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Switch and Bait

by Dave Bradley

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released May 4, 2016

Words and music by Dave "dB" Bradley. All instruments and vocals dB unless otherwise stated.

Tracks feature:
Eddie Bryant on sax (Escape)
Emmazen on backing vocals (Spring)
Mono Stone production (Bait)
Klaus Tropp on drums (White Line)

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Dave Bradley, perhaps best known as a freelance science journalist and photographer, turns his attention to his music, which has been his passion since early childhood. He now releases an eclectic mix of self-penned songs based on almost four decades of musicianship and a wide range of influences ... more

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Track Name: P.O.V.
P.O.V.

Oh, can you see the world as I see it?
Standing close to the water's edge when I noticed,
the last thing on my mind
Hadn't thanked you for our time together,
hadn't thanked you for being so kind

Something chased away my feelings,
chased away my foolish dreams
Something's lost but I don't see that anything's quite the way it's meant to seem

Can you see the world like I see it,
And does it look as grey to you?
Is it any wonder I'm in the habit
Of trying to change your point of view?
Oh do you see the world like I see it?
Is the light still fading on you?
There's still a chance for us to grab it
And bring the colours back into view

Walking back from the water's edge,
now there's nothing, there's nothing on my mind
I hadn't felt that we could make it at all I'm the fool,
I'm the fool when you're unkind

Can you see the world like I see it,
And does it look as grey to you?
Is it any wonder I'm in the habit
Of trying to change your point of view?
Oh do you see the world like I see it?
Is the light still fading on you?
There's still a chance for us to grab it
And bring the colours back into view
Track Name: Time Lapse
Time Lapse

When you come right down to it, it was never going to last
Days and weeks and months went by but years would never pass
Words had never failed me...at least not until today
But anger rose and doors were closed, seemed nothing more to say

Just one thing...I really ought to touch
So, sit right down, don't turn your head, won't beat around the bush
There's angry words and painful deeds, it's all a crying shame
The thing is that I love you and we're none of us to blame

Come on, come on, come on, come on
Let's take another shot
Just focus on the day today
Leave everything we're not

Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Let's give it our best shot
Just focus on this day today
Give-it everything we've got
Track Name: Bait and Switch (MonoStone Remix)
Bait and switch

There was a key under the mat,
but you changed all the locks
There was a note deep in your pocket,
but no stamp for the box

I saw a light up in your room,
but your heart was like stone
And though you strayed out of the gloom,
there was nobody home

There was a seed inside the pot,
but no water for the bloom
There was food there on the table,
but no taste in the room

You wore a smile and a little more,
but you cried on the inside
And though you veil all that you feel,
there's no place left to hide

When you turn about face
I can't stay in that place
Switch and bait me
I know that you're cunning

When I find the right pace
It's the end of the race
Bait and switch
is the game that you're running
Track Name: Escape to the Stars - ft Eddie Bryant on sax
Escape to the Stars

Over the water, no anchor out at sea
Islands will be washed away by change
Climbing up our mountain believing we’re free
Emptiness that clings hides only rage

You’ll see them as they struggle through the years that roll by
You know that they’ll try their best but in destiny they’ll die

But the air is poisoned, so there’s nowhere left to hide
Could we leave behind this empty shell with no pride?

Ever looking upwards it’s the stars that draw us near
If stardust’s what we’re made from then our fate is ever clear

Over the water, no anchor out at sea
Our island washed away by change

Know how we struggled as the light years flew by
Know that we suffered for the dreams we left to die

And the air that we poisoned, left us nowhere else to hide
So, we left behind that empty shell and our pride
Track Name: Radio Love (Radio mix)
Radio Love (Radio Edit)

I'm writing a song they can play on the radio
I'm playing a game with the words but I want to know
Will you sing along or sway in a way that shows?
That there's a chance you'll hear what I want you to know

You can't tune out the words
that I sing as the music flows
Though static comes and goes
My love it only grows

Radio love, listen to the late night show
Radio love, tuning in to what you know
Radio love, catch the rhythm of my hope
Radio love, it only goes to show

Did you hear my song they played on the radio?
It had the words I wrote just to let you know
Want you to sing along in a way that shows
That there's a chance we're in tune and our love can grow

You can't tune out the words
that I sing as the music flows
Though static comes and goes
My love it only grows
My love it only grows

Radio love, listen to the late night show
Radio love, tuning in to what you know
Radio love, catch the rhythm of my hope
Radio love, it only goes to show
It only goes to show
Track Name: Foreign Shores
For every man who fights on foreign shorelines
It matters not to him the flag that he dies under
And if the colour of his skin matters on foreign shorelines

Well, do you see right through it?
Do you see right through it?

