Until I Know Your Song

by Brendan Shoreland

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The lyrics began life as a poem written by Marieluise Niehus and relate to a relationship that ended years before we met. So yes, I've composed a song about somebody I've never met! Every creative person is entitled to their past and their creativity shouldn't be compromised because life moves on.

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Yellow was the colour of my brightest day,
when we used to dance the night away.
Glowing with love's eternal shine,
like golden stardust on cloud nine.

And a voice inside whispers “Let go! Let it be!”
There will be light, a new day, you'll see.
But the heart says “No, I can't let go, until I know.”

Black is the colour of my deepest night,
when even the moon and the stars seem to hide
in the dust shivering under our feet,
to the rhythm of a lost heartbeat.

And a voice inside whispers “Let go! Let it be!”
There will be light, a new day, you'll see.
But the heart says “No, I can't let go, until I know.”

Blue is the colour of the deepest sea
where love and hope seem to drown endlessly.
Spiralling towards a big black hole
in the darkest night of my lost soul.

And a voice inside whispers “Let go! Let it be!”
There will be light, a new day, you'll see.
But the heart says “No, I can't let go, until I know.”

Why the black has to be,
why the blue between you and me,
why the yellow had to go.

And a voice inside whispers
Let go! Let it be!
There will be light, a new day, you'll see.
But the heart says “No, I can't let go
until I know, until I know, your song.”

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released January 1, 2022
Lyrics by Marieluise Niehus (aka Morgue McMillan). Music by David Walton (aka Brendan Shoreland). Composed, arranged, recorded and mixed by David Walton.

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Brendan Shoreland Plymouth, UK

Creativity arises at the confluence of experience and personality. I have always hoped that my songs can help people who are stuck ... like I was. People who are lost ... like I was. I understand music to be something that gets beneath the surface and speaks of clarity and authenticity. With the lyrics, I look for metaphors and parables that chime and occasionally gently nudge. I hope you enjoy. ... more

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