That I Am Actually Here [2012]

by Robert King

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First album of older songs, recorded winter of 2011-2012

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released January 25, 2012

Robert King - guitar, vocals, plus a bit of bass and piano
recorded by Hazen Metro

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Robert King Tain, UK

Acoustic adventures, worlds within words
Wandering the green skin of the earth in the thin blue line of its atmosphere between the hands of earth and sea

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Track Name: This Time Around
Revolution is a flash in the pan
Revolution is a one night stand
Revelation’s dawn is pastel sunrise, but
Revelation will last until the end

The change is so subtle, the movement so gentle
So much so that they never felt it begin
But it runs so deeply, so ingrained naturally
There’s no chance the foundations will give in

Underneath the commotion, galvanising comprehension
Tectonics will bear oceans, small cracks will increase tension
Just as tyrants in their towers come thundering down
A phoenix will rise from the ashes, bear us to higher ground

Can you feel it coming?
A newborn breeze to blow the dust away
The foothold of fear is crumbling
As its credibility is washed away

If you believe that change is overdue, then
Can you conceive that the fight is over?
The fight is over!
If we can overcome without striking a single blow
That is a thought that makes my spine tingle,
My heart overflow

This time around...
Track Name: Flicker
Go outside and stare at the sky
At the stars that are hung so high
Those golden pinpricks are all that you see
From beneath the silhouetted branches of a tree
Hold a candle or a lighter in your hand
And the world will understand
The way the light flickers and dances
Represents your fleeting chances

Life is fleeting, so do what you can
Your heart is beating, so love while you can
Your soul is singing, and so am I
Life is fleeting, so be all you can

Ride on the waves of your fortunes today
Find the swell; get you on your way
If you are stranded on the beach you should know
To catch the pull of the undertow
And you will find tranquillity
Floating on the currents of the calmest sea
The way the light flickers and shines
Gives a glimpse of a grand design

Life is fleeting, so do what you can
Your heart is beating, so love while you can
Your soul is singing, and so am I
Life is fleeting, so be all you can

Watch the flame flicker, oh oh oh yeah
Watch the flame grow bigger, oh oh oh yeah

Life is fleeting, so be all you can
Your heart is beating, so love while you can
Your soul is singing, and so am I
Life is fleeting, so do what you can
Track Name: Deserter
It’s strange how we crave
To suffer in the name of glory
Naïve, we stumble into line
And march to the tune of a very different story

Oh you were gullible
You walked right into their trap
Well I suggest that you leave!
War is coming
The horizon is black and red
Trust me you’re better off alive than dead!

I see you standing on the brink of destruction
Surrounded by carnage and misery
At school they always told me to do my best
“Be the Best”
This isn’t like the advert I saw on TV!

Oh you were gullible
You walked right into their trap
Well I suggest that you leave!
War is coming
The horizon is black and red
Trust me you’re better off alive than dead!

Just leave!
Leave!
Track Name: Didicoi
Footsteps and silhouettes
Towering clouds doing pirouettes
Slowly
Because there is no rush

No ticking clock
For patient valleys
Mountains and lakes
Streets and alleys

I imagine, touching freedom
Gypsy spirit, magic reason
Travelling with bold intention
Eyes are gazing, the horizon
Goes on

Fresh fragrances
Fiery and fanciful
Fearless
Fantasy is free

There is no deadline
For patient seas
Roads and rivers
Meadows and trees

I imagine, touching freedom
Gypsy spirit, magic reason
Travelling with bold intention
Eyes are gazing, the horizon
Goes on

When I get to where I’m going
Where I’m going
Where am I going?
Track Name: Ignorance
I sense something in the bloodline
Stagnation has made it run cold
Why hasn’t natural selection
Weeded out this mental mould?
Take a dive into the gene pool
I swear there’s not a chance you’ll drown
But where you stand in stubborn quicksand
I can only see you sinking down, down...
Down

Well done, your fire has been a success,
You have managed to make my blood boil
But if your intention was to impress
Then let me tell you, you’re burning oil,
And I think you know it

You don’t know bliss
You only know fear
Ignorance is piss
Staining your underwear
Take your base hatred
Take your fucking arrogance
Take your hoods, your tatoos
Your burning cross, and your cowardice
And go! Go!

