I’m writing the lyrics for ‘head in the clouds’ here – it’s a first draft. technically it’s a second draft because they were completed on the laptop that got stolen. But as all i could remember was the title, and the song has pretty much been totally transformed, its a first draft. Which means the lyrics will get honed and tightened. I promise. The tune is sorted, just need to record a simple version of it. Watch this space.
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS The men are out on the North Sea, trawling, The children in the back streets, brawling And the women, hanging washing, calling The kids home for the night There's a whisper on the damp sea air, Telling of a whole new world out there Beyond the daily grind and cares, lift your head up, see the light Sundays are for singing hymns Praying to your god, atoning sins If you keep your faith, you'll always win Penny in your pocket for the words in your heart But times are changing, tides are turning She's stoking the fires, there's a passion burning There's a wide world waiting and she's yearning For life and adventures to start CHORUS: and oh...the living could be so easy If you'd only step in line with the crowds, And oh... your life could be mapped out for you Amy... you've got your head in the clouds Bible stories and fairy tales, H.G. Wells and pirate sails, Action, adventures, and holy grails There's more to life that calls More to life than breathing and dying, More to life than not ever trying More to life and she wants to be flying Rising above it all CHORUS lost in a story, take me away I'm making my own adventure one day And I won't listen to a word you say When you tell me I can't chose Because I'm a woman, because I'm a girl Because I come from the wrong kind of world, I'm not going fishing, I'm hunting for pearls And I've got nothing to lose thi CHORUS: And oh...the living could be so easy If you'd only step in line with the crowds, And oh... your life could be mapped out for you Amy... you've got your head in the clouds
This is my working sketch for the song, so I don’t forget how it goes – It’s in the wrong key, I’m playing it in D and I may transpose it to G, and it’s the first time I sang through it, so I’m sort of making the tune up as I go along – the word scanning is all over the place, and the tune will change as it gets honed and refined.