Pirates and Kings​/​Nov 2012

by bosma

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I write songs here and there but once in a while I just know I'm writing an album, something with a common or relative theme or sense of itself as an album. I had that feeling back in February of this year and wrote songs till about the middle of June. The bedtracks were recorded on the Canada Day long weekend and a few more the next weekend. After that I completed them on my own, for the most part, at my home. Peace.

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released November 13, 2012

background vocals on "Hey!"-the families Bosma, Hyldig and Morency.
lead vocals on "Ahead Of The Line/Banknote Blues"-A.R. Bosma
drums, lead guitar on "Big Wind"-Dave Hyldig
all else-David Bosma
mastered by Hayden Cyr

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bosma Victoria, British Columbia

singer, songwriter, poet from victoria bc.

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Track Name: Ahead Of The Line/Banknote Blues
ahead of the line
they take all they want without asking
leaving you blind
to pick up the pieces in passing
ahead of the line
they're taxing your time both day and night
and all that you owe
is everything you've got left inside

and after they've owned you they're gonna kiss your ass goodbye

ahead of the line
people make decisions leave you feeling screwed
ahead of the line
some guy would kill his own people just to have the proof
ahead of the line
you just got to hope the sun shines down on you
keep your head down
watch another day pass right on through

and after they've owned you they're gonna kiss their ass goodbye
Track Name: Adjust The Lights
tell me what you want to do
all your dreams are mine tonight
anything you want to do
i'll adjust the lights
i been watching on the hill
waiting on the morning's tide
everybody's got to live
i just want to take a ride

headed on the coast out of my mind
need some time just to unwind

nights turn into wasted days
everything is down the line
worlds are something in between
life is just a jiggle in the fire
everything is wasting away
time's an overbearing urge
everybody's walkin' out
no one wants the pain to hurt

headed on the coast out of my mind
need some time, just to unwind

never could you get enough
you'd always be howlin at the moon
every day you'd laugh along
what else could you choose?
now tell me what you want to do
all your dreams are mine tonight
anything you want to choose
i'll adjust the lights

headed on the coast out of my mind
need some time just to unwind
Track Name: Love's Crazy Dream
night time is coming
there's no use in struggling
the day will just pass away
midnight attractions
our lives cut in fractions
the pieces fall where they may

down in the town there's a man underground
who will tell you for certain your fate
he's stuck over there with his unkempt hair
his believers all sit and wait

i'm still holding out for you girl
i know that love's just a crazy dream

so busy dreaming you started with scheming
a way to do yourself in
life can be simple
but traps can be nimble
they dance around
draw you in

i'm still holding out for you girl
i know that love's just a crazy dream
Track Name: Hey!
i used to dream that i saw you in the clouds
when you weren't around and the days were long
and the nights were drunk but filled with songs
i kept my hands busy with the trench coat on
still looking out for paradise but there's nothing out there
but the deep blue skies
hallways that are filled with regret
what you can want you don't what you don't want
you can't forget

Hey! You could spend your life waiting

the world is lost and it's hard looking up
the game is bought and they won't give it up
everything that's good is being thrown from the back of the train
there's pirates waiting on a foreign shore
but we can't really see them so we're not really sure
its a long way from from freedom but no one's got the balls to change

Hey! You could spend your life waiting

i was riding high on a medical rush when i fell flat broke
on my first big crush
like a peasant boy i badgered her with words
till she took me in and taught me a verse
it was everything that a game should be
just a winner, a loser, just her and me
now i'm older and i know as much
but i never forget that first real touch

Hey! You could spend your life waiting

she walks along in a golden dream
with flowers in her hair and a silver ring
all the boys in the park wanna hear her sing
since that warm summer night in 1963
she's still there in a mystical way
when the wind blows by you can hear her say
that a song just ain't no song
without a singer

Hey! You could spend your life waiting

in the night when the still moon speaks
while they lavish you in oils, pull the weights from your feet
now your fast and your form flies free to the places
that you go when you know that you just can't be
and there's nobody there
just you and the sea
and it calls you down for one quick swim
but you hear the waves laugh just as they pull you in

Hey! You could spend your life waiting

the lines are drawn and there's no going back
and some see the light while others see the crack
but they're both just waiting on a big payday
cuz a satisfied mind always walks away
and it don't really matter what the other folks say
you just try and make it square
try and play them just like you're fair

Hey! You could spend your life waiting
Track Name: Walk
i don't know what gets caught out in the rough
i can't believe there's so much of that stuff
everyone else just looking down at the path
i seriously don't know where their minds are at

i don't wanna get ya same as if i let ya
time is always with ya don't you know it's all a game
nothing can change

i don't know what's wrong with the shore
but nothing less is nothing more
i can always lose myself inside my dreams
where nothing more is nothing gained

i don't wanna see it, i can only be here
wondering if its true dear
or should i walk away?

i don't know if it's even up to me
i would like something to believe
i'll take you and everything that you are
it's better than waiting on a shooting star

i don't wanna see it, i can only be here
wondering if it's true dear
or should i walk away?
Track Name: Big Wind
well the stories in the night make your eyes so bright
and the howling wind down by the riverside
water so cold make a man lose a bet
no matter how deep you go son don't you ever forget

and its hard in the summertime
to remember all that's come an gone

with a storm blowing in winter is about to begin
everything you hold sacred to your heart
one day a big wind come along and blow it all apart

oh i know
that you don't wanna know
when it's gonna come down
oh i know
Track Name: Pirates and Kings
lately i've been thinking about the end and the beginning
and how it all went down
some things never matter
pieces tend to scatter
no one ever bothers to hunt them down

i've been living in a king sized bed
my feet never touch the ground
every night i open my eyes
check my guns and have a look around
i know it can't last

all the dreams we tasted
not a drop was wasted
nothing ever fell from between our hands
finding buried treasure, surviving wicked weather
none can stop us now, they never could anyhow

i've been living in a king sized bed
my feet never touch the ground
every night i open my eyes
check my guns and have a look around
i know it can't last

whether king or pirate
none can ever buy this
stolen dream of eternity
some men they go crazy
others they get lazy
watch the substance of their live's slip away day after day
Track Name: Winning or Losing
i was at the height of my disillusion
with everything philosophical and the written word
i took my books and i threw them into the ocean
got a ticket for littering
$500

she said can we just sit and talk
after we'd been out for a walk
there's a lot of things i'm not sure i should tell you
but she spilled her guts to me anyway
she said

"I know what you're all about
so don't try anything or you'll look stupid
I guess I could help you out
but am I winning here or losing?"

Later on there were many chances
i tried so very hard not to fuck it up
She said "are you some kind of cancer?"
i said "Baby, I think you're my life saving drug"
she said

"I know what you're all about so
Don't try anything or you'll look stupid
I guess I could help you out
but am I winning here or losing?"
Track Name: Never Rest
Man, you don't come around
and check us out anymore
I remember the night
that you were cold
you had no money left

oh don't you ever rest your heart
oh don't you ever rest

the sky is darker now than then
eyes that we see through
they don't look for the sun
our bones get driven tired and sore
words don't see their weight
and the curtain falls

oh don't you ever rest your heart
oh don't you ever rest

today i will be
one of many
that have come before
or shall i sleep under the sun?
appealing to their wounds
might catch a falling tune

oh don't you ever rest your heart
oh don't you ever rest