The Honey Dance / No Subject

by Our Albert

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These are two songs I recorded between 2007 and 2011. 'Why did it take such a long time to do two songs?', I hear you ask. Well, most of my musical energy in recent years has gone into Wilful Missing, so I haven't recorded many of my own tunes. Of the tunes of my own that I have been working on, I felt these 2 complemented each other well enough to be teamed up for this release.

Please don't take too much time wondering what the difference is between the two versions of The Honey Dance. For the most part they are the same, they just end slightly differently.

Included with the download is a PDF containing the lyrics for both songs.

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released July 9, 2011

These songs were written, performed, recorded and produced by Albert Freeman.
The amazing drawing that accompanies these songs was done by Caroline Main. The logo and cover art was brilliantly designed by Tilt Araiza.

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Our Albert Bradford, UK

Usually I'm making music as one fifth of Wilful Missing, but sometimes I'm Our Albert. When I'm the latter, I sound like this.

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Track Name: The Honey Dance
The ewe on her knees through no supplication,
For nought but the ease of application,
No platitudes would cross her mind,
All that’s to choose is to graze or feed her sweetheart.

From where we stand now, there’s no sideways steps,
No easy way out, just up or down,
The seed was sown and brought to me,
A new love grown, comes courtesy a weak heart.

The prevalence of need that harboured such doubts,
That all of the want is equal to nowt,
As history repeated, the needy becomes the needed,
Every grey turns to blue,
And the bees do their honey dance toward you.

I’ll make no promise I cannot see through,
But when your ship comes in, I’ll be waiting for you,
The guilt it binds you, and fetters your heart,
While love as it finds you can blow you apart from within.

Sometimes you don’t know what to do with the joy,
And when you wake up, you don’t stop dreaming.
Track Name: No Subject
Hurricane passed my way,
washed away my defences,
Seemed to do me no harm,
Maybe it just numbed my senses.

Every lesson in love,
heartache, indifference or bliss,
Finally had a reason,
Had all lead straight up to this,

Plans were laid and friends were made,
I let myself be drawn,
She gave away no clues that
It could so soon be so long.

What we all took for love,
Was merely her obsession,
A trait so familiar,
This one’s just another lesson.

It’s this...

That your joy is your sorrow unmasked,
Look into your soul,
How else can it be?
While one sits along at your board,
The other is asleep in your bed.
If she’d only stuck around,
I’d have flown her to the moon,
The irony’s not lost,
That she flew away so so soon,

I thought she’d been a coward,
Made a rash decision,
She’d been more brave than I would,
If I was in the same position.

This may sound a maudlin tale,
Of one losing his head,
Dismay not my friend,
The truth is simply this one’s not dead.

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked,
How else can it be?
Look into your soul,
While one sits along at your board,
The other is asleep in your bed.

Hurricane passed my way,
Seemed to do me no harm,
Now a distant memory,
The love and truth has all but gone.
Track Name: The Honey Dance (original edit)
The ewe on her knees through no supplication,
For nought but the ease of application,
No platitudes would cross her mind,
All that’s to choose is to graze or feed her sweetheart.

From where we stand now, there’s no sideways steps,
No easy way out, just up or down,
The seed was sown and brought to me,
A new love grown, comes courtesy a weak heart.

The prevalence of need that harboured such doubts,
That all of the want is equal to nowt,
As history repeated, the needy becomes the needed,
Every grey turns to blue,
And the bees do their honey dance toward you.

I’ll make no promise I cannot see through,
But when your ship comes in, I’ll be waiting for you,
The guilt it binds you, and fetters your heart,
While love as it finds you can blow you apart from within.

Sometimes you don’t know what to do with the joy,
And when you wake up, you don’t stop dreaming.