Distant Buzzing

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Distant Buzzing’ is the opening track on ‘Revere Reach’, the new William D.Drake album, a hearty, joyous tune with lyrics penned by Mr Drake’s great friend Mr James Kelsey-Fry. The video is a merry romp with William D.Drake and his band of affectionate friends – fleeting moments invoke memories of Mr Drake’s days in Cardiacs long ago.....

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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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from Revere Reach, released June 15, 2015
lyrics - Jamie Kelsey-Fry

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