2000 DAYS (2016)

by Nigel Spencer

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(c) 2016 this album Nigel Spencer
Many thanks to: Giovanna Sclafani; Paddy Ovenden; and Scott Myers
for their help and support in making this album. See track details for full credits.

credits

released May 30, 2016

Nigel Spencer:
vocals; electric & acoustic guitar;
keyboards; piano; Mellotron Emulator;
orchestration; drum and additional bass arrangement

Scott Myers:
Lead guitar on: "Go, Find Yourself"
Electric Guitar on: "Accidental Innocence" & "Somewhere We Travel"

Paddy Ovenden:
Piano on: "Autumn Heart" & "What If...?"

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Nigel Spencer Lincolnshire, UK

singer/songwriter from Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, producing a melodic rock/pop string sound. Tracks since 2007 have been recorded on a TASCAM 8 track. Albums prior to this (1977-1998) are for archive purposes and variously recorded on 4 track cassette or reel to reel tape so are not as professional or as clear as later albums. This is reflected in download prices. Many thanks for passing by.... ... more

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Track Name: go, find yourself
don't listen to the voices
they're not justified
I don't know why
keep on smiling come what may
don't be running out of choices
is it by design?
I wonder why
second chances never wait

every doubt you face
every step you take
for the sanest days are mad
wanting changes in your life
she's got the looks
and all the moves
you're overworked and underpaid
you've got to make the grade

go, find yourself
and all you've been yearning for
when you meet the one
and she's everything and more
and time has never passed
when you find that someone you love
so say a little prayer now
to the man above
go, find yourself

we'll build a city
that can now dream for two
sat in your room
let me draw you up a plan
so roll these stones away
and tear down the walls
in search of the truth
'cos I'll be your wingman

go, find yourself
and all you've been yearning for
when you meet the one
and she's everything and more
and time has never passed
when you find that someone you love
so say a little prayer now
to the man above
a girl who really needs you
looking good just to please you
I'm in your corner all the way
Track Name: autumn heart
I'm off to dream
to drift, heavy with sleep
I'd linger on these shadows long, weary...
a stolen kiss, a moments bliss can't change
this poet and the words that still remain

played this autumn heart
such moments cannot fade
from highs of summertime
to the falling of the leaves
bittersweet we share
the loving of our lives
with a smile of comfort
where hopes collide

and soft and tender are her skies
it's never too late for rainbows to shine
so let our hearts stay young and strong inside

she stole this autumn heart
such moments cannot fade
from highs of summertime
to the falling of the leaves
bittersweet we share
from the cradle 'till we die
with a smile of comfort
where hopes collide

never too late for rainbows to shine
soft and tender are her coloured skies
let our hearts stay young and strong inside
to see the new morning light

so play this autumn heart
such moments cannot fade
from highs of summertime
to the falling of the leaves
bittersweet we share
the loving of our lives
with a smile of comfort
where hopes collide
Track Name: 2000 days
wide awake yet in a dream
with my shaky self esteem
an ageing face regards it all
mirror mirror on the wall

that’s the way it’s got to be
for as far as I can see
play acoustic all the night
am I where I ought to be?

one of these days you'll be mine
one of these years I will surely find
2,000 days still to give
I'm doing fine

forced to walk a certain path
insecure, a nervous laugh
beauty never has to fade
but you were never mine to take

if that’s the way it’s got to be
the hardest lessons ever learnt
play piano through the night
until the day that you return

one of these days you'll be mine
one of these years I will surely find
2,000 days still to give
I'm doing fine

meet me somewhere down this highway
I've got my pride to keep me warm
tell a story, turn the pages
of love forlorn

one of these days you'll be mine
one of these years I will surely find
2,000 days still to give
I'm doing fine
Track Name: accidental innocence
financial wizard
he's a silver lizard tycoon
drains his glass for one more time
looks round the room
spends time in playing the tables
came to win, midas touch, turned to gold

so place your bets
with accidental innocence
she turns it on
learnt from much too young
a price to pay
she ain't no model - actor-ess
just made up elegance

she says " refresh my drink
come over, and then maybe...
I've a got some time to satisfy.
Got your card to use
to wine and dine this lady?"
so far, so good, let it roll, let it ride
Track Name: flying solo
another broken day comes to an end
with these four walls closing in on me again
got to find a way to breaking out
learn to fly now

so the time has come for me to go
and for the first time in my life, I'll fly alone
I'm right outta here to skies unknown
flying solo

I'm going back
back to a place that I can call my own home
back to the real me
I was meant to be

I'm soaring high above the clouds,
I guess I'm flying solo,
with the wind and sun in my face now
yes I know I'll find my place,
I'm goin' to get there someday,
travel where my heart leads the way.

