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ABOUT

I need a girlfriend with some imagination in music and one who's not worrioed about the piss take because I'm certainly not. I was and am the Author of the Lord's Testimonial and I was already a King.

Paul

Mary Temple Steeple (lyrics)

Mission Impossible,
Confessions late at night,
Suspicions in the line of fire,
Colours out of sight,

The counter poising body blow,
The comic section radio,
A melody that steals,
The show,

In the local corporation,
Sweeping up the floor,
Mary Temple ‘Steeple’,
Cinderella's Door,

Mission Impossible,
Decisions out of sight,
Impressions in a silver wire,
Double click of light,

A cuckoo clock upon the hill,
My testament on Jack and Jill,
I’m sorry but I know,
The thrill,

In the local corporation,
Sweeping up the floor,
Mary Temple ‘Steeple’,
Cinderella's Door,

Mission Impossible,,
Admission late at night,
Admitting the anonymous,
Adrift and lost in flight,

The discotheque a passing craze,
On freedom’s fallen folly days,
The sky at night reveals,
A maze,

In the local corporation,
Sweeping up the floor,
Mary Temple ‘Steeple’,
Cinderella's Door,

Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019, Paul Trueman.

She Was Beautiful (lyrics)

She was beautiful,
Beautiful like the sun,
And the first time,
I saw her,
The world had yet to come,

She was so beautiful there to behold,
That the moonlight passing by,
Defined her,
And designed her,
In the shadows of the sky,

For she was beautiful,
Beautiful like the sun,
And the first time,
I saw her,
Our lives had just begun,

Now a heart beats in the candlelight air,
By the words born of a song,
Did she hear me,
Or fear me,
Tell me I was wrong?

Here among the scattered helpers,
Lost among the fallout shelters,
Where the fearful tread the wilds,
And where she was beautiful,
When she was freedom's child,

Did the time pass in the still of the night?
Did I realise far too late,
How she wired me,
And inspired me,
Destiny or fate?

For she was beautiful,
Beautiful,
Far too beautiful to be mine,

Copyright © 1974, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2019, Paul Trueman.

Maria’s Garden - A Seven Minute Christmas Carol

Maria in Wonderland's,
Face in the mirror,
A fantasy born of a dream in the night,
In life as in fairytales,
A damsel in fright,
Memories awakening love at first sight,

A Fred in dread of Steven,
Go deep and crisp and even,
A steeplejack and whiskey demon,

So Kevin kissed his army,
A robin song salami,
The Abel Irish Kingstone blarney,

And if she’s wondering,
To an enchanting valley trail,
She’ll go wandering,
In the mystery through the veil,

And otherworldly creatures,
Will adorn,
Her winter’s tale,

Her spinning wheel finger,
Enticing the dreamer,
To live in her love letter's lyrical lines,
Her old-fashioned melodies,
A song of the times,
History foretelling tomorrow's designs,

A ten' pole sonic rave-on,
A genie bottle haven,
A Holly treason's Holy Avon,

A jungle jubilation,
By Mean Joe's ‘oody doom car,
A Wacky Racer's Hallelujah,

And if she’s wondering,
To the honeycomb above?
She’ll go wondering,
Though the diamonds weren't his love,

And otherworldly creatures,
Aren't forlorn,
They fall in love,

For She’s a Jolly Good Roger and his Bride,
And they say she’s one of us,
And He’s a Jolly Good Roger and His Hide,
And they say he’s one of us,

A Mahesh Yogi tree zoo,
Rasputin steeple hairdo,
A lady killer Moonwalk Jesu,

Houdini Hindustani,
The guru Santa’s army,
A heathen for the Heaven's barmy,

A slice of schistum yeomen,
A marching for our bowmen,
Together in the ‘evil’ omen,

Illuminated maiden,
The tootie fruity laden,
Spread-eagled for the Tower raven,

They’re crying in the Kingdom,
O' Moby Dick the Hoodlum,
Forever and ever amen,

For thine is the Kingdom,
The never-ending story,
Forever and ever amen,

For thine is the Kingdom,
The flower Jackanory,
Forever and ever amen,

And if she’s wondering,
To the story that we told,
She’ll go wondering,
Where our love cannot grow old,

And otherworldly creatures,
Will be there,
With songs of gold,

And she'll forever dwell in Eden's Garden,
Amen,
Amen,

Copyright © 1969, 1976, 1977, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2019, Paul Trueman.

Care Plan Caseload (lyrics)

The cynical,
We’re hiding from cycle,
Micky Michael,
Madness sadly on the run,
The clinical and psychic,
In the Eiffel,
Melodrama’s that he’d won,

And the Merry Monarchy was done,

Insight,
Hindsight,
They surely are my right,
Anyway, there’s always better news,

I remember all the other strangers,
In the town,
I remember all the other strangers,
Falling down,
Anyway, I’m getting so confused,

The miracle,
Was stolen by the market,
His arrival,
Sadness gladly overcome,
The critical and basket,
In St. Ival,
Caseload sadly he was one,

For the cherry Santa Claus and Nun,

Insight,
Hindsight,
They surely are my right,
Anyway, there’s always better news,

I remember all the other strangers,
In the town,
I remember all the other strangers,
Falling down,
Anyway, I’m getting so confused,

Forget-me-nots,
And honey bees,
Inspiring camaraderie,
The bottle and the pharmacy,
The apples and the trees,

The pedants,
On their pinnacles,
A solar system mockery,
Pleistocene pagan pottery,
An energizing breeze,

The silver spoons,
And crockery,
That came to mean so much to me,
And letters in the dormitory,
I hope nobody sees,

The musical,
A magic acrobatic,
Address all of the above,
The fallacy and fabulous,
Sabbatic,
Care plan student of the dove,

For the very reasoning of love,

Insight,
Hindsight,
They surely are my right,
Anyway, there’s always better news,

I remember all the other strangers,
In the town,
I remember all the other strangers,
Falling down,
Anyway, I’m getting so confused,

