Tag: Música

Drowned River Blues

Drowned River Blues

 

Yeah you know I’ve been driving

Down that snow covered road

Black ice sent me reeling sideways

Somewhere colder than I’ve ever known

 

Round that bay road never could escape

Lost on that drowned river plain

Girl you pray for my poor mortal soul

But I won’t be feeling no more pain

 

It was the darkest of nights

I saw the brightest of lights

Coming towards me

 

Yeah you know I’ve been driving

Down that snow covered road

Deep end is where I’m resting now and

There’s no place like home

Deep end is where I’m resting now and

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

Music and Lyrics by David Archer
Trad. B. White/M. Cardenas –  Arr. D. Archer
All rights reserved
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Turn It On Tonight

Turn It On Tonight

Watch the sun go down

Shadows all around you

The wind dies down

Seems everything’s changed

Turn back if you have to

I know you don’t want to

You know this could be your only chance

So turn it all around

 

Now the stage is set

Everybody’s in their place

You can deal yourself another hand

If you don’t like the cards

Bring on the main event

Bound to earth or heaven sent

You know this could be your only chance

So turn it on tonight

 

Lay down your money, Lay down your time

Fit in all the words, try to make then rhyme

Lay down your money, Lay down your time

Fit in all the words, try to make then rhyme

Build another house of cards then burn it to the ground

 

You know the aces are wild

The duces only make you cry

The snakeskin smile

You better turn around

You know strange as it seems

It’s all part of the scene

And the light will shine down on you

So turn it on tonight

 

 

Music and Lyrics by David Archer
All rights reserved

Shattered City Blues

Shattered City Blues

If you’re lost in the shattered city
You can always sing the blues
If you’re lost in the shattered city
You can always sing the blues
There is no better way, nothing else will do
When you’ve got the blues
Like I’ve got the blues for you

If you’re alone in the drowning city
You better sing the blues
If you’re alone in the drowning city
You better sing the blues
There is no other way, nothing else will do
When you’ve got the blues
Like I’ve got the blues for you

I’m coming home
Coming home to the blues
Well I’m finally coming home
Finally coming home to the blues
I’ve tried every other way
Nothing else lets me through
When you’ve got the blues
Like I’ve got the blues for you

Music and Lyrics by David Archer
All rights reserved

You Won’t Find Us There

These are demos recorded on my computer for “You Won’t Find Us There” – a Rock Opera about the human costs of anarchism, socialism and capitalism existing together against a backdrop of events at the Toronto G20 demonstration.

With luck, I’ll begin recording the entire project at a better studio with a full band soon.

Lyrics:

(Track 1):

You Won’t Find Us There

You can follow a trail of broken glass
But you won’t find us there
You can capture the faces that pass
Then dissolve in the air
You can fall on your knees before the towers of mammon
You can whisper a ghost of a prayer
You can smash though the smoke and the mirrors
Still you won’t find us there

(Media Voices)

[You want for nothing, you want it all
Nothing to fear, nowhere to fall]

– It won’t make any difference
We’ll be running the walls down by then
It won’t make any difference
We’ll be running the walls down by then –

[These are your iconic dreams
You can’t change the picture on the screen
You can’t unsee the things you’ve seen]

(Media Voices)

Will you wait in the night for the ice to break
Or will you ride through the streets on a wave
Will you hide all alone in your basement
Just counting the coins that you’ve saved
Will you run with wolves
Will you fight from the rooftops
Or retreat to the mountains and caves
Well, whatever you do
Break the mirror in two
Or watch the Joker run away with game

(Track 2):

Fox Free

You never see them coming
They leave without a trace
There’s no use in running
From that mystified smile on your face

It’s a timeless story
What fool would take the bet?
The joker makes the rules here
And he lights your cigarette

So you break all the mirrors
Hanging in the hall
And you smash all the windows
Run from the sirens call
Lost in all those numbers
Down the endless gilded hall

(Seems so long)
Well it seems so long
(I’ve been in your arms)
I’ve been in your arms
(Did I drift off?)
Til I drift off
(Did I drift off?)
Til I drift off

Well it always goes like that
Til the numbness fades away
Then we’re back to stealing fire
And bleeding through the day

And all those broken mirrors
They only multiply the pain
And all those shattered windows
Well they just let in the rain
Lost in all those numbers
On that endless gilded chain

There’s nothing left …

I’ve got nothing left here
I’m just a dog without a home
Sometimes I get to thinking
That I’m out here all alone

We always see through those games
As we breath the teargas rage
Lost in endless circles
Still pacing ’round the cage

(Seems so long)
Well it seems so long
(I’ve been in your arms)
I’ve been in your arms
(Did I drift off?)
Til I drift off
(Did I drift off?)
Til I drift off

(Track 3):

No Turning Back

We both know
This won’t go down easy
And we both know
Some people are going to get hurt
But this is the big show
It’s going to get ugly

If we let it go
There’ll be no turning back
If we let it go
There’ll be no turning back

I think you’re like me
You can turn with the big wheels
And if you want to be free
You know what needs to be done
And I think you can see
We’re all out of options

If we let it go
There’ll be no turning back
If we let it go
There’ll be no turning back

My plans, my plans are all in place
We’re so close, so close to the end of the race
I’ll lift that shadow off your face
Now let’s go, go (go go go)

From this place in the sun
We can watch all the puppets dance
When what’s done is done
There’s nothing left to say
So look in my eyes
Let’s give it a chance now

If you’re caught up in the fight
You can’t see the light
If you stand back from the ledge
You can push ’em all off the edge
If you let it go
There’ll be no turning back
If we let it go
There’ll be no turning back

 

Music & Lyrics by David Archer
Toronto, 2011
© David Archer All Rights Reserved