Living A Life Without The F

by Dave McPherson

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released August 31, 2015

Produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Mike Curtis at CDS Studios. Co-produced by Dave McPherson.

All songs written by Dave McPherson except Our Final Song which was written by Alex Davies & Benjamin Francis Leftwich & Dave McPherson.

All vocals, guitar, bass & drums performed by Dave McPherson.

Piano on Something Bad, Take It Slow, Fresh Fruit, Cannons Across Canyons, Landed On My Feet From A Great Height, Professional Help & Slowicyde performed & recorded by Matt Bond.

Strings on Something Bad, Take It Slow, Cannons Across Canyons, Landed On My Feet From A Great Height, Professional Help & Slowicyde performed & recorded by Alex Davies.

Piano on Our Final Song performed & recorded by Alex Davies.

Published by AMF Music.

All artwork by Jim Vickers.

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Dave McPherson Brentwood, UK

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Music is my life. An oft-used cliché yet nonetheless true for me. I've devoted most of my existence to exploring it in every way & in turn it has enabled me to travel the world & meet new friends all over.

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Track Name: Something Bad
Something Bad

The sweetest girl she has a lot on her plate.
And everything she served I thanklessly ate.
But I offered her nothing in return.
Some men just wanna watch the whole world burn. 

I'm no good at living the way you do.
All the good put in front of me I will push straight through.
I'm not saying I should but I just wish you could understand.
I'm not something good, I'm something bad.
I'm just something bad. 

So let go of my hand, I shouldn't stay.
I'm an imposter amongst your ways.
I'm a bad actor at being good.
There's a monster beneath this hood.

I am so sorry.
I don't want you to worry anymore.
And this man's story holds no glory, just war.
Track Name: Take It Slow
Take It Slow

Confession long overdue.
His sorrows drown in this flood.
Could not get over you.
You’re in his blood.

He tried to help himself.
Helped himself to too much.
To choose yourself unwell makes an unsteady crutch.

Drank his skin yellow.
Stripped down to his bones.
Sank down so far below the sea.
And he is me.

I just wish I could take it slow.
So slow.

Now the truth is out the way.
Ruthless toothless shame.
Bad men bathe in the darkest bays.

The fall tastes so perfect until you hit rock bottom.
Was it all worth it to become forgotten?

Thank you all my friends for helping me to mend.
In the end it’s you that I depend on.
The time that I have spent & spent.
Track Name: Fresh Fruit
Fresh Fruit

It's okay, I'll be coming home soon.
I'm no good at living the way I do.
And I'll change, I think that I have found the way through.
I mean it this time, mean it good & true. 

A new bowl of fresh fruit.
A clean slate & a brand new suit.
A new heart rate that beats for you.
Dig out the old dead roots.

Served me love on a plate & all the food I thankfully ate. 
A new bowl of fresh fruit.

The spirals I spun went underground for miles.
I gave into the trials upon these isles. 
No more useless excuses now. 
They're see through, they hold no water just doubt. 
Track Name: Cannons Across Canyons
Cannons Across Canyons

I didn't mean to get that bad.
Slippery slopes, so many chances that I've had.
So bored of singing happy songs sad.

My friend, you tried to wake me up.
Cannons across canyons in the name of love.
In the end I know this poison can't fill me up. 

And there are so many people reaching out to me.
Just by living they're teaching me how to be. 
So many people helping me to be free. 

I'm feeling pretty good right now but I know that Hyde can trick Jekyll somehow.
Could you kill that part of you or just hide him for now? 
Track Name: Landed On My Feet From A Great Height
Landed On My Feet From A Great Height

Fell from a great height & landed on my feet. 
And I'm far from alright but I'm at home on this street.

Treasure your company even if I miss the mark. 
You're always there for me when I'm lost in the dark.

And I’ll see you in the morning.
See you in the morning.
You know I’ll wait for you as you wait for me. 

Your strength bewilders me, helps me see through my blindness.
The demons I've built in me are no match for your kindness. 

You are my guiding light, my map & my compass.
My star, my only good fight.
I'm entrapped by your wonders. 

And I love you more than I can show.
I cherish you more than you could know.
I'll always wait for you as you wait for me.
Track Name: Professional Help
Professional Help

Drinking is a love song, gonna dip my toes in.
Fancy another? Have a sip, here goes it.
I'm just having fun not living sin.

Not sure what happened, guess I must've forget it.
Spent my memories in pubs with alcoholic wallets.
Hairless dogs, always getting back on it.

I'm gonna get out of my head.
Here's to the living, here's to the dead.
And when I wake up in my bed I'm gonna forget everything that I've said. 

Lately everyone has been on my case.
And I'm sick of the the things that they say just to try to make me change. 
But truthfully I'm sick of my drunk ways.

'Tis true that I have no self esteem.
The idea itself is but a dream. 
You're the only medicine I need.

I know something that'll fix this feeling.
Stop feeling down staring at the ceiling.
Stare straight through a half full glass.
Half empty until the bell rings last.

Relax, relax & relapse.
Relax, relax & collapse.

I need to get myself some help.
I've been feeling pretty unwell.
I can't do this by myself.
Gonna make me a heaven out of this hell.

And on the day I finally get this train back on track.
Well, my friends you all know that I'll drink to that. 
Well, my friends you know I'll drink to that. 
Track Name: Dream World
Dream World

I've found a brick of self respect.
These kind souls around me are my cement.
My determination I'll resurrect.

'Cause my reality is but a dream world to me.

Living a life without the F.
Breathing by night all the air that's left.
But I can try harder before my death.

'Cause my reality is but a dream world to me.

I had no enemies but myself.
All my good memories tainted by my drunken spell.
Disregarded my loved ones, discarded my health.

'Cause my reality was but a dream world to me.
Track Name: Slowicyde
Slowicyde

The serpentine mist slowly creeping.
Struggling to breathe instead of sleeping.
Every day's pledge ends up defeated.
Heavy the heart with lungs depleted.

Choices clouded by clouds of future death.
Sucking seductive fumes 'til nothing's left.
Wheezing weakness for our loved one's bereft.
Walk through this smoke but it's still a net.

Slowly but surely we grow weak & poorly.
Playing with fire with an empty desire.
Weathered fingers where slow horror lingers.
Smoking & choking, the lost super kings.
Broken this throat sings, "self damage we bring."

Dried leaves of what once belonged to life.
Once lived on water & air, now poison is rife.
When all that's left is wrong as a right.
Living to death is a strange kind of life.
Track Name: The Pictures Lie
The Pictures Lie

The drunk in me died of thirst. 
The good man within destroyed the worst.
Stable upon this wagon, I will mend my ways.
Been face down in the dirt at my end of days.

Sick of feeling sick & sickening you all.
Nothing glorious about the drunk man, he just falls
From gracious beginnings to loquacious sinning.
Fuck you 'drunk me', it's my turn for winning. 
Track Name: Our Final Song
Our Final Song

You didn't notice you broke my heart in two.
You couldn't know it was you. 
Now that you know this, although I still love you.
What's left is broken & bruised.

I know you know, our final song is playing.
Slowly fading. 

Do you know? 
(Do you know?) 
Nothing's gonna change if you stay the same. 
Do you know?
(Do you know?)
If you stay the same nothing's gonna change.
Sing it once again.
Sing it once again.
Nothing's gonna change my mind.
Do you know? Do you know our final song?

You didn't realise that I was calling out.
I whisper, you scream & shout.
Is it any wonder that they all had their doubts?
Silence thundered so loud.