MUSIC

Gold In A Brass Age

Released: March 2019

DAVID GRAY SHOP

Gold In A Brass Age

1. The Sapling (3:26)

Gonna lay down in the grass
And watch that acorn
Split in two
Slowly take root
While the clock upon the wall
Makes idle boasts
And my mind’s out cruising
Silent coasts

Though the ghosts of better days
Might twist my eyes
Gonna stand my ground
Watch that sapling rise
Just as long as I’ve the strength
Well I’ll raise that flag
Like a wisp of cloud
From a mountain crag

Now this is awkward
I kept it bottled up too long

Years like tiny drops of rain
On a glassy lake
Leaving nought but circles
In their wake
Though we barely comprehend
What the question is
Only know for certain
The answer’s YES

Now this is awkward
I really don’t know where to begin
I kept it bottled up too long
I know that feeling too yeah
Don’t ask me where the time has gone
I know that feeling too yeah
Days I can’t tell no right from wrong
I know that feeling too yeah
I kept it bottled up too long
Know that feeling
Know that feeling
Tell me about it tell me about it tell me about it

Like sunlight breaking through yeah
Tell me about it tell me about it tell me about it
I know that feeling too

Gonna lay down in the grass
And watch that acorn
Split in two
Slowly take root

2. Gold In A Brass Age (4:20)

In search of sleep I close my eyes
My head is filled with buzzing flies
I don’t know if you realise
How much it means

Pray tell me where that feeling went
I gave my best by accident
In vain I strive to represent
How much it means
How much it means
How much it means

Now I’m lost for words
My mind fast forwards
It’s gone the moment I reach towards
Gets crowded up on top
I’m still trying to hold it up

These people who have lost their faith
Who speak of love but play it safe
Arise you fools
The day is brief
Don’t you see how much it means
How much it means
How much it means

Every moment I got
Every moment I got
How much it means
Every minute I got
Every beat of my heart
How much it means

Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
It’s gone the moment I reach towards

3. Furthering (4:32)

Just keep pouring I’ll say when
Walk me further in
Lose the weight that’s in these bones
Fly like skipping stones
Cross the surface of the water
Till its arms enfold

These drifts of blue
My gift to you
My gift to you
These drifts of blue
These wild drifts of blue

Now the nest has taken wing
And the tree might sing
I’m the ghost of Christmas past
Peeking through the glass
Like an arrow finds its target
It comes back to me

These thoughts all skewed
My gift to you
My gift to you

What we don’t know
What we don’t know
What we don’t know
What we don’t know

What we don’t know it can’t hurt us baby
What we don’t know sure can’t hurt us baby
What we don’t know it can’t hurt us baby
What we don’t know sure can’t hurt us baby

4. Ridiculous Heart (4:01)

What was there in the first place
Like a sun rising
Like a sun rising
Lifting out of the haze

Coming home by the long road
I could tell from a mile out
Yeah could tell from a mile out
Just the look on your face

All the keys to the kingdom yeah
And the moon in its phases
Yeah the moon in its phases
May we dance and erase

Ahh ahh ahh
Whatever else
Whatever else now

With an eye to the keyhole
While a shout in the distance
Yeah a shout in the distance
Takes me back to the start

That was deaf to the warnings
Won’t take no for an answer
Won’t take no for an answer
This ridiculous heart

Won’t take no for an answer
Wants you all to its own self
Needs you all to its own self
This unquenchable heart

What was there in the first place
Like a sun rising
Like a sun rising
Lifting out of the haze

Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah

Ahh ahh ahh
Whatever else
Whatever else now

What was there in the first place
Like a sun rising
What was there in the first place
Like a sun rising
What was there in the first place
Like a sun rising
Like a sun rising
Like a sun

5. It's Late (2:16)

It’s late wake up
Baby wake up it’s late
It’s late wake up
Baby wake up it’s late

Diving into that sea of images
Thundering white horses
Ever frozen in stasis

No turning back baby
From where we’re going
No turning back baby
From where we’re going

Like a feeling that’s more than a heart can hold
Somehow controlled
Multiplied a billionfold
A billionfold
A billionfold

You know how it is
It’s late wake up
Honey wake up it’s late
It’s late wake up
Baby wake up it’s late
It’s yours alone honey
It’s yours alone
So please wake up baby
Wake up it’s late

6. A Tight Ship (4:49)

The better then
To know myself
That fear be damned
And love be wealth
To sing it like
A mountain stream
To dance like no-one sees

That blinked an eye
That flashed a smile
But missed it by
A country mile
Now sleek to dive
In mirrored pools
And dance like no-one sees

So seize the day
Yeah aim it true
We’ll live the way
That lovers do
We’ll go defenceless
Open wide
We’ll let the senses
Be our guide
We’ll break the surface
Snip these strings
Relearn the grace
Of selfless things
We’ll dance like no-one sees
Dance like no-one sees
We’ll dance like no-one sees

Now sleek to dive in mirrored pools
So sleek to dive in mirrored pools
In mirrored pools so sleek to dive
And kiss the face
Yeah snip these strings
Relearn the grace
Of selfless things
Then sleek to dive
(Tonight we dance like no-one sees)
So sleek to dive
And sleek to dive
(Tonight we dance like no-one sees us)
(Tonight we dance like no-one sees)

