One Hyde Park

by The Dowling Poole

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1.
Rebecca Receiving Here she come, forever young, walking ‘round the wishing well She make it bigger when she kiss and tell, she never gives in Test time, testing minds, Rebecca gets away with hell She turned the waterworks all over the garden Planting her seed, fulfilling her need With Rebecca receiving adoration And Rebecca devoid of reservation While the rest of the world is left, all shattered and torn So grey and forlorn And then she walks away, clear as day, She’s sucking up the summer sun She finds herself a different tune to hum, oh la-la-la-la-la But through those eyes Rebecca lies, And still she gets the sympathy vote I’m not content to sit around or float all over the world I’m over the girl With Rebecca receiving adoration And Rebecca devoid of reservation While the rest of the world is left all shattered and torn So grey and forlorn And with that untrustworthy spark in her eye She turns on the world and this is what it sounds like With Rebecca receiving adoration And Rebecca devoid of reservation While the rest of the world is left all shattered and torn So grey and forlorn With Rebecca receiving adoration And Rebecca devoid of reservation While the rest of the world is left all shattered and torn So grey and forlorn
2.
Fight, Fight, Fight Ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba, ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba ba Listen to the cries of disillusioned dreamers The shattering of a million concepts fill the sky I’m reaching out for a hand of consolation You better fight, fight, fight to win this war You gotta take, take, take each point you score Communication rotten to the core You better fight until there’s nothing left but Ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba, ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba ba Ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba, ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba ba Underneath the crushing weight of disappointment I wave a white flag to the wisdom of my peers So why do we implode upon each other? I’ve got to fight, fight, fight to rock this boat I gotta take them out to stay afloat I’ll sink or swim - won’t die, it’s me or him Until there’s nothing left to do but sing like Ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba, ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba ba Ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba, ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba ba You better fight, fight, fight to win this war You gotta take, take, take each point you score Communication rotten to the core You better fight until there’s nothing left but Ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba, ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba ba Ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba, ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba ba You gotta fight to win this pointless war Don’t even know why you’re still fighting for Futility - your savior best of luck You’ve gotta fight to win this barren war Just look around there’s no one fighting any more Ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba, ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba ba Ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba, ba ba-ba-ba ba ba ba ba ba
3.
When She Knows, She Knows Well friends said maybe it was better not to tell her But I just can't help it I'm a curious fella And it's dawning slowly - I may just tell her she’s the one and only I say everyday she's a sweet panacea But she yawns distaste at the verbal diarrhea And it's dawning oh so slow, we all know where this story goes Oh when she knows, she knows She'll have her reasons I suppose And all she said is when she knows, she knows So she comes and goes, I guess it keeps me on my toes And all she'll say is when she knows, she knows (she knows) Well the ref blew the whistle but the game don't stop and I'm the Last man standing getting ready for the drop And it's along way down there, I plead for mercy I’m a little worse for wear I wished the boots switched feet, I’m tired of the kicking But I won't fight back and you can call me a chicken ‘Cos I’m always grateful it's a mystery to me how she could be so hateful Crave her flavor – bitter sweet, And it’s a strange behavior - trick or treat And I can feel the grass a underneath my feet Chorus Knows which strings to pull just like a red rag to a bull And when the final curtain falls I’m just the stand-in Well it's a straight up mess and I'm ready to confess it And the genie left the bottle but we never could address it Back slap jack I’m attracted to the fishes And the ocean maybe choking but I've used my wishes up Oh when she knows, she knows She'll have her reasons I suppose And all she say is when she knows, she knows she Knows when she knows she knows I guess it keeps me on my toes And all she'll say is when she knows, she knows
4.
Vox Pops 03:11
Vox Pops Outside the superstore the camera crew command the floor The lights and sound are ready for the public tirade Asking for a point of view but trimmed to size to fit the cue And though the subject’s complicated Thinking on their thoughtless feet, underlined by endless tweets The easily misled repeat the bile they consume Immigration, you decide, the politics of genocide The questions keep a coming so - Keep those engines fired When the conversation starts to flag, I’m glad you asked Thoughtful and inspired and in consequence we’re Free to think – Exactly what we’re told to think Risible beyond contempt, the squawking of the malcontent The temperature will rise with nothing more than hot air Whipped up to a minor storm, the mewlings of the ill informed Will fill a thirty second slot And no-one who connects the dots who understands the central plot Will make it any further than the cutting room floor Dumbed-down, simplified, wired, placated, patronised And just to show we’ve understood, we’ll Chorus Pleased to see my stupid face plastered over every TV screen As though my dumb opinions made a difference at all Years of lies – misinformation, taken in, regurgitate, I’ll spit it out on cue, so Chorus Keep the conversation short and sweet And we’ll pretend you had a point to make And here’s your chance to have a say Keep those engines fired, the conversation starts to drag I’m really glad you asked my thoughts and views I haven’t thought this through but I’m pleased to be asked