Copyright © 2014, Paul Trueman.
The News Of The World (lyrics)

The ‘News of the World’ arrives,
On my doorstep,
One giant leap,
One more step,
The ‘News of the World’ alive,
The ‘News of the World’ survives,

The ‘News of the World’ will dine,
Being dressed for the company talent and wine,
The ‘News of the World’ will shine,
Hear the laughter,
Happiness ever after,
The ‘News of the World’ is fine,

The ‘News of the World’ said ‘Hi’,
The ‘News of the World’ passed by,
The News of the World asked: ‘Why?’
The ‘News of the World” would cry,

The ‘News of the World’ arrives,
On my doorstep,
One giant leap,
One more step,
The ‘News of the World’ alive,
The ‘News of the World’ survives,

The ‘News of the World’ desired,
Being ready for more on the day she was hired,
The ‘News of the World’ retired,
In the morning,
Happiness without warning,
The ‘News of the World’ was wired,

The ‘News of the World’ said ‘Hi’,
The ‘News of the World’ passed by,
The News of the World asked: ‘Why?’
The ‘News of the World” would cry,

The ‘News of the World’ arrives,
On my doorstep,
One giant leap,
One more step,
The ‘News of the World’ alive,
The ‘News of the World’ survives,

The ‘News of the World’ was she,
Being caught in the flames of the fabulous free,
The ‘News of the World’ you’ll see,
In the headlines,
Happiness on the breadlines,
The ‘News of the World’ and me,

The ‘News of the World’ said ‘Hi’,
The ‘News of the World’ passed by,
The News of the World asked: ‘Why?’
The ‘News of the World” would cry,

Copyright © Paul Trueman 2018.

A World Of Our Own (lyrics)

They were days I will always remember,
In stories and songs,
The childrens’ school plays,
Bright sunny days,
The playgrounds we left one September,

A world of our own,
The world as it should have been,
The world we have known,
Is the only way it could have been,

I must have been here too,
I must have been here,
Waiting for another,
I should have been with you,

In some ways we’re all still together,
In beautiful times,
The music we breathe,
And still believe,
Will comfort us now, and forever,

A world of our own,
The world as it should have been,
The world we have known,
Is the only way it could have been,

I must have been here too,
I must have been here,
Waiting for another,
I should have been with you,

Now a song still remains in the quarry,
A lovelorn parade,
Johnny B. Goode’s,
Norwegian Wood,
I’m sure when it’s gone, we’ll be sorry,

A world of our own,
The world as it should have been,
The world we have known,
Is the only way it could have been,

I must have been here too,
I must have been here,
Waiting for a lover,
I should have been with you,

I must have been here,
Hoping to recover,
I should have been with you,

Copyright © 2016, 2019, Paul Trueman.

Fifty Seven Shades (lyrics)

She dines in the square,
With I gather those who dare,
A feast of emotion,
Her chocolate éclair,

There’s something to a long and lingering stare,
It’s true,
The Valentine's already made it there,
For you,

Fifty-seven ways,
Fifty-seven days,
Fifty-seven shades I do,

Mind the stick in the chair,
She may catch you unaware,
And down in the valley,
It can matter what you wear,

There’s something to a long and lingering stare,
It’s true,
The Valentine's already made it there,
For you,

Fifty-seven ways,
Fifty-seven days,
Fifty-seven shades I do,

See the flowers in her hair,
And her skin so fresh and fair,
And follow the music,
While she’s playing for the air,

There’s something to a long and lingering stare,
It’s true,
The Valentine's already made it there,
For you,

Fifty-seven ways,
Fifty-seven days,
Fifty-seven shades I do,

Copyright © 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

Beauty And The Beast (lyrics)

Born late one summer evening,
Somewhere in the east,
And the world became her playground sometimes,
For a while at least,

And a cherry tree,
Hears a melody,
From the beggar maid and feast,

And a cherry tree,
Hears a melody,
From the beauty and the beast,

One among the pretty people,
By her early teens,
When the world remained her playground sometimes,
Somewhere in her dreams,

And a cherry tree,
Hears a melody,
From the beggar maid and feast,

And a cherry tree,
Hears a melody,
From the beauty and the beast,

And I don’t really mind if you know her name,
And I don’t really mind if you’re not the same,
And I don’t really know how to drive your car,
And I don’t really mind who you think you are,

And you’d smile,
If you knew her name,
And all that she became,

But one summer's day season,
A date and a reason,
A little girl lived down the lane,

And her world is now a modern village,
Nowhere left to run,
But the world remains her playground sometimes,
Somewhere in the sun,

And a cherry tree,
Hears a melody,
From the beggar maid and feast,

And a cherry tree,
Hears a melody,
From the beauty and the beast,

Copyright © 2019, Paul Trueman.

The Tower Bell (lyrics)

I see all the lonely people,
Never their house of stone,
That other than reasons,
I’ll have known,
Became the belfry treacle,

And who could face them all?
The good, the bad, and lethal,
A house about to fall,

If only their steely
Knives have known,
There’s no-one left to call,

Now love is a lost relation,
Never their favourite crown,
That other than being,
For it’s clown,
Denies it’s bright creation,

And who would miss that cross?
The sad, a glad revival,
The candy girl and floss,

It’s all that our fleeting,
Lives may own,
Though no-one feels it’s loss,

I live in the awe and wonder,
Born to the dying stars,
That other than likeness,
Life alone,
A birthday more like thunder,

And who would miss their light?
They would, the good, I wonder,
That awe-inspiring sight,

Though all bar the radio,
Bird has flown,
And no-one said goodnight,

Copyright © 2016, 2019, Paul Trueman.

