photography by Lindsay Duncan

photography by Lindsay Duncan

‘FRIENDS’, an Album from Dayle McLeod LYRICS 

1.) TRY 

In June we confused a clock for the moon 

And I gave you a rose, actually two 

But I couldn't come for you, no I couldn't come for you 

I was too high 

In case you're wondering, in case you're every wondering 

why 

Next time remind me that in Love 

You must not try 

I live for your messages and 

I wish to be the muse and you the artist 

Oh, I wanted you to free the portrait in me 

but I was too high 

In case you're wondering, in case you're every wondering 

why 

Next time remind me that in Love, you must not Try. 

2.) WATERLILIES 

I met him on a Parch Bench in New York City 

of course I did, he's perfect 

And I’m more scared than I thought I would be 

Of course I am, he's perfect 

But I asked God for a romance and I got it, of course I did 

Oh and I cried when I saw the Waterlilies 

and you smiled, like what I was seeing was seeing me too 

and I really like that about you 

It’s the artists that show us; to love is to notice 

So I welcomed him into my house 

of course I did, he's perfect 

And all this space I thought I needed 

to find out what this means has 

been filled up with him breathing beside me while he sleeps 

Oh and I cried when I saw the Waterlilies 

and you smiled, like what I was seeing was seeing me too 

and I really like that about you 

It’s the artists that show us, to love is to notice 

Dont look dawn in breaking! 

I am soil in his hands 

he is water in mine 

I'm the swirls in starry night 

and he is kissing me blind 

I cant remember what life was like before 

Oh and I cried when I saw the Waterlilies 

and you smiled, like what I was seeing was seeing me too 

and I really like that about you 

It’s the artists that show us, to love is to notice 

3.) TIME 

I like the way you say 'thats okay' 

when I say 'thank you' 

I love the force that moves your lips to kiss me 

I want more of what this is so I'm leaving my city to be with you in yours 

so come on! lets spend our money and a day in the park on the bench that I swear Lennon's haunting 

and we'll begin to recognize our truths and our lies 

In each others eyes is where we gain our sight 

Lets imagine that our love is old and wise 

and promise me, New York, we'll take our time. 

I'm sorry I couldn’t find a way to tell the truth in the room filled with butterflies 

the truth is I was with him twice before you and I and a third time when we said goodbye 

lets imagine that our love is old and wise 

and promise me, New York, We'll take our time 

cuz I am only as I am 

and I can only as I can 

So baby come and eat this stew that I cooked for you and make love to me in the afternoon 

It’s your hands that understand how to be man and now I cant ever go back home again 

Lets imagine that our love is old and wise, and promise me New York we'll take our time. 

4.) ADVICE 

We were talking at the party and I was laughing at your jokes when they were not funny 

Then you turned to me and you asked me how to know when a love was gone 

I didn't answer, I was interrupted by the talk of politics 

But if I had a time-turner baby, I'd tell you this: 

Love should make you strong 

and strength's not holding on 

and love is never really gone 

it just takes a man to know when to move on 

but here we are again 

not quite lovers and not quite friends 

and you don't see me again 

so I take my own advice, again 

You walked me to the garden and told me 

how you hoped someday soon 

that this love you've been breaking your back on could be like the lilies and bloom 

But Love should make you strong 

and strength's not holding on 

and love is never really gone 

it just takes a man to know when to move on 

but here we are again 

not quite lovers and not quite friends 

and you don't see me again 

so I take my own advice, again 

I was dancing in the kitchen alone when I saw you see me through the window 

with your words you tell me there is someone else 

but your eyes tell me you lying to yourself 

and here we are again, not quite lovers and not quite friends and you don’t see me again so i take my own advice again 

5.) SAME PLACE, SAME TIME 

I walked into the bar with my heart open wide 

I moved my bed from off the wall to make room for a lover on the other side 

It was that night that I came to realize love is not up for me to decide 

You just gotta be ready and at the same place at the same time 

So maybe now you can empathize with my surprise 

when I saw your eyes leave mine for the gaze of your lover's from another life 

she was in the same bar! 

and now here we all are! 

at the same place at the same time 

and it takes a hero to break that spell so I called for an angel so quiet that you could not tell 

you’re hands were shaking as you smoked that cigarette 

you said you though she had left you, but baby a body can never forget 

and under that Silverlake light, Josh Tillman comes by and I cant believe, oh my god, we're all here at the same time 

and it takes a hero to break that spell so I called for an angel so quiet that you could not tell 

it was not about me 

though i wanted it to be 

and it takes a hero to break that spell so I called for an angel so quiet that you could not tell 

6.) NIGHTS WITH DAVE 

New Years Eve 

2018 

Dwayne Gretzky 

I made mushroom tea 

You and me 

were in a prophecy 

dancing cheek to cheek to Gordon Downey 

and every girl in the room loves your sequined jacket 

but i see the way you move its like Michael Jackson 

and I will go home with you tonight 

but only to catch some sleep thats right 

our bodies breath beside one another 

but we do not dare touch each other 

my nights with dave 

January 19 

his movie 

plays near me 

he's in at 5:30 

at the after party 

he turns to me 

and says baby 

have a baby with me 

and every girl in the room loves your sequined jacket 

but i see the way you move its like Michael Jackson 

and I will go home with you tonight 

but only to catch some sleep thats right 

our bodies breath beside one another 

but we do not dare touch each other 

you say that you love me 

but you cannot love me today 

and you say that you want me 

but thats why you have to stay away 

my nights with Dave 

7.) FRIENDS

Bitch you took what was mine 
blamed it on time and money 
and i watch you walk away with a smile 

