This song started off with some South American loops and I built up a new guitar part on my Tele, added some bass guitar, messed around with various percussion samples and ad libbed a melody with a few lyrics from my lyrics book, just to get a guide vocal in place. I expanded and fine tuned them with thoughts of an Italian tale I heard recently and this is what you get once it’s mastered down.
You lost a piece of the action, no one’s ever relaxing
Should you be documenting all your life?
I can’t behold you baby, if you’re not beholding to me
I’m broken and bruised, waiting for the answers
Tongue-tied and cruising, it hurts to take the chances
I’m losing. I’m losing you
Every blind alley you turned
Every lesson you never learned
The final bridge you burned
From the tiny spark to the flame that you spurned
You chose a new class action, there was a chain reaction
Could you be coming back to life? Just don’t know baby
I can’t still hold you baby, if you’re not beholding to me
I’m broken and bruised, waiting for the chances
Tongue-tied untwisted, I’m finding all the answers
Am I amusing? Amusing you?
Nowhere to hide, no place to run to
Kneel at your side, every tide that I turn to
I got nowhere to bleed, nowhere to hide
I’m a fool and I can’t see it, owning my reality
Words, music and arrangement, guitar, bass and vocals by Dave Bradley. Percussion editing, mixing and mastering and cover design by dB