An Apple Tree (lyrics)

I once read a story,
‘An enchanted wood’,
And it was a book on all that’s great and good,
In all these living things,
A song of life that rings,

And far beyond the savage garden,
Life is all around,
Living things are found,
Like a honeybee,
And an apple tree,
And it’s all the things you’ll see,

I once read a story,
In the sky at night,
And it was a book about the inner light,
That almost made your dreams,
It’s rivers and its streams,

And far beyond the savage garden,
Life is all around,
Living things are found,
Like a honeybee,
And an apple tree,
And it’s all the things you’ll see,

I once read a story,
On the living sky,
And it was a book about the birds that fly,
Their feathers and their wings,
Their winters and their springs,

And far beyond the savage garden,
Life is all around,
Living things are found,
Like a honeybee,
And an apple tree,
And the magic you will see,

And far beyond the savage garden,
Life is everywhere,
Life itself is there,
Like a honeybee,
And an apple tree,
And it’s all the things you’ll see,

Copyright © 2019, Paul Trueman.

Oliver’s Twisted Sister (lyrics)

A sweet charade,
It’s her parade,
Oliver's twisted sister's blade,
Marinade,
Masquerade,
Melody Maker's mistress,
Masking Mascara De Sade,

She’ll steal the light,
She's very bright,
Oliver's twisted sister's knight,
Final score,
Fatal flaw,
Melody Maker's midriff,
Made her conquest at the door,

There in the dark,
A deeper spark,
Oliver's twisted sister's lark,
Taking flight,
Parking lights,
Melody Maker's piston,
Pulls his Levi's on the stripes,

Beyond the pale,
A kite and tale,
Behind the ploy,
A real joy,
To be thinking of a lacewing trousered,
Lady to annoy,

And paradise,
My only vice,
Oliver's twisted sister's price,
Fantasy,
Holly Tree,
Melody Maker's mischief,
Made a stocking bird as free,

Copyright © 2015, Paul Trueman.

The Odd One Out – I Love Your Name (lyrics)

You’re the odd one out,
But you are a friend I know,
And you came along,
There’s been nowhere else to go,

Nobody knows you,
There’s nobody else the same,
This is your life,
I love your name,

You’re the odd one out,
And yours are a stranger’s clothes,
And you don’t belong,
Behind any doors, that close,

Nobody likes you,
It’s somebody else’s game,
This is your life,
I love your name,

You’re the odd one out,
You’ll never believe it though,
Life is a song,
You’ll write for the radio,

Somebody’s Sunday,
A paper of ink and stains,
This is your life,
I love your name,

You’re the odd one out,
That everyone knows about,
And maybe their wrong,
The best things are inside out,

Nobody knows you,
There’s nobody else to blame,
This is your life,
I love your name,

Copyright © 2019, Paul Trueman.

Ladybird (lyrics)

A song for the road,
At a quarter past seven,
Sharing the load,
On the stairway to heaven,
Hoping the day tripper's kind,

Music and magic entwined,
‘Way Down’ there in your spine,
Diamond rings,
If you're looking for the lover,
Broken strings,
If you're diving for the feathered covers,
Music that would be so designed,

Her dress is as white,
As a wedding day’s calling,
Clinging as tight,
As the well-wisher's falling,
Defending their favourite name,

The violin's vital and vain,
She's a wiry frame,
Choose a key,
If you're looking for her sorrow,
Being free,
If you're looking for a fine tomorrow,
Music that is here for the same,

A song in the night,
And you're caught without warning
Lost in the flight,
Of a fantasy's calling,
Our Magical Mystery’s days,

A flower in Storyville’s maze,
Or a skyscraper’s craze,
Let it shine,
For the happy ever after,
Ride on time,
For the leg-o-set of love and laughter,
Love in a summertime haze,

The moment seems right,
And it’s now maybe never,
Day-oh daylight,
And it’s now and forever,
The mystery tour one and all,

A flower on Storyville's walls,
That nostalgia recalls,
Make her smile,
If you're looking for the wonder,
Go in style,
For the legend of a lover's summer,
One day when paradise falls,

Copyright © 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Paul Trueman.

That Wonderful Machine (lyrics)

Love is a garden,
Her favourite place,
And the feeling is one,
That her daydreams will chase,
There beyond the linen and the lace,
The human and the race,

The paperback I find,
That someone’s always writing in,
A power cord and screen,
And someone’s an inviting thing,

How beautiful and blind,
And someone’s always hiding in,
That wonderful machine,

Love is a garden,
Her favourite case,
I’ve a feeling she’ll run,
From the data and base,
Where beyond the wonders they'd replace,
She’ll vanish without trace,

The paperback I find,
That someone’s always writing in,
A power cord and screen,
And someone’s an inviting thing,

How beautiful and blind,
And someone’s always hiding in,
That wonderful machine,

Love is a garden,
Her favourite tree,
And the freedom she found,
In a musical key,
Far beyond the trolley and the tea,
A serviette and me,

The paperback I find,
That someone’s always writing in,
A power cord and screen,
And someone’s an inviting thing,

How beautiful and blind,
And someone’s always hiding in,
That wonderful machine,

Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

The Daily Fallen Tree (lyrics)

To the rest of the World,
I belong,
I’m at home,
On the Moon,
Hear the gallery’s song,

I’m alone,
With a tune,
That my memories long, to be mine,
Sweet virtues and dreams,
If you know what I mean,

Somebody else and the holidays free,
Somebody else who’s still looking for me,
Somebody else in the dragonfly’s pond,
Somebody else and she’s so far beyond,
The Daily Fallen Tree,

To the rest of the world,
There’s a song,
There are words,
From a dream,
Where the music has gone,

I’m in town,
Hey, she spoke!
With a melody honed, into wine,
Devices and means,
Are the matter it seems,

Somebody else in the blanket she stole,
Somebody else an unfortunate soul,
Somebody else in the beauty salon,
Somebody else who’ll be gazing upon,
The Daily Fallen Tree,

Copyright © 2015, Paul Trueman.

Duvet Diamond (lyrics)

Do you know how it feels?
To know something is real,
That even the duvet diamond,
Has a feather to steal,

Did you vote in her cause?
Did you notice her flaws?
It’s one of her favourite feelings,
When you’re opening doors,

I know that she’s milk and honey,
I’m sure there’s a man with money,
Would you believe one summer she was mine?

