Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Cassidy's Care: The Recordings: I Love You, Goodbye

'A cure for Flu?
Lemsip and masturbation; one of them's bound to make you feel better..."
Old English Wisdom


Despite lashings of 'man flu' (and a kitchen cupboard full of 'Lemsips'), Marcus is beavering away manfully on the new MM recordings.
He described the yield of yesterday's labour on 'I Love You, Goodbye' as sounding like "Richard Hawley, meets John Barry meets... Bread". 
That'll be all music bases (and breakfast) covered then.
I was optimistic about The Scientist's proclamation that he was trying to make things sound "a little bit different" until I came across this picture of the maestro, seemingly laying down a 'smoking' solo on the... what is that thing?



I Love You, Goodbye   

So this is how valour turns mindful
Distilled to a cold compromise
What were once hollered hearty and hopeful
Are now whispered words from the wise

Does anyone listen past forty?
When the spaces between us are vast
I keep whispering into the silence
Like some revenant voice from the past

Once my heart ruled my head
But my heart was never in it
I tried to get lucky instead
Russian roulette; I’d surely win it

Thought I was a dragon slayer
But the years they drip you dry
Now I’m just a bit part player
Singing ‘I love you, goodbye’
 ‘I love you, goodbye’

So I will retreat to the shadows
From where you’ll not be hearing my voice
And yes I will stay in the shadows,
As if I ever had a choice

Once my heart ruled my head
But my heart was never in it
I tried to get lucky instead
Russian roulette; I’d surely win it

Thought I was a dragon slayer
But the years they drip you dry
Now I’m just a bit part player
Singing ‘I love you, goodbye’
 ‘I love you, goodbye’

So much for dignity
So little pain
So much for hope
Are we happy again?
So much for sorrow
So much for joy
You wanted a girl
I wanted a boy
See I liked the vinegar
You favoured the frocks
I watched from the water
While you waved from the rocks
And as we moved from good to bad
I got lazy, you got sad
And said the words we can’t deny
I love you, goodbye

7 comments:

  1. Thanks Dave, they ring true for Cassidy...

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  2. Nice lyrics Trev..
    Very Nice.

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  3. Thanks Geoff.
    Up late... recording or partying?

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  4. Agree, in spades! I wondered how you'd go about adapting a short story to song... like that!
    Projected release date?

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  5. Not sure yet Tim; I don't want to cramp the scientist's style...

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  6. Neither Lol Just reading....!

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