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Call Me Ishmael

by Voice Of The Rain

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We had a few weeks going spare in the summer of 1993 so knocked out three albums and fifty songs. One of the releases filled up both sides of a C90 cassette so we've split it into two, not least so I can fit all the songs titles on one page. This is the second half.

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released February 2, 2015

Words & Music by Robert Boole & Richard Knowles

The digital image, ‘St. Cloud’ by Eugène Atget is courtesy of the Getty Trust Open Content Program.

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Voice Of The Rain UK

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1980s, 90s, 2015.

Mainly of an acoustic bent but known to wind up the distortion on occasion.

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Track Name: Unattainable
I talk and never do and that's my weakness
But she's the kind of girl that leaves me speechless
Every time she walks in to my view
You know I'm struck by her completeness

She dresses like a model in some brochure
But she remains immune to every overture
I change my route so I can pass her in the street
But fall apart as I approach her

Can you imagine what it would be like to be her passion
Something of value in her life
It would be heaven to the likes and love of me
But I don't even think she knows of my existence

I browse but never buy and that's my stupor
But she's the kind of girl to sell your soul for
Every time I catch a glimpse of her is not enough
I always want more

Can you imagine what it would be like to be her passion
Something of value in her life
It would be heaven for the likes and love of me
But I'm not sure that she's aware of my existence

My heart could miss a beat it's met its measure
She's not the kind of girl to love at leisure
Every night I visualise her face
And guess at all those hidden pleasures

Can you imagine what it would be like to be her passion
Something of value in her life
It would be heaven for the likes and love of me
But I'm quite certain that it's never going to be

Can you imagine what it would be like to be her passion
Something of value in her life
It would be heaven to the likes and love of me
But I'm quite sure she's unaware of my existence
Track Name: Deep Deep Water
Before you came in to my life indulgence was my map
With you I only understood the poverty of what I had
Now those insecurities have drifted clear away
The shadow of uncertainty has gone and it kept me at bay

But I can't swim to save my life
Though I might try if I could reach your island

You've taken me from where unkind opinions chipped away
Now I don't really care to much what anybody says
The button hole of my life where I pulled through all my dreams
Turned out to be fragile without you was ripping at the seams

And I can't sew to save my life
Now it might show but I would dress your silence
And I can't swim to save my life
Though I might try if I could reach your island

Deep deep water. All this deep deep water
Love is deep deep water. All this deep deep water

To some it seems so easy just to give their hearts away
But I find it so difficult and who knows who's to blame
The picture I've been working on for years with such intent
Has not begun to show the only thing I want to represent

'cause I can't paint to save my life
Though I would try if I could catch your likeness
And I can't swim to save my life
Though I might try if I could reach your island
Track Name: The Day My Life Began
Me with you, well that's a deal falling through
Now you've got to tell me something I won't understand
Till it's something that I'm old enough to do

And we said our goodbyes and I waved you down our street
Something in me died, something was released
I can still hear the lie

I want to be with you, I want stay with you, but now I've gotta go
I want to be with you, I want stay with you, but now I've gotta go

Tears and smiles, the day my life began, though still a child
I've travelled down the years in search of something that you took from me
What it is to be a man

And I've tried to forgive, but it's the hardest thing to do
And I understood why they will never forgive you
We can still hear the lie

I want to be with you, I want stay with you, but now I've gotta go
I want to be with you, I want stay with you, but now I've gotta go

I can still hear the lie

I want to be with you, I want stay with you, but now I've gotta go
Track Name: Tania's Mouth
The other side of love, the little things she does, that only I can see
Things that maybe pass you by but seem to catch my eye
And hold it on a string she pulls it in so I can
Watch the way she moves, I love the way she breathes the same air as me

And the first time we met Prince was on the jukebox
She walked up to me and said, "Can we have Rip It Up instead"
And we all wanted to know you, buy you drinks and show you
The dreams we felt at home to

A hand brushed through your hair and suddenly I was there
And I knew what to do

I wave my fears goodbye for Tania's mouth, God it was wide open
It took me all those years to work it out how the spell is spoken

'cause I was bored in a world that had no meaning
Bitten lips bleeding and numb from the feeling
And the first time I walked you home the cars all passed us by
I looked at you and you smiled and I felt painfully shy

A hand brushed through your hair and suddenly I was there
And I knew what to do

I kiss my fears away on Tania's mouth, God it was wide open
It took me all those years to find out how the first spell is spoken
I kiss my deepest fears away on Tania's mouth, God it is wide open
It took me all these years to find, to find but now it is here that I'm hoping
You're not choking on me
Track Name: White Hotel
Speak yourself where there are words to fill up the silence
Be yourself whatever else you do
Stake a claim to all the ground that lies in between us
But be yourself there is a place called you

Here you are where you can meet the friends and the ghosts of your past
Where all your broken themes come together at last
Where you will find the fears that no time can erase
But can you find your way to the
Place you've always been and you've always known

Hiding something is a trick and we do it well
It's the last defence the White Hotel
'cause deep inside us there are things that no charm dispels
So many rooms in the White Hotel

It's by a lake where there are trees and trapdoors and lightning
And fallen stars ah did you see them too
This childhood air has lulled us all to sleep
But the building goes up in flames there is a place called you

Here you are where you can meet the friends and the ghosts of your past
Where all your broken themes come together at last
Where you will find the fears that no time can erase
But can you find your way to the
Place you've always been and you've always known

