Friday, 23 October 2020

'Reading and Righting' video release [Arcadian Resonance]

Reading and Righting from Playfio
If I were to pick a track from this album that doesn't need much explaining, yet explains a simple truth, it is 'Reading and Righting'. 

Writing lyrics, as with any creative process takes time and patience, yet sometimes you strike a lucky break and things just work - these words just flowed straight onto the page. It's a great feeling when a song comes together like this one, I'm not being arrogant or too assured, just quietly confident that this seems (to me anyway) a timeless song that could have been written a hundred years ago and would still hold true. 


Reading and Righting - written by Rob Playford

Yes the old ways are gotten
and the new ways are tread
Just remember your momma and pa

Reading and righting
and filling your time in
sleeping and drinking the course

Yes I know what they'll tell you,
I know what they say
If you're happy, can't take it away

Paying your taxes,
herding the masses.
Another tall tale told today.

Feeding us nonsense,
believe what you want to.
We just ask you to empty your room.

Another dimension,
I'm paying for heaven,
so I'll write you a card from the shore.

Stealing your feelings,
melting your soul.
Pretending, extending your life

Leaving the lights on,
a flame in your heart's gone.
To lead us to paradise falls.

Yes the old ways are gotten
and the new ways are tread
Just remember your momma and pa

Reading and righting
and filling your time in
sleeping and drinking the course


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Written by Rob Playford with mix and master engineer was Karol (Caught in Joy).