Straits of Gibraltar

by Steve Towson and The Conscripts

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The 1st release featuring Steve Towson and The Conscripts. Four songs, all Towson originals, showing the diversity of his song writing from the fast and furious to the soft and melancholy.

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released January 1, 2004

Steve Towson - guitar, vocals
Ness Glenn - cello and backing vocals
Andy (Choppa) Peachey - drums
All songs written by Steve Towson
Produced by Steve Towson and Victor Ruggiero
photos and artwork - Ellen Stapleton
recorded and mastered at Zero Interference Brisbane Australia by Bryce Moorhead

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Track Name: the straits of gibraltar
the straits of gibraltar
(Steve Towson)

i'm waiting to receive a confirmation
so i can live with you
but something is wrong
something is broken
my message it ain't getting through
so i pull these lips up to the receiver
but there's no connection there
and all of the while
the cycle continues
to spiral to despair

oh but the straits of gibraltar
keeps on calling me to cross
the straits of gibraltar
my hopes lies beyond those rocks

life and death fear and security
all depend upon that sea
as the sands of chance keep on rising
filling up the best of me
ice white moons keep on moving
casting shadows down in the path
of the range of waves that i keep on climbing
how long can this treatment last
how long can the treatment last
how long can i last

the straits of gibraltar
keeps on calling me to cross
the straits of gibraltar
my hopes lies beyond those rocks
Track Name: a love like water
a love like water
(Steve Towson)

i drink in your beauty and i bathe in your words
but that is not enough to satisfy the thirst
the desire the longing to be alone
for that is just the way that evolution goes

a love like water
seeping through my hands
a love like water
beyond my command

i know i shouldnt want you but theres something infectious in a smile
that keeps me wanting safe harbourage to anchor for a while
so i step into the cyclone of a love to plant myself the seed
in the hope it might mature in time to shelter me

from a love like water
seeping through my hands
a love like water
beyond my command

and as i build my home in the middle of the ocean
water mixes with my mortar
bricks they get swept away
taking all my foundations

a love like water
seeping through my hands
a love like water
beyond my command
Track Name: these feet of lead
these feet of lead
(Steve Towson)

temptation
to lay here all day
from the sun going up
to when it slips away
has got me
yes its got me by the head
and i just want to lay here
and watch it all go

for these feet of lead
keep me here in bed
yes these feet of lead
keep me here in bed

they say it is wise to let sleeping dogs lie
if you make me move
i will show you exactly why

these feet of lead
keep me here in bed
yes these feet of lead
keep me here in bed

the drowning dusk it cries
gasping for its last breath
the temperature takes a dive
as we slide into twilight
well hello moonlight
i see you're here again
i just cant tell if you're foe or a friend
Track Name: winds over meandarra
winds over meandarra
(Steve Towson)

and when the winds wash over
my meandarra
i know i shall be free

for the darkness of your skies
the brightness of your lights
shining down from the heavens
onto me

for they said if you want to be a man
you must head to the city get some cash in your hands
for thats where humanity is they say
but when i got into town all the businesses they were closing down
heading overseas to where the cheaper labour is

for when the winds wash over
my meandarra
i know i shall be free

for i remember the silent nights
wind licks my body in its flight
heading from the east to its haven in the west
but here i lie in this lifeless bed
with your thoughts fill me with dread
to think i left you oh so long ago

for when the winds wash over
my meandarra
i know i shall be free
for if you are over in my meandarra
wont you give my love to her