Beta 12​.​2

by Songs Of Dave

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Beta Collections are the place where all new songs are initially assigned. Some of those songs, normally those retrospectively considered more immediately accessible, less esoteric, are later re-designated to showcase albums.


released February 19, 2017



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Songs Of Dave England, UK

David Kingston is a singer/songwriter, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, former Hare Krishna devotee (Divyasimha SRS, 1980 - 94), vegetarian of 35+ years ...

David's songs are generally confessional or observational in nature, sometimes comedic or ironic, mostly of philosophical or theosophical subject-matter ... often in the form of imagined dialogue with God.
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Track Name: Do You Ever?
Verse 1
Do you ever
Stop consider
Might I be on the wrong side?
Take this further
Is there even
Absolutes in wrong and right?

Chorus v1
Sometimes I wonder why
You act so sure
Maybe it brings you comfort
To pretend you know?

Verse 2
All the fighting;
Wrong and righting;
I believe it's all a game
Maybe we could
Be objective
Stand aloof for just one day?

Chorus v2
Sometimes I despair
How base we go
For we could be so much more
Why aim us so low?

Verse 3
Do you ever
Try endeavour
Stepping out of character?
One is better
Late than never
To remember who we are
Track Name: How Does It Serve You?
Verse 1
I feel my mind goes down
Sometimes seems nothing goes my way

Verse 2
Maybe you've been there too,
Doubting you own power to choose?

How does it serve you?
My only question
Just a suggestion,
Ask how does it serve you

Verse 3
Next time it hits the fan
You try perceive part of your plan

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Track Name: Brother And Sister (Coubertin Dream)
Verse 1
So called global community
But where's the love?
Almost lost our humanity
Too much them and us

Verse 2
So called civilisation
But where's the peace?
Geo identification
North, South, West and East

Now everyone
Come together
Heaven on Earth (Coubertin Dream)
One and all
Brother and sister

Verse 3
So called sophistication
But where's our progress?
Greed remains the motivation
Beneath the polish

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Track Name: I Want To Know
I - I want to know
I seek an answer right now
Why - why this disguise?
I need the reason revealed

Verse 1
How can you refuse?
I demand to know
Don't you understand
Who - who I am?

Verse 2
You - set the stage
Cultivate desire
Play - don't deserve
Reason I require

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Verse 3
You - make the plan
I become the how
Now you pull the veil
Now I doubt myself
Now I doubt myself
Now I doubt myself

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Track Name: One And One Is Two
Verse 1
One and one is two
Seems a simple truth
Everyone assumes it's so
Oh ---

Verse 2
From day one at school
Learned with ABC
They are them and I am me
No ---

Verse 3
Now I find the flaw
I believe there's more
I see two are one sometimes
Yeah ---

I contradict myself
Or really do I?
Maybe we're on to something

Verse 4
One and one is two
You believe it's true
What if you are me also?
Woh ---

Verse 5
Then all you do to me
You do to your self
All you see in me is you
Too ---

Chorus v2
I contradict myself
Or really do you?
Maybe we're in to something
Track Name: Which Hat Will You Wear?
Verse 1
Time and again I wonder how
How many times will I stand here
Facing the end to begin again
Round and around in this circle

Verse 2
Why we are here remains mystery
Even who we are we forget
Try to make sense sitting on my fence
Maybe there's no way to know it

Two birds upon a tree
Only one aware
Why we have taken birth
One can't remember
Which hat will you wear?

Verse 3
Why do you pretend you own the truth
Answering all of their questions?
Though you don't know it, why make excuse?
Everywhere always perfection

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Track Name: Only I Liberate Me
Verse 1
You try to let go
Desire to taste revenge
In name of justice

Verse 2
Come what may
You strive to move on
Wallowing self pity
It gets me nowhere

Life is for living; love forgiving
Through forgiveness we are freed
By forgiving gain my freedom
Only I liberate me

Verse 3
Words you say
You try to practice
These things you know within
Because they serve you

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Verse 4
You look around you
You try to see your world
With opened eyes
Track Name: Heading For The Hills
Should BBC be neutral
Objectively convey our news?
Once I believed they did do
But now I feel my faith confused
I'm gone, so gone, so long
I'm heading for the hills

That politicians tell lies
No one should trust is no surprise
That TV ads beguile us
That we desire things we don't need
I'm gone, so gone, so long
I'm heading for the hills

The city bankers screwed us
That bunch of prankers piss me off
Exploiting lives for profit
Trafficing cash they conjure up
I'm gone, so gone, so long
I'm heading for the hills
Track Name: Going Down
Verse 1
Dig the band going down in the hall, yeah
Bass guitar chair vibrating
Music prefect for breaking of rules
That's, that's where I wanna be

Verse 2
Spy the girls lining up for the loo, yeah
Shy guy pretending he's cool
Greebo screams "don't listen to your muvver!"
You really going down (you really going down)

Verse 3
Crazy words flowing out of my mind, yeah
Pronouncing nonsense on stage
I'm not he, he who came here before
Hey, Dave just get on with it

We're really going down
(we're really going down)
We're really going down
(I'm really) Going Down

Verse 4
Dancing girls twisting down at the front, yeah
My shy guy stands amongst them
I should spend time rehearsing his lines
He's, he's really going down (he's really going down)

Verse 5
Chasing snare bouncing out of my head, yeah
One back beat driven frenzy
Coney Joe, he is picking up Marlaine
She gonna-attack my brain

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