The Only Constant

by Gavin Burgess

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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 based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has performed and released music with bands including ‘Top Secret’ and ‘The Gavin Burgess Band’. He records and releases through his own independent ‘Gavland’ label. ... more

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Track Name: Darling, While You Sleep
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
Track Name: When The Bullshit Shows
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
Track Name: Killing The Past
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
Track Name: Down To Daisy (string version)
instrumental
Track Name: When The Bullshit Shows (radio version)
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