5.
Adam & Eve (a secular hymn) I'm putting distance between myself and all the morons, so resistant To any logical inference - their persistence implies they're frightened by the science And when they don't understand then they're inclined to try and kill - singing God made Adam and Eve, I'm trying to believe it, it’s there in the bible people God made Adam and Eve but there was some kind of mix up They say she had a drinking problem I know I'm not too bright and some things I won’t understand But nothing could persuade me faith entitles you to take a life Probability would say, poverty made you feel that way With the decades of oppression buying up a ticket to a little bullshit God made Adam and Eve, I'm trying to believe it, it’s there in the bible people God made Adam and Eve but there was some kind of mix up I think she had an allergy to fructose Stop - You're taking this too far If this is who you are, you should take another look From the minds of fools to the pages of a book It's a simple leap to take if every last mistake will lead you skyward One things for sure – if there were some higher power it would be way beyond your understanding and rules, not limited by your feeble mind and cruel interpretations We have to raise the bar You're close but no cigar for you because you're only gonna set yourself alight with it When the chips are down and counted, everyone one of us has to face this Only thing we know for certain, nothing is for certain And what price for the freedom of speech If Mohammed is your prophet then you're welcome to him Same thing whether Jesus, Vishnu, you can keep them all your Kabala and your Voodoo Judaism, Sufism, your choice not mine, keep it to yourself and we can get along fine Maybe there's one truth and maybe there's many I'm sticking to the evidence and none of you can show me any Absence of proof maybe evidence of absence Absence of evidence is evidence of absence Hello - could we try to rub along, would it be so wrong? You can put your faith in an ancient script from a bygone age When the world was dumb, dark and disengaged I'll keep my head held high and my radio on With the sun in my face while my favourite song goes skyward Chorus x2
6.
Willing to Change Television has stopped me from thinking there’s anything worth my thinking of File it under the things I’ve forgotten I wish I remembered more of But this life is badly scripted - And riddled with clichés It’s like looking for gold teeth in God’s twisted smile And saturation eclipses the view Infatuation – give the old man his due Well I’m seeing it all fall through But I’m willing to change my ways, willing to change my ways I’m willing to change my ways (Whatever it takes to get back to the heart of it) I’m willing to change my ways, willing to change my ways I’m willing to change my ways (I’m willing to change my ways) All you’ve learned from the day you were born is the need for validation A freak who was seeking to be so unique only led to isolation Misanthropes with razor tongues will, set aside your uniform Intelligence reigned in to serve the insane, I’m ready to change my ways I’d be willing to change my ways, willing to change my ways I’m willing to change my ways (Whatever it takes to get back to the heart of it) I’m willing to change my ways, Whatever it takes to get back to the heart again I’m willing, I’m willing, I’m willing to change It seems the only dream is to be an entertainer Infinite distraction leads to endless misery I’m running away from the circus to start up again I’m willing to, willing to, willing to, willing to change Chorus I’d be willing to, I’d be willing to, I’d be willing to I’d be willing to, I’d be willing to, I’d be willing to Willing to, willing to, willing to, willing to I’m willing to change my ways, willing to change my ways I’m willing to change
7.
Hope & Glory 03:04
Hope and Glory So, what of dignity and our identity? Oh sacred freedom, what became of you? A nation fading fast, no longer trading at it’s best Sweet freedom, what became of you? So what of you and me? We’re cast away and lost at sea Searching for hope in the absence of glory You’re searching for hope, it’s a mythical story of One man’s quest to assume the diadem Don’t know what to believe, no values to rely on Fate - when will we reunite with you? No sign of unity, no shoulder here to cry on Love - when will we reconnect with you? I just can’t walk away while you all dance toward the flames Chorus Legacy burning and where are they now? They sing of their mission But where are they going and what will they find? Is there an answer or could we forever be blind Searching for hope in the absence of glory Still searching for hope in the absence of glory Thy fortress of freedom is our sacred kingdom We’re searching for hope, it’s a mythical story of A nation’s quest to assume the diadem Truth and light and the God-given right to condemn Stars of solemn brightness, we’ll show them
8.
Bring Back the Glow Cradled in ecstasy but misery came into play without warning Thought we had immunity, unity Conspiracy pulls us apart, never saw that cloud approaching Splintering, shattering all of the dreams The foundations we built have crumbled ‘round us Wondering, hoping that Praying that we can survive where so many crash and burn Gonna make a deal with my soul Gonna pull us out of this hole With my optimism in a frenzy Gonna bring back the glow Everyday, another day to prove to ourselves We can fight for our future, shine so brightly Glistening, glowing and shimmering All across oceans as starlight guides us home Gonna make a deal with my soul Gonna pull us out of this hole With my optimism in a frenzy I’m gonna bring back the glow Gonna make a deal with my soul (Everyday is gonna be a better day) I’m gonna pull us out of this hole (I’m never gonna give up on us anyway) With my optimism in a frenzy I’m gonna bring back the glow Gonna make a deal with my soul (Everyday is gonna be a better day) I’m gonna pull us out of this hole (I’m never gonna give up on us anyway) With my optimism in a frenzy I’m gonna bring back the glow
