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Two Grains Of Sand

by Piers Faccini

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Lyrics : He was the rock of old carved and faced Land of the cross drawn and traced She of silk and lace soft as night A crescent moon bathed in light Who would dare tear them apart Who would try to halve this heart How can we stand to hold up a man To choose in his hand between two grains of sand How can we turn to violence and burn Forget all we've learned to darkness return Its been told before I'll tell it again How jealousy struck and hate did gain To plunder once once and for all This cherished pearl until sorrow falls They stole in and crept like thieves A murder buried under autumn leaves How can we stand to hold up a man To choose in his hand between two grains of sand How can we turn to violence and burn Forget all we've learned to darkness return Too pure to shine in this world of sighs Of butchers and crimes of laws and lies But something of their love will remain In the frozen drops of winter’s rain They're above us there is no doubt There is a light that won't go out out How can we stand to hold up a man To choose in his hand between two grains of sand How can we turn to violence and burn Forget all we've learned to darkness return
2.
Lyrics : The wind that blows quiet knows A song as soft as silence goes Into each thread a secret said The sun and moon on a wedding bed A rope unbound a treasure found A healing ground an island drowned To be without and not belong Between the right and the wrong And I won't seek nor will I find Today is here then gone behind The future makes the past opaque I’ve given all for true love's sake The tolling chime the senseless mime The whirling hand of the beat of time And what of this for a traitor's kiss And what of now for a beggars bliss To fall away and leave the fray To disappear and lose the way And I won't seek nor will I find Today is here then gone behind The lost ones and the lonely Are the ones that go before their time is done And the broken and the helpless Are the ones that leave but never ever come I’m not ashamed to be unnamed An unmarked box left unclaimed To be without and not belong Between the right and the wrong And I won't seek nor will I find Today is here then gone behind
3.
Lyrics : Your name is no name your name no more Your name is no name your name no more no mouth nor tongue has spoken nor sung Your name is no name your name no more This word is no word this word is law This word is no word this word is law No one man born has written or drawn This word is no word this word is law Your name is no name your name no more Your name is no name your name no more No mouth nor tongue has spoken nor sung Your name is no name no more Your claim is no claim your claim is war Your claim is no claim your claim is war Take up your arms raise the alarm Your claim is no claim your claim is war Blood will run and blood will flow Suffering souls suffer no more The coin will spin the face will turn Suffering souls no more will burn Begin again begin once more Suffering souls will march to war Hear the bombs hear the bullets fly suffering souls take no more of your lies Your name no more your name no more Your name no more your name no more Your word no more your word no more Your word no more your word no more
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Lyrics : You just wanted to be light To cancel out the shade And let the darkness pay For the years you've been away From him But now do you see there are two sides Two faces with two lives Opposites that divide You've spent so long denying You And now the lifetime that you've spent Will not be returned to be lived over again Now you're happy when you're sad And angry when you're glad You're tearing up and crying For the life that's busy dying To be But the knife can't cut the blade Nor the sun shine on itself It’s a gift you could receive To see is to believe To see is to believe The lifetime that you've spent Will not be returned to be lived over again Now we all live for what we have left But you could be kind kind to yourself Kind to yourself The lifetime that you've spent will not be returned To be lived over again and again Further on further on mother Furher on further down the line Further on further on father Further on further on time Further on further on children Further on further down the line Further on further on mother It’s further on further on time
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Lyrics : Precious things soon get lost Up on the tracks when two paths cross The lover i had is with another today Tomorrow came when she went away She was a diamond in the vein A crimson flower in the brain I picked my rose for the thorns And hearts get so easily torn I picked my rose for the thorns And lives get so easily torn The years have come the years will go And then with time the years will show I was too young then i'm too old now Oh what i'd give to have them back somehow She was a diamond in the vein A crimson flower in the brain I picked my rose for the thorns And lives get so easily torn I picked my rose for the thorns I know hearts get so easily torn The poison hit me like a shot I knew grace until it stopped Roses bloom before they fade Who loves the needle loves the shade She was a diamond in the vein A crimson flower in the brain But i picked my rose for the thorns And hearts get so easily torn I picked my rose for the thorns I know lives get so easily torn
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Lyrics : She's a dreamer she's a universe inside She's a sleeper down on the ocean ride She's a breaker a million miles behind on the next boat she'll make it there in time All she wants is a home away from home He's a maker a mountain when he treads He's a claimer for the new dawn ahead He's a finder at the last port of call On the first ship before the anchor falls All he wants is a home away from home They're old now but they still remember when They knew how they'd lose out in the end They're takers every woman every man On the last liner to sail or be damned All they want is a home away from home How they wander how they roam All aboard hurry home All they want is a home away from home
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Lyrics : Black crows circling up above crying out do you hear that sound I never thought it would come to this paradise razed to the ground Sometimes i don't sleep at night i hear the wind in the moaning trees I wonder how my child will fare with wars and bombs and thieves The thunder has begun Some are blind but choose to see lies into the truth they weave Some put their trust in faith some say I don’t believe But each man unto himself is an island in a raging sea With a boat to anchor or sail of the two which will it be The thunder has begun A storm is going to come Who's the one out watching you who says your rights are wrong When the preacher and the judge are lying a change is coming it wont be long We may have burnt a bridge too far we may have run ourselves too fast When you look into the mirror friend what is that you want to ask The thunder has begun Dear father when you left me here you lay your head in eternal sleep You taught me only love remains and love is all we have to keep Black crows circling up above crying out do you hear that sound I never thought it would come to this paradise razed to the ground The thunder has begun A storm is going to come find a haven find a shelter A storm is going to come find a port find a harbour A storm is going to come find a friend find a lover A storm is going to come find a sister find a brother
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Lyrics : Oh ma its only this Oh ma its only this When you long for the ground The dust will whisper and say When you long for the ground The dust will take you away Oh ma its only that Oh ma its only that When you rise to the dawn The dawn follows the day When you rise to the dawn The dawn will bear you away Heal the wound of mercy With the blade of love Draw the cup of blood With a sword above Love love love love When you long for the ground The dust will whisper and say When you long for the ground The dust will take you away Heal the wound of mercy With the blade of love Draw the cup of blood With a sword above Love love love love
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Lyrics : When something’s gone its gone for good But now that you've gone i wish that you would Have turned around and left another time Instead of leaving town with so much on your mind Oh the riches of the world won't bring you back Nor a yearning as deep as any sea And all the books upon this earth can't tell me where you've gone Wherever you are won't you save a place for me Wherever you are save a place for me I waited at the door for you to knock Minutes then hours passed up on the clock Did i fall asleep and dream that you phoned Saying don't worry love i'll be coming home Oh the riches of the world won't bring you back Nor a yearning as deep as any sea And all the books upon this earth can't tell me where you've gone But wherever you are won't you save a place for me Wherever you are save a place for me I see you in the blue of the summer sky In visions of the rain and the moon up on high I feel your hand in every living space And everywhere i look i always find your trace Oh the riches of the world won't bring you back Nor a yearning as deep as any sea And all the books upon this earth can't tell me where you've gone But wherever you are won't you save a place for me Wherever you are save a place for me
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Lyrics : We take the rough the rough with the smooth Until the hammer comes down on the groove We take the thread we tread on the weave But when the play runs over we leave So many changes but just one theme A kaleidoscope for every scene It’s just the dust we get in our eyes It’s just the dust we get in our eyes Oh the dust we get in our eyes We call the six spot out on the die Chasing rainbows out on the fly And at the crossroads we can choose Heads we win or tails we lose Countless ways to make one dream Galaxies in every scene It’s just the dust we get in our eyes The dust we get in our eyes Oh the dust we get in our eyes The carnival the ace of spades The laughing jack and the joker too The veiled fortune teller tells it true The pentangle the bird that flew St catherine’s wheel and the chosen few The mirrored backdrop that reflects for you Endless turns or so it seems A rollercoaster with every scene It’s just the dust we get in our eyes Just the dust we get in our eyes It’s just the dust we get in our eyes From the stars breaking in the skies
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Strangers 04:09
Lyrics : Sunset shimmers behind the distant plains Ink drops bursting into a fiery stain For one instant suspended against the blue Until the curtain fell and the day was through I heard a muffled scream come from a broken down shack Then an engine start but i didn't turn back One man's poison can take another man's ground But sooner or later we all go down Love has brought us love will take us Whether the cards are for us or stacked against us Crooked time will weave it’s spell And wave you on before you’ll say farewell When one soul steps on another man's road That soul's burden became another man's load Remorse comes after the deed is done But in the end we all just have to run We're all strangers upon this land Covering up the trouble we’ve found We're all strangers upon this land Reaching up til we all come down We're all that sunset flowing red We're all that blood that blow to the head Whose footsteps lie there in the clay Who pulled the trigger and got away One man's love can be another man's hate But when the coin is flipped it never comes too late Lives are lost and decisions made But in the end all of our debts get paid Someone somewhere is wounded does any one care at all? Someone somewhere needs you to help them up when they fall We're all strangers upon this land Covering up the trouble we’ve found We're all strangers upon this land Reaching up til we all come down Someone somewhere lights a candle flame For those that left that never came Others sleep easy til the dawn Somewhere up there another day is born We're all strangers upon this land Covering up the trouble we’ve found We're all strangers upon this land Reaching up til we all come down
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Lyrics : I've been taken I’ve been enslaved I've been captured i've been saved Been out wandering traveling lost My hands are shackled my heart is crossed Sacred wine straight from the grape A prisoner in love can never escape My task is done my burden is light The dawn will come for the end of the night Joy joy I'm out of luck Joy joy I give up Together we'll wake up together we'll sleep We've tied the knot this bond we'll keep Turn the lock from the outside in This wheel of fate can roll and spin Captive soldier betrayed by love Sees no bars he sees the stars above A link and a tie and a lover's embrace A paradise made touched by grace Joy joy I'm out of luck Joy joy I give up

