Revere Reach

by William D Drake

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Sven B. Schreiber William D. Drake's songwriting talent already became obvious in the "Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake" and "The Sea Nymphs" projects. Tim Smith dropping out of the creative process of the "Cardiacs" due to a full cardiac arrest in 2008 provided William D. Drake with the somewhat tragic chance of proving what he's capable of on his own. And boy, he really over-accomplished this task beyond all expectations. Since Tim Smith's rehabilitation faces new unreasonable obstacles again and again, William D. Drake remains the solid rock in the stream of time, to be relied on with respect to top-quality "Cardiacs"-inspired music. If you're so inclined, you might want to consider giving a couple of pounds for Tim Smith's much needed healthcare costs, like I did today: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/timsmith Favorite track: Be Here Steryear.
Eric Benac
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Eric Benac Drake's winning streak hits an incredible high note here. Stomping rock contrasts with gorgeous chamber pop and orchestrated pop nuggets.

If this were released by a major label band, it would be hailed a masterpiece by all. I am declaring it a masterpiece now and hope others follow suit. Favorite track: Distant Buzzing.
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Jon Scargill Wonderful. Just wonderful. Favorite track: The Blind Boy.
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A metal man is ploughing my field, The leaves they are in laughter. A giddy haze has come to me, As I lead my donkey to water. Sits a sentinel, sticky and bound, Watching our disaster – She says to me “What have you found That you’re happy to leave for the after?” Sentinel of seas, keeper of the trees, Whisperer of the earth and divide Precious moments, that passed us by Will collide with a vengeance. “What better dreams and subtler seams, What gentleness, what fervour? What temple to love could you build with your greed That you’re happy to leave for the after?” Donkey shivers and snorts impatient, Her voice lost in the halter, “I build houses of straw to burn in me And carve only ash for my altar. Dreams among insects, ripples and gold, Contagion to addle the sleeper. When the time it comes to suffer my bones What haven’t I left for the after?” Sentinel of seas, keeper of the trees, Whisperer of the earth and divide Precious moments, that passed us by Will collide with a vengeance. Precious moments will collide, Will collide, will collide.
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In Converse 04:18
Still south I went, and west, and south again, Through Wicklow, from the morning to the night, And far from cities and the sites of men, Lived with the sunshine and the moon’s delight. I knew the stars, the flowers and the birds, The grey and wintry sides of many glens, And did but half remember human words, In converse with the mountains, moors and fens. J.M.Synge
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Lifeblood 02:58
There comes a time when the words do not rhyme, And the harmony jars and the unison spars. Lyrics aspire to electric guitire, Find a meaning for life from this trouble and strife. Hats off to melody, let’s go write a threnody, Don’t hesitate to show spontaneity. Your gladsome serenity will aid you through Any fate, don’t abdicate such responsibility. It’s your lifeblood. “If you bring forth What is within you, What you bring forth Will save you. If you don’t bring forth What’s within you, What you don’t bring forth Will destroy you.” Hats off to melody, let’s go write a threnody, Don’t hesitate to show spontaneity. Your gladsome serenity will aid you through Any fate, appreciate such responsibility. It’s your lifeblood.
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Be near steryear, Be close at hand. See hear steryear Are finding binding. Binding finding Hear steryear, Hand at close Be here steryear. Be near steryear, Be close at hand. See hear steryear Are finding binding. Far off beyond Moment proceed, Order ensure Become solely. Be near steryear, Be close at hand. See hear steryear Are finding binding. Binding finding Here steryear, Hand at close Be here steryear.
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A Husk 05:41
A bale of straw in human form, Seeming forlorn on a summer's day. He'd curse the night that he was born, Spending the dawn til the dusk A husk designed to scare away a Crow. Humming a tune as he Leers at the Moon – Tiny eye, ye be too high, And the wind a liar. To feel so lonesome in this field, Braving the wind and the rain Of this earth. The bale of straw in human form, Looking forlorn on a winter's night He'd curse the day that he was born. Humming a tune as he Leers at the Moon. Tiny eye, ye be too high, And the wind a liar.
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O say what is that thing call’d Light, Which I must ne’er enjoy; What are the blessings of the sight, O tell your poor blind boy! You talk of wondrous things you see, You say the sun shines bright; I feel him warm, but how can he Or make it day or night? My day or night myself I make Whene’er I sleep or play; And could I ever keep awake With me ’twere always day. With heavy sighs I often hear You mourn my hapless woe; But sure with patience I can bear A loss I ne’er can know. Then let not what I cannot have My cheer of mind destroy; Whilst thus I sing, I am a king, Although a poor blind boy. Colley Cibber
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Clack Dance 00:44
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Heart Of Oak 04:37
Come cheer up my lads, it’s to glory we steer, To add something more to this wonderful year. To honour, we call you, as free men not slaves, For who are so free as the sons of the waves. Heart of oak are our ships, Heart of oak are our men. We always are ready. Steady boys, steady! We’ll fight and we’ll conquer again. Our worthy forefathers let’s give them a cheer, To climates unknown did courageously steer. Through oceans to deserts for freedom they came, And dying bequeathed us their freedom and fame. David Garrick
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“London Bridge is falling down!” So sayeth the Catford Clown. And he should know – He’s been to places And seen faces Of glorious renown. “The King of Lewisham is dead!” At least, that’s what The Clown he said. Let’s rise and fall Like the Thames he Flow low high kind, Sweet balm whole shine. That’s all you need to know. London Town is the place to be! It may not be beside the sea, So let’s rise and fall Like the Thames he Flow low high mind, Sweet balm whole shine. That’s all we have to show.
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Liferaft 01:03
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Castaway 04:09
I thought we’d never drift apart Forever you and me, That rocks and reefs could not exist In our idyllic sea. No storm could overturn our boat, When people loved as we. Castaway, O castaway, Tossed overboard and castaway. Our tiny leak led to a flood, The magic quickly failed, We could not clear the tide away, No matter how we bailed. Nor find a harbour to set down, No matter where we sailed. Castaway, O castaway, Tossed overboard and castaway. Now I am shipwrecked and alone, There is no land in sight. No lifeboat on the skyline and No friendly rescue light. Just clinging to the flotsam of Our love with all my might. Castaway, O castaway, Tossed overboard and cast away. Annie Dachinger
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Revere Reach 05:50
I first acquainted was with this Fine and tempestuous land, While a-crossing o’er the saintly trap Laid down by a hangman’s hand. We christened it proudly Revere Reach, To flatter its bountiful sound, Addressed it to swallows and wood pigeons all, And black-headed gulls on the call. Three swans there be a-paddling close, Approaching tenderly, With countenance regal viewing their home With a warmth and sympathy. The day it melts into the night, And the stars begin to smile. The moon shines over Revere Reach, And we decide to stay for awhile. We laugh and we sigh, A-bring a tear to an eye, Such joy will ever remain Until the end of our day.
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Orlando 02:17
Dark and deep, Orlando sleep Throughout the day. Dreaming of pie And turquoise sky And fait accompli. Orland! Orland! Orlando! For the sins of your fathers, Take aim and claim Your favour, Ne’er be fettered Again, again, Again.

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released June 15, 2015

William D. Drake: Voice box and keyboards Andrea Parker: Voice box
James Larcombe: Keyboards and voice box Richard Larcombe: Guitars and voice box Nicola Baigent: Saxophones and flute
Jon Bastable: Bass Stephen Gilchrist: Drums

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