The Only Constant

by Gavin Burgess

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Darling, while you sleep I still have much to do And even though I weep I must go on without you My world forever changed My future rearranged And all there is for you Is this eternal sleep From Chiang Mai, to Nong Khai SakonNakon, back to Chiang Mai Our love grew, then on-line Across seas, and through time You were my best friend You were my future The last thing that you said to me was "Darling, I just wanna be with you!" Some say we will meet Somewhere again one day I hope that this is true Though there's no way to know The years seem long ahead But I must carry on I must live a life Darling, while you sleep
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You gotta take the breaks You gotta know when to walk away You gotta find a way To live to fight another day So when the feeling goes And you know that the bullshit shows You gotta face the truth You know that lies are just no use Face the knowledge, taste the bitter pill How can you hurt someone you wish no ill You know that passions craved Will lead you to an early grave You gotta take the breaks You gotta know when to walk away You gotta find a way To live to dream another day You gotta face the truth You know that lies are just no use Face the knowledge, taste the bitter pill How can you hurt someone you wish no ill
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Killing the past scars the soul Saying goodbye makes the spirit old Opening a new door is done in fear Turning from your past is done with tears And I am doing this now I am doing this now When you were my lover I owned the world When you asked me to let go then I learned to love If this is the last song I ever sing Then here's to the future and all it brings I am doing this now I am doing this now I am doing this now I am doing this
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You gotta take the breaks You gotta know when to walk away You gotta find a way To live to fight another day So when the feeling goes And you know that the bullshit shows You gotta face the truth You know that lies are just no use Face the knowledge, taste the bitter pill How can you hurt someone you wish no ill You know that passions craved Will lead you to an early grave You gotta take the breaks You gotta know when to walk away You gotta find a way To live to dream another day You gotta face the truth You know that lies are just no use Face the knowledge, taste the bitter pill How can you hurt someone you wish no ill

about

This EP is dedicated to the memory of Jureerat ‘Emmer’ Thiwato - 25 June 1988 to 10 September 2013.

Recorded at various locations in Wanganui and Wellington, New Zealand between July 2013 and August 2014 and in Sakon Nakon, Thailand January 2013.

Mixed at Munki Studios, Wellington, July & August 2014.

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released September 9, 2014

The Contributors:

Emmer: Spoken word on Darling, While You Sleep and Thai translation of the same.

Richard Anderson: Original English text for spoken word on Darling, While You Sleep.

Elios String Quartet (Martin Jaenecke - 1st violin, Konstanze Artmann - 2nd violin, Victoria Jaenecke - viola, Jane Young - cello): Strings on Darling, While You Sleep, Down To Daisy, 25.

Neville Messent: Drums, much valued enduring friendship, and ‘Yay’

Mike Gibson: Mixing, mastering, putting the icing on the cake, and on more than one occasion repairing the cake as well.

Strings and Drums recorded at STL Studios, Wellington by Troy and Nick. Piano on Killing The Past recorded at Sasquatch Studio, Wanganui by Gavin. Everything else recorded at Gavin’s home studio, Wellington, NZ.

Gavin Burgess undertook all vocals, guitars, keyboards, synth bass, bass guitar, arrangements, production, CD and sleeve artwork.

Additional thanks for your support and love to Viv, Ben, Jenny, Imogene & Marishka Burgess, the Thiwato family, Nev & Ingrid Messent, Jan & Julie Zyzalo, John & Ket Hubbard, David Rogerson.

All words and music written by Gavin Burgess except spoken word in Darling, While You Sleep original English version by Richard Anderson and Thai translation by Jureerat Thiwato. The phrase ‘Killing the past scars the soul’ was uplifted from the novel Thai Horse by William Diehl.

Village sounds and Emmer’s spoken word in Darling, While You Sleep recorded on location in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand on an Apple iPad. Synth bass in Darling, While You Sleep created on iPad using Music Studio.

Cover photo: Mark Brimblecombe. Photo of Emmer: Gavin Burgess.

The Only Constant produced and copyright 2014 by Gavland Limited

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Gavin Burgess is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, studio engineer and producer who divides his time between his home in Thailand and his native New Zealand. He has performed and released music with bands including ‘Top Secret’, ‘The Gavin Burgess Band’, and as a solo artist. He records and releases through his own independent ‘Gavland’ label. ... more

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