Belle

by Paul Dickson

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1.
Aeroplane 05:11
Aeroplane I wrote you a love song Words that might change your mind But you never were the listening kind You lay down, and gently Said while I can’t explain I'm not falling in love while I’m living in pain But there was something left unsaid I can’t go on I can’t go on Calling out your name You went too far, I was to blame I was under a cloud You were on the aeroplane You gave me your reasons Why you walked out the door With a man that you'd met just minutes before The last thing, you told me While I couldn’t be myself You’d rather be with anyone else But you were always on my mind I can’t go on I can’t go on Calling out your name You went too far, I was to blame I was under a cloud You were on the aeroplane Flying to A world without me, and you Is something that I couldn’t do Without you But I knew, eventually If I was to live my life I’d have to leave my worries behind, and stop Calling out your name You went too far, I was to blame I was under a cloud You were on the aeroplane
2.
Close Your Eyes Lonely is the girl Who won’t talk to others Twisted is the hand That takes everything from you Dragged backwards through life The path that you were given With nothing to comfort you Nothing to comfort you So why won’t you close your eyes? Why are we hypnotised? Now you’re walking fine While this old man’s blocking the road And you’re flying high While we’re stuck here, so lost and alone You were not the one We chose to believe in Slowly cast aside With no thoughts to what’s behind your eyes Your memory’s betrayed By the sound of your heart beating And no words to justify No words to justify So why, won’t you close your eyes? Why are we hypnotised? Now you’re walking fine While this old man’s blocking the road And you’re flying high While we’re stuck here, so lost and alone...
3.
Guardian 03:15
Guardian All my life I've travelled alone Waiting for a hand to hold I've walked so far and grown so old Laden by a heavy load Now wouldn't it be something If you only could Lead me to water Help me find wood I'd build you a shelter I would work so hard To make you my woman Make me your guardian Your guardian Your guardian Your guardian I’ve been down some lonely roads Saved by angels and worried souls I’ve climbed so high, and fallen so low Broken hearts, thrown stones Now wouldn’t it be something If you only knew What drives me to reason Or helps me pull through I’d hold you beside me I would fight so hard To make you my woman To make me your guardian Your guardian Your guardian Your guardian I’ll take you back to the time We were primal I’ll be your man You’ll be my wife I’ll be your light, your guardian Your guardian Your guardian Your guardian
4.
I Can’t Ignore Late December, Christmas time on the hill Dancing on tables, drinking red wine from a still Last, I remember, rolling home through the park Laughing at angels, lying in snow in the dark You took me home And standing at your door Something started And now I can't ignore Come September, riding out through the west Stopping by lovers, wondering where they would rest So determined, we would meet up again High on a mountain, head in the cloud and the rain You took me home And standing at your door Something started And now I can't ignore...
5.
Ill Communication Rules I was stung by a man who was talking to me I was buzzed in a way that left me confused I’m tired of these one-way blues Ill communication rules And I don’t understand why it happens to me Is there a sign on my head that turns you away? A fear of a pregnant pause? Are you tired of conversations flaws? It’s like, slow down you’re running around you’re on empty Take a word count, you’re talking so much I can’t hear what you’re trying to say Well you try, you try, you try, but you’re over the top And you’re going to find yourself in stock Like a house burning down, you’re everything but gone Like a house burning down, you’re everything, you’re everything but gone The day is long, when you’re on your own And you hope to find you’re not alone I was high on the hill with the place to myself I was trying to pretend I was somebody else I phoned round, got down, and found I was nobody’s friend Well today, self-reservation ends If I change the way I talk would you listen to me? Is there a way to change the tag of a drag and a freak? A word to the man at the top? Or a bribe to all the girls on pop? It’s like play dumb, your mind is a drum with no rhythm You’ve got to come down, you’re back is so up you can’t see what we’ve all become And stop trying to change the world, ‘cos it ain’t going to change And stop trying to kid yourself that you’re strange Like a house burning down, you’re everything but gone Like a house burning down, you’re everything, you’re everything but gone The road is long, but you soldier on Until your time is not your own, it’s a… House burning down, it’s everything but gone Like a house burning down, you’re everything, you’re everything but gone
6.
Nothing in Cover I’m talking to God, he’s always on your side I’m climbing the walls, I’m living inside a mind ‘Cos I’ve got nowhere to turn to I’m going away to some place called nowhere I’m planning to stay I’m living without a care ‘Cos I’ve got no time for no one. No time for no one... I’m down on my luck I’ve got nothing in cover I’m working flat out to be broke like my brother I’m down on the ground and I’m faced with a turning hand Don’t want to find me over the hill with a chip on my shoulder On my shoulder On my shoulder I’m watching you all. You live by the same rules I’m turning you off, you’re all in the same old school of thought Your class is mindless Your class is mindless... I’m down on my luck I’ve got nothing in cover I’m working flat out to be broke like my brother I’m down on the ground and I’m faced with a turning hand Don’t want to find me over the hill with a chip on my shoulder On my shoulder On my shoulder Do you want to turn me away, or I could stay and turn you around I could turn you around... I’m down on my luck I’ve got nothing in cover I’m working flat out to be broke like my brother I’m down on the ground and I’m faced with a turning hand Oh, I’m down I’ve got nothing in cover I’ve got nothing in cover But a turning hand Don’t want to find me over the hill with a chip on my shoulder
7.
