Eggs Buzz At Gate

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My first 'proper' CD ... I hope you like it.

There's some modern language on here and some classic jazz changes, but some of the tunes I'd like to think could be pop hits -- if they were sent back in time to 1936 ... :-)

What people have been saying:
* ."There's something undescribably brilliant about the lyric 'puncture my balloon'! "
* ."I love your stuff because it always has something off the wall about it"
* ."You have a way with a wayward melody... this is cool and nightlike and lovely"
* ."Seriously lovely...you remind me of Nick Drake here"
* ."Wonderful lyrics and delicate performance... quite magical really"
* ."Love the whistling, really makes it feel summery!"

Many thanks to Kate Schutt www.kateschutt.com for inspiring the idea of doing a whole album of electric-guitar-and-voice, and for the letters of encouragement :-)

Come on over to www.songsville.org or say hello on facebook: www.facebook.com/songsville.music

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released May 21, 2012

All songs by Edwin Songsville except for:
In Your Backyard -- Lyrics by Mari Kozlowski
Losing You -- Music by Dugald Somerville and Edwin Songsville
Came October -- Lyrics by Mari Kozlowski
Lovely Night In June -- Lyrics by Jamie Michelle Adair

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Track Name: Lenor
I first got wind of
Something intangible in the air
Like a zephyr in the breeze
Like a French smelly cheese
Mixed with a hint of fabric softener

I'm tracking you down, don't need a bloodhound
I've got your scent in my lungs
I'm on your trail, up hill and down dale
Trace of you on the tip of my tongue

Just one waft
Can take me aloft
Lenor, Lenor, Lenor, Lenor

The smell of you
In 1972
Gives me a frisson
When it comes along
On someone with the same aroma today

In the super market
Or sitting next to me on the tram
If you see me start to sniff
You'll know the reason -
It's how you whiff ...

I'm tracking you down, don't need a bloodhound
I've got your scent in my lungs
I'm on your trail, up hill and down dale
Trace of you on the tip of my tongue

Just one waft
Can take me aloft
Lenor, Lenor, Lenor, Lenor

Or it could've been febreeze
Like a zephyr in the breeze
Track Name: In Your Backyard
From high over the maple tips
Air was playing with my hair
Tiny insects kissing the backs of our legs

In our flight, we took no account of time
From a roughened bench we fashioned a cloud to climb upon
Locked young dew-drenched knees, and we were gone

You gave me each soft breath
A summer night could spill
Dark windows shuttered
Were they yards or miles away?
Turning in the moon-fed cool of your backyard
Track Name: Meles meles
Say hi to Sketchup Susie
Her eyes follow you twice around the room
Looks a lot like a certain ED
Knee to one, knee to one, knee to one side

Puncture my balloon
'Cause I've passed the Turing test
Cut the mustard, dodged the speed trap
Bent my circuits -- for once in my life ...

Just the Meles meles
Hanging around, long-toed and green-haired
Basking in the glow of the docu-soaps
Dozing, dozing, dozing in the halogen

Puncture my balloon
'Cause I've passed the Turing test
Cut the mustard, dodged the speed trap
Bent my circuits -- for once in my life ...

Past the oil sands
Sixteenth century
Poet's corner
Life is an endless loop

Puncture my balloon
'Cause I've passed the Turing test
Played on my bassoons
Ate some macaroons
Track Name: You're So Gorgeously Grotesk
You are a very special face
One for which I yearn
I admire your lower case
And the way that you kern

Let's take your Béziers
Gather up your glyphs
Then I could kiss away
On your shoulders, ears and hips

You're so gorgeously grotesk
Some think you're ugly, but I think you're the best
Your curves so full and ripe
You're just my type
You're just my type

Would it go against your beliefs
To strip back to your inner sans?
Step out of your serifs
& reveal your ampersands?

With my finger I trace
Your curves and spine and stem
But I know I have to give you space:
At least 0.7 em

You're so gorgeously grotesk
Some think you're ugly, but I think you're the best
Your curves so full and ripe
You're just my type
You're just my type

[Whistle solo]

You're so gorgeously grotesk
Some think you're ugly, but I think you're the best
Your curves so full and ripe
You're just my type
You're just my type
Track Name: Losing You
Came in from the rain
Your umbrella left in the hallway
Traces of you
Linger since you left

It's really quite beautiful
Losing you
It's really quite beautiful
Losing you

House feels empty
Calm after the storm
Reminders still there
That book you never read

It's really quite beautiful
Losing you
It's really quite beautiful
Losing you

Balance restored
Peace hard won
Out of the cl-ou-ds
Feel the sun

It's really quite beautiful
Losing you
It's really quite beautiful
Losing you
Track Name: Tumbleweed
I've been rolling for a long time
Across the plains with no reason or rhyme
But the comes a time to snag the ground
Quit turning, put my roots down

Tumbleweed
I'm glad that I drifted into you
Tumbleweed
Of all the places the wind could blow me to
I found you
Something I could anchor to
Got no urge to wander out the door
You got me staying here wanting more
Cos I'm no longer tumbleweed

My life was so freewheeling
But here with you I get a better feeling
You never try to pin me down
I really think I could stick around

Tumbleweed
I'm glad that I drifted into you
Tumbleweed
Of all the places the wind could blow me to
I found you
Something I could anchor to
Got no urge to wander out the door
You got me staying here wanting more
Cos I'm no longer tumbleweed