And doesn’t a manic Monday,
Seem like it’s almost Sunday,
I see she’s lost in once upon a time,

Did she come here to hide?
Did she come for the ride?
To enter the beauty contest,
Is a matter of pride,

Did she open your eyes?
Did she open the prize?
Was it the old Maltesers?
For the flowering bride,

I know that she’s milk and honey,
I’m sure there’s a man with money,
Would you believe one summer she was mine?

And doesn’t a manic Monday,
Seem like it’s almost Sunday,
I see she’s lost in once upon a time,

Copyright © 2015, Paul Trueman.

East Of Eden (lyrics)

The people we adore,
At last,
A past that washed ashore,
Becomes a song,
How I found the carry-on,
About each other,
And the truly mad will always need a lover,

Looking for directions in the trailblazing highs,

Ash and dustbin recollections,
In the pastel shadowed skies,
Looking for confessions,
As we cross forbidden skies,
While confusing our connections,
With the colours in our eyes,

Mutiny the bountiful,
Pen in flight; a fountain full,
West of England’s fame,

Hoping for the magical,
In the stars; Angelical,
East of Eden’s name,

Mercy being beautiful,
Rainbows in the waterfall,
West of England’s flame,

Beyond an open door,
The art,
The part that I adore,
Will come along:
“Hey, we might have got it wrong”,
About each other,
And it’s true some people really do recover,

Looking for directions in the trailblazing highs,

Ash and dustbin recollections,
In the pastel shadowed skies,
Looking for confessions,
As we cross forbidden skies,
While confusing our connections,
With the colours in our eyes,

Holding on to gravity's,
All in one agility,
East of Eden’s shame,

Merry minted icicle,
Diamonds in the fragile fall,
West of England’s frame,

Holding on to liberty’s,
All enchanting mystery,
East of Eden’s blame,

Copyright 2016, 2019, Paul Trueman

The Stranger’s Trade (lyrics)

A fantasy tonight,
Returning,
Reality in flight,
I’m learning,

I begin to see things clearly,
As I hoped one day I might,
But the world will keep on turning,

Here where a stranger played,
A song that I thought I knew,
And I’m a stranger,
Weren’t you a stranger too,

The calm before the storm,
Forewarning,
Reality alights,
By falling,

And something seems to happen,
When I’m here alone at night,
But the world will keep on calling,

Here where a stranger played,
A song that I thought I knew,
And I’m a stranger,
Weren’t you a stranger too,

I think I know the things,
You’re saying,
Reality in sight,
I’m staying,

And something so uncertain,
In the outcome fears the height,
But the band will keep on playing,

Here where a stranger played,
A song that I thought I knew,
And I’m a stranger,
Weren’t you a stranger too,

Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2018, Paul Trueman.

One Life (lyrics)

One life,
Such a young life,
The leading lady’s mesmerising gaze,
Ornate antennal eyebrows,
And somewhere, someday, somehow,
A song of love a nightingale plays,

And the image is eternal,
The imagery internal,
A butterfly of love on summer days,

A willow tree in motion,
Your lacewing locomotion,
Your colours are the flowers all ablaze,

One life,
Such a young life,
It’s true that you’re a scintillating sight,
So delicate a quotient,
Alive in every moment,
Your skin is such a daydream's shade of white,

An indelible impression,
Incredible possession,
The orchestral manoeuvres in the night,

Are rocking, rolling, riding,
And truly love abiding,
They’re everything you’re hiding from the light,

One life,
Such a young life,
Was Heaven’s Halloween the thing I blame?
A desperate desire,
Or inspiration's fire,
The spirit in a fountain or a flame,

A musical solution,
No mere passing tears illusion,
Our New Year’s resolutions are the same,

They’re raindrops caught in thunder,
The spell I've fallen under,
That's why it’s been so wonderful you came,

Copyright © 2011, 2012, 2016, 2019, Paul Trueman.

I Came Upon A Stranger (lyrics)

Long ago I came upon a stranger,
Her eyes were Oceana blue,
And my gaze that fell upon her lightly,
Never of her likeness knew,

She was more than merry to a mirror,
No less as fair in sunshine smiles,
And her fame a celebrated song,
A night upon the moonlit tiles,

Long ago and far away,
She left me there somehow,
If I could only tell you now,

She would dance into the early hours,
And read a little through the day,
In between a sheet of violet flowers,
The paper and the silk at play,

Long ago and far away,
She left me there somehow,
If I could only tell you now,

Dreams as ever lost in ivory towers,
And keyed a little out of tune,
Where between the seconds and the hours,
The sky revealed the silver Moon,

Long ago and far away,
She left me there somehow,
If I could only tell you now,

For,
Long ago I came upon a stranger,
Her eyes were Oceana blue,
And my gaze that fell upon her lightly,
Never of her likeness knew,

And,
She was far too young to be a lover,
Though way beyond the years she'd known,
And her life a long unwritten story,
The flowering of Eden's own,

Copyright © 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019, Paul Trueman.

The Ghost Of Christmas Past (lyrics)

The mantelpiece a fine display,
A Christmas past as I would say,
So long ago and far away,

The living room’s a hideaway,
A house of fun but I’m okay,
The story of a winter’s day,

And I am the ghost of Christmas past,
A memory,
I am the ghost of Christmas as it used to be,
I am the ghost of Christmas,
If you’re good to me,

A log-on cabin room to spare,
The revolutions leading there,
The future as we’re well aware,

A song of old is on the air,
The full collection by the stairs,
We’ll celebrate in Berkley Square,

But I am the ghost of Christmas past,
A memory,
I am the ghost of Christmas as it used to be,
I am the ghost of Christmas,
If you’re good to me,

They're frozen in the patio,
A fossil frog and snail I know,
There beneath the winter snow,

A band of angel’s long ago,
Were singing for the radio,
A song of old your friends will know,

