Nocturnes

by Joe Blossom

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released June 26, 2011

Written by Blossom Floods Frost
Recorded by James Goldsmith and Lee Prebble
Mixed by James Goldsmith
Mastered by Mike Gibson of Munki at Bonfire Audio, Wellington, NZ
Album Art by Mr Lance Ravenswood

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Track Name: Hunger I
I’m liking your roving eyes.
I’m here, but that’s no big surprise.
We are drifting between little lies,
Is there some way that we can apologise?
And if you don’t mind I feel so inclined
Happens all the time when we rock and roll
And it’s a matter of fact
This love we have is so exact
We’re champions with hearts intact
We’re reaching the top and this is no act
Oh have you seen the signs? They blow my mind
Happens all the time when we walk the coals
And it’s just sublime, happens all the time
Must be some kind of crime when we all walk the coals
Track Name: Dance The Blues
Hearts and souls collide and stream
In strange and unknown ways;
In the balance of midnight we sway.
It doesn’t have to be banal reality,
For on this dance floor we do find sweet liberty.

Baby swing! Baby stride!
How high the tide? How long to hold?
Baby trips the light fantastic toe.
Parading in a masquerade:
Mirth and grace, so displayed.
I’ve been introduced, but she won’t remember my name.

So answer me you raconteurs,
You nay-sayers and abhorrent bores,
These dreams of mine, will they come into play?
It doesn’t have to be some history repeat,
But this dance floor! Oh this dance floor,
It’s giving way ‘neath my feet!!

And she’s always on the other side of the dance floor,
So oblivious and so free.
Oh she’s always on the other side of the dance floor
Why can’t she see what’s special about me?
Track Name: Not Just For A While
And so she said she’s gone from him
And Not Just For A While

She’s seeing some other kind of man,
One that’s got more style.

She’s hoping that
His lovin’s good

Is she looking for a yes-man? Maybe.
Doin’ what she says he should.

NJFAW the mountains stay,
And NJFAW the stars, they say.
Boys will come and crash and burn
She won’t find him the ashes when she returns.

And when she is sunbathing they are making hay,
She’s designing futures; They’re shifting breaks.
They think she will, but she can’t kill,
The ambition that leads her to here thrills.

NJFAW the mountains stay
NJFAW the stars they say
Drought is here, it’s here again
When I think of you my will, it bends.

So think back to my loving,
How I could make you smile.

Could give you all my loving baby,
And not just for a while
Not just for a while
Not just for a while
Track Name: Scenestar
Hey scenestar where you from?
Hey scenestar, what’s going on?
You drop the party, the burning end.
You’re outside smoking, when I’m walking in.
I haven’t seen you round for so long now,
I haven’t seen you round, forgot you were…

Hey what’s the happs?
Hey scenestar, tell me where it’s at.
We walk the night time.
The night time bends under our weight,
We’re walking to the end.
I haven’t seen you round for so long now.
I didn’t know the rules about what is cool.
Who’s cool?

Hey scenestar, they want you.
Yeah scenestar, they want me too.
Hey scenestar, who am I?
Hey scenestar, I’m your apple pie.
We walk the night time into the dawn.
We found ourselves rolling on someone’s lawn
I haven’t seen the fool, for so long now.
I didn’t know the rules bout what is cool.
Who’s cool?

Hey Scenestar,
Yeah Scenestar,
We're scenestars
Yeah, scenestars.
Track Name: Neon Beaus
Neon Beaus and UFOs,
The coming crowd,
The shallow gold.
The burning lights,
The running sands,
The valley floor of candyland
But I’m not talking to at all, but you.

And so it seems and so it goes,
It’s everyone here for themselves.
So don’t bite and don’t bawl
For all hope’s about to fall.
And Oh! There’s nobody around, but you.

So don’t you tell nobody
Cos I can’t see nobody
Uh oh it seems too far for me to go.
Track Name: Pale Sugar
Pale Sugar where you come from?
Pale Sugar I wanna know where you're gonna be,
What ya doing tonight?
Pale Sugar in your black jeans
Pale Sugar I wanna know what it's gonna mean?
How am I looking tonight?
And it's alright to do what you do.

