Early Visions and Mixes

by Darren Lock

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Man Down 03:41
Another year passes You’re life’s a mess You look in the mirror And see the distress Nobody warns you About the toll it takes But it’s all mapped out In the lines on your face You remember the plans You never made All the pointless things That got in your way You’ve worked yourself Half to death All that time wasted And it makes no sense Another year older Another permanent frown Another nail in the coffin Another man down Another step closer Another irritated scowl Another nail in the coffin Another man down You used to think It would all make sense But as the time goes by It made no difference So much for all that experience You can’t get it up It just gets you down The hairy nostrils The disgusting jowl Can you remember when It wasn’t that long ago You were young and virile The top of the show But time is cruel And time don’t care But at least you don’t need a comb If you’ve got no hair Another year older Another permanent frown Another nail in the coffin Another man down Another step closer Another irritated scowl Another nail in the coffin Another man down Another nail in the coffin Another man down Hey hey, isn’t it a pity No one warned you About the nitty gritty Hey hey, isn’t it a pity No one warned you About the nitty gritty You’re all alone Without a pally Watch out son You’re in snipers alley Watch out son You’re in snipers alley Marriage is fucked You’re on the shelf You couldn’t satisfy her You can’t satisfy yourself Nothing is fun Nothing is appealing You’ve got to the point Where you’ve got no feelings Can’t turn back the clock To a different time When things where better You knew your own mind You’re stuck in the now And your clothes don’t fit So you lose some weight But your breath still smells like shit Another year older Another permanent frown Another nail in the coffin Another man down Another step closer Another irritated scowl Another nail in the coffin Another man down Another nail in the coffin Another man down You want to be interesting You want to take a hobby But the garden needs weeding And that’s so fucking boring Maybe you’ll find love On the internet But there’s only catfish there To get your ding-dong wet Then you realise All your friends are dying They’re the same as you But they’re no longer crying Going to funerals Singing their praises It won’t be long Before you’re pushing up daisies Another year older Another permanent frown Another nail in the coffin Another man down Another step closer Another irritated scowl Another nail in the coffin Another man down Another nail in the coffin Another man down Hey hey, isn’t it a pity No one warned you About the nitty gritty Hey hey, isn’t it a pity No one warned you About the nitty gritty You’re all alone Without a pally Watch out son You’re in snipers alley Watch out son You’re in snipers alley
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I remember when he left It seems so long ago now Ancient history to be forgotten But another invisible scar That never healed And I could never leave you like he left me I would tear the world asunder to be by your side To see another smile, the tears and times gone by I was always there, same place The number never changed Waited for the call that never came Birthday cards of platitudes, signifying nothing And I could never leave you like he left me I would go to the end of the world To keep you safe and sound Building bridges only to be burned No connection could be made And I would have been there If he’d called me to his side And I could never leave you like he left me I would smash myself apart If I ever left you in the dark But when it comes down to it The facts are there to see Maybe you were right all along We were just strangers you and me Just strangers Nothing more Strangers You and me
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You’re never prepared for goodbyes Or the many tears in your eyes And the scars it leaves behind It catches you by surprise All the people that you know Are just a part of the rodeo We’re on the same old road A one way travelling show I’ll come back and haunt you Hiding around every corner A breath on the breeze The god rays through the trees You’ll never know that I’m there But you’ll sometimes be that aware I’ll be travelling down the wires With my electromagnetic disguise You’ll never see me I’ll be just memory But I’ll be by your side To keep you safe and sound And though I’ll be gone Life might seem very long But it is gone in a dash Like a camera bulb flash Be sure of the path you take You can learn from my mistakes Remember the smiles we had Even when the times were bad I’ll come back to haunt you Hiding around every corner The knock at the door The creak in the floor You’ll never know that I’m there But sometimes I’ll catch you unaware I’ll be whispering in your ear Chasing away all your fear You’ll never see me I’ll be frozen in memory I’ll still be by your side To make sure your safe and sound Nobody wants to say those goodbyes Nobody wants to really die But we’re just energy Drifting on the cosmic sea So wipe the tears from your eyes Remember you are born to die You can’t escape it if you try So enjoy life while you have it (REPEAT TO FADE)
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Children, my children I can’t believe How you’ve helped me grow Children, my children I never wanted To be a father, you know But you’ll never see How you are The best thing to happen to me And you’ll never know Just how much I love you so Children, my children You make me live You make me soar Children, my children You gave me meaning Where there was none And you’ll never see How complete You’ve make me And you’ll never believe The difference You’ve made to me And you’ll never feel This way until you have A child of your own Children, My Children The greatest creation I ever made Children, My Children I wish you hope. And joy and love And I know You think I’m daft A bit silly and a laugh And I know That I know you Better than you know yourself Children, My Children I hope you’ve heard This silly song Children, My Children It’s not far to go Because here’s the guitar solo…
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I am the loser Pushed back into his mother To ensure he was born His father left For a family he didn’t abhor I am the loser A dreamer of dreams A liar of lies No use to anyone No reason to aspire I am the loser The lesson to be learnt An observation in failure Whose plans come to naught I am the loser In all that you see Take from this what you want But don’t be like me
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Grief is love that never dies It fades slowly like a scar But it still prickles deep inside And what I’d give For another hour with you To tell you stories that have been All those things you’ve never seen Reminisce the old days When we were all here And how I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you And always will Time is fleeting like sand Washed through your fingers in the sea Fleeting like the sun through clouds And sometimes you just don’t see How precious the present can be Nothing ever stays the same There’s always constant change All I hope for is that I’m missed As much as I miss you all And how I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you And always will
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You are my puzzle That I can never solve Every time I figure you out The rules change once more You want your secrets But I am not the man To let you keep them And I need to know, know your plans You are my puzzle You want to communicate And reach out there But you never want to talk to me I wish it were so easy But the future can be seen so clearly Can you understand I only want to keep you safe from harm
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released October 24, 2020

Darren Lock: everything as usual

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