And I am the ghost of Christmas past,
A melody,
I am the ghost of Christmas past, a friend you see,
I am the ghost of Christmas,
Yet to come you see,

Copyright © 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

All Of The Things She Said (lyrics)

Born to freedom’s story,
All that history left behind,
The Universe; its sweetest verse,
The cause upon my mind,

Born to freedom's calling,
To a question born in time,
The Universe; in all its words,
A mystery you find,

And it’s all,
Of the things she said,
And it’s all,
In the lines, I read,
And it's almost as if it had to be,
And it’s all for her grateful head,

Born like freedom's children,
To the prison's we've refined,
The Universe; so unrehearsed,
A sky so well designed,

And it’s all,
Of the things she said,
And it’s all,
In the lines, I read,
And it's almost as if it had to be,
And it’s all for her grateful head,

To count upon a galaxy of stars at play,
And it’s still life’s favourite road,
To catch her with a melody another summer’s day,
And it’s still love's favourite code,

Born to freedom's story,
And the mystery’s revealed,
The Universe I'd welcome most,
Is far too well concealed,

And it’s all,
Of the things she said,
And it’s all,
In the lines, I read,
And it's almost as if it had to be,
And it’s all for her grateful head,

Copyright © 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

Bride’s House Revisited (lyrics)

Her car was like a limousine,
My bicycle was never seen,
In my mind, I had a dream,
To catch her on the village green,

I went to see my ‘wife’ one day,
Cause I was not at home they say,
When I told her anyway,
She turned around and ran away,

I learned how to communicate,
The art of he who hesitates,
But my lover wouldn’t wait,
She gave away the wedding cake,

I went to see my ‘wife’ one day,
Cause I was not at home they say,
When I told her anyway,
She turned around and ran away,

I’m leaving town on Saturday,
Cause I can’t find a job today,
There’s always someone in the way,
A melody from Mandalay,

I went to see my ‘wife’ one day,
Cause I was not at home they say,
When I told her anyway,
She turned around and ran away,

I’m losing to the enemy,
But I was also young and free,
I know they sail the seven seas,
But where’s their personality?

I went to see my ‘wife’ one day,
Cause I was not at home they say,
When I told her anyway,
She turned around and ran away,

Copyright © 2013, 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

Crowded Lanes (lyrics)

A stranger in the crowd,
A world that needs attention,
An argument so loud,
What is their intention?

I'd rather close the door,
Than find that this is war,

I may never find the way,
The world in all it’s disarray,
The steering wheel and store,

And crowded lanes,
Are what remains,
The world had wanted more,

While champions are few
Our hopes will not surrender,
There’s always something new,
And people who remember,

The truth is always there,
And something that we share,

If I ever find the words,
The world is all I’ve ever heard,
A world so unaware,

And crowded lanes,
Are what remains,
The world was never there,

Loneliness is real,
The world forever turning,
I know the way you feel,
Survival’s part returning,

It’s something to be young,
And know what life has done,

And forever found you here,
But love was never drowned in here,
The world has need of some,

And crowded lanes,
Are what remains,
That’s what it’s all become,

Copyright © 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

A World Of Our Own (lyrics)

They were days I will always remember,
In stories and songs,
The childrens’ school plays,
Bright sunny days,
The playgrounds we left one September,

A world of our own,
The world as it should have been,
The world we have known,
Is the only way it could have been,

I must have been here too,
I must have been here,
Waiting for another,
I should have been with you,

In some ways we’re all still together,
In beautiful times,
The music we breathe,
And still believe,
Will comfort us now, and forever,

A world of our own,
The world as it should have been,
The world we have known,
Is the only way it could have been,

I must have been here too,
I must have been here,
Waiting for another,
I should have been with you,

Now a song still remains in the quarry,
A lovelorn parade,
Johnny B. Goode’s,
Norwegian Wood,
I’m sure when it’s gone, we’ll be sorry,

A world of our own,
The world as it should have been,
The world we have known,
Is the only way it could have been,

I must have been here too,
I must have been here,
Waiting for a lover,
I should have been with you,

I must have been here,
Hoping to recover,
I should have been with you,

Copyright © 2016, 2019, Paul Trueman.

A Song I’d Never Found (lyrics)

In my heart,
The perfect part,
The currency of life became an art,
Failing is no reason to depart,

I followed a mistake of love,
Although I’d known it,
So certain that I’d blown it,
The wheels going round,

I followed in the wake of love,
And it was shrouded,
A musical so clouded,
A song I’d never found,

In the end,
I’m back again,
I wonder how broken hearted mend,
Melodies of life become a friend,

I followed a mistake of love,
Although I’d known it,
So certain that I’d blown it,
The wheels going round,

I followed in the wake of love,
And it was shrouded,
A musical so clouded,
A song I’d never found,

Holding on,
But something’s wrong,
There’s nothing left to carry me along,
Falling through the ground I stand upon,

I followed a mistake of love,
Although I’d known it,
So certain that I’d blown it,
The wheels going round,

I followed in the wake of love,
And it was shrouded,
A musical so clouded,
A song I’d never found,

Copyright © 2013, 2019, Paul Trueman.

Some Of Them Were Better Days (lyrics)

There’s a bed, a table, and some chairs,
And I know that flight of stairs,
A room without a view,
I used to live there too,

And some of them I’d praise,
And some of them were better days,
But some of us were lost,
And some of us had run away,

There’s a door, a cooker, and some smoke,
And I know you must be broke,
A feeling that you’re lost,
The weight of all it cost,

And some of them I’d praise,
And some of them were better days,
But some of us were lost,
And some of us had run away,

There’s a floor, a ceiling, and a bin,
And I know what’s closing in,
A feeling that I knew,
The churchyard refuge too,

And some of them I’d praise,
And some of them were better days,
But some of us were lost,
And some of us had run away,

Copyright © 2019, Paul Trueman.