Pale Sugar you could split this town
Pale Sugar I wanna what it's gonna be?
What you’re doing tonight?
Pale Sugar we could run too
Pale Sugar I wanna know what I'm gonna be?
What I'm doing tonight?
And it's alright to do what you do
Track Name: Hunger II
I’m liking your roving eyes.
I’m here, but that’s no big surprise.
We are drifting between little lies,
Is there some way that we can apologise?
And if you don’t mind I feel so inclined
Happens all the time when we rock and roll
And it’s a matter of fact
This love we have is so exact
We’re champions with hearts intact
We’re reaching the top and this is no act
Oh have you seen the signs? They blow my mind
Happens all the time when we walk the coals
And it’s just sublime, happens all the time
Must be some kind of crime when we all walk the coals
Track Name: You Are Not With Us (Anymore)
(Paradise Lost - Book I)

Look where we lie - to smithereens blown;
Defeated - shook we, the Shiny Man’s throne.
Open you eyes, don’t try to placate,
Take hold of your minds for you own sake.
For I can hear a choir sing:
You are not with us anymore

It doesn’t matter what you’ve known,
We were right in our plight – for freedom is all.
In numbers we’re safe – resonant and broad.
In our hail and our strife thundered accord.
And you can hear the angels say:
You are not with us anymore

Was not my mistake how we got here,
For it you’ll pay for.
The hissing of time, keeping the score,
I guess this is what eternity’s for.

But I guess it doesn’t matter anymore.
Track Name: How The Mighty Fall
(Paradise Lost - Book X)

I found myself haunted by the falling down;
In the echo of a God almighty sound.
Confusion born in the failing light
Balancing on a wire heavy with pride.

How the mighty fall.
It’s time to let go.

But I awoke and explored
A heavenly scene,
With open eyes,
You and me witnessing,

The rising glow.
Track Name: Control
And you’re losing all your control,
That very thing that made you so damn bold.
The illusion’s an aberration of your mind.
And now the laughter is sounding so unkind.

Are you ever gonna feel
The light beating butterfly wings?

And the stealing? Well, they don’t call it crime.
Neither did you, but now it weighs on your mind.
Who’s around? No one you can blame.
It’s you who throws wood onto these flames.

Aren’t you ever gonna feel?
Those light beating butterfly wings?
Oh the hunger and the greed
All that you want – nothing you need.
Track Name: Thinking of U
Thinking of you thinking of me.
And oh, that shining sun.
All the good times and all the bad times,
But we have just begun.
Oh that shining sun.
Little bit of you; Little bit of me.
The probabilities
When we’re unwrapped and undone.

Oooo livin’ in sun
Oooo little blossom
Oooo let it blossom!

The morning dew; silhouette trees
Adore the rising sun. Oh that rising sun.
These gambling times and rambling crimes
Who knows what is to come
Beyond the setting sun?

Brief the storm front on the plain – it’s so fleeting.
Strong and constant is the love so completing.
So I’ve been thinking of you thinking of me
And oh that rising sun. Let it all blossom.
All the good times and all the rag times.
What has just begun? Oh that rising sun.

Little bit of you, little bit of me.
Ooo the possibilities
When we’re unwrapped and undone.
Track Name: Got Sunshine
Got sunshine on my head
Do you know what it means
To be living with someone
Who don’t think that you’re clean?
Got sunshine, don’t you know
That it’s all that I need?
And you are somebody
Who don’t think I am clean.

And I will permit that to be.
I’m cleaner than your dreams.
So give me the needle,
And give me your joy;
I am but no one,
But an old country boy.

And some somebody cried
Somebody bawled onto your lover’s shoulder.
But you see, time is blowing us through space
Writing its inscription all over your face.
So do not lie in your bed.
There’s something not right
When you're living in darkness
Avoiding the light.