Love Life and Lonicera

by Dave Bradley

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Life, Love and Lonicera. A triple A-side single featuring a Pseudo Gabriel pastiche "Push the Button", my feverish falsetto in "Wild Honeysuckle" and the mellow "Burning Out" featuring original lyrics by my good friend and singing partner JH Livingstone.

Bonus tracks: Anatolia and The Mighty Fall

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released 18 August 2015

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Dave Bradley UK

Dave Bradley, perhaps best known as a freelance science journalist and photographer, turns his attention to his music, releasing a range of self-penned songs in the loose and eclectic genre of indie acoustic and electric rock and pop.

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Track Name: Candles
Candles

It all changed in the blinking of an eye
And all it took was a little white lie
The candle flickered and you stared at the floor
She said "it's over" and headed for the door

Regrets you have and a pound of insecure
Those wasted years were never part of the cure
If you had your time again you'd get up off the floor
If you had it all again you'd have boarded up that door

When you see that you can never make amends
You'll find your failings were just fair-weather friends
You cannot sleep on it for the message that would send
Until you realise you're burning the candle at both ends

Take your time, but move on out to another place
Don't stand in line, find your open space
There's no disgrace, you can really change your mind
Light it up, in the darkness you can shine

When you see that you could never make amends
You found your failings were just fair-weather friends
You couldn't sleep on it for the message that would send
And then you realise you're burning ...
And then you realise you're burning
And then you realise you're burning the candle at both ends
Track Name: The Mighty Fall
The Mighty Fall

Suddenly it's gone
You cannot see what you were missing
The pain inside has grown so strong
A future lost, no new beginning

Time is moving on
The winds of change swept you aside
Took your faith with all your pride
The years just crawl along

Didn't you hear them calling?
"Brother can you spare a dime?"
Or was it just like any other day?

Oh, couldn't you feel yourself falling?
You really didn't spare the time
To make it unlike any other day

Tortured by the view
You cannot turn your head to see
or look beyond the window
You wonder what you're missing

Nothing is forgiven
You cannot see it's true
You were never one to listen
You turned away and sailed beyond the blue

Oh, how the mighty have fallen
Wonder if you changed your mind
It would seem like any other day

Oh, how the misery claws you
Wonder if you'd had the time
Would it have seemed like any other day?

Time is moving on
You cannot reach what you were missing
The pain inside has grown so strong
A future lost, no new beginning

Any other day
Any other day, the mighty fall
Any other day
Track Name: Burning Out
Burning out

If I'm still breathing
Maybe I'm dreaming
Either way, I'm screaming on the inside

Raking through my feelings
Maybe time isn't healing
Oh no one’s really going to care
If I don't reach the other side

Smokin’ like a chimney, well
They look at me dimly
If someone doesn’t stop me
I'm gonna burn right out

Oh I am burning, I'm seething, I try to slow down
But I am kicking and screaming
Who am I fooling? If you're cooling on me
Gotta wash me down and take the fire out of me

All kinds of people
Offer me the needle
Pull your self together
This has really gotta stop.

APR charges
Underdosed on largesse
Empty words don't pay the bills
Why don't you hand me down my favourite pills

Feeding in a frenzy
Well, I choke like Aiden Mackenzie
But no one can stop me
I'm turning on out

Oh I'm burning, I'm screaming, just can't slow it down
I am sticking to my feelings
Who-am-I fooling? If you're cooling on me
Got to wash me down and take the fire out of me
Got to wash me down and take the fire out of me
Got to wash me down and take the fire out of me

Am I still learning
My stomach's churning
Either way, I'm burning on the inside
Track Name: Push the Button
Push the Button

Push the button and let it all come out
There's solace in the stimulation of that there is no doubt
Pull the lever this never will die out
There's sorrow without stimulation; the driest ever drought

And though it's all electrified in every twist and shout
Just use it up, abuse it up before we all burn out
Push the button!

