A Twist Of Time

by Casimir Greenfield

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• Track Listing:

1. I Can’t Cry
2. Money Matters
3. Sure Feels Like The Blues
4. A Shropshire Lad
5. Firenze
6. Curious Café
7. Time After Time After Time
8. Barafundle
9. Red House
10. The Bridge
11. Skunk!
12. New York Broads
13. Wishes
14. Keeping The Wolf From The Door

All words and music by David Ireland (© 2012 Double Infinity Publishing

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released July 24, 2012

A Twist Of Time is released on Double Infinity Records © 2012

• Produced, arranged and mixed by Casimir Greenfield & David Ireland
• Associate Producer Sandra Ireland
• Recorded between April and July 2012 at Get It Together, Stroud
• Engineer Rob Evans

Musicians:
• Casimir Greenfield: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion
• Rufus Fry: Harmonica on 1,3,4,8,11,14 Melodian on 5
• Shane Boothby: Bass on 1,2,9
• David Ireland: Backing Vocals
• Mark Goudswaard: Guitar on 1,2,9
• Callum Partridge: Drums on 1,2,9
• Stephan Marlot: Cello on 8
• Patsy Gamble: Sax on 7
• Sandra Ireland: backing vocals on 1
• Josh Richards: Ukulele on 4
• Laura Manley: Acoustic Riffs on 7
• Coco: Ambient Barking on 8


Art Direction and Illustration: Ruben Ireland

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Casimir Greenfield Stroud, UK

Casimir Greenfield is an author, musician and broadcaster.


A well-known figure on the Dutch music scene in the 70s and 80s, Cas worked with artists as diverse as B.B. KIng, Yes, Sparks, Sonja Kristina, Kayak, Leonie Janssen, Frans Ehlhart, Herman Van Veen, Boudewijn de Groot and many others. Cas has remained fresh and involved with current music. ... more

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Track Name: I Can't Cry
I Can’t Cry - Words & Music David Ireland

• The queen is dead But I can’t cry
• The book is read But I can’t cry
• The desert’s dry But I can’t cry
• I can’t cry at all

• Been misled But I can’t cry
• Left for dead But I can’t cry
• Seeing red But I can’t cry
• I can’t cry at all

• Chorus:
• I can’t cry All my tears are wasted
• I can’t cry they’re dried up in the sun
• I can’t cry
• All the tears I’ve tasted
• Are bitter pills dissolving on the tip of my tongue

• Broke the bread But I can’t cry
• Underfed But I can’t cry
• Swing the lead But I can’t cry
• I can’t cry at all

• My tattoos fade
• But I can’t cry
• I can’t get laid But I can’t cry
• My nerves are frayed
• But I can’t cry
• I can’t cry at all
• Chorus:

• Racked with rage
• But I can’t cry
• Turned the page
• But I can’t cry
• Act my age
• Well, I could try
• I can’t cry at all

• The queen is dead
• But I can’t cry
• The book is read
• But I can’t cry
• It’s all been said
• My Oh My
• I can’t cry at all

• Chorus:
Track Name: Money Matters
Money Matters - Words & Music David Ireland

• eBay, Amazon, wonder where the money’s gone
• Tax Man, Vat Man, catch the money if you can…
• Bar code, ala mode, sell your mother down the road

• I’m not afraid of the dark
• I like it when the nights close in
• I’m not afraid of the dark
• I like it when the mailman doesn’t ring
• Don’t like Manila
• Red letters dropping to the floor
• Every letter is a killer
• So Mailman, stay away from my door

• Chorus:
• Money matters, money talks
• Money comes and then it walks
• Money’s cold but money burns
• Money bleeds the more you earn
• Money sucks, but gimme bucks
• Cause there’ nothing you can say that can change the way that money matters…
• Yeah...

• I’m not afraid of the light
I like it when the day begins
• I’m not afraid of the light
• I like it when the birdies sing
• I like the sound of coins in the till
• Notes in my wallet give me a thrill
• Hey pal, Paypal coming through the door with more…so much more

• Chorus:
• Money matters, money talks
• Money comes and then it walks
• Money’s cold but money burns
• Money bleeds the more you earn
• Money sucks, but gimme bucks
• Cause there’ nothing you can say that can change the way that money matters…
• Yeah

• Money makes you go insane
• Money crushes you with pain
• Money never ever plays the game
• It cheats, it lies…you never get to win the prize…surprise!

