Kieran Blake

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you see her in the morning when the sunlight hits your eye 

you lose her everyday 

but love her anyway 

you were warm in her arms with your consciousness deprived 

you love her everyday 

but lose her anyway 

she fades away into the softened darkness of your mind 

you love her everyday 

you love her everyday

i’ve been thinking of recording a sorta lo-fi jazzy ep after my album comes out
recorded this on my phone last night. it’s in stage 1 of my song writing process: mumbling random shit while playing random shit. step 2 is trying to make sense of it and shape it out. — here’s what i hear:
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i’ve been dreaming of the two of you
what does that leave me to do but weep in my night sky.
i move.
i’ve been undone.
i don’t know why i ever ..
i was never well.
i’ve been no one for too long in your eyes

my friend asked me to record the song “Wild Horses” by Rolling Stones, so i did, and here it is

feelin’ kinda useless,
never figured out all the different uses of empty time and doubt.
the place behind your face
the space in the way
the one you never know
the place you’ll never go

and they say let her go
‘let her go, let her go, let her go’

feelin’ kinda seasick
i never figured out all the different niches
i’d like to wipe them out.
feelin’ kinda useless
i never
noticed.

and they say let her go
‘let her go, let her go, let her go’

in this nation of patience, i lead the army.
i’m not talkin’ just to move the wind around.

regardless, through all this i need to be alone and asleep.
lone and asleep

and
before you go down to the river would you let me know?
'fore you go i need to know what i leave behind..

in this nation of patients, i lead the army.
i lead the army.
you know me, i’m asleep, and stuck to the floor. 

(mostly making up as i go)

so the lover’s tale seemed more like a tall one.
why did everything turn out so strangely?
feeling like an unarmed man,
when no one can explain to you
do lovers say lovers go to the unmarked graves that no one knows
they can’t go back to the way they saw
everyone loves someone that their lonely heart
gave them along in the stars

Long Long Long (beatles cover)

It’s been a long, long, long time
How could I ever have lost you
When I  loved you 

It took a long, long, long time
Now I’m so happy I found you
How I love you 

So many tears I was searching
So many tears I was wasting oh oh 

Now I can see you be you
how can I ever misplace you
how I want you

oh I  love you
you know that I need you
Ooh I love you

the bursting bottle break,
that she doesn’t seem to know.
baby’s bathed in lace,
though nothing here remains.

i’ll never get so low.
no one ever gets along.
i’ll never get so low.

and then we see her face,
though she turns away.
and baby’s on her way,
unsatisfied, disgrace.

i’ll never get so low.
no one ever gets along.
no one ever gets so low.

loving everybody that she don’t know,
and her lips are red,
and i know where they go,
but i can’t seem to say no,
when she says
'oh you,
do you love me too?’
her lips are red like blood.
and i know where they go.
i just can’t seem to say no
when she says
'are you very lonely too?'
lovin’ everybody that she don’t know
her lips are red,
you don’t know where they go

song idea in D Modal Tuning

Bob Marley cover - “concrete jungle”

no sun will shine in my day today,
the high yellow moon won’t come out to play.
darkness has covered my life
has changed my day into night.
where is the love to be found?
won’t someone please tell me, cuz light must be somewhere to be found.

instead of concrete jungle, where living is hardest.
concrete jungle — oh man, you’ve got to do your best.

no chains around my feet, but i’m not free
i know i’m bound here in captivity.
i’ll never know what happiness is,
i’ll never know what sweet caress is
still i’ll be always laughing like a clown
won’t someone please tell me, cuz light..
i’ve got to pick myself up off the ground

is this here concrete jungle?
i said what you got for me?
concrete jungle, oh why don’t you let me be?

TEARS OF RAGE (dylan cover)

We carried you in our arms
On Independence Day,
And now you’d throw us all aside
And put us on our way.
Oh what dear daughter ‘neath the sun
Would treat a father so,
To wait upon him hand and foot
Yet always answer “No”?

Tears of rage, tears of grief,
Why am I always the one who must be the thief?
Come to me now, you know
We’re so alone
And life is brief.

We pointed out the way to go
And scratched your name in sand,
Though you just thought that it was nothing more
Than a place for you to stand.
Now, I want you to know that while you watched,
discovered that there was no one true,
that I myself really thought
It was just a childish thing to do.

Tears of rage, tears of grief,
Why am I always the one who must be the thief?
Come to me now, you know
We’re so alone
And life is brief.

It was all very very painless
When you ran out to receive
All that false instruction
Which we never could believe.
And now the heart is filled with gold
As if it was a purse.
But, oh, what kind of love is this
Which goes from bad to worse?


Kieran Blake & Julie Kell - I Still Dream Of You

Honestly, I could see anything in your eyes.
I fell asleep steadily, readily, by the fire.
It’s where I dreamt of you.

I walk the streets aimlessly in a city that’s not mine.
Clumsily, carelessly, searching for what I can’t find.
All along..it’s you.

You could love a thousand men, but I’ll never love again…
(I could love a thousand men, but I’ll never keep them when…)
if I still dream of you.
(I still dream of you.)

Woke up, throat closed up, and still tired.
Saw the smoke float up to form a spire,
above where I dreamt of you.

There’s nothing left in my chest, emptiness, no more fire.
I only kissed all those men that I do not desire,
'cause I can't find you.

You could love a thousand men, but I’ll never love again…
(I could love a thousand men, but I’ll never keep them when…)
if I still dream of you.
(I still dream of you.)

You could love a thousand men, but I’ll never love again…
(I could love a thousand men, but I’ll never keep them when…)
if I still dream of you.
(I still dream of you.)

Save Me - QUEEN COVER