Did you really think you could stop people with legs from moving? Then, why were we born with them? And did you buy that house in India, or the other one in Bulgaria before or after you told that man next door to ‘Go home!’ I’m going to offer you a job now. It’s in a fish factory, below minimum wage. No? You’d be glad of it after a three months in a detention camp, a night in the hold of a boat and five years in a war zone, minus a wife and two kids to bullets your government paid for, shot by a soldier of a dictator funded by your old man’s takes and your uncle’s shares. Now please, bloat yourselves on you own indigestible words of wisdom

Bon appetite...

Well done, your fire has been a success,
You have managed to make my blood boil
But if your intention was to impress
Then let me tell you, you’re burning oil,
And I think you know it

You don’t know bliss
You only know fear
Ignorance is piss
Staining your underwear
Take your base hatred
Take your fucking arrogance
Take your hoods, your tatoos
Your burning cross, and your cowardice
And go! Go!

Dear somnambulant friends
Wake from your walking slumber
Come face the music
Your time is over
If you think professing ignorance
Might be your lucky number
You might as well close your eyes
Looking for a four-leaved clover

Your time is over...

And I think you should know it
Yeah, you should know it
Track Name: Now I See the Wolf
I see through, I see through the paint
Rose tinted glasses evaporate
If you are all about love, why do I see so much hate?
And would you please stop trying to redesign my fate

You think that everybody
Should hang on every word you say
Maybe one day I’ll show you
That it should never be that way
You say that your only goal
Is to make your friends your family
But look at all the people
That you’ve scared away

Just look at all the people
That you’ve scared away

Before you take a look at me, take a look at yourself
Hypocrisy has got to be bad for your health
You were the one who told me to stand up for myself
It’s not your right to deny this for everybody else

I wouldn’t say I’m a very good
Judge of character
But I would like to volunteer
That you’re not much better
You think you spot a flaw,
It’s straight for the jugular
Just look at all the people
Under your jackhammer

Just look at all the people
Under your jackhammer

I know you’ve run away
You can’t just run away
I know you’re run... away
But one day...
Track Name: Snow White
The summer dances in
Your eyes, it sinks right in
Unbroken innocence
Unspoken carefree wild delight

The world was magic in your eyes
A fairy tale, and you will be there
No matter what you left behind
You have this, and you will be there
And you will be there

This is where you fly

And you will be there
In fairy tale land
Track Name: My Lover Gaia
I sat on top of the world
The city lights below
So sprawling, meandering
Futuristic cold yellow

In silence, I see the whole
So stifled, we need air
We need the life in the world
Its beauty beyond compare

Let’s reconnect
So simple, symbiotic
Reunite, our minds are one
Let’s reconnect

My lover
My lover Gaia
Track Name: Going Out to Sea
I don’t know where I’m going but I’m going to go
I’m going out to sea and I’m going alone
I’ll sail for many miles, and I’ll stay there a while
The cold ocean wind will take me where it blows

I don’t know where we’re going, but we’re going to go
We’re going out to sea and we’re going alone
We’ll sail for many miles, and we’ll stay there a while
The warm ocean wind will take us where it blows
Will take us where it blows
Track Name: The Dawn Light Swallows Secrets
Eyes can keep
Closed to hide
Sinking sleep
Worlds outside

When the sun is set in stone
Cold ashes of the dawn light
That softly swallows secrets
In its picturesque delight
The puzzle pieces lie in pairs of eyes
That cut you with their stare
Down distant penetrating thoughts that wander
Through insight and sound
You try to touch but it evades capture
By hiding in the shades of all
The colours of the spectrum
Spinning out of visual
And the memory slowly fades to black outlines
And though these frayed ends
Meet nothing in your mind
It somehow matters in the end

Drifting dark
Into bright
Thoughts that spark
Worlds alive

When the sun is set in stone
Cold ashes of the dawn light
That softly swallows secrets
In its picturesque delight
The puzzle pieces lie in pairs of eyes
That cut you with their stare
Down distant penetrating thoughts that wander
Through insight and sound
You try to touch but it evades capture
By hiding in the shades of all
The colours of the spectrum
Spinning out of visual
And the memory slowly fades to black outlines
And though these frayed ends
Meet nothing in your mind
It somehow matters in the end