Book Orphan Boy

Orphan Boy

Coastal Tones

Released: 25th May 2015
Coastal Tones

Passion, Pain & Loyalty

Released: 2nd August 2010
Passion, Pain & Loyalty

Shop Local

Released: 7th April 2008
Shop Local

Her brother’s car parked by the seafront

We left the beaten trail

Drove out past chalets sleeping

Where the map runs pale

 

 

Fingers by the heater

Her shoulder leans inside

Stopped beside ruined yacht club

Watching the high tide

 

 

A sudden hamlet without signposts

Directions at a cafe

Coastal tones, naval paintings

Scones and lemonade

 

 

The cawing of the seagulls

Echo of arcades

Heading back, misty low road

Watching the day fade.

 

 

Away from the walls again

Away from the clock card and the bell

Away from the red lights

Away from the platforms and the nights

 

 

Another car parked by the seafront

Take a left, the beaten trail

Drove out past chalets sleeping

Where the map runs pale

 

Lingers at my shoulder

The empty seat beside

Stopped behind ruined yacht club

Washed out like the tide

 

 

Hamlet without signposts

Recollections at the cafe

Coastal tones naval paintings

Waiting with lemonade

 

 

Sea defences lined with seagulls

A paper-thin parade

Looking back, on a low road

Watching the days fade.

 

 

Then back to the walls again

Then back to the clock card and the bell

Then back to the red lights

Then back to the platforms, the boxes, the nights

 

Wash over, the walls again.