Whore you've used people before 
But I felt safe and assured cuz I was the one keeping you warm 

Now we've got secrets I cant keep no more 
I saw your two faces, your mask on the floor 
now that its out, what we gonna do? 
I know the truth about you 

Friend you were sleeping in my bed 
with my mouth on your breast I could have sworn I heard the words that you said 
Kid its my religion to forgive 
Observe I cannot keep swine where I live 

Now we've got secrets I cant keep no more 
I saw your two faces, your mask on the floor 
now that its out, what we gonna do? 
I know the truth about you 

Hey now you know I only wanted to be friends! 
I take my grief, I let the pain wash over me 
convince myself that you didnt mean that much to me anyway.

8.)  SILENCE OF THE DESRT 

She lied under the Yucca tree her face toward the mountain 

A little dog watching her offered his protection 

she has not been here before, I just had to show her 

the silence of the desert 

We ate the mushrooms and we lied our backs against the blanket 

and in the sky we saw a dragon eating at a banquet 

and when we saw death approach 

all we heard when he spoke 

was the silence of the desert 

and I don’t know why 

but I cried 

when I saw the moon in the sunlit sky 

we are born in the quiet 

and did you know that years ago I was here with someone 

peeling back the mystery like layers of an onion 

we had love but didn’t know 

that love's a garden and wont grow 

in the silence of the desert 

and I don’t know why 

but I cried 

when I saw the moon 

in the sunlit sky 

we are born in the quiet 

so here it is I lay to rest this time we've had together 

let the tears fall down my cheeks to be dried out in this weather 

I'll keep you in my memory 

discovering that life's a dream 

in the silence of the desert

 

IN BLOOM E.P LYRICS

 

ALOHA

Theres two of you, Joe

The one I see, and the one you don't show me, Joe

But after a few drinks, I was hoping you would think about maybe kissing me?

Oh Joe!

These Hawaiian nights ease the fight in me

and I must confess that I wore this dress as a last ditch attempt

Oh Joe!

A gemini and I under the moon in the sky

At the brightest it had been since 1965

Still neither side of you wanted to be mine

and thats alright

Aloha Aloha Aloha

You bring your camera with you

To capture flowers, skies and pink fruit

Looking through the lens, we could play pretend that I'm your lady friend?

Oh Joe!

A gemini and I under the moon in the sky 

At the brightest it had been since 1965 

Still neither side of you wanted to be mine 

and that's alright 

Aloha Aloha Aloha

If we don't share the feeling

We can still share the moment

Aloha Aloha Aloha

A gemini and I under the moon in the sky 

At the brightest it had been since 1965 

Still neither side of you wanted to be mine 

and that's alright  

Aloha Aloha Aloha

 

MELANCHOLIA

You jump, I jump with you

You cry, I cry for you

You scream, and I scream too

But now my spine in aching

From all these shapes I've taken

to wrap myself around you

I cant feed myself if I'm not feeding you

I don't need my body if it don't belong to you

So Prince Charming, come disarm me

I am needing your melancholy

Melancholia Melancholia Melancholia

You said yes, I said yes too

You said forever, I said forever with you

But now time has shown her faces

And she's in all these changes

Baby look at me, and look at you!

I cant feed myself if I'm not feeding you 

I don't need my body if it don't belong to you 

So Prince Charming, come disarm me 

I am needing your melancholy 

Melancholia Melancholia Melancholia

 

SUGAR TREES

You bring the wine, I'll bring the weed

We can drink the water straight from the creek

Tell me all about your honey bees

And how you live with these sugar sugar sugar trees

You blushed and said this syrup was better than sex

And I laughed, you're the most Canadian person I've ever met

Now its off to the honey-moon suite

With nothing between us and the Earth but this old sheet

Baby we're in for a treat

Its you and me and these sugar sugar sugar sugar trees

My first taste of what you make

Shook me inside like an Earthquake

You had to stop me from screaming!

But how did life make something so sweet?

I wanna put you in my coffee and with milk in my tea

I'd give up this bourgeoisee

For you and me and these sugar sugar sugar sugar trees

The most tender September I ever....

Its you and me and these sugar sugar sugar sugar trees

 

IN BLOOM

High as a kite, I'm floating on air

This love has got me with my hands in the boys hair

And I have though about him more this week

Than I did about myself 

And thats an improvement 

This love's got me like, oh baby, go slow baby

Lets keep our heads above the water

And ooh baby, it's true baby

We've both been here before

But this time, oh this time around

I refuse to drown

I am child, mother, sister, daughter

But time with him has shown me I'm a lover too

And I have prayed for him more than I prayed for myself this week

And thats an improvement

This love's got me like, oh baby, go slow baby 

Lets keep our heads above the water 

And ooh baby, it's true baby 

We've both been here before 

But this time, oh this time around 

I refuse to drown

And if you should leave, I wont beg you to stay

I know the seasons, I see how they change

Just remember the summer

We had eachother

In Bloom

This love's got me like, oh baby, go slow baby  

Lets keep our heads above the water  

And ooh baby, it's true baby  

We've both been here before  

But this time, oh this time around  

I refuse to drown