Simpler Days

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Simpler days, When life’s burdens were as light as feathers
Days go by, and yet everyday could last forever
To know no bereavement just each days achievements
To forget so easily life’s small indecencies
And if you fall there’ll always be a hand to reach out for
But those days will pass away and they soon begin to say

I won’t carry your weight one step further
I’ve been dreadin’ this day and the way I’ll hurt you
But you’ll never learn if we keep on nurturing
Habits like these will just keep circling

Lock your toys up tight for the final night
We’re gonna put ‘em somewhere safe where they’re out of sight
And all the worries that you have well hold on tight to them
They’re yours now kid and I won’t fight for them

Get up grow up get out of the door
I won’t fight your battles for you anymore
For too long we’ve sung you lullaby songs
Now it’s up to you to learn to be strong

So shut up buck up and don’t shed a tear
Because pain like that’s a sign of fear
Your peers won’t respect you if you let them see
Keep your feelings under lock and key

There’ll be no more childish dreams for you
You don’t want to be a vet or to work in a zoo
Is your head in the clouds? Bring it back to the ground
Because the only way forward is to follow the crowd

You’ll be judged by everyone you meet
And then they’ll decide your destiny
You got problems hold your tongue don’t tell
You don’t want ‘em all to think that you’re thick as well

Simpler days, ways to let yourself escape bad weather
But days slip by, and your childhood won’t last forever
But whilst we grow old and our problems unfold
And reward for our chores may seem distant and small
Beyond the storm there lies a grown man, waiting to be born
With the future in his palm, and the world at his command

If you’re lacking in family make it up with friends
And love is so sweet but it all depends
If you lean on one person for all your needs
then you’ll drag that person to their knees

Hush now child you won’t be alone
There are lost sheep all along this road
And if you think that someone might be there
Then you could always bow your head in prayer


from Eclection, released March 16, 2016
Produced and mixed by Al Swettenham.
Additional guitars by James Shuttleworth



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I've been playing instruments since I was about 7 or 8, I began on the piano, moved to the bass and only picked up the ukulele in my teens.
Whilst others were listening to their parent's 80's rock collections etc. I was listening to my Dad's Randy Newman collection along with the Beatles, Beach Boys, Supertramp, suffice to say I picked up a pretty 70's palette for music.
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