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In Transition

by Dave Bradley

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released June 8, 2016

Words and music, arrangements, all instruments and vocals, production and mixing - Dave Bradley

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Track Name: Mercury in Transit
Mercury in Transit

With wings on your heels and solar wind in your hair
You dance around to face the Sun, No time for subtle scares
A message to the world it seems, the one that doesn't care
Will they listen to your warning in transition they appear

"What comes around, comes around," you tell them as you fade
Evolving, revolving, spinning out your day
You wonder why nobody cares, nor listens to a word you say
Your message told above the clouds, it's price they'll have to pay

In transition, in transition, moving on
In transition, in transition, counting on
a transition to a better world the journey comes undone
But the mercury is rising, so it's time to look beyond the sun

No wind in your sails, and death around you draped
You travel 'cross the ocean waves the torment to escape
The message from the world: Your life you'll have to scrape
And never heed the warning of transition taking shape

"What's going down's going down!" you cry out as a slave
Churning, returning, the sea becomes your grave
You wonder why nobody cares, nor offers any word to save
Your message lost below the sea a crisis for the brave
Your message lost below the sea a price no one should crave

In transition, in transition, moving on
In transition, in transition, counting on
a transition to a better life the journey comes undone
And the mercury is rising, so it's time to watch
beyond the sun (look beyond the sun)
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Sunnyside Upside Down
Sunnyside Upside Down

You know, I was born with my sunnyside, upside down?
And I was drawn to that darker side of the town
Between the rights and the wrongs, Lord I was torn!
Yes, I was born with my sunnyside upside down

They pass me by every day, smiles upon their face
I can but try not to catch their eye, keep my own space
Can't you see why, I must deny this God-foresaken place?
Yes, I was born with my sunnyside upside down

Taking the path of least resistance is the safest thing to do
The road less travelled is steeper, but Lord what a view!
And so for years I would walk in the shadows out of town
You came along, lifted me up turned my whole world around

Helped me not stray, showed me the way,
Now I can walk without a frown
Though I was born with my sunnyside upside down
You lit up my life so my upside is the right way around

So he was born with his sunnyside upside down?
Could he not see any good side in the people all around
You came along lifted him high, pulled him up off the ground
Though he was born with his brightside upside down
Now he won't fall for the wrong side of a frown
Yes, he walks tall with his sunny side the right way around
Track Name: Christmas Present
Christmas Present

Do you remember...waiting for the snow, to fall?
Do you remember...waiting for Santa's call?
Do you remember...the Salvation Army Choir?
Do you remember...chestnuts roasting on an open fire?

Oh, now, we beseech you to stir and makes us wise
Oh come, won't you 'waken and open up our eyes?

Do you remember...the words of those good ol' songs?
Do you remember...the times when rights were wrongs?

Oh Lord, we beseech you to stir and makes us wise
Oh please won't you wake and open up our eyes?

Now's the time to change your mind
Stir your heart, feel love divine
The Christmas past is now long gone
The present time, a gift so strong
(Wrap it up and keep your heart warm)

Do you remember...the carols round the tree?
Do you remember...a time when all were free?

While there's still time to change your mind
Stir your heart, let love inspire
The Christmas past is now long gone
The present time all we belong
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: 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
Track Name: The Bible and the Bottle
Blink ...and it's gone
Another year, another song
'though any broken soul can stumble along

Well, I turned seventeen the year she died
Still can't believe that was '89
If I could go back I wouldn't offer that ride

Now, I have to drink to clear my head
I really don't care what The Good Book said
Another Sunday morning will soon be gone

If The Bible or the bottle is the choice I got
Well I can't tell if I can take it or not
Lord, the truth is all the trouble that I got

You know…I'm still here?
Just hanging in, I can hear
those angels calling, calling me to prayer

But, maybe I'll just take another shot
The Bible and a bottle is all I got
Well, it seems, nothing else will clear the air

The Bible or the bottle is the choice I got
And I don't care if they get it or not
It's The Bible or the bottle like it or not

I can’t take what's wrong and make it right
And I can’t say I won’t drink tonight
That’s the truth, And that’s the trouble
It's not The Bible, It's the bottle

That's the truth and it's no trouble
It's The Bible or the bottle
It's The Bible not the bottle
You read The Bible at the bottom of a bottle