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As I started writing this song, I began to thank of that little town called Eden in NSW Australia. In my mind’s eye I could see at the end of Bramble Street the park called The Lookout. I remembered standing there for a long while thinking about all that had happened with us over the years. I carved our name in the old wooden bench alongside so many others. I smiled and thought even though we are apart I have never stopped feeling you. So as I finished the recording I wrote on the top of the page “Bramble Street blues”. Love that is true lives on in the heart for eternity. Many will listen but only one will hear.
You can’t buy it. You’re born with it. Even now after all these years when I get near a stage and I hear the drummer softly starting to beat around his set getting them tuned. And the guitar stobes flashing on the side of the stage lining up the right pitch. I can hear the amplifiers starting to buzz from the overdrive. It’s then I can feel my muscles start to tighten up and my blood seems to come to boil. The guitar that set silently in it’s case, now has becomes part of me. The music becomes my breathe and electrifies my soul as we became one… And with the blast of that first note, the lights blind the stage and the music makes the world go away for a little while and takes you to a place where you belong…. Simon C
Seems a long night to be ahead. The scent of an old garden still lingers in the very heart of summers fade…long the heart of those footsteps within its corridors. And breathless be the lips that whisper your name. The halls seem to echo of signs. Pines whisper so in the winds now crossing the water beyond the hillsides… A match strikes, and a small flame ignites the corridors. The wick of a small candle. Shadows form along the walls of outlining oak branches swaying with moss, along with a lone star that’s rising behind the laced window pane
The strength of a person is in the spirit in which one entrusts themselves for guidance. Often it is as silent as a Whisper. So it is said that in your life's journey many will see and yet not understand. But, one will see, as it was meant to be understood. And then you will realize what you have always known......
Pure as remnants of Summers fading Where petals scattered our nights and reflections bestowed grace within our breaking dawns beyond points of light where all thresholds. For as time be not our keeper along these watchtower ruins spent and torn between glances caught along the forests edge. And all a hush the lil moments in time in which we smile. Moments of wonder ..remembrance.. or even as simply a wish...be it so, our life* our existence*There was a time under willows weeping that a hush of shadows stilled to listen where in hues of deepened twilight`s breath soft upon the low lining hillsides brought the somber still waters ~~~
I read this blog recently that read “Love isn’t supposed to be that hard”. So as I thought on it a bit. I summed it up like this. Anything worth having whether its money, love or anything that has a reward for pursuing and finding it is going to be hard. If you think it’s so easy to be a millionaire, then why aren’t we all. And the people that pursue money even when they are knocked down never give up because the reward… if successful is great. Love is at the top of the list when it comes to rewards. What is the cost of joy, happiness, contentment? The ability to share your life with someone you can trust your life with.( The answer is priceless.) So in your pursuit of true love, when the road seems to be unbearable and you say I tried love before and it’s not for me. Did you really try? Was it really love? Only you can answer that. The reward of true love at the end will change your life forever and you will see the glory that life was supposed to be. And when your friends that told you give up are gone and you find the money is nothing more than a material possession and you didn’t give up on love, you look back at all the wonderful times that love brought in your life. You will know that love was and is the greatest gift that made all other challenges in life seem so petty. Because you were wearing the armor of love that you fought so hard to get and the rewards were so great you couldn’t receive them all. Like the old song says “WHEN NOTHING ELSE WOULD HELP, LOVE LIFTED ME”
. I believe if you are in love with someone it never goes away. It makes a tattoo on your heart. You and that special person formed your own bond unique only to the two of you. And it is heartbreaking when that love is separated. But that is destiny and although the hurt can seem overwhelming at the time it often turns out for the best. Or at least that is a good thought to bear. Love can and often does come again and it will be unique to you and the new person in your life, all you have to do is give love a chance, and be thankful. Don’t be the person that let’s love pass them by because of insecurities or the hardships of past love. The greatest gift a person is given is the ability to love and be loved. You can’t buy it or force it. You just have to believe in it and have faith.
We all need a place called Home The more I’m away the more I miss home. I’ve traveled the world in my mind. For many years I searched for something. A place and myself. I have met some of the most beautiful people in the world. I have love and lost along my way as we all have. I remember driving south down Princess Hwy. in Australia getting out and looking across the ocean in Eden NSW on Aisling Beach and feeling empty inside. I looked at a picture of the girl that said I love you and she did the best way she knew how. But I also realized she never knew the true meaning of those words. As I watched the sun come up that day across Blackwattle Bay I knew it would be the last time I would ever see her again. And as I watched her drive away in the distance, I looked at her one last time thru the back window of old bus 431 and whispered goodbye my love. Now I just want to turn back the hands of time, leave it all behind and go home. In the middle of Dixie where there are no fancy ways of saying hello without speaking it with a caring voice. A place where my feet as a boy walked on the earth. Where the southern sky reflects the sunlight off the morning dew. I want to go back where I can hear those old southern tunes being played around a campfire in the middle of the night. A place where you still hear respect with sirs and mams. When you hear that southern boys have big trucks and like to play in the mud and the southern women will fight beside their man. You damn skippy that’s true. I want to see the dark waters and the Cyprus knees on the banks of the Saint Johns river. I’m tired and just want to go home. Home is not just any place. It’s a place where you know you belong. Where you find peace with the morning sun on your face, and everything feels right from the inside out.
It was Dec 6th I will never forget that date. I saw a man at the waters edge of the ocean. When he left I walked down to the beach to see what he had written in the sand. There was a heart shaped in the sand with a note buried in the middle of it under a sea shell. And when I read it my heart broke. It Read: [The battle of life seemed easy until I meet you. I didn’t know what love was until I felt it inside because of you. And now without you the things that I can see have no meaning. But I have to complete my commitments and obligations that came before you. Because I know in time they will be more than you can bare and will only cause you sorrow. And that is more than I can bare. So as I finish out my journey in life, in my heart you Angel Face will always be the light in my hour of darkness. Let your beautiful smile shine on to others as it did for me. And if all I ever have is I love you’s then I do. ] And at the bottom was her name. And as I knelt their after reading his words I looked out across the ocean and realized only the loss of true love could bring a warrior of life to his knees. I thought of the girl and how she must have felt his sadness. And as I looked back I saw him looking out across the horizon, perhaps for the last time. Then he bowed his head, turned and faded into the sunrise. And at that moment I realized on that day he had put his mind to his heart, and pulled the trigger. I placed the note back under the shell where I found it and watched the end coming tide wash it all away. When I got home that night. I sat down on my piano, closed my eyes and with those words on my mind wrote the song ( Because You ). Love is the foundation of all mankind. We were created out of love. If one has truly ever found it, then they have found peace and contentment within. Some never know real love and think they can live without it. But their emptiness shines like a crown. Some have found it and lost it through the circumstances of life. But the wise cherish the time they had and remember like the man by the waters edge that day.
The howl of the lone wolf on a distant mountain looking down below only to see the things in which he can not have, yet his lonely sound is heard around the world upon ears that cannot hear. So he wanders in silence. The master of his domain that is rarely seen but often spoken of. A domain where legends of valor are written. A place where the strongest of the strong dwell..yet walk alone. A place where a tear is seldom found but when it falls it quacks the ground. A place where the thunder of love is but a whisper and is above all sounds. Where two hearts search the night in vain looking in others for what they had lost when they were as one.