ECHOES FROM THE MAZE

Great lyrics, great production, Steely Dan with social conscience!

- Richard H, Ipswich

Classic rock with all the damn feels!

- Kelley G, Minneapolis

U2 have a song called trip through your wires (from the Joshua tree album, one of my all time favs) Redemtion is giving me those vibes, Got that cruisey yet driving groove and cutting melody. What a way to open the album!

- Michael B, Melbourne

Great lyrics, great composition, and your voice is perfect for this genre.

- Q, Somerset

That solo screams soul dude! beautiful... damn!

- Ian F, Pittsburg

Wow, what a track! Great performances perfectly captured! Much enjoyed!

- David S, California

A real Steely Dan feel to it. Very smooth!

- Audrey K, New York

You make impactful music!

- Marie H, Buffalo

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I love the colours of life!

I write about the things I see, the things I feel, the things that intrigue me and move me. I have eclectic tastes in music, but my heart always drifts back to 70s and 80s rock. My own music draws from that rich well; a blend of rock, blues, soul, funk and jazz.

I love lyrics. I'm a songwriter after all, and words are my fuel; the building blocks of my tracks. I also play a few instruments, and most of my tracks begin with me playing everything on the demo. From there I bring in other musicians, both locally and internationally, and together we take the tracks where they lead us. A process I love, a process of love!

I'm thrilled you've found me here and I'd like to invite you to join me on the journey. C'mon, let's go for a ride through the maze together! Just don't be surprised if I think out loud as we wander... 

"... classic rock with all the damn feels!"

Redemption

Hey You

Where's Your Heart

Carry Your Cross

Join Me On Instagram

You asked!⁠

So, what was the first instrument I learned to play? Guitar? Piano, Voice? Not quite...⁠

#davidfullermusic #youasked

PS: I love your questions! Please leave them in the comments! ❤️
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Life goes by so fast, real fast! The biggest mistake we make is believing there will be time; a next time, a better time, a right time, a perfect time... ⁠

There so often isn't. And it's a shock when that bad news call comes, or reality dawns and you realise that you missed the chance you always dreamt of while you wasted time on other things, or the one you love just got tired of waiting...⁠

Now is it baby! Now is the time! You may never get another chance!⁠

So don't wait to live the life you want. Don't wait to find the perfect moment. Don't wait to make a call, or send a text. Don't wait to say I love you. ⁠

Don't wait to live your Dreams⁠

#davidfullermusic #dreams
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We save our greatest deceptions for ourselves!⁠

"If I tell myself these lies⁠
Maybe I’ll believe⁠
If I can fool myself⁠
You’ll lose your power over me⁠
If I tell myself these words⁠
Over and over I’ll harden my heart⁠
I can finally let it go⁠
It’s better left alone⁠

‘Cause I don’t really care"⁠

#davidfullermusic #deception⁠





#redemption #idontreallycare #music #songwriter #originalmusic #musician #singer #guitarist #melbourne #victoria #australia #life #love #heartbreak #lies
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Old rockers never die man... they just get hair extensions! 🤣⁠

My eldest daughter thought it quite funny when she hijacked me with her hair extensions... me, well it just brought back memories! I had hair like that once! Peace man! ⁠

✌️☮️✌️☮️✌️☮️✌️☮️✌️☮️✌️☮️⁠

#davidfullermusic #peace⁠




#irememberhair #rockon #peaceman #love #flowers #psychedelic #trippy #music #inspiration #hippie #rock #vintage #songwriter #musician #music
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You always end up where you're going!⁠

"The path is seldom ⁠
If ever clear⁠
And the plot⁠
Is multi threaded⁠
But in the end⁠
Without a doubt ⁠
You will be⁠
Exactly where you headed"⁠

Where you are today is the result of every action you have taken, every choice, every decision you have ever made. Tiny twists and turns in the path of where you are going. Try not to judge the moment in the moment; its purpose in the journey may not yet be clear. ⁠

#davidfullermusic #destination⁠





#writer #storyteller #thinker #poem #path #destination #melbourne #australia #world #life #journey⁠


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So, does that mean you would become me if you listen to my music? 😱😱😱⁠

Surely one of me is enough?! Ah, what the hell, it's worth the risk!⁠

#davidfullermusic #minime⁠





#music #musiclife #musician #melbourne #victoria #australia #love #art #singer #rock #producer #artist #goodvibes #songwriter #musicislife #musiclover #musicianlife #songwriting
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Better a promise never spoken than a promise broken!⁠

Rope To A Drowning Man is about betrayal. A story of casual lies and manipulation, of games and deceit.⁠

The problem is you never know how those lies will play out or the effect they may have on the person who believes them. Promises to a fragile spirit are like Rope To A Drowning Man.⁠

⁠ "Don't offer a rope to a drowning man⁠
Unless you're prepared to hold your end⁠
Don't leave him floundering⁠
Don't promise to save him then walk away⁠
And leave him alone to battle the waves⁠
He's taking a pounding⁠

Your empty promises⁠
Won't help him now⁠
Your shallow rhetoric⁠
Is weighing him down"⁠

#davidfullermusic #ropetoadrowningman⁠





#redemption #originalmusic #lyrics #music #musician #songwriter #singer #melbourne #victoria #australia⁠