9.
American Teeth (English Pride) Semi-automatic loaded up and pointed at the people Waiting to be given their dose of liberty Anyone can get it if they want it bad enough But then it always goes into the hands of the powers that have always been Life’s for seizing, no sense in wasting it, while you’re breathing you could be tasting it This sugar’s been laced with amphetamine, that fire’s kept alight with gasoline Oh my – American pie, come on and take a slice It’s sweet but it gets sickly - and it’s over far too quickly Prime beef – American teeth, we chew our way through every piece We’re straight and white and wholesome But we’re getting lonesome now the appetite has gone - supersize it Bringing up the rear across the pond The English are alarmed to see they’re only one tiny breath away Money running up the river to the one percent who own it all They’re never gonna stop ‘til we force them to think again Sebastian smiles from his place at high table, Buys up the city as soon as he’s able to Some kind of historical imperative Try hard not to focus on the negative Oh my – the English pride, to cover how we feel inside More pliable than plastic, made to stretch out like elastic Black wreath – the English teeth hide something darker underneath The smooth veneer is broken but they won’t be spoken to That way anymore, so put on your boots of quiet authority Then go kick down that door with your self-assured superiority Oh my – American pie, come on and take a slice It’s sweet but it gets sickly and it’s over far too quickly Prime beef – American teeth, we chew our way through every piece We’re straight and white and wholesome But we’re getting lonesome now and Oh my – the English pride, to cover how we feel inside More pliable than plastic, made to stretch out like elastic Black wreath – the English teeth hide something darker underneath The smooth veneer is broken but we won’t be woken from this
10.
The Garden 03:44
The Garden Switch off the phone, cover up now, put a blanket on me Block out the light, need protection from, the prying eyes now, yeah On a good day the sun will keep the black dog at bay And light me on my way When the demons come to haunt you late at night When you’ve given up the ghost and you can’t fight You can step into the garden of a million tortured souls You can learn to cope as one in an oasis of reflection My profile is low, wrapping up now, hibernating from you I have to shut down - need sedation, want protection from you, yeah But the journey is meaningless when travelled alone And light me on my way When the monster rears it’s ugly head once more And your will can’t keep the vampires from your door You can step into the garden of a million tortured souls You can learn to cope as one in an oasis of reflection Don’t stare - I’m so scared of my reflection Don’t care much for having to reflect on my fears Light me on my way Please light me on my way Maybe we could step into the garden of a million tortured souls We’re all working from a script where we adopt familiar roles (We can’t beat this living hell if we all stick together) We can languish in the garden of a million tortured souls We can learn to cope as one in an oasis of reflection (We’ll beat this living hell as one, together)
11.
Whatever 03:52
Whatever Every silver lining has a dark cloud at its heart And you can face it every day or say “Whatever” Your life’s an ugly mess, there’s a stain on your party dress You’re emotionally impaired but somehow you don’t care You say “Whatever” Turn your head away there’s no reason to be taken By the disarray - We are real Epicureans at heart While the monsters play we can fly above the oceans Where the blue mundane and beautiful controls are poles apart And the stars shine on when the time has come We can look the other way Feel the warm embrace of a self-induced hypnosis Like a fall from grace – to escape into delusions of our own When the fear sets in let the fun begin, turn a blind eye Maybe thinking in the positive brings change Take a pill to chill when you need a thrill And the sadness surely fades You can disengage your righteous rage, maybe all will be undone It’s a bifurcation simulation - Look what we’ve become Every silver lining has a dark cloud at its heart And you can face it every day or say “Whatever” Whatever – Whatever But somehow you don’t care you say “Whatever”
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ONE Hyde Park Newspaper doves flew in aubergine skies While the flames lingered on When the tears from the white clouds had gone And all because good people did nothing at all Simplified structures in black or in white But we all sang along And though most would guess something was wrong Still the high priest shrugged and the show it went on and on Say what you see there, say what you see Barbed wire over Chelsea Bridge Armed guards on the square city mile Slow dancing in Trafalgar Square When the One Hyde Park building was burned to the ground Raspberry rivulets pooled and grew dark While the oil-patch rainbows stared Bemused by the space they now shared And all because good people did nothing at all The demonised met in the queues to the foodbanks United in shame While the TV poured fuel on the flame And the headlines squealed at those so easily blamed Say what you see there, say what you see Barbed wire over Chelsea Bridge Armed guards ‘round that square city mile Slow dancing in Trafalgar Square When the One Hyde Park building was burned to the ground Ba-ba-ba Ba-ba-ba And history shows, which way this wind blows Barbed wire over Chelsea Bridge Armed guards around that golden city mile We were slow dancing in Trafalgar Square When the One Hyde Park building was burned to the ground Burned to the ground

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Following the debut album, 'Bleak Strategies' from The Dowling Poole, the follow up 'One Hyde Park' concentrates their strengths and unique qualities. for more info go to www.thedowlingpoole.com

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released April 15, 2016

Composed and performed by Willie Dowling, Jon Poole

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