The Radio Came - A Song If Not A Sound (lyrics)

I like uncharted ground,
But I’m homeward bound,
Landing with a flurry in my mind,

And I’ll find her words and wonder,
Where the music’s flowing under,
They’ll become a song of life this time,

She's on solid ground,
I can hear a sound,
Handing her the words I’ll never find,

And within a song of silence,
I marvel at her science,
And a verse that seems so well-designed,

And if I were really lost, I'd have been drowned,
By now,
And gone,
Or run aground,

And if you knew the rest, I'd have been found,
By now,
A song,
If not a sound,

This time the radio came,
And it won’t be the same,
In this wonderful world, we have known,

This time the radio knew,
Someone like you,
In a wonderful world of your own,

She's on solid ground,
When I come around,
Leaving me to fathom every line,

And within the song, I’m falling,
Her poetry still calling,
And I know this time she’ll be mine,

And if I were really lost, I'd have been drowned,
By now,
And gone,
Or run aground,

And if you knew the rest, I'd have been found,
By now,
A song,
If not a sound,

Copyright © 2019, Paul Trueman.

The Truth Is I’m Surviving (lyrics)

A melody I lost so long ago,
The notes I need,
But you can read,
And words that let you know,
Will reach you,
On this much we’re agreed,

I’m growing wise,
Another life,
Another fear subsiding,
But am I really here?
Or am I only hiding?
Behind a thin disguise,
The truth is I’m surviving,

The remedy is always someone new,
An honest greed,
Where does it lead?
The last one in the queue,
Reminds you,
In case I still succeed,

I’m growing wise,
Another life,
Another fear subsiding,
But am I really here?
Or am I only hiding?
Behind a thin disguise,
The truth is I’m surviving,

There’s always a beginning and an end,
To my despair,
The evening air,
When many words are penned,
I love you,
On this my songs depend,

I’m growing wise,
Another life,
Another fear subsiding,
But am I really here?
Or am I only hiding?
Behind a thin disguise,
The truth is I’m surviving,

Copyright © 2019, Paul Trueman.

Those All Sense Departed (lyrics)

The fears and doubts,
That time is revealing,
They were never misleading for me,
Surviving without,
It's time that is healing,
There's forever for wondering free,

And I’m not afraid of failure,
I’m here because I’ve learned,
That in the best, we’ll ever do,
Much greater things have turned,

On those all sense departed,
And those who’d then returned,

I'm almost loved,
It's all that I'm taking,
Finding shadows exploring the Moon,
To talk it out,
It's all that I'm making,
When nostalgia is calling the tune,

And I’m not afraid of failure,
I’m here because I’ve learned,
That in the best, we’ll ever do,
Much greatest things have turned,

On those all sense departed,
And those who’d then returned,

I'm wondering high,
In mountainous valleys,
Breathing slowly on rarefied air,
Raised it's true,
In cityscape alleys,
Loving the people from under the stairs,

And I’m not afraid of failure,
I’m here because I’ve learned,
That in the best, we’ll ever do,
Much greater things have turned,

On those, all sense departed,
And those who’d then returned,

The future comes,
Too soon without warning,
Live and dangerous leading to where,
Love outlasts,
All reasonable callings,
True adventure's a wing and a prayer,

And I’m not afraid of failure,
I’m here because I’ve learned,
That in the best, we’ll ever do,
Much greater things have turned,

On those, all sense departed,
And those who’d then returned,

Copyright © 2014, 2018, 2019, Paul Trueman.

She Was Sleeping (lyrics)

She was sleeping,
I'm still dreaming
Lost in the memory,
Of all that I found there,
Somewhere,
In a time when I knew her,
In moments awoken,
Long ago,

And I will never say,
Never again,
To the lark,
I will never say,
Never again,
To the spark,
Or the cradled dream departs,
The very moment that it starts,

For the love lines,
Are fragile and treasured,
Being the right lines,
Measure their part,
Knowing a lifetime's,
Dreams are forever,
In spite of the right time's,
Failing chart,

Knowing only the words,
On a song sheet arrayed,
And they’re only the songs,
That the radio played,
But I hear them every day,
And they carry me away,

And should our lifelines,
Be those sometimes,
May their memories,
Eternally play here,
Stay here,
Wide awake on the ocean,
Where breaking emotions,
Turn to art,

Lost in a moment,
She sat down to be by my side,
Lost in the magic,
I found in the gaze of her eyes,
Only a melody,
Only a start,

And I will never say,
Never again,
To the lark,
I will never say,
Never again,
To the spark,
Or the cradled dream departs,
The very moment that it starts,

She was sleeping,
I'm still dreaming,
If she’s out there...

Copyright © 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

Water In The Engine (lyrics)

They’re here to stay,
They’re thrown away,
The computer generation’s shade of grey,
The radio has nothing left for lovers anyway,
The songs of life won’t play,

I turn it off,
Because it’s all the same,
Music in the water when the world alone remains,
Music from the water in the engine when it rains,

It’s one and one,
That two become,
The computer generation’s only sum,
Her musical is all that’s left to leave me overcome,
My favourite had won,

I turn it off,
Because it’s all the same,
Music in the water when the world alone remains,
Music from the water in the engine when it rains,

It is your brain,
That will remain,
The computer generation’s only hold,
I wish you well and hope you find the fortunes that you told,
A fear of love and gold,

I turn it off,
Because it’s all the same,
Music in the water when the world alone remains,
Music from the water in the engine when it rains,

Copyright © 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

The Usual Suspects (lyrics)

I must find another one,
A message in the tray,
I do the best I can,
For just another rainy day,
See the misadventurous at play,

And all the usual suspects,
Usually arrive,
All usual suspects,
Usually survive,

You must have a photograph,
Oh happy, happy day,
I’ll do the best I can,
To find another one as grey,
All the misdemeanours overplayed,

And all the usual suspects,
Usually arrive,
All usual suspects,
Usually survive,

You must read another one,
The message of the day,
I do the best I can,
To leave a rivals in the fray,
All the meritocracy at play,

