1983 (Simple Pleasures)

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“1983 (Simple Pleasures)”
© ℗ 2013 C. Rose


i know that time can have a way of turning
things around
and trick the mind into believing
that darker days were brighter we were better
we were young
were we pretending or deceiving
and would tomorrow hold the answer
________

we had only just begun to live our lives
a story of simple pleasures and a love ascending
________

i danced with you on new year's eve in 1982
our brothers burned until the dawn
and then i turned around in 1983 to find
some boys were here but some were gone
just when i closed my eyes
is this an omen or a cancer
________

we had only just begun to live our lives
a story of simple pleasures and a love ascending
we had only just begun to find ourselves
a future won
never even dreaming of an ending

wanting and needing but never believing
we’re bleeding for love
________

did you call the children home to love
did you call the children home to need
did you call the children home to heal
did you call your children home to bleed
________

and many angels fell unto the earth
beneath the spell
while callous gods refused to see
we shouldered more than blame
but somehow still
these boys became
the men we were supposed to be
now comes the soldier from the dancer
________

we had only just begun to find ourselves
a future won
never even dreaming of an ending
we had only just begun to live our lives
a story of simple pleasures and a love ascending

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from Control, released January 21, 2014

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Maxwell's Complex Амхърст, Massachusetts

Electronic music progenerated from early 1980’s synth-pop examining the complexity of human communication; how we relate, connect, and manage the inevitable failures inherent in all fragile machinery.

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