Mortal Coils

by Dekkard Bryon

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She lost consciousness some time, between vodka, lager and lime, Landlord closed and went off home, left them outside all alone, There I found them on the floor, in the corner by the door, Down a stoney St. Ives street, with a rag doll dragging feet, Little did we know, something wicked this way came, Little did we know, she would dance around the blame. Let's live a crisis, like we're on the BBC, Let's go to Albert Square and stop at Casualty. Let's spare the facts let's get creative with the truth, Let's get some drama let's throw Buster to the Wolves. Scared she'd hit her head, tried to carry her instead, Gallant as this sounds, likely they'd just hit the ground, Left them kerb-side by the bay, parked the car too far away, Got back there pretty quick, mental note about the sick, Little did we know, something wicked this way came, Little did we know, she would dance around the blame. Next day's quiet nothing said, wondering what might lay ahead, living with a sense of doubt, can't step in and can't stay out, docu-drama, fly on wall, thinking big while being small, can we change a person's mind, when the eye inside is blind, write a script that makes more sense, while we sit here on the fence, crown-court, pills, more casualty, life as seen on her TV.
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Find a way 03:38
With your Daddy's finger pointing, and tears in your eyes. You had to leave your friends behind, try to get some peace of mind. So you ran, away, to fight another day, but your daddy brought you back. He said this is where there's work, so this is where we stay, I don't like it either, but what else can I do? You know I only want what's best for you. So let's face this dull old town, I know it brings you down, but you'll find a way, to stay another day. You left school two years too soon, you spent the time in bed. With your mother's nerves in shreds. She said we'll find some work for you to do. And you will do, what I tell you to. It won't be that bad, you don't have to be so sad. So put on a smile, for a while, try to be happy, and I will too, you know I only want what's best for you. So let's face this dull old town, I know it brings you down, but you'll find a way, to stay another day.
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With frantic rush Pandora tried to seal the box, but it was too late. The gifts of misfortune escaped to haunt forever leaving behind just one treasure to be found, hope. So this is how it was, it is and will always be. Haunted by misfortune and fault, we are carried forward by hope.
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Freefall 06:57
Chapter one, between the beginning and the end. In the last days of a spectacular summer's Indian afterglow he walked along the strip of wet sand. Side-stepping lapping waves while looking for a place to cross to the sand-dunes. Weaving between little islands of deck chairs, towels and beach-toys, so many piping hits from tiny radios. So often a silly love song. He listened to the distant families and turned to the quiet of his secret lagoon. A pool so deep and still, a dark blue mirror. Near the water a ring of stones marked last nights fire and halfway up the far side a rusty corrugated sheet. Buried under this was his rucksack and within all his belongings other than what he wore and the contents of his pockets. He pulled the rucksack up taking the weight on his shoulders and pondered which direction. Killing birds with stones, emptying out, filling up. Simple, along the beach and onto the chip-shop where he could lighten the rucksack at a bin of stuff past its use and while there put something in his stomach at least once today. Just at the top of the dune he looked back and reflected on a whole summer there. He understood who he had been had gone. Looking ahead, he knew who he would become would be a stranger to himself.
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There you were, the rest’s a blur I recall, I recall. There you were, the rest’s a blur I am there, I am there in that moment still If this lasts a thousand years, I know, I know, I know this will end in tears.
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First Person: "I find the rain calming, don't you? It helps to reflect times once when there was freedom enough; to take an evening stroll through the dusk, into dark. Carrying a zippo high to light the way through Cwmdonkin park. Subject: Don't know what it is, I came here looking for. This millstone's getting harder, to drag across the floor. Freezing from the inside out, my skin is turning blue, haven't got a clue, what it is I"m 'sposed to do. Walking everyday, do you think I ought to run? Get a grip or let it slip, ya gonna have to choose I'm not your perfect stranger, got nothing left to loose. Can you say, what it is I should have found, Moving forward, drag my feet across the ground Never more, never more, it aint so sweet, 'cause all I seem to do these days is work and sleep I'd like to break the habit, but the rythm's got me beat. Got holes in my pockets, holes in my shoes. Holes in my story where the truth has been abused. All I seem to do these days is go to work and sleep. I'd like to break the habit, but the rythm's got me beat. Can you say, what it is I should have found? First Person: You out to run... Subject: I gotta run!

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released April 16, 2020

Dekkard Bryon, David Carter, Ceri James, Mij

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Started playing guitar at 16 and never stopped.

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