Don't need to go round and round
Wandering like some lonesome cloud
I'll put my roots into your ground

Tumbleweed
I'm glad that I drifted into you
Tumbleweed
Of all the places the wind could blow me to
If found you
Something I could anchor to
Got no urge to wander out the door
You got me staying here wanting more
Cos I'm no longer tumbleweed
Track Name: Came October
I felt Spring yesterday
You moved your cheek across my brow
A cat's caress, done to impress
Yourself that I am yours

The air beside your mouth was soft
In waking, your eyes moist and fogged
As fields in April mornings

Your words tumbled against themselves
New leaves in the guttering breeze
Of your voice, sayings the ripe night
Left on pillows

I felt Spring yesterday

(instr. bridge)

All year i had faded
Every day for 30 years i've waited
For this delicate richness
To mold on me

Your words tumbled against themselves
New leaves in the guttering breeze
Of your voice, sayings the ripe night
Left on pillows

I felt Spring yesterday

Today from nowhere
Cold is forming, snows are blowing
Covering early shoots and other fools
Who've lost their grasp
On the seasons
Track Name: Lovely Night In June
You got me buzzin' like a bee in the breeze through the trees on a windy summer's day.
Feeling free and relieved I believe I will see you and me together all the day

The birds are a chirpin' the butterflies flirtin'
Lets stay here for a little while
Til the light leave the room and the moon sets the mood
On this lovely night in June

Not a cloud in the sky, there's a light in your eyes hat inspires a happy tune
The flower's are bloomin' I'm groomin' and groovin' for you and I know I'll make you smile

Don't worry bout a thing we won't care if it rains
Just as long as I'm here with you
And I know that you're happy that you're happy too
On this lovely night in June

Oh Love Is Here, nothing to fear

The birds are a chirpin' the butterflies flirtin'
Lets stay here for a little while
Til the light leave the room and the moon sets the mood
On this lovely night in June


Lyrics: Jamie Michelle Adair
Track Name: Kastrup
On the train back to Kastrup over the bridge
The turbines in the Oresund glinting in the weak winter sun
Immersed in a daydream, I'm driving through the night
Down the E47 to Lubeck in a big diesel engined hire car

Emerging at dawn, car parked hot and ticking
Wet cobbles slick under my feet
Waiting for your voice through the apartment block intercom

To crackle into my life once more
To crackle into my life once more

There's no reply so I walk down to Fischerstrasse
I'm thinking you've gone for breakfast at Rick's Cafe like we used to
You never even liked the coffee there, too weak you said, but we went anyway

But I turn the corner, the cafe's not there
Gone just like us, I know I won't find you

Even in my imagination you don't come back
Even in my imagination you don't come back
Track Name: Fell Off The Rainbow
We never had it so good
We were soaring so high
Way up in the sky
Next thing we know
It's all over
Between us
And all we want to do
Is cry

Well it looks like we fell of the rainbow
Sliding back down to earth
Just one mistake but it cost us our halo
We never realised just what it was worth

The air ^ was rare ^ intoxicating
Must have gone to our head
Our dreams have gone, carried off by the breeze
Like a mistral sweeping in from the Med

Well it looks like we fell of the rainbow
Sliding back down to earth
Just one mistake but it cost us our halo
We never realised just what it was worth

Well it looks like we fell of the rainbow
Sliding back down to earth
Just one mistake but it cost us our halo
We never realised just what it was worth
Track Name: Love Is A Metaphor
I suddenly woke up
We are floating downstream
In a punt on the Cherwell
You're the one in my dream

I'm squinting in the sunlight
And there's something about you
You've got that goofy grin again
Hope my dream'll come true

'Cause you float my boat
Hope my metaphor won't spring a leak
Or sink my ship
If it's sink or swim
Let's jump into this relationship

Love is a metaphor
Simile's such an awful bore
You're not "like" anything
You just are

Past the Botanic Gardens
Water running down my sleeves
Got the pole stuck again
Guess I'm more Wooster than Jeeves

'Cause you float my boat
Hope my metaphor won't spring a leak
Or sink my ship
If it's sink or swim
Let's jump into this relationship

Love is a metaphor
Simile's such an awful nore
You're not "like" anything
You just are

You just are
Track Name: Eggs Buzz At Gate
If trees could talk then
Everything would be alright
If ice were chalk then
Everything would be white
Like a wasp in a jar
They're just misunderstood
You're a busy bee
But you're still not out of the woods

The girl in the farm shop
She says a spud is just a spud
The Keeper of the Royal Swans
Says water is thicker than blood
A small bird in the hand
Is better than a pigeon on the roof
A storm petrel in a teacup
Is the living proof

Orange tip, orange tip
Early for the bugle
Eggs buzz at gate
Chasing beauty
Eggs buzz at gate
Chasing beauty

Little humming bird
Is doing all she can
Drop of water in her beak
Makes the frog jump out of the pan
Like the chicken and the egg
Your best years get taken away
The time has come to pass
For all good trees to have their say

The girl in the farm shop
She says a spud is just a spud
The Keeper of the Royal Swans
Says water is thicker than blood
A small bird in the hand
Is better than a piegeon on the roof
A storm petrel in a teacup
Is the living proof

Orange tip, orange tip
Early for the bugle
Eggs buzz at gate
Chasing beauty
Eggs buzz at gate
Chasing beauty

Are we just tempting fate?