Same old heart When I’m falling down on a drunken night And after all that is said and done You take my hand, like a guiding light Fix me up when I come undone When I’m lying in bed, but my mind’s in flight And every thought is a smoking gun You stroke my hair, set the worlds to right Lower me down when I touch the sun Tonight, you are more than life You're my dancer, and I'm your song When it all comes together, we're just grooving along You can break us down, and you can try to part We'll always be together in the same old heart When I’m waking up, and nothing’s going right And you’re to blame for all the things I’ve lost You rise above, get me out on time You clear the air, thaw the morning frost When I’m working hard, but I’m losing sight And every day deals a crushing blow You call me up, and your voice is bright You make me smile when you say hello Tonight, you are more than life You're my dancer, and I'm your song When it all comes together, we're just grooving along You can break us down, and you can try to part We'll always be together in the same old heart...
8.
Rodeo 04:26
Rodeo Praise Lord, someone’s been down here before Time-stamped, love on the side Tasteless, now I’m uncertain I’m wrong Later I’ll open my eyes Well the worm has turned inside my mind And I feel like a rodeo And I turn, and I turn inside my heart Makes me feel like a rodeo And I won’t go anymore Woman, there’s something about you today You’re faceless, you keep turning away A strange brew is what you’re offering me now Well I’d wash my hands, but I’ve drunk it before Well the worm has turned inside my mind And I feel like a rodeo And I turn, and I turn inside my heart Makes me feel like a rodeo ‘Cos you’re blameless, yes you’re blameless But you know how I feel When the green-eyed man turns blue And the broken wings won’t do anymore Anymore, anymore, anymore Well the worm has turned inside my mind And I feel like a rodeo And I turn, and I turn inside my heart Makes me feel like a rodeo No I won’t anymore...
9.
Up a Gum Tree We were going to be all alone at last But the time was moving fast All alone in a room Well we knew ourselves what the world was coming to So we made our way home Took the long way round to stop the fire from burning out I took you back to your room Then we played a game ‘cos our minds were full of doubt “What’s that?” you said “You’re not him” you said Well I know who I am You know it’s getting harder to make your grade Right from the start, we were going to be made But we’re stuck on the wrong side of a racing line And we’re moving in circles, and we’re going nowhere Now some time has gone past Since the night we met and the time we almost had Still you ain’t said a word Were you that far gone? Or did I not mean that much? I’ve got to say you meant everything To a man who has got everything that he wants But you’ve got what I want It’s a feeling I forgot When your men leave you low There’s a place that you can go and you can walk all over me And you can find me somewhere up a gum tree You know it’s getting harder to make your grade Right from the start, we were going to be made But we’re stuck on the wrong side of a racing line And we’re moving in circles, and we’re going nowhere We’re going nowhere We’re going nowhere We’re going nowhere We’re going nowhere...
10.
Sleep 03:20
Sleep We were over the worst But you went over the top again You got under my skin I was under the influence You were making no sense I was buzzing with confidence I was acting controlled You were strangely emotional When I was on the up And you were going down to sleep... My baby now We can always work it out Words have been said Now I'd like to make amends I was chasing a dream But you were tortured by memories You were trying to forget I was living without regret It was tearing you apart That I was trying to make a start Without you in mind But I couldn’t read the signs When I was on the up And you were going down to sleep… My baby now We can always work it out Words have been said Now I'd like to make amends But you and I, we can fly Standing on shoulders We can touch the sky We together, is the life That god laid out So please wake up from your sleep Words have been said Now I’d like to make amends I’d like to make amends Now I’d like to make amends
11.
Still Morning Still morning, I got smoke in my eyes Still mourning? How’s about a war and peace of mind A hangover? I want over the side Where still waters spray the final flames of the fire inside But I want you to know, maybe I’m wrong but you should know That we’re alright, maybe I’m blind It happens all the time, all the time, now we’re done for I can’t make up my mind... I see people, and they’re trying to find I hear praying with words like “hurry home, we’ll be fine tonight” I keep turning, but there’s no other side I keep turning round but where’s the clowns when it’s crying time? Instead I see interrogation, and I think “god, let the bloody unwind” I know the world is watching, but won’t you break the rules of your prime time? But I want you to know, maybe I’m wrong but you should know That we’re alright, maybe I’m blind It happens all the time, all the time, now we’re done for I can’t make up my mind...
12.
Reason for my life You make me happy You make me want to fly You make me wonder And now I realise I’m growing older I’ve got nowhere to hide I’m walking slower I can see more with my eyes And I see what you are, in time You’re the reason for my life You are, in time The reason for my life I’m pouring over Some sentimental lines I’m drawing on feelings You’ve shaped this life of mine From teenage weekends And sneaking out at night To hopping islands And crossing railway lines And I see what you are, in time You’re the reason for my life You are, in time The reason for my life We could be anyone Half of the time But if I could have anyone You’d still be mine From moving downtown And drinking all the time To working harder And learning compromise From drifting homewards And hearing angels sing To growing daisies And sharing wedding rings I see what you are, in time You’re the reason for my life You are, in time The reason for my life

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released June 22, 2020

Produced by Paul Dickson & Angus Lyon
Mastered by Chris Waite

Music & Lyrics: Paul Dickson

Paul Dickson: Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Seonaid Aitken: Violin & Harmonies
Angus Lyon: Piano & Keys
Duncan Lyall: Double Bass
Tracy McAleese: Harmonies
Daisy Dickson: Vocals on Sleep, Artwork

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