Keep up the pressure and we can win
We can bring it back down again

For every man who fights on foreign shorelines
For every man it matters not to him
For every man the flag that he dies under
Nor the colour of his skin
Track Name: The Silent Spring ft.Emmazen
The Silent Spring

They tell us history is a lesson to learn
Too many times we ignore it
They say the danger is a stranger to burn
Through the seasons they implore it

It doesn't matter how near or how far
The border lands we deplore them
They feed us lies that just won't settle the score
Fail to see that we abhor them

Across the desert a healing wind blows
Now the promise of a silent spring
Though lines were drawn and the borders were closed
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings

They say that fear is the enemy within
Too many times that we have sworn it
From East to West their lies begin to wear thin
The oath I swore I could ignore it

Across the desert a healing wind blows
Now's the promise of a silent spring
Though lines were drawn and the borders were closed
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings

And through the valleys a healing wind blows
With the promise of a silent spring
The lines were cut but no borders are closed
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings

And in the cities a healing wind blows
With the culture of a vital sting
The ties once cut and all borders exposed
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings

And through the desert a healing wind blows
With the promise of a silent spring
The lines once cut and our feelings deposed
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings
Track Name: White Line Warrior (2016 remix)
White line warrior
Heading up the Inca Trail
Silkroad Surfer
Hides behind electric veil

Foothill courier
En route to the promised land
Fuelled with a bitter taste
Torment is in her hand

Global decimation
One in ten, where worlds collide
Find the taker nation
A future lost for lack of pride

Main line quarrier
Digging up the dragon's tale
Milk wet citizen
Finds the time to read the Mail

Timeline warrior
Waking in the promised land
Works with little haste
Though history is in his hands

Global decimation
One in ten, where worlds collide
Find the taker nation
A future lost for lack of pride
Track Name: For Crying Out Loud
For crying out loud

Heaven-sent lovers chasing milk and honey
Spend their time like everything's just so sunny
No little hitches, taking all their pictures
Still the feeling's healing with its homespun riches

Never lets them down, keeps their head off the ground
Rolling down saddled without a frown or a breakdown
Come on strong, holding on so long
Send the preachers back 'cause we're living like there's nothing wrong

A long lost brother shaking out the cash
It's just not funny how that greed spreads like a rash
Selling on his pitches, a real rags to riches
Steal the wheeler's dealing in his pulled up britches

Never seen him round, but kept his ear to the ground
Rode in saddled with a frown and a takedown
Coming on strong, and hanging out too long
Just send the teachers back 'cause we never learn when we are wrong

One more mother, her love unspoken
All the time is lost and her heart's all broken
Laying out her son, he lies with the stitches
Keep the kneelers praying in their worn out britches

Never hit the ground, keep her heart above the clouds
Stardust dazzled with a frown and a breakdown
Going in strong, moving a bit too long
Bring it all back home 'cause it don't look like there's nothing wrong

For crying out loud
For crying out loud
For crying out loud
For crying out loud
Track Name: Sail Me Back
Sail me back

Take me down to the river
Take me all the way out to sea
Chill my heart with the spindrift
Sail the memories home to me

Take a look at the questions
At the questions you have found
Catch a wave without harbour
Where the truth is surely drowned

Yet you know how I wonder
If the truth will be concealed
In the safety of that harbour
That's the time when all's revealed

Sail me back to Uh-huh Town
Sail me back for free
Shake the water from the prow
Sail me back for free

Take me down to the river
Take me all the way out to sea
Chill my heart with the spindrift
Sail the memories home to me

Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound
Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound

Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound
Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound

Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound
Take me to the lost & found
Sail me back to where I'm bound

Hey, hey, hey

Sail me back, sail me back
Sail me back to Uh-huh Town
Sail me back, sail me back

Take me down to the river
Take me all the way out to sea
Track Name: Nothing to be sorry for?
0 2 B Sorry 4 (Nothing to be sorry for?)

