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The Big Picture

Written and performed by David Fuller
Electric Guitars and backing vocals: Kevin Jones
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I cannot help but think we will look back on this period of our history with shame and regret. I wonder if we would still think it’s ok to turn away those in need if we were to meet them personally and hear their stories. It’s easy when they are faceless and unknown. It’s easy to give in to our fears of anything and anyone that is different. It’s easy to say there’s nothing I can do.

We can start by engaging our own conscience, by changing our minds. We can start by not blindly following the crowd. Then, perhaps, one day we will stop seeing ourselves as the centre of the universe, stop being manipulated by self serving politicians, and realise we are all part of The Big Picture.

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You find shells on the beach
While they dodge mines in the ground
You sip wine by the fire
While their homes are burning down
You let your children run free
Their sons and daughters live in fear
You live in the land of plenty
But you say, there ain’t no room here

Oh, no no no
No no no
No no no

Your politicians
Sell you their lies and peddle their spin
For 30 pieces of silver
Those fools would tell you anything
You watch the nightly news
But you don’t take anything in
You see Joseph and Mary with child
But you say, there ain’t no room at the inn

Oh, no no no
No no no
No no no
Oh, no no no
No no no
No no no

You’ve got to
Open your eyes
It’s a big world outside your front door
Open your mind
To the big picture baby
Take a look around
Open your eyes
It’s a big world outside your front door
Open your mind
To the big picture baby
Take a look around

Why don’t you
Open your eyes
It’s a big world outside your front door
Open your mind
To the big picture baby
Take a look around
Open your eyes
It’s a big world outside your front door
Open your mind
To the big picture baby
Take a look around

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Storm Coming Down

Written and performed by David Fuller
Electric Guitars – Kevin Jones
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24 days changed everything – you can deny the storm, but that won’t stop it coming!

I’ve nearly drowned twice. Once literally, once figuratively. Both times I was faced with a choice. Give in, or live. Well, I’m still here.

This is one of a group of songs (Rope To A Drowning Man, The Seventh Floor, Dreams and Scars) that deal with a battle to win through a heavy storm. This is perhaps the most honest song I’ve ever written.

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My world has changed
It’s no longer certain
My life rearranged
In a moment of time
My courage is drained
There’s no one to save me
This burden it seems
Is no ones but mine

And I don’t
See the world
Quite the same

My world has tipped
The ground seems uncertain
I seem to have tripped
On an emotional mine
My facade has been stripped
A violently drawn back curtain
Exposing the fears
Buried deep in my mind

And I can’t
Face the world
Today!

I don’t trust the ground
It keeps moving beneath me
I’m not sure
Where to place my feet down
I don’t trust the sky
It keeps railing against me
I know there’s a storm coming down

Don’t you feel
The storm
Coming down?

My world has flipped
I find myself in a bubble
I know there’s a storm coming down

Don’t you feel
The storm
Coming down?

I don’t trust the earth
It keeps turning without me
I’m so tired
I need to lay my head down
I can’t close my eyes
No, not for a minute
I know there’s a storm coming down

Don’t you feel
The storm
It’s coming down?

Feel it, feel it
There’s a storm coming down

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You’ll Never Know

(Recording type: F & Friends)

Blew my chance, missed the boat, wasted the opportunity
I let you walk by, I let you walk by
Shoulda spoke my mind, said my piece, found the words to make you see
They eluded me, deserted me

Hey don’t hesitate boy
When fate looks your way
Time’s a thief in the night
It’ll steal her away

You caught my eye, I held my breath and time stood still
Only for me, only for me
Then you turned away, broke the spell, and everything came crashin’ in
All over me, all over me

You gotta jump on board boy
Get carried away
No regrets
Once you’re sailing away

If I could turn back the moments tick by tick
I’d hold your attention and I’d never quit
But fate can cruel, it stings like a bitch
And you’ll never know, girl yeah you’ll never know, never know

If I could turn back the moments tick by tick
I’d hold your attention and I’d never quit
But fate can cruel, it stings like a bitch
And you’ll never know, girl yeah you’ll never know, never know

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Why

(Recording type: F & Friends)

I really don’t understand
It’s been this way for years
You disappear for months at a time
Then turn up at my door in tears
I’m a shoulder to cry on
I’m your soft place to land
The one guy you say you trust in the world
So tell me, why aren’t I your man?

Why do I always fall for your tears
Why, tell me why
You drop in under the guise
That your whole world’s crashing in
Why do I let you in
And give you the comfort you seek
Why after all of the havoc you wreak
Must I watch you walk away again

Why do I do
Why, tell me why
Why do I do
These crazy things for you

(Why?)
I don’t know why
(Why?)
I don’t know why
(Why?)
I don’t know why
No I don’t know why

Why do I always fall for your tears
Why, tell me why
You drop in under the guise
That your whole world’s crashing in
Why do I let you in
And give you the comfort you seek
Why after all of the havoc you wreak
Must I watch you walk away again

Why do I do
Why, tell me why
Why do I do
These crazy things for you

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Dreams

(Recording type: F & Friends)

We’re far from the road we travelled in our younger days
We’ve kidded ourselves into thinking this is ok
I’m not really sure how we found ourselves here
So far from the picture we painted in our younger years

We both had our dreams; I guess we compromised
As we hid behind smiles, wore our favoured disguise
And mouthed all the platitudes the world wanted to hear
We were good boys and girls and we served out our years

But what about now
What about us
When do we live
When do we live our dreams?

And quite often find myself staring out into space
Wondering if there is really some heavenly grace
I’m looking for answers that I’ll never find
I’m left with the questions that rattle around in my mind

But what about now
What about us
When do we live
When do we live our dreams?

I’m sorry for all the pain that I’ve brought to ya
As I wrestled these demons I thought would surely consume ya
I’m not really sure how I found myself here
Alone on my knees, begging for release from the fear

But what about now
What about us
When do we live
When do we live our dreams?