Build a Tower, Build a Track

by Sam Brightbart

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A mixture of feelings about distance and how paradoxical it can be. Please listen using headphones or excellent speakers, otherwise you will not be able to hear everything!

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Do all roads just lead back
to where I am stood, so landlocked?
And I see half of this sphere,
but that cannot be: I'm just here.

And I never feel any distance between us:
we're only stops on a line
in this topographical life in an open maze.

And I won't go; it's all that I know.
And I can't see; 'cause change is not free.
And I won't go; oh, let me be slow.
I can't leave.

My eyes yearn for a sweep
that's broader than time in its sleep.
But as I climb the last stair
the vertigo hits; I only see air.

So raindrops and helicopters are the horizon.
Fill me with colour.
You are all promises of an extended dream.

And I won't go; it's all that I know.
And I can't see; 'cause change is not free.
And I won't go; oh, let me be slow.
I can't leave.

credits

released February 12, 2013
Oliver Ford wrote and performed several of the guitar parts: the rhythm guitar, the mini-solo in the middle, and the echoey chorus bits.

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Sam Brightbart London, UK

"I never write the same song twice. I'm happy just to roll the dice."

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