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new album - after tomorrow

i compiled those home recordings into an album called 'after tomorrow' which came out on 11 july 2020 through desert mine music

i mastered it myself, so don't go expecting any stardust. it's available on all streaming sites, and should be on the desert mine shop soon.




working on some new stuff at the moment. started off with a drum machine. but then realise i hate drum machines, so am trying to drum it myself in a shed. but got bitten by insects and my timing is not as accurate as i was hoping, so will see how that goes.

while i'm here listen to: soccer mommy, la luz, summer fiction, beach boys, purling hiss, tony molina, sarah bethe nelson,

anyway, here are the lyrics for the 'after tomorrow' album for my mexican friends...







Just Another Daydream

Laying down by the side of the road
With your head and your hands in the gutter
Only did everything you were told
Cos they said you were quick to recover

It’s just another day
It’s just another daydream
It’s like they always say, not as bad as it seems

Though it hurts to be down on your knees
It’s a sign that you’re still a beginner
There’s no shame in admitting defeat
Just as long as you know you’re the winner

It’s just another day
It’s just another daydream
It’s like they always say, not as bad as it seems

How did it feel, were you out there on your own?
Did you believe that you had nowhere to go?

Keep Me Around

I found love, burned a hole in my chest
I saw God, but he took my last breath
Turned a smile to a frown, won’t you keep me around

I had dreams, but they’re all in my head
I had words, but they’re better unsaid
Disappear in a cloud, won’t you keep me around

Thank you for all the memories
The agony and the ecstasy
You’re the light in my day
You’re the sun and my shade

Swallowed up in the ground, won’t you keep me around

Somebody Else’s Dream

Maybe once, maybe twice, I should take my own advice
But I’m scared to find that I was right

Cos every day and every night, I just don’t treat my body right
Lack of sleep and loss of appetite

And all those different ways of living
Ways of trying to believe
Made me feel like I’d been drifting in somebody else’s dream

I have seen the other side, I saw it as a warning sign
Nothing like the way they’d advertised

And all those different ways of living
Ways of trying to believe
Made me feel like I’d been drifting in somebody else’s dream

Say goodbye to the sun and the rain
Say hello to the space that remains

And all those different ways of living
Ways of trying to believe
Made me feel like I’d been drifting in somebody else’s dream

It Depends

Clip me ways so I won’t fly and tie me to the ground
Keep me in a box at night so I stay safe and sound

Mix my food with medicine I recognise your taste
Hiding all the evidence you keep me in the shade and put me in my place

I confess I don’t believe in following the rules
But who am I to criticise, I still depend on you

Check my heart rate runs on time, you keep it to yourself
Making sure I’m occupied you say I’m doing well, but only time will tell

I confess I don’t believe in following the rules
But who am I to criticise, I still depend on you

Careful

You gotta be more careful of yourself
You gotta put a handle on your health
You gotta do the things the doctors say
You gotta put a limit to your day
You gotta be like everybody else
You gotta treat your friends and neighbours well
You gotta be more careful of yourself

And when the morning comes and starts a new day
You know you shouldn’t get so carried away
It’s a life, it’s a dream, ah

You gotta learn to be your own cliche
You gotta speak a different kind of way
You gotta hang your hangups at the door
You gotta put a ceiling on the floor
You gotta keep your medicine on a shelf
You gotta keep an eye upon your health
You gotta keep an eye up on yourself

And when the morning comes and starts a new day
You know you shouldn’t get so carried away
It’s a life, it’s a dream, ah

Aquarium

In my aquarium I find oblivion giving up the ocean life
Not going anywhere not coming up for air never gonna give up the fight

Bring me your medicine give me your evidence blowing bubbles in my blood
I know another way I can be entertained when it starts to get too much

And I go all the way down I hit the ground
I’m right where I belong
And I will stay all day in a kind of haze
I’m right where I belong

Call it a miracle I’m not so cynical just what I’ve been waiting for
Down from the heavens above me another chance who could ever ask for more

And I go all the way down I hit the ground
I’m right where I belong
And I will stay all day in a kind of haze
I’m right where I belong

Joined Up Thinking

I was thrown out of heaven
I was burned at the stake
I was captured on camera
I was thrown in the lake
And I know that you’re watching
Through the hole in your head
Though the picture is perfect
Doesn’t make any sense

Think you know me better than you think you know yourself
I bet you get so tired of thinking
Don’t you ever think you’d better take care of your health
So caught up with all that thinking

So I stand in the shadows 
With the light burning out
It’s the perfect example 
Of the death of a clown
But you keep on applauding
Cos you’re so satisfied
With the sight that you’re seeing
Through the crack in your eye

Think you know me better than you think you know yourself
I bet you get so tired of thinking
Don’t you ever think you’d better take care of your health
So caught up with all that thinking
Didn’t know the boat was sinking
So caught up with joined-up thinking

Gone Tomorrow 

It’s so hard to face the future that you’re never gonna see
It’s like trying to paint a picture from a distant memory

I’ll be gone, gone tomorrow
I will leave here today
Don’t feel sad, don’t feel sorrow
It was meant to be this way

There’s a face outside my window and it’s staring back at me
But it’s only a reflection and it’s fading like a dream

I’ll be gone, gone tomorrow
I will leave here today
Don’t feel sad, don’t feel sorrow
It was meant to be this way

Walking Through The Rain

Circulation got me going on a river of blood
In my head there’s a cold wind blowing through the holes in my skull

I don’t feel it anymore 
I’m not looking for a cure
I’ll keep sleeping through the pain
I’ll keep walking through the rain yeah

In a tunnel burning brightly on the passenger side
Through the haze I saw the lightning rip a hole in the sky

I don’t feel it anymore 
I’m not looking for a cure
I’ll keep sleeping through the pain
I’ll keep walking through the rain yeah

After Sundown

Run through the shadows and fall where you stand
Just an empty vessel your wish is my command

Quiet on the hillside, the fire’s contained
A body caught in motion just sleep through the rain

Leave me out here don’t shed no tears I’ll just disappear
I’ll walk around after sundown find a new town

Saw it in the movies a hero takes a fall
Don’t look at the camera pretend there’s a wall

Leave me out here don’t shed no tears I’ll just disappear
I’ll walk around after sundown find a new town