Dark Wind Songs

by Dylan Ware

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11 beautiful, thoughtful acoustic songs from the road, and Dylan Ware, a New Zealand born musician based in Istanbul.

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released January 1, 2004

All songs Written & performed by Dylan Ware

Recorded in Istanbul – December, 2003 By Ismail Barlas.
Except tracks 1, 7 & 8 Recorded in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria – July, 2002
By Petar Atanaschev.

Additional mastering by Fatih Aygün.

Additional vocals on track 9 by Murat Ozelmas & Cem Tan.
Photographs by Esma Sarioglu.
Cover art by Dylan Ware.

Copyright 2004 Water-Wheel Rhymes Ltd
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Dylan Ware.

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Dylan Ware Wellington, New Zealand

Folk-rock. generally thoughtful, acoustic guitar-driven contemplations on a number of things.

A New Zealand-born musician based in Istanbul...

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Track Name: Dark Wind Song
Black crow eat a sunflower's eye
Dark wind gathers in the sky
The fields of birth are broken earth now
...still.

Leaves fall, spinning in my heart
I ride the road and I think about my part
A dream grows pale, she draws the veils of chill.

And I roam free
My beauty...

Love ends, I walk these floors alone
Write songs, a radio explodes
And as the fear dissolves I hear the toll...

And I roam free
My beauty...

Standing in the rain
We turn to go
Step aboard a train
Where I don't know
Climbing in the open arms of an oak
Darling I'm less lonely now...

Black crow eat a sunflower's eye
Dark wind gathers in the sky
The fields of birth are broken earth...
Track Name: Julia's Song
Julia, dancing in a dream of spring
Such a pretty naive thing
Sweet as the embryo's wing...

Truly I was in the days of rain
I was in the days of Cain
I was in a daze...

Julia, skipping down an arbour lane
Ever so removed from pain
Wonders if she'll change her name...

Only I was in the sunken land
Darkened to the depths of man
Fire reigning in my hand...

Julia, sleeping in the silent trees
Mud upon her little knees
Cooling in the evening breeze.
Track Name: Black Star
I got my feet in my boots and I'm hungry again
Got my guitar on my back and it's goodbye my friend
I got a rainy day in my head.

I got another new town and an empty bar
Another hotel room under a lucky star
I got a rainy day in my head.

I wrote a letter for my home I don't know how to send
I got a hole in my soul that I can't seem to mend
I got a rainy day in my head.

I got a pocket of songs and a solitude
And I've been thinking too much...
I got a rainy day in my head.

Oooh, run like a rainbow...

I got nothing but choice, got no-one to blame
I got a whole wide wide world, got only my name
I got a rainy day in my head.

Clouds in the sky and earth down below
I got a lot of free time to watch myself, oh
I got a rainy day in my head.

And when I walk out of here, well, you might hear me sigh
I got tears in my threads and tears in my eyes
I got a rainy day in my head.

And I skip like a stone in the wind and the rain
I got thirty good reasons and a then again
I got a rainy day in my head.

Oooh, run like a rainbow... (again)

Carry me through the ancient plains
Lay me out in the driving rains
Yesterday is a long, long time ago.

And I don't mind if I fade away
Wrap my dream in a sunken day
Loneliness is a kiss from freedom's glow
....I run like a rainbow

Now I'm standing at a window in a darkened room
I see the mountains in the night and a silver moon
I got a rainy day in my head.

I got a fire, got a beer, got a bottle of gin
Gonna take my love in a moonlight spin
I got a rainy day in my head.

Another pig-shit morning, I say my prayers
You'd think I would'a learned something in all these years
I got a rainy day in my head.

I got my feet in my boots and I'm hungry again
Got my guitar on my back and it's goodbye my friend...
Track Name: No Idle Rebellion
Don't box me in
Don't pin me out
Cause you might find the water deepens
in your doubt

Don't stitch me up
Don't drag me down
Cause I have only lived a life
to which I'm bound.

And don't you know that it's a long way ?
The road is seldom straight ahead
And a truth ain't often crowed
And today could be your last day
I wouldn't want to waste it
...I wouldn't want it owed !

Don't be so sure
It never lasts !
Oh how the man's a fool
who fears iconoclasts !

Don't tell me "No !" to things
That hurt only me
What in hell gives you the right
To take that liberty ?

