Gabion I

by Gabion

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Drawing on influences such as Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Bat for Lashes, Florence and the Machine, Nine Inch Nails and Fever Ray this collection of songs is somewhat different to a lot of material I've written. I'm proud to finally have finished the songs up (some parts date as far back as 2013) and in a way it feels like I've at the very least wounded a few of my inner demons in doing so.

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released July 11, 2016

All lyrics, vocals, instruments, programming by James Doyle
Recorded, produced & mixed by James Doyle

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James Doyle Medway, UK

James Doyle is a musician who resides in Medway, UK. He is known for his honest songwriting and ear for a hook, as well as his dynamic live performances.

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Track Name: Liar
I laid my head in a strange new place
I dared not whisper her name
The loss made the side of the bed seem far away

Dragged down I'm bound and I'm shamed
It steals my good and it covers my face
Some shared this bed for a time but it's all time wasted

There's a liar in my bed and he's dining on hearts
and he whispers sweet nothings and it's all that they are
There's a liar in my bed and he's wearing me
So if you see this face get out lest you be next...

I'm overrun I'll coerce and I'll lie
and by the morning I won't be by your side
I'm just hollow, wrapped up in the sheets of ghosts I can't dispel

There's a liar in my bed and he's dining on hearts
and he whispers sweet nothings and it's all that they are
There's a liar in my bed and he's wearing me
So if you see this face get out lest you be next...
Track Name: Dust
I am awoken by heavy air
My fellow nomads no longer there
I don't know if I'll ever catch them now

I'm dry and dehydrated
Guess that's the price that I'll pay
For time I spent burning with a blue flame

I'm well aware I am left in your dust
And I will get clear, I'll choke if I must
'Cause I, I realised you never looked back did you?

I'm chasing after phantoms
Figures lost over horizons
The footprints now are sure just my own

The winds now carry me around
Like dust they lifted off the ground
I'm not waiting to be found

I'm well aware I am left in your dust
And I will get clear, I'll choke if I must
'Cause I, I realised you never looked back did you?

It haunted my why you forgot
but I won't be haunted no more
Like the dust from my boots,
The footprints left behind
I feel that I am exorcised
Track Name: Good Man
The man of fire in a coma inside me
To wake him up you'd first have to find him
Carried the light to fight the good fight
Mistakenly he thought he'd go in glory if he died

I try to be a good man
My heart is of a good man
My way is of a good man
I'll falter like a good man
I'll suffer like a good man
I need to be a good man
But I am not a good man any more
Please understand the wolf is at your door

Protect what's left and burn all the rest
In ashes of my passion I have turned a silhouette
You need some light to fight the good fight
Shadow's of no use when your bright is too slight

I thought that burning with a blue flame
would reignite the fire inside me
The man of fire's sleep deepens when he's drowned in whiskey

I try to be a good man
My heart is of a good man
My way is of a good man
I'll falter like a good man
I'll suffer like a good man
I need to be a good man
But I am not a good man any more
Please understand the wolf is at your door

I don't know who I am anymore
I'm just scratching at your door
Track Name: Falter
If I should ever get to heaven,
I've got a list of questions I want answered
I'll take my place in the longest queue
I'm sure it stretches out the door

I was the weakest in your flock and I faltered
I poured a flood and I drowned myself in it
I was weighed down by the weight of your expectations
And now I've come up as a wolf

Lost grip on the rope of faith
I'm sure the good lord was trying to hang me with it
In truth the weight of all I carry around
Would probably make it snap itself

I was the weakest in your flock and I faltered
I poured a flood and I drowned myself in it
I was weighed down by the weight of your expectations
And now I've come up as a wolf
Track Name: Silhouettes and Ghosts
Tree branches bow under the weight of all their birds
Just silhouettes and ghosts on this October morning
There's a greying in the air, a tightness on the lungs
You can hear it in this voice, I'm choking on this love

Gone is the hue of the halcyon days
Fearing the phantoms, fearing the phantoms in the grey

The trees are moving as the breeze delivers purpose,
whispers them instruction, the air in here is still
I'm stifled and static staring out the window
Nothing of interest, just silhouettes and ghosts...

Gone is the hue of the halcyon days
Fearing the phantoms, fearing the phantoms in the grey