Eyes to the horizon

by Jacob Daffy

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Writing lyrics to songs produced a new challenge to me, because I was determined to write lyrics that had a defined meaning, that were poetic, and that expressed something of that which I wanted to say. All but one of these songs have lyrics, desert hallucinations providing some nice meaningless relief :) I hope that the music covers over any lyrical clumsiness, but most of all, as always, that you enjoy my efforts here!

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released December 11, 2012

Thank you to Joe Daffy (my technical-and-otherwise advisor!) and contributer of a trumpet part in "detours"
Sam Daffy, for playing trombone in "visions"
and Guy Borger for coming up with the backbone of "don't let the sun go down" with his beautifully understated guitar part.

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Jacob Daffy Pakenham, Australia

Jacob Daffy is a songwriter and singer living in Melbourne who aims to create musically rich and meaningful songs. He loves listening to new music, jamming with friends, and the feeling you get when summer is around the corner.

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Track Name: Detours
You know where everyone around here is headed
They're aiming for a place where income's no longer needed

And it's the same way around
Yeah it's the same way around

The perfect house under the perfect sky in California
But son, you've got to slave for your pay don't tell me I didn't warn ya

And it's the same way around
Yeah it's the same way around

Take a detour, don't go straight ahead
Might be something just around the bend
Track Name: Visions
I don't know why I keep seeing visions of you here
I don't know why I keep seeing visions of you here
If only they'd go then I'd be
Happy here

Twenty years from the war, and the pictures still appear
Noises still make me flinch, looking for the smoke and fear
If only they'd go then I'd be
Happy here

I wait in the rain for the sun to reappear
In the thunder deep, I hear heaven's horses near
With that thought beside me, I am
Happy here
Track Name: writer's block
I stand there, the walking dead, nothing going round my head
You look at me as if to say - speak your mind, don't let it get away
But I have nothing to say

Pen hits the paper
Three hours later
I've written Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Writer's block has boxed me in again
I need to get out

Standing there in the rain - in a flash, everthing's changed
Street lights bounce of sparkling ground, the whole world devoid of sound

Writer's block has boxed me in again
But I see a flood on the horizon
Track Name: Mountain march
I want to see the world
In full colour
Freeze at the top of a mountain
Just to see the sun glint off the snow

Stuck at the water's edge
End of the line
Cold and exhausted
Lose track of time
Next step it feels like
You're on holy ground
As gold streams over the horizon

I want to see the world
In full colour
Freeze at the top of a mountain
Just to see the sun glint off the snow
Track Name: I'll wait
In the place where nobody goes
I'l wait for you
In the rain or in the snow
I'll wait for you

I'll stay frozen to the spot
When the atmosphere gets hot
Happy with my lot

Icicles melt into motion
To flow into the ocean
While I betray no emotion

In the place where nobody goes
I'll wait for you
Till the time when I really know
I'll wait for you
Track Name: Don't let the sun go down
Once an old man walked to the window
And sat down where the sun was streaming in
Nobody knew where he came from
No-one could tell where he'd been
And he said to the crack in the wall
Words that could have stopped world wars
While the clock ticked patiently on
And the dust swirled slowly around him

Don't let the sun go down on your anger

When he stops speaking the house grows silent
No more voices decorate the room
Long had it been full of laughter
Or the timbers alive with a tune
But bitterness invaded somewhere
Splintering families now long lost
Now he knows, and distressed is his stare
Nothing was worth that cost

Don't let the sun go down on your anger
Track Name: Light to our paths
If only all of us could find the light to our paths

All those people that think they're at a dead end
The world has nothing more to offer them
Hard wired and tense, backed into a corner
Not expecting help they know they're on their own

If only all of us could find the light to our paths
Track Name: God eternal
Now I see
He's so much bigger than me
And I can't pretend otherwise

From where he stands
Time is a line in the sand
And I'm just a grain in his hands

But this picture just seems like a thought experiment
And the feeling of amazement, well I don't know where it went
All I'm doing now is tracing circles in my head
Eternity's too big to comprehend

Now I see
He's so much bigger than me
Track Name: Can't see
I can't see too clearly
But one day I know I'll be able to