Blue God and Other Stories

by The Mighty Bard

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released December 19, 2014

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The Mighty Bard London, UK

Formed by Neil Cockle and Dave Clarke in 2004, to showcase their original compositions, the collaboration produced a range of classic rock songs, such as Blue God, Heart of the Strangelove and I Know, melodic ballads like Maybe, and Compound the Problem, and the emotive and powerful No Flesh is the New Dream and epic Black Train

Andy drums, Cad bass, Dave guitar, Gavin vox, Mark violin, Neil keys
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Track Name: Blue God
They moved him there into power
Playboy prince there in his tower
New strength filled him, he’ll rule worlds now
He said 'I’ll call them, to be our slaves here
I'll summon them, they’ll meet their fate’
He twisted skies and reached through stars
His questing hand stretched boundaries
He found more than he could know

Between the Emperor and the Blue God

A colossus, ancient, seething through tears
Beaten, prisoned, Blue God frees him
New strength fills him, he’ll rule worlds now
He heard a calling from a weak voice
Awakened by the prince’s call,
the call to join an inferior race.
He first reacts with anger
Then greed shows upon his face

They moved him there into power
Playboy prince there in his tower
New strength filled him, he’ll rule worlds now
He said 'I’ll call them, to be our slaves here
I'll summon them, they’ll meet their fate’
He twisted skies and reached through stars
His questing hand stretched boundaries
He found more than he could know
Track Name: Maybe
Maybe I'll be born again
Kick as life begins again
Feel the prison walls
around me move

Maybe I'll be great again
Hand in hand with fate again
Moving mountains for
a glimpse of you

But I'm here now
and I'm trying to find a reason
cause I've been drifting through the seasons
without you
Repeat

Maybe I'll be alone again
trying to find home again
fighting on my own again
without you

Maybe you will run again
Hiding from the light again
Clouding vision for the ones
who hunt you

Maybe I'll grow old again
Lie in wait for death again
Choke on my last breath again
without you

And I don't know where you are or why
but I see you in my mind's eye
I know your name and with it
I'll find you
Track Name: Heart of the Strangelove
Can you see, the heart of the Strangelove
Crystal Eyes stare down to you
Can you hear, the heart of the Strangelove
Beating out it's messages for you

Sweeter smells, and ringing bells
Love rots, in the prison made for two
Yellowed lace, and an pretty face
And you trip, the snare made for you

Chorus
What will you do, with the rest of your days ?
Look to the Sea, with it blues and grey's
Look to the Sky, all planes and Satellites
Look to the stars , to Sirius and Mars

Scream my name at top of your voices
Pretend and dream, I'm more than I am
You need a hero like I need to breathe
More than a man to lead the dance

We strip to the bone all of our hopes
Build them up and then paint it black
You need a hero like I need to breathe
More than a man to lead the dance

But if comes back to the heart of our Strange love
Despite and because we love to hate
From the peaks and caves of the Strange love
Your ruby heart beats and it waits
Inside hope dies, you love the lies

You think you deserve your fate
Shallow and fawning, reality dawning
Who'd have thought it was such a bitter taste ?
Track Name: Bird
Take a look at magic in my eyes
stop and try to read between the lines

I walk to find
A magic in my eyes
I care, then throw
Care to the skies

I feed the small
And wounded bird
He grew and grew,
Wings spanned the room

No longer cupped
In my open palm
A ravens claws
Ah Oh Oh

Tore at my eyes
Leaving me blind

I left the room and roamed the desert
Met an old man selling time in a jar
He told me a story of his life gone by
When he was young, strong and faithful
He’d been called the Wandering Jew
So many miles under his heels

He said in every song that there is a tail
In every tale there is a meaning
All you have to do is read between the lines
Close your eyes and the picture becomes clear
Now all you need to do is find the words
All you have to do is read between the lines

I learned from the plants, how to bend
A man so brittle, can only break
Only when you have truly given
Can you learn how to truly take

A muse strikes from behind
In these arid, barren wilds
My life was music
Music from the skies

I learned how to grow wings
Time taught me how to fly
I swooped and I soared
Climbed higher, so high