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released June 29, 2009

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All songs by Piers Faccini
Produced by Renaud Letang and Piers Faccini
Mixed by Renaud Letang
Recorded in Paris at Studio Ferber by Renaud Letang and Thomas Moulin
and at home by Piers Faccini.
‘My burden is light, who loves the shade, time of nought’ and ‘until silence reads the lines’ recorded at home by Patrick Jauneaud.
Quatro and backing vocals on ‘ home away from home’ recorded by Brent Quinton at Sesalos studios, Durban, South Africa.
Drums and percussion on ‘your name no more’ recorded by Robert Carranza at Brushfire studios, LA.
Mastered by Mandy Parnell at Electric Mastering
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All songs arranged by Piers Faccini
except ‘save a place for me’ and ‘a storm is going to come’ arrangements for brass and woodwind by Julien chirol
‘The wind that blows’ string arrangement ‘by Lucas Suarez and Piers Faccini
Parts for cello in ‘two grains of sand’, ‘home away from home’ and ‘to see is to believe’ by Vincent Segal.
Poem in ‘the dust in our eyes’ by Francesca Beard

Artwork and Photographs by Piers Faccini

Album design by Uncle O

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If my songs were maps I'd want them to stretch from the English moors to the Saharan dunes via the plains of the Mediterranean.

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