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Shona (Comfort Zone)

Chris Bradford (June 2019)

She flew owls and peregrine falcons, 
And other birds of prey.
She lived halfway up a mountain
And I rocked up to her cabin one day,
When I was lost and scared,
Battered and bruised,
I was very aware.....
I was out of my comfort zone..... 

Her name was "Sho-na-neh-hah"
Which means "Wise with Wings".....
I arrived in filthy, dirty weather,
In my leathers — soaked to the skin.....
She was half Navajo.....
Half New York.....
She threw me a towel and said: "call me Shona"... 
Call me Shona she said.....etc


We ran every morning, and swam in the river, 
She gave me a bow and I emptied the quiver, 
Did some shape-shifting.....
Peyote meditation.....
I felt the weight lifting.....
I was an eagle and a hare.....
And a flower opening.....
A wolf and a bear.....


Chorus:

She was half Navajo.....
Half New York.....
when we were naked in the waterfall,
And she could see that I was clean,
She threw me a towel and said: "call me Shon 
"Call me Shona she said".....etc


Midnight Pearls

(Chris Bradford, Jane 2019) 

Come with me for a moonlight
Swim my darling.....
Leave your robe and sandals
On the shore.....
Let's float in the silvery reflection..... 
With a girl like you,
I could float 'til dawn.....

  And maybe when the sun comes up, 
  I'll show you turtles being born..... 
  Heading for the warm shallows, 
  Heading for the ocean.....

Come with me for a moonlight
Swim my sweet one..... 
I know a place we can
Dive for midnight pearls..... 
Down amongst the coral, 
And the seagrass..... 
Waving in the current,
Like Mermaid curls.....

   And maybe when the sun 
   Comes up.....
   I'll make you a necklace with 
   Midnight pearls.....

Don't forget your robe and your sandals..... 
And your midnight pearls.....
Glad we got to see - the little baby turtles.....
And the Mermaid's curls!



Rattlesnake Day

Chris Bradford (June 2019) 

The ice was thin, 
It cracked like a grin, 
Broke with the weight 
Of a leaf__ or a feather..... 

The men have gone away, 
Headed into town, 
On Rattlesnake Day, 
The first real break in the weather..... 

As soon as they're gone, 
The ladies get it on, 
They turn up the sounds, 
And wear a lot of hippy leather..... 

With one eye on the old folk, 
One eye on the kids, 
They fill their pipes 
From a bag they'd hid amongst 
The healing Winter Heather..... 

And back in town, 
The men were getting down, 
Doing what guys do 
When they get together! 
Three black eyes, 
Tattoos on their thighs, 
Declaring everlasting love Forever..... 

Christopher Days


(Chris Bradford, June 2019)


Where are you going — Christopher?
You forgot your safety net....
You need someone to travel with you — Christopher 
Someone to share
Some of that load....

What are you doing — Christopher?
Why are you chest deep in those waves?....
You need someone to swim out with you — Christopher 
When you're having one of your
Christopher days....

What are you looking at — Christopher? 
You seem to be staring into space....
Where does your mind wander — Christopher? 
When you're having one of your
Christopher days....

  

History

(Chris Bradford,  July 2109.)  

When someone questions your integrity, 
Has doubts about your honesty,
The best place for them to be....
Is history....
Let them know you're not gonna bite the bullet, 
You've got them on a chain,
And all you've got to do.... is....pull it!

When somebody thinks that you're their property, 
And you get the first few signs of jealousy.... 
The best place for them to be....
Is history....
Let them know you're gonna go where you wanna, 
Head for the hills — do a runner....
And they're history....

"You don't have to go through the motions 
If you don't like your part in the play....

Breakaway....

When somebody's full of negativity,
And you get the first few signs of "Poor old Me".... 
The best place for them to be....
Is history....

Make it clear....
You're gonna get out of here.... 
Head for the hills....
Still running with your dreams.... 
And they're history....

"You don't have to go in the ocean,
If you don't like the set of the waves....
    
Breakaway.... 
            


The Anchor & The Old Acoustic

Chris Bradford (June 2019) 


My father threw me the anchor, 
And told me to jump into the sea..... 
He said the water looked quite shallow..... 
Maybe just above my knees..... 
And as I sank beneath the crystal waves, 
I looked up and he smiled at me..... 

He said: 

"Don't ever take an anchor from a man 
And jump into the sea..... 
It might be deeper than it seems"..... 

My mother bought me my first guitar,
An old acoustic thing..... 
I had to learn how to tune it, 
When I'd changed the rusty strings..... 
And when I played her my first song, 
At the tender age of just thirteen..... 

She said: 

"Live your life son, learn your lessons, 
You will fulfil your dreams..... 
It's sometimes easier than it seems"..... 


Though I haven't seen my brothers 
Since we scattered ashes on the sea..... I know.. 
I know I love my brothers..... 
And I know my brothers love me..... 