And don't you know that it's a long way ?
The road's a crazy dance of death
And time - it don't go slow !
But don't tell me that it's a sad day
There's too much beauty in this world
To lay a spirit low !

I knew a man who dug a hole
I never knew he never stole
And now he's miles away from me !

I knew a man who dug so deep
Until the walls did more than creak
And now he cries he cannot see !

Don't box me in, no !
Don't pin me out
Cause you might find the water deepens
in your doubt.

Well you know that it's a long way
And through the broken mouths of men
the hollow winds a'blow !
But don't tell me that it's a sad way
There's too much beauty in this life
To lay a spirit low !
Track Name: The Garden
Deep within a garden
Standing in a pool
Misty morning sun shine's
Through a jewel.

Awake in tears of dew
A world opened anew
You realise the place
Where you were born...

And now you reach the sky
What lies behind your eyes ?
And why baby, why do you cry ?
And now you reach the sky
You're oh so very high
Baby do you really have to...

Deep within a garden
Banks of moss and stone
Wander through the dripping trees
alone.

Flowers in a river
Sliding through the shade
Drink the lazy water
Unbetrayed...

And now you reach the sky
Are there clouds inside your eyes ?
And tell me, what is it really like ?
And now you are so old
Baby, are you cold ?
And Baby, does it really have to die ?
Track Name: The Palace
I climbed through a hole
To a palace of towering stone
That she built inside the moonlight
And she lived there alone...

The air was a tear in her eye
I wandered cold colourless ruins by and by...

In dust scattered hallways
Lay mummified bodies of men
Motionless relics of grief
And the gloom gaped open...

And I felt so dry I could've drowned
I threw a handful of rice and I slowly followed her down...

This fortress is a tomb said I love you
But she turned to dive
She fell to her bed and dreamed there
Of being alive.
Track Name: Two Square Meals
So we fell in love and it was :
Come pretty petals !
Let us ride into the desert
Let us run !

Drive so far away
Come pretty petals !
Let us slide under the oceans
Of the sun !

Do, do, do, do do!
...Ooh la la la!

Drive so far away
My pretty petals !
Let us slip beneath that lotus -
Have some fun !

So we fell in love and it was :
Come pretty petals !
And we fell into the desert
On the run !
Track Name: The Touch of Time
Here I am
One more man
In these hands
The touch of time.

And after all
I'm not so tall
I never scrawled
The master rhyme.

The spider spins
A web so thin
I'm fading
Into dry.

This face is changed
I feel so strange
There's rearrangement
In my eye.

And when I go
Will anybody know
The words I spoke
Through my mind ?

Then tomorrow I was grand
But today I stand
In these hands
A touch of time.
Track Name: The Rose and the Moon
A poor man am I
I crawl beneath the sky.

I fought my head
With pity bled
The moon rose red...

I struggled with the word
It seems so few heard.

I turned from sin
I took good in
Became so thin...

My son lies dead
A tumor in his head.

My dear and darling wife
Took all her tears with a knife

A jet-plane goes down
Through the ice
Two hundred frightened people
Torn from life
A fat one praises God
Cause she's alive...

Now I see
Your angels over me.

A poor man am I
I crawl beneath the sky
The moon rises high...
Track Name: Little Bird
Little bird fly
In the blue sky
The tumbling clouds
Will tell you why.

Little bird sing
Your song of the wing
Beautiful flowers
Everything.

She has wild things.

Look at the tree
Shining for thee
All that you have.
All that you see.

Look at the man
Who wanted to die
Kissing the earth
Kissing the fly...

She has wild things.
Track Name: Sabrina's Tune
How was I supposed to forget you
When everything I think is thought for you ?
How is time supposed to heal a broken heart ?
Look around the pain goes through and through.
Where was I supposed to move on to ?
Everything I am I am for you.
How was I supposed to be without you ?
Nothing here is real without you.

Sabrina, oh Sabrina
You are so still.

How was I supposed to get perspective
When everything I see remembers you ?
How was I supposed to be happy without you
When happiness to me feels like you do ?
How was I supposed to face the future
When all my strength I gave to loving you ?
How could I have put it all behind me ?
There is nothing to me, only you.

Sabrina, oh Sabrina
...so still.

How was I supposed to let you go
When letting go would only lose me you ?
How was I supposed to feel about it
With even my own smell a ghost of you ?
What am I supposed to do about it now ?
Everything is gone, I am alone.
How was I supposed to protect you
When it was me that you were running from ?