Retrospect

by Valentine Black

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Retrospect is the first single from Valentine Black's forthcoming debut album, 'Desire Lines' (due Feb 2012). A perspective look at life, music and more specifically the persual of one's dreams...

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Retrospect

Our dreams still orbit round the sun
We have gone blind from looking up at them too long
Tradition’s arm, it can be strong
They said it was the prize to keep our eyes upon
They were wrong…

Now people wait on word from New York and London
Just so they know what music and clothes they should put on
When everything is immediate, what happens?
Patience is a virtue but a virtue no one wants

But I know better than to judge
In glass houses leaning on a crutch
He said, she said such and such
Life’s too long to hold a grudge
And if we spent half as much
Time on what is really up
And time on what is really us.

Everything I had is gone
And starting over is a luxury of the young
Just when I thought my race was already run
The rats turned out to be a blessing all along

But I know better than to judge
In glass houses leaning on a crutch
He said, she said such and such
Life’s too long to hold a grudge
And if we spent half as much
Time on what is really up
And time on what is really us.

Life’s too long to hold a grudge
And if we spent half as much
Time on what is really up
And time on what is really us

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released October 22, 2010

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Valentine Black Ireland

Valentine Black wants his body of work to mix the heart of Springsteen, the head of Dylan, the guts of The Clash and the imagination of Bowie...throw in plenty of melody, and a nod and a wink to more contemporary artists like Arcade Fire, The National, Elbow and James and you’ve got his musical ambition!
His debut album is due for release in Spring 2012.
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