Push the button there is no time to lose
With every breath and every sigh we chase away the blues
Change your gear that tempo you will choose
With every hue and every cry your voltage hits the fuse

We know it's all electrified and open to abuse
But schmooze it up, confuse it up it is the only muse
Push the button!
Push the button! Before we all die out
Push the button!
Push the button!
Track Name: Wild Honeysuckle
Wild Honeysuckle

Where the wild honeysuckle grows
You make your love in the sun
The sweet, sweet scent of your rose
Ooh she takes her time, you know she's coming

Choose your line, spend your time
While love is still on your mind

That deep, deep feeling
The deepest feeling of all time
The deep, deep feeling
The deepest feelings of all time...of all time

Where the wild honeysuckle grows (still growing)
You make your love in the sun
That sweet, sweet scent of your woman
We all take loving as it comes

Where the wild honeysuckle grows
You found your love in the sun
The bitter-sweet taste of the summer
The autumn calls and you're heading home

You took the line, it took your mind
And now your love is out of time

That deep, deep feeling
The deepest feeling of all time
The deep, deep feeling
The deepest feelings of all time...of all time

Where that wild honeysuckle grows
Where does the wild honeysuckle grow?
Where we go, nobody knows
But, oh how that wild honeysuckle grows
Track Name: Anatolia
Anatolia

Moving through the empty places
Confused by all the open spaces
Climb the hill to reach the chapel
The leaves are scorched within the dapple lighting on the ground

Writing now a book for those to learn
I devise a way to share the only Word
To give them clarity in everything they've heard
With faithless charity they open up and find it all absurd

Whiter than the minaret, paler than the Virgin painted on the wall
Whiter than the minaret, paler than the virgins waiting for your call

Anatolia! Anatolia! Anatolia!

Moving through the open spaces
Confused by all the empty places
Climb the hill to reach the chapel
The leaves are scorched within the dapple lighting on the ground

Tearing up the Book for no one learns
I declare the fear to share that everybody yearns
To take their charity and throw it on the ground
With faithful clarity we hear the fighting in the desert sound

Whiter than the minaret, paler than the Virgin painted on the wall
Warmer than the leatherette, paler than the virgins waiting for your call

Anatolia! Anatolia! Anatolia!
Track Name: A Flight of Fancy
A Flight of Fancy

A flight of fancy, just spread your wings
Takes you on the way to better things
The working day, working away
It's not easy, back-breaking, low pay

A flight of fancy, can change your life
Rue the higher plain, more play, less strife
Out of your comfort zone, and into the blue
A chance you have to take, you know what to do

A flight of fancy, just take your time
Reach for the skies again, it's a slower climb

A million migrant flyers, since times of old
Flying the distance, just to escape the cold

In life many questions, and flight holds the clue
Take to the skies again, to find out what is true
I capture the answer, but didn't think it through
In flight there are questions, and an ending of blue

A million migrant flyers, take epochs of old
Flying the distance, just to escape the crushing cold

A flight of fancy, just spread your wings
Takes you on the way, to better things
Track Name: Coaldust and Seaspray
Coaldust and Seaspray

I was born with coal dust in my veins, but sea spray on my skin
I don't know if I can shake it, I don't know where to begin
Coal dust was feeding them, putting money in their hands
But from my skin that sea spray, washed salt into the sand

He fuelled this land, from down below, where a man could never weep
I know that he could take it, for the family he'd keep
But ageless rock would crush him Put his heart within her hand
Yet from my skin that sea spray washed salt into the sand

It broke her heart, to see him fade and give up on all hope
In the dark, where wagons rolled on ancient, dusty slopes

So now with children at her feet but the strength to carry on
She worked her fingers to the bone until all her work was done

Though light of day would blind her Tear her heart out of his hand
Still from my skin that sea spray washes salt into the sand

The timeless things they taught me roll down life's dusty slope
In the dark, where wagons lie you never give up hope
No ageless rock could crush us Pull our heart out of this land
And from my skin that sea spray washing salt into the sand
And from my skin that sea spray washes salt into the sand