Dark Road

When I try to write a song, there is no game plan or agenda behind it.

I usually just sit down at the piano, and play around until something starts to sound special… then I have to quickly write it down, before I forget it.

 

So in this way I suppose that the musical ideas are usually first to emerge. I invent my vocal line in a kind of improvisational fashion..with a hand held mike, so it’s very relaxed and free form.

 

Laying down the proper vocal parts means going into a sound booth with a mike stand. This is one of my favourite things in the world, as you can be truly creative in this moment. I thought I’d send you the lyrics to Dark Road. It will be the first track on the new album, and as such, works as a kind of introduction to the journey, so to speak…

 

DARK ROAD

 

It’s A Dark Road

And A Dark Way That Leads To My House

And The Word Says

That You’re Never Gonna Find Me There, Oh No

I’ve Got An Open Door

It Didn’t Get There By Itself

It Didn’t Get There By Itself…

 

There’s A Feelin’

But You’re Not Feelin’ It At All

There’s A Meaning

But You’re Not Listening Any More

I Look At That Open Road

I’m Gonna Walk There By Myself…

 

And If You Catch Me I Might Try To Run Away

You Know I Can’t Be There Too Long

And If You Let Me I Might Try To Make You Stay

Seems You Never Realise A Good Thing Till It’s Gone…

 

Maybe I’m Still Searchin’ But I Don’t Know What It Means

All The Fires Of Destruction Are Still Burnin’ In My Dreams

There’s No Water That Can Wash Away This Longin’ To Come Clean…

Hey Yea Yea…

 

I Can’t Find The Joy Within In My Soul

It’s Just Sadness Takin’ Hold

I Wanna Come In From The Cold

And Make Myself Renewed Again

It Takes Strength To Live This Way

The Same Old Madness Everyday

I Wanna Kick These Blues Away

I Wanna Learn To Live Again

 

Hey Hey Hey

 

It’s A Dark Road

And A Dark Way That Leads To My House

And The Word Says

That You’re Never Gonna Find Me There Oh No

I’ve Got An Open Door

It Didn’t Get There By Itself ..Ooh

It Didn’t Get There By Itself

August 11, 2007