Ahead Full Of Steam

by TA Walker

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Or to subtitle it: "Demos - Summer 2015" :-)


released August 28, 2015

All tracks written, performed and recorded by Tim during the summer of 2015, with an electric "travel guitar" (Ministar Testar), an iPad, a couple of gadgets and oodles of software
Drums, bass. piano and acoustic guitar on "Dust And Time", by the Tin Pan Rhythm ensemble (tin-pan.com)
Recording hardware: Sonuus i2M Musicport (electric guitar input; MIDI guitar conversion), Samson G-Track (microphone)
Cover image: from "Beadle's Library" (1882)
This was a Sidingsound Production by T.A. Walker
Thanks for hearkening (and, indeed, listening)





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Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter, often with "electronica" and "prog" inclinations. Will that do?

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Track Name: Dust And Time
Starting out again
Down paths I once knew well
Tracing former trails worn down
and passing where I fell
Teaching myself to walk and to run
The peaks to aim between
A place to regain the hours that flew
To uplands yet unseen

The dust and time
That fill my ears
From far and near
They lead me home

And you remember when
We mapped these winding tracks
As mists descended all around
You found our journey back
So unfamiliar these pathways now seem
No prints in the dust remain
Did we walk together in last summer's dream
And can we yet again?

The dust and time...
Track Name: It's Been Done
Round the block - the umpteenth time
A journey on the Circle line
Except it's not a circle anymore
Tracing steps already taken
Landmarks recognised, and making
Notes for when I pass this way once more

And someday when it bothers me
I've yet to find a race to run
We can leave behind this chess game
It's been done

Dropping by - a flying visit
The sort that makes me question: is it
Fear or boredom leading this repeat
It’s a mystery I cannot trace, where
This ship’s velocity escaped
My lifelong homeworld’s got a grip on me

And someday when it bothers me...

Keep your friends, and check your mates
The travellers camped on your estate
Those who take, or help you grow
You’ll know when you need to know...
Track Name: Thousand Miles Away
I see things clearer
From a thousand miles away
A different room that lacks
One luxury to be OK
I love you
I left a
Part of me at home
I see things clearer
From a thousand miles away

I see us clearly
From a thousand miles away
While I'm away from you
It makes a week of every day
I love you
I miss you
And I will be home soon
I see us clearly
From a thousand miles away