• Chorus:
Track Name: Sure Feels Like The Blues
Sure Feels Like The Blues - Words & Music David Ireland

• I could be happy
• I could be sad
• I could be good if I wasn’t so bad
• Now glimpses of heaven are leading me on
• But it sure feels like the blues to me…

• I could be white
• I could be black
• They stole my soul and I want it back
• I may be crying crocodile tears
• But it sure feels like the blues to me…

• Chorus;
• Rivers of tears run straight through my heart
• I’ve felt enough pain and regret
• Pierce me with arrows
• Shoot me down in flames
• But let me pour my sorrows out and we’ll see what remains…

• I could be rich
• I could be poor
• All I that wanted was a little bit more
• I may be laughing for the rest of my years
• But it sure feels like the blues to me…

• Chorus;
• Rivers of tears run straight through my heart
• I’ve felt enough pain and regret
• Pierce me with arrows
• Shoot me down in flames
• But let me pour my sorrows out and we’ll see what remains…

• I could be living
• I could be dead
• Can you imagine what’s inside my head
• Dreams of tomorrow leading me on
• But it sure feels like the blues to me
Track Name: A Shropshire Lad
A Shropshire Lad - Words & Music David Ireland

• He’s a Shropshire Lad
• And he’s not alone
• Got a mobile phone with a comedy tone
• And he’s digging a grave while he’s at home
• Cos tonight he’s off to war

• He’s a family man with a growing brood
• Got an en-suite bath
• Eats endangered food
• His wife is blond and in the mood
• But tonight he’s off to war

• Chorus:
• He’s fighting for survival
• Fighting to survive
• He fights for queen and country
• But the poor boy is fighting just to stay alive

• He couldn’t say where he was bound
• But there’s talk of sand and desert towns
• It’s just a job but it’s a penny to a pound
• That the silk won’t save him when he hits the ground

• Chorus:

• He’s a Shropshire Lad
• He’s a military man
• Got a Popeye smile and a Muslim tan
• He’s a gentle soul with a task to do
• And tonight he’s off to war

• Chorus:


• He’s a Shropshire Lad
• And he’s not alone
• We carved his name on a Shropshire stone
• And we’ll all be there when he comes home
Track Name: Firenze
Firenze
• ‘cross arid fields alive with life
• Poplars rose in shimmering light
• We painted through the summer night
• In perfumed air with colours bright…
• Firenze

• Our Cirrus steeds in Morphean skies
• Clattering through the cobbled rise
• Alight at Gates of Paradise
• To gaze through Leonardo’s eyes
• Firenze

• One final look – one final rhyme
• Each coffee now, a twist of time
• Echoing Duomo’s mournful chime
• We would have lived and gladly died in your sweet arms of love
• Firenze
Track Name: Curious Café
Curious Café - Words & Music David Ireland

• There they sit as the clouds roll by
• Dreaming dreams that will never die
• Living their lives through each other’s eyes Fluttering by
• There they sit in the morning sun counting blessings one by one
• Dappled shadows having fun
• Fluttering by

• Reading books, exchanging looks
• Whiling the time away
• Hour after hour Day after Day
• The boy and the girl at the Curious Café

• He touches her hand She touches his soul
• They sip their coffees and butter their rolls
• They lose themselves in the sticks and stones
• Fluttering by

• Who could they be?
• You and me?
• Where will they go?
• Who will they see?
• All they have’s eternity
• Fluttering by

• Reading books, exchanging looks
• Smiling the time away
• Hour after hour
• Day after Day
• The girl and the boy at the Curious Café
Track Name: Time After Time After Time
Time After Time After Time - Words & Music David Ireland

• From the silt salt slime of Weston’s grime perpetually grey
• Sixty Three was a summer breeze from Corcovado Bay
• In Sixty Five we came alive with Desmond Dekker and the Dave Clark Five
• When every track the radio played
• Was a visceral thrill, a purple pill, a glider, a lark on Rodborough Hill

• Sandy Cummings is that you?
• Is there something I can do?
• If I loved you then, girl I love you now
• As sure as the crow that follows the plough
• It was clear as Christ who loved you most cause my love for you was nailed to the post

• In Sixty Seven the colours came with Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane
• When every track the radio played
• Was a cerebral thrill, a guilty pill
• A couple of strokes ‘neath Stanley Mill

• Sandy Cummings is that you?
• Is there something I can do
• If I loved you then, girl I love you now
• As sure as the crow that follows the plough
• It was clear as Christ who loved you most cause my love for you was nailed to the post
Track Name: Barafundle
Barafundle - Words & Music David Ireland

• Far across the muddy water
• Steel fingers lace the lands together
• And if I pay the price of asking
• Then I will reach the distant shore

• And I will travel down the highways
• Through coal black valleys steeped in rain
• And thread my way through needle forests
• ‘til I come home again

• And I will cast my cares behind me
• And I will taste November sea
• And leave my footprints in the billows
• As they wash over me

• Far across the muddy water
• Steel fingers lace the lands together
• And if I pay the price of asking
• Then I will reach the distant shore
Track Name: Red House

Red House - Words & Music David Ireland

• My daddy he was a truck driving man,
• My mother she worked in the mill
• And all of my life I’ve been a man of the cloth
• Lord knows I always will...

• They took me down to the Red House
• It was there I lost my faith
• They took me down to the Red House
• And I’m gonna make them pay…

• Well I was born in Cheltenham town
• On a grey October day
• It took me two score years to come of age
• But just one night to lose my way...

