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Nocturnes

by Joe Blossom

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1.
Hunger I 03:17
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 combine 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 combine When we all rock and roll 'Cause it’s just sublime, happens all the time Must be some kind of crime when we all rock and roll. I hunger, hunger, hunger... for you.
2.
Dance The Blues (free) 03:04
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?
3.
Not Just For A While (free) 04:20
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
4.
Scenestar (free) 03:49
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.
5.
Neon Beaus (free) 03:33
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.
6.
Pale Sugar (free) 04:06
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
7.
Hunger II 03:29
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
8.
(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.
9.
(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.
10.
Control 03:43
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.
11.
Thinking of U (free) 04:18
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.
12.
Got Sunshine 03:24
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.

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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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