It's a well-worn path we take each day
The fighting maps our lives
You cast a stone, the glass it breaks
The home we had divides

And time moves on we separate
The pain it blights our lives
You cast the steel, my heart it aches
For a love we can't revive

It's a careworn child that takes each day
As if it were their last
They cast the mould with risks they take
Leave traces in their past

As they move on they instigate
The future of their lives
They steel the cast the passion play
With love they will survive

Now there's nothing to feel sorry for
I've heard it all before
There is no reason
to deny the pain

Nothing to be sorry for
I heard it all the time
There's nothing left
so keep an open mind

It's a frightened world we see each day
We're running for our lives
Don't cast the stone, don't shoot the gun
Lay down the bloody knives

Can we move on and relegate
The pain that blights our times
Just blunt the steel, my heart won't break
The love we must revive

Nothing to feel sorry for
I've heard it all before
There's nothing left
but to keep an open mind

There's nothing to say sorry for
we denied it at the time
Nothing left, no place that you can hide


Now there nothing to feel sorry for
I've heard it all before
There's nothing
but to keep an open mind

Is there nothing to say sorry for?
We denied it at the time
Nothing left
no place you can hide

Nothing to feel sorry for
I've heard it all before
There is no reason
to deny the pain

Nothing to be sorry for
I heard it at the time
There's nothing left
so keep an open mind

There's nowhere left
So no place left to hide
There's nothing left
There's no place you can hide
Track Name: Time to Unwind (It's Over)
Time to Unwind (It's Over)

I saved your life you nearly drowned
On the river bank, where Martha fell
You turned to me and then you frowned
Said I don't believe in Heaven and I don't believe in Hell

Catching up with all the things that we thought unreal
I know that won't appeal to those hoping for a little more
You turned away your wounds to heal
Said I didn't think this way when I was walking through that door

It's not over till the last tear has dried, all the acid's neutralised and the anger has subsided
When it's all over, don't you want to set aside a little time to unwind when it's all over

I sailed away I nearly drowned
On one of those seven seas, I really couldn't tell
I failed to say I was neither lost nor found
Still don't believe in Heaven, but I sure saw my own Hell

It's not over till the last tear has dried, all the acid's neutralised and the anger has subsided
When it's all over, don't you want to set aside a little time to unwind when it's all over

A little time to unwind when it's all over
There's still time to unwind, it's over
Time to unwind, it's over
Track Name: A Word to the Wise
A Word to the Wise

Sitting back on hope and despair
Not really the place you want to be
No, not anywhere

Checking out without a care
Another day, another road
Won't bear your heavy load

Even though the story's told a thousand times or maybe more
You feel you're the only one, who ever cries
A word to the wise, there's no relief, no, no release in the bottle
Just reflections of the stranger you see in your eyes

A word to the wise
A word to the wise

No need to despise yourself you see as you change
You can walk away, but you might, but you might find it happens just the same
Track Name: It's never too cold to snow
It's Never Too Cold to Snow

Sick and tired of the changes in the weather
Don't you know that I've been praying for the sun
But, I'm resigned to coping with the stormy weather
Whether or not you change your mind and say that you will come

Well I know, you always take it everywhere
And, I know there'll come a time
When you open up, I really couldn't care
And you'll find out when you're frozen...that it's never

Too cold to snow, no matter what they say
When your heart is chilled in the cold light of day
You can wrap it up warm, keep the weather at bay
When it's time to light the fire you'll find another way
It's never too cold to snow...

Feeling tired and I know you're under pressure
Can't you tell that I've been feeling all your pain
Now, I'm defined by hoping we can stay together
But I'm sure I'll just be stranded in the rain