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Put down that weight, it's not yours to carry.⁠⠀
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"You can hold on to your bitterness⁠⠀
And spit anger at your fate⁠⠀
And celebrate these little victories⁠⠀
Over everyone you hate⁠⠀
But what does that do for you⁠⠀
But keep you chained like a slave⁠⠀
As you waste what little time you have⁠⠀
Dead before the grave⁠⠀
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Go⁠⠀
Don’t look back⁠⠀
Go⁠⠀
Leave the devil at your back⁠⠀
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You can give in to your loneliness⁠⠀
And blame the shadows for your state⁠⠀
Live your days in nervous servitude⁠⠀
To the fears that won't abate⁠⠀
Or throw off all this baggage⁠⠀
That drowns you with its weight⁠⠀
And ride your heart to freedom ⁠⠀
Far from the devil's gate⁠⠀
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Go⁠⠀
Don’t look back⁠⠀
Go⁠⠀
Leave the devil at your back⁠⠀
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No one knows better than you⁠⠀
Your burning truth⁠⠀
You don’t owe an explanation⁠⠀
For you being you⁠⠀
Embrace yourself⁠⠀
Put down that pointless weight⁠⠀
And ride your heart to freedom⁠⠀
Far from the devils gate⁠⠀
And ride your heart to freedom⁠⠀
Far from the devils gate"⁠⠀
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#davidfullermusic #devilsgate⁠⠀
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#lyrics #songwriter #writer #thinker #weight #freedom #expectation #musician #music #melbourne #victoria #australia \
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This one's for you!⁠⠀
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If I can't feel it, I can't write it! I write through my heart, and I edit with my head. So, while what I write may not be a literal truth, there is always a part of me in it. ⁠⠀
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I think of myself as a conduit. I'm not sure where the ideas come from, or even why. I've stopped thinking about it to be honest. I just accept that they arrive and I have an obligation to follow them where they lead. ⁠⠀
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Sometimes they lead to trouble, sometimes to pain, sometimes to joy, sometimes to astonishment... Regardless, I follow them as far as they will take me, even if it is difficult, or painful, or emotional. ⁠⠀
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So, I think of the words as through me, rather than of me. They are filtered through this imperfect vessel and find their way into the world, taking a little of me with them. ⁠⠀
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That's my job, my role, my duty, my calling...⁠⠀
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#davidfullermusic #writing⁠⠀
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#ideas #conduit #writer #muse #inspiration #melbourne #victoria #australia #art #lyrics #music #musician #heart #soul #feelings #emotions⁠
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Be you!⁠

#davidfullermusic #beyou⁠






#writer #thinker #songwriter #musician #music #unique #true #life #thought #
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The 7th Floor tells the story of a love that endures through tragedy and trauma. ⁠

I rarely use the words "I love you" in a song. To me that's a little too obvious. There are so many ways to say it that are far more interesting. In this case the returning day after day to the 7th Floor is a metaphor for love's endurance. The breath a metaphor for hope. The rain a metaphor for tears, for cleansing, for healing. The heart beating a metaphor for recovery.⁠

Hold tight the ones you love. Life can change in a heart beat! Take nothing for granted, celebrate what you have!⁠

Happy Valentine's Day! ⁠

#davidfullermusic #valentines⁠

Full Lyrics:⁠

I keep going back ⁠
To the place where you lay⁠
Waiting for me to come⁠
You may have moved on ⁠
But my heart lingers still⁠
The only sound I’d hear⁠
Was the sound of you breathing⁠

The rain is coming now⁠
Rain’s coming down⁠

I keep going back ⁠
To the place where you lay⁠
On the seventh floor⁠
For 24 days ⁠
There was just you and me⁠
The only sound I’d hear⁠
Was the sound of you breathing⁠

The rain is coming now⁠
Rain’s coming down⁠
Washing me clean⁠
Bringing me ’round⁠

I keep going back ⁠
To the place in my mind⁠
Back to the seventh floor⁠
But it’s time to move on ⁠
I can hold you again⁠
The only sound I hear⁠
Is the sound of your heart beating⁠

The rain has come and gone⁠
The rain is done⁠
We can breathe again⁠
We can move on⁠
The rain has come and gone⁠
The rain is done⁠






#redemption #7thfloor #love #hope #healing #victory #tragedy #trauma #life #recovery #music #musician #songwriter
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In my corner of the rock it's already the 14th, so Happy Valentines Day! ⁠

I totes have a crush on you! 😘⁠

#davidfullermusic #valentinesday ⁠






#crush #love #valentines #valentine #melbourne #victoria #australia
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Ahhh memories!⁠

The first recordings I ever made were done using these little beauties on a Tascam 244 Portastudio - many, many years ago. Luckily they haven't survived to embarrass me! lol.⁠

We all have to start somewhere! 🎵⁠

#davidfullermusic #recording⁠






#music #musician #independentartist #songwriter #melbourne #australia #singer #lyricist #homestudio #studio #tascam #tascamportastudio
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Sometimes waiting for the storm to hit is the hardest part. ⁠

#davidfullermusic #stormcomingdown⁠





#redemption #songwriter #musician #originalmusic #independentartist #melbourne #australia #storm #trauma #recovery
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I'm a hugger. Never underestimate the power of a hug. We humans are a social species, and we need each other. We are hardwired for connection. ⁠

Much of what I write about is in some shape or form about this need, this imperative of our DNA. In isolation we suffer. ⁠

So, hug someone today. They need it. You need it. And while you're at it, please send a few my way too! 🤗⁠

#davidfullermusic #hugs⁠






#connection #life #love #human #alive #writer #melbourne #australia
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