David Greenald

David Greenald

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David Greenald is a singer/songwriter/musician with an eclectic repertoire of around 300 timeless, undefinable songs.

Biography

I've messed around with music for some time now, and written a bunch of stuff which is not all of one kind...I'm starting to feel like it's coming together. Along the way I've had the privilege of working with some highly talented individuals. At the moment I'm mainly doing solo stuff, just because it's more portable. I sing mainly in English but sometimes in unknown languages resembling Klingon - make up your own meaning.

Influences include: Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, John Lee Hooker, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Taraf Di Haidouks, Marta Sebestyen, Led Zeppelin, Junior Marvin, Lee Scratch Perry, Bob Marley, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Screaming J Hawkins, The Doors, This Mortal Coil, S E Rogie, Ravi Shankar, Ivor Cutler, Yat Kha, Marc Bolan, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, John Martyn, Tinariwen, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kings of Leon, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, The Terem Quartet, Chopin, Le mystere des voix, Beethoven, Puccini, Corngold, Judie Tzuke, Syd Barrett, The Roches, Kate Bush, Coleridge, Dylan Thomas, Baudelaire, Kurusawa

Lyrics

Deadman's Creek

Written By: David Greenald

I'll be down beside the ocean in your dreams
I'll be deep inside your thoughts and your memories
When I'm gone when I'm long long gone
At the corner of the river where your moonshine shines on

I'll be fallen in the path of the unnamed truth
And proclaiming hallelujahs from your roof
I'll be wrong, I'll be wrong wrong wrong
And I'm coming out the rainstorm when the highway's all gone

She go hazy when the world fall at her feet
She go crazy like a whirlpool in the street
She grow strong, she grow strong strong strong
She'll be flowing down the river when the raincloud move on

You were painting all the chrome in Deadman's Creek
I wa' fallen in a coma could not speak
Come alone well be lonesome gone
We'll be riding on the skyway where the tombstones fall from

To the zombies in the ocean moonwalk show
You gotta hang on to heaven when hell says no
Shes a-coming after you, she wear a frail form
And you're caught amid the hailstones and the hellstorm
Well I told you not to monkey with the dark day
They got their hands on their faces five worlds away
And I'm long long long long long long gone
Inside my revolution

I'll be dancin' with the wolves and the unclaimed bones
I'll be speaking in my tongues and my quarter tones
Til I'm strong til I'm strong strong strong
I'll be feeling for you baby where your sunshine once shone



Copyright David Greenald May 2005

All She Dreamed

Written By: David Greenald

And all she dreamed it came and passed
But still the icy blast would call
And when she came to life again
The summer rain did fall

I saw you then I see you now
You walk upon the world somehow
With large-as-laughter ginseng skies
And sorrow's eyes

She barked along the one-way track
Wind at her back and world forlorn
The night went by with no surprise
Just shell-shocked eyes and pistols drawn

I saw you then I see you now
You walk upon the world somehow
With large as laughter ginseng skies
And sorrow's eyes

It was as if the moon would cry
The stakes were high the players small
The planets in the cosmic breeze were on their knees
The trees were tall

I saw you then I see you now
You walk upon the world somehow
With large as laughter ginseng skies
And sorrow's eyes



Copyright David Greenald 2005

Old Crazy Moon

Written By: David Greenald

Old crazy moon at my back
Reason is walking but under attack
Seems like lately I can’t explain
They set the sun in plaster
And stole the rain

Move out the way
I’m old and grey
And memory’s slow and stalling
The night is now stone-walling the day
And I’m here to stay

Old crazy moon still fooling round
Footsteps tread on the frosted ground
In fools gold and common sense
I hold no degree
Lord knows there’s rainclouds hanging over me

Move out the way
I’m old and grey
And memory’s slow and stalling
The night is now stone-walling the day
And I’m here to stay

Discography

Albums: James Bond, Iron Ball Direction.

Set List

I play up to three sets of around 40 minutes each. A typical set comprises up to 12 songs.