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Crashing Into Walls

from Drifter by Ian Bland

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you lie waiting for the dawn to come
silence pounding like a drum
till daylight finally shows and cuts you loose

another meal of cigarettes and beer
soothes the demons only you can hear
and buys another day’s uneasy truce

when the bombs explode you always seem the last to know
and when you turn to run you’re never sure which way to go

what blow could cause you this much pain
or did a butterfly spark this hurricane
did someone sow the seed or was it always there

who wrote the secrets in your keep
who forged a sword to cut this deep
who carved this cross your forced to bear

when the bombs explode, you're never sure where you should aim
since you pay the price, you might as well take the blame

you find the strength to turn the tide
storms retreat and waves subside
every seconds peace you’re made to earn

tranquil waters hold you safe from harm
but currents rage beneath the calm
and quietly wait their moment to return

then the bombs explode, just when you thought the battle's won
in the rush you end up shot by your own gun

you keep crashing into walls
and jumping out of windows
screaming at the mirror
smashing it to pieces
wanting love so badly
hating so completely
hiding in the darkness
and the circle starts again


from Drifter, released April 1, 2007

Ian Bland - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Mark Stanley - Drums & Percussion
Alan Brooker - Bass
Alan Lawson - Electric Guitar
James Manson - Electric Guitar
Bill Canty - Keyboards
Greg Hunt - Violin & Viola
Rebecca Beck - Cello
Michael Barclay - Backing Vocals


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Ian Bland Melbourne, Australia

Ian Bland - Melbourne based singer songwriter - musical influences include country, celtic, and folk with stories drawn from rural and urban Australia

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