Return Of The Lotus Eaters

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lyrics

The Return of the Lotus Eaters

Last night I watched you sleeping,
Your breath like a desert breeze,
But that was years ago,
Long before the flight.
Now I sleep in pain,
While you're awake in London,
With numbers and fashion gurus,
And nightclubs and social whores.

I'll leave this bitter town,
Once I've saved up my courage,
I'll spend it all in one shop,
But now it waits in storage.
It waits to adapt to change,
But change keeps on a changin,
And I can't see clearly,
With all the smoke from the dope.

And if you ever wonder,
Or feel that you should see me,
Just to reassure yourself,
You made the right decision.
I'll be where I've always been,
Forgetting about tomorrow,
In the moon with the midnight club,
And I'm singing songs of sorrow.

On the ceiling midges gather,
Upside down in protest,
They crowd around the fading light,
Like me they can get no rest.
I've lost all that they taught me,
I left it in the woods,
The lotus eaters have got me,
And now I'm lost for good.

And if you ever wonder,
Or feel that you should see me,
Just to reassure yourself,
You made the right decision.
I'll be where I've always been,
Forgetting about tomorrow,
In the moon with the midnight club,
And I'm singing songs of sorrow.

credits

from Desire Lines, track released February 14, 2012
Valentine Black (P Mc Loughlin): vocals, acoustic guitar
Philly Kennedy: bass
Mick Cross: drums
Robert MacLeod: electric guitars, piano/keyboards, string arrangements
Petra Lexova: violins (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7)
Paula Hughes: cello (1, 2, 4, 6, 7)

Produced by Robert MacLeod and P Mc Loughlin
Engineered by Richie Corcoran at Resolution Recordings Dublin
Mastered by Barry Woodward at Dining Room Music London

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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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