Nothing in the ‘in’ tray
Everything’s OK,
All the usual suspects,
Came along today,
I don’t know if I’ll ever find,
Another one today,
I don’t know if I’ll ever find,
The one who got away,

And all the usual suspects,
Usually arrive,
All usual suspects,
Usually survive,

Copyright © 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

The Guest House (lyrics)

They come to draw the curtains,
If they see you flying past,
Looking for a table,
A neon light and glass,

In the guest house,
The arrest house,
A “happy ever after all the best house”,

And the guest house has a ghost,
He is history they boast,
And the letters he’d I written,
Are a feature film at at most,

They found that I’m unstable,
But a hangover can last,
Hoping for the bombshell,
Of silicon to pass,

In the guest house,
The arrest house,
A “happy ever after all the best house”,

And the guest house has a ghost,
He is history they boast,
And the letters he’d I written,
Are a feature film at at most,

It’s my imagination,
It isn’t yours to take,
Lying on a table
But I was wide awake,

In the guest house,
The arrest house,
A “happy ever after all the best house”,

And the guest house has a ghost,
He is history they boast,
And the letters that he’d written,
Are a feature film at at most,

They’ll make you feel so ‘welcome’,
They’ll make you feel so ‘good’,
Born into the stable,
Same old neighbourhood,

In the guest house,
The arrest house,
A “happy ever after all the best house”,

And the guest house has a ghost,
He is history they boast,
And the letters that he’d written,
Are a feature film at at most,

Copyright © Paul Trueman 2019.

Cyberspace: The Final Frontier (lyrics)

I think I know your face,
The human in the race,
I am a computer out of place,

The connection will remain,
It’s deep inside my brain,
But I am a computer all the same,

I’m only working for my kind,
In cyberspace,
A human mind,
A human face,
Can seem so out of place,

I might have left a clue,
Amazingly it’s true,
I am a computer with a view,

Cyberspace, the final frontier,
These are the sewerages of the Human Enterprise,
It's spendthrift mission, to create strange new worlds,
To seek out new fads, fetishes and fabrications,
To consign the human relationship to the supermarket shelves of pandemic mass exploitation,
And to trample every taboo that was tender love's relation,
To baldly go where no mad has gone before,

I am hoping there’s a trace,
The thrill is in the chase,
But I am the computer on the case,

I’m only working for my kind,
In cyberspace,
A human mind,
A human face,
Can seem so out of place,

Copyright © 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

For All That’s Noise And Sound (lyrics)

Freedom lost and found,
In a prison,
Where the clocks are wound,
With precision,

By a lonely clown,
On collision,
With the vision,
Of a foreigner in town,
For all that's noise and sound,

Freedom wide awake,
In it’s calling,
But the mind will break,
Without falling,

For a lonely clown,
On collision,
With the vision,
Of a foreigner in town,
For all that's noise and sound,

Here we are,
In the fear and the doubt,
Bar a fraction,
Still in action,
And the quiet lives would shout,
What the world is all about,

Freedom can bleed,
Freedom we read,
Freedom’s alive in the wire,
Freedom’s a favourite choir,

Freedom’s a need,
Freedom’s a creed,
Freedom’s a seed in a fire,
Freedom’s my only desire,

Freedom speaking out,
And betrayal,
Who are they to shout?
When they fail,

Just a lonely clown,
On collision,
With the vision,
Of a foreigner in town,
For all that's noise and sound,

Copyright © 2019, Paul Trueman.

Natural Selection (lyrics)

Natural selection,
In your new complexion?
Being such a pleasure to complain?
Music still has everything to gain,

This is the world that it happens,
To be,
It’s never the young,
Who are happy and free,

And musical people will try to reveal it,
A scientist’s songs,
But I still never feel that it’s me,

Natural selection,
Was it your perfection?
Was it all an accident in time?
Music was so very nearly mine,

This is the world that it happens,
To be,
It’s never the young,
Who are happy and free,

And musical people will try to reveal it,
A scientist’s songs,
But I still never feel that it’s me,

Women are nude,
Men are only naked,
Ministry,
O' muddle sound,
The truth will never make it,
Heresy,
Going underground,
Another time, another place,
Call the interplanetary race,

Natural selection,
Human imperfection,
Hiding in the corners of your mind?
Music was so very well designed,

This is the world that it happens,
To be,
It’s never the young,
Who are happy and free,

And musical people will try to reveal it,
A scientist’s songs,
But I still never feel that it’s me,

Natural selection,
Mary Rose reflection,
Born among the treasures of design,
Music that was never to be mine,

This is the world that it happens,
To be,
It’s never the young,
Who are happy and free,

And musical people will try to reveal it,
A scientist’s songs,
But I still never feel that it’s me,

Copyright © 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, Paul Trueman.

Note: I especially need a pianist who can play by ear to help to play and record melodies into a piano. I'm having trouble playing them without making too many mistakes.

I'm looking for friends interested in playing and/or creating good songs in any variety of mainstream popular styles. To collaborate with me on songwriting projects, you will need to be, or be willing to become, a member of The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers and be willing to sign a written collaboration agreement. Membership is £65 per year or thereabouts and includes a proper copyright registration service. I cannot collaborate with non-members on songwriting projects. I'm sorry but Performing Right's Society membership doesn't cover this issue so it's important. I can help with lyrics or tunes whatever the genre, within reason, and I do read books on songwriting, but in the end, I rely on my own intuition, not formulas.

My favourite songs of mine are love songs, but not all of them are love songs and some address other subjects However, someone needs to like love songs to work well with me. I have don't worry about genres at all: the songs but I prefer music that would appeal to adults and children of all ages.

She Was Beautiful (lyrics) has original music composed by me.

