Lyrics On Friday

My friends the Cobalt Season write some beautiful music & lyrics. Beautiful, haunting, honest words about real life, in all it’s glory & it’s grim. This song has been the soundtrack to my week…

Rain fallin’ down on my face
Wash me clean; wash my sins away
And take me back where I used to run
So fast and free, like the Kingdom Come
Just like the Kingdom Come

Still we go marchin’ on, blood on our hands
Dirt on our skin, heads in the sand
In some other time or in the here-and-now
How far will we go? All that we allow

Help me out here…I’m getting tired
Help me out here…I’m getting tired

Pardon me if I say too much
I could never ignore that which I ought not touch
And curiosity might be all I got
And some cynicism from experience wraught
My experience brought me here

They say we must go on, never lookin’ back
Lest we ever learn the wisdom we lack
And curiosity, it might be my death
Though I may rest from time to time to catch my breath

Help me out here…I’m getting tired
Help me out here…I’m getting tired
Help me out here…I’m getting tired
Help me out here…I’m getting tired

And all that we need to see
And all those we need to hear
We tie their hands behind their backs and look away

Yes we tear the shirt right off their back
Then we donate cash for all they lack
Fancy ourselves philanthropists; save justice for another day

And we wonder how we got so far
Making money off each other’s scars
“Still it’s never my fault, I mean what other options did I have?”

Buying someone else’s tyrannic dreams
Of force and greed and foolish schemes
When there is Light to help illuminate the Way

Still we choose to tell each other lies
That this Kingdom can never be realized
The Master never could have meant the words he said
I’m getting tired

Where do we go from here? God only knows
Or perhaps that’s just a bunch bullshit spiritual prose
Perhaps we’re the ones we’ve been waiting for
Perhaps God has been just waiting at our door
He’s waiting at the door
And I’ll try to be the first to tell you when I’m wrong
I’ll write a book about it right here in my song
Here is where I start to try and start again
Learning to become a father and a friend

Help me out here…I’m getting tired
Help me out here…I’m getting tired
Help me out here…I’m getting tired
Help me out here…I’m getting tired

[Help Me Out Here – The Cobalt Season]

What’s been running through your ears this week?

Coffee Anyone?

I’ve been off work for a week now, and I’m loving the chance to re-calibrate a bit. I love my job, but I have this tendency to work myself into the ground! I think it’s one of the pitfalls of being passionate about your work, of believing in what you do. I’m grateful for the chance to take a few days off, chill out, read some books, listen to good music, and so on. Makes all the difference!

That said, I’m getting ready to hit the road again!

The next few weeks I’ll be in various places for work, photography, and general amusement! If you want to grab a coffee/ drink/ dinner at some point, drop me an email or leave a comment.

May 29 – June 1: London
June 4 – June 8: Northern Ireland
June 8 – June 10: Manchester/ Peak District
June 20-ish: Northern Ireland

In between those times, I’ll be at home in Glasgow! I’m off for a few days holiday & a hen party in London, photographing at FUEL in NI, hanging out & debriefing with the gappers in the Peak District, and celebrating a big birthday with my mum in NI again.

Love how Mark Batterson puts it:

Change of pace + Change of place = Change of perspective

Mr Hudson

Ended up at the Mr Hudson gig in Nice’n’sleazys last night, and glad I went!

Mr Hudson

Mr Hudson

I didn’t know much of Mr Hudson’s stuff before last night, but they rocked the mic… great show! I’m keeping an eye out for the new album… White Lies & Supernova are two stunning songs!

Supporting acts Alan Pownall and MPHO weren’t half bad either. MPHO reminded me of a friend of mine – lots of energy!!

Check them out, yo!