Hiding something is a trick and we do it well
It's the last defence the White Hotel
'cause deep inside us there are things that no charm dispels
So many rooms in the White Hotel

Hiding something is a trick and we do it well
(What does it profit a man)
It's the last defence the White Hotel
(to gain the whole world)
'cause deep inside us there are things that no charm dispels
So many rooms in the White Hotel

White hotel, so many rooms, you've always known
Track Name: Love At The Rave
Had enough of the big wheel
Now I'm old enough to get on the rides
Found myself a new big deal
Somewhere where I saw a new self come alive
The loudest noise and the most people you have ever seen
Invest in the same dream

They play my favourite song
It doesn't say much but the rhythm is strong
And it means a lot to me
I like to dance in my room when I'm alone and it's late
Hey it reminds me of you
Spinning me round the room my head was spinning me round the room

Give me love at the rave

Smile and the world will smile with you
But cry and they just won't want to know
As long as you know what's expected of you
You'll feel a part, feel accepted, feel at home
The loudest noise and the most people you have ever seen
Sharing the same dream

They play my favourite song
It doesn't say much but the rhythm is strong
And it means a lot to me
I like to dance in my room when I'm alone and it's late
Hey it reminds me of you
Spinning me round the room my head was spinning me round the room

Give me love at the rave

Oh I was blind before
But now I think I see
Track Name: Collar Me
To every choice I give the lie
Though dead and buried long ago this myth survives
To live in time is to live with fate
Go left or right it sidetracks every choice we make

Consequently we're deaf, blind and dumb
Trying to give significance to things we've not done
And I don't know what to do when it all comes to nothing
Can I ask this of you?

Shackled thoughts are harnessed fire
All channelled forms of our desires
Rid my life of this desperate need to be free
Collar me

We take the chains off one for all
But we'd you jump to if you can't predict the fall
True I can't see the cage I'm in
A dream escapes but they no longer mean a thing

Consequently I'm deaf, dumb and blind
Trying to see my limits as my weak states of mind
But I don't know what to see when it amounts to nothing
Is there something of me

Shackled thoughts are harnessed fire
All channelled forms of our desires
Rid my life of this desperate need to be free
Collar me
Track Name: Hammerpond
Here's a happy day to banish all that's sad
Started out quite bad but I've ended up ok
Put another way I love the love I have
And that is something to say

Here's the photograph of our first day together
And here's the place we'll argue till three
Here's the hammerpond where I'll write you a letter
I like you do you think you like me

And here's a sky of blue to chase away the grey
I never think to pray but I'm happy if you do
'cause maybe you'll get through
So maybe I should say that I'm in league with you

Here's the photograph of our first day together
And here's the place we'll argue till three
Here's the hammerpond where I'll write you a letter
I like you do you think you like me

And here's a little drink to smooth away your nerves
And for what it's worth don't worry about him
It's not an easy thing and we won't be the first
To hear alarm bells ring

Here's the photograph of our first day together
And here's the place we'll argue till three
Here's the hammerpond where I'll write you a letter
I like you do you think you like me
Track Name: Modigliani
Here where my sun shone
Clear unbroken
Tamed my instincts, chained my feelings
Codified my dreams
Now it seems a very pale light

Here where I made my first mistake
I still hear those voices
Chain your instincts, tame your feelings
Change your dreams

Well I want nothing but blue skies
Nothing but new skies and my
Life like a river
Life like a river
Track Name: Key Largo
Do you feel this, on a big scale
We are strangers, are we about to be changed
Do you hear it, does it bring it all back
Like a snapshot
Are we about to be framed?

Our thoughts projected this bigger picture
We're almost dreaming another place

And do you see it, is it getting closer
Are we focused, well there is much to be shown
All these colours, slowly bleeding through us
We are drowning
Are we about to be saved?

Our thoughts projected this bigger picture
We're almost dreaming another place

From the towers, to the ground below us, open spaces
Are we about to be lost?
In these cities, in these burning heart lines
We are strangers
Can we carry this cross to

Key Largo Harbour, this bigger picture
We're almost dreaming American dreams

Hear the catcalls whistle down the world falls
I can feel us gaining speed
Here's a new day looking for a new way
Helpless when you don't believe
And we can't believe in something we have never even felt
But the longer we are exposed something in the blood flows
Out of us to somewhere else

Key Largo Harbour, this bigger picture
We're almost dreaming American dreams

Big sky big ideas, we are out of place in here
Here's a new day looking to this new way
We're about to be changed...

Hear the catcalls whistle down the worlds falls
I can feel us gaining speed
We've been given nothing for religion
It's hopeless when you don't believe
And we can't believe in something we have never really felt
But the longer we are exposed something in the blood flows
Out of us to somewhere else

Key Largo harbours, this bigger picture
We're almost dreaming another place
Key Largo Harbour, this bigger picture
We're almost dreaming American dreams

Well if the night is young and we don't need the rest
(Do you feel this on a big scale)
We can't describe exactly how we're expressed
(We are strangers are we about to be changed)
She'll pander to some very strange requests
(Do you here it, does it bring it all back)
Anything, I suggest
(Like a snapshot, are we about to be framed?)

Key Largo harbours, this bigger picture
Key Largo harbours these dreams
Key Largo harbours, this bigger picture
Key Largo harbours these dreams