A bridge for burning

by Dave McPherson

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This album was written & recorded in my bedroom after B.S.W.U.E. The lyrics were a lot more straight up than previous efforts. This is the EP I'm still most proud of. Some of the vocal harmonies were pretty experimental for me.

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released June 22, 2012

Written, performed & recorded by Dave McPherson.

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Dave McPherson Brentwood, UK

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Track Name: A bridge for burning
I've got a bridge for burning
'Cause now the tide is turning
I've got a song with no lines
I'm pretty sure they'll come with time
I've got dark, twisted secrets in my rearview mirror
And a future, great opportunities on the horizon
All of the dirt has dried up and fallen away in the river
And now all I have to do is keep my fingers on the wheel
And keep my eyes on this foggy road
This foggy road
This foggy road
This foggy road

I've got a bridge for burning
Even though I'm still learning
A risk is essential these days
If you ever want to change your ways
I've got dark, twisted secrets in my rearview mirror
I've got a future, great opportunities on the horizon
All of the dirt has dried up and fallen away in the river
And now all I have to do is keep my fingers on the wheel
And keep my eyes on this foggy road
This foggy road
This foggy road
This foggy road

Sometimes the storm comes before the calm
Sometimes it is too early before it is too late
I've never been here before
And don't you sound the alarm 'cause I won't do you no harm
I've got a bridge for burning
I've got a bridge for burning
I've got a bridge for burning
I've got a bridge for burning
Track Name: Sorry lads
Yeah, I met this bloke today
He looked at me in a very strange way
I did nothing, I smiled politely
He st-st-stuttered over words he was trying to say
And he gave me the evil eye
Revealed the fangs behind his smile
Oh my, a yellow grin never shone so wicked
I wondered what is his problem?
Is it my stupid hat or my annoying accent?
I know that some people feel that way
But this guy did not even give me chance
I thought nothing of it
But then the same thing happened to me the very next weekend
What could it be?

Yeah, I thought it was going well
But all these guys have got their eyes on my girl
Thought it was going swelli
The awkwardness of talking to these pricks is hell
I suppose you can never tell
To discover all the dark secrets, well, oh well
I've got news for you, my son
I ain't going anywhere
I ain't going anywhere

I met this prick today
He laughed at me silently
It seems there's quite a lot of these bitter people
Thick as treacle, why don't you get it into your thick skull
The hole in your heart will have to be filled elsewhere
Is it even still worth filling?
I know that you think that you've had it hard
We've all got problems, fickle problems to deal with
There any problems, problems always have solutions, easy
Easy come, easy go
Same old songs at a different show is all I know
Or so you think

Bitter boys, the feeling will dry
Waiting for nothing on their own
Building up meaningless resentment for something they can't understand
My sympathy for your apathy
Crybaby, maybe you will learn
Whiskey won't save you now
Chasing fairytale, bless your tortured soul
Bless your tortured soul with muddy puddle water

I'm sorry, lads
Sorry, lads
I ain't going anywhere
Track Name: Mockingbirds & Jealous Folk
Just because I'm unstable doesn't mean I'm incapable
It doesn't mean I'm not saveable
All the boys say and all the girls say
Don't you think you've had enough?
I must be greedy, greedy
Simply greedy in the grand old English way

You seem to think that I'm arrogant
But you don't see me behind closed doors
Climbing the walls feeling so insignificant
I know, I know I can get a little bit complacent
All the boys say and all the girls say
That guy thinks he's something else
Maybe I'm timid and lately you're intimidating me
Socially frigid in the grand old English way

I fall from grace every single day
Just so that you can't possibly hurt me
I'm grinning in my own stupid little way
'Cause my smile disgusts you
Get irrationally jealous, misguidedly zealous
Overtly precious in the grand old English way
Track Name: Drugs won't save you now
Bloody and broken.
Guilty and selfish.
Everybody slags you off now.
Were you really meant for this?

You can see their skin turn from radiant to grey.

But the drugs cry…

Won't you say you'll stay.
At least stay for today.

Boring conversation
Change the music every minute
Birds mocking you outside
Close the blinds tight
This is a self-righteous hymn at myself
Still the drugs cry...

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