Shining

by Kevin Adams

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Shining (Estoile) Shining, shining, Out of the darkness divine, It is benign- Then wherefore this deep fear of mine? It is benign. Holding, holding, Wrapped in the future untold, It will unfold- Then wherefore this shiver of cold? It will unfold. Time is the coin we must spend, None to put by, none to lend, Days without ending must end, Now will be never again. Praying, praying, Out of the doubt and delay, It is today- Then wherefore the tears on the way? It is today
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Pensez à nos enfants Please slow down, (pensez à nos enfants) Please slow down, (pensez à nos enfants) Please slow down, slow down. Running late, hurry man, hurry Never told him that it was so far Running late and eaten with worry Take it out on the company car Tail-gating and waiting for chances Slipping round on the crown of the bend Every place up the queue he advances Doesn’t look like the queue ever comes to an end When he looks back on this he won’t believe Just how stupid he was, just how crazy and dangerous How did the accident come to be such a surprise? Now the adrenaline’s dried in his veins And the ambulance siren has stopped He can still feel the shock as the kid hits the bumper And flies up in front of his eyes Sunrise, it’s a precious new morning Clear skies, we can see what to do Can’t deny we’ve been given fair warning Slow down, time to take in the view See the bear staring out from the ice floe See the butterfly crushed on a wheel See mahogany forest in ashes See the harpoon and whale, see the club and the seal When we look back on this we won’t believe Just how stupid we were, self deceiving and devious How come catastrophe came to be such a surprise? Fooling ourselves as we sit on our hands That the whole thing will turn out alright There will still be a shock when the world hits the bumper And dies right in front of our eyes.
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Shining (Estoile) Shining, shining, Out of the darkness divine, It is benign- Then wherefore this deep fear of mine? It is benign. Holding, holding, Wrapped in the future untold, It will unfold- Then wherefore this shiver of cold? It will unfold. Wracked in the blackness of night Lie still and try not to fight Look for the first glint of light Wait 'til the day is in sight The day is in sight Praying, praying, Out of the doubt and delay, It is today- Then wherefore the tears on the way? It is today

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A different feel to this collection- mainly instrumentals, less folky, more arranged. Two songs, (Shining and Pensez....), both very personal to me. Two new, post-MS instrumentals (Bright Battalions and Cool Weather Call). The remainder are pieces which have been waiting to be finished off for some time, the last of the pre-MS projects mixing real and virtual instruments.
The cover picture is Samuel Palmer's 'A Cornfield by Moonlight with the Evening Star'.

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released December 30, 2016

All compositions by Kevin Adams, except the second theme of 'Bright Battalions' which is based on 'The Valley of the Shadow' by Paul Clark.
All music played and sung by KA except for: Sheena Masson (flute), Peter Tales (melodeon) and Godfrey Yeomans (bass) on 'Calverton Suite'.

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Kevin Adams Milton Keynes, UK

Blending traditional folk music with a love of other genres- classical, jazz, folk-rock, prog-rock, pop… music, music, music…

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