She was beautiful,
Beautiful like the sun,
And the first time,
I saw her,
The world had yet to come,

She was so beautiful there to behold,
That the moonlight passing by,
Defined her,
And designed her,
In the shadows of the sky,

For she was beautiful,
Beautiful like the sun,
And the first time,
I saw her,
Our lives had just begun,

And she was so colourful carefree and wild,
That my calling was her flame,
But the time passed,
To love's last,
Only memories remain,

Here among the scattered helpers,
Lost among the fallout shelters,
Where the fearful tread the wilds,
And where she was beautiful,
When she was freedom's child,

Now a heart beats in the candlelight air,
By the words born of a song,
Did she hear me,
Or fear me,
Will you tell me I was wrong?

For she was beautiful,
Beautiful like the sun,
And the first time,
I saw her,
I knew what love had done,

Did the time pass in the still of the night?
Did I realise far too late,
How she wired me,
And inspired me,
Was it destiny or fate?

For she was beautiful,
Beautiful,
Far too beautiful to be mine,

Copyright © 1974, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2019, Paul Trueman.

The Usual Suspects (lyrics)

I must find another one,
A message in the tray,
I do the best I can,
For just another rainy day,
See the misadventurous at play,

And all the usual suspects,
Usually arrive,
All usual suspects,
Usually survive,

You must have a photograph,
Oh happy, happy day,
I’ll do the best I can,
To find another one as grey,
All the misdemeanours overplayed,

And all the usual suspects,
Usually arrive,
All usual suspects,
Usually survive,

You must read another one,
The message of the day,
I do the best I can,
To leave a rivals in the fray,
All the meritocracy at play,

Nothing in the ‘in’ tray
Everything’s OK,
All the usual suspects,
Came along today,
I don’t know if I’ll ever find,
Another one today,
I don’t know if I’ll ever find,
The one who got away,

And all the usual suspects,
Usually arrive,
All usual suspects,
Usually survive,

Copyright © 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

The Guest House (lyrics)

They come to draw the curtains,
If they see you flying past,
Looking for a table,
A neon light and glass,

In the guest house,
The arrest house,
A “happy ever after all the best house”,

And the guest house has a ghost,
He is history they boast,
And the letters he’d I written,
Are a feature film at most,

They found that I’m unstable,
But a hangover can last,
Hoping for the bombshell,
Of silicon to pass,

In the guest house,
The arrest house,
A “happy ever after all the best house”,

And the guest house has a ghost,
He is history they boast,
And the letters he’d I written,
Are a feature film at most,

It’s my imagination,
It isn’t yours to take,
Lying on a table
But I was wide awake,

In the guest house,
The arrest house,
A “happy ever after all the best house”,

And the guest house has a ghost,
He is history they boast,
And the letters that he’d written,
Are a feature film at most,

They’ll make you feel so ‘welcome’,
They’ll make you feel so ‘good’,
Born into the stable,
Same old neighbourhood,

In the guest house,
The arrest house,
A “happy ever after all the best house”,

And the guest house has a ghost,
He is history they boast,
And the letters that he’d written,
Are a feature film at at most,

Copyright © Paul Trueman 2019

An Oranges And Lemons Song (lyrics)

Treasure island melodies,
Born on planet Earth,
Once upon a haven in the Sun,

A playground filled with memories,
Now for all, it's worth,
Once upon the egg'n'spoon, I won,

A happy word and sing-a-along,
Working on the brood,
A happy song and I’ll be gone,
Working on the mood,

Melody and harmony,
May masquerade above,
Cuckoo Beatles in and out of love,

Jingle bells anthology,
A pillowcase and glove,
Goo Goo Jubilation’s turtle dove,

A happy word and sing-a-along,
Working on the brood,
A happy song and I’ll be gone,
Working on the mood,

A picture book of old cartoons,
A book of love and lies,
Rainbows in the technicolour skies,

Melodrama loony tunes,
Bristlecone and fries,
Anyway the broomstick angel flies,

A happy word and sing-a-along,
Working on the brood,
A happy song and I’ll be gone,
Working on the mood,

Copyright © 2015, 2018, Paul Trueman.

The Article of Eve (lyrics)

The article of Eve,
Is a well rehearsed,
Obsession,
Would the article believe?
I love you,

For the better or, the worse;
The buttermint and purse,
Someday,
But it seems you never do,

Paper lace,
Painted face,
Vanished without trace,

To wait in vain,
To live and learn,
To be but I am not you see; to take another turn,

The article of Eve,
Is an angel's verse,
Confession,
From the article in need,
I love you,

Though as bitter flow the words;
From flowers, and from birds,
Somehow,
Though you can’t believe it’s true,

Wagon wheels,
Stylus heels,
You know how it feels,

To fear to tread,
A book I read,
To see but I am not as free; to tell you all it said,

The article of Eve,
In a mirror's frame,
Concession,
Does a part of you believe?
I love you,

Though a battle-hardened flame;
A fate that I became,
Sometimes,
Has another point of view,

Roundabout,
Calling out,
A case of twist and shout?

To say it well,
To ring the bell,
To be but I am not you see; to carry on the spell,

Copyright © 2011, 2013, 2014, 2019, Paul Trueman.

I like to write love songs but I enjoy all kinds of music personally from classical to the more melodic kind of metal. I like very evocative melodies and simply keep working until I have them otherwise I'd end up with dirges. I'm sorry but that's my honest view of it and it's a widespread one: I like to work on something until I have a good melody and some meaningful lyrics and I don't mind even if takes 500 hrs work, which it sometimes has.

Screen name:
Paul Trueman
Member since:
Sep 01 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
5
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

The Good Old Days - mostly music before 2000 with a very few exceptions. The Beatles, Carpenters, Seekers, Abba, Beach Boys, Chicago, Eagles, Abba, Elvis, Don McClean, Led Zeppelin, Neil Diamond, Black Sabbath, Guns'n'Roses, Aerosmith, Slade, Queen, Mary Hopkin, Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Elton John and Rogers and Hammerstein have influenced and inspired me somewhat, among many others, as has classical music. However, I have my own style of songwriting. I do find it very difficult to do, but it's worth it.

Instrument experience:

Piano:
Intermediate
Vocalist:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha CLP685 with external active speaker augmentation.

MUSIC