I cried for the Moon
And I reached for the Sun
Until I was burned
And fell to where I'd begun

As he took me by the hand,
I looked below to see
The distant Oh desert sand,
And music flows over me

Now I knew just what it was
He’d been trying to tell me
And so I closed my eyes,
You don’t need those to see

Look through my eyes
Can you learn
Look through my eyes
How to truly take
Look through my eyes
A man so brittle
Look through my eyes
Can only break
Track Name: No Flesh is the New Dream
This is art cos, we told you it was art
This is music cos, it feeds the machine
This is beauty cos, the magazine decides
That no Flesh Is The New Dream
…….No Flesh Is The New Dream

Is it not what's expected ?
each of us tries
To keep you on your toes
and full of surprise....
No Flesh Is The New Dream

This is hunger, brought to you live
This is your saviour, eighty percent proof
This is your news, so you know who to hate
Our Dreams are the New Truth
……Dreams are the New Truth

Is it not what's expected ?
each of us tries
To keep you on your toes
and full of surprise.…

Will you ride with the Sadmen
Or stand alone
Becoming more than simple
Simple Flesh and Bone

This is sex, all glossy and digital
This is our love, it's how you should feel
This is life, controlled and so clean
Our Truth is Always Concealed
….Our Truth is Never That Real

Is it not what's expected ?
each of us tries
To keep you on your toes
and full of surprise....
Our Truth is Never Real

Will you ride with the Sadmen
Or stand alone
Becoming more than simple
Simple Flesh and Bone
Track Name: Placidity
This is placidity
A search for tranquility
The lake is so smooth
This thought is so new

Birds fly silent,
On the surface to the silent sea
Life from the river
Leaks from the liquid tree

Floating on the mirror
A fisherman casts his line
Ripples mar perfection
Radiate circles in time

There's no way of knowing
What really brought him here
With his torn and hollow heart
And his consuming fear

His bait is just memories
And his prey is just a life
Lost in the stillness
As morning leaves the night

Dark waters writhe and churn
A disturbance deep below
Distant primal shapes form
A promise of hurt long ago

Like a phoenix from the ash
Brave beautiful Apollo breaks free
Chasing the mist and sadness
To return to the sea

Below the surface of this jewel
Dark twisting flowers reach
Miring innocent love
Casting haunted souls to the beach

The fisherman fades with the night
With memories of a tangled thread
Taking words with no meaning
To his watery bed

His bait is just memories
And his prey is just a life
Lost in the stillness
As morning leaves the night
Track Name: I Know
I know I know I know I know
Where I'm supposed to go
But I don't want to be there
In the rain and the snow

All I want is to hold you tight
And keep you from the cold
Tell me that you'll miss me
Kiss me then I'll go

For a hundred years, The chains bite so deep, My skin grows over
For a thousand years I keep on walking There is no other
My eyes cast down, On holy ground,
But my heart is strong
And I fight, With my fellow man,
But I'm gone to long

I'd been waiting for the day
When I'd leave all this,
all this gathered over time,
leave it so far behind behind

We keep ourselves sane
My mind nearly whole
With thoughts of my home
That other men stole

And I have killed
So many good men
Now I am alone
I dream of you again

And I must avoid
The tracks on my path
I now know who made them
It's a link to my past

In the gardens of the East
And the deserts of the South
I take to the wing
With no other way out

Skimming the dunes
And the mountain peaks
Destined never to find
What it is I seek

I cry and I fall
With my body broken
And I see my future
Before I have woken

So black and burning
A sky full of fire
I stand at your side
As you reach higher

At night I dream
In your eyes
I see my death

Through your eyes
I'm seeing
As I'm laid to rest

In my heart I know
Another Man
Warms your bed

At night I cry
Your eyes
Have seen my death

So few are standing
and our end is come
Shoulder to shoulder
We stand as one

But the line is broken
How can any survive
They fall upon us
Are none left alive ?

Through the stinging rain
And the freezing snow
With the howling of the wind
I can't see where to go

Who knows where I'm going
What I'll do when I'm there
All I know is I want you
I'll lie naked in your hair