7. Watching The Waves (4:44)

I’m here watching the waves
Just how long can it be
Till that melody strays
Through my mind and I’m cancelled
Can’t see no wood for the trees
Can’t tell the land from the sky
When you’re in up to your knees
Soon find out who your friends are

Ah for the taste of it sweet
One more time from the top
Thoughts like crumbs in the sheets
Words thrown like coins in a cup
Just one more house in the rain
Just one more spoonful of salt
And now I’m at it again
Banging on like it’s my fault

Everything you are
Everything you are
Everything you are I long to be
Everything you are
Everything you are
Everything you are I long to be

I gave it all I could give
I took that ghost for my bride
Went day by day trying to live
With my heart on the outside
I watched the shape of it rise
To dance like wind through the wheat
Steal the light from your eyes
In the space of a heartbeat

Everything fills with distance
Yeah everything

Everything you are
Everything you are
Everything you are I long to be
Everything you are
Everything you are
Everything you are I long to be
Everything you are
Everything you are
Everything you are I long to be
Everything you are
Everything you are
Everything you are I long to be

Songs that push through the dirt
Ploughing these roads into fields
Sounding the notes of the words
Till everything fills with distance

8. Hall Of Mirrors (4:03)

Life in these mirrored halls
Rings hollow bright
Hearts grown like icicles
In dead of night
The weight of longing falls
And spirit crush
Then as my engine stalls
That oh too solid ground
Comes rising up

Faith versus charity
Fake versus real
Salt versus vanity
Click versus feel
Gap between what we say
And what we mean
Still love you anyway
Not ours to reason why
We can but dream

Baby let’s dream ooo ooo ooh
Let’s go Let’s go Let’s go
Let’s go go Let’s go Let’s go

Not ours to reason why
Not ours to reason
Not ours to reason why
Not ours to reason

Baby when that oh too solid ground
Comes a rising up
Hey now don’t look down now
Baby when that oh too solid ground
Comes a rising up
Hey now don’t look down now
Baby when that oh too solid ground
Comes a rising up
Hey now don’t look down now
Baby when that oh too solid ground
Comes a rising up
Hey now don’t look down now

9. Hurricane Season (5:35)

This is hurricane season
Hurricane season

Just how did I get
So tired and mean
With eyes that flicker
Like a movie screen

A brand new ceiling
Same old deluge
Put finer feelings
In the centrifuge

It gets as if the merest breath
Of wind could knock me down
Gets as if the merest breath of wind
Could knock me down
And this is hurricane season

Straight from the ocean
All shiny white
Can’t get that image
Out of my head tonight

It gets as if the merest breath
Of wind could knock me down
It gets as if the merest breath
Of wind could knock me down
Gets as if the merest breath of wind
Could knock me down
And this is hurricane season
Hurricane season
This is hurricane season
Hurricane season

So what do we do but make-believe
What do we do yeah
So what do we do but make-believe
What do we do yeah
So what do we do but make-believe
What do we do yeah
So what do we do but make-believe
What do we do yeah

10. Mallory (4:45)

Ah to be lost
However briefly
Lost in a place
Yeah such as this
Was to be free
Of the shackles of the known roads
Yeah to be free
Of all that is

I cleaved to the wind
And I saw it far beneath me
The whale of a lie
Something blue among the trees
The face of the wave
That stole my breath as it engulfed me
The print of my eye
On all it sees

Deaf to reason calling out to me
Deaf to reason crying out
Deaf to reason calling out to me

She spoke and my head
Was full of murmurs like a green field
That last that we saw
He disappeared into clouds
Should that moment arise
Well I’ll be running I’ll be spring heeled
The taste of your words inside my mouth
The taste of your words inside my mouth
The taste of your words inside my mouth

Deaf to reason calling out to me
Deaf to reason crying out
Deaf to reason calling out to me

Our shadows at dawn
Our shadows at dawn
Oh my god
Our shadows at dawn
Well they were rising up to meet us
Our shadows at dawn
Oh my god
Our shadows at dawn
Yeah they were rising up to meet us
Our shadows at dawn
Oh my god

11. If 8 Were 9 (3:40)

If skin should touch
And words evaporate
Trouble clear out of sight
With my whole body listening
My heart leans out
Like these old river trees
Closer to be where you glide
Moving under me glistening

If 8 were 9
I would hold you
I would rock you
I would shelter you darling
If 8 were 9
I would lift you
Lift you clear off the ground
Through the gates into morning

That time would stretch
Stretch out these magic hours
Into days into years
Tomorrow lost in the distance
A voice speaks out
Says ‘Hey man, let it go’
But when a heart has been true
It don’t make any difference

If 8 were 9
I would hold you
I would rock you
I would shelter you darling
If 8 were 9
I would lift you
Lift you clear off the ground
Through the gates into morning
If 8 were 9
If 8 were 9
If 8 were 9
If 8 were 9
Through the gates into morning
Yeah eh eh eh
Through the gates into morning