comes a time in everybody's life
when we must search inside ourselves to do what's right
dry our tears and face our fears somehow
time to fly now

so the time has come for me to go
and for the first time in my life, I'll fly alone
dried my tears and faced my fears somehow
Track Name: somewhere we travel
a beacon shining
igniting, guiding
across the cosmos
a pathway for us
the polestar rises
we will follow
undo these cages
our urge is primal

to somewhere we travel
to sit and to wonder
into the valley
we ride
among the prophets
we are flowers
and silent wings
help us fly

demons and phantoms
chase them away
a symbol's planted
upon our brow
a thread is woven
and we surrender
we're growing taller
beneath every star

we endlessly waited
we focussed our eyes
to climb
to a new state of mind
holding the fire
and within our desire
ascend to the light
hypnotised

let this blindness
begin to see
burning brightly
you are the light
in deep emotion
forever raging
daydreams beginning
inside our minds

to somewhere we travel
to sit and to wonder
into the valley
we ride
leave only stillness
no clocks there to measure
and witness
the passage of time
Track Name: cathedral
pray
in this place
fill the air
sweet incense
madness calls
Cathedral walls
and ghostly towers

touch the quiet stones tonight
silent as the moonlight
with whispers from afar
stolen from the altar of our love
candles flicker and are shimmering
pass judgement in the dark
Track Name: magic carpet ride
I feel the magic, now
when I gaze into your eyes,
just like the ocean blue,
you have me mesmerized
a hundred stories told
of the beauty of your soul
feel the present, the future or déjà vu?

swim the calming waters of Capri
to the blue grotto with me,
dare to enter its cavern dark
once within, you'll surely see
everything's blue azure
and shades of aquamarine
a kaleidoscope, we see now all these things

eyes like fiery diamonds
in a dead lock now with mine
makes me feel I'm flying,
on a magic carpet ride
don't break in a thousand pieces
ragged edges everywhere
as we glide and travel round this earth

seen the Seven Wonders
and this secret we hold near
when it comes, we will feel no fear

eyes like fiery diamonds
held in a dead lock now with mine
makes me feel I'm flying,
on a magic carpet ride
don't break in a thousand pieces
with ragged edges everywhere
as we glide and travel round this earth
Track Name: missouri kind of day
St Louis comes to welcome me
the wheels are rolling free
safely down, I’m homeward bound
took a break and got away
but I guess I’m here to stay

whatever moves us
whatever changes from the start
whatever triumphs in the end
like the cold November rain
reality bites outside our doors
this Missouri kind of day

as the new day begins
think 'bout where I've been
an ordinary love affair
a bucket list of what to do
to myself I must be true

Sacramento left a calling card
Pasadena and its wide boulevards
a faded photograph of you
memories that seem to last
moving on, I must be strong
Track Name: red river crossing
towards the Chisholm Trail
somewhere near Waco
for a hard days pay
out from San Antonio
Red River Crossing
longhorns headed for a train

mustangs spread out wide
grazing hard to find
not on any map
carried in your heart and mind
t'wards the Kansas railhead
cattle men wishing for some rain

and Jesse poured another drink
just as the sun was going down
as the owner of the store pulled up the shade
the thunder of the hooves
outside dusty window panes
by the thousand
a trading post for the cavalcade

never one for talk
kept things to himself
beneath the midday sun
cracked earth and a trail so long
and the years they stole their time
and living came harder now to find

and Jesse poured another drink
just as the sun was going down
as the owner of the store pulled up the shade
the thunder of the hooves
outside dusty window panes
by the thousand
a trading post for the cavalcade

as the sun was going down
Jesse poured another drink
and the owner of the store pulled up the shade
the thunder of the hooves
outside dusty window panes
by the thousand
a trading post for the cavalcade
Track Name: vinyl noise
I waited for you
down by the record store
retro girl, you were dressed in hippy style
needle hit the vinyl
as we walked on through the doors
grabbed a stack of 45's

we were lost in every sound
you were letting your hair down
cranking up the stereo
and putting on a show
for all the girls and boys
who love some vinyl noise
fall in love with analog
hit or miss
round and round

DJ revival
should have never let it go
now the store is gone can't meet there no more
courted in the sound booth
to Decca, HMV and Pye
33 and 45
Track Name: what if....?
what if we laughed in the face of fear
and got a little younger every year
if we could hug the ones we miss
what if we reached out with both hands
we could all change things here somehow
what if we had the chance to shine
and rode the train all through the night

one day she loves
one day she flys
oh I can't explain
ever since we found each other
oh I love you baby
don't let me down
I'm crazy here
don't make me feel a stranger

what if we're meant to be together
if we're right about each other
and you were really made for me
what if you change the way you're feeling
what if I try to make amends
if you had chance would you let it pass
took a little less, give a little more back