forward and the evenings get light
    BBQ's cooking in mosquito nights
    The ice cream vans and the screaming kids
    Sunlight silhouettes on your closed eyelids
    Reclining on a sun-bed or an old deck chair
    Kissing lovers dancing unaware
    The bars and clubs a distant saxophone
    The parties dancing and those late nights home, with you