Coconut & Rum

(Chris Bradford, 2019) 

Laurie's in Costa Rica,
Our Dave's in Guatamala,
My Brother's in Seattle,
And Paulo's....in.... Rio de Janeiro.....

I've got friends scattered round the World..... 
I live on an Island.....
A very beautiful Island.....

Mary's in New Zealand,
And Kit's in Pennysylvania, 
Pete's in San Francisco,
And Diana's in Sacramento.....

I've got friends scattered round the World,
I live on an Island..... 
A beautiful Island.....

"And I've got Coconut and Rum,
And I'm sitting in the sun,
On sugar-sand..... 
Salt in my hair..... 
Salt on my body, no cares.....
Let's all have another Margarita!

I've got a cousin in Humpty Doo,
Darwin, Australia.....
And there are hearts on my maps
And charts over Liverpool and London..... 
Elenia's gone home — to Rome,
And left Lorenzo - in Lanzarote!

  

School Reunion

SCHOOL REUNION 
'OCEAN CAFE' 
THE BAHAMAS
RSVP 

  Chris Bradford (July 2019) 

Jenny Morocco and her friend Sweet Penny 
Arrived in a taxi.....
A little bit late.
Two girls who never gave their kisses away..... 
They loved a bit of velvet they say.....
The air was heavy
With Prada and marijuana.....

"It was gonna be a cool..... 
School Reunion".....

The Water Diviner came back from the desert 
With the Opal Miner he met in an oasis..... 
Two men who really fell in love that day..... 
They'd never given kisses away.....

And the air was heavy
With Prada and marijuana...

"That would be.....Zee Zee and his gang..... 
Lovin' the Bahamas".....

"It was gonna be a cool..... 
School Reunion".....

Handsome Louise and Popular Pandora
Arrived on the breeze with La La and the Monkeys 
On a yacht they'd rented for a couple of days..... 
They helped the band set up and play


And the room was heavy 
With Prada and marijuana....

(That would be Zee Zee and his gang...)  * [Extended version]
( Lovin' the Bahamas"..... )

"It was gonna be a cool.....
School Reunion.....
Here in the Bahamas..... at the Ocean Cafe....  [repeat fade]

(Instrumental)  *

The room was heavy  *
With Prada and marijuana.....

"And that would be.....Zee Zee and his gang..  *
Lovin' the Bahamas".....

"It was gonna be a cool.  *
School Reunion"...




The Last Elephant

(Chris Bradford, May 2019) 

The elephant and turtle met up on the beach,
At the same time every day 
When the poachers were sleeping 
And the sharks had gone away 
It was a narrow stretch of sand,
Between the ocean and the jungle 
Where the last elephant   Gave his secrets away

And all the information, the turtle relayed 
To a large pod of dolphins 
Waiting in the waves 
It was crucial information,
That the elephants had gathered 
They'd seen the whole world change, 
As mankind spread and scattered 
So the last elephant Gave his secrets away 

And with his mission all done,
He took a final look around him 
He saw the turtle was weeping,
And the dolphins waiting in the bay.
The jungle was silent,
There was nothing it could say 
The last elephant  Gave his secrets away 

And with a last mighty bellow, 
Triumphant trumpet to the sky 
He walked into the ocean, 
With the turtle by his side
And as he sank beneath the waves, 
The dolphins and sea birds cried 
For the last elephant 




Top Of The Mountain


 Chris Bradford (March 2019)


The light seems different here, 
It's very bright, very clear, 
Yes, the air is thin my dear, 
On top of the mountain....

Up here the clouds are always down below us, 
And there might be angels here....
Up here the stars are only just above us, 
There must be angels here....
On top of the mountain....

We've made our peace,
Laid flowers and tears,
And we'll do it every year....
A promise I will keep my dear.... 
On top of the mountain....

And we will bless this icy crown, 
Where three went up,
And two came down....
From the top of the mountain....

Up here the clouds are always down below us.... 
And we might see angels here....
Up here the stars are only just above us,
We will see angels here.... 
On top of the mountain....


Hanging on the Dragon's Tail


 Chris Bradford June 2019


I've been hanging on the Dragon's Tail, 
I've got ink in my veins'
And blue-stained fingers.....
There's a part of me.....
That doesn't want to stay.....
And a part of you.....
That makes me want to linger.....

I've been hanging on the Dragon's Tail,
I want to see where this carpet ride 
Will take me.....
I don't know where it's gonna go..... 
The Dragon's putting on a show..... 
Like he knows he might just
Have to free me.....

"I've been hanging on the Dragon's Tail, 
Riding on the Spice Winds.....
Looking for my Ouled Nail.....(repeat)

But I can only let go.....
When there's somewhere safe to land..... 
And I've never liked the look
Of what's beneath me.....

I've been hanging on the Dragon's Tail,  
I've seen the look of surprise
In the eyes of passing strangers.....
But when we're flying through the skies, 
I let the Dragon tell the lies,
And we always get off lightly
Without danger.....









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