• They took me down to the Red House
• They tried to break my faith
• They took me down to the red house
• Someday they’re gonna pay

• I stitch my tales with needle and twine
• In the plying of my trade
• I weave my threads of crimson crimes
• And weep as the colours fade

• They took me down to the Red House
• They tried to break my faith
• They took me down to the Red House
• Someday they’re gonna pay

• Take him down to the Red House
• We’ve got to mend his ways
• Take him down to the Red House
Make that sinner boy pay
Track Name: The Bridge
The Bridge - Words & Music David Ireland

• Did he jump?

• I can’t cross the bridge
• I can’t take that step
• I can’t make the leap
• I can’t do that yet
• I can’t close the gap
• I can’t place that bet
• I can’t dig too deep
• I can’t do that yet

• There’s no sleep for me
• Just voices in my pillow
• No respite for a wicked man
• Just whispers in the willow

• I can’t toe the line
• Haven’t done that yet
• I keep stealing time
• ‘Cause this is all we get

• I can’t feel the pain
• I can’t see the light
• I don’t fear the angel choir
• Screaming in the night

• I can’t cross the bridge
• I can’t take that step
• I can’t make the leap
• I’m not ready yet…
Track Name: Skunk!
Skunk! Words & Music David Ireland

• There’s a little child eager to fly
• Where age is just a number that the years deny
• There’s a little line brittle as shell
• Where life keeps going under as your dreams turn to hell

• Chorus:
• Skunk!
• The only place to hide is in the bottle
• Skunk!
• The only thing you’ll ever climb’s a dead end wall
• Skunk!
• You’re looking at the bottom of a bottle
• And it sure as hell is a long way to fall
• Free-fall…

• There’s a little child eager to fly
• Where age is just a number that slips and slides
• There’s a little child how far she has flown
• As we blow out the candles for the very last time

• The one thing she craved she lost
• The one thing she lost she gained
• The one thing she feared was to wear that ball and chain

• There’s a little child…
• Where age is just a number that crumble and die
• There’s a little line brittle as shell
• Where life keeps going under as your dreams turn to hell
Track Name: New York Broads
New York Broads - Words & Music David Ireland

• I’m not given to premonition
• But I had a strange recurring dream
• Vertigo towers, adrenalin showers pouring all over me
• And something about the subway snore, the buzz of the crowd, the traffic’s roar
• Set a tingling in my tummy
• That was close to butterflying
• In the soaring paper chase of that blue sky day

• Chorus:
• And I hear crying
• Crying on a blue sky day
• Yes, I hear crying
• Crying as the sky turned grey
• And everywhere I look
• Are ashes underfoot,
• Ashes of the morning fade away…

• New York Broads are as tough as they come
• Tough as they come
• Tough as they come
• Throwing their crumbs to Broadway Bums
• Tough as they come
• Tough as they come
• Dishing the dirt, doing their sums,
• Keeping their Josephs under their thumbs,
• Cause New York Broads is a tough as they come
• But today they’ll cry like babies…

• In the future at a wedding in a far off foreign place
• New York Broads in Gucci shades throw confetti, softly pace
• And walk with sons who missed the ferry ‘cross the Hudson bay…

• Chorus:
Track Name: Wishes
Wishes - Words & Music David Ireland

• I know too much about much too much –
• But what do you know about me?
• Try to undo the past a touch,
• But babe, that can never be
• We can’t rewind the clock,
• We can’t turn back the time
• So what would you do with three gold wishes if they were yours and mine?

• I can’t erase the things I’ve seen –
• And I don’t even know if I would…
• The things I’ve done and in between
• Are ripples in the brook
• We can’t rewind the clock,
• We can’t turn back the time
• So what could you do with three gold wishes if they were yours and mine?

• The cruellest cut , the sharpest tongue
• and all things in between
• Are what we are and who we were
• In the waking and the dream We can’t rewind the clock,
• We can’t turn back the time
• So what should we do with three gold wishes now they’re yours and mine?

• Stickiness and little smells
• Parma violet wishing wells
• Speedwell blue the summer skies
• Glider trails and dragonflies
• Factory bells valley deep
• Reveries in poppy sleep
• gibbous moon, the ageless sun
• Ten, nine, seven, one.
Track Name: Keeping The Wolf From The Door
Keeping The Wolf From The Door - Words & Music David Ireland

• Work all day
• Work all night
• Do my job
• Keeping the wolf from the door…

• Earn my keep
• Pay the bills
• Snuggle up
• When winter chills
• I can’t do
• Anymore
• Keeping the wolf from the door

• Roll my sleeves up work my fingers to the bone
• I’m an underdog of industry
• A payroll clone
• Keep on working
• Ear to the phone
• Try to keep my dignity
• Until I come home

• Work all day
• Work all night
• Do my job
• ‘Cause times are tight
• I can’t do
• Anymore
• Keeping the wolf from the door…