The Voyages Of The Princes

by Dan Whitley

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released January 27, 2015

All music and lyrics written by Dan Whitley
Performed, recorded, produced by Dan Whitley
Cover photograph by Jon Wright - www.facebook.com/WrightTurnWoodturning/

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Track Name: Telephone
We mused over the lateness
Of appointments never kept
Talked about our loneliness
And flowing dark blonde hair

[chorus:]
But now I’m going away
And I’m not coming back
I just don’t want to see you
No telephones

And I’ll take a little notebook
Write down everything
Everything I think about
But flowing dark blonde hair

[chorus]

I’m disconnecting
Leaving this life behind

I’ll have to learn to speak
In the tongues of long ago
So nothing would ever reach me
With flowing dark blonde hair

[chorus]

I’ll just try to forget everything
Everything that I came to forget
But that’s not so easy these days
My mind can never erase
When it’s plugged in day by day
Linked up every which way
Everything clings on so tight
It just won’t ever release
I can never wash out the stain
Track Name: Fabric Softener Blues
Get off [x16]
It might be for the best
Take the bottle and all the rest
Get off [x8]
I need to go abroad
Have to be young, and more
Get off [x8]
Little rooms and little boxes
Tiles to keep my mind inside
Get off [x8]
I don’t wanna be adored, no
I just wanna be ignored
Get off!
The last time I was here, it was all just round and around
Get off!
Redefining everything, being gentle with the patent facts
Get off!
Hoping against hope, we never see through lies and bring them down
Get off!
And so, by becoming dishonest, we destroyed dishonesty forever and ever
Track Name: Iraq To India
I walk on through the endless wasteland of your hollow mind
Trying to believe that I might find some help this time
If all that we could see was just a blemish on your perfect
Perhaps there then would be some hope of halting out the defect
I’ll lay awake all night to think of how to ease the pain
Perhaps I’ll never come back round and see your vapid face again
There must be some mistake a way to flee the dark parade
Try to hold us back away from here, but keep on fanning flames

[chorus:]
Just ‘cause no one likes you
Don’t mean you can’t be polite
Everything you do is just a spend of precious time
Incredibly empty, so pointless and trite
But just ‘cause no one likes you
Doesn’t mean you can’t be polite

You try your best to lead us and to help the cause
But all the names you say lead more to croquet lawns than wars
Going out to parties, and spending all you got
Buy a new guitar, you know she’ll lend you what it cost
You play the abused so well you forgot that you’re the real abuser
Waiting for the chance you’ll get, to bring him back and use her
All I ever asked for was a bit of advice
You came in and took the lot, the relish and the spice

[chorus]

I walk on through the endless wasteland of your hollow mind
Trying to believe that I might find some help this time
There must be some mistake a way to flee the dark parade
Try to hold us back away from you, but keep on fanning flames
Everything you do is just a spend of precious time
Incredibly empty, so pointless and trite
But just ‘cause no one likes you
Doesn’t mean you can’t be polite
Track Name: Found!
I can’t ever tell you
Just how much it means
I never want to lose you
You’re everything I need
I’m just so glad I found you.
Track Name: Voyager
Faster than a tiger through the echo of the dawn
Brighter than the misty morning shivering in in the darkness and the cold
Longer than an apparition drifting furiously o’er the bay
Paler than a shadow glowing in the distant sunlight

When you just want to know what’s around the next corner
Just want to know what’s around the next bend
Well I’ve given up
I don’t care any more
But still I have to know
I have to know

This is the world I want to live in
But they’re tearing it away
I will follow ‘til I catch them
Would you follow where I lead?

Further than the echo of a dissipating sun dance
Stronger than a mountain lion, lying ready to jump everything

This is the world I want to live in
Now they’ve flown off so far away
You didn’t follow when I called you
Together, we might just have won

I’ll just journey on, into everything
Track Name: Three Halves Empty
What good are the ends of everything, when they go against our hopes and fears
You start off going fishing, come back, blood on your knees
And the man stands up, to count the vote
Well I say just flip a coin
It’ll come up three halves empty
All around, the streets desert us
Far gone are the dreams of old

The young ones need a new cry, to stop them leaving out this town
All we want is a future, just give us the time
Not personal or offensive, just concerned for self-defence
Everyone is welcome, if they can just live in peace

It shouldn’t be too much to ask, to do everything that you think is right
Our system’s only an empty joke, concealing the eye that runs the land
And the man stands up to count the vote
Well I say just flip a coin
It’ll come up three halves empty
Track Name: Apathy
Many and many and over again
Always just travelling and never quite there
And it’s never really mattered
And I’ve never much cared

[chorus:]
What’s all the use
Of hanging around round here
Just putting words on empty noise
As round comes fate

She’s leaving you behind
You could just try to care
You’ll never find a better line
Not ‘til next time

[chorus]

In the end it’s everything
All we can grab as it slips away
I don’t wanna be adored
I just want to be ignored

[chorus]